On March 9, 2021, we presented our Strategic & Business Plan to the Dakota County Commissioners.
After discussion, the meeting concluded with a request for a proposal by Dakota County staff to be brought forth to the next Dakota County Commissioner meeting on March 23, 2021. DCHS met with county staff to discuss the proposal to be brought in front of Dakota County Commissioners. DCHS was in full support of the proposal. During the March 23rd meeting, Dakota County Commissioners voted unanimously (7-0) to spend the $1.2M in ADA upgrades and improvements.
The Collaborative Design Group was selected to create a plan for the ADA upgrades and improvements to the site. The Lawshe Museum's exhibits are currently closed as the artifacts were removed to prepare for demolition of this space. The exhibits will remain closed until the overall renovation is complete. Starting in January 2022, the entire museum will be closed to the public as the elevator replacement begins. Once that is complete, the remaining renovation work will be completed. The plan is to reopen the renovated Lawshe Museum in October 2022.