UTAH THEATER/150 MAIN PROJECT

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What is the Utah Theater?

The building called the Utah Theater or the Utah Pantages Theater is located at approximately 144-146 South Main Street in Downtown Salt Lake City. This building was constructed between 1918-1920 as a vaudeville theater and quickly began showing movies within the first decade. In the 1960s the building went through a major renovation that split the theater into two separate movie theaters thus removing the majority of the interior improvements and elements unique to the theater.

Due to the building’s structural condition, damages to the building, and modifications by previous owners, the building is in need of substantial rehabilitation and as such has been closed to the public since 1992. And while the building is closed, the public can virtually tour and walk through the building by clicking on this link: pta.lib.utah.edu/.

 

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Who owns the Utah Theater now?

The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) currently owns the Utah Theater building and the property immediately to the south. In 2019, the RDA entered into a contract to convey the theater to a private developer.

The RDA bought the property in 2010. At that time, there was no solidified plan for the building and the RDA considered everything from demolition of the building, to a new building, to a massive rebuild. But, whatever the plan for the property was, the primary goal was to use the property to activate Main Street. For more information about why the RDA purchased the property, please read the “Property Purchase” portion of the Project Background section below.

 

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What is the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City?

The RDA, like the fire department or the department of public utilities, is a department within Salt Lake City Corporation. However, the RDA is legally different from other departments because it must follow a specific state law that only applies to RDAs and it has a separate funding source from the rest of the City. There are approximately 90 RDAs representing different municipalities throughout Utah.

The mission of Salt Lake City’s RDA is to revitalize neighborhoods and business districts to improve livability, spark economic growth, and foster authentic communities, serving as a catalyst for strategic development projects that enhance the City’s housing opportunities, commercial vitality, public spaces, and environmental sustainability. More information on the RDA available here.

 

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IS THE OWNERSHIP OF THE UTAH THEATER CHANGING?

Yes, the property is being sold to Hines Development. In 2019, the RDA and Hines executed a legal binding agreement that detailed how and when the RDA would sell the property to Hines.

The cost to preserve the theater as well as the opportunity to address multiple community needs (including affordable housing) is why a sale of the property was negotiated. The resulting development will bring more housing units, more affordable housing units, and other public benefits including a publicly accessible green space in the heart of Downtown.

For more information about the RDA’s history owning the property, including the decision to sell, please read the “Ownership, End-User Exploration, and Decision to Sell” portion of the Project Background section below.

 

 

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What options to preserve the theater are still available?

The RDA worked for years to find a financially viable way for the theater to be rehabilitated. While the RDA was not able to pay solely for the rehabilitation of the theater, the RDA reached out to various groups (Appendix A) to explore preservation and reuse options. Unfortunately, the RDA was not able to find an end-user that was willing and able to partner on rehabilitation of the theater, leaving the need for public investment monumental.

In 2019, the RDA moved forward and executed a contract with Hines Development. This agreement requires Hines to build a new building that includes affordable units, incorporates historic elements of the theater, a downtown park, and public art. The RDA is legally bound by this agreement. Breaching the contract is not a viable option for the RDA and would not have the effect of preserving the theater.

Recently, two members of the public filed a lawsuit against the City. This lawsuit was narrowly focused on an election law issue, specifically whether these individuals could collect signatures to put the rezone of the theater on the municipal ballot. Notably, this lawsuit  did not directly seek to stop the conveyance of the theater. On September 12, 2021, after a hearing, the lawsuit was dismissed by the court on all claims.

 

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How did the sale of the theater happen?

As noted above, the RDA worked for almost a decade to find a workable reuse plan for the building. This was a complex process that included stakeholder engagement, discussions with potential partners, studies, and internal discussions. Ultimately the decision was made to convey the property to Hines for a new development. RDA staff conducted all of its work with full transparency by complying with open meetings laws, and RDA policies and procedures in the negotiations with development partners on legal agreements, project details, and public benefits.

The information related to this process and transaction was transmitted to the RDA Board over a ten-year period. The public records of the RDA’s meeting minutes, packets and related information are publicly available on the City’s website.

For more information about this process, please refer to the “Negotiations” portion of the Project Background section below.

 

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Is the Utah Theater open?

No, the Utah Theater is not open to the public due to potential safety issues in certain areas of the building. And while the building is not open to the public, the public can virtually tour and walk through the building here.

