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Due to the impact of the oil industry, the City of Stanley needed an updated City Hall to accommodate the expanding service needs of Stanley. The city departments were in several different buildings throughout the city causing an in-efficiency for staff and the citizens. The project included the construction of a new City Hall building to house all city departments and Council Chambers in downtown Stanley along Main Street.

The initial challenge presented by the site was evidence of environmental hazards that were required to be removed in accordance with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) prior to any construction project taking place. The site was deemed buildable pending several recommendations by the NDDOH which were adhered to in the building’s design. Another challenge our team encountered was maximizing the square footage of the site with a one-story building without disturbing the existing structure to the North of the site and not expanding construction into the highway on the West.

The structure is a single-story wood framed building with masonry veneer. There are small ‘bump-outs’ and metal canopies to provide character and define entrances into the building. The new Stanley City Hall was designed to maintain traditional municipal aesthetics but also integrate modern design elements. Construction began in the spring of 2019 and is expected to be complete in late spring of 2020.

• 9,020 s.f. new construction
• Combining city staff and operations in one location
o Auditor
o Planning and Zoning
o Assessor
o Police
o Municipal Clerk
• Allows space for expansion of city services in the future
• New City Council Chamber
• Improved street and parking on southside of the lot

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