US (ND): Proposed nursery held up by neighbor concerns

A new greenhouse and nursery in southern West Fargo will have to go through a second roughly month-and-a-half-long application process with the city after some neighbors complained rezoning the property to light commercial would be detrimental to their homes.

Jodi Kallias, Greenworks Properties, is planning to purchase the property at 225 40th Avenue West in West Fargo, which is just southwest of 40th Avenue and Sheyenne Street. Kallias plans to then remove the existing home and add a boutique shop for gifts and garden stock such as trees, shrubs and perennials. Kallias said she planned to hold classes and workshops in the boutique space and the sister company, Accelerated Green Works, residential landscape design service company would occupy the 2.5-acre lot as well.

On Jan. 14, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved rezoning the property from rural residential to light commercial provided Kallias works with the city on turning the access point from full access to limited and she complies with the city’s buffering regulations and installs landscaping.

On Monday Feb. 3, residents nearby the proposed business expressed concern a business there could lessen property values of surrounding homes or increase traffic in the area.

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