WAITE PARK -- What's next move for the Waite Park amphitheater project? That's what city officials discussed during this (Monday) evening's work session.

City Administrator Shaunna Johnson says Oertel Architects, who was hired in February, is wrapping up their final concept designs for the project and would be ready to show the council next month.

Back in March, initial concept designs include seating capacity of 4,000 people, bathroom and concession locations, parking and public access, walking paths around the quarry, and a 20-foot stage and loading area in the back of the house for performers.

Johnson says the city is still conducting research and visits on other facilities similar to the one the city is proposing.

She says once the council sees Oertel's plans further details such as final cost, layout and sponsorship can be addressed.

No action was taken, however the council did agree Oertel Architects present their final concept plan at the July 18th meeting.

Construction for the amphitheater is estimated at about $6-million. The proposed amphitheater site will oversee a piece of quarry land along 17th Avenue and Parkway Drive.