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Request to extend abatement denied by Windom council

A request by Economic Development Director Drew Hage to stretch the Gove Acres abatement from five to eight years was recently denied by the Windom City Council.

Hage said by expanding abatement, the council could fill the project’s $89,000 financing gap.

Gove Acres, located near Windom’s west water tower, has been proposed by Jerry Bauer and Lindsey Cartwright, owners of Preferred Choice Homes. The plan is designed for people 55 and older and is considered a community within a community.

For more on this story, see the Jan. 27 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.

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