Long Range Property Plan Updates for May 31st
To date we have toured all the properties with Melanie Parma, Architect and Project Manager and Melissa Kluck, Landscape Design. Somerville has been working with staff for the last 4 months to identify and plan for, the necessary modifications to, Birch Trails, Cuesta, Nawakwa, Pow Low, Sacajawea and Winnecomac. The modifications are necessary to support the program vision. The changes to the properties will be detailed in Master Plans, scheduled to be shared with you in the coming months. We will be looking for feedback during these meetings. The Master Plans will also identify the probable cost of the necessary modifications. Part of the cost will be covered by the proceeds from the sale of properties and acreage. The balance will be covered by proceeds from a capital campaign.
Divestiture Updates:Birch Trails Acreage: Sold*
Blueberry Knoll: Sold
Cuesta Acreage: Sold
Del O’ Claire: Listing pending
Hy Da Way: Sold
Nawakwa Acreage: We are working with the Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) and Chippewa County on an easement to protect the property we intend to sell to Chippewa County. The purpose of this Easement is to retain the natural, scenic, forested and open space values of the property, to allow public access onto the existing Ice Age Trail system and to prohibit any use of the property that will significantly impair or interfere with its conservation values. The property shall be used only for conservation, educational, recreation, and forestry purposes. The conservation easement will consist of two zones to establish certain uses and management conditions within those areas. There is a “Lake Protection Zone” within 100 feet of the ordinary high water mark of Picnic Lake, and a “Conservation Zone”. The easement will preserve the lake front, the health of the forest and limit the use of the property by the public, to non-motorized recreational use only.
Pow Low Acreage: Sold
Sacajawea Acreage: Listing expired. The Adhoc property committee has decided to wait until the completion of the Master Plan. Working with the Land Use Planner/ Architect, together we will determine how best to proceed with the sale of a portion of the property.
*For properties with acreage listed, we will not sell acreage that will negatively impact our program or our property.
Wisconsin Rapids Service Center – We have developed a program vision with a focus on Environmental Studies. The current Service Center has transitioned into a Program Center. The new space is ready to accommodate troop meetings and overnights. The Program Center will also be used as the day camp office/store.
Green Bay Service Center – We have developed a program vision for the Green Bay area with a focus on STEM. We identified many collaborative opportunities within the Green Bay area to deliver this programming. Any gaps in delivery will be taken into consideration when determining the remodel of the existing service center or the building/leasing of an alternative space. Meanwhile, we are expanding the existing retail which will be completed by April 1, 2012.
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