Growth in Superior Second Highest in State

By KBJR News 2

August 6, 2010 Updated Oct 6, 2009 at 4:57 PM CDT

An 11-million dollar assisted living facility, and a corporate headquarters are making their way to Superior.

New Perspective Senior Living is planning on constructing a multi unit building that would house seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Perkins restaurants are moving their corporate headquarters from Duluth to Superior.

A one-million dollar 64-hundred square foot building will be constructed next to the existing Perkins restaurant in Superior.

Superior Mayor Dave Ross says these building projects are just one part of a great year of growth for the city.

"In equalized value that's the growth and value of our community we've had unprecedented growth of 4.85 percent now that might not mean much for some of you but it's the second best growth in the state."

New Perspective Founder and C-E-O Todd Novaczyk found that dealing with city leadership swayed him into choosing Superior rather than Duluth for the huge building project.

"Very few where we have been received better, supported more and just encouraged if you will by the staff here at the city of Superior."

Mayor Ross says encouraging growth within the city has been a high priority for his administration, but he says he couldn't have done it without the support of the Superior City Council.

"Because of this strong partnership between this council, this mayor and our administration that we have moved forward in a way I believe Superior is becoming the envy of the region."

The assisted living community is expected to be completed next summer.

It's predicted that the city could receive more than 70-thousand tax dollars a year for the assisted living building.