Victory for Pigeon Palace Tenants in Court Auction

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The Community Land Trust's Richard Hurlburt and Director Tracy Parent present the down payment check for the Pigeon Palace with Carin McKay. Photo courtesy of Mission Local

By Laura Wenus, Mission Local

Residents of the so-called Pigeon Palace, who have been resisting its sale for fear of a massive rent increase or eviction and out of respect for what they say are the wishes of its owner, scored a huge victory this week when the Community Land Trust won the $3.28 million auction for the property in probate court.

Judge Peter Busch, presiding over the proceeding on the multi-unit, three-story building at 2840-2848 Folsom St., called the case “probably the most spirited I have seen.” 

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