Saturday, September 22, 2012

Champion Homes is Primary Supplier for $400M Development

Champion Home Builders in partnership with Genco BakkenDevelopment Groupa North Dakota-based developer of planned communities, has broken ground at Northern Lights, a $400M master-planned community to be developed in Minot, N.D, just south of the Canadian border. When completed, Northern Lights will include more than 3,000 much-needed residential units in an area hard hit by flooding in 2011 and challenged to provide housing for the expanding energy industry.

“The Northern Lights development is an important addition to the community in Minot,” said Joe Genovese, president, Genco Bakken Development Group. “As owner and developer of the property, it is important to us to create a community that provides affordable, architecturally pleasing, energy efficient housing options and incorporates home, work, commercial and school options into one master planned development. Northern Lights is a game-changer for Minot neighborhoods.”


The first neighborhoods in Northern Lights, Idlewild and Statesboro, will have homes ready by November. Idlewild will offer 248 single family ranch style and two story homes on 39.2 acres, and Statesboro will be comprised of 250 one and two-story town homes on 67 acres. Designs include a mix of three and four bedroom layouts with large master bedrooms, walk-in closets, and a minimum of two full bathrooms. Each home will feature an open floor plan, energy efficient appliances, high efficiency heating systems and insulation, two or three car garages and craftsman style architectural details. The single family homes will range from approximately 1,460 to 2,200 square feet and the town homes will range from 1,350 to 1,500 square feet.

“Our Northern Lights project is an exciting opportunity for Champion Home Builders,” said Jack Lawless, CEO, Champion Home Builders. “To be part of the first master planned development in Minot, and to assist the existing community in its growth and development while it welcomes its newest residents is a tremendous privilege. We believe that the addition of our building process to Northern Lights will provide beautiful, affordable and energy efficient homes.”

Northern Lights is slated for full build out development within four to five years.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Champion; but any bets if Champion will complete this project? I ask this rhetorical question because large projects have a history of changing vendors during the build out process.

Anonymous said...

"When completed, Northern Lights will include more than 3,000 much-needed residential units in an area hard hit by flooding in 2011 and challenged to provide housing for the expanding energy industry."

Apparently, the word "flooding" didn't scare anybody in Minot.

From the Minot Daily News: http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.comment/id/569136/Developers-build-master-planned-community-in-north-Minot.html?nav=5010