"This is NOT a man-camp in disguise!"
That's how Dean Rasmuson introduced Silver Springs neighborhood development to Surrey residents on Thursday.
President of the Obasa Group, US Division, Rasmuson himself is a North Dakota native, his grandparents lived their whole lives in Surrey.
Silver Springs will expand Surrey by 2,000 housing units --- and MUCH more.
(Dean Rasmuson, President of the Obasa Group, US Division) "It's a full community. We've got commercial elements including the first grocery store back into Surrey, which will be real nice. We'll have restaurants. Soccer fields, libraries. Miles of linear parks. We're really trying to make the whole area for families, for people to enjoy."
Silver Springs will also include a senior center, single family, multi-family and townhomes.
Rasmuson says the development will include rate controlled housing specifically for law enforcement, public service professionals and teachers.
And for the teachers --- the Obasa Group is donating the land for a new school.
Rasmuson says the vision is to draw existing Surrey residents into the 'new part of town.'
(Dean Rasmuson, President of the Obasa Group, US Division) "Most of our homes, especially in the first couple of years will come from existing Surrey residents. They have good equity in their homes. Their homes are a little older, well maintained, easy to sell so they'll get some out-of-towner to come in, buy their home and they'll move up and be a part of something new and exciting."
Construction on the first block of housing has started and will continue on the 667 acres of land north of Surrey as the lots sell.
For more information and finished lot prices visit www.SliverSpringsND.com.