Frequently asked questions

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How are the developers selected and who will manage the building?


What is the Community outreach process?

How do you reach out to future residents?


What is the Population being served and at what income levels?

How many units are supportive housing?


What is the building height limit and how many units will be included?

How will the project address the unique architecture of the neighborhood?

How are Victorian windows articulated in this building? Hard to see it.

Will there be storefronts on Haight Street?

What would be the extra cost for convex facades (like the windows in the Victorians shown in an earlier slide)?

Will HVAC have sufficient air flow for virus control? Will windows be operable?

How many elevators will be in the building, located approximately where? Will they be large enough to socially distance, to accommodate the 200+ residents in a timely and efficient manner?

What kind of sound insulation will be provided to prevent sound mitigation between bedrooms as well as units?


What kind of programs will be on the ground floor?

There are already several drop in centers along Haight. Why add still another one? What will be different from Larkin St., or Huckleberry House?


How much funding has been secured for the project?


Will the ground floor organizations be locked into any timeframe? As the community evolves, when will these establishments be reevaluated?


State law mandates that all new multi-unit buildings beginning in 2018 must have individual water meters (i.e. submetering) for each living unit. How will this be done at 730 Stanyan? What procedures will be in place to collect payment from each unit in the building? Will 1/2 GPM aerators be installed on faucet fixtures?

Will you provide Energy Star kitchen appliances to keep the electric bill low for the residents? Will the tenants be able to select Clean Power SF or PG&E as their energy provider? Or, will building management mass enroll all units in Clean Power SF 100% Renewable, thus lowering the carbon footprint?

How will television, telephone and internet services be made available to the tenants? What security strategy will be in place to prevent cyber threats?

Regarding the required ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens at 730 Stanyan, how will they be channeled in the structure? Will noise from one bathroom fan be audible to other nearby apartments?

In the event of an emergency (i.e. earthquake, fire) when elevators will not be in operation, how will persons with mobility challenges find a secure space for rescue? Will there be smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in each unit? (presume the entire building will be all electric). Will smoking be allowed in the building and/or the apartments?

What are the protocols when residents do not provide or delay their rent payments? What procedures are in place to regularly audit the income of tenants, to maintain their "affordable" status? Will tenants be disqualified, and thus evicted, if they improve their income? Or if they violate other lease provisions?

Will pets be allowed?

What regular, periodic reporting to the public will be made available on the status of the numbers of tenants in each income category, the numbers of tenants removed because of exceeding the income qualification they initially had at move-in, and other significant building financial management items? After all, it is the public that is subsidizing the housing.

What is the estimated cost of building and furnishing the structure? How will tenants be able to access the "urban agriculture" area on the Waller St. end of the building? There is no public access point on the 5th/ 6th floor.

Will on-site 24/7 security be responsible for transporting urgent medical tenants to an Emergency room, as most tenants will not have cars available?