DPAC expansion project gets big boost

Orlando City Council green-lights 2nd phase


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando city leaders on Monday cleared the way for a big expansion at the Doctor Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Orlando commissioners approved financing for a $237 million addition to the arts center.

Most of the money was raised by the center's board. Other money came from tourist taxes and the city's contingency fund.

The expansion will add a new 1,700-seat theater that will eventually be home to the Orlando Philharmonic and Ballet.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for Monday.

The new theater is scheduled to open by 2020.

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