 

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Is the Utah Theater impossible to restore?

No, the RDA does not consider the theater impossible to restore. But, while restoration may be possible, it would likely require monumental investment of taxpayer monies. Although the actual cost of renovation is difficult to say without a specific reuse or development plan, the estimated costs range from $40-$80 million dollars. These estimates include the costs to ensure the building meets current building codes and seismic retrofitting costs. More information on these estimated costs can be found in the “Renovation Consideration and Costs” portion of the Project Background section below.

 

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What happens to the property now?

The RDA and Hines are actively working towards completing the conveyance of the property, which includes the theater building itself as well as the retail spaces that are currently occupied by four tenants. The RDA improved this retail space shortly after purchasing the property with the intention of activating Main Street while a development plan for the theater was determined. The current tenants entered into their leases with the understanding that the retail spaces are only temporary, and they would eventually need to relocate. The RDA has worked hard to foster and support these businesses including providing these tenants with continued maintenance, below-market rent, as well as waiving their rent for the last 16 months during the pandemic. The RDA will connect these retail tenants to other City resources, which can help them find new retail locations. For more information, please read the “Retail Spaces” portion of the Project Background section below.

 

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Is the Utah Theater listed on any local or national historic registers?

No, the theater is not formally listed on any local or national historic registers. Over the past decade, multiple preservationists have informed the RDA that, due to damage to and changes made to the building, the theater would likely not qualify. However, recently, other preservationists have suggested that there is a potential chance it could qualify.

In March 2021, the State’s Historic Preservation Office notified the City that, due to numerous inquiries from individuals, they would be formally evaluating the eligibility of the theater. Within any process to nominate a structure for the National Register of Historic Places, the recommendation for the possibility of listing would be left to the State Board of History who would review the nomination and approve it, but with final review and assessment by the National Park Service.

More information available in the “Historic Preservation and Associated Tax Credits” portion of the Project Background section below.

 

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PROJECT BACKGROUND

PROPERTY PURCHASE

When the RDA bought the property, a reuse plan was not identified. But one of the primary goals was to use the property to activate Main Street, which at the time had long suffered from high vacancy rates in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn. A 2010 Salt Lake Tribune article announcing the purchase, quoted then Mayor Ralph Becker as stating, “We’re interested in seeing the most activity for the amount of money we can spend.” The article also reported on a range of redevelopment options noted by city officials, including “to demolish the theater and construct a new building with leasable space on its footprint,” as well as “preserving the theater’s original feel,” and a potential “massive rebuild.”

Prior to purchasing the theater, the RDA had an interest in potentially using the structure as a Broadway-style theater. However, by the time the RDA closed on the property, using the structure as a Broadway-style theater had already been eliminated as an option due to limited seating capacity, inadequate loading access, and stage size.

 

 

OWNERSHIP, END-USER EXPLORATION, AND DECISION TO CONVEY

The RDA worked for nearly 10 years to find a financially viable way for the theater to be rehabilitated. In order to be financially viable, there has to be an end-user identified that produces sufficient revenue to support the rehabilitation costs and operating expenses to make the project feasible. Without an economically viable use or operator, the project would require scarce tax payer dollars in order to fill the development gap as well as any ongoing operating deficit.

As such, the RDA engaged a variety of potential end users at the local, regional, and national level, including entertainment, theater, media, events, hotel, office, and institutional companies and developers. Other stakeholder groups engaged by the RDA to explore preservation and reuse options included local and regional arts alliances, charitable foundations, academic institutions, historic preservation groups, urban advocates, and City and County entities. In late 2010, the RDA hosted tours and an open house for the purpose of engaging the public and generating developer interest in the theater’s reuse. Unfortunately, the RDA’s outreach efforts did not yield an end-user that was willing and able to partner on rehabilitation of the theater, leaving the estimate and need for public investment monumental.

