University of Minnesota – North Church Street Reconstruction
The reconstruction of North Church Street involved rebuilding nearly two city blocks of shared use plaza between Washington Avenue and the Church Street Parking Garage. The plaza at the center of campus serves primarily as a pedestrian and bicycle thoroughfare, but also sees daily delivery vehicles to buildings along the corridor.
Loeffler Construction & Consulting was a part of the project team during the early design phases as a cost consultant to the design team lead by HTPO. We then successfully proposed to be the construction manager for the project to see it through construction. Unique aspects of this project include boring of a deep sanitary sewer line, integrating the design of the center Scholars Walk block which is owned by a separate entity, sequencing construction for access from only the north because we could not effect the Light Rail to the south, and completing the project on an immovable time frame of the summer break for students.