Type: Office New buildings total size: 650,000 square feet
New parking: 1,927 spaces Developer: Target Corp.
Details: Target Corp. has preliminary city approvals for two new eight-story buildings housing more than 3,000 employees at its Northern Campus and will seek the Brooklyn Park City Council's final OK at its May 29 meeting.
The city's Planning Commission unanimously approved the expansion plan earlier this month. It calls for boosting the number of workers at the 136-acre campus to 5,400, adding 650,000 square feet of office space (for a total of 1.34 million) and replacing a surface parking lot with a three-level ramp.
The company announced in December that 2,400 employees in technology services and 1,500 contractors will move to the north suburban office complex.
According to plans submitted by the company, the two new buildings would be known as Buildings E and F. If approved, they would overtake the Northland Inn as the tallest structures in Brooklyn Park.
Project designer RLK Inc. has developed a layout in which the two additions would be connected to the campus' three older buildings, completing a circular cluster around an interior courtyard as well as establishing an internal circulation system.
Part of 13-year-old Building A will be removed to allow for an expanded dining area, while a new entry point for dropoffs and visitors visible from Hwy. 610 will be placed in the campus' northwest corner.
The plan also calls for a new "ceremonial driveway" off Oak Grove Parkway, while an older campus entry on the northeast side of Building B will become the main hub for bus and bike commuters.
Minneapolis-based RSP Architects and contractor Ryan Companies indicate they will follow the design example set by Building D, an L-shaped structure completed in 2005, emphasizing brick, stone, architectural precast, metal and glass.
Target says Building E will be constructed first, to be completed in early 2015, with Building F to follow.