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Bismarck's Unprecedented Growth Requires "Directive," Not "Reactive," Approach

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Bismarck says unprecedented growth requires something other than a "reactive" approach going forward.

A primary concern is road building, which consultants say is not cost-effective when the City follows -- instead of leads.  They suggest the City share in funding some of this infrastructure with a sales tax, fee or property tax.  However, there are concerns that people who paid significant special assessments years ago will also be shouldering the burden for new developments.

"That's going to be a hurdle to get across, but that's one of those hurdles that also will help us control how far out development goes at what speed so we can better control, better manage that continuing growing cost of maintaining the streets, maintaining the water and the sewer," says Bill Troe, Consultant, SRF.

About 17 people showed up to hear about updates to the Growth Management Plan.  If you would like more information about the Bismarck Growth Management Plan, go to, or phone 701-355-1846.


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