Isn’t this part of the evil “urban sprawl” the elites like to yammer about?
WEST FARGO – There’s no oil under West Fargo, but that isn’t keeping it from being a North Dakota boom town.
West Fargo issued a record number of housing permits in 2012, and is on track to eclipse that mark this year.
In 2012, the city issued $216 million in permits, nearly two and a half times the amount for 2011, Planning Director Larry Weil said. That included 411 single-family and twin homes, and 430 townhomes and apartments.
Builders are raising roofs even faster this year.
Through June, 180 single-family permits were issued in West Fargo, 20 more than last year at this time; 30 twin home permits, 14 more than last year; and seven apartment complex permits with 243 units, nearly 200 units more than last year.
Nine more subdivisions with 560 lots were approved, including Strawberry Fields, Shadow Creek Fourth Addition, Brooks Harbor First and Second additions, Eaglewood Second Addition, Rivers Bend at the Preserve First Addition, South Pond at the Preserve Seventh Addition, West Creek First Addition, and Shadow Creek Fifth Addition, Weil said.
The Brooks Harbor additions west of Sheyenne Street are now getting sewer, water and roads for the planned 258 lots.
“It’s kind of a war zone going down Sheyenne,” Weil said.