Morton County extends comment time frame for development plan

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MANDAN, N.D. - Changes could be coming to Morton County and Mandan.

The county has extended the time frame to comment on its comprehensive plan, which includes when, where and how the county wants to develop.

The county's comprehensive plan includes concrete changes to affect development.

Morton Country could be coming a little more urban in some areas.

"Around the city of Mandan, and north of there, and we have future land use designations for residential, industrial, commercial; all those types of use," said Natalie Pierce, Director of Planning and Zoning for Morton County.

It depends where. Along state highway 25, 1806 and county road 140 near Harmon lake are areas targeted for denser residential development. However, the counties comprehensive plan will try and limit households to four-per-quarter section.

"We don't want to end up with pockets of development and that are very distant from services and infrastructure," said Pierce.

The county wants to make sure they plan the right way and avoid encouraging sprawling development.

You can read the Morton County Comprehensive Plan by clicking the link to the right of this page.

If you'd like to give your input, there will be a public meeting on November 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the County Courthouse in Mandan.