UNITE building touted as key to giving Fargo a grand ‘Gateway’ on the Red River

July 7, 2023

Construction on the final piece of a plan to create a grand gateway for the city of Fargo along the Red River is finally underway.

Groundbreaking was held Thursday, June 29, for UNITE, the third and final building in EPIC Companies’ Gateway development.

The seven-story UNITE building at 234 Main Ave., with its 30 apartments, 16 condominiums, 18,000-square-feet of commercial space, parking and a community plaza, will be a major asset to Fargo when it’s completed in 2025, Mayor Tim Mahoney said.

“What a great infill project and what a great way to develop our community,” Mahoney said.

“This is the Gateway to the West. When people from Minnesota come to Fargo, they will see this project. … It’s going to be a front door to our community,” he said.

In Fargo’s Go2030 development plan, “we wanted to have a vibrant, sustainable city with a high quality of life, robust economy, and a welcoming community atmosphere. We think this project does that,” Mahoney said.

UNITE is the third of three buildings that make up EPIC’s Gateway development on land that had once held the Gateway Center mall and housing (which was removed by the city to build a dike and pump station to protect the city’s downtown from flooding).

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