Mayor Beutler to Propose Indoor Amusement Park

October 26, 2010 at 1:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I don’t know what Adam Hornung is smoking. Why oh why would he vote against the purchase of the Experian building? He complains that the ridiculously large space—a mere 15 times what the City was shopping for—is wasteful. Perhaps, but only in the eyes of somebody who lacks foresight. Mr. Hornung needs to think big.

Mayor Beutler thinks big. That’s how we know he’s not just going to use the Experian building for City offices. Oh no! He has more in mind than that. Consider all the things that will fit into the leftover space:

  • Bowling alley
  • Roller rink
  • Ice rink
  • Skate park
  • Miniature golf course
  • Go-kart track
  • Paintball arena
  • Climbing wall
  • Futsal fields
  • Basketball/volleyball courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Playground

...and there will still be room left over! Can you imagine how awesome this place is going to be? And yet Mr. Hornung wants to halt the building purchase in order to maintain “the integrity of the [bidding] process”. Bah!


Bah indeed. The Experian building does seem like a “good” deal, but is it the best deal? We will never know since nobody else had a fair chance to offer up an alternative. The lesson going forward seems to be “Who cares what the City asks for, just throw everything at them and see what sticks”. That can hardly be expected to be good for anybody.

I wonder if this is a good chance to stop wasting a certain nice old building as simple storage space and instead put it to good use, perhaps on the private market, with its contents going to the Experian location.

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Dave K October 26, 2010 at 10:19pm

Maybe Adam Hornung is still sniffing the fumes from the asphalt laid after the city destroyed several downtown buildings in the name of some grand project that never materialized.

foxspit November 4, 2010 at 5:12pm

I think that’s a great old building, too! I would love to see someone do something with it to keep it vital for another 100 years. It would be great for offices if parking could be addressed.

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