Plans Approved For $7.2M Corn Palace Renovation
by Associated Press
July 16, 2013 7:11 AM
The Mitchell City Council has approved plans for a $7.2 million renovation and expansion of the city's Corn Palace tourist attraction.
Council members voted 7-0 on Monday night to approve the two-phase plan, which includes color-changing domes, larger murals and a walk-out balcony above the marquee. Architectural designs will now be created.
The plan's first phase involves improving the current Corn Palace, at a cost of $4.1 million. The $3.1 million second phase involves renovating the City Hall building, which is connected to the north side of the Corn Palace and will be vacated when a new city hall is built in another area.