UMN Offsite Collections Facility
The Offsite Collections Facility (OCF) project consisted of three major areas of scope, including the OCF which provides carefully controlled interior storage and support space for collections from the University Libraries; stormwater management to mitigate Campus flooding with corresponding outdoor yard/campus adjustments; and general parking to provide central campus parking.
The approximate 9-acre project site chosen for the new facility is at the southeast corner of 29th Avenue and Como Avenue, adjacent to several University-owned buildings. The site is currently a University operated parking lot known as Lot C66, as well as a site that houses both the Heavy Equipment Building and the Steam building properties. The existing Lot C66 parking lot will be altered to accommodate the new project; the existing buildings will remain.