The City of Fargo will open its new City Hall, located at 225 4th Street North, to members of the public on Monday, September 17 at 7:45 a.m. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. on the south side of the new facility (if inclement weather arises, it will be held in the first floor atrium). The Fargo City Commissioners will be highlighting this milestone, with the ribbon cutting event being curated by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.
Following 25 months of construction, this 150,000 square-foot structure will house twelve of the City’s departments/divisions and over 200 employees. The facility is designed to house Fargo's municipal operations into the next century.
While City Hall has achieved substantial completion, visitors to the new structure will notice a handful of finishes in the south entryway which need to be completed and staff members continuing to settle into their workspaces within each department.
A separate grand opening celebration, with public tours within each department, will be scheduled for late October.
All public interactions with City Hall departments will be held at the new facility beginning on September 17. The City Commission Chambers will remain open at the former City Hall for the next few months as audio visual technology installations occurs in the new space, which could not occur until building construction was finished.
The project’s architect was T.L. Stroh Architects & Interiors, general contractor was Olaf Anderson, mechanical contractor was Robert Gibb & Sons and the electrical contractor was Sun Electric.
The former City Hall (200 3rd Street North) officially closed at 4:30 p.m. today. The City is inviting non-profit organizations from the area into the former facility beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 24 through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26 to repurpose any of the remaining furniture items within the facility. Items will need to be removed by the non-profit organization.
The following is the textual floorplan for the new City Hall:
- Auditor’s Office
- Buildings and Grounds
- City Commission Chambers
- Assessor’s Office
- Human Resources
- Meadowlark Public Meeting Room
- Planning & Development
- City Commission & Administration
- Information Services