top of page



Project engineers held a public information meeting May 4, 2022 to discuss preliminary design concepts throughout the Roosevelt Park and Zoo.

Phase MI-7 Roosevelt Park and Zoo

urban flood control

The design team continues to work towards 90% plan completion and specifications with a March 1, 2023, date for 90% submittal to the Souris River Joint Board.  The Design Water Surface has been revised based on the proposed alignments, the levee profiles have been adjusted accordingly.

60% of comments received from United States Army Corp Engineers, IEPR, City of Minot, and the SRJB have been addressed.

There is currently a lot of coordination with multiple stakeholders on impacts, utilities and alternate solutions. The team is discussing with Minot Parks impacts to Roosevelt Park and the surrounding area, considering traffic circulation and tree preservation. The Roosevelt Park Zoo Director, Jeff Bullock, on the proposed relocation of the North American Exhibit from the north side of the Mouse River into Roosevelt Park and Master planning has been completed to provide a potential lay out.  We continue working on individual exhibits, structures, and other miscellaneous zoo features. Another larger impacted landmark staple of Roosevelt Park is Magic City Express, a miniature locomotive that travels throughout the park providing a unique view of the whole space. The alternate design of Magic City Express is at 90% design completion with the proposed route being maintained on the dry side of the levee and circling the newly relocated portion of RPZ.

The MI-7 Design team continues coordinating with the City of Minot and several franchise utilities to walk through plans for maintaining service during construction, reroute franchise utilities, and design of municipal utilities through the levee/floodwall system. The team is working on a variety of required permitting with EA, construction permit, and Sovereign Lands permits for both MI-6-Downtown and MI-7-Roosevelt Park and Zoo.

Our whole team continues coordination with the team working on MI-6-Downtown project understanding portions of these two phases will likely be bid as a single project.  Utilities, drainage, levee/floodwall profiles, and alignments have all been coordinated.  The team is working through the development of several construction phase options which would fit within a proposed Phase 1 construction budget and would limit the impacts to operation of Roosevelt Park, RPZoo, and the pool.  

mi 7 prelim design.png

Document Downloads For This Project

bottom of page