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What’s trending: garden style apartments

La Crosse general contractors predict uptick in this design-build movement Increased interest in garden-style apartments is keeping builders in La Crosse, WI, Rochester, MN and the Upper Midwest beyond busy these days. And what’s old is new again as far as this trend is concerned. Garden apartments gained popularity in the U.S. in the wake…

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DBS Group to design-build Med Cities Business Condos

DBS Group has been selected to design and build Med City Business Condos. The new 12,000-square-foot, eight-tenant business condo facility will be located at 2973 43rd Street NW in Rochester, MN. Each 1,500-square-foot tenant space will be set up for a small business to occupy. And each unit includes a 14-by-14 overhead door, single unisex…

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DBS Group to build new multi-tenant structure in Onalaska, WI

After selecting DBS Group to prepare the infrastructure for a new project in Onalaska, Venture Pass Partners LLC has chosen DBS Group to design and build a new multi-tenant structure on the same site. The 6,600-square-foot, three-tenant facility will be located at the intersection of Highway 16 and South Kinney Coulee Road. Construction is scheduled…

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Design and construction trends for multifamily units in 2022

Multifamily housing a strong investment in 2022 and beyond The multifamily sector continues to represent substantial opportunity heading into 2022. The primary reasons are the affordability of single-family homes for middle-income families and the lack of inventory, particularly as more people move from urban to suburban areas. Housing experts expect affordability and availability challenges will…

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Greenfield Addition taps DBS Group for another multifamily housing project

P4K Properties has contracted with DBS Group to design-build two more multifamily housing structures at the Greenfield Addition in West Salem, WI. Under the contract, DBS Group will design and construct two 8-plex townhomes for a total of 16 units. Each unit comprises 1,320 square feet and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car…

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Mixed-income housing: a tool for a more inclusive community

Business model showing promise for developers and neighborhoods Developers and community officials are embracing a new tool to address the affordable housing squeeze: mixed-income housing. As supply continues to fall short of demand for affordable housing space, officials are hoping this innovative approach can offer a promising investment for developers while providing housing that mixes…

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Combining mixed-use and multifamily housing can yield benefits

Developers can support regional needs for affordable housing with healthy ROI Mixed-use and affordable multifamily housing developments aren’t always pictured together, and developers may wonder about the financial viability of a project that combines mixed-use and multifamily housing. But increasingly, developers are realizing the benefits of such projects, including easing the affordable housing crisis in…

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DBS Group to build another multifamily unit in West Salem

P4K Properties has hired DBS Group to build another multifamily unit in its Greenfield Addition in West Salem, WI. The project includes designing and building a 12,000-square-foot, six-unit residential facility on Lot 22 of the subdivision. Design is complete, and construction begins mid-October. The project is scheduled for completion in late June of 2022.

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Top 5 challenges facing commercial property owners

Commercial property owners face a variety of issues from economic changes, finding & retaining tenants, to monitoring demographic changes. Here are the top 5 issues.

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Apartment technology: once optional, now essential

To be competitive in multifamily housing, it’s high time for tech The multifamily housing market is going full speed ahead when it comes to apartment technology, and owners/builders who want to remain competitive or rise above the competition are finding it’s time to get on board. The digital revolution in multifamily housing hit 6G speeds…

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