- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister says plans for a performing arts center near Covington will go forward, despite the governor’s decision this week to veto $11 million in state funding for the project.

Plans for the center, which have been discussed for years, are still in the early stages. At a meeting hosted by Brister on Wednesday, The New Orleans Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/2acbdIE) architects outlined their vision for what the site should be: a performing arts center complete with auditorium, event space and classrooms along a picturesque stretch of the Tchefuncte (chuh-FUNK’-teh) River.

Officials said Wednesday that groundbreaking could happen in about 14 months, and the earliest the center could open would be in about three years, if everything goes well.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, https://www.neworleansadvocate.com


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