Holiday Stationstore #332 (Hiawatha Reconstruction)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Shingobee provided reconstruction of a Holiday Stationstore at 46th and Hiawatha in Minneapolis that was destroyed during civil unrest in May 2020. The previous 1,000 square foot convenience store was replaced with a 3,900 square foot building, and a car wash was added to the site. Due to rezoning requirements, the locations of buildings were reconfigured to place the new store adjacent to the street corner, with fuel pumps internal to the site.

Shingobee’s team provided budgeting and value engineering options during the development of the design. Demolition of the existing site started in December 2020, and construction started in January 2021, beginning with a complex utility line installation under Hiawatha Avenue without closing the highway. Shingobee carefully orchestrated site logistics throughout construction to efficiently organize work on the small, urban site. The entire project took place during the winter months, requiring ground thawing to perform every step of the site work.

With permitting delays at the beginning of the project, the construction schedule was reduced to 16 weeks, instead of the typical 20 to 24 weeks. The project was managed to meet the owner’s schedule requirements, and the building was turned over to Holiday Operations on schedule on April 15, 2021, with final completion and store opening a week later. The entire project, including design, city approvals for rezoning and Conditional Use Permits, demolition, and construction, was completed within 11 months of the riots.

Award of Excellence, Associated Builders and Contractors MN/ND Chapter

STARR Award, Minnesota Shopping Center Association

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