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.

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Update May 11: City Hall Construction

Updated: 05/11/2017

Office area under constructionConstruction on the new Shakopee City Hall is progressing slowly but surely. When inside the building you can really begin to get a sense of what the space will be like for employees and our customers. The building's main entry is especially impressive with the main stairway and ceiling installed. Just below the ceiling in the main lobby, the decorative light fixtures are energy efficient and sure to provide an elegant look that Shakopee can be proud of. 

A lot of focus is on the details of the interior of the building. During the last couple of weeks a significant amount of time has been spent getting the City Council chambers ready for all of the technology equipment that needs to be moved in so we can broadcast council meetings.

Council Chambers under constructionThe heating and cooling systems are nearly completely installed and are about to be started up for the first time. Tiling of bathroom walls and floors is ongoing, and within a week or so we should begin seeing the woodwork going in. On the outside, the construction trailer will be moved off the site soon and work will begin on the landscaping and concrete walkways.

We still have a couple months and hurdles to get over, but we are in the home stretch. Pretty soon staff will be having discussions about moving in to the building and discovering how we can best serve our customers in Shakopee’s new City Hall!

Designs and Floor Plans

In April 2016, the City Council approved the following design plans and specifications:

Financing

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.

Construction Management

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.

Background

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.