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
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.
BISMARCK — Responding to a new prediction that North Dakota's population will jump 25 percent by 2025, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday he will advocate boosting state subsidies for public works and low-income housing.
The lack of affordable housing is the biggest housing issue affecting Grand Forks, impacting its ability to retain residents and attract new ones according to members of a new commission assembled by the mayor.
Members for 'The Blue Ribbon Commission' were announced this evening. The commission is a promise by Mayor Michael Brown to address the housing issue in Grand Forks and develop a way for everyone to afford to live in town.
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