Miramar Theatre in danger
SAN CLEMENTE, CA — Since a newspaper article recently advised people to email the city of San Clemente their views about the Miramar Theater, apparently a couple dozen emails have come into City Hall in favor of demolishing the theater!
This is obviously a well-orchestrated campaign to barrage City Hall with one developer’s plans to raze the theater building.
WE MUST FIGHT BACK NOW!!
Regardless of where you are or what you’re doing…please drop everything right now and email Jim Pechous (he is aware of this and is expecting the e-mails) your thoughts about saving the Miramar Theatre building.
The Historical Society is in favor of the theater building’s adaptive reuse. There are many feasible ways to adaptively reuse the building — such as an entertainment venue, retail, offices, restaurant, surfing museum, dance academy, performing arts center, etc.
Parking is not an issue as historical structures are exempt from parking requirements. Structurally, the theater is a reinforced concrete bunker and is not unsafe by any means. It looks bad cosmetically right now, but only because the current owner is practicing eyesore/demolition by neglect.
The Miramar Theatre should not be demolished, and it’s against state law to demolish a historical building if there are feasible alternatives to demolition.
Stand up and let your voices be heard. It takes a lifetime to build history and only a moment to destroy it!
Compose your short email right now to save the Miramar Theatre and email it today to Jim Pechous at:
Your Subject Line should be something like: Save the Miramar
Miramar Committe Chair
San Clemente Historical Society