Why did the City choose to build a new Arts Center instead of renovating the existing Center for the Arts?

In 2015, after a presentation from Theatre Coppell, the idea of an arts center was revisited, and the City contracted with Corgan Architects to perform preliminary program and site planning for either the existing theater’s renovation, renovation and expansion, and/or an option for the construction of a new theater located in Old Town Coppell. This preliminary programming study (PDF) was reviewed by the City Council during their October 25, 2016 work session, and it was utilized to create the initial schematic design.

After much research, the Coppell City Council determined that City staff and the architect should begin focusing on the potential construction of a new arts facility located in Old Town. In January 2017, the Coppell City Council approved an architectural services agreement with Corgan for the proposed Coppell Arts Center.

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1. How will the Arts Center be used?
2. How is the construction of the Arts Center being funded?
3. What is the Arts Center’s mission?
4. Does the Arts Center meet Coppell Recreation and Development Corporation (CRDC) fund criteria?
5. What will the Arts Center include?
6. Why did the City choose to build a new Arts Center instead of renovating the existing Center for the Arts?
7. When was the idea for the Arts Center developed?
8. Why were the original seating plans for the Arts Center expanded?