A New Partnership Announced

Exciting news is on the horizon as we proudly announce a significant development that's set to shape the future of our beloved Devils Lake. The Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) and the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) are joining forces to bring about positive changes and enhancements to the Blue Heron Landing facility, right here on our pristine lake.

Now officially labeled as the "Blue Heron Landing Project," the DLWID and DLNA share a vision of revitalizing this cherished spot for the benefit of our entire community. This partnership signifies a collaborative effort to ensure that the redevelopment process is inclusive, community-driven, and aligned with our shared goals.

One of the key elements of this partnership is the creation of a Citizens Advisory Committee. This committee will play a vital role in guiding the DLWID through the various stages of this exciting project. It will be composed of dedicated community members who are passionate about Devils Lake and want to contribute their skills and insights to the redevelopment efforts.

This is an open invitation to anyone in our community who believes they have valuable skills, experiences, or perspectives to offer. Whether you're an avid environmentalist, a design enthusiast, a local business owner, or simply a passionate resident who wants to help shape the future of Devils Lake, we want to hear from you!

To express your interest in joining the Citizens Advisory Committee, please contact either Mitchell Moore at [email protected] or Boone Marker at [email protected]. Your involvement can make a meaningful difference in this collaborative endeavor.

As we embark on this journey together, we're excited about the potential for positive change and growth that lies ahead. With the DLWID and DLNA partnership, we're not just redeveloping a facility; we're nurturing our community's connection to Devils Lake, ensuring that it remains a vibrant and thriving part of our lives for generations to come.

Stay tuned for updates on this exciting collaboration and the progress of the redevelopment efforts. Together, we can make Devils Lake an even more exceptional place to live, work, and play.

Introducing Our New Hub For Progress

We're thrilled to bring you some exciting news today – the launch of our brand-new website dedicated exclusively to the Blue Heron Landing Project! This website, located at www.blueheronlandingproject.com, is your go-to source for staying in the loop on all the latest developments and progress made by the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) on this remarkable parcel.

The Blue Heron Landing Project represents a significant step forward in our mission to enhance and revitalize this cherished piece of our community. It's not just about rejuvenating a location; it's about creating a space that will benefit all of us, today and for generations to come.

So, what can you expect from our new website?

Stay Informed: The website will serve as a central hub for all project-related updates and news. Whether it's the latest construction milestones, environmental assessments, or community engagement opportunities, you'll find it all right here.

Visual Progress: We'll be sharing captivating images and videos that showcase the transformation of Blue Heron Landing. Witness the project come to life through visuals that tell the story of our progress.

Community Engagement: Your voice matters! We want you to be part of this exciting journey. The website will provide information on how you can get involved, join discussions, and contribute to the shaping of our project.

Project Timeline: Curious about what's coming up next? Our project timeline will give you insights into the stages of development, so you can anticipate what's on the horizon.

Contact Us: Have questions, ideas, or suggestions? Reach out to us through the website. We value your input and are eager to hear from you.

This website is more than just a virtual space; it's a reflection of our commitment to transparency, community involvement, and progress. We want you to be a part of the Blue Heron Landing Project every step of the way, and this website is designed to make that possible.

We invite you to visit www.blueheronlandingproject.com today and explore all it has to offer. Bookmark the page, sign up for updates, and join us on this exciting journey to transform Blue Heron Landing into a vibrant and thriving asset for our beloved Devils Lake community.

Together, we're making a brighter, more vibrant future for Devils Lake, and we can't wait to share the progress with you.

Stay tuned for more updates and news!

Board Creates Design Goals

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District is on an exciting journey to create a brand-new facility. This all started after some careful thinking about what the facility should be like and what it needs to do. To help them stay on track and make sure everything turns out just right, the DLWID Board has come up with some initial design goals.

These goals encompass various functional areas:

  • District Office Space: The facility will house offices for District personnel and include an on-site laboratory for lake analysis.
  • Visitor Center: A central hub for educating the public about Devils Lake and District activities.
  • Public Marina: The facility will provide a public marina with boat slips and the potential for a fueling station, enhancing lake access.
  • Watercraft Rental Concession: Dedicated space for watercraft rentals and seasonal boat slip rentals for public use.
  • Food Service Concession: Lakeside dining options will be available through a designated area for food service.

The physical parameters of the design include the use of concrete, metal, and glass for construction materials, ensuring durability. The building's height will peak at 30', with a street-side height of 26' 8". It will be a two-story structure with dimensions measuring 40' x 80', offering a spacious total usable space of approximately 6,400 square feet.

These initial parameters will be the basis of the initial draft conceptual drawings.  Once completed the conceptual plan and drawings will be used to begin the next steps.  The District is excited to begin this project with high hopes it can find sufficient funding to finish the design process and begin construction.   Stay Tuned.

DLWID Purchases Blue Heron Landing

In May 2021 the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) announced the purchase of Blue Heron Landing. The property and building, located at 4006 NE West Devils Lake Road in Lincoln City, is the former location of Blue Heron Landing Marina. With the purchase, DLWID will have permanent lakefront access to Devils Lake for the first time.

The District will be assessing the soundness of the existing structure and developing plans for its repair or replacement in the near future. In the meantime, the building will be used for storage.

The purchase of Blue Heron Landing is a major milestone for the DLWID. It will allow the District to better serve its customers and protect the health of Devils Lake.

The District is grateful to the previous owners of Blue Heron Landing for their cooperation and to the community for its support.

Benefits of the Purchase

The purchase of Blue Heron Landing will provide the DLWID with a number of benefits, including:

  • Permanent lakefront access: This will allow the District to better monitor and manage the lake, as well as provide boat launching and other services to its customers.
  • A building for storage and office space: This will provide the District with a central location to store its equipment and conduct its business.
  • A potential asset for the community: The building could be used for a variety of community purposes, such as a meeting space or a visitor center.


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