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Planning and Zoning Prepares For Summer Construction

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Dickinson residents are getting used to construction in their city, but city officials say they should prepare for even more this summer.

The better question might be what aren't they building between new grocery stores, a handful of retail options and a lot of housing. Dickinson will not be the same city by the end of 2014.

The City Commission heard about building and capital improvement plans on Monday.
And today, Planning and Zoning spoke with more groups who are interested in building in and around Dickinson.

Projects this summer include sewer and road improvements. But there will also be commercial and residential projects.

"We're getting to the point population wise that now the national retailers are starting to really look hard at Dickinson. They are looking at bringing their business to Dickinson, either retail or restaurants to come within our city limits," says the director of community development Ed Courton.

Courton says the city is also looking at annexing a portion of land west of Dickinson into city limits in the coming years, but the idea is only the talking stage right now.

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