Mankato Public Works Campus
Mankato, MN | Government + Cultural
ISG adapted a former MnDOT facility into the new home for the City of Mankato's Public Works and Public Transit.
The City of Mankato was looking for a new home for its public works and public transit personnel, vehicles, and equipment.
The former Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 7 Headquarters was vacated as a result of relocation to a new facility. This created an opportunity for the reuse of the existing site. The timing was ideal as the City of Mankato was seeking a new Public Works Facility as well as a future Public Transit facility. The site was even more appealing to city leaders because of its ability to be utilized much as it had been by MNDOT for vehicle storage, maintenance, material storage and offices. Furthermore, the central location made this site ideal for a new regional transit hub and a headquarters for Mankato transit. A study completed by ISG in collaboration with LSA Design, Inc. was conducted in order to determine the feasibility for a new transit facility to be added to the site and identify options for vehicle circulation and storage. Renovation of the existing building was also studied to optimize space for Public Works staff, transit employees, transit dispatch, and updating the building for ADA compliance. The project was completed from 2010-2011 in multiple phases, including an interior cosmetic upgrade and office remodel for the lower level, which included a large meeting room, break room, conference room office space, and locker rooms for city workers. Additionally, a renovation was completed to the garage areas for trucks and equipment, including extensive upgrades to ventilation systems.