CAPITAL
PROJECT

This transformational project for the Canton Palace Theatre and our entire downtown will help ensure our longevity for the next 100 years. With this project, we can continue to provide our local, regional, and national patrons with diverse entertainment options in an expanded footprint allowing for the best customer experience.

CAMPAIGN
RENDERINGS

MOTTER & MEADOWS ARCHITECTS

MAIN LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
Existing: 14,636 sq. ft. | Addition: 12,406 sq. ft.
Combined: 27,042 sq. ft.

LOWER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
Existing: 6,990 sq. ft. | Addition: 11,010 sq. ft.
Combined: 18,000 sq. ft.

LOWER BALCONY FLOOR PLAN
Existing: 7,658 sq. ft. | Addition: 1,060 sq. ft.
Combined: 8,718 sq. ft.

UPPER BALCONY FLOOR PLAN
Existing: 3,889 sq. ft. | Addition: 0 sq. ft.
Combined: 3,889 sq. ft.

White areas are the existing footprint. Color are new and expanded areas. 

IMPROVEMENT
SUMMARY

As of April 2023

CurrentExpansionFuture
1,488Seats1,500+
2,401Lobby Square Footage5,312
2Dedicated Concessions / Bars5
4Handicap Accessible Seating16+
1ADA Compliant Restrooms4
10Men’s Restroom Capacity15
9Women’s Restroom Capacity13
43′ 0″Mainstage Depth66′ 0″
26,806Building Square Footage52,099
13Dressing Rooms17

All New: 2 Elevators, 1 Catering Kitchen, 2 Green Rooms, 19 Parking Spaces, 2 Loading Docks, 1 Outdoor Event Space, 3 Entry Points

Why NOW is the right time for the

CAPITAL
PROJECT

STEWARDSHIP

The Canton Palace Theatre has been a good steward of all funds received in support of previous capital projects

PROVEN

The Canton Palace Theatre is a proven community asset

TRANSFORMATIVE

This is a transformative project for our downtown and our region

ADA ACCESSIBILITY

Did you know that 30% of Stark County residents have some type of physical disability? Currently the Canton Palace Theatre can only accommodate 4 residents in wheelchairs, there is only 1 ADA compliant restroom, and only the main floor is accessible to those with walkers.

After the expansion, we’ll have over 16 spaces for wheelchairs, 4 ADA compliant restrooms and the whole building will be accessible to those with walkers.

WHY

Support this project?

FIRST STEPS

Purchased two properties and the adjoining alley

133 – 209 6th St. NW

WORKING
BUDGET

As of April 2023

 

Abatement, Demolition and BackfillLump Sum$448,000
Service / Utility UpgradesLump Sum$225,000
Sitework & Loading DockLump Sum$1,515,500
Outdoor Event Area1,150 SF @ $260 / SF$300,000
Expansion of Stage3,600 SF @ $480 / SF$1,728,000
Receiving/ Back of House3,170 SF @ $250 / SF$792,500
Event Space2,900 SF @ $370 / SF$1,073,000
Connector3,720 SF @ $320 / SF$1,190,400
Administrative Areas2,900 SF @ $310 / SF$899,000
Dressing Rooms/ Green Rooms5,480 SF @ $310 / SF$1,698,800
Lower Level Storage4,420 SF @ $240 / SF$1,060,800
Interior RenovationsLump Sum$200,000
Stage EquipmentLump Sum$600,000
General Conditions & Supervision $630,000
 Sub-Total$12,361,000
 Bond & Contingencies$1,112,500
 Sub-Total – Construction$13,473,500
   
Property Acquisition, Professional Fees, Consultant Fees $2,860,000
 Sub-Total$2,860,000
   
 TOTAL $16,333,500

Projected

FUNDING SOURCES

As of Jan. 2024

Stark County Capital Campaigns Committee

$6,200,000

Federal

$2,000,000

State of Ohio

$3,000,000

Local Governments

$1,000,000

Palace contribution – immediate

$300,000

Palace contribution – events

$400,000

National Foundations/fundraising

$933,500

Local fundraising over 4 years

$2,500,000

 

$16,333,500

ECONOMIC IMPACT

An investment in the Canton Palace Theatre is
an investment in our whole community

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • Approached by RMK Rentals on their desire to sell their properties

    Nov. 2021
  • Spoke to current renters on their ideal facility needs to facilitate more events at the Canton Palace Theatre

    Dec. 2021
  • Conducted two building appraisals (Mar. 2022 & Dec. 2022) and an asbestos inspection (Apr. 2022) of the property we need to purchase.

    2022
  • Hired McKinley Strategies to advocate for project on the state and federal level

    Mar. 2022
  • Applied and received $500,000 from the FY23 State of Ohio Capital Budget

    May 2022

    Will ask for additional funding from the FY25 and FY27 State of Ohio Capital Budget

  • Hired Stages Consultants, an industry leading theater construction, renovation, and audio-visual consulting group.

    Jan. 2023
  • Applied for a FY24 $2.3 million Congressional Appropriation for ADA components of the project.

    Mar. 2023
  • Received letters of support from local government and community leaders

    Mar. 2023
  • Stark County Capital Campaigns Committee Presentation

    Apr. 2023
  • Close on Property

    Oct. 2023
  • Begin Public Fundraising Campaign

    Oct. 2023
  • Begin Construction

    Sep. 2024
  • Unveil Expanded Canton Palace Theatre

    Nov. 2026-Nov. 2027

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support of the Canton Palace Theatre and this project.

For more information contact us directly:

CHIP CONDE

100th Anniversary Project
Committee Member

Community Supporter
330.451.9374
aconde@neo.rr.com

JOE HALTER

100th Anniversary Project Fundraising Co-Chairman

Founder & Chairman,
Solmet Group

330.224.5863
joeh@solmet.net

MATT HALTER

100th Anniversary Project Fundraising Co-Chairman

President,
Solmet Group

330.904.8037
matth@solmet.net

TODD HERBERGHS

100th Anniversary Project Committee Chairman

Executive Director,
Downtown Canton Partnership

202.486.5879 therberghs@cantonsid.org

GEORGIA PAXOS

Executive Director,
Canton Palace Theatre

330.454.8172 x305 office
330.933.7596 cell
georgia@cantonpalacetheatre.org

CHIP CONDE

100th Anniversary Project
Committee Member

Community Supporter
330.451.9374
aconde@neo.rr.com

JOE HALTER

100th Anniversary Project Fundraising Co-Chairman

Founder & Chairman,
Solmet Group

330.224.5863
joeh@solmet.net

MATT HALTER

100th Anniversary Project Fundraising Co-Chairman

President,
Solmet Group

330.904.8037
matth@solmet.net

TODD HERBERGHS

100th Anniversary Project Committee Chairman

Executive Director,
Downtown Canton Partnership

202.486.5879 therberghs@cantonsid.org

GEORGIA PAXOS

Executive Director,
Canton Palace Theatre

330.454.8172 x305 office
330.933.7596 cell
georgia@cantonpalacetheatre.org

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