HKGi

HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

Red River Corridor Master Plan

Moorhead, MN

2015 PLANNING IN CONTEXT AWARD
American Planning Association, Minnesota Chapter

In 2014 the Fargo-Moorhead Council of Governments and the City of Moorhead hired HKGi to prepare a master plan for the public land along 14 miles of Red River Corridor that had been acquired for flood mitigation. The new public land along the river was a unique opportunity for the City to not only achieve its flood mitigation goals but reconnect to the river corridor and transform it to a visible and publicly accessible source of pride, beauty, culture, and recreation. The Master Plan presents a long term vision for the corridor side by side with implementation actions that can be undertaken in the near term, within current budgets, land ownership, and flood protection infrastructure.

The Master Plan:

  • Addresses flood mitigation strategies
  • Proposes policy for lease/sale of public lands along the river corridor
  • Outlines strategies for the delineation of public & private land
  • Identifies a river trail alignment, pedestrian bridge locations, & priorities
  • Defines activities and concepts at recreation nodes
  • Guides natural resource stewardship & restoration
  • Recommends interpretive themes & strategies
  • Guides implementation: priorities & phasing, capital & operational budgets, funding, & partnership opportunities