PHOTO GALLERY: Element 30 at University Village construction progress

Progress continues to be made on the Element 30 housing and retail space at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s University Village.
Workers this week were completing roof trusses on Building A and started framing on Building D1. Carpenters have finished the first trim on the south end of the third floor of Building B, and the rough-in mechanical was completed in the same building.
Part of the first phase – 27 housing units in Building B – are expected to be complete by July 1.
Buildings A, D1, D2, the townhomes and retail space are anticipated to open Oct. 1.

Project: Element 30 housing
Site Location: Corner of Highway 30 and University Drive
Cost: $48 million
Construction Start: Fall 2020

About the Project: The housing project is a public-private partnership between UNK and Grand Island real estate developer Scott Rief. His company, Millennium Development, will build, own and manage the housing. UNK is leasing the land to Millennium.
Planned in four phases over five years, the Element 30 project includes 230 total units – a combination of apartments, 10-plexes and townhomes.
The $14 million first phase includes 86 units, as well as a clubhouse, outdoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor gyms, carriage house, attached garages and courtyard. There will also be a 5,000-square-foot retail space with a restaurant planned as the anchor business.
The housing will serve the entire community.