2nd Street Urban Design

Fargo, North Dakota

SRF is currently part of a design team assisting the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Board of Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project that will provide an approximate 35-mile channel to divert the Red River during flood events. The project also includes the addition of levees and floodwalls in downtown Fargo.

Concurrent with this project, the City is realigning 2nd Street and associated utilities, constructing a new City Hall, and planning for future development opportunities along the river. A key challenge of this project is to synthesize the various components into a cohesive design that enhances the City’s newly developing civic core while still providing physical and visual connections to the Red River corridor. SRF is providing urban design and landscape architecture services that include:

  • Connections between Downtown and the River
  • Civic event space and plaza design for the civic core
  • City Hall site design
  • Streetscape design
  • Floodwall alignment and aesthetics
  • Gateways and wayfinding
  • A new river park

SRF will be providing design services for this quick-paced project from conceptual design through construction documentation.

CLIENT: Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Board of Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers