52-unit apartment complex on way for MitchellThe complex, known as South Point Village, will be located on an empty stretch of land located directly west of Menard’s.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
The construction of a new 52-unit apartment complex in southern Mitchell will begin in less than two months, a developer announced Wednesday.
The complex, known as South Point Village, will be located on an empty stretch of land located directly west of Menard’s, according to a release acquired Wednesday by The Daily Republic, issued by South Point Village LLC, the Mitchell-based company behind the project.
The construction of the apartment complex is the first phase of a five-phase project, the release says. Once complete, the complex could have as many as 273 apartments, an outdoor swimming pool and a community clubhouse.
The complex will include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments. The initial 52 apartments are expected to become available to rent next spring.
Calls made Wednesday to Ron Muth, one of the men behind the project, were not immediately returned.
Mitchell Area Development Corp. Executive Director Bryan Hisel called the project “a great beginning” toward the goal of developing additional housing in Mitchell.
Though MADC is not directly involved in the South Point Village project, Hisel said a series of meetings held by the development group last fall brought local developers, investors, lenders and employers together to discuss the apparent shortage of housing in Mitchell.
“We made the connections and then we stepped out of the way,” Hisel said.
MADC and some partners funded a $26,400 study by the Minnesota-based research firm Community Partners Research to put specific numbers to the shortage. The findings of the study were released during a presentation Wednesday at the Highlands Conference Center. Despite funding the study, Hisel said MADC will never become directly involved in building additional housing in the city.
“Information is our business,” he said. “Good cities are built on good information.”