The Prairie Trail Village project in Sheldon has been developed to address a clear need in Sheldon and O’Brien County, and that is the need for quality rental units. Prairie Trail Village is a two Phase project and the first phase includes 38 rental units with 30 apartments and 8 townhomes. The City of Sheldon created an urban revitalization area to incent the developer and rezoned the area to accommodate the project. The project will feature a village- type concept that will appeal to both individuals and families. Prairie Trail Village will include a playground, a dog park, and easy access to restaurants, schools, and highways. The Sheldon Prairie Trail Village project is an outstanding example of a community recognizing the importance of creating housing options to offer current and future members of the area workforce. Housing is clearly a building block for economic development in Sheldon and O’Brien County.