The Mandan City Commission on Tuesday approved a full two-year property tax break for HM4, LLC., for a 42-unit apartment building at Sunset Drive and 27th Street N.W.

The property tax break is about $84,828 per year for each of the years the tax is waived.

The commission requires the developer build at least two low- to moderate-income units with the development.

Jim Moen of HM4 LLC. said work on the project will start this month and finish by March 2014.

Commissioners also awarded Northern Improvement the bid for $1.23 million for new streets, curb and lighting for the Heart Ridge Second Addition in Southwest Mandan.

The project is located on the north side of 19th Street. The development consists mostly of single family housing.

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