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Future site of new Sue Ross Arts Center announced

200 South Franklin - site of future arts center (KTVO/John Garlock)

The City of Kirksville is excited to partner with the Kirksville Arts Association for the continued development of Downtown Kirksville! The Kirksville Arts Association intends to exchange the former location of the Kirksville Arts Center in the 100 block of South Franklin Street, which is currently owned by the Association, with an equivalent amount of land owned by the City of Kirksville at the northeast corner of the intersection of South Franklin and Jefferson Streets, in the 200 block of South Franklin Street, for the site of the future Sue Ross Arts Center!

Both the City of Kirksville and the Kirksville Arts Association recognize the positive impact the Sue Ross Arts Center will have on our city. In recognition of that positive impact, both the City of Kirksville and the Kirksville Arts Association believe that the intersection of South Franklin and Jefferson Streets – the busiest intersection in Downtown Kirksville – is a fitting location for such an important building to our community.

“The City Council originally purchased the southern half of the 200 block between South Franklin and South Marion Streets, in part, to ensure that this land was developed in a responsible way for our entire community,” said City of Kirksville Mayor Chuck long. “The Sue Ross Arts Center meets that standard. This partnership ensures that the Sue Ross Arts Center is located prominently in our Downtown.”

“We are excited for the future Sue Ross Arts Center to be located at such an important intersection in our city,” Kirksville Arts Association President Linda Treasure said. “We believe the Center will bring an energy and excitement to the crossroads of our Downtown, two universities, and our city’s historic neighborhoods.”

For more information, please contact the City of Kirksville at 660.627.1225.

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