Future Holocaust museum’s opening has been delayed; here’s why

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The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida wants to delay the debut of its future downtown Orlando museum, citing a need for more time to fundraise another $10 million for the project that has yet to start construction.

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Orlando City Council on Feb. 21 will consider the museum’s request for more time for the new 40,000-square-foot museum planned for downtown Orlando at 75 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.

Funding for the museum includes a $10 million grant from Orange County as well as a donation of the land for the museum by the city of Orlando with a $1-a-year lease.

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The Maitland-based nonprofit met its initial goal of $30 million dollars for the project, but a building redesign and increased construction costs bumped up the price tag to $40 million.

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See a map of the future museum site below:

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