Plaza Granada Breaks Ground
By edhat staff
City officials broke ground last week for a new pedestrian pathway behind the Granada Theatre.
The 10,000 square-foot area is located behind the theatre at 1214 State Street and next to the parking garage on Victoria and Anacapa Streets.
Plaza Granada is described to be a "landscaped, well-lit space providing safe access to patrons, a limited number of parking spaces, and improved parking and drop-off facility for the backstage of the theater" replacing the current "crowded, unattractive area where cars, buses, and trucks share space with a constant flow of pedestrians," according to the Granada Theatre.
The new space will feature improved lighting and landscaping, trash and recycling enclosures, and an 8x150 foot mural by Santa Barbara muralists Tracy Lee Stum and Sayak Mitra.
The $2 million project will be paid through fundraising and is expected to be completed by June.
A rendering of the plaza will include parking spaces and drop-off facility for the backstage of the theater. (Photo: The Cearnal Collective)