Tyler City Council recently approved initial plans for an arts and innovation center in downtown. The S.A. Lindsey Building was gifted to the City of Tyler in 2010 by the R.W. Fair Foundation and the Fair Estate, and will see the first four floors renovated into an arts and innovation center.

Located at 123 S. Broadway, the 50,000 square feet building has eight floors and is currently empty. Butler Architectural Group have drawn up cost estimates, renderings and a phasing plan to illuminate the path forward.

“We are anticipating that the primary funding source for the arts and innovation center will be from private donors,” Mayor Bass said in a recent Press Release. “The arts are very important to the City of Tyler citizens and they prove that time and time again through their contributions to such worthy causes as Liberty Hall, Gallery Main Street and now the Arts and Innovation Center.”