The Minneapolis Park Board already has overridden a mayoral veto and is forging ahead with plans to leave its rented Downtown headquarters and buy a north Minneapolis riverfront building. Now, the board will hold a community meeting at its new digs to discuss ways to renovate the 75,000-square-foot structure.
The meeting is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at 2117 W. River Road N., in Minneapolis. The Park Board's current headquarters are in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, 400 S. 4th St.
Park Board staffers now estimate it will spend $5.5 million to buy and rehabilitate the former Moore Building. The board will buy part of the property in cash and borrow another $4.1 million -- including a $1 million internal loan from its self-insurance fund.