George & Dolores Dore Eccles Theater

This $119 million, 2,500‐seat performing arts center presents a variety of entertainment including touring Broadway and family shows, popular music and comedy, select symphony, opera, and ballet performances and other local programming.

Located on Block 70 in downtown Salt Lake City, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater is a partnership between the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and the theater operator, the County Center for the Arts.

The innovative financial solution for the project includes Redevelopment Agency‐issued sales tax revenue bonds to be repaid by increments of TIF revenue dedicated by the City and the County, as well as approximately $30 million in facility naming rights.

The development team, led by Garfield Traub Swisher, includes Layton Construction Company, the largest general builder in the intermountain west, and a design joint venture between Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and HKS Architects.

The Eccles Theater generated an estimated one‐time construction economic impact of $200 million and over 1,600 construction jobs and will have a projected ongoing annual impact of $9.4 million and 115 permanent jobs.

“The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City was particularly impressed with the developer’s experience [with the Durham Performing Arts Center]. They have a unique track record in managing complex public/private partnerships with diverse stakeholders and interests at the table. I am confident they will serve the residents of Salt Lake City well.”

—Eric Jergensen, Board Chair, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City

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