A new plaza, lobby updates and more are planned for the next phase of renovations to Mauldin’s Cultural Center.
The city of Mauldin announced that phase two of the Mauldin Cultural Center renovations will begin in early 2021 and is expected to cost approximately $600,000. City staff is currently applying for additional grant funding.
The second phase of renovations will focus on establishing the main lobby area by updating the old elementary kitchen area. This phase will also include: building a new, handicapped-accessible plaza; knocking out the main front wall to create new sliding door access to lobby and plaza; adding a ticket booth; and more.
The Mauldin Cultural Center’s Phase One renovation occurred in 2019 and focused on renovating the building’s auditorium. Costing less than $665,000, the project included electrical upgrades, reuse of the original wood flooring and a renovated and expanded stage. It also included new audio-visual theater lighting, telescoping and floor seating, a handicap accessibility lift to the stage, fire suppression through the entire cultural center, columns along the walls, curtains and side batons.