Architect chosen for new Watertown ice arena; Vilhauer expresses concern over fees (Audio)

November 15, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–An architect has been chosen to design Watertown’s new two-sheet ice arena slated for construction in 2022.

The city council on Monday night chose The 292 Deisgn Group of Minneapolis to do the job.

They’ll be paid 5.5% of the guaranteed maximum price the city will pay contractors to build the facility.

That caused some alarm for Councilman Glen Vilhauer…

Mayor Ried Holien then re-directed the conversation from architectual fees back to the architect that was chosen…

The city council earlier this year approved up to $20 million in sales tax revenue bonds to fund construction of the new ice arena, but a final cost has not been determined.