Update: County closes the Mitchell Park Domes indefinitely
Last week, Milwaukee County official announced that the Mitchell Park Domes would be closed over the weekend due to safety concerns about falling debris. Now, as reported by the BizTimes, the Domes were still closed as of Monday, and the structures are currently closed indefinitely.
"The domes are structurally sound, but there are still concerns," County Executive Chris Abele spokesperson Melissa Baldauff told the BizTimes. "We are waiting on more information by the engineering firm and hope to have that this week."
Milwaukee County officials announced last Friday that the Mitchell Park Domes would be closed over the weekend due to safety concerns about falling debris.
"A conversation with our independent engineering firm late this afternoon confirmed that, while aging and in need of repairs, the Domes are structurally sound," said Melissa Baldauff, communications director for County Executive Chris Abele, in a statement released Friday evening.
"However, there are still concerns about falling debris, so in an abundance of caution for the safety of the public and our employees we have decided to close all three Domes for the weekend pending further study. We expect to have more detailed information from the engineering firm early next week and look forward to partnering with the County Board to implement an action plan that reflects the community's wishes."
While all three domes, as well as the train and floral shows, were closed this weekend, the statement did note that the farmers market hosted by the greenhouse annex would still go on as scheduled.
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