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With a special Planning Commission hearing scheduled for Thursday, at which approvals for CPMC’s Long Range Development Plans, including a new Cathedral Hill Hospital, are expected to be approved following the “extraction” of $115 million in affordable housing, transit and streetscape concessions from California Pacific, as a plugged-in tipster reports, CPMC has officially applied for the permit to demolish the Cathedral Hill Hotel.

12 thoughts on “Cathedral Hill Hotel Demolition Paperwork Filed, Poised To Fall”
  1. So reading between the lines, I guess they’re hinting they’ve finally got this thing locked down and the vote is just a formality?

  2. Ostensibly in Mexico you hire a middleman to take care of “issues” with government, in SF the Supes unabashadely shake you down in public.
    Nope, this isn’t a bribe, this is social justice; notice the difference?

  3. marko1332, one of many differences is that in the U.S., the public at large benefits, not just private corrupt actors. No one at any level is saying that the Mayor is pocketing $115 million. Also, if San Franciscans are as exercised about this as the socketsite editor is, they can vote the Mayor out of office at the next election.

  4. So, does this mean we get a cool explosion and demolition or will this be a six year piece by piece tear down?

  5. Eldergay here: As a kid, I always remember staying here, The Jack Tar, with my parents, Sunday brunch at the top of the Mark or Fairmont and then a day in GG Park, walking Polk for the dinner time search. A whole week of SF fun, twice or three times a year. I guess it is better used as a hospital but I do miss my SF and shall never forget its magic.

  6. Alas, no dramatic explosion. Due to the high density of the area, they will first gut the inside, and then will pull it down one floor at a time, pulling the walls inward.
    Still should be fun to watch, though.
    It will also be interesting to see how they build the tunnel underneath Van Ness.

  7. yeah, us hippies would sneak in and use the pool. really cool circular pool in the courtyard on the 3rd flr, open to the hotel guests and businesses in the Jack Tar Hotel. We used the business elevator, changed in a hallway restroom and got our tan on.

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