Ground broken for Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart
A host of local and state
dignitaries traveled to Phillips Community College of the University
of Arkansas (PCCUA) at Stuttgart June 12 for the official
groundbreaking for the Grand Prairie Center in anticipation of what
this multi-million dollar facility will bring to the region.
Gov. Mike Beebe joined Sen. Bobby
Glover, Representative Tiffany Rogers, University of Arkansas System
President Dr. Alan Sugg, Arkansas Higher Education Board member
David Leech, PCCUA Chancellor Dr. Steven Murray and other PCCUA
administrators and supporters in announcing plans for this
Braving hot temperatures near 90
degrees, together they assisted in breaking ground for what will be
known throughout the region as the Grand Prairie Center and will be
used to provide educational programs, cultural presentations, and
space for business conferences.
Designed by Steelman Connell
Moseley Architects, PA of Little Rock, this 63,000-square-foot
complex will house an auditorium and proscenium stage capable of
handling major theatrical productions, open multi-purpose spaces for
corporate dinner meetings and conferences, as well as classroom and
Construction, which will be directed by Baldwin & Shell
Construction Company, is expected to begin in late summer and will
take about 18 months to complete.