GPAC referendum not included on November’s ballot

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - A bond to help pay for a performing arts center in Downtown Greensboro will not be on the November ballot.

The Greensboro city council voted to delay a bond referendum until next Spring.

Council members said they needed more questions answered before signing off on the $60 million project.

The task force working to build the theater presented council members with a proposal and said they already have more than $15 million in private pledges.

The group shared three possible sites for the theater including property next to the News & Record newspaper, property behind the Carolina Theater, and across the street from city hall.

The question of renovating the War Memorial Auditorium, to house the performance center, is something Trudy Wade said she would like to have answered.

“We really do need to take a look at the coliseum, look at maybe having the auditorium renovated,” said Wade.

The task force hopes to have answers for the council by the end of the year.

The city council will discuss the bond referendum again in August.