We’re Excited For These Developments! And you should be as well.

Written by: Brady Drake
Makt and The Wave

There are a lot of great things happening in the Fargo-Moorhead area to be excited about, and the plethora of real estate development is a big part of that. The list below is by no means comprehensive or a “best of” list, and we encourage you to look for more development highlights in future issues. However, the following developments are certainly ones we should all be excited about!


Makt is the first phase in a much larger project by EPIC Companies that we are very excited about, EOLA by EPIC. Already underway, this portion of the project, which is in construction at the former Anderson Park, will have 80 apartment units and approximately 30,000+ SF of commercial space. Makt condos will feature 27 units and 15,000 SF of commercial space.

The Wave

Coming later in EOLA’s development process will be The Wave which is set to be North Dakota’s largest indoor water park at over 45,000 square feet. The water park will feature thrilling attractions for all ages including a full-service bar and restaurant, meeting space, party rooms, cabanas, slides, rides, an arcade, and more. Accompanying the water park will be a connected seven-story hotel with 125 rooms and a parking ramp.

Lyv at Uptown & Main

The Lyv at Uptown & Main promises to be a beautiful mixed-use project on Veterans Blvd that is an expansion on Enclave’s Uptown & Main development and is scheduled to be complete late in the fall of 2022.

The space will include:

  • 110 units
  • First level retail space for lease
  • Great visibility, 20-ft ceilings

“The area along Veterans corridor has seen tremendous growth and activity over the last few years and we’re incredibly proud to contribute to the vibrancy of the area through our development, Uptown & Main,” said Tim Gleason, Developer at Enclave. “As community-minded placemakers, we aspire to cultivate stronger, more connected and livable environments; Lyv at Uptown & Main exemplifies this desire and we’re excited to see it coming to realization.”


Location: 624 2nd Avenue North, Downtown Fargo, ND
Type of Building: Mixed-Use Multifamily and Commercial Space
Stories and Square Feet: 6 stories with underground and enclosed street level parking (28,330 square feet), 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and five floors of apartments totaling 125,142 square feet.
When the Project Started: August 2020
Date of Completion: July 2022
Architect of the Project: TL Stroh Architects and Interiors
Construction Companies: Kilbourne Construction Management LLC and Engineering MBN Engineering Inc.

*Writeup Provided by Kilbourne Group

Kesler is a mixed-use project that spans between First and Second Avenues North in the heart of downtown Fargo. Named after the former Kesler Block that occupied the site until it was razed in 1976, Kesler includes 109 stylish apartments, almost 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space for up to five new businesses, and 69 enclosed parking stalls. Surrounded by downtown Fargo’s historic Black Building, Stone Building and The Graver, Kesler’s brick and metal siding is a perfect blend of classic and modern.

The project features an elevated patio with direct views of Broadway Square, downtown Fargo’s new programmed public plaza. Residents enjoy SmartRent technologies, which allow for controlled, remote Bluetooth access, as well as a dog wash, two secured bike rooms, secured package rooms, and a clubroom that adjoins the rooftop patio. Kesler features furnished corporate units. See more at KeslerFargo.com.

By infilling a central surface lot downtown, Kesler creates an extension of Roberts Alley, an active pedestrian passageway filled with alley-facing storefronts, public art, and outdoor patios. The first business announced in Kesler is Bottle Barn Off Broadway.

Kesler is the fourth phase of a public-private partnership with the City of Fargo which began in early 2016 and replaced three surface parking lots with a city-owned garage and three private mixeduse buildings. The partnership has created more than 500 structured parking stalls, 265 new apartments, and 35,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.


Location: 405 Broadway North, Downtown Fargo, ND
Type of Building: Mixed-Use Multifamily and Commercial Space
Stories and Square Feet: 6 stories comprised of 17,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 5 floors of apartments totaling 86,572 square feet
When the Project Started: December 2019
Date of Completion: April 2022
Architect of the Project: JLG Architects
Construction Companies: Kilbourne Construction Management LLC and Engineering MBN Engineering Inc.

*Writeup Provided by Kilbourne Group

Mercantile is a six-story mixed-use building that adds a stately and timeless presence to the corner of 4th Avenue North and Broadway in downtown Fargo. Located in the heart of the entertainment district, Mercantile adds 100 apartments and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space to the city center, with more than 100 local shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and music venues within blocks.

Mercantile was designed to blend in with the historic architectural styles downtown, with its first four stories faced in brick and wrapped in expansive glass. JLG Architects took great care in designing an attractive backdrop to the countless pictures taken of the Fargo Theatre marquee. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood living units with natural light and provide picturesque views of a thriving downtown. The attached cityowned 367-stall parking ramp provides district parking for all.

The building’s name is an homage to a four-story brick structure that was built on the site in 1909 for Fargo Mercantile Co., a wholesale grocer that had been operating in Fargo since 1895.

Mercantile’s modern amenities include a clubroom with a pool table, bar top tables and television. The adjoined rooftop patio overlooks Broadway and is perfect for lounging, grilling or relaxing next to the fire pits and outdoor television. Mercantile features the convenience of SmartRent technologies, providing remote Bluetooth access, controllable through residents’ smartphones. The project includes a ButterflyMX package system for secure deliveries, an onsite dog wash and a large secure bike storage room. Mercantile features furnished corporate units. More at LiveatMercantile.com.

The Landing at 1001 NP

Location: 1001 NP Avenue, Downtown Fargo, ND
Type of Building: Mixed-use multifamily with a ground-floor restaurant
Stories and Square Feet: 4 stories comprised of 5,000 square foot ground floor restaurant space and enclosed parking, and 222,403 square feet of apartments
When the Project Started: October 2020
Date of Completion: August 2022
Architect of Project: JLG Architects
Construction companies: Bakken Contracting Co LLC (dba BC Contracting Co) and Engineering MBN Engineering Inc.

*Writeup Provided by Kilbourne Group

The Landing at 1001 NP is a four-story mixed-use building adding 154 apartment units to the west edge of downtown Fargo. Anchored by an available large corner restaurant with an outdoor patio, The Landing creates a welcoming entrance to Fargo’s walkable downtown as visitors enter from the 10th Street underpass. The project features five two-story walk-up units on the north side with private entrances and includes 217 enclosed on-grade, enclosed underground, and surface parking spaces. The Landing’s 26 unique apartment layouts focus on individuality, accessibility, and modern comfort.

The name is a nod to the site’s historical roots as a planning mill served by a Northern Pacific rail spur. The Landing joins the burgeoning neighborhood of Wild Terra Cidery, Brew Bird, and the Historic Union, home to Pixeled Brewery and Rough Cut Social. Residents of The Landing will enjoy the convenience of remote Bluetooth access to and control of units through SmartRent technologies, and access to a large, elevated clubroom and patio, secured package delivery and bike room. The Landing features furnished corporate units. See more at TheLandingFargo.com.

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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.