Rochester To Pursue Lawsuit Over Parking Ramp Problems
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester City Council has approved the filing of a lawsuit dealing with the newest municipal downtown parking ramp.
The $31-million ramp was constructed to accommodate up to 10 stories of residential development. It opened two years ago.
The city was in talks with a developer when some problems were discovered. The city said they were not safety-related but affected the proposed expansion.
The city spent more than $200,000 on additional studies and repairs.
The city hired Collaborative Design Group to design and build the ramp. In seeking authorization to pursue litigation, City Attorney Jason Loos told the council mediation with the firm to resolve the issue “was not fruitful.”
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