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File #: [19-0627]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 5/24/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/26/2019 Final action: 6/26/2019
Title: Receive Final Report of the Varsity Theatre Task Force.
Attachments: 1. Varsity Theatre Task Force Report, 2. Varsity Theatre Task Force Meeting Minutes Dec 2018 - April 2019, 3. Council Questions with Staff Response, 4. A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORT OF THE VARSITY THEATRE TASK FORCE, AUTHORIZE THE TOWN MANAGER TO CONSIDER NEXT STEPS, AND DISSOLVE THE TASK FORCE (2019-06-26/R-4)


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Receive Final Report of the Varsity Theatre Task Force.
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Staff:
Department:
Susan Brown, Executive Director
Community Arts & Culture
Sarah Poulton, Downtown Special Projects Manager
Town Manager's Office
Ross Tompkins, Assistant to the Manager


Overview: On October 24, 2018, the Town Council adopted a resolution establishing the Varsity Theatre Task Force with Council Members Rachel Schaevitz and Michael Parker appointed as Task Force Co-Chairs. The Task Force's charge was to consider the possible use of the Varsity Theatre at 123 East Franklin Street as a community performing arts center. The purpose of this item is to provide the Council with the Task Force's findings and recommendations, which are included in the attached report.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the resolution to accept the Task Force's report, authorize the Town Manager to consider next steps, and dissolve the Task Force.

Key Issues:
* Task Force found a clear need for a community performing arts venue
* Renovation costs and physical limitations are significant drawbacks to using the Varsity Theatre

Where is this item in its process?


Council Goals:
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Create a Place for Everyone
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Develop Good Places,
New Spaces
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Support
Community Prosperity
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Nurture Our Community
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Facilitate Getting Around
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Grow Town
and Gown Collaboration


Attachments:

* Resolution

* Varsity Theatre Task Force Report

* Varsity Theatre Task Force Meeting Minutes: December 2018 - April 2019




















































A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORT OF THE VARSITY THEATRE TASK FORCE, AUTHORIZE THE TOWN MANAGER TO CONSIDER NEXT STEPS, AND DISSOLVE THE TASK FORCE (2019-06-26/R-4)

WHEREAS, the Chapel Hill Town Council established the Varsity Theatre Task Force on October 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force was charged with considering the possible use of the Varsity Theatre at 123 East Franklin Street as a community performing arts center; and

WHER...

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