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Found this in the company description of projects in River City Construction LLC.  Very impressive project portfolio.  The CPA is one of the projects listed.  Let the fun begin! ;)jc
 
https://www.rccllc.com/work/western-ill ... ming-arts/

 
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Neckfansince71 wrote: Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:32 am Found this in the company description of projects in River City Construction LLC.  Very impressive project portfolio.  The CPA is one of the projects listed.  Let the fun begin! ;)jc
 
https://www.rccllc.com/work/western-ill ... ming-arts/
 
It is impressive, although the description and rendering they are showing are from earlier plans. I thought I had heard that they were going to cut out one of the theaters and make the main one a bit smaller to save money, but maybe that's changed again. Probably won't know anything for sure until next week.
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Any thing going on over at the parking lot between Browne and Corbin?  jc
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Neckfansince71 wrote:Any thing going on over at the parking lot between Browne and Corbin?  jc
The whole area is currently fenced off, kinda like they’re getting ready to start some kind of construction project ;)


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Today's Board of Trustees meeting, in Report No. 22.9/9 - Facility Assessment Report has the following listed as a "Current CDB project"
Center for Performing Arts (818-010-096) $110,289,000
• Construction of 100,000 sq. ft performing arts teaching and performing space
• Pre-construction meeting held 08/23/2022
• Construction duration 30 months
They can't officially announce it until the governor does, but this is the closest to "official" that can be put out there today. The original plans (http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/cpa/) called for a 130,000 sq. ft building, so this is a bit smaller than that. A few years ago I think the plans were scaled back a bit, removing one of the smaller theaters, and making the main theatre ~900 seats.

Contractor's website says 1400 seat theatre, so idk.
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