Lexington Two Performing Arts Center has a new name

Lexington Two’s much-anticipated performing arts center now has a name.

The Lexington Two Performing Arts Center – L2PAC for short – was approved as the new name by the Board of Trustees at its March 17 meeting.

Work started late last year to clear and grade the center site, at 3211 Platt Springs Road in Springdale. Structural work is expected to begin soon, with construction estimated to take about two years to complete.

The state-of-the-art venue will offer a space for performances,  special events, and district-wide occasions, something many schools do not have. It will include a two-level balcony with seating for roughly 1,550, as well as four meeting and event breakout spaces.   Upgraded systems in stage lighting and sound, along with dressing rooms, set storage and backstage areas, will ensure that the center is outfitted for a range of opportunities in dance, music, theater and more. 

The primary mission for the center is its use by district students, schools and employees, with additional opportunities for use in professional development and planning, statewide conferences, conventions, and student competitions, as well as community and cultural events, as space is available.

The center, which also will house the district office, is the final project of the $225 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2014.