Friday, May 24, 2013

Auditorium district files plat for events center

The 22 acres where the event center will be located is shaded in grey.
We've been getting questions now and then about the status of the Idaho Falls Events Center. The project moved one step closer to breaking ground this week when it submitted a plat to the city of Idaho Falls.

Once the plat is approved, the people behind the project can file site and building plans and begin work on the project, which Idaho Falls voters gave the go ahead to in May 2011. Last winter, when the Idaho Falls Auditorium District named Centennial Management Group to operate the center, CMG President Kevin Bruder said they expected to break ground in May. Obviously that hasn't happened, but when it does the construction is expected to take 18 months.

Plans for the center include a hockey area, shopping area, restaurants, conference center and concert venue. It will be located on 22 acres at Snake River Landing, south of Pancheri Drive, with a road that runs between Pioneer Road and Snake River Parkway serving as the main access.

Partial funding of the project comes from a 5 percent hotel and motel bed tax that voters approved in May 2011.

For more information, visit this link: Idaho Falls Event Center.