At the April 4 Human Services Committee meeting, Joe McRae, director of Parks, Recreation and Community Service for the City,  gave an update on the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, formerly Boocoo Cultural Center, 1823 Church St.

 “There has been some interest from businesses in renting the kitchen space and the recording studio space,” Mr. McRae said.

The City has sent out a notice that it is seeking proposals for experienced organizations and businesses to lease, equip and fully operate the recording studio and café.” Any agreement with the City will require the lessee to “equip the space and provide the community with educational program opportunities on site.”

Applications will be accepted through April 17, and the City said it will notify businesses of its decision by April 22. Application/letter of intent forms are available at

The front and side yards will be landscaped and the property may be added to the many City places that are sites for the April 25 community-wide cleanup. The City still plans for a June opening, Mr. McRae said.