The ArtsCenter could become the architectural, cultural and economic centerpiece of downtown Carrboro under a plan that would turn a parking lot into five-story building with a theater, studio space and a business incubator.
Architect Philip Szostak presented his vision recently to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. The new building would be located at the southeast corner of Roberson and East Main streets, across Roberson Street from the Armadillo Grill.
“Given an absolutely perfect world where nothing went wrong, we might be to the point of being permitted in a year’s time and have the building up in another three years,” said Art Menius, executive director of The ArtsCenter. The current building, part of the 300 East Main redevelopment site that also houses music venue Cat’s Cradle, is located in an old grocery store building a half block east of Roberson Street.