Rally FOR Kansas City Wizards stadium
The redevelopment has particularly broad appeal among neighbors of the mall who have watched the mall become boarded and blighted.At issue is a petition a former City Council member is passing around which would require a referendum on the redevelopment. Those in attendance were urging people not to sign it out of fear that it will delay and possible derail the entire project.
In a display of unity, representatives of many area groups came together Sunday to try to dissuade the public from signing any petition that could jeopardize what is known as the Three Trials Redevelopment Plan.
Reading this story reminded me of the petition that tried to stop the Real Salt Lake stadium development. My guess is that much like the one in Utah, this one will fail as well, unless those in favor of the petition have a group lined up to reopen the mall as they want to do. Nothing will be known for sure till January 22 when the signatures are due.