As we first reported last year, plans to raze the two-story building on the northeast corner of Sixth and Mission, a building which currently houses The Balmoral South (a 29-room residential hotel, a.k.a. SRO), a sex shop (Soma Secrets), and a couple of restaurants (Spicy Garden, Supremo Pizza and Jenny’s), are in the works.
And as proposed, a new eight-story hotel will rise up to 85 feet in height on the 93 Sixth Street site and be rebranded 996 Mission Street, with new retail spaces fronting Mission and Sixth.
But as we also reported at the time, the proposed plans for the 105-room hotel didn’t include any replacement residential hotel rooms and the development team’s proposal for meeting the City’s conservation of residential hotel rooms requirement was fundamentally flawed.
A revised plan for the project has since been received and reviewed by Planning. And as a plugged-in reader revealed last year, the revised plans for the 85-foot building now include 30 Residential Hotel rooms on the second and third floors, 75 Tourist rooms on the top five floors. The proposed ground floor commercial spaces remain.
As a related aside, as of January 7, 22 of the Balmoral South’s 29 residential hotel rooms were being kept vacant.