Tune it to Fargo Cable Access Channel 12 or online streaming at 4:30 today to see 18 5th year landscape architect students as they display their concepts for connecting Downtown to the Riverfront. The event will also be rebroadcast on Monday Dec 10 at 9 pm on Cable Access 12.
Thanks to Fargo Public Access channel 12 director Karena Carlson and producer Brian Sellin for broadcasting and recording all the presentations and making them available for more to see. Here’s a link to the Forum article with some examples of students concepts
Thanks to Professor Madani and these incredible young talents for sharing their visions for creating a beautiful community space in the area east of the Civic Plaza where permanent flood protection will be built.
Revitalizing our city’s core is ongoing and many of the successful projects like Broadway’s redesign, new Main Ave bridge and riverfront area there were derived from community planning work in the 2002 Downtown Framework plan, 2003 Riverfront DevelopmentPlan, 2007 Framework Plan, and fits with key initiatives from 8,000 engaged citizens for Fargo GO2030 that is ongoing to implement these plans.
These pictures below are just a few examples of why we need permanent flood protection and to use this opportunity to create a beautiful new space connecting downtown to the riverfront.
We have to wait until the water rises 6′ above flood stage to even start to build this clay dike. In 2006 it was built twice.
This is a large ground fault west of second street in the civic lot hat is getting worse over the years. Moving 2nd St and permanent flood protection a bit west away from the river gets to about 3′ higher ground, gives the river more capacity, and more stable ground.
Here’s an example of another flood control project overlayed in our footprint. backing away from the river puts protection on higher ground, avoids slumping, and adds capacity.