Monday, 21 June 2021 18:34

Port of Oswego Authority Feasibility Study For Performing Arts Center Completed

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The Port of Oswego Authority has recently conducted a feasibility study on a Performing Arts Center to be located within the Port of Oswego Authority property.

The feasibility study was conducted by the DLR Group.

DLR Group is a global integrated design firm specializing in significant cultural arts projects. Ranked as the No. 1 U.S. Cultural Design Firm by BD World Architecture. DLR Group designed the Onondaga Lakeview Amphitheater and the $100M expansion and renovation of the Cleveland Museum of natural History.

The study looked at the economic feasibility and community support of a venue to be located within the City of Oswego. The study collaborated with the Ontario Center for Performing Arts, Inc.; a local non-profit performing arts venue serving Upstate New York for over 40 years. The study provided preliminary business plans, input on design, capacity, layout, market potential and financial analysis.

Fran Enwright, Chair of the Port Board of Directors, stated “he is excited about the concept of a multi venue center that would make a significant, positive impact on the local economy attracting people from around New York State and the country.”

This study was paid for by the Port of Oswego Authority and a grant from the State Economic Development Agency. During the study the port reached out to multiple community groups and leaders.

William W. Scriber, Executive Director, stated “he is happy the port was able to undertake the study and provide a clear direction for community improvement in keeping with the Legislative Mission of the port. “

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