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South Dakota RV Park Opens for Workers

October 13, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

An Elkton, S.D., developer recently finished a 20-unit RV park that’s expected to be occupied mostly by area construction workers, the Brookings Register reported.

Recreation vehicles started to move into the new Vision Expandable Homes RV Park on the east end of Elkton in late September after the park opened earlier in the month, according to owner Keith Kinner.

The park includes 20 units with power, water and sewer hookups. It also has enough infrastructure to allow for future expansion.

“We’re really happy with how it’s turning out,” Kinner said.

The park took a little more than two years to complete at a cost of about $120,000 and added $7,200 in tax revenue for the town of Elkton, he said.

Kinner, who also built the Vision Expandable Homes housing development in Elkton, said he built the RV park with temporary construction workers in mind. That includes those working on the $400 million Deer Creek Station under construction south of White and the Buffalo Ridge II wind project in the same vicinity in Brookings County.

Construction workers who are assisting with those projects will be in the area for a significant amount of time, but not permanently.

“That’s our specific target group – those construction folks – and we know it’s short term,” Kinner said.

But Kinner also has the future in mind with the park.

He doesn’t expect to be able to maintain enough business in the park once the temporary construction workers leave, but it will become a part of the Vision Expandable Homes development in two or three years once the construction projects are finished.

There is enough infrastructure in the park for an eight-home addition to the existing development, which currently includes 27 houses.

The park, which was previously a farmer’s pasture, is located off Third Street in east Elkton. It was designed for longer-term residents but will accommodate short stays as well.

Rates are $18 per day for 30-amp eectric  service and $20 per day for 50-amp services. Monthly rates are $450 and $480, and annual rates are also discounted, Kinner said.

The water lines are heated and will work through the winter, he added.

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