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June 06, 2019

City Council Approves Shepherd Hills Development Project

The area looking south and east from the end of E. Anamosa Street near Menards.  This will be the future site of the Shepherd Hills Subdivision Development Project. The area looking south and east from the end of E. Anamosa Street near Menards. This will be the future site of the Shepherd Hills Subdivision Development Project. (City Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)

City officials say project is one of largest residential projects in decades

RAPID CITY, SD--At the June 17 meeting, the Rapid City Council approved a preliminary subdivision plan for development of the Shepherd Hills Subdivision.  This action follows a similar action of the City's Planning Commission which on June 3 approved the preliminary plan for the 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 approval by the City Council on June 3 of an adjacent project from the same developer that will emphasize affordable housing units and a mobile home development.

            "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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