Clatsop Community College has officially sold and transferred ownership of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and adjacent Josie Peper property to Trinity, LLC, a local entity owned and managed by Constance Waisanen, a longtime leader for community use of the PAC.
On Monday, June 29th, a small group of community members and CCC officials met at the Performing Arts Center to announce the transfer of property and unveil the new name for the community space. Charlene Larsen, a leader and president in the Partners of the PAC group, was given the honor of unveiling the new name of the building, which to her surprise was revealed to be the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts. Waisanen stated that Larsen has been, “the force behind the life of the Partners of the PAC.”
Originally purchased by the college in the 1970’s to hold classes, the former Peace Lutheran Church just down the Astoria hillside from the CCC Lexington campus over the years accumulated deferred maintenance until it was deemed not in compliance with state code to host college class or events. Although the college was unable to utilize the space for academic purposes, it was allowed to lease the space for community use. The group, Partners of the PAC, a coalition of arts groups that use the center for rehearsals and performances, leased the space and through the years have been managing the use of the PAC to keep the center open through donations, fundraising and programming to cover the cost of operating the building.
In March of 2016, Clatsop Community College received an unsolicited offer from out-of-town investors to buy both the Performing Arts Center and Josie Peper Building as part of an affordable housing development. The local community rallied around keeping the PAC as a community gathering space letting the CCC Board of Education know their views and the Board turned down the offer. After that purchase offer, the Partners for the PAC announced its interest in buying the center from the college. For the past few years, CCC and the Partners of the PAC have been discussing a sale of the properties. Through those discussions, the scenario for Trinity, LLC to purchase the property as a third-party entity came about and was accepted by both the college and the Partners of the PAC.
“This is the win-win scenario we were hoping for”, stated CCC President, Chris Breitmeyer. “The college can let go of a building it couldn’t utilize and the community gets to keep the beloved gathering space.”
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