Overview

Target Field

Minnesota Ballpark Authority

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overview

As civil engineer for this landmark Twin Cities sports facility on a tight downtown site, HGA provided a wide range of service that included relocation of public utilities, storm drains, sanitary sewer and water main, as well as site demolition, mass grading plan and final grading plan. HGA designed all site circulation and service areas and the storm-water management system. HGA also led the public agency approval process with the City of Minneapolis and MnDOT and coordinated with all transportation infrastructure projects, including the North Star Commuter Rail, Hiawatha LRT extension, the Cedar Lake bicycle trail, and the BNSF railroad relocation.

Working for Hennepin County, HGA prepared drawings for property acquisition and air rights leases. HGA's relationships with multiple units of government helped facilitate the project.

Planning

HGA participated in planning the public realm around the ballpark, assisting HOK Sport in filling the gaps between the project limits and the surrounding urban fabric. HGA led the team in the following:

  • Design of the bicycle path under Target Field
  • Provided an in-depth urban analysis of the neighborhood by documenting historical precedent, pedestrian connectivity opportunities, and transit linkages
  • Design and documentation of the 6th Street Bridge and First Avenue Connector, including lighting, signage, security, and code evaluations

Awards

Target Field

Awards