New Mission Theater Condo Project Heads to the Planning CommissionApr 17 2013 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN MENNINGER ·0
Thursday, January 10, 2013, by Alex Bevk — Back in the December the New Mission Theater project got the unanimous thumbs-up from the Historic Preservation Commission, and tomorrow it’ll head before the Planning Commission to get the rest of its approvals.
The project will turn the long-vacant theater space into a new Alamo Drafthouse, subdividing the main auditorium into five screens with 900 seats and adding a bar. Since the building is a local landmark, the HPC had to give approvals for all the work that would affect the elements listed in the landmark designation. The Planning Commission will now vote on the rest of the project, which includes demo of the neighboring Giant Value department store to build an eight-story, mixed-use building designed by Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning with 114 dwelling units, 89 off-street parking spaces, and ground-floor commercial space. So far the public has submitted a bunch of support letters, and the Planning Department recommends approval.