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Kilbourne Group invites neighbors for feedback on future of Sahr's block

A July 2017 view of the former Sahr's Sudden Service lot on the corner of Fargo's Fourth Street North and Sixth Avenue North. Forum file photo

FARGO — Kilbourne Group is inviting the Horace Mann neighborhood to share input and ideas on what they would like to see at the near-downtown block formerly anchored by Sahr's Sudden Service on Fourth Street North.

A meeting to discuss the project is scheduled 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the former Schumacher Goodyear service shop, 409 Broadway N.

A spokesperson with Kilbourne Group, a development company owned by Gov. Doug Burgum, said the block bound by Sixth Avenue North and Seventh Avenue North to the south and north and Third Street North and Fourth Street North to the east and west is about 1.8 acres.

Kilbourne has put together a preliminary concept for owner-occupied townhomes, but the spokesperson said the residential project could take up part of the block, leaving room for other development.

Sahr's closed in 2015 and the property was sold to Kilbourne, which purchased all the other properties on what's known as Block 37. The spokesperson previously told The Forum that the investment was because of the commercial potential of being so close to the downtown Sanford Medical Center.

Kilbourne met with the neighborhood in Jan. 2016, said President Mike Allmendinger. At that time, Kilbourne told residents that they didn't know what the future of the site would be.

On Wednesday, residents will be updated on what has developed since, but Allmendinger said there are "no specific plans" or architectural renderings at this point.

Kim Hyatt

Kim Hyatt is a reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and a 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth. She started her newspaper career at the Owatonna People’s Press covering arts and education. In 2016, she received Minnesota Newspaper Association's Dave Pyle New Journalist Award and later that year she joined The Forum newsroom.

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