Public Meeting At Foothills Dec. 17
ONEONTA – Duncan Webb of Webb Management Services and his team of consultants, who have spent the past six months assessing whether the Oneonta Theater can be a successful performance venue, will report their findings at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the Foothills Atrium.
The public is welcome at the public presentation, with Q&A to follow. Webb Management Services is considered the foremost consultant in the area of theater development.
Consultants visited Oneonta in July, October and November, and will share their data, observations and analysis.
Duncan Webb will make initial recommendations, and describe how they will go about developing a “pro forma” business plan for the future operation of a reopened Oneonta Theatre.
Evan Delli Paoli, a principal architect with the firm Holzman Moss Bottino, describe the state of the building and what renovations and restoration it will need.
The project was funded by a state Downtown Revitalization Initiative technical assistance grant received by the Greater Oneonta Historical Society and the Friends of the Oneonta Theatre.
The December 17 public report will end the “feasibility study” phase of the two-part project, and “business planning” phase will begin.
For more information, contact (607) 432-0960 or info@OneontaHistory.org.