There are a couple of major updates since my last update on here (Performing Arts Center Update):
1. About a month ago, the new name of the project was announced as "Richmond CenterStage"
- "Renamed, Still Unopened" — <RiverCityRapids>, 11/22/06
- "The Name Game" — Richmond.com, 11/22/06
- "CenterScheme" — Save Richmond, 11/22/06
- "Can We Still Call It The ‘Hole In The Ground’?" — j’s notes, 11/22/06
- "Arts complex gets city-focused name" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11/21/06
2. Yesterday the Foundation announced that the fundraising goal of $20 million in private funds by 12/31/06 has been met and exceeded. I heard the news this morning on NPR and on NBC, but I am sure that there will be (if there hasn’t been already) plenty of news in the papers and the Richmond blog community about this news. — The proposed timeline is to break ground in Spring 2007 and be open in early Fall 2009.