|The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is moving ahead with Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and MPRB approved concept for the Northeast Park Recreation Building. Below is a brief summary of the project activity that has happened since the concept for the recreation building was approved by the Park Board in February 2015.
While planning the first two phases of improvements for the park, field/trail improvements and a new recreation building, MPRB encountered project costs that exceeded the budgets for both projects. Based on community input, MPRB staff recommended re-allocating $400k in Capital Levy funding from the sports fields to the new building. The two softball fields scheduled to be constructed this fall will be placed on the hold, and the remaining funding for the fields will be put toward general site improvements on the east side of Fillmore Street. The increased budget for the recreation building will allow MPRB to move forward with the concept approved by the CAC and the Park Board of Commissioners in February, 2015.
See the approved building concept, full memo regarding the current plan to move forward, and other project information on the project webpage.
Construction is planned to begin in the fall of 2015 or the spring of 2016.
Please contact project manager Dana Murdoch ([email protected],612-230-6446) with any questions.