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Hiawatha Campus Expansion Project

The Hiawatha Campus expansion will allow the City to relocate and consolidate the Public Works Water Distribution Maintenance operation. The consolidation will make operations more efficient and improve service.

The City Council approved acquisition of the Roof Depot properties in the East Phillips neighborhood Feb. 22, 2016. The Council also directed staff to redevelop the site following the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold level of quality.

On June 19, 2015, the Council authorized City staff to negotiate with the owner of the Roof Depot site for the acquisition of property to allow for the campus expansion. The Council also directed staff to work with community members to identify redevelopment or leasing scenarios for the portion of the property not required for municipal operations.

For questions about the expansion project, contact Bob Friddle at

(Siting Public Facilities: A Guide for the City of Minneapolis)

Site Development Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC)

The City is seeking applications for the Site Development Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC), an advisory body to the City of Minneapolis that will provide input and recommendations throughout the study project for the Hiawatha Campus Expansion Project. Applications are due April 28. Please send them to Bob Friddle at

(GAC application form)

(Overview of GAC's community engagement and framework role)

Presentation from April 13 community meeting

(PDF of slideshow)

Public Works divisions planned for expanded Hiawatha Campus

(Overview of operations)

Recap of Feb. 11 community meeting

Notes from the community meeting at East Phillips Recreation Center

Hiawatha map

 Existing Hiawatha Campus

Project contacts

Project Manager Bob Friddle: 612-673-3387;

Senior Community Specialist Christina Kendrick: 612-673-3952;


Draft project timeline

Hiawatha Project Timeline

Last updated Apr 14, 2017



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