Cratter Posted February 20, 2018 Share Posted February 20, 2018 With the new higher sales tax, Grand Forks can spend more money on things like this: Quote It's called the "Downtown Master Plan." City leaders voted Feb. 5 to begin seeking a firm to draw it up, and once it's finished, it will have suggestions for pedestrian and bike flow, downtown "parks and open space." They're apparently ready to spend six figures on a consultant's help. and then probably ignore the master plan when a private developer wants to build a condo instead: Quote Leaders from the city took a 2015 trip to Fort Collins, Colo., to explore ways to make Grand Forks more "vibrant"—drawing inspiration from public art, the city's farmers market and more. The earliest moves the city made in its "vibrancy initiative," which culminated in volunteer committees, community brainstorming and big ideas about the future of local public art and Grand Forks' downtown. One such committee delivered a "vibrancy report" built around several big ideas, like "create bold public spaces," "improve access to and around downtown" and "animate street life." The moral of the story is how do we make downtown more hip: Quote They're touting their support for Gov. Doug Burgum's own vision for hipper, more exciting Main Streets around the state. ....which sees hip downtown areas as magnets for talented young workers and a solution to the state's worker shortage. http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/4406041-grand-forks-new-plan-key-downtowns-future-has-been-long-time Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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