Ironwood Project updates.
Written by Jesse Baroka on August 5, 2020
IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Parks and Recreation Committee heard updates on several projects Monday during a Zoom webinar meeting. The Downtown City Square Project, is still on schedule with a few exceptions. There are a few individual items that were pushed until after September but they are not things that would hold up completion of the project. Construction crews are currently building forms and pouring concrete walls. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant Application for Norrie Park renovation and water trail project received support via a resolution from the Ironwood City Commission at its previous meeting. The resolution and meeting minutes approving the application were sent to the DNR and the city is waiting for possible supplemental suggestions to help the application score higher. If approved, the project would most likely start in summer 2022. The initial phase work for the mountain bike trail development project for Miners Memorial Heritage Park. This work will require city commission approval before going out for bids on that project. The DNR will take about a month to review the information before the project can go out for bid. The project is planned to start and be completed in the summer of next year. The project will include a new trailhead at Bonnie Street by the city dog park, That will include the largest parking lot to be installed in the project. The next regular meeting of the parks and recreation committee would be Monday, Sept. 7, which is Labor Day. The meeting date was changed to Thursday, Sept. 17.