Fargo’s Block 9 Construction Project May Be Delayed
Mahoney says rumblings that the project is in trouble are not true
FARGO, ND — Mayor Mahoney says construction on the Block 9 project could be delayed until next spring.
Work on the 18 story building in downtown Fargo was originally planned to start last year.
A hotel, offices, condos, a parking garage and a renovated city plaza are planned.
Mahoney says rumblings that the project is in trouble are not true.
He says there are several factors for the delay including a change in ownership for TMI Hospitality.
The company plans a luxury hotel in the $100 million development.
City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn calls the delay “unacceptable” since the city has a stake in the project after approving millions of dollars in tax breaks.
An update will be presented at next Monday’s city commission meeting.