Went to my niece’s wedding over the weekend. The service was in Junction City and the reception in Manhattan. I don’t think you can drive two miles in either of those cities without seeing new construction. A lot of it is residential, in part because of the anticipated return of more troops to Fort Riley (there also appears to be a lot of construction on base, too.) But there also is a lot of retail and commercial, including a mixed-use development planned near the Manhattan mall.
Some locals think developers may have overbuilt on the residential side. Earlier media reports said that returning base personnel found the new housing too expensive. Still, both towns are really hopping.