A rendering of the COPA building

A new community organization is hoping to give Fitchburg a $35 million home to host the performing arts by 2022.

Community Organizations Promoting the Arts presented the proposal to build a 70,000 square foot, three-story, multi-use performing arts event center to the Common Council at its Wednesday, Jan. 22 Committee of the Whole meeting. The proposed development would house classrooms, practice spaces, rehearsal halls and administrative offices for several performing arts-related organizations, centered around a 400-seat auditorium.

Read more in the Fitchburg Star.