We got some good information last night at the park board meeting, so it's a good opportunity to relay what we're doing to restore the Pagoda:
1) Last night, my fellow commissioners and I authorized more money to be used to stabilize the building and prevent further damage from occurring. Preventing any further damage is the first priority.
2) I know it's been said elsewhere, but it's worth repeating: insurance will pay to restore the historic nature of the building and to get the Pagoda up to current codes.
3) We'll be working hard through the summer to restore the roof so that interior work can continue through the winter. The goal is to get the Pagoda re-opened fully by next summer. That sounds like a long time, but it's actually an ambitious schedule, especially for a building with so many special features.
4) We want to involve the community as much as possible. There will be opportunities in the next few months to get public input on ideas for the Pagoda. It has chiefly been used as a rental space, but there's a lot of other opportunities with such a beautiful space.
That's my quick summary. Let me know if you have any questions!