Dominium breaks ground on SLP senior housing

Staff Writer
Since 2013, I have primarily covered the Anoka-Hennepin and Spring Lake Park school districts as well as the city of Spring Lake Park for ABC Newspapers.

About 50 people gathered Aug. 8 for the Legends of Spring Lake Park groundbreaking.

Dominium staff with Spring Lake Park City Council and staff break ground Aug. 8 on the largest redevelopment project in the city’s history. A 194-unit affordable senior housing complex is expected to be completed by November 2018. Photo by Olivia Alveshere
Dominium staff with Spring Lake Park City Council and staff break ground Aug. 8 on the largest redevelopment project in the city’s history. A 194-unit affordable senior housing complex is expected to be completed by November 2018. Photo by Olivia Alveshere

Dominium is constructing a 194-unit affordable senior housing complex on the former Goony Golf site, 1066 County Highway 10 Northeast. Construction is expected to conclude by November 2018.

“This was one of the most satisfying closings I’ve ever had,” said Owen Metz, with Dominium. “We had a lot of bumps along the way.”

With numerous council actions and delays at the state level, Dominium had their work cut out for them.

“It felt good to get this one closed,” he said.

The four-story building will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, renting for approximately $939 to $1,297 monthly.

Underground parking will be available for residents.

Amenities include a fitness facility, movie theater, library, party room, card and craft room, salon and more.

“While our community will offer many wonderful amenities, we think the greatest amenity that it has to offer is the city of Spring Lake Park itself,” said Terry Sween, with Dominium.

Laddie Lake, Conde Park and great access to transportation are all to be enjoyed in Spring Lake Park, he said.

Before the dirt flew, Spring Lake Park Mayor Cindy Hansen addressed those gathered.

“During my time as mayor, I have heard from seniors in our community who have been looking for options to allow them to move out of their homes but still stay in our community,” she said. “With this groundbreaking today, the opportunity to stay in our community is one step closer.”

Hansen said this $33 million redevelopment, the largest in Spring Lake Park history, will help revitalize the area, motivate other economic development projects and more.

“This project was the definition of ‘team effort,’” she said.

Metz agreed, noting Hansen’s participation on a bond call with financing partners.

“I’ve never had a mayor on a bond call before,” Metz said.

To learn more about the development, visit www.legendsofspringlakepark.com.

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