The Current

Since the flood of 1997, the City of Grand Forks, and especially its downtown have been revitalized by redevelopment, investment and a renewed interest in living and working downtown. Several major planning and redevelopment exercises “reimagined” downtown, resulting in a revitalized historic central business district with a new Corporate Center, elegantly restored buildings, upgraded infrastructure, streetscape enhancements and unique public art spaces and mini-parks. 

To ensure that future development is compatible with and enhances the substantial investments made downtown, the City established the Downtown Design Guidelines and established a Downtown Study Group to examine critical downtown development goals. Based on the strength of the downtown housing market, that group made a strong recommendation for further residential development and released a request for proposals to redevelop key downtown sites. MetroPlains was selected for its proposal to develop a three story apartment building to serve the mixed income rental housing market. The site is overlooking the Red River and abutting the new flood protection levee.

There will be a series of individual entries to access the apartments on the first floor facing North 3rd Street to maintain a pedestrian scale streetscape and to enhance the vibrant downtown community. Within the building, there will be two primary common areas, on the first and second floors. The main community space will be available for tenant use, and will contain entertainment features such as a large screen television, galley kitchen, and ample seating. The other community spaces are intended for gathering as well as conferences and work areas.There will be forty apartments ranging in size from 981 square feet to 1057 square feet. Tenants will have views of either the river or the downtown skyline. There are 57 parking spaces available on the property, for use by the residents at no charge. The Current is affordable housing - income restrictions do apply.

Contact Information


Fax fax 701-775-4715


The Current
215 1st Avenue North,
Grand Forks, ND 58203
GEO: 47.9261, -97.0313 Driving Directions

Features and Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Blinds Provided
  • Community Room w/ Kitchen
  • Controlled Access Entry
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Exercise Room
  • Exterior Car Outlets
  • Full Fitness Facility
  • Handicap-Accessible Units
  • Off-Street Parking
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • On-Site Management
  • Private Entry Ways
  • Washer & Dryer


Bedroom(s) Bathroom(s) Sq. Ft.
2 1 1057
1 1 733
2 1 980
2 1 940
1 1 765
2 1 940
2 1 970
1 1 733

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