Skip to main content

Construction boom ending in central Minn. as projects wrap up

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Construction, renovation and expansion work on a number of key large-scale commercial projects in Central Minnesota have wrapped up or are winding down, leading to a slowdown in building permit values for the area.

The St Cloud Times reviewed the data compiled in St. Cloud and the metro cities of Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Augusta, St. Joseph and Waite Park from the first half of the year. The newspaper reports that the work is valued at $57.6 million — equivalent to about one-third of what was on the books in 2012.

Large scale construction projects that are done or nearing completion include work on university buildings, hospitals and an apartment complex.

St. Augusta is the only city reporting values ahead of last year, attributed to construction of a $3.2 million apartment building that started last month. The only other multimillion-dollar project in the area from the second quarter is the $2.4 million Rejuv Medical Center in Waite Park.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-01-27 at 9.15.45 PM

Buckeyes crash the glass, fend off Gophers

E.J. Liddell dominated in the paint to help No. 16 Ohio State.

nicolas blouin flickr fire hose

Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews

It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.

All Energy Solar - Bringing Panels to Roof

All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022

Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce

Royal Canadian Mounted Police maintoba crossing crop

Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border

They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.


Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'

Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.

police lights

Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase

He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.

kua dog go fund me

Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner

The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.

Fuzzy Gerdes Flickr Franks Diner Kenosha

WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved

Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.


Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo

The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.

fentanyl DEA

21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN

Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.

Band Box Diner Courtney Mault Flickr

MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed

MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.