Orlando City Commissioners gave the official nod Monday to finish the final phase of the $500 million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
The approval sets the stage for the $227 million Steinmetz Hall and acoustical theater to be built. The center is scheduled to break ground on the new addition March 6 with a 2020 completion date.
The performing arts center lacked $14 million in funding but Jim Pugh, chairman of the Dr. Phillips Center, told the media after the unanimous commission vote that he along with other donors would make up the deficit.
“We’ve been working toward this for 13 years, and now we can do that last piece,” Pugh said.