All posts filed under: City Government Updates

The Ortonville EDA has Moved Downtown!

I am excited to be located downtown in our main business district! When I say I’ve moved, I mean all the heavy office furniture/equipment has arrived (thanks to the City Crew!), I have a phone and internet. Other office details will be coming along over the next week or so.  (EDA Information is located on the City’s website) Now that I’m here, it is time to schedule the first social media lunch (monthly event).  From the survey sent out, it appears that noon on Wednesdays works the best.  So, the meetings will be scheduled as follows: The first Wednesday of the Month Time:  Noon to 1:00 A casual gathering & bring your own lunch If you are unable to make it but would like to sit in over the phone – or maybe a video option, we can make arrangements! February 6th – First Meeting Topic:  How to engage in social media to promote each other & the area The discussion will center on connecting with the Ortonville EDA, MNbump (some new changes there!), and …

Northridge Building – Review & Plans

With the expansion of Fairway View which left the Northridge building vacant, the Ortonville EDA offered to facilitate a process to review options for this building. History of the senior housing project which left Northridge vacant. The Ortonville EDA built the original Fairway View complex (12 independent, 16 assisted living & 6 memory care units) in 2004. OAHS expanded the complex which opened in 2017  – 34 catered living units with an additional 51-bed skilled (nursing home) complex consisting of 3 pod or home-styled sections. The Northridge Building Review Process. A Committee was formed:  Gene Hausauer, Kim Sykora, Ashley Berger, David Rogers, Kevin Benson, Becky Parker, Scott Simonitch, Jason Mork, Char Grossman and Vicki Oakes The Committee engaged Hasslen Construction and an Architect (paid for by the City and OAHS) to review all of the City buildings/spaces to provide an estimated budget of the property needs over the next few years and to review the Northridge building for structural needs and the costs to upgrade the building to accommodate the City departments. The Committee’s goal …