E'Ville City Council Hears Plans For 64 Unit Apartment Complex; Approves Preliminary Plat For New Industrial Park

Tue 2-2-2021

(Estherville)-- The Estherville City Council Monday evening heard plans for the construction of a new apartment complex. Josh Kruger of Eagle Construction, the project manager, told the council Deer Creek Apartments would be constructed at the former football field site, just north of the downtown area...E'Ville Council 02012101 

"This lot, this is the land that we're looking at in question right now is really about the perfect thing for us. You know, it's something that needs to be refurbished, revitalized and the location is, you know, probably one of the best in Estherville in our minds to keep housing in the core of Estherville and try to, you know, attract more people to stay within Estherville, you know, provide new housing, that is desperately needed in Estherville. And, you know, with this project, coupled with the new street and everything kind of going on with new jobs in Estherville coming as well, I think this would be, I would hope we could knock it out of the park and go on and build the second building shortly after."

As part of the project, the council approved a proposal to extend North 5th Street between 2nd Avenue North and 4th Avenue North. They also scheduled a public hearing on a proposal to rezone the land.

The Estherville City Council also Monday approved a preliminary plat for the city's new industrial park, to be located south of 9th Avenue south and the railroad tracks. City Administrator Penny Clayton told the council the site will be developed in two phases...E'Ville Council02012102 

"We did make application to the RISE, the Iowa D.O.T for the RISE Grant. We're hopeful that we are successful in getting some funds to help us with road construction there. But the Planning and Zoning Commission met on the 21st of January and also approved, recommended approval, of this preliminary plat for the South Industrial Park."

Clayton says as of right now none of the lots have been spoken for yet.