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Hennepin County Library, Courts and Service Center

The Hennepin County Library, Courts and Service Center is one of three Regional Centers operated by Hennepin County to provide consolidated public services and includes a major library, a district court facility, a licensing/records center, social service offices, and community correction offices. The present 56,000 GSF facility is severely overcrowded and is planned to more than double in size to 125,000 GSF. The 13.3 acre suburban site, adjacent to Shingle Creek, will require extensive sitework to relocate a man-made drainage pond, accommodate the one-story building expansion, and provide for the required 500 parking spaces

Schematic Design has been completed and the new addition creates an entirely new image for the building complex, increasing it's apparent height and visibility from the street with a continuous, curved concourse in front that links all of the major program components. The schematic design was developed utilizing the sustainable design guidelines established by Hennepin County. The total project development cost is estimated to be $29.6 million, and the multi-phased construction is expected to begin in September, 2000, with final completion anticipated by May, 2003.




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