A: A 99-year lease is associated with specific lot, and allows the lessee the right to build and live on that lot almost as if it were their own land. Lessees 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: Residential lots within the Nixyáawii Neighborhood will be available for a Consideration Fee that starts at $2.50 per square foot of lot size. Base pricing for each lot is available here.
A: Anyone who meets eligibility criteria and has financial readiness can purchase a lease and build a home. The most common 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 homeowner in the neighborhood will be responsible for the Annual Subdivision Assessment Fee (ASDA fee). This fee will be $0.2320 per square foot of lot size per year. 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. If you work on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, you may also be 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.