Springboro crossroads redevelopment includes new performing arts center


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Springboro crossroads redevelopment includes new performing arts center

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This is a rendering of the proposed Springboro Center for the Performing Arts.

A performing arts center featuring a 150-seat theatre is part of plans for redevelopment of Springboro’s central crossroads.

On Tuesday, city officials are unveiling plans for the development of 6.5 acres on the northwest corner of Ohio 741 and Ohio 73, Main Street and Central Avenue in Springboro. Members of the public are to provide input during a meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Springboro City Hall.

This morning, City Manager Chris Pozzuto said the arts center now calls for a 14,000-15,000 square foot building with a 140-150 seat theatre, activity and meeting rooms.

The land, formerly known as the Springboro IGA plaza, is south of the Settlers Walk and Austin Landing developments on Main Street.

“We hope that the performing arts center construction closely mirrors the infrastructure (roads, water lines, etc.) for the rest of the redevelopment of the former IGA Plaza site. We would love to break ground sometime late summer, but that remains to be seen,” Pozzuto said via email.

The city is expecting to fund the project, but no cost estimate was available this morning.

“We are having conversations with other groups to identify different funding sources,” Pozzuto added.

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