(Joplin, MO) – Following a community survey and a public meeting about the future of Memorial Hall that had over 800 responses, the City of Joplin will host a meeting to discuss preliminary concepts and programming possibilities within this historic building. City staff, along with the consultant group of SFS Architecture, are encouraging residents to attend this meeting to learn more about possible plans for Memorial Hall and provide input about the initial ideas.
The public meeting will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 1 at the Memorial Education Center, 825 Pearl Avenue, formerly Memorial Middle School and Memorial High School. Please use the west entrance of the building. Parking is available in the lot on the west side of Pearl Street. This meeting will be a town hall format seeking open and general feedback.
In addition to the public surveys about the possibilities of this 95-year-old building, the City’s consultant completed an assessment of the building’s conditions and a market analysis. With this information, they have compiled and evaluated various options that surfaced and will present those ideas at the meeting. A second survey will be introduced to gain feedback from the community on their preferences. Watch for announcements about the survey following the October 1 meeting.
The third and final meeting is set for Tuesday, October 27 to discuss final details of a recommendation for Memorial Hall. More details about this meeting will be announced as the date draws near.
For more information about the Memorial Hall study, please contact Parks and Recreation Director Paul Bloomberg at 417.625.4750.
Lynn Onstot, Public Information Manager
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204