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WELCOME TO SAWBILL VILLAGE

Sawbill Village is a NEW multi-use development in Tofte, Minnesota. After construction, it will have 6 brand new ADA accessible apartments available for Cook County residents to rent. It will also have 3 retail spaces, and 1 restaurant space available for lease. 

Sawbill Village will be a two-story building designed to meet two critical needs of those living in the West End of Cook County, Minnesota:

  1. Affordable housing for local residents

  2. Retail spaces to create opportunities for aspiring new business owners. 

Our intention is to create solutions for community growth by investing in the necessary infrastructure.

Voice your support of the need for year-round housing in Cook County, MN

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NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE NORTH SHORE, MN

Affordable housing in Cook County, MN has been identified as a critical need for local residents and businesses. 

Sawbill Village will offer 6 two-bedroom apartments designed with usability in mind. Amenities like spacious apartments, heated indoor storage, and the use of an indoor gathering space make this property unique.  

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New jobs and opportunities are needed, but three key challenges inhibit the launch of new businesses in the West ond of Cook County, MN:

  • High building costs and capital requirements

  • Shortage of available space to lease. 

  • Location - In order to get foot traffic, the retail space must be located around other things to do. 

 

Tofte is a gateway for over 1.1+ million people who come to visit the North Shore and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness each year. There is a demand by both Tofte residents and North Shore visitors for more restaurants and retail shops in the area. 

SAWBILL VILLAGE PROVIDES A SOLUTION

By providing retail space for lease, Sawbill Village provides an opportunity for new entrepreneurs and business owners to fill the need for more shops and restaurants in Tofte.

 

Aspiring businesses can move in and start a business without needing to buy or build. This enables more businesses to open in Tofte, which will drive economic development in Cook County, MN's West End.

NEW RETAIL SPACES ON THE NORTH SHORE, MN

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THE MISSION OF
SAWBILL VILLAGE

"To build a community infrastructure that empowers life, growth, and new opportunities for people in the West End of Cook County, Minnesota." 

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WHO IS BUILDING SAWBILL VILLAGE?

Sawbill Village is being developed and operated by Rob Dieter, owner of Red Five, LLC.

Red Five, LLC was established solely to find solutions to Cook County, Minnesota’s identified critical needs of affordable housing and retail space.

Rob’s interest is in expanding the sense of community by supporting the needs of local residents in Cook County. He is not affiliated with any other local business, resorts, employee programs, etc. 

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SUBMIT A LETTER OF SUPPORT

Grant funding is critical to building the affordable housing portion of the project.

Sawbill Village needs letters of support from local businesses in order to make affordable housing a reality on the West End of Cook County, MN

IT'S EASY TO SUBMIT A LETTER and VOICE YOUR SUPPORT!

  1. Click here to copy the template letter, or use your own

  2. Put it on your letterhead

  3. email it to Rob@SawbillVillage.com

Letters on company letterhead are preferred, but you may also use this form to voice your support