Completing the Federal Building renovation for an arts center should be Boyle County's first priority, residents said at a public forum Thursday.
Redevelopment of the Hub-Gilcher property and a parking structure, and downtown development were the other top goals voted.
Work on the Federal Building has already started, and is expected to be finished by September.
More money is needed, a small group concluded Tuesday in their discussion. They hoped that businesses, individuals and grants could make up the $250,000 lost when the project was turned down for a state Renaissance grant. Wilma Brown, arts center executive director, said they had planned on getting the grant to finish the project.
The other obstacle to the building's completion was to appeal to and gather people of all income levels, backgrounds, education levels and ethnicity together in the building. Renowned glass artist Stephen Powell, who lives in Danville, said that it was important for children to see and experience a mixing of different people at an early age.