METUCHEN, NJ– Metuchen Mayor Jonathan M. Busch revealed Monday that the district is progressing with its plans for the proposed Arts District, and has tapped Webb Management to supply consultancy services for the task. The choice was made during Monday's council conference.
In a Facebook post, Busch stated the decision to work with Webb Management was made bearing in mind their record of working on comparable projects, like the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and White Eagle Hall in Jersey City.
The district had actually purchased the iconic Forum Theatre in 2015, which will be the centerpiece of the prepared arts district, reported My Central Jersey. The theater has actually been a landmark since opening in 1928.
Busch said Webb “will be carrying out a feasibility research study for our neighborhood to help us comprehend the best usage” of Forum Theatre.
For the Metuchen Arts District, the consulting service will collect public input and speak with art experts to assist guide the task.
“This procedure will take months,” however will “ensure that the project is as effective for our community as possible,” Busch said in his post.
Metuchen received a $3.5 million grant from Middlesex County last year for the project.
Busch revealed that Metuchen citizens will be associated with the general public input procedure, and more information will be offered quickly.