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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Open house scheduled for Dunes pavilion project

Updating a number of earlier ILB posts on the Indiana Dunes Pavilion projects, here are some quotes from today's IDNR news release:

The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled an open house on April 6 to introduce plans for adaptive reuse of the pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park.

The open house will be from 5-6:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN, 46304. The center is north of the Indiana Toll Road and Interstate 94, and south of Indiana Dunes State Park and U.S. 20.

DNR staff will be available to provide an overview of the pavilion’s history and answer questions related to the process used for selecting Pavilion Partners, LLC, to design the project and operate it through a public/private partnership.

“We have waited a long time to find the right partner to restore this iconic building to its original glory,” said Dan Bortner, director of the DNR Division of State Parks. “We look forward to seeing the Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion alive with people – not just in summer but year- round.”

Pavilion Partners, LLC, will be on hand with information and timelines related to the project. This will include designs for a new concession area, a pavilion rooftop restaurant, new restrooms with showers and family dressing rooms for beachgoers, and a conference/banquet center.

The open house will provide an opportunity to talk one-on-one with DNR staff and Pavilion Partners and ask questions or offer suggestions.

The news release links to a quite informative and responsive 5-page FAQ on the project, access it here.

The ILB hopes shortly to post links to the Pavilion Partners LLC lease with IDNR, plus the prospectus and proposal. [Updated: Here it is now, a 95-page pdf document, so somewhat slow loading.]

Additionally, according to the release, renderings/drawings of the planned convention center will be available at the open house scheduled for April 6.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 25, 2015 12:38 PM
Posted to Indiana Government