Cultural centers: Community-based venues can be catalysts for downtown renewal

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 by Construction

Building Design + Construction – New cultural centers have sparked development in the form of new offices, restaurants, retail, hotels, business incubators, apartments, and arenas.

“This is truly a community center,” says David Keating, Project Manager for Miron Construction. American Indian tribes have been active in building cultural facilities that serve their communities and keep their histories alive. In January, the 57,000-sf Ho-Chunk Nation Community Center opened in Black River Falls, Wis. The $16 million project offers daycare services, Native language training, job search tools, a fitness center with a running track, a full-size basketball court, and classrooms. The tribe also runs the nearby Ho-Chunk Casino, which recently expanded and added a 123-key hotel. Read the article…

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