Resources in the RDA’s toolbox are limited to a land write-down, potential tax increment, and a potential loan. Additional financial resources were considered, including Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and other external sources, as follows:

  • New Market Tax Credits: While the Property is located in New Market Tax Credit (“NMTC”) eligible census tract, the census tract is not considered severely distressed. Most NMTC allocators want to see all of their investments qualify as severely distressed and those projects will be prioritized and take precedence for funding. In addition, without an identified end user or project, NMTC eligibility cannot be determined, as the project would need to meet the program’s definition of a “Qualified Active Low-Income Community Business”.
  • Opportunity Zone: The Property is in a designated Opportunity Zone census tract, within which Opportunity Funds can invest in the construction of new buildings and the substantial improvement of existing unused buildings. However, not every project is eligible for Opportunity Zone tax benefits even if located in an eligible census tract. The project would need to be an income producing business that meets the program’s standards for a qualified Opportunity Zone business.
  • Bonds: In 2013, the RDA and Salt Lake City issued bonds in the amount of $78 million dollars for construction of the Eccles Theater and surrounding improvements downtown.  Due to these contractual obligations of future tax increment in the Central Business District (CBD) and Block 70 project areas to service this debt, the RDA and Salt Lake City have limited bonding capacity for redevelopment projects.

 

 

NEGOTIATIONS WITH ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS

As permitted under state law and RDA policy, the RDA occasionally negotiates exclusively with adjacent property owners to facilitate a project that could not otherwise be implemented at the same level without the adjacent property owner’s participation. Two exclusive negotiation agreements have been executed for the theater property, as follows:

  • December 2015: The RDA entered into an exclusive negotiations agreement with an adjacent property owner, the LaSalle Group, for development of the Utah Theater property. This agreement was discussed in a public meeting, authorized by the RDA Board via Resolution No. 764.07, and executed by Mayor Ralph Becker and former RDA leadership. The reuse plan under this agreement called for the repurposing of the theater as a dinner and live entertainment venue. However, at the time of executing the agreement, the project had not yet been analyzed either from a logistical or financial perspective. The project was later deemed as unfeasible and this agreement expired.
  • January 2017: The RDA entered into a subsequent exclusive negotiations agreement with LaSalle Group (160 Main LLC) that also included Hines, which owns the Kearns Building immediately to the north of the Utah Theater, as a second development partner. This agreement was discussed in a public meeting, authorized by the RDA Board via Resolution No. 772.03 (approved on July 12, 2016), and executed by the Jackie Biskupski administration and under former RDA leadership. As discussed in the public meeting, the objective of this agreement was to determine a viable redevelopment plan that included a “multi-family project on the portion of the site that faces Main Street, and integrating with this project the restoration of the Utah Theater and other amenities and uses that will activate the site and engage Main Street.” Due to structural and financial insufficiencies, the project was later deemed unfeasible with restoration of the theater. Based on the conclusions of this agreement’s due diligence and following RDA policy, the RDA began negotiations with 160 Main LLC and Hines for the conveyance and development of the property which resulted in the execution of the current Purchase and Sale Agreement.

Policies for the conditions under which the RDA may exclusively negotiate have changed over the years, as has the process for executive/legislative approval of agreements.

In 2019, the RDA commissioned an appraisal by Integra Realty Resources, which appraised the market value of the land at $4,070,000. The RDA negotiated specific public benefits in return for writing down the land value to $0. Pursuant to a Purchase and Sale Agreement, executed by the Biskupski administration on November 7, 2019 and a RDA Board Resolution (R-23-2019) adopted on December 3, 2019, the developer, Hines, will be required to implement the following public benefits:

  • Affordable Housing: The project will include approximately 40 residential units affordable to households earning 60% to 80% of the area median income (“AMI”) for a minimum of 50 years. Rising income inequality, combined with high housing costs, and a shortage of affordable rental housing is particularly prevalent in the city’s Central Business District. These new affordable units will assist in addressing the growing housing affordability crisis. Additionally, these units will represent some of the only affordable units in the city that are not supported by other local, federal, and/or state subsidies beyond the RDA’s land write-down.
  • Midblock Plaza/Walkway and Park Space: The midblock walkway/plaza and park space will provide unique urban outdoor space that will serve as an invaluable amenity for downtown residents, workers, and visitors. Hines will create, maintain, and program the space, while also ensuring public access. The midblock walkway/plaza will draw pedestrians from Main Street to the park space located atop the project’s parking structure. Design elements include hardscaping, greenspace, plantings, seating, and shade structures. Approximately half of the parking structure and open space will be located on the Kearns Building property to the north. As such, the open space will expand beyond what is now RDA-owned property and, combined with a shared parking model, will allow for the optimization of density and land uses. Additionally, the incorporation of the Kearns Building property will allow for vehicular access to the RDA’s otherwise landlocked property.
  • Historic Repurposing, Archival, and Documentation: The Project will include the repurposing of theater elements that pay homage to the previous use of the site, and the preservation of elements for archival purposes. Elements that may be re-used and/or archived include, but are not limited to, brick, the atrium ceiling skylight, and other architectural elements. In addition, the RDA commissioned Modern Out West to complete a professional analysis, documentation, and public archival of the structure and the historically-relevant pieces within. It can be accessed here.
  • Public Art: The Project will include an art installation that contributes to the vitality of the public space and builds community identity of the neighborhood.

