Voters agree to save Union Terminal, but what about Music Hall?
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Voters in Hamilton County said 'yes' to the “icon tax,” after approving Issue 8 on Tuesday's election. The five-year, quarter of one percent tax will raise $170 million for Union Terminal's $213 million renovations. The money will pay for a new roof, windows, electrical systems, plumbing, heating and air conditioning.
Another Cincinnati historic building is hoping for similar upgrades. Music Hall was originally part of Issue 8, but was voted down by Republican county commissioners.
But Chair of the Cultural Facilities Task Force Murry Sinclair says the battle isn't over.
"Issue 8 was specifically for union terminal for a five-year period of time so now that piece of the puzzle has been locked in place," he said. "And now we are working on the rest, and we are pretty confident we will get there."
Sinclair has been tasked with finding funds to save, not just Union Terminal, but Music Hall as well. Since Hamilton County Commissioners voted to keep Music Hall off the November ballot, his group is now working on a plan B.
FOX19 NOW's Lindsey Wopschall explains their plan at 6:30 p.m. Tune in!