The North End Community Center project includes construction of a new 25,000 square foot building and enhancements to the existing 5.6-acre park in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood. The project provides state-of-the-art amenities to encourage social and physical activity. The shared spaces include multipurpose community rooms, a teaching kitchen, youth and teen rooms, a gymnasium, dance room, fitness room, and outdoor courtyard.
The North End Community Center project aims to be a leader in sustainability. Included in the design is an on-site geothermal well field for ground source heating and cooling and a roof-mounted solar array for on-site energy production. The project is following guidelines of the State of Minnesota's B3 sustainability program which includes strategies to analyze, manage, and reduce energy use.
The design and community engagement process for the project began in 2019 and continued throughout 2020. Construction is anticipated to begin at the end of 2022, it will kick off an 18-month construction process.