R.S. Means metropolitan cost comparisons: Government

March 01, 2001 |


Cost comparisons per square foot in select metro markets



Jail Courthouse 2-3 stories Police station Post office


'01


'00


% chg.


'01


'00


% chg.


'01


'00


% chg.


'01


'00


% chg.


Atlanta


158.42


176.67


NA


116.77


114.46


2.0


122.33


119.04


2.8


75.33


72.11


4.5


Baltimore


163.40


181.04


NA


120.43


117.30


2.7


126.18


121.99


3.4


77.70


73.89


5.2


Boston


204.47


231.98


NA


150.71


150.30


0.3


157.90


156.30


1.0


97.23


94.68


2.7


Chicago


198.07


220.24


NA


145.99


142.69


2.3


152.95


148.39


3.1


94.19


89.89


4.8


Cleveland


182.96


202.73


NA


134.85


131.35


2.7


141.28


136.60


3.4


87.00


82.74


5.1


Dallas


151.13


172.69


NA


112.00


111.89


0.1


116.71


116.36


0.3


71.87


70.48


2.0


Denver


169.27


186.81


NA


124.76


121.04


3.1


130.71


125.87


3.8


80.49


76.25


5.6


Detroit


188.82


208.70


NA


139.18


135.22


2.9


145.81


140.62


3.7


89.79


85.18


5.4


Houston


155.93


177.86


NA


115.47


115.24


0.2


120.41


119.84


0.5


74.15


72.59


2.1


Kansas City


177.80


194.37


NA


131.05


125.94


4.1


137.30


130.97


4.8


84.55


79.33


6.6


Los Angeles


192.91


218.05


NA


142.19


141.27


0.6


148.97


146.92


1.4


91.74


89.00


3.1


Miami


153.09


171.10


NA


112.83


110.85


1.8


118.22


115.28


2.5


72.80


69.83


4.2


Minneapolis


198.42


218.25


NA


146.25


141.40


3.4


153.23


147.05


4.2


94.36


89.08


5.9


New Orleans


152.37


169.70


NA


112.31


109.95


2.1


117.67


114.34


2.9


72.46


69.26


4.6


New York City


239.14


266.20


NA


176.26


172.47


2.2


184.67


179.36


3.0


113.72


108.65


4.7


Philadelphia


198.07


222.23


NA


145.99


143.98


1.4


152.95


149.73


2.1


94.19


90.70


3.8


Phoenix


158.78


178.06


NA


117.03


115.37


1.4


122.61


119.97


2.2


75.50


72.67


3.9


Pittsburgh


180.29


203.72


NA


132.88


131.99


0.7


139.22


137.27


1.4


85.73


83.15


3.1


Portland


189.71


209.69


NA


139.83


135.86


2.9


146.50


141.29


3.7


90.21


85.58


5.4


St. Louis


183.49


204.92


NA


135.24


132.77


1.9


141.69


138.07


2.6


87.26


83.64


4.3


San Diego


189.00


212.08


NA


139.31


137.41


1.4


145.95


142.90


2.1


89.88


85.56


3.8


San Francisco


217.98


246.30


NA


160.67


159.58


0.7


168.33


165.95


1.4


103.66


100.53


3.1


Seattle


185.62


209.30


NA


136.82


135.60


0.9


143.34


141.02


1.6


88.27


85.42


3.3


Washington, D.C.


168.55


190.40


NA


124.24


123.36


0.7


130.16


128.29


1.5


80.15


77.71


3.1


Winston/Salem


134.95


152.99


NA


99.47


99.12


0.3


104.21


103.08


1.1


64.17


62.44


2.8


NOTE:Building specifications for the jail have changed from the previous year, making the percentage change in costs inapplicable. Costs are for the basic building and do not include sitework, land, development, specialty finishes or equipment. Square foot costs vary significantly from project to project because of quality, complexity and economic climate. For a detailed list of building components included in these figures, see Means Square Foot Costs.

R.S. Means Co., P.O. Box 800, Kingston, MA 02364, (781) 585-7880, (800) 448-8182

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