The City of Burnsville recently completed a space needs study for the City Hall/Police and Maintenance facilities. As a next step, the City is now seeking proposals from qualified architectural and design firms to perform a pre-design for these buildings.
Constructed in 1988, the current City Hall building was created to provide a building for public use that houses city operations including Administration, Community Development, Human Resources, Finance, IT, Recreation & Facilities and other City services. The 43,781-square-foot building located at 100 Civic Center Parkway in Burnsville serves as the primary work space for 83 full time employees, 8 seasonal employees and a varying number of volunteers, interns, consultants and contractors.
Originally constructed in 1988, the 51,533-square-foot facility had a small renovation in 1995 and a major remodel, renovation and expansion in 2018. It is essential that solutions for Police needs maintain the majority of work completed in 2018 while meeting the needs of the Department for the next 20+ years.
A 50,500-square-foot Maintenance Facility, located at 13713 Frontier Court, was constructed in 1995 and a 33,152-square-foot addition was completed in 2008. The building provides work space for 65 full time employees and up to 56 additional seasonal employees.
Since their designs and construction, operations, security needs and services delivery have changed. Additionally, appropriate space for staff work areas, collaborative spaces, meeting spaces and storage is at a premium at these facilities leaving little to no opportunity to grow or adjust to changing service demands.
City staff have identified eight guiding principles to serve as the foundation for the planning process. These guiding principles include: Welcoming to the Community, Efficient and Effective, Clear Communication, Sustainable, Functional and Flexible, Healthy, Safe and Fiscally Responsible.
Key study objectives include:
- Design welcoming, well-organized facilities oriented to serving our community and promoting inclusion and belonging
- Engage project stakeholders during all architectural and design phases
- Design high-quality facilities that reflect our values of innovation, collaboration and excellence
- Design a building plan and site plan that is functional for current services and flexible for future changes to services
- Ensure design uses LEED as a guide for design elements
- Design meets or exceeds requirements for ADA, building and zoning codes, and wellness goals
- Design spaces that are safe, secure and welcoming while providing a great public experience