(Fargo, ND) -- The North Dakota Industrial Commission in Downtown Fargo is receiving a grant for demolition and redevelopment of the Lashkowitz High Rise.
“This award complements our efforts to ensure the City of Fargo has the resources it needs to safely remove asbestos from the Lashkowitz High Rise in order to move forward with demolition and redevelopment,” said Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee. “Through partnerships between federal, state and local governments, we are working to empower the city to make the best use of this land and ensure local residents have access to affordable housing.”
The three-point-four million dollar HUD Housing Trust Fund grant will help provide affordable housing.
“Housing affordability is a top priority for The City of Fargo. The funding from the Housing Trust Fund via the North Dakota Industrial Commission means our plans to perform environmental mitigation and redevelop 110 units of affordable housing at the site of the High Rise will remain on track to begin next spring,” said Mayor Tim Mahoney. “This is a historic project and I can definitively say it would not have been possible without the strong collaboration and tireless work of Senator Hoeven and Governor Burgum to partner with the City and the Housing Authority to tackle these challenges and deliver success.”
The city will have to remove asbestos before demolishing the high rise.
“This would not be possible without the partnership between state and federal officials working together to solve this unique challenge facing our area and it will increase our ability to provide affordable housing to those who need it most,” said Fargo Housing Authority CEO Chris Brungardt.
The plan is to build 110 units of affordable housing at the site beginning in the spring.