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Monday, June 20, 2016: Ground-level construction begins

Concrete pours continue this week as the basement wall construction finishes up and work on the ground level commences.


  • Basement walls. Concrete pours and waterproofing for the basement walls continues this week. There has been good progress on this work, with more than half the basement walls complete.
  • Construction begins on the ground floor. As construction of the basement walls continues to move forward, crews will begin to assemble the concrete forms for the basement ceiling/ground-level floor.
  • Construction site tree removal. The construction site plans, as approved by the City of Minneapolis, include the removal of four trees along South 6th Street as well as the street trees on the west side of 21st Avenue South between South 6th and South 8th streets. These trees are scheduled to be removed in the next month. The four trees on South 6th Street will be replaced in the summer of 2017 with seven 3-inch oaks, providing tighter spacing and a denser canopy on the north side of the Hagfors Center. The street trees along 21st Avenue South will also be replaced in the summer of 2017, with nine new trees–two species in an alternating pattern–along that street.
  • City water service work. Augsburg commuter street parking will be restricted this week on 21st Avenue South  between South 7th and South 8th streets for City of Minneapolis water service work.


Xcel Energy is continuing the electrical service rerouting work for the Hagfors Center on the west side of Oren Gateway Center. City of Minneapolis sidewalk closures and parking restrictions may continue on 21st Avenue South as a result.