A tiny town outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim is breaking ground on an affordable housing project.
Tusayan long has struggled to build independent housing in the town that's landlocked by the national park and the national forest.
Aside from a few private parcels, the companies that run the hotels and feed the tourists own the homes in the town.
The off-grid, mixed residential development will be built on 20 acres donated by an Italian development company. It's known as Ten X Ranch.
Groundbreaking is set for Saturday, July 21.
Town officials say the homes will be ready for occupancy in mid-2019.