The company signed a 25-year lease on a housing development just down the street from the theaters on Lithia Way. The plan is to build 34 residential units called ‘Plaza East’ for actors to live in.
OSF says this will help with operating challenges and improve the quality of life for its artists. In a statement, Artistic Director Nataki Garrett said, “This once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the quality of company housing ensures they will have an exceptional experience while in Ashland, in both their professional and personal lives.”
The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at 189 and 199 Lithia Way.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.