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Red Light Tapped To Operate New Roanoke Shed

ROANOKE, VA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The city of Roanoke has selected Red Light Management to oversee the development and then management of a new amphitheater in the city.

The process for going forward with the amphitheater project will consist of the following three phases: completion of a feasibility study, design of the facility, and operations of the facility once constructed. Construction of the facility would be undertaken by the city. The site being considered at present for the shed is located on Reserve Avenue and an existing structure, the Armory, would be demolished pursuant to this.

Red Light was selected from amongst a pool of five competitors to manage the shed after the city council found their proposal to be "the most responsive to the city's needs" and "deemed to be in the best interest of the city."

An amphitheater was ranked among the citizens' top priorities in a survey conducted last year as part of the Department of Parks and Recreation's Master Plan. While an amphitheater and other Parks and Recreation improvements are high priorities for the city as evidenced by a five-year, $33.6 million CIP planning amount, there are other high-priority projects that are also being pursued – for example, the City Market Building, increased funding for schools, new and expanded library facilities, and the William Fleming High School stadium. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers