Grand Forks’ Civic Auditorium will likely be demolished this year, opening the door to new development for the land that could lead to more downtown apartment complexes. The City Council’s finance and development committee discussed Wednesday what to do with the 50-year-old building, which has been mostly vacant since 2001.
City getting state funds for residential projects Grand Forks’ Civic Auditorium, which has been largely vacant since 2001, could face demolition this summer. The city’s urban development office, which has been seeking tenants for the city-owned building, plans to seek proposals from contractors, according to program manager Meredith Richards.
City leaders say land would be more valuable to developers Some Grand Forks city leaders say they want the city to demolish the old Civic Auditorium this year to pave the way for new developments downtown.
They also say the city should assemble a package of incentives, such as low interest loans, to attract developers in these economically challenging times.
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