Fredericton, N.B. councillors recently approved the procurement strategy to be used to select the successful design team for its new performing arts centre to take the place of The Playhouse which will be torn down.
CBC said a group comprised of city staff and Playhouse board members will review design applications and draw up a short list of three or less.
Those design teams can submit a maximum of three designs and will be paid $35,000 for each design. The design team awarded the contract will have 50 weeks to come up with a final design.
The process is expected to cost about $4.2 million.