WILLMAR — Since 2018, there have been around 600 housing units developed in Willmar, most of them in multi-unit complexes dotted across the city. While the influx of apartments has been welcome, according to the housing study completed for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission last year, the city will need an additional 1,580 units of various types and costs between now and 2030. Another 950 will be needed outside of Willmar.
“Sources of housing demand stem from several things — household growth, pent up rental demand, capturing a portion of commuters working in Willmar and senior housing needs,” said Aaron Backman, executive director of the EDC, at the Nov. 15 League of Women Voters of the Willmar Area Hot Topics discussion.
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