Notice to Proceed Issued, Construction to Begin Tomorrow! City of Clarksburg Executes Contractual A

Earlier today The City of Clarksburg signed and closed on the Bond Anticipation Notes (BANs) for the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center at Steptoe and Johnson Law Firm. The 3 year, 15.3 million dollar loan was provided by MVB Bank. The placement agent was Piper Jaffray & Co. and their placement agent council Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. The trustee of the funds will be provided by WesBanco Bank. The City was represented by Steptoe and Johnson as Bond Counsel.

At closing, the City also executed the lease with the Clarksburg Development Authority (CDA). This enables the CDA to receive the various state and historical tax credits as well as becoming eligible for New Market Tax Credits. See original story here:

In late afternoon, City officials executed the contractual agreement with construction firm March-Westin Company, Inc as well as provided a Notice To Proceed.

The Robinson Grand opened in 1913 and a century later the City of Clarksburg is preserving a historical building by bringing it back to life.

Renovation and Revitalization Features of The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center:

  • 44,656 total square footage

  • A restored exterior featuring an electronic message board and a striking 25-foot marquee

  • Seating capacity for 950 patrons

  • A new concession area

  • All new stage rigging, curtains, lighting, sound systems and an orchestra lift.

  • A high definition projection screen.

  • Dressing rooms to accommodate headliners and larger productions.

  • State-of-the-art building systems including HVAC, LED lighting, efficient plumbing fixtures and high performance windows.

  • An 1,800 square foot multi-purpose banquet room for special events, receptions and meetings.

  • A circular bar located in the heart of the second floor.

  • Elevators providing easy access to all floors.

  • A new loading dock able to accommodate semi-trailer for large productions.

  • American with Disabilities (ADA) accessible.

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