Ground was finally broken July 23, 2019 on the new Century Cottages apartment complex located at 2724 Hawken Street in Bismarck, North Dakota.
The event officially marks the start of construction on the new facility which will feature 35 one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors and those who need assistance to live independently.
Lewis & Clark Development Group and Mountain Plains Equity Group of Billings, Montana are spearheading the $8.5 million project.
Last fall, the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) awarded the project $788,000 through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and made additional commitments of $300,000 from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and $400,000 through the state’s Housing Investment Fund (HIF). The investments were part of the agency’s annual awards to projects addressing North Dakota’s greatest housing needs.
“Century Cottages will help to meet the Bismarck-Mandan area’s ongoing need for affordable senior housing,” says LCD Group Executive Director Brent Ekstrom, who notes the need will only increase in the coming years as more senior citizens relocate from rural areas and as Baby Boomers age and downsize.
Don Sterhan, President of Mountain Plains Equity Group, says Century Cottages is designed to provide a unique setting for residents. "It will be more of a community with an amenities package that promotes interaction and social activities amongst the residents. Our objective is to provide a quality place to live at a price residents can afford.”
In addition to remarks by Ekstrom and Sterhan, the July 23 groundbreaking featured statements from Bismarck Mayor Steven Bakken, North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Interim Executive Director Dave Flohr, and representatives on behalf of the state's congressional delegation: Sen. John Hoeven's Regional
Director Sean Cleary, Sen. Kevin Cramer's Southwest Regional Director Rick Collin, and Rep. Kelly Armstrong's Western North Dakota Field Director Darrell Nitschke.
The facility is expected to open by the middle of next year.
2724 Hawken Street
Bismarck, North Dakota
La Sonora at Dove Mountain is a New 142-unit Senior Living community located on a 5.88-acre parcel at 5250 West Dove Centre Road in Marana, Pima County, AZ.
This senior community is comprised of over 150,000 sq. ft. of building space, arranged in a multiple 2- and 3-story building format, all connected by a large common area center core, on a single-site campus. La Sonora at Dove Mountain will consist of 44 Independent Living units, 74 Assisted Living units and 24 Memory Care units attached to over 50,000 sq. ft. of common areas and amenities. The spacious units will offer numerous “extras” including fully equipped kitchens, step-in showers with safety features, washer and dryer, and a patio or balcony. The project is state-of-the-art with Wi-Fi throughout and offers a variety of amenities and services. Additionally, the project will feature a comprehensive landscaping plan that will include several locally inspired landscape features, walking paths, gardens and a center courtyard area available to all residents of the community, common areas and amenities.
La Sonora at Dove Mountain is currently under construction with an anticipated completion date of June 2020.
5250 W Dove Centre Road, Marana, Arizona
Gateway Vista is located at 945 Wyoming Avenue in Billings, this new, supportive community is being constructed on the existing campus of YWCA Billings. This 24-unit facility will provide safe, affordable housing for families in Yellowstone County. The residents share a main level common area inside, an outdoor community barbeque, and children's playground. First Interstate Bank is the investor. The developer is Dick Anderson Construction and HGFA is the architect. This project was completed July 2018.
945 Wyoming Ave
Billings, MT 59101
Renovation construction began on this 32 unit community in May 2018. Construction is expected to be completed by Spring of 2019. Exterior improvements include new paint, replacing of windows, frames, trim, doors, and a new building sign. Each unit will receive new appliances, sinks, toilets, mirrors, and water heaters. In addition, accessible bathrooms, laundry and mechanical rooms, and a community room for the tenants to share. This is a very exciting time for Flathead County!
1842 Airport Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
Completed in February 2018, Oakshire Commons is part of an assisted living facility with 99 units. This campus is a rehabilitation of an existing housing development known as Oakshire Gardens and Trinity Life Gardens located at 2430 Oakshire Lane in Pueblo, Colorado.
Oakshire Commons units are 325 square-foot studio units with private bathrooms. Each unit includes a small refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, blinds, cable TV hookups, landline phone service capability. The facililty also includes common large living room areas, a dining room, a central commercial kitchen, theater, activities room, laundry and beauty salon.
