2013 Progress Report
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:25PM
SNDC Admin

At the December 10, 2013 meeting of the Northfield City Council, Save the Northfield Depot submitted a project progress report as stipulated in the July 13, 2012 property purchase and redevelopment agreement between the City of Northfield and Save the Northfield Depot; it was to be submitted within 18 months of the signing of the agreement. The Council unanimously agreed with our position that we had made adequate progress and can continue with the project; for us, it was not in doubt but confirmation is important.
 
As the report indicates below, we are hoping to obtain enough funds to move the depot in late summer of next year. Many accomplishments seem like small steps, and we tend not to share them at the time. Together, however, they represent considerable effort and progress. Below are some of our responsibilities outlined in the agreement and our accomplishments as presented to the Council.
 
1. Redevelopment Project – We have regularly kept city staff advised of developments and our progress by:

Current condition of future siteConcept plan for future site (courtesy of Steve Edwins, AIA)

2. Redevelopment Costs – We have made payment expenses as required in the progress to date for the following:

3. Fundraising – We have “diligently made efforts to raise funds” as stipulated in agreement and have made significant progress with about $107,000 raised to date. We have:

4. Permits – When appropriate, we will:

5. Environmental Review – In collaboration with the city, the following has occurred:

6. Development Land Use – The above summary of our actions document that we have diligently worked to relocate and renovate the depot building consistent with our site plan.

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