Construction Directions

Our Rochester office building is undergoing a major renovation project lasting until June 2019. This project will have a significant impact on our office and its accessibility during this time.

  • All of the hotel floors are closed to the public, including the hotel portion of the skyway. The hotel portion of the skyway has been redirected through the 2nd street parking ramp.
  • There is no direct skyway access to our office, even from the 2nd street parking ramp located behind the building.
  • The escalators are closed.
  • The Broadway entrance and front loading lane will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.
  • When the main lobby area is under construction, there may be additional access barriers.

 

ALTERNATIVES FOR APPOINTMENTS OR DROP-OFF /PICK-UP OF DOCUMENTS 

Because of these issues, we want to offer you alternative options to a pick-up appointments and/or stopping at our office to drop-off or pick-up items for the upcoming tax filing season.

  1. Mail Documents to 220 South Broadway, Suite 102, Rochester, MN 55904
  2. Secure Email of Tax Documents

If you wish to transmit the information electronically you have the following options:

  • If you have a Smith Schafer portal login, you may upload documents through the portal. If you do not have the portal link, go to www.smithschafer.com and select Client Portal on top right. Your User ID is your email address. Your password may be the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
  • If you DO NOT have a portal login, we will set up your portal and send you a secure link to upload your documents to your portal.
Please contact Shelly O’Groske at [email protected] or 507-288-3277 to request a secure link or if you are having problems logging into your online portal.

OPTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SMITH SCHAFER OFFICE 

The Broadway entrance and front loading lane in front of our building is expected to be closed for construction during tax season.

 

From the 2nd Street Parking Ramp

  • 3rd Street – South Stairwell/Street Level (BEST OPTION). It is best to park on the south end of the ramp. Take the stairway to the street level, turn right crossing the alley and enter our building up the entrance ramp. As you come into the building proceed to the left toward the front doors of building (Broadway) and then turn right to our main office door.
  • 3rd Street – South Stairwell/Skyway (HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE – BEST OPTION). On Level 2W of Ramp enter skyway via handicap ramp or stairs, follow to H3 & City Centre Buildings, turn right into H3 Plaza to Elevator, go to 1st Floor and exit the building, cross 3rd Street to enter our building up the entrance ramp. As you come into the building proceed to the left toward the front doors of building (Broadway) and then turn right to our main office door.
  • 2nd Street – North Stairwell/Skyway (HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE). If you are parked on any floor other than Level 2, take elevator to Level 2, follow signs to H3 & City Centre buildings through the ramp fenced skyway area. Enter skyway via handicap ramp, follow to H3 & City Centre buildings, turn right into H3 Plaza to elevator, go to 1st Floor and exit the building, cross 3rd Street to the right around construction area to enter our building up the wooden ramp. As you come into the building proceed to the left toward the front doors of building (Broadway) but turn right around the wooden structure to our main office door.
  • 2nd Street – North Side of Ramp (2nd Street Entrance). If you parked on any floor other than Level 2, take stairway or elevator to Level 2 of ramp and follow signs to H3 & City Centre buildings through the ramp fenced skyway area. Take stairway to the street level, turn right crossing the alley and enter our building up the entrance ramp. As you come into the building proceed to the left toward the front doors of building (Broadway) and then turn right to our main office door.

 

From the 3rd Street South Surface Lot

  • South Entrance – Cross 3rd Street to side entrance to enter the building up the entrance ramp. As you come into the building proceed to the left toward the front doors of building (Broadway) and then turn right to our main office door.

 

From the DoubleTree Hotel Skyway

  • Follow the Skyway South, follow signs to H3 & City Centre buildings through the ramp fenced skyway area. Enter skyway via handicap ramp, follow to H3 & City Centre buildings, turn right into H3 Plaza to Elevator, go to 1st Floor and exit the building, cross 3rd Street to enter our building up the entrance ramp. As you come into the building proceed to the left toward the front doors of building (Broadway) and then turn right to our main office door.

Thank you for your patience while the building is under construction. We appreciate your continued busines and look forward to serving you in the coming year.