September 17, 2018
Writer: Bryanna Willis

Last week, Hemming Properties held its ribbon cutting for phase two of Hemming Village in Rexburg. The project has lasted about two years from the start of construction and contains community housing, single student housing, several eateries, a credit union and a global organization.

Richie Webb, president for Hemming Properties, says phase two will have created around 300 jobs for the community. Counting the other side of the street (phase one), Hemming Village will have brought an estimated 400 jobs to Rexburg.

Webb says there are five businesses located in phase two of Hemming Village; Five guys, Righteous Slice, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Idaho Central Credit Union and NAVEX Global. They are still looking for one more company to lease the last space to.

On the residential side, Webb says the community housing is located right above the businesses and the new Cedars houses single students. Local News 8 reports Hemming Village has 53 units of community housing and 444 beds for single students.

Webb says they had couples moving in at the beginning of September and they had crews working right up to the night before making things ready for them. They still have a few minor things to finish but he says, “the end of construction and the start of opening sometimes intermingle just a bit… so it was busy.”

We asked Webb what is next for Hemming Properties.

 “I want to rest for a minute,” he says laughing, “we have other projects in Rexburg that we have done as well, but for right now we are just trying to get this one finished and operating well and then we will sit back and decide what to do next.”

Hemming Properties is mainly a family owned and operated business. Webb says they like to remember that and remember the family historical homes around Rexburg. For them this isn’t just a project about making places to shop, but making Rexburg a better place to live.