This would be a nice companion to our grand Morrison Center for the Performing Arts at BSU/downtown. The first question that popped into my head was, why not build at JUMP? The perfoming arts are huge in this town, so this is exciting news.
Feasibility study will explore possibility of new Boise performing arts venue
Statesman staff - Idaho Statesman
Statesman staff Idaho Statesman
Esther Simplot, the city of Boise, the Greater Boise Auditorium District and Oppenheimer Development Corp. will collaborate on a study of the viability of a new mid-sized performing arts venue.
The study will explore the feasibility of an 800- to 1,000-seat facility by examining existing and potential future market conditions, including the number and size of local events, industry trends, comparable facilities, and market demand characteristics specific to the Boise area.
If the study concludes a venue of that size could be successful, a portion of the existing Boise Centre convention facility could be repurposed as a possible location, but only following the expansion of convention facilities.
Oppenheimer Development Corp. will assist Simplot, the city and the district in exploring this potential public-private partnership.
The cost of the proposed study will be split equally between Simplot, the City of Boise and the District.