• STURGIS | A ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony for Dolan Creek Estates was held 4 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the site at Dolan Creek Road and Pine Glenn Drive.

    Dolan Creek LLC developers were on hand to meet with the public to discuss this exciting residential community.

    The project consists of 34 acres and 106 lots. Phase I construction of 48 lots began in June. Individual lots start at $35,250. Outside home builder and home owner participation is encouraged. Home builders will begin construction of 10-15 single family residential homes (2-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, double/triple garages) selling from $170,000 – $210,000. Finished homes will be available in late summer/early fall of 2015.

    The City of Sturgis provided TIF financing for the project to Rapid City developer Dolan Creek LLC. Dolan Creek LLC member Brad Hammerbeck says, “The development at Dolan Creek Estates is the result of cooperation between the City of Sturgis and the Sturgis community. It combines the benefits of high-quality with affordability in single family homes, and will be where many families who live and work in the Sturgis area can call home. Sturgis residents benefit from the new housing options and Sturgis-area businesses benefit from stable economic growth – a win-win for everyone. Please take some time to come out to Dolan Creek Estates to find a home that works for you and your family.”

    Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie added, “Dolan Creek Estates is an exciting development for our community. The high-quality houses crafted in a picturesque setting will provide greatly needed homes for our growing community.”

    Plans for the residential development have been under consideration for several years. Following the release of the 2014 housing study contracted by the City of Sturgis, the Sturgis Economic Development Corp (SEDC) and the SD Housing Development Authority, developer Dolan Creek LLC finalized their plans to proceed. SEDC President Pat Kurtenbach states, “Dolan Creek Estates promises to be a well-designed, well-engineered residential development that will help meet Sturgis’ current and future housing needs. We thank them for their investment in the community.”

    Reprinted courtesy of Deb Holland, Meade County Times Tribune