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July 12, 2018 Hesston RecordJuly 12, 2018 Hesston Record

Prairie Fire, City Talk Country Village Development Plan

Posted 5/4/2017

Record Staff

Hesston’s neighbors to the north, the city of Moundridge, has already contracted with Prairie Fire Development.

The Record contacted Moundridge City Administrator Randy Frazer for his insights on how Prairie Fire has operated in Moundridge and the community’s investment and response to the new housing additions created by the business.


How long has Moundridge been working with Prairie Fire? –

The City selected them 2014 as the developer we would work with after needs were determined


How many units are currently occupied? 

Approximately 32


How many are planned? 

42 units of housing have been built by Prairie Fire currently and that is all that is currently planned


Did Moundridge have to supply Prairie Fire with land for free or at a reduced cost? –

The city sold them land for market price of Ag land it was around $4,200 per acre


Who paid for and installed infrastructure? 

The developer paid for development costs including land purchase engineering, platting, streets, wastewater, etc. the City installed the water and electric distribution system


How are the brick and mortar buildings financed? Is the City involved with the actual construction of dwellings or the cost of building dwellings? 

The city had no involvement in the construction or financing of the residences but was the sponsoring entity in the application procress for the following programs.  

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