June 20 Downtown Bismarck News

First Street Lofts 

First Street Lofts was approved for Downtown Design Review, and unanimously recommended for approval of Renaissance Zone designation by the Renaissance Zone Authority. “Jonathan Youness, Eagle Ridge Development, LLC is proposing to construct a 5-story, 56-unit multifamily apartment building. The ground-floor platform would house internal structured parking for the residents as well as amenities and an entrance.” The apartments would be rented at market rate. The City Commission will review the Renaissance Zone request next week for final approval. The proposed project would contribute to several goals and objectives of the Renaissance Zone Development Plan, including the provision of housing opportunities. The project would also be a direct implementation of 2013 Downtown Bismarck Subarea Study, which called for urban residential development of this scale in this south-west area of downtown.

Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Downtowners Art & Wine Walk 2019! What a great night, thank you to our businesses, artists/musicians, Captain JacksMedora, North Dakota, and all our volunteers.
Grand Prize Winner: Grand Prize Sponsored by Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation— Overnight Package- including: 2 tickets to the Medora Musical, 2 tickets to the Pitchfork Steak Fondue, and one night stay at the Rough Riders Hotel. Winner-Dana Asplund (Mandan). 
Best Business: Voted on by passport holders of the event Broadway Grill & Tavern. 
Best Artist: Voted on by passport holders of the event.  Oliver Maslum- Artist at Stella’s.

Strategic Plan

The Bismarck Strategic Plan Call for Projects submissions were presented on June 18 in the Tom Baker Meeting Room. The Project Team evaluated thirteen Call for Projects applications and recommended 11 projects for consideration by the Board of City Commissioners. Each project team had 10 minutes to present the project concept to the City Commission. The presentations can be viewed on FreeTV.org.

Partners in Planting Program

Community minded sponsors have partnered together with the City of Bismarck to create the Partners in Planting Program- providing funds for a matching grant to help home and business owners plant street trees. This grant offers a direct reimbursement to citizens and businesses who plant trees in the city’s boulevard area adjacent to their property.  To participate contact the Forestry Division to request Permit to Plant Trees on Public Street Right-of-way.

Downtown Events
June 20
The Office: Trivia 

June 20
Brushes & Bubbly 
Desirae’s Makeup & Beauty Lounge

June 21
Bud Light Pre-Game Party
The Elbow Room

June 21
Refreshments, Appetizers & a Fun Night 
Boutique 23

June 21
Learn with the Larks: Baseball and the American Dream
The Municipal Park

June 22
Furry Friends Rescue Fundraiser- Reuseable Grocery Bag

June 25
Two Mountain Wine Tasting with Matthew Rawn
Anima Cucina

June 26
Comedy Movies Stills Trivia
The Starving Rooster

June 26
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

June 27
BYO Broadway-Chicago (All that Jazz)
Northern Plains Dance

June 29
Outside Borrowed Bucks 
Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse

June 29
A Happy Little Crafternoon: Bob Ross inspired crafting! 
Caffe Aroma Bismarck

June 30
Terra Nomad Company