Riverfront Development

The North Fork Riverfront Development Committee is committed to the vision of developing the land along the North Fork of the Elkhorn River.

This river, that runs through the Norfolk community, is a natural resource that few communities possess but would all love to have. The Committee envisions the area being used to generate new cultural and recreational opportunities.


The mission of the project is to evaluate the possibilities for capitalizing on resources along the North Fork of the Elkhorn River running through Norfolk. Consideration of uses for recreation, retail, commercial, housing, and other related amenities will aid in providing a regional destination and establish working, playing, and living environments for residents and visitors.

Potential Ideas

The development could include recreational opportunities mixed with non-traditional housing, entertainment, and retail businesses. This can include restaurants, hotels, shopping, pedestrian/bicycle paths with public restrooms, special lighting, paddle boats, observation decks, educational opportunities, and historical information in hubs along the nearly 3-mile corridor.


The committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:00 pm at the Chamber office. Discussions include a new recreational trail being developed in Johnson’s Park in Norfolk as well as potential new projects or ideas that fit the mission to develop the North Fork area.

For more information about the North Fork Riverfront Development Committee, contact the Chamber at 402-371-4862 or jalbin@norfolkareachamber.com.

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