Maple Grove Mayor’s Minutes: Updates on Community Center, Business Openings, and More
Mayor Mark Steffenson shares updates that include the recent groundbreaking of the Hwy 610 interchange and opening of the business Pints and Paddle. Plus, the mayor shares updates on the community center project and Boston Scientific.
The mayor gathered with other dignitaries recently for a groundbreaking on an extension of Hwy. 610.
“We had the final groundbreaking out there, so the road is completed. The interchange is completed and all directions will be completed. The road will run out to County Road 30,” said Steffenson. “So we are excited that at last, at last we finally have this project moving forward and it will be done in a couple of years.”
Meanwhile, plans continue to develop for the Maple Grove Community Center expansion and renovation.
“We have two things going at one time,” said Steffenson. “We’re looking at the third sheet of ice, to get that designed and ready to go, and the second part is the ongoing negotiations with Lifetime. I think we reached a good place with them to finalize things up and I think we’re ready to go as well. I think that project will move forward as well.”
But there are other projects to be excited about in Maple Grove.
“We have three great projects that are going forward, the most recent of which is the Boston Scientific project it’s going to be right in the middle. It’s going to be a massive project. They are going to have a new location for some executive offices and some research and will bring a lot of new, great paying jobs to Maple Grove,” said Steffenson. “They are still keeping the old campus. They have 4,000 employees on the old campus and they’ll add upwards of a potential of 1,000 employees on this new campus.”
There’s also Pickleball excitement in town. Pints and Paddle opened in Maple Grove near the Target, Crunch Fitness, and the Maple Grove Hospital.
“It’s very interesting,” said Steffenson.
There are 10 indoor Pickleball courts as well as Pickleball Pros who can teach you a lesson.
“The food is wonderful. It’s sort of an offshoot of Malone’s. It looks great on the inside. It’s great for corporate events, so we are excited to have that there as well,” said Steffenson.
There’s also plans for more Pickleball in Maple Grove on County Road 30.
“We have 18 new courts that will go in there. They are beautifully lit courts,” said Steffenson. “So right there in that neighborhood, we’ll have upwards of 28 courts and they are talking about bringing national tournaments to Maple Grove.”