NEW YORK (AP) – A performing arts center planned for the World Trade Center site has received a boost after being in limbo for years.
The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. on Thursday approved $1 million to hire staff and develop building plans.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Parents Say Fiancé Brian Laundrie's 'Silence Is Reprehensible'; Police In Utah Confirm Responding To Incident Involving Couple
With the approval, the center could open as planned in 2017.
The LMDC had withheld the seed money in September, citing concerns over the project’s cost and fundraising ability.READ MORE: Police: Father Spit On After Asking Man To Stop Smoking Marijuana In Front Of 4-Year-Old Daughter On Subway
A board of directors was named to the center last year.
The Frank Gehry-designed center would include a theater for contemporary dance.
The LMDC has already committed $155 million for construction. The total cost is estimated at $450 million.MORE NEWS: 1 Man Shot, Another Robbed While Dining Outside Philipe Restaurant On Upper East Side
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