WILLMAR—The walls are going up at the construction site of the Willmar Recreation and Event Center, adjacent to the Willmar Civic Center. The precast walls started being installed this week with the help of a very large crane.
“By the end of next week, the walls will be completed,” said Rob Baumgarn, Willmar Parks and Recreation director.
The steel for the roof is expected to arrive in January. And once the exterior of the building is up and made weather-tight, the work on the inside
WILLMAR—Moving forward with two of the largest Invest in the Willmar Local Option Sales Tax projects, the city of Willmar held its groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, June 30, at the Willmar Civic Center.
“When you have events like this, you really need to sit back and reflect on the people that made it happen,” Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin said.
The recreation fields project is budgeted for $6 million with the recreation and event center budgeted for $10 million.
“For over two years, our
WILLMAR—Three local option sales tax projects now have a leader. Marcus Construction was hired by the Willmar City Council to act as the construction manager at risk for the new recreation fields and event center near the Willmar Civic Center and for improvements at the Swansson Field Recreational Complex.
“We are honored and really excited to get to work on these very important projects,” said Jim Bach of Marcus Construction at the Nov. 4 City Council meeting.
The fee for Marcus Construction’s
WILLMAR—As a requirement of the $606,000 Legacy grant Willmar received for improvements at Robbins Island Regional Park, the city needed to update the land use covenants for the park, to lay out in black and white that someday the park won’t turn into a strip mall or housing development. The park has covenants, but they haven’t been updated since 1974.
“This is basically saying this is going to be a park and it is always going to stay a park,” Willmar Parks and Recreation
WILLMAR—The voters of Willmar will now have the opportunity to approve or reject a local option sales tax which could raise $30 million for a host of projects across the city.
At Monday’s meeting, the Willmar City Council approved a resolution to place the question on the Nov. 6 ballot.
“We are a regional center and this really speaks to what we want for our future,” Councilor Audrey Nelsen said.
The council vote was 7 to 0, with Councilor Ron Christianson abstaining. He said
With colors of the blue and sandy beige, the sea like look and feel inside the soon-to-be-open, Lone Tree Board & Paddle will be providing new opportunities for things to do on the Spicer area lakes this summer. Ben and Holly Danielson, owners, have rented paddle board and kayaks for over a year out of their home.
Now with a storefront and additional items for sale, this new retail center will be ready for expanded business to residents and summer visitors to the area. They can be found
The GrandStay Hotel & Event Center Project at Little Crow Country Club is officially underway!
Plans for the 51-room hotel, 300-seat event center, 75-seat restaurant and new Little Crow Country Club clubhouse finalized in early 2017; however, it took longer than initially envisioned to complete the $2.35 million equity drive for the project. Once the funding came together in July, the project moved ahead quickly.
Architectural plans finalized during the summer, loan closing occurred in early