Joplin Council reviews feasibility study for Memorial Hall renovation

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin city leaders discuss proposed additions to the city’s downtown.

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At Monday night’s work session city council discussed plans for renovating Memorial Hall. Council members reviewed a feasibility study for Memorial Hall. The study analyzed the potential costs of renovating Memorial Hall, as well as a possible additional annex.

For both scenarios, a conservative and an aggressive cost estimate were given.

“I’ve heard from the community and there’s certainly one of the things we hear a lot about the cities: need for entertainment amenities,” said City Manager Nick Edwards.  “This would be a versatile space for the community to have and something that could provide a lot of opportunities for a lot of different entertainment options.”

The study was completed by two companies called SFS Architects and Ballard, King and Associates.