THE WEST WING The generation gap of development
I attended on Wednesday morning the monthly meeting of the Business, Government and Education Allliance (BGEA) committee of the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce. The topic was the Gran... Posted on 1/9/13 at 6:18 PM
Polk County commissioners remain hopeful that a Crookston city block located kitty-corner from their government center will soon be back on the tax rolls. The commissioners recently decided to put the 1.8-acre block — with paved streets on three sides and an alley on the fourth — up for bids again.
Affordable housing in North Dakota gets a big shot in the arm from the fifth largest bank in the United States. U.S. Bank in Bismarck makes the single largest contribution in the history of the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund, $3 million to be precise, all which is expected to be put to good use to relieve the state's housing crisis.
City leaders are working to make Grand Forks development more attractive to builders by reducing cost risks and lowering some fees. The Blue Ribbon commission made initial recommendations and now they're being taken a step further.
Grand Forks City Councilmen heard reaction to the Blue Ribbon Housing Commission's report from a UND economist this evening. Professor and Economics Chairman David Flynn says housing prices may be getting too much attention.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on housing put a final stamp of approval on the committee's action plan this evening. The report will now go to the mayor's office where Michael Brown is expected to get the ball rolling.
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