Advance Thief River is a regional economic development initiative, seeking to grow the economy of Thief River Falls and the surrounding communities.
A new vision for downtown
In October 2017, the Downtown Development Association finalized a community masterplan for downtown Thief River Falls.
In October 2017, the Chamber of Commerce Downtown Development Association published a community master plan that outlined desired changes for redeveloping downtown Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
The goals of the master plan are to:
- Promote a business climate that enhances economic vitality and improves the quality of life for all residents
- Design a unified, welcoming environment
- Create a document that can be used for fundraising and implementation
Design, Context, Principles & Engagement
A study of the context, precedent research, and community input informed the following design principles and recommendations specific to Thief River Falls:
- Connect with nature
- Design with scale
- Express culture
- Foster innovation
- Create experiences
- Maintain and troubleshoot
- Create winning teams
Downtown Master Plan
Flip through the Downtown Development Association’s Master Plan below, or download a PDF of the entire plan here.
Chamber of Commerce Downtown Development Association Master Plan
Advance Thief River
PO Box 773
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
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