MPD05 4th Police Precinct

Project Details: ​

Project Start Date: TBD

Ongoing Program: Y/N

Submitting Department: Finance & Property Services

Contact Person: Bob Friddle

Level of Need: Significant

Estimated Project Completion Date: TBD

Department Priority: High

Contact Phone Number: Ext. 3387

Website: NA

Project Location:

Address: TBD

City Sector: North Side Area

Affected Neighborhoods: Lind-Bohanon, Shingle Creek, Humboldt, Victory, Weber–Camden, Camden industrial, Cleveland, Folwell, McKinley, Jordan, Hawthorne, Near-North, Willard-Hay, Harrison, Bryn-Mahr, and Sumner - Glenwood

Affected Wards: 4, 5 & 7

Description of Location: TBD

Project Description:

This Project will plan, design, and construct a new Police Precinct No. 4 on property to be identified and acquired in the northwest area of the City that it serves. Accommodations will be required, either through lease or construction, for secure parking spaces.

Purpose and Justification:

The current Precinct Station No. 4 is located at 1925 Plymouth Avenue North. The station, built originally in 1988 is a two-story stucco building including a finished basement. The total area of the station is approximately 28,540 square feet. The Precinct Station serves the northwest neighborhoods of Minneapolis.

The neighborhoods that Precinct No. 4 serves have grown considerably in the past 5 years, and are on track for continued growth.

The configuration of the current Precinct Station No. 4 is no longer adequate to serve today’s police department operations. The building is functionally deficient and no longer meets the current building code, energy code and ADA accessibility.

There are currently 129 staff at the Fourth Precinct. Additional currently unmet needs include:

• Separate space so that Crime Prevention Specialists and Navigators have separate space from investigations

• Smaller meeting space near front entrance for smaller meetings, or drop in meeting needs if a community member does not want to meet in an interview room.

• Mother’s Room should be located near the locker room, more private space is needed.

Technology - A camera or digital room for viewing community safety camera footage.

Roll Call Room – Larger space to accommodate additional staff, in addition to enough room for shift meetings/training.

Handicap Accessibility –

Inside the precinct, it is not handicapped accessible as there are three floors without ramps or an elevator.

Outside of the precinct, because of the high concrete bike lane in front of the precinct entrance, the elderly and those with mobility issues have a difficult time reaching the precinct’s public entrance as they have to cross a busy street from the lot across the street

Locker Rooms – Enough lockers to accommodate a growing number of staff. Lockers that are large enough to fit equipment including electrical for charging city required equipment

Cot Room – Expand so there are multiple beds, perhaps two separate rooms so that staff would not have quite so many people sleeping in the same space.

Community Room – large enough to accommodate the needs of the community.

The current precinct is not very accessible for both MPD staff and the public, so a more central location that provides better access is desirable, and will also improve response times. The facility should also be flexible to meet future staff and technology needs, as the future will undoubtedly bring many changes to the operation of the building from the way MPD operates now.

This project will meet the current and anticipated future needs of the Minneapolis Police Department in this geographic portion of the City. The new station and parking will be planned to accommodate multiple overlapping shifts of 129 officers plus future growth.

The building will be designed, constructed and commissioned utilizing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

Location is yet to be determined, but would ideally be more central to the area served.

Project Cost Breakdown

Department Funding Request


Have Grants for this Project been secured?


Describe status and timing details of secured or applied for grants or other non-City funding sources

Grants or other sources of funding have not been applied for at this time.

Describe any collaborative arrangements with outside project partners, including who they are and what their role is with the project:

Property Services will work with Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), and MPD to identify and analyze potential sites.


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.

Policy 5.6: Improve the safety and security of residents, workers, and


5.6.4 Maintain and enhance a public safety infrastructure that improves response time to police and fire calls, implements new technologies, provides operation and training opportunities and facilities, and improves communication among public safety agencies.

5.6.6 Maintain an Emergency Operations Plan by planning, acquiring equipment, and training for response to emergencies and disasters.

Policy 5.8: Make city government more responsive to the needs of people

who use its services.

5.8.1 Ensure equal access to city services and contracts across the protected classes.

Provide the date that Location and Design Review was conducted for the project, the outcome of that analysis and the date formal action was taken by the Planning Commission:

Location and Design Review will be initiated when a site is selected.

Economic Development

Will the project contribute to growth in the city’s tax base?


Describe the economic development impact of the project:

Staff from the Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) department will assist in the identification of appropriate development opportunities for the existing Precinct Station No. 4 site for private use.

Does the project support redevelopment opportunity that without the project would be infeasible?

Yes (scope unknown at this time)


Is the proposed project on an existing or planned transitway, transit route, or high-volume pedestrian corridor? If yes, provide details on how the project will improve the transit and/or pedestrian experience.

Location yet to be determined.

Does the proposed project anticipate multi-modal enhancements (sidewalks, bicycle or transit facilities)? Provide details.

Location yet to be determined.

Is the right-of-way constrained and do you anticipate that modes of travel will be competing for space? Provide details, is there potential for innovative design options? Provide details

Location yet to be determined; but yes, new location could provide for multiple means of in/egress to enhance safety and response time.

Operating Impacts

Operations & Capital Asset Maintenance: TBD

Is this request for new or existing infrastructure? New

What is the expected useful life of the project/Improvement? 50-75 years

Year that Operating Incr/(Decr) will take effect? TBD

Any Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations? No

What is the estimated annual operating cost increase or (decrease) for this project?

TBD- likely increase.

Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations: TBD

Describe how operating cost increases or decreases were determined and include details such as personnel costs, materials, contracts, energy savings, etc:

Newly constructed police stations have more complex mechanical, electrical, and life-safety systems than the buildings they replace. The advantage is that the systems provide for a healthier and safer environment for the officers, staff, and the citizens served. Although the systems are more energy efficient (approximately 30%) the savings are offset by bringing more fresh air, exhausting harmful pollutants, and controlling temperature and humidity with more precision. Similarly, the maintenance savings of having new systems is offset by having more systems to maintain. The stations will be designed to be more efficient and easily cleaned on a daily basis. Property Services will continue to perform the cleaning of the station therefore there will not be any financial offset.

The end result is there will not be any operational savings with the new building. It is anticipated that the costs may actually be $20,000 a year higher based on comparative stations.

If new infrastructure, discuss how the department/agency will pay for the increased annual operating costs:

Increased costs have been planned for in the City's 5-year financial plan.

For new infrastructure, describe the estimated timing and dollar amount of future capital investment required to realize the full expected useful life of the project:

The intended life of a new facility should be at least 75 years with a small incremental capital investment starting at approximately the 10th year of operations and with major building systems replacement starting in the 25th year of operation.

Project Coordination

Describe completion status for ongoing projects and how and when the department/agency plans to use the prior year remaining bond authorizations:

Bonds have not been sold for this project.

If this is a new project, describe the major project phases and timing anticipated for completing the project:

A site will be identified, vetted and acquired (if needed) by the City within two-three years. In cooperation with the planned development project at the existing site, a new police precinct station will be designed and built within the following two years, at which time the existing precinct station will be ceded to CPED for redevelopment.

Scalability/Funding Allocation Flexibility – discuss any flexibility to increase or decrease funding among the years in the five-year plan and the most that could be spent in a given year:

Cost estimates are not based on an actual design. The City will hire an outside consultant who has constructed several police stations in recent years and will utilize their market data to update project estimates.

The project does not include any cost for acquiring property, as a location has not yet been identified and it is unknown at this time. Projects of this type are typically completed over a two - three year period with planning and design completed in the first year and construction in the second year.

Minneapolis Goals and Strategic Direction

Minneapolis is a growing and vibrant world-class city with a flourishing economy and a pristine environment, where all people are safe, healthy and have equitable opportunities for success and happiness.Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals. Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals.

Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals.

Public Safety

Collaborative and community-inclusive strategies to ensure safety for all members of our community:

All neighborhoods are safe, healthy, have access to Police services, and uniquely inviting. In addition to keeping neighborhoods safe, it is essential that the City be maintained as a regional center of commerce and culture; a destination for visitors that promote the interaction with local businesses.


The City prioritizes equitable access to safe, stable, accessible, and affordable housing to eliminate racial disparities in housing:

New Police Station will support housing and neighborhoods that are continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Housing is an essential building block of a strong city. The City of Minneapolis has strongly endorsed a policy of growth. A growing population contributes to high quality city services, great neighborhood business districts, and safe streets. New housing is directed to locations that are well served by public transit services and close to commercial and natural amenities.

Economic Development

The City prioritizes economic inclusion so that all workers and families are supported and People of Color, Indigenous and Immigrant (POCII)-owned businesses in all sectors can thrive.

Current City operations are becoming in-adequate to provide services to developing or changing areas of the City. Quality of life is a critical aspect in a business's decision to relocate to, remain in, or expand in Minneapolis. City residents consistently rate safety as having extremely high importance to their quality of life.

Public Services

The City prioritizes reliable and equitable access to high-quality public services.

The City provides adequate and equitable services to all neighborhoods in the City. Finance & Property Services (F&PS)strives for efficiency, transparency, and responsibility as stated in the City's goal. F&PS follows the City's purchasing procedures to ensure fair selection of services and detailed in-house project-by-project accounting ensures each project has a carefully managed budget.

Environmental Justice:

The City prioritizes sustainable practices and renewable resources to equitably address climate change while restoring and protecting our soil, water and air.

Minneapolis is a national leader in sustainability, pursuing an agenda to minimize its ecological footprint, use of natural resources conservatively, and continue to build a healthy economy. All purchases are made with an eye towards sustainability. F&PS strives to improve environmental performance and reduce waste with every project.

Built Environment & Transportation:

The City prioritizes high quality neighborhoods, streets, infrastructure and equitable access to multimodal transportation in all parts of the City through thoughtful planning and design.

The design and construction of a new Police Station will benefit the City residents through improved and equitable access to safety services provided. Transportation is vital to the city’s social, economic and environmental health. The City recognizes the key role of transportation in meeting the City’s sustainability goals for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving air quality, and strives to help meet them through this plan. The concept of a multi-modal system is one that integrates a wide range of transportation choices into a functioning, flexible network. The City continues to encourage investment in an interconnected multi-modal transportation system that supports sustainable growth.

Public Health:

The City Prioritizes positive youth development so that all children can grow healthy and safe.

The new Police Station design would allow for public access to a community space; improved parking options; and multiple in/egress points for rapid safety response. The City strives to increase health and quality of life for neighborhood residents through community design of healthy environments, which include; safe and secure walkways, adequate public transportation, accessible nutritious foods, and the reduction of disease-causing risk factors, such as lead poisoning through remediation programs. The Public Health programs are extensive and outreach programs are on-going, F&PS goals are to support these efforts and enhance the programs.


Arts and Culture:

The City Prioritizes positive youth development so that all children can grow healthy and safe:

The City seeks to incorporate the arts into projects when it can, by partnering with the City of Minneapolis’s public art program.

Additional Information

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