North Ruckle Charrette

This entry was published on November 30, 2021 and may be out of date.

The City of Grand Forks is developing a floodplain restoration and wetland design for North Ruckle as part of the Flood Mitigation Program. Part of that project is a multi-disciplinary design session known as a “charrette”, to be held Monday December 6 to Wednesday December 8, 2021. This design session is to work out the overall conceptual design, develop the plans for how the community will use the site when it isn’t flooding, and connect the dots between the riparian and wetland restoration areas and the potential community amenities such as trails or other park uses. Restoration and park development would then be initiated in 2022-2023 after dike construction is complete.


The first of two main opportunities for public participation during the charrette is on December 6th from 6:30-9:30. This evening event is intended as a more focused ‘workshop’ event for those who would like to contribute to the design ideas. Please note that registration is limited for the Community Workshop, so please RSVP early to reserve your space.


On December 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m., we invite the broader community to learn about the draft ideas and provide feedback before the design is brought forward to Council. This is an event that has less of a technical focus, and includes a presentation and question and answer period for community members to learn more about the project.


In addition to these two opportunities, there will also be a walking tour open to the public by registration, on Friday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m.


All of the public presentations will be held on zoom and recorded, and there is also the opportunity for in-person participation for a limited number according to covid safety plans.


Share your thoughts on the future design of North Ruckle:


To register, please reply to this email or contact by Thursday, December 2nd

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