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Full text of "San Francisco Planning Code, Part 2"

CITY AND COUNTY OF 

SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL CODE 



PLANNING CODE 



VOLUME II 




* 



MUNICIPAL CODE CORPORATION 



Tallahassee, Florida 



2006 



PLANNING CODE 
TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Article Page 

VOLUME ONE 

1. General Zoning Provisions 1 

1.2. Dimensions, Areas, and Open Spaces 25 

1.5. Off-Street Parking and Loading 151 

1.7. Compliance 223 

2. Use Districts 30 1 

2.5. Height and Bulk Districts 475 

3. Zoning Procedures 547 

3.5. Fees 723 

4. [Reserved] 775 

5. [Reserved] 825 

6. Signs 851 

VOLUME TWO 

7. Neighborhood Commercial Districts 939 

8. Mixed Use Districts 1135 

9. Mission Bay Districts 1275 

10. Preservation of Historical, Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks . . 1365 

11. Preservation of Buildings and Districts of Architectural, Historical, 

and Aesthetic Importance in the C-3 Districts 1501 

12. Oil and Gas Facilities 1621 

VOLUME THREE 

Temporary Land Use Controls 1675 

Interpretations 1751 

Index 2015 

Zoning, Height, Bulk and Special Use Maps, and other related information, are available in 
a separate publication entitled "Zoning Maps." Please contact the publisher for further 
information. 



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ARTICLE 7: NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS 



Sec. 701. Neighborhood Commercial Sec. 716.1. 

District Provisions. 
Sec. 701.1. Purpose of Article 7. 
Sec. 701.2. Report to the Board of Sec. 717.1. 

Supervisors. 
Sec. 702. Classes of Neighborhood 

Commercial Districts. Sec. 718.1. 

Sec. 702.1. Neighborhood Commercial Use 

Districts. 
Sec. 702.2. Neighborhood Commercial Sec. 719.1. 

Special Use Districts. 

Sec. 702.3. Neighborhood Commercial Sec. 720.1. 

Restricted Use Subdistricts. 
Sec. 702.4. Special Use Districts. Sec. 721.1. 

Sec. 703. Neighborhood Commercial 

District Requirements. 
Sec. 703.1. Building Standards. Sec. 722.1. 

Sec. 703.2. Uses Permitted in 

Neighborhood Commercial Sec. 723.1. 

Districts. 
Sec. 703.3. Formula Retail Uses. Sec. 724.1. 

Sec. 703.4 Conditional Use Authorization 

for Formula Retail Uses. 
Sec. 709. Guide to Understanding the Sec. 725.1. 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District Zoning Controls. Sec. 726.1. 

Sec. 710.1. NC-1 — Neighborhood 

Commercial Cluster District. Sec. 727.1. 

Sec. 711.1. NC-2 — Small-Scale 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. Sec. 728.1. 

Sec. 712.1. NC-3 — Moderate-Scale 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. Sec. 729.1. 

Sec. 713.1. NC-S — Neighborhood 

Commercial Shopping Center 

District. Sec. 730.1. 

Sec. 714.1. Broadway Neighborhood 

Commercial District. Sec. 731.1. 

Sec. 715.1. Castro Street Neighborhood 

Commercial District. 



Inner Clement Street 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

Outer Clement Street 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

Upper Fillmore Street 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

Haight Street Neighborhood 

Commercial District. 

Hayes-Gough Neighborhood 

Commercial Transit District. 

Upper Market Street 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

North Beach Neighborhood 

Commercial District. 

Polk Street Neighborhood 

Commercial District. 

Sacramento Street 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

Union Street Neighborhood 

Commercial District. 

Valencia Street Neighborhood 
Commercial District. 

24th Street — Mission 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

24th Street — Noe Valley 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

West Portal Avenue 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 

Inner Sunset Neighborhood 

Commercial District 

NCT-3 - Moderate-Scale 

Neighborhood Commercial 

Transit District. 



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Sec. 732.1. Pacific Avenue Neighborhood 

Commercial District. 
Sec. 733.1. Upper Market Street 

Neighborhood Commercial 

Transit District. 
Sec. 780. Neighborhood Commercial 

Special Use Districts. 
Sec. 780.1. Lakeshore Plaza Special Use 

District. 
Sec. 780.2. Bayshore-Hester Special Use 

District. 
Sec. 781. Neighborhood Commercial 

Restricted Use Subdistricts. 
Sec. 781.1. Taraval Street Restaurant and 

Fast-Food Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.2. Irving Street Restaurant and 

Fast-Food Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.3. Ocean Avenue Fast-Food 

Subdistrict. 

Sec. 781.4. Geary Boulevard Fast-Food 

Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.5. Mission Street Fast-Food 

Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.6. North Beach Financial Service 

Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.7. Chestnut Street Financial 

Service Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.8. Mission Alcoholic Beverage 

Special Use Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.9. Haight Street Alcohol Restricted 

Use Subdistrict. 
Sec. 781.10. 17th and Rhode Island Street 

Grocery Store Special Use 

Subdistrict. 
Sec. 782. Third Street Alcohol Restricted 

Use District Established. 
Sec. 783. Divisadero Street Alcohol 

Restricted Use District 

Established. 
Sec. 784. Lower Haight Street Alcohol 

Restricted Use District. 
Sec. 785. Excelsior Alcohol Restricted Use 

District. 
Sec. 790. Definitions for Neighborhood 

Commercial Districts. 



Sec. 790.2. Ambulance Service. 

Sec. 790.4. Amusement Game Arcade 

(Mechanical Amusement 

Devices). 

Sec. 790.6. Animal Hospital. 

Sec. 790.8. Automobile Parking. 

Sec. 790.10. Automobile Parking, 

Community Residential. 

Sec. 790.12. Automobile Sale or Rental. 

Sec. 790.14. Automotive Gas Station. 

Sec. 790.15. Automotive Repair. 

Sec. 790.16. Automotive Service. 

Sec. 790.17. Automotive Service Station. 

Sec. 790.18. Automotive Wash. 

Sec. 790.20. Awning. 

Sec. 790.22. Bar. 

Sec. 790.26. Canopy. 

Sec. 790.30. Drive-Up Facility. 

Sec. 790.34. Eating and Drinking Use. 

Sec. 790.36. Entertainment, Adult. 

Sec. 790.38. Entertainment, Other. 

Sec. 790.44. Hospital or Medical Center. 

Sec. 790.46. Hotel, Tourist. 

Sec. 790.47. Hotel, Residential. 

Sec. 790.48. Hours of Operation. 

Sec. 790.50. Institutions, Other Large. 

Sec. 790.51. Institutions, Other Small. 

Sec. 790.54. Light Manufacturing, Wholesale 

Sales. 

Sec. 790.55. Liquor Store. 

Sec. 790.56. Lot Size (Per Development). 

Sec. 790.58. Marquee. 

Sec. 790.60. Massage Establishment. 

Sec. 790.62. Mortuary. 

Sec. 790.64. Movie Theater. 

Sec. 790.68. Neighborhood-Serving Business. 

Sec. 790.69. Office. 

Sec. 790.70. Outdoor Activity Area. 

Sec. 790.80. Public Use. 

Sec. 790.84. Residential Conversion. 

Sec. 790.86. Residential Demolition. 

Sec. 790.88. Residential Use. 



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Sec. 790.90. Restaurant, Large Fast-Food. 

Sec. 790.91. Restaurant, Small Self-Service. 

Sec. 790.92. Restaurant, Full-Service. 

Sec. 790.100. Sales and Services, Nonretail. 

Sec. 790.102. Sales and Services, Other 

Retail. 

Sec. 790.104. Sales and Services, Retail. 

Sec. 790.106. Service, Administrative. 



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Sec. 790.108. 

Sec. 790.110. 

Sec. 790.111. 

Sec. 790.112. 

Sec. 790.114. 

Sec. 790.116. 

Sec. 790.117. 

Sec. 790.118. 

Sec. 790.122. 

Sec. 790.124. 

Sec. 790.130. 

Sec. 790.135. 

Sec. 790.140. 

Sec. 790.141. 

Sec. 799. 



Service, Business or 

Professional. 

Service, Financial. 

Service, Fringe Financial. 

Service, Limited Financial. 

Service, Medical. 

Service, Personal. 

Storage. 

Story. 

Take-Out Food. 

Trade Shop. 

Use Size (Nonresidential). 

Video Store. 

Walk-Up Facility. 

Medical Cannabis Dispensary. 

Other Applicable Sections of the 

City Planning Code. 



SEC. 701. NEIGHBORHOOD 
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT PROVISIONS. 

This Article is adopted specifically for Neigh- 
borhood Commercial Districts, as shown on the 
Zoning Map of the City and County of San 
Francisco. The provisions set forth or referenced 
in Article 7 shall apply to any use, property, 
structure, or development which is located in a 
Neighborhood Commercial District, unless oth- 
erwise provided for within this Code. In the 
event of conflict between provisions of Article 7 
and other provisions of this Code, the provisions 
of Article 7 shall prevail. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 701.1. PURPOSE OF ARTICLE 7. 

This Article is intended to provide a compre- 
hensive and flexible zoning system for Neighbor- 
hood Commercial Districts which is consistent 
with the objectives and policies set forth in the 
San Francisco Master Plan. More specifically, 
the purposes of this Article are: 

(a) To provide in one article a complete 
listing of or cross-reference to all of the zoning 
categories, definitions, control provisions, and 
review procedures which are applicable to prop- 
erties or uses in Neighborhood Commercial Dis- 
tricts. 



(b) To establish a zoning system which will 
accommodate all classes of Neighborhood Com- 
mercial Districts including general districts for 
citywide area groupings and individual districts 
which are tailored to the unique characteristics 
of specific areas. 

(c) To provide zoning control categories which 
embrace the full range of land use issues in all 
Neighborhood Commercial Districts, in order that 
controls can be applied individually to each dis- 
trict class to address particular land use con- 
cerns in that district. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 701.2. REPORT TO THE BOARD OF 
SUPERVISORS. 

The Director of City Planning shall prepare a 
report to the Board of Supervisors on the Neigh- 
borhood Commercial Zoning controls enacted by 
Ordinance No. 69-87 and Ordinance No. 445-87 
within twenty-four months from the eifective 
date of Ordinance No. 445-87, and every twenty- 
four months thereafter. The City Planning Com- 
mission shall hold a public hearing on the Neigh- 
borhood Commercial Zoning controls to solicit 
public input on a comprehensive review of said 
controls prior to forwarding the report, and any 
recommended amendments, to the Board of Su- 
pervisors. (Added by Ord. 445-87, App. 1112/87) 

SEC. 702. CLASSES OF 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL, 
DISTRICTS. 

The following classes of districts are estab- 
lished for Neighborhood Commercial Districts. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 702.1. NEIGHBORHOOD 
COMMERCIAL USE DISTRICTS. 

(a) The following districts are established 
for the purpose of implementing the Commerce 
and Industry element and other elements of the 
Master Plan, according to the objective and poli- 
cies stated therein. Description and Purpose 
Statements outline the main functions of each 
Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District in the 



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Zoning Plan for San Francisco, supplementing 
the statements of purpose contained in Section 
101 of this Code. 

The description and purpose statements and 
land use controls applicable to each of the gen- 
eral and individual area districts are set forth in 



Sections 710.1 through 784 of this Code for each 
district class. The boundaries of the various 
Neighborhood Commercial Districts are shown 
on the Zoning Map referred to in Sections 105 
and 106 of this Code, subject to the provisions of 
that Section. 



Neighborhood Commercial Section 


General Area Districts Number 


NC-1 — Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District 


§710 


NC-2 — Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 711 


NC-3 — Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District 


§712 


NC-S — Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District 


§713 


NCT-3 — Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District 


§731 


Neighborhood Commercial Section 


Individual Area Districts Number 


Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District 


§714 


Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§715 


Inner Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§716 


Outer Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§717 


Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§718 


Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 719 


Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District 


§ 720 


Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§721 


North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District 


§722 


Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 723 


Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 724 


Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 725 


Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 726 


24th Street-Mission Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 727 


24th Street-Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 728 


West Portal Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 729 


Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District 


§ 730 


Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District 


§ 732 


(b) The following districts are Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) Districts, including both 
general area districts and individual area districts identified by street or area name. These districts 
are a subset of the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) Districts. 


Neighborhood Commercial Transit Districts 


Sec- 
tion 
Num- 
ber 


Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District 


§720 


NCT-3 — Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District 


§731 


Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District 


§732 



NCT Districts are transit-oriented moderate- 
to high-density mixed-use neighborhoods of vary- 
ing scale concentrated near transit services. The 



NCT Districts are mixed use districts that sup- 
port neighborhood-serving commercial uses on 
lower floors and housing above. These districts 



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are well-served by public transit and aim to 
maximize residential and commercial opportuni- 
ties on or near major transit services. The district's 
form can be either linear along transit-priority 
corridors, concentric around transit stations, or 
broader areas where transit services criss-cross 
the neighborhood. Housing density is limited not 
by lot area, but by the regulations on the built 
envelope of buildings, including height, bulk, 
setbacks, and lot coverage, and standards for 
residential uses, including open space and expo- 
sure, and urban design guidelines. Residential 
parking is not required and generally limited. 
Commercial establishments are discouraged or 
prohibited from building accessory off-street park- 
ing in order to preserve the pedestrian-oriented 
character of the district and prevent attracting 
auto traffic. There are prohibitions on access (i.e. 
driveways, garage entries) to off-street parking 
and loading on critical streetches of commercial 
and transit streets to preserve and enhance the 
pedestrian-oriented character and transit func- 
tion. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended 
by Ord. 262-00, File No. 001426, App. 11/17/ 
2000; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008) 



SEC. 702.3. NEIGHBORHOOD 
COMMERCIAL RESTRICTED USE 
SUBDISTRICTS. 

In addition to the Neighborhood Commercial 
Use Districts established by Section 702.1 of this 
Code, certain Neighborhood Commercial Special 
Use Districts are established for the purpose of 



SEC. 702.2. NEIGHBORHOOD 
COMMERCIAL SPECIAL USE DISTRICTS. 

In addition to the Neighborhood Commercial 
Use Districts established by Section 702.1 of this 
Code, certain Neighborhood Commercial Special 
Use Districts are established for the purpose of 
controlling changes in use and new development 
within sensitive neighborhood areas. 

The purposes and provisions set forth in 
Section 780.1 of this Code shall apply within 
these districts. The boundaries of the districts 
are as shown on the Zoning Map as referred to in 
Sections 105 and 106 of this Code, subject to the 
provisions of that Section. 

Neighborhood Commercial Section 

Special Use Districts Number 

Lakeshore Plaza Special Use District § 780.1 
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controlling the expansion of certain kinds of uses 
which if uncontrolled may adversely affect the 
character of certain Neighborhood Commercial 
Districts. 

The purposes and provisions set forth in 
Section 781.1 through 781.6 of this Code shall 
apply respectively within these districts. The 
boundaries of the districts are as shown on the 
Zoning Map as referred to in Section 105 of this 
Code, subject to the provisions of that Section. 

Neighborhood Commercial Section 

Restricted Use Subdistricts Number 



Taraval Street Restaurant and 
Fast-Food Subdistrict 

Irving Street Restaurant and 



§ 781.1 



Fast-Food Subdistrict 


§ 781.2 


Ocean Avenue Fast-Food Subdistrict 


§ 781.3 


Geary Boulevard Fast-Food 




Subdistrict 


§ 781.4 


Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict 


§ 781.5 


North Beach Financial Service 




Subdistrict 


§ 781.6 


Chestnut Street Financial 


§ 781.7 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 702.4. SPECIAL USE DISTRICTS. 

In addition to the Neighborhood Commercial 
Use Districts and Neighborhood Commercial Spe- 
cial Use Districts established by Sections 702.1 
and 702.2 of this Code, certain special use dis- 
tricts established in Section 236 through 249.9 of 
this Code are located within certain Neighbor- 
hood Commercial District boundaries. The des- 
ignations, locations, and boundaries of the spe- 
cial use districts are as provided below. 

Section 
Special Use Districts Number 

Garment Shop Special Use District § 236 

Fringe Financial Service Restricted § 249.35 

Use District 

(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 703. NEIGHBORHOOD 
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 
REQUIREMENTS. 

The Neighborhood Commercial District zon- 
ing control categories consist of building stan- 
dards listed in Section 703.1 of this Code and 
permitted uses listed in Section 703.2 of this 
Code. The controls are either stated, or summa- 
rized and cross-referenced to the sections in 
other articles of this Code containing the require- 
ments, in Sections 710.1 through 729.95 of this 
Code, for each of the district classes listed in 
Section 702.1, or referenced in Section 799 of this 
Code. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 703.1. BUILDING STANDARDS. 

Building standards are controls which regu- 
late the general size, shape, character, and de- 
sign of development in Neighborhood Commer- 
cial Districts. They are set forth or summarized 
and cross-referenced in the zoning control cat- 
egories as listed in Paragraph (a) below in Sec- 
tions 710.10 through 729.94 of this Code for each 
district class. 

(a) Building Standard Categories. The 
building standard categories which govern Neigh- 
borhood Commercial Districts are listed below 
by zoning control category and number and cross- 
referenced to the Code Section containing the 
standard and the definition. 



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No. 


Zoning Control Categories 
for Building Standards 


Section Number 
of Standard 


Section Number 
of Definition 


.10 


Height and Bulk 


Zoning Map 


§§ 102.11, 102.18, 270 


.11 


Lot Size [Per Development] 


§ 121.1 


§§ 121(c). 790.56 


.12 


Rear Yard 


§ 134(a)(e) 


§ 134 


.13 


Street Frontage 


§ 145.1 




.14 


Awning 


§ 136.1(a) 


§ 790.20 


.15 


Canopy 


§ 136.1(b) 


§ 790.26 


.16 


Marquee 


§ 136.1(c) 


§ 790.58 


.17 


Street Trees 


§143 




.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 123—124 


§§ 102.8, 102.10 


.21 


Use Size [Nonresidential] 


§ 121.2 


§ 790.130 


.22 


Off-Street Parking, Commercial and 
Institutional 


§151 


§ 150 


.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§152 


§ 150 


.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.1(e) 


§ 602.7 


.31 


Business Sign 


§ 607.1(f) 


§ 602.3 


.32 


Other Signs 


§ 607.1(c), (d)— (g) 


§§ 602.9, 602.17, 
602.20 


.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§ 207.4 


§ 207.1 


.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§208 


§208 


.93 


Usable Open Space 


§ 135(d) 


§135 


.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§151 


§ 150 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 703.2. USES PERMITTED IN 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 
DISTRICTS. 

A use is the specific purpose for which a 
property or building is used, occupied, main- 
tained, or leased. Whether or not a use is per- 
mitted in a specific district is set forth or sum- 
marized and cross-referenced in Sections 710.1 
through 730.95 of this Code for each district 
class. 

(a) Use Categories. The uses, functions, or 
activities, which are permitted in each Neighbor- 
hood Commercial District class include those 
listed below by zoning control category and num- 
ber and cross-referenced to the Code Section 
containing the definition. 

Section 

Zoning Control Number 

Categories of Use 

No. for Uses Definition 



.24 Outdoor Activity Area 



§ 790.70 







Section 




Zoning Control 


Number 




Categories 


of Use 


No. 


for Uses Definition 


.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 


.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


.40 


Other Retail Sales and Ser- 
vices 


§ 790.102 


.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


.43 


Large Fast-Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


.44 


Small Self-Service Restau- 
rant 


§ 790.91 


.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 


.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 



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Sec. 703.2. 



No. 



Zoning Control 
Categories 

for Uses 



Section 

Number 

of Use 

Definition 



.51 Medical Service § 790.114 

.52 Personal Service § 790.116 

.53 Business or Professional §790.108 

Service 

.54 Massage Establishment § 790.60 

.55 Tourist Hotel § 790.46 

.56 Automobile Parking § 790.8 

.57 Automotive Gas Station § 790.14 

.58 Automotive Service Station § 790.17 

.59 Automotive Repair § 790.15 

.60 Automotive Wash §790.18 

.61 Automobile Sale or Rental § 790.12 

.62 Animal Hospital § 790.6 

.63 Ambulance Service § 790.2 

.64 Mortuary § 790.62 

.65 Trade Shop §790.124 

.66 Storage § 790.117 

.67 Video Store §790.135 

.68 Fringe Financial Service §790.111 

.70 Administrative Service §790.106 

.80 Hospital or Medical Center § 790.44 

.81 Other Institutions, Large § 790.50 

.82 Other Institutions, Small § 790.51 

.83 Public Use § 790.80 

.90 Residential Use § 790.88 

.95 Community Residential § 790.10 

Parking 

(b) Use Limitations. The uses permitted 
in Neighborhood Commercial Districts are either 
principal, conditional, accessory, or temporary 
uses as stated in this Section, and include those 
uses set forth or summarized and cross-refer- 
enced in the zoning control categories as listed in 
Paragraph (a) in Sections 710.1 through 729.95 
of this Code for each district class. 

(1) Permitted Uses. All permitted uses 
shall be conducted within an enclosed building in 
Neighborhood Commercial Districts, unless oth- 
erwise specifically allowed in this Code. Excep- 
tions from this requirement are: uses which, 
when located outside of a building, qualify as an 
outdoor activity area, as defined in Section 790.70 
of this Code; accessory off-street parking and 
loading and other uses listed below which func- 



tion primarily as open-air uses, or which may be 
appropriate if located on an open lot, outside a 
building, or within a partially enclosed building, 
subject to other limitations of this Article 7 and 
other sections of this Code. 

No. Zoning Control Category 

.56 Automobile Parking 

.57 Automotive Gas Station 

.58 Automotive Service Station 

.60 Automotive Wash 

.61 Automobile Sale or Rental 

.81 Other Institutions, Large (selected) 

.83 Public Use (selected) 

.95 Community Residential Parking 

If there are two or more uses in a structure 
and none is classified below under Section 
703.2(b)(1)(C) of this Code as accessory, then 
each of these uses will be considered separately 
as independent principal, conditional or tempo- 
rary uses. 

(A) Principal Uses. Principal uses are per- 
mitted as of right in a Neighborhood Commercial 
District, when so indicated in Sections 710.1 
through 729.95 of this Code for each district 
class. 

(B) Conditional Uses. Conditional uses are 
permitted in a Neighborhood Commercial Dis- 
trict when authorized by the Planning Commis- 
sion; whether a use is conditional in a given 
district is indicated in Sections 710.10 through 
729.95. Conditional uses are subject to the pro- 
visions set forth in Sections 178, 179, 303, and 
316 through 316.8 of this Code. 

(i) An establishment which sells beer or 
wine with motor vehicle fuel is a conditional use, 
and shall be governed by Section 229. 

(ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Article, a change in use or demolition of a 
movie theater use, as set forth in Section 790.64, 
shall require conditional use authorization. This 
Subsection shall not authorize a change in use if 
the new use or uses are otherwise prohibited. 

(iii) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Article, a change in use or demolition of a 
general grocery store use, as defined in Section 
790.102(a), shall require conditional use autho- 



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rization. This Subsection shall not authorize a 
change in use if the new use or uses are other- 
wise prohibited. 

(C) Accessory Uses. Except as prohibited 
in Section 728 and subject to the limitations set 
forth below and in Sections 204.1 (Accessory 
Uses for Dwelling Units in R and NC Districts), 
204.4 (Dwelling Units Accessory to Other Uses), 
and 204.5 (Parking and Loading as Accessory 
Uses) of this Code, a related minor use which is 
either necessary to the operation or enjoyment of 
a lawful principal use or conditional use, or is 
appropriate, incidental and subordinate to any 
such use, shall be permitted as an accessory use 
when located on the same lot. Any use which 
does not qualify as an accessory use shall be 
classified as a principal or conditional use, un- 
less it qualifies as a temporary use under Sec- 
tions 205 through 205.2 of this Code. 

No use will be considered accessory to a 
permitted principal or conditional use which 
involves or requires any of the following: 

(i) The use of more than l k of the total floor 
area occupied by such use and the principal or 
conditional use to which it is accessory, except in 
the case of accessory off-street parking and load- 
ing; 

(ii) Any bar, restaurant, other entertain- 
ment, or any retail establishment which serves 
liquor for consumption on-site; 

(iii) Any take-out food use, as defined in 
Section 790.122, except for a take-out food use 
which occupies 100 square feet or less (including 
the area devoted to food preparation and service 
and excluding storage and waiting areas) in a 
general grocery or specialty grocery store; 

(iv) Any take-out food use, as defined in 
Section 790.122, except for a take-out food use 
operating as a minor and incidental use within a 
full-service restaurant; 

(v) The wholesaling, manufacturing or pro- 
cessing of foods, goods, or commodities on the 
premises of an establishment which does not 
also use or provide for primarily retail sale of 
such foods, goods or commodities at the same 
location where such wholesaling, manufacturing 
or processing takes place. 



The foregoing rules shall not prohibit take- 
out food activity which operates in conjunction 
with a fast-food restaurant or a self-service res- 
taurant. A fast-food restaurant or a self-service 
restaurant, by definition, includes take-out food 
as an accessory and necessary part of its opera- 
tion. 

(D) Temporary Uses. Temporary uses are 
permitted uses, subject to the provisions set 
forth in Section 205 of this Code. 

(2) Not Permitted Uses. 

(A) Uses which are not specifically listed in 
this Article are not permitted unless they qualify 
as a nonconforming use pursuant to Sections 180 
through 186.1 of this Code or are determined by 
the Zoning Administrator to be permitted uses in 
accordance with Section 307(a) of this Cede. 

(B) No use, even though listed as a permit- 
ted use, shall be permitted in a Neighborhood 
Commercial District which, by reason of its na- 
ture or manner of operation, creates conditions 
that are hazardous, noxious, or offensive through 
the emission of odor, fumes, smoke, cinders, 
dust, gas, vibration, glare, refuse, water-carried 
waste, or excessive noise. 

(C) The establishment of a use that sells 
alcoholic beverages, other than beer and. wine, 
concurrent with motor vehicle fuel is prohibited, 
and shall be governed by Section 229. (Added by 
Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445- 
87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 420-97, App. 11/7/97; Ord. 
384-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, 
App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, 
App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 270-04, File No. 041070, 
App. 11/9/2004; Ord. 298-06, File No. 061261, 
App. 12/12/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, 
App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 703.3. FORMULA RETAIL USES. 
(a) Findings. 

(1) San Francisco is a city of diverse and 
distinct neighborhoods identified in large p>art by 
the character of their commercial areas. 

(2) San Francisco needs to protect its vi- 
brant small business sector and create a support- 
ive environment for new small business innova- 
tions. One of the eight Priority Policies of the 



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City's General Plan resolves that "existing neigh- 
borhood-serving retail uses be preserved and 
enhanced and future opportunities for resident 
employment in and ownership of such busi- 
nesses enhanced." 

(3) Retail uses are the land uses most criti- 
cal to the success of the City's commercial dis- 
tricts. 

(4) Formula retail businesses are increas- 
ing in number in San Francisco, as they are in 
cities and towns across the country. 

(5) Money earned by independent busi- 
nesses is more likely to circulate within the local 
neighborhood and City economy than the money 
earned by formula retail businesses which often 
have corporate offices and vendors located out- 
side of San Francisco. 

(6) Formula retail businesses can have a 
competitive advantage over independent opera- 
tors because they are typically better capitalized 
and can absorb larger startup costs, pay more for 
lease space, and commit to longer lease con- 
tracts. This can put pressure on existing busi- 
nesses and potentially price out new startup 
independent businesses. 

(7) San Francisco is one of a very few major 
urban centers in the State in which housing, 
shops, work places, schools, parks and civic fa- 
cilities intimately co-exist to create strong iden- 
tifiable neighborhoods. The neighborhood streets 
invite walking and bicycling and the City's mix 
of architecture contributes to a strong sense of 
neighborhood community within the larger City 
community. 

(8) Notwithstanding the marketability of a 
retailer's goods or services or the visual attrac- 
tiveness of the storefront, the standardized ar- 
chitecture, color schemes, decor and signage of 
many formula retail businesses can detract from 
the distinctive character of certain Neighbor- 
hood Commercial Districts. 

(9) The increase of formula retail busi- 
nesses in the City's neighborhood commercial 
areas, if not monitored and regulated, will ham- 
per the City's goal of a diverse retail base with 
distinct neighborhood retailing personalities com- 
prised of a mix of businesses. Specifically, the 



unregulated and unmonitored establishment of 
additional formula retail uses may unduly limit 
or eliminate business establishment opportuni- 
ties for smaller or medium-sized businesses, many 
of which tend to be non-traditional or unique, 
and unduly skew the mix of businesses towards 
national retailers in lieu of local or regional 
retailers, thereby decreasing the diversity of 
merchandise available to residents and visitors 
and the diversity of purveyors of merchandise. 

(10) If, in the future, neighborhoods deter- 
mine that the needs of their Neighborhood Com- 
mercial Districts are better served by eliminat- 
ing the notice requirements for proposed formula 
retail uses, by converting formula retail uses 
into conditional uses in their district, or by 
prohibiting formula retail uses in their district, 
they can propose legislation to do so. 

(b) Formula Retail Use. Formula retail 
use is hereby defined as a type of retail sales 
activity or retail sales establishment which, along 
with eleven or more other retail sales establish- 
ments located in the United States, maintains 
two or more of the following features: a standard- 
ized array of merchandise, a standardized fa- 
cade, a standardized decor and color scheme, a 
uniform apparel, standardized signage, a trade- 
mark or a servicemark. 

(1) Standardized array of merchandise shall 
be defined as 50% or more of in-stock merchan- 
dise from a single distributor bearing uniform 
markings. 

(2) Trademark shall be defined as a word, 
phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of 
words, phrases, symbols or designs that identi- 
fies and distinguishes the source of the goods 
from one party from those of others. 

(3) Servicemark shall be defined as word, 
phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of 
words, phrases, symbols or designs that identi- 
fies and distinguishes the source of a service 
from one party from those of others. 

(4) Decor shall be defined as the style of 
interior finishings, which may include but is not 
limited to, style of furniture, wallcoverings or 
permanent fixtures. 



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(5) Color Scheme shall be defined as selec- 
tion of colors used throughout, such as on the 
furnishings, permanent fixtures, and wallcover- 
ings, or as used on the facade. 

(6) Facade shall be defined as the face or 
front of a building, including awnings, looking 
onto a street or an open space. 

(7) Uniform Apparel shall be defined as 
standardized items of clothing including but not 
limited to standardized aprons, pants, shirts, 
smocks or dresses, hat, and pins (other than 
name tags) as well as standardized colors of 
clothing. 

(8) Signage shall be defined as business 
sign pursuant to Section 602.3 of the Planning 
Code. 

(c) "Retail sales activity or retail sales es- 
tablishment" shall include the following uses, as 
defined in Article 7 of this Code: "bar," "drive-up 
facility," "eating and drinking use," "liquor store," 
"restaurant, large fast-food," "restaurant, small 
self-service," "restaurant, full-service," "sales and 
service, other retail," "sales and service, retail," 
"movie theatre," "video store," "amusement and 
game arcade," and "take-out food." 

(d) Formula Retail Uses Permitted. Any 

use permitted in a Neighborhood Commercial 
District, which is all a "formula retail use" as 
defined in this Section, is hereby permitted. 

(e) Formula Retail Use Prohibited. Not- 
withstanding subsection (d), any use permitted 
in the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial 
District, or the North Beach Neighborhood Com- 
mercial District, which is also a "formula retail 
use" as defined in this Section, is hereby prohib- 
ited. 

(f) Conditional Uses. Notwithstanding sub- 
sections (d) or (e), any use permitted in the 
Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial Dis- 
trict, the Japantown Special Use District as 
defined in Section 249.31, or in the Small-Scale 
Neighborhood Commercial District along Divisa- 
dero Street, bounded by Haight Street to the 
south and Turk Street to the north (Block 1128, 
Lot 20, Block 1129, Lots 93—106, Block 1153, 
Lots 1—4, 6, and 21—22 Block 1154, Lots 13— 
17B and 35—40, Block 1155, Lots 16—21, Lots 



23, 24, and 36—38, Block 1156, Lots 4—6, 8, 38 
and 40—41, Block 1179, Lots 1— 1C, 27, and 28, 
Block 1180, Lots 12—17, Block 1181, Lots 14—9, 
Block 1182, Lots 2—6, 8, 22—23, 30—60, Block 

1201, Lots 1—4, 8—10, 39—54 and 57—61, Block 

1202, Lots 2A, 2B, 2J and 7, Block 1203, Lots 
17—22, 24 and 37, Block 1204, Lots 1— 11 A, 
Block 1215, Lots 8—16, Block 1216, Lots 5, 1 and 
17—18, Block 1217, Lots 20—29, Block 1218, 
Lots 1—8, 29, 32, and 50, Block 1237, Lots 1—7, 
Block 1238, Lots 21—27, Block 1239, Lot 27, 
Block 1240, Lot 1), or in the Neighborhood Com- 
mercial Cluster Districts located at Cole and 
Carl Streets (Block 1267, Lot 9, Block 1268, Lots 
26, 27, 28 and 29, Block 1271, Lots 24, 24A, 24B, 
25 and 26, Block 1272, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, 
Block 1278, Lot 22), and at Parnassus and Stan- 
yan Streets (Block 1276, Lot 21), which is also a 
"formula retail use" as defined in this Section, is 
hereby permitted only as a conditional use. Ad- 
ditional criteria to be used by the Planning 
Commission when considering granting condi- 
tional use permits to formula retail uses in these 
districts are listed in Section 303(i). 

(g) Neighborhood Commercial Notifica- 
tion and Design Review. After the effective 
date of this Ordinance, any building permit 
application for a use permitted in a Neighbor- 
hood Commercial District which is also a "for- 
mula retail use" as defined in this section shall 
be subject to the Neighborhood Commercial No- 
tification and Design Review Procedures of Sec- 
tion 312 of this Code. 

(h) Discretionary Review Guidelines. 

The Planning Commission shall develop and 
adopt guidelines which it shall employ when 
considering any request for discretionary review 
made pursuant to this Section. These guidelines 
shall include but are not limited to consideration 
of the following factors: 

(1) Existing concentrations of formula re- 
tail uses within the Neighborhood Commercial 
District. 

(2) Availability of other similar retail uses 
within the Neighborhood Commercial District. 



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(3) Compatibility of the proposed formula 
retail use with the existing architectural and 
aesthetic character of the Neighborhood Com- 
mercial District. 

(4) Existing retail vacancy rates within the 
Neighborhood Commercial District. 

(5) Existing mix of Citywide-serving retail 
uses and neighborhood-serving retail uses within 
the Neighborhood Commercial District. 

(i ) Determination of Formula Retail Use. 
After the effective date of this Ordinance, in 
those areas in which "formula retail uses" are 
prohibited, any building permit application de- 
termined by the City to be for a "formula retail 
use" that does not identify the use as a "formula 
retail use" is incomplete and cannot be processed 
until the omission is corrected. Any building 
permit approved after the effective date of this 
Ordinance that is determined by the City to have 
been, at the time of application, for a "formula 
retail use" that did not identify the use as a 
"formula retail use" is subject to revocation at 
any time. 

After the effective date of this Ordinance, in 
those areas in which "formula retail uses" are 
subject to the Neighborhood Commercial Notifi- 
cation and Design Review provisions of subsec- 
tion (e), any building permit application deter- 
mined by the City to be for a "formula retail use" 
that does not identify the use as a "formula retail 
use" is incomplete and cannot be processed until 
the omission is corrected. After the effective date 
of this Ordinance, any building permit approved 
that is determined by the City to be for a "for- 
mula retail use" that does not identify the use as 
a "formula retail use" must complete the Neigh- 
borhood Commercial Notification and Design Re- 
view required in subsection (e). 

If the City determines that a building permit 
application or building permit subject to this 
Section of the Code is for a "formula retail use," 
the building permit applicant or holder bears the 
burden of proving to the City that the proposed 
or existing use is not a "formula retail use." 
(Added by Ord. 62-04, File No. 031501, App. 
4/9/2004; amended by Ord. 8-05, File No. 041067, 
App. 1/8/2005; Ord. 65-05, File No. 041071, App. 
4/1/2005; Ord. 173-05, File No. 050254, App. 
7/29/2005; Ord. 180-06, File No. 060266, App. 
7/14/2006) 



SEC. 703.4. CONDITIONAL USE 
AUTHORIZATION FOR FORMULA 
RETAIL USES. 

(a) This Ordinance shall be known as the 
Small Business Protection Act. 

(b) Notwithstanding Section 703.3(d) and 
except for Section 703.3(e), establishment of a 
formula retail use, as defined in Section 703.3, in 
any Neighborhood Commercial District, as iden- 
tified in Article 7, shall require conditional use 
authorization pursuant to the criteria of Sections 
303(c) and 303(i) and be subject to the terms of 
Sections 703.3(g) and (i). 

(c) Nothing herein shall preclude the Board 
of Supervisors from adopting more restrictive 
provisions for conditional use authorization of 
formula retail use or prohibiting formula retail 
use in any Neighborhood Commercial District. 
(Added by Proposition G, § 2, 11/7/2007) 

SEC. 709. GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING 
THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 
DISTRICT ZONING CONTROLS. 

Neighborhood Commercial District controls 
are set forth in the Zoning Control Tables in 
Sections 710.10 through 729.95, or referenced in 
Section 799 of this Code. 

(a) The first column in the Zoning Control 
Table, titled "No." provides a category number 
for each zoning control category. 

(b) The second column in the table, titled 
"Zoning Control Category," lists each zoning con- 
trol category which is regulated in Article 7 of 
this Code. 

(c) The third column, titled "§ References," 
contains numbers of other sections in the Plan- 
ning Code and other City Codes, in which addi- 
tional control provisions, including exceptions 
and definitions, where pertinent, are contained. 

(d) In the fourth column, the controls appli- 
cable to the various Neighborhood Commercial 
Districts are indicated either directly or by ref- 
erence to other Code Sections which contain the 
controls. 

The following symbols are used in this table: 

P — Permitted as a principal use. 



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C — Permitted as a conditional use, sub- 
ject to the provisions set forth in Sec- 
tions 178, 179, and 316 through 316.8 
of this Code. 
— A blank space on the table or the 
symbol "NP" indicate that the use or 
feature is not permitted. Unless a use 
or feature is permitted or required as 
set forth in the Zoning Control Tables 
or in those sections referenced in Sec- 
tion 799 of this Code, such use or 
feature is prohibited, unless deter- 
mined by the Zoning Administrator to 
be a permitted use pursuant to Sec- 
tion 307(a) of this Code. 
# — See specific provisions listed by sec- 
tion and zoning category number at 
the end of the table. 
1st — 1st story and below 
2nd — 2nd story 
3rd+ — 3rd story and above 
(e) At the end of each table, footnotes to 
zoning control categories marked with the sym- 
bol "#" provide additional controls and/or refer- 



ences for additional controls applicable to certain 
portions of districts as identified and/or refer- 
enced therein. 

(f) All uses, buildings and features in NC 
Districts shall comply with all controls set forth 
for the district in which they are located. Where 
different controls conflict or overlap within the 
same NC District, the use, building or feature 
shall abide by the most restrictive of all controls. 
For example, in an NC-2 District, a residential 
unit on the second story is proposed for conver- 
sion into a business service. Residential conver- 
sions at the second story in an NC-2 District 
require conditional use authorization under Sec- 
tion 711.38, while business services at the second 
story in an NC-2 District are permitted as prin- 
cipal uses under Section 711.53. Following the 
most restrictive control, the applicant must ob- 
tain conditional use authorization and all other 
necessary permits in order to legally convert the 
residential unit to a business service. (Added by 
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SEC. 710.1. NC-1 — NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL CLUSTER DISTRICT. 

NC-1 Districts are intended to serve as local neighborhood shopping districts, providing conve- 
nience retail goods and services for the immediately surrounding neighborhoods primarily during 
daytime hours. 

These NC-1 Districts are characterized by their location in residential neighborhoods, often in 
outlying areas of the City. The commercial intensity of these districts varies. Many of these districts 
have the lowest intensity of commercial development in the City, generally consisting of small clusters 
with three or more commercial establishments, commonly grouped around a corner; and in some cases 
short linear commercial strips with low-scale, interspersed mixed-use (residential-commercial) devel- 
opment. 

Building controls for the NC-1 District promote low-intensity development which is compatible 
with the existing scale and character of these neighborhood areas. Commercial development is limited 
to one story. Rear yard requirements at all levels preserve existing backyard space. 

NC-1 commercial use provisions encourage the full range of neighborhood-serving convenience 
retail sales and services at the first story provided that the use size generally is limited to 3,000 square 
feet. However, commercial uses and features which could impact residential livability are prohibited, 
such as auto uses, financial services, general advertising signs, drive-up facilities, hotels, and 
late-night activity; eating and drinking establishments are restricted, depending upon the intensity of 
such uses in nearby commercial districts. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story in most districts. 
Existing residential units are protected by prohibitions of conversions above the ground story and 
limitations on demolitions. 



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SEC. 710. NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL CLUSTER DISTRICT NC-1 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





NC-1 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


710.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


Varies 
See Zoning Map 


710.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


710.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at grade level and 
above 

§ 134(a) (e) 


710.13 


Street Frontage 




Required § 145.1 


710.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


710.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 




710.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 




710.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


710.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


710.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,999 sq. ft.; 

C 3,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


710.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 
159—160, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


710.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


710.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 
C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


710.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





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NC-1 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


710.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


710.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 11 p.m.; 
C 11 p.m. — 2 a.m. 


710.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 
608, 609 




710.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 
608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f)! 


710.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 
608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-1 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


710.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






710.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


710.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 






710.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P# 






710.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P# 






710.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








710.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C# 






710.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


P 






710.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 








710.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








710.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-1 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


710.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 








710.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 






710.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 






710.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 






No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-1 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


710.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 






710.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 








710.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 








710.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 






710.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








710.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








710.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








710.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








710.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








710.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 








710.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








710.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NCI 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


710.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 






710.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








710.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 






710.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


710.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








710.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








710.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 




710.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


710.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


C 


C 


710.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p# 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


710.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


P 


P 


710.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

800 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


710.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 275 sq. ft. lot area 

§208 


710.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 100 

sq. ft. if private, or 

133 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


710.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153- 

157, 

159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) {g) 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-1 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


710.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR NC-1 DISTRICTS 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 710.40 
§ 710.41 
§ 710.42 




Boundaries: All NC-1 Districts 

Controls: P if located more than ¥4 mile from any NC District 
or Restricted Use Subdistrict with more restrictive controls; 
otherwise, same as more restrictive control 


§ 710.44 




Boundaries: All NC-1 Districts 

Controls: C if located more than V4 mile from any NC Dis- 
trict or Restricted Use Subdistrict with more restrictive con- 
trols; otherwise, same as more restrictive control 


§ 710.42 
§ 710.43 
§ 710.44 


§781.1 


TARAVAL STREET RESTAURANT AND FAST-FOOD SUB- 
DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the two Taraval Street NC-1 
Districts between 40th and 41st Avenues and 45th and 47th 
Avenues as mapped on Sectional Map 5 SU 

Controls: Full-service restaurants and small self-service res- 
taurants are C; large fast-food restaurants are NP 


§ 710.84 
§ 790.141 




Only those medical cannabis dispensaries that can demon- 
strate to the Planning Department they were in operation as 
of April 1, 2005 and have remained in continuous operation or 
that were not in continuous operation since April 1, 2005, but 
can demonstrate to the Planning Department that the reason 
for their lack of continuous operation was not closure due to 
an actual violation of federal, state or local law, may apply for 
a medical cannabis dispensary permit in an NC-1 District. | 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 42-89, App. 2/8/89; Ord. 229-99, File No. 990991, App. 8/20/99; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 
5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 
11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 



Supp. No. 12, November/December 2007 



Sec. 711.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



958 



SEC. 711.1. NC-2 — SMALL-SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The NC-2 District is intended to serve as the City's Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District. 
These districts are linear shopping streets which provide convenience goods and services to the 
surrounding neighborhoods as well as limited comparison shopping goods for a wider market. The 
range of comparison goods and services offered is varied and often includes specialty retail stores, 
restaurants, and neighborhood-serving offices. NC-2 Districts are commonly located along both 
collector and arterial streets which have transit routes. 

These districts range in size from two or three blocks to many blocks, although the commercial 
development in longer districts may be interspersed with housing or other land uses. Buildings 
typically range in height from two to four stories with occasional one-story commercial buildings. 

The small-scale district controls provide for mixed-use buildings which approximate or slightly 
exceed the standard development pattern. Rear yard requirements above the ground story and at 
residential levels preserve open space corridors of interior blocks. 

Most new commercial development is permitted at the ground and second stories. Neighborhood- 
serving businesses are strongly encouraged. Eating and drinking and entertainment uses, however, 
are confined to the ground story. The second story may be used by some retail stores, personal services, 
and medical, business and professional offices. Parking and hotels are monitored at all stories. Limits 
on late-night activity, drive-up facilities, and other automobile uses protect the livability within and 
around the district, and promote continuous retail frontage. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Existing residential 
units are protected by limitations on demolition and upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 711. SMALL-SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 
DISTRICT NC-2 ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





NC-2 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


711.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


Generally, 40-X 
See Zoning Map 


711.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft.; 

C 10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


711.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 
and above and at all resi- 
dential levels 
§ 134(a) (e) 


711.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


711.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


711.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 



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NC-2 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


711.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


711.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


711.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.5 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


711.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 3,999 sq. ft.; 

C 4,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


711.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


711.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


711.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 
C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


711.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




711.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


711.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m.; 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


711.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(e)l 


711.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f) 2 


711.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-2 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


711.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 




711.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


711.40 


Other Retail Sales 
and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


P 




711.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P 






711.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P# 






711.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


C# 






711.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


P# 






711.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


P 






711.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






711.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








711.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


P 






711.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


P# 


c# 




711.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P# 






711.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


p 




711.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


p 




711.53 


Business or Professional 
Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


p 




711.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 
§ 1900 Health Code 


c 






711.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


c 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-2 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


711.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 160 


C 


C 


c 


711.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 


C 






711.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 


C 






711.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


C 






711.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








711.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








711.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 






711.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








711.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








711.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p# 


c# 




711.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








711.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 




711.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


p# 






Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


711.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








711.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








711.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


p 


c 


c 


711.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


p 


p 


p 


711.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


c 


711.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p# 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-2 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


711.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


P 


711.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling 
Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 800 sq. ft. 
lot area 

§ 207.4 


711.92 


Residential Density, Group 
Housing 


§§ 207.1, 790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom per 275 sq. 

ft. lot area 

§208 


711.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 100 sq. ft. 

if private, or 133 sq. ft. 

if common 

§ 135(d) 


711.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153—157, 
159—160, 204.5 


Generally, 1 space for each 
dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


711.95 


Community Residential 
Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR NC-2 DISTRICTS 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 711.42 
§ 711.43 
§ 711.44 


§ 781.1 


TARAVAL STREET RESTAURANT AND FAST-FOOD SUB- 
DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the Taraval Street NC-2 Dis- 
trict between 12th and 36th Avenues as mapped on Sectional 
Maps 5 SU and 6 SU 

Controls: Full-service restaurants and small self-service res- 
taurants are C; large fast-food restaurants are NP 


§ 711.42 
§ 711.43 
§ 711.44 


§ 781.2 


IRVING STREET RESTAURANT AND FAST-FOOD SUElDIS- 
TRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of the Irving: 
Street NC-2 District between 19th and 27th Avenues as 
mapped on Sectional Map 5 SU 

Controls: Small self-service restaurants are C; full-service 
restaurants and large fast-food restaurants are NP 



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Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 711.43 
§ 711.44 


§ 781.3 


OCEAN AVENUE FAST-FOOD SUBDISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the Ocean Avenue NC-2 Dis- 
trict from Manor Drive to Phelan Avenue as mapped on Sec- 
tional Map 12 SU 

Controls: Small self-service restaurants and large fast-food 
restaurants are NP 


§ 711.49 
§ 711.50 
§ 711.68 


§ 781.7 


CHESTNUT STREET FINANCIAL SERVICE SUBDISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the Chestnut Street NC-2 
District from Broderick to Fillmore Streets as mapped on Sec- 
tional Map 2 SU 

Controls: Financial services, limited financial services, and 
fringe financial services are NP 


§ 711.65 


§236 


GARMENT SHOP SPECIAL USE DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of the Pacific Av- 
enue NC-2 District east of Hyde Street as mapped on Sec- 
tional Map 1 SU a 

Controls: Garment shops are P at the 1st and 2nd stories 


§ 711.68 


§ 249.35 


FRINGE FINANCIAL SERVICE RESTRICTED USE DIS- 
TRICT (FFSRUD) 

Boundaries: The FFSRUD and its X U mile buffer includes, 
but is not limited to, properties within: the Mission Alcoholic 
Beverage Special Use District the Haight Street Alcohol Re- 
stricted Use District; the Third Street Alcohol Restricted Use 
District; the Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use District; 
the North of Market Residential Special Use District and the 
Assessor's Blocks and Lots fronting on both sides of Mission 
Street from Silver Avenue to the Daly City borders as set forth 
in Special Use District Maps SU11 and SU12; and includes 
Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Districts within its 
boundaries. 

Controls: Within the FFSRUD and its X U mile buffer, fringe 
financial services are NP pursuant to Section 249.35. Outside 
the FFSRUD and its X U mile buffer, fringe financial services 
are P subject to the restrictions set forth in Subsection 
249.35(c)(3). 


§ 711.84 
§ 790.141 


Health Code 
§3308 


Medical cannabis dispensaries in NC-2 District may only oper- 
ate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 155-88, App. 4/7/88; 
Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, 
App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 
11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007; Ord. 75-08, File No. 071531, App. 5/9/2008) 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 712.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



964 



SEC. 712.1. NC-3 — MODERATE-SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

NC-3 Districts are intended in most cases to offer a wide variety of comparison and specialty goods 
and services to a population greater than the immediate neighborhood, additionally providing 
convenience goods and services to the surrounding neighborhoods. NC-3 Districts are linear districts 
located along heavily trafficked thoroughfares which also serve as major transit routes. 

NC-3 Districts include some of the longest linear commercial streets in the City, some of which have 
continuous retail development for many blocks. Large-scale lots and buildings and wide streets 
distinguish the districts from smaller-scaled commercial streets, although the districts may include 
small as well as moderately scaled lots. Buildings typically range in height from two to four stories 
with occasional taller structures. 

NC-3 building standards permit moderately large commercial uses and buildings. Rear yards are 
protected at residential levels. 

A diversified commercial environment is encouraged for the NC-3 District, and a wide variety of 
uses are permitted with special emphasis on neighborhood-serving businesses. Eating and drinking, 
entertainment, financial service and certain auto uses generally are permitted with certain limitations 
at the first and second stories. Other retail businesses, personal services and offices are permitted at 
all stories of new buildings. Limited storage and administrative service activities are permitted with 
some restrictions. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing residential 
units are protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 712. MODERATE-SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

NC-3 ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





NC-3 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


712.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


Generally, 40-X 
See Zoning Map 


712.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft.; 

C 10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


712.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at residential 
levels only 
§ 134(a)(e) 


712.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


712.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


712.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


712.16. 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 



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NC-3 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


712.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


712.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


3.6 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


712.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 5,999 sq. ft.; 

C 6,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


712.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

C ommercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


712.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


712.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


712.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 


# 


712.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


712.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


No Limit 


712.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(e)2 

P# 
§ 607.1(03 


712.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


712.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


712.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 


C # 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


712.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


c 


Retail Sales and Services 


712.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 


P# 


P# 


712.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P 


P 




712.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P 


P 




712.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


C# 


c# 




712.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


P# 


p# 




712.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 








712.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 


p 




712.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 


c 


c 




712.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


p 


p 




712.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


p 


p 




712.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


p 


p 




712.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


p 


p 


P 


712.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


p 


P 


712.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


p 


p 


P 


712.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 Health 

Code 


c 


c 




712.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


c 


712.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


712.57 


Automobile Gas Station 


§ 790.14 


C 






712.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 


C 






712.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 


c 




712.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 


c 






712.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 


c 






712.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 


c 




712.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 


c 






712.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 


c 


c 


c 


712.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 


c 


c 


712.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 


c 


c 


c 


712.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 


c 


712.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


p# 






Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


712.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 


c 


c 


c 


712.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 


c 


c 


c 


712.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


p 


p 


p 


712.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


p 


p 


p 


712.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


c 


712.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p# 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


712.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


P 


712.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


712.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 210 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 


712.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft. if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


712.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153- 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


712.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR NC-3 DISTRICTS 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 712.25 
§ 712.40 


§ 249.14 


THIRD STREET SPECIAL USE DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only to the portion of the Third 
Street SUD as shown on Sectional Map 10 SU zoned NC-3 

Controls: Off-sale retail liquor sales as defined in Section 
249.14(b)(1)(A) are NP; drive-up facilities for large fast-food 
restaurants and small self-service restaurants are C 


§ 712.30 
§ 712.31 
§ 712.32 


§ 608.10 


UPPER MARKET STREET SPECIAL SIGN DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of the Market 
Street NC-3 District from Octavia to Church Streets as 
mapped on Sectional Map SSD 

Controls: Special restrictions and limitations for signs 



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Sec. 712.1. 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 712.38 


§ 790.84 


Boundaries: Applicable to NC-3 Districts 

Controls: A residential use may be converted to an Other In- 
stitution, Large, use, as defined by Section 790.50 of this 
Code, as a conditional use on the third story and above if in 
addition to the criteria set forth in Section 303, the Commis- 
sion finds that: 

(1) The structure in which the residential use is to be con- 
verted has been found eligible for listing on the National Reg- 
ister of Historic Places; 

(2) The proposed Other Institution, Large, use is to be oper- 
ated by a nonprofit public benefit corporation; and 

(3) No legally residing residential tenants will be displaced. 


§ 712.43 


§ 781.4 


GEARY BOULEVARD FAST-FOOD SUBDISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of the Geary 
Boulevard NC-3 District between 14th and 28th Avenues as 
mapped on Sectional Maps 3 SU and 4 SU 

Controls: Large fast-food restaurants are NP 


§ 712.43 
§ 712.44 


§ 781.5 


MISSION STREET FAST-FOOD SUBDISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of the Mission 
Street NC-3 District between 15th Avenue and Randall Street 
as mapped on Sectional Map 7 SU 

Controls: Small self-service restaurants are C; large fast-food 
restaurants are NP 


§ 712.45 


§ 781.10 


17TH AND RHODE ISLAND STREET GROCERY STORE 
SPECIAL USE SUBDISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the block bound by 17th, 
Rhode Island, Mariposa and Kansas Streets as mapped on 
Sectional Map 8 SU 

Controls: One liquor store on the first or second story is C if 
operated as integral element of a grocery store of not less than 
30,000 gross square feet. Nighttime Entertainment uses are 
not permitted. 



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Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 712.68 


§ 249.35 


FRINGE FINANCIAL SERVICE RESTRICTED USE DIS- 
TRICT (FFSRUD) 

Boundaries: The FFSRUD and its l U mile buffer includes, 
but is not limited to, properties within: the Mission Alcoholic 
Beverage Special Use District; the Haight Street Alcohol Re- 
stricted Use District; the Third Street Alcohol Restricted Use 
District; the Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use District; 
the North of Market Residential Special Use District and the 
Assessor's Blocks and Lots fronting on both sides of Mission 
Street from Silver Avenue to the Daly City borders as set forth 
in Special Use District Maps SU11 and SU12; and includes 
Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Districts within its 

boundaries. Controls: Within the FFSRUD and its \U mile 
buffer, fringe financial services are NP pursuant to Section 
249.35. Outside the FFSRUD and its V 4 mile buffer, fringe fi- 
nancial services are P subject to the restrictions set forth in 
Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 


§ 712.84 
§ 790.141 


Health Code 
§3308 


Medical cannabis dispensaries in NC-3 District may only oper- 
ate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 349-95, App. 11/3/95; Ord. 299-98, App. 10/9/98; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 
260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 261-03, File No. 022932, App. 11/25/2003; Ord. 275-05, 
File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 
070671, App. 11/26/2007; Ord. 75-08, File No. 071531, App. 5/9/2008) 

SEC. 713.1. NC-S — NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICT. 

NC-S Districts are intended to serve as small shopping centers or supermarket sites which provide 
retail goods and services for primarily car-oriented shoppers. They commonly contain at least one 
anchor store or supermarket, and some districts also have small medical office buildings. The range of 
services offered at their retail outlets usually is intended to serve the immediate and nearby 
neighborhoods. These districts encompass some of the most recent (post-1945) retail development in 
San Francisco's neighborhoods and serve as an alternative to the linear shopping street. 

Shopping centers and supermarket sites contain mostly one-story buildings which are removed 
from the street edge and set in a parking lot. Outdoor pedestrian activity consists primarily of trips 
between the parking lot and the stores on-site. Ground and second stories are devoted to retail sales 
and some personal services and offices. 

The NC-S standards and use provisions allow for medium-size commercial uses in low-scale 
buildings. Rear yards are not required for new development. Most neighborhood-serving retail 
businesses are permitted at the first and second stories, but limitations apply to fast-food restaurants 
and take-out food uses. Some auto uses are permitted at the first story. Limited storage and 
administrative service activities are permitted with some restrictions. 

Housing development in new buildings is permitted. Existing residential units are protected by 
limitations on demolitions and prohibitions of upper-story conversions. 



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SEC. 713. NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICT 

NC-S ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





NC-S 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


713.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


Generally, 40-X # 
See Zoning Map 


713.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


Not Applicable 


713.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Not Required 


713.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


713.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


713.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


713.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


713.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


713.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.12, 123 


1.8 to 1 
§ 124(a)(b) 


713.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 5,999 sq. ft.; 

C 6,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


713.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


713.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


713.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P/C 

§ 145.2(a) 


713.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 


C 


713.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 



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NC-S 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


713.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m.;# 
C 2 a.m. 6 a.m.# 


713.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(e)l 


713.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f)2 


713.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-S 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


713.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






713.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


713.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


P 




713.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P# 


P# 




713.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P 


P 




713.43 


Large Fast-Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


C 


C 




713.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


P# 


p# 




713.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


P 






713.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P# 


# 




713.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








713.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


P# 


p# 




713.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


P 


p 


# 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-S 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


713.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 


P 




713.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


P 


# 


713.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


P 


# 


713.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


P 


# 


713.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 


C 




713.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c# 


C# 


c# 


713.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


p 


p 




713.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 


c 






713.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 


p 






713.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








713.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 


c 






713.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








713.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 


C 




713.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








713.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 


c# 


c# 




713.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 


p 




713.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 


c 


c 




713.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 




713.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


p# 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NC-S 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


713.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 


C# 


C# 


# 


713.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








713.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P# 


P# 


# 


713.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P# 


P# 


P# 


713.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


C 


713.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p# 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


713.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p# 


p# 


P# 


713.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

800 sq. ft. lot area # 

§ 207.4 


713.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 275 sq. ft. 

lot area # 

§ 208 


713.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 100 

sq. ft if private, or 133 

sq. ft. if common # 

§ 135(d) 


713.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


713.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c# 


c# 



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SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR NC-S DISTRICTS 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 713.10 

§ 713.27 
§ 713.30 
§ 713.41 
§ 713.44 
§ 713.46 
§ 713.48 
§ 713.49 
§ 713.51 
§ 713.52 
§ 713.53 
§ 713.64 
§ 713.70 
§ 713.81 
§ 713.82 
§ 713.90 
§ 713.91 
§ 713.92 
§ 713.93 
§ 713.95 


§ 253.3 
§ 780.1 


LAKESHORE PLAZA SPECIAL USE DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the Lakeshore Plaza NC-S 
District as mapped on Sectional Map 13SU and 13H 

Controls: Special controls on various features and uses, and 
residential standards 


§ 713.68 


§ 249.35 


Fringe financial services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 


§ 713.55 


§ 780.2 


BAYSHORE-HESTER SPECIAL USE DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the Bayshore-Hester Special 
Use District NC-S District as mapped on the Sectional Map 
10SU 

Controls: Tourist hotels (inclusive of motels) may be permit- 
ted as a conditional use. 


§ 713.84 
§ 790.141 


Health Code 
§ 3308 


Medical cannabis dispensaries in NC-S District may only oper- 
ate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 42-89, App. 2/8/89; Ord. 331-97, App. 8/19/97; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 
260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, 
File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 714.1. BROADWAY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District, located in the northeast quadrant of San 
Francisco, extends along Broadway from west of Columbus Avenue to Osgood Place. It is part of a 
larger commercial area which includes North Beach to the north, Chinatown to the south and west, 
and Jackson Square to the southeast. Broadway's fame and popularity as a Citywide and regional 
entertainment district is derived from a concentration of nightclubs, music halls, adult theaters, bars, 



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and restaurants between Grant Avenue and Montgomery Street. These places attract locals and 
visitors alike, mainly in the evening and late-night hours. In addition to the entertainment and some 
retail businesses, Broadway contains many upper-story residential hotels. Due to its proximity to 
downtown, there is strong pressure to develop upper-story offices. 

The Broadway District controls are designed to encourage development that is compatible w ith the 
existing moderate building scale and mixed-use character, and maintain the district's balance of 
entertainment uses, restaurants, and small-scale retail stores. New buildings exceeding 40 feet in 
height will be carefully reviewed and rear yards at residential levels are protected. Most commercial 
uses in new buildings are permitted at the first two stories. Neighborhood-serving businesses are 
strongly encouraged. In order to protect the livability of the area, limitations apply to new fast-food 
restaurants and adult entertainment uses at the first and second stories, as well as late-night activity. 
Financial services are allowed on the ground story subject to certain limitations. Nonretail offices are 
prohibited in order to prevent encroachment of the adjoining downtown office uses. Due to the high 
traffic volume on Broadway, most automobile and drive-up uses are prohibited in order to prevent 
further traffic congestion. Parking garages are permitted if their ingress and egress do not disrupt the 
traffic flow on Broadway. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing housing is 
protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 714. BROADWAY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Broadway 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


714.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


P up to 40 ft. 

C 40 to 65 ft. 

§ 253.1 


714.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


714.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at residential 

level only 

§ 134(a) (e) 


714.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


714.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


714.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


714.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


714.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 



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Broadway 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


714.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.5 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


714.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,999 sq. ft.; 

C 3,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


714.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


714.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


714.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; C if 

located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


714.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




714.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


714.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m.; 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


714.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




714.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(02 


714.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d)(g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Broadway 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


714.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 




714.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Broadway 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


Retail Sales and Services 


714.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 


P# 




714.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P 


P 




714.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P 


P 




714.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








714.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 


c 




714.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






714.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 


P 




714.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 


c 


c 




714.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


p 


p 




714.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


c 






714.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


c 






714.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


p 


p 




714.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


p 




714.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


p 


p 




714.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


p 


c 




714.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


c 


714.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


714.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Broadway 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


714.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








714.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








714.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








714.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








714.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






714.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








714.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








714.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P# 


C# 




714.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








714.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


C 




714.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


714.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








714.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








714.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


p 


C 


c 


714.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


p 


p 


P 


714.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


c 


714.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Broadway 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


714.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


P 


714.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

400 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


714.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 140 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 


714.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

60 sq. ft if private, or 

80 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


714.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


714.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE BROADWAY 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 714.10 


§ 253.1 


65-A-l HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable for all of the Broadway NCD from 
Columbus Avenue to Osgood Place as mapped on Sectional 
Map 1H 

Controls: Building height and bulk limits are P up to 40 feet; 
C between 40 feet and 65 feet 


§ 714.40 


§ 790.102(n) 


BROADWAY SPECIALTY RETAIL USES 

Boundaries: Broadway NCD 

Controls: Retail coffee stores defined pursuant to Code 
§ 790.102(n) are not permitted without conditional use autho- 
rization except to the extent qualifying as specialty grocery 
permitted pursuant to § 790.102(b) 



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Sec. 715.1. 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 714.65 


§ 236 


GARMENT SHOP SPECIAL USE DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of Broadway 
NCD as mapped on Sectional Map 1 SU a 

Controls: Garment shops are P at the 1st and 2nd stories 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; Ord. 272-93, App. 8/25/93; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 715.1. CASTRO STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Castro Street District is situated in Eureka Valley, close to the geographic center of San 
Francisco between the Mission District, Twin Peaks, and Upper Market Street. The physical form of 
the district is a crossing at Castro and 18th Streets, the arms of which contain many small, but 
intensely active commercial businesses. The multi-purpose commercial district provides both conve- 
nience goods to its immediate neighborhood as well as comparison shopping goods and services on a 
specialized basis to a wider trade area. Commercial businesses are active both in the daytime and late 
into the evening and include a number of gay-oriented bars and restaurants, as well as several 
specialty clothing and gift stores. The district also supports a number of offices in converted residential 
buildings. 

The Castro Street District controls are designed to maintain existing small-scale development and 
promote a balanced mix of uses. Building standards permit small-scale buildings and uses and protect 
rear yards above the ground story and at residential levels. In new buildings, most commercial uses 
are permitted at the ground and second stories. Special controls are necessary to preserve the existing 
equilibrium of neighborhood-serving convenience and specialty commercial uses. In order to maintain 
convenience stores and protect adjacent residential livability, controls prohibit additional eating and 
drinking establishments and permit with certain limitations new late-night uses, adult and other 
entertainment, and financial service uses. The continuous retail frontage is maintained by prohibiting 
most automobile and drive-up uses. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing housing 
units are protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 715. CASTRO STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Castro Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


715.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X, 65B 
See Zoning Map 



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Castro Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


715.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft & above 

§ 121.1 


715.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 
and above and at all resi- 
dential levels 
§ 134(a) (e) 


715.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


715.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


715.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


715.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


715.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


715.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


3.0 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


715.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P to 1,999 sq. ft.; 

C 2,000 sq. ft. 

to 3,999 sq. ft.; 

NP 4,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


715.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


715.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


715.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in from:; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


715.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




715.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 



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Castro Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


715.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m.; 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


715.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




715.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(02 


715.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Castro Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


715.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 




715.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


c 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


715.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


p 




715.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 








715.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 








715.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


C# 






715.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 








715.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






715.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 






715.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 


c 






715.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C# 






715.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


C 


c 





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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Castro Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


715.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


C 






715.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


P 


C 


715.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


P 


c 


715.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


P 


c 


715.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


P 


C 




715.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 


c 


715.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 


c 


c 


715.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








715.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








715.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








715.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








715.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








715.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






715.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








715.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








715.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 


c 




715.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








715.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


c 




715.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Castro Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


715.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








715.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








715.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


c 


715.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


715.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


c 


715.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


715.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


p 


715.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


715.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 210 sq. ft. lot area 

§208 


715.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft. if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


715.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


715.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



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SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR CASTRO STREET 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 715.31 
§ 715.32 


§ 608.10 


UPPER MARKET STREET SPECIAL SIGN DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portions of the Castro 
Street NCD as mapped on Sectional Map SSD 

Controls: Special restrictions and limitations for signs 


§ 715.43 




Boundaries: Applicable for the Castro Street NCD 

Controls: A large fast food restaurant may be permitted as a 
conditional use if in addition to the criteria set forth in § 303, 
the Commission finds that: 

(1) The large fast food restaurant will be located in an exist- 
ing building that: 

(a) Is situated within the Castro Street NCD and adjacent to 
the Upper Market Street NCD, and 

(b) Straddles the intersection of Castro and Market Streets, 
where heavy pedestrian traffic already exists for the many 
retail businesses in the area, and the addition of a large 
fast food restaurant would not cause additional burdens to 
the street; 

(2) The large fast food restaurant will be located in a. building 
jointly occupied by a nonprofit community group providing 
medical, cultural, social, or other community services to 
the Castro Street NCD; 

(3) The fast food restaurant will contribute substantially to 
the financial ability of the nonprofit community group's 
ability to locate and operate in that building by paying the 
nonprofit's rent and maintenance costs for the building for 
at least seven years and by making a one-time cash contri- 
bution of $120,000 to an AIDS-related community group; 

(4) That portion of the building occupied by the community 
use shall be at least twice the floor area occupied by the 
large fast food restaurant; and 

(5) No conditional use granted pursuant to this Section may 
exceed a period of 15 years unless a new conditional use 
application is filed and granted by the City Planning Com- 
mission or Board of Supervisors on appeal. 



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Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 715.48 




Boundaries: Applicable for the Castro Street NCD. 

Controls: Existing bars in the Castro Street Neighborhood 
Commercial District will be allowed to apply for and receive a 
place of entertainment permit from the Entertainment Com- 
mission without obtaining conditional use authorization from 
the Planning Commission if they can demonstrate to the satis- 
faction of the Entertainment Commission that they have been 
in regular operation as an entertainment use prior to January 
1, 2004; provided, however, that a conditional use is required 
(1) if an application for a conditional use for the entertain- 
ment use was filed with the Planning Department prior to the 
date this ordinance was introduced or (2) if a conditional use 
was denied within 12 months prior to the effective date of this 
ordinance. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 132-94, App. 4/1/94; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 198-00, File No. 992321, 
Appl. 8/18/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 101-05, File No. 041741, App. 
6/2/2005; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; 
Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 716.1. INNER CLEMENT STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Inner Clement Street Commercial District is located on Clement Street between Arguello 
Boulevard and Funston Avenue in the eastern portion of the Richmond District of northwest San 
Francisco. The district provides a wide selection of convenience goods and services for the residents of 
the Inner Richmond neighborhood. Inner Clement Street has one of the greatest concentrations of 
restaurants of any commercial street in San Francisco, drawing customers from throughout the City 
and region. There are also a significant number of professional, realty, and business offices as well as 
financial institutions. The pleasant pedestrian character of the district is derived directly from the 
intensely active retail frontage on Clement Street. 

The Inner Clement Street District controls are designed to promote development that is consistent 
with its existing land use patterns and to maintain a harmony of uses that supports the district's 
vitality. The building standards allow small-scale buildings and uses, protecting rear yards above the 
ground story and at residential levels. In new development, most commercial uses are permitted at the 
first two stories, although certain limitations apply to uses at the second story. Special controls are 
necessary to preserve the equilibrium of neighborhood-serving convenience and comparison shopping 
businesses and protect adjacent residential livability. These controls prohibit additional financial 
service and limit additional eating and drinking establishments, late-night commercial uses and 
ground-story entertainment uses. In order to maintain the street's active retail frontage, controls also 
prohibit most new automobile and drive-up uses. 

