Downtown Luxury with a View: Dillard Apartments

Downtown Fargo’s newest apartments, Dillard, offer luxe finishes with priceless views.

Photos by Hillary Ehlen

To live at Dillard is to live just steps away from the center of downtown Fargo’s vibrant scene. With views of Broadway, Block 9 and almost any other part of downtown Fargo, Dillard tenants are immersed in the pulse of the downtown spirit. Just opening September 1, these units offer a unique city experience with all the amenities and no compromise in quality fine finishes.

Design Inspiration

“Something new – something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dillard Apartments are for those drawn to the vibrancy of historic Broadway in downtown Fargo, yet treasure the solitude of a quiet sanctuary. Nestled between Roberts Street and Roberts Alley, Dillard is a block from the heart of the action. This prime location paired with refined, modern style offers a new experience in urban living.

The Building

At 247 Roberts St N, Dillard stands seven stories high with five floors of residential living, including 84 apartment units with 16 unique floorplans. A seven-story 455 space parking garage (owned and operated by the City of Fargo and Interstate Parking) connects Dillard with its next-door neighbor, fellow Kilbourne Group development, the RoCo Apartments. In addition to the residential space is over 17,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space, activated by Fly Fitness on the northwest entrance along Roberts Street and an exciting new fish and chips bar and restaurant in Roberts Alley.

Along with the individual units, residents have access to a rooftop patio for even more downtown views, a common club room, secure bike storage and a secure package room. Each floor conveniently includes trash chutes (masked behind sleek barn doors), rentable storage units and garage access.

The History

As the Kilbourne Group adds new projects, they give respect to the past while revitalizing the present, and this project is no different. Back in the early 1900s, the Dillard site was homesteaded by Joseph H. Bowers, a member of the Browers Bros. General Contractors, prolific builders in the area at the time. Bowers’ daughter, Helen, married Dr. James Dillard, now the namesake for this building. Kilbourne Group consulted the Bower family descendants in this project and the family was given the opportunity to choose which family name to use, ultimately landing on “Dillard.”

The different floor plans themselves also honor the history of the site. Each floor plan is named after one of the Fargo families who lived in the single-family homes that existed on the property between 1928 and 1948. Some of the names of these floor plans are Bassett, Foltz, Edwards and Kaiser.

The Neighborhood

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that the number of apartments downtown has been steadily growing. As downtown becomes more of a destination, the desire to live there also grows. Part of this is thanks to its designation as a “Walker’s Paradise.” With this particular location having a Walkscore® of 95 and a BikeScore® of 97, you can get anywhere you desire —and safely— by foot or pedal. 

As the number of downtown residents grows, as does the demand for parking. Because of this, each floor of The Dillard Apartments has direct garage access to the RoCo parking garage. Live downtown and park right at your door! Parking is the only fee not included in monthly rent, as the City of Fargo owns the parking garage, operated by Interstate Parking. Learn more at

The Units

Dillard’s unique floors plans range from 499 square feet to 1,551 square feet, including studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units with prices starting at $980 for both studios and one-bedroom units, $1,420 for two-bedroom units, and $2,300 for three-bedroom units. Flexible lease lengths are available. Each unit conveniently includes a full-sized washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. 

These thoughtful finishes, unparalleled views of downtown Fargo and all-inclusive pricing make Dillard unique. One monthly bill includes central heat and air conditioning, electricity, water and high-speed Midco internet and cable. Kilbourne Group knows that pet allowances are essential for new apartments, which is why the whole building is pet-friendly with no pet fees, plus a pet wash station and a pet relief area.

With ample use of windows, each unit is filled with natural light and, arguably, some of the best views in town. Once Block 9 on Broadway is up and running, Dillard tenants will be able to open their windows to hear the performances on the plaza and have supreme access to what liveliness the multi-use space will bring to the community. There’s an attention to detail in the fine finishes at Dillard, but it’s the location and access to downtown amenities that really set it apart. 

For apartment leasing information, contact Brian Carmona, Centric Management, at 701-850-8108 or [email protected].


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