Downtown Design Review Board

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After the 1997 flood, it was apparent something needed to be done to preserve the remaining historic buildings and character of downtown.  The Downtown Design Review Board was established to meet those needs.  The purpose of the Downtown Design Review Board is to coordinate the characteristics of structures in the downtown district, preserve and enhance historical character and scale of downtown, to protect from adverse effects of poor design, appearance and inferior quality and to encourage good professional design practices consistent with characteristics of the downtown district, and to facilitate new development within the district.

Click Here to view DDRB Guidelines

 

Membership:  

The board is composed of 7 member with 1 member of the Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission (GFHPC) and appointed by the GFHPC, 2 members of the public with professional background in history, architectural history, and/or architecture nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, 3 members of the public owning property or owning and operating businesses located within the central business district nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council,  and the final member being of the Planning & Zoning Commission appointed by that body.   Members serve 3 calendar year terms.

 

  • OPEN
    Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
    Term Expires: 
  • OPEN
    Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
    Term Expires:
  • Chuck Flemmer

    Historical Preservation Commission Representative
    Term Expires: Based on Historical Preservation Commission

  • Leah Byzewski
    History Representative
    Term Expires: June 4, 2021
  • Alex Reichert
    P & Z Representative
    Term Expires: Based on P & Z Membership
  • Dave Badman
    Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
    Term Expires: November 17, 2020
  • Kate Kvamme, AIA
    Architectural Representative - ICON Architects
    Term Expires: November 6, 2020

Staff

Andrea Edwardson, Senior Planner
Email   746-2658

 

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AWR-219 Site Protection through Observational Techniques

The UND Department of Public Safety is hosting the Department of Homeland Security course Site Protection through Observational Techniques (AWR-219).  We have hosted this course a few times and I would highly recommend and encourage attendance from your areas.  

Emergency responders, security professionals, security support staff, and the public must work together to identify suspicious objects, substances, and people. This course trains public safety personnel to improve their observational techniques by using a four-step ongoing screening process that includes increasing protective awareness, identifying preoperational behaviors, evaluating, and taking action. Participants will use fictional scenarios to examine each step of the process.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to better recognize, communicate, and act upon suspicious behaviors that could indicate a terrorist attack.

 Professional Disciplines: Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, Transportation Security, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course is public safety personnel or other personnel who have extensive contact with the public.

 This course is completely free of charge and N.D. Post Approved for law enforcement officers.  All will need to bring your FEMA SID number with you to class. If you do not have a FEMA SID, you can register for one at this link: (https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID)

 Contact me with any questions and please email me if you would like to attend.   

 Jen Berger

Director of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

University of North Dakota

 3851 Campus Road Stop 9031

Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9031

 O 701.777.3341

D 701.777.2030

C 701.330.4884

F 701.777.4132

 jennifer.r.berger@UND.edu

 

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