According to an article in the Post-Journal, officials with the Chautauqua Institution and the Committee to Preserve the Historic Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater had planned on meeting together to come to a consensus on alternate renovation plans for the amp. But because some of the plans being considered by the committee were leaked to the public prior to the meeting taking place, officials with the institution cancelled the meeting and the groups are now working solely through their respective architectural firms.
Late last year, Chautauqua officials had said there were going to tear down the historic amphitheater and replace it with a new facility that addressed modern needs and requirements. However, that plan was met resistance, and so the institution said it would consider alternative plans to renovating the current amp, rather than replacing it with a new one.
Those alternate plans will be finalized and considered in the coming months, with a final decision on the future of the amp expected by the end of August.