Ground Breaks on $39.5M Luxury Apartment Home Community in North Dakota

Mishawaka, Ind. – Work has gotten underway on North Gate Apartment Homes, a 300-unit upscale community in Williston, North Dakota. North Gate is a partnership between BlackRidge Companies and The Sterling Group.


Sterling Construction is the general contractor for this market rate rental development that will consist of 12 buildings and feature a variety of spacious one, two and three bedroom floorplans. These floorplans range in square footage from 709 – 1,305. Rents range from $1,950 – $3,500 for unfurnished apartment homes.

Located on 18.81 acres at 42nd St. East in Williston, North Gate will be constructed in the rapidly-growing area of North Dakota thanks to the oil boom of the Bakken Shale Formation.

“This area is one of the hottest markets in the country,” said Lance Swank, president of The Sterling Group. “There is a tremendous demand for high-quality housing in Western North Dakota and we are excited to be a part of this phenomenal movement that is taking place in this region. We are happy to partner with BlackRidge Companies. They have a strong presence in the West region and their experience in the hospitality and multifamily industry will help to assure we are offering the best product in the market. ”

This luxurious, pet-friendly community will feature a resident clubhouse, cyber café with Wi-Fi, fitness center with top-of-the-line equipment, an outdoor fireplace and grilling station, car care center, and recycling center. Attached and detached garages will also be offered, along with heated exterior storage areas and car/truck plug-ins.

Residents will find that the upscale apartment homes feature amenities found in residential homes, including a full-size washer and dryer, fully-equipped kitchen with Energy Star rated appliances, woodgrain flooring throughout, and spacious, walk-in closets. One of the more unique and convenient features is the locker area located in each residential building. Residents will have an opportunity to rent lockers for storage of items with oil residue. Furnished apartment homes are also available.

North Gate is expected to open in spring of 2014. A sister property, Sierra Ridge Apartment Homes, is currently under construction in Dickinson, ND and will open in June. The waitlist is now open at

BlackRidge Companies is a privately owned and operated real estate development and holding company based in the heart of Southwest Montana. BlackRidge specializes in market rate, multifamily apartment home communities and high-quality hotels nationwide. For more information on BlackRidge Companies, please visit

Sterling Construction Corporation is a company of The Sterling Group, Inc., which specializes in the development, construction and management of rental housing communities across the Midwest and Southeast. Sterling Construction has been focused on constructing rental housing communities since 1983. For more information regarding Sterling Construction, please contact Scott Buckey, Vice President of Construction, at 574-247-3246 or visit

North Gate will be managed by Sterling Management, LLC. Sterling Management has over 30 years of experience assisting owners in achieving both physical and financial goals for their assets. For more information, please contact Andrea Hurn, Vice President of Management, at 574-247-3241 or please visit