RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — Rapid City’s affordable housing market could see a boom this year. Three million dollars has been awarded to the Black Hills Area Community Foundation (BHACF) to help with the need in South Dakota’s second largest city.
As more people move to the area, it’s getting harder to find a home in the Rapid City area. The BHACF and other agencies want to help.
“The Strategic Housing Trust Fund is a separate fund here at the BHACF where we house these dollars, the Bush Foundation dollars as well as the Vision Funds and dollars from the John T. Vucurevich Foundation and that fund is specifically used for addressing affordable housing needs,” Liz Hamburg, CEO of BHACF, said.
Housing is affordable when it’s one-third of a household’s monthly income. Which can be difficult for a lot of people.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - After a few years of planning, the City of Summerset broke ground Friday on the wastewater expansion project.
As areas along the I-90 corridor continue to grow, this expansion will allow Summerset to grow too. After not being able to build any additional homes or commercial property near the area of the waste treatment facility, the Summerset City Council submitted its papers for an expansion to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources in 2022.
“The current capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, we have been at capacity for quite some time this expansion project is going to double our capacity, and then that way we can continue to grow with our uh residential developments as well as our commercial,” Summerset Mayor Melanie Tarno said.
Summerset recently passed a first-of-its-kind resolution that will use Tax Increment Financing money to offset a service fee for the residents of Summerset. This was required by the Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources for repayment of the loan for expansion, setting precedent for future expansions in other cities; and Summerset will be used as an example in the future.
Congratulations to RC Scull on becoming the past president of the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter!
RCS is also proud to announce that Evan Walterman received the Mark Knight Leadership award at the 2023 AGC of South Dakota State Convention! This award recognizes a young leader (under the age of 40) who is active in the AGC, possess extensive field experience & professionalism in their type of work, demonstrates excellent leadership qualities, and is an active participant in their community. Congratulations to Evan!
Please join us in welcoming Colby Coughenour! Colby graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Civil Engineering degree in 2020. He had several internships with engineering companies assisting in surveying and inspections during college. He joined RCS approximately 9 months ago and has been working in the field learning the utility side. He is now in the office as an Assistant Project Manager and will be learning more about the road/utility side.
RAPID CITY, S.D.– With the increasing need for resources addressing mental health crises and addiction recovery, Care Campus officials in Rapid City cut the ribbon on Pivot Point, the state’s first crisis stabilization unit Thursday afternoon. Behavior Management Systems C.E.O Amy Iversen explains more about the facility.
Why is the facility needed?
According to Iversen, the new facility will help identify and get people the help they need in severe crises.
“A lot of folks don’t know what they need. They know there is some crises going on. They are struggling or maybe a family member is struggling, but they don’t know where to go for help,” Iversen said. “Now we have this. People can come here, we’ll help get them connected and get them what they need.”
She also says that not just Rapid City residents, but people in the entire West River region will have the ability to use the resources available if they are in need of help. Prior to this facility, anyone struggling with a severe crisis may have needed to seek help in the eastern part of the statble.