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    New proposed Ames convention center...

    To be built north of a renovated Scheman building, elevated, 120,000+ sqr. feet, $32 million dollars, adds $5 dollars to you property taxes from the city side. ISU's payment plan has not been determined, they think it's needed to make Ames/ISU competitive for conventions:
    Ames Convention Center vote less than two months away | Ames Tribune



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    the $5 is just an average. It's actually a 5.3% rate hike for all residents and businesses.



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Oh, it needs 60% of support. If opposition does arise, the 60% might be difficult to attain.

    Where would this complex be located?



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Does Ames really have big conventions they are missing out on? There is no where for attendees to stay in Ames, so they will have to stay in DSM anyway. Why not just have convention there?


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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    What sort of conventions are they seeking to host and why? No hotel? Parking ramp?

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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Hope they name it the Hoiberg Center



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Every decent sized city in the US says they need a convention center because they are losing business, so I figured Ames wouldn't feel anything different.
    $32 million sees like a lot for a convention center. That much will pay for a state of the art school now with classrooms, athletics, parking lot. You would think this would be a little cheaper than that.



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Every decent sized city in the US says they need a convention center because they are losing business, so I figured Ames wouldn't feel anything different.
    $32 million sees like a lot for a convention center. That much will pay for a state of the art school now with classrooms, athletics, parking lot. You would think this would be a little cheaper than that.
    That seems pretty cheap, the city of CR just built a facility near the same size. They also renovated the arena and hotel for a price tag of around $160 million. The city bonded around $90 million of the cost, except they didn't ask voters



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Every decent sized city in the US says they need a convention center because they are losing business, so I figured Ames wouldn't feel anything different.
    $32 million sees like a lot for a convention center. That much will pay for a state of the art school now with classrooms, athletics, parking lot. You would think this would be a little cheaper than that.
    But Ames is not a decent sized city, it is a small city. Students are not going to be attending conventions, so a town of 25k cannot support a convention center. Other than ISU, there are no employers in Ames that would need facilities this size.


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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Convention centers are the city fashion equivalent to knee high boots for women. You have to have one because everyone else does. There are probably already more convention centers that there are conventions in the state of Iowa. I don't have a dog in this fight, but it seems like sort of a head scratcher.


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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    But Ames is not a decent sized city, it is a small city. Students are not going to be attending conventions, so a town of 25k cannot support a convention center. Other than ISU, there are no employers in Ames that would need facilities this size.
    The Gateway has good convention space for a city the size if Ames, IMO. Larger conventions won't come to Ames when there are not enough hotels and you have a 45 minute drive to the nearest airport.



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Ames continues to look dumb by building in the floodplain. Mother nature always wins...



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Ames continues to look dumb by building in the floodplain. Mother nature always wins...
    Dumb is putting it nicely.



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    Re: New proposed Ames convention center...

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Ames continues to look dumb by building in the floodplain. Mother nature always wins...
    Reading is hard..."It would be connected to the north side of the Scheman building and elevated over its parking lot to be flush with the building's ground floor and stay out of the flood plain."



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