Rock Valley, Iowa — The Rock Valley Economic Development Corporation has acquired some land for future residential growth.
Rock Valley Economic Development Director David Miller says Rock Valley is experiencing sustained success in its business and industry sector, which has led to a shortage in available workforce over the years.
Miller says the newly-acquired 50-acre property is expected to meet the high demand for single-family construction in Rock Valley and he says Rock Valley’s past success with similar developments made the need for available single-family properties more prevalent.
He says that the partnership of the City of Rock Valley, RVEDC and private developers have produced twelve housing developments, where over 240 homes have been constructed since 2000. The newly-acquired 50 acres, along with land previously owned by RVEDC will be home to over 150 single family homes when completed. He says the new property, located about a half mile south of the Highway 18 stoplight was purchased from Wilmer and Wanda Wynia, and he thanked them for their willingness to work with the City.
Rock Valley grew 32.4% from 2000 to 2013, making Rock Valley the fastest-growing community in the western third of Iowa, says Miller.
He tells us what happens next.
While it’s too early to purchase lots in the new area, Miller says they do have a number of lots available in other developments. Plus, he says if you’re really interested in a lot in the new area, you could call his office at 712-476-2576.