Forum News Service, Published June 17 2013
Study outlines housing needs in south-central North DakotaJAMESTOWN, N.D. - By 2020 the nine-county area serviced by the South Central Dakota Regional Council will need 2,799 more housing units, according to a new study.
The council released the second part of its Region VI Housing Needs Assessment study Monday, conducted by Maxfield Research Inc., of Minneapolis, which shows that Stutsman County, which includes Jamestown, will need 1,041 more housing units by 2020.
Dave Klein, Stutsman County Housing Authority executive director, said the study did not include any possible housing needs for proposed industrial development near Spiritwood.
Klein said the nine-county region needing almost 2,800 more housing units by 2020 is “tremendous” news.
“We typically produce 50 to 70 housing units a year in this region,” he said. “The study shows we are going to need a lot of housing in a relatively short period of time.”
Counties included in the study were: Barnes, Foster, Dickey, Griggs, Logan, LaMoure, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells.