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Old Posted Feb 3, 2016, 5:06 AM
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^^ My Gawd That's frigg'n hideous!!
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2016, 10:03 AM
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Are you talking about this? In my honest but personal opinion, this has got to be the ugliest piece of architecture I've ever seen, and I would gladly allow Sioux Falls to beat us vertically... to the world's ugliest skyline. We are very fortunate to have companies such as Kilbourne Group that are incredibly thoughtful and tasteful in their design processes.

Yes, I was also hoping to see Block 9 at least be taller than the state capitol (and maybe it will), but I'm sure that they'll at least make it taller than the Radisson, and at least with that we will no longer have to say that the anchor tenant of our tallest building is a hotel.

In addition, there is no doubt that the development of the Block 9 project, as well as the many others taking place now will bring a significant boost to the residential and workforce population downtown, which along with additional parking structures and flood protection measures, is sure to bring increasingly larger developments over time.

I'm perfectly content with things taking their sweet time, as long as we continue to make sound design choices that keep the classy vibe that is second-to-none in downtown Fargo! One colossal, grotesque development could take that away from us.

BTW, I have been following this thread for quite some time and finally decided to register and put in my two cents.
I don't mind the design at all...not what I would have gone with but at least it's something different and not your typical square/rectangle design...

Any who, I do think your right about the Block 9 project attracting future developments...

Sidetrack, Any news on Bismarck's downtown plans? Saw a while back that they were planning some serious renovations to revitalize the core of their city...I'm talking bigger than Fargo and Sioux Falls put together...but I haven't heard anything about it for quite some time, maybe they are taking their time with it considering the size of the project...

BTW, welome to this board! Glad you signed up finally, this board goes quite some time without any action so more the merrier...and also welcome to jayman4426 for taking the leap as well.
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2016, 6:11 AM
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^^^ Ya.... good design.... maybe for Dubai!
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Old Posted May 24, 2016, 4:03 AM
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Downtown Fargo tower moves forward...


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On 3-2 vote, Fargo leaders approve $15.5 million in tax breaks for downtown tower
By Adrian Glass-Moore 5/23/2016 Fargo Forum

FARGO - The Fargo City Commission on Monday approved an estimated $15.5 million in property tax exemptions and a loan to help the developers of a downtown high-rise despite opposition from two city commissioners.

The centerpiece of the $98 million Block 9 project is an 18-story tower to house a hotel, offices and condominiums. The project also includes construction of a parking garage and the renovation of the plaza on the east side of Broadway between Second and Third Avenues north.
http://www.inforum.com/news/4039210-...downtown-tower
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Old Posted May 24, 2016, 6:58 PM
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Found this video of another Kilbourne development in downtown. Looks like they'll be getting started with construction soon...

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Old Posted May 24, 2016, 10:16 PM
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South Fargo development breaking ground soon...

Prominent Fargo developer says new $30 million project to be 'cream puff of them all'
By Ryan Johnson 5/24/2016 Fargo Forum



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FARGO—A new restaurant, shops and a seven-story condominium complex will be coming soon to a new development in southwest Fargo.

Veterans Square, a $30 million planned development on the northeast corner of the intersection of 40th Avenue South and Veterans Boulevard, could start to go up soon, said Kelly Parrett, broker and director of sales for Lexstar Realty, who said final plans were delivered late last week.

Lexstar's CEO and President Robert Leslie said in an interview last month that the company bought the property in 2015.

The project includes four retail buildings—three multi-tenant structures and a standalone building that could house a restaurant—in addition to a separate seven-story condo building that will offer 29 "upper-end" units ranging from 2,500 to 2,800 square feet, Leslie said.
http://www.inforum.com/news/4039976-...-puff-them-all
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Old Posted May 25, 2016, 2:34 AM
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Wow, excited for these new projects...finally Burgum's plans are coming to fruition even though it has been scaled down some, which was a disappointment, but still impressed with it...I didn't know about Lexstar's plans for South Fargo...that's great news! Thanks for posting BigTicket!
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2016, 3:03 AM
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2016, 3:09 AM
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http://www.inforum.com/news/4165477-...j62D3eoUI.link

Sorry double post...I don't know how to delete posts.
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