The Aurora Apartments

Grand Forks, North Dakota

In what was once a vibrant entrance to downtown, the area surrounding the former Grand Forks, ND Civic Auditorium had been replaced by a parking lot and broken sidewalks after the Auditorium had been vacated. MetroPlains Development partnered with JLG Architects to transform the neighborhood into a place where the young and cool want to live and shop.

In tandem with a complimentary mixed-use development across the street, a modern, sustainable and energy-efficient housing complex for qualified affordable income levels creates an iconic, walkable and enticing gateway between downtown and the neighboring commercial district, and strong architectural forms, bold colors and spacious floor plans have kept vacancy rates at 0% since opening.

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The plaza at The Aurora was designed as both a plaza space for the tenants of the building along with a public space for downtown Grand Forks.