Friday, September 21, 2007

Community Center Theater Renovation/Expansion

Looks like the city is looking at FINALLY revamping the Community Center Theater. The plan is a scaled down renovation though, since funding the entire 75M is unlikely.

No time line mentioned, but since they want to start a ticket surcharge next year, hopefully it sooner rather than later.

I like how the expansion on the L Street side would bring the building out to meets the street, and gets rid of Brutalist architecture look.

I'm sure getting the 7-10M for the naming rights will be pretty darn important in this process. The name "Community Center Theater" has always sounded so lame to me, so any change to "Insert 10M Name" Performing Art Center or "Insert 10M Name" Theatre would be great.

Report Back- Findings of the Community Center Theater Renovation Financial Feasibility Study

Location: 1301 L Street (District 1)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution, directing staff to 1) complete a thorough analysis of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) projections of the next ten (10) years; 2) secure architectural services to complete design concept, formalize cost estimate, and assess phasing options for partial renovation of the Community Center Theater; 3) seek naming rights proposals; and 4) develop a formal facility fee ticket surcharge beginning with the Fall 2008 season.

Black and white rendering.

Old color rendering of full makeover.


Central City said...

I wouldnt mind if they waited to raise more money for this project .

I think its to important to rush .

Do it right the 1st time and then you wont have to go back down the road and ask for more money to finish the job

LivingInUrbanSac said...

I def agree that you want to do it right the first time, but I think the problem lies that there have been a few huge fundraising efforts over the past couple of years..The Crocker, Sutter Expansion and other smaller ones like the Unity Center.

There are only so many wealthy people able to donate 10+ million in Sac, or even in the 1-5M range.

Plus, since the Theater is a city owned building, from what I understand, any donations are not tax deductable..that's a huge thing.

Zwahlen Images said...

I like the glass along L Street and down 13th.

UE said...

Just renovate it already before i die of old age.