Governor Proposes Bonding Money for New North Hennepin Performing Arts Center
North Hennepin Community College could receive $6.6 million to replace its fine arts center under Gov. Tim Walz’s new bonding proposal.
The $447 million bonding proposal aims to invest in higher education facilities and assets across the state. It’s the third of four packages included in the Governor’s Jobs and Projects Plan.
North Hennepin would use the funds to build an 83,000 sq. ft. performing arts facility next to the Brooklyn Park Library. The new facility would also be used by the community.
“When you look at the fine arts building, it’s nearly 60 years old. And it has a number of things that just needs to be addressed. This will help the students here, giving them better space, more space that is more typical of what’s going on universities and colleges throughout,” said NHCC Interim President Jeff Williamson.
The first two bonding packages of the Local Jobs and Projects Plan focused on safe and affordable housing and water quality and infrastructure. The fourth and final package aims to boost public safety and quality of life projects across the state.
The state legislature must approve the funding.
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