“This is going to happen,” Brooke Taylor told those gathered at last week’s West End Business and Professional Association meeting. Taylor was talking about the Port Angeles Waterfront Center, a 500-seat performing arts centers that will be located on the Port Angeles waterfront near Oak Street.
According to Taylor, the project is on track with construction beginning in 2019 and completion in 2021. The structure will provide meeting and reception areas along with the performing arts aspect.
Taylor said organizers have the advantage of the late Donna M. Morris’ $9 million bequest to the Peninsula College Foundation for the performing arts center and a $1.43 million donation from Mrs. Field, a Port Angeles resident, to the college foundation to buy the parcel where the structure will be located.
Taylor said that during the construction phase a strong emphasis will be placed on using local contractors and materials.
Photo Christi Baron.