Kansas City Poised To Put Kemper Arena On The Market | KCUR

Kansas City Poised To Put Kemper Arena On The Market

Apr 30, 2015

Kemper Arena
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A Kansas City council committee took the next step in an attempt to sell Kemper Arena Wednesday. 

The plans, zoning and economic development approved a basic schedule for sending out requests for proposals. The invitations would go out next month, with 90 days for responses to come in. 

Chair Ed Ford said to try to get as many offers as possible the city shouldn't put many restrictions on intended use for the old arena.

"We may get someone who wants to put in a beer garden or a mega-church or move it to the riverfront and make an aquarium," he quipped.

Ford said actually only proposals that would be acceptable to the community and good for the
West Bottoms would be considered as finalists. 

The final decision will be made by the next city council, which will be sworn in in August.