New survey seeks input on the next round of design for 730 Stanyan project

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By Camden Avery - Published on September 14, 2020.

Developers of the 100% affordable housing development planned for 730 Stanyan Street last week released a community input survey, asking questions to guide the next phase of design and build on the tentative plans put forward in last month's community meeting.

The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) and Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), who are developing the property jointly, said this round of review was focused on two of the building's ground floor spaces.

The developers' current plan calls for breaking the 12,000 square feet of ground floor space into five units, housing a senior center, daycare, job training site, eatery, and service center for the neighborhood's transitional-age youth (18-24 year olds). These uses are all aimed at serving the same demographics targeted by the planned affordable housing, and will be available for both residents of the building and the immediate neighborhood.

Developers said they are currently working with various city agencies to gather input for the daycare, job training and transition-aged youth service centers.

The survey will help determine the layout of the ground floor, and the shape and offerings of both the senior center and the building's cafe — whether there will be health and fitness amenities, for example, and whether the cafe should provide certain kinds of job training to residents or neighborhood youth.

Frustration about the building's lack of affordable housing designated specifically for seniors was the most common concern voiced in last month's meeting, so the details about what a senior center might be able to offer the neighborhood will likely be key in addressing the needs of local residents.

The survey will be available until about October 10, the developers said in an email. "We plan on taking the above input to establish our schematic design, which we hope to share with the community next month at another community meeting."

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