Mayor Allender talks with residents about Don Barnett Arena

RAPID CITY S.D. (KOTA TV) - If approved on June 5th, there will be a new venue in Rapid City to host events, concerts and large conferences. The new addition is projected to cost $130 million dollars.

Rapid City is at its highest point of traffic flow during the summer months, with the hope of a new civic center, Mayor Allender is optimistic to have more year round economy.

Residents in attendance Saturday felt this could build economical growth for Rapid City, and appreciated the Mayor's willingness to answer any questions.

Mayor Allender urges residents against the project to join the next meeting, where he will answer any questions they may have.