Where opportunity inspires

The Beacon stands for inspiration and opportunity while being a light signifying hope for those who see it.

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The Beacon is a district located near downtown Grand Forks that is the future home to three buildings, a 60,000 SF outdoor plaza, public parking, and event space.


The city-owned plaza is an event space that can host events such as markets, trade shows, theater, movie nights, kid’s events, hockey, broomball, basketball, speaking engagements, art, and more.


The three mixed-use buildings will consist of apartments, condos, and over 20,000 SF of commercial space. This unique area will be a complement to current city assets and the community as a whole.


The Beacon will be developed by EPIC Companies in a similar fashion to the popular development The Lights, located in West Fargo, ND.

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1923 will be the first building to be completed at The Beacon.


The name of this building, 1923, honors the men who wore these numbers for the University of North Dakota, Reggie Morellis (19) and Ralph Engelstad (23). These two UND legends inspire citizens throughout the Grand Forks community and beyond. Their legacies live on with the continuous support and opportunities they give to their communities.


May you see the green and white lights at 1923 and think of inspiration and opportunity.

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