January 14, 2011
State budget cuts could pull the rug out
from under plans to build a new music and arts center at Wenatchee College. The College learned this week a 1.6
million dollar grant that had been promised by the State to help build the new facility could be cut. The
College’s vice president of administrative services, Suzie Benson explains what happened. .
President Jim Richardson said the project ultimately can’t happen without the state match. He says the cost of
construction totals $6.6 million.But, with design costs, architects’ fees, contingency and sales tax the total is
expected to reach $9 million.