Due to the impact of the oil industry, the City of Stanley needed an updated City Hall to accommodate the expanding service needs of Stanley. The current city departments were located in several different buildings throughout the city causing an in-efficiency for staff and the citizens. The project included the construction of a new City Hall building to house all city departments and Council Chambers in downtown Stanley along Main Street, which is also ND Highway 8.
The initial challence of the site was evidence of environmental hazards that had to be removed in accordance with the North Dakota Department of Health prior to any construction project taking place. The site was deemed buildable pending several recommendations by the NDDOH which was adhered to in the building design. The other challenge we encountered was maximizing the square footage of the site with a one-story building without disturbing the existing structure to the north of the site and not expanding construction into the highway on the west.
The structure is a single-story wood framed with masonry veneer. There are small 'bump-outs' and metal canopies to provide character and define entrances into the building. The new Stanley City Hall was designed to marry traditional municipal aesthetics with modern design elements. Construction is to begin in the spring of 2019 and be completed in late spring of 2020.