by The Jamestown Sun
August 22, 2012 at 2:03 am in The Jamestown Sun
Jamestown’s Building, Planning & Zoning Committee is considering changes to the city’s code regarding subdivision developments, in order to ease the development process.
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The thing is, no developer wants to build in a town that is losing population, and Jamestown has declined to the point that it is back where it was in 1960.
I know, I know. People in Jamestown don’t want to hear this, but it’s true, and ignoring that fact for the last 30 years is why the town has lost population.
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I don’t think young people necessarily want new homes. I think they just want a reasonable priced house that doesn’t require tens of thousands of dollars in updates. The asking price for some of the houses in Jamestown is ridiculous.
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Please make some changes to the ordainace that will help send a message that we are a developer friendly city and we want to grow. I am one of those young people that would like to have the option of purchasing a spec (new) home for a reasonable prices ( like the houses Jordahl built a few years ago). We are experience an extreme housing shortage in this city and we are growing. We have several projects that are going to require places for people to live because they are bringing people to this community , like the Titan expansion, the addition of the clinic building by the regional medical center, the old hospital being converted into senior living place just to name of few. Plus currently our major employers in Jamestown are hiring more workers and are bringing in more people to this community. North Dakota is growing and Jamestown has an opportunity to capitalize on that growth. I encourage the city council to change the ordinance that allows for the developer to assess some of the cost back to the property owners. Its time we move into 21st century. It is not the 70s/80s anymore. we have more tools to protect the tax payers. Plus we need housing!!!
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“We have several projects that are going to require places for people to live because they are bringing people to this community , like the Titan expansion, the addition of the clinic building by the regional medical center, the old hospital being converted into senior living place just to name of few.”……
Those projects are just bringing people in temporarily. Once they are completed, those people will move on. It will be similar to when Spiritwood was being built.
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“Plus currently our major employers in Jamestown are hiring more workers and are bringing in more people to this community.”
Which major employers are hiring?
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Hopefully the policy remains the same so the taxpayers are protected. If they do change the policy, they need to make sure that the developers pay a reasonable portion so they have some skin in the game.
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Jamestown Resident, all you need to do is go to North Dakota Job Service and you can see that all of major employers are hiring. Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Titan, UCT(Goodrich) State Hospital are just to name a few. in June of this year there were 647 openings in Stutsman county. Those people that will fill those openings need places to live and we dont have them. I applaud the city council for taking a proactive approach! Lets help this community Grow!
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Love your positive attitude Fox. Hopefully you find that home you need for the right price. I have lived here for years and yes Jamestown has not seen growth in that time but I really do see a change in what our state in general is seeing now. Jamestown needs to take advantage of that the Zoning committee makes the proper changes for growth to happen.
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Most of the jobs are low paying.
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