Housing development is encouraged in new buildings above the ground story. Existing residential 
units are protected by prohibitions on upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 



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SEC. 716. INNER CLEMENT STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Inner Clement Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


716.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


716.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. fi:.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


716.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 

and above and at all 

residential levels 

§ 134(a) (e) 


716.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


716.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 

P 
§ 136.1(b) 


716.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


716.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


716.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


716.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


716.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§121.2 


716.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


716.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


716.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 
C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


716.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





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Inner Clement Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


716.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


716.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m.; 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


716.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




716.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(02 


716.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Inner Clement 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


716.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






716.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


716.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


c 




716.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C 






716.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 






716.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








716.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 








716.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


c 






716.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 






716.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








716.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Inner Clement 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


716.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 








716.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


C 






716.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


C 




716.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


C 




716.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


c 




716.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 






716.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 




716.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 


c 


c 


716.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








716.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








716.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








716.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








716.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








716.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 






716.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








716.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








716.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 


c 




716.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








716.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 





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Sec. 716.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Inner Clement 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


716.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


716.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








716.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








716.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


c 


716.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


716.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


c 


716.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


716.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


p 


716.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


716.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88 (b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 210 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 


716.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135 (d) 


716.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


716.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



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SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE INNER CLEMENT STREET 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 716.41 


§ 790.22 


INNER CLEMENT STREET LIQUOR LICENSES FOR FULL- 
SERVICE RESTAURANTS Boundaries: Applicable to the Inner Clem- 
ent Street Neighborhood Commercial District Controls: (a) In order to 
allow certain restaurants to seek an ABC license type 47 so that liquor 
may be served for drinking on the premises, a bar use, as defined in 
§ 790.22, may be permitted as a conditional use on the ground level if, 
in addition to the criteria set forth in Section 303, the Planning 
Commission finds that: 

(1) The bar function is operated as an integral element of an establish- 
ment which is classified both as: (A) a full-service restaurant as defined 
in §790.92 and (B) a bona-fide restaurant as defined in §781. 8(c); and 

(2) The establishment maintains only an ABC license type 47. Other 
ABC license types, except those that are included within the definition 
of a full-service restaurant pursuant to §790.22, are not permitted for 
those uses subject to this Section. 

(b) Subsequent to the granting of a conditional use authorization under 
this Section, the Commission may consider immediate revocation of the 
previous conditional use authorization should an establishment no 
longer comply with any of the above criteria for any length of time. 


§ 716.41 


§ 790.22 


INNER CLEMENT STREET LIQUOR LICENSES FOR BARS 
Boundaries: Applicable to the Inner Clement Street Neighborhood 
Commercial District 

Controls: (a) In order to allow wine and/or beer bars to seek an ABC 
license type 42 so that wine and beer (but not hard spirits) may be 
served for drinking on the premises, a bar use, as defined in §790.22, may 
be permitted as a conditional use on the ground level if, in addition to 
the criteria set forth in Section 303, the Planning Commission finds 
that: 

(1) The bar function is operated as a wine and beer bar with an ABC 
license type 42, which may include incidental food services; and 

(2) The establishment maintains only an ABC license type 42 and/or an 
ABC license type 20 permitting off-premises sales of wine and beer. 
Other ABC license types, except those that are included within the 
definition of a full-service restaurant pursuant to §790.22, are not 
permitted for those uses subject to this Section. 

(b) Subsequent to the granting of a conditional use authorization under 
this Section, the Commission may consider immediate revocation of the 
previous conditional use authorization should an establishment no 
longer comply with any of the above criteria for any length of time. 



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Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§716.41 and 
716.42 


§790.92 and 
790.22 


INNER CLEMENT STREET FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS AND 
BARS 

Boundaries: Applicable to the Inner Clement Street Neighborhood 
Commercial District 

Controls: A full-service restaurant or a bar may be permitted as a 
conditional use on the ground level if, in addition to the criteria set 
forth in Section 303, the Planning Commission has approved no more 
than a total of three (3) full-service restaurants or bars in accordance 
with this Section. Should a full-service restaurant or bar permitted 
under this Section cease operation and complete a lawful change of use 
to another principally or conditionally permitted use, the Commission 
may consider a new full-service restaurant or bar in accordance with 
the terms of this Section. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 250-07, 
File No. 070738, App. 11/7/2007; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 717.1. OUTER CLEMENT STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Outer Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District is located on Clement Street between 
19th Avenue and 27th Avenue in the western portion of the Richmond District. The shopping area 
contains small-scale convenience businesses, as well as many restaurants and a movie theater. The 
district's restaurants serve a neighborhood and Citywide clientele during the evening hours, while 
convenience shopping uses cater for the most part to daytime neighborhood shoppers. Outer Clement 
Street contains many mixed-use buildings with some fully commercial and fully residential buildings 
interspersed between them. 

The Outer Clement Street District controls are designed to promote development that is in keeping 
with the district's existing small-scale, mixed-use character. The building standards monitor large- 
scale development and protect rear yards at all levels. Future commercial growth is directed to the 
ground story in order to promote more continuous and active retail frontage. Additional eating and 
drinking establishments are prohibited, while ground-story entertainment and financial service uses 
are monitored in order to limit the problems of traffic, congestion, noise and late-night activity 
associated with such uses and to protect existing neighborhood-serving businesses. Other controls 
restricting late-night activity, hotels, automobile uses, and drive-up facilities are designed to preserve 
the low-intensity character of the district. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Existing residential 
units are protected by prohibitions of upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 



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SEC. 717. OUTER CLEMENT STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Outer Clement Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


717.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


717.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft. 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


717.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at grade level and 
above 

§ 134(a) (e) 


717.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


717.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


717.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


717.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


717.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


717.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


717.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


717.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


717.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153-155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


717.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front ; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


717.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





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Outer Clement Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


717.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


717.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 11 p.m.; 
C 11 p.m. — 2 a.m. 


717.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




717.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(0 2 


717.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Outer Clement 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


717.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






717.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


717.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 






717.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 








717.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 








717.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








717.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 








717.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






717.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






717.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








717.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Outer Clement 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


717.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


C 






717.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


C 






717.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 






717.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 






717.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 






717.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 








717.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 








717.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 


c 




717.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








717.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








717.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








717.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








717.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








717.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






717.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








717.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








717.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 






717.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








717.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 





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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Outer Clement 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


717.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


717.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








717.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








717.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


c 


717.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


717.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


c 


717.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


717.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


p 


717.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


717.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88 (b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 210 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 


717.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft. if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


717.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each 

dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


717.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



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SEC. 718.1. UPPER FILLMORE STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District is situated in the south-central 
portion of Pacific Heights. It runs north-south along Fillmore Street from Jackson to Bush and extends 
west one block along California and Pine Streets. This medium-scaled, multi-purpose commercial 
district provides convenience goods to its immediate neighborhood as well as comparison shopping 
goods and services on a specialized basis to a wider trade area. Commercial businesses are active 
during both day and evening and include a number of bars, restaurants, specialty groceries, and 
specialty clothing stores. 

The Upper Fillmore District controls are designed to protect the existing building scale and 
promote new mixed-use development which is in character with adjacent buildings. Building 
standards regulate large lot and use development and protect rear yards above the ground story and 
at residential levels. Most commercial uses are permitted at the first two stories of new buildings. 
Special controls are designed to preserve the existing equilibrium of neighborhood-serving convenience 
and specialty commercial uses. In order to maintain convenience stores and protect adjacent livability, 
additional eating and drinking establishments are prohibited and ground-story entertainment and 
financial service uses are limited. In order to promote continuous retail frontage, drive-up and most 
automobile uses are prohibited. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing residential 
units are protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 718. UPPER FILLMORE STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Upper Fillmore Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


718.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


718.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


718.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 
and above and at all resi- 
dential levels 
§ 134(a) (e) 


718.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


718.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


718.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


718.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 



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Upper Fillmore Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


718.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


718.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.5 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


718.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


718.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


718.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


718.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


718.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




718.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


718.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m.; 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


718.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




718.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f) 2 


718.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Fillmore 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


718.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 





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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Fillmore 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


718.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


718.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


P 




718.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 








718.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 








718.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








718.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 








718.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






718.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






718.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








718.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 






718.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


c 






718.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


c 






718.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


p 


P 




718.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


P 




718.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


p 


P 




718.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


c 






718.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


C 


718.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Fillmore 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


718.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








718.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








718.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








718.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








718.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








718.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






718.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








718.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








718.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 






718.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








718.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


C 




718.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


718.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








718.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








718.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


c 


c 


718.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


p 


P 


718.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


c 


c 


718.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Fillmore 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


718.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


P 


718.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


718.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 
per 210 sq. ft. lot area 

§208 


718.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 80 

sq. ft. if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


718.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


718.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 719.1. HAIGHT STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

Northwest of the City's geographical center, the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District 
is located in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, extending along Haight Street between Stanyan and 
Central Avenue, including a portion of Stanyan Street between Haight and Beulah. The shopping area 
provides convenience goods and services to local Haight-Ashbury residents, as well as comparison 
shopping goods and services to a larger market area. The commercial district is also frequented by 
users of Golden Gate Park on weekends and by City residents for its eating, drinking, and 
entertainment places. Numerous housing units establish the district's mixed residential-commercial 
character. 

The Haight Street District controls are designed to protect the existing building scale and promote 
new mixed-use development which is in character with adjacent buildings. The building standards 
regulate large-lot and use development and protect rear yards above the ground story and at 
residential levels. To promote the prevailing mixed-use character, most commercial uses are directed 
primarily to the ground story with some upper-story restrictions in new buildings. In order to maintain 
the balanced mix and variety of neighborhood-serving commercial uses and regulate the more 
intensive commercial uses which can generate congestion and nuisance problems, special controls 



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prohibit additional eating and drinking uses, restrict expansion and intensification of existing eating 
and drinking establishments, and limit entertainment and tourist hotels. Prohibitions of most 
automobile and drive-up uses protect the district's continuous retail frontage. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Existing residential 
units are protected by prohibition of upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 

SEC. 719. HAIGHT STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Haight Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


719.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106,250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


719.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


719.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at grade level and 
above 

§ 134(a) (e) 


719.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


719.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


719.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


719.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


719.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


719.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


719.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


719.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

C ommercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


719.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 



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Haight Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


719.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


719.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




719.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


719.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m.; 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


719.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




719.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(02 


719.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d)(g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Haight Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


719.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






719.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


719.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 


C# 


# 


719.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


# 


# 


# 


719.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


# 


# 


# 


719.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


# 


# 


# 


719.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


# 


# 


# 


719.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Haight Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


719.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






719.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








719.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 






719.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


P 






719.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 






719.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 




c 




719.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


c 




719.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


c 




719.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 






719.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 




719.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


719.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








719.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








719.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 






719.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








719.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








719.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 






719.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








719.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 









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1006 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Haight Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


719.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 






719.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








719.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


C 




719.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


# 


# 


# 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


719.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








719.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








719.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


c 


C 


719.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


p 


P 


719.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


c 


c 


719.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


719.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


p 


p 


719.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. 

lot area — 

§ 207.4 


719.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 210 

sq. ft. lot area — 

§208 


719.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 80 

sq. ft. 

if private, or 100 sq. 

ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Haight Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


719.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


719.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE HAIGHT STREET DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 719.40 
§ 719.41 
§ 719.42 
§ 719.43 
§ 719.44 


§ 781.9 


Boundaries: The entire Haight Street Neighborhood Com- 
mercial District. 

Controls: Retail establishments selling off-sale or on-sale al- 
coholic beverages are not permitted pursuant to Section 781.9. 


§ 719.68 


§ 249.35 


FRINGE FINANCIAL SERVICE RESTRICTED USE DIS- 
TRICT (FFSRUD) 

Boundaries: The FFSRUD includes, but is not limited to, the 
Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District. 

Controls: Fringe financial services are NP pursuant to Sec- 
tion 249.35. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 229, File No. 990991, App. 8/20/99; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File 
No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 
050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 720.1. HAYES-GOUGH NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT DISTRICT. 

The Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District is located within walking distance of 
the Civic Center, lying west of Franklin Street and east of Laguna Street, with its southern edge 
generally at Lily Street, with an extension sough along both sides of Octavia Boulevard to Market 
Street. This mixed-use commercial district contains a limited range of retail commercial activity, which 
primarily caters to the immediate need of the neighborhood. The few comparison goods that it does 
provide attract clientele from a wider area outside its neighborhood, mostly the Performing Arts and 
Civic Center workers and visitors. There are a number of restaurants and art galleries, but other types 
of retail activity are limited. 

The Hayes-Gough District controls are designed to allow for growth and expansion that is 
compatible with the existing building and use scales. Building standards protect the moderate building 
and use size and require rear yards at residential levels. To maintain the mixed-use character of the 
district, most commercial uses are permitted at the first and second stories and housing is strongly 
encouraged at the third story and above. In order to encourage lively pedestrian-oriented commercial 



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activity, but restrict certain sensitive and problematic uses, eating and drinking, and entertainment 
uses are directed to the ground story. Retail sales activity, especially neighborhood-serving businesses, 
is further promoted by restricting new ground-story medical, business and professional offices. To 
protect continuous frontage, drive-up and most automobile uses are prohibited, above-ground p»arking 
is required to be setback or below ground, and active, pedestrian-oriented ground floor uses are 
required on Hayes Street and portions of Octavia Boulevard. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story, and is controlled not 
by lot area but by physical envelope controls. Existing residential units are protected by limitations on 
demolitions, mergers, subdivisions, and upper-story conversions. Given the area's central location and 
accessibility to the downtown and to the City's transit network, accessory parking for residential uses 
is not required. The code controls for this district are supported and augmented by design guidelines 
and policies in the Market and Octavia Area Plan of the General Plan. (Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, 
App. 4/3/2008) 

SEC. 720. HAYES-GOUGH NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Hayes-Gough 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


720.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 

252, 260, 261.1, 263.18, 270, 

271 


Varies 

See Zoning Map 

Height Sculpting on Alleys; 

§ 261.1 

Additional 5' Height Allowed 

for Ground Floor Active 

Uses in 40-X and 50-X; 

§ 263.18 


720.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft.; 

C 10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


720.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at residential 

levels onry 

§ 134(a), (e) 


720.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


720.13a 


Street Frontage, Above- 
Grade Parking Setback 
and Active Uses 




Minimum 25 feet on ground 
floor, 15 feet on floors above 

§ 145.1(c), (e) 


720.13b 


Street Frontage, Required 
Ground Floor Commercial 




Hayes Street; 

Octavia Street, from Fell to 

Hayes Streets 

§ 145.1(d), (e) 



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Hayes-Gough 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


720.13c 


Street Frontage, Parking 
and Loading Access Re- 
strictions 




NP: Hayes Street; Octavia 
Street, § 155(r) 


720.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


720.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


720.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


720.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


720.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


3.0 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


720.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,999 sq. ft.; 

C 3,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


720.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
166, 204.5 


None required. For uses in 
Table 151 that are described 
as a ratio of occupied floor 
area, P up to 1 space per 
1,500 feet of occupied floor 
area or the quantity speci- 
fied in Table 151, whichever 
is less, and subject to the 

conditions of Section 
151.1(f); NP above. For re- 
tail grocery stores larger 
than 20,000 square feet, P 
up to 1:500, C up to 1:250 
for space in excess of 20,000 
s.f. subject to conditions of 
151.1(f); NP above. For all 

other uses, P up to the 
quantity specified in Table 
151, and subject to the con- 
ditions of Section 151. 1(f); 
NP above. 
§§ 151.1, 166, 145.1 



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Hayes-Gough 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


720.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


720.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


720.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 


NP 


720.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


720.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


720.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




720.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f)2 


720.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Hayes-Go'Ugh 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


720.38 


Residential Conversion 


§§ 790.84, 
207.7 


C 


C 




720.39 


Residential Demolition 


§§ 790.86, 
207.7 


C 


C 


C 


720.39a 


Residential Division 


§ 207.6 


P 


P 


P 


Retail Sales and Services 


720.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


P 




720.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P 






720.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Hayes-Gough 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


720.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


C 






720.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


P 






720.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






720.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






720.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








720.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


c 






720.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


p 


c 




720.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


p 






720.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


c 


P 


c 


720.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


P 


c 


720.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


c 


P 


c 


720.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


c 






720.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


c 


720.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 

158.1, 160, 

166 


c 


c 


c 


720.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








720.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








720.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








720.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








720.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 









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1012 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Hayes-Goug]h 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


720.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






720.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








720.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








720.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 


C 




720.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








720.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


C 




720.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


P# 






Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


720.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








720.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








720.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


c 


C 


720.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


p 


P 


720.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


c 


720.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


720.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P, except 
Cfor 

frontages 
listed in 
145.1(d) 


p 


p 



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Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 720.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Hayes-Gough 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


720.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


No residential density 
limit by lot area. Den- 
sity restricted by physi- 
cal envelope controls of 
height, bulk, setbacks, 
open space, exposure 
and other applicable 
controls of this and 
other Codes, as well as 
by applicable design 
guidelines, applicable 
elements and area plans 
of the General Plan, and 
design review by the 
Planning Department. 
§§ 207.4, 207.6 


720.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


No group housing den- 
sity limit by lot area. 
Density restricted by 
physical envelope con- 
trols of height, bulk, set- 
backs, open space, expo- 
sure and other 
applicable controls of 
this and other Codes, as 
well as by applicable de- 
sign guidelines, appli- 
cable elements and area 

plans of the General 
Plan, and design review 
by the Planning Depart- 
ment. 
§ 208 


720.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 60 sq. 

ft. if private, or 80 sq. ft. 

if common 

§ 135(d) 



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1012.2 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Hayes-Gough 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


720.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 
157, 159— 
160, 204.5 


None required. P up to 

0.5; C up to 0.75. Not 

permitted above .75 

cares for each dwelling 

unit. 
§§ 151.1, 166, 167, 145.1 


720.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10, 

145.1, 

151.1(f), 

155(r), 166 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE HAYES-GOUGH DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


720.68 


§ 249.35 


Fringe financial services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008) 

SEC. 721.1. UPPER MARKET STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District, on Market Street from Church to 
Castro, and on side streets off Market, is situated at the border of the Eureka Valley, Buena Vista, and 
Duboce Triangle neighborhoods. Upper Market Street is a multi-purpose commercial district that 
provides limited convenience goods to adjacent neighborhoods, but also serves as a shopping street for 
a broader trade area. A large number of offices are located on Market Street within easy transit access 
to downtown. The width of Market Street and its use as a major arterial diminish the perception of the 
Upper Market Street District as a single commercial district. The street appears as a collection of 
dispersed centers of commercial activity, concentrated at the intersections of Market Street with 
secondary streets. 

The Upper Market Street district controls are designed to promote moderate-scale development 
which contributes to the definition of Market Street's design and character. They are also intended to 
preserve the existing mix of commercial uses and maintain the livability of the district and its 
surrounding residential areas. Large-lot and use development is reviewed for consistency with existing 
development patterns. Rear yards are protected at residential levels. To promote mixed-use buildings, 
most commercial uses are permitted with some limitations above the second story. In order to maintain 
continuous retail frontage and preserve a balanced mix of commercial uses, ground-story neighborhood- 
serving uses are encouraged, and eating and drinking, entertainment, and financial service uses are 
limited. Continuous frontage is promoted by prohibitions of most automobile and drive-up uses. 



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Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing upper-story 
residential units are protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 



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SEC. 721. UPPER MARKET STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Upper Market Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


721.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106,250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X, 50-X, 65-B, 80-B 
See Zoning Map 


721.11 


Lot Size 
[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft. 

C 10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


721.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at residential 
levels only 
§ 134(a) (e) 


721.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


721.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


721.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


721.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


721.17 


Street Trees 




Required 

§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


721.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


3.0 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


721.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,999 sq. ft.; 

C 3,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


721.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


721.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


721.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


721.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





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1014 





Upper Market Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


721.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


721.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


721.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




721.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(02 


721.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(c) (d)(g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Market 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


721.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 




721.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


c 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


721.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


p 




721.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C 






721.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 






721.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








721.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 






721.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






721.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 






721.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








721.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C# 







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Sec. 721.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Market 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


721.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


C 


C 




721.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 






721.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


P 


C 


721.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


P 


c 


721.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


P 


c 


721.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 


c 




721.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


c 


721.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


721.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








721.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








721.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 






721.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








721.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








721.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 






721.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








721.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








721.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 


c 




721.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








721.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 





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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Market 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


721.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


721.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








721.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








721.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


C 


721.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


721.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


c 


721.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


721.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


p 


721.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

400 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


721.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 

140 sq. ft. 

lot area 

§208 


721.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

60 sq. ft. if private, or 

80 sq. ft. if common 

135(d) 


721.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


721.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



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Sec. 722.1. 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR UPPER MARKET STREET 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 721.31 
§ 721.32 


§ 608.10 


UPPER MARKET STREET SPECIAL SIGN DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portions of the Upper 
Market Street NCD as mapped on Sectional Map SSD 

Controls: Special restrictions and limitations for signs 


§ 721.48 




Boundaries: Applicable for the Upper Market Street NCD. 

Controls: Existing bars in the Upper Market Street Neigh- 
borhood Commercial District will be allowed to apply for and 
receive a place of entertainment permit from the Entertain- 
ment Commission without obtaining conditional use authori- 
zation from the Planning Commission if they can demonstrate 
to the satisfaction of the Entertainment Commission that they 
have been in regular operation as an entertainment use prior 
to January 1, 2004; provided, however, that a conditional use 
is required (1) if an application for a conditional use for the 
entertainment use was filed with the Planning Department 
prior to the date this ordinance was introduced or (2) if a con- 
ditional use was denied within 12 months prior to the effective 
date of this ordinance. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
101-05, File No. 041741, App. 6/2/2005; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, 
File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 722.1. NORTH BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District is a nonlinear district centered on Columbus 
Avenue, located in the valley between Telegraph Hill and Nob Hill north of Broadway. North Beach 
functions as a neighborhood-serving marketplace, citywide specialty shopping, and dining district, and 
a tourist attraction, as well as an apartment and residential hotel zone. Traditionally, the district has 
provided most convenience goods and services for residents of North Beach and portions of Telegraph 
and Russian Hills. North Beach's eating, drinking, and entertainment establishments remain open 
into the evening to serve a much wider trade area and attract many tourists. The balance between 
neighborhood-serving convenience stores and Citywide specialty businesses has shifted gradually, as 
some convenience stores have been replaced by bakeries, ice cream parlors, and restaurants. The 
proliferation of financial services has also upset the district's balance of uses. The relocation of 
business and professional offices from downtown to North Beach threatens the loss of upper-story 
residential units. 

The North Beach District controls are designed to ensure the livability and attractiveness of North 
Beach. Building standards limit new development to a small to moderate scale. New buildings which 
exceed 40 feet in the 65-foot height district will be carefully reviewed, and rear yards are protected 
above the ground story and at residential levels. Most new commercial development is permitted at the 
first two stories. Small-scale, neighborhood-serving businesses are strongly encouraged. Special 



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controls limit additional ground-story eating and drinking, entertainment, and business and profes- 
sional office uses. Financial services are prohibited from locating in the portion of the district south of 
Union Street, while new financial services locating in the portion of the district north of Union Street 
are limited. Restrictions on automobile and drive-up uses are intended to promote continuous retail 
frontage and maintain residential livability. 

In keeping with the district's existing mixed-use character, housing development in new buildings 
is encouraged above the second story. Existing residential units are protected by prohibitions of 
upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 

SEC. 722. NORTH BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





North Beach 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


722.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


P up to 40 ft. 

C 41 to 65 ft. 

§ 253.1 


722.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


722.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 
and above and at all resi- 
dential levels 
§ 134(a) (e) 


722.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


722.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


722.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


722.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


722.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


722.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


722.21 


Use Size [Nonresidential] 


§ 790.130 


Pup to 1,999 sq. ft; 

C 2,000 sq. ft. to 3,999 sq. ft. 

NP 4,000 sq. ft. and above 

§ 121.2 



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North Beach 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


722.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


722.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


722.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 
C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


722.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




722.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


722.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


722.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




722.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f)2 


722.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


North Beach 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


722.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






722.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


722.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 


P# 




722.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


North Beach 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


722.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 


C# 




722.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








722.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 






722.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


c 






722.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 






722.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








722.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


c 






722.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


C/NP 

# 






722.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


C 






722.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


p 


P 




722.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


P 




722.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


c 


P 




722.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


c 






722.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


C 


722.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


722.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








722.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








722.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 






722.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 









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Sec. 722.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


North Beach 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


722.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








722.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






722.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








722.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








722.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P# 


C# 




722.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








722.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


c 




722.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


722.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








722.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








722.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


p 


c 


c 


722.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


p 


p 


P 


722.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


c 


c 


722.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


722.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


p 


p 


722.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

400 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


722.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 140 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


North Beach 


Controls hy Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


722.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

60 sq. ft if private, or 

80 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


722.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153- 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


722.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE NORTH BEACH 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 722.10 


§ 253.1 


65-A-l HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable for all of the North Beach NCD as 
mapped on Sectional Map 1H 

Controls: Building height and bulk limits are P up to 40 feet; 
C between 41 feet and 65 feet 


§ 722.40 


§ 790.102(n) 


NORTH BEACH SPECIALTY RETAIL USES 

Boundaries: North Beach NCD 

Controls: Retail coffee stores defined pursuant to Code 
§ 790.102(n) are not permitted without conditional use autho- 
rization except to the extent qualifying as specialty grocery 
permitted pursuant to § 790.102(b) 


§ 722.42 


§ 790.92 


NORTH BEACH FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS 

Boundaries: Applicable to the North Beach NCD 

Controls: A full-service restaurant may be permitted as a 
conditional use on the second story if, in addition to the crite- 
ria set forth in Section 303, the Commission finds that: 

(1) The full-service restaurant is situated within the North 
Beach NCD and is within 100 feet of Columbus Avenue; 
and 

(2) The full-service restaurant will be located in an existing 
building that is currently permitted for occupancy solely 
by commercial uses; and 



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Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 






(3) The full-service restaurant does not require the demoli- 
tion, conversion or relocation of any lawfully permitted 
dwelling units or guest rooms; and 

(4) The full-service restaurant is operated in combination 
with a lawfully existing nonconforming second-floor movie 
theater as defined in Section 790.64 of this Code or a law- 
fully existing nonconforming second floor "other entertain- 
ment" use as defined by Section 790.38 of this Code. 


§ 722.49 


§ 781.6 


NORTH BEACH FINANCIAL SERVICE SUBDISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for portions of the North Beach 
NCD south of Union Street as mapped on Sectional Map 1 

SU a 

Controls: Financial services are NP at all stories 


§ 722.65 


§ 236 


GARMENT SHOP SPECIAL USE DISTRICT 

Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of North Beach 
NCD as mapped on Sectional Map 1 SU a 

Controls: Garment shops are P at the 1st and 2nd stories 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/23/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 272-93, App. 8/25/93; Ord. 312-99, File No. 991586, App. 12/3/99; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 
5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 
11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 

SEC. 723.1. POLK STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

Sitting in the gulch between Nob and Russian Hills and Pacific Heights, the Polk Street 
Neighborhood Commercial District extends for a mile as a north-south linear strip, and includes a 
portion of Larkin Street between Post and California Streets. Polk Street's dense mixed-use character 
consists of buildings with residential units above ground-story commercial use. The district has an 
active and continuous commercial frontage along Polk Street for almost all of its length. Larkin Street 
and side streets in the district have a greater proportion of residences than Polk Street itself. The 
district provides convenience goods and services to the residential communities in the Polk Gulch 
neighborhood and to the residents on the west slopes of Nob and Russian Hills. It has many apparel 
and specialty stores, as well as some automobile uses, which serve a broader trade area. Commercial 
uses also include offices, as well as movie theaters, restaurants, and bars which keep the district active 
into the evening. 

The Polk Street District controls are designed to encourage and promote development which is 
compatible with the surrounding neighborhood. The building standards monitor large-scale develop- 
ment and protect rear yards at residential levels. Consistent with Polk Street's existing mixed-use 
character, new buildings may contain most commercial uses at the first two stories. The controls 
encourage neighborhood-serving businesses, but limit new eating, drinking, other entertainment, and 
financial service uses, which can produce parking congestion, noise and other nuisances or displace 



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other types of local-serving convenience goods and services. They also prohibit new adult entertain- 
ment uses. Restrictions on drive-up and most automobile uses protect the district's continuous retail 
frontage and prevent further traffic congestion. 

Housing developed in new buildings is encouraged above the second story, especially in the less 
intensely developed portions of the district along Larkin Street. Existing housing units are protected 
by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 723. POLK STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Polk Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


723.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


65-A, 80-A, 130-E 
See Zoning Map 


723.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft. 

C 10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


723.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at residential 
levels onlv 
§ 134(a) (e) 


723.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


723.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


723.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


723.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


723.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


723.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.5 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


723.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 1,999 sq. ft.; 

C 2,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


723.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 



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Polk Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


723.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


723.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


723.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




723.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


723.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


723.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




723.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 
§ 607.1(f)2 


723.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Polk Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


723.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 




723.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


723.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


P 




723.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C 






723.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 






723.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Polk Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


723.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 






723.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






723.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






723.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








723.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 






723.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


C 


c 




723.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


p 






723.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


p 


P 




723.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


P 




723.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


p 


P 




723.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 






723.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


c 


723.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


723.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








723.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








723.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 






723.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








723.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








723.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Polk Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


723.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








723.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








723.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 


c 




723.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








723.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


c 




723.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


# 


# 


# 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


723.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








723.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








723.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


c 


c 


723.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


p 


P 


723.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


c 


723.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


723.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


p 


p 


723.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

400 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


723.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 140 sq. ft. lot area 

§208 


723.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

60 sq. ft. if private, or 

80 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Polk Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


723.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


723.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE POLK STREET DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


723.68 


§249.35 


FRINGE FINANCIAL SERVICE RESTRICTED USE DIS- 
TRICT (FFSRUD) 

Boundaries: The FFSRUD and its X U mile buffer includes, 
but is not limited to, properties within the North of Market 
Residential Special Use District; and includes some properties 
within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District. 

Controls: Within the FFSRUD and its V 4 mile buffer, fringe 
financial services are NP pursuant to Section 249.35. Outside 
the FFSRUD and its l U mile buffer, fringe financial services 
are P subject to the restrictions set forth in Subsection 
249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; Ord. 
87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, 
File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 251-07, File No. 
070851, App. 11/7/2007; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 724.1. SACRAMENTO STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

Located in the Presidio Heights neighborhood in north-central San Francisco, the Sacramento 
Street Neighborhood Commercial District functions as a small-scale linear shopping area. It extends 
along Sacramento Street between Lyon and Spruce. Interspersed among residential buildings and 
garages, the district's daytime-oriented retail stores provide a limited array of convenience goods to the 
immediate neighborhood. Sacramento Street also has many elegant clothing, accessory, and antique 
stores and services, such as hair salons, which attract customers from a wider trade area. Its numerous 
medical and business offices draw clients from throughout the City. Evening activity in the district is 
limited to one movie theater, a few restaurants, and some stores near Presidio Avenue. 

The Sacramento Street District controls are designed to promote adequate growth opportunities for 
development that is compatible with the surrounding low-density residential neighborhood. The 
building standards monitor large-scale development and protect rear yards at the grade level and 
above. Most new commercial development is permitted at the first story; general retail uses are 



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permitted at the second story only if such use would not involve conversion of any existing housing 
units. Special controls are designed to protect existing neighborhood-serving ground-story retail uses. 
New medical service offices are prohibited at all stories. Personal and business services are restricted 
at the ground story and prohibited on upper stories. Limits on new ground-story eating and drinking 
uses, as well as new entertainment and financial service uses, are intended to minimize the 
environmental impacts generated by the growth of such uses. The daytime orientation of the district 
is encouraged by prohibiting bars and restricting late-night commercial activity. New hotels and 
parking facilities are limited in scale and operation to minimize disruption to the neighborhood. Most 
new automobile and drive-up uses are prohibited to promote continuous retail frontage. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing residential 
units are protected by limitations on demolitions and prohibitions of upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 724. SACRAMENTO STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Sacramento Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


724.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


724.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft. 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


724.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at grade level 
and above 
§ 134(a) (e) 


724.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


724.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


724.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


724.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


724.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


724.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


724.21 


Use Size 
[Non -Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 
C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 1 



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Sacramento Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


724.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


724.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


724.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


724.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




724.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


724.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 12 a.m.; 
C 12 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


724.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




724.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f) 2 


724.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d)(g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Sacramento Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


724.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






724.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


724.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


C 




724.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Sacramento Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


724.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 






724.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








724.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 






724.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


P 






724.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






724.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








724.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


c 






724.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


c 






724.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


c 






724.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 








724.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


c 






724.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


c 






724.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 








724.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


C 




724.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


724.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








724.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








724.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








724.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Sacramento Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


724.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








724.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






724.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








724.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








724.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 


C 




724.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








724.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


C 




724.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


724.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








724.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








724.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


c 


C 


724.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


p 


P 


724.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


C 


724.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


724.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


p 


P 


724.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

800 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


724.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generc 
per 275 


illy, 1 be 
sq. ft. 1 
§ 208 


jdroom 
ot area 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Sacramento Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


724.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

100 sq. ft if private, or 

133 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


724.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153- 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


724.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


724.38 


790.84 


Boundaries: Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial 
District 

Controls: A residential use may be converted to an Other In- 
stitution, Large, Educational Service use as defined by Section 
790.50 as a conditional use, if, in addition to the criteria set 
forth in Section 303, the Planning Commission finds that: 

1) The residential use is comprised of a single dwelling unit 
in a building that is otherwise used for non-residential 
uses; and 

2) No legally residing residential tenant will be displaced. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
243-05, File No. 051248, App. 10/21/2005; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, 
File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 725.1. UNION STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Union Street Commercial District is located in northern San Francisco between the Marina 
and Pacific Heights neighborhoods. The district lies along Union Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Steiner, including an arm extending north on Fillmore Street to Lombard. The shopping area provides 
limited convenience goods for the residents of sections of the Cow Hollow, Golden Gate Valley, and 
Pacific Heights neighborhoods immediately surrounding the street. Important aspects of Union 
Street's business activity are eating and drinking establishments and specialty shops whose clientele 
comes from a wide trade area. There are also a significant number of professional, realty, and business 
offices. Many restaurants and bars as well as the district's two movie theaters are open into the 
evening hours, and on weekends the street's clothing, antique stores and galleries do a vigorous 
business. 



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The Union Street District controls are designed to provide sufficient growth opportunities for 
commercial development that is in keeping with the existing scale and character, promote continuous 
retail frontage, and protect adjacent residential livability. Small-scale buildings and neighborhood- 
serving uses are promoted, and rear yards above the ground story and at all residential levels are 
protected. Most commercial development is permitted at the first two stories of new buildings, while 
retail service uses are monitored at the third story and above. Controls are necessary to presei've the 
remaining convenience businesses and to reduce the cumulative impacts which the growth of certain 
uses have on neighborhood residents. Such controls prohibit additional eating and drinking establish- 
ments and limit entertainment and financial service uses. Most automobile and drive-up uses are 
prohibited in order to maintain continuous retail frontage and minimize further traffic congestion. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing residential 
units are protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 

SEC. 725. UNION STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Union Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


725.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


725.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft. 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


725.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 
and above and at all resi- 
dential levels 

§ 134(a) (e) 


725.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


725.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


725.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


725.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


725.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


725.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


3.0 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


725.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft..; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 



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Union Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


725.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


725.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


725.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


725.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




725.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


725.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


725.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




725.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f) 2 


725.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Union Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


725.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 


C 


C 


725.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


c 


Retail Sales and Services 


725.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


P 




725.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Union Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


725.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 








725.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








725.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 








725.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 






725.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






725.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








725.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 






725.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


c 


C 




725.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


p 






725.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


p 


P 


C 


725.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


P 


c 


725.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


p 


P 


c 


725.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 








725.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 


c 


725.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


725.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








725.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








725.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








725.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 









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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Union Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


725.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








725.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






725.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








725.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








725.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 


C 




725.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








725.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


C 




725.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


725.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








725.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








725.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


c 


725.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


p 


P 


725.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 


c 


725.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


p 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


725.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


p 


p 


725.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


725.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 210 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Union Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


725.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


725.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


725.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 


C 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 726.1. VALENCIA STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Valencia Street Commercial District is located near the center of San Francisco in the Mission 
District. It lies along Valencia Street between 14th and Army Street, and includes a portion of 16th 
Street extending west towards Dolores Street. The commercial area provides a limited selection of 
convenience goods for the residents of sections of the Mission and Dolores Heights. Valencia Street also 
serves a wider trade area with its retail and wholesale home furnishings and appliance outlets. The 
commercial district also has several automobile-related businesses and large light manufacturing 
operations. Eating and drinking establishments contribute to the street's mixed-use character and 
activity in the evening hours. A number of upper-story professional and business offices are located in 
the district, some in converted residential units. 

The Valencia Street District has a pattern of large lots and businesses, as well as a sizable number 
of upper-story residential units. Controls are designed to permit moderate-scale buildings and uses, 
protecting rear yards above the ground story and at residential levels. New neighborhood-serving 
commercial development is encouraged mainly at the ground story. While offices and general retail 
sales uses may locate at the second story of new buildings under certain circumstances, most 
commercial uses are prohibited above the second story. In order to protect the balance and variety of 
retail uses and the livability of adjacent uses and areas, most eating and drinking and entertainment 
uses at the ground story are limited. Continuous retail frontage is promoted by prohibiting drive-up 
facilities, some automobile uses, and new nonretail commercial uses. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Existing residential 
units are protected by prohibitions on upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 



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SEC. 726. VALENCIA STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Valencia Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


726.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X, 50-X 
See Zoning Map 


726.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft. 

C 10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


726.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 

and above and at all 

residential levels 

§ 134(a) (e) 


726.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


726.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P § 136.1(a) 


726.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


726.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


726.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


726.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.5 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


726.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,999 sq. ft.; 

C 3,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


726.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 1610?) 


726.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


726.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


726.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





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Sec. 726.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1040 





Valencia Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


726.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


726.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


726.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




726.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f) 2 


726.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d)(g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Valencia Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


726.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






726.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


726.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


c 




726.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C 






726.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P 






726.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


C 






726.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


P 






726.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 








726.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






726.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








726.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 







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1041 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 726.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Valencia Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


726.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


P 






726.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 






726.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


C 




726.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


c 




726.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


c 




726.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 






726.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 




726.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 


c 


C 


726.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








726.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








726.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


C 






726.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








726.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








726.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






726.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








726.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 


C 


c 




726.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 


c 




726.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








726.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


c 





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Sec. 726.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1042 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Valencia Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


726.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


# 


# 


# 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


726.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








726.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








726.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


C 


726.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


726.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


c 


726.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


726.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


p 


726.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


726.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 210 sq. ft. lot area 

§208 


726.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


726.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


726.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



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Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 727.1. 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE VALENCIA STREET DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 726.68 


§ 249.35 


FRINGE FINANCIAL SERVICE RESTRICTED USE DIS- 
TRICT (FFSRUD) 

Boundaries: The FFSRUD and its X U mile buffer includes, 
but is not limited to, the Valencia Street Neighborhood Com- 
mercial District. Controls: Within the FFSRUD and its V4 mile 
buffer, fringe financial services are NP pursuant to Section 
249.35. Outside the FFSRUD and its V 4 mile buffer, fringe fi- 
nancial services are P subject to the restrictions set forth in 
Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 727.1. 24TH STREET — MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The 24th Street — Mission Neighborhood Commercial District is situated in the Inner Mission 
District on 24th Street between Bartlett Street and San Bruno Avenue. This mixed-use district 
provides convenience goods to its immediate neighborhood as well as comparison shopping goods and 
services to a wider trade area. The street has a great number of Latin American restaurants, grocery 
stores, and bakeries as well as other gift and secondhand stores. Most commercial businesses are open 
during the day while the district's bars, restaurants, and movie theater are also active in the evening. 
Dwelling units are frequently located above the ground-story commercial uses. 

The 24th Street — Mission District controls are designed to provide potential for new development 
consistent with the existing scale and character. Small-scale buildings and neighborhood-serving uses 
are encouraged, and rear yard corridors above the ground story and at residential levels are protected. 
Most commercial uses are encouraged at the ground story, while service uses are permitted with some 
limitations at the second story. Special controls are necessary to preserve the unique mix of 
convenience and specialty commercial uses. In order to maintain convenience stores and protect 
adjacent livability, new bars and fast-food restaurants are prohibited, and limitations apply to the 
development and operation of ground-story full-service restaurants, take-out food and entertainment 
uses. Continuous retail frontage is maintained and encouraged by prohibiting most automobile and 
drive-up uses. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Existing housing 
units are protected by prohibitions on upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 



Supp. No. 12, November/December 2007 



Sec. 727.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1044 



SEC. 727. 24TH STREET — MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





24th Street — Mission 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


727.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X, 50-X, 105-E 
See Zoning Map 


727.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


727.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at the second story 
and above and at all resi- 
dential levels 

§ 134(a) (e) 


727.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


727.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


727.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


727.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


727.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


727.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.5 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


727.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


727.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


727.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153-155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


727.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


727.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





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Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 727.1. 





24th Street — Mission 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


727.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2 (b) 


727.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


727.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




727.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(02 


727.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


24th Street- 
Mission 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


727.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






727.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


727.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 






727.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 








727.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 






727.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








727.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 






727.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 








727.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 






727.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








727.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C 







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Sec. 727.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1046 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


24th Street- 
Mission 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


727.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


P 






727.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 






727.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


C 




727.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


c 




727.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


c 




727.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 






727.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 




727.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 


c 


C 


727.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








727.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








727.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 






727.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








727.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








727.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 






727.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








727.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








727.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 






727.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








727.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 







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1047 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 727.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


24th Street- 
Mission 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


727.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


# 


# 


# 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


727.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








727.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








727.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


c 


727.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


727.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


c 


727.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


727.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


p 


727.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§207,207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


727.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 

210 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 


727.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


727.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


727.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



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Sec. 727.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1048 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE 24TH STREET-MISSION DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 727.68 


§ 249.35 


FRINGE FINANCIAL SERVICE RESTRICTED USE DIS- 
TRICT (FFSRUD) Boundaries: The FFSRUD and its V- mile 
buffer includes, but is not limited to, the 24th Street-Mission 
Neighborhood Commercial District. 

Controls: Within the FFSRUD and its V 4 mile buffer, fringe 
financial services are NP pursuant to Section 249.35. Outside 
the FFSRUD and its V4 mile buffer, fringe financial services 
are P subject to the restrictions set forth in Subsection 

249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 
275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 728.1. 24TH STREET 
DISTRICT. 



NOE VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 



The 24th Street — Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District is situated along 24th Street 
between Chattanooga and Diamond in the Noe Valley neighborhood of central San Francisco. This 
daytime-oriented, multi-purpose commercial district provides a mixture of convenience and compari- 
son shopping goods and services to a predominantly local market area. It contains primarily retail 
sales and personal services at the street level, some office uses on the second story, and residential use 
almost exclusively on the third and upper stories. 

The 24th Street — Noe Valley District controls are designed to allow for development that is 
compatible with the existing small-scale, mixed-use neighborhood commercial character and surround- 
ing residential area. The small scale of new buildings and neighborhood-serving uses is encouraged 
and rear yard open space corridors at all levels are protected. Most commercial uses are directed to the 
ground story and limited at the second story of new buildings. In order to maintain the variety arid mix 
of retail sales and services along the commercial strip and to control the problems of traffic, congestion, 
noise and late-night activity, certain potentially troublesome commercial uses are regulated. Addi- 
tional eating and drinking establishments are prohibited, and ground-story entertainment and 
financial service uses are restricted to and at the ground story. Prohibitions on drive-up and most 
automobile uses help prevent additional traffic and parking congestion. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Existing he using 
units are protected by prohibitions on upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 



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Sec. 728.1. 



SEC. 728. 24TH STREET — NOE VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





24th Street — Noe Valley 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


728.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


728.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft. 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


728.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at grade level and 

above 

§ 134(a) (e) 


728.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


728.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


728.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


728.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


728.17 


Street Trees 




Required 

§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


728.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


728.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


728.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


728.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


728.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


728.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





Supp. No. 12, November/December 2007 



Sec. 728.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1050 





24th Street — Noe Valley 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


728.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


728.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


728.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




728.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f)2 


728.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d)(g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


24th Street- 
Noe Valley 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


728.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






728.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


728.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 


c# 




728.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C# 






728.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C# 






728.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








728.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 








728.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


c 






728.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 






728.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








728.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


c 







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Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 728.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


24th Street— 
Noe Valley 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


728.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


C 






728.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


C 






728.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


C 




728.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


c 




728.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


c 




728.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


c 






728.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


c 


c 




728.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


c 


c 


c 


728.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








728.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








728.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








728.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








728.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








728.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 






728.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








728.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








728.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 


c 




728.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








728.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 





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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


24th Street— 
Noe Valley 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


728.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


# 


# 


# 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


728.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








728.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








728.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


C 


728.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


728.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


c 


728.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


728.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


P 


p 


728.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

600 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


728.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 

210 sq. ft. lot area 

§208 


728.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 

80 sq. ft if private, or 

100 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


728.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


728.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



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Sec. 728.1. 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE 24TH STREET— NOE VALLEY 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 728.40 


§ 790.102(b) and 

(n) 

§ 703.2(b)(1)(C) 


24TH STREET — NOE VALLEY SPECIALTY RETAIL USES 

Boundaries: Only the area within the 24th Street — Noe 
Valley Neighborhood Commercial District. The controls shall 
not apply to NC-1 Districts or nonconforming uses within Vi 
mile of this District asset forth in Code §§ 710.10 and 186. 

Controls: Retail coffee stores, as defined in Code 
§ 790.102(n), are prohibited. Retail coffee stores and specialty 
groceries, defined in Code § 790.102(b), are prohibited from 
establishing accessory take-out food service use pursuant to 
Code § 703.2(b)(1)(C). 


§ 728.41 


§ 790.22 


24th STREET— NOE VALLEY LIQUOR LICENSES FOR 
FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS 

Boundaries: Applicable to the 24th Street - Noe Valley Neigh- 
borhood Commercial District 

Controls: (a) In order to allow certain restaurants to seek an 
ABC license type 47 so that liquor may be served for drinking 
on the premises, a bar use, as defined in § 790.22, may be per- 
mitted as a conditional use on the ground level if, in addition 
to the criteria set forth in Section 303, the Planning Commis- 
sion finds that: 

(1) The bar function is operated as an integral element of an 
establishment which is classified both as: (A) a full-service 
restaurant as defined in § 790.92 and (B) a bona-fide restau- 
rant as defined in § 781.8(c); and 

(2) The establishment maintains only an ABC license type 47. 
Other ABC license types, except those that are included 
within the definition of a full-service restaurant pursuant to 

§ 790.92, are not permitted for those uses subject to this Sec- 
tion. 

(b) Subsequent to the granting of a conditional use authoriza- 
tion under this Section, the Commission may consider imme- 
diate revocation of the previous conditional use authorization 
should an establishment no longer comply with any of the 
above criteria for any length of time. 



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Code Section 



Other Code 
Section 



Zoning Controls 



§ 728.42 



§ 790.92 



24th STREET - NOE VALLEY FULL-SERVICE RESTAU- 
RANTS 

Boundaries: Applicable to the 24th Street - Noe Valley Neigh- 
borhood Commercial District 

Controls: (a) A full-service restaurant may be permitted as a 
conditional use on the ground level if, in addition to the crite- 
ria set forth in Section 303, the Planning Commission finds 
that: 

(1) The full-service restaurant does not occupy space thai: has 
been occupied by a basic neighborhood service since the effec- 
tive date of this Section. For the purposes of this Section, a 
'basic neighborhood service' shall be considered to include, but 
not necessarily be limited to, the following: hardware stores, 
shoe repair facilities, bookstores, and grocery stores that sell a 
wide variety of staple goods and collect less than 50% of gross 
receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages; 

(2) Should the full-service restaurant seek the use of public 
sidewalk space through the Department of Public Works or 
another City agency, such use is conducted in a manner con- 
sistent with: (A) nearby commercial and residential uses and 
structures, and (B) the width of the sidewalk along the subject 
property and adjacent properties. New, expanded, or intensi- 
fied use of public sidewalk space for a full-service restaurant 
authorized under this Section shall require a new conditional 
use authorization pursuant to Section 303; 

(3) The Planning Commission has approved no more than a 
total of three (3) full-service restaurants in accordance with 
this Section. Should a full-service restaurant permitted under 
this Section cease operation and complete a lawful change of 
use to another principally or conditionally permitted use, the 
Commission may consider a new full-service restaurant in ac- 
cordance with the terms of this Section; and 

(4) No more than 60 months have elapsed from the effective 
date of this Section. 



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Sec. 729.1. 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 728.68 


§ 249.35 


FRINGE FINANCIAL SERVICE RESTRICTED USE DIS- 
TRICT (FFSRUD) 

Boundaries: The FFSRUD and its X U mile buffer includes 
portions of, but is not limited to, the 24th Street-Noe Valley 
Neighborhood Commercial District. 

Controls: Within the FFSRUD and its V 4 mile buffer, fringe 
financial services are NP pursuant to Section 249.35. Outside 
the FFSRUD and its X U mile buffer, fringe financial services 
are P subject to the restrictions set forth in Subsection 
249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; 
Ord. 384-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, File No. 001424, 
App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 24-06, File No. 051676, App. 
2/8/2006; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 729.1. WEST PORTAL AVENUE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

Located in the southwestern part of the City, the West Portal Avenue Neighborhood Commercial 
District stretches for three long blocks along West Portal Avenue from Ulloa Street to 15th Avenue and 
extends one block east along Ulloa Street from the Twin Peaks Tunnel entrance to Claremont 
Boulevard. West Portal Avenue provides a selection of goods and services for customers coming mainly 
from the surrounding west of Twin Peaks and Sunset single-family residential neighborhoods. The 
lively, small-scale retail frontage is interrupted at several locations by large-scale financial institutions 
which take up a large amount of commercial ground-story frontage. More than half of the number of 
medical, professional and business offices are located at the ground level. Except for one three-movie 
theater complex, West Portal offers no entertainment uses and its restaurants are mainly family- 
oriented. 

The West Portal Avenue District controls are designed to preserve the existing family-oriented, 
village character of West Portal Avenue. The building standards limit building heights to 26 feet and 
two stories and maintain the existing pattern of rear yards at the ground level and above. The height, 
bulk and design of new development, especially on large lots, should respect the small-scale character 
of the district and its surrounding residential neighborhoods. Lot mergers creating large lots are 
discouraged. Individual nonresidential uses require conditional use permits above 2,500 square feet 
and are restricted to 4,000 square feet as an absolute limit to conform with the existing small use sizes 
in the district. 

Special controls on commercial uses are designed to protect the existing mix of ground-story retail 
uses and prevent further intensification and congestion in the district. No new financial services are 
permitted. Because the district and surrounding neighborhoods are well served by the existing number 
of eating and drinking establishments, new bars, restaurants and take-out food generally are 
discouraged: any proposed new establishment should be carefully reviewed to ensure that it is 
neighborhood-serving and family-oriented, and will not involve high-volume take-out food or generate 
traffic, parking, or litter problems. Large fast-food restaurants and small self-service restaurants are 
prohibited. Medical, business or professional services are permitted at the first two stories, but 



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additional ground-story locations are to be closely monitored to ensure that the current balance 
between retail and office uses is maintained. Existing service stations are encouraged to continue 
operating, but changes in their size, operation, or location are subject to review. Other automotive uses 
are prohibited. The neighborhood-oriented, retail character of the district is further protected by 
prohibiting hotels and nonretail uses. The daytime orientation of the district is maintained by 
prohibitions of entertainment uses and late-night commercial operating hours. 

Housing development is limited. Existing residential units are protected by limitations on 
demolition and prohibition of upper-story conversions; new construction is to be carefully reviewed to 
ensure appropriate scale, design and compatibility with adjacent development. 

SEC. 729. WEST PORTAL AVENUE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





West Portal Avenue 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls; 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


729.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


26-X 


729.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


729.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at grade level 
and above 

§ 134(a) (e) 


729.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 

§ 145.1 


729.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


729.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


729.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


729.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§ 143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


729.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


729.21 


Use Size [Nonresidential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 to 3,999 sq. ft.; 

NP 4,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 



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West Portal Avenue 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


729.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


729.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


729.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


729.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




729.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


729.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 


729.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 




729.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f)2 


729.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


West Portal Avenue 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


729.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






729.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


729.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 


P 




729.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


West Portal Avenue 


Controls by Sltory 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


729.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 






729.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








729.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 








729.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


P 






729.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 








729.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








729.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 








729.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 








729.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


C 






729.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


c 


P 




729.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


p 


P 




729.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


c# 


P 




729.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 








729.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 








729.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 








729.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








729.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 


c 






729.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 








729.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 









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Sec. 729.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


West Portal Avenue 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


729.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








729.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


C 






729.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








729.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








729.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 






729.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








729.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 


C 




729.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 








Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


729.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








729.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








729.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


c 


C 




729.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


p 


P 




729.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 


c 




729.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


c 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


729.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


p 




729.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

800 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


West Portal Avenue 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


729.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 

275 sq. ft. lot area 

§208 


729.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 
100 sq. ft. if private, 

or 

133 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


729.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


729.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


C 





SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE WEST PORTAL AVENUE 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 729.40 


§ 790.102 


Boundaries: The entire West Portal Neighborhood Commer- 
cial District 

Controls: A retail coffee store or other non-alcoholic beverage 
store as defined by Subsection 790.102(n) may be granted a 
conditional use to be exempt from the prohibition described in 
that subsection of cooking devices and on-site food preparation 
not connected with beverage preparation, provided that the 
cooking device allowed shall be limited to one small device for 
warming sandwich ingredients and provided that all other 
provisions of Subsection 790.102(n) are met. 



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Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 729.53 




Boundaries: The entire West Portal Neighborhood Commer- 
cial District 

Controls: Applicable only for the use of stock brokerage. A 
stock brokerage may apply for conditional use if there are no 
more than a total of seven financial uses and/or stock broker- 
ages within the district. If there are more than seven financial 
services and/or stock brokerages in the district, stock broker- 
ages shall not be permitted. 



(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; Ord. 327-97, App. 8/8/97; 
Ord. 120-99, File No. 990188, Eff. 5/17/99; Ord. 87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000; Ord. 260-00, 
File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 
050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 730.1. INNER SUNSET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District is located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, 
consisting of the NC-2 district bounded by Lincoln Way on the north, Fifth Avenue on the east, 
Kirkham Street on the south, and Nineteenth Avenue on the west. The shopping area provides 
convenience goods and services to local Inner Sunset residents, as well as comparison shopping goods 
and services to a larger market area. The commercial district is also frequented by users of Golden 
Gate Park on weekends and by City residents for its eating, drinking, and entertainment places. 
Numerous housing units establish the district's mixed residential-commercial character. 

The Inner Sunset District controls are designed to protect the existing building scale and promote 
new mixed-use development which is in character with adjacent buildings. The building standards 
regulate large-lot and use development and protect rear yards above the ground story and at 
residential levels. To promote the prevailing mixed use character, most commercial uses are directed 
primarily to the ground story with some upper-story restrictions in new buildings. In order to maintain 
the balanced mix and variety of neighborhood-serving commercial uses and regulate the more 
intensive commercial uses which can generate congestion and nuisance problems, special controls 
prohibit additional eating and drinking uses, restrict expansion and intensification of existing eating 
and drinking establishments, and limit entertainment and tourist hotels. Prohibitions of most 
automobile and drive-up uses protect the district's continuous retail frontage. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Existing residential 
units are protected by prohibition of upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions. 



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SEC. 730. INNER SUNSET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Inner Sunset 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


730.1 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106,250— 
252, 260, 270, 271 


40-X 


730.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 4,999 sq. ft.; 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


730.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at grade level 
and above 
§ 134(a) (e) 


730.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


730.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


730.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


730.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


730.17 


Street Trees 




Required 
§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


730.2 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.8 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


730.21 


Use Size 

[Nonresidential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,499 sq. ft.; 

C 2,500 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


730.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 5,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 


730.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft, 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


730.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front ; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


730.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 





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Inner Sunset 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


730.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


730.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. — 2 a.m. 
C 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


730.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602, 604, 608, 609 




730.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602, 604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f)2 


730.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602, 604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Inner Sunset 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


730.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


P 






730.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


P 


C 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


730.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


c 




730.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


C# 






730.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C# 






730.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








730.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 






730.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 








730.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 






730.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








730.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


c 







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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Inner Sunset 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


730.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


P 






730.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 






730.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


C 


c 




730.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


c 




730.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


c 




730.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


C 






730.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 




730.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 


c 


c 


730.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








730.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








730.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


C 






730.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








730.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








730.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 






730.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 








730.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








730.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 






730.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








730.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 







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Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 730.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Inner Sunset 


Controls by Story 


730.68 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 790.111 


P# 






Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


730.7 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








730.8 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








730.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


c 


730.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


p 


730.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


c 




730.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


730.9 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P 


p 


p 


730.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

800 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


730.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 275 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 


730.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 
100 sq. ft. if private, 

or 

133 sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


730.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


730.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 


c 


c 



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Sec. 730.1. San Francisco - Planning Code 1066 

SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE INNER SUNSET 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 730.68 


§ 249.35 


Fringe financial services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 262-00, File No. 001426, App. 11/17/2000; amended by Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, 
App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 

SEC. 731.1. NCT-3 — MODERATE-SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT 
DISTRICT. 

NCT-3 Districts are transit-oriented moderate- to high-density mixed-use neighborhoods of varying 
scale concentrated near transit services. The NCT-3 Districts are mixed use districts that support 
neighborhood-serving commercial uses on lower floors and housing above. These districts are 
well-served by public transit and aim to maximize residential and commercial opportunities on or near 
major transit services. The district's form can be either linear along transit-priority corridors, 
concentric around transit stations, or broader areas where transit services criss-cross the neighbor- 
hood. Housing density is limited not by lot area, but by the regulations on the built envelope of 
buildings, including height, bulk, setbacks, and lot coverage, and standards for residential uses, 
including open space and exposure, and urban design guidelines. Residential parking is not required 
and generally limited. Commercial establishments are discouraged or prohibited from building 
accessory off-street parking in order to preserve the pedestrian-oriented character of the district and 
prevent attracting auto traffic. There are prohibitions on access (i.e. driveways, garage entries) to 
off-street parking and loading on critical stretches of NC and transit streets to preserve and enhance 
the pedestrian-oriented character and transit function. 

NCT-3 Districts are intended in most cases to offer a wide variety of comparison and specialty goods 
and services to a population greater than the immediate neighborhood, additionally providing 
convenience goods and services to the surrounding neighborhoods. NCT-3 Districts include some of the 
longest linear commercial streets in the City, some of which have continuous retail development for 
many blocks. Large-scale lots and buildings and wide streets distinguish the districts from smaller- 
scaled commercial streets, although the districts may include small as well as moderately scaled lots. 
Buildings may range in height, with height limits varying from four to eight stories. 

NCT-3 building standards permit moderately large commercial uses and buildings. Rear yards are 
protected at residential levels. 

A diversified commercial environment is encouraged for the NCT-3 District, and a wide variety of 
uses are permitted with special emphasis on neighborhood-serving businesses. Eating and drinking, 
entertainment, and financial service uses generally are permitted with certain limitations at the first 
and second stories. Auto-oriented uses are somewhat restricted. Other retail businesses, personal 
services and offices are permitted at all stories of new buildings. Limited storage and administrative 
service activities are permitted with some restrictions. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing residential 
units are protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. (Added by Ord. 72-08, 
File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008) 



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1067 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 731. 



SEC. 731. MODERATE-SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT DISTRICT 
NCT-3 ZONING CONTROL TABLE. 





NC-3 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


731.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 

252, 260, 261.1, 263.18, 270, 

271 


Varies 

See Zoning Map 

Height Sculpting on Alleys; 

§ 261.1 

Additional 5' Height Allowed 

for Ground Floor Active 

Uses in 40-X and 50-X; 

§ 263.18 


731.11 


Lot Size [Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft.; C 

10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§121.1 


731.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required at residential 
levels only § 134(a)(e) 


731.13 


Street Frontage 




Required § 145.1 


731.13a 


Street Frontage, 

Above-Grade Parking 
Setback and Active Uses 




Minimum 25 feet on ground 

floor, 15 feet on floors above 

§ 145.1(c), (e) 


731.13b 


Street Frontage, Required 
Ground Floor Commercial 




Market Street, Church 

Street 

§ 145.1(d) 


731.13c 


Street Frontage, Parking 
and Loading access 
restrictions 




§ 155(r) 

NP: Market Street, Church 

Street, Mission Street 

C: Duboce Street, Haight 

Street 


731.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


731.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


731.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


731.17 


Street Trees 


- 


Required 
§ 143 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 731. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1068 





NC-3 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


731.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


3.6 to 1 

§ 124 (a) (b) 


731.21 


Use Size [Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 5,999 sq. ft.; C 6,000 

sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


731.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


None required. For uses in 

Table 151 that are described 

as a ratio of occupied floor 

area, P up to 1 space per 

1,500 feet of occupied floor 

area or the quantity 

specified in Table 151, 

whichever is less, and 

subject to the conditions of 

Section 151.1(f); NP above. 

For retail grocery stores 

larger than 20,000 square 

feet, P up to 1:500, C up to 

1:250 for space in excess of 

20,000 s.f. subject to 

conditions of 151.1(f); NP 

above. For all other uses, P 

up to the quantity specified 

in Table 151, and subject to 

the conditions of Section 

151.1(f); NP above. 

§§ 151.1, 166, 145.1 


731.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


731.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; C if 
located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


731.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




731.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 

C if not recessed 

§ 145.2(b) 


731.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


No Limit 


731.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(e)2 



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1069 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 731. 





NC-3 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


731.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.KD3 


731.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NCT-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


731.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84, 
207.7 


C 


C 


C 


731.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86, 
207.7 


C 


c 


c 


731.39a 


Residential Division 


§ 207.6 


P 


p 


p 


Retail Sales and Services 


731.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services [Not 
Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P# 


p# 


p# 


731.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P 


p 


- 


731.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P 


p 


- 


731.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


c# 


c# 


- 


731.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


p# 


p# 


- 


731.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


- 


- 


- 


731.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 


p 


- 


731.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 


c 


c 


- 


731.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


p 


p 


- 


731.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


p 


p 


- 


731.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


p 


p 


- 


731.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


p 


p 


p 



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Sec. 731. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1070 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NCT-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


731.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


P 


P 


731.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


P 


P 


731.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 2700 Police 

Code 


C 


c 


- 


731.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 


c 


731.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
158.1, 160 


c 


c 


c 


731.57 


Automobile Gas Station 


§ 790.14 


c 


- 


- 


731.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 


c 


- 


- 


731.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 


c 


- 


731.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 


c 


- 


- 


731.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 


c 


- 


- 


731.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 


c 


- 


731.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 


c 


- 


- 


731.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 


c 


c 


c 


731.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 


c 


c 


731.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 


c 


c 


c 


731.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 


c 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


731.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 


c 


c 


c 


731.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 


c 


c 


c 



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1070.1 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 731. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NCT-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


731.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


P 


P 


731.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


731.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


C 


731.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P# 


- 


- 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


731.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P, except 

Cfor 

frontages 

listed in 

145.1(d) 


P 


P 


731.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


No residential density 

limit by lot area. Density 

restricted by physical 

envelope controls of 

height, bulk, setbacks, 

open space, exposure and 

other applicable controls 

of this and other Codes, 

as well as by applicable 

design guidelines, 

applicable elements and 

area plans of the General 

Plan, and design review 

by the Planning 

Department. § 207.4, 

207.6 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 731. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1070.2 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


NCT-3 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


731.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


No group housing density 

limit by lot area. Density 

restricted by physical 

envelope controls of 

height, bulk, setbacks, 

open space, exposure and 

other applicable controls 

of this and other Codes, 

as well as by applicable 

design guidelines, 

applicable elements and 

area plans of the General 

Plan, and design review 

by the Planning 

Department. § 208 


731.93 


Usable Open Space [Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 80 sq. 

ft. if private, or 100 sq. ft. 

if common § 135(d) 


731.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 

153-157, 

159-160, 

204.5 


None required. P up to 

0.5; C up to 0.75. Not 

permitted above .75 cars 

for each dwelling unit. 

§ 151.1, 166, 167, 145.1 


731.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10, 
145.1, 166 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR NCT-3 DISTRICTS 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 731.30 
§ 731.31 
§ 731.32 


§ 608.10 


UPPER MARKET STREET SPECIAL SIGN DISTRICT 






Boundaries: Applicable only for the portion of the Market 
Street NCT-3 District from Octavia to Church Streets as 
mapped on Sectional Map SSD 






Controls: Special restrictions and limitations for signs 


§ 731.84 
§ 790.141 


Health Code 
§3308 


Medical cannabis dispensaries in NCT-3 District may only op- 
erate between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm. 



(Added by Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008) 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



1070.3 Neighborhood Commercial Districts Sec. 732.1. 



SEC. 732.1. PACIFIC AVENUE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District, on Pacific Avenue from just east of Polk 
Street to all four corners of Pacific Avenue and Jones Street, is situated on the north slope of the Nob 
Hill neighborhood and south of the Broadway Tunnel. Pacific Avenue is a multi-purpose, small-scale 
mixed-use neighborhood shopping district on a narrow street that provides limited convenience goods 
to the adjacent neighborhoods. 

The Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District controls are designed to promote a small, 
neighborhood serving mixed-use commercial street that preserves the surrounding neighborhood 
residential character. These controls are intended to preserve livability in a largely low-rise develop- 
ment residential neighborhood, enhance solar access on a narrow street right-of-way and protect 
residential rear yard patterns at the ground floor. (Added by Ord. 167-07, File. No. 070681, App. 
7/20/2007) 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 732.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1070.4 



SEC. 732. PACIFIC AVENUE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Pacific Avenue NCD 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


732.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250-252, 
260, 270, 271 


40-X 
See Zoning Map 


732.11 


Lot Size [Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft.; C 

10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


732.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


45% required at the first 

story and above and at all 

residential levels 

§ 134(c) 


732.13 


Street Frontage 




Required 
§ 145.1 


732.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


732.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


732.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


732.17 


Street Trees 




Required 

§143 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


732.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.5 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


732.21 


Use Size [Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 1,999 sq. ft ..; 

C 2,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


732.22 


Off-Street Parking, Commer- 
cial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153-157, 159-160, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if 

occupied floor area is less 

than 2,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(g) 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



1070.5 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 732.1. 





Pacific Avenue NCD 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


732.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153-155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 

gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


732.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; 

C if located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


732.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




732.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed § 145.2(b) 


732.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; 
C 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. 


732.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602-604, 608, 609 




732.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602-604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(f) 2 


732.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602-604, 608, 609 


P 

§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Pacific Avenue NCD 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


732.38 


Residential Conversion 


§ 790.84 


C 






732.39 


Residential Demolition 


§ 790.86 


C 






Retail Sales and Services 


732.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


C 




732.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 








732.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 






732.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 








732.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 









Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 732.1. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1070.6 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Pacific Avenue NCD 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


732.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 








732.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 








732.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 








732.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 








732.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


C 






732.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 






732.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


C 


c 




732.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


c 




732.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


c 




732.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

§ 2700 Police 

Code 








732.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 








732.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156, 
160 


C 






732.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 








732.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 








732.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 






732.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 








732.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 








732.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 








732.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 









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1070.7 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 732.1. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Pacific Avenue NCD 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


732.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 








732.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


C 






732.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 








732.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


C 






Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 


732.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 








732.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 








732.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 








732.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


c 






732.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


c 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


732.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


p 


P 


P 


732.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


Generally, 1 unit per 

1,000 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 207.4 


732.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


Generally, 1 bedroom 

per 275 sq. ft. lot area 

§ 208 


732.93 


Usable Open Space [Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 100 

sq. ft if private, or 133 

sq. ft. if common 

§ 135(d) 


732.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153- 

157, 159-160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space for 

each dwelling unit 

§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


732.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§ 790.10 


C 







(Added by Ord. 167-07, File. No. 070681, App. 7/20/2007) 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 733.1. San Francisco - Planning Code 1070.8 

SEC. 733.1. UPPER MARKET STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT 
DISTRICT. 

The Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District is located on Market Street 
from Church to Noe Streets, and on side streets off Market. Upper Market Street is a multi-purpose 
commercial district that provides limited convenience goods to adjacent neighborhoods, but also serves 
as a shopping street for a broader trade area. A large number of offices are located on Market Street 
within easy transit access to downtown. The width of Market Street and its use as a major arterial 
diminish the perception of the Upper Market Street Transit District as a single commercial district. 
The street appears as a collection of dispersed centers of commercial activity, concentrated at the 
intersections of Market Street with secondary streets. 

This district is well served by transit and is anchored by the Market Street subway (with stations 
Church Street and Castro Street) and the F-Market historic streetcar line. All light-rail lines in the 
City traverse the district, including the F, J, K, L, M, and N, and additional key cross-town transit 
service crosses Market Street at Fillmore and Castro Streets. Additionally, Market Street is a primary 
bicycle corridor. Housing density is limited not by lot area, but by the regulations on the built envelope 
of buildings, including height, bulk, setbacks, and lot coverage, and standards for residential uses, 
including open space and exposure, and urban design guidelines. Residential parking is not required 
and generally limited. Commercial establishments are discouraged or prohibited from building 
accessory off-street parking in order to preserve the pedestrian-oriented character of the district and 
prevent attracting auto traffic. There are prohibitions on access (i.e. driveways, garage entries) to 
off-street parking and loading on Market and Church Streets to preserve and enhance the pedestrian- 
oriented character and transit function. 

The Upper Market Street district controls are designed to promote moderate-scale development 
which contributes to the definition of Market Street's design and character. They are also intended to 
preserve the existing mix of commercial uses and maintain the livability of the district and its 
surrounding residential areas. Large-lot and use development is reviewed for consistency with existing 
development patterns. Rear yards are protected at all levels. To promote mixed-use buildings, most 
commercial uses are permitted with some limitations above the second story. In order to maintain 
continuous retail frontage and preserve a balanced mix of commercial uses, ground-story neighborhood- 
serving uses are encouraged, and eating and drinking, entertainment, and financial service uses are 
limited. Ground floor-commercial space is required along Market and Church Streets. Most automobile 
and drive-up uses are prohibited or conditional. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the second story. Existing upper-story 
residential units are protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. (Added by 
Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008) 

Editor's Note: 

Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, approved April 3, 2008, amended the Planning Code by adding provisions 
designated as a new section 732.1. Inasmuch as there already exist provisions so designated, said provisions have 
been included herein as a new section 733.1. 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



1070.9 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 733. 



