Kennedy Center Plans Fall Through

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., won’t be building a plaza and two new buildings because expected federal funding has fallen through.

Officials at the center had hoped that money to help pay for the $650 million project would be included in a transportation bill passed recently by Congress. However, budget constraints forced lawmakers to pass the package without the $400 million federal contribution.

“We are hopeful that Congress will, at a later date, be able to fund the Plaza Project,” Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser told Pollstar.

For now, the project has been postponed indefinitely.