Lynchburg City Council Looks at Plans for New Civic Center
Lynchburg, VA - For the first time, Region 2000 Tuesday unveiled its plans for a new civic center to Lynchburg City Council.
The Executive Director outlined the specifics at a work session Tuesday Afternoon.
Some of the features could include seating capacity for 10,000 people, a permanent ice surface and locker rooms.
Bryan David says it would cost roughly $100 million to build, which would include a 50,000 square foot conference facility.
In the first year, David estimates it would generate more than $20 million dollars for the local economy.
"We are looking at trying to make this a standalone, viable quality of life asset that only contribute to the economic activity," David said.
David also discussed turning the old Sears building into a civic center. He says they'll hire a company this week to study the impact it would have on traffic in the area.