Broadway Square

213 Broadway North, Fargo, ND

Broadway Square, a collaboration between Kilbourne Group, R.D. Offutt Company and the Fargo Park District, has been lauded as “North Dakota’s version of Rockefeller Center.” The civic space in the heart of downtown Fargo welcomed nearly 350,000 unique visitors in its first full year of operations. Fargo Park District  provides year-round programming with a unique Fargo flavor, including an ice rink with skate rentals, turf and waterspouts, live musical performances, movie screenings, and events including the Red River Market and annual Downtown Street Fair.

Broadway Square earned the Flint Firestarter Award for a Tourism Development Project. The initiative was celebrated for making the corner of Broadway and 2nd Avenue North in the city’s downtown one of the most visited spots in North Dakota.

Block 9 in Fargo, North Dakota (undated)

Currently a surface-level parking lot, Block 9 is at the corner of Broadway and Second Avenue North. It became a surface lot after the mixed-use, multi-story buildings were lost to fire. The block has captured imaginations of people around the world as we’ve set out to dream of possibilities for the property. Held in 2010, Downtown Fargo: An Urban-Infill Competition garnered 160 design entries from 23 countries. Nearly six years later, a strong partnership has formed to turn the dream into reality.

Co-developers Kilbourne Group and RDO Companies have partnered on the 293,000 square-foot Block 9 project. The ground floor will include hotel and office lobbies and mixed retail. Office space will be located on floors 2-8. RDO Companies will relocate its corporate headquarters to Block 9 and utilize a portion for its 350 team members. TMI Hospitality will own and operate a hotel on floors 9-12. Plan for floors 13-17 include customizeable upscale residential condos. The top floor will be a mechanical floor.

In addition, a seven-story parking garage will be constructed in the northeast corner of the site. The 370-stall garage will provide parking for the office tenants and will be available to the public nights and weekends.

The completely redesigned plaza will include a band shell, water feature, skating rink, green space, and numerous seating options. The plaza will be programmed with different events 150+ days a year and will be the public gathering spot for downtown and the entire metro area.

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