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A large arts and cultural center focusing on Black art is planned for a key location in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

And that would bring yet another major development to an emerging area that lately has drawn national attention.

The Bronzeville Center for the Arts, a new nonprofit group, plans to develop that 50,000-square-foot building at 2300 N. King Drive. A 2024 opening is tentatively planned.

That’s now the site of the former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regional office building, which would be demolished to make way for the new facility.

The center’s offer to buy the 3.4-acre property for $1.6 million is to be reviewed by the State Building Commission at its Feb. 9 meeting. The bipartisan commission is chaired by Gov. Tony Evers, whose administration is recommending the sale.

The development would feature visual arts exhibitions, arts-oriented seminars and other education programs, art workshops and performing arts space. But those conceptual plans are to be formed with community input.

Read more on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.