To ensure that the plan represents the vision of those who live, work, and play in the area, we encourage you to share your opinions and join in the public participation process, consisting of numerous interviews, workshops, and public meetings in the coming months. This input will be joined with a market analysis to develop a framework for the future of Downtown Grand Forks. Learn how to participate or contact us directly by visiting the “get involved” tab. You can also learn more about the process by exploring this project website which will remain current throughout the process.
The City of Grand Forks is beginning a process to create an action plan to improve downtown. The project advances The Downtown Vibrancy Initiative and targets improvements for Demers Avenue streetscape, town square and pocket parks, and wayfinding. Also, the plan explores development possibilities and guidelines for redevelopment scenarios. We are just starting the project and need your help throughout the next year to create the plan that best represents Grand Forks!
Advancing quickly is the streetscape design for Demers Avenue. We hired a team of professionals to lead us through this fast-moving process in order to leverage funding from North Dakota Department of Transportation. We anticipate construction in 2019, so again, we’re moving quickly this summer to design a streetscape concept. We need your help. Complete the Visual Listening survey to share your thoughts on other built projects. We’re scheduling many opportunities for you to provide direction and feedback throughout the course of the next year, and details will be coming. Check back for updates as we will redirect our focus this fall to the town square, wayfinding, and development possibilities.
WE NEED YOU. Check back often for project updates and ways to get involved!