ABOUT SAWBILL VILLAGE
Sawbill Village is a multi-use development that will have affordable housing for Cook County residents and retail space available for lease.
The 2.2-acre site is in a highly desirable location on Highway 61 in Tofte, MN. Construction will take place through 2022, and the building is projected to open in 2023.
Residents will enjoy the proximity to Tofte Park, Lake Superior, the Gitchi Gami State Trail, and being close to work, the elementary school, the bank, post office, outdoor activities, restaurants, etc.
Retail owners will be supported by the thriving tourism industry in Tofte and the North Shore. Despite being well-established with resorts and rental properties, the West End of Cook County is underdeveloped in supportive businesses like shops and restaurants.
With an occupancy rate >90% occupancy during the high season, this shortage of restaurants, retail stores, and affordable living accommodations is a key problem for the West End. It is also a huge gap for the 1-million+ visitors who travel through Tofte.
With its multi-use retail offering, Sawbill Village is strategically located for success in the heart of Tofte, MN.
WHO IS DEVELOPING 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 and his family have a residence in Tofte, Minnesota. He recognized these needs in the community by spending time there and talking to local residents and business owners. As a result, he is investing in a solution.
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.
When construction is complete he plans to run the property operations full time.
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!
Copy the template letter, or use your own
Put it on your letterhead
email it to Rob@SawbillVillage.com
Letters on company letterhead are preferred, but you may also use this form to voice your support.