Rapid City Common Council approves major housing and commercial development

RAPID CITY, SD — With the B-21 bomber program on the way at Ellsworth AFB, thousands of people are expected to move to the Black Hills.

The Rapid City Common Council has given the green light to Shepherd Hills, one of the biggest housing and commercial developments in recent history. After the project is complete the map of Rapid City will never look the same, with the development zoned for residential and commercial use, along with potential RCAS facilities.

With the 700 acre project located on the east side of town near Menard’s and Rushmore Crossing, Shepherd Hills is looking to give the booming population a place to live and work.

The massive project, spearheaded by Dream Design International will consist of 265 family homes and some 250 apartments.

“Just with the natural inherent growth with the city of Rapid City we’re gonna keep needing to meet that demand,” says Kyle Treloar, Vice President of Dream Design International, “That’s going to need this development and many more to keep up with the demands of the city.

Shepherd Hills will also have affordable housing to accommodate for a growing workforce.

“They’ll be priced based on the median income in the area,” continued Treloar, “We’re hoping to have one and two bedroom units available in the $500-$600 range. The larger the units, the more expensive they’ll be, but still in that affordable class.”

Dream Design says we could see people moving in just in time for the holidays.

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