Now is the time.
The construction of the Cannon River Civic Center has been carefully considered over a 19-month period of time. The recommendation to build the space stems from the work done by the City of Northfield's Ice Arena Advisory Board. By voting "yes" this November, we have a tremendous opportunity to improve our recreational facilities, expand activity offerings, and have a significant positive economic impact in the region.
A Space for Everyone
The Cannon River Civic Center will be a 78,000-square-foot multi-purpose, year-round community gathering space capable of hosting numerous activities and events. We imagine a space that will serve:
Baseball and softball players
Event planners and conference hosts
Hockey players, figure skaters and recreational skaters
Walkers and rollers of all ages
Tennis, table tennis and pickle ball players
And so many more
The Cannon River Civic Center is a stunning example of a public-private partnership.
Seven acres of donated land, with an estimated market value of $850,000, on the south end of Northfield.
Northfield and Dundas residents will vote to approve a 1/2 percent local option sales tax. The increase, which will not impact the sale of groceries or clothing, is expected to generate $7 million over a 20-year term to fund the development of the Cannon River Civic Center. A large percentage of the revenue generated will come from out-of-town guests. An additional $3 million is expected to be generated to support parks, trails and recreational facilities in Northfield and Dundas.
Northfield residents will vote to approve an increase in property taxes to generate $8.8 million over a 20-year term to fund the development of the Cannon River Civic Center. For a home valued at $200,000, the expected impact is $90 per year.
$2 million is expected to be generated from a Mighty Ducks Grant, naming rights, advertising, and the sale of the existing ice arena.
$3.4 million will be privately raised by dedicated members of our community.
With two sheets of ice, hockey tournaments alone are expected to have a $1.8 million economic impact each year.
The Cannon River Civic Center is projected to generate a profit, beginning in its first year.
The development of the Cannon River Civic Center is a cost-effective, long-term option that will meet current and future projected program growth and offers the opportunity to develop a multi-use facility that will benefit many community members.
Get out the vote committee