Address: 475 Gorman St., Shakopee
Size: 25,440 square feet
Cost: $8.5 million
Developer: City of Shakopee
Architect: BKV Group
Details: Construction is underway for Shakopee’s new, 25,440-square-foot city hall.
Ground was broken June 6. It will provide a new home for city offices, which have been housed downtown in a former bank since 1993, and will be attached to the police station to create one contiguous building. The new facility will house administration, building inspections, planning, engineering and the city clerk.
The city hall completes a municipal campus along Gorman Avenue that also includes the Shakopee Public Utilities Center. That 69,000-square-foot building, like the new city hall, was designed by BKV Group. It was completed in 2004.
The City Council in March approved a financing plan that required no tax increase, instead using a mix of internal transfers and an inter-fund loan to cover its cost.
Construction manager is Des Moines, Iowa-based Cost, Planning & Management International (CPMI). The building will be framed with structural steel with an exterior consisting of prefinished metal panels, brick, architectural precast concrete, glass fiber-reinforced panels and extensive glazing. Completion is set for late spring 2017.
The fate of the 59-year-old building at 129 Holmes St. that currently houses city offices is undetermined.