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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
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As required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, see our Federal Report (XML) for this project.
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts (formerly known as the Minnesota Shubert Center) will be the state’s first flagship center for dance and other performing arts. The Center will provide space for over 20 nonprofit organizations to work, teach, rehearse, audition, and perform, as well as house an award-winning distance learning program. The project consists of rehabilitating the historic Shubert Theater and constructing a new “Great Hall” connecting with the adjacent Hennepin Center for the Arts building. In addition to strengthening a cultural and educational institution, the project will stabilize a challenged block of downtown Hennepin Avenue, utilize green building techniques, and create dozens of construction and operational jobs. The project overall is expected to create 100 construction jobs.
Community Development Block Grants
Responsibility for Implementation
Community Planning and Economic Development
Dollars Leveraged Description
This project has raised more than $37 million over the life of the project in non-CDBG-R funds from corporate, foundation, individual, State, and City sources. Approximately $21.7 million will be spent to complete the construction of the project.
Projected Jobs Created
Minnesota Shubert Center for Dance and Music, Inc
McGough Construction Co., Inc.
Recovery Funds Spent to Date
Last updated Jan. 17, 2013