Grand Opening for El Dorado Conferenc...

Grand Opening for El Dorado Conference Center

There are 49 comments on the KTVE story from Feb 19, 2011, titled Grand Opening for El Dorado Conference Center. In it, KTVE reports that:

The facility was funded by a city sales tax, a five million dollar donation from Murphy Oil, and donations from South Arkansas Community College.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KTVE.

Get over yourself

Lake Village, AR

#23 Mar 4, 2011
This is obviously the same person replying to themself with the same tired arguments they use on every other post about the conference center. Move on learn... to knit or get a hobby. You can cry tears of blood and it ain't gonna change what is done is done and over with. Maybe you should stand out front and protest the conference center.
Dorothy

El Dorado, AR

#24 Mar 4, 2011
Get over yourself- Sounds like you got your feelings hurt. Were you part of this problem in the beginning? Why don't you help this town and conference center fix this? Its never too late.
concerned

Camden, AR

#25 Mar 4, 2011
from experience of lastnight They need more lights for those crossing the street where they planted trees if i had'nt been paying attention i had about 5 people walk out in front of me.
Billy

El Dorado, AR

#26 Mar 4, 2011
Get over yourself- these people have made several points. Can you help with positve suggestions instead of being so negative.
Get over yourself

Lake Village, AR

#27 Mar 4, 2011
Doesn't even warrant a response with the same person replying with different names. Dorothy, Billy, Betty or whoever the eff you are....bipolar lately??? But my solution would be to utilize the joint as much as possible and generate revenue to upgrade the parking situation. I have attended 3 events at this facility and have yet worried with parking cause I like the exercise.
Solution

El Dorado, AR

#28 Mar 4, 2011
Build Brookshires a new building on corner of Hillsboro & S. West Ave.
Tear down current Brookshires building for parking.

Urban

Dallas, TX

#29 Mar 4, 2011
Alltel arena: 18,000 seats. Parking Added: less than 1000. It has never been a problem for NLR because there is plenty of business lots...sounds familiar. Let's flip your thought...why waste money that might never need to be wasted on asphalt? El Dorado will know in three months whether the planned additional parking NEEDS to be built, and it will not cost more than today. I would suspect the bank lot was full last night's crowd of 700, as well as Southark's parking...and I would suspect the NEW lot at Southark may not have been...I don't know that.

By the way, with your thinking, Hot Springs should have added about 15,000 parking spaces for their convention center and arena. They have hundreds, and it works. What a complete waste of money and land that would have been. Revisit in three months, and build the lot, but only if needed. That is a logical plan...and I would suspect the 700 people there last night all found a place to park.
whoopie dog skat

El Dorado, AR

#30 Mar 4, 2011
Well, just take down Johnnies and everything else around there. That's what the big man wants. Imminent Domain crapheads. That's ONE of the reasons people are leaving in droves in the city and county. Dun, duh, duh.
stop the madness

El Dorado, AR

#31 Mar 4, 2011
Urban wrote:
Alltel arena: 18,000 seats. Parking Added: less than 1000. It has never been a problem for NLR because there is plenty of business lots...sounds familiar. Let's flip your thought...why waste money that might never need to be wasted on asphalt? El Dorado will know in three months whether the planned additional parking NEEDS to be built, and it will not cost more than today. I would suspect the bank lot was full last night's crowd of 700, as well as Southark's parking...and I would suspect the NEW lot at Southark may not have been...I don't know that.
By the way, with your thinking, Hot Springs should have added about 15,000 parking spaces for their convention center and arena. They have hundreds, and it works. What a complete waste of money and land that would have been. Revisit in three months, and build the lot, but only if needed. That is a logical plan...and I would suspect the 700 people there last night all found a place to park.
if they used your line of thinking, they would not have built any parking at all. i guess that when you go out to public facilities you take toilet paper from the other guy's bathroom so you don't have to buy your own.
durr

El Dorado, AR

#32 Mar 4, 2011
Bahaha. Now that's funny. I don't care who you are. Even funnier, I have seen the tp thief in action.
Cannot Remember

El Dorado, AR

#33 Mar 4, 2011
I hear the one making the most noise about parking owns some real estate nearby.
Urban

Dallas, TX

#34 Mar 4, 2011
stop the madness wrote:
<quoted text>if they used your line of thinking, they would not have built any parking at all. i guess that when you go out to public facilities you take toilet paper from the other guy's bathroom so you don't have to buy your own.
I try to have a logical conversation, and you reply with asinine insults...
Former student

Star City, AR

#35 Mar 5, 2011
I think all the comments are valid, especially the one that said that if you spend 15 million on a building why not put one million into visitor parking. That,s less than 10 percent of the total cost. Also, it would help to remove the old nearby properties that are old run down eye sores. Only the government would build large expensive building next to dilapidated properties. The value of the building is much less than it's total cost due to it's location.
hmm

El Dorado, AR

#36 Mar 5, 2011
They don't care about parking, all they wanted was the tax dollars to build it, tax dollars to staff it, and tax dollars and donations to put on useless conferences that help very few people who can't attend anyways.
Tex

El Dorado, AR

#37 Mar 6, 2011
If the conference center cost 15 million dollars to build what is the current value if you could find a buyer?
elephant in the room

United States

#38 Mar 7, 2011
stop the madness wrote:
<quoted text>brilliant. it's a great idea to wait a couple of years to do what should have been done in the beginning and we get the same amount of space for 30% more because of rising costs every year. the worthless green space on the washington street side should have been made into parking spaces.
yeah, that's it... we'll say we gotta have more parking and more money is needed to do that, so we gotta continue the tax for another 8 years.
But we need the greenery in that location...more than parking spots, obviously. Let's spend money on creating something that is going to be placed temporarily. Was that someone making a smart decision or creating a layout of their choosing, regardless of taxpayer expense?
sister

El Dorado, AR

#39 Mar 7, 2011
I sho nuff not parking off site or away from the conference center and walking in the evening. I won't even do this at Wal-Mart. There is too much opportunity for crime-no lordy. This is sad and disappointing news that this was allowed to happen.
Retired

El Dorado, AR

#40 Mar 8, 2011
If-as someone stated- you have a planning and zoning commission that requires so many parking spaces for a new structure based on its size and use why wasn't anything enforced here??? Does this commission only selectively enforce its regulations? Where and what role did Mayor Dumas have?
Lois

El Dorado, AR

#42 Mar 8, 2011
Yah, What's with that? Most good stuff has been at the M.A. Aw well, it may have to do with booking and timing. Or prices??? Who knows, it's El do, after all.
naturally

El Dorado, AR

#43 Mar 8, 2011
Retired wrote:
If-as someone stated- you have a planning and zoning commission that requires so many parking spaces for a new structure based on its size and use why wasn't anything enforced here??? Does this commission only selectively enforce its regulations? Where and what role did Mayor Dumas have?
as far as the parking issue goes, everyone associated with it dropped the ball and/or ignored the obvious

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Murphy Oil Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News News in brief (Aug '16) Aug '16 5newsonline 1
News Deltic Trades At A Discount To NAV (Oct '15) Oct '15 1234xyz 2
News Murphy Oil chairman dead at age 72 (Mar '12) Mar '12 joel 1
Buffer For Sale (Apr '10) Aug '11 general informati... 3
News Solid 2010 Reflected in Murphy Oil Executive Co... (Apr '11) Apr '11 Dr Prepper 6
News El Dorado Students Paid for Performance (Jan '11) Jan '11 Yeah 3
News Murphy Oil Reaches Settlement with EPA Over Cle... (Oct '10) Oct '10 air quality concerns 1
More from around the web