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City of Mason City overseeing new housing needs study

At any given public event addressing the state of things in the North Iowa area, there's a decent chance that the conversation will turn toward housing needs for the area and how affordable homes are crucial for recruiting a larger workforce to the area. 

To try and suss out what those exact needs are, the City of Mason City is now working on a housing needs assessment with a community development team from the engineering company McClure to "better understand our housing market as well as how best to incentivize new housing units and redevelop existing neighborhoods" (according to a release from the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation).

The main page for the survey also adds that "Local employers have partnered with the City to create this targeted survey for people employed in Mason City and who may be seeking new housing options."

The River - Talon residential project

The River apartment and condominium complex, located on the south loop of Highway 65 in Mason City.

The 133-unit facilities opened in January and were pitched, in part, as addressing housing needs issues in the community.

In total, the survey includes 28 questions that ask about everything from basic info to commute time to occupancy at present residence and most desired amenities for a new neighborhood.

The survey is estimated to take about 10 minutes, can be done in English or Spanish, and can be accessed at "Surveymonkey.com/r/Mason_City_Workforce_Housing."

Jared McNett covers local government for the Globe Gazette. You can reach him at Jared.McNett@globegazette.com or by phone at 641-421-0527. Follow Jared on Twitter at @TwoHeadedBoy98.

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