Curtain goes up on Sandy project

Deseret News, 2 April 2008

Article Summary:

Proscenium details:

  • a 12-acre mixed-use development
  • located just east of I-15 and southwest of the Sandy City Hall
  • cost: $500 million
  • first phase complete by 2011
  • anchored by a 2,400-seat theater for performing arts with traveling Broadway shows as its primary attraction
  • three office towers
  • 800,000 square feet of office space
  • 1.5 million square feet of retail, commercial and residential space
  • an ice rink
  • children's theater
  • performing arts school
  • art walk
  • BTS Investments Inc. purchased the land in early 2007, planning began a few months later
  • Curtis Wolthius is one the three partners in BTS Investments
  • information and architectural drawings were presented to the Sandy City Council and planning commission on Tuesday
  • developers say a Broadway theater will be built faster in Sandy and will be built with private money
  • the proscenium was an innovation in Greek theater to better frame performances