It looks like an intersection in the far southern part of Grand Forks is going to be seeing plenty of development soon. This coming Monday, the city council will be asked to approve a host of projects which will extend utilities to the Meadow Ridge 1st Addition near the corner of South Washington Street and 47th Avenue South. The council's information packet mentions that these projects are being initiated by the developer, Valdak Corporation. Valdak is the owner of the Valley Dairy chain in Grand Forks, so I expect that this means we'll be seeing a new Valley Dairy in that part of the city soon. Also, this intersection is apparently getting a Wells Fargo bank in the near future. This intersection is near the Stadter Center medical complex which is currently seeing major expansion. It seems like more businesses moving into this area will create the synergy needed to encourage more commercial and residential growth in this neighborhood. Expect to see even more commercial development (stores, restaurants, etc.) between 32nd Avenue South and 47th Avenue South in the near future. Keep your eye on Grand Forks Life for further updates!