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NEWS ABOUT THE MINERS RENOVATION PROJECT

BALLOT QUESTION FOR MINERS EVENT AND CONVENTION CENTER

Guided by the overwhelming feedback from the community-wide survey conducted in the spring of 2018, and from meetings with over 30 user groups, the Virginia City Council has recommended a ballot question be placed on the November 6, 2018 general election for up to a 1% sales tax to fund the construction of a new Miners Event and Convention Center. @

 

Click HERE for the FACT SHEET about the Miners Event and Convention Center project. 

You Can Vote Early Beginning Friday, September 21 to Monday, November 5 at Virginia City Hall OR You Can Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Between 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 


MINERS MEMORIAL COMPLEX RENOVATION COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS

Kraus Anderson, ISG, DSGW architects and the City of Virginia will be holding a Public Meeting on June 27, 2018 to discuss the recent Community Survey completed by School Perceptions. 

Please join us on June 27, 2018 at 600 pm at the Miners Memorial Arena to discuss the results. 

MINERS MEMORIAL COMPLEX RENOVATION PROJECT LISTENING SESSIONS

Kraus Anderson, ISG, DSGW architects and the City of Virginia conducted two Listening Sessions for the MINERS MEMORIAL COMPLEX RENOVATION on April 5 2018 at 600 pm and April 6 2018 at 1200 pm

Discussion was held regarding:

  • The Current Miners Facility and It's Historic Value
  • Features and Amenities They Would Like to See in a New or Renovated Miners Memorial Complex
  • Growth Potential of the Facility
    • Participation and Use Ideas
    • Economic Growth Factors
      • Tourists
      • New Businesses
      • Attract new residents
CLICK HERE For the PowerPoint Presentation that was presented at these meetings!



1/8/18-  MINERS MEMORIAL COMPLEX RENOVATION PROJECT UPDATE

Kraus Anderson (KA) continues to meet with selected user groups, leading up to larger public forum in early 2018.  On January 10, 2018, the KA team will meet with area Senior Citizen groups at the following locations and times: 

10:00 am - Virginia Senior Citizens Center, 511 Chestnut Street, Virginia MN
2:00 pm  - Washington Manor (In the Community Room)
3:30 pm  - Columbia/Rouchleau (in the Rouchleau Community Room)  


The purpose of these meetings is to conduct a listening session regarding 

  • The Current Miners Facility and It's Historic Value
  • Features and Amenities They Would Like to See in a New or Renovated Miners Memorial Complex
  • Growth Potential of the Facility Understanding of Why They Thought the Last Referendum Failed
    • Participation and Use Ideas
    • Economic Growth Factors
      • Tourists
      • New Businesses
      • Attract new residents

PUBLIC FORUMS will be scheduled and held in early 2018.    

If you have any questions about the project or the timeline, please feel free to contact City Administrator Britt See-Benes at 218-748-7500



11/20/17 -  MINERS MEMORIAL COMPLEX RENOVATION PROJECT UPDATE

Kraus Anderson (KA) has begun meeting with very small selected user groups.  

  • City Staff has met with KA to give them an in-depth tour of the facility.
  • KA will begin meeting with additional user groups and stakeholders (both public and private) as they work through the planning process.  
    • Next set of STAKEHOLDER meetings to be held December 12 & 13th.    
    • PUBLIC FORUMS will be scheduled and held in early 2018.    
If you have any questions about the project or the timeline, please feel free to contact City Administrator Britt See-Benes at 218-748-7500



11/13/17 -  MINERS MEMORIAL COMPLEX RENOVATION PROJECT - PRE-DESIGN STARTED

The State of MN Legislature has awarded the City of Virginia $12 million for the renovation and reconstruction of the Miners Memorial Complex.  In order to access these funds, the City must begin work on a pre-design to be submitted to the State.  Kraus Anderson has been selected as the contractor for the Pre-Design process.  In the next year, numerous meetings and information sessions will be held to keep residents and community members aware of the progress. 
CLICK HERE FOR THE PROCESS TIMELINE