Over 400 apartments in Prairie Trail


A developer from Omaha, Nebraska, plans this spring to build more than 400 apartment buildings on the Ankeny Prairie Highway.

Building a 22-story Community building, Sterling North on Prairie Trail, will take over 21 acres west of Southview Middle School.

Development will include a trio of four-story urban-style housing estates. Around these buildings will be a series of 19 small two-story buildings, each with 10 units.

Each unit will have built-in washers and dryers, quartz countertops and luxurious vinyl tiles. Development will also include garages, a swimming pool, a gym and a fire pit.

North Sterling, a multi-unit residential development scheduled for next year, will bring more than 400 units to the development of Ankeny’s Prairie Trail Prairies. It will include three of the four-story residential complexes, as shown above, and 19 small buildings of 10 pieces each. (Photo: Special for the Register)

North Sterling will be within walking distance of the Prairie Trail Area, which offers several dining and entertainment options.

“It’s not much better for a developer,” said Jerry Sluski, one of the owners of SB Communities.

Studios, one-room and three-room apartments will appear in Sterling North apartment complexes. Rents will range from $ 750 to $ 1,150 a month, Slusky said. According to him, apartments in large houses will consist of one or two bedrooms and will probably cost from 1200 to 1400 dollars.

Sterling North will become a company Second project at Prairie Trail. Community SB is completing work on the final phase of Stirling on the Prairie Trail, which includes more than 300 apartment buildings north of Oralabor Road. Work on these units began in 2015.

According to Sluska, the number of apartments in The Sterling is still 98% or more.

Sluski said SB Communities, which is being built in mid-sized cities, decided to enter the Ankeny market in 2013. Currently, it has about 1,500 units, either built or under development. More than 700 of them are on the Ankeny Prairie Trail.

Other company developments include projects in the cities of Nebraska Kearney, Grand Island and Papillion.

Development on North Sterling will take place in three stages, starting from the southern end and moving north. The first phase will include eight of 10 buildings consisting of 10 apartments, a complex of 58 apartments, a pool and three garages. The second will include six out of 10 houses and a 78-apartment complex. Phase 3 will complete the development with the last five buildings with 10 units and another apartment complex of 78 units.

Sluski said that he expects to start the first stage in the spring at the first stage and complete it by the summer of 2021, and the second and third stages will be completed in the summer of 2022 and 2023.

Sterling’s North will be the last housing development on the 1031-acre Ankeny Prize Trail, owned by D.R.A. Real estate began in 2008. Since then, about three-quarters of the residential housing originally planned for construction has been completed, DRA said. Marketing Director Ashley Johnson.

Johnson said that Prairie Trail currently sells about 100 residential plots per year, and most of the western part of Prairie Trail has already been built.

According to Johnson, construction along the eastern side is ongoing and should begin with the addition of Heritage Elementary School, which opens in the fall of 2020. Heritage will be the fourth school of the Ankeny school district in the Prairie Trail.

Prairie Trail also saw significant development this year in the county, its commercial development in the upper part of the city.

Kinseth Hospitality Cos. Inaugurated the Inn Residence at 1515 S.W. Main street in October. The three-story building includes first-level retail, including Gray Lotus Clothing & Lifestyle, Rise & Grind Nutrition, and Tanique Custom Airbrush Tanning.

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Other businesses that will open in 2019 include Olive Tap, operating room, Re / Max Concept, Scissors and Scotch, law firm Takekawa & Green, Talen X, Wasabi Asian Grille & Lounge and The Outside Scoop.

This year was the first full year at the Prairie Trail for the B & B Theaters, where a cinema with 12 screens and a bowling alley was opened last December.

A new building is under construction in the northeast corner of Southwest State Street and Southwest Vintage Parkway in The District, which will house the new Smokey Row coffee shop, as well as Mike’s Subs and YogaSix jams.

The city is also completing work on the new 55,000-square-meter Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library. Feet in the county, which will more than double the size of the city’s library base.

The Primrose School of Ankeny, an early learning center that is part of the Primrose Schools franchise, is also scheduled to open in late January at 2620 S.W. The old boulevard. The school is now enrolling and will hold an open day on January 4.

Ian Richardson covers Ankeny and Altoon for Register. Contact him at irichardson@registermedia.com, 515-284-8254, or on Twitter at @DMRIanR.

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