730 Stanyan

San Francisco is building new affordable housing at 730 Stanyan

Street signs marking the corner of Stanyan and Haight

Photo by Adam Engelhart


The City recently purchased the former McDonald’s site at 730 Stanyan Street. MOHCD plans to develop the site into affordable housing.

The development process will take several years. In the meantime, we will create a temporary, interim use for the site.

MOHCD is working with the community to determine what the interim use will be. We will install it after the existing building is demolished.

What’s planned?

  1. Building demolition (in progress) - updated August 2018

    The Department of Public Works (DPW) is evaluating the effects of demolishing the McDonald's. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires this evaluation. This objective process will determine any environmental effects from the demolition.

    If effects are found, MOHCD will write a mitigation plan. The mitigation plan will address how to reduce or eliminate these effects.

  2. Interim use and affordable housing pre-development (3-5 years)
  3. During pre-development (3-5 years), MOHCD will:
    1. Select a developer
    2. Meet with neighbors to design the building and grounds. This includes building height, width, and ground floor uses.
    3. Finalize the affordable housing program for intended residents. The building may become home to:
      • Families
      • Seniors
      • People experiencing homelessness
      • Transitional age youth
      • Middle-income households

The outcome will be a high-quality, permanently affordable housing development. There will be over 100 rental units with a mix of bedroom sizes. The apartments will be affordable to low- and moderate- income households.

What can you do now?

Respond to the 730 Stanyan Interim Use Request for Proposals (RFP) PDF icon730 Stanyan Interim Use RFP for Posting.pdf

  • RFP Information Session took place at 3:00 PM on January 31, 2019 at MOHCD (1 South Van Ness Avenue - 5th Floor Room 5080)
  • Responses are due by February 28, 2019

RFP Questions and Answers

Review the May 2018 community meeting

Have questions and comments?

Email 730Stanyan@sfgov.org.