Moorhead’s urban fabric is primed for a development that will introduce additional residents. The redevelopment proposal links pedestrians to the city park, the Hjemkomst Center and the Rourke Art Gallery. A mix of housing types and commercial activities add to the viability and the feel of the downtown.
The proposal places commercial activities, with housing above, along the sidewalk to recreate the traditional downtown feel. Many small details incorporated into the plan reinforce the creation of community in the downtown. Market rate housing includes covered parking and a front door facing a public right-of-way. All of the units will have views of the river, the City of Fargo, the park, or the urban activity of Moorhead’s downtown.
The scale of the development and the material palette reinforce the idea of downtown while the architectural detail references traditions firmly set in the twenty-first century.