Sunday, November 1, 2009

CFM at the Great Park Update

The California Fire Museum - Public Safety Education Center is moving forward with our Great Park Feasibility Study which should be presented to the Great Park Board on December 17 at their board meeting. Put Dec. 17 on your calendar and attend this meeting in support of our long awaited fire museum at the Great Park. We need to show the GP Board we have the support of the community for this project.

Following is the latest projects approved for the Great Park.

Great Park Approves Western Sector Development

This month the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors approved $65 million in funding for the first round of construction at the Great Park. The approved development plan will create agricultural space, several sports fields, infrastructure and community gardens. The plan focuses on building out 200 acres of the western portion of the park (closest to the preview park). While 200 acres maybe a fraction of the entire Great Park, this development sets the ground work for larger Great Park construction down the road.
Plans to Expand Arts and Cultural Programing In a hope to expand arts and cultural programming at the Orange County Great Park, the OCGP Board of Directors approved $250,000 to create a master plan for the arts at the park while also setting aside 121,000 square feet for an arts exhibition space, meeting rooms, and a theater. The proposal allocates 48,000 square feet for a galley where visitors can interact with artists and a 200-seat Black Box Theater and screening room. Plans for future expansion of the theater include a 1,500 seat theater which would be double the size of the Irvine Barclay Theater.

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