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Responsible Growth in a Unique Suburb

January 18th, 2022

The city of Hugo has focused development efforts on maximizing open space while retaining a small-town feel.  Centra Homes’ planned development promises both at an affordable price point for homebuyers.

Addressing his community’s development planning, Hugo Mayor Tom Weidt says that expansion of the growing northeastern suburb comes with some intentionality:

“Hugo residents value our open spaces as well as our rural character and strive to be good stewards of the natural resources.”

This spirit of responsible growth sits at the heart of the planned Meadows at Hugo development near 159th street and highway 61.  The Centra Homes project seeks to deliver a variety of housing options while retaining the city’s culture via scenic neighborhoods, wetlands areas and walkable trail systems.

Plans call for 87 new homes split between single-level villa homes and two-story detached townhomes, all delivered at an affordable price point.

“The Meadows at Hugo will be a walkable, neighborhood-focused community,” says Centra Homes President Dale Wills, “we are delighted to be supporting Hugo’s growth.”

Grading on the project commenced in the fall with plans to offer homes by spring of next year.  The homes will range from 1,300-2,300 square feet with options that promise to be attractive to downsizers, young families and young professionals alike.  Homes will feature 2-3 bedrooms and 2-3 baths for each of the planned 45 single-level villas and 42 detached two-story townhomes. 

Perhaps the most striking quality of the scenic community will be its walkability with access to the Hardwood Creek Trail and many lakes nearby.  This rural feel is balanced with retail and restaurant options just a short drive away in White Bear Lake.

Exponential growth in the suburbs often comes at a steep price to the culture of an established city.  Hugo is taking a measured approach in order to avoid this pitfall while stepping into new development.  The Meadows at Hugo is the latest example of how collaboration between City Planners and builders can be key to making that dream a reality.

“Retaining a community’s identity is challenging but crucial for builders.  Because of our collaboration with City Staff, we are confident the Meadows at Hugo will hit the mark”

— Dale Wills, Centra Homes Founder and President

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