SEC. 733. UPPER MARKET STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT 
DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE. 





Upper Market Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


733.10 


Height and Bulk Limit 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250— 
252, 260, 261.1, 263.18, 270, 

271 


Varies 

See Zoning Map: 

Height Sculpting on Alleys; 

§ 261.1 

Additional 5' Height Allowed 

for Ground Floor Active 

Uses in 40-X and 50-X; 

§ 263.18 


733.11 


Lot Size [Per Development] 


§§ 790.56, 121.1 


P up to 9,999 sq. ft. C 

10,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.1 


733.12 


Rear Yard 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Required from grade level 
and above § 134(a) (e) 


733.13 


Street Frontage 


- 


Required 
§ 145.1 


733.13a 


Street Frontage, 

Above-Grade Parking 
Setback and Active Uses 




Minimum 25 feet on ground 

floor, 15 feet on floors above 

§ 145.1(c), (e) 


733.13b 


Street Frontage, Required 
Ground Floor Commercial 




Market Street; 

Church Street 

§ 145.1(d) 


733.13c 


Street Frontage, Parking 
and Loading access 
restrictions 




§ 155(r) 

NP: Market Street, Church 

Street 


733.14 


Awning 


§ 790.20 


P 

§ 136.1(a) 


733.15 


Canopy 


§ 790.26 


P 

§ 136.1(b) 


733.16 


Marquee 


§ 790.58 


P 

§ 136.1(c) 


733.17 


Street Trees 


- 


Required § 143 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 733. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1070.10 





Upper Market Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND USES 


733.20 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


3.0 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


733.21 


Use Size [Non-Residential] 


§ 790.130 


P up to 2,999 sq. ft.; C 3,000 

sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.2 


733.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial/Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 159—160, 
204.5 


None required. For uses in 

Table 151 that are described 

as a ratio of occupied floor 

area, P up to 1 space per 

1,500 feet of occupied floor 

area or the quantity 

specified in Table 151, 

whichever is less, and 

subject to the conditions of 

Section 151.1(f); NP above. 

For retail grocery stores 

larger than 20,000 square 

feet, P up to 1:500, C up to 

1:250 for space in excess of 

20,000 s.f. subject to 

conditions of 151.1(f); NP 

above. For all other uses, P 

up to the quantity specified 

in Table 151, and subject to 

the conditions of Section 

151.1(f); NP above. 

§§ 151.1, 166, 145.1 


733.23 


Off-Street Fright Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 204.5 


Generally, none required if 
gross floor area is less than 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152.161(b) 


733.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 790.70 


P if located in front; if 

located elsewhere 

§ 145.2(a) 


733.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 


- 


733.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 790.140 


P if recessed 3 ft.; 
C if not recessed § 145.2(b) 


733.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 790.48 


P 6 a.m. - 2 a.m.; C 2 a.m. - 
6 a.m. 


733.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


- 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



1070.11 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 733. 





Upper Market Street 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


733.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(f)(2) 


733.32 


Other Signs 


§§ 262, 602—604, 608, 609 


P# 
§ 607.1(c) (d) (g) 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Market 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


733.38 


Residential Conversion 


§§ 790.84, 
207.7 


C 


C 


- 


733.39 


Residential Demolition 


§§ 790.86, 
207.7 


C 


C 


C 


733.39a 


Residential Division 


§ 207.6 


P 


p 


P 


Retail Sales and Services 


733.40 


Other Retail Sales and Services [Not Listed 
Below] 


§ 790.102 


P 


p 


- 


733.41 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


c 


- 


- 


733.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


C 


- 


- 


733.43 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


- 


- 


- 


733.44 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


C 


- 


- 


733.45 


Liquor Store 


§ 790.55 


C 


- 


- 


733.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


p 


- 


- 


733.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 


- 


- 


- 


733.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


C# 


- 


- 


733.49 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


c 


C 


- 


733.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


p 


- 


- 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 733. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1070.12 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Market 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


733.51 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


P 


C 


733.52 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


P 


c 


733.53 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


P 


c 


733.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60, 

Police Code 

§ 2700 


C 


C 


- 


733.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 


C 


c 


c 


733.56 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 

145.1, 156, 

158.1, 160, 

166 


c 


c 


c 


733.57 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 


- 


- 


- 


733.58 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 


- 


- 


- 


733.59 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 


c 


- 


- 


733.60 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 


- 


- 


- 


733.61 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 


- 


- 


- 


733.62 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 


c 


- 


- 


733.63 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 


- 


- 


- 


733.64 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 


- 


- 


- 


733.65 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


p 


c 


- 


733.66 


Storage 


§ 790.117 


- 


- 


- 


733.67 


Video Store 


§ 790.135 


c 


c 


- 


Institutions and Non-Retail Sales and Services 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



1070.13 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 733. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Market 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


733.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 


- 


- 


- 


733.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 


- 


- 


- 


733.81 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


C 


C 


733.82 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


733.83 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


C 


C 


733.84 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 790.141 


P 


- 


- 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


733.90 


Residential Use 


§ 790.88 


P, ex- 
cept C 

for 
front- 
ages 
listed 

in 
45.1(d) 


P 


P 


733.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
790.88(a) 


No residential density 
limit by lot area. Den- 
sity restricted by 
physical envelope con- 
trols of height, bulk, 
setbacks, open space, 
exposure and other 
applicable controls of 
this and other Codes, 
as well as by appli- 
cable design guide- 
lines, applicable ele- 
ments and area plans 
of the General Plan, 
and design review by 
the Planning Depart- 
ment. 
§ 207.4, 207.6 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



Sec. 733. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1070.14 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Upper Market 
Street 


Controls by Story 




§ 790.118 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


733.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 
790.88(b) 


No group housing 
density limit by lot 

area. Density re- 
stricted by phrysical 
envelope controls of 
height, bulk, setbacks, 
open space, exposure 
and other applicable 
controls of this and 
other Codes, as well 
as by applicable de- 
sign guidelines, appli- 
cable elements and 
area plans of the Gen- 
eral Plan, and design 
review by the Plan- 
ning Department. 
§208 


733.93 


Usable Open Space [Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


Generally, either 60 

sq. ft. if private, or 80 

sq. ft. if common 

135(d) 


733.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


None required. P up 

to 0.5; C up to .75. 

Not permitted above 

.75 cars for each 
dwelling unit. § 151.1 


733.95 


Community Residential Parking 


§§ 790.10, 
145.1, 166 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR THE UPPER MARKET STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMER- 
CIAL TRANSIT DISTRICT 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 733.31 
§ 733.32 


§ 608.10 


UPPER MARKET STREET SPECIAL SIGN DISTRICT 
Boundaries: Applicable only for the portions of the Upper Mar- 
ket Street NCT as mapped on Sectional Map SSD Controls: 
Special restrictions and limitations for signs 



Supp. No. 16, April 2008 



1070.15 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 733. 



Article 7 
Code Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 733.48 




Boundaries: Applicable for the Upper Market Street NCT;. 
Controls: Existing bars in the Upper Market Street Neighbor- 
hood Commercial Transit District will be allowed to apply for 
and receive a place of entertainment permit from the Enter- 
tainment Commission without obtaining conditional use au- 
thorization from the Planning Commission if they can demon- 
strate to the satisfaction of the Entertainment Commission 
that they have been in regular operation as an entertainment 
use prior to January 1, 2004; provided, however, that a condi- 
tional use is required (1) if an application for a conditional use 
for the entertainment use was filed with the Planning Depart- 
ment prior to the date this ordinance was introduced or (2) if 
a conditional use was denied within 12 months prior to the 
effective date of this ordinance. 



(Added by Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008) 

Editor's Note: 

Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, approved April 3, 2008, amended the Planning Code by adding provisions 
designated as a new Section 732. Inasmuch as there already exist provisions so designated, said provisions have been 
included herein as a new Section 733. 



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1071 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 780.1. 



SEC. 780. NEIGHBORHOOD 
COMMERCIAL SPECIAL USE DISTRICTS. 
(a) Purpose. In order to provide, maintain, 
and strengthen viable neighborhood commercial 
districts, promote the multiple use of neighbor- 
hood commercial areas, and protect environmen- 
tal quality in neighborhood commercial areas, 
there shall be Neighborhood Commercial Special 
Use Districts. The designations, locations and 
boundaries of these Neighborhood Commercial 
Special Use Districts shall be as provided in 
Section 780.1 as shown on Sectional Maps of the 
Zoning Map referred to in Sections 105 and 106 
of this Code, subject to the provisions of Sections 
105 and 106. The original of the numbered 
sectional maps of the Zoning Map for Special Use 
Districts referred to in Section 780.1 of this Code 
is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervi- 
sors under File No. 115-87-4. In any Neighbor- 
hood Commercial Special Use District, the pro- 
visions of the applicable use district established 
by Section 702.1 shall prevail, except as specifi- 
cally provided in Section 780.1 and Section 249.14 
"Third Street Special Use District," as desig- 
nated on Sectional Map 10SU of the Zoning Map. 
The provisions set forth in this Section shall be 
applicable to all property, whether public or 
private, therein. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87; amended by Ord. 349-95, App. 11/3/95) 

SEC. 780.1. LAKESHORE PLAZA 
SPECIAL USE DISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the mix and variety of 
goods and services provided to the Lakeshore 
Acres, Crestlake, and Merced Manor neighbor- 
hood residents yet provide reasonable commer- 
cial expansion and intensification which would 
not disrupt the single-family residential charac- 
ter of the surrounding neighborhoods, there shall 
be a Lakeshore Plaza Special Use District, gen- 
erally located on the NC-S-zoned block bounded 
by Sloat Boulevard, Everglade Drive, Ocean Av- 
enue, and Clearfield Drive, as designated on 
Sectional Map 13SU of the Zoning Map. The 
following provisions shall apply within such spe- 
cial use district: 

(a) Purpose and Findings. In addition to 
the purposes stated in Section 701 of this Code, 
the following purpose and findings form a basis 



for special regulations and provide guidance for 
their application in the Lakeshore Plaza Special 
Use District. 

(1) The Lakeshore Plaza District is located 
on a single nine-acre parcel, bounded by Sloat 
Boulevard, Ocean Avenue, Clearfield Drive and 
Everglade Drive. It is completely surrounded by 
the Lakeshore Acres, Crestlake and Merced Manor 
single-family neighborhoods. It was originally 
designed to be and functions as a small neigh- 
borhood shopping center, providing a variety of 
retail goods and services mainly to the surround- 
ing neighborhoods. It exhibits a strong daytime 
and family orientation. 

(2) The district contains three large low- 
scale buildings, which are removed from the 
street edge and surrounded by a number of 
off-street parking spaces, in a configuration which 
cannot accommodate new housing. 

(b) Controls. The following controls for the 
NC-S District, as set forth in Sections 713.10 
through 713.95 of this Code, shall apply to the 
Lakeshore Plaza Special Use District, except as 
provided below: 

Zoning Category 
No. Controls 



.10 

.27 

.30 
.41 

.44 



The 26-40-X height district re- 
quires conditional use approval for 
heights over 26 feet not exceeding 
40 feet. 

Hours of operation shall be per- 
mitted as a principal use from 6 
a.m. to 11 p.m. and as a condi- 
tional use from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

General advertising signs are not 
permitted. 

Bars are permitted as conditional 
uses at the first and second sto- 
ries. 

Small self-service restaurants are 
permitted as conditional uses at 
the first and second stories. 



Supp. No. 12, November/December 2007 



Sec. 780.1. 



Zoning Category 
No. Controls 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1072 



.46 



.48 



.49 



.51, .52, 
.53 



.64 
.70 



.81 



.82 



.90 



.91, .92, 
.93 



.95 



Movie theatres are permitted as 
conditional uses at the first and 
second stories. 

Other entertainment is permitted 
as a conditional use at the first 
and second stories. 

Financial services are permitted 
as principal uses at the third 
story. 

Medical services, personal services 
and business or professional ser- 
vices are permitted as principal 
uses at the third story. 

Mortuaries are not permitted. 

Administrative services are per- 
mitted as principal uses at the 
first, second, and third stories. 

Other institutions, large, are per- 
mitted as conditional uses at the 
first, second, and third stories. 

Other institutions, small, are per- 
mitted as conditional uses at the 
first, second and third stories. 

Residential uses are permitted as 
conditional uses at the first and 
second stories and not permitted 
above the second story. 

Residential density for dwelling 
units is one unit per 3,000 sq. ft. 
of lot area; group housing is not 
permitted; minimum usable open 
space per dwelling unit is 300 sq. 
ft. if private and 400 sq. ft. if com- 
mon. 



Community residential garages 
are permitted as conditional uses 
at the first story and below and 
not permitted above the first story. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by 
Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 42-89, App. 
2/8/89) 



SEC. 780.2. BAYSHORE-HESTER 
SPECIAL USE DISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the potential mix and 
variety of goods and services provided to the 
Bayview, Little Hollywood and Visitation Valley 
neighborhood residents yet provide the possibil- 
ity for reasonable expansion, intensification and/or 
reconstruction of an existing hostelry use in this 
area, which use and action would not disrupt the 
single-family residential character of the sur- 
rounding neighborhoods, there shall be a Bay- 
shore-Hester Special Use District, generally lo- 
cated on the northern end of the NC-S -zoned 
block bounded by Bayshore Boulevard and the 
loop of Hester Avenue, as designated on Sec- 
tional Map 10SU of the Zoning Map. The follow- 
ing provisions shall apply within such special 
use district: 

(a) Purpose and Findings. In addition to 
the purposes stated in Section 701 of this Code, 
the following purpose and findings form a basis 
for special regulations and provide guidance for 
their application in the Bayshore-Hester Special 
Use District. 

(1) The Bayshore-Hester Special Use Dis- 
trict is the northern portion of the block bounded 
by Bayshore Boulevard and the loop of Hester 
Avenue. It is completely surrounded by the Little 
Hollywood, Visitation Valley and Bayview single- 
family neighborhoods and is bordered on the east 
by U.S. Highway 101. It is developed with a 
motel with a coffee shop and a restaurant, which 
uses have been present thereon for at least 50 
years. 

(2) The district contains a cluster of one- 
and two-story buildings devoted to motel and 
restaurant use. Immediately to the south is a 
new residential development containing 26 one- 
family dwellings. 

(b) Controls. All of the controls for the 
NC-S District, as set forth in Sections 713.10 
through 713.95 of this Code, shall apply to the 
Bayshore-Hester Special Use District, except as 
provided below: 



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1073 



Neighborhood Commercial Districts 



Sec. 781.2. 



Zoning 

Category 

No. Controls 



.55 



Tourist hotel (inclusive of a motel) 
shall be permitted as a conditional 
use of property. 



(Added by Ord. 331-97, App. 8/19/97) 

SEC. 781. NEIGHBORHOOD 
COMMERCIAL RESTRICTED USE 
SUBDISTRICTS. 

(a) Purpose. In order to provide, maintain, 
and strengthen viable neighborhood commercial 
districts, promote the multiple use of neighbor- 
hood commercial areas, protect environmental 
quality in neighborhood commercial areas, and 
control the expansion of certain kinds of uses 
which if uncontrolled may adversely affect the 
character of certain neighborhood commercial 
districts, there shall be Neighborhood Commer- 
cial Restricted Use Subdistricts. The designa- 
tions, locations and boundaries of these Neigh- 
borhood Commercial Restricted Use Subdistricts 
shall be as provided in Sections 781.1 through 
781.6 and as shown on Sectional Maps of the 
Zoning Map referred to in Sections 105 and 106 
of this Code, subject to the provisions of Sections 
105 and 106. The original of the numbered 
Sectional Maps of the Zoning Map for Restricted 
Use Subdistricts referred to in Sections 781.1 
through 781.6 of this Code is on file with the 
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors under File No. 
115-87-4. In any Neighborhood Commercial Re- 
stricted Use Subdistrict the provisions of the 
applicable use district established by Section 
702.1 shall prevail, except as specifically pro- 
vided in Sections 781.1 through 781.6 respec- 
tively, as designated on Sectional Maps of the 
Zoning Map. The provisions set forth in these 
Sections shall be applicable to all property, 
whether public or private, therein. (Added by 
Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 781.1. TARAVAL STREET 
RESTAURANT AND FAST-FOOD 
SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the mix and variety of 
goods and services provided to the Sunset and 



Parkside neighborhoods and City residents, pre- 
vent further proliferation of restaurant uses and 
prevent further aggravation of parking and traf- 
fic congestion in this district, there shall be a 
Taraval Street Restaurant and Fast-Food Sub- 
district, generally applicable for the NC-1-zoned 
portions of Taraval Street located between 40th 
and 41st Avenues and between 45th and 47th 
Avenues, and for the NC-2-zoned portion of Taraval 
Street located between 12th and 36th Avenues, 
as designated on Sectional Maps 5SU and 6SU of 
the Zoning Map. The following provisions shall 
apply within such subdistrict: 

(a) Full-service restaurants and small self- 
service restaurants, as defined in Sections 790.92 
and 790.91 of this Code, are permitted as condi- 
tional uses on the first story and below. 

(b) A large fast-food restaurant, as defined 
in Section 790.90 of this Code, shall not be 
permitted in this subdistrict. 

(c) The provisions of Sections 180 through 
186.1 of this Code shall govern large fast-food 
restaurants which existed lawfully at the effec- 
tive date of this Code in this subdistrict. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 
445-87, App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 781.2. IRVING STREET 
RESTAURANT AND FAST-FOOD 
SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the mix and variety of 
goods and services provided to the Sunset neigh- 
borhoods and City residents, prevent further 
proliferation of restaurant uses and prevent fur- 
ther aggravation of parking and traffic conges- 
tion in this district, there shall be an Irving 
Street Restaurant and Fast-Food Subdistrict, 
generally applicable for the NC-2-zoned portion 
of Irving Street located between 19th and 27th 
Avenues, as designated on Sectional Maps 5SU 
and 6SU of the Zoning Map. The following pro- 
visions shall apply within such subdistrict: 

(a) Small self-service restaurants, as de- 
fined in Section 790.91 of this Code, are permit- 
ted as conditional uses on the first story and 
below. 



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(b) Full-service restaurants and large fast- 
food restaurants, as defined in Section 790.92 
and Section 790.90 of this Code, shall not be 
permitted in this subdistrict. 

(c) The provisions of Sections 180 through 
186.1 of this Code shall govern full-service res- 
taurants and large fast-food restaurants which 
existed lawfully at the effective date of this Code 
in this subdistrict. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 781.3. OCEAN AVENUE FAST-FOOD 
SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the mix and variety of 
goods and services provided to the Ingleside and 
Westwood Park neighborhoods and City resi- 
dents and prevent further proliferation of restau- 
rant uses, and prevent further aggravation of 
parking and traffic congestion in this district, 
there shall be an Ocean Avenue Fast-Food Sub- 
district, generally applicable for the NC-2-zoned 
portion of Ocean Avenue located between Phelan 
Avenue and Manor Drive, as designated on Sec- 
tional Map 12SU of the Zoning Map. The follow- 
ing provisions shall apply within such subdis- 
trict: 

(a) Large fast-food restaurants and small 
self-service restaurants, as defined in Sections 
790.90 and 790.91 of this Code, respectively, 
shall not be permitted in this subdistrict. 

(b) Except as otherwise provided, the provi- 
sions of Sections 186 through 186.1 of this Code 
shall govern small and large fast-food restau- 
rants which existed lawfully at the effective date 
of this Code in this subdistrict. 

(c) Notwithstanding Section 186.1, where a 
large fast-food restaurant or a small self-service 
restaurant is situated on a lot (the "subject lot") 
located in the Ocean Avenue Fast Food Subdis- 
trict and where the subject lot is located imme- 
diately adjacent to a lot also containing a large 
fast-food restaurant or small self-service restau- 
rant (the "adjacent lot"), the subject lot may be 
altered by the addition of a drive-up facility as 
defined in Section 790.30, upon approval of a 
conditional use application, provided that any 
existing structure on the adjacent lot which is 



currently devoted to use as a large fast-food 
restaurant or small self-service restaurant is 
demolished pursuant to permit. The adjacent lot 
may be used for the drive-up facility for the 
business on the subject lot, and for related park- 
ing and queuing functions. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 
11/12/87; Ord. 119-89, App. 4/21/89) 

SEC. 781.4. GEARY BOULEVARD 
FAST-FOOD SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the mix and variety of 
goods and services provided to the Richmond 
neighborhood and City residents and prevent 
further proliferation of fast-food restaurant uses, 
and prevent further aggravation of parking and 
traffic congestion in this district, there shall be a 
Geary Boulevard Fast-Food Subdistrict, gener- 
ally applicable for the NC-3-zoned portion of 
Geary Boulevard between 14th and 28th Av- 
enues, as designated on Sectional Maps 3SU and 
4SU of the Zoning Map. The following provisions 
shall apply within such subdistrict: 

(a) A large fast-food restaurant, as defined 
in Section 790.90 of this Code, shall not be 
permitted in this subdistrict. 

(b) The provisions of Sections 180 through 
186.1 of this Code shall govern large fast-food 
restaurants which existed lawfully at the effec- 
tive date of this Code in this subdistrict. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 
445-87, App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 781.5. MISSION STREET 
FAST-FOOD SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the mix and variety of 
goods and services provided to the Mission neigh- 
borhood and City residents and prevent further 
proliferation of fast-food restaurant uses, and 
prevent further aggravation of parking and traf- 
fic congestion in this district, there shall be a 
Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict, generally 
applicable for the NC-3-zoned portion of Mi ssion 
Street between 14th and Randall Streets, as 
designated on Sectional Map 7SU of the Zoning 
Map. The following provisions shall apply within 
such subdistrict: 

(a) A small self-service restaurant, as de- 
fined in Section 790.91 of this Code, is permitted 
as a conditional use on the first story and below 
only. 



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(b) A large fast-food restaurant, as defined 
in Section 790.90 of this Code, shall not be 
permitted in this subdistrict. 

(c) The provisions of Sections 180 through 
186.1 of this Code shall govern large fast-food 
restaurants which existed lawfully at the effec- 
tive date of this Code in this subdistrict. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 
445-87, App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 781.6. NORTH BEACH FINANCIAL 
SERVICE SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the unique mixture of 
local, citywide and regional sales and services in 
the North Beach area, there shall be a North 
Beach Financial Service Subdistrict, generally 
applicable for the portion of the North Beach 
Neighborhood Commercial District south of Union 
Street, as designated on Sectional Map lSUa of 
the Zoning Map. The following provisions shall 
apply within such subdistrict: 

(a) A financial service, as defined in Section 
790.110 of this Code, shall not be permitted in 
this subdistrict. 

(b) The provisions of Sections 180 through 
186.1 of this Code shall govern financial services 
which existed lawfully at the effective date of 
this Code in this subdistrict. (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 781.7. CHESTNUT STREET 
FINANCIAL SERVICE SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to preserve the unique mixture of 
sales and services in the Chestnut Street area, 
there shall be a Chestnut Street Financial Ser- 
vice Subdistrict, generally applicable for the NC- 
2-zoned portion of Chestnut Street, including 
NC-2-zoned portions of cross streets, between 
Webster and Broderick Streets, as designated on 
Sectional Map 2SU of the Zoning Map. The 
following provisions shall apply within such Sub- 
district: 

(a) A financial service, as defined in Section 
790.110 of this Code, and a limited financial 
service, as defined in Section 790.112 of this 
Code, shall not be permitted in this Subdistrict. 



(b) The provisions of Sections 180 through 
186.2 of the Code shall govern financial services 
which existed lawfully at the effective date of 
this Code in this Subdistrict. (Added by Ord. 
155-88, App. 4/7/88) 

SEC. 781.8. MISSION ALCOHOLIC 
BEVERAGE SPECIAL USE SUBDISTRICT. 

There is an unusually large number of estab- 
lishments dispensing alcoholic beverages, includ- 
ing beer and wine, for both on-site and off-site 
consumption in this area. The existence of this 
many alcoholic beverage establishments appears 
to contribute directly to numerous peace, health, 
safety and general welfare problems in the area, 
including loitering, littering, drug trafficking, 
prostitution, public drunkenness, defacement and 
damaging of structures, pedestrian obstructions, 
as well as traffic circulation, parking and noise 
problems on public streets and neighborhood 
lots. The existence of such problems creates 
serious impacts on the health, safety and welfare 
of residents of nearby single- and multiple- 
family areas, including fear for the safety of 
children, elderly residents and of visitors to the 
area. The problems also contribute to the dete- 
rioration of the neighborhood and concomitant 
devaluation of property and destruction of com- 
munity values and quality of life. The number of 
establishments selling alcoholic beverages and 
the associated problems discourage more desir- 
able and needed commercial uses in the area. In 
order to preserve the residential character and 
the neighborhood-serving commercial uses of the 
area, there shall be a Mission Alcoholic Beverage 
Special Use Subdistrict to prohibit new estab- 
lishments, or expansion of existing establish- 
ments, selling alcoholic beverages for the prop- 
erty in the area generally bounded by Guerrero 
Street, San Jose Avenue, Randall Street, Mission 
Street, Cesar Chavez Street, Potrero Avenue and 
Fourteenth Street as designated on Sectional 
Map Numbers 7SU and 8SU. 

The following restrictions shall apply within 
such district: 

(a) Prohibition of New Establishments 
Selling Alcoholic Beverages. No new estab- 
lishment where alcoholic beverages are sold, 



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served or given away for on-site or off-site con- 
sumption, shall be established in this special use 
district as set forth below: 

(1) No new bar, as defined in Planning Code 
Section 790.22, shall be permitted in this special 
use district; 

(2) No new off-sale liquor establishment shall 
be permitted in the special use district. An "off- 
sale liquor establishment" shall mean any estab- 
lishment that is defined in Section 790.55 of this 
Code. 

(b) Prohibition of Expansion of Exist- 
ing Establishments Selling Alcoholic Bever- 
ages. Any establishment selling alcoholic bever- 
ages lawfully existing prior to the effective date 
of this resolution and licensed by the State of 
California for the retail sale of alcoholic bever- 
ages for on-site and off-site consumption, so long 
as otherwise lawful, may continue in existence, 
provided such establishment remains in use, as 
follows: 

(1) In the event that any such establish- 
ment ceases to operate or discontinues operation 
for 30 days of longer as set forth in State law, 
such use shall be deemed abandoned; 

(2) No establishment selling alcoholic bev- 
erages may substantially change the mode or 
character of operation of the establishment, nor 
may it expand the square footage devoted exclu- 
sively to the sale of alcoholic beverages, signifi- 
cantly increase the percentage of alcoholic bev- 
erage sales as a portion of total sales, or change 
its type of retail liquor license within a license 
classification. 

(c) Exception for Bona Fide Restau- 
rant. A bona fide restaurant shall be permitted 
to serve alcoholic beverages in this special use 
district. A "bona fide restaurant" shall mean a 
place which is regularly used and kept open for 
the service of meals to guests for compensation 
and which has (1) suitable kitchen facilities for 
the cooking of an assortment of foods which may 
be required for meals, (2) a primary use of 
sit-down service to patrons, (3) adequate seating 
arrangements for sit-down patrons provided on 
the premises, (4) take-out service that is only 
incidental to the primary sit-down use, (5) alco- 



holic beverages which are sold or dispensed for 
consumption on the premises only when served 
at tables or sit-down counters by employees of 
the restaurant, and (6) a minimum of 51 percent 
of the restaurant's gross receipts shall be from 
the sale of meals. A "bona fide restaurant" does 
not include any billiard or pool hall, bowling 
alley, or adult entertainment business as defined 
in Planning Code Section 790.36. 

(d) Exception for Non-Profit Theaters. 

A non-profit theater shall be permitted to serve 
alcoholic beverages in this special use district. A 
"non-profit theater" shall mean a building or 
part of a building intended to be used for the 
specific purposes of presenting any act, play, 
revue, pantomime, scene, song, dance act, or 
song and dance act, conducted or participated in 
by one or more persons, whether or not such 
person or persons are compensated for such 
performance, and which is exempted from pay- 
ment of income tax under Section 23701d of the 
California Revenue and Taxation Code and Sec- 
tion 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code' of the 
United States. A "non-profit theater" does not 
include any dance hall as defined in Section 1060 
of the San Francisco Police Code, billiard parlor, 
pool hall, bowling alley, or adult entertainment 
business as defined in Planning Code Section 
790.36. 

(e) Fringe Financial Services. In addi- 
tion to all other applicable controls set forth in 
this Code, properties in the Mission Alcoholic 
Beverage Special Use Subdistrict are within the 
Fringe Financial Service Restricted Use District 
established by Section 249.35 and are subject to 
the controls and exemptions set forth in Section 
249.35. (Added by Ord. 256-96, App. 6/26/96; 
amended by Ord. 168-99, File No. 990543, App. 
6/18/99; Ord. 177-00, File No. 000744, App. 7/28/ 
2000; Ord. 260-07, File No. 070617, App. 11/14/ 
2007; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/ 
2007) 

SEC. 781.9. HAIGHT STREET ALCOHOL 
RESTRICTED USE SUBDISTRICT. 

There is an unusually large number of estab- 
lishments dispensing alcoholic beverages, includ- 
ing beer and wine, for both on-site and off-site 




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consumption in the Haight-Ashbury neighbor- 
hood. A concentration of alcoholic beverage es- 
tablishments in a neighborhood disrupts the 
desired mix of land uses that contribute to a 
livable neighborhood and discourages more de- 
sirable and needed commercial uses in the area. 
A concentration of establishments selling alco- 
holic beverages in an area may therefore contrib- 
ute to the deterioration of the neighborhood and 
to the concomitant devaluation of property and 
destruction of community values and quality of 
life. These effects contribute to peace, health, 
safety and general welfare problems in these 
areas, including loitering, littering, public drunk- 
enness, driving while intoxicated, defacement 
and damaging of structures, pedestrian obstruc- 
tions, as well as traffic circulation, parking and 
noise problems on public streets and neighbor- 
hood lots, and other nuisance activities. The 
existence of such problems creates serious im- 
pacts on the health, safety and welfare of resi- 
dents of nearby single- and multiple-family ar- 
eas. These impacts include fear for the safety of 
children, elderly residents and visitors to the 
area. 

( a ) Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use 

Subdistrict Established. In order to preserve 
the residential character and the neighborhood- 
serving commercial uses of the Haight-Ashbury 
neighborhood, the Haight Street Alcohol Re- 
stricted Use Subdistrict (Haight Street Alcohol 
RUSD) is hereby established with boundaries 
coterminous with the Haight Street Neighbor- 
hood Commercial District as designated on Sec- 
tional Map numbers 6 and 7. The Haight Street 
Alcohol RUSD is designated on Section Map 
Numbers 6SU and 7SU. 

(1) No new on-sale or off-sale liquor estab- 
lishment shall be permitted in the Haight Street 
RUSD. 

(2) These controls also shall apply within 
y 4 -mile of the Haight Street Alcohol RUSD to 
nonconforming uses in R districts pursuant to 
Planning Code Section 186, and in NC-1 Dis- 
tricts, pursuant to the Special Provisions for 
NC-1 Districts which follows the Control Table 
constituting Sections 710.10 through 710.95. 



(3) The prohibition on Liquor Establish- 
ments shall not be interpreted to prohibit the 
following: 

(A) Temporary uses, as described in Plan- 
ning Code Section 205.1 or 205.3; or 

(B) Establishment of a Liquor Establish- 
ment if application for such Liquor Establish- 
ment is on file with the California Department of 
Alcoholic Beverage Control prior to the effective 
date of legislation establishing the Haight Street 
Alcohol RUSD. 

(C) Establishment of a Liquor Establish- 
ment if: (1) such use is an eligible movie theater, 
(2) only beer and wine are offered for consump- 
tion, and (3) such beer and wine are: (i) only 
consumed on the premises and primarily in the 
main theater auditorium, (ii) only sold to and 
consumed by ticketholders and only immediately 
before and during performances, and (iii) only 
offered in conjunction with the screening of films 
and not as an independent element of the estab- 
lishment that is unrelated to the viewing of 
films. For purposes of this Section, an "eligible 
movie theater" shall be a movie theater as de- 
fined in Code Section 790.64 that contains only a 
single screen and auditorium, has seating for 
150 or fewer persons, and is not a formula retail 
use as defined in Code Section 703.3(b). 

(4) Continuation of existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishments. In the Haight Street Alco- 
hol RUSD, any Prohibited Liquor Establishment 
may continue in accordance with Planning Code 
Section 180 through 186.2, subject to the follow- 
ing provisions. For purposes of this Section, the 
Haight Street Alcohol RUSD shall be considered 
to include, pursuant to Section 186 of this Code 
and to the Special Provisions for NC-1 Districts, 
the area within V4-mile of the Haight Street 
Alcohol RUSD as mapped. 

(A) A Prohibited Liquor Establishment law- 
fully existing and selling alcoholic beverages as 
licensed by the State of California prior to the 
effective date of this legislation, or subsequent 
legislation prohibiting that type of Liquor Estab- 
lishment, so long as otherwise lawful, may con- 



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tinue to operate only under the following condi- 
tions, as provided by California Business and 
Professions Code Section 23790: 

(1) Except as provided by Subsection (B) 
below, the premises shall retain the same type of 
retail liquor license within a license classifica- 
tion; and 

(2) Except as provided by Subsection (B) 
below, the licensed premises shall be operated 
continuously, without substantial change in mode 
or character of operation. 

(B) A break in continuous operation shall 
not be interpreted to include the following, pro- 
vided that the location of the establishment does 
not change, the square footage used for the sale 
of alcoholic beverages does not increase, and the 
type of California Department of Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control Liquor License ("ABC License") 
does not change except as indicated: 

(1) A change in ownership of a Prohibited 
Liquor Establishment or an owner-to-owner trans- 
fer of an ABC License; or 

(2) Re-establishment, restoration or repair 
of an existing Prohibited Liquor Establishment 
on the same lot after total or partial destruction 
or damage due to fire, riot, insurrection, toxic 
accident or act of God; or 

(3) Temporary closure of an existing Prohib- 
ited Liquor Establishment for not more than 
ninety (90) days for repair, renovation or remod- 
eling; 

(4) Re-location of an existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishment in the Haight Street Alcohol 
RUSD to another location within the same Haight 
Street Alcohol RUSD with conditional use autho- 
rization from the City Planning Commission, 
provided that the original premises shall not be 
occupied by a Prohibited Liquor Establishment, 
unless by another Prohibited Liquor Establish- 
ment that is also relocating from within the 
Haight Street Alcohol RUSD. 

(5) A change from a Type 21 (off-sale gen- 
eral) to a Type 20 (off-sale beer and wine) license. 

(b) Definitions: 

(1) A "liquor establishment" shall mean any 
enterprise selling alcoholic beverages, as defined 
by California Business and Professions Code 
Section 23004 and 23025, pursuant to a Califor- 
nia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board license. 



(2) An "on-sale liquor establishment" shall 
mean any liquor establishment which has ob- 
tained Alcoholic Beverage Control Board License 
type 40 (on-sale beer), type 41 (on-sale beer and 
wine eating place), type 42 (on-sale beer and 
wine public premises), type 47 (on-sale general 
eating place), type 48 (on-sale general-public 
premises) or type 57 (special on-sale general) 
selling alcoholic beverages for consumption on 
the premises. Typical on-sale establishments may 
include but are not limited to bars and restau- 
rants serving alcoholic beverages. It shall not 
include types 51, 52, 59, 60, 61, 67, 70 or 75. 

(3) An "off-sale liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment that is defined in Sec- 
tion 790.55 of this Code. 

(4) A "prohibited liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment selling alcoholic bever- 
ages lawfully existing prior to the effective date 
of the establishment of the Haight Street Alcohol 
RUSD and licensed by the State of California for 
the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for on or 
off-site consumption, so long as otherwise lawful. 

(c) Fringe Financial Services. In addi- 
tion to all other applicable controls set forth in 
this Code, properties in the Haight Street Alco- 
hol Restricted Use Subdistrict are within the 
Fringe Financial Service Restricted Use District 
established by Section 249.35 and are subject to 
the controls and exemptions set forth in Section 
249.35. (Added by Ord. 229-99, File No. 990991, 
App. 8/20/99; Ord. 64-06, File No. 051841, App. 
4/6/2006; Ord. 260-07, File No. 070617, App. 
11/14/2007; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 

SEC. 781.10. 17TH AND RHODE ISLAND 
STREET GROCERY STORE SPECIAL USE 
SUBDISTRICT. 

In order to facilitate the development of a 
neighborhood grocery store at 17th and Rhode 
Island Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, 
in an area that does not have a proliferation of 
off-sale Type 20 or Type 21 liquor establishments 
and previously was zoned M-l (which permitted 
liquor stores as a principal permitted use), there 
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Store Special Use Subdistrict, applicable to the 
NC-3 zoned block bounded by 17th Street, Rhode 
Island Street, Mariposa Street and Kansas Street 
(Assessor's Block 3978, Lot 1). The following 
provisions shall apply within the Special Use 
Subdistrict: 

(a) One off-sale Type 20 and Type 21 liquor 
store, as defined by Section 790.55 of this Code, 
is permitted as a conditional use on the first or 
second story, provided that it is operated as an 
integral element of a grocery store of not less 
than 30,000 gross square feet. 

(b) Nighttime Entertainment, as defined by 
102.17 of this Code, shall not be permitted. 
(Added by Ord. 261-03, File No. 022932, App. 
11/25/2003) 

SEC. 782. THIRD STREET ALCOHOL 
RESTRICTED USE DISTRICT 
ESTABLISHED. 

There is an unusually large number of estab- 
lishments dispensing alcoholic beverages, includ- 
ing beer and wine, for both on-site and off-site 
consumption in the Bayview area. The existence 
of this many alcoholic beverage establishments 
appears to contribute directly to numerous peace, 
health, safety and general welfare problems in 
the area, including loitering, littering, drug traf- 
ficking, prostitution, public drunkenness, deface- 
ment and damaging of structures, pedestrian 
obstructions, as well as traffic circulation, park- 
ing and noise problems on public streets and 
neighborhood lots. The existence of such prob- 
lems creates serious impacts on the health, safety 
and welfare of residents of nearby single- and 
multiple-family areas, including fear for the safety 
of children, elderly residents and of visitors to 
the area. The problems also contribute to the 
deterioration of the neighborhood and concomi- 
tant devaluation of property and destruction of 
community values and quality of life. The num- 
ber of establishments selling alcoholic beverages 
and the associated problems discourage more 
desirable and needed commercial uses in the 
area. 

(a) In order to preserve the residential char- 
acter and the neighborhood-serving commercial 
uses of the area, the Third Street Alcohol Re- 



stricted Use District (Third Street Alcohol RUD) 
is hereby established for the property in the area 
generally bounded by Islais Creek to the North, 
Quint Street, Phelps Street, Tampa Street, Brid- 
geview Drive, Newhall Street, Venus Street and 
Egbert Avenue to the West, US Highway 101 to 
the South, and Mendell Street, La Salle Avenue, 
Keith Street, Palou Street, Jennings Street, and 
Ingalls Street to the East, as designated on 
Sectional Map numbers 8 and 10. The Third 
Street Alcohol RUD is designated on Section 
Map Numbers 8SU and 10SU. 

(1) No new on-sale or off-sale liquor estab- 
lishment shall be permitted in the Third Street 
Alcohol RUD. 

(2) The prohibition on Liquor Establish- 
ments shall not be interpreted to prohibit the 
following: 

(A) Temporary uses, as described in Plan- 
ning Code Section 205.1 or 205.3; or 

(B) Establishment of a Liquor Establish- 
ment if application for such Liquor Establish- 
ment is on file with the California Department of 
Alcoholic Beverage Control prior to the effective 
date of legislation establishing the Third Street 
Alcohol RUD. 

(3) Continuation of existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishments. In the Third Street Alcohol 
RUD, any Prohibited Liquor Establishment may 
continue in accordance with Planning Code Sec- 
tion 180 through 186.2, subject to the following 
provisions. 

(A) A Prohibited Liquor Establishment law- 
fully existing and selling alcoholic beverages as 
licensed by the State of California prior to the 
effective date of this legislation, or subsequent 
legislation prohibiting that type of Liquor Estab- 
lishment, so long as otherwise lawful, may con- 
tinue to operate only under the following condi- 
tions, as provided by California Business and 
Professions Code Section 23790: 

(1) Except as provided by Subsection (B) 
below, the premises shall retain the same type of 
retail liquor license within a license classifica- 
tion; and 



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(2) Except as provided by Subsection (B) 
below, the licensed premises shall be operated 
continuously, without substantial change in mode 
or character of operation. 

(B) A break in continuous operation shall 
not be interpreted to include the following, pro- 
vided that the location of the establishment does 
not change, the square footage used for the sale 
of alcoholic beverages does not increase, and the 
type of California Department of Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control Liquor License ("ABC" License) 
does not change except as indicated: 

(1) A change in ownership of a Prohibited 
Liquor Establishment or an owner-to-owner trans- 
fer of an ABC License; 

(2) Re-establishment, restoration or repair 
of an existing Prohibited Liquor Establishment 
on the same lot after total or partial destruction 
or damage due to fire, riot, insurrection, toxic 
accident or act of God; or 

(3) Temporary closure of an existing Prohib- 
ited Liquor Establishment for not more than 
ninety (90) days for repair, renovation or remod- 
eling; 

(4) Re-location of an existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishment in the Third Street Alcohol 
RUD to another location within the same Third 
Street Alcohol RUD with conditional use autho- 
rization from the City Planning Commission, 
provided that the original premises shall not be 
occupied by a Prohibited Liquor Establishment, 
unless by another Prohibited Liquor Establish- 
ment that is also relocating from within the 
Third Street Alcohol RUD. 

(5) A change from a Type 21 (off-sale) to a 
Type 20 (off-sale beer and wine) license or a 
change from any Alcohol Beverage Control Board 
License type to a Type 41 (on-sale beer and 
wine — eating place). 

(b) The following shall apply to all liquor 
establishments in the Third Street Alcohol RUD 
in order to maintain the safety of the premises 
and vicinity: 

(1) Liquor establishments shall provide out- 
side lighting in a manner sufficient to illuminate 
street and sidewalk areas and adjacent parking, 
as appropriate to maintain security, without dis- 
turbing area residences; 



(2) No more than 33 percent of the square 
footage of the windows and clear doors of Liquor 
establishments shall bear advertising or signage 
of any sort, and all advertising and signage shall 
be placed and maintained in a manner that 
ensures that law enforcement personnel have a 
clear and unobstructed view of the interior of the 
premises, including the area in which the cash 
registers are maintained, from the exterior pub- 
lic sidewalk or entrance to the premises. This 
requirement shall not apply to premises where 
there are no windows, or where existing windows 
are located at a height that precludes a view of 
the interior of the premises to a person standing 
outside the premises. 

(c) Definitions. 

(1) A "liquor establishment" shall mean any 
enterprise selling alcoholic beverages, as defined 
by California Business and Professions Code 
Section 23004 and 23025, pursuant to a Califor- 
nia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board license. 

(2) An "on-sale liquor establishment" shall 
mean any liquor establishment which has ob- 
tained Alcoholic Beverage Control Board license 
type 40 (on-sale beer), type 42 (on-sale beer and 
wine public premises), type 48 (on-sale general- 
public premises) or type 57 (special on-sale gen- 
eral) selling alcoholic beverages for consumption 
on the premises. Typical on-sale establishments 
may include but are not limited to bars serving 
alcoholic beverages. It shall not include types 41, 
47, 51, 52, 59, 60, 61, 67, 70 or 75. 

(3) An "off-sale liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment that is defined in Sec- 
tion 790.55 of this Code. 

(4) A "prohibited liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment selling alcoholic bever- 
ages lawfully existing prior to the effective date 
of the establishment of the Third Street Alcohol 
RUD and licensed by the State of California for 
the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for on- or 
off-site consumption, so long as otherwise lawful. 

(d) Fringe Financial Services. In addi- 
tion to all other applicable controls set forth in 
this Code, properties in the Third Street Alcohol 
Restricted Use District are within the Fringe 
Financial Service Restricted Use District estab- 



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lished by Section 249.35 and are subject to the 
controls and exemptions set forth in Section 
249.35. (Added by Ord. 67-03, File No. 021338, 
App. 4/18/2003; Ord. 260-07, File No. 070617, 
App. 11/14/2007; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, 
App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 783. DIVISADERO STREET 
ALCOHOL RESTRICTED USE DISTRICT 
ESTABLISHED. 

There are an unusually large number of 
establishments dispensing alcoholic beverages, 
including beer and wine, for off-site consumption 
in the Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial 
District along Divisadero Street between Haight 
and Geary Streets. The existence of this many 
alcoholic beverage establishments appears to 
contribute directly to numerous peace, health, 
safety and general welfare problems in the area, 
including loitering, littering, public drunken- 
ness, defacement and damaging of structures, 
pedestrian obstructions, as well as traffic circu- 
lation, parking and noise problems on public 
streets and neighborhood lots. The existence of 
such problems creates serious impacts on the 
health, safety and welfare of residents of nearby 
single- and multiple-family areas, including fear 
for the safety of children, elderly residents and of 
visitors to the area. The problems also contribute 
to the deterioration of the neighborhood and 
concomitant devaluation of property and destruc- 
tion of community values and quality of life. The 
number of establishments selling alcoholic bev- 
erages and the associated problems discourage 
more desirable and needed commercial uses in 
the area. 

(a) In order to preserve the residential char- 
acter and the neighborhood-serving commercial 
uses of the area, the Divisadero Street Alcohol 
Restricted Use District (Divisadero Street Alco- 
hol RUD) is hereby established for the properties 
in the Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial 
District along Divisadero Street between Haight 
and Geary Streets, as designated on Sectional 
Map numbers 2 and 7. The Divisadero Street 
Alcohol RUD is designated on Sectional Map 
Numbers 2SU and 8SU. 

(1) No new off-sale liquor establishments 
shall be permitted in the Divisadero Street Alco- 
hol RUD. 



(2) The prohibition on Liquor Establish- 
ments shall not be interpreted to prohibit the 
following: 

(A) Temporary uses, as described in Plan- 
ning Code Section 205.1 or 205.3; or 

(B) Establishment of a Liquor Establish- 
ment if an application for such Liquor Establish- 
ment is on file with the California Department of 
Alcoholic Beverage Control prior to the effective 
date of legislation establishing the Divisadero 
Street Alcohol RUD. 

(C) Re-location of an existing liquor estab- 
lishment from outside the Divisadero Street Al- 
cohol RUD to a location within the Divisadero 
Street Alcohol RUD if that liquor establishment 
received conditional use authorization from the 
City Planning Commission prior to the effective 
date of this legislation. 

(3) Continuation of Existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishments. In the Divisadero Street 
Alcohol RUD, any Prohibited Liquor Establish- 
ment may continue in accordance with Planning 
Code Section 180 through 186.2, subject to the 
following provisions: 

(A) A Prohibited Liquor Establishment law- 
fully existing and selling alcoholic beverages as 
licensed by the State of California prior to the 
effective date of this legislation, or subsequent 
legislation prohibiting that type of Liquor Estab- 
lishment, so long as otherwise lawful, may con- 
tinue to operate only under the following condi- 
tions, as provided by California Business and 
Professions Code Section 23790; 

(1) Except as provided by Subsection (B) 
below, the premises shall retain the same type of 
retail liquor license within a license classifica- 
tion; and 

(2) Except as provided by Subsection (B) 
below, the licensed premises shall be operated 
continuously, without substantial change in mode 
or character of operation. 

(B) A break in continuous operation shall 
not be interpreted to include the following, pro- 
vided that the location of the establishment does 
not change, the square footage used for the sale 
of alcoholic beverages does not increase, and the 



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type of California Department of Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control Liquor License ("ABC License") 
does not change except as indicated: 

(1) A change in ownership of a Prohibited 
Liquor Establishment or an owner-to-owner trans- 
fer of an ABC License; or 

(2) Re-establishment, restoration or repair 
of an existing Prohibited Liquor Establishment 
on the same lot after total or partial destruction 
or damage due to fire, riot, insurrection, toxic 
accident or act of God; or 

(3) Temporary closure of an existing Prohib- 
ited Liquor Establishment for not more than 
ninety (90) days for repair, renovation or remod- 
eling; 

(4) Re-location of an existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishment in the Divisadero Street 
Alcohol RUD to another location within the same 
Divisadero Street Alcohol RUD with conditional 
use authorization from the City Planning Com- 
mission, provided that the original premises shall 
not be occupied by a Prohibited Liquor Establish- 
ment, unless by another Prohibited Liquor Es- 
tablishment that is also relocating from with the 
Divisadero Street Alcohol RUD. 

(b) The following shall apply to all liquor 
establishments in the Divisadero Street Alcohol 
RUD in order to maintain the safety of the 
premises and vicinity: 

(1) Liquor establishments shall provide out- 
side lighting in a manner sufficient to illuminate 
street and sidewalk areas and adjacent parking, 
as appropriate to maintain security, without dis- 
turbing area residences; 

(2) No more than 33 percent of the square 
footage of the windows and clear doors of Liquor 
establishments shall bear advertising or signage 
of any sort, and all advertising and signage shall 
be placed and maintained in a manner that 
ensures that law enforcement personnel have a 
clear and unobstructed view of the interior of the 
premises, including the area in which the cash 
registers are maintained, from the exterior pub- 
lic sidewalk or entrance to the premises. This 
requirement shall not apply to premises where 
there are no windows, or where existing windows 



are located at a height that precludes a view of 
the interior of the premises to a person standing 
outside the premises. 

(c) Definitions: 

(1) A "liquor establishment" shall mean any 
enterprise selling alcoholic beverages, as defined 
by California Business and Professions Code 
Section 23004 and 23025, pursuant to a Califor- 
nia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board license. 

(2) An "off-sale liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment that is defined in Sec- 
tion 790.55 of this Code. 

(3) A "prohibited liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment selling alcoholic bever- 
ages lawfully existing prior to the effective date 
of the establishment of the Divisadero Street 
Alcohol RUD and licensed by the State of Cali- 
fornia for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for 
off-site consumption, so long as otherwise lawful. 

(d) Fringe Financial Services. In addi- 
tion to all other applicable controls set forth in 
this Code, properties in the Divisadero Street 
Alcohol Restricted Use District are within the 
Fringe Financial Service Restricted Use Eistrict 
established by Section 249.35 and are subject to 
the controls and exemptions set forth in Section 
249.35. (Added by Ord. 41-04, File No. 031151, 
App. 3/19/2004; Ord. 260-07, File No. 070617, 
App. 11/14/2007; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, 
App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 784. LOWER HAIGHT STREET 
ALCOHOL RESTRICTED USE DISTRICT. 

(a) Findings. There are an unusually large 
number of establishments dispensing alcoholic 
beverages, including beer and wine, for off-site 
consumption in the Neighborhood Commercial 
Cluster Districts located generally along H.aight 
Street at Scott Street and generally along H.aight 
Street at Pierce Street and in the Small- Scale 
Neighborhood Commercial District located gen- 
erally along Haight Street at and between Steiner 
and Webster Streets. The existence of this many 
off-sale alcoholic beverage establishments ap- 
pears to contribute directly to numerous peace, 
health, safety, and general welfare problems in 
the area, including loitering, littering, public 



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drunkenness, defacement and damaging of struc- 
tures, pedestrian obstructions, as well as traffic 
circulation, parking and noise problems on pub- 
lic streets and neighborhood lots. The existence 
of such problems creates serious impacts on the 
health, safety, and welfare of residents of nearby 
single- and multiple-family areas, including fear 
for the safety of children, elderly residents and 
visitors to the area. The problems also contribute 
to the deterioration of the neighborhood and 
concomitant devaluation of property and destruc- 
tion of community values and quality of life. The 
number of establishments selling alcoholic bev- 
erages for off-site consumption and the associ- 
ated problems discourage more desirable and 
needed commercial uses in the area. 

(b) Establishment of the Lower Haight 
Street Alcohol Restricted Use District. In 
order to preserve the residential character and 
the neighborhood-serving commercial uses of the 
area, the Lower Haight Street Alcohol Restricted 
Use District (Lower Haight Street Alcohol RUD) 
is hereby established for the following: 

(1) Properties in the Neighborhood Commer- 
cial Cluster District located generally along Haight 
Street at Scott Street; 

(2) Properties in the Neighborhood Commer- 
cial Cluster District located generally along Haight 
Street at Pierce Street; 

(3) Properties in the Small-Scale Neighbor- 
hood Commercial District located generally along 
Haight Street at and between Steiner and Web- 
ster Streets. 

The above Neighborhood Commercial Clus- 
ter Districts and Small-Scale Neighborhood Com- 
mercial District are designated on Sectional Map 
Number 7 of the Zoning Map of the City and 
County of San Francisco. Block and lot numbers 
for the properties included in these districts are 
on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors 
in File No. 060537 and are incorporated herein 
by reference. The Lower Haight Street Alcohol 
RUD is designated on Sectional Map Number 
7SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of 
San Francisco. 

(1) No new off-sale liquor establishments 
shall be permitted in the Lower Haight Street 
Alcohol RUD. 



(2) The prohibition on off-sale liquor estab- 
lishments shall not be interpreted to prohibit the 
following: 

(A) Temporary uses, as described in Plan- 
ning Code Section 205.1 or 205.3; or 

(B) Establishment of an off-sale liquor es- 
tablishment if an application for such liquor 
establishment is on file with the California De- 
partment of Alcoholic Beverage Control prior to 
the effective date of this ordinance establishing 
the Lower Haight Street Alcohol RUD. 

(3) Continuation of Existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishments. In the Lower Haight Street 
Alcohol RUD, any prohibited liquor establish- 
ment may continue in accordance with Planning 
Code section 180 through 186.2, subject to the 
following provisions: 

(A) A prohibited liquor establishment law- 
fully existing and selling alcoholic beverages as 
licensed by the State of California prior to the 
effective date of this legislation, or subsequent 
legislation prohibiting that type of liquor estab- 
lishment, so long as otherwise lawful, may con- 
tinue to operate only under the following condi- 
tions, as provided by California Business and 
Professions Code Section 23790: 

(i) Except as provided in subsection (B) be- 
low, the premises shall retain the same type of 
retail liquor license within a license classifica- 
tion; and 

(ii) Except as provided in subsection (B) 
below, the liquor establishment shall be operated 
continuously, without substantial changes in mode 
or character of operation. 

(B) A break in continuous operation shall 
not be interpreted to include the following, pro- 
vided that, except as indicated below, the loca- 
tion of the establishment does not change, the 
square footage used for the sale of alcoholic 
beverages does not increase, and the type of 
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Con- 
trol Liquor License ("ABC License") does not 
change: 

(i) A change in ownership of a prohibited 
liquor establishment or an owner-to-owner trans- 
fer of an ABC License; 



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(ii) Temporary closure for restoration or re- 
pair of an existing prohibited liquor establish- 
ment on the same lot after total or partial 
destruction or damage due to fire, riot, insurrec- 
tion, toxic accident, or act of God; 

(iii) Temporary closure of an existing pro- 
hibited liquor establishment for reasons other 
than total or partial destruction or damage due 
to fire, riot, insurrection, toxic accident, or act of 
God for not more than thirty (30) days for repair, 
renovation, or remodeling; or 

(iv) Relocation of an existing prohibited li- 
quor establishment in the Lower Haight Street 
Alcohol RUD to another location within the same 
Lower Haight Street Alcohol RUD with condi- 
tional use authorization from the Planning Com- 
mission, provided that the original premises shall 
not be occupied by a prohibited liquor establish- 
ment, unless by another prohibited liquor estab- 
lishment that is also relocating from within the 
Lower Haight Street Alcohol RUD. 

(c) Definitions: The following definitions 
shall apply to this Section 784. 

(1) An "off-sale liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment that is defined in Sec- 
tion 790.55 of this Code. 

(2) A "prohibited liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment selling alcoholic bever- 
ages lawfully existing prior to the effective date 
of this ordinance and licensed by the State of 
California for the sale of alcoholic beverages for 
off-site consumption ("off-sale"), so long as other- 
wise lawful. 

(d) Sunset Provision. This Section 784 
shall be repealed three years after its initial 
effective date unless the Board of Supervisors, 
on or before that date, extends or re-enacts it. 
(Added by Ord. 32-07, File No. 060537, App. 
2/22/2007; Ord. 260-07, File No. 070617, App. 
11/14/2007) 

SEC. 785. EXCELSIOR ALCOHOL 
RESTRICTED USE DISTRICT. 

(a) Findings. There are an unusually large 
number of establishments dispensing alcoholic 
beverages, including beer and wine, for off-site 
consumption in the area located generally on 



Mission Street from Silver Avenue to the Daly 
City border. The existence of this many off-sale 
alcoholic beverage establishments appears to 
contribute directly to numerous peace, health, 
safety, and general welfare problems in the area, 
including loitering, littering, public drunken- 
ness, defacement and damaging of structures, 
pedestrian obstructions, as well as traffic circu- 
lation, parking and noise problems on public 
streets and neighborhood lots. The existence of 
these problems creates serious impacts on the 
health, safety, and welfare of residents of nearby 
single- and multiple-family areas, including fear 
for the safety of children, elderly residents, and 
visitors to the area. The problems also contribute 
to the deterioration of the neighborhood and 
concomitant devaluation of property and destruc- 
tion of community values and quality of life. The 
number of establishments selling alcoholic bev- 
erages for off-site consumption and the associ- 
ated problems discourage more desirable and 
needed commercial uses in the area. 

(b) Establishment of the Excelsior Alco- 
hol Restricted Use District. In order to pre- 
serve the residential character and the neighbor- 
hood-serving commercial uses of the area, the 
Excelsior Alcohol Restricted Use District (Excel- 
sior Alcohol RUD) is hereby established for the 
blocks and lots fronting both sides of Mission 
Street from Silver Avenue to the Daly City bor- 
der, as set forth on Sectional Maps SU 11 and SU 
12 of the Zoning Maps of the City and County of 
San Francisco. 

(c) Definitions. The following definitions 
shall apply to this Section 785: 

(1) "ABC License" shall mean a liquor li- 
cense issued by the California Department of 
Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

(2) "Liquor establishment" shall mean any 
enterprise selling alcoholic beverages, as defined 
in California Business and Professions Code Sec- 
tions 23004 and 23025, pursuant to an ABC 
License. 

(3) "Prohibited liquor establishment" shall 
mean any establishment selling alcoholic bever- 
ages lawfully existing prior to the effective date 
of this ordinance and licensed by the State of 



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California for the sale of alcoholic beverages for 
off-site consumption ("off-sale"), so long as other- 
wise lawful. It shall include an establishment 
that is defined in Section 790.55 of this Code. 

(d) Controls. 

(1) No new liquor establishments selling 
alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption shall 
be permitted in the Excelsior Alcohol RUD. 

(2) The prohibition of off-sale liquor estab- 
lishments shall not be interpreted to prohibit the 
following: 

(A) Temporary uses, as described in Plan- 
ning Code Section 205.1 or 205.3; or 

(B) Establishment of an off-sale liquor es- 
tablishment if an application for such liquor 
establishment is on file with the California De- 
partment of Alcoholic Beverage Control prior to 
the effective date of this ordinance establishing 
the Excelsior Alcohol RUD; or 

(3) Continuation of Existing Prohibited Li- 
quor Establishments. In the Excelsior Alcohol 
RUD, any prohibited liquor establishment may 
continue in accordance with Planning Code Sec- 
tion through 186.2. subject to the following pro- 
visions: 

(A) A prohibited liquor establishment law- 
fully existing and selling alcoholic beverages as 
licensed by the State of California prior to the 
effective date of this legislation, or subsequent 
legislation prohibiting that type of liquor estab- 
lishment, so long as otherwise lawful may con- 
tinue to operate only under the following condi- 
tions, as provided by California Business and 
Professions Code Section 23790: 

(i) Except as provided in Subsection (B) 
below, the premises shall retain the same type of 
retail liquor license within a license classifica- 
tion; and 

(ii) Except as provided in Subsection (B) 
below, the liquor establishment shall be operated 
continuously, without substantial changes in mode 
or character of operation. 

(B) A break in continuous service shall not 
be interpreted to include the following, provided 
that, except as indicated below, the location of 
the establishment does not change, the square 



footage used for the sale of alcoholic beverages 
does not increase, and the type of ABC License 
does not change: 

(i) a change in ownership of a prohibited 
liquor establishment or an owner-to-owner trans- 
fer of an ABC License: 

(ii) a temporary closure for restoration or 
repair of an existing prohibited liquor establish- 
ment on the same lot after total or partial 
destruction or damage due to fire, riot, insurrec- 
tion, toxic accident, or act of God; 

(iii) temporary closure of an existing prohib- 
ited liquor establishment for reasons other than 
total or partial destruction or damage due to fire, 
riot, insurrection, toxic accident, or act of God for 
not more than thirty days for repair, renovation, 
or remodeling; or 

(iv) relocation of an existing prohibited li- 
quor establishment in the Excelsior Alcohol RUD 
to another location within the same Excelsior 
Alcohol RUD with conditional use authorization 
from the Planning Commission, provided that 
the original premises shall not be occupied by a 
prohibited liquor establishment unless by an- 
other prohibited liquor establishment that is 
also relocating from within the Excelsior Alcohol 
RUD. 

(e) Sunset Provision. This Section 785 
shall be repealed five years after its initial effec- 
tive date unless the Board of Supervisors, on or 
before that date, extends or re-enacts it. (Added 
by Ord. 70-08, File No. 071464, App. 4/17/2008) 

SEC. 790. DEFINITIONS FOR 
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 
DISTRICTS. 

This and the following Sections provide the 
definitions for Neighborhood Commercial Dis- 
tricts. In case of conflict between the following 
definitions and those set forth in Sections 102 
through 102.28 of this Code, the following defi- 
nitions shall prevail for Neighborhood Commer- 
cial Districts. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/ 
87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 790.2. AMBULANCE SERVICE. 

A retail use which provides medically related 
transportation services. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87) 



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SEC. 790.4. AMUSEMENT GAME 
ARCADE (MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT 
DEVICES). 

A retail use which provides eleven or more 
amusement game devices such as video games, 
pinball machines, or other such similar mechani- 
cal and electronic amusement devices, in a quan- 
tity which exceeds that specified in Section 1036.31 
of the Police Code as accessory uses. Mechanical 
amusement devices are further regulated in Sec- 
tions 1036 through 1036.35 of the Police Code. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.6. ANIMAL HOSPITAL. 

A retail use which provides medical care and 
accessory boarding services for animals, not in- 
cluding a commercial kennel as specified in Sec- 
tion 224(c) of this Code. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.8. AUTOMOBILE PARKING. 

A use which provides temporary parking ac- 
commodations for private vehicles whether con- 
ducted within a garage or on an open lot, exclud- 
ing accessory parking, as defined in Section 
204.5 of this Code, and community residential 
parking, as defined in Section 790.10 of this 
Code. Provisions regulating automobile parking 
are set forth in Sections 155, 156, 157 and other 
provisions of Article 1.5 of this Code. Parking of 
commercial vehicles or trucks shall be limited to 
commercial passenger vehicles and light delivery 
trucks only and must be conducted within a 
garage. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.10. AUTOMOBILE PARKING, 
COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL. 

A use which provides parking accommoda- 
tions, including a garage or lot, for the storage of 
private passenger automobiles for residents of 
the vicinity and meeting the requirements of 
Section 159 and other Sections in Article 1.5 of 
this Code, and excluding accessory parking, as 
defined in Section 204.5 of this Code. (Added by 
Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 



SEC. 790.12. AUTOMOBILE SALE OR 
RENTAL. 

A retail use which provides vehicle sales or 
rentals whether conducted within a building or 
on an open lot. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.14. AUTOMOTIVE GAS 
STATION. 

A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides motor fuels, lubricating oils, air, and water 
directly into motor vehicles and without provid- 
ing automotive repair services, including self- 
service operations which sell motor fuel only. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.15. AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR. 

A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides any of the following automotive repair 
services when conducted within an enclosed build- 
ing having no openings, other than fixed win- 
dows or exits required by law, located within 50 
feet of any R District: minor auto repair, engine 
repair, rebuilding, or installation of power 1 train 
components, reconditioning of badly worn or 
damaged motor vehicle, collision service, or full 
body paint spraying. It may include other ser- 
vices for automobiles including, but not limited 
to, accessory towing, if all towed vehicles stored 
on the premises are limited to those vehicles 
which are to be repaired on the premises. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.16. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE. 

A retail use which provides services for motor 
vehicles including automotive gas station, auto- 
motive service station, automotive repair, and 
automotive wash. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.17. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 
STATION. 

A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides motor fuels and lubricating oils directly 
into motor vehicles and minor auto repairs (ex- 
cluding engine repair, rebuilding, or installation 
of power train components, reconditioning of 
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service, or full body paint spraying) and services 
which remain incidental to the principal sale of 
motor fuel. Repairs shall be conducted within no 
more than three enclosed service bays in build- 
ings having no openings, other than fixed win- 
dows or exits required by law, located within 40 
feet of any R District. It may include other 
incidental services for automobiles including, 
but not limited to, accessory towing, if the num- 
ber of towing vehicles does not exceed one, and 
all towed vehicles stored on the premises are 
limited to those vehicles which are to be repaired 
on the premises. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.18. AUTOMOTIVE WASH. 

A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides cleaning and polishing of motor vehicles, 
including self-service operations, when such clean- 
ing and polishing are conducted within an en- 
closed building having no openings, other than 
fixed windows or exits required by law located 
within 50 feet of any R District, and which has 
an off-street waiting and storage area outside 
the building which accommodates at least X U the 
hourly capacity in vehicles of the enclosed opera- 
tions. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.20. AWNING. 

A light roof-like structure, supported entirely 
by the exterior wall of a building; consisting of a 
fixed or movable frame covered with cloth, plas- 
tic or metal; extending over doors, windows, 
and/or show windows; with the purpose of pro- 
viding protection from sun and rain and/or em- 
bellishment of the facade; as further regulated in 
Sections 4506 and 5211 of the Building Code. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.22. BAR. 

A retail use which provides on-site alcoholic 
beverage sales for drinking on the premises, 
including bars serving beer, wine and/or liquor to 
the customer where no person under 21 years of 
age is admitted (with Alcoholic Beverage Control 
[ABC] licenses 42, 48, or 61) and drinking estab- 
lishments serving liquor (with ABC licenses 47 
or 49) in conjunction with other uses which 



admit minors, such as restaurants, movie the- 
aters, and other entertainment. (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.26. CANOPY. 

A light roof-like structure, supported by the 
exterior wall of a building and on columns or 
wholly on columns, consisting of a fixed or mov- 
able frame covered with approved cloth, plastic 
or metal, extending over entrance doorways only, 
with the purpose of providing protection from 
sun and rain and embellishment of the facade, as 
further regulated in Sections 4504, 4506, 4508, 
and 5213 of the Building Code. (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.30. DRIVE-UP FACILITY. 

A structure designed for drive-to or drive- 
through trade which provides service to patrons 
while in private motor vehicles; excluding gas 
stations, service stations, auto repair garages 
and automotive wash, as defined in Sections 
790.14, 790.15, 790.17 and 790.18 of this Code. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.34. EATING AND DRINKING 
USE. 

A retail use which provides food and/or bev- 
erages for either on or off-site food consumption 
including bars, full-service restaurants, large 
fast-food restaurants and small self-service res- 
taurants. Take-out food establishments are per- 
mitted as principal uses under the category of 
large fast-food restaurants or small self-service 
restaurants, subject to the use size limitation. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by 
Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 790.36. ENTERTAINMENT, ADULT. 

A retail use which includes the following: 
adult bookstore, as defined by Section 791 of the 
Police Code; adult theater, as defined by Section 
791 of the Police Code; and encounter studio, as 
defined by Section 1072.1 of the Police Code. 
Such use shall be located no less than 1,000 feet 
from another adult entertainment use. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 



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SEC. 790.38. ENTERTAINMENT, OTHER. 

A retail use, other than adult entertainment, 
as defined in Section 790.36 of this Code, which 
provides live entertainment, including dramatic 
and musical performances, and/or operates as a 
dance hall which provides amplified taped music 
for dancing on the premises, including but not 
limited to those defined in Section 1060 of the 
Police Code, and which is adequately sound- 
proofed or insulated so as to confine incidental 
noise to the premises. Other entertainment also 
includes a bowling alley, billiard parlor, shooting 
gallery, skating rink and other commercial rec- 
reational activity, but it excludes amusement 
game arcades, as defined in Section 790.4 of this 
Code and regulated in Section 1036 of the Police 
Code. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.44. HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL 
CENTER. 

A public or private institutional use which 
provides medical facilities for inpatient care, 
medical offices, clinics, and laboratories. It may 
also include employee or student dormitories 
adjacent to medical facilities when the dormito- 
ries are operated by and affiliated with a medical 
institution. The institution must have met the 
applicable provisions of Section 304.5 of this 
Code concerning institutional master plans. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.46. HOTEL, TOURIST. 

A retail use which provides tourist accommo- 
dations, including guest rooms or suites, which 
are intended or designed to be used, rented, or 
hired out to guests (transient visitors) intending 
to occupy the room for less than 32 consecutive 
days. This definition also applies to buildings 
containing six or more guest rooms designated 
and certified as tourist units, under Chapter 41 
of the San Francisco Administrative Code. For 
purposes of this Code, a tourist hotel does not 
include (except within the Bayshore-Hester Spe- 
cial Use District as provided for in Sections 713 
and 780.2 of this Code) a tourist motel, which 
contains guest rooms or suites which are inde- 
pendently accessible from the outside, with ga- 
rage or parking space located on the lot, and 



designed for, or occupied by, automobile -travel- 
ing transient visitors. Tourist hotels shall be 
designed to include all lobbies, offices and inter- 
nal circulation to guest rooms and suites within 
and integral to the same enclosed building or 
buildings as the guest rooms or suites. (Added by 
Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 331- 
97, App. 8/19/97) 

SEC. 790.47. HOTEL, RESIDENTIAL. 

