After a fitful decade of starts and stops, the plan to restore the almost-century-old New Mission Theater and build a modern condominium project next door is a vote away from reality.
The City Planning Commission will be asked Thursday to approve the project on Mission Street between 21st and 22nd streets, clearing the way for construction to begin as early as this spring.
That final OK can’t come soon enough for the two developers.
“We’ve spent the better part of two years doing local outreach to community groups and leaders,” said Victor Marquez, legal counsel to both Oyster Development and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. “Both project sponsors are committed to doing what’s right for the community.”
For the New Mission, built in 1916 by the Reid Brothers architects and remodeled by famed local architect Timothy Pflueger in 1932, Thursday’s vote could move it from the shadow of the wrecking ball that’s threatened the theater since it was closed in 1993.
Thanks to THS member Terry Monohan for sending us this story.