Posted: JULY 12 2018

Activate Downtown Devils Lake: A Vision and Action Plan for Downtown


The ACTIVATE: Downtown Devils Lake vision plan was created by an eleven-member group of community members to create an action plan to improve the future of downtown. Spearheaded by the Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, this project reflects the ideas of community members. More than 65 people contributed ideas to the plan in face-to-face interviews and five public focus groups, and more than 620 locals residents submitted thoughts and ideas online.

Why now?

For two decades, the community has battled the threat of the rising waters of Devils Lake. The cooperation and effort it took to build the flood protection system is now part of the history and local identity. The success of that flood fight now opens the door to the next stage of opportunity for the community.

More than 600 people responded to the call for public input about downtown, and 74% of them said they spend time downtown at least once a week. Eighty-seven percent said that downtown is important to the community as a whole and a worthwhile public investment. Ninety percent agreed that creating a vision and plan for downtown is a good idea. The time in now.

You can download the full report here.

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