ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud City Council will get an update on a re-worked plan for the new 401-stall downtown parking ramp during their work study session on Monday night.

The design team at HMA Architects, city staff, and Donlar Construction have removed several features from the original design, in an effort to bring down the cost of the project. Some of those items include: the removal of the convention center addition, the removal of the lower level of the parking garage, reducing the elevator weight capacity from 4,000 to 2,500 pounds, and reducing the size of the elevator/stair towers.

Donlar Construction says the project is now about $345,000 under the target budget of $11.56 million.

The city received state bonding dollars from the legislature last year. Back in June the lowest original bid for the parking ramp was about $17.4 million, causing the city staff to have to re-think some of the features.

The city council will get an update on the project schedule during their work study session on Monday night.

Downtown St. Cloud Parking Ramp. Photo courtesy of the city of St. Cloud