Block 9 partners reveal official name of community plaza

The community plaza has been named Broadway Square.

FARGO, N.D.–The Block 9 partners got together Thursday morning to reveal the name of the community plaza. The public-private partnership, made up of the Kilbourne Group, R.D. Offutt Company and the City of Fargo, announced Broadway Square as the official name. The Block 9 partners also revealed the logo and introduced the Block 9 plaza manager, Ana Rusness-Peterson. Once construction…

Block 9 Shut Down After Subcontractor Tests Positive for COVID-19

FARGO, ND — Construction on the Block 9 project in downtown Fargo has been shutdown temporarily after a subcontractor’s employee who visited the work site tested positive for COVID-19 McGough Construction Co., LLC, one of the general contractors on the Block 9 project in downtown Fargo, has confirmed that one of the subcontractors on the project tested positive for COVID-19….

Images of Block 9 Civic Plaza in Downtown Fargo Released

The Block 9 civic plaza is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D.–Kilbourne Group showcased what the Block 9 civic plaza will look like on their Facebook page on Wednesday. The Block 9 civic plaza is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and is inspired by Main Street Square in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Fargo Parks District…

Block 9 Celebrates Topping Out

The building is set to open next year

FARGO, N.D. — The crews behind the Block 9 project in downtown Fargo are celebrating topping out at 235 feet on the corner of Broadway and Second Avenue North. The 117–million dollar project has been in the works for 10 years, with construction beginning a little over a year ago. The project includes a 125–room hotel, restaurant, and lounge, luxury…

Block 9 Project Reaches Its Full Height: 235 Feet

That is nearly 20 feet taller than the neighboring Radisson

FARGO, N.D. — A milestone has been reached in the construction of Block 9 in downtown Fargo. Developers say the building has reached its full height of 235 feet. That is nearly 20 feet taller than the neighboring Radisson. When completed, Block 9 will be home to a 125-room hotel, restaurant, and lounge, luxury condominiums and retail space. Plans also…

LIVE: More Entertainment Options For 2019 Downtown Fargo Street Fair

Street Fair Adding A Stage For 2019

  This year’s Downtown Fargo Street Fair will be more entertaining. The event takes over Broadway in downtown Fargo Thursday through Saturday, rain or shine. Along with all the vendors and food your normally see, organizers are adding a bunch of entertainment options. New this year, there will be a concert stage with shows starting at noon Friday. There will…

Block 9 Site Workers Make Strides on Downtown Fargo Development

Crews are focusing on setting structural steel, concrete pours and putting the exterior together

FARGO, N.D.– What was once a parking lot will soon be an 18 story multi–use building in the heart of downtown Fargo. The Block 9 project will be a hub for condos, retail space, a hotel and an outdoor plaza. “It’s just great to bring that much energy back into downtown,” Block 9 project manager and Kilbourne Group VP of development and construction…

Emergency Responders Prepare Block 9 Builders With Mock Safety Drill

It's located in the east 200 block of Broadway

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police, Fargo Fire and F-M Ambulance help construction workers put on a mock safety drill at the Block 9 site. McGough Construction, the contractor behind the project, puts on a safety drill every time conditions at a site change. During the simulation, one of the foremen pretended to be unconscious but still breathing in the deep hole….

Mystery Rock Downtown Turns Out To Be Concrete

A geologist said it appeared to be the largest glacial drop stone to be uncovered from Lake Agassiz sediments.

FARGO, ND – What was first believed to be a centuries-old rock discovered during excavation for the Block 9 development in downtown Fargo turned out to be a chunk of concrete. A geologist said it appeared to be the largest glacial drop stone to be uncovered from Lake Agassiz sediments. He said it supported the long thought belief that huge icebergs were…

Governor Burgum Hears Concerns from High School Students about Fargo’s Future

More kids are thinking about leaving North Dakota for college and for work

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest, yet Cass County has the most open jobs in all of North Dakota. There are more than 11,000 students in Fargo Public Schools, but some want to leave the state to further their education and careers. “We’re much more limited here, so if we can expand…