Columbia City Council Approves "The Corner" Lease

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Tuesday, October 17 2006 Oct 17, 2006 Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:41:45 AM CDT October 17, 2006 in News
The building is better known to North Central Columbia residents as "the corner." Organizers say "the corner" will serve as a gathering place for the community. The corner's project manager, Dan Cullimore discusses a day in the life of "the corner" a typical day is that this place will be very busy.

"We'll have lots of different activities happening, lots of different groups coming in to use it for a variety of purposes," he said.

All funds for renovating "the corner" will come from neighborhood assistance tax credits and fundraising efforts by CMCA. The plans for the building include a theater room, office space, meeting area, and space for computers.

CMCA member Darin Preis said "members of the community, both young and old, will benefit from "the corner" having a positive place for people to go, regardless of their age, from the very young to the elderly, and everybody in between, we want to have a positive place, so that people can gather and enjoy the arts in that neighborhood."

Central Missouri Community Action expects "the corner" to be fully renovated in five or six years.

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