City of Mankato Transit Facility
Minnesota Department of Transportation
501 S. Victory Drive Mankato, MN 56001
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City of Mankato Transit Facility
New Construction | 2016

The Mankato Transit Facility is a new 34,000sf bus garage and maintenance facility with a total capacity for 40 buses. Sustainable design was approached holistically and integrated early in project development.

The site selection process resulted in the decision to expand an existing Mankato Public Works facility, leaving the previous transit facility to be repurposed for the local Children’s Museum. By minimizing demolition of existing structures, this decision minimized the total development impact. The building structure uses locally sourced materials and recycled material in a modular precast concrete wall panel system to utilize product efficiencies and reduce waste. Daylighting models helped the design teams optimize the relationship between natural and electric lighting with integrated controls. In addition to energy modeling, the project used utility company incentive-based programs to evaluate energy saving features. High-efficiency boilers, energy recovery, and photovoltaic panels are key components in the energy-efficient building systems.

This project was a finalist for the 2017 Best of B3 Design Award.

 

Project Details
  LocationMankato, MN
  Construction TypeNew Construction
  Building TypeTransit Facility
  OrganizationMinnesota Department of Transportation
  OwnerCity of Mankato
  Building Area43,651 sf
  Vegetated Area3.47 acres
  Number Of Stories1
  Year of Occupancy2016

Design Team
  ArchitectOertel Architects
  Mechanical EngineerDolejs Associates
  Structural EngineerDarg, Bolgrean and Menk, Inc.
  Civil EngineerKimley Horn
  ContractorGosewisch Construction
  Commissioning AgentDunham Associates, Inc.
  Energy ModelerThe Weidt Group
  Electrical EngineerBussell Companies
  Landscape ArchitectKimley Horn
  Building ManagerCity of Mankato
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