Tag: construction

Take A Walk – New Paths

Much of the work planned for World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is emerging during construction this fall. Today the most notable are the raised paths. Mowed and raised paths connect the features and encourage people to explore the urban prairie installation within the stormwater basin.  They are built on a rock bed that allows…
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October 9, 2017 0

World Garden Commons Construction Update Fall 2017

All across Fargo, large stormwater basins temporarily hold water runoff, sometimes for only hours at a time, during heavy rains or snowmelt. These basins are hidden in plain sight to most residents. Many of the basins are uninviting, unadorned, sunken grass lots with limited plant and wildlife diversity. An exception is the World Garden Commons…
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September 20, 2017 0

Thankfully, temps are back to freezing

Thankfully, temperatures are back to freezing in the region.  Spring can wait at the World Garden Commons until our winter work at the northeast inlet is nearly complete. Because the soil at the bottom of the basin remains mushy and soft, and never fully dries, some of the heavy work at the site had to…
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March 2, 2017 0
Winter construction at World Garden Commons

World Garden Commons Construction Update

Construction at World Garden Commons, the pilot site for The Fargo Project, started August 2015 and is slated to continue through this year. Planning the sequence of Commons projects has been a balancing act as we strive to keep stakeholders informed and involved – while we honor the region’s unpredictable weather. After all, there are…
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February 6, 2017 0

Construction of A Meandering Channel

One of the goals of retrofitting the World Garden Commons basin is to get the stormwater runoff to spread across the basin bottom and increase infiltration and filtration by the vegetation. This can be accomplished by one or more of the following methods: remove the concrete channel and replace it with vegetation or stone; deflect…
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November 17, 2016 0