 

 

RENOVATION CONSIDERATIONS AND COSTS

From the outset of this redevelopment project, several potential scenarios for the property have been considered, ranging from restoration to renovation to new construction. The most extensive and detailed study was the Salt Lake County Film and Media Arts Center Feasibility Study (FMACFS) completed in 2012. This study was completed by a comprehensive team of consultants including architects, structural/mechanical/civil/electrical engineers, historic preservationists, urban planners, and construction cost estimators. Schematic design and capital improvement costs were completed by the team’s architect, Architectural Nexus, as a follow-up in 2014. At this time, capital improvement cost estimates totaled $35,584,709 to bring the theater up to a vanilla shell, $42,062,569 for an extensive renovation of the theater, and $85,934,020 for an extensive renovation of the theater coupled with the development of additional stories above. Ultimately, the Film and Media Arts Center project concept did not move forward due to limited public resources and the inability for the partners to agree on a unified path forward. These cost estimates are now believed to be low considering market-driven construction cost increases over the past seven years and more recent seismic cost estimates. In 2017-18, Big-D Construction and Okland Construction estimated that baseline seismic retrofitting costs alone would be between approximately $13,900,000 and $20,000,000.

Following the FMACFS, the RDA completed additional, yet less comprehensive, studies. Studies completed by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and the National Development Council (NDC) analyzed the viability of multiple redevelopment scenarios. Additionally, studies were done that assessed structural, seismic, asbestos, and mechanical systems. Resulting information generally concluded the following:

  • Cost estimates vary widely depending on the scale of proposed project and reuse plan.
  • Prior to any reuse of the theater, structural issues would need to be addressed and all building systems would need to be brought up to code.
  • “Restoration of the theater would require significant investment by the RDA, other public partners, or the private sector to restore and/or repurpose.” (JLL)
  • Repurposing the theater as office, hotel, or multifamily uses would not be financially feasible, particularly under the as-of-right 100 foot height limit. “All uses under the 100 foot height limit are not financially feasible.” (JLL)
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  • “From NDC’s perspective, none of the development scenarios- due to development cost, operating revenue, or financing structure- were financially viable as presented.” (NDC)
  • All development scenarios would have “a funding gap that is made greater with the inclusion of the Utah Theatre restoration”. (NDC)
  • Even if historic tax credits were available, a financial gap would remain that would need to be filled with public subsidy. (JLL and NDC)

 

 

RETAIL SPACES

When the RDA purchased the property, the square footage south of the Utah Theater structure was largely unusable. As a 2010 Salt Lake Tribune article reported: “multiple RDA [Board] members favor the idea of preparing the 15,000 square feet of retail space in hopes of securing short-term commercial tenants.”

Later in 2010, the Board officially approved funding to renovate the four retail spaces that would serve as an interim use of the street-facing elements of the property. After the RDA invested in the interior and facade renovation of these new spaces, Southam Gallery (August 2011), Beckett & Rob (September 2011), Twisted Roots (September 2011), and Ray’s Barbershop (October 2011) entered into short-term leases with the RDA. The RDA has provided the tenants with continued maintenance, below-market rent, and has waived their rent in its entirety for the last 16 months during the pandemic.

The RDA has always been transparent with the tenants that these retail spaces are only temporary and they would eventually need to relocate. The tenants entered into these short-term leases aware of the long-term redevelopment goals for the property. The RDA will be reaching out to the retail businesses with a potential timeline for vacating the spaces and will connect them to City resources which who can help them find new retail locations.

