Life in ROCO
Roberts Commons | Downtown Fargo
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Dan Francis Photography
If you're ready to immerse yourself in Fargo’s finest eateries, artisan coffeehouses, art galleries, cafes, and breweries, Roberts Commons is your ideal home base. Sparked by the idea to create a more vibrant and uniquely Fargo experience, RoCo Apartments are progressively changing the way downtown dwellers live, work and play. This month, we'll take you inside RoCo, then visit the ground-level tenants to meet the creative patchwork that thrives on the energy between Roberts Street and Roberts Alley.
RoCo's concept centers around one of downtown's most vibrant communities and has recently breathed new life into downtown's side streets. To design this progressive, mixed-use development, Kilbourne Group partnered with Minneapolis-based firm ESG Architecture and Design, as well as Collaborative Design Group. Together, they've perfectly packaged a fusion of amenities that give residents and commercial tenants the ability to park, live, work, meet and dine - all within the same building.
RoCo Apartments, operated by tenant-focused Centric Management, offers residents 13 thoughtfully designed floor plans to complement nearly every lifestyle. The apartments, including walk-up units along Roberts Alley, feature plenty of natural light and high-quality finishes. Studio leases start at $685, one-bedrooms start at $885, and two-bedrooms start at $1,520.
The studio alcove units have smart, space-saving features like TV mounts which can swivel toward the living room or bedroom. The kitchens feature granite countertops, soft-close cabinets, stainless steel appliances and well-planned storage. Many of the one and two-bedroom units have private balconies overlooking downtown.
Experience the energy of Roberts Alley from your front door, literally. Roberts Alley is host to exciting neighborhood gatherings full of food, music, art and local vendors. Directly across from the alley-side apartments are businesses like The Boiler Room, Marge’s Bar, Prairie Petals, Daily’s Market, Rosey's Bistro & Bar, Blackbird Woodfire, and Twist, to name a few.
All-Inclusive + Amenities
A simple, all-inclusive pricing model at RoCo, means one monthly bill for central heat and A/C, water, electricity, and even high-speed internet and cable by Midco. The apartments are pet-friendly, and the building features a private pet relief area, accessed from the fifth level of the parking garage. With access to the garage, no matter the unit, parking couldn't be simpler. Other amenities include garbage chutes, secure bike storage, and the safety and convenience of the Latch smart access system.
“To me, my walk-up unit feels like I have my own condo; it’s private and quiet, and I like being close to all of the businesses in Roberts Alley. Working downtown, it keeps my commute short. I rarely move my car because everything is right there. I maybe use it once a week.”
Paradise in Close Proximity
If your baseline of livability relies on proximity to amenities, you'll be interested to know RoCo has a 96 Walk Score® and a 94 Bike Score®. The Walk Score® system measures the walkability of any address based on the distance to nearby places and pedestrian friendliness, while the Bike Score® measures access to bike lanes, trails, road connectivity and destinations. No matter where you're going, RoCo lands in the highest rank, qualifying as both a "Walker's Paradise" and a "Biker's Paradise."
Located just beyond the bustle of Broadway, residents are close to over 50 establishments, including restaurants, bars, coffee shops, retailers and art/entertainment venues.
Touring Roberts Commons
RoCo is urban, convenient, and centralized in Downtown Fargo; which makes it a connected, creative and social environment. For prospective residents who want convenience in their everyday life, Roberts Commons offers the opportunity to work, play, meet, socialize, and relax - all within a few blocks.
Ground-level businesses serve up unique experiences to dwellers, including fitness at Pure Barre, the convenience of Power Plate Meals, Young Blood Coffee Co., Scoop N Dough Candy Co. and 46 North Pints & Provisions. On the horizon, this picturesque alley will soon welcome a new boutique, as well as "Curated" by Trever Hill Design and the photography studio of Glasser Images.
For more information & tours, contact:
RoCo Apartments | Brian Carmona - Centric Management
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