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During the November 7, 2006, General Election, Midland voters cast their ballots on a proposal regarding the sale and reuse of the portion of Central Park on which the old Midland Civic Arena once stood. The proposal asked whether or not the City of Midland could sell 4.6 acres of Central Park (the area occupied by the former Civic Arena building, the former Central Pool area and the adjacent parking lot) to the Villas of Central Park, LLC, for the purposes of developing the former arena building into a senior housing facility.

The proposal failed, which meant the old arena building was demolished, and the 4.6 acres on which it sat will be returned to park land.

At City Council's January 8, 2007, meeting, the low bidder, MacKenzie Environmental of Grand Ledge, Mich., was authorized to demolish the old arena at a cost of approximately $104,580.00.

Concept for Park Land:  The concept plan below shows Central Park as it will look once the area has been returned to park land:

Concept Design B*

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