Fargo Comprehensive Plan
Citizens working today to plan a better tomorrow!
What is the Fargo Comprehensive Plan?
The Fargo Comprehensive Plan will establish the
community’s vision for the future of Fargo. It will
ensure that city government, the private sector
and the public are all working together to achieve
a common vision. The comprehensive plan will
consider all of the systems that make up our
city, (e.g. infrastructure, flood mitigation, energy,
transportation, natural resources, land use and
quality of life) and will identify policies, projects
and other investments that will move Fargo ahead.
The common vision established in the
comprehensive plan will provide the primary
direction for decision makers in the future. An
ambitious comprehensive plan will boost Fargo’s
economy, improve its quality of life, and foster the
advancement and prosperity for generations to
come. With an engaged citizenry, a visionary City
Commission and a robust private sector, Fargo can move together toward a better future.
The last comprehensive plan, finished in 1995, provided critical direction for numerous accomplishments, including the downtown revitalization and the NDSU Technology Park. This plan will build on the successes of the past and create the next big ideas for Fargo’s future.
Who is conducting the Fargo Comprehensive Plan?
The City of Fargo Department of Planning and Development is leading this effort with a team of local and national planning experts. The consultant team includes BNIM (a national planning and architectural firm based in Kansas City), SRF (a local engineering and environmental consulting firm), and AE2S (a local environmental consulting firm). Funding for the Fargo Comprehensive Plan comes primarily from an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Department of Energy.