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Kleinhans will upgrade heating and cooling system

Upgrades to Kleinhans Music Hall’s heating and cooling system will begin shortly, funded with $668,000 in city capital funds allocated last year.

Mayor Byron W. Brown, Kleinhans Executive Director Dan Hart and board Chairwoman Catherine Schweitzer announced the upgrades this week.

Hart said that the concert hall’s chiller system frequently breaks down and that the improvements are needed.

The 2013 city capital budget calls for $171,000, which, if approved by the Common Council, will be used to increase access to the auditorium for people who use wheelchairs, according to officials.