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DULUTH - Trees will soon be removed to make room for new housing units unlike any other in the Duluth area.
"It's gonna be exciting for us to build and develop in Duluth," Schweiger Development Holding and Management Company Partner Aaron Schweiger said.
On the corner of Arrowhead and Haines Road, Schweiger Development Holding and Management and Augusta Housing Management Company are planning to build what they're calling the Arrowhead Estates.
“We're getting out of the cookie cutter mold of apartment buildings in Duluth," said Schweiger.
The modern complex will have 33 separate buildings housing nearly 400 one to three bedroom units on 54 acres of land.
"We're hoping to have it a very nice affordable place to live," said Schweiger.
Construction doesn't stop there.
The real estate developers also plan on expanding and remodeling the Glen Place Apartments and building a new assisted living and senior housing complex.
"We’re looking to build three separate buildings, 20 beds a piece, that's 60 beds total," said Schweiger.
City leaders say projects like these are on par with the Duluth’s priority for more housing options.
"It's a good start but we know there's still a lot more work to do," said Daniel Fanning with the City of Duluth.
Industries like aviation and engineering are booming in Duluth and hiring at a record pace, creating a good problem for the city to have.
"But what we're seeing is as more and more people are hiring and more and more are moving up here that we don't have some of the housing stock that folks are looking for," said Fanning.
They’re hoping for more developments like these to help expand and sustain Duluth.
"Duluth is growing at a really exciting pace and there's a real opportunity here to develop some housing," said Fanning.
Final plans and drawings for the project still be need approved.
Developers are hoping to break ground by July and start renting some of the projects by this fall.
The projects are about a $40 million investment.