GHURA to hold Central Community Arts Hall groundbreaking

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (PNC file photo)

The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Central Community Arts Hall.

The event will be held this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m at the adjacent Sinajana Basketball Court.

GHURA had selected this project for award in the FY2019 competition cycle for U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development funds. The Offices of the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Sinajana have successfully applied for this project and will manage the new multipurpose facility.

The design of the facility will consist of a 2900 square foot multipurpose space, a small foyer, restrooms and a second-floor control room.

With a capacity of approximately 100 persons, the Central Community Arts Hall will be a space ideally designed to host musical or theatrical performances and educational programs coordinated through island’s NGOs and publicly-sponsored programs serving the island’s low to moderate-income individuals.

GHURA has a long history of supporting physical fitness by partnering to develop community and regional sports venues across the island. We are equally proud to support low to moderate-income communities with new access to a facility supporting the arts and education.

“I want to thank Mayor Robert Hofmann and his team for their continued partnership with GHURA to improve our community. We envision that this facility will serve as a focal point for artistic activity for many of our island residents. Art may matter more than ever after a pandemic. This is a first for GHURA, but certainly we are exploring options to also build up in the northern and southern parts of the island,” says GHURA Executive Director Ray Topasna.