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What is the Fargo Comprehensive Plan?

The Fargo Comprehensive Plan establishes the
community’s vision for the future of Fargo. It
ensures that city government, the private sector
and the public are all working together to achieve
a common vision. The comprehensive plan 
considers 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 identifies policies, projects
and other investments that will move Fargo ahead.
View the GO2030 Fargo Comprehensive Plan (pdf).

Why Plan?

The common vision established in the
comprehensive plan provides the primary
direction for decision makers in the future. An
ambitious comprehensive plan boosts Fargo’s
economy, improves its quality of life, and fosters 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  builds on the successes of the past and creates the next big ideas for Fargo’s future.

Who conducted the Fargo Comprehensive Plan?

The City of Fargo Department of Planning and Development led this effort with a team of local and national planning experts. The consultant team included 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 was sourced primarily from an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Department of Energy. 

Public Art RFP

The City of Fargo is looking for artists to enhance the public art experience in Fargo. Please view the Request for Proposals (pdf) and the Go2030 Fargo Comprehensive Plan (pdf). The submission deadline is August 8, 2014.  

Go2030 meetings

Public Meeting 06-23-11 (pdf)
Public Meeting 09-22-11 part 1 & part 2
Public Meeting 01-24-12

Speaker series


Speaker Series Session 1
Speaker Series Session 2
Speaker Series Session 3
Speaker Series Session 4
Speaker Series Session 5
Speaker Series Session 6
Speaker Series Session 7
Speaker Series Session 8

Event Video

Steering Committee 04-21-11
News Conference 04-25-11
Steering Committee 06-24-11
Steering Committee 08-24-11 part 1 & part 2
Steering Committee 10-27-11
Steering Committee 12-08-11