A: A lease-lot is a lot associated with 99-year lease. This allows a qualified individual to purchase the right to build and live on a specific lot as if it were their own land. Lease holders can build a home and other accessory structures, landscape, and use their lot the same way a regular homeowner does. 99-year leases can also be sold or purchased similarly to real property, and you are able to build equity with your investment.
A: The cost of the lots will be based several factors, including the cost of constructing infrastructure for the neighborhood. More information will be available by early summer 2021.
A: Anyone who meets these eligibility criteria and has financial readiness can purchase a lease and build a home. The most eligibility criteria is that an individual is an enrolled CTUIR Tribal Member and over the age of 18.
A: Homeowners have the flexibility to choose any type of home they wish to build if its placement is able to meet requirements of the Neighborhood Residential Zone in the CTUIR Land Development Code, and if its construction meets the CTUIR-adopted building codes.
A: Yes. In order to provide services for the neighborhood such as maintaining the roads and park, each leaseholder in the neighborhood will be responsible for an annual Service Development Fee. Additionally, residents of the Nixyáawii neighborhood have the right to form a Homeowners’ Association if they choose.
A: Unfortunately, no. The CTUIR Land Leasing Code limits an eligible owner to only one (1) 99-year lease-lot at a time.
A: No. You have three (3) years from the date of lease signing to apply for permits to begin constructing your home.
A: In addition to being close to CTUIR Tribal services, as a CTUIR tribal member, you would be exempt from county property taxes for your home. Additionally, if you live and work on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, you are exempt from Oregon State Income Tax.
A: CTUIR is exploring other developments for the future that may have different lot sizes, price points, and other amenities.