New Food Hall Coming to Haight’s Old McDonald’s Site
Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that San Fransisco’s former McDonald’s in the Haight, located at 730 Stanyan, will become an 8-story mixed-use building with affordable housing and also a new food hall. The site has sat vacant and has been used for temporary activities intended to serve the community.
The proposed mini food hall intends to operate four kiosks to “fulfill the Project’s mission in providing a vibrant community-serving space that will offer public benefits in economic and workforce development opportunities while providing delicious and approachable food options to the surrounding communities.” The project sounds similar to La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in the Tenderloin but smaller.
The 730 Stanyan team is seeking proposals, preferably from 501c3 nonprofit corporations, for a Commercial Master Tenant to build, manage and operate an active, community-serving space-a mini food hall that will provide retail and commercial kitchen opportunities for low-income, BIPOCand immigrants to startup food businesses and provide workforce development opportunities.
The current design for the building features 160 rental units with a mix of bedroom sizes. The apartments will be affordable to low- and moderate-income households as well as units for families who have experienced homelessness. There will be 50 units set aside as permanent supportive housing, including 30 units for transitional-age youths (TAY) who are typically exiting the foster care system; and 20 units for adults and families previously experiencing homelessness.
Ground floor uses include a childcare center, a proposed senior center and TAY drop-in support center, tech training space, and low-cost restaurant or café.
The site fronts the historical commercial Haight Street and the residential Waller Street, while located at the entry to Golden Gate Park on Stanyan Street. Food hall proposals are due by April 13; however, a timeline for the project has not yet been announced.