Mountain View Event Center

Pocatello, ID  |  Client: Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District

Mountain View Event Center

Pocatello, ID

Client: Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District

Case Study

Situation

The PCAD collects a two-percent hotel tax that funds its operations and development opportunities, and it identified a potential need for a new multipurpose venue in the market that could attract events that existing venues could not accommodate. In response to the PCAD’s request for a market and needs analysis, David led a team that included local and national architecture expertise to evaluate the District’s opportunities and identify a feasible development plan.

Results

Market analyses considered the inventory of existing local facilities and their events, the needs of various events, and the competitive statewide and regional landscape for facilities and events. David completed comprehensive interviews with and surveys of various stakeholders, including state associations and local businesses.

 

The market analysis led to facility recommendations and forecasts of expected facility demand and operations, as well as an analysis of potential funding sources and amounts. Multiple scenarios were considered based on costs and the projected availability of hotel-tax revenues. Recommendations focused on the development of a multipurpose facility with approximately 40,000 square feet of event space that could accommodate sports, entertainment, flat-floor, business, and social functions.

 

Based on the results of the study, the Mountain View Event Center opened in 2018 in Pocatello.