Rockford open house: Event center information

The Rockford city council will conduct an open house Tuesday, April 30, to provide information to taxpayers regarding the proposed construction of an event center adjacent to Riverside Park. There will be an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. for commercial/industrial taxpayers at the Rockford Lions Building at 8220 Elm Street in Riverside Park. Residential homeowners are invited to attend the second session from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be a short presentation at the beginning of each session and then council members and staff will be available to answer questions. Written materials regarding the purpose of the building, capacity of the building, proposed rental fees, tax impact of the project, etc. will be available. Area property owners and residents are encouraged to attend.

If unable to attend, contact a council member via email on or City Administrator Nancy Carswell at 763-477-6565 x 4.