Killdeer Comprehensive Plan Update

Killdeer, North Dakota

The comprehensive plan update for the City of Killdeer provided this growing community with a guiding vision for future land use, economic development, and downtown revitalization. Economic development strategies focus on developing existing community strengths, providing unique experiences which distinguish Killdeer from regional markets, and removing local obstacles to entrepreneurship and business expansion. By assessing growth areas and infill sites for development suitability, the plan developed tiered rankings to help Killdeer prioritize its marketing strategies and organize municipal investments to attract new business and industry. The plan provides a template for revitalizing the historic downtown through strategic streetscaping improvements, façade improvements, and adaptive reuse/infill of vacant properties with active uses. It drives implementation by matching appropriate state and local funding mechanisms and supporting programs to the community’s vision.