by Mike Knaak
Builders created 46 housing units in St. Joseph during 2019 resulting in 76 jobs, according to data released by Central Minnesota Builders Association.
The building activity included 11 single-family homes and 35 apartments accounting for more than $3.1 million in taxes and fees. There were three single-family homes constructed in St. Joseph Township last year.
In the St. Cloud area, more than 900 new housing units were added that the homebuilders association says added more than 1,900 jobs to the economy.
There were 508 single-family homes constructed in 2019, up 23 from the year before. New apartment units totaled 394, down 188 units compared with 2018.
Construction continues under the current stay-at-home order as builders are considered “critical businesses.”