August 7 Downtown News

Construction Season

It’s the old joke about the two seasons in ND, winter and road construction season.  In the case of our growing Downtown, it’s just construction season.  Some larger projects that have been in process since our other season, winter, are making spectacular progress.  The 6th Street Parking Ramp construction has moved at a clip, with estimated completion date of early Fall.  The Bismarck Civic Center Convention Expansion has also made great strides on to a completion date.   Larger areas were “usable” for May’s Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, but full finishes had not yet been added.  Work is beginning on the newly expanded west parking lot, aimed to replace a portion of parking now occupied by the expansion section.  The new entrance on the corner of 5th & Front Ave is beginning to take shape.  This will allow users to access the Downtown Parking Ramps while walking a similar distance to a Bismarck Civic Center entry point.  The Cowan Building on 4th & Front Ave has completed most exterior work.  Interiors are being worked on and can be built to suit for its new tenants.  

Downtown News

Work is progressing with the Downtown Master Plan Implementation Team through the City of Bismarck.  The Team was formed to implement portions of the newly accepted Downtown Bismarck Sub-Area Study (Or Master Plan).  Co-chairs John Warford & Brenda Smith, who were sitting on the board of city commissioners at the time the study was completed, give great continuity in ushering the updates forward.  Meetings are open to the public and minutes and agendas are posted on the city’s website, along with the full Downtown Master Plan.  Get involved and champion a project you’d like to see happen in our community’s Downtown!  

Association News

Welcome to our newest members!

KVB llc
KBV llc is an architecture and visual arts studio focusing on a design-first basis. The studio emphasizes creating balance, solving future problems, and placing design at the forefront. KBV llc provides high-end design that is attainable and logically sustainable.

Mr. Squeegee Window Cleaning
Mr. Squeegee Window Cleaning provides commercial and residential window cleaning service in Bismarck and Mandan ND. We are proud to have many of the downtown businesses as our clients.

White Lace Bridal
Let the experienced staff at White Lace Bridal help you with all of your bridal and/or formal wear needs. Whether you are seeking bridal gowns that are rich in tradition, sleek and sophisticated, or trendy and couture; we will help you choose the gown that is perfect “just for you.” We have a vast selection of unique, fashion forward designs of impeccable quality that will enable you to express your own individual beauty, style and personal charm.

Downtown Events
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