Up Your Arts Updates Project Plans

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State Port Pilot covers Board of Aldermen meeting for Up Your Arts move for renovating old Brunswick Country Courthouse/City Hall.

Up Your Arts Updates Project Plans

Published in The State Port Pilot, May 18, 2022

By Eliot Duke

Up Your Arts (UYA) submitted a third memorandum of understanding for review during the May 12 Southport Board of Aldermen meeting as the nonprofit moves forward with its plans to renovate the old Brunswick County Courthouse/City Hall on Moore Street.

UYA Treasurer and board member Bonnie Bray updated the board on the current phase of the more than two-year-old effort to breathe life back into the former city landmark in submitting the latest memorandum of understanding, Bray said the nonprofit has raised 90% of the funds needed to complete Phase 2 of architectural services, and provided aldermen with an overall layout of the building’s interior that included preliminary conceptual floor plans.

“We finally have something to show,” Bray said. “Completion will benefit Southport and serve as a center for municipal business. It’s highly visible to the downtown streetscape, and is envisioned as a vibrant community center and resource for nonprofits and conducting municipal business.”

Bray presented three drawings of the building’s interior floor plans which featured: a number of offices for nonprofits to use as satellite headquarters; a gift shop; art studios; meeting rooms; a music chamber; full kitchen; space for wedding events; a basement for storage; green and dressing rooms for actors and other performers; and a roof deck. The building also will be 100% disabled accessible.

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