2430 Oakshire Lane
Pueblo, CO 81001
This project consists of the acquistion and rehabilitation of two apartment buildings, totalling 24 affordable apartment units. These buildings are exclusive housing for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and/or the elderly. Renovations include new sidewalks, parking lot and lighting around the property. Also, new elevators and all units will receive new carpet/flooring, bathroom fixtures, energy efficient appliances, paint, and heating/cooling units.
560 and 580 8th Steet SE
Dickinson, ND 58601
Completed in December of 2017 this 35-unit complex consists of 3 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom units spread throughout three apartment buildings. Each unit includes a microwave, in-unit washer and dryer, air conditioning, dishwasher, ceiling fan
and extra storage along with covered parking and a children’s play area. Polson Landing is located at 402 Ridgewater Dr.
402 Ridgewater Drive
Completed in October of 2017 this 24 unit complex consists of 6 one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom and 6 three-bedroom units in two twelve-plex apartment buildings. Building improvements were made both externally and internally. These improvements include, new flooring, appliances, cabinets, sinks, lighting & paint. Each home was also equipped with dishwashers, microwaves and air conditioning. Renovations included improving the children’s play area, landscaping, removal of cottonwood trees, repairing parking lot & sidewalk damages, raising of flower beds, increased outdoor storage, repair of siding and added patios and a new BBQ in the community area.
202 & 204 West Jefferson
Belgrade, MT 59714
Completed November 2017 the Valley Villas are a rehabilitation of three buildings totaling 34 apartment units. This complex will help satisfy a very important housing need for families and individuals in the Hamilton area, which is for affordable rental units for very low- to low-income families. These units consist of 8 one-bedroom units and 26 two-bedroom units.
Bitterroot Valley Villas improvements were of new roof solar panels, laminate flooring & new paint throughout, kitchen counter tops & appliances, windows & insulation, light fixtures, kitchen & bathroom sinks/faucets, electric baseboard heating units, exterior stairwells & lighting, parking lot lighting, family outdoor space updates, including a BBQ area with tables & children’s play area.
410 N 10th St.
Hamilton, MT 59840
Five years in the making, Northstar Aprtments located at 1225 4th Avenue North, Wolf Point, MT is finally finished and the ribbon cutting cermony was held November 29, 2017. Northstar provides 28 new family apartment homes, each with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry hookups. Surrounding this family complex is a covered drop-off area, off-street parking, a children’s play area, walking trail and a common plaza area.
1225 4th Avenue North
Wolf Point, MT 59201
Completed December 2016, this 36-unit low-income housing tax credit project is located at 3860 12th Avenue West. This Complex consists of 24 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom units. Northern Place satisfy the strongest need for affordable housing in the area. Families and individuals in the community with very low-to low-income levels are now able to afford these 2 & 3 bedroom units with a garage and playground onsite.
3860 12th Avenue West
Dickinson, ND 58601
As designed, this development features 10 units total, configured in two 5-Plex buildings. Of this total, five are deigned as 2-bedroom units, and five as 3-bedroom units. Each unit is two stories and has its own large 2-car garage with garage door opener.
Unit features include central air, washer/dryer hook-ups, Energy Star appliances, microwave, and cable/internet connectivity. All 10 units provide two full baths upstairs and a half-bath on the first floor. The 2-bedroom units feature two master suites on the second level with attached bathrooms and walk-in closets. The 3-bedroom design also features two bathrooms on the second floor, as well as a third bedroom. Both of the unit types feature an open concept kitchen and living room with an island counter in the kitchen. A front door with a covered porch, as well as a back door through the garage allows for convenient access to the street on both sides of the townhomes.
Designed specifically to meet the critical needs in the expanding community in Sidney, and now open, Sage Court Townhomes provides quality affordable housing for essential service workers (ESW) and their families.
Antelope Court is finally finished and the ribbon cutting cermony was held May 11, 2018. Antelope Court is a 30-unit, housing tax credit apartment community that will help satisfy a very important housing need for families and individuals in Havre, MT. The one- and two-bedroom apartment homes are located near schools, parks, and right next door to the hospital.
