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Public input meeting for the future of DL City Park, The Pavilion and West Lake Drive set for Aug. 30

The city of Detroit Lakes wants your ideas for a potential future redevelopment of City Park, The Pavilion and West Lake Drive during a public open house on Aug. 30. A planning and design consulting firm, RDG of Omaha, Neb., has been hired by the Detroit Lakes to provide a detailed, potential future plan for the area including: The Pavilion, City Park and fairgrounds and West Lake Drive improvements.

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Oversized pots of pink petunias outside the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. (Submitted photo March 25, 2001)
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DETROIT LAKES — The city of Detroit Lakes will be hosting a public input open house on Tuesday to hear from residents about the future of The Pavilion, City Park and Fairgrounds West Lake Drive improvements.

The Aug. 30 open house will be held at The Pavilion from 4 to 6 p.m., according to a post of the city's Facebook page. Additionally, the comments provided by the public will be incorporated into an overarching vision for the three focus areas to be completed by planning and design consultants, RDG of Omaha, Neb.

The city entered into a $78,800 services contract with the consulting group during the May 10 city council meeting with Aaron Dallmann, alderman-at-large, representing the only dissenting vote due to the cost of the contract.

In the scope of services agreement, RDG will:

  • Conduct meetings and compile the necessary information to develop final Pavilion concept plan, building site plan and two 3D illustrations of building and its surroundings.
  • Develop preliminary cost estimates for the new Pavilion building.
  • Conduct meetings and compile the necessary information to develop concept diagrams for fairgrounds improvements and develop a draft fairgrounds site concept plan.
  • Conduct public meetings based on the concept plan and refine.
  • Provide one rendered site concept plan for the park improvements; one rendered site concept plan of the proposed fairground improvements; and a 3D illustration of the proposed park improvements.
  • Develop preliminary cost estimates for fairgrounds and site improvements.
  • Conduct meetings and compile the necessary information to develop concept for West Lake Drive.
  • Conduct public meetings based on the preliminary West Lake Drive plan and refine.
  • Prepare preliminary cost estimates for the West Lake Drive improvements based on the approved concept.

A second public input meeting will be scheduled at a later date for residents to check out the preliminary concepts and provide further input.

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