Williston Development Center
Williston, North Dakota
The City of Williston is building a new office building of approximately 17,800 square feet to house the departments of Planning and Zoning, Building Inspections and the Engineering Department. It will also contain a large multipurpose room that will potentially function as a chamber/public meeting space.
Its site is located at the intersection of 8th Avenue East and 5th Street East, adjacent to the Public Works facility. Each of the departments occupies a separate wing in a cross like plan, with a common work/file room and toilets at the core. A higher mass contains the large multipurpose space off the main lobby and a second level mechanical space situated over the central core area. The design is a result of intensive collaboration with the Planning, Building Inspection and Engineering Department heads.
The ideas and feedback of this Building Committee has resulted in a thoughtful, functional and efficient design with a goal of flexibility for use and future department growth. The decision of the City to combine these three departments into one facility will also help the community in navigating and working with all three departments as they are so interconnected in their processes.