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August 19, 2014

The Monday Poll: How you voted on Kemper Arena proposals

Respondents to our informal, unscientific survey on the fate of Kemper Arena gave conflicting results. They’re not so hot to save the building, but they seem to prefer a compromise position under which two competing proposals might both be allowed to occur.

Respondents to our informal, unscientific survey on the fate of Kemper Arena gave conflicting results. They’re not so hot to save the building, but they seem to prefer a compromise position under which two competing proposals might both be allowed to occur.

Based on nearly 900 responses, here’s how readers voted in the online Monday Poll:

1) Kemper Arena is an important local and architectural landmark and should be preserved under any redevelopment plan. Agree, 38%; disagree, 62%.

2) The American Royal, with its livestock shows and barbecue contest, should get what it’s asking for from the city and taxpayers. Agree, 52%; disagree, 48%.

3) A developer’s plan to renovate and reuse Kemper for a youth sports complex makes sense and should be thoroughly studied. Agree, 49%; disagree, 51%.

4) The city and the American Royal should find a way to accomplish both objectives. Agree, 64%; disagree, 36%.

5) I’d be most attracted to new developments in the West Bottoms if they involved at least one of the following (voters could choose more than one): food, bars and restaurants, 30%; youth sports activities, 11%; agricultural and livestock events, 18%; arts and entertainment events, 26%; shopping, 15%.

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