February 13 Downtown News

Quiet Rail Open House- Feb 13

Join the Downtowners at the Quiet Rail Zone Open House tonight.  City staff and consultants will answer questions in an open house style format.  Learn about the safety measure put in place to silence the routine sounding of the train horns at crossing on 3rd, 5th, and 12th Streets.  View displays of the future Downtown Bismarck Quiet Zone intersections.

Meeting Info

Feb 13 from 5:15pm to 6:30pm in the Tom Baker Room at the City County Building at 221 N 5th St.

Contact Mark Berg, City Traffic Engineer, with any questions.  701-355-1505.

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Downtown Member News

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!  Please support our Downtown Businesses by joining them for a meal or shopping locally for your loved one.

BlackRidgeBANK Hires

BlackRidgeBANK is please to announce the hiring of Marita Wollmann as Mortgage Loan Officer.  From Brookings SD, Wollman was a MSU Moorhead graduate in Finance.  She resides in Bismarck and brings over 20 years of experience in finance, banking, and real estate sales.

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Downtown Bismarck News
The 41st Annual Downtowners Street Fair applications are now available.  Applications can be found online.  2014 Street Fair dates are September 12-13.

Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation Announced

The Downtowners are proud to announce a new venture, the Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation. Incorporated to support the community with progressive and innovated programs in Downtown Bismarck.  Look for more to come from our newly formed partner.

Downtown Revitalization Programs

If you are considering a downtown development or renovation of a Downtown building, the CORE Incentive Programs are once again available through the City of Bismarck.  The CORE Programs currently active are Façade Improvements, Housing Incentive Grant, Technical Assistance Bank, and Sidewalk Subsurface Infill.  The programs are designed to encourage reinvestment, rehabilitation, and new development in the Downtown area.  For more information contact the Downtowners or Jason Tomanek at the City of Bismarck at 701-355-1849.

Free Evening Parking, 3rd & Main

The Bismarck Parking Authority is offering free evening parking in the 3rd and Main Ramp from 4pm to 2am daily.  With continued activity and nightlife in Downtown Bismarck, the ramps allow the public to enjoy the city center and not have to search for street parking. *How the After Hour Complementary Parking Works: Use the entrance to the 3rd & Main Ramp on 3rd Street.  Pull into the ramp and pull a time stamped ticket.  The arm will raise and allow the car through to park.  When exiting the ramp, simply use the hourly lane and deposit your ticket in the slot, the arm will already be raised to allow the cars to exit. There is no leeway on timing.  If you enter at 3:59pm or exit at 2:01am, the customer will be charged the normal hourly rate.

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