News Release
Release No.STELPRD4018321
ContactTammi Schone605-352-1102
Bryant, SD, Aug 22, 2012 --

@@USDA Rural Development Staff, along with Dan Ward Construction, Architect David Todd, Bryant city officials, the property management team and tenants visited Parkview Apartments today to view the completion of the renovation made on the multi-family housing complex.

“This is a great example of the federal government supporting local efforts,” said Meeks.  She continued, “I am sure that the current residents and future residents will appreciate the beauty and benefits this renovation brings. Congratulations to all who have provided leadership on this effort!”

Bryant Parkview Apartments is an elderly project with eight-one bedroom apartments. The project has seen little improvement in its 32 years. The windows and exterior entrance doors were deteriorated causing heat loss in the winter and increased air conditioning costs during the summer. The kitchens had limited space with outdated countertops and sinks; and the bathrooms had the original fixtures and in poor shape. The entire project has been renovated including roofing, siding, plumbing, electrical, flooring, windows, appliances, and handicap accessibility.

USDA Rural Development provided Multi-Family Housing loan funds in the amount of $352,107 and grant funds of $7,678 for the repair/renovation of this project.

“We are very fortunate to be able to have completely renovated these apartments. They are brand new meeting new energy efficient requirements and handicap accessibility guidelines. They will be an asset to this rural community of 350. There were many people involved in this project and it was a joint effort of all involved that we are celebrating the completion of this project. We are proud to have them as part of our Parkview Campus,” said Nell Rust, Property Manager.

USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of more than $172 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural areas.