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COCA Unveils Plans for $28 Million Construction Project

COCA-Center of Creative Arts has begun work on a $28 million renovation and construction project to transform the community arts organization’s University City campus. On March 12, 2018, the University City council approved the expansion project, which will extend COCA’s current building to the east. Work on the first phase—renovations to COCA’s landmark Erich Mendelsohn- designed main building—is underway; groundbreaking for the expansion phase is scheduled for this summer, and it is set to open in early 2020.

 

 

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In The News

COCA $28 Million Expansion/Renovation Begins

The Central West End Word

April 4, 2018

Long a beacon for and a jewel of the local arts community, the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) has inaugurated work on a transformational $28 million expansion and renovation project of its University City facility, located at 524 Trinity Ave.

COCA $28 million expansion approved by University City

St. Louis Business Journal

March 13, 2018

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Press Releases

COCA Unveils Plans for $28 Million Construction Project

March 13, 2018

COCA-Center of Creative Arts has begun work on a $28 million renovation and construction project to transform the community arts organization’s University City campus.
On March 12, 2018, the University City council approved the expansion project, which will extend COCA’s current building to the east. Work on the first phase—renovations to COCA’s landmark Erich Mendelsohn- designed main building—is underway; groundbreaking for the expansion phase is scheduled for this summer, and it is set to open in early 2020.

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Create Our Future: A Campaign for COCA

Rendering of Expansion Exterior

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Rendering of Berges Family Theatre

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Rendering of Shared Washington University Parking Garage

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Performances

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company

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TRIumphant

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West Side Story

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Harmonious Concert

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Classes & Summer Camps

Millstone Gallery

Architecture in Focus

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Our People

Executive Director Kelly Pollock

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