NORTH LOGAN – North Logan’s former city office was previously used as a doctor’s office, library, and grocery store – leading officials to decide it was time for an upgrade.

On Monday, June 3, Mayor Lyndsay Peterson and her staff said goodbye to its humble beginnings and moved into a more intentional permanent residence at 2525 N. 600 East that will allow it to grow along with its residents.

“Today we add a new building to North Logan’s history,” Mayor Peterson told a crowd outside the new $6.1 million building. “We’re thrilled to have a structure that reflects the forward thinking, citizen-focused heritage of our city.” 







North Logan City ribbon cutting

North Logan Mayor Lyndsay Peterson cuts a ribbon at the North Logan City offices on Monday, June 3 after two years of construction. Dell Loy Hansen (left of Peterson) donated more than $2 million to the project. The James P. Thorne Endowment, sponsored by the Hansen family, covers a bond supporting the bulk cost of the library expansion. Courtesy: Janalee Berentzen




Peterson said a committee worked with architects to make the space as efficient as possible for the cost.

“We’ve made decisions calculated to create a building that will last for decades to come and that will serve our citizens better.” 

North Logan has grown a lot since it incorporated in 1934 as a means to finance a water system. Since that time, a field of sage brush near the mouth of Green Canyon has grown into a community with a population of nearly 12,000 people. After a long line of patriarchs leading the city, residents changed the narrative in 2022 and elected its first female mayor in Lyndsay Peterson.







North Logan Hall of Mayors

Hall of Mayors in the new North Logan City office building. After a long line of patriarchs leading the city, residents changed the narrative in 2022 and elected its first female mayor in Lyndsay Peterson.




Peterson said it surely won’t forget the growing pains it had to experience in the journey to get to this new place.

“We won’t miss our sole conference room doubling as a hallway,” she joked. “Having a roaming mayor who kicks out interns to host important meetings in our beloved dog-themed office, or having a built-in intercom system for anyone who raises their voice above a whisper at the reception desk.”

The $6.1 million project was designed by Lundahl and Design West architects. A majority of the cost was donated by long-time North Logan resident, philanthropist, developer, business owner Dell Loy Hansen. 

Peterson offered specific gratitude to Dell Loy Hansen and his family during the celebration event.







North Logan city offices

On Monday, June 3, Mayor Lyndsay Peterson and her staff said moved into the new city office at 2525 N. 600 East, that will allow it to grow along with its residents.




“His vision and commitment to our community have made this project a reality,” Peterson said. “We are grateful not only for the generous financial contributions provided by the Hansens, but also (his) priceless advice on when/where and how to accomplish this huge task. (His) unwavering support and generous contributions have left an indelible mark on our city, and we are immensely grateful.”

The new edifice is home to spacious city council chambers, equipped with the latest technology, allowing residents to attend in person or remotely. It includes office spaces for city staff along with multiple conference rooms that will potentially allow residents a formal space to privately meet, Peterson said at the ribbon cutting ceremony.







Inside North Logan City building

North Logan City office ribbon cutting on Monday, June 3 after two years of construction. Dell Loy Hansen donated more than $2 million to the project. The James P. Thorne Endowment, sponsored by the Hansen family, covers a bond supporting the bulk cost of the library expansion. Courtesy: Janalee Berentzen




The Dell Loy Hansen Family Foundation donated $4 million to the new city building, while the James P. Thorne Endowment, sponsored by the Hansen family, covers a bond, which essentially allows the construction of two buildings, (city offices and a future community center) to be built with zero debt in the city’s budget, Peterson later told Cache Valley Daily in an interview.







Old North Logan City offices

The current North Logan City offices located at 2076 North 1200 East are converted hotel or apartment spaces.




The old city offices, located at 2076 North 1200 East, was a converted housing space and did not meet the needs of the growing city and its residents. As an example, the city council meetings were held at the North Logan City Library, because they had no space for the public groups to gather in the existing city offices. So ground was broken in July 2022 for a new community complex that include: city offices, a community center and an expanded library. 

Peterson also thanked former mayors, city council members, city and library staff. The next step is working with library staff, the library board, and the Friends of the Library to begin construction on the city’s new community center, that will be nestled in between the current library and the new city office building.

“We’re pleased to add this building to North Logan’s history today and look forward to future buildings that will shape our community.”







North Logan City ribbon cutting

North Logan City office ribbon cutting on Monday, June 3 after two years of construction. Dell Loy Hansen donated more than $2 million to the project. The James P. Thorne Endowment, sponsored by the Hansen family, covers a bond supporting the bulk cost of the library expansion. Courtesy: Janalee Berentzen





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