Infamous Haight Street McDonald's Sold to City, Scheduled for Demolition

The McDonald's located at the corner of Haight St. and Stanyan St., at the edge of Golden Gate Park, has been problematic for many in the area for years, but is now set to be demolished after the city purchased the property in a last-ditch effort to clean up the infamous lot.

The city of San Francisco paid $15.5 million for the property, which Mayor London Breed called a "blighted nuisance property." The price tag is reportedly millions below market value for the area. 

The site has been criticized by many as being a hub for drugs, crime, and homelessness. The San Francisco City Attorney's office issued a demand in 2015 for McDonald's Corp to address the drug-related issues at the location. 

City Attorney Dennis Herrera wrote, "In the last six months the police have recovered more than 100 doses of LSD, over two pounds of marijuana, 88.5 grams of psilocybin (psychedelic mushrooms), more than half of a pound of marijuana edibles, and hashish from drug dealers selling their products on your Property."

The building is scheduled to be demolished this spring, with plans to build affordable housing in the space currently in the works, though we likely won't be seeing anything new pop up for at least a few years.

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