FREMONT – Dodge County residents will have the chance to receive information about a recently-finished housing study.
The housing study was done by Lincoln-based Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C. in regards to the current state of housing in Dodge County, as well as the expected impact Lincoln Premium Poultry’s new plant in Fremont will have in regards to housing. Executive Assistant of Communication and Grants with the City of Fremont, Lottie Mitchell says this study’s main focus was to reveal if there was a need for more housing or not.
“With the growth that is expected to come from the Lincoln Premium Poultry processing plant, the Greater Fremont Development Council felt the responsibility to spearhead the efforts to do a study,” said Mitchell. “The study will show if there is a need or not for more housing.”
Other entities involved include The City of Fremont, Dodge County, Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, Fremont Public Schools, and Midland University.
With the study completed, a presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on December 7th in the Christensen Field Main Arena. Residents of Dodge County are invited to attend and learn what the study found, and also voice questions and concerns. Mitchell says the presentation breaks down the study and shows the amount of housing that is necessary moving forward.
“They will learn the amount of housing that is needed. Hanna:Keelan did a nice job of breaking down the study,” said Mitchell. “They showed one example without the processing plant and one example with the processing plant. So attendees will be able to see the difference and see that there is a need regardless of the plant coming or not. They’ll be able to see the difference between the two.”
Mitchell adds the study revealed some interesting information, and they hope many residents attend the presentation.
“It’s really interesting information. Not only will you learn how many houses are needed, but you’ll learn what types of houses are needed,” said Mitchell. “It ranges from apartment-style living to single-family detached dwellings. So the results are very interesting. I think the community will find it interesting as well.”
The presentation will be held inside the Christensen Field Main Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th.