MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) — Singer Alicia Keys and music producer husband Swizz Beats are planning to create a performing arts center in upstate New York.

The couple’s proposal to transform an industrial site in rural Macedon was introduced at a town board meeting Thursday.

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Linda Shaw, an attorney for Keys and her husband, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, says the project will re-purpose three vacant buildings to include a classroom, an office building, an art exhibit hall and a performing arts center.

The Democrat and Chronicle reports the center is a part of The Dean Collection, the couple’s organization that focuses on supporting artists.

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Town engineer Scott Allen called the proposal exciting.

Shaw says she is scheduled to appear before the city’s planning board on Aug. 19.

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