Target Field Station embodies the principles of open transit, which integrates all models of transit, is development oriented, focuses on architecture that can create iconic indoor and outdoor spaces, appeals to passengers, residents, office workers and visitors alike, as well as integrating culture with transit.
The total cost of Target Field Station is $79.3 million, with funding (44 percent) coming from local sources. The remaining funding comes from state (22 percent) and federal (34 percent) sources.
Hennepin County, $21.4 million
Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, $10.8 million
TIGER III Grant, $10 million
Federal Highway Administration, $6.9 million
Federal Transportation Administration Grant, $500,000
Minnesota State Bonds
- 2009 appropriation, $3.7 million
- 2011 appropriation, $11 million
- 2012 appropriation, $2.5 million
Metropolitan Council Formula Funds, $10 million
Minnesota Ballpark Authority, $1.5 million
City of Minneapolis, $500,000
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, $500,000
Additional funding by Target, Minnesota Twins and United Properties.
The project was built by Knutson Construction and designed by Peter Cavaluzzi FAIA of Perkins Eastman.
Target Field Station had goals related to workforce development and employment. These goals followed the county's Workforce Entry Program that was started in 2008. The project met and exceeded all employment goals.
The Workforce Entry Program (WEP) was created to encourage labor and industry to participate in meeting the increased demand for skilled trade persons while developing the county’s economic resources by providing unemployed and underemployed individuals the means to earn a better living. The purpose of the program is consistent with Hennepin County’s longstanding support of jobs training programs and job creation efforts without giving any bidders an advantage in the bidding process and without imposing any barriers to potential bidders.
The WEP requires that the successful bidder either hire a specific number (based on the needs of each project) of graduates of local jobs training programs or that it demonstrate that it has made good faith efforts to do so. This is similar to the process that a contractor must comply with in order to satisfy the requirements of Hennepin County’s Small Business Enterprise Program.
Under the program, the county contractor hires graduates of approved jobs training programs for their apprenticeship training program. These apprentices gain valuable skills and knowledge while working on county projects. To qualify for a specific job classification, apprentices must not have completed an apprenticeship training course that leads to journeyman status or have been employed as a journeyman.
Any questions regarding the WEP should be directed to Hennepin County purchasing and contract services at 612-348-2528.