Logan Historic Theatre District

  • 2018 Dean’s Prize, 1st Place

For this combined junior/sophomore competition, I led a team in redeveloping two blocks of the Historic Theatre District in Logan, Utah. The site features three renovated entertainment venues downtown near longstanding commercial and residential areas, as well as a high school and recreation center. It’s also home to the remains of an old mill, which is the oldest man-made structure in the city

The programming called for a new city library along with increased residential, commercial and green space.

We retained and enhanced the mid-block walkway that extends from the site to City Hall. At one end, we added a theater-inspired outdoor amphitheater and plaza with dining and retail to encourage theater-goers to spend more time downtown, day and night. Other added features include:

  • service and delivery access lane for existing businesses
  • added bus stops
  • a food truck plaza near offices and the high school with a permanent picnic area
  • trails and green space around the historic mill site that also connects to the existing city wide trail system and recreation center
  • two-story parking garage with an exterior reflecting a former historic building on the site and multi-level access to new retail spaces on Main Street
  • a new library overlooking the green space on one side with Main Street access through a cafe on the other side
Theater-inspired plaza with added shopping to extend the downtown experience. Image: Maddy Grant & Matt Snow
Section elevation of the parking structure. Image: Braden Miskin
Master plan illustrated by Maddy Grant.