Hotel Could Face Wrecking BallA downtown Crookston hotel that's on a list of Minnesota's "10 Most Endangered Historic Places" could soon face the wrecking ball.
By: Asssociated Press, WDAZ
CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) - A downtown Crookston hotel that's on a
list of Minnesota's "10 Most Endangered Historic Places" could
soon face the wrecking ball.
The Polk County Commission on Tuesday decided to move ahead with
a plan to demolish the Palace/Wayne Hotel. While the board did not
authorize demolition, it directed staff to seek project estimates.
The decision came after officials learned that a St. Paul
developer's second attempt to get funding for a project had been
The developer had proposed converting the building into
affordable rental housing. But the developer's application for
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency funding was turned down.
That financing was supposed to supplement a $1 million USDA
Rural Development Loan for the project.
The commission will review preliminary costs estimates for
demolition on March 2.