Horace Downtown Neighborhood Plan RFP

Posted: 1/4/2024

Responses due: 1/26/2024


The City of Horace is a rapidly growing bedroom community with a population of over 3,000 residents located in the southwest corner of the greater Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. While Horace has roots dating to the 1880’s and was incorporated in the 1940’s, the city has experienced a dramatic increase in population over the past 30 years, transitioning from a rural agricultural service center of around 660 in 1990, to a modern suburban community that is currently experiencing growth of over 290 dwelling units per year.

The objective of the Horace Downtown Neighborhood Plan is to provide a long-range community vision for Downtown Horace. This vision should incorporate multimodal transportation infrastructure that balances bicycle and pedestrian movements with autotraffic, the relationship between the roadway and the surrounding land uses, streetscape and other such improvements that delineate Horace’s downtown, and the connection of the downtown area to surrounding neighborhoods.

The Horace Downtown Neighborhood Plan should aim to be a multi-faceted plan that includes strategies for both transportation and land use. At a high level, this plan should provide guidance for bicycle and pedestrian safety, and connectivity improvements along Main Street and immediate residential neighborhoods. The plan should also include urban design focused recommendations for traffic calming, conceptual designs of the downtown neighborhood streetscape, identify areas for communal gathering, public art, and heritage celebration. These recommendations should be assessed with transition and connectivity strategies to create a cohesive, and easily accessible city core.



Project Contact Information


Michael Maddox

Project Manager
(701) 532-5104

FM Metro COG
1 - 2nd Street N, Suite 232
Fargo, ND 58102