(Fargo, ND) -- West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis says the city continues to experience "great residential growth".
"Last year we had $90 million of residential homes built in the city of West Fargo, which was the lowest year that we've had in six years. We had $28 million in commercial development that took place in new buildings. So you can see the disparity of that," said Dardis.
Dardis attributes the residential growth in West Fargo to the city having flood diversion, and as a result, homeowners living in the "city proper" are not required to purchase flood insurance. Dardis also says the city has the "school district of choice". The mayor made the comments Thursday during the "State of the Cities Event" sponsored by the FWFM Chamber of Commerce.