You thought the Civic Auditorium was dead? Not so fast.
The study that looked at the auditorium’s current condition floated an intriguing possibility: Raze the arena and Mancuso Hall but keep the Music Hall as a separate building.
The Music Hall isn’t designed for this. But the hall is still relatively well used – three concerts and a comedy act are on the schedule, and music recitals still book the facility.
So is it possible to raze the rest and keep the Music Hall? Yes, the study says, “through careful planning and demolition.”
OK, so it might be physically possible. But is it fiscally possible? That’s a decision Mayor Jim Suttle and the city will have to make.
What do you think? Is any part of the Civic Auditorium worth paying the money to keep?