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Broadway in top 5 for Strongest Infrastructure Project contest

Condominiums and shops, including the Fargo Theatre, are seen July 5, 2016, on Broadway in downtown Fargo. Forum file photo

FARGO — Fargo's Broadway is one of the five finalists in Strong Towns' Strongest Infrastructure Project contest. Votes can be submitted online at, and will close at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

Finalists were chosen by a panel of Strong Towns staff and contributors from nominations from cities and towns in 25 states and Canada. Finalists are "ones that truly provide a return on investment, the ones that genuinely make their neighborhoods better and take public ideas into account."

According to the Strong Towns Strongest Infrastructure Project contest page, the results of the Broadway pedestrian redesign, which started in 2000, are "increased property values, renovated and revitalized businesses, and an influx of new downtown residents."

The Fargo entry was submitted by Kilbourne Group, which wrote, "This project exemplifies how pedestrian friendly streets attract businesses, private investment, visitors, and can become a community's source of pride."

Meredith Holt

Meredith Holt is a features/business reporter for The Forum who covers topics in health, mental health, social issues, women's issues, arts and entertainment, food and more. She also writes a column on health and wellness, body image and media representation. She was a copy editor/page designer for six years prior to joining the features team in March 2012.

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