GPAC location could result in downtown theater district

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- If the former city mayor had thing his way, Greensboro would be able tout of its own theater district in the future.

Keith Holliday former mayor and President of the Carolina Theater says he would like for the Greensboro Performing Arts Center to be built one block away from the theater and near Triad Stage.

"I think it's the most logical idea,” said Holliday.

Holliday says the 2800 seat facility could be built on the corner of W. Washington Street and Federal Place, a site that is now owned by the city. If the location was chosen it could save the city close to $7 million dollars.

Some feel that the site would just add to the congestion surrounding the new county jail, courthouse, and Greensboro Police station.

"I think it's a weird spot right next to the courthouse. If anything it needs to be more centralized downtown," said Michael Bonino.

A task force is still finalizing plans for GPAC.

A bond referendum could be placed on the ballot for voters next year.