HANC Hosts Open Forum On Haight McDonald's Development

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By 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.

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