The project had Co-General partners GL Development and District IV HRDC I, LLC. Glacier Bank was both the lender and tax credit investor. Additional essential financing, $750,000 in HOME funds, was provided by the Montana Department of Commerce.
2465 5th Avenue Southeast
Completed October 2015. Sierra Court is a 3 story complex with 40 rental units consisting of 18 one-bedroom units, 22 two-bedroom units and 20 single-car garage units available. These apartments have a spacious floor plan including a full kitchen with energy star appliances, carpet & tile floors and washer/dryers. The facility provides a relaxed and interactive social enviroment for seniors. Sierra Court consists of an inviting reception area with fire place along with a community room, kitchen, game room, fitness room, library and media lounge. Located at 2821 Ithica Dr. Bismarck, ND
2821 Ithica Dr.
2821 Ithica Dr.
Bismarck, ND 58503
Cascade Ridge Senior Living is a 56-unit senior affordable housing development located at 3001 15th Avenue South in Great Falls, Montana (Cascade County). The original 40-units were completed in September of 2012 with the additional 16-units celebrating their grand opening in July 2016. With a total development cost of $8.46 million, the facility is conveniently located on the campus of Benefis Health System.
The property is comprised of 28 one-bedroom units and 28 two-bedroom units housed in a single two-story building with elevator access. Each unit includes a microwave, washer/dryer, central air, Energy Star appliances, patio/balcony, and exterior storage closet. In addition, a detached single-car garage will be provided with each unit. The facility also includes a community room with a fireplace and kitchen area, a library/computer room, an exercise room, and an on-site office for the project manager.
3001 15th Ave. South
Great Falls, MT
Designed mainly as a rehabilitation opportunity, Sunset Village replaced 28 public housing units that are over 60 years old and in serious disrepair. In addition, the development added 8 more new units to the site, for a total of 36 units. Sunset Village offers 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units, as well as a community room, playground and community garden. The apartments are available for rent to individuals and families of low- to moderate-income levels.
The project is complete and celebrated their Grand Opening in May 2016.
5th Street SW & 11th Ave. SW
52-unit two phase rehabilitation project
Cedar Creek Apartments is a 52-Unit rehabilitation of the exhisting housing development know as Jackson Apartments on the 2200 block of Corner Creek and at 345 Rancher Street and in Jackson, Wyoming.
Cedar Creek Apartments consists of 22 one-bedroom units and 30 two-bedroom units. The effort included extensive interior restorations, as well as replacing the exterior siding/trim of the buildings and windows, installing new metal roofs, new sidwalks, handrails and land scaping.
The project was fully completed the summer of 2015.
ParkRidge Townhomes features 36 townhomes dedicated to serving the needs of essential service workers (ESW) and their families. The townhomes are configured as 31 two-bedroom units, and 5 are three-bedroom units. Of the 31 two-bedroom townhomes, 18 are designated as Housing Incentive Fund (HIF) assisted units. Each unit has its own large 2-car garage with garage door opener.
ParkRidge Townhomes are equipped with microwaves, dishwashers, island kitchen counter, washer and dryer hookups, air conditioning and ceiling fans. All of the 36 units provide two full baths upstairs and a half-bath on the first floor. The 2-bedroom units feature two master suites on the second level with attached bathrooms and walk-in closets. The 3-bedroom design also features two bathrooms on the second floor, as well as a third bedroom. Both of the unit types feature an open concept kitchen and living room with an island counter in the kitchen. A front door with a covered porch, as well as a back door (through the garage) allow for convenient access to the street on both sides of the townhomes. The project was completed in the late summer of 2015.
37th Street & Long Branch Ave.
Independence Pointe was constructed within the footprint of Pride’s new Bismarck development in north Bismarck. The development provides housing, supportive services and amenities for special needs households. The fully handicap accessible two-story building consists of 24 units - 19 one-bedroom and 5 three-bedroom that will allow residents the ability to enjoy an independent lifestyle. The open space design resulted in rooms that are larger and floor plan layouts that are fluid so that residents that rely on walkers or wheelchairs are able to operate efficiently in their homes with Pride’s staff able to assist them in a convenient and effective manner. Unit amenities include motion-activated lights in bathrooms and closets, outlets and light switches placed at accessible heights, and hearing impaired aids such as lights to indicate when doorbells or alarms are used. The development features a central laundry room, a common area for activities and events, as well as office facilities for staff members. It is located on a bus route providing easy access to transportation for residents as needed. The development provides 24/7 staff availability to residents, allowing for peace of mind for both residents and their family.
