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New apartment building raises hopes and issues


June 28, 2019

Jana Peterson

As seen from the roof of Aspen Arms, the new White Pine Apartments building is nearing completion after some early challenges, including funding and issues with the water table in the underground garage that delayed construction somewhat.

Rising high in the air like the trees they are named for, the White Pine Apartment building in Cloquet is nearing completion. Created in response to a 2014 housing study that showed a serious shortage of housing, particularly for lower income levels, the 35-unit building will be entirely affordable housing.

Debra Shaff, executive director of the Cloquet/Carlton Housing and Redevelopment Authority, explained that the apartments will provide workforce housing.

"They're for people with some sort of income, but who are unable to afford a market rate apartment," she said. The idea for the buildi...

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