Fargo-based EOLA by EPIC on track for completion in fall 2023

Spanning 15 acres, the development is equivalent to 11 football fields and aims to enhance the dynamic of the landscape

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GRAND FORKS — EOLA by EPIC is an innovative, master-planned urban development located just south of Interstate 94 on 45th Street South in Fargo.

Construction by EPIC (CBE) is managing all aspects of this large-scale endeavor, which will enhance the dynamic of the landscape. Truly a “community within a community,” EOLA’s network of seven-story buildings will surround a four-acre public park and will be home to a variety of retail businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, condominiums, upscale apartments, and a host of arts and entertainment spaces.

Spanning 15 acres, the development is equivalent to 11 football fields. CBE broke ground with MAKT, the first phase of the development, in 2021 with an anticipated completion date in the fall of 2023.

MAKT features 25,000 square feet of commercial space, condos, apartments, as well as community and fitness rooms.

EOLA’s next phase will break ground in the spring of 2023 with The Wave, a 50,000 square-foot indoor water park.


Almost the size of a football field itself, the water park will include a wave pool, lazy river, multiple water slides, an extra-large kids’ activity area, and an interactive sport pool. The Wave will also include cabanas, a snack bar, party room, lockers, and a full bar. It will be open to the public with day passes.

Complementing and connected to the water park, a 125-room hotel will be constructed next. The hotel will feature a restaurant and lounge, private event and meeting space, party rooms, and an arcade.

Rounding out the north side of the development, a 500-car parking ramp will be built to accommodate EOLA’s year-round, public events and programming.

EOLA is a Greek word meaning “violet.” As such, the development will exude an international flavor, featuring arts and culture from seven countries as a nod to the seven rays of light that make up the color violet. The expansive, four-acre park will host an array of community events including farmers markets, acoustic concerts, and more.

Over the next five years, CBE looks forward to working with their trade partners and consultants to bring EOLA to life, reinventing public areas as the heart of the community and strengthening connections between people and their shared places.

MAKT by EPIC (Submitted photo)

Andrew Weeks is an award-winning journalist who has reported for a number of newspapers and magazines. He currently is the editor of Prairie Business, the premier business magazine of the northern plains. The magazine covers various industries and business topics in the Dakotas and western Minnesota.
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