May 2017: Strategies for the Future

The team shared more than 50 strategies for the future of Downtown at a public meeting held at the Fargo Theatre. Over 130 people attended the presentation; afterwards, community members offered feedback, helping to prioritize the strategies based on the degree of difficulty and resources (time, effort, or money) required for implementation. With input collected from the public, the Working Committee, City staff, and elected officials, the next steps for the team will be to start drafting the plan and developing an approach for implementing the plan’s strategies.

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March 2017: Frostival Feedback & Refined Draft Strategies

During this month’s Working Committee meeting, the team reported on the public input collected during the Frostival Open House and presented additional details on the draft strategies for housing, future land use and zoning, connections to the river, complete streets, parking, open space, services, and possible financing mechanisms. The presentation is available here.

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January 2017: Open House at Frostival

The second Downtown InFocus public Open House was held during Frostival at 409 Broadway in the space currently occupied by Theatre B (formerly the Goodyear Tire). Nearly 200 people signed in, stopping by to warm up and weigh in on a preliminary set of ideas for the future of Downtown:

  • Friday, January 27th from 6 – 9 pm
  • Saturday, January 28th from 11 am – 2 pm

The planning team presented a new series of interactive exhibits asking “What if…?” for the future of Downtown

If you weren’t able to join us at Frostival, check out the planning team’s Open House presentation here.

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November 2016: Open House Report Back & Transportation Analysis

This month the consultant team met with the Downtown InFocus Working Committee to discuss the results of the October Open House. The team’s transportation planners, Sam Schwartz Engineering, presented the transportation existing conditions analysis. This presentation can be viewed here.

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October 2016: Analysis, Continued – Market Conditions & Environmental Conditions

During this month’s Working Committee meeting, the consultant team’s economic expert Ninigret Partners presented an in-depth analysis of Downtown’s current economic and real estate conditions. In addition, our landscape architect and human ecologist Bishop Land Design presented their analysis of Downtown’s ecological and open space context. This presentation can be viewed here.

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