Sky Ridge takes shape

Rough grading at Sky Ridge was recently completed, revealing a preliminary glimpse at the layout of the new workforce housing development coming to Spearfish. Pioneer photo by Alex Portal

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SPEARFISH — The Sky Ridge housing development has hit a major milestone as rough grading has been completed – the first step to developing the 156 square acre workforce housing project.

“The softball fields are graded in as well as the soccer complexes and the roads,” said Spearfish City Administrator Mike Harmon during Monday’s council meeting.

Harmon said crews are now working on installing underground utilities such as water and sewer mains as well as storm drainage, which will continue through the winter in preparation for construction to begin in the spring.

“We’ve had fantastic weather that’s allowed this project to stay on schedule and in fact ahead of schedule,” he said.

Sky Ridge is a public-private partnership between the city of Spearfish and Dream Design International, Inc. to bring affordable workforce housing to the city. When completed, the site will hold around 150 new single-family homes all priced at or below $275,000, as well as a 20-acre sports complex containing four softball fields and seven soccer fields suitable to host tournaments, as well as an outdoor recreation path.

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