Development across the Winnebago community by Tribal entities is working to ease the housing crunch.
In the Ho-Chunk Village development, a 40-acre expansion is reaching a new milestone as the first homes are being completed.
The $50 million expansion has new infrastructure in place to support 120 apartment units, 32 townhomes, 10 elder homes, and 35 single-family homes across 57 lots.
The expansion doubles the existing 40-acre development on the north side of Winnebago along U.S. Highway 75 that began in the early 2000s.
As construction continues, visible highlights today include the 7 single-family homes nearing completion, one completed single-family home that’s now occupied, and plans to break ground on 4-5 more homes in the coming weeks.
The senior housing in Elders’ Village part of the expansion also features 5 cozy ADA-compliant duplexes, expected to be finished this year.
The current expansion connects to the original development, to expand the master-planned community that is designed to be a walkable community and facilitate healthy lifestyles.
The existing Ho-Chunk Village already includes a new Farmers Market indoor/outdoor pavilion, parks, walking trails, sculpture garden, apartments, single-family homes, senior housing and mix-used residential and commercial buildings.
The expansion will also feature a courtyard connecting walking trails, benches and green areas, and a common area with a pavilion and grilling spaces, all backdropped by the wooded creek.
Elders’ Village and Ho-Chunk Village 2.0 expansion work is being completed by Ho-Chunk Capital and its subsidiaries BluStone Architecture Studio and BluStone Homes along with HCI Construction.