The Greenway Plan
In 1998 the City of Grand Forks commissioned Greenways Incorporated to build on the original vision for the Greenway and develop a comprehensive Greenway Plan. A series of public meetings were held with residents from both communities. These meetings helped define a working concept for the purpose, function and composition of the Greenway. The result produced a document known as the Greenway Plan. A portion of the Greenway Plan was approved by the Grand Forks City Council in September 2001.
The Greenway Plan defined a strategy for controlling future flooding and providing a recreational amenity for local residents of the Greater Grand Forks area. The Greenway Plan was a working document used in the development of the Greenway. It was a conceptual guide, rather than the rule, for development of the Greenway.
In 2012 the Greenway Technical Committee recently completed a draft supplement to the original plan. This document contains a summary of past projects and current management policies for the Greenway.