North Dakota is creating 21st-century cities with vibrant cores that help to attract and retain talent. These unique places and spaces are the differentiator that helps lead to healthy fiscal—and physical—communities.
Supporting activities include:
- Renovation of historic buildings—a unique differentiator renewing sense of place, history and culture
- Development of mixed-use buildings (e.g. retail on first floor, upper floor(s) for apartments or offices create economic efficiency around existing infrastructure) to revive marginalized areas
- Revitalizing main street to be a vibrant hub where the community can come together
- Creation of walkable neighborhoods—where residents can live, work, shop, learn and play—to help lessen the burden of health care costs on taxpayers