September 15, 2009
Eminent Domain Suit Semi-Successfully Snatches Hugo Hotel
As a plugged-in reader noted a few days ago, The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency seems to have prevailed in their eminent domain action for the long-vacant Hugo Hotel on 6th Street although at price of $4,600,000 versus the $3,700,000 they had hoped to pay.
∙ The Hugo Hotel Has A Date With A Different Kind Of Bench [SocketSite]
First Published: September 15, 2009 2:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Hmmmm.... I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand that vacant site can now be redeveloped. On the other hand, this locks down the height limits in a neighborhood that could easily support more density.
Defenestration will have to go too and that is a little sad, but it did have a good long run for a piece of installation art.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at September 15, 2009 8:36 AM