EXCERPT: “From large apartment buildings to cozy condos, rental housing construction will continue at a rapid pace in 2018. In most cases, the new buildings have been in the planning stages for years, but the immediate construction reflects strong demand for housing in Mankato, Community Development Director Paul Vogel said. ‘We’ve exceeded the assumptions of the 2016 housing study by approximately 600 units,’ he said. Even with all the new homes and apartments, vacancy rates are still low by historic standards.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2HIg7N8