Two bids for old theatre building in Chilliwack

Ideas have started to percolate about what to do with the Paramount Theatre building in downtown Chilliwack.

Ideas have started to percolate about what to do with the Paramount Theatre building in downtown Chilliwack.

Two bids from interested parties made the closing deadline set by City of Chilliwack last week to redevelop the site on Yale Road east of Five Corners.

One of the responses to the request for proposals came from Revolution Church, and the other from Protocol Developments with an entertainment proposal, according to city staff.

Analysis of the RFP bids has not been completed yet, and staff will be checking to see if they have the financial resources and skills to undertake the renovations or redevelopment work needed.

Proponents have to be prepared to bring the existing building up to electrical and fire code standards, and to enter into a lease agreement with the city to rent the building.

No funds are available from city coffers to upgrade, renovate or bring the building up to occupancy standards.

Dozens of contractors, subcontractors and other interested parties viewed the city documents associated with the Paramount bid.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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