The renaissance of downtown Fargo shows no signs of slowing down. Two projects were recently approved by the City Commission. Kilbourn Group will be delivering a $28 million 114-apartment unit development along the riverfront, the goal is to bring that area to life. And another project will deliver a mixed-use commercial and residential development onto the site of a current surface parking lot.
Why does it matter in Minot? Because hopefully, we’re learning lessons from our thriving North Dakota counterpart. Fargo’s recent success is closely tied to the success of its downtown, and now that they’ve got the engine running, it’s starting to deliver results organically, with less and less assistance from government subsidies and incentives.