RAPID CITY, South Dakota — Rapid City voters will decide whether to fund the costliest project in the city's history on March 10.
The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/1Il8vsV ) reports voters will be asked during the special election whether to fund a $180 million expansion of the civic center. Rapid City council members voted in favor of the project, but a group gathered enough signatures to put the decision before voters.
The project would replace the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center's 9,400-seat arena with one that could seat up to 19,000 people. Local sales tax money would be used to repay the bonds for the project. The arena ultimately could cost $420 million over 30 years with interest.
The existing arena is said to have over $70 million in building code and Americans with Disabilities Act violations.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com