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With a plan in place to mitigate the loss of the Hugo Hotel at 200 6th Street, deemed to be a contributing resource for the newly defined “6th Street Lodginghouse Historic District” and canvas from which Defenestration’s flying furniture has hung for years, this afternoon San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to clear the way for the hotel to be razed and for Mercy Housing to move forward with their plans to build a nine-story residential building with 67 affordable housing units on the corner of 6th and Howard Streets.

200 6th Street Rendering (www.SocketSite.com)

The burned-out Hugo Hotel was acquired by San Francisco’s Redevelopment Agency by way of eminent domain for $4.6 million back in 2009. The owners of the building, which has been sitting vacant for nearly two decades, had been holding out for $7,000,000.

Defenestration
Mercy Me: Hugo Hotel Is Historically Significant, The Plan To Mitigate [SocketSite]
South of Market Resource Survey Says…Five New Historic Districts [SocketSite]
Hugo Hotel’s Flying Furniture Update, No Word On The Graffiti [SocketSite]
Redeveloping Sixth Street: Corner Of Sixth And Howard As Envisioned [SocketSite]
The Hugo Hotel Has A Date With A Different Kind Of Bench [SocketSite]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by BD

    I hope the local residents were given plenty of voice in this debate. This will be a terrible loss for the neighborhood, SF and the country as a whole. I’m really disappointed in Our Great Leaders. Let’s flash mob and trash a Muni bus.

  2. Posted by anon

    I’m betting that $4.6 million figure from 2009 is pretty low by today’s standards. The ED figure should have a market adjustment factor.

  3. Posted by Pffft

    What is the definition of “affordable housing?”
    [Editor’s Note: As proposed, this project will be made available to those making 30 to 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). This year, an individual would have to make between $21,650 and $36,050 to qualify. A full-time employee at minimum wage would earn just over $21,000.]

  4. Posted by wc1

    “This year, an individual would have to make between $21,650 and $36,050 to qualify. A full-time employee at minimum wage would earn just over $21,000.”
    Shouldn’t the bottom always be 40 hrs/wk at minimum wage? Or am I misunderstanding something?

  5. Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

    I guess this will bring new residents to the neighborhood then. The pushers on 6th St make more than $36,050.

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