Demand for City Office Space in Bismarck

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BISMARCK (KFYR-TV) Bismarck is growing rapidly and so is city government.

Tonight, city commissioners learned which departments need more space.

Studies analyzed how effectively space is used, and consultants found that the city county building and the police department need to expand.

They said evidence storage needs to be expanded because it's already at capacity.

Renovation costs range from $590,000 to $34 million.

"It gives us a good concept of what we're hearing and seeing from our staff, as well as what we will be able to continue at this level of service, and what that will look like," says city commissioner Josh Askvig. "But I don't think, and I didn't hear that in the motion, is why I second it. This isn't an end all, be all."

The commission agreed to have staff look over the findings and prioritize the needs.