“A new community center and public library will serve as the cornerstone of downtown redevelopment and give our citizens a gathering place and information space for generations to come.”
Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson
A voter-approved 0.5% sales tax to fund the community center and public library was implemented in April 2023 and in May, the Moorhead City Council selected JLG Architects to design the Community Center/Public Library.
This summer, representatives from JLG, the City of Moorhead and Moorhead Library will work closely with the community to determine what will be included in the project. Design concepts should be ready in fall 2023 with construction beginning in 2024.
During public listening sessions in 2022, top resident requests included:
- Gathering/collaborative space
- Walking track
- Indoor play area
- Meeting places for all ages
- Coworker/maker hands-on learning spaces
The feedback from these citizen-input sessions led to the creation of the early renderings below. What will be in the final design? The excitement is building; stay tuned this summer and fall for more details!
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