The Kennewick City Council may give its official approval Tuesday for a group of business and community leaders to move forward with the Carousel of Dreams.
The council will consider voting to support the Three Rivers Carousel Foundation's plan to build a home for the 100-year-old carousel near the Southridge Sports and Events complex during a 6:30 p.m. meeting at Kennewick City Hall.
The nonprofit board estimates it will cost about $1.9 million to create a new building reminiscent of a circus tent to house the carousel and to get the 1910 Charles Carmel carousel back to mechanical running condition.
The group says it can pay for the work with donations.
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The council was considering selling the carousel horses to recoup some of the $830,000 the city invested in the project.
The horses, bought in 2003, were restored and have been sitting in city storage.
But the city gave the nonprofit and its new board members another chance to finish the project in January.