When the city hit the pause button back in the early spring on the planned Phase 2 master plan improvements for the DCU Center because of funding uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it was hoped it could be restarted in January.
Of course, no one back then foresaw that the city-owned DCU Center would remain closed seven months later. It is now expected to remain dark at least through the end of this year.
As a result, the possibility of a January restart for the project seems very much up in the air.
John Odell, the city’s director of energy and assets, told the Civic Center Commission last week that the restart will be determined when the revenue stream for it can support the work.
And with uncertainty about just when the DCU Center will be able to host events again, that makes the timeline for the project quite
STEVENS POINT – Meijer won’t open next year in Stevens Point, but the company still plans to build a new store eventually.
Meijer purchased 28 acres of land in 2017 on the northeast corner of Portage County R and HH, near the shopping plaza that is home to Walmart Supercenter, Kohl’s and Lowe’s Home Improvement. According to city documents filed in 2019, the company was in its planning stages and started applying for sign permits. Documents at that time indicated the store would likely open in 2021.
Frank Guglielmi, the senior director of corporate communications for Meijer, told a Stevens Point Journal reporter the company still owns the land and plans to eventually build a store. Guglielmi said the company’s building schedule can be fluid, and it has no timeline yet for construction or opening. Meijer is currently focused on construction for its 2021 stores, he said.