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National World War II Museum’s expansion plans approved by City Planning Commission

Work on the Hall of Democracy should begin in about a year

It may come as a shock, but other things happened at yesterday’s City Planning Commission meeting besides the four-and-a-half-hour-long discussion of—and eventual vote on—short-term rentals. The CPC also voted to recommend approval for changes to the National World War II Museum’s latest expansion plans, reports The Advocate.

As previously reported, the museum is planning to add a third level to the planned Hall of Democracy, enclose the American Sector restaurant's deck, and add a double gallery to the facade of 1037 Magazine St.

The 30,880-square-foot Hall of Democracy will include ground-floor exhibition and retail space, second-floor classrooms, and a library and offices on the third floor.

Work on the Hall of Democracy should begin in about a year; work on the 1037 Magazine St. gallery and the restaurant enclosure will begin "once funding is available."