Planning is under way to land the staff at Voyageurs National Park a new headquarters facility at International Falls, Minnesota, next year.
The facility, which will include a maintenance complex, will be located on a 10-acre site about 2 miles east of the city along the Rainy River. The complex, to include 38,500-square feet of facility space, will be built to attain a silver level of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification and is to be an initial cornerstone building for other private and public riverfront development expected in the years ahead, the park has announced.
The design theme of recreation, area history, and the northwoods lifestyle sets the stage for this site development.
Access to the Rainy River and boat docks will be provided from the headquarters building for employee and visitors alike through a network of trails.
The headquarters facility is scheduled to be completed and operational during the spring of 2011.