JOPLIN, MO.--The city of Joplin could soon get a Minor League Baseball stadium.. that's just one of many proposals the council heard tonight .
19 proposed projects costing up to 800 million dollars were unveiled tonight at the meeting.
More than 100 area residents came to listen to the ideas that were presented by the city's master developer Wallace Bajjali Development Partners.
Developers spent the past year talking with the citizens advisory recovery team and area residents to get the communities vision for the city.
The projects include building more than 1,400 homes in the tornado devastated area, as well as constructing a downtown education complex .
Developers also proposed changing the joplin public library to a two story library that includes a movie theater complex.
They say all of these projects will not cost the residents anything.
CEO of Wallace Bajjali Development Partners David Wallace says,
"We're trying to come up with ways that these can be self financed and there are different government programs whether its federal state or local."
Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean says, "This is a big thing for Joplin and I think everybody is going to be on board with it. They may still have questions as we continue down the road but I think overall people are interested and they will back it."
Developers say once they get the ok to implement these projects it will take 3 to 5 years to complete them.
The city council will hold a public hearing to approve an application for several of the grants to fund the project on July 16th.
They will also held several other meetings in the near future to get public input on the proposed projects.