In 2017, a detailed spatial plan for the Tallinn Linnahall and the surrounding area was established, which enables the construction of the Linnahall and its surrounding area as a culture and conference centre. Also in 2017, the terms of reference for designing the Linnahall were completed. The process then came to a halt as the need to go through state aid procedures became clear. In April 2018, the Tallinn City Office submitted a preliminary State aid notification to the European Commission to ask whether the State aid rules apply to making investments in the Linnahall from public funds.
The Tallinn Linnahall was designed and built from 1975-1980. The building was completed in time for the 1980 Summer Olympics. The Linnahall was closed in December 2009. In 2016, an examination was performed on the building, which found that the structure is in relatively good condition but the dolomite outer lining is in poor state.
The building area of the Linnahall is 39,422 square metres, the net floor area is 37,221 square metres, and the building has three top-ground and two underground floors.