FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - The Fort Wayne City Council on Tuesday "untabled" an item that was put on hold back in April, clearing the way for a key vote on funding for a proposed planetarium.
Science Central is seeking $500,000 from the city's Legacy Fund to help install a planetarium that will use at its core a star projector previously housed at the University of Saint Francis.
The hands-on science center has been raising the majority of the money it needs since announcing plans last year, but seeks the Legacy funding to reach its goal of more than $2 million.
Tuesday's move means a vote is likely to happen next week, when the Council reconvenes.
When announced, plans called for a 1,500 square-foot attraction in a currently vacant part of the Science Central building.
Northeast Indiana has been without a public planetarium since the closure of the University of Saint Francis facility in 2016.