Whitewater Ramp

Minnetonka, MN

Architect: Edward Farr Architects
Engineer: ERA
Owner: RMR Group
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The Whitewater Ramp will increase an existing parking ramp from five levels to seven levels, the current leaseholder, United Health Group, has requested to reconfigure the interior of the building creating a denser office environment and, thus, requiring additional parking. The existing site has 635 parking spaces, the addition would increase to 947 spaces.

The construction is a vertical addition within the footprint of the existing ramp, increasing from 42 feet to 63 feet in height. The two added levels to the parking ramp continue the same design as the existing ramp levels and with no modifications to the entrance or egress to the ramp, including the elevator and stair tower on the north side.

The existing parking ramp structure is a 5 level precast concrete component assembly including integrally colored off white exterior spandrels with an acid wash texture and waterwash accents. The additional levels will match the original design of precast concrete component construction, and maintain the perimeter shape with no encroachments upon required building setbacks.

Wells manufactured and erected more than 100,000 sq., ft. of precast concrete for the additional two levels. To match the existing building, architectural wall panels were produced with a sandblast finish.  Spandrels, Double tees, beams and columns were also incorporated into the precast build.

Product Sq. Ft. #
Beam – Inverted T 1,083 16
Beam – Ledge 0 2
Column – Pocketed 1,158 28
Double Tee – Parking Ramp 84,359 168
Other 135 112
Spandrel – Ledge 7,357 38
Spandrel – Rectangular 2,869 9
Wall – Architectural Solid, sandblast finish 16 1
Wall – Shear 167 2
Wall – Stitch 4,594 38
Totals 101,739 414