An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 2.0 was unveiled anew Tuesday, this time with a business plan.
The Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society presented the plan to City council, which referred it to administration to report back on borrowing options.
Shorn of details, the plan goes like this:
A 120,000 sq. ft. centre including two theatres and a black box would be built on the old Kamloops Daily News site. A 20,000 sq. ft. building next door would be converted for administrative use.
It would cost $70 million, including a maximum of $45 million raised through taxation.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.