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Construction on Sheyenne Plaza moving along

The new Sheyenne Plaza structure towers over Sheyenne street in West Fargo.David Samson / The Forum1 / 5
Businesses will occupy the lower level of the new Sheyenne Plaza currently under construction.David Samson / The Forum2 / 5
Work on the new Sheyenne Plaza continues at a steady pace along Sheyenne Street. David Samson / The Forum3 / 5
The new Sheyenne Plaza will feature spectacular views of Sheyenne Street. David Samson / The Forum4 / 5
The new Sheyenne Plaza complex continues to take shape along Sheyenne Street in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum5 / 5

While construction is moving along on the new Sheyenne Plaza in the 300 block of Sheyenne Street, the developers have already filled most of its lower level commercial space with hopes that tenants can move in by December.

The northern part of Sheyenne Street, from Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue, is currently closed to traffic until Thursday, Aug. 3 for work on the $12 million, 124,000 square foot building. Drivers are detoured to First Street East via Fourth Avenue and Seventh Avenue.

McKenzy Olson, marketing director for Zerr Berg Architects and Gerhtz Construction Services said construction is moving along nicely as crews begin molding the inside the 22 residential units that will be on the upper floors of the four-story building.

There will be underground parking for tenants. On the first floor, the West Fargo attorney office of Ohnstad Twichell will move into the south of what will be the new VFW. The VFW voted last year to move from its current location at 308 Sheyenne Street to the new Sheyenne Plaza building, where about 12,000 square feet is set aside for the VFW. The VFW's existing building has about 16,000 square feet, but a large entryway and two utility rooms are not used.

The third floor will be home to some Moore Engineering offices. The city's engineering firm will keep its headquarters at 925 10th Ave. E.

Some smaller commercial space is still available in the Plaza and the residential units are currently for rent, Olson said.

A city park that will have provide a home for public events will be on the north side of the plaza. The park plan is still under design, but the final plans are expected to be released this summer, Olson said.

The residential units which range in size from one-, two- and three bedrooms, will range in price from $1,250 to $1,600 per month but include high end finishes and views of the city, Olson said. The project is expected to wrap up by around November and residents should be able to start moving in by Dec. 1. For more information on the project, visit www.sheyenneplazafargo.com.

Wendy Reuer

Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and and at CBS Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. 

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