Firm Examining Possible Corn Palace Renovation
by Associated Press
August 24, 2011 12:32 PM
The city of Mitchell has hired a Minneapolis firm to develop a new vision for the Corn Palace.
The city is paying Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle $115,500 to study the potential to renovate and expand the 120-year-old tourist attraction. The Corn Palace has been at its present location for the last 90 years.
The study will last four to six months. It will examine the mechanical, electrical and structural integrity of the existing Corn Palace. It will also look at the potential for development and renovation within the palace and include recommendations for use of the nearby downtown area.
Chairman Doug Dailey says the Tourism-Corn Palace Area Development Work Group prefers not to tear the existing Corn Palace down to build a new one.