Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cape Central weighing options for performing arts center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The Cape Girardeau School District is weighing its options for construction of its performing arts center at the Cape Central High School complex.

The 24,000 square foot facility will hold 1000 seats. A contribution by Richard Kinder will fund the construction of a balcony.

Director of administrative services Neil Glass says the budget for the performing arts center is $6.8 million.

"That’s without the design fees and everything that’s associated it," Glass says. "We’re trying to stick close to that 6.8 million. Our bids did come in over budget. We are evaluating those bids and determining what the best course of action would be, looking at some value alternates and seeing if there are some things that we can adjust or live without."

Glass says he hopes construction will begin in mid-September in order to meet a completion date target by November 2012.

The project is funded by a bond issue passed by voters in 2010.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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