New Castle Townhomes

Worthington, MN | Housing

Overview

ISG worked with the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership to develop sustainable townhomes that provide a community atmosphere through shared space.


Opportunity

The Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership needed to design a townhome development in Worthington with affordability in mind and through a creative design process was also able to incorporate sustainable design practices to meet the Minnesota Green Communities guidelines.

Solution

ISG designed this 30-unit townhome community with efficient use of land as well as the incorporation of common areas to encourage a true neighborhood atmosphere. Native landscaping was incorporated on the site and a rain garden was designed to filter stormwater runoff before it went into the storm sewer system. Each home has spacious rooms with a patio leading out into the courtyard. Amenities include low-maintenance and durable exterior finishes such as steel roofs, a playground area with equipment and basketball hoops, and a common pavilion for gathering. This new community now offers a neighborhood atmosphere, complete with outdoor recreation areas and places for residents to greet and interact with one another and the environment.


Market News

ISG Strategically Advances Environmental Service Expertise

July 23, 2020 (Bloomington, Minnesota) – ISG, a professional design and engineering firm made a strategic advancement to expand its services by welcoming Julie Blackburn as its new Environmental Practice Group Leader, out of the firm’s Bloomington office. Joining 300+ employee-owners including a team of in-house environmental scientists, Julie, the former Governor’s appointee to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, brings over 25 years of passion for identifying environmental solutions and will guide the firm as it takes the next step in becoming an industry leader in environmental services.
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ISG Named Business of the Year by Grow Cedar Valley

June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.
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