HASTINGS, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts:
“Governor Pete Ricketts visited Hastings to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony at North Park Commons, a mixed-use housing development slated to add over 300 units to the city’s housing market. Substantial funding for the project was provided through the Nebraska Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act (Housing Act). The City of Hastings and the Hastings Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) also made significant investments in the new construction.
“Today’s celebration and Hastings’ achievements underscore the growth in available workforce housing across Nebraska as a result of the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act,” said Governor Ricketts. “Today’s major groundbreaking is the outcome of our communities and lawmakers coming together to address workforce needs in order to grow Nebraska.”
Thursday’s ceremony broke ground on two North Park Commons sub-developments that are scheduled for completion by summer 2020. Pioneer Trail Flats will be an 84-unit apartment complex with a clubhouse and pool. Osborne View Estates will feature 30 townhomes. In the future, HEDC envisions North Park Commons as consisting of 70+ single-family homes, over 200 multi-family housing units targeting students and young professionals, nine acres of housing geared towards seniors, and around 10 acres of retail and commercial space.
North Park Commons not only will accommodate population growth in Hastings, it will also help to address the need for affordable workforce housing so that the area can retain and attract businesses.”