CPN’s progress on new construction and upgrades to existing facilities will be on full display at Festival 2016. From FireLake Wellness Center to FireLake Express Grocery’s newest location, the development of tribal facilities continues to grow.
FireLake Golf Course is undergoing a full renovation. The back nine greens have been elevated and a new drainage system was installed to relieve the stagnant water issue in many of the existing ponds. The golf course will also feature a new clubhouse that will house a restaurant, bar and pro shop. The golf course is expecting to be fully operational with 18 holes by mid-2017, but tours of the clubhouse are tentatively scheduled to take place at Festival 2016.
Iron Horse Industrial Park continues to move forward. Approximately 7,000 feet of rail will be laid throughout the park, which has been designated a foreign-trade zone.
At the time of print, the ground is being cleared for an addition to FireLake Wellness Center, where the physical therapy department will eventually move into a 1,200 square foot addition. The expansion will allow the already bustling program to see more patients.
The CPN Transportation Department will soon be relocating from their current location inside a trailer along Hardesty Road to a new, two-story 9,375 square foot building next to the CPN administration building. This new facility will have an attached garage capable of housing their fleet of vehicles serving nearby communities.
The CPN Employment and Training Department is also scheduled to move from their current headquarters in Tecumseh to offices being built next to the new CPN Transportation Facility. Also changing with the move will be the department’s longtime title, which will be CPN Workforce Development. The new building will be two stories with a 7,500 square foot bottom floor and approximately 2,500 square foot second floor.
Tours of some of these sites can be scheduled during the 2016 Family Reunion Festival. Be sure to check the schedule for these opportunities in this edition of the Hownikan as well as the one given out during Festival registration, as it is subject to change.