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1 APWA Project of the Year: Paramount Theater Restoration Sandy Pumphrey, PE, CFM Project Engineer II – Flood Mitigation

2 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

3 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

4 History Built in 1928 as the Capitol Theater Became Paramount in 1929 Gifted to CR in 1975 Renovation in 1979 Renovation and addition in 2003

5 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

6 2008 Flood 11/13/12

7 2008 Flood

8 11/13/12

9 2008 Flood

10 11/13/12

11 2008 Flood River at 31.12’ Previous high 20’ Normal level 5’ – 10’ Surpassed 500-year FIRM boundary in some areas. 310 City Owned Buildings Damaged City Hall 10 sq miles affected 561 blocks affected 7749 properties evacuated $16m in damage to the Paramount Theater 11/13/12

12 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

13 Limiting the Damage Fighting mold and progressive water damage Air stabilization 11/13/12

14 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

15 Where to start Community dialogue –For –Against Many Questions –Funding? –Flood Protection? –Historic Fabric? –Enhancements? 11/13/12

16 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

17 Setting the Vision Stakeholder Group Design Team Vision Setting Sessions -Interviews -Historical Research Then the funding question 10/23/12

18 Setting the Vision Projects Objectives: Improve patron experience Improve seating comfort and accessibility Improve sound quality Enhance stage functions for all users Increase orchestra pit capacity Restore historic Wurlitzer Organ Restore to SHPO standards Relocate dressing rooms/HVAC to upper levels Restore historic lighting, but with new technology 10/23/12

19 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

20 Funding FEMA Repair FEMA Hazard Mitigation FEMA Code Compliance I-Jobs State Historic Tax Credits Federal Historic Tax Credits 10/23/12

21 Funding 10/23/12

22 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

23 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

24 Environmental Remediation Mold Lead Paint Asbestos

25 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

26 Repairs to Damaged Elements 11/13/12

27 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

28 Hazard Mitigation 11/13/12

29 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

30 Historical Restoration

31 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

32 Improvements Stage Expansion Backstage Access Orchestra Pit Expansion Seating – width and legroom Audio Visual Acoustic Enhancements Electrical HVAC Concessions Area Connection to Orchestra Iowa’s adjacent space Backstage Amenities

33 Improvements

34 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

35 Other Elements Wurlitzer Organ Marquee Sign Tuckpointing 11/13/12

36 Today’s Presentation History of the Theater 2008 Flood Limiting the Damage Where to start Setting the Vision Funding The Project –Environmental Remediation –Repair –Hazard Mitigation –Historical Restoration –Improvements –Other Elements Lessons Learned

37 Stakeholder Group Set scope first, then secure funding Explore Historic Tax Credits Be creative with other funding sources Get Community Buy-In Mitigate against future disasters DREAM BIG! 10/23/12

38 THANK YOU. Sandy Pumphrey


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