A hotel, as defined in Chapter 41 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code, which contains 
one or more residential hotel units. A residential 
hotel unit is a guest room, as defined in Section 
203.7 of Chapter XII, Part II of the San Francisco 
Municipal Code (Housing Code), which had been 
occupied by a permanent resident on September 
23, 1979, or any guest room designated as a 
residential unit pursuant to Sections 41.6 or 41.7 
of Chapter 41 of the San Francisco Administra- 
tive Code. Residential hotels are further defined 
and regulated in the Residential Hotel Unit 
Conversion and Demolition Ordinance, Chapter 
41 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.48. HOURS OF OPERATION. 

The permitted hours during which any com- 
mercial establishment, not including automated 
teller machines, may be open for business. 

(a) Other restrictions on the hours of opera- 
tion of movie theaters, adult entertainment, and 
other entertainment uses, as defined in Sections 
790.64, 790.36, and 790.38 of this Code, respec- 
tively, shall apply pursuant to provisions in Sec- 
tion 303(c)(5), when such uses are permitted as 
conditional uses. 

(b) Exception for Pharmacies. For pur- 
poses of this Section, "pharmacy" shall mean a 
retail enterprise in which the profession of pihar- 
macy is practiced and where prescriptions are 
compounded and offered for sale. This Section 
shall not be construed to limit any qualifying 
pharmacy from offering other retail goods in 
addition to prescription pharmaceuticals. Not- 
withstanding anything to the contrary in this 
Code, a pharmacy may operate on a 24-hour 
basis as a permitted use provided that the fol- 



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lowing conditions are met during any period 
between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in which the 
pharmacy is open for business: 

(1) A pharmacist licensed by the State of 
California in accordance with the California Busi- 
ness and Professions Code is on duty on the 
premises; 

( 2 ) The pharmacy provides prescription drugs 
for retail sale; and 

(3) The pharmacy provides adequate light- 
ing and security for the safety of customers, 
residents and the adjoining property, including 
adequate lighting and security for any parking 
facilities provided. Such lighting and security 
may not negatively impact neighborhood charac- 
ter. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended 
by Ord. 184-97, App. 5/16/97) 

SEC. 790.50. INSTITUTIONS, OTHER 
LARGE. 

A public or private, nonprofit or profit- 
making use, excluding hospitals and medical 
centers, which provides services to the commu- 
nity and meets the applicable provisions of Sec- 
tion 304.5 of this Code concerning institutional 
master plans, including but not limited to the 
following: 

(a) Assembly and Social Service. A use 

which provides social, fraternal, counseling or 
recreational gathering services to the commu- 
nity. It includes a private noncommercial club 
house, lodge, meeting hall, recreation building, 
or community facility not publicly owned. It also 
includes an unenclosed recreation area or non- 
commercial horticulture area not publicly owned. 

(b) Child Care. A use which provides less 
than 24-hour care for 13 or more children by 
licensed personnel and which meets the require- 
ments of the State of California and other au- 
thorities. 

(c) Educational Service. A use certified 
by the Western Association of Schools and Col- 
leges which provides educational services, such 
as a school, college or university. It may include, 
on the same premises, employee or student dor- 
mitories and other housing operated by and 
affiliated with the institution. 



(d) Religious Facility. A use which pro- 
vides religious services to the community, such 
as a church, temple or synagogue. It may include 
on the same lot, the housing of persons who 
engage in supportive activity for the institution. 

(e) Residential Care. A medical use which 
provides lodging, board, and care 24 hours or 
more to seven or more persons in need of special- 
ized aid by personnel licensed by the State of 
California and which provides no outpatient ser- 
vices; including but not limited to, a board and 
care home, rest home, or home for the treatment 
of the addictive, contagious, or other diseases or 
physiological disorders. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 
11/12/87; Ord. 36-08, File No. 080157, App. 3/17/ 
2008) 

SEC. 790.51. INSTITUTIONS, OTHER 
SMALL. 

A public or private, nonprofit or profit- 
making use which provides services to the com- 
munity and limited to the following: 

(a) Child Care. A use which provides less 
than 24-hour care for 12 or fewer children by 
licensed personnel and which meets the require- 
ments of the State of California and other au- 
thorities. 

(b) Residential Care. A medical use which 
provides lodging, board and care 24 hours or 
more to six or fewer persons in need of special- 
ized aid by personnel licensed by the State of 
California and which provides no outpatient ser- 
vices, including but not limited to, a board and 
care home, rest home, or home for the treatment 
of the addictive, contagious, or other diseases or 
physiological disorders. (Added by Ord. 445-87, 
App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 790.54. LIGHT MANUFACTURING, 
WHOLESALE SALES. 

A commercial use, including light manufac- 
turing or wholesale sales, as defined in Subsec- 
tions (a) and (b) below. 

(a) Light Manufacturing. A nonretail use 
which provides for the fabrication or production 
of goods, by hand or machinery, for distribution 



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to retailers or wholesalers for resale off the 
premises, primarily involving the assembly, pack- 
aging, repairing, or processing of previously pre- 
pared materials, when conducted in an enclosed 
building having no openings other than fixed 
windows or exits required by law located within 
50 feet of any R District. Light manufacturing 
uses include production and custom activities, 
usually involving individual or special design, or 
handiwork, such as the following fabrication or 
production activities defined by the Standard 
Industrial Classification Code Manual as light 
manufacturing uses: 

(1) Food processing, not including mecha- 
nized assembly line production of canned or 
bottled goods; 

(2) Apparel and other garment products; 

(3) Furniture and fixtures; 

(4) Printing and publishing of books or news- 
papers; 

(5) Leather products; 

(6) Pottery; 

(7) Glass blowing; 

(8) Measuring, analyzing, and controlling 
instruments; photographic, medical and optical 
goods; watches and clocks. 

It shall not involve the chemical processing of 
materials or the use of any machine that has 
more than five horsepower capacity, nor shall the 
mechanical equipment required for the use, to- 
gether with related floor space used primarily by 
the operators of such equipment, in aggregate 
occupy more than V4 of the total gross floor area 
of the use. 

It shall be distinct and separate from a trade 
shop, as defined in Section 790.124 of this Code. 
It shall not include other general or heavy manu- 
facturing uses, not described in this Subsection 
(a). 

(b) Wholesale Sales. A nonretail use which 
exclusively provides goods or commodities for 
resale or business use, including accessory stor- 
age. It shall not include a nonaccessory storage 
warehouse. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 



SEC. 790.55. LIQUOR STORE. 

A retail use which sells beer, wine, or distilled 
spirits to a customer in an open or closed con- 
tainer for consumption off the premises and 
which needs a State of California Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control Board License type 20 (off-sale 
beer and wine) or type 21 (off-sale general). This 
classification shall not include retail uses that 
(1) are classified as a general grocery store use as 
set forth in Section 790.102(a) or (2) have both 
(a) a use size as defined in Section 790.130 of this 
Code of greater than 10,000 gross square feet 
and (b) a gross floor area devoted to alcoholic 
beverages that is within accessory use limits as 
set forth in Section 204.2 or 703.2(b)(1)(c) of this 
Code, depending on the zoning district in which 
the use is located. For purposes of Planning Code 
Sections 249.5, 781.8, 781.9, 782, 783, and 784, 
the retail uses explicitly exempted from this 
definition as set forth above shall not: 

(a) sell any malt beverage with an eilcohol 
content greater than 5.7% by volume; any wine 
with an alcohol content of greater than 15% by 
volume, except for "dinner wines" that have been 
aged two years or more and maintained in a 
corked bottle; or any distilled spirits in container 
sizes smaller than 600 ml; 

(b) devote more than 15% of the gross square 
footage of the establishment to the display and 
sale of alcoholic beverages; and 

(c) sell single servings of beer in container 
sizes 24 oz. or smaller. (Added by Ord. 260-00, 
File No. 001424, App. 11/17/2000; Orel. 260-07, 
File No. 070617, App. 11/14/2007; Ord. 264-07, 
File No. 071532, App. 11/14/2007) 

SEC. 790.56. LOT SIZE (PER 
DEVELOPMENT). 

The permitted gross lot area for new construc- 
tion or expansion of existing development. "Lot" 
is defined in Section 102.14. (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 790.58. MARQUEE. 

A permanent roofed structure attached to 
and supported entirely by a building; including 



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any object or decoration attached to or part of 
said marquee; no part of which shall be used for 
occupancy or storage; with the purpose of provid- 
ing protection from sun and rain or embellish- 
ment of the facade; as further regulated in Sec- 
tions 414 and 4506 of the Building Code. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.60. MASSAGE 
ESTABLISHMENT. 

A retail use as defined in Section 1900 of the 
Health Code, provided that the massage estab- 
lishment has first obtained a permit from the 
Department of Public Health pursuant to Sec- 
tion 1908 of the San Francisco Health Code, and 
provided that the use is located no less than 
1,000 feet from the premises of any other mas- 
sage establishment; except that these require- 
ments shall not apply where: (a) massage ser- 
vices are incidental to the institutional uses 
permitted in Sections 790.44 and 790.50 of this 
Code or to the use by an individual member of 
the facilities of a health club, gymnasium, or 
other facility with a regular membership which 
health club, gymnasium or other facility is used 
primarily for instruction and training in body 
building, exercising, reducing, sports, dancing, 
or other similar physical activities, or (2) the 
only massage service provided is chair massage, 
such service is visible to the public, and custom- 
ers are fully-clothed at all times. (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, 
App. 11/20/2006) 

SEC. 790.62. MORTUARY. 

A retail use which provides funeral services, 
funeral preparation, or burial arrangements, in- 
cluding retail establishments that predomi- 
nantly sell or offer for sale caskets, tombstones, 
or other funerary goods. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 112-98, App. 
4/2/98) 

SEC. 790.64. MOVIE THEATER. 

A retail use other than an adult theater, 
regulated as adult entertainment, defined in 
Section 790.36 of this Code, which displays mo- 



tion pictures, slides, or closed-circuit television 
pictures. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.68. NEIGHBORHOOD-SERVING 
BUSINESS. 

A neighborhood-serving business cannot be 
defined by the type of use, but rather by the 
characteristics of its customers, types of merchan- 
dise or service, its size, trade area, and the 
number of similar establishments in other neigh- 
borhoods. The primary clientele of a "neighbor- 
hood-serving business," by definition, is com- 
prised of customers who live and/or work nearby. 

While a neighborhood-serving business may 
derive revenue from customers outside the im- 
mediately surrounding neighborhood, it is not 
dependent on out-of-neighborhood clientele. 

A neighborhood-serving use provides goods 
and/or services which are needed by residents 
and workers in the immediate neighborhood to 
satisfy basic personal and household needs on a 
frequent and recurring basis, and which if not 
available require trips outside of the neighbor- 
hood. 

A use may be more or less neighborhood- 
serving depending upon its trade area. Uses 
which, due to the nature of their products and 
service, tend to be more neighborhood-serving, 
are those which sell convenience items such as 
groceries, personal toiletries, magazines, and 
personal services such as cleaners, laundromats, 
and film processing. Uses which tend to be less 
neighborhood-oriented are those which sell more 
specialized, more expensive, less frequently pur- 
chased comparison goods such as automobiles 
and furniture. 

For many uses (such as stores selling ap- 
parel, household goods, and variety merchan- 
dise), whether a business is neighborhood- 
serving depends on the size of the establishment: 
the larger the use, the larger the trade area, 
hence the less neighborhood-oriented. 

Whether a business is neighborhood-serving 
or not also depends in part on the number and 
availability of other similar establishments in 
other neighborhoods: the more widespread the 



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use, the more likely that it is neighborhood- 
oriented. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.69. OFFICE. 

A building, or portion thereof, containing a 
service as defined in Sections 790.106 through 
790.116 of this Code. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.70. OUTDOOR ACTIVITY 
AREA. 

An area, not including primary circulation 
space or any public street, located outside of a 
building or in a courtyard which is provided for 
the use or convenience of patrons of a commer- 
cial establishment including, but not limited to, 
sitting, eating, drinking, dancing, and food- 
service activities. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.80. PUBLIC USE. 

A publicly or privately owned use which 
provides public services to the community, whether 
conducted within a building or on an open lot, 
and which has operating requirements which 
necessitate location within the district, including 
civic structures (such as museums, post offices, 
administrative offices of government agencies), 
public libraries, police stations, transportation 
facilities, utility installations, including Internet 
Services Exchange, and wireless transmission 
facilities. Such use shall not include service 
yards, machine shops, garages, incinerators and 
publicly operated parking in a garage or lot. 
"Publicly operated parking" is defined in Sec- 
tions 790.8 and 790.10 of this Code. Public uses 
shall also include a community recycling collec- 
tion center, as defined in Subsection (a) below. 

(a) Community Recycling Collection 
Center. A public use, which collects, stores or 
handles recyclable materials, including glass and 
glass bottles, newspaper, aluminum, paper and 
paper products, plastic and other materials which 
may be processed and recovered, if within a 
completely enclosed container or building, hav- 
ing no openings other than fixed windows or 
exits required by law, provided that: (1) flam- 
mable materials are collected and stored in metal 



containers and (2) collection hours are limited to 
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. It does not include 
the storage, exchange, packing, disassembling or 
handling of junk, waste, used furniture and 
household equipment, used cars in operable con- 
dition, used or salvaged machinery, or salvaged 
house-wrecking and structural steel materials 
and equipment. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/ 
87; amended by Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, 
App. 5/24/2002) 

SEC. 790.84. RESIDENTIAL 
CONVERSION. 

The change in occupancy (as defined and 
regulated by the Building Code) of any residen- 
tial use to a nonresidential use. This definition 
shall not apply to conversions of residential 
hotels, as defined and regulated in Chapter 41 of 
the San Francisco Administrative Code. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.86. RESIDENTIAL 
DEMOLITION. 

The demolition (as defined by the Building 
Code) of any building or structure or portion 
thereof containing a residential use. This defini- 
tion shall not apply to demolitions of residential 
hotels, as regulated in Chapter 41 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code. (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.88. RESIDENTIAL USE. 

A use which provides housing for San Fran- 
cisco residents, rather than visitors, including a 
dwelling unit or group housing, as defined in 
Subsections (a) and (b) below, or a residential 
hotel, as defined in Section 790.47 of this Code 
and in Chapter 41 of the San Francisco Admin- 
istrative Code. 

(a) Dwelling Unit. A residential use which 
consists of a suite of two or more rooms and 
includes sleeping, bathing, cooking, and eating 
facilities, but has only one kitchen. 

(b) Group Housing. A residential use which 
provides lodging or both meals and lodging with- 
out individual cooking facilities for a week or 
more at a time in a space not defined as a 
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limited to, a rooming house, boarding house, 
guest house, lodging house, residence club, com- 
mune, fraternity and sorority house, monastery, 
nunnery, convent, and ashram. It also includes 
group housing operated by a medical or educa- 
tional institution when not located on the same 
lot as such institution. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.90. RESTAURANT, LARGE 
FAST-FOOD. 

(a) A retail eating or drinking use which 
provides ready-to-eat food to a high volume of 
customers at a high turnover rate for consump- 
tion on or off the premises, which may or may not 
provide seating. Such use exhibits the following 
characteristics: 

(1) A gross floor area of 1,000 square feet or 
more; 

(2) A limited menu of ready-to-eat food pre- 
pared in advance of customer orders, or food 
which is able to be quickly prepared for consump- 
tion on or off the premises; 

(3) Food served in disposable wrappers or 
containers; 

(4) Food is ordered and served at customer 
service counter; 

(5) Food is paid for prior to consumption; 

(6) Public food service area, including queu- 
ing areas and service counters without fixed 
seats, which counters are designed specifically 
for the sale and distribution of food and bever- 
ages; 

(7) Food available upon a short waiting 
time. 

It includes, but is not limited to, delicates- 
sens, ice cream and cookie stores, sandwich 
shops, and bakeries. It does not include retail 
grocery stores with accessory take-out food activ- 
ity, as described in Section 703.2(b)(1)(C) of this 
Code, or retail uses which sell prepackaged or 
bulk ready-to-eat foods with no on-site food prepa- 
ration area, such as confectionery or produce 
stores. When a fast-food restaurant operates 
within and in conjunction with another retail 
use, such as a retail grocery store, the area of the 
fast-food restaurant use shall be measured to 



include the area devoted to food preparation and 
service, seating and separate public food service 
counters, excluding fish, poultry and meat 
counters. 

(c) It may provide off-site beer, wine, and/or 
liquor sales for consumption off the premises 
(with ABC licenses 20 or 21) or on-site beer 
and/or wine sales for drinking on the premises 
(with ABC licenses 40, 41 or 60). If it serves 
liquor for drinking on the premises (with ABC 
licenses 47 or 48), or does not admit minors (with 
ABC licenses 42 or 61), then it shall also be 
considered a bar, as defined in Section 790.22 of 
this Code. 

(d) It shall be conducted in accordance with 
the following conditions: 

(1) All debris boxes shall be kept in enclosed 
structures. 

(2) The operator shall be responsible for 
cleaning the sidewalk within a one-block radius 
daily to maintain the sidewalk free of paper or 
other litter during its business hours, in accor- 
dance with Article 1, Section 34 of the San 
Francisco Police Code. 

(3) Noise and odors shall be contained within 
the premises so as not to be a nuisance to nearby 
residents or neighbors. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 
11/12/87) 

SEC. 790.91. RESTAURANT, SMALL 
SELF-SERVICE. 

(a) A retail eating or eating and drinking 
use which provides ready-to-eat food for consump- 
tion on and off the premises and which may or 
may not provide seating. Such use exhibits the 
following characteristics: 

(1) Contains fewer than 50 seats and less 
than 1,000 square feet of gross floor area; 

(2) A limited menu of ready-to-eat food pre- 
pared in advance of customer orders, or food 
which is able to be quickly prepared for consump- 
tion on or off the premises; 

(3) Food served in disposable wrappers or 
containers; 

(4) Food is ordered and served at customer 
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(5) Food is paid for prior to consumption; 

(6) Public food service area, including queu- 
ing areas and service counters without fixed 
seats, which counters are designed specifically 
for the sale and distribution of food and bever- 
ages; 

(7) Food available upon a short waiting 
time. 

It includes, but is not limited to, delicates- 
sens, ice cream and cookie stores, sandwich 
shops, and bakeries. It does not include retail 
grocery stores with accessory take-out food activ- 
ity, as described in Section 703.2(b)(1)(C) of this 
Code, or retail uses which sell prepackaged or 
bulk ready-to-eat foods with no on-site food prepa- 
ration area, such as confectionery or produce 
stores. When a fast-food restaurant operates 
within and in conjunction with another retail 
use, such as a retail grocery store, the area of the 
fast-food restaurant use shall be measured to 
include the area devoted to food preparation and 
service, seating and separate public food service 
counters, excluding fish, poultry and meat 
counters. 

(b) It may provide off-site beer, wine and/or 
liquor sales for consumption off the premises 
(with ABC licenses 20 or 21) or on-site beer 
and/or wine sales for drinking on the premises 
(with ABC licenses 40, 41 or 60). If it serves 
liquor for drinking on the premises (with ABC 
licenses 47 or 48) or does not admit minors (with 
ABC licenses 42 or 61), then it shall also be 
considered a bar, as defined in Section 790.22 of 
this Code. 

(c) It shall be conducted in accordance with 
the following conditions: 

(1) All debris boxes shall be kept in enclosed 
structures. 

(2) The operator shall be responsible for 
cleaning the sidewalk within a one-block radius 
daily to maintain the sidewalk free of paper or 
other litter during its business hours, in accor- 
dance with Article 1, Section 34 of the San 
Francisco Police Code. 



(3) Noise and odors shall be contained within 
the premises so as not to be a nuisance to nearby 
residents or neighbors. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 
11/12/87) 

SEC. 790.92. RESTAURANT, 
FULL-SERVICE. 

A retail eating or eating and drinking use 
which serves food to customers primarily for 
consumption on the premises, and is not specifi- 
cally designed to attract and accommodate high 
customer volumes or turnover. 

It has seating and serves prepared, ready-to- 
eat cooked foods for consumption on the pre- 
mises. Guests typically order and receive food 
and beverage while seated at tables on the 
premises and pay for service after the meal is 
consumed. 

It includes, but is not limited to, lunch 
counters, coffee shops, soda fountains and full- 
service dining establishments. It is distinct and 
separate from a small or large fast-food restau- 
rant, as defined in Sections 790.90 and 790.91 of 
this Code. 

It may provide on-site beer and/or wine sales 
for drinking on the premises (with ABC licenses 
40, 41 or 60). If it serves liquor for drinking on 
the premises (with ABC licenses 47 or 48), or 
does not admit minors (with ABC licenses 42 or 
61), then it shall also be considered a bar, as 
defined in Section 790.22 of this Code. (Added by 
Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.100. SALES AND SERVICES, 
NONRETAIL. 

A commercial use which provides goods and/or 
services, including light manufacturing, whole- 
sale sales, and administrative services, as de- 
fined in Sections 790.54 and 790.106 of this 
Code, respectively, exclusively to the business 
community and not to the general public. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.102. SALES AND SERVICES, 
OTHER RETAIL. 

A retail use which provides goods and/or 
services but is not listed as a separate zoning 



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category in zoning category numbers .41 through 
.63 listed in Article 7 of this Code, including, but 
not limited to, sale or provision of the following 
goods and services: 

(a) General groceries. As used herein, gen- 
eral groceries means: 

(1) An individual retail food establishment 
that: 

(A) Exceeds 5,000 gross square feet; 

(B) Offers a diverse variety of unrelated, 
non-complementary food and non-food commodi- 
ties, such as beverages, dairy, dry goods, fresh 
produce and other perishable items, frozen foods, 
household products, and paper goods; 

(C) Prepares minor amounts or no food on- 
site for immediate consumption; and 

(D) Markets the majority of its merchan- 
dise at retail prices. 

(b) Specialty groceries such as cheese, con- 
fections, coffee, meat, produce; 

(c) Pharmaceutical drugs and personal toi- 
letries; 

(d) Personal items such as tobacco and maga- 
zines; 

(e) Self-service laundromats and dry clean- 
ing, where no portion of a building occupied by 
such use shall have any opening other than fixed 
windows and exits required by law within 50 feet 
of any R District; 

(f) Household goods and service (including 
paint, fixtures and hardware, but excluding other 
building materials); 

(g) Variety merchandise; 

(h) Florists and plant stores; 

(i) Apparel and accessories; 

(j) Antiques, art galleries and framing ser- 
vice; 

(k) Home furnishings, furniture and appli- 
ances; 

(1) Books, stationery, music and sporting 
goods; 

(m) Toys, gifts, and photographic goods and 
services; and 



(n) Retail coffee stores. As used herein, re- 
tail coffee store means: 

(1) A retail drinking use which provides 
ready-to-drink coffee and/or other nonalcoholic 
beverages for consumption on or off the pre- 
mises, which may or may not provide seating. Its 
intended design is not to serve prepared ready- 
to-eat food for consumption on or off the pre- 
mises, except where a conditional use is granted 
for an exception in the West Portal NCD pursu- 
ant to the "Specific Provisions for the West 
Portal District." Such use exhibits the following 
characteristics: 

(A) Contains no more than 15 seats with no 
more than 400 square feet of floor area devoted 
to seating, 

(B) A limited menu of beverages prepared 
on the premises and able to be quickly prepared 
for consumption on or off the premises, 

(C) Beverages served in disposable or non- 
disposable containers for consumption on or off 
the premises, 

(D) Beverages are ordered and served at a 
customer service counter, 

(E) Beverages are paid for prior to consump- 
tion, 

(F) Public service area, including queuing 
areas and service counters, which counters are 
designed specifically for the sale and distribution 
of beverages; 

(G) Beverages are available upon a short 
waiting time, 

(H) Equipment to prepare beverages for con- 
sumption, 

(I) Limited amount of nonprepackaged food 
goods may be served, such as pastries or similar 
goods, 

(J) No on-site food preparation, and no equip- 
ment to cook or reheat food or prepare meals 
other than that connected to beverage prepara- 
tion, except where a conditional use is granted 
for an exception in the West Portal NCD pursu- 
ant to the "Specific Provisions for the West 
Portal District." 



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(K) Coffee beans, tea, syrups, herbs and 
other beverage-based products and equipment to 
make and/or reconstitute beverages or consume 
coffee, tea and/or other beverages may be sold. 

It may include any use permitted for spe- 
cialty grocery, as defined in Section 790.102(b), 
but if so, such use shall not include accessory 
take-out food activity, as described in Section 
703.2(b)(1)(C) of this Code, except to the extent 
permitted by this Subsection 790.102(n). It is 
distinct and separate from a small self-service or 
large fast-food restaurant, as defined in Section 
790.90 and 790.91 of this Code, or a full-service 
restaurant as defined in Section 790.92 of this 
Code. 

(2) It shall be conducted in accordance with 
the following conditions: 

(A) All debris boxes shall be kept in en- 
closed structures, 

(B) The operator shall be responsible for 
cleaning the sidewalk in front of or abutting the 
building to maintain the sidewalk free of paper 
or other litter during its business hours, in 
accordance with Article 1, Section 34 of the San 
Francisco Police Code, 

(C) Noise and odors shall be contained within 
the premises so as not to be a nuisance to nearby 
residents or neighbors. 

This Section excludes tourist motels, as dis- 
tinguished from tourist hotels in Section 790.46 
of this Code, amusement game arcades as de- 
fined in Section 790.4 of this Code and household 
goods self-storage facilities, which are included 
in storage as defined in Section 790.117 of this 
Code. It also excludes the sale of heating fuel and 
the sale or rental of commercial equipment (ex- 
cluding office equipment) and construction ma- 
terials, other than paint, fixtures and hardware. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by 
Ord. 272-93, App. 8/25/93; Ord. 120-99, File No. 
990188, Eff. 5/17/99; Ord. 298-06, File No. 061261, 
App. 12/12/2006; Ord. 260-07, File No. 070617, 
App. 11/14/2007) 

SEC. 790.104. SALES AND SERVICES, 
RETAIL. 

A commercial use which provides goods and/or 
services directly to the consumer. It may provide 



goods and/or services to the business community, 
provided that it also serves the general public. It 
does not include a nonretail use which is inac- 
cessible to the general public, as defined in 
Sections 790.54, 790.100, and 790.106 of this 
Code. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.106. SERVICE, 
ADMINISTRATIVE. 

A nonretail use which provides executive, 
management, administrative, clerical and other 
services exclusively to the business community 
and not to the general public. 

Administrative services may include acces- 
sory storage, but not the storage of items, other 
than samples, for wholesale sale. 

It does not include services which are avail- 
able to the general public. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.108. SERVICE, BUSINESS OR 
PROFESSIONAL. 

A retail use which provides to the general 
public, general business or professional services, 
including but not limited to, architectural, man- 
agement, clerical, accounting, legal, consulting, 
insurance, real estate brokerage, and travel ser- 
vices. 

It also includes business offices of building, 
plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, furnace 
or pest control contractors, if no storage of equip- 
ment or items for wholesale use are located 
on-site. It may also include incidental accessory 
storage of office supplies and samples. Parking, 
loading and unloading of all vehicles shall be 
located entirely within the building containing 
the use. 

It may provide services to the business com- 
munity, provided that it also provides services to 
the general public. Otherwise, it shall be consid- 
ered a nonretail service, as defined in Section 
790.100 of this Code. 

It does not include research service of an 
industrial or scientific nature in a commercial or 
medical laboratory, other than routine medical 



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testing and analysis by a health-care profes- 
sional or hospital. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 790.110. SERVICE, FINANCIAL. 

A retail use which provides banking services 
and products to the public, such as banks, sav- 
ings and loans, and credit unions, when occupy- 
ing more than 15 feet of linear frontage or 200 
square feet of gross floor area. Any applicant for 
a financial service use shall provide the Planning 
Department with a true copy of the license 
issued to it by the State of California. (Added by 
Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 269-07, File No. 
070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 790.111. SERVICE, FRINGE 
FINANCIAL. 

A retail use that provides banking services 
and products to the public and is owned or 
operated by a "check casher" as defined in Cali- 
fornia Civil Code Section 1789.31, as amended 
from time to time, or by a "licensee" as defined in 
California Financial Code Section 23001(d), as 
amended from time to time. Any applicant for a 
fringe financial service use shall provide the 
Planning Department with a true copy of the 
license issued to it by the State of California. 
(Added by Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 

SEC. 790.112. SERVICE, LIMITED 
FINANCIAL. 

A retail use which provides banking services, 
when not occupying more than 15 feet of linear 
frontage or 200 square feet of gross floor area. 
Automated teller machines, if installed within 
such a facility or on an exterior wall as a walk-up 
facility, are included in this category; however, 
these machines are not subject to the hours of 
operation, as defined in Section 790.48 of this 
Code and set forth in zoning category number .27 
listed in Article 7 of this Code for each district. 
Any applicant for a limited financial service use 
shall provide the Planning Department with a 
true copy of the license issued to it by the State 
of California. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; 
Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 790.114. SERVICE, MEDICAL. 

A retail use which provides medical and 
allied health services to the individual by physi- 
cians, surgeons, dentists, podiatrists, psycholo- 
gists, psychiatrists, acupuncturists, chiroprac- 
tors, or any other health-care professionals when 
licensed by a State-sanctioned Board overseeing 
the provision of medically oriented services. It 
includes a clinic, primarily providing outpatient 
care in medical, psychiatric or other health ser- 
vices, and not part of a hospital or medical 
center, as defined in Section 790.44 of this Code. 
(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.116. SERVICE, PERSONAL. 

A retail use which provides grooming ser- 
vices to the individual, including salons, cos- 
metic services, tattoo parlors, and health spas, or 
instructional services not certified by the State 
Educational Agency, such as art, dance, exercise, 
martial arts, and music classes. (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.117. STORAGE. 

A retail use which stores within an enclosed 
building household goods or goods and materials 
used by other businesses at other locations, but 
which does not store junk, waste, salvaged ma- 
terials, automobiles, inflammable or highly com- 
bustible materials, or wholesale goods or com- 
modities. It shall include self-storage facilities 
for household goods. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.118. STORY. 

That portion of a building included between 
the upper surface of any floor and the upper 
surface of the floor next above, except that the 
topmost story shall be that portion of a building 
included between the upper surface of the top- 
most floor and the ceiling or roof above. 

Any mezzanine, or intermediate level, shall 
be considered part of a story constituted by 
another floor provided it is an open and integral 
part of the story or room of which it is a portion. 
There shall be only one such mezzanine per story 
and it shall have a minimum glazed or unglazed 
opening of 50% on the interior side of the room or 



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story and an area not exceeding V3 of the floor 
area of the story or room in which it is located. 
Any mezzanine not meeting these criteria shall 
be considered a separate story. 

(a) First Story. The highest building story 
with a floor level which is not more than six feet 
above grade at the centerline of the frontage of 
the lot where grade is defined. 

(1) Grade. For purposes of this definition, 
"grade" is the point of elevation of the finished 
surface of the ground, paving or sidewalk at the 
property line located along primary frontage, 
i.e., any street frontage between two consecutive 
streets or alleys where the total street frontage is 
entirely within an NC District. If the lot has 
more than one property line or no property line 
located along primary frontage, the Zoning Ad- 
ministrator shall choose the property line facing 
a street or alley where the grade is defined. In 
such situations, the Zoning Administrator shall 
favor streets which serve as major transporta- 
tion routes, major or secondary thorough-fares, 
and streets along which other commercial dis- 
tricts are located. When the property line is five 
feet or more from the building frontage, grade 
shall be taken at the surface of the ground, 
paving or sidewalk along the building frontage. 

(2) Provisions in Section 102.11 of this Code 
shall apply in defining the point of measurement 
at grade, where the building steps laterally in 
relation to the street used to define grade. 

(b) Second Story. The story above the first 
story. 

(c) Third Story and Above. The story or 
stories above the second story and below the 
ceiling of the topmost story of a building. 

(d) Basement. The story or stories below 
the first story. (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/ 
87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87) 

SEC. 790.122. TAKE-OUT FOOD. 

A retail eating or eating and drinking use 
without seating which provides ready-to-eat food 
to a high volume of customers, who carry out the 
food for off-premises consumption. It sells in 
disposable wrappers or containers ready-to-eat 



food which is prepared on the premises and 
generally intended for immediate consumption 
off the premises. 

It includes, but is not limited to, delicates- 
sens, ice cream and cookie stores, and. retail 
bakeries. It does not include retail grocery stores 
with accessory take-out food activity, as de- 
scribed in Section 703.2(b)(1)(C) of this Code, or 
retail uses which sell prepackaged or bulk ready- 
to-eat foods with no on-site food preparation 
area, such as confectionery or produce stores. 

It may provide off-site beer, wine, and/or 
liquor sales for consumption off the premises 
(with ABC license 20 or 21). (Added by Ord. 
69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.124. TRADE SHOP. 

A retail use which provides custom crafted 
goods and/or services for sale directly to the 
consumer, reserving some storefront space for 
display and retail service; if conducted within an 
enclosed building having no openings other than 
fixed windows or exits required by law located 
within 50 feet of any R District. A trade shop 
includes, but is not limited to: 

(a) Repair of personal apparel, accessories, 
household goods, appliances, furniture and simi- 
lar items, but excluding repair of motor vehicles 
and structures; 

(b) Upholstery services; 

(c) Carpentry; 

(d) Building, plumbing, electrical, painting, 
roofing, furnace or pest control contractors and 
storage of incidental equipment and supplies 
used by them, if no processing of building mate- 
rials, such as mixing of concrete or heating of 
asphalt, is conducted on the premises, and if 
parking, loading and unloading of all vehicles 
used by the contractor is located entirely within 
the building containing the use; 

(e) Printing of a minor processing nature, 
including multicopy and blueprinting services 
and local newspaper printing; 

(f) Tailoring; and 

(g) Other artisan craft uses, including fine 
arts uses. 



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Sec. 790.141. 



• 



It does not include a shop which uses a single 
machine of more than five horsepower capacity, 
or a shop in which the mechanical equipment, 
together with related floor space used primarily 
by the operators of such equipment, occupies in 
the aggregate more than V3 of the total gross 
floor area of the use. A trade shop is distinct from 
light manufacturing, as defined in Section 
790.54(a) of this Code. (Added by Ord. 69-87, 
App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.130. USE SIZE 
(NONRESIDENTIAL). 

The permitted gross floor area allowed each 
individual nonresidential use. "Gross floor area" 
is defined in Section 102.9 of this Code. (Added 
by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.135. VIDEO STORE. 

A retail use which, as its primary use, sells or 
rents to the general public any type of analog or 
digital reproduction of motion pictures, films, or 
television programming including, but not lim- 
ited to, video tape, laser disc or digital video disc 
(DVD). Any such use which only distributes 
programming on line or which is an accessory 
use, as defined in Section 703.2(b)(1)(C), shall 
not be defined as a Video Store. (Added by Ord. 
87-00, File No. 991963, App. 5/19/2000) 

SEC. 790.140. WALK-UP FACILITY. 

A structure designed for provision of pedes- 
trian-oriented services when located on an exte- 
rior building wall, including window service, 
self-service operations, and automated bank teller 
machines (ATMs). (Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 
3/13/87) 

SEC. 790.141. MEDICAL CANNABIS 
DISPENSARY. 

A medical cannabis dispensary shall be as 
defined by Section 3301(f) of the San Francisco 
Health Code provided that: 

(a) the medical cannabis dispensary has 
applied for a permit from the Department of 
Public Health pursuant to Section 3304 of the 
San Francisco Health Code; 



(b) if medical cannabis is smoked on the 
premises, the parcel containing the medical can- 
nabis dispensary is located not less than 1,000 
feet from the parcel containing the grounds of an 
elementary or secondary school, public or pri- 
vate, or a community facility that primarily 
serves persons under 18 years of age, or a recre- 
ation building as defined in Section 790.50(a) of 
this Code that primarily serves persons under 18 
years of age, unless not required by State law, 
and, regardless of whether medical cannabis is 
smoked on the premises, if the dispensary was 
not in operation as of April 1, 2005, as defined in 
Subsection (i), it is located not less than 1000 feet 
from the parcel containing the grounds of an 
elementary or secondary school, public or pri- 
vate, or a community facility that primarily 
serves persons under 18 years of age or a recre- 
ation building as defined in Section 790.50(f) of 
this Code that primarily serves persons under 18 
years of age; 

(c) if medical cannabis is smoked on the 
premises the dispensary shall provide adequate 
ventilation within the structure such that doors 
and/or windows are not left open for such pur- 
poses resulting in odor emission from the pre- 
mises; 

(d) regardless of whether medical cannabis 
is smoked on the premises the parcel containing 
the medical cannabis dispensary is not located 
on the same parcel as a facility providing sub- 
stance abuse services that is licensed or certified 
by the State of California or funded by the 
Department of Public Health; 

(e) no alcohol is sold or distributed on the 
premises for on or off-site consumption; 

(f) upon acceptance of a complete applica- 
tion for a building permit for a medical cannabis 
dispensary the Planning Department shall cause 
a notice to be posted on the proposed site and 
shall cause written notice to be sent via U.S. 
Mail to all owners and occupants of properties 
within 300 feet of the subject lot in the same 
Assessor's Block and on the block face across 
from the subject lot as well as to all individuals 



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or groups that have made a written request for 
notification regarding specific properties, areas 
or medical cannabis dispensaries; 

(g) all building permit applications shall be 
held for a period of 30 calendar days from the 
date of the mailed notice to allow review by 
residents, occupants, owners of neighborhood 
properties and neighborhood groups; 

(h) after this 30-day period, the Planning 
Commission shall schedule a hearing to consider 
whether to exercise its discretionary review pow- 
ers over the building permit application for a 
medical cannabis dispensary. The scheduling and 
the mailed notice for this hearing shall be pro- 
cessed in accordance with Section 312(e) of this 
Code; 

(i) Medical cannabis dispensaries that can 
demonstrate to the Planning Department, based 
on any criteria it may develop, that they were in 
operation as of April 1, 2005 and have remained 
in continuous operation since then, and that they 
have filed an application for a medical cannabis 
dispensary permit as provided in San Francisco 
Health Code section 3304 on or before July 1, 
2007, must obtain a final permit on or before 
March 1, 2008, or must cease operations on 
March 1, 2008, or upon denial of a permit appli- 
cation if it occurs before March 1, 2008. Medical 
cannabis dispensaries that were in operation as 
of April 1, 2005, and were not in continuous 
operation since then, but can demonstrate to the 
Planning Department, based on any criteria it 
may develop, that the reason for their lack of 
continuous operation was not closure due to an 
actual violation of federal, state or local law, also 
must obtain a permit on or before March 1, 2008, 
or must cease operations on March 1, 2008, or 
upon denial of a permit application if it occurs 
before March 1, 2008. Notwithstanding the fore- 
going, in no case shall a dispensary that had or 
has a suspended or revoked permit be considered 
to be in continuous operation. Any dispensary 
that began operation after April 1, 2005, and any 
dispensary that failed to file a permit application 
with the Department of Public Health as pro- 
vided in San Francisco Health Code section 3304 
on or before July 1, 2007, and have failed to file 



completed applications, including a California 
Environmental Quality Act categorical exemp- 
tion application and a discretionary review ap- 
plication, with the Planning Department by Au- 
gust 15, 2007, must immediately cease operations; 
(j) any permit issued for a medical cannabis 
dispensary shall contain the following statement 
in boldface type: "Issuance of this permit by the 
City and County of San Francisco is not intended 
to and does not authorize the violation of State or 
Federal law." (Added by Ord. 275-05, File No. 
051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 225-06, File No. 
060032, Effective without the signature of the 
Mayor; Ord. 225-07, File No. 070677, App. 10/2/ 
2007) 



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Sec. 799. 



SEC. 799. OTHER APPLICABLE SECTIONS OF THE CITY PLANNING CODE. 

Reference should be made to other sections which also apply to Neighborhood Commercial 
Districts. These sections and their titles are listed below. 



General Provisions 

Section 101 
Section 109 



Purposes 
Severability 



Definitions 

Sections 102- 

Zoning Map 

Section 105 
Section 106 

Building Standards 

Section 121 
Section 121.1 
Section 121.2 
Section 124 
Section 125 
Section 130 
Section 131 
Section 134 
Section 135 
Section 136 

Section 136.1 
Section 140 
Section 141 
Section 142 
Section 143 
Section 145.1 
Section 145.2 

Parking 

Section 150 
Section 151 
Section 152 
Section 153 
Section 154 

Section 155 

Section 156 
Section 157 

Section 159 
Section 160 
Section 161 



Compliance 

Section 170 



-102.25 Definitions 



Zoning Map 

Zoning Map Incorporated Herein 

Minimum Lot Width 

Development on Large Lots, Neighborhood Commercial Districts 

Use Size Limits (Nonresidential), Neighborhood Commercial Districts 

Basic Floor Area Ratio 

Floor Area Premiums, Districts Other than NC and C-3 

Yard and Setback Requirements 

Legislated Setback Line 

Rear Yards, R, NC, C, and M Districts 

Usable Open Space, R, NC, C, and M Districts 

Obstructions Over Streets and Alleys and in Required Setbacks, Yards, and Usable 

Open Space 

Awnings, Canopies, and Marquees in NC Districts 

All Dwelling Units to Face on Open Area, R, NC, and M Districts 

Screening of Rooftop Features R, NC, C, and M Districts 

Screening of Parking Areas, R and NC Districts 

Street Trees, R, NC, C-3 Districts 

Street Frontages, Neighborhood Commercial Districts 

Outdoor Activity Areas and Walk-up Facilities in NC Districts 

Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements 
Schedule of Required Off-Street Parking Spaces 

Schedule of Required Off-Street Freight Loading Spaces in District Other than C-3 
Rules for Calculation of Required Spaces 

Minimum Dimensions for Required Off-Street Parking, Freight Loading and Service 
Vehicle Spaces 

General Standards as to Location and Arrangement of Off-Street Parking, Freight 
Loading, and Service Vehicle Facilities 
Parking Lots 

Conditional Use Applications for Parking Exceeding Accessory Amounts: Additional 
Criteria 

Required Off-Street Parking Not on the Same Lot as the Structure or Use Served 
Collective Provision and Joint Use of Required Off-Street Parking 
Exemptions From Off-Street Parking, Freight Loading and Service Vehicle Require- 
ments 

Applicability of Requirements 



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Section 171 
Section 172 
Section 173 
Section 174 
Section 175 
Section 176 
Section 178 
Section 179 
Section 180 



Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 

Uses 

Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 
Section 



181 

182 

183 

184 

185 

186 

186.1 

187 

188 

189 

201 

202 

203 

204 

204.1 

204.4 

204.5 

205 

205.1 

205.2 

207.1 

207.4 

208 

209.1 

210 

234 

234.1 

234.2 

235 

236 



Height and Bulk 

Section 122 
Section 250 
Section 251 
Section 252 
Section 253.1 

Section 260 
Section 262 



Compliance of Uses Required 

Compliance of Structures, Open Spaces, and Off-Street Parking and Loading 

Compliance of Lots Required 

Compliance With Conditions, Stipulations, and Special Restrictions Required 

Approval of Permits 

Enforcement Against Violations 

Conditional Uses 

Uses Located in Neighborhood Commercial Districts 

Nonconforming Uses, Noncomplying Structures, and Substandard Lots of Record: 

General 

Nonconforming Uses: Enlargements, Alterations, or Reconstruction 

Nonconforming Uses: Changes of Use 

Nonconforming Uses: Discontinuance and Abandonment 

Short-term Continuance of Certain Nonconforming Uses 

Continuance of Other Nonconforming Uses 

Exemption of Limited Commercial Nonconforming Uses 

Exemption of Nonconforming Uses in Neighborhood Commercial Districts 

Garment Shops and Garment Factories as Nonconforming Uses 

Noncomplying Structures: Enlargements, Alterations and Reconstruction 

Substandard Lots of Record: Construction and Other Actions 

Classes of Use Districts 

Uses Permitted by This Code 

Effect on Certain Public Services 

Accessory Uses, General 

Accessory Uses for Dwellings in R and NC Districts 

Dwelling Units Accessory to Other Uses 

Parking and Loading as Accessory Uses 

Temporary Uses, General 

Temporary Uses, Sixty-day Limit 

Temporary Uses, Two-year Limit 

Rules for Calculation of Dwelling Unit Densities 

Density of Dwelling Units in Neighborhood Commercial Districts 

Density Limitations for Group Housing in R and NC Districts 

Dwellings 

Description and Purpose of Commercial and Industrial Districts 

P Districts 

Principal Uses Permitted, P Districts 

Conditional Uses, P Districts 

Special Use Districts 

Garment Shop Special Use District 

Height and Bulk 

Height and Bulk Districts Established 
Height and Bulk Districts: Purposes 
Classes of Height and Bulk Districts 

Review of Proposed Buildings and Structures in North Beach and Broadway Neighbor- 
hood Commercial Districts 
Height Limits: Measurement 
Additional Height Limits Applicable to Signs 



1085 



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Section 270 
Section 271 
Section 295 

Procedures 

Section 301 
Section 302 
Section 303 
Section 304 
Section 304.5 
Section 305 
Section 306 
Section 306.1 
Section 306.2 
Section 306.3 
Section 306.4 
Section 306.5 
Section 306.6 
Section 306.7 
Section 306.8 
Section 307 
Section 308 
Section 308.1 
Section 308.2 
Section 313 
Section 314 
Section 315 
Section 315.1 
Section 315.2 
Section 315.3 
Section 315.4 
Section 315.5 
Section 315.6 
Section 315.7 
Section 315.8 
Sections 330—330.18 

Fees 

Section 350 
Section 351 



Section 352 
Section 353 

Section 355 
Section 356 

Signs 

Section 601 
Sections 602—602.21 



Bulk Limits: Measurement 

Bulk Limits: Special Exceptions, In Districts Other than C-3 

Height Restrictions on Structures Shadowing Property Under the Jurisdiction of the 

Recreation and Park Commission 

General Description of Zoning Procedures 

Amendments 

Conditional Uses 

Planned Unit Developments 

Institutional Master Plans 

Variances 

Applications and Hearings 

Applications and Filing Fees 

Scheduling of Hearings 

Notice of Hearings 

Conduct of Hearings 

Reconsideration 

Initiation of Amendments 

Interim Zoning Controls 

Posting of Signs Required 

Other Powers and Duties of the Zoning Administrator 

Appeals 

Appeals: Amendments and Conditional Uses 

Appeals: Variances and Administrative Actions 

Housing Requirements for Office Development Projects 

Child Care Requirements for Office Development Projects (Outside C-3 Districts) 

Procedures for Conditional Use Authorization in Neighborhood Commercial Districts 

Applications and Filing Fees 

Zoning Administrator Review, Scheduling of Hearing, and Recommendation 

Notice of Recommendation and Determination 

Request for Reconsideration of Consent Calendar Items at a Public Hearing 

Conduct of Consent Calendar and Determination 

Conduct of Public Hearings and Determination 

Reconsideration 

Appeal 

Permit Review in the San Francisco Coastal Zone Area 

Fees, General 

Fees for Applications to Establish, Abolish or Modify a Setback Line, to Reclassify 

Property, to Authorize a Conditional Use, to Consider a Variance, or to Review a Coastal 

Zone Permit 

Fee for Review of Building Permit Applications 

Fee for Review of Permit Applications Issued by the Fire Department, the Police 

Department, and the Department of Public Health 

Fee for Reviewing Notices and Special Restrictions 

Fee for Reviewing Proposals Which Cast a Shadow on Recreation and Park Commission 

Property 

Special Purposes 
Special Definitions 



Sec. 799. 



Section 603 
Section 604 
Section 607 
Section 607.1 
Sections 608—608.11 
Sections 609—609.13 



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Exempted Signs 

Permits and Conformity Required 
Commercial and Industrial Districts 
Neighborhood Commercial Districts 
Special Sign Districts 
Amortization Periods 



Landmarks 

Article 10 Preservation of Historical, Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks (Inclusive) 

(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87) 



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ARTICLE 8: MIXED USE DISTRICTS 



• 



Sec. 801. Mixed Use District Provisions. 

Sec. 801.1. Purpose of Article 8. 

Sec. 802. Classes of Mixed Use Districts. 

Sec. 802.1. Mixed Use Districts. 

Sec. 802.2. Special Use Districts. 

Sec. 803. Mixed Use District 

Requirements. 
Sec. 803.1. Building Standards in the 

Chinatown Mixed Use Districts. 
Sec. 803.2. Uses Permitted in Chinatown 

Mixed Use Districts. 
Sec. 803.3. Uses Permitted in South of 

Market Use Districts. 
Sec. 803.4. Uses Prohibited in South of 

Market Districts. 
Sec. 803.5. Additional Requirements 

Governing Uses in Mixed Use 

Districts. 
Sec. 803.6. Formula Retail Uses in the 

Western SoMa Planning Area 

Special Use District. 
Sec. 803.7. Permit Review Procedures in 

the Western SoMa Planning 

Area Special Use District 

Established Pursuant to Section 

823 of this Code. 
Sec. 809. Guide to Understanding the 

Mixed Use District Zoning 

Controls. 
Sec. 810.1. Chinatown Community 

Business District. 
Sec. 811.1. Chinatown Visitor Retail 

District. 
Sec. 812.1. Chinatown Residential 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District. 
Sec. 813. RED — Residential Enclave 

District. 
Sec. 814. SPD — South Park District. 

Sec. 815. RSD — Residential/Service 

Mixed Use District. 



Sec. 816. SLR — Service/Light Industrial/ 

Residential Mixed Use District. 
Sec. 817. SLI — Service/Light Industrial 

District. 
Sec. 818. SSO — Service/Secondary Office 

District. 
Sec. 819. Extended Preservation District. 

Sec. 820. South of Market Base District. 

Sec. 821. South of Market Special 

General Advertising Sign 

District. 
Sec. 822. South of Market Special Hall of 

Justice Legal Services District. 
Sec. 823. Western SoMa Planning Area 

Special Use District. 
Sec. 825. DTR — Downtown Residential 

Districts. 
Sec. 825.1. Uses Permitted in Downtown 

Residential Districts. 
Sec. 827. Rincon Hill Downtown 

Residential Mixed Use District 

(RH DTR). 

Sec. 828. Transbay Downtown Residential 

District (TB-DTR). 
Sec. 890. Definitions for Mixed Use 

Districts. 
Sec. 890.2. Ambulance Service. 
Sec. 890.4. Amusement Game Arcade 

(Mechanical Amusement 

Devices). 
Sec. 890.6. Animal Hospital. 
Sec. 890.7. Automobile Parking Lot, 

Community Residential. 
Sec. 890.8. Automobile Parking Garage, 

Community Residential. 
Sec. 890.9. Automobile Parking Lot, 

Community Commercial. 
Sec. 890.10. Automobile Parking Garage, 

Community Commercial. 
Sec. 890.11. Automobile Parking Lot, Public. 



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Sec. 890.12. 

Sec. 890.13. 

Sec. 890.14. 

Sec. 890.15. 

Sec. 890.16. 

Sec. 890.18. 

Sec. 890.19. 

Sec. 890.20. 

Sec. 890.21. 

Sec. 890.22. 

Sec. 890.23. 

Sec. 890.24. 

Sec. 890.25. 

Sec. 890.27. 

Sec. 890.28. 

Sec. 890.30. 

Sec. 890.34. 

Sec. 890.36. 

Sec. 890.37. 

Sec. 890.38. 

Sec. 890.39. 

Sec. 890.44. 

Sec. 890.46. 

Sec. 890.47. 

Sec. 890.48. 

Sec. 890.50. 

Sec. 890.51. 

Sec. 890.54. 

Sec. 890.56. 

Sec. 890.58. 

Sec. 890.60. 

Sec. 890.62. 

Sec. 890.64. 

Sec. 890.68. 

Sec. 890.69. 



Sec. 890.70. 
Sec. 890.71. 
Sec. 890.80. 



Automobile Parking Garage, 

Public. 

Automobile Sale or Rental. 

Automotive Gas Station. 

Automotive Repair. 

Automotive Service. 

Automotive Service Station. 

Motor Vehicle Tow Service. 

Automotive Wash. 

Awning. 

Bar. 

Business Goods and Equipment 

Sales and Repair Service. 

Canopy. 

Catering Services. 

Commercial Uses. 

Design Professional. 

Drive-Up Facility. 

Eating and Drinking Use. 

Entertainment, Adult. 

Entertainment, Other. 

Open Air Sales. 

Gift Store — Tourist-Oriented. 

Hospital or Medical Center. 

Hotel, Tourist. 

Hotel, Residential. 

Hours of Operation. 

Institutions, Other. 

Jewelry Store. 

Light Manufacturing, Wholesale 

Sales, Storage. 

Lot Size (Per Development). 

Marquee. 

Massage Establishment. 

Mortuary. 

Movie Theater. 

Neighborhood-Serving Business. 

Non-Auto Vehicle Sales or 

Rental, Light and Marine 

Vehicles Only. 

Office Use. 

Outdoor Activity Area. 

Public Use. 



Sec. 890.84. Residential Conversion. 

Sec. 890.86. Residential Demolition. 

Sec. 890.88. Residential Use. 

Sec. 890.90. Restaurant, Fast-Food (Small). 

Sec. 890.91. Restaurant, Fast-Food (Large). 

Sec. 890.92. Restaurant, Full-Service. 

Sec. 890.100. Sales and Services, Nonretail. 

Sec. 890.102. Sales and Services, Other 

Retail. 

Sec. 890.104. Sales and Services, Retail. 

Sec. 890.106. Service, Administrative. 

Sec. 890.108. Service, Professional. 

Sec. 890.110. Service, Financial. 

Sec. 890.111. Service, Business. 

Sec. 890.112. Service, Limited Financial. 

Sec. 890.113. Service, Fringe Financial. 

Sec. 890.114. Service, Medical. 

Sec. 890.116. Service, Personal. 

Sec. 890.118. Story. 

Sec. 890.122. Take-Out Food. 

Sec. 890.124. Trade Shop. 

Sec. 890.130. Use Size (Nonresidential). 

Sec. 890.131. Vehicle Storage, Open Lot. 

Sec. 890.132. Vehicle Storage, Enclosed Lot or 

Structure. 

Sec. 890.133. Medical Cannabis Dispensary. 

Sec. 890.140. Walk-Up Facility. 

Sec. 899. Other Applicable Sections of the 

City Planning Code. 

SEC. 801. MIXED USE DISTRICT 
PROVISIONS. 

This Article is adopted specifically for Mixed 
Use Districts, as shown on the Zoning M'ap of the 
City and County of San Francisco. The provi- 
sions set forth or referenced in Article 8 shall 
apply to any use, property, structure, or develop- 
ment which is located in a Mixed Use District, 
unless otherwise provided for within this Code. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 801.1. PURPOSE OF ARTICLE 8. 

This Article is intended to provide a compre- 
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Use Districts which is consistent with the objec- 
tives and policies set forth in the San Francisco 
Master Plan. More specifically, the purposes of 
this Article are: 

(a) To provide in one article a complete 
listing of or cross-reference to all of the zoning 
categories, definitions, control provisions, and 
review procedures which are applicable to prop- 
erties or uses in Mixed Use Districts in the 
vicinity of Downtown; 

(b) To establish a zoning system which will 
accommodate all classes of Mixed Use Districts 
including individual districts which are tailored 
to the unique characteristics of specific areas; 

(c) To provide zoning control categories which 
embrace the full range of land use issues in 
neighborhoods in the vicinity of Downtown, in 
order that controls can be applied individually to 
each district to address particular land use con- 
cerns in that district. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 802. CLASSES OF MIXED USE 
DISTRICTS. 

The following classes of use districts are 
established for mixed use districts. (Added by 
Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 802.1. MIXED USE DISTRICTS. 

The following districts are established for the 
purpose of implementing the Residence Ele- 
ment, the Commerce and Industry Element, the 
Downtown Plan, the Chinatown Plan, the Rin- 
con Hill Plan and the South of Market Plan, all of 
which are parts of the Master Plan. Description 
and Purpose Statements outline the main func- 
tions of each Mixed Use District in this Article, 
supplementing the statements of purpose con- 
tained in Section 101 of this Code. 

Description and purpose statements appli- 
cable to each district are set forth in Sections 810 
through 820 of this Code. The boundaries of the 
various Mixed Use Districts are shown on the 
Zoning Map referred to in Section 105 of this 
Code, subject to the provisions of that Section. 
The following Districts are hereby established as 
Mixed Use Districts. 



Sec. 803.1. 


Section 


Number 


§810 


§ 811 


§ 812 


§ 813 


§ 814 


§ 815 


§ 816 


§ 817 


§818 


§ 827 



Districts 

Chinatown — Community Business 
District 

Chinatown — Visitor Retail District 

Chinatown — Residential Neighbor- 
hood Commercial District 

RED — Residential Enclave District 

SPD — South Park District 

RSD — Residential/Service District 

SLR — Service/Light Industrial/ 
Residential District 

SLI — Service/Light Industrial 
District 

SSO — Service/Secondary Office 
District 

RH DTR — Rincon Hill Downtown 
Residential District 

(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 
050865, App. 8/19/2005) 

SEC. 802.2. SPECIAL USE DISTRICTS. 

Portions of the area covered by this Article 
are also subject to the provisions of Section 236 
of this Code. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/ 
87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 803. MIXED USE DISTRICT 
REQUIREMENTS. 

The Mixed Use District zoning control catego- 
ries are listed in Sections 803.2, 803.3 and 825.1 
of this Code. Related building standards and 
permitted uses are generally stated, summa- 
rized or cross-referenced in those Sections or 
Sections 810.1 through 819 and 827 of this Code, 
for each of the district classes listed in Section 
802.1, or referenced in Section 899 of this Code. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 
050865, App. 8/19/2005) 

SEC. 803.1. BUILDING STANDARDS IN 
THE CHINATOWN MIXED USE 
DISTRICTS. 

Building standards which regulate the gen- 
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opment in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts are 
set forth, or summarized or cross-referenced in 
Sections 810.10 through 812.1 of this Code for 
each district class. 



Table 803.1 below is set forth for conve- 
nience; in the event of any omission from the 
table or conflict with other provisions of this 
Code, the remainder of the Code shall govern. 



TABLE 803.1 

BUILDING STANDARD CATEGORIES IN THE 

CHINATOWN MIXED USE DISTRICTS 



No. 


Zoning Control Categories 
for Building Standards 


Section Number 
of Standard 


Section Number 
of Definition 


803.1.10 


Height and Bulk 


Zoning Map, § 270 


§§102.12,102.21,270 


803.1.11 


Lot Size (Per Development) 


§ 121.5 


§§ 121(c), 890 56 


803.1.12 


Rear Yard/Site Coverage 


§ 134(a) (e) 


§134 


803.1.13 


Sun Access Setback 


§ 132.3 




803.1.14 


Maximum Street Frontage 


§ 145.2 




803.1.15 


Awning 


§ 136.2(a) 


§ 890.21 


803.1.16 


Canopy 


§ 136.2(b) 


§ 890.24 


803.1.18 


Marquee 


§ 136.2(c) 


§ 890.58 


803.1.19 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 123—124 


§§ 102.9, 102.11 


803.1.20 


Use Size (Nonresidential) 


§ 121.9 


§ 890.130 


803.1.21 


Open Space 


§ 135.1 




803.1.22 


Off-Street Parking, Commercial and Institutional 


§151 


§150 


803.1.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§152 


§150 


803.1.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.2(c) 


§ 602.7 


803.1.31 


Business Sign 


§ 607.2(d) 


§ 602.3 


803.1.32 


Other Signs 


§ 607.2(gMJ) 


§ 602.9, § 602.2 


803.1.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§ 207.4 


§ 207.1 


803.1.92 


Residential Density, Other 


§208 


§208 


803.1.93 


Usable Open Space 


§ 135(d) 


§135 


803.1.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§151 


§150 



(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 803.2. USES PERMITTED IN CHINATOWN MIXED USE DISTRICTS. 

A use is the specific purpose for which a property or building is used, occupied, maintained, or 
leased. Whether or not a use is permitted in a specific Chinatown Mixed Use District is set forth, 
summarized or cross-referenced in Sections 810.1 through 812.96 of this Code for each district class. 

(a) Use Categories. The uses, functions, or activities, which are permitted in each Chinatown 
Mixed Use District class include those listed in Table 803.2 below by zoning control category and 
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TABLE 803.2 USE CATEGORIES PERMITTED IN THE 
CHINATOWN MIXED USE DISTRICTS 



No. 


Zoning Control Categories for Uses 


Section Number 

of Use 

Definition 


803.2.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


803.2.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 890.30 


803.2.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 890.140 


803.2.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 890.48 


803.2.38a 


Residential Conversion, Residential Hotels 


§ 890.84 


803.2.38b 


Residential Demolition, Residential Hotels 


§ 890.86 


803.2.39a 


Residential Conversion, Apartments 


§ 890.84 


803.2.39b 


Residential Demolition, Apartments 


§ 890.86 


803.2.40a 


Other Retail Sales and Services 


§ 890.102 


803.2.40b 


Gift Store — Tourist-Oriented 


§ 890.39 


803.2.40c 


Jewelry 


§ 890.51 


803.2.41 


Bar 


§ 890.22 


803.2.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 890.92 


803.2.43 


Fast-Food Restaurant — Small 


§ 890.90 


803.2.44 


Fast-Food Restaurant — Large 


§ 890.91 


803.2.45 


Take-Out Food 


§ 890.122 


803.2.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 890.64 


803.2.47 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 890.36 


803.2.48 


Other Entertainment 


§ 890.37 


803.2.49 


Financial Service 


§ 890.110 


803.2.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 890.112 


803.2.51 


Medical Service 


§ 890.114 


803.2.52 


Personal Service 


§ 890.116 


803.2.53 


Professional Service 


§ 890.108 


803.2.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 890.60 


803.2.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 890.46 


803.2.56 


Automobile Parking Lot, Community Commercial 


§ 890.9 


803.2.57 


Automobile Parking Garage, Community Commercial 


§ 890.10 


803.2.58 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11 


803.2.59 


Automobile Parking Garage, Public 


§ 890.12 


803.2.60 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 890.14 


803.2.61 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 890.18 


803.2.62 


Automotive Repair 


§ 890.15 


803.2.63 


Automotive Wash 


§ 890.20 


803.2.64 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 890.13 


803.2.65 


Animal Hospital 


§ 890.6 


803.2.66 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 


803.2.67 


Mortuary 


§ 890.62 


803.2.68 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


803.2.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 890.106 


803.2.71 


Light Manufacturing, Wholesale Sales or Storage 


§ 890.54 


803.2.72 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 890.113 


803.2.73 


Business Services 


§ 890.111 



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No. 


Zoning Control Categories for Uses 


Section Number 

of Use 

Definition 


803.2.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 890.44 


803.2.81 


Other Institutions 


§ 890.50 


803.2.82 


Public Use 


§ 890.80 


803.2.90 


Residential Use 


§ 890.88 


803.2.95 


Automobile Parking Lot, Community Residential 


§ 890.7 


803.2.96 


Automobile Parking Garage, Community Residential 


§ 890.8 



(b) Use Limitations. Uses in Chinatown 
Mixed Use Districts are either permitted, condi- 
tional, accessory, temporary, or are not permit- 
ted. 

(1) Permitted Uses. All permitted uses in 
Chinatown Mixed Use Districts shall be con- 
ducted within an enclosed building, unless oth- 
erwise specifically allowed in this Code. Excep- 
tions from this requirement are: accessory off- 
street parking and loading; uses which, when 
located outside of a building, qualify as an out- 
door activity area, as defined in Section 890.71 of 
this Code; and uses which by their nature are to 
be conducted in an open lot or outside a building, 
as described in Sections 890 through 890.140 of 
this Code. 

If there are two or more uses in a structure 
and none is classified under Section 803.2(b)(1)(C) 
of this Code as accessory, then each of these uses 
will be considered separately as an independent 
permitted, conditional, temporary or not permit- 
ted use. 

(A) Principal Uses. Principal uses are per- 
mitted as of right in a Chinatown Mixed Use 
District, when so indicated in Sections 810.1 
through 812.96 of this Code for each district 
class. 

(B) Conditional Uses. Conditional uses are 
permitted in a China-town Mixed Use District 
when authorized by the Planning Commission; 
whether a use is conditional in a given district is 
indicated in Sections 810 through 812. Condi- 
tional uses are subject to the provisions set forth 
in Section 303 of this Code. 

(i) An establishment which sells beer and 
wine with motor vehicle fuel is a conditional use, 
and shall be governed by Section 229. 



(ii) Any use or feature which lawfully ex- 
isted and was permitted as a principal or condi- 
tional use on the effective date of these controls 
which is not otherwise nonconforming or ncncom- 
plying as defined in Section 180 of this Code, and 
which use or feature is not permitted under this 
Article is deemed to be a permitted conditional 
use subject to the provisions of this Code. 

(iii) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Article, a change in use or demolition of a 
movie theater use, as set forth in Section 890.64, 
shall require conditional use authorization. This 
Subsection shall not authorize a change in use if 
the new use or uses are otherwise prohibited. 

(iv) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Article, a change in use or demolition of a 
general grocery store use, as set forth in Section 
890.102(a) and as further defined in Section 
790.102(a), shall require conditional use autho- 
rization. This Subsection shall not authorize a 
change in use if the new use or uses are ether- 
wise prohibited. 

(C) Accessory Uses. Subject to the limita- 
tions set forth below and in Sections 204.1 (Ac- 
cessory Uses for Dwelling Units in R Districts) 
and 204.5 (Parking and Loading as Accessory 
Uses) of this Code, a related minor use which is 
either necessary to the operation or enjoyment of 
a lawful principal use or conditional use or is 
appropriate, incidental and subordinate to any 
such use, shall be permitted in Chinatown Mixed 
Use Districts as an accessory use when located 
on the same lot. Any use not qualified as an 
accessory use shall only be allowed as a principal 
or conditional use, unless it qualifies as a tem- 
porary use under Sections 205 through 205.2 of 
this Code. 



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No use in a Chinatown Mixed Use District 
will be considered accessory to a principal use 
which involves or requires any of the following: 

(i) The use of more than V3 of the total floor 
area occupied by both the accessory use and the 
principal use to which it is accessory, combined, 
except in the case of accessory off-street parking; 

(ii) Any bar, restaurant, other entertain- 
ment, or any retail establishment which serves 
liquor for consumption on-site; 

(iii) Any take-out food use, except for a 
take-out food use which occupies 100 square feet 
or less (including the area devoted to food prepa- 
ration and service and excluding storage and 
waiting areas) in a retail grocery or specialty 
food store; 

(iv) The wholesaling, manufacturing or pro- 
cessing of foods, goods, or commodities on the 
premises of an establishment which does not 
also provide for primarily retail sale of such 
foods, goods or commodities at the same location 
where such wholesaling, manufacturing or pro- 
cessing takes place. 

The above shall not prohibit take-out food 
activity which operates in conjunction with a 
fast-food restaurant. A fast-food restaurant, by 
definition, includes take-out food as an accessory 
and necessary part of its operation. 

(D) Temporary Uses. Uses not otherwise 
permitted are permitted in Chinatown Mixed 
Use Districts to the extent authorized by Sec- 
tions 205, 205.1 or 205.2 of this Code. 

(2) Not Permitted Uses. 

(A) Uses which are not listed in this Article 
are not permitted in a Chinatown Mixed Use 
District unless determined by the Zoning Admin- 
istrator to be permitted uses in accordance with 
Section 307(a) of this Code. 

(B) No use, even though listed as a permit- 
ted use or otherwise allowed, shall be permitted 
in a Chinatown Mixed Use District which, by 
reason of its nature or manner of operation, 
creates conditions that are hazardous, noxious, 
or offensive through the emission of odor, fumes, 
smoke, cinders, dust, gas, vibration, glare, refuse, 
water-carried waste, or excessive noise. 



(C) The establishment of a use that sells 
alcoholic beverages, other than beer and wine, 
concurrent with motor vehicle fuel is prohibited, 
and shall be governed by Section 229. (Added by 
Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 420-97, App. 11/7/97 
Ord. 270-04, File No. 041070, App. 11/9/2004 
Ord. 298-06, File No. 061261, App. 12/12/2006 
Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 803.3. USES PERMITTED IN 
SOUTH OF MARKET USE DISTRICTS. 

(a) Use Categories. A use is the specified 
purpose for which a property or building is used, 
occupied, maintained, or leased. Whether or not 
a use is permitted in a specific South of Market 
District is generally set forth, summarized or 
cross-referenced in Sections 813.3 through 818 of 
this Code for each district class. 

(b) Use Limitations. Uses in South of Mar- 
ket Districts are either permitted, conditional, 
accessory, temporary or are not permitted. 

(1) Permitted Uses. If there are two or 
more uses in a structure, any use not classified 
below under Section 803.3(b)(1)(C) of this Code 
as accessory will be considered separately as an 
independent permitted, conditional, temporary 
or not permitted use. 

(A) Principal Uses. Principal uses are per- 
mitted as of right in a South of Market district, 
when so indicated in Sections 813 through 818 of 
this Code for the district. Additional require- 
ments and conditions may be placed on particu- 
lar uses as provided pursuant to Section 803.5 
and other applicable provisions of this Code. 

(B) Conditional Uses. Conditional uses are 
per-mitted in a South of Market district, when 
authorized by the Planning Commission; whether 
a use is conditional in a given district is gener- 
ally indicated in Sections 813 through 818 of this 
Code. Conditional uses are subject to the appli- 
cable provisions set forth in Sections 178, 179, 
263.11, 303, 316.8, and 803.5 of this Code. 

(i) An establishment which sells beer or 
wine with motor vehicle fuel is a conditional use, 
and shall be governed by Section 229. 



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(ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Article, a change in use or demolition of a 
movie theater use, as set forth in Section 890.64, 
shall require conditional use authorization. This 
Section shall not authorize a change in use if the 
new use or uses are otherwise prohibited. 

(iii) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Article, a change in use or demolition of a 
general grocery store use, as set forth in Section 
890.102(a) and as further defined in Section 
790.102(a), shall require conditional use autho- 
rization. This Subsection shall not authorize a 
change in use if the new use or uses are other- 
wise prohibited. 

