Wednesday, March 12, 2014
At one time the Century Mall was proposed for North Hill. In May, 1971 the Minot City Council was voting again on the Skyport Mall. If built it would have been directly west of the Entrance to the Airport (1971 the current terminal was not built). The center would have been over 460,000 square feet and provided parking for over 3300 vehicles. The earlier vote was 7 to 7 and the mayor voted in favor to break the tie. For a couple reasons the mayor’s vote was not considered legal. One of the opposing Aldermen was claimed to be changing his vote from no to yes. The vote was to annex the land into the city which would be tantamount to a vote approving the center. I believe the vote passed but the center never materialized.