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Joplin Housing Complex Reopens

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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP)- A large apartment Joplin apartment complex heavily damaged in last year’s tornado has officially reopened.

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean and others gathered Friday to celebrate the grand re-opening of the complex, called 1502 Michigan Place.

The Joplin Globe reports that the apartments sustained heavy damaged in the May 22nd, 2011, tornado, and were rebuilt by Dominium, a Minnesota-based developer. Mark Moorhouse, Dominium senior vice president and project partner, said the 138 units were 100 percent occupied.

Colby McGehee, community manager for Dominium, said about 60 people moved into the apartments from Federal Emergency Management Agency housing. The rebuilding project cost about $15 million.

Dominium has nine other apartment complexes in Missouri.

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