MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County officials met Wednesday, January 4th to discuss the future of the Mitchell Park Domes.
Members of the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force met to compare the cost estimates for plans ranging from repairing the Domes -- to a complete replacement of the existing foundation.
The plans could cost between $14 million and $64 million.
There was also an opportunity for public comment.
"People don`t want to get rid of the Domes -- and everybody has their opinions about it," Sharon Morrissey, a horticulturist with the Milwaukee County UW Extension said.
On December 1st -- there was a grand reopening celebration at the Mitchell Park Domes! This, after all three Domes were closed to the public in February, after a piece of concrete fell.
Mesh safety netting was then installed at the Domes -- a short-term fix. The work to preserve the Domes is far from over.
The Tropical Dome reopened on September 26th.
The Show Dome was the first to reopen -- on April 29th.
The Desert Dome was the last to reopen -- on October 29th.
During their next meeting, the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force will outline a plan to really solicit more feedback from the community.
Another option that's being floated is abandoning the "dome" style altogether, and going with more of a greenhouse style.