(C) Accessory Uses. Subject to the limita- 
tions set forth below and in Sections 204.1 (Ac- 
cessory Uses for Dwelling Units in R and NC 
Districts), 204.2 (Accessory Uses for Uses Other 
Than Dwellings in R Districts), 204.4 (Dwelling 
Units Accessory to Other Uses), and 204.5 (Park- 
ing and Loading as Accessory Uses) of this Code, 
an accessory use is a related minor use which is 
either necessary to the operation or enjoyment of 
a lawful principal use or conditional use, or is 
appropriate, incidental and subordinate to any 
such use, and shall be permitted as an accessory 
use in a South of Market District. In order to 
accommodate a principal use which is carried 
out by one business in multiple locations within 
the same general area, such accessory use need 
not be located in the same structure or lot as its 
principal use provided that (1) the accessory use 
is located within 1,000 feet of the principal use; 
(2) the multiple locations existed on April 6, 1990 
(the effective date of this amendment); and (3) 
the existence of the multiple locations is acknowl- 
edged in writing by the Zoning Administrator 
within 60 days after the effective date of this 
amendment. Any use which does not qualify as 
an accessory use shall be classified as a principal 
use. 

No use will be considered accessory to a 
principal use which involves or requires any of 
the following: 

(i) The use of more than one-third of the 
total occupied floor area which is occupied by 
both the accessory use and principal use to which 



it is accessory, combined, except in the case of 
accessory off-street parking or loading which 
shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 151, 
156 and 157 of this Code; 

(ii) A hotel, motel, inn, hostel, nighttime 
entertainment, adult entertainment, massage 
establishment, large fast food restaurant, or movie 
theater use in a RED, SPD, RSD, SLR, SLI or 
SSO District; 

(iii) Any take-out food use, except for a 
take-out food use which occupies 100 square feet 
or less (including the area devoted to food prepa- 
ration and service and excluding storage and 
waiting areas) in a restaurant, bar, catering 
establishment, bakery, retail grocery or specialty 
food store. 

(iv) Any sign not conforming to the Limita- 
tions of Section 607.2(f)(3). 

(D) Temporary Uses. Temporary uses not 
otherwise permitted are permitted in South of 
Market Districts to the extent authorized by 
Sections 205 through 205.3 of this Code. (Added 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 
420-97, App. 11/7/97; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 270-04, File No. 041070, 
App. 11/9/2004; Ord. 298-06, File No. 061261, 
App. 12/12/2006) 

SEC. 803.4. USES PROHIBITED IN 
SOUTH OF MARKET DISTRICTS. 

(a) Uses which are not specificalry listed in 
this Article or Article 6 are not permitted u nless 
they qualify as a nonconforming use pursuant to 
Sections 180 through 186.1 of this Code or are 
determined by the Zoning Administrator to be 
permitted uses in accordance with Section 307(a) 
of this Code. Uses not permitted in any South of 
Market District include, but are not limited to, 
the following: Adult entertainment, bookstore or 
theater; amusement game arcade or simila.r en- 
terprise; shooting gallery; general advertising 
signs, except in the South of Market General 
Advertising Special Sign District; animal ken- 
nel, riding academy or livery stable; automobile, 
truck, van, recreational vehicle/trailer or camper 
sales, lease or rental; auto tow of inoperable 
vehicles; auto wrecking operation; drive-up facil- 



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ity; hotel (except as permitted as a conditional 
use as provided in Planning Code Section 818, 
Service/Secondary Office District), motel, hostel, 
inn, or bed and breakfast establishment; heavy 
industry subject to Section 226(e) through (w) of 
this Code; junkyard; landing field for aircraft; 
massage establishment subject to Section 218.1 
of this Code; mortuary; movie theater and sports 
stadium or arena. 

(b) No use, even though listed as a permit- 
ted use or otherwise allowed, shall be permitted 
in a South of Market District which, by reason of 
its nature or manner of operation, creates condi- 
tions that are hazardous, noxious, or offensive 
through the emission of odor, fumes, smoke, 
cinders, dust, gas, vibration, glare, refuse, water- 
carried waste, or excessive noise. 



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(c) The establishment of a use that sells 
alcoholic beverages, other than beer and wine, 
concurrent with motor vehicle fuel is prohibited, 
and shall be governed by Section 229. (Added by 
Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 420- 
97, App. 11/7/97; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 174-05, File No. 050830, 
App. 7/29/2005) 

SEC. 803.5. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS 
GOVERNING USES IN MIXED USE 
DISTRICTS. 

(a) Bars and Restaurants in South of 
Market Districts. Within South of Market Dis- 
tricts, bars and restaurants, permitted pursuant 
to zoning categories .32, .33 and .35 of Sections 
813 through 818 of this Code, shall not be al- 
lowed except on conditions which, in the judg- 
ment of the City agency, board or commission 
which last exercises jurisdiction to apply this 
Code to a proposed such use, are reasonably 
calculated to insure that: (1) the quiet, safety 
and cleanliness of the premises and its adjacent 
area are maintained; (2) adequate off-street park- 
ing is provided, for which purpose the agency, 
board or commission may require parking in 
excess of that required under the provisions of 
Section 150(c) of this Code and may include 
participation in a South of Market Parking Man- 
agement Program if and when such a program 
exists; (3) proper and adequate storage and dis- 
posal of debris and garbage is provided; (4) noise 
and odors are contained within the premises so 
as not to be a nuisance to neighbors; and (5) 
sufficient toilet facilities are made accessible to 
patrons, including persons waiting to enter the 
establishment. 

(b) Demolition or Conversion of Group 
Housing or Dwelling Units in South of Mar- 
ket Districts. Demolition, or conversion to any 
other use, of a group housing unit or dwelling 
unit or any portion thereof, in any South of 
Market District shall be allowed only subject to 
Section 233(a) and only if approved as a condi- 
tional use pursuant to Sections 303 and 316 of 
this Code, notwithstanding any other provision 
of this Code. This provision shall extend to any 
premises whose current use is, or last use prior 



to a proposed conversion or demolition was, in 
fact as a group housing unit or dwelling unit as 
well as any premises whose legal use as shown in 
the records of the Bureau of Building Inspection 
is that of a group housing or dwelling unit. 

(c) Preservation of Landmark Build- 
ings, Significant or Contributory Buildings 
Within the Extended Preservation District 
and/or Contributory Buildings Within Des- 
ignated Historic Districts within the South 
of Market Base District. Within the South of 
Market Base District, any use which is permit- 
ted as a principal or conditional use within the 
SSO District, excluding nighttime entertain- 
ment use, may be permitted as a conditional use 
in (a) a landmark building located outside a 
designated historic district, (b) a contributory 
building which is proposed for conversion to 
office use of an aggregate gross square footage of 
25,000 or more per building and which is located 
outside the SSO District yet within a designated 
historic district, or (c) a building designated as 
significant or contributory pursuant to Article 11 
of this Code and located within the Extended 
Preservation District. For all such buildings the 
following conditions shall apply: (1) the provi- 
sions of Sections 316 through 318 of this Code 
must be met; (2) in addition to the conditional 
use criteria set out in Sections 303(c)(6) and 316 
through 316.8, it must be determined that allow- 
ing the use will enhance the feasibility of pre- 
serving the landmark, significant or contribu- 
tory building; and (3) the landmark, significant 
or contributory building will be made to conform 
with the San Francisco Building Code standards 
for seismic loads and forces which are in effect at 
the time of the application for conversion of use. 

A contributory building which is in a desig- 
nated historic district outside the SSO District 
may be converted to any use which is a principal 
use within the SSO District provided that: (1) 
such use does not exceed an aggregate square 
footage of 25,000 per building; and (2) prior to 
the issuance of any necessary permits the Zoning 
Administrator (a) determines that allowing the 
use will enhance the feasibility of preserving the 
contributory building; and (b) the contributory 
building will be made to conform with the San 



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Francisco Building Code standards for seismic 
loads and forces which are in effect at the time of 
the application for conversion of use. 

(d) Automated Bank Teller Machines 
Within South of Market Districts. All auto- 
mated bank teller machines (ATMs), whether 
freestanding structures or walk-up facilities as- 
sociated with retail banking operations, shall 
have adequate lighting, waste collection facili- 
ties and parking resources and shall be set back 
three feet from the front property line. 

(e) Open Air Sales. Flea markets, farmers 
markets, crafts fairs and all other open air sales 
of new or used merchandise except vehicles, 
within South of Market Districts, where permit- 
ted, shall be subject to the following require- 
ments: (1) the sale of goods and the presence of 
booths or other accessory appurtenances shall be 
limited to weekend and/or holiday daytime hours; 
(2) sufficient numbers of publicly-accessible toi- 
lets and trash receptacles shall be provided on- 
site and adequately maintained; and (3) the site 
and vicinity shall be maintained free of trash 
and debris. 

(f) Low-Income Affordable Housing 
Within the Service/Light Industrial Dis- 
trict. Dwelling units may be authorized in the 
SLI District as a conditional use pursuant to 
Sections 303, 316 and 817.14 of this Code pro- 
vided that such dwellings units shall be rented, 
leased or sold at rates or prices affordable to a 
household whose income is no greater than 80 
percent of the median income for households in 
San Francisco ("lower income household"), as 
determined by Title 25 of the California Code of 
Regulations Section 6932 and implemented by 
the Mayor's Office of Housing. 

(1) "Affordable to a household" shall mean a 
purchase price that a lower income household 
can afford to pay based on an annual payment 
for all housing costs of 33 percent of the com- 
bined household annual net income, a 10-percent 
down payment, and available financing, or a rent 
that a household can afford to pay, based on an 
annual payment for all housing costs of 30 per- 
cent of the combined annual net income. 



(2) The size of the dwelling unit shall deter- 
mine the size of the household in order to calcu- 
late purchase price or rent affordable to a house- 
hold, as follows: 

(A) For a one-bedroom unit, a household of 
two persons; 

(B) For a two-bedroom unit, a household of 
three persons; 

(C) For a three-bedroom unit, a household 
of four persons; 

(D) For a four-bedroom unit, a household of 
five persons. 

(3) No conditional use permit will be ap- 
proved pursuant to this Subsection 803.5(f) un- 
less the applicant and City have agreed upon 
enforcement mechanisms for the provisions of 
this Subsection which are acceptable to the City 
Attorney. Such enforcement mechanisms may 
include, but not be limited to, a right of first 
refusal in favor of the City, or a promissory note 
and deed of trust. 

(4) The owner(s) of dwelling units autho- 
rized pursuant to this Subsection shall submit 
an annual enforcement report to the City, along 
with a fee whose amount shall be determined 
periodically by the City Planning Commission to 
pay for the cost of enforcement of this Subsec- 
tion. The fee shall not exceed the amount of such 
costs. The annual report shall provide informa- 
tion regarding rents, mortgage payments, sales 
price and other housing costs, annual household 
income, size of household in each dwelling unit, 
and any other information the City may require 
to fulfill the intent of this Subsection. 

(g) Good Neighbor Policies for Night- 
time Entertainment Activities in South of 
Market and Downtown Residential Dis- 
tricts. Within South of Market and Downtown 
Residential Districts where nighttime entertain- 
ment activities, as defined by Section 102.17 of 
this Code, are permitted as a principal or condi- 
tional use shall not be allowed except on condi- 
tions which, in the judgment of the Zoning Ad- 
ministrator or City Planning Commission, as 
applicable, are reasonably calculated to insure 
that the quiet, safety and cleanliness of the 



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• 



premises and vicinity are maintained. Such con- 
ditions shall include, but not be limited to, the 
following: 

(1) Notices shall be well-lit and promi- 
nently displayed at all entrances to and exits 
from the establishment urging patrons to leave 
the establishment and neighborhood in a quiet, 
peaceful, and orderly fashion and to please not 
litter or block driveways in the neighborhood; 
and 

(2) Employees of the establishment shall be 
posted at all the entrances and exits to the 
establishment during the period from 10:00 p.m. 
to such time past closing that all patrons have 
left the premises. These employees shall insure 
that patrons waiting to enter the establishment 
and those existing in the premises are urged to 
respect the quiet and cleanliness of the neighbor- 
hood as they walk to their parked vehicle or 
otherwise leave the area; and 

(3) Employees of the establishment shall 
walk a 100-foot radius from the premises some 
time between 30 minutes after closing time and 
8:00 a.m. the following morning, and shall pick 
up and dispose of any discarded beverage con- 
tainers and other trash left by area nighttime 
entertainment patrons; and 

(4) Sufficient toilet facilities shall be made 
accessible to patrons within the premises, and 
toilet facilities shall be made accessible to pro- 
spective patrons who may be lined up waiting to 
enter the establishment; and 

(5) The establishment shall provide outside 
lighting in a manner than would illuminate 
outside street and sidewalk areas and adjacent 
parking, as appropriate; and 

(6) The establishment shall provide ad- 
equate parking for patrons free of charge or at a 
rate or manner that would encourage use of 
parking by establishment patrons. Adequate sig- 
nage shall be well-lit and prominently displayed 
to advertise the availability and location of such 
parking resources for establishment patrons; and 

(7) The establishment shall provide ad- 
equate ventilation within the structures such 
that doors and/or windows are not left open for 
such purposes resulting in noise emission from 
the premises; and 



(8) Any indoor and/or outdoor activity al- 
lowed as a principal or conditional use and 
located within 100 feet of a residential or live/ 
work unit shall, during the period from 10:00 
p.m. to 6:00 a.m., insure that sound levels ema- 
nating from such activities do not exceed the 
acceptable noise levels established for residen- 
tial uses by the San Francisco Noise Ordinance; 
and 

(9) The establishment shall implement other 
conditions and/or management practices, includ- 
ing the prohibition of dancing to recorded music 
(disco dancing), as determined by the Zoning 
Administrator, in consultation with Police De- 
partment and other appropriate public agencies, 
to be necessary to insure that management and/or 
patrons of the establishments maintain the quiet, 
safety, and cleanliness of the premises and the 
vicinity of the use, and do not block driveways of 
neighboring residents or businesses. 

(h) Good Neighbor Policies for Pro- 
grams Serving Indigent Transient and Home- 
less Populations Within the South of Mar- 
ket Base District. Within the South of Market 
districts where social service and shelter/hous- 
ing programs serving indigent transient and/or 
homeless populations are allowed as a Condi- 
tional Use pursuant to Sections 813.15 through 
816.15 (Group Housing) and Sections 813.21 
through 818.21 (Social Services), some or all of 
the following conditions shall, when appropriate 
for specific cases, be placed upon any applicable 
City permits for the proposed establishment: 

(1) Service providers shall maintain suffi- 
cient monetary resources to enable them to sat- 
isfy the following "good neighbor" conditions and 
shall demonstrate to the Department prior to 
approval of the conditional use application that 
such funds shall be available for use upon first 
occupancy of the proposed project and shall be 
available for the life of the project; and 

(2) Representatives of the Southern Station 
of the San Francisco Police Department shall be 
apprised of the proposed project in a timely 
fashion so that the Department may respond to 



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any concerns they may have regarding the pro- 
posed project, including the effect the project 
may have on Department resources; and 

(3) Service providers shall provide adequate 
waiting areas within the premises for clients and 
prospective clients such that sidewalks are not 
used as queuing or waiting areas; and 

(4) Service providers shall provide suffi- 
cient numbers of male and female toilets/re- 
strooms for clients and prospective clients to 
have access to use on a 24-hour basis. For group 
housing and other similar shelter programs, ad- 
equate private male and female showers shall be 
provided along with lockers for clients to tempo- 
rarily store their belongings; and 

(5) Service providers shall maintain up-to- 
date information and referral sheets to give 
clients and other persons who, for any reason, 
cannot be served by the establishment; and 

(6) Service providers shall continuously moni- 
tor waiting areas to inform prospective clients 
whether they can be served within a reasonable 
time. If they cannot be served by the provider 
because of time or resource constraints, the moni- 
tor shall inform the client of alternative pro- 
grams and locations where s/he may seek similar 
services; and 

(7) Service providers shall maintain the side- 
walks in the vicinity in a clean and sanitary 
condition and, when necessary, shall steam clean 
the sidewalks within the vicinity of the project. 
Employees or volunteers of the project shall walk 
a 100-foot radius from the premises each morn- 
ing or evening and shall pick up and properly 
dispose of any discarded beverage and/or food 
containers, clothing, and any other trash which 
may have been left by clients; and 

(8) Notices shall be well-lit and promi- 
nently displayed at all entrances to and exits 
from the establishment urging clients leaving 
the premises and neighborhood to do so in a 
quiet, peaceful and orderly fashion and to please 
not loiter or litter; and 

(9) Service providers shall provide and main- 
tain adequate parking and freight loading facili- 
ties for employees, clients and other visitors who 
drive to the premises; and 



(10) The establishment shall implement 
other conditions and/or measures as determined 
by the Zoning Administrator, in consultation 
with other City agencies and neighborhood groups, 
to be necessary to insure that management and/or 
clients of the establishment maintain the quiet, 
safety and cleanliness of the premises and the 
vicinity of the use. 

(i) Housing Requirement in the Resi- 
dential/Service District. 

( 1 ) Amount Required. Nonresidential uses 
subject to Sections 815.26, 815.28, 815.30, 815.31 
through 815.47, and 815.59 through 815.65 of 
this Code shall be permitted in new construction 
in the Residential/Service District only if the 
ratio between the amount of occupied floor area 
for residential use to the amount of occupied 
floor area of the above-referenced nonresidential 
use is three to one or greater. 

(2) Means of Satisfying the Housing Re- 
quirement. (A) Live/work units may satisfy the 
residential requirement pursuant to this Subsec- 
tion and, when applicable, shall be subject to 
Sections 124(j) and/or 263.11(c)(3) of this Code; 
or (B) The residential space required pursuant to 
this Subsection may be satisfied by payment of a 
one-time in-lieu fee equal to $30 per square foot 
of residential space required by this Subsection 
and not provided on-site payable to the City's 
Affordable Housing Fund administered by the 
Mayor's Office of Housing; or (C) The residential 
space requirement may be satisfied by providing 
the required residential space elsewhere within 
the South of Market Base District where housing 
is permitted or conditional and is approved as a 
conditional use. 

(j) Legal and Government Office Uses 
in the Vicinity of the Hall of Justice. Within 
an approximately 300-foot radius of the 800 
Bryant Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, 
and Assessor's Block 3780, Lots 1 and 2, as 
shown on Sectional Map 8SU of the Zoning Map, 
the offices of attorneys, bail and services, govern- 
ment agencies, union halls, and other criminal 
justice activities and services directly related to 
the criminal justice functions of the Hall of 
Justice shall be permitted as a principal use. 



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There shall be a Notice of Special Restriction 
placed on the property limiting office activities to 
uses permitted by this Subsection. 

(k) Work Space of Design Profession- 
als. The work space of design professionals, as 
defined in Section 890.28 of this Code, shall be 
permitted as a principal use within the SLR, 
RSD and SLI Districts provided that, as a con- 
dition of issuance of any necessary permits, the 
owner(s) of the building shall agree to comply 
with the following provisions: (1) The occupied 
floor area devoted to this use per building is 
limited to the third story or above; (2) The gross 
floor area devoted to this use per building does 
not exceed 3,000 square feet per design profes- 
sional establishment; (3) The space within the 
building subject to this provision has not been in 
residential use within a legal dwelling unit at 
any time within a five-year period prior to appli- 
cation for conversion under this Subsection; and 
(4) The owner(s) of the building comply with the 
following enforcement and monitoring proce- 
dures: (i) The owner(s) of any building with work 
space devoted to design professional use as au- 
thorized pursuant to this Subsection shall sub- 
mit an annual enforcement report to the Depart- 
ment of City Planning with a fee in an amount to 
be determined periodically by the City Planning 
Commission to pay for the cost of enforcement of 
this Subsection. The fee shall not exceed the 
amount of such costs. The report shall provide 
information regarding occupants of such space, 
the amount of square footage of the space used 
by each design professional establishment, amount 
of vacant space, compliance with all relevant 
City codes, and any other information the Zoning 
Administrator may require to fulfill the intent of 
this Subsection; (ii) The owner(s) of any building 
containing work space of design professionals 
authorized pursuant to this Subsection shall 
permit inspection of the premises by an autho- 
rized City official to determine compliance with 
the limitations of this Subsection. The City shall 
provide reasonable notice to owners prior to 
inspecting the premises; (iii) The owner(s) of any 
building containing work space of design profes- 
sionals authorized pursuant to this Subsection 
shall record a Notice of Special Restriction, ap- 



proved by the City Planning Department prior to 
recordation, on the property setting forth the 
limitations required by this Subsection. The De- 
partment of City Planning shall keep a record 
available for public review of all space for design 
professionals authorized by this Subsection. 
(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by 
Ord. 207-02, File No. 020782, App. 10/18/2002; 
Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005) 

SEC. 803.6. FORMULA RETAIL USES IN 
THE WESTERN SOMA PLANNING AREA 
SPECIAL USE DISTRICT. 

(a) Findings. 

(1) San Francisco is a City of diverse and 
distinct neighborhoods identified in large part by 
the character of their commercial areas. 

(2) San Francisco needs to protect its vi- 
brant small business sector and create a support- 
ive environment for new small business innova- 
tions. One of the eight Priority Policies of the 
City's General Plan resolves that "existing neigh- 
borhood-serving retail uses be preserved and 
enhanced and future opportunities for resident 
employment in and ownership of such busi- 
nesses enhanced." 

(3) Retail uses are the land uses most criti- 
cal to the success of the City's commercial dis- 
tricts. 

(4) Formula retail businesses are increas- 
ing in number in San Francisco, as they are in 
cities and towns across the country. 

(5) Money earned by independent busi- 
nesses is more likely to circulate within the local 
neighborhood and City economy than the money 
earned by formula retail businesses which often 
have corporate offices and vendors located out- 
side of San Francisco. 

(6) Formula retail businesses can have a 
competitive advantage over independent opera- 
tors because they are typically better capitalized 
and can absorb larger startup costs, pay more for 
lease space, and commit to longer lease con- 
tracts. This can put pressure on existing busi- 
nesses and potentially price out new startup 
independent businesses. 



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(7) San Francisco is one of a very few major 
urban centers in the State in which housing, 
shops, work places, schools, parks and civic fa- 
cilities intimately co-exist to create strong iden- 
tifiable neighborhoods. The neighborhood streets 
invite walking and bicycling and the City's mix 
of architecture contributes to a strong sense of 
neighborhood community within the larger City 
community. 

(8) Notwithstanding the marketability of a 
retailer's goods or services or the visual attrac- 
tiveness of the storefront, the standardized ar- 
chitecture, color schemes, decor and signage of 
many formula retail businesses can detract from 
the distinctive character of certain neighborhood 
commercial districts. 

(9) The increase of formula retail busi- 
nesses in the City's neighborhood commercial 
areas, if not monitored and regulated, will ham- 
per the City's goal of a diverse retail base with 
distinct neighborhood retailing personalities com- 
prised of a mix of businesses. Specifically, the 
unregulated and unmonitored establishment of 
additional formula retail uses may unduly limit 
or eliminate business establishment opportuni- 
ties for smaller or medium-sized businesses, many 
of which tend to be non-traditional or unique, 
and unduly skew the mix of businesses towards 
national retailers in lieu of local or regional 
retailers, thereby decreasing the diversity of 
merchandise available to residents and visitors 
and the diversity of purveyors of merchandise. 

(b) Formula Retail Uses; Permitted as a 
Conditional Use. Formula retail uses are per- 
mitted in the Western SoMa Planning Area Spe- 
cial Use District only as a conditional use. 

(c) Formula Retail Use Defined. For- 
mula retail use is hereby defined as a type of 
retail sales activity or retail sales establishment 
which, along with eleven or more other retail 
sales establishments located in the United States, 
maintains two or more of the following features: 
a standardized array of merchandise, a standard- 
ized facade, a standardized decor and color scheme, 
a uniform apparel, standardized signage, a trade- 
mark or a servicemark. 

( 1 ) Standardized array of merchandise shall 
be defined as 50% or more of in-stock merchan- 
dise from a single distributor bearing uniform 
markings. 



(2) Trademark shall be defined as a word, 
phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of 
words, phrases, symbols or designs that identi- 
fies and distinguishes the source of the goods 
from one party from those of others. 

(3) Servicemark shall be defined as word, 
phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of 
words, phrases, symbols or designs that identi- 
fies and distinguishes the source of a service 
from one party from those of others. 

(4) Decor shall be defined as the style of 
interior finishings, which may include but is not 
limited to, style of furniture, wallcoverings or 
permanent fixtures. 

(5) Color Scheme shall be defined as selec- 
tion of colors used throughout, such as on the 
furnishings, permanent fixtures, and wallcover- 
ings, or as used on the facade. 

(6) Facade shall be defined as the face or 
front of a building, including awnings, looking 
onto a street or an open space. 

(7) Uniform Apparel shall be defined as 
standardized items of clothing including but not 
limited to standardized aprons, pants, shirts, 
smocks or dresses, hat, and pins (other than 
name tags) as well as standardized colors of 
clothing. 

(8) Signage shall be defined as business 
sign pursuant to Section 602.3 of the Planning 
Code. 

(9) "Retail sales activity or retail sales es- 
tablishment" shall include the following uses, as 
defined in Article 8 of this Code: "bar," "drive-up 
facility," "eating and drinking use," "restaurant, 
large fast-food," "restaurant, small fast-food," 
"restaurant, full-service," "sales and services, 
other retail," "sales and services, nonretail," "movie 
theater," "amusement game arcade," and "take- 
out food." 

(d) Determination of Formula Retail Use. 

If the City determines that a building permit 
application or building permit subject to this 
section of the Code is for a "formula retail use," 
the building permit applicant or holder bears the 
burden of proving to the City that the proposed 
or existing use is not a "formula retail use." 



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Sec. 809. 



(e) Permit Application Processing. Af- 
ter the effective date of this Ordinance, any 
building permit application determined by the 
City to be for a "formula retail use" that does not 
identify the use as a "formula retail use" is 
incomplete and cannot be processed until the 
omission is corrected. (Added by Ord. 204-06, 
File No. 060482, App. 7/25/2006) 

SEC. 803.7. PERMIT REVIEW 
PROCEDURES IN THE WESTERN SOMA 
PLANNING AREA SPECIAL USE 
DISTRICT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO 
SECTION 823 OF THIS CODE. 

All building permit applications for demoli- 
tion, new construction, alterations which expand 
the exterior dimensions of a building, or changes 
in use to a formula retail use as defined in 
Section 803.6 of this Code, a bar as defined in 
Section 890.22, a walk-up facility as defined in 
Section 890.140, other institution as defined in 
Section 890.50, a full-service restaurant as de- 
fined in Section 890.92, a large fast-food restau- 
rant as defined in Section 890.91, a small fast- 
food restaurant as defined in Section 890.90, a 
massage establishment as defined in Section 
890.60, an outdoor activity area as defined in 
Section 890.71, or an adult or other entertain- 
ment use as defined in Sections 890.36 and 
890.37, respectively, shall be subject to the noti- 
fication and review procedures required by Sec- 
tion 312 of this Code. (Added by Ord. 204-06, File 
No. 060482, App. 7/25/2006) 

SEC. 809. GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING 
THE MIXED USE DISTRICT ZONING 
CONTROLS. 

Mixed Use District controls are set forth in 
the Zoning Control Tables in Sections 810 through 
818, and in Section 827 or referenced in Section 
899 of this Code. 

(a) The first column in the Zoning Control 
Table, titled "No." provides a category number 
for each zoning control category. 



(b) The second column in the table, titled 
"Zoning Control Category," lists zoning control 
categories for the district in question. 

(c) The third column, titled "§ References," 
contains numbers of other sections in the Plan- 
ning Code and other City Codes, in which addi- 
tional relevant provisions are contained. 

(d) In the fourth column, the controls appli- 
cable to the various Mixed Use Districts are 
indicated either directly or by reference to other 
Code Sections which contain the controls. 

The following symbols are used in this table: 

P — Permitted as a principal use. 
C — Permitted as a conditional use, sub- 
ject to the provisions set forth in this 
Code. 
— A blank space on the tables in Sec- 
tions 810 through 812 indicates that 
the use or feature is not permitted 
within the Chinatown Mixed Use Dis- 
tricts. Unless a use or feature is per- 
mitted or required in the Chinatown 
Mixed Use Districts as set forth in the 
Zoning Control Tables or in those sec- 
tions referenced in Section 899 of this 
Code, such use or feature is prohib- 
ited, unless determined by the Zoning 
Administrator to be a permitted use. 
NP — Not Permitted. Section 803.4 lists cer- 
tain uses not permitted in any South 
of Market District. NP in the Article 8 
control column of Tables 813 through 
818 also indicates that the use or 
feature is not permitted in the appli- 
cable South of Market District. 
# — See specific provisions listed by sec- 
tion and zoning category number at 
the end of the table. 
1st — 1st story and below, where applicable. 
2nd — 2nd story, where applicable. 
3rd+ — 3rd story and above, where appli- 
cable. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 
050865, App. 8/19/2005) 



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Sec. 810.1. San Francisco - Planning Code 1148.2 

SEC. 810.1. CHINATOWN COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT. 

The Chinatown Community Business District, located in the northeast quadrant of San Francisco, 
extends along Broadway from the eastern portal of the Broadway Tunnel to Columbus Avenue and 
along Kearny Street from Columbus to Sacramento Street. This district also includes portions of 
Commercial Street between Montgomery Street and Grant Avenue and portions of Grant Avenue 
between Bush and California Streets. It is part of the larger core area of Chinatown. 

The portions of Broadway, Kearny and Commercial Streets and Grant Avenue in this district are 
transitional edges or entries to Chinatown. North and east of the two blocks of Broadway contained in 
this district are North Beach and the Broadway Entertainment Districts. Kearny and Columbus 
Streets are close to intensive office development in the Downtown Financial District. Both Grant 
Avenue and Commercial Street provide important pedestrian entries to Chinatown. Generally, this 
district has more potential for added retail and commercial development than other parts of 
Chinatown. 

This zoning district is intended to protect existing housing, encourage new housing and to 
accommodate modest expansion of Chinatown business activities as well as street-level retail uses. 
The size of individual professional or business office use is limited in order to prevent these areas from 
being used to accommodate larger office uses spilling over from the financial district. 

Housing development in new buildings is encouraged at upper stories. Existing housing is 
protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. 



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Table 810 
CHINATOWN COMMUNITY BUSINESS 
DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Chinatown Community 
Business District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height and Bulk 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 
263.4, 

§§ 250—252, 260, 
270, 271 


P up to 35 feet # 

C to 65 ft. 

C to 50 ft. (along Commercial Street) 

See Zoning Map, § 254 

50 ft. length and 100 ft. diagonal 

above 40 ft. # 

See Zoning Map, § 270 


.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 890.56, 121 


P up to 5,000 sq. ft. 

C 5,001 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.3 


.12 


Rear Yard/Site Coverage 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Location may be modified / 

75% coverage 

§ 134.1 


.13 


Sun Access Setbacks 




15 ft. at specified heights 
§ 132.3 


.14 


Maximum Street Frontage 
[Per Building] 




P to 50 feet 

C more than 50 feet 

§ 145.3 


.15 


Awning 


§ 890.21 


P 

§ 136.2(a) 


.16 


Canopy 


§ 890.24 


P 

§ 136.2(b) 


17 


Marquee 


§ 890.58 


P 

§ 136.2(c) 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND SERVICES 


.19 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.8 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


.20 


Use Size 

[Nonresidential] 


§ 890.130 


P up to 5,000 sq. ft. 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.4 

Except for full-service restaurants 


.21 


Open Space 




1 sq. ft. for every 50 sq. ft. of building 

over 10,000 sq. ft. 

§ 135.1 


.22 


Off-Street Parking, 
Commercial and 
Institutional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 
159—160, 204.5 


1:500 sq. ft. when lot size 

over 20,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 151, 161(d) 



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Chinatown Community 
Business District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if gross floor 

area is less than 10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P in front 
C elsewhere 


.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 890.30 




.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 890.140 


P if recessed 3 ft. 
C otherwise 


.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 890.48 


No limit 


.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 602—604, 608.1, 
608.2 


P 

§ 607.2(e) 


.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 602—604, 608.1, 
608.2 


P 

§ 607.2(f) 









Chinatown 

Community 

Business 

District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.38a 


Residential Conversion 
Residential Hotels 


Ch. 41 
Admin. Code 








.38b 


Residential Demolition 
Residential Hotels 


Ch. 41 
Admin. Code 








.39a 


Residential Conversion 
Apartments 










.39b 


Residential Demolition 
Apartments 










Retail Sales and Services 


.40a 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 890.102 


P 


P 


P 


.40b 


Gift Store — Tourist Oriented 


§ 890.39 


P 


P 


P 


.40c 


Jewelry 


§ 890.51 


P 


P 


P 


.41 


Bar 


§ 890.22 


P 


P 


P 



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Chinatown 

Community 

Business 

District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 890.92 


P 


P 


P 


.43 


Fast Food Restaurant (Small) 


§ 890.90 


C 


C 


C 


.44 


Fast Food Restaurant (Large) 


§ 890.91 








.45 


Take-Out Food 


§ 890.122 


C 


c 




.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 890.64 


P 


p 




.47a 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 890.36 








.47b 


Other Entertainment 


§ 890.37 


P 


p 


P 


.48 


Amusement Game Arcade 


§ 890.4 

§ 1036 

Police Code 








.49 


Financial Service 


§ 890.110 


P 






.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 890.112 


P 






.51 


Medical Service 


§ 890.114 


P 


p 


P 


.52 


Personal Service 


§ 890.116 


P 


p 


P 


.53 


Professional Service 


§ 890.108 


P 


p 


P 


.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 890.60 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


P 


p 


P 


.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 890.46 


c 


c 


c 


.56 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§§ 890.9, 
156, 160 


c 


c 


c 


.57 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10, 160 


c 


c 


c 


.58 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11, 156 


c 


c 


c 



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Chinatown 

Community 

Business 

District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.59 


Automobile Parking Garage, Public 


§ 890.12 


C 


C 


C 


.60 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 890.14 








.61 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 890.18 








.62 


Automotive Repair 


§ 890.15 








.63 


Automotive Wash 


§ 890.20 








.64 


Automotive Sale or Rental 


§ 890.13 








.65 


Animal Hospital 


§ 890.6 








.66 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 








.67 


Mortuary 


§ 890.62 


C 


C 




.68 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


P 


c 




.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 890.106 








.71 


Light Manufacturing or Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54 


# 


# 




.72 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 890.113 


P# 






Institutions 


.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 890.44 








.81 


Other Institutions 


Not counted 
as Commer- 
cial Fl. area 
§ 890.50 


P 


p 


P 


.82 


Public Use 


§ 890.80 


c 


c 


c 


.83 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


p 







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Chinatown 

Community 

Business 

District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


.90 


Residential Use 


§ 890.88 


P 


P 


P 


.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
890.88(a) 


1 unit per 200 sq. ft. 
lot area 
§ 207.5 


.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 208, 
890.88(b) 


1 bedroom per 140 sq. 

ft. lot area 

§ 208 


.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


48 sq. ft. 
§ 135 Table 3 


.94 


Off-Street Parking, 
Residential 


§§ 150, 153- 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space 

per unit 
§§ 151, 161(a) (o) 


.95 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7, 156, 
160 


C 


C 


C 


.96 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8, 160 




C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR 
CHINATOWN COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT 



Seci 


;ion 


Zoning Controls 


§ 810.10 


§ 270 


— 50 N Height and Bulk District and 65 N Height and Bulk 
District as mapped on Sectional Map 1H 


§ 810.71 


§ 236 


— Garment Shop Special Use District applicable only for por- 
tions of the Chinatown Community Business District as 
mapped on Sectional Map No. 1 SU a 


§ 810.72 


249.35 


Fringe Financial Services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 275-05, File No. 
051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, 
App. 11/26/2007) 



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SEC. 811.1. CHINATOWN VISITOR RETAIL DISTRICT. 

The Chinatown Visitor Retail Neighborhood Commercial District extends along Grant Avenue 
between California and Jackson Streets. This district contains a concentration of shopping bazaars, art 
goods stores and restaurants which attract visitors and shoppers and contribute to the City's visual 
and economic diversity. Grant Avenue provides an important link between Downtown retail shopping 
and the Broadway, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf areas. 

This district is intended to preserve the street's present character and scale and to accommodate 
uses primarily appealing to visitors (e.g tourist gifts shops, jewelry stores, art goods, large restaurants. 
In order to promote continuous retail frontage, entertainment, financial services, medical service, 
automotive and drive-up uses are restricted. Most commercial uses, except financial services are 
permitted on the first two stories. Administrative services, (those not serving the public) are prohibited 
in order to prevent encroachment from downtown office uses. There are also special controls on 
fast-food restaurants and tourist hotels. Building standards protect and complement the existing 
small-scale development and the historic character of the area. 

The height limit applicable to the district will accommodate two floors of housing or institutional 
use above two floors of retail use. Existing residential units are protected by prohibition of upper- story 
conversions and limitation on demolition. 

Table 811 

CHINATOWN VISITOR RETAIL 

DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Chinatown Visitor 
Business District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height and Bulk 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 
263.4 

§§ 250—252, 260, 
270, 271 


P up to 35 feet # 

C to 50 ft. 

See Zoning Map, § 254 

50 ft. length and 100 ft. diagonal 

above 40 ft. # 

See Zoning Map, § 270 


.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 890.56, 121 


P up to 2,500 sq. ft. 

C 5,000 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.3 


.12 


Rear Yard/Site Coverage 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Location may be modified 

/75% coverage 

§ 134.1 


.13 


Sun Access Setbacks 




15 ft. at specified heights 
§ 132.3 


.14 


Maximum Street Frontage 
[Per Building] 




P to 50 feet 

C more than 50 feet 

§ 145.3 


.15 


Awning 


§ 890.21 


P 

§ 136.2(a) 



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Chinatown Visitor 
Business District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


.16 


Canopy 


§ 890.24 


P 

§ 136.2(b) 


.17 


Marquee 


§ 890.58 


P 

§ 136.2(c) 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND SERVICES 


.19 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


2.0 to 1 
§ 124(a) (b) 


.20 


Use Size 

[Nonresidential] 


§ 890.130 


P up to 2,500 sq. ft. 

C 2,501 to 5,000 sq. ft. 

Except for full-service 

restaurants — 5,000 sq. ft. 

§ 121.4 


.21 


Open Space 




1 sq. ft. for every 50 sq. ft. above 

10,000 sq. ft. 

§ 135.1 


.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial and Institu- 
tional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 
159—160, 204.5 


None required 
§ 161(c) 


.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if gross floor 

area is less than 10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P in front 
C elsewhere 


.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 890.30 




.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 890.140 


P if recessed 3 ft. 
C otherwise 


.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 890.48 


P 6 a.m. — 11 p.m. 
C 11 p.m. — 2 a.m. 


.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 602—604, 608.1, 
608.2 


P 

§ 607.2(e) 


.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 602—604, 608.1, 
608.2 


P 

§ 607.2(f) 



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Chinatown Visitor 
Retail District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.38a 


Residential Conversion Residential Hotels 


Ch. 41 
Admin. Code 








.38b 


Residential Demolition Residential Hotels 


Ch. 41 
Admin. Code 








.39a 


Residential Conversion Apartments 










.39b 


Residential Demolition Apartments 










Retail Sales and Services 


.40a 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 890.102 


P 


P 




.40b 


Gift Store — Tourist Oriented 


§ 890.39 


P 


P 




.40c 


Jewelry 


§ 890.51 


P 


P 




.41 


Bar 


§ 890.22 


P 


P 




.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 890.92 


P 


P 




.43 


Fast Food Restaurant (Small) 


§ 890.90 


C 






.44 


Fast Food Restaurant (Large) 


§ 890.91 








.45 


Take-Out Food 


§ 890.122 


P 


P 




.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 890.64 








.47a 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 890.36 








.47b 


Other Entertainment 


§ 890.37 


P# 


P# 




.48 


Amusement Game Arcade 


§ 890.4 

§ 1036 Police 

Code 








.49 


Financial Service 


§ 890.110 








.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 890.112 









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Chinatown Visitor 
Retail District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.51 


Medical Service 


§ 890.114 




P 




.52 


Personal Service 


§ 890.116 




P 




.53 


Professional Service 


§ 890.108 




P 




.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 890.60, 

§ 1900 Health 

Code 


P 


P 




.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 890.46 


C 


C 


C 


.56 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§§ 890.9, 156, 
160 


C 


c 


c 


.57 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10, 160 


c 


c 


c 


.58 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11, 156 


c 


c 


c 


.59 


Automobile Parking Garage, Public 


§ 890.12 


c 


c 


c 


.60 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 890.14 








.61 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 890.18 








.62 


Automotive Repair 


§ 890.15 








.63 


Automotive Wash 


§ 890.20 








.64 


Automotive Sale or Rental 


§ 890.13 








.65 


Animal Hospital 


§ 890.6 








.66 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 








.67 


Mortuary 


§ 890.62 


c 


c 




.68 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


p 


c 




.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 890.106 









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1158 









Chinatown Visitor 
Retail District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


2ird+ 


.71 


Light Manufacturing or Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54 


# 


# 




.72 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 890.113 








Institutions 


.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 890.44 








.81 


Other Institutions 


§ 890.50 


P 


P 


P 


.82 


Public Use 


§ 890.80 


C 


C 


C 


.83 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


P 






RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


.90 


Residential Use 


§ 890.88 


P 


P 


P 


.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
890.88(a) 


1 unit per 200 sq. ft. 
lot area 
§ 207.5 


.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 208, 
890.88(b) 


1 bedroom per 140 sq. 

ft. lot area 

§208 


.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


48 sq. ft. 
§ 135 Table 3 


.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 space 

per unit 
§§ 151, 161(a) (o) 


.95 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7, 156, 
160 


C 


C 


C 


.96 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8, 160 


C 


c 


c 



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CHINATOWN VISITOR RETAIL DISTRICT 



Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 811.10 


§ 270 


— 50 N Height and Bulk District as mapped on Sectional 
Map 1H 


§811.71 


§ 236 


— Garment Shop Special Use District applicable only for por- 
tions of the Chinatown Visitor Retail District as mapped 
on Sectional Map No. 1 SU a 


§ 811.47b 


§ 890.37 


The other entertainment use must be in conjunction with an 
existing full-service restaurant 



(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 275-05, File No. 
051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 235-06, File No. 060533, App. 9/14/2006; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, 
App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 812.1. CHINATOWN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. 

The Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District extends along Stockton Street 
between Sacramento and Broadway and along Powell Street between Washington Street and 
Broadway. It is generally west and uphill from Grant Avenue and is close to the relatively intensely 
developed residential areas of lower Nob and Russian Hills. Stockton Street is a major transit corridor 
which serves as "Main Street" for the Chinatown neighborhood. Both Stockton and Powell Streets 
contain a significant amount of housing as well as major community institutions supportive to 
Chinatown and the larger Chinese community. This daytime-oriented district provides local and 
regional specialty food shopping for fresh vegetables, poultry, fish and meat. Weekends are this area's 
busiest shopping days. 

Because Stockton Street is intended to remain principally in its present character, the Stockton 
Street controls are designed to preserve neighborhood-serving uses and protect the residential 
livability of the area. The controls promote new residential development compatible with existing 
small-scale mixed-use character of the area. Consistent with the residential character of the area, 
commercial development is directed to the ground story. Daytime-oriented use is protected and 
tourist-related uses, fast-food restaurants and financial services are limited. 

Housing development in new and existing buildings is encouraged above the ground floor. 
Institutional uses are also encouraged. Existing residential units are protected by limits on demolition 
and conversion. 



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Table 812 

CHINATOWN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD 

COMMERCIAL DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Chinatown Residential 

Neighborhood 

Commercial District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height and Bulk 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 
263.4 

§§ 250—252, 260, 
270, 271 


P up to 35 feet # 

C 50 ft., portions of Grant & Pacific 

C 65 ft., except 85 ft. for portions of 

Stockton if low income housing 

See Zoning Map, § 254 

50 ft. length and 100 ft. diagonal and 

above 40 ft. 

See Zoning Map, § 270 


.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 890.56, 121 


P up to 5,000 sq. ft. 

C 5,001 sq. ft. & above 

§ 121.3 


.12 


Rear Yard/Site Coverage 


§§ 130, 134, 136 


Location may be modified 
§ 134.1 


.13 


Sun Access Setbacks 




15 ft. at specified heights 
§ 132.3 


.14 


Maximum Street Frontage 
[Per Building] 




P to 50 feet 

C more than 50 feet 

§ 145.3 


.15 


Awning 


§ 890.21 


P 

§ 136.2(a) 


.16 


Canopy 


§ 890.24 


P 

§ 136.2(b) 


.17 


Marquee 


§ 890.58 


P 

§ 136.2(c) 


COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND SERVICES 


.19 


Floor Area Ratio 


§§ 102.9, 102.11, 123 


1.0 to 1 

§ 124(a) (b) 


.20 


Use Size 

[Nonresidential] 


§ 890.130 


P up to 2,500 sq. ft. 

C 2,501 to 4,000 sq. ft. 

§ 121.4 


.21 


Open Space 




1 sq. ft. for every 50 sq. ft. of building 

over 10,000 sq. ft. 

§ 135.1 


.22 


Off-Street Parking, 

Commercial and Institu- 
tional 


§§ 150, 153—157, 
159—160, 204.5 


None Required 
§ 161(c) 



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Chinatown Residential 

Neighborhood 

Commercial District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


.23 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 153—155, 
204.5 


Generally, none required if gross floor 

area is less than 10,000 sq. ft. 

§§ 152, 16Kb) 


.24 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P in front 
C elsewhere 


.25 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 890.30 




.26 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 890.140 


P if recessed 3 ft. 
C otherwise 


.27 


Hours of Operation 


§ 890.48 


P 6 a.m. — 11 p.m. 
C 11 p.m. — 2 a.m. 


.30 


General Advertising Sign 


§§ 602—604, 608.1, 
608.2 


P 

§ 607.2(e) 


.31 


Business Sign 


§§ 602—604, 608.1, 
608.2 


P 

§ 607.2(f) 









Chinatown 

Residential 

Neighborhood 

Commercial District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.38a 


Residential Conversion Residential Hotels 


Ch. 41 
Admin. Code 








.38b 


Residential Demolition Residential Hotels 


Ch. 41 
Admin. Code 








.39a 


Residential Conversion Apartments 










.39b 


Residential Demolition Apartments 










Retail Sales and Services 


.40a 


Other Retail Sales and Services 
[Not Listed Below] 


§ 890.102 


P 






.40b 


Gift Store — Tourist Oriented 


§ 890.39 








.40c 


Jewelry 


§ 890.51 


C 







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Chinatown 

Residential 

Neighborhood 

Commercial District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.41 


Bar 


§ 890.22 


C 






.42 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 890.92 


P 






.43 


Fast Food Restaurant (Small) 


§ 890.90 


C 






.44 


Fast Food Restaurant (Large) 


§ 890.91 


c 






.45 


Take-Out Food 


§ 890.122 


c 






.46 


Movie Theater 


§ 890.64 


c 






.47a 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 890.36 








.47b 


Other Entertainment 


§ 890.37 








.48 


Amusement Game Arcade 


§ 890.4 

§ 1036 

Police Code 








.49 


Financial Service 


§ 890.110 


c 






.50 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 890.112 


c 






.51 


Medical Service 


§ 890.114 


p 






.52 


Personal Service 


§ 890.116 


p 






.53 


Professional Service 


§ 890.108 


p 






.54 


Massage Establishment 


§ 890.60 

§ 1900 

Health Code 


p 






.55 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 890.46 








.56 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§§ 890.9, 156, 
160 


c 






.57 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10, 160 


c 







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Chinatown 

Residential 

Neighborhood 

Commercial District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


3rd+ 


.58 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11, 156 


C 






.59 


Automobile Parking Garage, Public 


§ 890.12 








.60 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 890.14 








.61 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 890.18 








.62 


Automotive Repair 


§890.15 








.63 


Automotive Wash 


§ 890.20 








.64 


Automotive Sale or Rental 


§ 890.13 








.65 


Animal Hospital 


§ 890.6 








.66 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 








.67 


Mortuary 


§ 890.62 


C 


c 




.68 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


P 






.70 


Administrative Service 


§ 890.106 








.71 


Light Manufacturing or Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54 


# 


# 




.72 


Fringe Financial Service 


§ 890.113 








Institutions 


.80 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§§ 124.1, 
890.44 


c 


c 


c 


.81 


Other Institutions 


§ 890.50 


p 


p 


P 


.82 


Public Use 


§ 890.80 


c 


c 


c 


.83 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


p 







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Chinatown 

Residential 

Neighborhood 

Commercial District 




Controls by Story 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


1st 


2nd 


Sird+ 


RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES 


.90 


Residential Use 


§ 890.88 


P 


P 


P 


.91 


Residential Density, Dwelling Units 


§§ 207, 207.1, 
890.88(a) 


1 unit per 200 sq. ft. 
lot area 
§ 207.5 


.92 


Residential Density, Group Housing 


§§ 207.1, 208, 
890.88(b) 


1 bedroom per 140 sq. 

ft. lot area 

§208 


.93 


Usable Open Space 
[Per Residential Unit] 


§§ 135, 136 


48 sq. ft. 
§ 135 Table 3 


.94 


Off-Street Parking, Residential 


§§ 150, 153— 

157, 159—160, 

204.5 


Generally, 1 spaice 

per unit 
§§ 151, 161(a) (g) 


.95 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7, 156, 
160 


C 


C 


C 


.96 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8, 160 


C 


C 


C 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR CHINATOWN 
RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 



Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 812.10 


§270 


— 50 N Height and Bulk District and 65 N Height and Bulk 
District as mapped on Sectional Map 1H 


§ 812.71 


§236 


— Garment Shop Special Use District applicable only for por- 
tions of the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commer- 
cial District as mapped on Sectional Map No. 1 SU a 



(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 275-05, File No. 
051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, 
App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 813. RED — RESIDENTIAL ENCLAVE DISTRICT. 

Residential Enclave Districts (RED) encompass the clusters of low-scale, medium density, predomi- 
nantly residential neighborhoods located along the narrow side streets of the South of Market SLR 
district. Within these predominantly residential enclaves lie a number of vacant parcels, parking lots 
and other properties in open storage use. These properties are undeveloped or underdeveloped and are 
viewed as opportunity sites for new, moderate-income, in-fill housing. 



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The zoning controls for this district are tailored to the design needs and neighborhood character- 
istics of these enclaves and are intended to encourage and facilitate the development of attractive, 
compatible and economically feasible in-fill housing while providing adequate residential amenities to 
the site and neighborhood. 

Dwelling units are permitted as a principal use. Social services and institutional uses are 
permitted as conditional uses. Group housing, retail, entertainment, general commercial and services 
light industrial uses are not permitted. Existing commercial activities in nonresidential structures 
may continue as nonconforming uses subject to the termination requirements of Sections 185 and 186. 
Live/work units limited to arts activities are permitted within the district as a principal use. Existing 
live/work units with other nonresidential uses may continue as nonconforming uses. 

Table 813 

RED — RESIDENTIAL ENCLAVE DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Residential Enclave 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


813.01 


Height 


See Zoning Map 


Generally 40 feet 
See Sectional Zoning Maps 1 and 7 


813.02 


Bulk 


§270 


See Sectional Zoning Maps 1 and 7 


USE STANDARDS 


813.03 


Residential Density 


§§ 124(b), 
207.5,208 


1:400 for dwelling units; 

1 bedroom for each 140 sq. ft. of lot 

area for group housing 


813.04 


Non-Residential Density 


§§ 102.9, 123, 
124, 127 


Generally, 1.0 to 1 floor area ratio 


813.05 


Usable Open Space for Dwelling 
Units and Group Housing 


§135 


60 sq. ft. per unit, if private, 
80 sq. ft. if common 


813.06 


Usable Open Space for Live/ 
Work Units in Newly 
Constructed Buildings 
or Additions 


§ 135.2 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


813.07 


Usable Open Space for Other 

Uses 


§ 135.3 


Varies by use 


813.09 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P 


813.10 


Walk-up Facility, except Auto- 
mated Bank Teller Machine 


§ 890.140 


P 


813.11 


Automated Bank Teller Machine 


§ 803.5(d) 


NP 

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Residential Enclave 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


813.12 


Residential Conversion 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


813.13 


Residential Demolition 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


USES 


Residential Use 


813.14 


Dwelling Units 


§ 102.7 


P 


813.15 


Group Housing 


§ 890.88(b) 


NP 


813.16 


SRO Units 


§ 890.88(c) 


P 


Institutions 


813.17 


Hospital, Medical Centers 


§ 890.44 


NP 


813.18 


Residential Care 


§ 890.50(e) 


C 


813.19 


Educational Services 


§ 890.50(c) 


C 


813.20 


Religious Facility 


§ 890.50(d) 


C 


813.21 


Assembly and Social Service, 
except Open Recreation or 
Horticulture 


§ 890.50(a) 


C 


813.22 


Child Care 


§ 890.50(b) 


P 


813.23 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


P# 


Vehicle Parking 


813.25 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7 


P 


813.26 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8 


c 


813.27 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.9 


p 


813.28 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10 


c 



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Residential Enclave 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


813.29 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11 


P 


813.30 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Public 


§ 890.12 


C 


Retail Sales and Service 


813.31 


All Retail Sales and Service 
except per § 813.32 


§ 890.104 


NP 


813.32 


Retail Sales and Service Use in 
a Landmark Building or a 
Contributory Building in an 
Historic District 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


Assembly, Recreation, Arts and Entertainment 


813.37 


Nighttime Entertainment 


§ 102.17 


NP 


813.38 


Meeting Hall, not within 
§ 813.21 


§ 221(c) 


NP 


813.39 


Recreation Building, not within 
§ 813.21 


§ 221(e) 


NP 


813.40 


Pool Hall, Card Club, not within 
§ 813.21 


§§ 221(f), 803.4 


NP 


813.41 


Theater, falling within § 221(d), 
except Movie Theater 


§§ 221(d), 890.64 


NP 


Home and Business Service 


813.42 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


NP 


813.43 


Catering Services 


§ 890.25 


NP 


813.45 


Business Goods and Equipment 
Repair Service 


§ 890.23 


NP 


813.46 


Arts Activities, except within a 
Live/Work Unit 


§ 102.2 


NP 


813.47 


Business Services 


§ 890.111 


NP 


Office 


813.48 


Office Uses in Landmark Build- 
ings or Contributory Build- 
ings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 



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Residential Enclave 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


813.53 


All Other Office Uses 


§ 890.70 


NP 


Live/Work Units 


813.54 


Live/Work Unit where the Work 
Activity is an Arts Activity 


§§ 102.2, 102.13, 
209.9(f), (g), 233 


P 


813.55 


Live/Work Units in Landmark 
Buildings or Contributory 
Buildings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


813.56 


All Other Live/Work Units 


§§ 102.13, 233 


NP 


Automotive Services 


813.57 


Vehicle Storage — Open Lot 


§ 890.131 


NP 


813.58 


Vehicle Storage — Enclosed 
Lot or Structure 


§ 890.132 


P 


813.59 


Motor Vehicle Service Station, 
Automotive Wash 


§§ 890.18, 890.20 


NP 


813.60 


Motor Vehicle Repair 


§ 890.15 


NP 


813.61 


Motor Vehicle Tow Service 


§ 890.19 


NP 


813.62 


Non-Auto Vehicle Sales or 
Rental 


§ 890.69 


NP 


813.63 


Public Transportation Facility 


§ 890.80 


NP 


Industrial 


813.64 


Wholesaling, Storage, Distribu- 
tion and Open Air Handling 
of Materials and Equipment, 
Manufacturing and 
Processing 


§§ 225, 890.54 


NP 


Other Uses 


813.65 


Animal Service 


§224 


NP 


813.66 


Open Air Sales 


§§ 890.38, 
803.5(e) 


NP 


813.67 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 


NP 



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Residential Enclave 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


813.68 


Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 209.5 


P 


813.69 


Public Use, except Public 
Transportation Facility 


§ 890.80 


C 


813.70 


Commercial Wireless 

Transmitting, Receiving or 
Relay Facility 


§ 227(h) 


C 


813.71 


Greenhouse or Plant Nursery 


§ 227(a) 


NP 


813.72 


Mortuary Establishment 


§ 227(c) 


NP 


813.73 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.2(b) & (e) 


NP 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR RED DISTRICTS 



Article Code 
Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 813.23 
§ 890.133 




— Only those medical cannabis dispensaries that can demon- 
strate to the Planning Department they were in operation 
as of April 1, 2005 and have remained in continuous opera- 
tion or that were not in continuous operation since April 1, 
2005, but can demonstrate to the Planning Department 
that the reason for their lack of continuous operation was 
not closure due to an actual violation of federal, State or 
local law, may apply for a medical cannabis dispensary 
permit in an RED District. 



(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005) 

SEC. 814. SPD — SOUTH PARK DISTRICT. 

South Park is an attractive affordable mixed-use neighborhood. The South Park District (SPD) is 
intended to preserve the scale, density and mix of commercial and residential activities within this 
unique neighborhood. The district is characterized by small-scale, continuous-frontage warehouse, 
retail and residential structures built in a ring around an oval-shaped, grassy park. Retention of the 
existing structures is encouraged, as is a continued mix of uses and in-fill development which 
contributes positively to the neighborhood scale and use mix. 

Most retail, general commercial, office, service/light industrial, arts, live/work and residential 
activities are permitted. Group housing, social services, and other institutional uses are conditional 
uses. Hotels, motels, movie theaters, adult entertainment and nighttime entertainment are not 
permitted. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 



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Table 814 
SPD — SOUTH PARK DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





South Park District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


814.01 


Height 




See Sectional Zoning Map 1 


814.02 


Bulk 


§270 


See Sectional Zoning Map 1 


814.03 


Residential Density Limit 


§§ 124, 207.5, 
208 


1:600 for dwelling units; 

1 bedroom for each 210 sq. ft. of lot 

area for group housing 


814.04 


Non-Residential Density Limit 


§§ 102.9, 123, 
124, 127 


Generally 1.8 to 1 floor area ratio 


814.05 


Usable Open Space for Dwelling 
Units and Group Housing 


§135 


80 sq. ft. per unit, if private, 
106 sq. ft. if common 


814.06 


Usable Open Space for Live/ 
Work Units in Newly 
Constructed Buildings 
or Additions 


§ 135.2 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


814.07 


Usable Open Space for Other 

Uses 


§ 135.3 


Varies by use 


814.09 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P 


814.10 


Walk-Up Facility, except Auto- 
mated Bank Teller Machine 


§ 890.140 


P 


814.11 


Automated Bank Teller Machine 


§ 803.5(d) 


NP 


814.12 


Residential Conversion 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


814.13 


Residential Demolition 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


Residential Use 


814.14 


Dwelling Units 


§ 102.7 


P 


814.15 


Group Housing 


§ 890.88(b) 


C 


814.16 


SRO Units 


§ 890.88(c) 


P 


Institutions 


814.17 


Hospital, Medical Centers 


§ 890.44 


NP 



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South Park District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


814.18 


Residential Care 


§ 890.50(e) 


C 


814.19 


Educational Services 


§ 890.50(c) 


NP 


Institutions 


814.20 


Religious Facility 


§ 890.50(d) 


C 


814.21 


Assembly and Social Service, 
except Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 890.50(a) 


C 


814.22 


Child Care 


§ 890.50(b) 


P 


814.23 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


P# 


Vehicle Parking 


814.25 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7 


P 


814.26 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8 


C 


814.27 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.9 


P 


814.28 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10 


C 


814.29 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11 


P 


814.30 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Public 


§ 890.12 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


814.31 


All Retail Sales and Services 
which are not Office Uses or 
prohibited by § 803.4, includ- 
ing Bars, Full Service and 
Fast Food Restaurants, Take 
Out Food Services, and Per- 
sonal Services 


§ 890.104 


P 


814.33 


Fringe Financial Service 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


P# 



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South Park District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


Assembly, Recreation, Arts and Entertainment 


814.37 


Nighttime Entertainment 


§ 102.17 


NP 


814.38 


Meeting Hall 


§ 221(c) 


C 


814.39 


Recreation Building, not falling 
within Category 814.21 


§ 221(e) 


C 


814.40 


Pool Hall, Card Club, not falling 
within Category 814.21 


§§ 221(f), 803.4 


NP 


814.41 


Theater, falling within § 221(d), 
except Movie Theater 


§§ 221(d), 890.64 


NP 


Home and Business Service 


814.42 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


P 


814.43 


Catering Services 


§ 890.25 


P 


814.45 


Business Goods and Equipment 
Repair Service 


§ 890.23 


P 


814.46 


Arts Activities, other than 
Theaters 


§ 102.2 


P 


814.47 


Business Services 


§ 890.111 


P 


Office 


814.49 


Work Space of Design 
Professionals 


§ 890.28 


P 


814.50 


All Office Uses 


§ 890.70 


P 


Live/Work Units 


814.55 


All types of Live/Work Units 


§§ 102.2, 102.13, 
209.9(0, (g) 


P 


Automotive 


814.57 


Vehicle Storage — Open Lot 


§ 890.131 


NP 


814.58 


Vehicle Storage — Enclosed Lot 
or Structure 


§ 890.132 


NP 


814.59 


Motor Vehicle Service Station, 
Automotive Washing 


§§ 890.18, 890.20 


NP 



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South Park District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


814.60 


Motor Vehicle Repair 


§ 890.15 


NP 


814.61 


Motor Vehicle Tow Service 


§ 890.19 


NP 


814.62 


Non-Auto Vehicle Sales or 
Rental 


§ 890.69 


P 


814.63 


Public Transportation Facilities 


§ 890.80 


NP 


Industrial 


814.64 


Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54(b) 


P 


814.65 


Light Manufacturing 


§ 890.54(a) 


P 


814.66 


All Other Wholesaling, Storage, 
Distribution and Open Air 
Handling of Materials and 
Equipment, and Manufactur- 
ing and Processing Uses 


§§ 225, 226 


NP 


814.67 


Storage 


§ 890.54(c) 


P 


Other Uses 


814.68 


Animal Services 


§224 


NP 


814.69 


Open Air Sales 


§§ 803.5(f), 
890.38 


P 


814.70 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 


NP 


814.71 


Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 209.5 


P 


814.72 


Public Use, except Public 
Transportation Facility 


§ 890.80 


C 


814.73 


Commercial Wireless Transmit- 
ting, Receiving or 
Relay Facility 


§ 227(h) 


C 


814.74 


Greenhouse or Plant Nursery 


§ 227(a) 


NP 


814.75 


Mortuary Establishment 


§ 227(c) 


NP 


814.76 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.2(b) & (e) 


NP 



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SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR SPD DISTRICTS 



Article Code 
Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 814.23 
§ 890.133 




— Only those medical cannabis dispensaries that can demon- 
strate to the Planning Department they were in operation 
as of April 1, 2005 and have remained in continuous opera- 
tion or that were not in continuous operation since April 1, 
2005, but can demonstrate to the Planning Department 
that the reason for their lack of continuous operation was 
not closure due to an actual violation of Federal, State or 
local law, may apply for a medical cannabis dispensary 
permit in a South Park District. 


814.33 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


Fringe Financial Services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 



SEC. 815. RSD — RESIDENTIAL/SERVICE MIXED USE DISTRICT. 

The Residential/Service Mixed Use District (RSD) serves as a buffer between the higher-density, 
predominantly commercial area of Yerba Buena Center to the east and the low-scale, predominantly 
service/industrial area west of Sixth Street. The RSD serves as a major housing opportunity area 
within the South of Market District. The district controls are intended to facilitate the development of 
high-density, mid-rise housing, including residential hotels and live/work units, while also encouraging 
the expansion of retail, business service and commercial and cultural arts activities. 

Residential hotels are subject to flexible standards for parking, rear yard/open space and density. 
Continuous ground floor commercial frontage with pedestrian-oriented retail activities along major 
thoroughfares is encouraged. 

General office, hotels, nighttime entertainment, adult entertainment, massage establishment, 
movie theaters and heavy industrial uses are not permitted. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

Table 815 

RSD — RESIDENTIAL/SERVICE MIXED USE 

DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Residential/Service 
Mixed Use Districts 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


815.01 


Height 




Map, generally ranges 

from 40 to 85 feet 

See Sectional Zoning Map 1 


815.02 


Bulk 


§270 


See Sectional Zoning Map 1 



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Residential/Service 
Mixed Use Districts 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


815.03 


Residential Density Limit 


§§ 124(b), 207.5, 
208 


1:200 for dwellings in projects below 40 

ft., above 40 ft. density to be deter- 
mined as part of Conditional Use pro- 
cess; 1 bedroom for each 70 sq. ft. of lot 
area for group housing 


815.04 


Non-Residential Density Limit 


§§ 102.9, 123, 
124, 127 


Generally, 1.8 to 1 floor area ratio 
subject to § 803.5(j) 


815.05 


Usable Open Space for Dwelling 
Units and Group Housing 


§135 


36 sq. ft. per unit if private, 
48 sq. ft. if common 


815.06 


Usable Open Space for Live/ 
Work Units in Newly 
Constructed Buildings 
or Additions 


§ 135.2 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


815.07 


Usable Open Space for Other 

Uses 


§ 135.3 


Varies by use 


815.09 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P 


815.10 


Walk-Up Facility, except Auto- 
mated Bank Teller Machine 


§ 890.140 


P 


815.11 


Automated Bank Teller Machine 


§ 803.5(d) 


P 


815.12 


Residential Conversion 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


815.13 


Residential Demolition 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


Residential Use 


815.14 


Dwelling Units 


§ 102.7 


P 


815.15 


Group Housing 


§ 890.88(b) 


c 


815.16 


SRO Units 


§ 890.88(c) 


p 


Institutions 


815.17 


Hospital, Medical Centers 


§ 890.44 


NP 


815.18 


Residential Care 


§ 890.50(e) 


C 


815.19 


Educational Services 


§ 890.50(c) 


P 



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Residential/Service 
Mixed Use Districts 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


815.20 


Religious Facility 


§ 890.50(d) 


C 


815.21 


Assembly and Social Service, 
except Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 890.50(a) 


C 


815.22 


Child Care 


§ 890.50(b) 


P 


815.23 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


P# 


Vehicle Parking 


815.25 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7 


P 


815.26 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8 


C, pursuant to § 803. 5(i) 


815.27 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.9 


P 


815.28 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10 


C, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


815.29 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11 


P 


815.30 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Public 


§ 890.12 


C, pursuant to § 803. 5(i) 


Retail Sales and Services 


815.31 


All Retail Sales and Services 
which are not Office Uses or 
prohibited by § 803.4, includ- 
ing Bars, Full Service and 
Fast Food Restaurants, Take 
Out Food Services, and Per- 
sonal Services 


§ 890.104 


P, pursuant to § 803. 5(i) 


815.33 


Fringe Financial Service 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


P# 


Assembly, Recreation, Arts and Entertainment 


815.37 


Nighttime Entertainment 


§§ 102.17, 181(f) 


NP 


815.38 


Meeting Hall, not falling within 
Category 815.21 


§ 221(c) 


C, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


815.39 


Recreation Building, not falling 
within Category 815.21 


§ 221(e) 


C, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 



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Residential/Service 
Mixed Use Districts 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


815.40 


Pool Hall, Card Club, not falling 
within Category 815.21 


§§ 221(f), 803.4 


P, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


815.41 


Theater, falling within § 221(d), 
except Movie Theater 


§§ 221(d), 890.64 


P, pursuant to § 803. 5(i) 


Home and Business Service 


815.42 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


P, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


815.43 


Catering Services 


§ 890.25 


P, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


815.45 


Business Goods and Equipment 
Repair Service 


§ 890.23 


P, pursuant to § 803. 5(i) 


815.46 


Arts Activities, other than 
Theaters 


§ 102.2 


P, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


815.47 


Business Services 


§ 890.111 


P, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


Office 


815.48 


Office Uses in Landmark Build- 
ings or Contributory Build- 
ings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


815.49 


Work Space of Design Profes- 
sionals 


§§ 890.28, 
803.5(k) 


P, subject to § 803.5(k) 


815.50 


All Other Office Uses 


§ 890.70 


NP 


Live/Work Units 


815.51 


Live/Work Units where the 
work activity is an Arts 
Activity 


§§ 102.2, 102.13, 

209.9(f) and (g), 

233 


P 


815.52 


Live/Work Units where all the 
work activity is otherwise 
permitted as a Principal Use 


§§ 102.13, 233 


P 


815.53 


Live/Work Units where the 
work activity is otherwise 
permitted as a Conditional 

Use 


§233 


C 


815.54 


Live/Work Units in Landmark 
Buildings or Contributory 
Buildings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


815.55 


All other Live/Work Units 




NP 



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Residential/Service 
Mixed Use Districts 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


Motor Vehicle Services 


815.57 


Vehicle Storage — Open Lot 


§ 890.131 


NP 


815.58 


Vehicle Storage — Enclosed Lot 
or Structure 


§ 890.132 


P 


815.59 


Motor Vehicle Service Station, 
Automotive Wash 


§§ 890.18, 890.20 


P, pursuant to § 803.5(i) 


815.60 


Motor Vehicle Repair 


§ 890.15 


P, pursuant to § 803.5G) 


815.61 


Motor Vehicle Tow Service 


§ 890.19 


C, § 803.5G) 


815.62 


Non-Auto Vehicle Sales or 
Rental 


§ 890.69 


P, § 803.5(i) 


815.63 


Public Transportation Facilities 


§ 890.80 


C, pursuant to § 803.5G) 


Industrial 


815.64 


Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54(b) 


P, pursuant to § 803.50) 


815.65 


Light Manufacturing 


§ 890.54(a) 


P, pursuant to § 803.5G) 


815.66 


Storage 


§ 890.54(c) 


P 


815.67 


All Other Wholesaling, Storage, 
Distribution and Open Air 
Handling of Materials and 
Equipment 


§ 225 


P 


Other Uses 


815.68 


Animal Services 


§224 


NP 


815.69 


Open Air Sales 


§§ 803.5(e), 
890.38 


P 


815.70 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 


NP 


815.71 


Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 209.5 


P 


815.72 


Public Use, except Public 
Transportation Facility 


§ 890.80 


C 



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Residential/Service 
Mixed Use Districts 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


815.73 


Commercial Wireless 

Transmitting, Receiving or 
Relay Facility 


§ 227(h) 


C 


815.74 


Greenhouse or Plant Nursery 


§ 227(a) 


NP 


815.75 


Mortuary Establishment 


§ 227(c) 


NP 


815.76 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.2(b) & (e) 


NP 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR RSD DISTRICTS 



Article Code 
Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 815.23 
§ 890.133 




— Only those medical cannabis dispensaries that can demon- 
strate to the Planning Department they were in operation 
as of April 1, 2005 and have remained in continuous opera- 
tion or that were not in continuous operation since April 1, 
2005, but can demonstrate to the Planning Department 
that the reason for their lack of continuous operation was 
not closure due to an actual violation of federal, state or 
local law, may apply for a medical cannabis dispensary 
permit in an RSD District. 


