SHOREVIEW — Plans for upgrades to the Shoreview Commons are underway.
The City Council approved plans and specifications for phase one master plan improvements at its May 6 meeting. Upgrades include a skating pond, updated skate park, pickleball courts, nature playground, expanded plaza and a sidewalk to the library.
The total cost of the project will be about $3.7 million, according to city documents. Funds will come from the city’s community investment fund and general fixed asset revolving fund. About $300,000 in surplus from the 2018 general fund is expected to be transferred to the community investment fund.
Bids are expected to be awarded in June and construction to begin in July.
Phase two of the master plan includes a destination playground and new park building, expected to get underway in 2021.
In other action, the City Council:
• Recognized 20 residents who participated in the city’s Citizens’ Leadership Academy this spring. This was the third and largest academy. The next academy will take place in 2021.
• Accepted a bid and authorized a contract for the Wabasso neighborhood reconstruction and St. Albans Court water main extension projects. These projects will take place this summer through the fall.