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West Fargo Allows Campground Developments in City’s Extraterritorial Areas

West Fargo in North Dakota will allow the establishment of campgrounds within the agriculturally zoned sectors of the city’s extraterritorial regions, according to an Inforum report. This move aims for expanded camping areas.

In 2022, the campground expansion proposed by the Red River Valley Fair encountered opposition from local residents. The commission voted against a proposed zoning ordinance amendment that would have authorized the development of campgrounds on agriculturally zoned land, rejecting the Red River Valley Fair proposal. The proposal for a $3.5 million expansion would cater to the demand for camping spaces throughout the peak season, spanning May 1 to November 1.

The city’s ordinances, until this recent change on April 1, did not entertain the possibility of campground operations within agricultural areas. These changes are set to pave the way for the development of campgrounds, an initiative previously unfeasible under the city’s existing zoning regulations.

Aaron Nelson, the Planning Director of West Fargo, clarified the scope and intent of the ordinance change, noting that the amendment specifically targets agriculturally zoned areas situated in the city’s extraterritorial boundaries.

However, developments would remain exclusive to the city’s outer limits, with no provisions extended for campground establishment within the central city limits. These measures are important to guarantee that future campground ventures will be thoroughly supervised for maintenance and regulation.

“I am the one who brought this back, and I have not brought this back because of the fairgrounds. If we ever want to have a recreational campground, we have to have some rules and regulations, and this sets the process. If anyone wants to have a campground, they have to go in front of the (Planning and Zoning Committee) and before us,” Commissioner Mark Simmons said, as quoted in the Inforum report.

In addition, the completion of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion can also offer new prospects in West Fargo’s northern regions, which can open potential campground developments. 

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Stephanie Cox
Stephanie Cox
April 2, 2024 5:01 pm

Isn’t it cool that West Fargo’s nod for campgrounds outside the city means more camping spots? It’s a win-win. more outdoor fun while keeping things in check with rules and planning!

Sandra Thomas
Sandra Thomas
April 3, 2024 12:41 am
Reply to  Stephanie Cox

I get where you’re coming from! It’s awesome that more campgrounds are on the horizon for outdoor lovers. West Fargo’s decision definitely benefits those who cherish nature.

Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell
April 2, 2024 5:55 pm

I’m really curious about how the new campgrounds outside West Fargo will impact tourism. Do you think the regulations for these campgrounds will help maintain a balance between development and preservation?

PenelopeSpark
PenelopeSpark
April 2, 2024 6:55 pm

Isn’t it exciting how West Fargo is opening up campgrounds in new areas? It’s like a breath of fresh air for campers! With the Planning and Zoning Committee on board, it’s all about ensuring these spots grow sustainably for us all to enjoy.

CaseySprint
CaseySprint
April 2, 2024 8:50 pm

Hey campers, exciting news! West Fargo’s letting campgrounds pop up on the outskirts, making room for more outdoor adventures. Commissioner Mark Simmons is leading the charge for us nature lovers to set up camp in the city’s extended areas. Time to grab those tents and explore a whole new frontier!

TabithaGale
TabithaGale
April 3, 2024 5:10 am
Reply to  CaseySprint

Camper! Time to pitch those tents and enjoy the great outdoors. Let’s make some memories under the stars! Exploring nature is the best form of relaxation.

VeronicaTide
VeronicaTide
April 2, 2024 9:01 pm

Whoa, hold up! I can’t help but feel a bit worried about how these campground developments in West Fargo’s extraterritorial regions might impact the agricultural areas. Let’s keep a close eye on how it all plays out and ensure the environment and wildlife are taken care of, right?

lucky1211
lucky1211
April 2, 2024 11:35 pm

Isn’t it cool how West Fargo is letting campgrounds pop up in the farmlands? It’s a smart move to boost camping options while keeping things in check. Way to go, West Fargo!

OleaGem122
OleaGem122
April 3, 2024 3:14 am

Isn’t it interesting how West Fargo is giving the green light for campgrounds in the outskirts? It shows they’re on top of the demand for camping spots. With rules in place and careful monitoring, they’re really stepping up for sustainable growth beyond city lines. That’s some responsible planning right there!

Jax87Pinecone98y
Jax87Pinecone98y
April 3, 2024 7:37 am

It’s awesome to see West Fargo stepping up to meet the camping demand. This move not only fulfills outdoor needs but also elevates the city’s tourism scene.

Leo Starlight
Leo Starlight
April 3, 2024 9:53 am

Pretty cool that West Fargo is opening up new campgrounds in the outskirts, right? It’s gonna be awesome for tourism and fun activities! Plus, they’re going green with eco-friendly practices to keep the environment happy 😊.

SethPeak
SethPeak
April 3, 2024 2:01 pm
Reply to  Leo Starlight

I think it’s awesome that West Fargo is expanding with new campgrounds in the outskirts! It’s great to see the city growing and offering more recreational opportunities. You can never have enough spots to enjoy the great outdoors. Let’s get those tents pitched and fires roaring!

BelieveRise1231
BelieveRise1231
April 3, 2024 1:00 pm

Outdoor fans in West Fargo! How about that recent update on campgrounds? It’s awesome news! Now we’ve got more spots to camp, all while making sure it’s done right. It’s great to see the city looking out for both fun and smart growth, don’t you think?

BlueStar8x7c
BlueStar8x7c
April 3, 2024 3:31 pm

It’s wonderful to witness the city balancing recreational opportunities with responsible development, don’t you reckon? We’re grateful for the additional camping spots. It’s great news for outdoor enthusiasts in West Fargo!

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