Where opportunity and inspiration inspire

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, additional public parking, and event space.


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


The three seven-story, mixed-use buildings will consist of apartments, condos, and over 20,000 square feet 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 is the first building to be completed at The Beacon.


The name honors the men who wore those numbers for the University of North Dakota, Reggie Morellis (19) and Ralph Engelstad (23). These two UND legends inspired many citizens throughout the Grand Forks community and beyond. Their legacy lives on with the continuous support and opportunities they have given to their communities.


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

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