"We will revive a part of town that used to be famous for its live performances with live performances of the 21st century. In addition, through our innovative co-working spaces on the upper levels, we have the small, but important, goal of reinventing capitalism so that it works for all residents of Planet Earth, not just the upper management of large corporations."
As you can see, this is not just another redevelopment project, but something conceived as a downright noble cause. There's something very cool and heartening about such idealism and commitment. Considering that the arts groups involved are part of the DIY, decidedly low-budget movement in town, there's something very brave about all of this, too.