Revamp proposal for Alexandria Theater in San Francisco up for key approval
By Mike Billings, Assistant Managing Editor |Published by SFExaminer.com
April 24, 2013
The proposed plan for the former three-screen Alexandria Theater include a single-screen cinema as well as a new 7,000-square-foot restaurant space.
The Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district has been closed for nearly a decade, but a plan that could revitalize the corner where it sits on Geary Boulevard is up for a key city vote today.
The Planning Commission is expected to consider a project that would revamp the theater, add commercial space and build new housing. The theater closed in 2004 after eight decades of operation, but has since fallen into disrepair.
Under the plan, the three-screen theater would be changed to a 221-seat, single-screen venue, according to planning documents. There would be retail on the ground floor of the building, and a new 7,000-square-foot restaurant space on the second floor.
Where there is now a parking lot next to the theater, a mixed-use building would be constructed. That building would have two levels of underground parking, 4,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 37 housing units, including a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom residences.
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