Horace Comprehensive & Transportation Plan
Responses due: 10/19/2018
Project Background and Objective
The City of Horace is a rapidly growing community with a population of over 2,700 residents located in the southwest corner of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The city encompasses approximately 11.13 square miles and an additional 13.85 square miles are within the city's extraterritorial (ET) planning area providing zoning and platting jurisdiction.
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 60 dwelling units per year. The approval of $106.9 million school bond referendum package on September 25 which includes funds for a new 1,000-student high school and 800-student middle school in the city, as well as an addition to Horace Elementary School, is likely to accelerate growth and the desire and demand for housing in Horace.
The objective of this project is to prepare a new Comprehensive & Transportation Plan that will:
- Help guide the City of Horace in a strategic manner, with goals and guidelines that are tangible and achievable over the next twenty-five (25) years;
- Guide long-term policy decisions, specific transportation issues, and development issues; and
- Garner long-term support and commitment of residents, stakeholders, the Planning Commission, and the City Council for realizing the goals and vision of Horace.
Project Contact Information
Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments
Case Plaza, Suite 232
One 2nd Street North
Fargo, ND 58102