815.33 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


Fringe Financial Services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 

SEC. 816. SLR — SERVICE/LIGHT INDUSTRIAL/RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE DISTRICT. 

The Service/Light Industrial/Residential (SLR) Mixed Use District is designed to maintain and 
facilitate the growth and expansion of small-scale light industrial, home and business service, 
wholesale distribution, arts production and performance/exhibition activities, live/work use, general 
commercial and neighborhood-serving retail and personal service activities while protecting existing 
housing and encouraging the development of housing and live/work space at a scale and density 
compatible with the existing neighborhood. 

Housing and live/work units are encouraged over ground floor commercial/service/light industrial 
activity. New residential or mixed use developments are encouraged to provide as much mixed-income 
rental housing as possible. Existing group housing and dwelling units would be protected from 
demolition or conversion to nonresidential use by requiring conditional use review. 

General office, hotels, nighttime entertainment, movie theaters, adult entertainment and heavy 
industrial uses are not permitted. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 



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Table 816 

SLR — SERVICE/LIGHT INDUSTRIAL/RESIDENTIAL MIXED USED 

DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Service/Light Industrial/ 
Residential Mixed Use District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


816.01 


Height Limit Designation 


See Zoning Map 


As shown on Sectional Maps 1 and 7 of 

the Zoning Map; generally ranges from 

40 to 65 feet 


816.02 


Bulk Limit Designation 


See Zoning Map, 
§ 270 


As shown on Sectional Maps 1 and 
7 of the Zoning Map 


816.03 


Residential Density Limit 


§§ 124, 207.5, 
208 


1:200 for dwelling units; 

1 bedroom for each 70 sq. ft. of lot area 

for group housing 


816.04 


Non-Residential Density Limit 


§§ 102.9, 123, 
124, 127 


Generally, 2.5 to 1 floor area ratio 


816.05 


Usable Open Space for Dwelling 
Units and Group Housing 


§ 135 


60 sq. ft. per unit if private, 
80 sq. ft. if common 


816.06 


Usable Open Space for Live/ 
Work Units in Newly 
Constructed Buildings 
or Additions 


§ 135.2 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


816.07 


Usable Open Space for Other 

Uses 


§ 135.3 


Varies by use 


816.09 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P 


816.10 


Walk-up Facility, including Au- 
tomated Bank Teller Machine 


§§ 890.140, 
803.5(d) 


P 


816.12 


Residential Conversion 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


816.13 


Residential Demolition 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


Residential Use 


816.14 


Dwelling Units 


§ 102.7 


P 


816.15 


Group Housing 


§ 890.88(b) 


c 


816.16 


SRO Units 


§ 890.88(c) 


p 


Institutions 


816.17 


Hospital, Medical Centers 


§ 890.44 


NP 



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Service/Light Industrial/ 
Residential Mixed Use District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


816.18 


Residential Care 


§ 890.50(e) 


C 


816.19 


Educational Services 


§ 890.50(c) 


P 


816.20 


Religious Facility 


§ 890.50(d) 


P 


816.21 


Assembly and Social Service, 
except Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 890.50(a) 


C 


816.22 


Child Care 


§ 890.50(b) 


P 


816.23 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


P# 


Vehicle Parking 


816.25 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7 


P 


816.26 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8 


P 


816.27 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.9 


P 


816.28 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10 


P 


816.29 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11 


P 


816.30 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Public 


§ 890.12 


c 


Retail Sales and Services 


816.31 


All Retail Sales and Services 
which are not Office Uses or 
prohibited by § 803.4, includ- 
ing Bars, Full Service and 
Fast Food Restaurants, Take 
Out Food Services, and Per- 
sonal Services 


§ 890.104 


p 


816.33 


Fringe Financial Service 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


p# 


Assembly, Recreation, Arts and Entertainment 


816.36 


Arts Activity, other than 
Theater 


§ 102.2 


p 



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Service/Light Industrial/ 
Residential Mixed Use District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


816.37 


Nighttime Entertainment 


§§ 102.17, 181(f) 


NP 


816.38 


Meeting Hall, not falling within 
Category 816.21 


§ 221(c) 


C 


816.39 


Recreation Building, not falling 
within Category 816.21 


§ 221(e) 


C 


816.40 


Pool Hall, Card Club, not falling 
within Category 816.21 


§§ 221(f), 803.4 


P 


816.41 


Theater, falling within § 221(d), 
except Movie Theater 


§§ 221(d), 890.64 


P 


Home and Business Service 


816.42 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


P 


816.43 


Catering Service 


§ 890.25 


P 


816.45 


Business Goods and Equipment 
Repair Service 


§ 890.23 


P 


816.47 


Business Service 


§ 890.111 


P 


Office 


816.48 


Office Uses in Landmark Build- 
ings or Contributory Build- 
ings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


816.49 


Work Space of Design 
Professionals 


§§ 890.28, 
803.5(k) 


P, subject to § 803.5(k) 


816.50 


All Other Office Uses 


§ 890.70 


NP 


Live/Work Units 


816.51 


Live/Work Units where the 
work activity is an Arts 
Activity 


§§ 102.2, 102.13, 

209.9(f) and (g), 

233 


P 


816.52 


Live/Work Units where all the 
work activity is otherwise 
permitted as a Principal Use 


§§ 102.13, 233 


P 


816.53 


Live/Work Units where the 
work activity is otherwise 
permitted as a Conditional 
Use 


§ 233 


C 



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Sec. 816. 





Service/Light Industrial/ 
Residential Mixed Use District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


816.54 


Live/Work Units in Landmark 
Buildings or Contributory 
Buildings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


816.55 


All Other Live/Work Units 




NP 


Motor Vehicle Services 


816.57 


Vehicle Storage — Open Lot 


§ 890.131 


NP 


816.58 


Vehicle Storage — Enclosed Lot 
or Structure 


§ 890.132 


P 


816.59 


Motor Vehicle Service Station, 
Automotive Wash 


§§ 890.18, 890.20 


P 


816.60 


Motor Vehicle Repair 


§ 890.15 


P 


816.61 


Automobile Tow Service 


§ 890.19 


C 


816.62 


Non-Auto Vehicle Sales or 
Rental 


§ 890.69 


P 


816.63 


Public Transportation Facilities 


§ 890.80 


P 


Industrial 


816.64 


Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54(b) 


P 


816.65 


Light Manufacturing 


§ 890.54(a) 


P 


816.66 


Storage 


§ 890.54(c) 


P 


816.67 


All Other Wholesaling, Storage, 
Distribution and Open Air 
Handling of Materials and 
Equipment 


§255 


P 


Other Uses 


816.68 


Animal Services 


§224 


NP 


816.69 


Open Air Sales 


§§ 803.5(e), 
890.38 


P 


816.70 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 


NP 



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Service/Light Industrial/ 
Residential Mixed Use District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


816.71 


Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 209.5 


P 


816.72 


Public Use, except Public 
Transportation Facility 


§ 890.80 


C 


816.73 


Commercial Wireless 
Transmitting, Receiving 
or Relay Facility 


§ 227(h) 


C 


816.74 


Greenhouse or Plant Nursery 


§ 227(a) 


NP 


816.75 


Mortuary Establishment 


§ 227(c) 


NP 


816.76 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.2(b) & (e) 


P in South of Market General Advertis- 
ing Special Sign District, Otherwise 
NP 



SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR SLR DISTRICTS 



Article Code 
Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 816.23 
§ 890.133 




— Only those medical cannabis dispensaries that can demon- 
strate to the Planning Department they were in operation 
as of April 1, 2005 and have remained in continuous opera- 
tion or that were not in continuous operation since April 1, 
2005, but can demonstrate to the Planning Department 
that the reason for their lack of continuous operation w as 
not closure due to an actual violation of federal, state or 
local law, may apply for a medical cannabis dispensary 
permit in an SLR District. 


816.33 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


Fringe Financial Services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 



SEC. 817. SLI — SERVICE/LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT. 

The Service/Light Industrial (SLI) District is designed to protect and facilitate the expansion of 
existing general commercial, manufacturing, home and business service, live/work use, arts uses, light 
industrial activities and small design professional office firms. Existing group housing and dwelling 
units are protected from demolition or conversion to nonresidential use and development of group 
housing and low-income affordable dwelling units are permitted as a conditional use. General office, 
hotels, movie theaters, nighttime entertainment and adult entertainment uses are not permitted. 
(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 



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Table 817 

SLI — SERVICE/LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Service/Light Industrial District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


817.01 


Height 




As shown on Sectional Maps 1 and 7 of 

the Zoning Map; generally ranges from 

30 to 65 feet; See Zoning Sectional 

Maps 1 and 7 


817.02 


Bulk 


§270 


See Zoning Sectional Maps 1 and 7 


817.03 


Residential Density Limit 


§208 


1:200 for dwelling units; 

1 bedroom for each 70 sq. ft. of lot area 

for group housing 


817.04 


Non-Residential Density Limit 


§§ 102.9, 123, 
124, 127 


Generally, 2.5 to 1 floor area ratio 


817.05 


Usable Open Space for Dwelling 
Units and Group Housing 


§135 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


817.06 


Usable Open Space for Live/ 
Work Units in Newly 
Constructed Buildings 
or Additions 


§ 135.2 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


817.07 


Usable Open Space for Other 

Uses 


§ 135.3 


Varies by use 


817.09 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P 


817.10 


Walk-Up Facility, including 
Automated Bank Teller Ma- 
chine 


§§ 890.140, 
803.5(d) 


P 


817.12 


Residential Conversion 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


817.13 


Residential Demolition 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


Residential Use 


817.14 


Dwelling Units 


§§ 102.7, 803.5(f) 


C, if low-income pursuant to § 803.5(f); 
otherwise NP 


817.15 


Group Housing 


§ 890.88(b) 


C 


817.16 


SRO Units 


§ 890.88(c) 


C 



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Service/Light Industrial District 


No. Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


Institutions 


817.17 


Hospital, Medical Centers 


§ 890.44 


NP 


817.18 


Residential Care 


§ 890.50(e) 


C 


817.19 


Educational Services 


§ 890.50(c) 


P 


817.20 


Religious Facility 


§ 890.50(d) 


P 


817.21 


Assembly and Social Service, 
except Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 890.50(a) 


C 


817.22 


Child Care 


§ 890.50(b) 


P 


817.23 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


P# 


Vehicle Parking 


817.25 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7 


P 


817.26 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8 


P 


817.27 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.9 


P 


817.28 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10 


P 


817.29 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11 


P 


817.30 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Public 


§ 890.12 


C 


Retail Sales and Services 


817.31 


All Retail Sales and Services 
which are not Office Uses or 
prohibited by § 803.4, includ- 
ing Bars, Full Service and 
Fast Food Restaurants, Take 
Out Food Services, and Per- 
sonal Services 


§ 890.104 


P 



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Service/Light Industrial District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


817.32 


Financial Services 


§ 890.110 


P if gross floor area is up to 4,000 sq. 
ft. C if gross floor area is equal to or 
exceeds 4,000 sq. ft. and only then if 
the location is: (a) within a height dis- 
trict of 65 ft. or greater, (b) on the 
ground story or below, and (c) was not 
used within the 12 months prior to the 
filing of any planning or building appli- 
cation as (1) a residential use as de- 
fined in § 817.14 through § 817.16, (2) 
a neighborhood-serving retail use as 
defined in § 817.31, or (3) an industrial 

use as defined in §§ 817.64, 817.65; 
otherwise NP 


817.33 


Fringe Financial Service 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


P# 


Assembly, Recreation, Arts and Entertainment 


817.37 


Nighttime Entertainment 


§ 102.17 


NP 


817.38 


Meeting Hall 


§ 221(c) 


C 


817.39 


Recreation Building 


§ 221(e) 


C 


817.40 


Pool Hall, Card Club, not falling 
within Category 817.21 


§§ 221(f), 803.4 


P 


817.41 


Theater, falling within § 221(d), 
except Movie Theater 


§§ 221(d), 890.64 


P 


Home and Business Service 


817.42 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


P 


817.43 


Catering Service 


§ 890.25 


P 


817.45 


Business Goods and Equipment 
Repair Service 


§ 890.23 


P 


817.46 


Arts Activities, other than 
Theaters 


§ 102.2 


P 


817.47 


Business Services 


§ 890.111 


P 



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Service/Light Industrial District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


Office 


817.48 


Office Uses in Landmark Build- 
ings or Contributory Build- 
ings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


817.49 


Work Space of Design 
Professionals 


§§ 890.28, 
803.5(k) 


P, subject to § 803.5(k) 


817.50 


Office Uses Related to the Hall 
of Justice 


§§ 803.50"), 822 


P in Special Use District, 
pursuant to § 803. 5(j) 


817.51 


All Other Office Uses 


§ 890.70 


NP 


Live/Work Units 


817.51 


Live/Work Units where the 
work activity is an Arts 
Activity 


§§ 102.2, 102.13, 

209.9(f) and (g), 

233 


P 


817.52 


Live/Work Units where all the 
work activity is otherwise 
permitted as a Principal Use 


§§ 102.13, 233 


P 


817.53 


Live/Work Units where the 
work activity is otherwise 
permitted as a Conditional 

Use 


§233 


C 


817.54 


Live/Work Units in Landmark 
Buildings or Contributory 
Buildings in Historic Districts 


§ 803.5(c) 


C 


817.55 


All Other Live/Work Units 




NP 


Automotive Services 


817.57 


Vehicle Storage — Open Lot 


§ 890.131 


P 


817.58 


Vehicle Storage — Enclosed Lot 
or Structure 


§ 890.132 


P 


817.59 


Motor Vehicle Service Station, 
Automotive Wash 


§§ 890.18, 890.20 


P 


817.60 


Motor Vehicle Repair 


§ 890.15 


P 


817.61 


Motor Vehicle Tow Service 


§ 890.19 


C 


817.62 


Non-Auto Vehicle Sale or Rental 


§ 890.69 


P 



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Service/Light Industrial District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


817.63 


Public Transportation Facilities 


§ 890.80 


P 


Industrial 


817.64 


Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54(b) 


P 


817.65 


Light Manufacturing 


§ 890.54(a) 


P 


817.66 


Storage 


§ 890.54(c) 


P 


817.67 


All Other Wholesaling, Storage, 
Distribution and Open Air 
Handling of Materials and 
Equipment 


§255 


P 


Other Uses 


817.68 


Animal Services 


§224 


P 


817.69 


Open Air Sales 


§§ 803.5(e), 
890.38 


P 


817.70 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 


P 


817.71 


Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 209.5 


P 


817.72 


Public Use, except Public 
Transportation Facility 


§ 890.80 


P 


817.73 


Commercial Wireless 
Transmitting, Receiving 
or Relay Facility 


§ 227(h) 


C 


817.74 


Greenhouse or Plant Nursery 


§ 227(a) 


P 


817.75 


Mortuary Establishment 


§ 227(c) 


NP 


817.76 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.2(b) & (e) 


P in South of Market General 

Advertising Special Sign District, 

Otherwise NP 


817.77 


Internet Services Exchange 


§ 209.6(c) 


C 



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SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR SLI DISTRICTS 



Article Code 
Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 817.23 
§ 890.133 




— Only those medical cannabis dispensaries that can demon- 
strate to the Planning Department they were in operation 
as of April 1, 2005 and have remained in continuous opera- 
tion or that were not in continuous operation since April 1, 
2005, but can demonstrate to the Planning Department 
that the reason for their lack of continuous operation was 
not closure due to an actual violation of federal, state or 
local law, may apply for a medical cannabis dispensary 
permit in an SLI District. 


817.33 


§§ 249.35, 
817.32, 890.113 


Fringe Financial Services are P subject to the controls set 
forth in Section 817.32 for Financial Services and the restric- 
tions set forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, 
the proximity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, App. 5/24/2002; Ord. 221-05, File No. 050739, App. 
9/9/2005; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 818. SSO — SERVICE/SECONDARY OFFICE DISTRICT. 

The Service/Secondary Office District (SSO) is designed to accommodate small-scale light indus- 
trial, home and business services, arts activities, live/work units, and small-scale, professional office 
space and large-floor-plate "back office" space for sales and clerical work forces. Nighttime entertain- 
ment is permitted as a conditional use. Dwelling units and group housing are permitted as conditional 
uses. Demolition or conversion of existing group housing or dwelling units requires conditional use 
authorization. 

Office, general commercial, most retail, service and light industrial uses are principal permitted 
uses. Large hotel, movie theater, adult entertainment and heavy industrial uses are not permitted. 

Small hotels of 75 rooms or less are permitted in this District only as a conditional use. Any such 
conditional use authorization requires a conditional use finding that disallows project proposals that 
displace existing Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) uses. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; 
amended by Ord. 174-05, File No. 050830, App. 7/29/2005) 

Table 818 

SSO — SERVICE/SECONDARY OFFICE DISTRICT 

ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Service/Secondary Office District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


818.01 


Height Limit Designation 


See Zoning Map 


As shown on Sectional Maps 1 and 7 of 

the Zoning Map; generally ranging 

from 40 to 130 feet 


818.02 


Bulk Limit Designation 


See Zoning Map, 
§270 


As shown on Sectional Maps 1 and 7 of 
the Zoning Map 



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Service/Secondary Office District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


818.03 


Residential Density 


§§ 124(b), 207.5, 
208 


1:200 for dwellings; 

1 bedroom for each 70 sq. ft. of lot area 

for group housing 


818.04 


Non-Residential Density Limit 


§§ 102.9, 123, 
124, 127 


3.0 to 1 floor area ratio in 40 or 
50 foot height districts; 
4.0 to 1 in 65 or 80 foot height dis- 
tricts, and 
4.5 to 1 in 130 foot height districts 


818.05 


Usable Open Space for Dwelling 
Units and Group Housing 


§135 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


818.06 


Usable Open Space for Live/ 
Work Units in Newly 
Constructed Buildings 
or Additions 


§ 135.2 


36 sq. ft. per unit 


818.07 


Usable Open Space for Other 

Uses 


§ 135.3 


Varies by use 


818.09 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§ 890.71 


P 


818.10 


Walk-up Facility, including Au- 
tomated Bank Teller Machine 


§§ 890.140, 
803.5(d) 


P 


818.11 


Residential Conversion 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


818.12 


Residential Demolition 


§ 803.5(b) 


C 


Residential Use 


818.14 


Dwelling Units 


§ 102.7 


c 


818.15 


Group Housing 


§ 890.88(b) 


c 


818.16 


SRO Units 


§ 890.88(c) 


p 


Institutions 


818.17 


Hospital, Medical Centers 


§ 890.44 


p 


818.18 


Residential Care 


§ 890.50(c) 


c 


818.19 


Educational Services 


§ 890.50(c) 


p 


818.20 


Religious Facility 


§ 890.50(d) 


p 



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Service/Secondary Office District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


818.21 


Assembly and Social Service, 
except Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 890.50(a) 


C 


818.22 


Child Care 


§ 890.50(b) 


P 


818.23 


Medical Cannabis Dispensary 


§ 890.133 


P# 


Vehicle Parking 


818.25 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.7 


P 


818.26 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Residential 


§ 890.8 


P 


818.27 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.9 


P 


818.28 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Community Commercial 


§ 890.10 


P 


818.29 


Automobile Parking Lot, Public 


§ 890.11 


P 


818.30 


Automobile Parking Garage, 
Public 


§ 890.12 


c 


Retail Sales and Services 


818.31 


All Retail Sales and Services 
which are not Office Uses or 
prohibited by § 803.4, includ- 
ing Bars, Full Service and 
Fast Food Restaurants, Take 
Out Food Services, and Per- 
sonal Services 


§ 890.104 


p 


818.33 


Fringe Financial Service 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


p# 


Assembly, Recreation, Arts and Entertainment 


818.37 


Nighttime Entertainment 


§§ 102.17, 
803.5(a) 


c 


818.38 


Meeting Hall, not falling within 
Category 818.21 


§ 221(c) 


p 


818.39 


Recreation Building, not falling 
within Category 818.21 


§ 221(e) 


p 


818.40 


Pool Hall, Card Club, not falling 
within Category 818.21 


§§ 221(f), 803.4 


p 



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Service/Secondary Office District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


818.41 


Theater, falling within § 221(d), 
except Movie Theater 


§§ 221(d), 890.64 


P 


Home and Business Service 


818.42 


Trade Shop 


§ 890.124 


P 


818.43 


Catering Service 


§ 890.25 


P 


818.45 


Business Goods and Equipment 
Repair Service 


§ 890.23 


P 


818.46 


Arts Activities, other than 
Theaters 


§ 102.2 


P 


818.47 


Business Services 


§ 890.111 


P 


Office 


818.48 


All Office Uses including Work 
Space of Design Professionals 


§ 890.70 


P 


Live/Work Units 


818.54 


Live/Work Units where the 
work activity is an Arts 
Activity 


§§ 102.2, 102.13, 
209.9(f), (g), 233 


P 


818.55 


Live/Work Units where all the 
work activity is otherwise 
permitted 


§§ 102.13, 233 


P 


Automobile Services 


818.57 


Vehicle Storage — Open Lot 


§ 890.131 


NP 


818.58 


Vehicle Storage — Enclosed Lot 
or Structure 


§ 890.132 


P 


818.59 


Motor Vehicle Service Station, 
Automotive Wash 


§§ 890.18, 890.20 


P 


818.60 


Motor Vehicle Repair 


§ 890.15 


P 


818.61 


Motor Vehicle Tow Service 


§ 890.19 


C 


818.62 


Non-Auto Vehicle Sale or Rental 


§ 890.69 


P 


818.63 


Public Transportation Facilities 


§ 890.80 


P 



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Service/Secondary Office District 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


Industrial 


818.64 


Wholesale Sales 


§ 890.54(b) 


P 


818.65 


Light Manufacturing 


§ 890.54(a) 


P 


818.66 


Storage 


§ 890.54(c) 


P 


818.67 


All Other Wholesaling, Storage 
Distribution and Open Air 
Handling of Materials and 
Equipment 


§255 


P 


Other Uses 


818.68 


Animal Services 


§224 


P 


818.69 


Open Air Sales 


§§ 803.5(e), 
890.38 


P 


818.70 


Ambulance Service 


§ 890.2 


P 


818.71 


Open Recreation and 
Horticulture 


§ 209.5 


P 


818.72 


Public Use, except Public 
Transportation Facility 


§ 890.80 


P 


818.73 


Commercial Wireless 
Transmitting, Receiving 
or Relay Facility 


§ 227(h) 


C 


818.74 


Greenhouse or Plant Nursery 


§ 227(a) 


P 


818.75 


Mortuary Establishment 


§ 227(c) 


NP 


818.76 


General Advertising Sign 


§ 607.2(b) & (e) 


NP 


818.77 


Internet Services Exchange 


§ 209.6(c) 


C 


818.78 


Hotel, Tourist if 75 rooms or 
less 


§ 890.46 


C 



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Article Code 
Section 


Other Code 
Section 


Zoning Controls 


§ 818.23 
§ 890.133 




— Only those medical cannabis dispensaries that can demon- 
strate to the Planning Department they were in operation 
as of April 1, 2005 and have remained in continuous opera- 
tion or that were not in continuous operation since April 1, 
2005, but can demonstrate to the Planning Department 
that the reason for their lack of continuous operation was 
not closure due to an actual violation of federal, state or 
local law, may apply for a medical cannabis dispensary 
permit in an SSO District. 


818.33 


§§ 249.35, 
890.113 


Fringe Financial Services are P subject to the restrictions set 
forth in Section 249.35, including, but not limited to, the prox- 
imity restrictions set forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, 
App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, App. 5/24/2002; Ord. 174-05, File No. 050830, App. 
7/29/2005; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 
11/26/2007) 



SEC. 819. EXTENDED PRESERVATION 
DISTRICT. 

The Extended Preservation District, as shown 
on Sectional Map 1PD and 7PD of the Zoning 
Map, incorporates an area, formerly zoned C-3-S, 
in which provisions of Article 11 and Section 128 
continue to be in effect. (Added by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 820. SOUTH OF MARKET BASE 
DISTRICT. 

The South of Market Base District encom- 
passes all of the individual South of Market Use 
Districts governed by Sections 813 through 818 
of this Code. The South of Market Base District 
is shown on Sectional Map 3SU of the Zoning 
Map. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 821. SOUTH OF MARKET SPECIAL 
GENERAL ADVERTISING SIGN 
DISTRICT. 

The South of Market Special General Adver- 
tising Sign District, as shown on Sectional Map 
SSD-2 of the Zoning Map, is governed by Section 
607.2(e)(3) of this Code. (Added by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 



SEC. 822. SOUTH OF MARKET SPECIAL 
HALL OF JUSTICE LEGAL SERVICES 
DISTRICT. 

The South of Market Special Hall of Justice 
Legal Services District, as shown on Sectional 
Map 8SU of the Zoning Map, is governed by 
Sections 803. 5(j) and 817.50 of this Code. (Added 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 
207-02, File No. 020782, App. 10/18/2002) 

SEC. 823. WESTERN SOMA PLANNING 
AREA SPECIAL USE DISTRICT. 

(a) The Western SoMa Planning Area Spe- 
cial Use District, as shown on Section Maps 1SU, 
7SU, and 8SU of the Zoning Map, is governed 
buy Sections 80-3.6 and 803.7 of this Code, and 
Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 731-04. 

(b) The area of the City known as Western 
South of Market ("Western SoMa") is currently 
undergoing a comprehensive community-based 
planning process pursuant to Resolution No. 
731-04, which was adopted by the Board of 
Supervisors on November 23, 2004. Resolution 
731-04 established a 22-member Western SoMa 
Citizens Planning Task Force charged with ad- 
vising the Board of Supervisors and Planning 
Commission on future planning for the area. The 



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Western SoMa Planning Area Special Use Dis- 
trict will further recognition of the Western SoMa 
as a special planning area of the City. 

(c) Educational Service uses as defined by 
Section 890.50(c) in the Western SoMa Planning 
Area Special Use District are subject to condi- 
tional use authorization in accordance with Sec- 
tion 303. (Added by Ord. 206-06, File No. 060483, 
App. 7/25/2006; Ord. 35-08, File No. 080156, 
App. 3/17/2008) 

SEC. 825. DTR — DOWNTOWN 
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS. 

Description. Downtown Residential (DTR) 
Districts are transit-oriented, high-density mixed- 
use residential neighborhoods in and around 
downtown. These areas are generally transition- 
ing from a variety of commercial and industrial 
to residential uses. The intent of this district is to 
enable a mix of new day and nighttime activities, 
with an emphasis on encouraging new housing 
within walking distance or a short transit-ride of 
downtown, supported by a mix of retail, and 
neighborhood services to meet the needs of resi- 
dents and the larger downtown community. 

High-density residential uses, including resi- 
dential towers in select locations, are allowed 
and encouraged within the limits set by height 
and bulk controls. Given the district's proximity 
to downtown, a range of commercial uses is 
permitted on the lower stories, with active pe- 
destrian-oriented retail, service, and entertain- 
ment uses on the ground floor. Along special 
streets, pedestrian-oriented uses are required on 
the first floor. Ground floor entries to individual 
dwelling units are encouraged on streets that 
will become primarily residential. 

There is generally no pattern of mid-block 
open space or of rear yards. While lot coverage is 
limited for all levels with residential uses, tradi- 
tional rear yard open spaces are not required 
except in the limited instances where there is an 
existing pattern of them. Specific height and 
bulk controls establish appropriate heights for 
both towers and mid-rise development, and en- 
sure adequate spacing between towers and pre- 
serve light and air to streets and open spaces. 



Setbacks are required where necessary to buffer 
ground floor residential uses or to ensure sun- 
light access to streets and open spaces. To sup- 
port the intensification of land uses in these 
districts, detailed traffic, streetscape and open 
space improvements will take place over time. 

Downtown Residential Districts include all of 
the individual DTR districts governed by Section 
827 of this Code. The Transbay Downtown Resi- 
dential District (TB-DTR), as set forth in Section 
828, is governed by the Transbay Redevelopment 
Plan and its Development Controls and Design 
Guidelines. (Added by Ord. 217-05, File No. 
050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 94-06, File No. 
050182, App. 5/19/2006) 

SEC. 825.1. USES PERMITTED IN 
DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL DISTRIC TS. 

(a) Use Categories. A use is the specified 
purpose for which a property or building is used, 
occupied, maintained, or leased. Whether or not 
a use is permitted in a specific Downtown Resi- 
dential District is generally set forth, summa- 
rized or cross-referenced in Section 827 of this 
Code for each district class. 

(b) Use Limitations. Uses in Downtown 
Residential Districts are either permitted, con- 
ditional, accessory, temporary or are not permit- 
ted. 

(1) Permitted Uses. If there are two or 
more uses in a structure, any use not classified 
below under Section 825.1(b)(1)(C) of this Code 
as accessory will be considered separately as an 
independent permitted, conditional, temporary 
or not permitted use. 

(A) Principal Uses. Principal uses are; per- 
mitted as of right in a Downtown Residential 
District, when so indicated in Section 827 of this 
Code for the district. Additional requirements 
and conditions may be placed on particular uses 
as provided pursuant to Section 803.5 and other 
applicable provisions of this Code. 

(B) Conditional Uses. Conditional uses are 
permitted in a Downtown Residential district, 
when authorized by the Planning Commission; 
whether a use is conditional in a given district is 
generally indicated in Section 827 of this Code. 



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Conditional uses are subject to the applicable 
provisions set forth in Sections 178, 179, 263.11, 
303, 316.8, and 803.5 of this Code. 

(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Article, a change in use or demolition of a 
movie theater use, as set forth in Section 890.64, 



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shall require conditional use authorization. This 
Section shall not authorize a change in use if the 
new use or uses are otherwise prohibited. 

(C) Accessory Uses. Subject to the limita- 
tions set forth below, in Section 151.1, and else- 
where in this Code, an accessory use is a related 
minor use which is either necessary to the opera- 
tion or enjoyment of a lawful principal use or 
conditional use, or is appropriate, incidental and 
subordinate to any such use, and shall be per- 
mitted as an accessory use in a Downtown Resi- 
dential District. In order to accommodate a prin- 
cipal use which is carried out by one business in 
multiple locations within the same general area, 
such accessory use need not be located in the 
same structure or lot as its principal use pro- 
vided that (1) the accessory use is located within 
1,000 feet of the principal use, (2) the multiple 
locations existed on the effective date of this 
amendment; and (3) the existence of the multiple 
locations is acknowledged in writing by the Zon- 
ing Administrator within 60 days after the effec- 
tive date of this amendment. Any use, which 
does not qualify as an accessory use, shall be 
classified as a principal use. 

No use will be considered accessory to a 
principal use, which involves or requires any of 
the following: 

(i) The use of more than one-third of the 
total occupied floor area which is occupied by 
both the accessory use and principal use to which 
it is accessory, combined, except in the case of 



accessory off-street parking or loading which 
shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 151, 
151.1, 156 and 157 of this Code; 

(ii) Nighttime entertainment, massage es- 
tablishment, large fast food restaurant, or movie 
theater use; 

(iii) Any sign not conforming to the limita- 
tions of Section 607.2(f)(3). 

(D) Temporary Uses. Temporary uses not 
otherwise permitted are permitted in Downtown 
Residential Districts to the extent authorized by 
Sections 205 through 205.3 of this Code. 

(E) Prohibited Uses. 

(i) Uses which are not specifically listed in 
Section 827 or Article 6 are not permitted unless 
they qualify as a nonconforming use pursuant to 
Sections 180 through 186.1 of this Code or are 
determined by the Zoning Administrator to be 
permitted uses in accordance with Section 307(a) 
of this Code. 

(ii) No use, even though listed as a permit- 
ted use or otherwise allowed, shall be permitted 
in a Downtown Residential District which, by 
reason of its nature or manner of operation, 
creates conditions that are hazardous, noxious, 
or offensive through the emission of odor, fumes, 
smoke, cinders, dust, gas, vibration, glare, refuse, 
water-carried waste, or excessive noise. 

(iii) The establishment of a use that sells 
alcoholic beverages, other than beer and wine, 
concurrent with motor vehicle fuel is prohibited, 
and shall be governed by Section 229. (Added by 
Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005) 



SEC. 827. RINCON HILL DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE DISTRICT (RH 
DTR). 

The Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use District (RH DTR), the boundaries of which are 
shown in Section Map No. 1 of the Zoning Map, is established for the purposes set forth below. 

The RH DTR District is adjacent to the southern edge of the downtown, generally bounded by 
Folsom Street, the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero, and Essex Street. High-density residential uses and 
supporting commercial and institutional uses are allowed and encouraged within the limits set by 
height, bulk, and tower spacing controls. Folsom Street is intended to develop as the neighborhood 
commercial heart of the Rincon Hill and Transbay neighborhoods, and pedestrian-oriented uses are 
required on the ground floor. Individual townhouse dwelling units with ground floor entries directly to 
the street are required on streets that will become primarily residential, including First, Fremont, 
Beale, Main, and Spear Streets. 

While lot coverage is limited for all levels with residential uses that do not face onto streets or 
alleys, traditional rear yard open spaces are not required except in the limited instances where there 



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is an existing pattern of them, such as smaller lots on the Guy Place block. Specific height, bulk, and 
setback controls establish appropriate heights for both towers and mid-rise podium development and 
ensure adequate spacing between towers in order to establish a neighborhood scale and ensure light 
and air to streets and open spaces. Setbacks are required where necessary to provide transition space 
for ground floor residential uses and to ensure sunlight access to streets and open spaces. Off-street 
parking must be located below grade. 

Given the need for services and open space resulting from new development, projects will provide 
or contribute funding for the creation of public open space and community facilities as described in the 
Rincon Hill Area Plan of the General Plan. The Rincon Hill Streetscape Plan, part of the Area Plan, 
proposes to enhance and redesign most streets in the district to create substantial new open space 
amenities, improve pedestrian conditions, and improve the flow of local traffic and transit. Detailed 
standards for the provision of open spaces, mid-block pathways, and residential entries are provided 
to ensure that new buildings contribute to creating a public realm of the highest quality in Rincon Hill. 
(Added by Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005) 

Table 827 

RINCON HILL DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE 

DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE 





Rincon Hill Downtown Residential 
Mixed Use District Zoning 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


Building and Siting Standards 


.10 


Height and Bulk 


§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 
250—252, 260, 270 


Varies 45 — 550 feet. For height limits, 

see Zoning Map 1H and § 263.19; for 

bulk controls, see § 270(e). 


.11 


Lot Size 

[Per Development] 


§§ 890.56, 121 


No limit 


.12 


Rear Yard/Site Coverage 


§136 


100 percent lot coverage permitted; up 
to 80 percent for parcels that front the 
north side of Guy Place and for all par- 
cels at residential levels where not all 
units face onto streets or alleys. 
§ 827(d)(2). 



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Rincon Hill Downtown Residential 
Mixed Use District Zoning 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


.13 


Setbacks 




Building setback of 3 to 10 ft. for all 
buildings except towers on Spear, 
Main, Beale, Fremont, and First 

Streets. § 827(d). 

Upper-story setback of 10 ft. required 

above a height of 65 feet on both sides 

of Spear, Main, Beale, Fremont, and 

First Streets. § 827(d). 

Sun access plane setback of 50 degrees 
for all buildings 85' and lower on the 
south side of east-west mid-block 
pathways. § 827(d). 


.14 


Street-Facing Uses 


§§ 145.4, 145.5 


Requirements based on location. See 
§§ 145.4 and 827(c). 


.15 


Parking and Loading 
Access: Prohibition 


§ 155(r) 


Prohibited on Folsom Street from Es- 
sex Street to The Embarcadero. 

§ 827(d)(7) 


.16 


Parking and Loading 
Access: Siting 
and Dimensions 


§§ 145.4, 151.1, 
155(r) 


No parking permitted aboveground, 

except on sloping sites. Parking access 

limited to two openings, max. 11' wide 

each, loading access limited to one 15' 

opening. § 827(d)(7). 


.17 


Awning 


§ 890.21 


P, § 136.2(a) 


.18 


Canopy 


§ 890.24 


P, § 136.2(b) 


.19 


Marquee 


§ 890.58 


P, § 136.2(c) 


Non-Residential Standards and Uses 


.20 


Required Residential to 
Non-Residential 
Use Ratio 


§ 102.10 


Non-residential uses limited to occupi- 

able sf per 6 occupiable sf devoted to 

residential uses. § 827(b) 


.21 


Use Size 

[Non-Residential] 


§§ 890.130, 145.4 


P for non-residential uses up to 25,000 
sq. ft., C above. No individual ground 
floor tenant may occupy more than 75' 
of frontage for a depth of 25' from Fol- 
som Street. §§ 827(d)(5), 145.4. 


.22 


Open Space 


§135 


1 sq. ft. of publicly-accessible open 
space for every 50 sq. ft. of non-resi- 
dential use over 10,000 sq. ft. 

§ 827(e) 



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Rincon Hill Downtown Residential 
Mixed Use District Zoning 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


.23 


Off-Street Parking 
[Office uses] 


§§ 150, 151, 151.1, 
153—157, 204.5 


None Required. Parking that is acces- 
sory to office space limited to 7% of 
GFA. 


.24 


Off-Street Parking 

[Non-Residential, other 
than office uses] 


§§ 150, 151, 151.1, 
153—157, 204.5 


None Required. Parking limited as de- 
scribed in Section 151.1. 


.25 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§§ 150, 152.2, 153— 
155, 204.5 


None Required. Loading maximums 
described in Section 152.2. 


.26 


All Non-Residential Uses Permitted, except as described below. 


.27 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 890.30 


NP 


.28 


Walk-Up Facility 


§ 890.140 


P if recessed 3 ft. C otherwise. 


.29 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 124.1, 890.44 


C 


.30 


Other Institutions 


§ 890.50 


C 


.31 


Public Use 


§ 890.80 


C 


.32 


Movie Theater 


§ 890.64 


C 


.33 


Nighttime Entertainment 


§§ 102.17, 
803.5(g) 


C 


.34 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 890.36 


NP 


.35 


Massage Establishment 


§ 890.60 

Article 29 

Health Code 


C 


.36 


Automobile Parking Lot, 
Community Commercial 


§§ 890.9, 156, 160 


NP 


.37 


Automobile Parking 
Garage, Community 
Commercial 


§ 890.10, 160 


NP 


.38 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 890.14 


NP 


.39 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 890.18, 890.19 


NP 


.40 


Automotive Repair 


§ 890.15 


NP 


.41 


Automotive Wash 


§ 890.20 


NP 



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Rincon Hill Downtown Residential 
Mixed Use District Zoning 


No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


Controls 


.42 


Automotive Sale or Rental 


§ 890.13 


C 


.43 


Mortuary 


§ 890.62 


C 


.44 


Hours of Operation 


§ 890.48 


C. 2 a.m. — 6 a.m. 


.45 


Business Sign 


§§ 602—604, 608.1, 
608.2 


P. § 607.2(f) 


Residential Standards and Uses 


.46 


Residential Use 


§ 890.88 


P 


.47 


Residential Density, 
Dwelling Units 


§ 890.88(a) 


No Limit. § 207.5 (b) 


.48 


Residential Density, 
Group Housing 


§ 890.88(b) 


No Limit. § 207.5 (b) 


.49 


Usable Open Space [Per 
Residential Unit] 


§ 135, 136 


75 sq. ft. per unit; up to 50% may be 

provided off-site if publicly accessible. 

§ 827(e). 


.50 


Accessory Off-Street 
Parking, Residential 


§§ 151.1, 153—157, 
159—160, 204.5 


None Required. Up to one car per 2 

dwelling units permitted; up to one car 

per dwelling unit per procedures and 

criteria of Sections 151.1 and 827(d). 


.51 


Residential Conversions 


§ 790.84, 

Ch. 41 

Admin. Code 


C 


.52 


Residential Demolition 




C 


.53 


Fringe Financial Service 


§§ 249.35, 890.113 


P subject to the restrictions set forth in 
Section 249.35, including, but not lim- 
ited to, the proximity restrictions set 
forth in Subsection 249.35(c)(3). 



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(a) Development Concept. The development concept is for podium development up to 85 feet in 
height, with slender residential towers spaced to provide ample light and air to the district;. New 
development will contribute to the creation of a substantial amount of public open space, as well as 
provide private common areas, courtyards, and balconies. Streets will be improved to provide widened 
sidewalks with substantial public open space. Ground floor uses will be pedestrian-oriented in 
character, consisting primarily of retail on Folsom Street, and individual townhouse-style residential 
units on First, Fremont, Beale, Main, and Spear Streets, as well as on alleys and mid-block pathways. 
Parking will be located below grade, and building utilities (loading bays, service doors, garage doors) 
will be located in sidewalk vaults or on secondary frontages. 



Slender, well-spaced 
residential towers 



Rooftop, courtyard 
and terraced 
open spaces 



Residential podi 
sets back at the ground 
and upper stories 

Residential entries 
line the side streets 

i round floor retail 
lines Folsom Street 

Parking is underground 




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(b) Residential Use Controls. 

(1) Residential Density. There shall be no density limit for residential uses, as defined by 
Section 890.88 of this Code, in the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District. The provisions of 
Sections 207 through 208 related to residential density shall not apply. 

(2) Required Residential to Non-Residential Use Ratio. For newly constructed buildings or 
additions which exceed 20 percent or more of an existing structure's gross floor area, at least six 
occupiable square feet of residential use shall be provided for each occupiable square foot of 
non-residential use, excluding accessory parking, on any lot legally existing. Lawfully existing 
live/work units shall be considered as non-residential uses for the purpose of this section, and do not 
satisfy the residential requirement. Exemption from the required use ratio for building additions of 
less than 20 percent may not be granted for any single lot if such an exemption would increase the total 
square footage of the building to an amount 20 percent greater than existed on the lot since the 
adoption of this Section. 

(3) Required unit size mix. No less than 40 percent of all units on-site must have at least two 
bedrooms or more. Projects are encouraged to have at least 10 percent of all units on site with three 
bedrooms or more. 

(4) For newly constructed buildings or additions, which exceed 20 percent or more of an existing 
structure's gross floor area, all building area above 85 feet in height shall be devoted to residential use. 

(5) Housing Requirement for Residential Developments. The requirements of Sections 315 
through 315.9 shall apply in the RH DTK subject to the following exceptions: 

(A) If constructed on-site, a minimum of 12 percent of the total units constructed, and if 
constructed off-site, a minimum of 17 percent of the total units constructed, shall be affordable to and 
occupied by qualifying persons and families as defined elsewhere in this Code. 

(B) Below-market-rate units as required by Sections 315 through 315.9 that are built off-site 
must be built within the area bounded by Market Street, the Embarcade.ro, King Street, Division 
Street, and South Van Ness Avenue. 

(C) No less than fifty percent (50%) of the fees that are paid due to development in the Rincon Hill 
Area Plan under Section 315.4(e)(2) and 315.6 shall be paid into the Citywide Affordable Housing 
Fund, but the funds shall be separately accounted for and designated exclusively to increase the supply 
of affordable housing in the SOMA area. 

(D) Fifty percent (50%) of the below-market rate units as required by Section 315 through 315.9 
that are built on- or off-site must be provided as rental units for the life of the project, as defined in 
Planning Code Section 315.7(a). 

(E) The Mayor's Office of Housing must submit a resolution to the Board of Supervisors with a 
plan for the use of all in lieu fee payments generated from the Rincon Hill Plan prior to any 
expenditure of the Funds. 

(c) Street-Facing Use Requirements. Pedestrian-oriented retail, residential, institutional 
uses, and community services are required ground floor uses on all street facing frontages, except for 
the minimum frontage required for fire doors, parking and loading access, and other utilities. 

(1) Required Ground Floor Retail Spaces. For frontages facing Folsom Street, ground floor 
space suitable for retail use is required for no less than 75 percent of all frontages, as specified in 
Section 145.4. 

(2) Required Individual Ground Floor Residential Units. For building frontages facing 
Fremont, First, Main, Beale and Spear Streets more than 60 feet from an intersection with Folsom, 
Harrison, or Bryant Streets, and for building frontages facing Guy Place and Lansing Street, 
individual ground floor residential units with direct pedestrian access to the sidewalk are required at 



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intervals of no greater than 25 feet, except where residential lobbies, parking and loading access, 
utilities, and open space are necessary and provided pursuant to the allowances of Section 827 and 
other sections of this Code. Individual ground floor residential units are also encouraged along 
Harrison Street, Bryant Street, and alleys and mid-block pedestrian paths where appropriate. 
Figure 827(B): Frontages Where Ground Floor Retail Uses Are Required. 



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( d ) Building Design Standards. 

(1) Required Streetwall. Building area 
below 85 feet in height is required to be built to 
100 percent of all property lines facing public 
rights-of-way, except where setbacks are re- 
quired by this Section and except where publicly 
accessible open space is provided according to 
the provisions of this Section. Recesses, insets 
and breaks between buildings are permitted to 
provide vertical articulation to the facade, pro- 
vided the overall integrity of the streetwall is 
maintained. 

( 2) Lot Coverage. The requirements of Sec- 
tion 134 shall not apply in the RH DTR District. 
Lot coverage is limited to 80 percent at all 
residential levels except on levels in which all 
residential units face onto a public right-of-way 
or mid-block pedestrian path meeting the mini- 
mum standards of this Section. The unbuilt 
portion of the lot shall be open to the sky except 
for those obstructions permitted in yards pursu- 
ant to Section 136(c). Exceptions to the 20 per- 
cent open area requirement may be granted, 
pursuant to the provisions of Section 309.1, for 
conversions of existing non-residential struc- 
tures where it is determined that provision of 20 
percent open area would require partial demoli- 
tion of the existing non-residential structure. 
Lots fronting only on the north side of Guy Place 
are permitted up to 80 percent lot coverage. 

(3) Dwelling Unit Exposure. The require- 
ments of Section 140 shall apply. Reductions in 
this requirement may be granted though the 
procedures of Section 309.1. 

(4) Upper Story Setback. To ensure ad- 
equate sunlight to streets, alleys, and pedestrian 
pathways, upper story setbacks are required as 
follows: 

(A) All buildings are required to set back at 
least 10 feet above a height of 65 feet along 
Spear, Main, Beale, Fremont and First Streets. 



This requirement shall not apply to street front- 
age occupied by a building taller than 85 feet. 
This upper story setback requirement shall also 
not apply to the first 60 linear feet of frontage 
from corners at Folsom, Harrison, and Bryant 
Streets. 

(B) Buildings greater than 60 linear feet 
from a major street along Guy Place, Lansing 
Street, and any proposed or existing private or 
public mid-block pedestrian pathways, are re- 
quired to be set back at least 10 feet above 45 feet 
in height from said right-of-way. 

(C) In order to increase sun access to mid- 
block pathways and uses along such pathways, 
all building frontage on the southeast side of 
mid-block pathways not occupied by a building 
taller than 85 feet must set back upper stories by 
10 feet above a building height of 45 feet. For 
projects on the south side of a mid-block pedes- 
trian pathway taller than 65 feet, an additional 
upper story setback of 10 feet is required above a 
building height of 65 feet. 

(i) Modifications. For any lot on the north 
side of a required mid-block pedestrian pathway, 
a modification from the required upper story 
setback of 10 feet above a height of 45 feet may 
be granted according to the provisions of Section 
309.1, provided that, in total, the building is set 
back by a volume equal to what would be re- 
quired by meeting the standard in (C) above, and 
the modification would substantially improve 
the accessibility, design and character of the 
mid-block pedestrian pathway. 



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Figure 827(D): Required Upper Story Stepbacks 



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First. Fremont : Main. 
Beale, and Spear Streets 




Guy Place.. Lansing Street, or 
mid-block pedestrian pathway 



(5) Ground Floor Residential Units. 

Where ground floor residential units are re- 
quired along Spear, Main, Beale, Fremont, and 
First Streets, the following design standards 
apply. Ground floor residential units along Guy 
Place and Lansing Street, within the footprint of 
towers taller than 105 feet, and those that are 
proposed in locations where they are not re- 
quired, are encouraged to meet the standards in 
this subsection to the greatest degree possible. 

(A) Facade Articulation. Individual resi- 
dential units are required to be vertically articu- 
lated at regular intervals of no greater than 25 
feet. Changes in vertical massing, architectural 
projections and recesses may be used to achieve 
this articulation. 

(B) Setback Dimensions. Building set- 
backs are required to create a transitional space 
between the public realm of the street and the 
private realm of the individual dwelling unit. 
The setback shall be implemented according to 
the following specifications, and as illustrated in 
Figures 827(E) and 827(F): 

(i) The entire building facade must be set 
back from the street-abutting property line a 
minimum of three feet, an average of five feet, 
and not in excess of ten feet. 

(ii) All projections allowed by Section 136 
permitted in front setbacks are permitted, except 
for garages and driveways. Architectural projec- 



tions, such as bay windows, are encouraged and 
may extend down to the ground provided they do 
not encroach within the 18-inch landscaping 
strip required by subsection (hi). Railings, fences, 
and grilles up to a height of 3 feet 6 inches that 
are at least 75 percent open to perpendicular 
view are permitted on top of an landing or porch, 
regardless of the combined total height of the 
railing and porch from street grade. 

(iii) A landscaped strip at grade with the 
sidewalk is required for the first 18 inches of the 
setback, for at least 50 percent of the width of 
each residential unit. 

(iv) Setbacks proposed to be greater than 
five feet are encouraged to provide a porch or 
landscape area at grade with the residential 
entry 

(C) Residential Entries. 

(i) Residential entries are required to be 
raised an average of three feet above street 
grade. 

(ii) Each entry is required to have a vesti- 
bule at least one foot in depth from the building 
facade. The entry vestibule may be no less than 
five feet wide and no less than the height of" the 
ground story. 

(D) Landscaping in Setbacks. All build- 
ing setback areas not occupied by steps, porches 
or other occupiable space must be landscaped. 



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Setbacks should be designed to provide access to 
landscaped areas, encouraging gardening and 
other uses by residents. 

(i ) A water source must be provided for each 
residential setback. 



(ii) To allow for landscaping and street trees 
at street grade, parking must be located for 
enough below the surface of the setback to pro- 
vide a minimum soil depth of 3 feet 6 inches. A 
continuous soil trough should be provided with 
adequate centrally-operated irrigation. 



Figure 827(E): Required Dimensions for Building Setbacks. 





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allowed 




per Sec. 




I 136 


minimum 18' 




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property line 


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5' average 
setback depth 
required; depth 
may not exceed 
10' 



25' maximum 
unit width 



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Figure 827(F): Required Dimensions for Building Setbacks. 



18" planting strip 
3' minimum building setback, 
5' average, 
10' maximum 
' vestibule depth 
3' average entry elevation 
10' entry height 




(6) Ground Floor Commercial Design. 

(A) Minimum Depth. Ground floor non- 
residential spaces along Folsom Street must have 
a minimum depth of 25 feet from the Folsom 
Street facade. 

(B) Minimum Ceiling Height. Ground floor 
non-residential spaces along Folsom Street must 
have a minimum 12 foot 6 inch clear ceiling 
height for the first 25 feet of depth fronting 
Folsom Street. 

(C) Transparency and Fenestration. Non- 
residential frontages must be fenestrated with 
windows and doorways for no less than 60 per- 
cent of the facade area. No less than 75 percent 
of the fenestrated area must be transparent. The 
use of dark or mirrored glass is not permitted or 
required transparent area. 

(D) Maximum Frontage. A single ground 
floor commercial tenant may not occupy more 
than 75 linear feet of frontage for the first 25 feet 



of depth from the street facing facade along any 
major street. Separate individual storefronts shall 
wrap large footprint ground floor uses for the 
first 25 feet of depth. 

(7) Lighting. Pedestrian-scaled lighting 
shall be provided as an integral element of all 
building facades and shall be designed and lo- 
cated to accentuate the uses facing the street. 
Pedestrian-scaled lighting shall be incorporated 
into all facades and landscaped setback areas in 
the form of wall sconces, entry illumination and 
low-level lighting set into edging features. Light- 
ing should be designed to accentuate ground 
floor retail and residential entries. Incandescent 
or color-corrected lighting sources must be used. 



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Figure 827(G): Required Ground Floor 

Commercial Transparency 

and Fenestration. 




Figure 827(H): Ground Floor 
Commercial Frontages. 




parking and loading are necessary to reduce 
their negative impacts on neighborhood quality 
and the pedestrian environment. 

(A) Required Below-Grade. All off-street 

parking in the RH DTR shall be built below 
street grade. The design of parking on sloping 
sites must be reviewed through the procedures of 
Section 309.1, according to the; following stan- 
dards: 

(i) For sloping sites with a grade change of 
at least ten feet laterally along the street, no less 
than 50 percent of the perimeter of all floors with 
off-street parking shall be below 7 the level of said 
sloping street; and 

(ii) For sites that slope upwards from a 
street, no less than 50 percent of the perimeter of 
all floors with off-street parking shall be below 
the average grade of the site; and 

(iii) Any above-grade parking shall be set 
back from the street facing facades and wrapped 
with active uses, as defined by Section 145.4, for 
a depth of no less than 25 feet at the ground floor 
and 15 feet on floors above. 



(8) Off-Street Parking and Loading. Re- 
strictions on the design and location of off-street 
parking and loading and access to off-street 



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Pursuant to the procedures of Section 309.1, 
the Planning Commission may reduce the mini- 
mum on-site provision of required residential 
open space to not less than 18 square feet per 
unit in order to both create additional publicly 
accessible open space serving the district and to 
foster superior architectural design on con- 
strained sites. 

(B) Parking and Loading Access. 

(i) Width of openings. Any single develop- 
ment is limited to a total of two facade openings 
of no more than 11 feet wide each or one opening 
of no more than 22 feet wide for access to 
off-street parking and one facade opening of no 
more than 15 feet wide for access to off-street 
loading. Shared openings for parking and load- 
ing are encouraged. The maximum permitted 
width of a shared parking and loading garage 
opening is 27 feet. The maximum permitted 
width of all combined parking and loading open- 
ings on Guy Place and Lansing Street for any 
single project is 20 feet. 

(ii) Folsom Street. Access to off-street park- 
ing is not permitted on Folsom Street for lots 
with frontage on another street. For lots fronting 
solely on Folsom Street, access to parking on a 
Folsom Street frontage is permitted only through 
the processes established by Section 309.1 by 
demonstrating that every effort has been made 
to minimize negative impact on the pedestrian 
quality of the street. Loading may not be ac- 
cessed from Folsom Street. 

(iii) Sidewalk narrowings or porte cocheres 
to accommodate passenger loading and unload- 
ing are not permitted. For the purpose of this 
section, a "porte cochere" is defined as an off- 
street driveway, either covered or uncovered, for 
the purpose of passenger loading or unloading, 
situated between the ground floor facade of the 
building and the sidewalk. 

(e) Open Space. 

(1) Amount Required. 

(A) Residential. For all residential uses, 
75 square feet of open space is required per 
dwelling unit. All residential open space must 
meet the provisions described in Section 135 
unless otherwise established in this Section. 



Open space requirements may be met with the 
following types of open space: "private usable 
open space" as defined in Section 135(a) of this 
Code, "common usable open space" as defined in 
Section 135(a) of this Code, and "publicly- 
accessible open space" as defined in this Section. 
At least 40 percent of the residential open space 
is required to be common to all residential units. 
Common usable open space is not required to be 
publicly-accessible. Publicly-accessible open space, 
including off-site open space permitted by this 
Section, meeting the standards of this Section 
may be considered as common usable open space. 
For residential units with direct access from the 
street, building setback areas that meet the 
standards in Section 827(d)(4) may be counted 
toward the open space requirement as private 
non-common open space. 

(B) Non-residential. One square foot of 
publicly-accessible open space is required for 
every 50 gross square feet of non-residential uses 
over 10,000 square feet. All non-residential open 
space must meet the standards of Section 827 for 
publicly-accessible open space. 

(2) Off-site provision of required open 

space. The provision of off-site publicly-acces- 
sible open space may be counted toward the 
requirements of both residential and non-resi- 
dential open space provided it is within the RH 
DTR or within 500 feet of any boundary of the 
RH DTR District, and meets the standards of 
this Section. 

(A) At least 36 square feet per residential 
unit of required open space and 50 percent of 
required non-residential open space must be 
provided on-site. Pursuant to the procedures of 
Section 309.1, the Planning Commission may 
reduce the minimum on-site provision of re- 
quired residential open space to not less than 18 
square feet per unit in order to both create 
additional publicly-accessible open space serving 
the district and to foster superior architectural 
design on constrained sites. 

(B) Open Space Provider. The open space 
required by this Section may be provided indi- 
vidually by the project sponsor or jointly by the 
project sponsor and other project sponsors, pro- 



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vided that each square foot of jointly developed 
open space may count toward only one sponsor's 
requirement. With the approval of the Planning 
Commission, a public or private agency may 
develop and maintain the open space, provided 
that (i) the project sponsor or sponsors pay for 
the cost of development of the number of square 
feet the project sponsor is required to provide, (ii) 
provision satisfactory to the Commission is made 
for the continued maintenance of the open space 
for the actual lifetime of the building giving rise 
to the open space requirement, and (hi) the 
Commission finds that there is reasonable assur- 
ance that the open space to be developed by such 
agency will be developed and open for use by the 
time the building, the open space requirement of 
which is being met by the payment, is ready for 
occupancy. 

(3) Publicly-Accessible Open Space Stan- 
dards. Any open space intended to fulfill the 
requirements of off-site or publicly-accessible 
open space required by this Section must meet 
the following standards and be approved by the 
Planning Commission according to the proce- 
dures of Section 309.1 of this Code. 

(A) Open space must be of one or more of 
the following types: 

(i) An unenclosed park or garden at street 
grade or following the natural topography, in- 
cluding improvements to hillsides or other unim- 
proved public areas according to the Rincon Hill 
Area Plan; 

(ii) An unenclosed plaza at street grade, 
with seating areas and landscaping and no more 
than 10 percent of the floor area devoted to food 
or beverage service; 

(iii) An unenclosed pedestrian pathway that 
meets the minimum standards described in Sec- 
tion 827(g)(3); 

(iv) A terrace or roof garden with landscap- 
ing; 

(v) Streetscape improvements with landscap- 
ing and pedestrian amenities that result in ad- 
ditional space beyond the pre-existing sidewalk 
width and conform to the Streetscape Plan of the 
Rincon Hill Area Plan, such as sidewalk widen- 
ing or building setbacks, other than those ground 



floor setbacks required by Section 827(d)(4) or 
intended by design for the use of individual 
ground floor residential units; and 

(vi) Streetscape improvements with land- 
scaping and pedestrian amenities on Guy Place 
and Lansing Street, beyond basic street tree 
planting or street lighting as otherwise required 
by this Code, in accordance with the Streetscape 
Plan of the Rincon Hill Area Plan. 

(B) Open space must meet the following 
standards: 

(i) Be in such locations and provide such 
ingress and egress as will make the area conve- 
nient, safe, secure and easily accessible to the 
general public; 

(ii) Be appropriately landscaped; 

(iii) Be protected from uncomfortable winds; 

(iv) Incorporate ample seating and, if appro- 
priate, access to limited amounts of food and 
beverage service, which will enhance public use 
of the area; 

(v) Be well signed and accessible to the 
public during daylight hours; 

(vi) Be well lighted if the area is of the; type 
requiring artificial illumination; 

(vii) Be designed to enhance user safety and 
security; 

(viii) Be of sufficient size to be attractive 
and practical for its intended use; and 

(ix) Have access to drinking water and toi- 
lets if feasible. 

(C) Maintenance. Open spaces shall be 
maintained at no public expense, except as might 
be provided for by any community facilities dis- 
trict that may be formed in the RH DTR. The 
owner of the property on which the open space is 
located shall maintain it by keeping the area 
clean and free of litter and keeping in a healthy 
state any plant material that is provided. Con- 
ditions intended to assure continued mainte- 
nance of the open space for the actual lifetime of 
the building giving rise to the open space require- 
ment may be imposed in accordance with the 
provisions of Section 309.1. 



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(D) Informational Plaque. Prior to issu- 
ance of a permit of occupancy, a plaque of no less 
than 24 inches by 36 inches in size shall be 
placed in a publicly conspicuous location outside 
the building at street level, or at the site of any 
publicly-accessible open space, identifying said 
open space feature and its location, stating the 
right of the public to use the space and the hours 
of use, describing its principal required features 
(e.g., number of seats, availability of food ser- 
vice) and stating the name and address of the 
owner or owner's agent responsible for mainte- 
nance. 

(E) The Zoning Administrator shall have 
authority to require a property owner to hold 
harmless the City and County of San Francisco, 
its officers, agents and employees, from any 
damage or injury caused by the design, construc- 
tion or maintenance of open space, and to require 
the owner or owners or subsequent owner or 
owners of the property to be solely liable for any 
damage or loss occasioned by any act or neglect 
in respect to the design, construction or mainte- 
nance of the open space. 

(f) Reduction of Ground Level Wind Cur- 
rents. 

(1) Requirement. New buildings and addi- 
tions to existing buildings shall be shaped, or 
other wind-baffling measures shall be adopted, 
so that the developments will not cause ground- 
level wind currents to exceed, more than 10 
percent of the time year-round, between 7:00 
a.m. and 6:00 p.m., the comfort level of 11 m.p.h. 
equivalent wind speed in areas of substantial 
pedestrian use and seven m.p.h. equivalent wind 
speed in public seating areas. The term "equiva- 
lent wind speed" shall mean an hourly mean 
wind speed adjusted to incorporate the effects of 
gustiness or turbulence on pedestrians. 

(2) When preexisting ambient wind speeds 
exceed the comfort level, or when a proposed 
building or addition may cause ambient wind 
speeds to exceed the comfort level, the building 
shall be designed to reduce the ambient wind 
speeds to meet the requirements. 



(3) Exception. The Zoning Administrator 
may allow the building or addition to add to the 
amount of time the comfort level is exceeded by 
the least practical amount if (i) it can be shown 
that a building or addition cannot be shaped and 
other wind-baffling measures cannot be adopted 
to meet the foregoing requirements without cre- 
ating an unattractive and ungainly building form 
and without unduly restricting the development 
potential of the building site in question, and (ii) 
the Zoning Administrator concludes that, be- 
cause of the limited amount by which the comfort 
level is exceeded, the addition is insubstantial. 

The Zoning Administrator shall not grant an 
exception, and, no building or addition shall be 
permitted that causes equivalent winds speeds 
to reach or exceed the hazard level of 26 miles 
per hour for a single hour of the year. 

(g) Streetscape Standards. 
(1) Sidewalk Treatments. 

(A) For all frontages abutting a public side- 
walk, the project sponsor is required to install 
sidewalk widening, street trees, lighting, decora- 
tive paving, seating and landscaping in accor- 
dance with the Streetscape Plan of the Rincon 
Hill Area Plan, developed by the Planning De- 
partment and approved by the Board of Super- 
visors. 

(B) Prior to approval by the Board of Super- 
visors of a Streetscape Plan for Rincon Hill, the 
Planning Commission, through the procedures of 
Section 309.1, shall require an applicant to in- 
stall sidewalk widening, street trees, lighting, 
decorative paving, seating, and landscaping in 
keeping with the intent of the Rincon Hill Area 
Plan of the General Plan and in accordance with 
subsections (C) — (F) below. 

(C) Sidewalk treatments shall comply with 
any applicable ordinances and with any appli- 
cable regulation of the Art Commission, the 
Department of Public Works and the Bureau of 
Light, Heat and Power of the Public Utility 
Commission regarding street lighting, sidewalk 
paving, and sidewalk landscaping. 

(D) The Streetscape Plan and any Commis- 
sion requirement pursuant to subsection (B) shall 
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hold harmless the City and County of San Fran- 
cisco, its officers, agents, and employees, from 
any damage or injury caused by reason of the 
design, construction or maintenance of the im- 
provements, and shall require the owner or own- 
ers or subsequent owner or owners of the respec- 
tive property to be solely liable for any damage or 
loss occasioned by any act. 

(E) Notwithstanding the provisions of this 
Section, an applicant shall apply for all required 
permits for changes to the legislated sidewalk 
widths and street improvements and pay all 
required fees. 

(F) The owner of the property is required to 
maintain all those improvements other than 
lighting. 

(2) Street Trees. Street trees shall be in- 
stalled by the owner or developer in the case of 
construction of a new building, relocation of a 
building, or addition of floor area equal to 20 
percent or more of an existing building when 
such construction, relocation or addition occurs 
on any site in the RH DTR. Street trees shall be 
provided according to the provisions of Section 
143(b), (c) and (d). In addition, street trees shall: 

(A) be planted at least one foot back from 
the curb line; 

(B) have a minimum 2 inch caliper, mea- 
sured at breast height; 

(C) branch a minimum of 8 feet above side- 
walk grade; 

(D) where in the public right-of way, be 
planted in a sidewalk opening at least 16 square 
feet, and have a minimum soil depth of 3 feet 6 
inches; 

(E) where planted in individual basins rather 
than a landscaped planting bed, be protected by 
a tree grate with a removable inner ring to 
provide for the tree's growth over time; 

(F) provide a below -grade environment with 
nutrient-rich soils, free from overly-compacted 
soils, and generally conducive to tree root devel- 
opment; 

(G) be irrigated, maintained and replaced if 
necessary by the property owner, in accordance 
with Sec. 174 of the Public Works Code; and 



(H) be planted in a continuous soil-filled 
trench parallel to the curb, such that the basin 
for each tree is connected. 

(3) Mid-Block Pedestrian Pathways. For 

developments on Assessor's Blocks 3744 — 3748, 
the Commission may require, pursuant to Sec- 
tion 309.1, the applicant to provide a mid-block 
pedestrian pathway for the entire depth of their 
property where called for by the Rincon Hill Area 
Plan of the General Plan. This pathway shall be 
designed in accordance with the standards of 
this Section. 

(A) Design. The design of the pathwaj' shall 
meet the following minimum requirements: 

(i) Have a minimum width of 20 feet from 
building face to building face; 

(ii) Have a minimum clear walking width of 
10 feet free of any obstructions. 

(iii) Be open to the sky and free from all 
encroachments for that entire width, except for 
those permitted in front setbacks by Section 136 
of this Code; 

(iv) Provide such ingress and egress as will 
make the area easily accessible to the general 
public; 

(v) Be protected from uncomfortable wind, 
as called for elsewhere in this Code; 

(vi) Be publicly accessible, as defined else- 
where in this Section; 

(vii) Be provided with special paving, furni- 
ture, landscaping, and other amenities that fa- 
cilitate pedestrian use; 

(viii) Be provided with ample pedestrian 
lighting to ensure pedestrian comfort and safety; 

(ix) Be free of any changes in grade or steps 
not required by the natural topography of the 
underlying hill; and 

(x) Be fronted by active ground floor uses, 
such as individual townhouse residential units, 
to the greatest extent possible. 

(B) Prior to issuance of a permit of occu- 
pancy, informational signage directing the gen- 
eral public to the pathway shall be placed in a 
publicly conspicuous outdoor location at street 
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use the space and the hours of use, and the name 
and address of the owner or owner's agent re- 
sponsible for maintenance. 

(C) The owner of the property on which the 
pathway is located shall maintain it by keeping 
the area clean and free of litter and keeping in a 
functional and healthy state any street furni- 
ture, lighting and/or plant material that is pro- 
vided. 

(D) Notwithstanding the provisions of this 
subsection, an applicant shall obtain all required 
permits for changes to the legislated sidewalk 
and street improvements and pay all required 
fees. 

(E) The property owner or owners must 
hold harmless the City and County of San Fran- 
cisco, its officers, agents, and employees, from 
any damage or injury caused by reason of the 
design, construction or maintenance of the im- 
provements, and shall require the owner or own- 
ers or subsequent owner or owners of the respec- 
tive property to be solely liable for any damage or 
loss occasioned by any act. (Added by Ord. 217- 
05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 269-07, 
File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 828. TRANSBAY DOWNTOWN 
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (TB-DTR). 

The Transbay Downtown Residential Dis- 
trict, which is wholly within the Transbay Rede- 
velopment Project Area, comprises mostly pub- 
licly owned parcels containing infrastructure or 
underutilized land related to the Transbay Ter- 
minal and former Embarcadero Freeway. This 
district generally extends along the north side of 
Folsom Street from Spear to Essex Streets, and 
between Main and Beale Streets to the north 
side of Howard Street. Laid out in the Transbay 
Redevelopment Plan and its companion docu- 
ments, including the Design for the Development 
and the Development Controls and Design Guide- 
lines for the Transbay Redevelopment Project, is 
the comprehensive vision for this underutilized 
area as a high-density, predominantly residen- 
tial, district within walking distance of the down- 
town core, transit facilities, and the waterfront. 
The plan for the district includes: a mix of 



widely-spaced high-rises, mixed with a street- 
defining base of low- and mid-rise buildings with 
ground floor townhouses; a public open space on 
part of the block bounded by Folsom, Beale, 
Howard, and Main Streets; ground-floor retail 
along Folsom Street; and several new alleyways 
to break up the size of the blocks. 

(a) Basic Controls. Development controls 
for this district are established in the Transbay 
Redevelopment Plan as approved by the Plan- 
ning Commission on December 9, 2004, and 
January 13, 2005, specifically the Development 
Controls and Design Guidelines for the Transbay 
Redevelopment Project. On matters to which 
these Redevelopment documents are silent, con- 
trols in this Code pertaining to the C-3-0 District 
shall apply. (Added by Ord. 94-06, File No. 050182, 
App. 5/19/2006) 

SEC. 890. DEFINITIONS FOR MIXED 
USE DISTRICTS. 

