Star Tribune: Park Board headquarters is over budget

Park Board headquarters is over budget
The newly acquired building on the Minneapolis riverfront is costing $400,000 more than expected – so far.
Published on May 10, 2003
By Rochelle Olson

Staff Writer
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will spend at least $400,000 more than expected on its new headquarters on the upper Mississippi riverfront at a time when the board is scraping to keep park toilets and wading pools open.

The board initially budgeted $5.4 million to buy and renovate the office building on N. West River Road between Broadway Pizza and the defunct Riverview Supper Club. But unexpected renovation expenses have pushed the cost to $5.8 million, primarily