By Kimberly New, Going Green Intern
With the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson's untimely death rapidly approaching, his father Joe Jackson announced that a $300 million performing arts center and museum is underway in honor of his son. Jackson reveals that the arts center is in its first stage of construction and will take approximately 3-5 years to complete.
The 300-acre project that will be located in the Jackson family's hometown of Gary, Indiana will feature a timeline of the Jackson family history and will also include a host entertainment facilities such as; two hotels, a train and bus terminal, a conference center, movie theatre, television studio, concert hall, nightclub, retail shops/restaurants and even an eco-friendly golf course.
The mayor of Gary, Rudy Clay, was the donator of the 300 acre land in hopes of creating thousands of job opportunities through this eco-friendly center. The arts center and museum will be privately funded by the Jackson Family Foundation and will be built without the use of tax dollars for Gary residents.
This family center will strive to depict the emotive American dream story of the Jackson family's emerge from rags to riches.
Michael Jackson's memory will continue to live on through his family as they promote his message of world peace in attempts to build Jackson family centers world-wide in hopes of connecting cultures from all over the world in an eco-friendly society.