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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.

Rochester parking ramp #6- Kim David, Townsquare Media
Rochester parking ramp #6- Kim David, Townsquare Media

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.” 

News update:  Work will begin soon on a major - and expensive - Rochester street project.

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