When we asked to propose this project, we were told to present to the Vision Fund Committee, which we did. Now we are trying to inform the general public which will include several open houses to go along with the newly launched web site information. We hope to have our 1st open house next week. Just trying to nail down the timing with some of our Board Members.
We went through the suggestions of the Public Works department to select ARC. The initial concept cost less than $25,000 so there was no bidding yet. The actual architectural design phase will be a RFP process as it will cost substantially more than $25,000
A question from our business reporter: Will naming rights be part of the picture on the new arena? What type of companies would the city pursue?
Naming Rights will have to play into the process somehow. I just don't see how the city could pass up the potential $millions that it could generate. That selection process will also go through the RFP process for chosing
The new arena is currently being proposed to have both a Club Seating section and also Suites. If you have time to go to our web site (Gotmine.com) we have some really neat fly throughs that show these.
I was told by Don Barnett that the hotel was voted no on the first run and then yes on the final go round. We will follow the process as the Vision Fund committee and Council ask/tell us to follow.
We'll wrap it up with that. Thanks for your time today, Brian, and thanks to everyone for participating. Anything else you'd like to say before we sign off, Brian?
Thank You ! The Civic Center has been a success only because the people of Rapid City have supported us through the years......THANK YOU !!!!!
Thanks again to everyone for joining in!