Moorhead downtown planning open house set for Feb 6.
MOORHEAD - A second open house to help develop the Moorhead Downtown Master Plan is set for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Center Mall atrium.
The event at 500 Center Ave. is designed to gather feedback to help inform planning for downtown improvements in coming years, according to Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments news release.
Feedback has already been gathered from a previous meeting and a survey that gathered more than 700 responses.
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Efforts are already underway to spur development in downtown Moorhead. The city has approved a project to reduce Center Avenue from a four-lane roadway to a three-lane section that will accommodate: vehicular traffic, parking and other modes of transportation. This project is to be built in 2021.
Other initiatives include the city’s business retention and facade improvement programs, and the creation of Downtown Moorhead Inc to focus on economic development. There are also economic incentives for new, expanding or relocating businesses, and the city’s opportunity zone program. In 2018, city officials also set a goal of creating 500 housing units downtown in five years.
The Stantec consulting firm was hired to help with the development of the master plan.