Grand Forks Downtown Action Plan

Grand Forks, ND

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Community Planning Overview:

The City of Grand Forks initiated the Downtown Action Plan following the Mayor’s Vibrancy Initiative, which focused on making downtown a greater destination for people to visit, work, and live. The plan and process took a unique approach, which is still being realized, by focusing on creating a compendium of action plans that are tailored to specific audiences. These compendiums include: Development strategies - which focuses on targeted redevelopment of certain sites and design guidelines, Streetscape - which focuses on designing and rebuilding Demers Avenue and Parks - which focuses on completely redesigning the city’s signature downtown gathering space. The streetscape is being implemented before the plan’s completion.