Goodwill – 219 3rd Avenue E, Alexandria, MN

Client: ORB Management

Design Team: ORB Management, Goodwill, Hagstrom Engineering, DJR Architects, Stoeckel Jahner Surveying, Fendler Patterson

Jurisdiction: City of Alexandria, MN, MnDOT

Project Description: Provide site planning, civil engineering design and entitlement processing for a 20,600 S.F. Goodwill store on a 2.09 acre site.

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Project Details: The site for the Goodwill store is located on 3rd Avenue in the heart of downtown Alexandria, MN with high visibility. With that, this project brought about a fair amount of public scrutiny and a strict adherence to all City, County & State criteria. The preliminary stages of the project started with an administrative replat to combine the separate parcels that were contained inside the property lines including vacating an existing alley tract which required City Council approval. The next phase included site planning where Hagstrom Engineering worked closely with the client and architect to locate the building and design the parking lot and onsite drainage facilities. Once the site was established the final design could begin which included: grading, utilities (wet & dry), drainage and erosion control. Final construction documents were created that included: Construction Plans, Final Drainage Plan & Report and a Strom Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Included with the drainage design was the implementation of a water quality and detention pond. This pond was designed using infiltration for the water quality portion of the pond and an outlet control structure for the 10 & 100 year rate control. Also included in the design were modifications to the existing access on 3rd Avenue which required coordination and approval from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Hagstrom Engineering worked closely with the City of Alexandria and MnDOT to receive approval on all required documents. During of construction of the project Hagstrom Engineering provided Construction Assistance to the contractor onsite which included review and approval of specification sheets and also acquiring a permit for the lane closure on 3rd Avenue from MnDOT. The store opened in December of 2014 and has had no site design related issues.