Public weighs in on Century II's future

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Four District Advisory Board Meetings on Monday night, focused on the future of Century II in Wichita.

For nearly eleven months, a committee of volunteers have weighed options about the facility’s future. Committee members said they found significant damage to the roof, leaks around the HVAC system, air conditioning that needed to be repaired and asbestos issues inside.

But the committee hasn’t made a decision on it’s future, yet and community members had the chance to voice their ideas.

“Do something to make it available to the local people,” one gentleman said at the District One meeting.

“I want the area to be good, I want it to look right,” another said.

The committee hasn’t decided to recommend Century II be renovated or replaced. Either option, some estimate, could cost nearly $200 million.

The committee expects to have a final recommendation to the Wichita City Council in the next six to eight weeks.