Nov 10 Downtown Bismarck News

Downtowners Open House

It’s been 1 Year at our new location in the Historic Depot! Join us for our Fall Open House Tuesday Nov 15 for drinks, snacks, and Downtown fellowship!  Hope to see you all there! RSVP not required but appreciated (helps us know how much food to get)!  The event is free for members of the Downtowners Association or those interested in our organization.  Our office is located on the second floor of the Depot (407 E Main). Please use the spiral staircase to ascend to our office space! Parking is available on-street or in the parking ramps. (Please do not park in the Depot lot as it is reserved). 

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Association News

Welcome to our Newest Member! 
Impact Dakota 
Impact Dakota (formerly Dakota MEP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping develop business and industry in North Dakota. Impact Dakota’s mission is to help companies grow more productively and profitably through their commitments to continuous improvement and innovation.

Other member news…
Member Mortgage Company  will be having an open house to celebrate their new office in Bismarck on Thursday, November 17 from 1-6pm . Check out the new office, enjoy free food and drinks, register for door prizes and visit with expert team of mortgage loan professionals. Mortgage Company is located on 214 E Main in Downtown Bismarck.

Member The Capital Gallery, North Dakota’s newest fine art gallery, opens November 18 in downtown Bismarck. Featuring original artwork for sale by Gary P. Miller, Walter Piehl, Michael Westergard, Bob Scriver, Jon Offutt, Steve Revland, and Lauren Donovan. Gifts will be available in-store including candles, jewelry, blown-glass vases, hand-carved wood pens, and more! The Capital Gallery is owned and operated by the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which helps support the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan. The Capital Gallery is located at 109 N 4th Street.  For more information please visit:

Holiday Window Decorating contest-  Each year the Downtowners Association hosts a Member Holiday Window Decorating contest.  To participate, simply submit a good quality photo (JPEG) of your retail or main office window decorated for the holiday season no later than December 16, 2016.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with the Critic’s Choice Award!  There is no theme this year other than jovial, exciting & engaging designs.  To submit your entry, please email Madison with your window photo.

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Downtown News

City of Bismarck Community Development Department held their first public information meeting on their proposed Infill & Redevelopment Plan draft.  The purpose of the document is to provide a framework for development in locations already in city limits, strengthen neighborhood connectivity, reduce parking minimums, create neighborhood branding, encourage more mixed-use amenities, and encourage infill in areas the city is already providing services.  Visit the City’s website for more info:

The final construction work needed to complete the Quiet Rail Zone continues.  After all new safety features are in place there is a notice period required by law before the crossings go quite.  Work on the three crossings is substantially completed at 12th St, 5th St, and 3rd St.

Camp Hancock Banners

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A group of organizations tied to Camp Hancock Historic Site have worked with the city to install street banners marking the site “Where Bismarck Began”.  Banners were installed Oct 28 and purchased through a private donation.  Work group members: Myron Atkinson, State Historical Society of ND, Downtowners, and Bismarck Historical Society with permission from the City of Bismarck.  Look for more coming from the site for the holidays. More info: