2023 Street Renewal Project (SRP)- Franklin Area Phase 1  

The official feedback period will end on December 24, 2022.

  

Materials shown here will remain available throughout construction.

What is the purpose of this project website?

  • Provide an overview of the street renewal project that will happen in 2023.
  • Provide an opportunity to solicit input/feedback and provide an opportunity to submit questions about the project.

 What can I do on the project website?


This project website includes display boards, a feedback form, assessment information and other materials to review. The information here will be available throughout the project, but we ask that you submit comments and questions no later than December 24, 2022.

  1. Background Information

The Street Renewal Program (SRP) began in 2000, and has reconstructed over 32% of the city’s roadway system. This program was developed to reconstruct streets that are in poor condition including the bituminous surfacing, concrete curbing, and poor stormwater surface drainage. This also includes replacing the existing sanitary sewer, watermain, and storm sewer that has aged and deteriorated over time. This infrastructure has reached the life expectancy that is typically around 70 years. 

The SRP project area for 2023/24 is proposed to be approximately 0.70 miles of fully reconstruction in the Franklin Area Neighborhood which is bounded by Highway 10 to the north, West Main Street to the south, Ferry Street to the east and Main Motors to the west. The 2023 area being proposed to be reconstructed includes portions of Calhoun Street (State Ave to Branch Ave), Clay Street (State Ave to Branch Ave), State Avenue (W Main Street to Hwy 10), and Wingfield Avenue (W Main St to Hwy 10). The project will involve the complete reconstruction of the pavement, concrete curb & gutter, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, service laterals, existing sidewalks, driveway aprons, and street lights along the following streets; 5th Avenue (Jackson St to Harrison St), School Street (5th Av to 150’ W of 6th Av), and Van Buren Street (5th Av to 6th Av). The estimated cost of the 2022 SRP project is $2,719,000.

2023 SRP Franklin Area Phase 1 Map

Pre-Recorded Video

Watch a short video that provides  the typical construction timeline for this type of project.

  1. Review Supporting Materials
  1. Infrastructure Changes

This project is proposing a number of new infrastructure changes which consist of the following: 

  • Sanitary Sewer Extension on Calhoun Street between State Avenue and Wingfield Avenue; click here
  • Watermain extension on Calhoun Street between Wingfield Avenue and Branch Avenue; click here
  • Watermain extension on Clay Street between State Avenue Wingfield Avenue; click here
  • Sidewalk extension along the north side of Clay Street between Wingfield Avenue and Branch Avenue; click here
  • The addition of four street lights along State Avenue and Wingfield Avenue; click here
  • Road width revision from 45 feet to 30 feet along Clay Street between State Avenue and Wingfield Avenue; click here
  • New cul-de-sacs at the north end of State Avenue and Wingfield Avenue; click here
  • The addition of electrical transformers in the neighborhood; click here
  • The addition of electrical switch mole cabinets along State Avenue and Wingfield Avenue; click here
  1. Special Assessment Information

Special assessments are a charge imposed on properties for a particular improvement that benefits the owners of those selected property. Based on Minnesota Statues Chapter 429, the city has the authority to “levy and collect assessments for the project upon property benefited thereby”.

The typical residential property assessment is approximately $9,590. 

Assessments are proposed to each benefiting property within the project area limits. The assessments for the street reconstruction will be according to the City’s Street Reconstruction Assessment Policy. The proposed residential assessment rate for 2022 will consist of a $4,520 street unit assessment and a $24 per lineal foot street assessment. Each residential property will be assessed for a water service ($1,640) and sanitary sewer service ($1,510) that is being installed from the new mains to each property line.

For example, a typical 80 foot residential lot would pay the following proposed assessment:

Street Unit Assessment

Street Footage Assessment ($22 x 80’)

$ 4,520

$ 1,920

Water Service Unit Assessment

$ 1,640

Sanitary Sewer Service Unit Assessment

$ 1,510

Total Assessment:

$ 9,590


Assessments are levied over a 10-year period at a 5% interest rate. The annual payment for an $8,590 assessment is approximately $1,250.  

For all other properties, including but not limited to, four or more unit residential properties along with commercial, industrial, school and church properties will be double the amounts presented above, with the exception of the sanitary sewer unit assessment.   

The city of Anoka encourages eligible property owners who may have a hardship with a special assessment to apply for deferral.  Please review the following qualifications regarding the possible deferment of a special assessment.

Deferral is possible if application is made and:

  1. The property upon which the assessment is levied is homestead; and
  2. The homestead property is owned by:
  1. A person at least 65 years of age on January 1st of the payment year, for whom it would be a hardship to make payments, OR
  2. A person who is retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments.

If you have further questions regarding the assessment or deferment options, contact the Anoka Assessing Department at (763) 576-2730.

  1. Project Schedule

The following is the proposed project schedule:

2022

September 6

City Council Authorized Feasibility Report

December 20

Neighborhood Meeting

2023

January 3

City Council Approves Feasibility Report, Sets Date for Public Improvement Hearing and Assessment Hearing (This date is subject to change)

January 17

Mail Hearing Notices to Property Owners (This date is subject to change) 

February 6

City Council Holds Public Improvement Hearing and Assessment Hearing and Orders Preparation of Plans and Specifications (This date is subject to change) 

February 21City Council Approves Plans and Specifications and Authorizes Advertisement for Bid (This date is subject to change) 

March 17

Open Bids at City Hall (This date is subject to change) 

April 3

City Council Approves Bids and Awards Contract (This date is subject to change) 

May 

Start Construction

October 20

Construction Substantial Completion

October 27

Construction Final Completion

  1. Underground Irrigation Systems

Construction activity will disrupt the boulevards where an irrigation system may be installed. We feel that as a part of the project, it is our responsibility to restore the systems we have been notified about. The City of Anoka will hire an irrigation system contractor to disconnect your system when the project begins and restore the system at the end of the project. 

Click here to fill out a brief questionnaire, which will provide notice to the city that your property has an irrigation system.  

Regrettably, if we do not receive acknowledgement that you have an irrigation system by the time construction starts this spring, it will be your sole responsibility to repair your own system. Click here to fill out a brief questionnaire.

  1. Frequently Asked Questions

Click the video or PDF below to find answers to frequently asked questions. If your question is still not answered, please refer to the next tab, Submit a Question or Provide Feedback.

  1. Submit a Question or Provide Feedback

If you have feedback, questions, or concerns, click here to fill out the resident feedback form and a project team member will reach out to you. You can also email project questions to via email at publicservices@ci.anoka.mn.us