Plans developing to meet Superior housing shortage
November 26, 2020
A stumbling block hampering the growth of many rural communities is thought to be a lack of suitable housing. Various community surveys conducted in Superior in recent years have shown the need for new or remodeled homes to replace the community’s aging home inventory.
Several efforts are underway to address the need.
The City of Superior successfully competed for a grant that will fund a program called “Project Boom.” The project will build a few smaller, low cost homes which will be located on city owned in-fill lots. The small homes which will be marketed to first-time home buyers will not have basements but they will have safe rooms.
The Superior 3000 Foundation has been promoting the organization of a private corporation to be known as the Superior Housing Group, L.L.C. Once organized and funds secured, that group of local investors will consider either building larger homes or remodelling existing homes.
While the groups are getting started, at least three homes which are to be occupied by their owners have been under construction this year in Superior.
The first of those on North Park Street is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Craig Hale. The other two are in various stages of construction. When completed, the homes will be occupied by former residents returning to Superior to live.
Mankato is also organizing a landbank group with the goal of creating more housing opportunities in that community.