Alexandria Theater could be converted to housing and retail
Plans to convert the long-vacant Alexandria Theater at 18th Avenue and Geary Boulevard to a mix of housing and retail uses could finally come up for approval before the Planning Commission early next year.
The project could come before the Planning Commission as soon as January, but only if the owner, Alexandria Enterprises LLC, gets its plans submitted by December, planning officials told SF Public Press.
The empty theater, which shut down in 2004, has drawn complaints from residents who say it has attracted graffiti and homeless people to a busy and highly visible corner. The owners have reportedly taken steps to clean things up, with a fence around the entrance and weekly cleanup efforts.
Current plans call for retail on the ground floor, a restaurant on the second floor and possibly a small, 200-seat theater. In addition, the company hopes to build 37 housing units and possibly more retail in the old parking lot behind the theater, with two floors of underground parking.