WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The College of the Holy Cross is moving forward with plans for a $92 million center for the arts and creativity.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that the Worcester Planning Board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the two-level, 85,500-square-foot building.

The facility will become the college's main venue for performing arts programs and will include a 400-seat concert hall.

Plans also include dressing and rehearsal rooms and other amenities. The school's Cantor Art Gallery will be relocated to the new building.

Joshua Lee Smith, a lawyer for the college, says the center will help "serve students, faculty and others for performing arts activities, concerts, recitals, dance activities and other gatherings."

Holy Cross graduate Cornelius Prior Jr. donated $25 million to start the project.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com