Williston, ND (KEYZ) It’s called the Vista West Development and it’s just west of Harvest Hills and Williston High School. The City Commission votes to allow a developer to break ground on a project that in less than a years time turn out 36 single family dwellings in Williston. Mark Schneider, Williston’s Development Services Director says the Vista West Developer is preparing the site now.
“The City approved 25 single family lots and 11 single family twin home lots, last night, that’s about 8.2 acres of land. All of the sewer and water are already connected to these individual lots so really all the developer has to do is install the electric,” Schneider tells News Radio.
Mark Schneider, Development Services Director
Schneider is optimistic that even if the developer can’t lay a foundation due to winter weather a Spring start should still see the completion of the homes by late fall next year.
“He says they will range between the 250 and 350 thousand dollar range, whatever qualifies as FHA housing, and if he can start this year he will, but if not he’ll certainly be going at it next year and he wants to do ‘production building’. So, basically all of the homes will be built at one time he doesn’t really plan on building one at a time. He want’s to come in and knock them all out,” says Schneider.
Schneider says it would be fair to say it would only take about six months to complete construction on all of the homes. He cautions that this is just 35 homes in a market where we are near 95% capacity in apartment units, and near 98% in single family homes. “One real estate expert tells me that this is the busiest season he’s seen since the boom, and homes rarely stay on the market more than two or three days,” says Schneider.