 

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND ASSOCIATED TAX CREDITS

HISTORIC STATUS

The theater is currently not on any local or national historic registers. Over the course of completing due diligence on the property, the RDA was advised by multiple sources that the theater’s historic integrity had been compromised due to extensive damage and modifications to the building. Correspondingly, these sources indicated that the theater’s ability to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and therefore eligible for 20% tax credits, had likewise been compromised. However, the RDA understood that the property would be eligible for the 10% tax credit, which doesn’t require the property be listed on the National Register, prior to it being eliminated with 2017 tax reform. These reports and position statements impacted the RDA’s decision to convey the theater. Sources include:

State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
At the time the RDA decided to convey the theater, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) database had labeled the theater as an “ineligible/non-contributing” structure. While it has since modified this position, SHPO had only done so in March of 2021 when it notified the city that it was changing the status to “potentially eligible.” SHPO staff indicated that this change was prompted because the “building has been in the spotlight and we’ve had numerous inquiries from a group(s) wanting to save it and nominate it.”

Note: In late 2019, the RDA became aware of a letter, dated November 6, 2019, from the Utah State Historic Preservation Office (“SHPO”) to Preservation Utah that stated, “while listing the Utah Theater on the National Register is not a guaranteed slam-dunk due to the building’s alterations and current state, we believe that it does have a chance and is certainly worth trying.”

Preservation Utah
In 2013, the non-profit preservation group Utah Heritage Foundation, now Preservation Utah, issued a position statement on the Utah Theater that included the following statement on tax credit eligibility:

“Due to irreversible and unfortunate major alterations by previous owners, the building is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Therefore, rehabilitation would not qualify for the federal rehabilitation investment tax credit at the 20% level. However, because the building was constructed before 1936, rehabilitation would qualify for the federal rehabilitation investment tax credit (FRITC) at the 10% level.”

Note: 2017 federal tax reform eliminated the 10% FRITC.

Note: In February of 2018 Preservation Utah issued another position statement that advocated for the renovation, adaptive reuse, or mothballing of the theater. This statement did not discuss the theater’s eligibility for the National Register for Historic Places or tax credit eligibility.

Note: In September of 2018, Amber Anderson of the Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), acting as a member of Preservation Utah’s Board of Trustees, stated that “there is no reason that after the building has been renovated, if done properly, that the building could not be listed on the National Register as a contributing building and would be eligible for a 20% tax credit.” This statement was made in the context of a Utah Preservation Board meeting and SHPO’s official status of the structure remained as “ineligible/non-contributing.” Regardless, in a November 2019 RDA Board memo, RDA staff noted that while the RDA had been advised that the structure is not competitive for listing on the Historic Register, “there is a possibility that the Theater could become eligible once a restoration was complete”.

Utah Film + Media Arts Center (UFMAC) Study – April 2014
The UFMAC Study, as commissioned in partnership with Salt Lake County, evaluated the feasibility of utilizing the Utah Theater as the site of a new world-class center and magnet hub for the film and digital media arts industries. The consultant team included historic preservation experts, and a Statement of Historic Significance was incorporated into the final document that reads as follows:

“The SLC Pantages Theatre (Utah Theatre) is significant for its association with important figures in the history of theater and entertainment arts. The site is not eligible for listing on either the Salt Lake City Register of Cultural Resources or the National Register of Historic Places. Though the site lacks the overall historic integrity required for formal designation, it retains important interior spaces and finishes from the historic period as a Pantages Theatre (1920-1929).”

Kirk Huffaker – September 16, 2014 Meeting of the RDA Board of Directors
RDA staff stated that the UFMAC Study indicated that the theater does not meet the definition of a historic site and had discussed this with Kirk Huffaker, then Executive Director of the Utah Heritage Foundation (now called Preservation Utah). Mr. Huffaker, present at the meeting, stated that while the property has cultural and historical relevance to the community, it is unlikely the building could meet the standards necessary to be placed on the Historic Register. Mr. Huffaker stated that the façade has been changed, and no determination has been made whether the existing façade has historic significance. Further stating that the National Register would base their classification on the exterior of the building rather than the interior.

 

 

PRESERVATION AUTHORITIES, TAX CREDIT DETERMINATION AND ELIGIBILITY

The Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), National Park Service (NPS), and Preservation Utah, have distinct roles with historic preservation projects. SHPO is the liaison between applicants to the National Register of Historic Places and the NPS. Within any process to nominate a structure, the decision on the possibility of listing would be left to the State Board of History which would review the nomination and approve it, but with final review and assessment by the NPS. Preservation Utah is not directly involved in deeming a structure eligible for tax credits but rather is a non-profit organization that preserves, promotes, and protects Utah’s historic built environment through public awareness, advocacy and active preservation.

