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Citywide Comprehensive Plan

After the 2009 flood, the City of Fargo started the development of a comprehensive study (PDF) of flood mitigation projects.  This study looked at what projects would need to be completed in order to remove properties from the FEMA effective 100-year floodplain.  Since the development of the comprehensive plan, City staff has been using it as a guide to prioritize project development and construction, which has resulted in the completion of over 16 miles worth of levees and floodwalls (PDF) since 2009.  City staff has also developed potential phasing of upcoming construction projects.  Each phase can be viewed on this map (PDF).  This phasing plan is subject to change.


In 2012, the City Commission approved a list of properties (PDF) identified for acquisition within the citywide comprehensive plan. This list was developed by using the projects identified from the comprehensive plan and is subject to change as projects are developed beyond the concept level completed within the comprehensive plan. Acquisition offers will not be made until additional detailed project design has been completed and it is verified that the property needs to must be acquired in order to complete the project.  Offers to acquire will follow the City’s Voluntary Acquisition Program (PDF)


The City has adopted a Hardship Policy (PDF) for property owners identified for acquisition in future flood mitigation projects. This policy is only for medical hardships.