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Old 12-09-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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This article was in today's Journal. It's in regard to a new Civic Center that will be owned by The Living Room church. In addition to church events, the proposed venue will also host concerts and sporting events. Hopefully this will help our local economy, any thoughts on all of this?



Civic center in the works - journal-news.net | News, sports, jobs, community information for Martinsburg - The Journal



-mmccul
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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They have huge plans, a project like this would be many many millions. The civic center as in the plans above would be a HUGE area attraction for various events.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Looks like a nice plan. But to see that it will only seat 3k is quite disappointing. That's not a major civic center at all. In fact, it would be 1/4 the size of the Charleston Civic Center.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Wow, pretty impressive that a church is building this.

At first I wondered about how the church would determine who/what would perform there, etc. . . .

But then, this is a great venue for conferences, expos, and such. They could make money on rentals/leases of the place and it would expand to associated businesses like hotels, restaurants, shops, getaways, etc. In that sense, I think it would be great for the economy.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Looks like a nice plan. But to see that it will only seat 3k is quite disappointing. That's not a major civic center at all. In fact, it would be 1/4 the size of the Charleston Civic Center.
They're located an hour from Washington or Baltimore. They don't need a really large one, since the kinds of events that require them are much more readily accessable in the large cities. My daughter and her family live in Martinsburg, and they regularly attend events in both Baltimore and DC.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Looks like a nice plan. But to see that it will only seat 3k is quite disappointing. That's not a major civic center at all. In fact, it would be 1/4 the size of the Charleston Civic Center.
Good point, plus it may be able to fit another 3,000 if they sell floor seats during concerts, totaling about 6,000. Still, most "big-name" concert tours require at least a crowd of 10-15,000. Regardless of this though, just like RD35 and South Jersey Styx it would still be a great money draw for our area!!! -mmccul
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Most of the really big names look for 20,000 seat arenas.
You have to be in a big city to get them anyway. This
will be a nice addition for Berkeley.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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Default Charleston Civic Center Facts Vs. TLR Civic Center Facts

Sildashocker

Charleston Civic Center Facts

When the Charleston Civic Center was first built in 1953, the first in a series of general obligation bondswas approved by city voters for the construction of a civic center in the downtown area of Charleston, West Virginia between Lee Street and Quarrier Street on the banks of the Elk River just before the Elk River empties into the Kanawha River. When the original Civic Center opened in January 1959 at the cost of $2.5 million, it consisted of a 6,000-seat arena and the 750-seat "Little Theater." The 1960 Censes estimates Charleston West Virginia at 276,486.

The Charleston WV Civic Center underwent its first renovation and expansion in 1964 11 years later when 2,400 additional seats for a total of 8400. The 1960 Censes estimates Charleston West Virginia at 276,486

The Charleston Civic Center was funded by general obligation bond is a common type of municipal bond in the United States that is secured by a state or local government's pledge to use legally available resources, including tax revenues, to repay bond holders Most general obligation pledges at the local government level include a pledge to levy a property tax to meet debt service requirements, in which case holders of general obligation bonds have a right to compel the borrowing government to levy that tax to satisfy the local government's obligation.

TLR Civic Center Facts

The TLR Civic Center is NOT a common type of municipal bond project that is secured by a state or local government's pledge to use legally available resources, including tax revenues, to repay bond holders.

The TLR Civic when completed will have a total capacity of 6000 and according to a 2008 Census Bureau estimate, Martinsburg's population was 17,020.

The TLR Civic Center is a private donation funded project and entitles its supporters 501(c)(3) exemptions. This project it actually will save tax payers money and provided a hub for community events and provided non profit organization a facility to provide education and career development and It’s vision is to be at the service to the community.

Lets be realistic when was it that a church create economical growth in your community. Let’s not compare oranges with apples.

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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I was just curious if there have been any updates on the Civic Center. I was on the Living Room Church's website today and it is on the main page but doesn't say when building will begin/finish. Anyone know?
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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This would pretty much just be a big church. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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