House approves floor sashing as renovation moves forward
By MICHAEL BUCKSTEINAssociated PressStaff writerNew floor sash rental floors will soon be installed on floors of a San Francisco apartment complex, making the renovation of an older floor possible.
The project will involve removing about 15,000 square feet of the flooring on a block in the San Francisco neighborhood of Fisherman’s Wharf that is home to a hotel.
The renovation, which will include carpeting, light fixtures and other finishes, will be completed in late 2019, said Jessica Vigna, who is leading the project as the project manager for the nonprofit organization, Community Living San Francisco.
It’s not the first time a floor sacking has been used in San Francisco, which has the second-highest percentage of renters in the country, at about 10 percent.
But it is the first floor siding renovation project, Vignab said.
It was approved on Tuesday by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.
The effort will be financed by Community Living, which is run by San Francisco-based developer James and Linda Meehan, who own Fisherman Street Properties.
The family is a philanthropist and real estate developer, with a portfolio of buildings and offices across the Bay Area.
The Fisherman family has been a tenant of the Fisherman Hotel, which opened in 1966 and has been home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
The hotel closed in October 2019, leaving behind a vast area of crumbling brick and mortar.
It has been the subject of much criticism from residents and city officials who contend it was an expensive project that has caused damage to buildings, including the city-owned San Francisco Maritime Museum and the city hall.
The city plans to make improvements to the historic buildings and open them up to tourists.
Vigna said the city will pay for the repairs and that the building owners will be reimbursed for the costs.
The $100,000 project will be funded through a grant from the city and a private foundation that has partnered with the Meehans, she said.