City Proposes RV Park & Amphitheater
A couple of months ago Sisters, Ore., put a deposit down on a piece of property near the southwest end of the Sisters Airport runway for a major development project to bring an amphitheater and a small RV park to the central-Oregon community, but the sale is not final the Bend Bulletin reported.
“The thinking was that before we could present to the public, we needed to know what it might look like and to know that we needed to know where it might be located,” said McKibben Womack, Sisters council president, in an interview before the meeting.
According to Womack, the city can buy the 11.5 acres inside city limits for $600,000; early estimates for construction of the 3,000-plus seat amphitheater are about $4 million. The project would use Urban Renewal District dollars, fundraising and financing. As proposed, the venue would host events from May to October, with an anticipated 2016 opening.
A 22-space RV park was included in plans to provide income to back the amphitheater if needed, according to the proposal, as well as to increase the city’s RV spot inventory. An empty field adjacent to the amphitheater could accommodate about 500 cars, Womack said. And there are about 800 more public parking spots in the blocks near the facility.
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