Details plans have been published alongside final approval for a new theater at 1800 24th Street in Poverty Ridge, Sacramento. The project, at the corner of 24th and R Street, will replace a warehouse with a two-story venue in the affluent neighborhood. SKK Developments is the project owner.
The 45-foot tall structure will yield around 42,700 square feet across two levels, covering most of the 0.59-acre site. The first floor will include a lobby, theater house, bicycle storage, restrooms, and staff area. The second level will include the theater stage, concessions, catering space and kitchen, and dressing rooms. Demolition will be required for the existing 25,370 square-foot industrial warehouse.
CAW Architects and Ellis Architects are collaborating on the design. Facade materials include rust-colored corrugated metal siding, a curtain-wall glass system, and stucco. BKF is the civil engineer, and Atlas Lab is the landscape architect.
The metal-clad building will rise from the ground to a 35-foot parapet. Set back away from pedestrian view will be the additional auditorium roof, a hallmark architectural necessity for theaters, affording room for lighting, curtains, and larger set pieces.
The cultural venue will benefit from its immediate proximity to the 23rd Street light rail station, serviced by the Gold line. Poverty Ridge sits on the only hill in Sacramento. The origin of the name, formerly known as Poverty Hill, as that the property was where poor residents of Sacramento would evacuate to during floods. Now, the neighborhood has some of the most opulent historic homes in the city.
An estimated timeline for construction and completion has not yet been established.