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Penn and American Redevelopment District

Kimley-Horn worked with United Properties and the HRA of and for the City of Bloomington on multiple phases of the Penn and American Redevelopment District.

As prime consultant, Kimley-Horn worked with United Properties and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) of and for the City of Bloomington on multiple phases of infrastructure improvement projects for the high-density, mixed-use, transit-oriented Penn and American Redevelopment District.

Phase I

The first phase of the improvements included building demolition of the site, roadway, utility improvements, and temporary stormwater management facilities for West 80½ Street and Newton Avenue South. Kimley-Horn provided civil engineering services for a privately-bid, yet publicly financed, infrastructure package that includes trunk water main, trunk sewer, trunk storm sewer, an infiltration basin, porous asphalt pavement, roadway, streetscape, and street lighting. In addition to engineering, Kimley-Horn provided all program management, planning, entitlements, approvals, watershed approvals, permits, and construction phase services. This first phase was privately bid and completed in 2010.

Phase II

The second phase of improvements was constructed to support the mixed-use development of multi-family housing, a hotel, a grocery store, retail, and two parking ramps. The improvements included roadway and utility improvements of West 80½ Street, West 81st Street, and Newton Avenue South. Kimley-Horn provided civil engineering services on two infrastructure bid packages for both public and private improvements, including planning, entitlements, intersection improvements, trunk water main, trunk sewer, trunk storm sewer, both surface and underground infiltration systems, porous asphalt pavement, roadway, blast wall, streetscape, and street lighting. The two privately-bid projects began work in 2011 and were completed in 2012.

Phase III

The final phase of improvements was the realignment of West 81st Street west of Penn Avenue South, intersection and utility improvements at Penn Avenue South, and a traffic signal at Penn Avenue South and West 81st Street. Kimley-Horn successfully negotiated the signal warrant need and reduced signal spacing with Hennepin County to provide access for United Properties. Kimley-Horn provided civil and traffic engineering services, including planning, entitlements, right–of-way acquisition, storm sewer, roadway, traffic signal design, signage, streetscape, landscaping, and street lighting. The publicly-bid project bid in early 2012, was constructed concurrently with the second phase, and was completed in late 2012.

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