East Anamosa Street Expansion celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting CeremonyDecember 21, 2023
On December 18, 2023, Dream Design and the City of Rapid City officially cut the ribbon for the extension of East Anamosa Street and celebrated the successful private-public partnership that brought this street to Rapid City. The newly constructed road will provide crucial transportation connections to thousands of residents in the community, connecting East Anamosa with Mickelson Drive and the Copperfield area.
The East Anamosa extension project was privately funded by Dream Design for nearly $15 million through a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) process. Those funds went towards grading, water mains, sewer systems, stormwater management, and road construction. The City further invested approximately $5 million in the construction of a significant regional water booster station, making this project a substantial infrastructure enhancement for the east and north sides of Rapid City.
Hani Shafai, President of Dream Design International, emphasized the collaborative effort to provide the community with and workforce housing, coupled with significant infrastructure connections within the area.
“This is really a partnership to provide our community with affordable and workforce housing and at the same time provide major infrastructure connections within the community,” Shafai said.
The Anamosa Street extension is part of a larger multi-phase project known as “Shepherd Hills,” developed by Dream Design International. Shepherd Hills will provide a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments at various price points, as well as multiple commercial properties and a new school.
Mayor Salamun expressed gratitude for the direct routes created by the East Anamosa Street extension for public safety employees, emphasizing the importance of firefighters, EMS, and the police department reaching their destinations to assist those in need swiftly.
“This is a great day for Rapid City and a sign of things to come, and we’re very grateful for it,” said Mayor Salamun during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
First responder vehicles from the police and fire departments were the first to travel on the new extension.