Facility Space Study


In 1989, the current City Hall building was constructed to create a building for public use that houses city operations including Administration, Community Development, Human Resources, Finance, IT, Recreation and Facilities, Fire 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 seasonals and a varying number of volunteers, interns, consultants and contractors.

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.

Space Needs Assessment

We are actively seeking proposals from qualified architectural and design firms to perform a Municipal Facilities Space Needs Assessment for the Maintenance Facility and City Hall buildings. The selected firm will work with City of Burnsville staff and decision makers to identify needs and develop options that ensure a high efficiency workplace. Plan options must give flexibility to adapt to future needs, looking out at least 20 years.

Download the Request for Proposal for Facility Space Needs Assessment

Preliminary Timeline for Space Needs Assessment

  • Request for Proposals opens Dec 1
  • Staff site tours: Nov 15 – Dec 15
  • Requests for Proposals due: Jan 7, 2022 by 4 p.m.
  • Interviews (if necessary): Jan 18 - 20, 2022
  • Council Background details due: February 2, 2022
  • Council awards contract: February 8, 2022
  • Project starts: February 9, 2022
  • Project complete: July 2022

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 promote 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 meets B3 guidelines and 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

Next Steps

Our next step is to evaluate how to best create a welcoming experience at City Hall.

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