Redevelopment Technical Assistance Team Visiting Mandan's Downtown July 6-7

A team of urban planners and consultants will be visiting Mandan on July 6-7 to provide recommendations about the renovation of the World War Memorial building that houses Mandan City Hall plus redevelopment of additional properties in the heart of downtown along portions of West First Street, Main Street and the avenues between.

This site visit, roundtable discussions and guidance is being made available through a Land Revitalization Technical Assistance program in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA, in turn, is involving a team of experts in virtual and in-person discussions including market analysts with ICF, a global advisory and digital services provider, and an urban planner with Van Meter Williams Pollack (VMWP) from Minneapolis.

The technical assistance team will meet with elected officials, property owners, members of the business community and citizens to receive input about various options to bring additional vibrancy and investment to the area that includes the Morton County Courthouse, financial institutions and healthcare services, small businesses and residential uses as well as some vacant and underutilized properties. Team members will be at the concert in Dykshoorn Park on West Main Street from approximately 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 6.

This assistance to the City of Mandan became available through collaboration with the EPA as part of a brownfields grant awarded to Mandan in 2021 to support the assessment, cleanup and revitalization of vacant and underutilized sites. The city also is receiving assistance through and Environmental Protection Agency program through Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields program.

The $300,000 brownfields grant can be used for environmental site assessments often required for debt financing of property purchases and improvements. The program is geared at helping property owners understand any potential contaminants such as mold, lead-based paint, asbestos, or petroleum products. Learn more at cityofmandan.com/brownfieldsgrant.