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Published August 22, 2013, 06:25 PM

New City Hall Sites Narrowed

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The city of Fargo is another step closer to getting a new City Hall.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo's City Hall selection site committee is making strides, closer to coming up with a building location.

At its meeting this morning, the committee narrowed the site list down to five, all downtown.

They went through criteria like flood protection that would need to be in place for each site and discussed building close to the river, which would require flood protection ideas like expanding Second Street, putting in a tunnel, or building a flood wall.

Bob Getz - Civic Center Director: “So what I've seen, I was all for remodeling of the building, but what I've seen is these cost just escalate to a point where I’m sure that it's not a prudent choice.”

The committee has set an October 3rd deadline to pick the building site.