Ramsey County Public Works Facility and Sheriff’s Patrol Station

Ramsey County Public Works Facility and Sheriff’s Patrol Station

RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION
RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION
RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION
RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION
RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION
RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION RAMSEY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AND SHERIFF’S PATROL STATION

Ramsey County Public Works Facility and Sheriff’s Patrol Station

Ramsey County Public Works Facility and Sheriff’s Patrol Station

Arden Hills, Minn.

Working with a 40-acre site near residential neighborhoods in a growing suburb, we successfully minimized the visual impact through careful placement of building components, including the long cold storage building and storage yard; the salt and sand structures; and the large employee parking area.

The expansive areas for storing and working on vehicles feature 58 eight-foot-square skylights. Sensors turn lights off when the skylights deliver sufficient light levels or when low-traffic areas are not in active use. Other notable features in the vehicle maintenance bay include secondary fast-folding doors inside overhead doors for energy conservation, HVAC units on time-of-day settings for energy management and infrared heaters above the work bays.

The design team participated in the Xcel Energy Design Assistance Program and used a combination of the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide and LEED® as design and benchmarking tools for this project.

Size: 250,000 sq. ft.

Components: Vehicle maintenance and storage facilities for snow plows, dump trucks, paving equipment, grounds maintenance equipment, etc.; office space for Ramsey County Public Works administrative offices; outlying cold storage buildings, large salt/sand storage structure and storage locations for brush, trees and topsoil; patrol station with open office, as well as enclosed spaces for confidential and evidential material storage; squad muster room; four holding cells; secure property storage room; shell space for future 911 facility

Completion: 2004

Steve Patrick (retired)
Stephanie McDaniel
Greg Fenton
Dan Hottinger
Rochelle Maresh