This and the following Sections provide the 
definitions for Mixed Use Districts. In case of 
conflict between the following definitions and 
those set forth in Sections 102 through 102.28 
and in Article 2, the following definitions shall 
prevail for Mixed Use Districts, unless the only 
definition or definitions referred to for a zoning 
category are ones in Sections 102 through 102.28 
or in Article 2. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 
4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.2. AMBULANCE SERVICE. 

A retail use which provides medically related 
transportation services. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.4. AMUSEMENT GAME 
ARCADE (MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT 
DEVICES). 

A retail use which provides 11 or more amuse- 
ment games such as video games, pinball ma- 
chines, or other such similar mechanical and 
electronic amusement devices, as regulated in 
Sections 1036 through 1036.35 of the Police 
Code. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 



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SEC. 890.6. ANIMAL HOSPITAL. 

A retail use which provides medical care and 
accessory boarding services for animals, not in- 
cluding a commercial kennel as specified in Sec- 
tion 224(c) of this Code. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.7. AUTOMOBILE PARKING 
LOT, COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL. 

A use which provides temporary parking ac- 
commodations on an open lot or lot surrounded 
by a fence or wall for private automobiles, trucks, 
vans, bicycles and/or motorcycles for residents 
and visitors of residents of the vicinity, without 
parking of commercial vehicles, recreational ve- 
hicles, mobile homes, boats or other vehicles or 
long-term storage of vehicles. (Added by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.8. AUTOMOBILE PARKING 
GARAGE, COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL. 

A use which provides temporary parking ac- 
commodations in a garage, or combination ga- 
rage and lot for private automobiles, trucks, 
vans, bicycles and/or motorcycles for residents 
and visitors of residents in the vicinity, without 
parking of commercial vehicles, recreational ve- 
hicles, mobile homes, boats or other vehicles or 
long-term storage of vehicles. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.9. AUTOMOBILE PARKING 
LOT, COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL. 

A use which provides temporary parking ac- 
commodations on an open lot or lot surrounded 
by a fence or wall for automobiles, vans, trucks, 
bicycles and/or motorcycles for operators, employ- 
ees, clients and/or visitors of a permitted, or 
approved conditional, nonresidential use in the 
vicinity, without parking of recreational vehicles, 
mobile homes, boats or other vehicles or storage 
of vehicles, goods or equipment. (Added by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.10. AUTOMOBILE PARKING 
GARAGE, COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL. 

A use which provides temporary parking ac- 
commodations in a garage, or combination ga- 



rage and lot, for automobiles, vans, trucks, bi- 
cycles and/or motorcycles for operators, employees, 
clients and/or visitors of a permitted, or ap- 
proved conditional, nonresidential use in the 
vicinity, without parking of recreational vehicles, 
mobile homes, boats or other vehicles or storage 
of vehicles, goods or equipment. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.11. AUTOMOBILE PARKING 
LOT, PUBLIC. 

A use which provides temporary parking ac- 
commodations for private automobiles, trucks, 
vans, bicycles or motorcycles on an open lot or lot 
surrounded by a fence or wall open to the general 
public, without parking of recreational vehicles, 
motor homes, boats or other vehicles, or storage 
of vehicles, goods or equipment. (Added by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.12. AUTOMOBILE PARKING 
GARAGE, PUBLIC. 

A use which provides temporary parking ac- 
commodations for automobiles, trucks, vans, bi- 
cycles or motorcycles in a garage open to the 
general public, without parking of recreational 
vehicles, mobile homes, boats or other vehicles, 
or storage of vehicles, goods or equipment. (Added 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.13. AUTOMOBILE SALE OR 
RENTAL. 

A retail use which provides vehicle sales or 
rentals whether conducted within a building or 
on an open lot. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 
4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 



SEC. 890.14. 
STATION. 



AUTOMOTIVE GAS 



A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides motor fuels, lubricating oils, air, and water 
directly into motor vehicles and without provid- 
ing automotive repair services, and which also 
includes self-service operations which sell motor 
fuel only. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 



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SEC. 890.15. AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR. 

A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides any of the following automotive repair 
services when conducted within an enclosed build- 
ing having no openings, other than fixed win- 
dows or exits required by law, located within 50 
feet of any R District: minor auto repair, engine 
repair, rebuilding, or installation of power train 
components, reconditioning of badly worn or 
damaged motor vehicle, collision service, or full 
body paint spraying. It may include other ser- 
vices for automobiles including, but not limited 
to, accessory towing, if all towed vehicles stored 
on the premises are limited to those vehicles 
which are to be repaired on the premises. (Added 
by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.16. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE. 

A retail use which provides services for motor 
vehicles including automotive gas station, auto- 
motive service station, automotive repair, and 
automotive wash. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 

4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.18. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 
STATION. 

A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides motor fuels and lubricating oils directly 
into motor vehicles and minor auto repairs (ex- 
cluding engine repair, rebuilding, or installation 
of power train components, reconditioning of 
badly worn or damaged motor vehicles, collision 
service, or full body paint spraying) and services 
which remain incidental to the principal sale of 
motor fuel. Repairs shall be conducted within no 
more than three enclosed service bays in build- 
ings having no openings, other than fixed win- 
dows or exits required by law, located within 50 
feet of any R District. It may include other 



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incidental services for automobiles including, 
but not limited to, accessory towing, if the num- 
ber of towing vehicles does not exceed one, and 
all towed vehicles stored on the premises are 
limited to those vehicles which are to be repaired 
on the premises. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 
4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.19. MOTOR VEHICLE TOW 
SERVICE. 

A service use which provides vehicle towing 
service, including accessory vehicle storage, when 
all tow trucks used and vehicles towed by the use 
are parked or stored on the premises. (Added by 
Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.20. AUTOMOTIVE WASH. 

A retail automotive service use which pro- 
vides cleaning and polishing of motor vehicles, 
including self-service operations, when such clean- 
ing and polishing are conducted within an en- 
closed building having no openings, other than 
fixed windows or exits required by law located 
within 50 feet of any R District, and which has 
an off-street waiting and storage area outside 
the building which accommodates at least V4 the 
hourly capacity in vehicles of the enclosed opera- 
tions. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; 
amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.21. AWNING. 

A light roof-like structure, supported entirely 
by the exterior wall of a building; consisting of a 
fixed or movable frame covered with cloth, plas- 
tic or metal; extending over doors, windows, 
and/or show windows; with the purpose of pro- 
viding protection from sun and rain and/or em- 
bellishment of the facade; as further regulated in 
Sections 4505 and 5211 of the Building Code. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.22. BAR. 

A retail use which provides on-site alcoholic 
beverage sales for drinking on the premises, 
including bars serving beer, wine and/or liquor to 
the customer where no person under 21 years of 
age is admitted (with Alcoholic Beverage Control 



[ABC] licenses 42, 48, or 61) and drinking estab- 
lishments serving liquor (with ABC licenses 47 
or 49) in conjunction with other uses which 
admit minors, such as restaurants, movie the- 
aters, and other entertainment. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.23. BUSINESS GOODS AND 
EQUIPMENT SALES AND REPAIR 
SERVICE. 

A service use which involves the sale, rental, 
installation, servicing and/or repair of business 
goods and equipment including the following 
items: office machines and business equipment; 
calipers, gauges and other precision instru- 
ments; cameras and other optical equipment; 
medical, scientific, musical or navigational in- 
struments; fire safety and security systems and 
equipment; and other similar business machines 
and equipment. It also includes motor, machine, 
engine and tool repair; welding and blacksmith 
services; furnace, boiler, tank and chimney main- 
tenance and repair; sign manufacture and re- 
pair; mannequin service; and other similar ser- 
vices. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.24. CANOPY. 

A light roof-like structure, supported by the 
exterior wall of a building and on columns or 
wholly on columns, consisting of a fixed or mov- 
able frame covered with approved cloth, plastic 
or metal, extending over entrance doorways only, 
with the purpose of providing protection from 
sun and rain and embellishment of the facade, as 
further regulated in Sections 4505, 4506, 4508, 
and 5213 of the Building Code. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.25. CATERING SERVICES. 

A service use which involves the preparation 
and delivery of goods including the following 
items: food, beverages; balloons, flowers, plants, 
party decorations and favors; or cigarettes/ 
candy. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.27. COMMERCIAL USES. 

Commercial uses include those uses listed in 
Sections 218 through 227 of Article 2 of this 
Code. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 



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SEC. 890.28. DESIGN PROFESSIONAL. 

An office use which provides professional 
design services to the general public or to other 
businesses and includes architectural, landscape 
architectural, engineering, interior design and 
industrial design services. It does not include (1) 
the design services of graphic artists or other 
visual artists which are included in the defini- 
tion of arts activities described in Section 102.2 
of this Code; (2) the services of advertising agen- 
cies or other services which are included in the 
definition of professional service activities de- 
scribed in Section 890.108 of this Code or admin- 
istrative services, financial services or medical 
service activities as identified in Sections 890.106, 
890.110 or 890.114 of this Code. (Added by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.30. DRIVE-UP FACILITY. 

A structure designed for drive-to or drive- 
through trade which provides service to patrons 
while in private motor vehicles; excluding gas 
stations, service stations, auto repair garages 
and automotive wash, as defined in Sections 
890.14, 890.15, 890.18 and 890.20 of this Code. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.34. EATING AND DRINKING 
USE. 

A retail use which provides food and/or bev- 
erages for either on-site or off-site food consump- 
tion including bars, full-service restaurants, fast- 
food restaurants, and take-out food. (Added by 
Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.36. ENTERTAINMENT, ADULT. 

A retail use which includes the following: 
adult bookstore, as defined by Section 791 of the 
Police Code; adult theater, as defined by Section 
791 of the Police Code; and encounter studio, as 
defined by Section 1072.1 of the Police Code. 
Such use shall be located no less than 1,000 feet 
from another adult entertainment use. (Added 
by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.37. ENTERTAINMENT, OTHER. 

In the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts, a 
retail use, other than adult entertainment, as 



defined in Section 890.36 of this Code, which 
provides live entertainment, including dramatic 
and musical performances, and/or operates as a 
dance hall which provides amplified taped music 
for dancing on the premises, including bat not 
limited to those defined in Section 1060 of the 
Police Code. Other entertainment also includes a 
bowling alley, billiard parlor, shooting gallery, 
skating rink and other commercial recreational 
activity, but it excludes amusement game ar- 
cades, as defined in Section 890.4 of this Code 
and regulated in Section 1036 of the Police Code. 
For South of Market Districts, see Section 102.17. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.38. OPEN AIR SALES. 

A retail use involving open air sale of new 
and/or used merchandise, except vehicles, but 
including agricultural products, crafts and/or art 
work. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.39. GIFT STORE— 
TOURIST-ORIENTED. 

A retail use which involves the marketing of 
small art goods, gifts, souvenirs, curios, novelties 
to the public, particularly those who are visitors 
to San Francisco rather than local residents. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.44. HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL 
CENTER. 

A public or private institutional use which 
provides medical facilities for inpatient care, 
medical offices, clinics, and laboratories. It shall 
also include employee or student dormitories 
adjacent to medical facilities when the dormito- 
ries are operated by and affiliated with a medical 
institution. The institution must have met the 
applicable provisions of Section 304.5 of this 
Code concerning institutional master plans. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.46. HOTEL, TOURIST. 

A retail use which provides tourist accommo- 
dations including guest rooms or suites, which 
are intended or designed to be used, rented, or 
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to occupy the room for less than 32 consecutive 
days. This definition also applies to buildings 
containing six or more guest rooms designated 
and certified as tourist units, under Chapter 41 
of the San Francisco Administrative Code. For 
purposes of this Code, a "tourist hotel" does not 
include a tourist motel, which contains guest 
rooms or suites which are independently acces- 
sible from the outside, with garage or parking 
space located on the lot, and designed for, or 
occupied by, automobile-traveling transient visi- 
tors. Tourist hotels shall be designed to include 
all lobbies, offices and internal circulation to 
guest rooms and suites within and integral to the 
same enclosed building or buildings as the guest 
rooms or suites. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 
4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.47. HOTEL, RESIDENTIAL. 

A hotel, as defined in Chapter 41 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code, which contains 
one or more residential hotel units. A residential 
hotel unit is a guest room as defined in Section 
203.7 of Chapter XII, Part II of the San Francisco 
Municipal Code (Housing Code), which had been 
occupied by a permanent resident on September 
23, 1979, or any guest room designated as a 
residential unit pursuant to Sections 41.6 or 71.7 
of Chapter 41 of the San Francisco Administra- 
tive Code. Residential hotels are further defined 
and regulated in the Residential Hotel Unit 
Conversion and Demolition Ordinance, Chapter 
41 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.48. HOURS OF OPERATION. 

The permitted hours during which any com- 
mercial establishment, not including automated 
teller machines, may be open for business. 

(a) Other restrictions on the hours of opera- 
tion of movie theaters, adult entertainment, and 
other entertainment uses, as defined in Sections 
890.64, 890.36, and 890.38 of this Code, respec- 
tively, shall apply pursuant to provisions in Sec- 
tion 303(c)(5), when such uses are permitted as 
conditional uses. 



(b) Exception for Pharmacies. A pharmacy 
may qualify for the exception to operate on a 
24-hour basis provided in Section 790.48 of this 
Code. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; 
amended by Ord. 184-97, App. 5/16/97) 

SEC. 890.50. INSTITUTIONS, OTHER. 

A public or private, nonprofit or profit- 
making use, excluding hospitals and medical 
centers, which provides services to the commu- 
nity, and meets the applicable provisions of Sec- 
tion 304.5 of this Code concerning institutional 
master plans, including but not limited to the 
following: 

(a) Assembly and Social Service. A use 

which provides social, fraternal, counseling or 
recreational gathering services to the commu- 
nity. It includes a private noncommercial club- 
house, lodge, meeting hall, family or district 
association, recreation building, or community 
facility not publicly owned. It also includes an 
unenclosed recreation area or noncommercial 
horticulture area not publicly owned. 

(b) Child Care. A use which provides less 
than 24-hour care for children by licensed per- 
sonnel and which meets the requirements of the 
State of California and other authorities. 

(c) Educational Service. A use certified 
by the Western Association of Schools and Col- 
leges which provides educational services such 
as a school, college or university. It may include, 
on the same premises, employee or student dor- 
mitories and other housing operated by and 
affiliated with the institution. 

(d) Religious Facility. A use which pro- 
vides religious services to the community such as 
a church, temple or synagogue. It may include on 
the same lot, the housing of persons who engage 
in supportive activity for the institution. 

(e) Residential Care. A medical use which 
provides lodging, board, and care for one day or 
more to persons in need of specialized aid by 
personnel licensed by the State of California and 
which provides no outpatient services; including 
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home, or home for the treatment of the addictive, 
contagious, or other diseases or physiological 
disorders. 

(f) Job Training. A use which provides job 
training and may also provide vocational coun- 
seling and job referrals. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87; Ord. 36-08, File No. 080157, App. 
3/17/2008) 

SEC. 890.51. JEWELRY STORE. 

A retail use which primarily involves the sale 
of jewelry to the general public. It may involve 
sales of precious stones, gems, precious metals, 
gold and silver or clocks and watches. Repair 
services or setting, custom design or manufac- 
ture of individual pieces of jewelry may also be 
provided. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.54. LIGHT MANUFACTURING, 
WHOLESALE SALES, STORAGE. 

A commercial use, including light manufac- 
turing, wholesale sales, and storage, as defined 
in Subsections (a), (b) and (c) below. 

(a) Light Manufacturing. A nonretail use 
which provides for the fabrication or production 
of goods, by hand or machinery, for distribution 
to retailers or wholesalers for resale off the 
premises, primarily involving the assembly, pack- 
aging, repairing, or processing of previously pre- 
pared materials, when conducted in an enclosed 
building having no openings other than fixed 
windows or exits required by law located within 
50 feet of any R District. Light manufacturing 
uses include production and custom activities 
usually involving individual or special design, or 
handiwork, such as the following fabrication or 
production activities defined by the Standard 
Industrial Classification Code Manual as light 
manufacturing uses: 

(1) Food processing, not including mecha- 
nized assembly line production of canned or 
bottled goods; 

(2) Apparel and other garment products; 

(3) Furniture and fixtures; 

(4) Printing and publishing of books or news- 
paper; 

(5) Leather products; 



(6) Pottery; 

(7) Glass blowing; 

(8) Measuring, analyzing, and controlling 
instruments; photographic, medical and optical 
goods; watches and clocks. 

It shall not include the chemical processing of 
materials or the use of any machine that has 
more than five horsepower capacity, nor shall the 
mechanical equipment required for the use, to- 
gether with related floor space used primarily by 
the operators of such equipment, in aggregate 
occupy more than V4 of the total gross floor area 
of the use. 

It shall be not include a trade shop, as 
defined in Section 890.124 of this Code, or a 
heavy industrial use subject to Section 226(e) 
through (w) of this Code. It shall not include 
general or heavy manufacturing uses, not de- 
scribed in this Subsection (a). 

(b) Wholesale Sales. A nonretail use which 
exclusively provides goods or commodities for 
resale or business use, including accessory stor- 
age. It shall not include a nonaccessory storage 
warehouse. 

(c) Storage. A commercial use which snores, 
within an enclosed building, household goods, 
contractors' equipment, building materials or 
goods or materials used by other businesses at 
other locations. This use shall not include the 
storage of waste, salvaged materials, automo- 
biles, inflammable or highly combustible mate- 
rials, and wholesale goods or commodities. This 
use shall include retail self-storage facilities for 
household goods. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 
4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.56. LOT SIZE (PER 
DEVELOPMENT). 

The permitted gross lot area for new construc- 
tion or expansion of existing development. "Lot" 
is defined in Section 102.12. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.58. MARQUEE. 

A permanent roofed structure attached to 
and supported entirely by a building, including 
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said marquee, no part of which shall be used for 
occupancy or storage. The purpose of the struc- 
ture is to provide protection from sun and rain or 
embellishment of the facade, as further regu- 
lated in Sections 414 and 4506 of the Building 
Code. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.60. MASSAGE 
ESTABLISHMENT. 

A retail use as defined in Section 1900 of the 
Health Code, provided that the massage estab- 
lishment has first obtained a permit from the 
Department of Public Health pursuant to Sec- 
tion 1908 of the San Francisco Health Code, and 
provided that the use is located no less than 
1,000 feet from the premises of any other mas- 
sage establishment; except that these require- 
ments shall not apply where: (a) massage ser- 
vices are incidental to the institutional uses 
permitted in Sections 790.44 and 790.50 of this 
Code or to the use by an individual member of 
the facilities of a health club, gymnasium, or 
other facility with a regular membership which 
health club, gymnasium or other facility is used 
primarily for instruction and training in body 
building, exercising, reducing, sports, dancing, 
or other similar physical activities, or (2) the 
only massage service provided is chair massage, 
such service is visible to the public, and custom- 
ers are fully-clothed at all times. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, 
App. 11/20/2006) 

SEC. 890.62. MORTUARY. 

A retail use which provides funeral services, 
funeral preparation, or burial arrangements, in- 
cluding retail establishments that predomi- 
nantly sell or offer for sale caskets, tombstones, 
or other funerary goods. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 112-98, App. 
4/2/98) 

SEC. 890.64. MOVIE THEATER. 

A retail use other than an adult theater, 
regulated as adult entertainment, defined in 
Section 890.36 of this Code, which displays mo- 
tion pictures, slides, or closed-circuit television 
pictures. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 



SEC. 890.68. NEIGHBORHOOD-SERVING 
BUSINESS. 

A neighborhood-serving business cannot be 
defined by the type of use, but rather by the 
characteristics of its customers, types of merchan- 
dise or service, its size, trade area, and the 
number of similar establishments in other neigh- 
borhoods. The primary clientele of a "neighbor- 
hood-serving business," by definition, is com- 
prised of customers who live and/or work nearby. 

While a neighborhood-serving business may 
derive revenue from customers outside the im- 
mediately surrounding neighborhood, it is not 
dependent on out-of-neighborhood clientele. 

A neighborhood-serving use provides goods 
and/or services which are needed by residents 
and workers in the immediate neighborhood to 
satisfy basic personal and household needs on a 
frequent and recurring basis, and which if not 
available require trips outside of the neighbor- 
hood. 

A use may be more or less neighborhood- 
serving depending upon its trade area. Uses 
which, due to the nature of their products and 
services, tend to be more neighborhood-serving, 
are those which sell convenience items such as 
groceries, personal toiletries, magazines, and 
personal services such as cleaners, laundromats, 
and film processing. Uses which tend to be less 
neighborhood-oriented are those which sell more 
specialized, more expensive, less frequently pur- 
chased comparison goods such as automobiles 
and furniture. 

For many uses (such as stores selling ap- 
parel, household goods, and variety merchan- 
dise), whether a business is neighborhood- 
serving depends on the size of the establishment: 
The larger the use, the larger the trade area, 
hence the less neighborhood-oriented. 

Whether a business is neighborhood-serving 
or not also depends in part on the number and 
availability of other similar establishments in 
other neighborhoods: the more widespread the 
use, the more likely that it is neighborhood- 
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SEC. 890.69. NON-AUTO VEHICLE 
SALES OR RENTAL, LIGHT AND MARINE 
VEHICLES. 

A retail use offering new or used bicycles, 
scooters, motorcycles, boats or other marine ve- 
hicles for sale, rent or lease when conducted 
entirely within an enclosed building. (Added by 
Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.70. OFFICE USE. 

As used in this Article an office use is space 
within a structure intended or primarily suitable 
for occupancy by persons or entities which per- 
form for their own benefit or provide to others at 
that location administrative services, design ser- 
vices, professional services, financial services or 
medical services as defined in Sections 890.28, 
890.106, 890.108, 890.110 and 890.114. It does 
not include business services as defined in Sec- 
tion 890.111 or the office functions which are 
permitted by this Code as uses which are neces- 
sary to another permitted use. (Added by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.71. OUTDOOR ACTIVITY 
AREA. 

An area, not including primary circulation 
space or any public street, located outside of a 
building or in a courtyard which is provided for 
the use or convenience of patrons of a commer- 
cial establishment including, but not limited to, 
newspaper sales, sitting, eating, drinking, danc- 
ing, and food service activities. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.80. PUBLIC USE. 

A publicly or privately owned use which 
provides public services to the community, whether 
conducted within a building or on an open lot, 
and which has operating requirements which 
necessitate location within the district, including 
civic structures such as museums, post offices, 
administrative offices of government agencies, 
public libraries, police stations, transportation 
facilities, utility installations, including Internet 
Services Exchange, and wireless transmission 
facilities. Such use shall not include service 



yards, machine shops, garages, incinerators and 
publicly operated parking in a garage or lot. 
Public uses shall also include a community recy- 
cling collection center, as defined in Subsection 
(a) below. 

(a) Community Recycling Collection 
Center. A public use, which collects, stores or 
handles recyclable materials, including glass and 
glass bottles, newspaper, aluminum, paper and 
paper products, plastic and other materials which 
may be processed and recovered, if within a 
completely enclosed container or building, hav- 
ing no openings other than fixed windows or 
exits required by law. This use shall not include 
the storage, exchange, packing, disassembling or 
handling of waste, used furniture and household 
equipment, used cars in operable condition, used 
or salvaged machinery, or salvaged housewreck- 
ing and structural steel materials and equip- 
ment. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; 
amended by Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, App. 
5/24/2002) 

SEC. 890.84. RESIDENTIAL 
CONVERSION. 

The change in occupancy (as defined and 
regulated by the Building Code) of an3 r residen- 
tial use to a nonresidential use. This definition 
shall not apply to conversions of residential 
hotels as defined and regulated in Chapter 41 of 
the San Francisco Administrative Code. (Added 
by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.86. RESIDENTIAL 
DEMOLITION. 

The demolition (as defined by the Building 
Code) of any building or structure or portion 
thereof containing a residential use. This defini- 
tion shall not apply to conversions of residential 
hotels as defined and regulated in Chapter 41 of 
the San Francisco Administrative Code. (Added 
by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.88. RESIDENTIAL USE. 

A use which provides housing for San Fran- 
cisco residents, rather than visitors, including a 
dwelling unit or group housing, as defined in 
Subsections (a) and (b) below, or a residential 



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hotel, as defined in Section 890.47 of this Code 
and in Chapter 41 of the San Francisco Admin- 
istrative Code. 

(a) Dwelling Unit. A residential use which 
consists of a suite of two or more rooms and 
includes sleeping, bathing, cooking, and eating 
facilities, and has only one kitchen. 



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(b) Group Housing. A residential use which 
provides lodging or both meals and lodging with- 
out individual cooking facilities for a week or 
more at a time in a space not defined as a 
dwelling unit. Group housing includes, but is not 
limited to, a roominghouse, boarding house, guest 
house, lodging house, residence club, commune, 
fraternity and sorority house, monastery, nun- 
nery, convent, and ashram. It also includes group 
housing operated by a medical or educational 
institution when not located on the same lot as 
such institution. 

(c) Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Unit. 

A dwelling unit or group housing room consisting 
of no more than one occupied room with a maxi- 
mum gross floor area of 350 square feet and 
meeting the Housing Code's minimum floor area 
standards. The unit may have a bathroom in 
addition to the occupied room. As a dwelling 
unit, it would have a cooking facility and bath- 
room. As a group housing room, it would share a 
kitchen with one or more other single room 
occupancy unit/s in the same building and may 
also share a bathroom. A single room occupancy 
building (or "SRO" building) is one that contains 
one or more SRO units and non nonaccessory 
living space. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/ 
87; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94) 

SEC. 890.90. RESTAURANT, FAST-FOOD 
(SMALL). 

(a) A retail eating or eating and drinking 
use which provides quick food service for con- 
sumption on and off the premises and which 
exhibits the following characteristics: 

(1) Contains fewer than 50 seats and less 
than 1,500 square feet of gross floor area; 

(2) A limited menu of ready-to-eat food pre- 
pared in advance of customer orders, or food 
which is able to be quickly prepared for consump- 
tion on or off the premises; 

(3) Food served in disposable wrappers or 
containers; 

(4) Food is ordered and served at customer 
service counter; 

(5) Food is paid for prior to consumption; 



(6) Food available upon a short waiting 
time. 

It includes but is not limited to delicatessens, 
ice cream and cookie stores, sandwich shops, and 
bakeries. It does not apply to retail general or 
specialty grocery or confectionery stores. When a 
fast-food restaurant operates within and in con- 
junction with another retail use, such as a retail 
grocery store, the area of the fast-food restaurant 
shall be measured to include the area devoted to 
food preparation and service, seating and sepa- 
rate public food service counters excluding fish, 
poultry and meat counters. 

(b) It may provide on-site beer and/or wine 
sales for drinking on the premises (with ABC 
licenses 40 or 60). If it serves liquor for drinking 
on the premises (with ABC licenses 47 or 48), or 
does not admit minors (with ABC licenses 42 or 
61), then it shall also be considered a bar, as 
defined in Section 890.22 of this Code. 

(c) It shall be conducted in accordance with 
the following conditions: 

( 1) All debris boxes shall be kept in enclosed 
structures. 

(2) The operator shall be responsible for 
cleaning the sidewalk within a one-block radius 
daily to maintain the sidewalk free of paper or 
other litter during its business hours, in accor- 
dance with Article 1, Section 34 of the San 
Francisco Police Code. 

(3) Noise and odors shall be contained within 
the premises so as not to be a nuisance to nearby 
residents or neighbors. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.91. RESTAURANT, FAST-FOOD 
(LARGE). 

(a) A retail eating or eating and drinking 
use which provides quick food service to a high 
volume of customers at a high turnover rate, and 
which exhibits the following characteristics: 

(1) Contains 50 or more seats or gross floor 
area of 1,500 square feet or more; 

(2) A limited menu of ready-to-eat food pre- 
pared in advance of customer orders, or food 
which is able to be quickly prepared for consump- 
tion on or off the premises; 



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(3) Food served in disposable wrappers or 
containers; 

(4) Food is ordered and served at customer 
service counter; 

(5) Food is paid for prior to consumption; 

(6) Public food service area, including queu- 
ing areas and service counters without fixed 
seats, which counters are designed specifically 
for the sale and distribution of food and bever- 
ages; 

(7) Food available upon a short waiting 
time. 

It includes but is not limited to delicatessens, 
ice cream and cookie stores, sandwich shops, and 
bakeries. It does not apply to retail general or 
specialty grocery or confectionery stores. When a 
fast-food restaurant operates within and in con- 
junction with another retail use, such as a retail 
grocery store, the area of the fast-food restaurant 
shall be measured to include the area devoted to 
food preparation and service, seating and sepa- 
rate public food service counters excluding fish, 
poultry and meat counters. 

(b) It may provide on-site beer and/or wine 
sales for drinking on the premises (with ABC 
licenses 40 or 60). If it serves liquor for drinking 
on the premises (with ABC licenses 47 or 48), or 
does not admit minors (with ABC licenses 42 or 
61), then it shall also be considered a bar, as 
defined in Section 890.22 of this Code. 

(c) It shall be conducted in accordance with 
the following conditions: 

(1) All debris boxes shall be kept in enclosed 
structures. 

(2) The operator shall be responsible for 
cleaning the sidewalk within a one-block radius 
daily to maintain the sidewalk free of paper or 
other litter during its business hours, in accor- 
dance with Article 1, Section 34 of the San 
Francisco Police Code. 

(3) Noise and odors shall be contained within 
the premises so as not to be a nuisance to nearby 
residents or neighbors. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87) 



SEC. 890.92. RESTAURANT, 
FULL-SERVICE. 

A retail eating or eating and drinking use 
which serves food to customers primarily for 
consumption on the premises, and is not specifi- 
cally designed to attract and accommodate high 
customer volumes or turnover. 

It has seating and serves prepared, ready-to- 
eat cooked foods for consumption on the pre- 
mises. Guests typically order and receive food 
and beverage while seated on the premises and 
pay for service after the meal is served. 

It includes, but is not limited to lunch counters, 
coffee shops, soda fountains and full-service din- 
ing establishments. It is distinct and separate 
from a small or large fast-food restaurant, as 
defined in Sections 890.90 and 890.91 cf this 
Code. 

It may provide on-site beer and/or wine sales 
for drinking on the premises (with ABC licenses 
40 or 60). If it serves liquor for drinking on the 
premises (with ABC licenses 47 or 48), or does 
not admit minors (with ABC licenses 42 or 61), 
then it shall also be considered a bar, as defined 
in Section 890.22 of this Code. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.100. SALES AND SERVICES, 
NONRETAIL. 

A commercial use which provides goods and/or 
services primarily to other businesses rather 
than to the general public, including light manu- 
facturing, wholesale sales, storage and adminis- 
trative services, as defined in Sections 890.54 
and 890.106 of this Code, respectively. (Addsd by 
Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.102. SALES AND SERVICES, 
OTHER RETAIL. 

A retail use which provides goods and/or 
services but is not listed as a separate zoning 
category in zoning category numbers .41 through 
.63 of Sections 810 through 812 of this Code, 
including, but not limited to sale or provision of 
the following goods and services: 

(a) General groceries; 



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(b) Specialty groceries such as cheese, con- 
fections, coffee, meat, produce; 

(c) Pharmaceutical drugs and personal toi- 
letries; 

(d) Personal items such as tobacco and maga- 
zines; 

(e) Self-service laundromats and dry clean- 
ing, where no portion of a building occupied by 
such use shall have any opening other than fixed 
windows and exits required by law within 50 feet 
of any R District; 

(f) Household goods and services (including 
paint, fixtures and hardware, but excluding other 
building materials); 

(g) Variety merchandise; 

(h) Florists and plant stores; 

(i) Apparel and accessories; 

(j) Antiques, art galleries and framing ser- 



vices; 



(k) Home furnishings, furniture and appli- 
ances; 

(1) Books, stationery, music and sporting 
goods; and 

(m) Toys, gifts, and photographic goods and 
services. 

It excludes tourist motels, as distinguished 
from tourist hotels in Section 890.46 of this 
Code, amusement game arcades and household 
goods self-storage facilities, which are included 
in "storage," defined in Section 790.117 of this 
Code. It also excludes the sale of heating fuel and 
the sale or rental of commercial equipment (ex- 
cluding office equipment) and construction ma- 
terials, other than paint, fixtures and hardware. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.104. SALES AND SERVICES, 
RETAIL. 

A commercial use which provides goods and/or 
services directly to the consumer and not for 
resale and is accessible to the general public. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 



SEC. 890.106. SERVICE, 
ADMINISTRATIVE. 

A use, generally an office use, which provides 
executive, management, administrative, clerical 
and other services exclusively to the business 
community and not to the general public. 

It does not include services which are avail- 
able to the general public. Administrative ser- 
vices may include accessory storage, but not the 
storage of building materials, contractor's equip- 
ment, or maintenance equipment for nonresiden- 
tial structures, or items, other than samples, for 
wholesale sale. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 
4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.108. SERVICE, 
PROFESSIONAL. 

A use, generally an office use, which provides 
professional services to the general public or to 
other businesses including, but not limited to, 
accounting, legal, consulting, insurance, real es- 
tate brokerage, advertising agencies, public re- 
lations agencies, computer and data processing 
services, employment agencies, management con- 
sultants and other similar consultants, tele- 
phone message services, and travel services. 

Within the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts, 
this definition shall also apply to building, plumb- 
ing, electrical, painting, roofing, furnace or pest 
control contractors and storage of incidental equip- 
ment and supplies used by them, if located 
entirely within an enclosed building having no 
openings other than fixed windows or exits re- 
quired by law within 50 feet of an R District, and 
if the storage of equipment and supplies does not 
occupy more than of the total gross floor area of 
the use. No processing of building materials, 
such as mixing of concrete or heating of asphalt 
shall be conducted on the premises. Parking, 
loading and unloading of all vehicles used by the 
contractor shall be located entirely within the 
building containing the use. 

This use shall not include research services 
of an industrial or scientific nature in a commer- 
cial or medical laboratory, other than routine 



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medical testing and analysis by a health-care 
professional or hospital. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 
4/6/90) 



ment with a true copy of the license issued to it 
by the State of California. (Added by Ord. 131- 
87, App. 4/24/87; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, 
App. 11/26/2007) 



SEC. 890.110. SERVICE, FINANCIAL. 

A use, which provides banking services and 
products to the public, such as banks, savings 
and loans, and credit unions, when occupying 
more than 15 feet of linear frontage or 200 
square feet of gross floor area. Any applicant for 
a financial service use shall provide the Planning 
Department with a true copy of the license 
issued to it by the State of California. (Added by 
Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87 amended by Ord. 115- 
90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, 
App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 890.111. SERVICE, BUSINESS. 

A use which provides the following kinds of 
services to businesses and/or to the general pub- 
lic: radio and television stations; newspaper bu- 
reaus; magazine and trade publication publish- 
ing; desktop publishing; product testing 
laboratories; microfilm recording; slide duplicat- 
ing; bulk mail services; parcel shipping services; 
parcel labeling and packaging services; messen- 
ger delivery/courier services; uniform security 
services; sign painting and lettering services; 
building maintenance services; interior decorat- 
ing services. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.112. SERVICE, LIMITED 
FINANCIAL. 

A retail use which provides banking services, 
when not occupying more than 15 feet of linear 
frontage or 200 square feet of gross floor area. 
Automated teller machines, if installed within 
such a facility or on an exterior wall as a walk-up 
facility, are included in this category; however, 
these machines are not subject to the hours of 
operation, as defined in Section 890.48 of this 
Code and set forth in zoning category number .27 
of Sections 810 through 812 of this Code for each 
district. Any applicant for a limited financial 
service use shall provide the Planning Depart- 



SEC. 890.113. SERVICE, FRINGE 
FINANCIAL. 

A retail use that provides banking seirvices 
and products to the public and is owned or 
operated by a "check casher" as defined in Cali- 
fornia Civil Code Section 1789.31, as amended 
from time to time, or by a "licensee" as defined in 
California Financial Code Section 23001(d), as 
amended from time to time. Any applicant for a 
fringe financial service use shall provide the 
Planning Department with a true copy of the 
license issued to it by the State of California. 
(Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007) 

SEC. 890.114. SERVICE, MEDICAL. 

A use, generally an office use, which provides 
medical and allied health services to the indi- 
vidual by physicians, surgeons, dentists, podia- 
trists, psychologists, psychiatrists, acupunctur- 
ists, chiropractors, or any other health-care 
professionals when licensed by a State-sanc- 
tioned Board overseeing the provision of medi- 
cally oriented services. It includes a clinic, pri- 
marily providing outpatient care in medical, 
psychiatric or other health services, and not part 
of a hospital or medical center, as defined in 
Section 890.44 of this Code. (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, 
App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.116. SERVICE, PERSONAL. 

A retail use which provides grooming ser- 
vices to the individual, including salons, cos- 
metic services, tattoo parlors, and health spas, 
excluding massage establishments subject to Sec- 
tion 218.1 of this Code located within South of 
Market Districts, or instructional services not 
certified by the State Educational Agency, such 
as art, dance, exercise, martial arts, and music 
classes, except that in the South of Market 
Districts, arts activities falling within Section 



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102.2 shall not be considered personal services. 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended 
by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.118. STORY. 

That portion of a building included between 
the upper surface of any floor and the upper 
surface of the floor next above, except that the 
topmost story shall be that portion of a building 
included between the upper surface of the top- 
most floor and the ceiling or roof above. 

It shall include any mezzanine, or interme- 
diate level, the area of which does not exceed 
33V3% of the total area of the floor, provided that 
the mezzanine is an open and integral part of the 
story of which it is a portion and there is no more 
than one mezzanine level per story. 

(a) Basement. Space located below the first 
story of a building when such space is of suffi- 
cient floor to ceiling height for legal occupancy. 

(b) Story, First. The highest building story 
with a floor level which is not more than six feet 
above grade at the centerline of the frontage of 
the lot where grade is defined. 

(1) Grade. For purposes of this definition, 
"grade" is the point of elevation of the finished 
surface of the ground, paving or sidewalk at the 



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property line located along primary frontage, 
i.e., any street frontage between two consecutive 
streets or alleys where the total street frontage is 
entirely within a Chinatown Mixed Use District. 
If the lot has more than one property line or no 
property line located along primary frontage, the 
Zoning Administrator shall choose the property 
line facing a street or alley where the grade is 
defined. In such situations the Zoning Adminis- 
trator shall favor streets which serve as major 
transportation routes, major or secondary thor- 
oughfares, and streets along which other com- 
mercial districts are located. When the property 
line is five feet or more from the building front- 
age, grade shall be taken at the surface of the 
ground, paving or sidewalk along the building 
frontage. 

(2) The provisions of Section 102.11 of this 
Code shall apply to define the point of measure- 
ment at grade where the building steps laterally 
in relation to the street used to define "grade." 

(c) Story, Second. The story above the first 
story. 

(d) Story, Third and Above. The story or 
stories of a building above the second story and 
below the ceiling of the topmost story of a build- 
ing. (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.122. TAKE-OUT FOOD. 

A retail eating or eating and drinking use 
without seating which provides ready-to-eat food 
to a high volume of customers, who carry out the 
food for off-premises consumption. The take-out 
food is sold in disposable wrappers or containers 
ready-to-eat food which is prepared on the pre- 
mises and generally intended for immediate con- 
sumption off the premises. 

Take-out food includes, but is not limited to, 
delicatessens, ice cream and cookie stores, and 
retail bakeries. It does not include retail grocery 
stores with accessory take-out food activity, as 
described in Section 803.2(b)(1)(C) of this Code, 
or retail uses which sell prepackaged or bulk 
ready-to-eat foods with no on-site food prepara- 
tion area, such as confectionery or produce stores. 



It may include off-site beer, wine, and/or 
liquor sales for consumption off the premises 
(with ABC licenses 20 or 21). (Added by Ord. 
131-87, App. 4/24/87) 

SEC. 890.124. TRADE SHOP. 

A retail service use which provides custom- 
crafted goods and/or services for sale directly to 
the consumer, reserving some storefront space 
for display and retail service; if conducted within 
an enclosed building having no openings other 
than fixed windows or exits required by law 
located within 50 feet of any R District. A trade 
shop includes, but is not limited to: 

(a) Repair of personal apparel, accessories, 
household goods, appliances, furniture and simi- 
lar items, but excluding repair of motor vehicles 
and structures; 

(b) Upholstery services; 

(c) Carpentry; 

(d) Printing of a minor processing nature, 
including multicopy and blueprinting services 
and printing of pamphlets, brochures, resumes 
and small reports, but excluding printing of 
books, magazines or newspapers; 

(e) Tailoring; and 

(f) Other artisan craft uses, including fine 
arts uses. 

Within the South of Market Districts, arts 
activities falling within Section 102.2 shall not 
be considered trade shops. 

(g) Within South of Market Districts, this 
use shall include the offices of building, plumb- 
ing, electrical, painting, masonry, roofing, fur- 
nace or pest control contractors and storage of 
incidental equipment and supplies used by them, 
if located entirely within an enclosed building 
having no openings other than fixed windows or 
exits required by law within 50 feet of an R 
District. No processing of building materials, 
such as mixing of concrete or heating of asphalt 
shall be conducted on the premises. Parking, 
loading and unloading of all vehicles used by the 
contractor shall be located entirely within the 
building containing the use. 

Within the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts, it 
does not include any shop which uses a single 



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machine of more than five horsepower capacity, 
or a shop in which the mechanical equipment, 
together with related floor space used primarily 
by the operators of such equipment, occupies in 
the aggregate more than V3 of the total gross 
floor area of the use. A trade shop is distinct from 
light manufacturing, as defined in Section 
890.54(a) of this Code. (Added by Ord. 131-87, 
App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 
4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.130. USE SIZE 
(NONRESIDENTIAL). 

The permitted gross floor area allowed each 
individual nonresidential use. "Gross floor area" 
is defined in Section 102.9 of this Code. (Added 
by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.131. VEHICLE STORAGE, 
OPEN LOT. 

A use which provides for the storage of buses, 
recreational vehicles, mobile homes, trailers or 
boats and/or storage for more than 72 hours of 
other vehicles on an open lot. It shall not include 
rooftop storage. (Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 
4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.132. VEHICLE STORAGE, 
ENCLOSED LOT OR STRUCTURE. 

A use which provides for the storage of buses, 
recreational vehicles, mobile homes, trailers or 
boats and/or storage for more than 72 hours of 
other vehicles in an enclosed lot or structure. It 
shall not include rooftop storage. (Added by Ord. 
115-90, App. 4/6/90) 

SEC. 890.133. MEDICAL CANNABIS 
DISPENSARY. 

A medical cannabis dispensary shall be as 
defined by Section 3301(f) of the San Francisco 
Health Code provided that. 

(a) the medical cannabis dispensary has 
applied for a permit from the Department of 
Public Health pursuant to Section 3304 of the 
San Francisco Health Code; 



(b) if medical cannabis is smoked on the 
premises, the parcel containing the medical can- 
nabis dispensary is located not less than 1,000 
feet from the parcel containing the grounds of an 
elementary or secondary school, public or pri- 
vate, or a community facility that primarily 
serves persons under 18 years of age, or a recre- 
ation building as defined in Section 890.50(a) of 
this Code that primarily serves persons under 18 
years of age, unless not required by State law, 
and, regardless of whether medical cannabis is 
smoked on the premises, if the dispensary was 
not in operation as of April 1, 2005, as defined in 
Subsection (i), it is located not less than 1,000 
feet from the parcel containing the grounds, of an 
elementary or secondary school, public or pri- 
vate, or a community facility that primarily 
serves persons under 18 years of age, or a recre- 
ation building as defined in Section 890.50(a) of 
this Code that primarily serves persons under 18 
years of age; 

(c) if medical cannabis is smoked on the 
premises the dispensary shall provide adequate 
ventilation within the structure such that doors 
and/or windows are not left open for such pur- 
poses resulting in odor emission from the pre- 
mises; 

(d) regardless of whether medical cannabis 
is smoked on the premises the parcel containing 
the medical cannabis dispensary is not located 
on the same parcel as a facility providing sub- 
stance abuse services that is licensed or certified 
by the State of California or funded by the 
Department of Public Health; 

(e) no alcohol is sold or distributed on the 
premises for on or off-site consumption; 

(f) upon acceptance of a complete applica- 
tion for a building permit for a medical cannabis 
dispensary the Planning Department shall cause 
a notice to be posted on the proposed site and 
shall cause written notice to be sent via U.S. 
Mail to all owners and occupants of properties 
within 300 feet of the subject lot in the same 
Assessor's Block and on the block face across 
from the subject lot as well as to all individuals 



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or groups that have made a written request for 
notification regarding specific properties, areas 
or medical cannabis dispensaries; 

(g) all building permit applications shall be 
held for a period of 30 calendar days from the 
date of the mailed notice to allow review by 
residents, occupants, owners of neighborhood 
properties and neighborhood groups; 

(h) after this 30-day period, the Planning 
Commission shall schedule a hearing to consider 
whether to exercise its discretionary review pow- 
ers over the building permit application for a 
medical cannabis dispensary. The scheduling and 
the mailed notice for this hearing shall be pro- 
cessed in accordance with Section 312(e) of this 
Code; 

(i) medical cannabis dispensaries that can 
demonstrate to the Planning Department, based 
on any criteria it may develop, that they were in 
operation as of April 1, 2005 and have remained 
in continuous operation since then, and that they 
have filed an application for a medical cannabis 
dispensary permit as provided in San Francisco 
Health Code section 3304 on or before July 1, 
2007, must obtain a final permit on or before 
March 1, 2008, or must cease operations on 
March 1, 2008, or upon denial of a permit appli- 
cation if it occurs before March 1, 2008. Medical 
cannabis dispensaries that were in operation as 
of April 1, 2005, and were not in continuous 
operation since then, but can demonstrate to the 
Planning Department, based on any criteria it 
may develop, that the reason for their lack of 
continuous operation was not closure due to an 
actual violation of federal, state or local law, also 



must obtain a permit on or before March 1, 2008, 
or must cease operations on March 1, 2008, or 
upon denial of a permit application if it occurs 
before March 1, 2008. Notwithstanding the fore- 
going, in no case shall a dispensary that had or 
has a suspended or revoked permit be considered 
to be in continuous operation. Any dispensary 
that began operation after April 1, 2005, and any 
dispensary that failed to file a permit application 
with the Department of Public Health as pro- 
vided in San Francisco Health Code section 3304 
on or before July 1, 2007, and have failed to file 
completed applications, including a California 
Environmental Quality Act categorical exemp- 
tion application and a discretionary review ap- 
plication, with the Planning Department by Au- 
gust 15, 2007, must immediately cease operations; 

(j) any permit issued for a medical cannabis 
dispensary shall contain the following statement 
in bold-face type: "Issuance of this permit by the 
City and County of San Francisco is not intended 
to and does not authorize the violation of State or 
Federal law." (Added by Ord. 275-05, File No. 
051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 225-06, File No. 
060032, Effective without the signature of the 
Mayor; Ord. 225-07, File No. 070677, App. 10/2/ 
2007) 

SEC. 890.140. WALK-UP FACILITY. 

A structure designed for provision of pedes- 
trian-oriented services when located on an exte- 
rior building wall, including window service, 
self-service operations, and automated bank teller 
machines (ATMs). (Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 
4/24/87) 



SEC. 899. OTHER APPLICABLE SECTIONS OF THE CITY PLANNING CODE. 

Certain sections of the City Planning Code in Articles other than this Article also apply to Mixed 
Use Districts. Such sections and their titles are listed below. The following listing is set forth for 
convenience; in the event of any omission of a provision, that provision shall nevertheless still apply. 

General Provisions 

Section 101 Purposes 

Section 101.1 Master Plan Consistency and Implementation 

Section 109 Severability 



Definitions 

Sections 102—102.28 



Definitions 



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Zoning Map 

Section 105 
Section 106 

Building Standards 

Section 122 
Section 124 
Section 128 
Section 250 
Section 251 
Section 252 
Section 253 
Section 260 
Section 262 
Section 263 
Section 270 
Section 271 
Section 295 



Section 

Section 

Section 

Section 

Sections 

Section 

Section 

Section 

Section 

Section 

Section 

Section 



121 
130 
131 
134 
135- 
136 
136.1 
140 
141 
142 
143 
147 



Parking 

Section 150 
Section 151 
Section 152 
Section 153 
Section 154 

Section 155 

Section 156 
Section 157 
Section 159 

Section 160 
Section 161 
Section 163 



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Zoning Map 

Zoning Map Incorporated Herein 

Height and Bulk 
Basic Floor Area Ratio 

Transfer of Development Rights in C-3 Districts 
Height and Bulk Districts Established 
Height and Bulk Districts — Purpose 
Classes of Height and Bulk Districts 
Review of Buildings Exceeding 40 Feet in R Districts 
Height Limits — Method of Measurement 
Additional Height Limits — Applicable to Signs 
Height Limits: Special Exceptions 
Bulk Limits — Measurement 
Bulk Limits-Special Exceptions 

Height Restrictions on Structures Shadowing Property Under the .Juris- 
diction of the Recreation and Park Commission 
Minimum Lot Width 
Yard and Setback Requirements 
Legislated Setback Line 
Rear Yard Requirements 
Usable Open Space 
Obstructions Over Streets and Alleys 
Awnings, Canopies and Marquees 
All Dwelling Units to Face on Open Area 
Screening of Rooftop Features 
Screening of Parking Areas 
Street Trees 
Reduction of Shadows on Certain Public Open Spaces 

Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements 
Schedule of Required Off-Street Parking Spaces 
Schedule of Required Off-Street Freight Loading Spaces 
Rules for Calculation of Required Spaces 

Minimum Dimensions for Required Off-Street Parking and Loading 
Spaces 

General Standards as to Location and Arrangement of Off-Street Park- 
ing and Loading Spaces 
Parking Lots 

Conditional Use Applications for Parking Exceeding Accessory Amounts 
Required Off-Street Parking Not on the Same Lot as Structure or Use 
Served 

Collective Provision and Joint Use of Required Off-Street Parking 
Exemptions from Off-Street Parking, Freight Loading 
Transportation Management Programs 



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Signs 

Sections 602—602.21 
Section 603 
Section 604 
Section 606 
Section 607.2 
Sections 608—608.1 
Section 609 
Section 821 
Section 201 
Section 202 
Section 203 
Section 204 
Section 204.1 
Section 204.4 
Section 204.5 
Sections 205—205.3 
Section 207 
Section 207.1 
Section 207.1 
Section 208 
Section 210 
Section 233 
Section 234.2 
Section 235 
Section 236 
Article 10 

Section 1106 

Procedures 

Section 301 
Section 302 
Section 303 
Section 304.5 
Section 305 
Sections 306—306.8 
Section 307 
Sections 308—308.2 

Fees 

Article 3.5 

Compliance 

Section 170 
Section 171 
Section 172 

Section 173 
Section 174 



Definitions 
Exemptions 

Permits and Conformity 
Residential Districts 
Mixed Use Districts 
Special Sign Districts 
Amortization Period 

South of Market Special General Advertising Sign Districts 
Classes of Use Districts 
Uses Permitted By This Code 
Effect on Certain Public Services 
Accessory Uses, General 
Accessory Uses for Dwellings in R Districts 
Dwelling Units Accessory to Other Uses 
Parking and Loading as Accessory Uses 
Temporary Uses 

Density of Dwelling Units in R Districts 
Rules for Calculation of Dwelling Unit Densities 
Density of Dwelling Units in Mixed Use Districts 
Density Limitations for Group Housing 

Description and Purpose of Commercial and Industrial Districts 
Additional Provisions For Live/Work Units 
Conditional Uses, P Districts 
Special Use Districts 
Garment Shop Special Use District 

Preservation of Historical, Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks (In- 
clusive) 
Article 11 Change of Designation, Designation of Additional Buildings 

General Description 

Amendments 

Conditional Uses 

Institutional Master Plans 

Variances 

Applications and Hearings 

Other Powers and Duties of the Zoning Administrator 

Appeals 

Fees (Inclusive) 

Applicability of Requirements 

Compliance of Uses Required 

Compliance of Structures, Open Spaces, and OfF-Street Parking and 

Loading 

Compliance of Lots Required 

Compliance with Conditions, Stipulations, and Special Restrictions 



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Section 175 Approval of Permits 

Section 176 Enforcement Against Violations 

Section 178 Conditional Uses 

Section 180 Nonconforming Uses, Noncomplying Structures, and Substandard Lots 

Section 181 Nonconforming Uses: Enlargements, Alterations, or Reconstruction 

Section 182 Nonconforming Uses: Changes of Use 

Section 183 Nonconforming Uses: Discontinuance and Abandonment 

Section 184 Short-term Continuance of Certain Nonconforming Uses 

Section 185 Continuance of Other Nonconforming Uses 

Section 186 Exemption of Limited Commercial Nonconforming Uses 

Section 187 Garment Shops and Garment Factories as Nonconforming Uses 

Section 188 Noncomplying Structures: Enlargements, Alterations and Reconstruc- 
tion 
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ARTICLE 9: MISSION BAY DISTRICTS 



Parti 

Scope, Purpose 

and Relationships 

Sec. 901. Scope and Purpose of Article 9. 

Part II 
Uses 

Sec. 902. Establishment and Location of 

Mission Bay Use Districts. 

Sec. 903. Uses Permitted in Mission Bay 

Use Districts. 
Sec. 904. Statements of Description and 

Purpose of Mission Bay Use 

Districts. 
Sec. 905. Organization of Zoning control 

Tables for Mission Bay Use 

Districts. 
Sec. 906. Mission Bay Lower Density 

Residential District (MB-R-1). 
Sec. 907. Mission Bay Moderate Density 

Residential District (MB-R-2). 
Sec. 908. Mission Bay High Density 

Residential District (MB-R-3). 
Sec. 909. Mission Bay Small Scale 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District (MB-NC-2). 

Sec. 910. Mission Bay Moderate Scale 

Neighborhood Commercial 

District (MB-NC-3). 
Sec. 911. Mission Bay Neighborhood 

Commercial Shopping Center 

District (MB-CN-S). 
Sec. 912. Mission Bay Office District 

(MB-O). 
Sec. 913. Mission Bay Commercial — 

Industrial District (MB-CI). 
Sec. 914. Mission Bay Hotel District 

(MB-H). 
Sec. 915. Mission Bay Community 

Facilities Districts (MB-CF). 



Sec. 916. Mission Bay Open Space 

Districts. 

Part III 
Density 

Sec. 920. Density of Residential Uses in 

MB-R and MB-NC Districts. 

Sec. 921. Density of Nonresidential 

Commercial Uses in MB-R 
Districts. 

Sec. 922. Density of Nonresidential Uses 

in MB-NC Districts. 
Sec. 923. Density of Uses in MB-0 and 

MB-CI Districts. 
Sec. 924. Density of Uses in MB-H 

District. 
Sec. 925. Density of Uses in MB-CF 

Districts. 
Sec. 926. Density of Uses in MB-OS 

Districts. 



Sec. 930. 



Sec. 931. 

Sec. 932. 
Sec. 933. 



Part IV 
Height 

Establishment and Location of, 
and Limitation of Height in, 
Mission Bay Height Districts. 
Purposes of Mission Bay Height 
Districts. 

Method of Measurement. 
Exemptions From Height 
Limits. 



Part V 
Building Form 

Sec. 940. Height, Bulk and Articulation of 

Buildings and Structures. 
Sec. 941. Setbacks at Building Bases in 

MB-R Districts. 
Sec. 942. Projections Over Streets, 

Midblock Lanes and Usable 

Open Space. 



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Sec. 943. 
Sec. 944. 



Sec. 950. 

Sec. 951. 

Sec. 952. 

Sec. 953. 

Sec. 954. 

Sec. 955. 

Sec. 956. 

Sec. 957. 



Sec. 960. 



Sec. 


961 


Sec. 


962 


Sec. 


963 


Sec. 


964 


Sec. 


965 


Sec. 


966. 



Rooftop Features. 
Awnings, Canopies and 
Marquees. 

Part VI 
Open Areas 

Lot Coverage and Building 

Separation at Residential 

Levels. 

Open Space Requirements for 

Residential Uses. 

Orientation of Dwelling Units to 

Open Areas. 

Lot Coverage and Building 

Separation at Nonresidential 

Levels. 

Open Space Requirements for 

Certain Nonresidential Uses in 

MB-0 and MB-CI Districts. 

Open Space Requirements for 

Live/Work Units. 

Street Trees in Mission Bay Use 

Districts. 

Art Works in MB-0 MB-H, 

MB-CI, and MB-CF Districts. 

Part VII 
Parking 

Off-Street Parking for All Uses 

in MB-R Districts and for 

Residential Uses in MB-NC 

Districts. 

Off-Street Parking for 

Nonresidential Uses in MB-NC 

Districts. 

Off-Street Parking in MB-0 And 

MB-CI Districts. 

Off-Street Parking in the MB-H 

District. 

Off-Street Parking in MB-CF 

Districts. 

Off-Street Parking in MB-OS 

Districts. 

Off-Street Parking, 

Calculations, Dimensions and 

Standards. 



Sec. 967. Screening of Off-Street Parking. 

Sec. 968. Off-Street Freight Loading and 

Service Vehicle Spaces. 
Sec. 969. Tour Bus Loading Spaces in the 

MB-H District. 







Part VIII 






Signs 


Sec. 


970. 


Signs: General Provisions. 


Sec. 


971. 


Signs in MB-CF and MB-OS 
Districts. 


Sec. 


972. 


Signs in MB-R districts. 


Sec. 


973. 


Signs in MB-NC, MB-O, MB-CI 
and MB-H Districts. 



Part EX 
Transportation Management, 
Resident Training and 
Placement and 
Child Care 
Sec. 980. Transportation Management, 

Resident Training and 
Placement, and Child Care in 
MB-O and MB-CI Districts. 

PartX 

Office Space 

Limitation 

Sec. 981. Office Space 

Limitation. 

Part XI 
Historic Preservation 

Sec. 982. Historic Preservation. 

Part XII 

Rules for Nonconforming 

Uses and Noncomplying 

Structures and 

Conditional, Temporary 

and Accessory Uses 

Sec. 983. Rules Regarding Nonconforming 

Uses and Noncomplying 

Structures. 



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Sec. 901. 



Sec. 984. Rules Regarding Continuation 

and Modification of Conditional 
Uses. 

Sec. 985. Rules Regarding Authorization 

of Temporary Uses. 

Sec. 986. Rules Regarding Which Uses 

are Accessory Uses. 

Part XIII 

Compliance, Permit 

Approval and Enforcement 



Sec. 


990. 


Enforcement Against Planning 
Code Violations. 


Sec. 


991. 


Approval of Permits. 


Sec. 


992. 


Applicability of and Compliance 
with Planning Code 
Requirements. 


Sec. 


993. 


Zoning Procedures. 

Part XIV 
Fees 


Sec. 


994. 


Fees. 

Part XV 
Definitions 


Sec. 


996. 


Definitions of Terms Used in 
Article 9. 

Part XVI 
Severability 


Sec. 


999. 


Severability. 



PARTI 

SCOPE, PURPOSE AND 

RELATIONSHIPS 

SEC. 901. SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF 
ARTICLE 9. 

(a) Applicability of Article 9 Provisions 
and Provisions of Other Parts of the Plan- 
ning Code. This Article is adopted specifically 
for Mission Bay Use Districts. Notwithstanding 
any other provision of this Article 9, the term 
"Mission Bay Use Districts" is defined for pur- 
poses of this Article 9 to include only the non- 
shaded areas indicated on Figure 1. The shaded 
areas on Figure 1 are now governed by the 



Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Re- 
development Plans and are not subject to any 
provisions of this Article 9. The provisions set 
forth or referenced in this Article 9 shall apply to 
any use, property, structure, or development, 
both public and private, which is located in a 
Mission Bay Use District, unless otherwise pro- 
vided for within this Article. Other provisions of 
this Code referenced in this Article are appli- 
cable in Mission Bay Use Districts shall apply 
only to the extent indicated in the reference. 
Other provisions of this Code which by their 
general terms would apply to Mission Bay Use 
Districts shall apply only to the extent expressly 
provided in this Article. The "Mission Bay Plan," 
formerly a part of the General Plan for the City 
and County of San Francisco, has been rescinded 
and adopted, as to the non-shaded areas on 
Figure 1, by the Planning Commission as the 
"Mission Bay Guidelines." Any reference in this 
Article 9 to the Mission Bay Plan shall be deemed 
to refer to the Mission Bay Guidelines adopted 
by the Planning Commission. 

(b) Intent and Purpose of Article 9. This 
Article is intended to provide a comprehensive 
zoning system for Mission Bay Use Districts 
which is consistent with the objectives and poli- 
cies set forth in the Mission Bay Guidelines. 
More specifically, the purposes of this Article, in 
addition to the general purposes stated in Sec- 
tion 101, are to provide in one article a complete 
listing of or reference to all of the Planning Code 
zoning categories, definitions, control provisions 
and review procedures which are applicable to 
the Mission Bay Use Districts. 

(c) Applicability of Mission Bay Guide- 
lines. The provisions of this Article are supple- 
mented and further defined by objectives and 
policies, the associated text, and design and use 
guidelines contained in the Mission Bay Guide- 
lines. 

(d) Consistency with the General Plan 
and with Priority Policies. The provisions of 
Section 101.1 regarding consistency with the 
General Plan and with Priority Policies apply in 
the Mission Bay Use Districts. (Added by Ord. 
63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 325-98, 
App. 10/30/98) 



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PART II 
USES 



SEC. 902. ESTABLISHMENT AND 
LOCATION OF MISSION BAY USE 
DISTRICTS. 

(a) Establishment. The following use dis- 
tricts are established for the purpose of imple- 
menting the Mission Bay Plan, a part of the San 
Francisco Master Plan. 



Districts 


District 
Abbreviations 


Section 

Number 


Mission Bay 
Lower Density 
Residential 
District 


MB-R-1 


906 


Mission Bay Mod- 
erate Density 
Residential Dis- 
trict 


MB-R-2 


907 


Mission Bay High 
Density Residen- 
tial District 


MB-R-3 


908 


Mission Bay 
Small Scale 
Neighborhood 
Commercial Dis- 
trict 


MB-NC-2 


909 


Mission Bay Mod- 
erate Scale Neigh- 
borhood Commer- 
cial District 


MB-NC-3 


910 


Mission Bay 
Neighborhood 
Commercial Shop- 
ping Center Dis- 
trict 


MB-CN-S 


911 


Mission Bay Of- 
fice District 


MB-0 


912 


Mission Bay Com- 
mercial-Industrial 
District 


MB-CI 


913 


Mission Bay Hotel 
District 


MB-H 


914 



Districts 


District 
Abbreviations 


Section 
Number 


Mission Bay Com- 
munity 
Facilities 
District 


MB-CF 


915 


Mission Bay 
Open Space 
District 


MB-OS 


916 



(b) Location. The districts are located as 
shown in Figure 1 which is provided for general 
orientation purposes only. The official bound- 
aries of the various Mission Bay Use Districts 
are shown on the separately published Z.oning 
Map referred to in Section 105 of this Code, and 
are subject to the provisions of Sections 105 and 
106. 

(c) M-l and M-2 Districts. The M-l and 

M-2 use districts shown on Figure 1 are not 
Mission Bay Use Districts. They are governed by 
other sections of the Planning Code which are 
applicable to M-l and M-2 Districts generally. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



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of the area is now governed by the Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South 
Redevelopment Plans. 



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See Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plans 
regarding areas in Mission Bay not designated on this map. 



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SEC. 903. USES PERMITTED IN 
MISSION BAY USE DISTRICTS. 

(a) Uses Permitted. Uses, as defined in 
Section 102.27, permitted in Mission Bay Use 
Districts are either principal, conditional, acces- 
sory, or temporary as provided below. 

(1) Principal Uses. Principal uses are per- 
mitted as of right in a Mission Bay Use District, 
when so indicated in Sections 906 through 916 
for each district class. 

(2 ) Conditional Uses. Conditional uses are 
permitted when a use is indicated as conditional 
in Sections 906 through 916 for each district 
class and is authorized by the City Planning 
Commission pursuant to the provisions of Sec- 
tion 303. Certain rules applicable to conditional 
3 uses are contained in Section 984. 

(3) Accessory Uses. A related minor use 
which is either necessary to the operation or 
enjoyment of a lawful principal use or condi- 
tional use or is appropriate, incidental and sub- 
ordinate to any such use is permitted, subject to 
the limitations contained in Section 986, as an 
accessory use when located on the same lot. 

(4) Temporary Uses. Uses not otherwise 
permitted are permitted as temporary uses to 
the extent authorized by Section 985. 

(5) Multiple Permitted Uses in a Struc- 
ture. If there are two or more uses in a structure 
and none is classified as accessory, then each of 
these uses will be considered separately as inde- 
pendent principal, conditional, or temporary uses. 

(6) Enclosure of Permitted Uses. All per- 
mitted uses shall be conducted within an en- 
closed building, unless otherwise specifically al- 
lowed in this Code. Exceptions from this 
requirement are: uses which, when located out- 
side of a building, qualify as an outdoor activity 
area, as defined in Section 790.70; uses which by 
their nature are to be conducted in an open lot or 
outside a building, as described in Sections 790 
through 790.140; and temporary uses as pro- 
vided in Section 985. 

(b) Uses Not Permitted. 

(I) Uses Not Listed on Control Tables. 
Uses which are not listed in Sections 906 through 
916 for each district class, and are not permitted 



accessory or authorized temporary uses, unless 
determined by the Zoning Administrator to be 
permitted uses in accordance with Section 307(a), 
are not permitted. 

(2) Nuisances. No use, even though listed 
as a permitted use or otherwise allowed, shall be 
permitted if by reason of its nature or manner of 
operation, it creates conditions that are hazard- 
ous, noxious, or offensive through the emission of 
odor, fumes, smoke, cinders, dust, gas, vibration, 
glare, refuse, water-carried waste, or excessive 
noise. 

(3 ) Certain Non-Permitted Uses All owed 
to Remain. Certain non-permitted uses may be 
permitted to remain as non-conforming uses 
subject to the provisions of Section 983. 

(c) Compliance of Uses with Controls. 
All uses, buildings and features shall comply 
with all controls set forth for the district in which 
they are located. Where different controls con- 
flict or overlap within the same use district, the 
use, building or feature shall abide by the most 
restrictive of all controls. (Added by Ord. 63-91, 
App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 904. STATEMENTS OF 
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE OF 
MISSION BAY USE DISTRICTS. 

Statements of description and purpose for 
each Mission Bay Use District are contained in 
Sections 906 through 916. These statements 
outline the main functions of each use district in 
the Zoning Plan for San Francisco, supplement- 
ing the statements of purpose in Sections. 101 
and 206 and implementing various elements of 
the Master Plan and the Mission Bay Plan, a 
part of the Master Plan. (Added by Ord. 63-91, 
App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 905. ORGANIZATION OF ZONING 
CONTROL TABLES FOR MISSION BAY 
USE DISTRICTS. 

Zoning controls for each Mission Bay Use 
District are set forth in the Zoning Control 
Tables 906 through 916. The tables are orga- 
nized as follows: 

(a) Columns. 

1. The first column in the Zoning Control 
Table, titled "No." provides a category number 
for each zoning control category. 



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Sec. 908. 



2. The second column in the table, titled 
"Zoning Control Category," lists each zoning con- 
trol category which is regulated in this Article 9. 

3. The third column, titled "§ References," 
contains numbers of other sections in the Plan- 
ning Code and other City Codes, in which control 
provisions, including exceptions and definitions, 
where pertinent, are contained. 

4. In the remaining column or columns, 
titled "Controls," the controls applicable to the 
various use districts are indicated either directly 
or by reference to other Code sections which 
contain the controls. Controls are listed for each 
use district identified in the column heading by 
the use district abbreviation and the section 
number of the districts' statement of description 
and purpose. 

(b) Building Standards and Uses. The 
table is divided into two parts, "Building Stan- 
dards" and "Uses." The "Building Standards" 
section summarizes and/or cross references the 
provisions of this Article regulating the general 
size, shape, character and design of development 
permitted in the District. The "Uses" section 
indicates the types of uses permitted in the 
district. 

(c) Symbols Used. 

The following symbols are used: 



Permitted as a principal use. 

Permitted as a conditional use. 

A blank space on the table or the symbol 
"NP" indicate that the use or feature is not 
permitted. 



R — Required. 

NR — Not Required. 

NA — Not Applicable. 

* — This symbol references a footnote at the 
end of the table. 

(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 906. MISSION BAY LOWER 
DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT 
(MB-R-1). 

The MB-R-1 Districts front on and frame 
major open spaces of Mission Bay. A development 
pattern of individual buildings on lots approxi- 
mately 25 feet wide is encouraged. The housing 
types likely to be developed are three story 
buildings without side yards above parking with 
an at-grade back yard. Buildings on the corner 
lots may be four stories over parking. (Added by 
Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 907. MISSION BAY MODERATE 
DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT 
(MB-R-2). 

The MB-R-2 Districts are generally located 
toward the middle and southern portions of the 
residential area. These districts are to be devel- 
oped with three and four story flats and apart- 
ments, some with at-grade back yards, some 
with open space on top of one level of aggregated 
parking, and some with upper level balconies. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



SEC. 908. MISSION BAY HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (MB-R-3). 

The MB-R-3 Districts are on the periphery of the residential section of Mission Bay and provide a 
buffer between the lower and moderate density housing and the office and commercial-industrial 
development. These districts are to be developed with apartment complexes up to eight and ten stories 
in height with perimeter housing units with street level entries screening two levels of parking. 
Common open space is expected to be located on the parking podium. 



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TABLES 906, 907, 908 

MISSION BAY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS 

(MB-R-1, MB-R-2 and MB-R-3) CONTROL TABLES 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§906 
MB-R-1 


§907 
MB-R-2 


§908 
MB-R-3 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height 


§§ 930—933, 
940 


max. 45' 

See text 


max. 45' 
See text 


Varies from 
95' to 110'. 
See Height 

Ma]) & 
Text 


.11 


Bulk 


§940 


See text 


.12 


Density 


§ 920 


Varies. See Table 920 


.13 


Lot Coverage 


§950 


75% at most residential levels 


.14 


Separation of Buildings 


§950 


Varies. See Table 950 


.15 


Setbacks at Building Bases 


§941 


R 


R 


R 


.16 


Modulation of Building Fronts 


§940 


R 


R 


R 


.17 


Projections 


§942 


P 


P 


P 


.18 


Rooftop Features 


§ 943 


R 


R 


R 


.19 


Orientation of Units to Open Area 


§952 


R 


R 


R 


.20 


Usable Open Space 
[Per dwelling unit] 


§951 


Varies according to b 
See Table 95: 


dg. type. 
1 


.21 


Off-Street Parking 


§ 960(a) 


Generally 1 space d.u. 


