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What the Heck is Happening with Urban Plains Park?

“What is that giant hole next to The Retreat on 28th Avenue South?” is something we’ve heard from a resident or two. That hole is the site of the not too distant future Urban Plains Park. Come summer 2018, that hole in the ground is going to be the largest multi-use park system in Fargo, which is exciting news for the residents that live near it.

This highly active park, designed by AE2S, will feature tons of amenities – a lazy river that extends throughout the entire park, walking paths and bridges, three shelters that will hold a combined total of 800 people, a gazebo for weddings, multiple playgrounds and a Fargo Park District Office where visitors can rent surreys or four-wheel bicycles.

The park’s location is ideal. According to Jim Larson, the Director of Finance at the Fargo Park District (FPD), “The connectivity of this park is extensive.” It’s close to Scheels Arena whom will lend it’s parking lot for park events. It borders 51st Street South, which can be shut down to host neighborhood events, think street fairs and famer’s markets. This park will engage the local community in ways that make it feel it more connected to nature as well as to each other.

Unfortunately, such large, ambitious projects never come off without a hitch. The Fargo Park District ran into a complicated snag when it realized the pond’s clay liner developed a hole of unknown origin. According to Larson, “The pond sits atop a sand lens meaning water just runs through it.”  The clay liner was instrumental to the pond’s ability to retain water. The hole had a negative impact on the timeline for park completion tacking on more time than originally planned. It also influenced a shift in the original concept – a river will now replace the pond. Though this is a huge shift, Larson believes it will make the park system more accessible and even better.

For information on 2018 shelter reservations call the Fargo Park District main office at 701-499-6060. For additional information on the construction and maintenance of the facilities, contact Dave Bietz at dbietz@fargoparks.com.  Sam Larson-Frobig oversees the bike rentals and can be contacted at slarson-frobig@fargoparks.com.

New Art Gallery Opens at 300lime: Celebrating Communities by Exhibiting Local Art

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FARGO, ND (September 27, 2017) –  Lux Communities (Lux), a multifamily property management group, announces the official opening of its first apartment community art gallery in their newly opened 300lime property.

“Without a doubt, art is essential to establishing and maintaining vibrant and scenic communities, but the arts also have so many other benefits. They increase business, improve our social well-being and promote expression, compassion and diversity,” says Austin Morris, Co-owner of Enclave Development, the company responsible for constructing 300lime.

To celebrate the new art gallery, Lux Communities is partnering with the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) to display members’ art work for the 2017-2018 exhibitions season beginning Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.  All two-dimensional mediums are welcome including painting, photography, fiber, prints, and mixed media.

“As the leading visual arts organization in the area, FMVA is proud to showcase our artists at 300lime’s gorgeous venue. We’re grateful that Lux Communities gave us this exclusive display opportunity,” says Karen Perry-Anderson, Vice President of the FMVA.

Submissions guidelines are posted on the Lux Communities Facebook page and the FMVA Facebook page. The deadline is Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at midnight. All applicants must be members of FMVA to submit art work for this season. Membership information can be found on the FMVA website or please email info@fmva.org for an application.

“Everyone here at Enclave Development and Lux is proud of our local arts community and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the FMVA. Our goal is to help get more art work seen in our community. 300lime’s Art Gallery is a great beginning for our company to show its support and commitment,” says Morris.

Enclave’s and Lux’s investment in the local arts community doesn’t stop with the creation of the 300lime Art Gallery. In addition to the gallery, they also purchased work from local artists such as Ashley Kunz, Justin Benson, Chelsea Burns, Brock Davis and Carrie Schwanke, most of which is on display in the lobby.

“Though we love all types of art work, we’re especially proud of the two large murals by Steve Knutson (in the resident entryway and pet spa) that capture the quintessential character of 300lime. Non-residents can even view them from the street. Please stop by and see them!” says Morris. “I’d love to be part of a city that has art work visible on every corner or at least as many murals as bars.”

About Lux Communities:

Lux Communities is a rapidly growing multifamily property management company group, specializing in premier apartment community management, serving the Fargo, Grand Forks, and Moorhead areas. For more information, please visit the Lux Communities website or Facebook page.

Media Contact:

Heather Zinger, Marketing Specialist, 701-478-4350, heather@luxcommunities.com

300lime Art Gallery: 2017-2018 Annual Call to FMVA Artists

Lux Communities is looking for ARTISTS for our 300lime Art Gallery for 2017-2018! The deadline is midnight, Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. If you’re an artist, please see the submissions guidelines below. See the flyer below for complete details and follow us on Facebook for ongoing updates.

***Please note: you MUST be a member of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) in order to participate in this year’s art call. If you’re not a member and would like to become one, please go here or email info@fmva.org for an application.

We’re SO looking forward to seeing your submissions!

300lime, Downtown Fargo’s Newest Apartment Community, Opens with a Bash

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Luxury, experience-driven and amenity-packed living

300lime Living Room

FARGO, ND (September 1, 2017) –  Lux Communities (Lux), a multifamily property management group specializing in premier apartment community management, announced a new addition to its portfolio, 300lime. 300lime is the first amenity-packed, lifestyle-driven apartment community in Downtown Fargo, located at 303 11th Street N.

To celebrate 300lime’s opening, Lux is hosting a launch party and open house on Thursday, September 7th from 5 to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend! Enjoy complimentary food and beverages, live music, private tours, rooftop games and door prizes. The event is also sponsored in part by D-S Beverages and Bud Light Lime.

Throughout the evening, unit tours will be available as well as special incentives to those who sign a lease during the party. Incentives include one month free on a 13-month lease plus move-in gift worth $100. In addition, amenity spaces will be open for public viewing including incredible views of Downtown Fargo.

“Downtown is one of the liveliest places to live in Fargo. Plus, you can do it all downtown! We’re thrilled to join the neighborhood and to contribute 300lime’s expressive style and lifestyle focused living to the mix. Lux and Enclave are dedicated to continuing to add unique value to our vibrant downtown community,” said Austin Morris, Co-owner of Enclave Development, the company responsible for constructing 300lime.

300lime is amenity packed and pet friendly. Two rooftop decks are nestled at the heart of the building one of which features a dog run. Owners can also make use of the pet spa on the main floor to groom their pets.  Also included are a fitness room and yoga studio, bike workstation and storage as well as a coffee/espresso bar in the lobby. Modern apartments feature fresh, clean finishes, appliances and views of downtown. These are a “must see” housing option in Downtown Fargo. Visit www.300lime.com to discover more.

In addition to 300lime, Lux also manages multiple other properties in Fargo-Moorhead and Grand Forks.

About Lux Communities

Lux Communities is a rapidly growing multifamily property management company serving the Fargo, Grand Forks, and Moorhead areas. For more information, please visit the Lux Communities website or Facebook page.

Media Contact

Heather Zinger

Marketing Specialist

701-478-4350

heather@luxcommunities.com