The Peninsula Arts Guild (PAG) is proposing to renovate the existing Guild Theatre cinema facility into a live entertainment venue. Through the construction and addition of a finished basement and a new second floor, the building floor area would increase from 4,172 square feet to approximately 10,854 square feet. The project requires amendments to the El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan and consideration under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The City Council held a study session on the proposal on February 13, 2018. At this meeting, councilmembers generally expressed support for the concept. Recommendations for approval have also been made by the Housing Commission and Planning Commission, and the City Council reviewed and approved the proposal at the meeting of May 22, 2018