The Plymouth-Trinity United Church, one of the oldest buildings in Sherbrooke, could become the new home of a creative hub project, as the city searches for ways to revitalize the downtown core.
The project, which was presented by Sporobole Director General Éric Desmarais and Conseil de la culture Estrie President Sylvie-Luce Bergeron at Tuesday’s municipal council meeting, would cost an estimated $17 million, with $3 million coming from private investors.
Desmarais said the plan is to create an innovative, artistic and technological hub in Sherbrooke, which, he noted, is a city that is already investing in the video game industry. The project, known as Flèche-Trinity, would also be financially independent, he continued.
The Flèche-Trinity Creative Hub will see the church converted into a film library. There will also be a newly constructed building on the property for 15 residences, a film studio, as well as several creative spaces, such as workshops and studios to promote collaborative work.
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