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1 Chief Little Priest Apartments Winnebago, Nebraska Presented by:Brent Williams, Excel Development GroupandPatricia Sheridan, Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC)
2 BackgroundWinnebago is located in the northwest corner of Nebraska, and is home to the Winnebago Indians.Winnebago did not have a “town center”In 2002, Ho-Chunk, Inc. and HCCDC purchased 43 acres to create Ho-Chunk Village$20 million mixed use developmentCivic, commercial and residential usesPedestrian Friendly Town CenterLocated north of Winnebago
3 PlanningIn 2003, a Charrette was held for input of stakeholders, including tribal leaders, village officials, and othersCreated the Winnebago Village Center Plan48,000 sq. ft. of public and service space120,000 sq. ft. for commercial development110 housing unitsIn 2006, the Winnebago Tribe community-wide planning process confirmed the need for affordable housing and apartments
4 Chief Little Priest Apartments On December 15, 2006, the Winnebago Housing & Development Commission conducted a community wide Survey on Housing concerns & issues.A total of 99 completed surveys were returned that sparked the concept of constructing new development on the Winnebago Reservation that would not only provide housing, but also the retail and “urbanism” within the Village of Winnebago, that is located on Hwy 77/75, a major corridor between Sioux City, IA to Omaha & Lincoln, Nebraska.
5 Chief Little Priest Apartments Ho Chunk, Inc partners with Ho Chunk Community Development to design an “Urban” like community which includes modern businesses, entrepreneurship, home ownership, and apartment living.The Little Priest Apartment became a reality based on this concept of future living in the Winnebago Community.
6 Chief Little Priest Apartments A Concept Emerges 20 family units (2-10-plexes)New Urbanism Concept – to maximize capital expenditures and land baseApartment design on .64 acres
7 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Partners Ho-Chunk Community Development CorporationHo-Chunk, Inc.Excel Development Group
8 Chief Little Priest Apartments Project Site On Winnebago Reservation land, but not Tribal Trust LandFee-Simple LandNot within City limitsSite Facing North
9 Chief Little Priest Apartments Funding Process NIFA’s CRANE ProcessApplied for Tax Credits and Nebraska Affordable Housing Tax CreditsNative American HousingPre-app – Oct. 2006Application – April 2007Qualified Census Tract
10 Chief Little Priest Apartments May 2008 ~ Site preparation began at the future home of the Chief Little Priest ApartmentsJune/July 2008 ~ Official commencement of on-site construction of the footings and foundations by HCI Construction, a subsidy of Ho Chunk, Inc.June 2008 ~ Dynamic Homes of Duluth, Minnesota, a subsidiary of Ho Chunk, Inc., designed, constructed and delivered sections of the pre-fabricated apartment units.
11 Chief Little Priest Apartments Project Design Each 10-plexTwo floorsCommon laundry on each floorCovered stairs on each endCommon hallwayEnergy efficient
13 Chief Little Priest Apartments Project Design Four 1-bedroom710 sq. ft.Twelve 2-bedroom925 sq. ft.Four 3-bedroom1,260 sq. ft.
14 Chief Little Priest Apartments Exterior FeaturesPatio or porchBrick and vinylDecorative shuttersLawn sprinklersOff street parking
15 Chief Little Priest Apartments Interconnectedness and Active LivingCommon green space between 10-plexesWalk-way from commercial area to residential sidewalksPlayground equipment (not shown)Picnic area
16 Chief Little Priest Apartments 10-Plex Floorplan
17 Chief Little Priest Apartments Project SiteLooking northwest
18 Chief Little Priest Apartments Interior FeaturesBreakfast counter with open designKitchen pantryDishwasher, range, refrigeratorAir-conditioned3-BR units - 2 bathroomsAll first floor units are adaptable (2 are handicap accessible)
19 Chief Little Priest Apartments Open designBreakfast counter
20 Chief Little Priest Apartments SOURCES OF FUNDSTax Credits (QCT) $2,598,368Trust Funds - NDED $544,699Def Developer Fee $22,534TOTAL $3,165,601Construction was completed December 2008
21 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Challenges Unusual status of the landNegative stereotypesEx: Answering questions regarding potential tenant wear and tearObtaining a comfort level from investorsFair Housing Act – no preferences for Winnebago Tribal MembersLocal politics
22 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Strengths Strong community support and needPartners - HCCDC and HCIVillage Center Plan (planning process)Qualified Census TractNIFA and NDED FundingMidwest Housing Equity Group – willingness to investSite with infrastructure
23 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Strengths HCCDC contributions to site development….Winnebago Center Plan - $100, (RHED and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)Water & Sewer – $63,395 (ICDBG)Streets - $73,985 (ICDBG)Parking & Alley - $116,559 (EDA & HCI)TOTAL $353,939Land with infrastructure - purchased for $40,000
24 Chief Little Priest Apartments Property Management SpeakerPatricia Sheridan, HCCDC
25 Chief Little Priest Apartments Property Management Very Affordable Rents1-bedroomRent - $310/mo.2-bedroomRent - $350/mo.3-bedroom$390/mo.Tenant pays electricOwner pays water, sewer, garbageOwner provides maintenance, snow removal, lawn care
26 Today, Ho-Chunk Village Features….. Dollar General StoreHCI DistributionHCI ConstructionAllNative Retail StoreWoodland Trails – Art retail and learning centerSculpture GardenSingle Family HomesMarket Rate Apartments – 6 units above commercialChief Little Priest Apartments – 20 affordable unitsMuch more
27 Chief Little Priest Apartments Presented by:Brent Williams, Excel Development GroupandPatricia Sheridan, Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC)