Parking ramp demolition begins to make way for City’s new Public Service Building
Crews will begin demolition next week on the parking ramp at 501 Fourth Ave. S. diagonally across from City Hall—the future home of the City’s new Public Service Building.
The new building will allow the City to strategically collocate City employees now working in several different sites downtown and provide better service for residents and businesses. It will include a customer-centric public service area and is scheduled to open the fall of 2020.
The City will also be renovating City Hall over the next five years as some departments move out of City Hall to the new building and other departments move into City Hall from other locations to reduce the City’s overall real estate footprint downtown.
The parking ramp will close midnight June 16 and the skyway linking the Hennepin County Government Center to the ramp site will close June 18. The skyway will be closed until the new building opens. The demolition of the parking ramp will take approximately three months.
The City chose the site for the new building because of its proximity to City Hall and major transit lines, including the METRO Blue and Green lines.
MSR Design and Henning Larsen are the design team on the Public Service Building Project and M.A. Mortenson Construction is the construction manager. The building will be designed to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification.
For more information about the Public Service Building Project and to sign up for email updates, visit the project website.
Published Jun 14, 2018