HANC Hosts Open Forum On Haight McDonald's Development

HANC Hosts Open Forum On Haight McDonald's DevelopmentPhoto: Google Maps
Camden Avery
Published on October 10, 2017

This month's Haight Asbhury Neighborhood Council meeting will focus on the future of 730 Stanyan St., the McDonald's restaurant that's slated to become city-owned affordable housing.

Though terms of the deal and the precise future of the site are a long way from being finalized, HANC's meeting is designed to be an open forum for neighbors to begin forming a set of design guidelines to present to the city.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Can the site be put to use between the purchase and the start of construction, perhaps as a navigation center?
  • Can a portion of the housing be reserved for neighborhood residents who need a break on their housing costs?
  • Can the income levels to qualify for affordable housing be based on neighborhood income instead of area income?
  • Can there be space included for the Homeless Youth Alliance?
  • Can there be a substantial number of family units (2 bedrooms or more)?
  • Will this be a rental project or units for sale?
  • If for sale, how can homeowners' dues be limited so that the units don't become unaffordable?
  • Can the project include supportive services, and if so, what will they be?

At next month's HANC meeting, attendees will present a summary of neighborhood findings and feedback to city representatives.