Old Building Is New Again in Tuscawilla Park
OCALA - The music will play again in an old building in Ocala and the city is hoping the opening will revitalize Tuscawilla Park.
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra only has about $500,000 more dollars to raise towards their $2.2 million goal.
The orchestra was founded in the building in 1975, but the space could never house bigger shows.
The symphony and 19 other performance groups have already signed on to use the space, that the city is hoping will change the economy of downtown.
Matthew Wardell, Music Director, Ocala Symphony Orchestra: "this is what makes the project unique - it's really a private-public partnership. We didn't go to the city and say hey let's raise taxes we said this is a plan we have."
Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn tells us the Ocala City Council voted unanimously to approve the project this month after some details of the lease were worked out.
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