1910 Coleraine City Hall Construction Documents
To hire a qualified consultant to develop architectural drawings for reuse of the 1910 Coleraine City Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
$4,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grant process. The Minnesota Historical Society must administer these funds using established grant mechanisms, with assistance from the advisory committee created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item (ii).
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We feel we have achieved our goals as projected in our application. Our primary goal has been to secure the building from the elements, which was a primary concern last spring (2019) after ice dams caused interior water damage. Interior repairs done at the time were done with the historical preservation plans in mind.
This damage allowed us to reassess our plans and improve them to ensure structural stability and to protect the interior from the elements. Now that we have construction documents, we can proceed with our next phase of doing the necessary reconstruction, our next measurable outcome.
One change in our measurable outcomes was to eliminate the goal of obtaining a MNHS Reuse study. With the progress we have made with both financial and informational assistance from the MN Historical Society in the building?s outlook, the council has solidified the idea to continue to use the building as the center of the city?s government and community affairs.
The council has decided to skip the MNHS Reuse step to be able to better finance reconstructive efforts, and instead do a local community-based evaluation of additional uses.
We achieved these results from community perseverance in the project and the goodwill of the MN Historical Society.
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