Planning For Rural Growth

Where in rural North Dakota is development likely to happen?
That’s a question county leaders have to grapple with as the make plans for the future.

It’s been 24 years since Ward County produced a comprehensive plan that asks that question and tries to find answers to be ready for growth.

That’s why FutureForWard2040.com has been set up.

The website serves as a hub for public information about the current effort to construct a new comprehensive plan.

Dana Larsen, Ward County Engineer) “This affects roads, it affects schools, it affects water usage, electric usage, all these things come in when you’re looking at development.”

There are two public meetings about the “comp plan” for Ward County this week.
In Minot at the North Central Research Extension Center Tuesday at 6pm, and on Thursday at 6pm at the Berthold Senior Citizens Club.
 

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