St. Joseph city council considers affordable housing project on east side

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph could get some much-needed affordable housing, if local governments support a new project proposed by Sand Cos. City council and economic development authority members heard preliminary details about an apartment building project on the east side of St. Joseph at a special joint meeting Tuesday, March 19. Megan Carr, a senior business development manager

Council considers new ‘shovel-ready’ industrial park on east side of city

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph could soon be home to new industrial businesses, if a plan to develop an industrial park comes to fruition. The City Council approved March 4 a preliminary plat of an industrial park development southeast of CR 133 and east of 19th Avenue NE. The development is just northeast of the St. Joseph Coborn’s. If

Renovation confirms Church of St. Joseph’s foundations run deep

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.om Locals have always known the foundations of the Church of St. Joseph run deep. But a recent renovation has confirmed it. Underneath the worship space runs two hand-built, stone-wall foundations the length of the church. The foundations have held up the roof for 150 years, but are getting an update this winter. Construction crews will reinforce the