- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The Eureka Springs School Board has voted to lease the city’s former high school campus site to a nonprofit that plans to tear down the 64-year-old main building and construct a $5 million community center complex.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1NHrw0P ) reports that the board voted Monday to lease the site to the Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation.

A news release says the planned Eureka Springs Highlander Community Center will include an outdoor amphitheater, classrooms and an outdoor pool and water park.

The foundation plans to convert the gymnasium into a convention center and renovate and lease a classroom building as office space.

Diane Murphy, chairman of the foundation board, says it will cost between $150,000 and $250,000 to demolish the old high school building. Foundation officials expect the entire project to take two to three years to complete.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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