Commissioner Dave Piepkorn wants "Renaissance Zone" tax incentives for Fargo neighborhoods

(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn is discussing what he calls his legislative priorities for the upcoming session in Bismarck. 

"This is just my opinion, but the Renaissance Zone in downtown Fargo, that's been such a success. I hope we can continue that and hopefully expand it. I hope they look at expanding that into the neighborhoods to use a Renaissance Zone style for people getting a five year exemption for housing as well," said Piepkorn.  

Piepkorn also says "it will be interesting to see" what lawmakers do with the Legacy Fund.  The commissioner wants some of that money to go toward funding education. He says that would reduce property tax bills by about a third, while providing relief for all homeowners, especially for people on fixed incomes.