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) 

    In preparation for this work, the contractor began staging equipment at the site on September 9, 2019. Demolition of the site will begin on September 20, 2019. The site will be closed to the public from September 20 to November 22, 2019 to allow for environmental remediation inside the existing structure, demolition of the structure, and repaving after the structure is removed.

  2. Interim use and affordable housing pre-development (3-5 years)

    In the fall of 2019, after demolition is complete and we have a better sense of the development timeline, we will advise neighbors and stakeholders of next steps for the site.

  3. During pre-development (3-5 years), MOHCD will:
    1. Select a developer. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued on September 10, 2019.
    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.

The outcome will be a high-quality, permanently affordable housing development. There will be over 120 rental units with a mix of bedroom sizes. The apartments will be affordable to low- and moderate- income households.

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 were due by February 28, 2019.
  • The City selection process has concluded. MOHCD expresses its thanks to all community members who participated in this process, especially those who submitted proposals for an interim use at 730 Stanyan. Given the possibility of new funding opportunities that could accelerate the construction of affordable housing at the site, as well as the extent of the impact on the neighborhood from the Public Works improvement process currently underway (which has created an urgent need for parking), MOHCD has exercised its right to pause the interim use process.  
  • We will provide additional updates as these conditions change. Thanks again to all who have expressed interest in the site!

RFP Questions and Answers

Review the May 2018 community meeting

Have questions and comments?

Email 730Stanyan@sfgov.org.