We’ve experienced a steady influx of redevelopment projects in our community within the last several years. Specifically, downtown Fargo has expanded with necessary, practical structures and tasty conveniences that enhance the experience of those who visit and work in the area—and we expect to continue adding even more value for our business owners!
From the 18 stories of Block 9 to the request for proposal to redevelop the riverfront Mid-America Steel site, downtown Fargo’s progress is showing. Nearly two decades into its renaissance, it’s now a lively and growing hub for entrepreneurs, creatives, and locally-rooted, thriving businesses.
The downtown InFocus plan is a commitment by the City of Fargo to strategically invest in downtown Fargo. Hundreds of local voices shaped this plan: downtown neighbors, employees, businesses, artists, community organizations, institutions, students, visitors, grassroots activists, City staff and leadership, and downtown champions. Their words and ideas populate this vision for downtown Fargo.
Downtown Fargo is home to historic buildings that tell our stories and many new mixed-use projects that illustrate our future. Since the launch of the Renaissance Zone and the redesign of Broadway in 1999, the value of downtown property has increased from $150 million to over $600 million in 2018. The momentum is spreading as more people are choosing to live and work in a walkable, urban environment.
The work we will do here in downtown Fargo will assist us to unlock new and better ways to enhance our products and processes and they’ll create new services and business that will help maintain our global leadership position. ”
Troy Kraft, Vice President of Engineering, Doosan Bobcat
“I live work, study, and play downtown. It’s amazing. My commute to school is 3 minutes, my commute to work is 2 minutes. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.”
Tommy Schmidt, Graduate Student, NDSU
“We chose downtown because we wanted to create a connection to the companies and the culture that is a part of downtown in order for us to attract talent, partners, and people we want to work with.”
Joel Honeyman, VP of Global Innovation at Doosan Bobcat