Dalrymple Celebrates Growth and Progress in Minot
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today will join Minot officials in celebrating three major construction projects that will help the growing community recover from flooding and meet its needs for additional classrooms, housing and commercial services.
Dalrymple will help kick off construction of Southgate Addition, a $109 million development in south Minot that will feature apartments, two hotels and a large retail center. He also will celebrate the opening of Minot State University’s (MSU) new Wellness Center and the groundbreaking for Minot Public Schools’ new middle school.
“All of these projects are important to this community’s flood recovery, but they are also important to the region’s long-term growth and prosperity,” Dalrymple said. “New classrooms, a new wellness center, more housing and more consumer choices will enrich Minot’s quality of life.”
Dalrymple will join community leaders in celebrating the ground breaking for Southgate Addition, a $109 million development in south Minot that will include apartments, two hotels and a large retail center.
When completed, Southgate Addition will feature a Hilton Garden Inn hotel with 128 rooms; a 70-unit, extended-stay hotel; 371 multi-family apartment units and a large square-foot retail center. Stores slated for the 180,000 square-foot retail center include Cashwise Foods, Petco, Shoe Carnival and Gordmans.
The project’s developers, Roers Development and Oppidan Construction, plan to complete the project in the fall of 2013.
Minot State University Wellness Center
Dalrymple will join university leaders and students to officially dedicate MSU’s new Wellness Center, a state-of-the-art fitness facility that will provide enhanced wellness and recreational opportunities for students. The $12.8 million facility encompasses 57,000 square feet of exercise space, three intramural courts, a 35-foot climbing wall, and weight and cardio equipment.
The project was the idea of MSU students, who over the past several years worked with faculty, staff and campus leaders to build the center. The Wellness Center was funded primarily through student fees.
Erik Ramstad Middle School
The Governor will join school and community officials to break ground on the new Erik Ramstad Middle School, which will replace the original school that was destroyed in last year’s Mouse River flood.
The 127,000 square-foot building will accommodate 720 students and will utilize state-of-the-art technology to enhance educational opportunities. The facility will include large classrooms, extensive science labs, a fine arts wing for music and art classes, ample room for career and technical programs, a two-court gymnasium, swimming pool and weight room.
The estimated $35 million project will be funded primarily by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the state providing more than $2 million.