Market Street Improvements

Project Overview

MSD Project Clear is constructing several enhancements to the Market Street Office to improve stormwater management, support green infrastructure education, and construct new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant access. Improvements will include enhancements to the front and rear entrances of the building, improved accessibility, additional green infrastructure, new educational opportunities to the public, and new amenities for District staff.

Improvements

  • Green infrastructure including pervious pavement, rain gardens, native plantings, and a green roof.
  • ADA access and parking added at the front entrance of the building.
  • Improved pedestrian access to the building from Market Street as well as improved pedestrian access around the campus.
  • New employee seating near the rear entrance of the building.
  • Improved employee seating near the front entrance of the building.
  • New bike racks near the front entrance.
  • A pavilion for general seating and educating groups. Staff will also be able to reserve the pavilion for meetings, potluck lunches, and other uses.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Construction Start: Week of August 9, 2021
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: September 2022

Renderings

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Construction Phases and What to Expect

Construction will be broken into two phases, with Phase 1 focusing on improvements to the front entrance and Phase 2 focusing on improvements to the rear entrance. Additional details on each phase can be found below.

Through the duration of construction, employees and visitors can expect changes in parking configuration, parking lot access, and building access. At least one entrance to the parking lot and one entrance to the building will remain open at all times.

The contractor will have a trailer in the southwest corner of the rear parking lot for the duration of the project.

Phase 1A will include “major” construction activities such as demolition of existing sidewalks, demolition of the front entrance stairs, and construction of the ADA ramp. This will likely be the most disruptive portion of the project with significant construction noise, dust, and other disruptions.

Location: Front entrance

Scope of Work:

  • Construction of ADA access ramp and ADA door improvements to the main entrance
  • Construction of new storm sewers
  • Preliminary construction of front parking lot and sidewalks

Access:

  • The front building entrance will be closed to customers, visitors, and employees through the duration of Phase 1A.
  • The south parking lot entrance on Jefferson will be closed. The north parking lot entrance on Jefferson as well as the Market Street parking lot entrance will remain open.

Parking:

  • Visitor, Director, and employee parking in the front of the building will be closed. The hotel parking lot and overflow parking lot will remain open.
  • Temporary visitor and Director parking will be established in the rear parking lot.
  • The contractor will have a trailer in the southwest corner of the rear parking lot.

Additional information on Phase 1B will be published closer to the start date.

Location: Front entrance

Scope of Work:

  • Completion of parking lot improvements
  • Construction of new amenities including the pavilion, footbridges, and lighting

Access:

  • The front building entrance will be open to visitors, however, employees should plan to use the rear entrance.
  • The south parking lot entrance on Jefferson may be closed. The north parking lot entrance on Jefferson as well as the Market Street parking lot entrance will remain open.

Parking:

  • Three ADA parking spaces and four visitor parking spaces will be open in the front of the building. All other visitor, Director, and employee parking in the front of the building will be closed. The hotel parking lot and overflow parking lot will remain open.
  • Temporary visitor and Director parking will remain in the rear parking lot.
  • The contractor will have a trailer in the southwest corner of the rear parking lot.

Additional information on Phase 2 will be published closer to the start date.

Location: Work will primarily take place at the rear entrance with final landscaping across the entire campus.

Scope of work:

  • Construction of sidewalk, access improvements, and amenities at the rear entrance
  • Construction of bioretention in the northwest corner of the lot
  • Final landscaping across the entire campus

Access:

  • The rear entrance will be closed to employees and visitors from March 1, 2022 through the end of construction.
  • The front entrance will remain open during this phase.

Parking:

  • Visitor, Director, and employee parking in the front of the building will remain closed through early March, 2022 with temporary visitor and Director parking in the rear parking lot.
  • In March 2022, all parking near the front entrance will reopen, and temporary visitor and Director parking in the rear parking lot will reopen to general employee parking.

Previous Improvements

The current improvements represent the second phase of green infrastructure improvements at the Market Street Office. Phase 1, which was completed in Fall of 2019, included upgrading the sidewalks with pervious pavers, planting new trees, and replacing compacted soil with structural soil. Find out more by watching the video below.

Stay Informed

Jeff Brigman, Project Manager
jbrigman@stlmsd.com
314-768-6385