First double tees installed on Block 9 Parking Ramp in downtown Fargo

Block 9 Parking Structure

Fargo, ND
General Contractor:
McGough Construction
Collaborative Design Group, Inc.
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 is almost complete with the casting of the parking ramp and will begin the installation phase of this in February of 2019.

Wells Concrete will manufacture nearly 220,000 combined sq. ft. of product between the two projects out of our Grand Forks, Albany, and Rosemount production facilities. Beginning February 2019, we will erect more than 400 precast concrete members for the parking structure. This work is figured to take approximately 62 working days to complete.  The architectural solid wall panels on the ramp will boast a beautiful sandblast finish with reveals.  Beams, columns and doubles tees will be used to support both the structural and architectural wall panels and ease the construction process by utilizing one building system.

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

Precast Summary:

  • 169,083 sq. ft.
  • 422 Precast Members


  • Architectural Solid Wall
  • Flat Architectural
  • Haunch Pocket Column
  • Inverted T Beam
  • Double Tee
  • Solid Slab
  • Structural Solid Wall

Features & Finishes:

  • Sandblast with Reveals

For more information about this project, contact Mike Mortensen or Scott Monzelowsky.