PK004 Off-Street Systems

Project Details:

Project Start Date: 1/1/2021

Ongoing Program: Ongoing

Submitting Department: Public Works

Contact Person: Tim Drew

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Estimated Project Completion Date: 12/31/21

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Description of Location

Off-Street System Improvements

Provide capital upgrades for 16 parking ramps located in downtown Minneapolis.

Project Description:

Improvements include, but are not limited to, elevator modernizations, mechanical equipment upgrades, new revenue control equipment, structural repairs, post tension repairs, replacing outdated lighting with LED lights, replacing entrance and exit doors, replacing pedestrian doors, and new signage.

Purpose and Justification:

These improvements are necessary to provide safe, comfortable and convenient parking for customers to our ramps. The ramps vary in age from 15 years to 44 years. As with all structures, regular upgrades and replacements of equipment are necessary as they get older.

2021 Improvements

2021 - Project Description

Lighting Retrofit to LED $600,000 Hawthorne and Plaza

Elevator modernizations $2,000,000 Hilton 15-16; Leam 6-7; Haaf 1-3

Post Tension (PT) Repairs $200,000 11th and Marquette

Garage Doors- entrance and exit- replace with high speed overhead $150,000 LaSalle and Fed Courts

Skyway overhead signs (Phase 3) hardware upgrades $150,000 Bluewater Signs

Revenue Control Equipment $850,000 Hilton, Haaf, Leamington

Pedestrian Doors replaced $300,000 Hennepin interior lobbies

Condensers replaced $750,000 Hennepin

Project Cost Breakdown

Department Funding Request


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State Law Chapter 462.356 (Subd. 2) requires review of all capital improvements for compliance with the comprehensive municipal plan. Chapter 13, Section 4 of the City Charter requires Location and Design Review for the purpose of approving the sale of bonds for these projects.

Policy 5.4 Enhance the safety, appearance, and effectiveness of the city's Infrastructure.

5.4.1 Maintain and improve the quality and condition of public streets, sidewalks, bridges, water systems, and other public infrastructure.

5.4.2 Plan for and provide public facilities which anticipate growth needs, use fiscal resources efficiently, and meet realistic timelines.

5.4.3 Prioritize capital improvements according to an objective set of criteria consistent with adopted goals and policies, including those of The Minneapolis Plan.

Policy 6.1: Integrate environmental, social and economic goals into decision-making processes at all levels.

6.1.2 Promote efficient use of natural and limited resources when renovating, constructing or operating city facilities and in general city operations.

6.1.3 Apply the city-adopted US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and the State of Minnesota Sustainable Building B3 Guidelines as tools for design and decision-making when developing, renovating or operating city facilities.

6.1.4 Invest in energy efficient heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems, controls and sensors that minimize emission and noise, use of renewable fuel sources, and utilization of best available control technology to minimize particulate emissions.

Policy 6.3: Encourage sustainable design practices in the planning, construction and operations of new developments, large additions and building renovations.

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Minneapolis Goals and Strategic Direction

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