The emergence of construction trailers, equipment and a crew on the parking lot portion of the shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness Avenue, which has been newly festooned with a fresh batch of graffiti, seems to be fueling some speculation that the redevelopment of the site is about to get underway. But unfortunately, that’s not the case.
In fact, the plans for a building to rise up to 13-stories in height across the site are being revised and have yet to be approved.
And the trailers, equipment and crew on the site have been installed to support the City’s Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project which is slated to be under construction through 2019.
But as a plugged-in reader notes, the paperwork to secure a demolition permit for the shuttered McDonald’s is working its way through Planning and could expand the construction staging site for the BRT project over the next three years.