Block 9 Tower

Location:Fargo, ND
Contractor: McGough Construction
Architect/Engineer:Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Owner:Block 9 Partners, LLC

Block 9 is a $117 million dollar project consisting of an 18-story mixed-use tower along with a total precast parking ramp in the heart of downtown Fargo, North Dakota. The 290,000-square-foot building will include a 125-key boutique hotel to be run by Aparium Hotel Group; a restaurant; residential condominiums; commercial office space for more than 300 team members of R.D. Offutt Co. along with other tenants; and retail space. There will also be a 379-space total precast parking ramp next to the tower to accommodate the influx of people downtown Fargo will now attract.

It will take approximately two and a half years to build these two structures. When completed in fall 2020, the multi-use tower will be the highest building in Fargo at 234 feet.  Wells Concrete already completed producing and erecting the parking ramp portion of this project.

Wells Concrete will manufacture nearly 220,000 combined sq. ft. of precast product between the two projects out of our Grand Forks, Albany, and Rosemount production facilities. Wells began erection on the podium portion of the Tower in May 2019, in total, we will erect and produce more than 1,690 precast concrete members. This work is estimated to take approximately 301 working days to complete. 

The architectural solid wall panels on the podium boast a beautiful sandblast finish with revealsBeams and columns are used to support the architectural wall panels.

Products Sq. Ft. #
Beam – Rectangular 3,713 LF 79
Column – Stick 16,334 LF 735
Wall – Architectural Solid 34,637 SF 876

The Block 9 Partnership is a joint effort of R.D. Offutt Company and Kilbourne Group.

For more information on this project, please contact Scott Monzelowsky.