Planning, projects and fund-raising are running full steam ahead to open The Club to the public.
Implementing a full scale plan for The Club will take time but a a phased approach will allow the building to open in increments. Breaking the project into smaller, more manageable pieces allows for addressing priorities, minimizing disruption, staying relevant and remaining financially prudent. The four-phased plan allows The Club to focus on what is most important to our community.
Development is already underway at The Club. Requirements of the state approved plans for the main floor occupancy permit are complete!
PHASE I includes:
• Installation of an ADA compliant bathroom
• Bayfield Street entrance improvements
• Building egress signage
• Basement entry stairway
• West terrace guardrail
• Strengthen repaired building column
• Completion of west entrance
PLUS, we have updated the heating on the main floor and restored the floor in the gymnasium. The north entrance has been redone. The exterior and main floor are in the process of being painted.
PROJECTED BUDGET OF PHASE I: $150,000
Even prior to public access to The Club, program sponsorship has begun. The Chequamegon Bay Little Explorers Club is a group to get young kids outside interacting with nature. Families explore parks and trails in our community once per week during the summer months.
Indoor walking will return to The Club this fall. We'll be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am. Masks are required, dry shoes and a water bottle are encouraged, and donations are appreciated.
Watch for more program announcements coming soon!