LOMPOC, Calif. - The Lompoc city council will discuss recommendations regarding the Lompoc Theater's roof, marquee, and bringing the building up to code.
There is a lot of work to be done on the theater to make sure no more water comes through the leaky roof. Not only that, city council will be talking about a way to fix the marquee which is said to be a hazard to anyone walking under it.
Assistant Public Works Director Michael Luther says, "The goal of the council was to determine what it would take to preserve the building in it's current state."
The city had a structural engineering firm take a look at the building a few months ago. The firm gave out recommendations based on what it found.
"To open the building back up as a theater you would have to bring it back up to code, which would require the structural upgrades," says Luther.
The 3 options to preserve the theater all ensure that the buildings leaky roof will be fixed.
Option number one suggests patching up the roof, but that might be a temporary solution. It would cost $70,000.
The second option suggests re-roofing the building. That would cost close to $500,000
The third suggests fixing the entire building structure and re-roofing. That last option would cost around $1.5 million.
But the most pressing issue is the marquee in front of the theater. The engineering firm said in it's report that it's a safety hazard and should be taken down immediately.
"Based on what he could see visually from the outside, he is recommending it be removed," says Luther.
Removal of the marquee could cost the city $11,000.
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