Sandy City began adverting a job opening Tuesday for an operator of a planned Broadway Roadhouse Theater to be built near City Hall.

The advertisement coincides with a public meeting during which City Council members will discuss the theater in light of a feasibility study conducted for the theater. The study was performed by Webb Management Services, Inc.

The Broadway-style theater is planned as part of a redevelopment project at about 10100 South and 250 West. In addition to the theater, the project will include 850,000 square feet of office space, 600 high-rise condominiums and 300,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, according to documents made public in the job announcement.

The theater could seat 2,500 to 2,800, according to the announcement. The theater is expected to be a profit-making enterprise not subsidized by taxpayers.

The city first considered supporting a theater when it was approached by Utah County developer Scott McQuarrie, said Sandy City Assistant Manager Scott Bond. The city plans to hire an operator for the theater and will allow it to retain some of the property tax money it generates, but otherwise does not plan to subsidize it, Bond said.

The city is interested in getting an operator on board as soon as possible to help with pre-opening budgeting and plans for activities. The operator will be responsible for booking shows and theater advertisement, among other things.

Interested persons have been asked to submit 10-year budget proposals to the city based on a planned opening in 2011. Sandy plans to hire an operator by July 2008.

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