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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Acquisition, buyout process continues in Minot

Minot's parcel acquisition/buyout process continues following the flood of 2011.

While more parcels of land are being purchased and structures are removed, the first four phases of the flood protection plan have been designed and should be put out for bids later this year. The first four phases will protect approximately 62 percent of Minot residents from the levels of the 2011 flood.

But the acquisition and buyout process continues, as there is much more work to be done in preparation for additional phases of flood projects that will protect the remaining sections of the city.

So far, demolitions on properties purchased by the City have been spread out over a number of years:

  • 2013: 90 total demolitions, 83 funded by CDBG.
  • 2015: 100 total demolitions, 85 funded by CDBG
  • 2016: 46 total demolitions, 38 funded by CDBG
  • 2017: 34 total demolitions so far, 20 funded by CDBG

The demolitions funded by other means were flood-damaged properties that posed safety/health hazards or were considered blight.

When Minot was awarded $74.3 million in January 2016 from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition, $20 million of that total was earmarked for buyouts, relocations and demolition related to flood protection. Currently, there is approximately $18.3 million of that funding remaining to be utilized. The Resilience funds must be spent by 2022.

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