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Moorhead Growth Area Plan

Guiding land use decisions and infrastructure improvements

  • 2,540

    Acres

  • Moorhead, Minnesota

    Moorhead, Minnesota

A growth area plan is a clear picture of potential land uses, infrastructure needs, capital improvements, and related decisions

Fueled by a healthy economy and a strong housing market, growth in Moorhead has expanded in recent years, approaching current city limits.

Expecting continued, steady population growth, the City needed a detailed planning process for its East, Southeast, and Southwest growth areas. We’d previously prepared plans for the City, so when they were ready to address these new growth areas, we were ready to sign up—contributing our focus on orderly development and service extension.

Our team researched the area’s changing demographics, identified infrastructure constraints, and worked with stakeholders to develop alternative development scenarios. Through our community engagement program, we conducted stakeholder interviews, listened to residents at open houses, and wove their preferences into the planning process.

Harmonizing with previous planning and development efforts, the completed growth area plan provides a roadmap for the long-range development of 2,540 acres through 2040. Even after plan was completed, we’re still involved, identifying environmental impacts and needed commitments as the growth-area development occurs.

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  • City of Moorhead
Meet Our Team

Carron Day, Senior Planner

An early mentor shared “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Years later, it’s still good advice.

Jeremy Mathiasen, Associate

I appreciate my long relationships with many central Minnesota cities and the rewarding projects we’ve done together.

Joe Polacek, Urban Planner

No job is too big when you are focused on the right details.

Carron Day

Senior Planner

Jeremy  Mathiasen

Associate

Joe Polacek

Urban Planner

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