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Letter: Fargo Planning commission errs in approval of Apt Complex

Kuehl writes, "The Fargo Planning commission should reevaluate this project and their parking criteria for these mega-apartment project so they do not cause spillover to adjacent streets and burden the neighborhood."

Letter to the editor FSA

The J Street Flats at 1418 1 st Ave N. is drastically short of Parking spaces. The 90 unit, 120 Bedroom complex, has indoor parking 92 vehicles and surface parking for 21 vehicles, 113 total vehicle spaces. This makes an assumption that their will only one driver per bedroom unit. This does not consider the number of Married couple’s living in the one Bedroom units, so a possibility of an additional 54 vehicles if both couples own a vehicle. The two and three bedrooms might be adequate assuming the couples have children.

Additionally, The lack of surface parking, also assumes, the apartment dwellers will never have friends over, or will always go out to entertain.

If on-street parking is not available. (guessing the 1 st Ave N. will not be available) This will drive parking out into the neighborhood.

The Fargo Planning commission should reevaluate this project and their parking criteria for these mega-apartment project so they do not cause spillover to adjacent streets and burden the neighborhood.

Alternatively, J-Street Properties should acquire some more land, to provide more surface parking spots to be considered a good neighbor.

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Jan M. Kuehl lives in Savage, Minn.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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