Construction began in September 2013 and was completed December 2014.
North 19th Street & Koch Drive
Bismarck, ND 58503
Cattail Ridge Apartments is anticipated to be a 64-unit market-rate apartment development proposed for construction within the city of Sidney, Montana. Totaling approximately 4.5 acres, the project site is conveniently located just one street north of Holly Street, a primary east/west artery through the city.
The development is comprised of 32 two-bedroom units and 32 three-bedroom units housed in four separate two-story buildings comfortably arranged on a 4.5 acre parcel. In addition, a detached single car garage will be provided for each unit along with 64 additional parking spaces. All units include central air, washer/dryer, Energy Star appliances, microwave, cable/internet connectivity, ceiling fans, patio/balcony and an exterior storage closet. The facility also includes a community room, tenant laundry, plus an on-site office and apartment for the property manager.
The Homestead Subdivision
Frontier Office Plaza is a proposed professional office building development within the city of Sidney, located in Richland County, Montana. The 2.18-acre project site is conveniently located on Fourth Street NW, adjacent to the Richland County Justice Center, just one street north of Holly Street (State Hwy 16). Holly Street is the primary east/west road through the city of Sidney.
As a part of the subdivision known as The Homestead, Frontier Office Plaza will consist of ten office suites, ranging in size from 1,381 sq. ft. to 2,092 sq. ft., contained in one single to double level 22,400 sq. ft. building. Six of the ten suites will feature individual storefront exposure with separate ground level entryways, all in a one-story design. The remaining four units will be located in the “center core”, two-story section of the building with a common entryway mezzanine area featuring elevator access to the second floor office suites.
Developed as an interior “design/build” project, building construction will be fully completed to the interior walls leaving the actual office space unfinished. Custom floor plan and interior design, along with finish selections, will be accomplished through a Tenant Improvements program, allowing the lessee of each individual office space the opportunity to customize the area to meet the specific needs and requirements of their business.
Fred Sterhan, Director of Business Development
Mountain Plains Equity Group, Inc
Homestead Subdivision – Sidney, MT
The Sidney City Council has granted Final Plat Approval for Phase 1 of The Homestead Subdivision located adjacent to the Richland County Law & Justice Center, one street north of Holly Street in the city of Sidney, Montana. This 28-acre land parcel is zoned for both Residential and Commercial development.
Known as The Homestead Subdivision, the development plan calls for separately divided lots ranging from 2 to 4.7 acres each, with a maximum potential of 9 lots. Full infrastructure improvements (paved streets, curbs and gutters, sewer and water) for Phase 1 of the subdivision are now complete and it is anticipated the second and final phase of the project will be completed fall of 2017. As approved, Phase 1 of The Homestead is now available for sale and development.
Total Subdivision Size: 28.5 Acres
No. of Lots: 9
Lot Size: 1.95 to 4.47 Acres
Zoning: Light Commercial/Residential
Sales Contact Information:
Mountain Plains Equity Group, Inc.
Parkview Village is a new 20-unit multifamily apartment that opened its doors in Sidney, MT in the fall of 2013. This new housing is intended as an affordable option for low- to moderate-income families or individuals. To be eligible for residency, certain income thresholds will apply to prospective tenants.Parkview Village provides 6 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units and 2 three-bedroom units. Of the 20 units, 3 are handicap accessible units. Each unit includes blinds, carpeting, refrigerator, stove/oven, disposal, dishwasher, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, central air, patio/balcony and exterior storage closet. All appliances are Energy Star rated for energy efficiency. Additionally, one covered parking space is included with each unit, as well as individually metered plug-ins for engine block heaters. The development features a leasing office and computer access for resident use.
221 5th Street SW
Sidney, MT 59270