De Pere approves agreement for Mulva Cultural Center

DE PERE – At its Tuesday, Dec. 1, virtual meeting, the De Pere Common Council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing and approving a redevelopment agreement between the city, the redevelopment authority and the De Pere Cultural Foundation (DPCF).

The agreement calls for the city to spend approximately $700,000 for improvements around the Mulva Cultural Center site in downtown De Pere.

Before the regularly scheduled council meeting, the council and the redevelopment authority met jointly to consider the agreement.

After some initial discussion, the meeting went into closed session before a public hearing was held later during the council meeting....

....In May of 2019, De Pere natives Miriam and Jim Mulva announced plans to build an approximately $50 million cultural center in downtown De Pere.

Because of revisions and changes since 2019, the anticipated construction value has risen to approximately $70 million for the three-story, 60,000-square-foot attraction.

The cultural center will bring world-class exhibits and programs to downtown De Pere on the east side of the Fox River.

The venue will include a 10,000-square-foot space for national exhibits, a 200-seat auditorium, board room, bathrooms, café, gift shop and classroom spaces....

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