The Red Hawk Estates Apartments have long been anticipated in the North Segment area, but even with construction woes and pushed back completion dates, the buildings seek to provide a quality living space for tenants once available.
The property will be known as Red Hawk Estates, which will consist of two buildings on three floors. Each building will have 36 units that will provide 144 families with affordable housing located close to Elbowoods Memorial Health Center. Red Hawk will include six different floor plans, provide handicap accessibility, on-site management, a community room, fitness room, washer and dryers in each unit and secured entry.
“Due to some difficulty with connecting with rural water the completion of the Red Hawk Estates has been delayed” stated lead architect Michael Laverdure. The date of completion was early October but at present time North Segment staff and the Red Hawk contractors are working towards a date of December 1 for completion.
Laverdure is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and is one of twenty Tribally enrolled architects in the Nation. He has taken his knowledge of current Tribal housing issues and has applied it for long lasting development quality that will be comparable to highly sought-after rentals in larger cities.
Mold in Tribal housing has been an issue due to poorly built infrastructure, lack of maintenance and more according to Laverdure. The Red Hawk buildings will have solid insulation on exterior paneling and replaces common drywall and fiberglass insulation. This will be cost effective and reduces chance of mold. To prevent interior mold, Magic-Pak heating and cooling system are installed in each unit. Unlike electric baseboard heating or a portable air conditioner, this system will circulate fresh air through vents in each room. “This [Red Hawk Estates] was built to be made different from anything else for our future generations and not something that was a quick fix problem,” stated Laverdure.
Along with addressing health concerns such as mold, The building will include energy conserving features. Approved applicants will have energy saving LED and large windows to bring in natural lighting. Laverdure thought pre-installing window blinds would bring quality to the building and would defer from hanging blankets.
There will be eight three-bedroom units, three two-bedroom units, and one one-bedroom unit on each floor. Some units will have patios or balconies. The top floor will have a skylight roof in the hallway. Landscaping and fully paved parking lots and sidewalks will be added. Tenants will pay $750 for a three-bedroom, $650 for a two-bedroom, and $500 for a one-bedroom unit.
Eligibility for renting a unit at Red Hawk will be done pending a completed application and income. A strict no alcohol and no smoking policy will take place. Red Hawk Estates will have security and management on-site at all times. Applications can be picked up at the North Segment Community Development Corporation (NSCDC) office at 350 East Avenue A-Lot #21 in New Town, ND. You can also call their office at 701 627-3270.
A park is also in development along with two more buildings on the estates property confirmed NSCDC President Elgin Crowsbreast.