Demolition is well underway at the big, pink concrete McDonald's that graced the corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate avenues for 37 years.
As we've previously reported, the site is currently being used as staging for Walsh Construction Company, which is contracted to work on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) portion of the Van Ness Improvement Project. Demolishing the building will make way for more construction equipment, trucks, and portable toilets.
The site is working its way through the Planning process, with the goal of eventually housing a 130-foot-tall building with 152 residential units, 5,900 square feet of retail space and up to 110 below-ground parking spots.
Golden Gate Van Ness LLC, the property's owner, expects to gain approval for the project sometime this year, spokeswoman Tenny Tsai told Hoodline last month.
In an "In Their Words" piece last month, writer Shaquina Blake reflected on her childhood memories of the Van Ness McDonald's, which she says "reflected the eclecticism of the city" in the '80s and '90s. You can find that piece here.
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