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Construction begins on event center at Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 15:35:24-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (CNS) - Monte Vista High School held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at the site of its future event center.

The 18,850-square-foot facility is the first performance venue to be built at the school. Theater is now performed in a converted classroom, according to the Grossmont Union High School District.

The facility will include a 350-seat event center, a "black box" theater, a digital music classroom and such theater attachments as a scene shop, dressing room and green room. The district says it will also include "green" features: energy-efficient plumbing, drought-tolerant landscaping, maximized use of natural lighting.

The event center is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020.

The $17.4 million facility is being funded through 2008's Proposition U and 2016's Measure BB.