Portland Center Stage Receives $6.75 million in Funding

Feb 01, 2006

The additional funding will allow the theater company to bolster community resources in the historic renovation

Recent funding bolsters The Gerding Theater's public resources, including a park and interactive commons

Portland Center Stage, the largest theater company in Portland, Oregon, received nearly seven million dollars in new funding to complete the renovation of the historic Armory into a performing arts center, reports Kennedy Smith of the Daily Journal of Commerce.

"'These new funds will allow us to deliver additional community resources like a park and interactive commons that were identified as needs but were not in the project's core budget,'" said Julie Vigeland, chairwoman of the Portland Center Stage in the Pearl campaign.

Developed by Gerding Edlen, the theatre—with a 599-seat main stage theater and a 200-seat studio theater—is expected to become the first historic rehabilitation project to receive platinum certification through the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. 

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