Walker Library Request for Proposals

Updated March 2005


View Walker Library RFP (pdf, 16 pages, 413 KB) – deadline Feb. 1, 2005, exhibits listed below

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RFP News:

The deadline for submission of proposals has passed. Four developers submitted responses to the RFP. At its meeting on February 24, 2005 the Task Force discussed the proposals and directed staff to formulate a process to engage the community, identify additional public funding sources, and report on other development projects in the Walker Library area. The Task Force is expected to meet in early April 2005 to review the proposed process and plan next steps, which could include approaching the City Council and Library Board to seek concurrence on the process and asking for a time extension to complete the work detailed in the July 2004 Walker Library Resolution.
The members of the Task Force are:
Mayor R.T. Rybak, Co-Chair
Library Board President Rod Krueger, Co-Chair
City Council Members Lisa Goodman and Dan Niziolek
City-appointed Community Representatives Ed Pluimer and Keith Sjoquist
Library Board-appointed Community Representatives: Helen Spry and Christina Melloh

All meetings will be held in the Walker Community Library meeting room, 2880 Hennepin Ave.

Linked below are the four proposals that the Minneapolis Library Board and the City of Minneapolis have received in response to the RFP for the redevelopment of the Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave. S.

Walker Library proposal from Central Community Housing Trust; KKE Architects (pdf)

Walker Library proposal from Greco, LLC; BKV Group Inc., Architects (pdf)

Walker Library proposal from Lander Group, Inc.; MS&R Architects (pdf)

Walker Library proposal from Legacy Management and Development Corporation; BKV Group Inc., Architects (pdf)

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RFP Summary and Exhibits
(For information purposes only – deadline has passed – see above for proposals submitted in response to RFP):

The Minneapolis Public Library (MPL) and the City of Minneapolis are considering proposals for the redevelopment of the Walker Library site for mixed-use transit-oriented proposals that will create a long-term vision for this corner with a greatly enhanced landmark Walker library facility that accommodates improved library services for the community.

Development objectives call for a design that will establish a library with a strong and prominent presence, be consistent with current zoning, maximize operational efficiency of the library functions, provide below grade parking and allow creative mixed-use development options.

Development proposals due: Deadline has passed (Feb. 1, 2005)

For more information, contact Cherre’ Palenius, (612) 673-5241.


a) Minneapolis Library and City of Minneapolis Resolution (pdf, 28 KB, 2 pages)

b) Potential Library Financing Sources (pdf, 14 KB, 1 page)

c) Walker Library Survey (pdf, 1.1 MB, 1 page)

d) Walker Community Library Interior/Exterior Measurements (pdf, 33 KB, 1 page)

e) Minneapolis City Charter, Chapter 17 Appendix 10 (pdf, 17 KB, 1 page)

f) Walker Community Library Building Program Table (pdf, 50 KB, 2 pages)

g) Walker Library Redevelopment Study (pdf, 240 KB, 6 pages)

h) Form of Consent for Release of Response Data (doc, 48 KB, 1 page)

i) Affordable Housing Policy (pdf, 48 KB, 4 pages)

j) Developer Fee Policy (pdf, 37 KB, 4 pages)

k) Required Pro-forma Format (xls, 93 KB, 2 pages)
Development Proposal Information

l) Walker Library Neighborhood Interest Group (pdf, 37 KB, 5 pages)

Updated March 7, 2005

Last updated Nov 1, 2016



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