Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, Aug. 6, 2001

Development going full force in Howard Lake

Not only is Highway 12 under reconstruction in Howard Lake, there are several major development projects already started or on the drawing board.

Here's a rundown of what's happening.

Peach Redevelopment Project

Owner Jack Peach is in the process of converting the former Sand Bar and Grill into three upscale townhomes on the lake. Currently under construction.

Joe's Sport Shop is expanding

Joe Drusch of Joe's Sport Shop is expanding his business at his current location, which will include a new hardware store, and expand sporting goods. Construction to start this summer.

Industrial park

The first phase of a 54-acre industrial park is under construction. Phase one includes 25 acres.

Orchard Terrace Development

Orchard Terrace is being developed by T&E Development. 22 upscale townhomes are planned. The project is located between Sixth Avenue and Mallard Pass Lake, and is currently under construction.

First business in the new industrial park

Rod Fiecke will be constructing a 5,000-square foot building in the new industrial park. Construction to begin in August.

Stellor Health

Stellor Health will be developing phase two of its medical building. Phase includes a full service physical therapy and health club facility. Currently under construction

Peter Fisher Townhomes

14 multi-level townhomes are planned for a site located north of the railroad tracks west of County Road 6 North. Construction will start in late summer or fall.

New construction downtown

M & G Development has started construction of a new two-story commercial/residential building on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Hwy 12.

Dutch Lake Woods is about to pick up speed

Eagle Crest Homes has purchased Dutch Lake Woods and have plans for four-six new model single family homes this year.

Lions Park to receive facelift next year

The city has landed a grant for $40,000 and will match it to redevelop the park.

Still more?

According to City Administrator Doug Borglund "There are many more projects being planned and worked on. Things are busy at city hall and this is just the start of what's to come. People are interested in the community and the things that it is doing."

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