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Housing project will begin in Norton

By The Hays Daily News

NORTON -- Construction on Norton Estates LLC -- 12 duplexes and a total of 24 living units -- is scheduled to begin in a few weeks.

Growth in new and expanding businesses and the expansion of the Colby Community College Norton Campus has created a need for more housing.

Norton City/County Economic Development, Northwest Kansas Planning and Development Corp. and the city of Norton worked together on the project. They received a $400,000 grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. for infrastructure.

The duplexes will be built south of Armory Road and east of Reagan Street on property previously owned by Don and Carol Ryan. The property was donated to the Frontier Community Foundation.

The units, built and owned by Bainter Construction of Hoxie, should be completed later this year. They will be available for rent or purchase.