Quimby Village & Clyde Theatre Revitalization Moves Forward

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Quimby Village & Clyde Theatre Revitalization Moves Forward

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Clyde Theatre renovations and the Quimby Village revitalization is moving forward.

To date, more than $133,000 has been invested in the project to revitalize Quimby Village and renovate the existing Clyde Theatre.  Even Keel Event Productions, LLC acquired the 38,700 sq. ft. theatre facility on May 19, 2012 and states that the revitalization efforts at the Clyde Theatre and conjoining commercial retail spaces are progressing according to plan.

Even Keel organized a volunteer labor organization, called Friends of The Clyde, that includes 113 local neighborhood residents, business owners, musicians and artists who have volunteered for more than 1,770 hours.

To date, $84,590 is the private capitol investment and $56,920 has been invested through federal grants. $3.2 million is the total estimated cost of interior improvements, $150,465 is expected for facade improvements in 2013/2014, then in 2015, $239,450 and $215,000 in 2016.

The following building improvements have been completed in the past 16 months:

  • $ 7,600   re-keying and replacement/securing of all 46 exterior doors
  • $ 3,700   replacement, securing, and/or sealing of 19 broken windows
  • $ 4,200   interior plumbing repairs
  • $ 17,000 roof and drainage repairs
  • $ 6,789   pigeon/bird feces abatement and debris clean up (interior)
  • $ 1,269   pest control (interior and exterior)
  • $ 6,738   liability insurance paid to date
  • $ 1,879   security and surveillance monitoring system
  • $ 25,575 offsite planning

Additional federal grant funding from the EPA’s Brownfields Grant Program:

  • $ 4,920   funds towards completed phase 1 environmental assessment
  • $ 52,000 funds towards completed environmental abatement
  • $ 2,230   private for Phase 1 Environmental Assessment


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