The Vice Mayor previously told KSRM he wants to look at Millennium Square and beyond… Vice Mayor Gabriel: “My thought is that as we bring everybody in on this we’ll try to determine certain sites that would be appropriate for this type of venue and then work from there. I’m sure there’s going to be requested to be looked at and that’s what we’ll do.” The subcommittee’s seven members met for the first time last month… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Until now, Kenai’s public events have been strewn along the park strip across from the Visitor’s Center, but Vice Mayor Brian Gabriel says he wants an official downtown gathering space for special occasions. Tonight’s meeting starts at 7pm at Kenai City Hall. Vice Mayor Gabriel: “If you look through the list there are some people who are familiar with sound systems and that sort of thing so they can bring that expertise on areas that might be conducive to good sound acoustics. We have an architectural representative, a finance person that’s on there, and a member of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce.” No funding for the study has been requested but Gabriel has estimated conceptual designs may cost around $25,000. Gabriel formed a Parks and Rec Subcommittee to put together a proposal for the space and tonight they’ll start discussion potential locations. Future meetings will deal with site plans, construction phases, and cost estimates. The subcommittee’s proposal will be presented to the city council for consideration in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget cycle.