/*********************************************** * Chrome CSS Drop Down Menu- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code ***********************************************/
History
Minnesota National Guard
Duluth Armory Arts and Music Center announces $1 million donation


 

The Duluth Armory Arts and Music Center Board of Director announced today that it has secured both a $1,000,000 lead donor for its campaign and the services of nationally-recognized developer the Alexander Company as the development consultant

The historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the armory, led by the Armory Arts and Music Center (AAMC), is expected to breathe new life and economic viability into a facility that has served as an inspiration to generations of Duluthians from soldiers training to defend their country and musicians in the first Duluth Symphony to those who listened to Leonard Bernstein, Louis Armstrong, Bob Hope or Buddy Holly

“Our projections show that a thorough historic rehabilitation of the building, coupled with a strong tenant partner and neighborhood involvement, will develop a revitalized Armory that can be both an arts and economic engine for the city of Duluth,” said Jonathan Beck, Development Project Manager, Alexander Company “With the financial backing and support of the city officials, citizens and the business community of Duluth, these plans will become a reality”

Economic Impact of The Duluth Armory to date:
Over $6 million in state and federal historic tax credits have been committed to the project

More than $600,000 has already been raised through the prestigious Save America’s Treasures grant and additional foundation support

Tenants are being sought to fill premium, office and retail space in the mixed-used development, adding to the fiscal impact of a revitalized Duluth arts and entertainment district Priority will be given to one tenant that can use approximately 35,000 square feet of space

About the Duluth Armory

The Duluth Armory has served as an inspiration to generations of Duluth residents The 117,000 square foot facility sits on prime, waterfront real estate, across from the Rose Garden with spectacular view of Lake Superior The building has played a key role in the history of Duluth, from serving as a training facility for the Minnesota National Guard, to inspiring folk legend Bob Dylan, who referenced the impact of seeing Buddy Holly perform at the Armory when accepting his 1998 Grammy Award The building is eligible for listing on the National Register for Historic Places; this application is in process

“A Place That Inspires”

With the support of the 501c (3) non-profit organization AAMC, plans for a rehabilitated Armory aim to fill a key gap in a 2,500 capacity open floor venue in Duluth’s thriving arts scene and will work with other entertainment venues to make Duluth a destination for the best in all forms of art and entertainment It will serve as a 21st century model of for-profit/non-profit partnership that will require a modest fund raising goal and very limited, if any, annual support Plans for donor-supported areas include: the Music Resource Center, the Next Generation Tribute Space, the Inspirational Duluthians Tribute Space, and the Drill Hall community space

These plans tie into the Duluth East Downtown, Hillside, and Waterfront Charrette Plan completed in 2005, as well as to the Armory/Plaza Mixed Use Development Plan Final Report from June 2007 and the At Home in Duluth East Hillside Neighborhood Revitalization Plan from January, 2007

About The Alexander Company

Nationally recognized for achievements in urban development and historic preservation in the last 25 years, The Alexander Company (TAC) has undertaken the development, finance, design, restoration, construction and management of over 250 projects, new and historic Specializing in urban infill, new construction, brownfield revitalization, and historic preservation, TAC projects give new life to historically significant buildings and urban neighborhoods

The Alexander Company previously completed the successful Irving School Redevelopment in Duluth, working with Minnesota Power under the direction of Mark Phillips, and also with Pam Kramer of LISC

Phillips, who was recently appointed to head up Minnesota DEED, called the Armory Project, “One of the first Social Enterprise projects in the area, where a for-profit portion of a project helps sustain the non-profit component”

Posted by Howie on February 4, 2011


Article source
http://www.howiehanson.com/?p=55036



Articles archive

In The News archive

Media Advisory archive

Latest News

Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

Posted: 2018-07-03  01:36 PM
NOREX 45 Over the course of 10 days, 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard who traveled to Norway June 17-26, 2018, for the 45th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange learned valuable survival skills and shared their knowledge with members of the Norwegian Home Guard. This year's exchange was the second to take place during the summer months in the history of the longest-running military partnership between two nations.

"It was a great experience for both the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard," said Capt. 'Kiwi' HorgA�ien, the senior Norwegian instructor. "A cultural exchange, a social exchange and military exchange all packed into one."

The 45th exchange got off to a late start, with flight delays causing the trip to be shortened from its normal length of two weeks. The delay meant that the Minnesota Guardsmen jumped right into training, heading out to the field after just a few hours of sleep.



133rd Airlift Wing Emphasizes Combat Readiness Training

Posted: 2018-06-29  10:48 AM
Alpena ALPENA, Michigan - Approximately 300 U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing participated in a readiness exercise at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich.

The exercise, tagged as Iron Ore, was designed test the Airmen abilities to set up operations at an unfamiliar location and receive in depth training on Ability-To-Survive and Operate (ATSO) principles while supporting airlift and aeromedical flight operations.

To ensure mission success and readiness, Airmen had to complete training at home station prior to leaving for Alpena. Some of this training included weapons qualification, gas mask fit testing, Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) familiarization, self-aid and buddy care and career field training.



Red Bulls Kickoff Division Warfighter

Posted: 2018-06-13  01:38 PM
DIV WFX CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - "A Warfighter is an exercise that allows the Division to evaluate their ability to maneuver assets in a battle," said Master Sgt. Greg Weaver, the Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. "It is designed to focus on particular areas and specific objectives to be evaluated or tested."

The Division has geared its' planning and training efforts in preparation for Warfighter since July 2017. Coordinating transportation for Soldiers and equipment was often on the mind of Maj. David Johansson, the logistics officer for the 34th ID. With the coordination of Johansson and his team, troops and equipment all converged on Camp Atterbury, enlisting the help of 89 railcars, 280 tractor-trailers, and nearly 50 buses for the movement.

"I like to say my job is to 'quiet the noise'". Johansson continued, "The noise being a real life logistical problem that could impede the exercise."



Minnesota-based aviation unit takes part in Warfighter Exercise

Posted: 2018-06-08  11:59 AM
34ECAB WFX CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - More than 150 Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade are here participating in a multi-echelon training event, Warfighter Exercise 18-5, May 30 to June 15.

The exercise, which is part live and part virtual, is testing the St. Paul, Minnesota-based aviation unit's ability to conduct operations and mission command in a high-intensity, complex operating environment. Soldiers are being challenged to take decisive action as they focus on air-ground operations -- or synchronizing and integrating aviation operations into the scheme of maneuver planned and conducted by forces on the ground.

In this case, the units on the ground are being commanded by the Rosemount, Minnesota-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, which is also participating in the exercise.



Article archive
 
top