The city is looking to redevelop its former city hall building at 129 Holmes St. S. The aging building was originally constructed as a bank in the 1960s and served at the city hall from 1993 to August 2017, when city staff moved to their new building on Gorman Street.
In June 2017, the City Council entered into a partnership agreement with CPM Cos. to redevelop the site into a mixed-use development with retail and up to 70 units of market-rate housing and parking. CPM was also exploring the development of a 110-room hotel along the Minnesota River at Scott Street North and Levee Drive West. It is unknown at this time whether those projects will move forward.
In September 2017, the City Council designated the building as structurally substandard. The city will now seek bids to remove hazardous materials and demolish the building. The intention is to demolish the building by the end of 2017.
City staff will look for alternative options for redeveloping the site, which may include a future request for proposals.