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Public hearing set on housing plan
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

A public hearing will be held Thursday on the supportive housing plan being proposed by the Beltrami County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and developed by the Headwaters Housing Development Commission.

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The hearing will be held during the regular meeting of the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission, which meets at 6 p.m. at Bemidji City Hall.

The plan involves a 20-unit supportive housing development for homeless and transitioning families on vacant land north of the Bi-County Community Action Program Inc. and adjacent to the east side of the U.S. Highway 2 bypass.

Other public hearings include:

- A variance request from Robert and Lorena Cook, 346 Elm St. N.E., to construct an addition to the south side of an existing single-family residence. The addition would increase the exterior footprint of a legal, existing, non-conforming residence.

- A variance request from Rodney and Delores Pickett, 5712 Birchmont Drive N.E., for a carport and covered walkway from a garage. The plans would increase the exterior footprint of two legal, non-conforming structures.

- A variance request from Peter and Sandy Hennum, 3601 Waville Road N.E., to increase the exterior footprint of a single-family residence by 214 square feet, allow for a 2-foot roof overhang, and increase the overall roof by a height of 2 feet. The homeowners plan to construct a 214-square-foot addition for an entryway and add a new pitched roof with a 2-foot overhang.

Also, the JPC is expected to consider and make a recommendation on the proposed sign ordinance amendments.

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Pioneer staff reports
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