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Roosevelt neighborhood housing plan still drawing concerns

E Homes on 12th Street North, just east of commercial properties and rentals owned by the NDSU Foundation, are at risk to be turned into rentals. E A pocket of low-density housing between Barrett and College Streets and Ninth Avenue North to just...

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E Homes on 12th Street North, just east of commercial properties and rentals owned by the NDSU Foundation, are at risk to be turned into rentals.

E A pocket of low-density housing between Barrett and College Streets and Ninth Avenue North to just south of 12th Avenue North could be eroded without a buffer from high-density housing surrounding it.

Tom Fisher, who owns a rental property near Johnson Park, likes the plan.

"The fact of the matter is, NDSU is just going to get bigger and bigger. They need to get the high-density residential with the commercial," Fisher said.

Pam Johnson, 1335-1339 11th Ave. N., said the plan "would be a golden opportunity" to have a mix of housing and green spaces to "make it cosmopolitan."

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But she said design standards need to be tightened so developers don't "come in and develop the living daylights out of it."

There will be a third meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Roosevelt Elementary. Senior Planner Jim Hinderaker said it will likely be the last meeting to gather input on the plan.

  • Homes on 12th Street North, just east of commercial properties and rentals owned by the NDSU Foundation, are at risk to be turned into rentals.

A pocket of low-density housing between Barrett and College Streets and Ninth Avenue North to just south of 12th Avenue North could be eroded without a buffer from high-density housing surrounding it.
Tom Fisher, who owns a rental property near Johnson Park, likes the plan.

"The fact of the matter is, NDSU is just going to get bigger and bigger. They need to get the high-density residential with the commercial," Fisher said.

Pam Johnson, 1335-1339 11th Ave. N., said the plan "would be a golden opportunity" to have a mix of housing and green spaces to "make it cosmopolitan."

But she said design standards need to be tightened so developers don't "come in and develop the living daylights out of it."

There will be a third meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Roosevelt Elementary. Senior Planner Jim Hinderaker said it will likely be the last meeting to gather input on the plan.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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