Crowd hears about facility plan – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Political Agitator’s response: So glad that a local architect Victor Vines formerly of Pinetops NC was hired, awesome! Can’t wait to see the final product and being able to go to the facility.

A small crowd gathered Monday night in the Rocky Mount City Council chambers to hear from the team hired to design and build the proposed downtown community facility.

The facility, estimated to cost $32 million, is proposed to be built north of the Douglas Block in downtown Rocky Mount and serve not only as a venue for indoor sports, but concerts, graduations and conventions.

“I will say this facility is very flexible and, as you see the elements of the building today, I hope you’ll agree with me on that,” City Manager Charles Penny told the audience. “The building really is like a gym on steroids that can host a variety of events beyond youth and amateur sports.”

The consultant team showed the attendees visualizations of how the facility’s entrance would face Northeast Main Street, but the other sides of the building would use a mixture of building materials – including glass – to be welcoming to the public from all the surrounding thoroughfares. Vines Architecture President and Principal-in-Charge Victor Vines described the project as a 360-degree site, integrating the historic setting and new development in the downtown area. (Source: Read more)

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