Take a virtual tour of the new proposed wellness center at Northwood-Kensett CSD
28 Jan 2021
History on the Project
Enhance Iowa Board awards more than $1.3 million in CAT grants to three communities
October 2, 2020 (DES MOINES) – The Enhance Iowa Board awarded $1,303,000 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to projects in Cedar Rapids, Northwood and Maquoketa. The details are as follows:
Project Name: Vikings Activity Center, Northwood
Total Project Cost: $5,357,730
Amount Awarded: $453,000
Project Description: This project will include the construction of a 37,100-square-foot facility over two floors. The main level will contain two full-sized wooden basketball/volleyball courts, baseball/softball pitching and hitting areas, a wrestling room capable of fitting two full-sized mats, a multi-purpose room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, two office spaces available for rental and a receptionist desk. The upper level will feature a walking/running track, space for cardio machines and a separate space for weightlifting.
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What's up with the Vikings Activity Center in Worth County - May 2020
For more than two years now, there have been plans to construct a new multi-million dollar activities center in Northwood that would be for the Northwood-Kensett School District as well as the broader community. Along with plans for full-sized basketball/volleyball courts and hitting areas for baseball, the "Vikings Activity Center" would feature office space area for rental that ideally would offset costs.
The plan as late as August 2019 was to begin construction on the project in Summer 2020 but like so much else at the local, state and national level, that timeline's been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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