Poll: Should the Old Kent Hotel be Restored or Demolished
Tell us what you think should become of the downtown landmark
This week, members of Kent City Council agreed to offer the owner of the old Kent hotel $735,000 to buy the vacant downtown landmark.
While it's unclear what will become of the building if the owner, Gregg Vilk of Vilco, LLC, agrees to the price, city leaders have said they don't intend to leave it as it stands today — vacant and run down.
That would leave two options: demolition or rehabilitation.
What do you think should become of the building? Take our poll and leave a comment with your suggestion.
We hope to learn more on Tuesday, when council members finalize their approval of the offer for the building. Stay tuned.