Posts tagged West Haymarket Arena
The voters of Lincoln approved the proposed Haymarket Arena bond issue by 56% to 44% yesterday according to unofficial results. Their approval means the city can proceed with construction of a 16,000-seat arena west of the downtown post office and the construction of new streets, bridges and parking to support it. A huge victory for the city of Lincoln!
Mayor Chris Beutler announced yesterday that the EPA findings showed no unexpected additional cleanup costs for the proposed Haymarket arena site. He stated “…the arena cleanup is both manageable and affordable.” A giant step for the West Haymarket Arena project! Be sure to vote “YES” on May 11th!
Starting today, April 5th, Lincoln citizens can begin early voting for the May 11th Primary. On the ballot is the proposed West Haymarket Arena and the issuance of general obligation bonds.
There are two ways to do this:
1. You can request your ballot be mailed to you. It will be sent to you so you can vote when and where is convenient for you. Request your ballot at the Election Commissioner’s web site.
2. You can vote early at the Lancaster Election Commissioner’s office. The office is located at 601 North 46th Street (across the parking lot from the DMV) and is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
NAI FMA Realty urges all citizens to vote in favor of the arena.
Last night after almost 3 hours of city leaders and private citizens testifying on whether a portion of the arena financing should be put to a public vote on the May 11th primary election ballot, the Lincoln City Council voted 6-0 for it. Lincoln is one step closer!
The Lincoln City Council will be voting on Monday on whether to put a proposed arena project on the May 11th primary election ballot. The council will also be asked to approve agreements to form a joint public agency with the University of Nebraska to finance the project and for the men’s and women’s basketball teams to play in the arena. Read more on the proposed Haymarket arena.
To go to the public hearing…3pm Monday at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street.
The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce just released the results from a survey earlier this summer where 3,000+ chamber members were asked what their #1 priority is for the city of Lincoln. Nearly one-quarter responded with 50% saying they would prioritize a new arena as the #1 need for the city.
The breakdown is as follows:
New arena 50.5%
South Beltway 19.1%
Overall General Obligation Bond 18.2%
East Beltway 8.0%
Do nothing at all 4.2%