Fire Suppression System Adds $500k to Construction Costs for Aggieville Garage


Manhattan City Commissioners signed off Tuesday night on a change order that will add 500-thousand dollars to the total paid for construction of the new parking garage in Aggieville.

A fire suppression system is mandated for buildings four stories or taller, according to Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers.

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Hilgers told commissioners Tuesday night that it was an “unforced error” by city staff.

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But, commissioner Mark Hatesohl was critical of the late change

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The 450 spot garage is scheduled to open next spring, having cost more than 14 million dollars to build.


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