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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INSURANCE AND FLOODING - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Date: 02/04/2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Do you have questions and concerns about insurance and flooding? The Emergency Management Office, in partnership with Stacey Mesteth, a professional insurance agent who has extensive experience with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Homeowner's policies will be presenting 3 public info sessions to help answer your insurance questions. 

The sessions are being held on January 23rd, January 30th and February 4th. 

(JAN 23rd) will be held in the Meadowlark Room #12 at the Alerus Center from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

(JAN 30th) will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall from Noon - 1:00 pm

(FEB 4th) will be held in the Cardinal/Hummingbird Room 8/9 at the Alerus Center from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

These sessions are FREE and open to the public! 

NOTE: To request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter for these sessions, please contact Heather Everson, Options Resource Center for Independent Living, at 218.773.6100 , heather@myoptions.info, or via Text Line at 701.864.0269 by Friday, January 17th, 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 780.8213.

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