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 Information Session for Construction Industry Companies

Cumberland County will host an in-person information session for local, regional, and national construction industry companies to learn about the Crown Event Center project and make connections to form teams to respond to future construction services solicitations. The County has chosen Construction Manager at Risk as the delivery method for this project.

The event will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Cumberland County Department of Social Services building (First floor meeting room, 1225 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC). There will also be an option to join virtually and that information is posted to the Cumberland County events website here

Please RSVP here.



The Crown Complex is comprised of five venues, including a 2,440-seat Theatre and 4,500-seat Arena that opened in 1967, and a 10,880-seat Coliseum, 60,000-square-foot Expo Center and 9,200-square-foot Ballroom that opened in 1997.

Over the past two decades, the Complex has remained an important asset to the local community and the region, however the Theatre and Arena have undergone minimal capital improvements over the last half century, and the condition of the venues has deteriorated. A number of studies have been done including the 2015 Crown Theatre Modernization Study, which determined that significant upgrades were needed to meet current ADA standards and modernize the venue, and that the cost of those upgrades would approach the cost of building a brand new facility.

In 2018, the Cumberland County Civic Center Commission recommended to the Board of Commissioners that the Theatre be replaced with a new state-of-the-art venue and a feasibility study be conducted on how best to proceed.

The Board of Commissioners announced in early 2020 that the Crown Theatre and Arena will close by November 2025. The Board also engaged Convention, Sports & Leisure International (CSL), Steinberg Hart, and Public Participation Partners (P3) to conduct a Market & Financial Feasibility Study. The study, which was completed in September 2021, recommended constructing a new multi-purpose event center with a maximum capacity of 2,500 that can accommodate a variety of uses.

The Board of Commissioners hired MBP as the owner’s representative for the project and established a three-member Crown Event Center Committee, which includes Commissioner Jeannette Council, the committee chair; Commissioners Chairman Glenn Adams; and Commissioner Jimmy Keefe. Civic Center Commission Chairman Joe Quigg serves on the Committee in an ex-officio capacity. County government staff and representatives from Spectra, which manages the facility, also provide support.

The Crown Event Center Committee held a kick-off meeting for the new Crown Event Center project on April 20, 2022.

Information related to the project and the Crown Event Center Committee will be posted on this page throughout the duration of the project.



Cumberland County Board of Commissioner May 2 Meeting Wrap Up

May 10, 2022, 13:30 PM by Loren Bymer

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting on May 2 in the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Courthouse.

The commissioners received two presentations for information during the meeting.  The first was an “Update on the Family Connects Program” presented by Ms. Sharon Moyer, Community Engagement Administrator for the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County.  A link to their site was added to the Cumberland County website.

The second was an “Overview of the Opioid Settlement Planning Process” by the Public Health Director, Dr. Jennifer Green.  During upcoming Board of Commissioners’ May 12 Agenda Session, Green will seek guidance and feedback concerning the options available for the funds.  No action was taken concerning the opioid settlement funds.

Items of business during the meeting were the Consideration of Resolution to Lease Certain Real Property to Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., and Consideration of the Submission of the Program Year 2022 Community Development Annual Action Pian.

The Consideration of Resolution to Lease Certain Real Property was presented by Assistant County Manager Tracy Jackson.  This action passed unanimously.

The Consideration of the Submission of the Program Year 2022 Community Development Annual Action Pian was presented by the Community Development Director, Dee Taylor.  This action passed unanimously.

The following consent agenda were approved unanimously:

  • Approval of Ap1il 18, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of Proclamation Recognizing George W. Breece
  • Approval of Proclamation Recognizing May 1-7, 2022 as Hurricane Preparedness Week
  • Approval of Health Department Delinquent Accounts to be turned over to the NC Debt Set-Off Program
  • Approval of Crown Event Center Committee Recommendation: Framework for Project Planning and Development Process
  • Approval of Sole Source Upgrade of Variable Frequency Drives at the Detention Center
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located at 213 Hawthorne Road, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located at 6103 Canadian Avenue, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located at 6229 Canadian Avenue, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located at 6347 Canadian Avenue, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located Off A.B. Carter Road, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located Off Ingram Street, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located at 324 East Jenkins Street, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Sale of Surplus Real Property Located Off Lake Upchurch Drive, Fayetteville
  • Approval of Budget Ordinance Amendments for the May 2, 2022 Board of Commissioners’ Agenda.

Board of Commissioners’ Meetings are broadcast live on CCNCTV Spectrum Channel 5, the Cumberland County YouTube channel and streamed on the Cumberland County website.  They are rebroadcast on YouTube and CCNCTV if you missed the meeting or are interested in viewing the presentations.

Please visit cumberlandcountync.gov/departments/commissioners-group/commissioners/meetings/agendas-minutes-and-videos for the meeting notes concerning this meeting and other Board of Commissioners’ meetings.

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-678-7724
    Address:

    117 Dick Street
    Fayetteville, NC, NC 28301

    Email:
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    Contact: Brian Haney, Assistant County Manager

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-678-7724
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Contact: Brian Haney, Assistant County Manager
    Address:

    117 Dick Street
    Fayetteville, NC, NC 28301