The Greenway Plan
In 1998 the City of Grand Forks commissioned Greenways Incorporated to build upon the original vision for the Greenway and develop a comprehensive Greenway Plan. A series of public meetings were held with residents from both communities to define a working concept for the purpose, function and composition of the Greenway. The result offered 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 defines a strategy for controlling future flooding and providing a recreational amenity for local residents of the Greater Grand Forks area. The Greenway Plan is a working document used in the development of the Greenway. It is conceptual in the sense that it is more a guide of development rather than the rule for development.