Construction on two more office buildings designed by Widseth Smith Nolting is underway — Dooley’s Petroleum Inc. in Willmar, MN, and Farmers Union Industries in Redwood Falls, MN. Both projects are expected to be done Spring 2017. Click here to view more office projects by Widseth Smith Nolting.
Mills Fleet Farm broke ground on November 9th at their new Monticello, MN, location. In attendance were representatives from the City of Monticello, the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Mills Fleet Farm, Baratto Brothers, and Widseth Smith Nolting. The 165,000-square-foot store is slated to open Fall 2017. We’re proud to be part of another Fleet Farm store, and wish our clients well as they continue to expand.
The Pine Island Roundabout is a continuation of MnDOT’s Highway 52 east frontage road project. Discussion of the convergence of the frontage road, Highway 52 ramps, and Goodhue County Road 11 led to the conclusion that a roundabout was the safest design alternative. The roundabout maintains the existing street connections, which was important to the City of Pine Island, Goodhue County, and MnDOT.
The 40-acre site of the new Mills Fleet Farm store in Hermantown, MN, has changed dramatically over the past 12 months. The large hill has been reshaped, multiple buildings erected, roads constructed and modified, utilities installed, and a new traffic signal added.
Should we set aside money for the new water tower that has been discussed for five years or the roads that are in dire need of repair? Or, should we finally tackle the fire hall that has needed to be replaced for the last 10 years? It’s budget season, and with that comes decisions about which municipal projects make the cut for next year. Most cities have a budgeting process in place and know where their priorities are. But, with budget deadlines quickly approaching, we all know now is the time to get serious about which projects are in and which projects are out. Continue reading “It’s budget season; careful planning leads to smart investments. WSN can help!”