Hutchinson Takes Next Step in Possible Apartment Construction


The Hutchinson City Council this week took the next step in paving the way for the possible development of apartment complex on the Crow River.

A developer is interested in building the structure on the site of the “old Cenex fertilizer plant” on 3rd Avenue Northwest.

The city had planned on acting on entering into a purchase agreement with the developer but at Tuesday’s meeting, denied entering into that and instead approved a “first right of refusal” agreement.

The city plans on selling the property for $351,000 for future development.

Some officials and residents feel the city should work as quickly as possible on the apartment proposal.

Jim Fahey spoke to the council:

Councilor Steve Cook felt there are other properties readily available in Hutchinson to build apartments and other types of development should be looked at for that site:

Regardless, city officials say the proposal is still very early in the process, and ultimately, the city council has the right to make the final decision.


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