Maple Grove to Seek State Bonding Funds for Community Center Expansion
The city of Maple Grove plans to go the state legislature to help fund its community center expansion and renovation project. The city seeks to have the project included in next year’s state bonding bill.
Maple Grove considers the community center not just a city asset, but a regional one, as it brings in more than 650,000 visitors annually, city documents showed.
A city council and park board recommendation would expand and renovate the center, making significant improvements to its aquatics, fitness, senior and banquet space. A third sheet of ice would also be added to the Maple Grove Ice Arena.
The proposal includes building a vertical parking ramp and entering negotiations to acquire the neighboring Life Time Fitness space to help with the expansion. The anticipated cost is $114 million for the entire project.
The expansion would not include a curling center, modeled after the one in Chaska, or a theater. Those amenities were initially considered as add-ons. However, park officials felt the project space would be maxed out with the current proposal.
You can read more about the Maple Grove Community Center expansion and renovation project here.