Appeal rejected on Fargo sex offenders homeFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed group home in a downtown Fargo neighborhood that would serve sex offenders has suffered a second setback.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed group home in a downtown Fargo neighborhood that would serve sex offenders has suffered a second setback.
The Fargo City Commission on Monday night rejected the appeal of a denied permit for the home.
The city Planning Commission earlier rejected the proposal. That decision was appealed by the group seeking a permit, the Christian Sports Commission, but the City Commission unanimously rejected the appeal.
Supporters said the group home could house sex offenders finding it difficult to get housing, and also would be open to others on probation or parole. Opponents said it would hurt the neighborhood and businesses.
Project spokesman Craig Ritchie says he will look at buying an apartment building where he can rent to sex offenders without having to go through the city.