Confluence Project donation announcement set for Wednesday

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – We’ll soon learn about a donor’s “significant pledge of monetary support” to the proposed Confluence Project in downtown Eau Claire.

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation says the announcement is scheduled for Wednesday morning. It says the gift will give the donor the right to name a venue in the community arts center of the project.

The foundation says the donor will answer questions at a news conference scheduled for the announcement on Wednesday.

The $80,000,000+ Confluence Project is a public-private partnership. The plan is to build a new community arts center, and a commercial/retail complex with university student housing at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire River. Construction could start later this year, and could be finished in 2016.

For more information on the Confluence Project, click here.

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