CITY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES
SHEPHERD HILLS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
City officials say project is one of largest residential projects in decades;
Action coincides with recent Council approval of adjacent development
RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Planning Commission Thursday morning approved a preliminary subdivision plan to create the Shepherd Hills Subdivision, a multi-phase development project that will include 250 affordable apartments and 265 single-family residential lots.
The request by KTM Design Solutions, Inc. for BH Capital 4, LLC is considered one of the largest residential subdivision projects to come forward to the City in decades and follows Monday's approval by the City Council of an adjacent project from the same developer that will emphasize affordable housing units and a mobile home development.
The proposal moves to the June 17 meeting of the City Council for consideration and approval.
"These projects offer everything from affordable housing units to mobile home units to estate housing," said Vicki Fisher, Current Planning Division Manager for the City of Rapid City. "This will be a great addition to Rapid City. In my 24 years with the City, this is one of the largest residential development projects I've seen."
The Shepherd Hills Subdivision is a multi-phase project to be located on 77 acres south and east of the E. Anamosa Street and E. North Street intersection. The phasing plan identifies 10 phases of development with an area in the southern portion of the property identified as 'Future' phase.
The application calls for rezoning the area from general agricultural use to medium and low residential districts.
On May 23, the Planning Commission approved a related preliminary subdivision plan creating two residential lots to be known as Shepherd Hills West Subdivision located on 23 acres directly west of the 10-phase project and which also calls for extending E. Philadelphia Street to N. Creek Drive. The Shepherd Hills West project includes a mix of affordable housing units and mobile homes and was approved by the Council at Monday's meeting.
Kyle Treloar with Dream Design International, Inc. indicates construction on the projects could begin by late summer.
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