Mississippi Flats townhouses are nearing completionSome of the colorful new townhouses lining O’Keefe Road in Hudson will soon be ready for occupancy judging from their outward appearance.
Gainfully employed, low-income households eligible to rent
Some of the colorful new townhouses lining O’Keefe Road in Hudson will soon be ready for occupancy judging from their outward appearance.
Exterior construction is mostly completed on more than half of the Mississippi Flats townhouses facing O’Keefe, between Mississippi Avenue and Hanley Road.
The 22 townhouses are being built for low-income, gainfully employed households. Families will need to have an income a certain percentage below the median for the area to qualify to rent a unit.
The income guidelines are a condition of the development company, MetroPlains of St. Paul, having received financing through a federal low-income housing tax credit program.
A sign on the location says the financing was provided by Wells Fargo Bank, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
“There’s definitely a market. And the number of units we’re putting into the market won’t even begin to touch what the demand is,” LaVerne Hanson of MetroPlains said when the city gave approval for the project last February.
The Star-Observer was unable to contact a MetroPlains representative soon enough for an update on the project in this week’s newspaper.
Last February, Hanson said the development would have two five-unit buildings, two six-unit buildings and a community building.
The development includes a mix of one- and two-story units, and a combination of two- and three-bedroom floor plans.
Hanson described the architecture as a cottage version of mission style. The exterior colors are dark and light green, rust and golden yellow, with white trim.
Cecil Builders of Birchwood is the general contractor.