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The price tag of $5 million to $8 million would not require any public funding, representatives said.
A vibrant Community Center. Coffe shops, sidewalk cafés and delis. Bakeries, candy stores and ice cream parlors. Broadway plays and musicals. And a late-night downtown in Palm Coast, with bars and night clubs.
Representatives from the Palm Coast Arts Foundation told the Palm Coast City Council on Tuesday that all of the above might not be a far-fetched dream.
“All of these can be in Palm Coast in the not-too-distant future, if we start now and we all work together,” said Sam Perkovich, president of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation.
Perkovich was referring to the events center portion of a new cultural arts facility — a state-of-the-art facility the Palm Coast Arts Foundation hopes to build one day in Town Center.
Tuesday was the first time the arts foundation presented the concept to the public.
The price tag for the first wing is $5 million and $8 million, according to Perkovich, and it would all be private funds.
The first step is to begin a capital campaign to help raise the funds for design and construction. That campaign typically costs about 1% of the overall price tag, so the group hopes to raise about $50,000. Perkovich said that $25,000 has already been raised.
“Unlike many nonprofits, we’ve survived the recession, and we’re excited and eager to move forward,” she said.
The concept would be to lease a parcel of land in Town Center, just east of EPIC Theatres.
Palm Coast Holdings, the developer of Town Center, donated three lots to the city, according to Mayor Jon Netts.
While the project is still preliminary, representatives from the Palm Coast Arts Foundation and the city hope to work together as it moves forward.
“Put the concept on a workshop agenda and we can talk about it and see what we can do,” Netts said.
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