MASON CITY – A small group of citizens attended a public forum Thursday evening offered by city officials in Mason City on the proposed Renaissance project planned for the downtown area.
Less than 50 citizens were in attendance at the event, held on the Mason City High School campus; some of those were elected officials (Council members Paul Adams, Joshua Masson, Bill Schickel), city employees and media reporters. Conspicuously absent were Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and council members Travis Hickey, John Lee and Janet Solberg.
Kansas-bound city administrator Brent Trout offered a bullet-list power point presentation, highlighting the main points of the $38 million project, which consists of a multi-purpose arena seating 4400; and pavilion on the north end of the mall; a museum; a skywalk; a conference center; and a 106-room Hyatt hotel.
Mr. Trout then took questions from the audience.
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