Hillsborough County broke ground Thursday on the New Tampa Performing Arts Center.
The 20,000-square-foot building will comprise of a 343-seat theater and multipurpose venue with retractable seating, a stage, catwalk and orchestra pit. The center will also include a main lobby, box office, concessions, serving kitchen and parking for 215 vehicles.
The facility will also be expandable to 30,000 square feet, with a future second floor.
The Hillsborough County Commission approved a $7.3 million construction contract for the center back in May, and is now soliciting bids for the operation of the facility. The center should be completed by fall 2022.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media