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Design and Build Committee

The design and build committee's goal is to secure, preserve, adapt for new uses, and restore the depot. Additional features in the 1917 Plan (pavilion and baggage house) will be added, and the depot will serve as a visitors’ attraction and a gathering place for the community. Tasks include the following:

  • negotiate with the Canadian Pacific Railroad via the City of Northfield
  • negotiate legal arrangements
  • coordinate depot asbestos (and lead paint) abatement
  • coordinate preliminary design and engineering
  • separate depot from freight-house
  • coordinate arrangements to move depot
  • manage design of exterior preservation (Phase 1a)
  • rehabilitate basic interior for initial use(s) (Phase 1b)
  • design interior remodeling (Phase 1c)
  • design new additions (Phase 2: office area, pavilion, 'baggage' structure or new use)

Work Crew Tasks

  • salvage doors, wood or metal details, and brick
  • demolish freight house
  • coordinate new site foundation work
  • repair and preserve depot exterior (Phase 1a)
  • develop site parking landscaping
  • rehabilitate interior for basic reuse(s) (Phase 1b)
  • replicate exterior ironwork
  • remodel interior for mix of uses (Phase 1c)
  • construct additions for added space, open pavilion and baggage house (Phase 2)

Committee Members

  • Rob Martin (chair)
  • Pat Allen (board facilitator)
  • Pepe Kryzda (architect)
  • Al Freeland
  • Baird Jarman
  • Chip DeMann
  • Don McKee
  • Karl Hella
  • Michael Meehan
  • Valorie Denison