It looks like Fargo's downtown business improvement district is a go.
It looks like Fargo's downtown business improvement district is a go. Wednesday is the deadline for filing protests and only a little more than 7% of the hundreds of the downtown stakeholders have filed protests. That would be far short of the 33% of protests needed to kill the project.
The assessment will raise about $220,000 a year, earmarked for upkeep and beautification of a large swath of downtown Fargo.
Downtown Community Partnership President Mike Hahn says public safety will also be a part of the project with so-called clean teams. The teams working downtown could serve as extra eyes and ears that would not replace police but would be in contact with law enforcement and trained.
Assessments in the improvement district will be based on value and square footage of business property.
This will be the first business improvement district in North Dakota.