The plans for bringing down the dome get an initial review from a Pleasant Hill city commission Thursday.
The Architectural Review Commission reviews a proposal by SyWest Development to demolish the existing CineArts theater building and then build a 73,176-square-foot two-story retail building and renovate the existing 21,788-square-foot, single-story building. A Dick's Sporting Goods is targeted for that end of the Crossroads at Pleasant Hill Shopping Center, Monument Boulevard.
The Architectural Review Commission meets at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Large Community Room at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. The agenda is attached to this file.
Many longtime residents object to the idea of puncturing the dome where they enjoyed many art-house films. When Patch ran a December poll about the proposed redevelopment, the results went like this:
- 25 people said the movie dome should be remodeled.
- 6 said leave it the way it is.
- 4 said "yes, we need something new in that location."
There's a Facebook site titled "Save Independent Film and the CineArts Dome in Pleasant Hill."