Storm Lake Housing Projects Progressing

Several Storm Lake housing projects are moving forward with units nearing occupancy.

Several current projects were reviewed by Storm Lake Building and Codes Compliance Director Scott Olesen at an informational meeting of the City Storm Water Advisory Board on Monday evening.

The Breeze condominium project is progressing rapidly, with some units already occupied while others are being completed. About ten units remain to be sold. The push is currently to complete the exterior of the building this fall before winter weather begins, and to complete the final grading.

The same company, Breeze, is converting the former South School into market-rate apartments. While energy on that project has slowed over the summer to concentrate on the condo site, it is now progressing again in hopes of occupancy beginning later this fall or early next year.

Kading Properties’ Sunrise Pointe development, featuring 170 rental units in duplex-style homes, is also moving toward completion. Street, sewer, and foundations are now complete for the entire area. The first four homes have are nearing their final occupancy inspection, with building to move forward from the north part of the property to the south and west. Plumbing for the remainder of the development area will be taking place this season.

A development by Steve Brashears in Emerald Park is finishing up a final duplex and is expected to be approved for occupancy this week or next, with some finish grading to complete on site.

None of the housing projects have presented any storm water runoff issues, according to Olesen.

The new Tyson feed mill project is also nearing a finish with a final area for offices being completed, and some concrete and seeding yet to be done. Olesen said the company has done a good job managing runoff on the site during construction.