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Kraus-Anderson to build children's museum
They don't have the funding nailed down yet, but the determined board of trustees of the Duluth Children's Museum has the site and the architects for its new museum in LIncoln Park/West End.
And now they have a general contractor for the $6 million project transforming an old industrial building into a stunning 28,000-square-foot children's museum.
The board unanimously chose Kraus-Anderson Construction for the task.
Plans are for a complete renovation of the old Duluth Brewing & Malting building next to the Duluth Heritage Sports Center and by the Clyde Iron Works complex that's being renovated by developer Alessandro Guiliani into a restaurant, shops and more. A workout center already opened there.
The museum purchased the 1915 brick building at 2907 Helm St. from Guiliani last month for $725,000.
The 80-year-old museum has been located at the Depot for the past 35 years but needs more space.
The board hopes to raise $3 million for the project and hopes to get $3 million in matching funds from state bonding. A major capital campaign is expected to be announced next month, along with some sizable contributions already made.
The timeline for construction will be set as funding is received.