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Jun
10
2016
Public invited to informational meeting on Fairgrounds relocation study

Partner agencies involved with a project assessment and feasibility study for the possible relocation of the Yuma County Fairgrounds invite you to an informational meeting unveiling the draft master plan.

The open house, featuring representatives from the consultant team, Populous Inc., and project team members from the City of Yuma, the Yuma County Fair Inc., Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (MCAS Yuma), Yuma County and the Yuma County Airport Authority (YCAA), will be held 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 in the Theater Building of the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 E. 32nd St. Use the 32nd Street access for entrance to the fairgrounds.

Members of the project team will conduct a short presentation on the draft master plan, which is designed to meet the current and future needs of the fairgrounds. Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the consultants for questions about the draft master plan.

This project was initiated at the request of MCAS Yuma. Following that request, the City, County, MCAS, YCAA and the Fair board entered into a memorandum of understanding then successfully obtained grant funding from the State of Arizona Military Affairs Commission and the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment to pay for this study.

The parties subsequently commissioned Populous to complete the project assessment study, which will determine the feasibility of specific sites and the overall costs of relocation. Participation in the study does not bind any one entity to the future use of a site or to relocate the Yuma County Fairgrounds.