Willmar Planning Commission approves land sale that could make Block 25 location for new apartment complex

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WILLMAR — The value of four Willmar-owned lots in downtown was debated Wednesday night by members of the Willmar Planning Commission. The question was whether the lots located on Block 25, currently being used as a public parking lot, were more valuable to the city as a parking lot or as the future home of a new apartment building.

At the end of the debate, which raised several questions and differences of opinion on the issue, the commission approved the sale to Lumber One Development Company LLC for $1 a parcel. It will now go to the Willmar City Council for final approval.

Lumber One plans to construct a market-rate apartment complex with around 57 units on the site, using the entirety of Block 25, located between Second and Third Street Streets Southwest, bordered by U.S. Highway 12 and Benson Avenue.

Read the full article at the West Central Tribune.

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