Downtown stadium vote elicits strong reaction from Crossroads business owners

The community in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, MO is breathing a collective sigh of relief after a proposal for a downtown ballpark for the Royals failed to gain support in a stadiums sales tax proposal. Business owners in the area, including Chet Duvenci and Mat Adkins, are particularly happy with the outcome and feel that their efforts paid off despite feeling like the odds were against them.

Despite the election results, Jill Cockson believes that the fight to keep a stadium out of the neighborhood is not over. She plans to work towards implementing added protections for properties in the area to make it more difficult for a stadium to be proposed there in the future. In the meantime, businesses in the Crossroads are celebrating what they see as a victory for arts and culture in Kansas City.

Cockson is grateful for the support of Jackson County voters and believes that their concerns were validated by

By Samantha Johnson

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