History of City Hall Project

Civic Campus Rendering
Civic Campus Rendering2

In 2013, staff identified a trend of increased costs for repair and replacement projects needed to keep the buildings housing Police, Fire, City Hall and Public Works viable. This increasing financial need was 2-3 times above what was historically necessary. An independent engineering study evaluated building conditions and revealed serious issues.

Following the November 14 Public Hearing, the Fridley City Council approved the financing portion of a civic campus housing Police, Fire, Public Works and City Hall at the former Columbia Arena location.

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on May 20, 2017. The site is anticipated to be ready for city services occupancy in November 2018.

Click Here for a Visual Overview of the Current Site Proposal (PDF)

View the November 14 Public Hearing: presentation and public comments begin at 36 minutes 

Council Meeting Video Still

Civic Complex Research

Fridley City Hall and Public Works buildings are over 60 years old, and as the costs of repairs piled up, the City Council authorized a study last year by an independent engineering and architectural firm to look at the conditions of these buildings. The results show deficiencies in three areas:

  1. Handicap accessibility in City Hall
  2. Significant deterioration in both buildings
  3. Lack of space for operations (Approximately 20,000 square feet of additional space is needed)

Download the City Hall Fact Sheet (PDF)

City Hall Fact Sheet

View City Hall History (PDF)

City Hall Through the Years

Comprehensive Study Results

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A required Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) has been completed for the former Columbia Arena site to help determine redevelopment impacts.

View the EAW

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Community Development Director, Scott Hickok: 763-572-3590