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City Hall, Willmar Community Center site concepts are focus of Tuesday, Nov. 29, City Council work session

Willmar City Council will hear a presentation from BKV Group about site concepts for a new Willmar City Hall and Community Center. Story includes maps of site options.

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WILLMARWillmar City Council will meet for a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Willmar Municipal Utilities auditorium.

On the agenda for the work session is a presentation from BKV Group regarding site concepts to construct a new Willmar City Hall and a new Willmar Community Center.

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Potential sites that will be presented for a new Willmar Community Center include Gesch Park on the corner of Olena Avenue and 12th Street Southeast, Lincoln Park north of Minnesota Avenue and east of Ninth Street Southeast, and a location near Lakeland Elementary that would be south of the school and north of Willmar Avenue Southeast.

Potential sites for Willmar City Hall include Block 50 downtown, located along Trott Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Street Southwest, and the Hardware Hank location downtown near the current City Hall. Two options were proposed for the Hardware Hank location.

Block 50 downtown is also a potential site for a combined City Hall and Community Center, with two site plan options proposed.

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Possible City Hall sites:

Possible Willmar Community Center sites:

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Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: jkotila@wctrib.com or phone at 320-214-4339.
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