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Planning & Development

The Planning Department exists to guide the growth and change of the City of Fargo while maintaining the quality of life of its residents. We strive to fulfill this commitment through the two main divisions that make up the department, Land Use and Community Development. In one way or another, each of these divisions affects the economic and community development of Fargo.

The Land Use division is the City of Fargo's primary land use agency and is integral in guiding the city's physical framework while the Community Development division guides much of the socioeconomic framework. Our ambition is to make all of Fargo a better place to live by maintaining what works and improving what does not.