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Goal #1 Housing Subgroup

Vision 2040—Goal One: Attracting and Retaining Newcomers to Willmar Lakes Area

Housing Subgroup

 

 

Fourth Quarter Notes: October 10, November 14 and December 12, 2016

 

I. No notes taken in October and November

                October— Review of progress and renewed focus on quality market rate rental.

                October & November— Guests from nonprofit & private investors interested in Willmar area.

                December—Develop housing stakeholder list, assumptions and possible implementations.

 

II. Local updates on market and interest in development.

 

III.  Discussion about Vision 2040 subgroup duties for sharing information with the Steering Committee and importance of having Steering Committee liaisons. Jeff Holm and Aaron Backman will be liaisons; Jill Bengston is subgroup team leader with Linda Mathiasen assisting as co-leader and scribe. Bruce Peterson is city liaison.

 

IV. Possible outcome: Online inventory of available developments, neighborhoods.  See link to Marshall example: http://ci.marshall.mn.us/main/index.php/economic-development/2012-12-17-15-52-06/housing

 

V. A stakeholder list with assumptions and next steps was created for the group’s goal of

“What will it take to get an adequate inventory of quality rental options to have

more people move to Kandiyohi County?”

 

VI. Next meeting: Monday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Kandiyohi County HHS Bldg, Room

Agenda: Review of Stakeholder list, prioritize next steps with invitations to high power-high interest groups, local updates on market and interest in development.

 

Reoccurring Meeting: Second Monday of each month at 10 a.m.

at Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services Building

 

Respectfully submitted by

Linda Mathiasen, 320-444-1523

ldm@ldmarketinggroup.com





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