FARGO (AP) -- A facility for troubled youth wants to relocate in this city, but neighbors are worried about potential runaways and lower property values.

"We are dealing with some fairly spendy homes out here," said James Carlson, chief executive of the PRACS Institute pharmaceutical research company and president of the Round Hill Association.

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The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch wants to consolidate its Fargo programs on land south of the city.

Nearly 35 neighbors in the Round Hill and Granberg subdivisions have given the city protest petitions, though just two protesting properties are close enough to proposed rezoning to count toward a legal protest.

"We have a lockup detention facility that is (going to be) within a few hundred yards of our property," Carlson said.

Tim Eissinger, vice president of residential services for the Boys and Girls Ranch, said the facilities in south Fargo have about 16 residents and there are no plans to increase the number.

Boys Ranch officials also say they experience low rates of runaways, and that runaways usually are quickly caught and returned.

The Fargo School District, which plans a third high school in the general area, has no worries about the Boys and Girls Ranch proposal, said Dan Huffman, superintendent for business services.

"They're mostly our kids," he said.

City commissioners on Monday are to consider whether to approve a zoning change that would allow the project to go forward. Mayor Dennis Walaker said the city will listen to what neighbors have to say.

"What it gets down to is we'll try and make a decision that's good for everybody," he said.