Tofte awarded IRRRB grant to pursue senior housing

After more than five years of looking at different ways to fund senior housing in the West End, the Tofte Town board got some good news at its Thursday, January 9 meeting.

The Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) has awarded a $235,000 infrastructure grant to the township that will be used to help erect a 10-unit single structure building that will sit somewhere on 29 acres of land owned by the township.

The Tofte supervisors will have a meeting with Ehlers & Associates on February 5 to discuss bonding for this senior housing project. The township will own the building and James said public meetings would be held with residents of the community before proceeding. James said, “We need to get the public’s ideas and input.”