While multiple historic preservationists have advised the RDA that the theater is unlikely to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, other preservationists have recently opined that there is a potential chance it could qualify. Additionally, as pointed out by RDA staff during the November 12, 2019 Board meeting, the theater could be eligible if one of the area’s historic districts were expanded to include the theater and the theater was deemed to be a contributing structure.

If available, the tax credit would provide 20% of qualifying expenses (generally costs associated with structural and architectural features) of the rehabilitation. This credit would generally be allowed in the year in which the building is placed in service (provided the substantial rehabilitation test has been met). As such, a project would need to upfront the capital costs of the rehabilitation unless the tax credits are “syndicated”. Syndication is the process by which the owner of a building brings an investor into the ownership structure of the building so that the investor can claim the credits (and other economic and tax benefits), typically in exchange for providing equity to the project. However, investors are only interested in projects that include a financially viable rehabilitation plan and end-use.

 

 

RDA ROLE AND QUALIFICATION OF PROJECT

The RDA had not previously applied for designation on the National Register based on the previous studies, recommendations, and position statements from preservationists and consultants. Additionally, the RDA did not petition SHPO to nominate the theater on the National Register of Historic Places because even if the theater was listed, it is unknown if the potential renovation of the theater would have qualified for tax credits. This is because tax credits are not available for all renovations of historic structures and the applicability of historic tax credits depends on the scope of the project at hand. A qualifying project would need to be completed to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation and be an income-generating property for commercial or residential use.

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards are a series of concepts about maintaining, repairing, and replacing historic materials, as well as about designing new additions or making alterations. These standards require that the structure be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defining characteristics of the building. As such, without a viable end-user or project, the ability for the project to qualify for tax credits is ambiguous because it would depend on the proposed reuse plan and scope of capital improvements.

 

 

CURRENT PROPERTY STATUS + CONDITION

The property is still owned by the RDA. The Save the Utah Pantages Theater group has been informed by the RDA that they are not permitted to hang signs on this property. Salt Lake City Code sections 21A.46.070(k) and 21A.46.150.H makes clear that private parties are not permitted to post signs on public property without the City/RDA’s consent. The RDA has not granted permission to anyone for the posting of signs or use of the facade of the building and will therefore continue to remove the signs.

Below are photos taken in 2021 showing the condition of the property’s interior:

 

 

 

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TIMELINE

 

 

APPENDIX A

Ally and Forum Ballet West Board

Another Language

Art Access

Bad Dog Arts

Ballet West

Brolly Arts

CBC Advisors

Center for the Documentary Arts

Chamber Music Society

Choral Arts Society of Utah

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Clear Channel

Dance Theatre Coalition

Discovery Gateway

Downtown Alliance

Eccles Community Arts Center

Fidelity Investments

Gastronomy

Gina Bachauer

Goldman Sachs

Grand Theatre

Hamilton Partners

Heritage Foundation List

Infinite Scale

Internet Properties

Jewish Arts Festival

Kingsbury Hall

KRCL

KUED

Live Nation – North America

Madeleine Choir

Manga Technologies

Museum of Utah Art & History

Neighborhood House

Newspace Entertainment

Pioneer Theatre Company

Plan B Theater

Plan-B Theatre Company

Preservation Utah

Property Reserve Inc.

Qwest Corp.

Red Butte Garden

Repertory Dance Theatre

RezCom

Richter 7

Ririe Woodbury Dance

Salt Development

Salt Lake Acting Company

Salt Lake American Muslim Festival

Salt Lake Art Center

Salt Lake Arts

Salt Lake Arts Academy

Salt Lake Chamber

Salt Lake Choral Artists

Salt Lake City Arts Company

Salt Lake City Arts Council

Salt Lake City Council

Salt Lake City Fire Department

Salt Lake City Rotary Club

Salt Lake City School Board

Salt Lake City School District

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Council

Salt Lake Film Society

Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable

Salt Lake Magazine

Salt Lake Men’s Choir

SLUG Magazine

Spy Hop

Squatters

State Board of Education

Sundance

The Arts Conservatory

The Boyer Company

The Leonardo

U of U Fine Arts

University of Utah Film Studies

Utah Arts Alliance

Utah Arts Festival

Utah Cultural Alliance

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Utah Film Center

Utah Humanities Council

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Utah Museum of Natural History

Utah State Legislature

Utah Symphony & Opera

UtahFM

Visit Salt Lake

Visual Art Institute

Wells Fargo Bank