Why is this important to the community?
  • Community Asset – Gathering Space for today’s community and adaptable floor space to address multiple needs such as emergency shelter
  • Veterans Memorial – Continues to serve as Joplin’s recognition to those who served our country; newly created Veterans Way also will be more visible; creates green space in the downtown area
  • Indoor space is needed daily for classes, programs, sporting events; many opportunities 
  • Civic Center – City can use as needed (community clinics, meetings, other events with large audiences)
  • Quality of Life benefit for the community – something there for nearly everyone; 
  • Addresses “nothing to do here” comments – facility has space for programming, entertainment, classes, and more that creates activities (“something to do”) 
  • Centrally located – beautiful downtown facility with other new structures in the area to create synergy

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1. Memorial Hall Renovation – What does this involve?
2. Why do we need an addition (Annex) when we have Memorial Hall to use?
3. Why does Memorial Hall need to be renovated?
4. Why is this important to the community?
5. How does the Bond Issue question appear on the April 5 ballot?
6. How will this be paid for?
7. How much will this cost me or my household?
8. How long will we have to pay this? (When would assessment end?)
9. How will the Hall be used after it is renovated?
10. I used to go to some great concerts at Memorial Hall. Will they have those again?