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Walton Arts Center Expansion Update 1/15/2013

On 1/14/2013, WAC President/CEO Peter B. Lane visited the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission to provide background and insight for an $8.5M support request submitted to the commission earlier in January. 

The proposal respectfully requests a total of $8.5M in support of the $20.6M renovation project, slated to open in 2015.  The request includes $2M for planning, design and pre-construction work, and $6.5M that could come from reissuing the bonds that funded the construction of the Fayetteville Town Center.  Details of the expansion can be found in the update below from 12/21/2012. 

The commission, after hearing from Mr. Lane, passed a resolution asking A&P Commission Director Marilyn Heifner to work with Walton Arts Center to determine if the A&P could support the expansion funding request over time.  Walton Arts Center is grateful to the A&P Commission for their consideration of the request, and is committed to working with the commission to find the best way to achieve our joint goals of bringing more people to Dickson Street, the entertainment district and Fayetteville.