The 2050 Land Use Plan Update includes a public involvement process whereby the area residents and business owners will have an opportunity to share perspectives and stay involved.

Public Input Opportunities

Draft Plan Open House was held on March 8, 2022 at Grand Forks City Hall, City Council Chambers

Click here to view the Open House presentation materials.

Review the draft 2050 Land Use Plan.

The first Public Workshop was held on Tuesday, May 11th (4:30-6:00 pm).

The workshop was a hybrid event, with options to attend in-person at Grand Forks City Hall or join virtually via phone or internet.

Video of the open house presentation can be viewed here or below.

Interactive Wikimap

During the first public engagement period, an interactive map was available to the community. Residents were asked to place pins at locations that had opportunities for development or presented limitations to growth. They could also leave comments, and like/dislike comments left  by others. This tool provided a great foundation for identifying potential areas for growth and opportunities to work through development limitations.

A summary of the responses can be found by clicking here.

Potato Bowl Pop Up Event

The project team conducted a pop-up event for Potato Bowl at the Park from 4 to 8 p.m. September 16 at University Park. The event catered towards children of all ages. Kids and parents were asked to draw, build, or tag their favorite community places on a map of Grand Forks. Children took photos of their creations with a Polaroid camera.

A summary of this event can be found by clicking here.

Community Engagement During COVID-19 Pandemic:

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact, and all engagement efforts will continue to align with North Dakota social distancing guidelines and respond to the current state of the pandemic. Information about the Plan development will be available throughout the planning process via the plan webpage as well as via updates on the city’s social media platforms.

 Please note: 

  • City Hall is now open to the public.  However due to the on-going COVID-19 public health concerns, plan partners and staff may be attending this meeting in person while abiding by social distancing guidelines set by the CDC, attending electronically or attending by phone.  Limiting in person opportunity will exist. Individuals attending in-person meetings or events must follow City of Grand Forks and State of North Dakota COVID-19 guidelines, including the practice of social distancing.
  • Any member of the public seeking to submit comments should submit their comments to or call 701-746-2661 for further information.  All online comments received will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.
  • Any individual requiring a special accommodation to allow access or participation at any Grand Forks 2050 Land Use Plan Update meeting is asked to notify please call the Human Resources Department at (701) 746-2665.  You may also contact us by emailing human_resources@grandforksgov.comto request accommodations five (5) days prior to the meeting. Materials can be provided in alternative formats: large print, braille, cassette tape, or on computer disk for people with disabilities or with limited English proficiency (LEP).

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