Architect Noberto Nardi and developer Agustin Maxemi proposed to erect neighboring eight- and nine-story buildings to house a collective 238,162 square feet of office space, 11,840 square feet for restaurants and 8,610 of retail square footage.
The current 6 acres of property is home to businesses such as Day and Night grill, Diablo’s Taqueria, the Caribbean Gardens bar, and more, across the Bayshore Highway from the Hyatt Regency hotel. All buildings on the site would be demolished to make way for the new facility.
We're finally talking about a building that even I do not consider preservation-worthy! :-)
But the density implied by "The applicant proposed to offer 948 parking spaces spread throughout the heart of the buildings" raises the ever-present question of where the water will come from.......apparently nobody cares. Here's the old cinema as it looks today.