West Jordan Cultural Arts Facility
Construction on the Cultural Arts Facility is expected to begin in March 2018. In order to save about $70,000, it made sense to wait until spring to start construction and do the utility work with the rest of the job. This puts all excavation and utilities under one contractor and avoids warranty/ coordination issues and also avoids any potential weather-related costs that could be incurred if the projected started in the winter months.
City Officials Break Ground for New Cultural Arts Facility
West Jordan City officials held the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Cultural Arts Facility Nov. 1, 2017. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of the new facility in Veterans Memorial Park, 1955 West 7800 South.
The 20,000 square-foot facility will occupy 2.85 acres in Veterans Memorial Park and include spaces for art and entertainment, including a 300-seat theater, gallery, multi-purpose rooms and concessions. The lobby will connect to an open, west-facing plaza and sculpture garden that will be used for art exhibits and outdoor events.
The Arts Facility will be a welcome addition to the West Jordan “Civic Center,” which currently includes City Hall, County Health Center, County Library Headquarters, State Third District Courthouse, West Jordan Justice Center, Fire Station 52, District Attorney’s Office, Gene Fullmer Rec Center, and West Jordan Senior Center. These facilities are all located adjacent to the beautiful 100-acre Veterans Memorial Park where the arts facility will be built.
Funding for the facility will come from several sources including proceeds from the sale of city-owned property, including the old library that the Arts Council currently uses for rehearsal space, and other unused vacant properties. With additional funding from the Salt Lake County Cultural Facilities Support Program, this $9.2 million facility is scheduled for completion by spring 2019. CRSA designed the facility, and Okland Construction will serve as the construction manager/general contractor.