Downtown Parking Project Overview

Mill Street Parking Ramp Update

On July 5th, the Council directed project architects, HGA, to move forward with Design Development and Construction Documents for the Mill Street Parking Ramp. The current plans call for a 396-stall ramp with one deck above the surface level. The City is hopeful construction will start in late-Fall and be completed by Summer 2017.

Construction of the ramp will be a significant inconvenience to businesses and residents in the area of Broadway and Lake Streets during this Winter and next Spring. The City is working on a draft parking mitigation plan this summer and will hold public informational meetings to communicate construction updates as well as take feedback from local stakeholders. Please check back here on the City's website for future updates on the project or call City Hall at 952-404-5300.

2016-07-20 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation_Page_07Phase 1/Pre-Design
On April 12, the City Council received the Pre-Design Final Report from the Steering Committee and the City's consultant, HGA Architects. The Final Report includes a preferred design direction for a grade plus one level of structured parking consisting of 394 total parking spaces. The preferred design direction includes two way traffic with two rows of 90-degree parking along Mill Street, with the parking ramp consisting of two flat trays of parking with one-way drive aisle access and angled parking. The lower level of the parking (at-grade) would be accessed from Mill Street, and the upper level would be accessed directly from Broadway Avenue. There would be no internal vehicular connection between the two parking levels.  The Pre-Design Final Report includes four roof options and four options for the exterior cladding, or design, of the ramp. The roof options are no roof, two versions of a stretched fabric roof, green roof, and solar panel roof. The exterior cladding options include traditional brick or stone, modern brick, terra cotta, or perforated metal panels.

The Final Report and all of the presentations from the Steering Committee can be found at the bottom of the page.
Pre-Design Final Report (reduced).pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Phase 2/Schematic Design and Construction Documents

On April 19, 2016, the City Council approved a contract with HGA Architects for the second phase of design for the parking ramp. The second design phase will include schematic design, design development, and construction documents. The contract also includes construction bidding services to be provided by HGA. Schematic Design will take approximately six weeks, and will culminate with the City Council approving one roof option and one exterior cladding option to move forward into the final design process. It is expected that the City Council will consider the roof options and exterior cladding options in mid-June.

2016-07-20 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation_Page_20Project Schedule (Tentative)

Phase 1/Pre-Design January-April 2016
Phase 2/Schematic Design May-June 2016
Phase 2/Final Design June-August 2016
Construction Documents and Bidding September 2016
Construction October 2016-May 2017

Design Process
A Steering Committee has been established to direct and manage the consultant's work during the pre-design and schematic design process.
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Steering Committee Members

Johanna McCarthy, City Council
Steven Tyacke, City Council
Jack Amdal, Resident
Chris Morrison, Widsten Resident
Steve Fox, Widsten Alternate

Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Barry Petit
Roger Wothe

City Staff

Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
Jeff Thomson, Director of Planning & Building
Mike Kelly, City Engineer/Assistant Director of Public Works

City's Owners Representative
Nate Pearson
Tegra Group

Previous Meeting Discussions
In late 2014 and in 2015, parking workshops and meetings have included input from the City Council, City Staff, James Lasher (City Consultant) and concerned members of the community. Based on this input, the City Council began to make important decisions regarding downtown parking. These decisions included:
  • Whether to amend the current parking requirements in the downtown business district;
  • Whether to create a Parking/Mobility district to encompass the downtown business district;
  • Whether the current Parking Pilot Program (valet parking, employee parking, 2 hour parking, and trolley service) has been a success and whether any of parts of the program can/will be a long term parking tool;  
  • What level of development should a potential parking structure on Mill Street support (none, low, high);
  • What the size and scope of a potential parking structure on Mill Street may be;
  • Whether a parking structure on Mill Street should include office and/or retail space;
  • What other design elements may be included in a potential parking structure on Mill Street (e.g., wayfinding, real-time signage, solar panels, green roof, Woonerf, etc.);
  • What funding sources will be used for the potential parking structure on Mill Street;
  • What steps would need to be taken, in the event the Carisch parking ramp would no longer be available for public parking;
  • What effect the Lake Effect Initiative may have on downtown parking. 
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the City Manager at 952-404-5309 or the Director of Planning and Building at 952-404-5312.

Downtown Parking Presentations

  1. June 3, 2014 City Council Meeting
  2. HRA Meeting April 24,2014
  3. September 2, 2014 City Council Meeting
  4. HRA meeting September 12, 2014
  5. September 30, 2014 City Council Workshop Meeting
  6. October 7, 2014 City Council Meeting
  7. November 7, 2014 City Council Workshop
  8. November 18, 2014 City Council Meeting
  9. December 16, 2014 City Council Workshop
  10. Wayzata City Council Meeting - January 6, 2015 (PDF)
  11. Wayzata Housing & Redevelpment Authority Meeting - January 29, 2015 (PDF)
  12. Wayzata Chamber Meeting - January 30,2015 (PDF)
  13. Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting - February 2, 2015 (PDF)
  14. Wayzata City Council Meeting - March 3, 2015 (PDF)
  15. Wayzata Chamber Meeting - March 10, 2015 (PDF)
  16. Wayzata City Council Meeting - March 17, 2015
  17. Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting - April 6, 2015 (PDF)
  18. HRA Meeting April 30, 2015
  19. Wayzata City Council Meeting - May 5, 2015 (PDF)
  20. Downtown Parking Survey Results as of May 5, 2015
  21. Wayzata City Council Meeting - May 19, 2015 (PDF)
  22. Downtown Parking Survey Final Results
  23. City Council Workshop Meeting - June 2, 2015 (PDF)
  24. Pilot Parking Project Letter
  25. Pilot Parking Project Handout
  26. Wayzata City Council Meeting - June 16, 2015 (PDF)
  27. Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting - July 6, 2015 (PDF)
  28. Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting - July 21, 2015 (PDF)
  29. HRA Meeting July 30, 2015
  30. Wayzata City Council Meeting - August 5, 2015 (PDF)
  31. September 1, 2015 City Council Workshop
  32. Wayzata City Council Meeting - September 15, 2015 (PDF)
  33. Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting - October 6, 2015 (PDF)
  34. Wayzata City Council Meeting - October 20, 2015 (PDF)
  35. HRA Meeting October 29, 2015
  36. November 4, 2015 City Council Workshop
  37. November 17, 2015 City Council Regular Meeting
  38. Wazyata City Council Meeting - Mill Street Ramp Presentation - November 17, 2015
  39. City Council Meeting December 15, 2015
  40. City Council Workshop HGA Presentation Wayzata Parking Ramp- December 15, 2015
  41. January 5, 2016 City Council Meeting
  42. January 19, 2016 City Council Workshop Meeting.pdf
  43. City Council Workshop HGA Presentation Wayzata Parking Ramp- January 19, 2016
  44. Steering committee meeting HGA Presentation Wayzata Parking Ramp February 3, 2016
  45. Mill Street Parking Structure Steering committee meeting February 3, 2016
  46. Mill Street Parking Structure Steering committee meeting February 17, 2016
  47. February 17, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting Summary
  48. 2016-03-09_HGA Presentation_Wayzata Parking Ramp
  49. March 15, 2016 City Council Workshop Packet
  50. HGA Presentation Wayzata Parking Ramp Open House March 16, 2016
  51. Pre-Design Final Report
  52. Steering Committee Meeting May 18, 2016
  53. Steering Committee Meeting June 1, 2016
  54. June 7, 2016 City Council Workshop
  55. June 9, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting
  56. June 20, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting
  57. July 5, 2016 City Council Presentation
  58. Schematic Design Report
  59. July 20, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation