Miller Hull

Moorhead Community Center & Public Library

Moorhead, MN
"A new Community Center Library will serve as the cornerstone of Downtown Moorhead's redevelopment and give residents a gathering place and information space for generations to come." Moorhead Mayor, Shelly Carlson
Client City of Moorhead
Size 50.000 SF
Completion 2025


Implementing a new vision of the city, the town of Moorhead in Northern Minnesota is sanctioning the first development of the downtown’s revitalization plan: a community center public library. A holistic new resource that will include a civic park along with its mixed-use offerings, the community center library will be a place for people to recreate and connect with one another.

The community center library is organized around diverse activity zones all under one roof, each of which is visible from the outdoors, with the Living Room and the section for “Hot and New Books” creating an inviting vibe from the street. A community room and a physical play space for all ages will face the future park with expansive windows connecting the indoors to the outdoors. A walking loop that runs along the upper level will provide 360-degree views, enabling patrons to see every corner of the city, as well as the Red River that flows around it.

Spanning over 40,000 feet, this project holds immense promise for the City of Moorhead. Poised as a driving force for the realization of a dynamic and interconnected downtown, the new Community Center Public Library will serve as a focal point for the expanding population, working to not only reconnect the city, but to revitalize dormant public spaces, and to usher in a phase of growth and transformation.

Project Team

Design Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP
Local Architect: JLG Architects