The Town of Carrboro will move forward with the 203 Project despite losing one of its major partners.
The ArtsCenter, a nonprofit currently located on E. Main Street in Carrboro, recently decided to pull out of the project and not relocate to the planned-development facility.
“The Town and county have been good partners in the planning process,” said Dan Mayer, executive director of The ArtsCenter, in a Jan. 15 press release. “However, we have decided to pursue other options that better fit our needs.”
The project began in 2016 when Orange County requested that the Orange County Southern Branch Library be moved to 203 South Greensboro St.
The project is a collaborative effort to transform the municipal parking lot next to Open Eye Cafe into a multi-use facility. Orange County and the Town of Carrboro partnered with local organizations to provide an inclusive space for both the arts and a sense of community.