FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Work is officially underway on a downtown Fargo high-rise that will include condominiums, a hotel and office space.

KFGO radio reports that groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday for the $117 million Block 9 tower. It will be the tallest building in the state's biggest city.

The 18-story building will have an adjoining 380-stall parking ramp connected by a skyway and a public plaza.

City commissioners last year approved $15.5 million in tax breaks for the project. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the project shows Fargo has become an "urban city."

The Kilbourne Group is one of the project's partners. It's owned by Gov. Doug Burgum, though he is not involved in day-to-day operations. Other Block 9 partners are R.D. Offutt Co. and the Aparium Hotel Group.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com