A 70-year-old sign atop the former Hotel Churchill in downtown San Diego will be removed Tuesday, part of a renovation project that is converting the building at Ninth Avenue and C Street into an affordable housing complex.
The $20.5 million renovation project, which began in May, is designed to create 56 affordable units for homeless veterans, eight for youth aging out of foster care and eight for adults in need of supportive care, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.
The commission considers the project to be a linchpin of its three-year strategy to reduce the number of homeless in San Diego.
According to the commission, the 32-foot by 10-foot sign will be lowered and taken in for its own repair work. A new frame will be built around the sign, which will be repainted. New wiring and neon lights will be installed.
The sign will be hoisted back into place when the conversion work for the building is just about finished, commission officials said.
—City News Service
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