prairiebizmag reports from Minot, North Dakota, this city hard hit by the disastrous flooding of the Souris River in late June 2011 will now see the beginning of 3,000 modular residential units rise on 323 acres. Champion Home Builders, Inc., in partnership with Genco Bakken Development Group LLC, has broken ground on the $400 million development, termed Northern Lights, that will include single-family and town homes as well as apartments, schools, and commercial and entertainment space. The first neighborhood, Idlewild, will have 248 single-family ranch style and two-story homes; Statesboro will be comprised of 250 one and two-story modular town homes. Ranging from 1,450 to 2,200 square feet for the single family homes and 1,350 to 1,500 square feet for the town homes, each unit will feature energy efficient appliances and high efficiency insulation and heating systems. These two neighborhoods will have homes finished by November. Champion Home Builders CEO Jack Lawless said, “To be part of the first master planned development in Minot, and to assist the existing community in its growth and development while it welcomes its newest residents is a tremendous privilege.” As MHProNews has learned, the full modular development is slated for four to five years out.
(Photo credit: Champion Home Builders, Inc.)