We’re so excited to share with you our interpretations of what you told us about our Moorhead I-94 Water Tower!
Following extensive community engagement and comments through a special Facebook page designated for the project (My Moorhead Tower), a community survey, kids’ art worksheets, and meetings with members of MPS and City Council, the Churchill Group has developed four draft artistic concepts for public input. Please share your thoughts and suggestions!
We heard…There are so many wonderful things about Moorhead that bring us pride - from the richest farmlands in the world, to the dilly bars at the famous Moorhead Dairy Queen, endless educational opportunities, and even our love for hockey and other Spuds sports.
We’ve learned that illustrating all of these wonderful things about Moorhead on a tower viewed by people driving by at 55 MPH is unrealistic. We hope you will find the draft designs represent treasured elements of Moorhead in an uncluttered, catchy, and bold way. Simplicity and thoughtfulness were key aspects of our design process.
According to our survey results, many Moorhead residents are proud of all things nature such as: the outdoor opportunities, the Red River, and Moorhead’s walkability because of all the sidewalks and trails. In addition, the words community, friendly, growing, home, diversity, welcoming, proud, safe, neighborly and strong were frequent themes from the survey. After combining these thoughts, we hope you will see many of these expressions of Moorhead pride inspired the proposed tower art.