Dickinson City Hall moving to former American Bank Center

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 8:57 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A vacant building in downtown Dickinson will soon have a new purpose.

American Bank Center and the city are doing a building swap of sorts.

The next time you drive by City Hall in Dickinson you may notice a “for sale” sign. It’s not there by mistake.

“Where before one office sufficed, now we need multiple offices,” said Scott Decker, Mayor of Dickinson.

Decker says city operations have outgrown City Hall and will soon be taking over the larger and now vacant American Bank Center. After the bank moved down the street, they approached the city with the idea.

“The bank is, in exchange for some cash, they are getting the old city hall, which they will sell,” said Decker.

Right now, staff say it’s a tight squeeze.

“We’ve had to set up cubicles in hallways,” said Linda Carlson, Deputy City Administrator.

And there’s a need for more storage space, something they’re looking forward to in the new building.

“We’re government we have to keep things up to ten years and so we need that,” said Carlson.

The new space is also in the heart of downtown.

“To have the public be able to come in and enjoy the building, it’s a beautiful historical building, and I think that it’s a win-win for everybody,” said Carlson.

Bringing city staff closer to the pulse of the city.

They hope the facility is ready by early fall.

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