HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hope College is breaking ground on its new $35 million music building Thursday afternoon.
The ceremony for the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is set for 4 p.m. at the building site along Columbia Avenue between Ninth and Tenth Streets.
The sprawling facility will include a large performance venue with main-floor and balcony seating for 800 as well as a smaller recital hall seating approximately 125 for more intimate performances. The facility will also have classrooms, rooms for practice, and faculty studios.
The music center is part Hope College's $175 million comprehensive campaign.
Construction is scheduled to begin in February of 2014. The building should be ready for students in the fall of 2015.