The city recently opened a new 25,440-square-foot city hall adjacent to the Police Department on Gorman Street, creating a centralized city campus.
Update Sept. 1: City Hall Construction
City employees are settling into the new city hall at 485 Gorman St. after a long couple of days moving at the beginning of August. City services were available throughout the move, even though there was a very high level of activity at both sites. Our IT team deserves a lot of credit for keeping everyone productive, no matter their work site. Our staff has been great at continuing to serve residents despite construction crews working around them. And now that the landscaping is complete, city hall looks like a more finished product.
As with any new building, we are making adjustments to ensure our heating and cooling systems are working at peak efficiency and we're optimizing our space. Employees are getting used to the new layouts and discovering how we are able to more easily and quickly work together to deliver exceptional customer service.
Our engineering team has joined us in the new building, and it is great to see the improvement in communication and services. It is also really exciting to be so much closer to the Police Department and Public Works. It feels now like we are one big team united to serve the Shakopee community.
Most importantly, when you walk into Shakopee's new city hall, you will find that we are set up to make your experience as easy as possible. Our receptionist will greet you right away and make sure you get where you need to be. The building was designed with customers in mind, and we are seeing that vision b becoming a reality.
Shakopee staff invites you to join us for the grand opening of city hall on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., so we can share our excitement about our new, customer friendly, efficient building with you!
Designs and Floor Plans
In April 2016, the City Council approved the following design plans and specifications:
- Exterior Rendering [PDF]
- Architectural Site Plan [PDF]
- Level 1 Floor Plan [PDF] | Level 1 Furniture Plan [PDF]
- Level 2 Floor Plan [PDF] | Level 2 Furniture Plan [PDF]
In March 2016, the City Council approved a financing plan that would require no tax increase to fund the proposed new city hall building. The plan includes a mix of internal transfers and an interfund loan to cover the estimated $8.5 million cost. The city would not have to bond for the construction project, minimizing the financial impact to taxpayers while creating a better customer-service experience.
The City Council hired CPMI for $295,928 as construction manager for the project. CPMI oversaw pre-construction and construction of the city hall building.
The city has been in its downtown building, a former bank, since spring 1993. While the building is in decent condition, its space limitations, security concerns and distance from other city offices can create hassles for residents, contractors, business owners and staff.
In July 2014, the council hired BKV Group to conduct a Feasibility Study [PDF] of the city’s space needs now and into the future, as well as cost estimates of remodeling or adding on to the existing city hall versus constructing a new building. In July 2015, the council directed BKV Group to begin developing architectural plans and construction documents for a new city hall.
Existing city hall building
City staff are looking at options for the current downtown city hall building.