Condition Assessment for 1910 Coleraine City Hall

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Coleraine
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
March 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

To hire a qualified architect to conduct a condition assessment of the Coleraine City Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN Laws 2017 Chapter 91, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 4 Historical Grants and Programs
Appropriation Language

$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).

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Available upon request.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The assessment report has allowed the city to achieve its primary goal of determining city hall?s structural suitability for continued and future uses. It has also established a pathway of priorities for improvements, tentative cost for those improvements, and possible funding sources. It lays the groundwork for immediate needs and the next goal of a reuse study for Coleraine?s city hall.

An added benefit of the assessment report is it reinforced the citizen?s original thought that they were correct in assuming the building was important to the city for both its historical significance and usability, and their petition to the city council for preservation of some sort was justified.

We obtained these results because of time spent researching other community approaches to similar circumstances and gaining from them knowledge and assistance in the process. Our approach also involved ing and researching a number of consulting firms, many of which asked for a tour of the building and gave us unsolicited, advantageous suggestions. Having community members involved in analyzing and reviewing these firms in the selection process was also instrumental in selecting the proper firm. The firm selected was extremely attentive to our concerns and wishes and, we feel, provided us with a quality report that addressed all our issues.

Finally, the assistance of the Minnesota Historical Society staff in guiding us through the process was significant in allowing us to get the type of report we wanted.

Source of Additional Funds

Available upon request,

Recipient Board Members
James Hagen, Mary Drewes, Peggy Smith, Ryan Stish, Jeff Troumbly
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Coleraine
Street Address
PO Box 670, 302 Roosevelt Street
Zip Code
(218) 245-1250
Administered By
Administered by

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