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Save the Northfield Depot Meeting
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 12:26pm
May 20 2012 2:00 pm
May 20 2012 4:00 pm
Location:Northfield Golf Club, 707 Prairie Street
In 2010 the Save the Northfield Depot(STND) organized to coordinate and promote the effort to preserve Northfield’s 1888 rail depot. The Northfield City Council advanced those preservation efforts significantly on March 20, 2012, when it approved an historic agreement to sell a parcel of City-owned land to Save the Northfield Depotfor $1. The agreement paves the way for moving the depot from its current location on railroad property to a new location on the “Q-Block,” where a restored depot will serve as an anchor for redevelopment.
“The depot now needs the public’s help to ensure its survival,” noted Lynn Vincent, co-chair of Save the Northfield Depot.
With the completion of the purchase agreement for the city land, STND will focus on raising the funds needed to renovate the depot and move it to its new location. A total of $500,000 will be needed to complete the project, but the first $300,000 must be raised within 18 months in order to demonstrate to the City that sufficient progress has been made toward that goal. Donors wishing to join the effort to meet this deadline and assure the depot’s survival can make a secure, tax-deductible donation via the STND website (www.northfielddepot.org) or send to STND, Treasurer, at 712 4th St. E., Northfield.
To celebrate the recent successes and to plan for the next step of fund-raising, Save the Northfield Depot will be holding a gathering of those interested in the success of the project. Those attending will be entertained by some stories and music and will also be sharing ideas about planning a successful fund-raising program. The public is welcome to this event on May 20th at 2-4 p.m. at the Northfield Golf Club.