Developer Expediting Plans to Build 450 Housing Units in Minot -- East of the Bakken, North Dakota, USA
MILLIONDOLLARWAY -- The general consensus is that the Bakken does not extend east to Minot (about 120 miles east of Williston, North Dakota -- the heart of the Bakken). There is new information dribbling out that suggests that is incorrect and that there will be more Bakken to be found to Minot and east. More on this in future blogs but I have to have something to write about this week, so want to hold on to this for awhile. read more...
Busek on Scott Hennen Show discussing Stonebridge Farms of Minot Development
Opportune Timing For Progressive Housing Development In Minot
MINOT, ND -- A sense of urgency to accommodate the roughly 2,500 homeowners left displaced after this spring's devastating flood - as well as the influx of new workers drawn to the surge of economic opportunity from the oil patch - has placed a new housing project in Minot on the "fast-track" to completion, according to Kent Busek, owner of Stonebridge Farms in Minot. read more...
Robert Carlson: WFO President ~ Stonebridge Farms of Minot
Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, is moving to the international stage as he becomes the first president of the new World Farmers Organization. We'll hear about this new group, his role, and the challenges he hopes to address. ~~~ Housing is a big challenge in Minot. Whether renovating flooded homes or building new, it takes a lot of resources and labor. One big project, Stonebridge Farms, is being tackled by developer Kent Busek, who's putting in a whopping 500 housing units to help offset the impact of the 2,000 homes lost. We'll hear about his approach to the development... and the many challenges. ~~~ NDSU historian Tom Isern has this week's Plains Folk Column, "Military Life in North Dakota."
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Developing Minot housing is a daunting task
GRAND FORKS HERALD -- "I'm taking a big risk on the project," said Kent Busek. An accountant by training, he confessed that he's never been a developer before, and yet he now finds himself driving a massive residential project near the Minot airport. read more...
Filling a void in Minot
INFORUM -- In a city that was short of housing even before severe flooding this year, the timing could hardly be better. Busek didn't plan to start work until next spring, but after the flooding Souris River damaged thousands of homes, he met with state and local leaders and speeded up the timetable. The project will break ground this fall. read more...
Kent Busek featured on KMOT Televsion
Stonebridge begins work on housing project
MINOT DAILY NEWS -- The Stonebridge Farms development is located east of the National Guard Center between 32nd and 36th Avenues Northeast on property that has been in the hands of a Minot family for four generations. Kent Busek, a 1984 Minot High School graduate and a Fargo accountant, said his father's death in 2008 ended 120 years of family presence in Minot.
"Minot had been good to me and my family. We want to build a nice development that people want to live in and, from me and my family's standpoint, that we will be proud of," he said.
Busek said flooding that aggravated Minot's housing crisis prompted him to speed up plans on his housing development, which includes parks, bike paths and playgrounds. read more...
Busek on KFGO discussing Stonebridge Farms of Minot Development
Dakota Underground, Fargo, will begin work on Sewer and Water Installation Monday September 12th. Completion date October 5th, 2011
Making Rapid Progress
MINOT DAILY NEWS -- The commission approved a master plan community east of the National Guard center that will include 22 single-family homes, 24 twinhomes and about 18 four-plexes as well as two 36-unit apartments, with a park area. Called Stonebridge Farms, the project is proposed by Busek Family Real Estate Partnership of Fargo.
Bye also informed the commission that a proposal for permitting temporary housing will be going to the city council next week. The city expects to get numerous requests for temporary houses as people move campers onto properties as they begin to clean up their flooded homes. Instead of having hundreds of people requesting permits from the planning commission and waiting a month or more, the city wants to create a streamlined process that can be handled administratively. read more...
Now Taking Reservations
Due to the overwhelming success of Phase 1, Stonebridge Farms is now taking reservations for Phase 2. Lot prices ranging from 60 - 90K.