Single lot piques housing interests


July 21, 2023

Brady Slater

This 80-by-110-foot lot at 333 20th St. in Cloquet, near Scanlon, was the subject of a city sale this week. Contractor Boss Builders plans to build on the lot, creating a for-sale home to add to the city's housing stock.

An 80-by-110-foot residential lot in southeast Cloquet gave rise to robust discussion on housing throughout city hall this month, with the city council agreeing Tuesday to sell the lot to a building contractor who plans to build on the lot with the intention to sell.

"The 'for-sale' market is the toughest market we've faced to date," said community development director Holly Hansen during last week's meeting of the Economic Development Authority.

"It's been easier to put up apartment buildings and multiple-family (dwellings) because that's how State of Minnesota programs for economic develo...

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