Our Plan

THE PLAN TO LIGHT UP THE GOSS

The Friends of the Goss Opera House have partnered with engineers, architects, and contractors to develop a plan to restore the Goss. A full roof replacement, HVAC upgrades, as well as the completion of necessary building repairs are planned.

Critical to a successful future for the Goss Opera House is a sustainable operating plan. The Friends of the Goss Opera House intend for all first-year operational expenses to be covered prior to opening. This will enable all efforts to be focused on a successful first-year ramp up.

RENOVATION & REPAIR
$1,365,000
ROOF REPLACEMENT
$855,000
BUILDING PURCHASE
$550,000
HVAC UPGRADES
$785,000
SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
$395,000
TOTAL
$3,950,000
RENOVATION & REPAIR
$1,365,000
ROOF REPLACEMENT
$855,000
BUILDING PURCHASE
$550,000
HVAC UPGRADES
$785,000
SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
$395,000
TOTAL
$3,950,000

GOSS OPERA HOUSE BUILDING

INTERIOR

Mavericks will lease our restaurant space & renovate the space to fit their brand, we’ve created 2 retail spaces, 3 small offices, a dance studio & an office suite for leasing opportunity.  We’re upgrading the bathrooms & repairing the many cracks & buckling in the opera hall plaster, refurbishing the box seats & adding coordinating hospitality rooms, replacing damaged millwork & unsafe railings, bringing the fire safety up to current code, updating flooring, paint, lighting, furniture, window treatments & wall art. We’ve insulated all exterior walls, upgraded the sound, lighting & acoustics in the opera hall. We’re renovating the green room under the stage where the performers relax before going on stage, we’ve established a bride’s room & groom’s room. Many of these upgrades have been partially or in some cases fully donated in-kind, we are so grateful.

Basement: Repair openings in the basement walls, complete tuckpointing of basement walls.

HISTORIC BANK BUILDING 

Remodel the first floor retail space and create a grand opera hall entrance staircase. Renovate the office space on the second floor and finish all in-progress construction. Revitalize the third floor event space, prepare the third floor dance studio, and open the boarded windows.

EXTERIOR 

Window replacement, new double-door grand entrance & extensive roof repair/insulation are completed. Tuckpointing, Dryvit, & Signage will happen in Spring 2020. (are we doing bank building roof or holding off?)

The Friends of the Goss contracted with Hasslen Construction Company, a firm that specializes in historical building restoration, to replace the roof on the Goss Opera House. The project involved removing the existing roof coverings and decking. New support trusses sourced through Cashway Lumber were placed around the opera hall’s existing wood trusses. Enercept panels replaced sagging purlins and decking and provide energy-efficiency to the historic building. A Pro-Tec rubber roof overlay is the top layer of protection in preserving the integrity of the opera house. As part of its mission to restore and sustain the Goss, the FOG has focused efforts on improving the energy efficiency of the historic building. The Goss roof now has 12 inches of insulation with an average insulation value of R-54.

Fortunately, the electric systems have been upgraded and are generally in good shape. However, the HVAC system did not have the capacity and zoning needed to provide adequate and comfortable heating and cooling throughout all of the varied spaces in the building.

The new, state-of-the-art HVAC system has over 40 zones and can be controlled from a smartphone, allowing for real-time adjustments and ensuring comfort for our guests in any corner of the 37,000 square foot building. The new chiller has over three times the capacity of the current system and will stand-up to South Dakota’s bitter cold winters as well as those hot and humid summer days. The project was overseen by FOG board member, Jim Redlinger and the engineering & installation work was completed by Baete-Forseth HVAC.

The Friends of the Goss has a goal to have all first-year operational expenses and marketing and consulting fees covered prior to opening. This allows all efforts to be focused on event management and marketing, critical for a successful first-year ramp up.

The Friends of the Goss has hired Missy Sinner as Executive Director to facilitate the foundation in its mission to preserve and enhance the historic opera house. The Executive Director will have responsibility for fundraising, marketing, and communications with donors, clients, volunteers, and the community. The Executive Director will serve as events manager for the Goss Opera House and will work with interested clients on weddings, meetings, concerts, and other events.

The Goss Opera House Crown Logo

“The Goss is one of the best halls we’ve performed in. The acoustics make performing there surreal for artists, to say the least. You can still hear echoes of music and laughter from thousands of performances. The value to the community is priceless!”

Black Hills performers Dalyce Sellers & Gordy Pratt