.22 


Street Tree 


§956 


R 


R 


R 


USES 


.30 


Dwelling Unit 


§ 102.7 


P 


P 


P 


.31 


Group Housing 


§ 209.2(a)(b)(c) 


P 


P 


P 


.32 


Family Day Care 


§ 996.1a 


P 


P 


P 



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Sec. 910. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§906 
MB-R-1 


§907 
MB-R-2 


§908 
MB-R-3 


Controls 


.33 

.34 


Residential Care Facility 
small 
large 


§ 209.3(b) 
§ 209.3(c) 


P 
C 


P 
C 


P 
C 


.35 
.36 


Child Care Facility 
small 
large 


§ 209.3(e) 
§ 209.3(f) 


P 
C 


P 

c 


P 
C 


.37 


Religious Institutions 


§ 209.30') 


c 


c 


c 


.38 


Community Facilities* 


§ 209.4 




p 


p 


.39 


Open Recreation and Horticultural 


§ 209.5(b) 




p 


p 


.40 


Public Facilities and Utilities* 


§ 209.6 




p 


p 


.41 


Vehicle Storage and Access 


§ 209.7 




c 


c 


.42 


Small Scale Convenience Retail 


§§ 996(b)(9), 

921, 960(a), 

972(a)5 


p 


p 


p 


.43 


Public Transportation Facility** 


§ 996(b)(12) 


p 


p 


p 


.44 


Internet Services Exchange 


§ 209.6(c) 




c 


c 


* As more particularly identified and described in the Mission Bay Plan. 

** Permitted only along and in the vicinity of Sixteenth Street and China Basin Street if the freight 
tracks providing rail service to Piers 48, 50 and 80 are relocated as more particularly described in 
Chapter 4 of the Mission Bay Plan. 



(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, App. 5/24/2002) 

SEC. 909. MISSION BAY SMALL SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT 
(MB-NC-2). 

The MB-NC-2 District is located on both sides of Long Bridge Street and sections of Channel, 4th, 
5th and 16th Streets. This District is intended to provide essential neighborhood serving uses and a 
broad range of convenience goods and services to the local neighborhoods as well as limited comparison 
shopping which may also draw on a wider area. Commercial and other nonresidential uses are limited 
to the first story; the upper three or more stories are to be residential. Limits on late night activity, 
drive up facilities, and other automobile uses are intended to protect the livability within and around 
the district, and promote continuous retail frontage. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 910. MISSION BAY MODERATE SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 
DISTRICT (MB-NC-3). 

The MB-NC-3 District is located along Third Street between 16th and Channel Streets. This 
district is intended to provide a wide range of comparison and specialty goods and services to a 



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population greater than the immediate neighborhood, in addition to providing convenience goods and 
services to local residents. Most commercial and other nonresidential uses are permitted on the first 
and second story only. The second story may be used by some retail stores personal services, and 
medical, business professional offices, and live/work units. The upper four stories are to be residential. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 911. MISSION BAY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER 
DISTRICT (MB-CN-S). 

The MB-CN-S Districts are located at the northwest corner of 3rd and 16th Street and the 
northeast corner of 3rd and Mariposa Streets. They are intended to provide retail goods and services 
for car-oriented shoppers from a wide market area as well as from Mission Bay. Although nonresiden- 
tial uses are not limited as to story, the districts are expected to contain one story to two story buildings 
(one being a supermarket) with a substantial amount of off-street parking above or adjacent to the 
building. Residential use is permitted in both locations. Light industrial uses are permitted in the 3rd 
and Mariposa location as a conditional use. Live/work units are permitted in the 3rd and 16th Streets 
location. 



TABLES 909, 910, 911 

MISSION BAY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS 

(MB-NC-2, MB-NC-3 and MB-CN-S) CONTROL TABLES 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§909 
MB-NC-2 


§910 
MB-NC-3 


§911 
MB-NC-S 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height 


§§ 930—933, 
940 


Max. 55' 


Max. 70' 


Max. 
55'— 70' 


See § 940 text 


.11 


Bulk 


§ 940 


See § 940 text 


.12 


Density: Nonresidential 


§922 


Varies. See § 922 


.13 


Density: Residential 


§920 


Varies. See Table 920 


.14 


Lot Coverage 


§950 


75% at most residential levels 


.15 


Separation of Buildings 


§950 


Varies. See Table 950 


.16 


Modulation of Building Fronts 


§940 


R 


R 


R 


.17 


Projections 


§942 


P 


P 


P 


.18 


Rooftop Features 


§943 


R 


R 


R 



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No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§909 
MB-NC-2 


§910 
MB-NC-3 


§911 
MB-NC-S 


Controls 


.19 


Orientation of Units to Open Area 


§952 


R 


R 


R 


.20 


Awning, Canopy, Marquee 


§944 


P 


P 


P 


.21 


Street Tree 


§956 


R 


R 


R 


.22 


Usable Open Space 
[Residential, Per Unit] 


§951 


Varies according to building type. 
See Table 951 


.23 


Off-street Parking, Nonresidential 


§961 


1 space/ 
850 gsf 


1 space/ 
850 gsf 


1 space/ 
850 gsf 


.24 


Off-street Parking, Residential 


§960 


1 space/ 
unit 


1 space/ 
unit 


1 space/ 
unit 


.25 


Off-street Freight Loading 


§968 


NR 


NR 


NR 


.26 


Signs 


§§ 970, 973 


P 


P 


P 


.27 


Outdoor Activity Area 


§§ 790.70, 
145.2(a) 


P 


P 


P 


.28 


Walk-Up Facility 


§§ 790.140, 
145.2(b) 


P 


P 


P 


.29 


Drive-Up Facility 


§ 790.30 




P 


P 


.30 


Location of Nonresidential Uses 


§§ 909, 
910, 911 


1st story 
only 


1st and 

2nd stories 

only 


all stories 


NONRESIDENTIAL USES* 


.50 


Other Retail Sales and Services not 
listed below 


§ 790.102 


P 


P 


P 


.51 


Bar 


§ 790.22 


P 


P 


P 


.52 


Full-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92 


P 


P 




.53 


Large Fast Food Restaurant 


§ 790.90 


C 


P 


P 


.54 


Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.91 


P 


P 


P 


.55 


Movie Theater 


§ 790.64 


P 


P 


P 


.56 


Adult Entertainment 


§ 790.36 




C 





Sec. 911. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1286 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§909 
MB-NC-2 


§910 
MB-NC-3 


§911 
MB-NC-S 


Controls 


.57 


Other Entertainment 


§ 790.38 


P 


P 




.58 


Financial Service 


§ 790.110 


P 


P 


P 


.59 


Limited Financial Service 


§ 790.112 


P 


P 


P 


.60 


Medical Service 


§ 790.114 


P 


P 


P 


.61 


Personal Service 


§ 790.116 


P 


P 


P 


.62 


Business or Professional Service 


§ 790.108 


P 


P 


P 


.63 


Massage Establishment 


§ 790.60 

§ 2700 

Police Code 




C 




.64 


Tourist Hotel 


§ 790.46 








.65 


Automobile Parking 


§§ 790.8, 156 


C 


C 


C 


.66 


Automotive Gas Station 


§ 790.14 






C 


.67 


Automotive Service Station 


§ 790.17 






c 


.68 


Automotive Repair 


§ 790.15 




C 


c 


.69 


Automotive Wash 


§ 790.18 




c 


c 


.70 


Automobile Sale or Rental 


§ 790.12 




c 




.71 


Animal Hospital 


§ 790.6 






c 


.72 


Ambulance Service 


§ 790.2 




c 




.73 


Mortuary 


§ 790.62 




c 




.74 


Trade Shop 


§ 790.124 


P 


p 


p 


.75 


Storage 


§ 790.117 




p 


p 


.76 


Administrative Service 


§ 790.106 




c 


c 



1287 



Mission Bay Districts 



Sec. 911. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§909 
MB-NC-2 


§910 
MB-NC-3 


§911 
MB-NC-S 


Controls 


.77 


Hospital or Medical Center 


§ 790.44 




C 




.78 


Other Institutions, Large 


§ 790.50 


P 


P 


P 


.79 


Other Institutions, Small 


§ 790.51 


P 


P 


P 


.80 


Public Use 


§ 790.80 


C 


c 


C 


.81 


Light Manufacturing Wholesale, etc. 


§ 790.54 






C** 


.82 


Live/Work Unit 

(Any Permitted Work Activity) 


§ 996(3) 


p### 


p 


p**** 


.83 


Arts Activity and Space 


§ 102.2 


P 


p 


P 


.84 


Religious Institutions 


§ 209.3(j) 


c 


c 


c 


.85 


Public Transportation Facility***** 


§ 996(b)(12) 


p 


p 


p 


RESIDENTIAL USES 


.90 


Dwelling Unit 


§ 102.7 


p 


p 


p 


.91 


Group Housing 


§ 209.2(a)— (c) 


p 


p 


p 


.92 
.93 


Residential Care Facility 
small 
large 


§ 209.3(b) 
§ 209.3(c) 


p 
c 


p 
c 


p 
c 


.94 
.95 


Child Care Facility 
small 
large 


§ 209.3(e) 
§ 209.3(f) 


p 
c 


p 
c 


p 
c 


* Nonresidential uses are also governed by the Retail Use Guidelines (Commerce and Industry 
Design Guidelines Section 4) contained in the Mission Bay Plan. 

** Permitted only on Development Block 53. 
*** Permitted only on Development Blocks 27A and 33A. 

**** Permitted only on Development Block 35. 

***** Permitted only along and in the vicinity of Sixteenth Street and China Basin Street if the 
freight tracks providing rail service to Piers 48, 50 and 80 are relocated as more particularly 
described in Chapter 4 of the Mission Bay Plan. 



(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



Sec. 912. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1288 



SEC. 912. MISSION BAY OFFICE DISTRICT (MB-O). 

The MB-O District is located on either side of King Street. This district is to be developed with large 
floor plate and smaller structures for office uses. The buildings are expected to occupy most of the 
development parcel and will vary in height from four to eight stories. Permitted parking will be located 
beneath the office buildings and in above grade parking structures. Some convenience retail ami other 
uses will be located at the base of office buildings and parking structures. Usable open space will be 
provided in a variety of forms, including at grade plazas and courtyards. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 

SEC. 913. MISSION BAY COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (MB-CI). 

The MB-CI District is located on Owens Street. This district is expected to house firms which 
provide business services, manufacture, warehouse or distribute products or conduct research and 
development activities. Institutional, office and large-scale retail uses are also permitted. Live/work 
units are permitted. Buildings will vary from three to six stories in height. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91; amended by Ord. 248-97, App. 6/18/97) 



SEC. 914. MISSION BAY HOTEL DISTRICT (MBH). 

The MB-H District is located on the west side of Fourth Street. This district to be developed with 
a hotel of up to 500 rooms and related retail services. 

TABLES 912, 913, 914 

MISSION BAY OFFICE, COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL AND HOTEL 

DISTRICTS (MB-O, MB-CI and MBH) CONTROL TABLES 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§912 
MB-O 


§913 
MB-CI 


§ 914 
MBH 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height 


§§ 930—933, 
940 


Max. 110'* 


Max. 85'* 

except for 

property 

east of 

Owens St. 

which will 

be Max. 95' 


Max. 45'* 


.11 


Bulk 


§ 940 


See § 940 text 


.12 


Lot Coverage 


§953 


See § 953 text 


.13 


Density 


§§ 923, 924 


§ 923 


§923 


§ 924 


.14 


Off-Street Parking 


§§ 962, 963, 966 


1 space/1,000 s.f. or 2.5 

spaces/1,000 s.f. on 

property zoned MB-CI 

east of Owens St. 


R 



1289 



Mission Bay Districts 



Sec. 914. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§912 
MB-O 


§913 
MB-CI 


§914 
MB-H 


Controls 


.15 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§968 


See Table 968 


.16 


Tour Bus Loading 


§969 


NA 


NA 


See Table 


.17 


Open Space 


§954 


1 s.ff40 s.f. 


1 s.f./40 s.f. 




.18 


Projections 


§942 


P 


P 


P 


.19 


Rooftop Features 


§943 


R 


R 


R 


.20 


Awning, Canopy, Marquee 


§944 


P 


P 


P 


.21 


Street Trees 


§956 


R 


R 


R 


.22 


Artworks 


§957 


R 


Rfor 
Office Use 


R 


.23 


Signs 


§973 


P 


P 


P 


.50 


Professional and Business Office 


§219 


P 


P 




.51 


Home and Business Service 


§222 


P 


P 


P 


.52 


Institution 


§217 


P 


P 




.53 


Retail Sales and Personal Service 


§218 


P 


P 


P 


.54 


Wholesale Establishment 


§ 225(a)— (c), (f) 


P 


P 




.55 


Light Manufacturing 


§ 226(a)— (d) 




P 




.56 


Research or Testing Laboratory 


§ 226(e) 




P 




.57 


Experimental Laboratory 


§ 226(f) 




C 




.58 


Greenhouse or Plant Nursery 


§ 227(a) 




P 




.59 


Public Structure* 


§ 227(d) 


P 


P 




.60 


Utility Installation* 


§ 227(e) 


P 


P 




.61 


Public Transp. Facility* 


§ 227(f)(1), (g) 


P 


P 





Sec. 914. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1290 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§912 
MB-O 


§913 
MB-CI 


§914 
MB-H 


Controls 


.62 


Live/Work Unit 

(Any Permitted Work Activity) 


§ 996(3) 




P 




.63 


Arts Activity and Space 


§ 102.2 


P 


P 




.64 


Hotel 


§ 216(b)(1), (ii) 






P 


.65 


Internet Services Exchange 


§ 277(t) 


C 


C 




* As more particularly identified and described in the Mission Bay Plan. 



(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 249-97, App. 6/18/97; Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, 
App. 5/24/2002) 

SEC. 915. MISSION BAY COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS (MB-CF). 

The MB-CF Districts are located in several locations in Mission Bay. These districts are intended 
to accommodate various community facilities as more particularly described in the Mission Bay Plan. 
They may include an arena or sports complex, a school, and a public safety/recreation complex. There 
are certain limitations on uses in these districts in the Mission Bay Development Agreement. 



TABLE 915 

MISSION BAY COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 

(MB-CF) CONTROL TABLE 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§ 915 MB-CF 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height 


§§ 930—933, 940(d) 


Varies by location 


.11 


Bulk 


§ 940(d) 


See text 


.12 


Lot Coverage 


§ 940(d) 


See text 


.13 


Density 


§925 


Varies by location 


.14 


Off-Street Parking 


§ 964 


R 


.15 


Off-Street Freight Loading 


§968 


R 


.16 


Projections 


§942 


P 



1291 



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Sec. 916. 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§ 915 MB-CF 


Controls 


.17 


Rooftop Features 


§943 


R 


.18 


Awning, Canopy, Marquee 


§ 944 


P 


.19 


Street Trees 


§956 


P 


.20 


Art Works 


§ 957(c) 


R 


.21 


Signs 


§971 


P 


USES 


.30 


School* 


§ 217(f) & (g) 


P 


.31 


Theater* 


§ 221(d) 


P 


.32 


Recreation Building* 


§ 221(e) 


P 


.33 


Public Structure* 


§ 227(d) 


P 


.34 


Public Transportation Facility 


§ 996(b)(12) 


P 


* As more particularly identified and described in the Mission Bay Plan. 



(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



SEC. 916. MISSION BAY OPEN SPACE DISTRICTS. 

The MB-OS Districts are located throughout Mission Bay. The districts provide a comprehensive 
open space system including two large shoreline parks, internal neighborhood parks and plazas and 
open space corridors in accordance with the provisions of the Mission Bay Plan. The inclusion of land 
in open space districts is intended to indicate its principal or exclusive purpose as open space, with 
future development of any character strictly limited. Only recreational uses and uses incidental to and 
supportive of recreational use are permitted in these districts, except in Crescent Park where small 
scale convenience retail uses, and in China Basin Channel, where a houseboat community and a 
restaurant are permitted. A "public transportation facility," as defined in Section 996(b)(12), is also a 
permitted use in this district. 



Sec. 916. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1292 



TABLE 916 
MISSION BAY OPEN SPACE DISTRICTS (MB-OS) CONTROL TABLE 



No. 


Zoning Category 


§ References 


§ 916 MB-OS 


Controls 


BUILDING STANDARDS 


.10 


Height 


§ 940(e) 


See text 


.11 


Bulk 


§ 940(e) 


See text 


.12 


Lot Coverage 


§ 940(e) 


See text 


.13 


Density 


§ 926 


See text 


.14 


Projections 


§942 


P 


.15 


Rooftop Features 


§943 


R 


.16 


Off-Street Parking 


§ 965 


See text 


.17 


Art Works 


§957 


R 




Full-Service, Small Self-Service Restaurant 


§ 790.92, 790.91 


P 




Houseboat Community** 


§ 996(b)(2) 


P 




Small Scale Convenience Retail* 


§ 996(b)(9) 


P 




Public Transportation Facility*** 


§ 996(b)(12) 




* Permitted only in Crescent Park as more particularly described, and in the area generally 
indicated, in the Mission Bay Plan. 
** Permitted only in China Basin Channel as more particularly described, and in the area generally 
indicated in, the Mission Bay Plan. 
*** Only permitted in the Open Space area at the western end of China Basin Channel where 
pre-existing public transportation facilities are located, and along and in the vicinity of Sixteenth 
Street and China Basin Street if the freight tracks providing rail service to Piers 48, 50. and 80 
are relocated, as more particularly described in Chapter 4 of the Mission Bay Plan. 



(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



1293 



Mission Bay Districts 



Sec. 920. 



PART III 
DENSITY 

SEC. 920. DENSITY OF RESIDENTIAL USES IN MB-R AND MB-NC DISTRICTS. 

(a) Number of Dwelling Units Permitted and Required. The maximum allowable and 
minimum required number of dwelling units in each development block in MB-R and MB-NC-2 and 
MB-NC-3 Districts shown in Figure 2, is as described in Table 920 below, except as provided in 
Subsection (b). The term "dwelling unit" is defined in Section 102.7. Dwelling unit sizes shall be 
determined in the manner provided in the Mission Bay Plan. In MB-CN-S Districts, there shall be no 
minimum required number of dwelling units, and the maximum shall be the number of dwelling units 
which can be accommodated in a building or buildings on the block or lot which conform to the 
applicable building" standards of this Article and the Design Guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan. 

TABLE 920 
RESIDENTIAL DENSITY 



Number of Dwelling Units Permitted and Required 


Block # 


Acreage 


Units 


Block # 


Acreage 


Units 


Block # 


Acreage 


Units 


11 


1.81 


281 


25 


4.54 


252 


39 


1.68 


101 


11A 


1.03 


200 


25A 


1.46 


114 


40 


4.02 


343 


12 


3.26 


419 


26 


1.91 


125 


41 


2.13 


162 


13 


4.58 


239 


27 


1.27 


107 


41 A 


.93 


65 


14 


3.10 


165 


27 A 


1.36 


111 


42 


1.61 


128 


15 


1.09 


58 


28 


2.76 


209 


42A 


1.10 


71 


16 


.60 


60 


29 


1.76 


4.7 


43 


2.36 


151 


16A 


1.55 


120 


29A 


1.34 


34 


44 


1.36 


107 


19A 


1.74 


104 


30 


4.46 


334 


47 


2.61 


190 


20 


1.55 


112 


31 


2.42 


153 


48A 


1.64 


114 


20A 


1.44 


102 


32 


2.76 


211 


49A 


2.66 


157 


21 


4.05 


305 


33A 


2.07 


164 


50A 


1.52 


122 


21A 


1.04 


68 


34 


1.97 


294 


51 


1.10 


63 


22 


1.72 


128 


34A 


1.60 


72 


52 


2.58 


185 


23 


1.67 


124 


37 


2.15 


123 


54 


1.35 


97 


23A 


1.61 


210 


38 


1.38 


134 








24 


2.58 


195 


38A 


1.68 


106 








Note: These blocks may change when Tentative Maps are finalized. Block # shown on Figure 2. 



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See Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plans 
regarding areas in Mission Bay not designated on this map. 



Supp. No. 3, November/December 2006 



1295 



Mission Bay Districts 



Sec. 922. 



(b) Assignment of Densities to Lots as 
Development Blocks are Subdivided. As each 
development block is subdivided and re-subdi- 
vided from time to time pursuant to the provi- 
sions of the Subdivision Code it shall be estab- 
lished to the satisfaction of the Zoning 
Administrator that the number of dwelling units 
to be assigned to each lot in the subdivision can 
be accommodated in a building or buildings 
which conform to the applicable building stan- 
dards of the district and the design guidelines of 
the Mission Bay Plan, 

(c) Transfer and Increase of Residen- 
tial Densities. 

(1) Transfer. The number of dwelling units 
on a specific development block, as defined in 
Section 996<b)( 1), may be up to 10 percent greater 
or less than the number specified in Table 920 
provided that the greater or lesser number of 
units is compensated for by an equal decrease or 
increase in units in another development block 
or blocks. When more than one development 
block or lot are aggregated to form a single 
development project, as defined in Section 
996flb)(T0), the number of dwelling units as- 
signed to particular blocks or lots may vary by 
more than 10 percent from the numbers listed in 
Table 920 provided that the total number of 
dwelling units in the single development project 
equals the total of the numbers specified for all 
the blocks and lots in the single development 
project. 

(2) Increase. The total number of dwelling 
units initially authorized in Table 920 for Afford- 
able Housing Development Blocks may be in- 
creased by 366 units, and for all other develop- 
ment blocks by 268 units, pursuant to the 
procedures set forth in Subsection (d)(1) below. 
The term "Affordable Housing Development 
Blocks" refers to those development blocks listed 
in Table 920 which contain the letter "A" in the 
block number. 

(d) Limitations on Transfer of Densi- 
ties. The following limitations on the transfer of 
density shall apply: 

(1) As a condition of approval of a transfer 
of dwelling units or an increase in the number of 
dwelling units in any development block or lot, it 



shall be established to the satisfaction of the 
Zoning Administrator that the increased number 
of units can be accommodated in a building or 
buildings on the block or lot which conform to the 
applicable building standards of this Article and 
the design guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan 
and that the guidelines on unit size can be met. 
(2) The Zoning Administrator may deny any 
request for a transfer of density if, at the time of 
the request, the total number of dwelling units 
constructed or under construction on all blocks 
or lots on which density has been increased or 
decreased, as provided in Subsection (c) above, is 
200 units less than the total number of units 
initially authorized in Table 920, for all blocks or 
lots on which the density has been increased or 
decreased. 

(e) Recording Transfers of Density. As 

the number of dwelling units permitted and 
required on each development block is modified 
from time to time, as permitted in this Section, a 
new table, to be titled "Table 920-R, Residential 
Density Table with Density Transfers," shall be 
prepared to reflect the modifications. A revised 
table shall be submitted as part of the request for 
density transfer, approved by the Zoning Admin- 
istrator as part of the transfer approval, and 
published in a form suitable for insertion in the 
Planning Code. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/ 
91; amended by Ord. 248-97, App. 6/18/97) 

SEC. 921. DENSITY OF 
NONRESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL USES 
IN MB-R DISTRICTS. 

The maximum occupied floor area of small 
scale convenience retail uses, as defined in Sec- 
tion 996(b)(9), permitted in MB-R districts shall 
be 24,400 gross square feet in total and 3,000 
gross square feet per location. (Added by Ord. 
63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 922. DENSITY OF 
NONRESIDENTIAL USES IN MB-NC 
DISTRICTS. 

(a) MB-NC-2 Districts. The occupied floor 
area of nonresidential uses permitted by Section 
909 on the first story of buildings on lots in the 
MB-NC-2 district shall be limited to the area of 



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Sec. 922. 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1296 



the first story to a depth of 60 feet from the front 
property line of the lot, or, in the case of a corner 
lot, from the two front property lines, except as 
provided in Subsection (d). 

(b) MB-NC-3 District. The occupied floor 
area of nonresidential uses permitted by Section 
910 on the first and second story of buildings on 
lots in the MB-NC-3 District shall be limited to 
the area of the first and second stories to a depth 
of 80 feet from the front property line of the lot, 
or, in the case of a corner lot, from the front two 
property lines, except as provided in Subsection 
(d). 

(c) MB-CN-S Districts. The gross floor area 
of nonresidential uses permitted by Section 911 
in the MB-CN-S Districts shall be limited as 
follows: 

Development Block 35 — 40,000 gross square feet 

Development Block 53 — 60,000 gross square feet 

(d) In Development Blocks 27A, 33A and 
50A, additional occupied floor area shall be per- 
mitted for non-profit live-work, child care, cul- 
tural, educational, health, recreational or social 
service facilities to the extent that the additional 
floor area will be accommodated in a building or 
buildings which conform to the applicable build- 
ing standards of the district and the design 
guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan. The facilities 
may be located above the first story provided 
that the number of units specified by Section 
920, or as modified pursuant to the provisions of 
Section 920, will also be provided. Provision of 
these facilities shall not preclude open space 
amenities on these sites. (Added by Ord. 63-91, 
App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 923. DENSITY OF USES IN M B-O 
AND MB-CI DISTRICTS. 

(a) Gross Floor Area Permitted. The den- 
sity of all uses permitted m the MB-0 District by 
Section 912 and in the MB-CI District by Section 
913 shall be limited to a gross floor area which is 
equal to a floor area ratio of 4.5 to 1 in the MB-0 
District and 3.0 to 1 in the MB-CI District 
applied to a lot area which excludes the area 
occupied by a midblock lane required by the 
Mission Bay Plan. 



(b) Exclusions from Gross Floor Area. 

The term "gross floor area" is defined in Section 
102.9. In addition to the exclusions from gross 
floor area provided in Section 102.9(b)(1) through 
(10), the following exclusions shall apply in the 
MB-0 and MB-CI Districts: 

1. An interior space provided as an open 
space feature in accordance with the require- 
ments of Section 952. 

2. Child care facilities in accordance with 
the provisions of Section 102.9(b)(14). 

3. Space which is located on the first story 
to a depth of 25 feet from the property line of a 
building or parking structure facing a street or 
midblock lane and which is devoted to retail 
sales, personal services, or child care, cultural, 
educational, recreational, religious or social ser- 
vice facilities. 

4. In the MB-CI District, live/work units 
and any occupied floor area devoted to mechani- 
cal equipment or appurtenances or other floor 
area accessory to live/work use; provided that: 
(1) one or more arts activities as defined in 
Section 102.2 are the primary nonresidential use 
and that other nonresidential activities are lim- 
ited to those otherwise permitted in the district 
or otherwise conditional in the district and spe- 
cifically approved as a conditional use; and (2) 
the provisions of Section 940(b) are satisfied. 

(c) Transfer of Permitted Gross Floor 
Area. In order to accommodate the creation of a 
smaller number of accessory parking structures 
serving more than one building and to facilitate 
building articulation, as provided in the Mission 
Bay Plan, the permitted gross floor area for any 
building or development on a lot in the MB-0 
and MB-CI Districts may be increased by trans- 
fer to such lot of gross floor area from another lot 
with the same district which is permitted under 
this section but which has not been utilized. 

(d) Limitations on Transfer. As a condi- 
tion of approval of transfer of gross floor area to 
another lot, it shall be established to the satis- 
faction of the Zoning Administrator that the 
increased gross floor area can be accommodated 
in a building or development which conforms to 



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the applicable building standards of this Article 
and the design guidelines of the Mission Bay 
Plan. 

(e) Recording Transfers. The documenta- 
tion required by Section 127(b) and (c) shall be 
required to effect a transfer of gross floor area 
under this section. (Added by Ord. 63-91. App. 

2/27/91) 

SEC. 924. DENSITY OF USES IN MB-H 

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The total gross square footage of all uses 
permitted in the MB-H district by Section 914 
shall be determined by the size of the building 
allowed by the various controls of this Article 9 
and the Hotel Design Guidelines in the Mission 
Bay Plan and shall not exceed a gross floor area 
ratio of 4.5 to 1. (Added by Ord. 63-9.1, App. 
2/27/91) 

SEC. 925. DENSITY OF USES IN MB-CF 
DISTRICTS. 

The gross square footage of all uses in build- 
ings and structures permitted in MB-CF Dis- 
tricts by Section 915 shall not exceed the follow- 
ing floor area ratios: 



Development 
Block No. 

35 
53 
IS 



Floor Area 
Ratios 

4.5 to 1 
3.5 to 1 
2.5 to 1 



(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 926. DENSITY OF USES IN MB-OS 
DISTRICTS. 

The total gross square footage of structures 
permitted in the MB-OS Districts by Section 916 
is as follows: 

(a) Single story small scale convenience re- 
tail in the area referred to as Crescent Park, 
consistent with the Recreation and Open Space 
Design Guidelines Section 5 (Character Ele- 
ments) of the Mission Bay Plan: total of 2,000 
gross square feet. 



(b) Single story restaurant on China Basin 
Channel Pier at Fourth Street: 6,000 gross square 
feet. 

(c) Houseboat community in China Basin 
Channel: 55 vessels (20 pleasure boats and 35 
pleasure craft) and ancillary facilities, consistent 
with the Recreation and Open Space Design 
Guidelines Section 2.4 (Channel edge at House- 
boats) of the Mission Bay Plan, in the area 
defined in a lease with the Port of San Francisco. 

(d) Other structures are limited to those 
which are necessary for or incidental to and 
supportive of the use of the area for active and 
passive recreation. Their size is to be determined 
by their function and purpose and consistency 
with the Master Plan. (Added by Ord. 63-91, 
App. 2/27/91) 

PARTIV 
HEIGHT 

SEC. 930. ESTABLISHMENT AND 
LOCATION OF, AND LIMITATION OF 
HEIGHT IN, MISSION BAY HEIGHT 
DISTRICTS. 

(a) Establishment and Location. Height 
districts are hereby established, subject to the 
provisions of this Article 9. The districts are 
generally shown on Figure 3, which is provided 
for orientation purposes only. The official bound- 
aries of the various Mission Bay Height Districts 
are shown on the separately published Zoning 
Map referred to in Section 105 and are subject to 
the provisions of Sections 105 and 106. The 
height limits for each such district are specified 
by numerical designations in feet. 

(b) Limitations of Height. No building or 
structure or part thereof shall be permitted to 
exceed the height limits for the district in which 
it is located. There are other limitations on the 
height of buildings and structures contained in 
Sections 933 and 940. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 

SEC. 931. PURPOSES OF MISSION BAY 
HEIGHT DISTRICTS. 

In addition to the purposes of this Code as 
stated in Section 101, the Mission Bay Height 



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Districts are established for further purposes of 
implementing the Urban Design element and 
other elements of the Master Plan and the Mis- 
sion Bay Plan, according to the objectives, prin- 
ciples and policies stated therein. Among these 
purposes are the following: 

1. Relating the height of buildings to impor- 
tant attributes of the City pattern and to the 
height and character of existing development; 

2. Promotion of building forms that will 
respect and improve the integrity of open spaces 
and other public areas; 



3. Promotion of harmony in the visual rela- 
tionships and transitions between new and older 
buildings; 

4. Protection and improvement of impor- 
tant City resources and of the neighborhood 
environment; 

5. Conservation of natural areas and other 
open spaces; and 

6. Direction of new development to loca- 
tions that are appropriate in terms of land use 
and transportation. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 

2/27/91) 



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of the area is now governed by the Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South 
Redevelopment Plans. 

See Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plans 
regarding areas in Mission Bay not designated on this map. 



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SEC. 932. METHOD OF MEASUREMENT. 

The following rules shall apply in the mea- 
suring of height: 

1. The point above which such measure- 
ments shall be taken shall be as specified in the 
definition of "height" in § 102.12. 

2. The upper point to which such measure- 
ment shall be taken shall be the highest point on 
the finished roof in the case of a flat roof, and the 
average height of the rise in the case of a pitched 
or stepped roof, or similarly sculptured roof form 
or any higher point of a feature not exempted by 
Section 933. 

3. In cases where the height limit is 65 feet 
or less and a street from which height measure- 
ments are made slopes laterally along the lot, or 
the ground slopes laterally on a lot that also 
slopes upw r ard from the street, there shall be a 
maximum width for the portion of the building or 
structure that may be measured from a single 
point at curb or ground level, according to the 
definition of "height" in § 102.12, as specified in 
the following table: 

TABLE 932 

HEIGHT MEASUREMENT 

ON LATERAL SLOPES 

Maximum Width for 
Average Slope of Curb Portion of Building 
or Ground From that May Be 

Which Height Measured from a 

is Measured Single Point 



5 percent or less 



No requirement 



More than 5 percent but 65 feet 
no more than 15 percent 

More than 15 percent 55 feet 

(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 933. EXEMPTIONS FROM HEIGHT 
LI.lVIl 1 o. 

The following features shall be exempt from 
the height limits established by this Article, 
subject to limitations indicated: 

1. Mechanical equipment and appurtenances 
necessary to the operation or maintenance of the 
building or structure itself (including chimneys, 



ventilators, cooling towers, water tanks, panels 
or devices for the collection of solar or wind 
energy and window washing equipment) and 
elevator, stair, and mechanical penthouses, and 
skylights. The horizontal areas of all the fea- 
tures listed in this paragraph shall not exceed 
20% of the horizontal area of the roof above 
which they are situated. This exemption shall be 
limited to the top 10 feet of such features where 
the height limit is 65 feet or less, and the top 16 
feet of such features where the height limit is 
more than 65 feet. 

2. Enclosed space related to the recre- 
ational use of the roof, not to exceed 10 feet in 
height where the height limit is 65 feet or less or 
16 feet in height where the height limit is more 
than 65 feet. 

3. Additional building volume used to en- 
close or screen from view the features listed 
under Paragraph (1) above and to provide; addi- 
tional visual interest to the roof of the structure. 
The rooftop form created by the added volume 
shall not exceed 10 feet in height where the 
height limit is 65 feet or less or 16 feet where the 
height limit is more than 65 feet, measured as 
provided in Section 932, and may not exceed a 
total volume, including the volume of the fea- 
tures being enclosed, equal to three/founshs of 
the horizontal area of ail upper tower roof areas 
of the building measured before the addition of 
any exempt features times 10 where the height 
limit is 65 feet or less or times 16 where the 
height limit is more than 65 feet. 

4. In MB-R-1 and MB-R-2 Districts, an oc- 
cupied dwelling unit, and in the MB-CI District, 
live/work units, not to exceed one half the square 
footage of the last full floor and located within a 
sloping roofline with a series of dormers, are 
permitted within the building volume permitted 
by Paragraph 3 to enclose and screen from me- 
chanical equipment and appurtenances, eleva- 
tor, stair and mechanical penthouses, and other 
features permitted by Paragraph (1) above. 

5. Ornamental and symbolic features of pub- 
lic and religious buildings and structures, includ- 
ing towers, spires, cupolas, belfries and domes, 
where such features are not used for human 
occupancy. 



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6. Railings, parapets and catwalks, with a 
maximum height of four feet. 

7. Open railings, catwalks and fire escapes 
required by law, wherever situated. 

8. Unroofed recreation facilities with open 
fencing, including tennis and basketball courts 
at roof level, swimming pools with a maximum 
height of four feet and play equipment with a 
maximum height of 10 feet. 

9. Unenclosed seating areas limited to tables, 
chairs and benches, and related wind screens, 
lattices and sunshades with a maximum height 
of 10 feet. 

10. Landscaping, with a maximum height 
of four feet for all features other than plant 
materials. 

11. Flag poles and flags, and weather vanes. 

12. Cranes, scaffolding and batch plants 
erected temporarily at active construction sites. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

PARTV 
BUILDING FORM 

SEC. 940. HEIGHT, BULK AND 
ARTICULATION OF BUILDINGS AND 
STRUCTURES. 

(a) MB-R and MB-NC Districts. In MB-R 

and MB-NC Districts the height (within the 
permitted maximum) and bulk of buildings and 
structures shall be consistent with Residential 
Design Guidelines Section 2.2 in the Mission Bay 
Plan. The fronts of buildings shall be articulated 
and varied and wide buildings shall be visually 
divided into narrower segments in the manner 
provided in Residential Design Guidelines Sec- 
tion 2.6 and Neighborhood Commercial Design 
Guidelines in the Mission Bay Plan. 

(b) MB-O and MC-CI Districts. In MB-0 
and MB -CI Districts, the height (within the 
permitted maximum) and bulk of buildings and 
structures shall be consistent with, and build- 
ings and structures shall be articulated in the 
manner provided in, Commerce and Industry 
Design Guideline Sections 2.4 and 2.7 in the 
Mission Bay Plan. 



(c) MB-H District. In the MB-H District, 
the height (within the permitted maximum) and 
bulk of buildings and structures shall be consis- 
tent with, and the buildings and structures shall 
be articulated in the manner provided in, the 
Hotel Design Guidelines (Commerce and Indus- 
try Design) Section 5 of the Mission Bay Plan. 

(d) MB-CF Districts. In MB-CF Districts, 
the height (within the permitted maximum), 
bulk and articulation of buildings and structures 
in MB-CF shall be consistent with the Commu- 
nity Facilities Design Guidelines in the Mission 
Bay Plan and with the policies of the Urban 
Design and other elements of the Master Plan. 

(e) MB-OS Districts. In MB-OS Districts, 
the height and bulk of buildings and structures 
shall be consistent with the Recreation and Open 
Space Design Guidelines in the Mission Bay 
Plan and with the policies of the Urban Design, 
Recreation and Open Space and other elements 
of the Master Plan. The commercial uses permit- 
ted by Section 916 are limited in height to a 
single story. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 941. SETBACKS AT BUILDING 
BASES IN MB-R DISTRICTS. 

In order to facilitate the articulation and 
architectural embellishment of the building base, 
all buildings in MB-R Districts, up to the height 
of 10 feet, shall be set back 3 feet from the line of 
the public sidewalk on frontages adjacent to 
streets and parks without an intervening street, 
and IV2 feet from the public sidewalk on front- 
ages adjacent to a midblock lane or a park 
pathway. In this setback area horizontal projec- 
tions such as stairs, stoops, porticos, porches and 
other entry treatments, columns, planter boxes, 
bay windows, sills, window frames, belt courses 
and rusticated materials are permitted provided 
that at least one-third of the setback zone to the 
full height of the zone is free of all horizontal 
projections except for (1) minor architectural 
projections projecting to six inches and (2) low 
landscaping projecting horizontally up to two 
feet on street frontages and one foot on midblock 
lane frontages. Bay windows in the setback area 



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shall conform to the dimensions of bay windows 
permitted by Section 942. (Added by Ord. 63-91, 
App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 942. PROJECTIONS OVER 
STREETS, MIDBLOCK LANES AND 
USABLE OPEN SPACE. 

(a) Permitted Obstructions. In all Mis- 
sion Bay Use Districts, the obstructions permit- 
ted over streets and alleys and usable open space 
by Section 136 are permitted over streets and 
midblock lanes (defined in Section 996(b)(4) to be 
the same as an alley as used in Section 136) and 
usable open space in Mission Bay Use Districts, 
except that, in MB-R districts, obstructions are 
not permitted over streets and obstructions over 
midblock lanes and park pathways (as defined in 
Section 996(b)(7)) are limited to one and one-half 
feet. 

(b) Modifications and Limitations on Bay 
Windows. In order to allow more variety in the 
design of bay windows in Mission Bay Use Dis- 
tricts the restrictions on the dimension of bay 
windows contained in Section 136 are modified 
as follows: 

( 1 ) In addition to other bay windows permit- 
ted by Section 136, the Zoning Administrator 
may allow a bay window of any shape which is 
determined to enhance the visual appearance of 
the structure provided that: 

(A) The total area of the horizontal projec- 
tion of whatever height does not exceed 45 square 
feet for each increment of 25 feet of lot width; 

(B) The projection into the required open 
area does not exceed three feet in depth and is no 
closer than eight feet to the centerline of any 
midblock lane, and 

(C) There is a horizontal separation be- 
tween bay windows of at least four feet. 

(2) In addition to other permitted corner 
bay windows permitted by Section 136, the Zon- 
ing Administrator may allow a corner bay win- 
dow of any shape which is determined to en- 
hance the visual appearance of the structure 
provided that: 

(A) The bay at each line establishing the 
required open area is no greater than 15 feet in 
width; 



(B) The total area of the horizontal projec- 
tion of whatever height does not exceed 90 square 
feet; 

(C) There is a horizontal separation be- 
tween the corner bay and other bays of at least 
four feet; and 

(D) The projection into the required open 
area does not exceed three feet span and is no 
closer than eight feet to the center line of any 
midblock lane. 

(3) Cornices at the top of bays, projecting no 
more than the permitted projection of the bays, 
which link two rows of bay windows to establish 
a + 25 foot building articulation are permitted. 

(c) Obstructions by Minor Architec- 
tural Features. Within the area of minimum 
vertical clearance required by Section 136 for 
obstructions over usable open space, horizontal 
projections, not to exceed six inches, of a purely 
architectural or decorative character, such as 
sills, room and window moldings, belt courses, 
columns, piers and rusticated materials, are per- 
mitted. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 943. ROOFTOP FEATURES. 

In all Mission Bay Use Districts, mechanical 
equipment and appurtenances necessary to the 
operation or maintenance of the building or 
structure itself (including chimneys, ventilators, 
plumbing vent stacks, cooling towers, waiter :anks, 
panels or devices for the collection of solar or 
wind energy and window washing equipment), 
elevator, stair and mechanical penthouses, and 
skylights, and antennae for transmission, recep- 
tion, or relay of radio, television, or other elec- 
tronic signals when a permitted use in the dis- 
trict shall be enclosed and screened: (i) in such a 
manner that the enclosure is designed as a 
logical extension of the building form and an 
integral part of the overall building design; and 
its cladding and detailing is comparable to that 
of the rest of the building; or (ii) by a rooftop form 
which is appropriate to the nature and propor- 
tions of the building, and is designed to obscure 
the rooftop equipment and appurtenances smd to 
provide a more balanced and graceful silhouette 
for the top of the building. Minor features, not 



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exceeding one foot in height, shall be exempted 
from this regulation. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 

SEC. 944. AWNINGS, CANOPIES AND 
MARQUEES. 

The provisions of Section 136.1 pertaining to 
awnings, canopies and marquees in NC-2 dis- 
tricts shall also apply in MB-NC-2, MB-NC-3, 
MB-O, MB-CI, and MB-H and MB-CF Districts. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

PART VI 
OPEN AREAS 

SEC. 950. LOT COVERAGE AND 
BUILDING SEPARATION AT 
RESIDENTIAL LEVELS. 

(a) Application Limited to Residential 
Levels. The maximum lot coverage and separa- 
tion of building requirements of this section shall 
apply in Mission Bay Use Districts at all resi- 
dential levels. The level of perimeter dwelling 
units as defined in Section 996(b)(8) shall not 
deemed to be a residential level as that term is 
used in this section. 

(b) Maximum Lot Coverage. The maxi- 
mum lot coverage of all buildings and structures 
at all residential levels on each lot, excluding 
obstructions permitted by Subsection (d) below, 
is 75% of the lot area. 

(c) Minimum Building Separations. The 

minimum separations between building facades 
for various building types, excluding obstruc- 
tions permitted by Subsection (d) below, are as 
follows: 







Buildings 






that are 3 or 




Buildings 


more stories 




that are 2 or 


over parking 




more stories 


and any other 


Combinations 


over parking 


combination 


front to front 


30' 


30' 


front to rear 


25' 


30' 


rear to rear 


20' 


30' 


front to side 


20' 


30' 


rear to side 


15' 


15'* 



Buildings 

that are 3 or 

Buildings more stories 

that are 2 or over parking 

more stories and any other 

Combinations over parking combination 

side to side none none 

* Required only if a facade contains a window pro- 
viding required light to an occupied room. 

(d) Permitted Obstructions in Building 
Separations. The following obstructions permit- 
ted over streets and alleys and in required set- 
backs, yards, and usable open space by Sections 
136 and 942(b) shall also be permitted in re- 
quired building separations required in Subsec- 
tion (c) above and shall not be deemed to be lot 
coverage. 

1. Overhead horizontal projections as pro- 
vided in § 136(c) 1 except that the requirement of 
a minimum head room of 7V2 feet shall not apply. 

2. Bay windows, balconies and similar fea- 
tures, as provided in Sections 136(c)2 and 3 and 
942(b), except that the requirement of a mini- 
mum head room of 7V2 feet shall not apply. 

3. Fire escapes, as provided in § 136(c)4. 

4. Chimneys, as provided in § 136(c)6. 

5. Retaining walls, as provided in § 136(c)13. 

6. Steps, as provided in § 136(c)14. 

7. Railings and grill work, as provided in 
§ 136(c)15 and 16. 

8. Garden structures, as provided in 
§ 136(c)21, 22 and 23. 

9. Decks, as provided in § 136(c)24. 

(e) Meaning of Terms Used. Various terms 
used in this section are defined as follows: 

1. Building Separation. The distance be- 
tween facades of buildings measured in lineal 
feet without regard to obstructions permitted by 
Subsection (d). 

2. Facade. The exterior face of a building 
excluding permitted encroachments and obstruc- 
tions. 

3. Front Facade. The facade of a building 
abutting a block or midblock lane. In the case of 
a building on the corner of a street and midblock 
lane, the "front" is the facade abutting the street. 



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In the case of a building on the corner of two 
streets, the "front" is the facade of building 
which is the primary orientation of the living 
room of the greater number of units. In the case 
of a building not abutting a street or midblock 
lane, the "front" is the facade which is the 
primary orientation of the living room of the 
greatest number of units. For cases not meeting 
the foregoing definitions, the "front facade" shall 
be determined by the Zoning Administrator. 

4. Rear Facade. The facade of the building 
opposite or most nearly opposite to the front 
facade. 

5. Side Facade. The facade of a building 
between and joining the front and rear facades. 

6. Lot Coverage. The portions of a lot 
covered by a structure or structures excluding 
permitted encroachments and obstructions. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 951. OPEN SPACE 
REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL 

USES. 

(a) Amount Required. Usable open space 
shall be provided for each dwelling and each 
group housing structure in Mission Bay Use 
Districts according to the standards set forth in 
this Section in the amounts specified below. 

TABLE 951 
USABLE OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS 



Building or 
Unit Type 


Square Feet Per 
Dwelling Unit 


Single Unit Building 




125 


Multiple Units in a 
Building up to Four 
Stories 




80 


Multiple Units in a Five 
to Eight Story Building 




64 



Perimeter Dwelling None 

Units 

For group housing structures, the minimum 
amount of usable open space provided for use by 
each bedroom shall be V3 the amount required 
for a dwelling unit as specified above. For pur- 
poses of these calculations, the number of bed- 



rooms shall in no case be considered to be less 
than one bedroom for each two beds. Where the 
actual number of beds exceeds an average of two 
beds for each bedroom, each two beds shall be 
considered equivalent to one bedroom. 

(b) Character of Open Space Provided. 

Usable open space shall be composed of an out- 
door area or areas designed for outdoor living, 
recreation or landscaping, including such areas 
on the ground and on decks, balconies, porches 
and roofs, which are safe and suitably surfaced 
and screened, and which conform to the other 
requirements of this Section. Such area or areas 
shall be on the same lot as the dwelling units (or 
bedrooms in group housing) they serve, except as 
provided in (f)3 below, and shall be designed and 
oriented in a manner that will make the; best 
practical use of available sun and other climatic 
advantages. "Private usable open space" shall 
mean an area or areas private to and designed 
for use by only one dwelling unit (or bedroom in 
group housing). "Common usable open space" 
shall mean an area or areas designed for use 
jointly by two or more dwelling units (or bed- 
rooms in group housing). The slope of any area 
credited as either private or common usable open 
space shall not exceed five percent. 

(c) Access to Open Space. Usable open 
space shall be as close as is practical to the 
dwelling unit (or bedroom in group housing) for 
which it is required, and shall be accessible from 
such dwelling unit or bedroom as follows: 

1. Private usable open space shall be direct 
and immediately accessible from such dwelling 
unit or bedroom, and shall be either on the same 
floor level as such dwelling unit or bedroom, with 
no more than one story above or below much 
floor level with convenient private access. 

2. Common usable open space shall be eas- 
ily and independently accessible from such dwell- 
ing unit or bedroom, or from another common 
area of the building or lot. 

(d) Permitted Obstructions Over Open 
Space. The obstructions listed in Section 136 for 
usable open space shall be permitted over pri- 
vate or common usable open space. 



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(e) Additional Standards for Private Us- 
able Open Space. 

1. Minimum Dimensions and Minimum 
Area. Any space credited as private usable open 
space shall have a minimum horizontal dimen- 
sion of six feet and a minimum area of 36 square 
feet if located on a deck, balcony, porch or roof, 
and shall have a minimum horizontal dimension 
of 10 feet and a minimum area of 100 square feet 
if located on open ground, a terrace, or the 
surface of an inner or outer court. 

2. Exposure. In order to be credited as 
private usable open space, an area must be kept 
open in the following manner: 

(A) For decks, balconies, porches and roofs, 
at least 30 percent of the perimeter must be 
unobstructed except for necessary railings. 

(B) In addition, the area credited on a deck, 
balcony, porch or roof must either face a street, 
face or be within a rear yard, or face or be within 
some other space which, at the level of the 
private usable open space, meets the minimum 
dimension and area requirements for common 
usable open space as specified in Paragraph 
951(f)(1) below. 

(C) Areas within inner and outer courts, as 
defined by Section 102.4, must either conform to 
the standards of Subparagraph (f)2(B) above or 
be so arranged that the height of the walls and 
projections above the court on at least three sides 
(or 75 percent of the perimeter, whichever is 
greater) is such that no point on any such wall or 
projection is higher than one foot for each foot 
that such point is horizontally distant from the 
opposite side of the clear space in the court, 
regardless of the permitted obstruction referred 
to in Subsection (d) above. 

3. Fire Escapes as Usable Open Space. 

Normal fire escape grating shall not be consid- 
ered suitable surfacing for usable open space. 
The steps of a fire escape stairway or ladder, and 
any space less than six feet deep between such 
steps and a wall of the building, shall not be 
credited as usable open space. But the mere 
potential use of a balcony area for an emergency 
fire exit by occupants of other dwelling units (or 



bedrooms in group housing) shall not prevent it 
from being credited as usable open space on 
grounds of lack of privacy or usability. 

4. Use of Solariums. The area of a totally 
or partially enclosed solarium shall be credited 
as private usable open space if (i) such area is 
open to the outdoors through openings or clear 
glazing on not less than 50 percent of its perim- 
eter and (ii) not less than 30 percent of its 
overhead area and 25 percent of its perimeter 
are open or can be opened to the air. 

(f) Additional Standards for Common 
Usable Open Space. 

1. Minimum Dimensions and Minimum 
Area. Any space credited as common usable 
open space shall be at least 15 feet in every 
horizontal dimension and shall have a minimum 
area of 300 square feet. 

2. Use of Inner Courts. The area of an 
inner court, as defined by Section 102.4, may be 
credited as common usable open space, if the 
enclosed space is not less than 20 feet in every 
horizontal dimension and 400 square feet and 
the requirements of Paragraph (f)2(C) above are 
met. 

3. Use of Mid-block Parks. Mid block 
parks, as defined in Section 996(b)(5), conform- 
ing to Residential Design Guidelines Section 2.3 
and Recreation and Open Space Design Guide- 
lines, Section 11 in the Mission Bay Plan, may be 
credited as common usable open space. For mid- 
block parks not on the same lot as the dwelling 
units they serve, provision shall be made, in a 
manner satisfactory to the Zoning Administra- 
tor, regarding the responsibility for the safe 
operation and regular maintenance of the mid- 
block park. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 952. ORIENTATION OF DWELLING 
UNITS TO OPEN AREAS. 

In each dwelling unit in a Mission Bay Use 
District, the required windows (as defined by 
Section 501.4 of the San Francisco Housing Code) 
of at least one room that meets the 120-square 
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of Section 501.1 of the Housing Code shall face 
directly on an open area of one of the following 
types: 

1. A public street; 

2. A midblock lane at least 25 feet in width, 
or 

3. A building separation at least 25 feet in 
width, or 

4. An inner court which is unobstructed 
except for fire escapes not projecting more than 
necessary for safety and in no case more than 4 
feet 6 inches, chimneys, and those obstructions 
permitted in Sections 136(c)14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 
29 of this Code and is no less than 25 feet in 
every horizontal dimension for the floor at which 
the dwelling unit in question is located and the 
floor immediately above it, with an increase of 
five feet in every horizontal dimension at each 
subsequent floor. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 

SEC. 953. LOT COVERAGE AND 
BUILDING SEPARATION AT 
NONRESIDENTIAL LEVELS. 

(a) Building Separation. There are no 
building separation requirements at nonresiden- 
tial levels of buildings and structures in Mission 
Bay Use Districts. 

(b) Lot Coverage. 

(1) MB-R Districts. Lot coverage of build- 
ings and structures at nonresidential levels in 
MB-R Districts shall be consistent with Resi- 
dence Design Guidelines Section 2.3 in the Mis- 
sion Bay Plan and the set-back requirements of 
Section 941 of this Code. 

(2) MB-NC Districts. Lot coverage of build- 
ings and structures in MB-NC Districts shall be 
consistent with the Neighborhood Commercial 
Design Guidelines in the Mission Bay Plan. 

(3) MB-O and MB-CI Districts. Lot cover- 
age of buildings and structures in the MB-0 and 
MB-CI Districts shall be consistent with Com- 
merce and Industry Design Guidelines Section 
2.2 of the Mission Bay Plan. 

(4) MB-H District. Lot coverage of the build- 
ings and structures in the MB-H District shall be 
consistent with Commerce and Industry Design 



Guidelines Section 5 in the Mission Bay Plan. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 954. OPEN SPACE 
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN 
NONRESIDENTIAL USES IN MB-O AT4D 
MB-CI DISTRICTS. 

(a) Amount of Open Space Required. 

Usable open space shall be provided in the MB-O 
and MB-CI Districts, in accordance with the 
standards set forth in this Section, in the amount 
of one square foot for each 40 square feet of 
occupied floor area of all uses except residential 
and live/work and institutional uses, uses in a 
predominantly retail building, and parking. 

(b) Types of Open Space. One or more of 
the following types of open space may be pro- 
vided to satisfy the requirements of this Section: 
a plaza, an urban park, an urban garden, a view 
terrace, a sun terrace, a greenhouse., a small 
sitting area (a snippet), an atrium, an indoor 
park, or a public sitting area in a galleria, 
arcade, pedestrian mall or walkway, or, with 
respect to open space required in the MB-CI 
District, a park pathway. 

(c) Open Space Standards. The required 
open space, as determined by the Zoning Admin- 
istrator, shall: 

1. Be of adequate size to be attractive and 
practical for its intended uses; 

2. Be in such locations and provide such 
ingress and egress as will make the area conve- 
nient, safe, secure and easily accessible to the 
general public; 

3. Be well designed, and where appropriate 
be landscaped; 

4. Be protected from uncomfortable wind; 

5. Incorporate various features, including 
ample seating and, if appropriate, access to food 
service, which will enhance public use of the 
area; 

6. Have adequate access to sunlight if sun- 
light access is appropriate to the type of area; 

7. Be well lighted if the area is of the type 
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8. Be well signed and open to the public at 
times when it is reasonable to expect substantial 
public use; 

9. Be designed to enhance user safety and 
security; and 

10. Have convenient access to toilet facili- 
ties open to the public; and 

11. Be in general conformity with the Rec- 
reation and Open Space Design Guidelines in 
the Mission Bay Plan. 

(d) Costs and Restrictions. All costs of 
the open space, including without limitation those 
associated with design, development, regular 
maintenance, and safe operation of this open 
space, shall be borne by the property owner. The 
property owner shall record with the County 
Recorder a special restriction on the property 
satisfactory in substance to the Zoning Adminis- 
trator and sufficient to give notice to subsequent 
owners, tenants and other persons having other 
economic interests in the property of the open 
space requirement and the means by which the 
requirement has been, and must continue to be, 
satisfied. 

(e) Approval and Construction. The open 
space shall be reviewed and approved as part of 
the site or building permit application for the 
project giving rise to the open space require- 
ment. No temporary or other certificate of occu- 
pancy shall be issued for any structure con- 
structed under the permit until the open space is 
substantially complete. 

(f) Informational Plaque. Prior to issu- 
ance of a permit of occupancy, a plaque shall be 
placed in a publicly conspicuous location outside 
the building at street level, or at the site of an 
outdoor open space, identifying the open space 
feature and its location, stating the right of the 
public to use the space and the hours of use, and 
stating the name and address of the owner or 
owner's agent responsible for maintenance. (Added 
by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



SEC. 955. OPEN SPACE 
REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVE/WORK 
UNITS. 

The provisions of Section 135.2 shall apply to 
live/work units in Mission Bay Use Districts. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 956. STREET TREES IN MISSION 
BAY USE DISTRICTS. 

(a) Requirement in All Districts except 

MB-OS. In all Mission Bay Use Districts, except 
MB-OS Districts, street trees shall be installed 
by the owner or developer either within a set- 
back area on the lot or within the public right- 
of-way along such lot. 

The street trees shall conform to the Street 
Design Guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan. Ex- 
cept when otherwise provided in those guide- 
lines, the street trees installed shall be a mini- 
mum of one tree of 15 gallon size for each 20 feet 
of frontage of the property along each street or 
alley, with any remaining fraction of 10 feet or 
more of frontage requiring an additional tree. 

The species of trees selected shall conform to 
the Street Design Guidelines and the Street Tree 
Planting Plan (Figure 18) In the Mission Bay 
Plan. Along major arteries, as shown on Figure 
18, tree species should be consistent and planted 
in a formal manner. On neighborhood streets 
tree species should vary from block to block but 
be consistent within the block. 

(b) Requirement in MB-OS Districts. In 

MB-OS Districts, street trees shall be installed 
in accordance with the Recreation and Open 
Space Design Guidelines and Street Design Guide- 
lines in the Mission Bay Plan. (Added by Ord. 
63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 957. ART WORKS IN MB-O MB-H, 
MB-CI, AND MB-CF DISTRICTS. 

(a) The provisions of Section 149(a), (b) and 
(d) shall apply in the MB-0 and MB-H Districts 
and, in the case of construction of a building 
containing more than 25,000 square feet of office 
space, in the MB-CI District. 



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(b) Within the MB-OS Districts, works of 
art costing an amount equal to one percent of the 
construction cost of the open space development 
as set forth in the Mission Bay Development 
Agreement, excluding the cost of the works of 
art, shall be installed and maintained in clearly 
visible locations on one or more of the open space 
sites. The works of art may include sculpture, 
murals, mosaics, decorative water features or 
other art works permanently affixed to a struc- 
ture or its grounds. A plaque or corner stone 
identifying the creator of the art work and the 
erection date shall be placed at a publicly con- 
spicuous location on or near the artwork. 

(c) In the MB-CF Districts, art works shall 
be installed in accordance with the provisions of 
Ordinance No. 30-69, or any successor ordi- 
nance. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

PART VII 
PARKING 

SEC. 960. OFF-STREET PARKING FOR 
ALL USES IN MB-R DISTRICTS AND FOR 
RESIDENTIAL USES IN MB-NC 
DISTRICTS. 

(a) Amount. The number of off-street park- 
ing spaces required for all uses in MB-R Districts 
and for residential uses in MB-NC Districts shall 
be the number of spaces specified in Table 151 in 
Section 151 of this Code for the particular use in 
question, except that small scale convenience 
retail uses in MB-R Districts as defined in Sec- 
tion 996(b)(9), shall have no parking require- 
ment. Additional parking may be provided sub- 
ject to the limitations of Section 204.5. 

(b) Location. Off-street parking spaces shall 
be located as provided in Section 159. (Added by 
Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 961. OFF-STREET PARKING FOR 
NONRESIDENTIAL USES IN MB-NC 
DISTRICTS. 

(a) Amount. The number of off-street park- 
ing spaces required for nonresidential uses in 
the MB-NC-2, MB-NC-3, and MB-CN-S Districts 
shall be one space for each 850 square feet of 
nonresidential uses, except that the community 



cultural center on Development Block 32, as 
provided in the Mission Bay Plan, and nonresi- 
dential uses in affordable housing sites on De- 
velopment Blocks 27A, 33A and 50A shall have 
no off-street parking requirement. Additional 
parking may be provided subject to the limita- 
tions of Section 204.5. 

(b) Location. Required nonresidential off- 
street parking spaces shall be provided in collec- 
tive parking facilities as follows: 

Up to 400 spaces within Development Block 
35; 

Up to 240 spaces within Development Block 
53; and 

At least 225 spaces within Development EUocks 
27, 28, 32, 38, 40, 42 and 44. 

Additional permitted parking may be located in 
collective parking facilities or as provided in 
Section 159. Pending development of collective 
facilities, required off-street parking may be pro- 
vided in surface lots on undeveloped parcels 
within the Neighborhood Commercial Districts. 

(c) Short-Term Use. Parking spaces in col- 
lective parking structures shall be available to 
the general public and shall not be assigned to a 
specific use or uses. Rules shall be established 
and if fees are charged, a differential rate struc- 
ture shall be adopted to discourage long-term 
use and encourage short-term use. (Added by 
Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 962. OFF-STREET PARKING IN 
MB-O AND MB-CI DISTRICTS. 

(a) Amount. The maximum amount of off- 
street parking permitted in the MB-0 and MB-CI 
Districts is an amount equal to one space for 
each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area (as 
defined in Section 923(b)) of uses permitted in 
the districts plus one space for each live/work 
unit excluded from gross floor area pursuant to 
Section 923(b)(4), except for property zoned MB-CI 
located east of Owens Street for which the maxi- 
mum amount of off-street parking shall be equal 
to 2.5 spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross 
floor area. There is no minimum parking require- 
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(b) Location. Parking may be located under- 
ground, in surface lots, above grade in office and 
commercial-industrial buildings or in above- 
grade parking structures. Parking in above- 
grade structures may serve more than one build- 
ing and may be located anywhere in the same 
district as the use which it serves. In the MB-0 
District no more than 55 percent of the off-street 
parking may be provided above grade. Parking 
which is below ground level by half a parking 
level or more shall be excluded from this calcu- 
lation. 

(c) Preferential Use. Short-term business 
visitor parking and vanpool and carpool com- 
muter parking shall be given preference in the 
use of the off-street parking spaces which are 
provided pursuant to this Section. This prefer- 
ence shall be implemented in the manner pro- 
vided in the Parking Management component of 
the Mission Bay Transportation Management 
Program, a part of the Mission Bay Plan. (Added 
by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 
249-97, App. 6/18/97) 

SEC. 963. OFF-STREET PARKING IN 
THE MB-H DISTRICT. 

(a) Amount. The number of off-street park- 
ing spaces required in the MB-H district shall be 
as provided for districts other than NC Districts 
in Table 151 of Section 151. Additional parking is 
permitted provided that the number does not 
exceed an amount equal to one space for each 
three guest bedrooms. 

(b) Location. Parking shall be located on 
site and underground. (Added by Ord. 63-91, 
App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 964. OFF-STREET PARKING IN 
MB-CF DISTRICTS. 

The number of off-street parking spaces re- 
quired for various uses permitted in the MB-CF 
Districts shall be the number of spaces specified 
for the particular use in Table 151 in Section 151 
of this Code, calculated in the manner provided 
in Section 153. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/ 
91) 



SEC. 965. OFF-STREET PARKING IN 
MB-OS DISTRICTS. 

In the MB-OS District there is no off-street 
parking requirement for recreation uses or for 
the small scale convenience retail uses in Cres- 
cent Park as generally indicated in the Mission 
Bay Plan. The maximum number of parking 
spaces for the houseboat community on the south- 
ern edge of China Basin Channel shall be fifty 
spaces, located in accordance with the provisions 
of Recreation and Open Space Design Guidelines 
Section 5 (Channel Edge at Houseboats) of the 
Mission Bay Plan. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 

SEC. 966. OFF-STREET PARKING, 
CALCULATIONS, DIMENSIONS AND 
STANDARDS. 

Rules for calculating of required spaces shall 
be as provided in Section 153 (a)l — 5 and (b). 
The minimum dimensions for required off street 
parking spaces shall be as provided in Section 
154 and the general standards for their location 
and arrangement shall be as provided in subsec- 
tions (h) through (o) of Section 155, except as 
otherwise provided in Sections 960 through 967. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 967. SCREENING OF OFF-STREET 
PARKING. 

Off-street parking areas in Mission Bay Use 
Districts shall be screened from view as provided 
in the Mission Bay Plan. Housing Design Guide- 
line Section 2.14 applies in MB-R districts and 
Commercial and Industrial Design Guideline 
Section 2.13 applies in all other districts. (Added 
by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 968. OFF-STREET FREIGHT 
LOADING AND SERVICE VEHICLE 
SPACES. 

(a) Permit Required in MB-O, MC-CI, 

MB-H, and MB-CF Districts. Off-street freight 
loading spaces shall be provided in MB-O, MB- 
CI, MB-H and MB-CF Districts in the minimum 
quantities specified in the following table, except 
as otherwise provided in Sections 153(a)6 and 
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area shall be as defined in Section 102.9 and 
Section 953(b), except that non-accessory park- 
ing spaces and driveways and their incidental 
maneuvering areas shall not be counted. 



TABLE 968 

OFF-STREET FREIGHT LOADING SPACE REQUIREMENTS 

IN MB-CN-S, MB-O, MB-CI, MB-H AND MB-CF DISTRICTS 



Use or Activity 


Gross Floor Area 

of Structure or 

Use (square feet) 


Number of Off-street 
Freight Loading 
Spaces Required 


Offices and Banks 




0.1 space per 10,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area 
(to closest whole number per Section 153) 


Retail Stores, Restaurants, Bars and Drug 
Stores 


0—10,000 





10,001—30,000 


1 


30,001—50,000 


2 


over 50,000 


1 space per 25,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area 
(to closest whole number per Section 153) 


Wholesaling, Manufacturing, and All 
Other Use Primarily Engaged in Han- 
dling Goods 


0—10,000 





10,001—50,000 


1 


over 50,000 


0.21 spaces per 10,000 sq. ft. 
of gross floor area (to closest 
whole number per Section 153) 


Hotels, Apartments and all other uses not 
included above 


0—100,000 





100,001—200,000 


1 


200,001—500,000 


2 


over 500,000 


3 plus 1 space for each additional 
400,000 sq. ft. 



(b) Amount Required in MB-NC-2 and 
MB-NC-3 Districts. In order to preserve the 
continuity of the retail frontage, no off-street 
freight loading spaces shall be required in the 
MB-NC-2 and MB-NC-3 Districts. However, if 
off-street parking facilities to serve a structure 
or use are provided on site the number of off- 
street freight loading spaces called for in Table 
152 shall also be provided, unless the Zoning 
Administrator determines that, because of physi- 
cal constraints, it is not feasible to do so. 

(c) Dimensions and Location. The mini- 
mum dimensions for required off-street freight 
loading and service vehicle spaces shall be as 



provided in Section 154 and the general stan- 
dards for their location and arrangement shall 
be as provided in Subsection (h) and (k) through 
(p) of Section 155. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 



SEC. 969. TOUR BUS LOADING SPACES 
IN THE MB-H DISTRICT. 

In the MB-H District, off-street tour bus 
loading spaces shall be provided for hotel uses in 
the minimum quantities as follows: 



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Number of 
Hotel Rooms 

0—200 
201—350 
351—500 



Number of Off-Street 

Loading Spaces 

Required 


1 
2 



(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

PART VIII 
SIGNS 

SEC. 970. SIGNS: GENERAL 
PROVISIONS. 

(a) Purposes. These sections 970 through 
973 are adopted in recognition of the important 
function of signs and of the need for their regu- 
lation in Mission Bay Use Districts under the 
Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the City 
and County. In addition to those purposes of the 
City Planning Code stated in Section 101, it is 
the further purpose of these provisions to safe- 
guard and enhance property values in residen- 
tial, commercial and industrial areas; to protect 
public investment in and the character and dig- 
nity of public buildings, open spaces and thor- 
oughfares; to protect the distinctive appearance 
of San Francisco which is produced by its unique 
geography, topography, street patterns, skyline 
and architectural features; to provide a physical 
environment which will promote the develop- 
ment of business; to encourage sound practices 
and lessen the objectionable effects of competi- 
tion in the size and placement of signs; to mini- 
mize the impact of signs which are essential to 
the economic vitality of commercial districts on 
the livability of residential units in or adjacent 
commercial districts; to enhance the visual envi- 
ronment by relating the type, quality and size of 
signs to the scale and character of the districts in 
which they are located; to reduce hazards to 
motorists and pedestrians traveling on the pub- 
lic way; and thereby to promote the public health, 
safety and welfare. 

(b) Definitions. The definitions of terms 
contained in Section 602.1 through 602.23 of this 
Code shall apply to the same terms used in 
Section 971 through 973. 



(c) Exempted Signs. The exemptions con- 
tained in Section 603 shall apply to the require- 
ments of Sections 971 through 973. 

(d) Permits Required. Sign permits shall 
be required as provided in Section 604. (Added 
by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 971. SIGNS IN MB-CF AND MB-OS 
DISTRICTS. 

All applications for permits to erect business 
signs in MB-CF and MB-OS Districts shall be 
submitted to the Zoning Administrator for ap- 
proval or disapproval. The Zoning Administra- 
tor, in his/her review, shall take into account the 
nature of the property and its use, the functional 
necessity for the sign, the proposed size, location, 
design and content of the sign, the degree of its 
harmony with the public purposes of the prop- 
erty and with the surrounding area, and the 
restrictions of this Code for signs in other dis- 
tricts. No general advertising sign shall be per- 
mitted. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 972. SIGNS IN MB-R DISTRICTS. 

(a) Signs Permitted. The following types 
of signs, subject to the limitations prescribed for 
them, shall be the only signs permitted in MB-R 
Districts except for signs exempted by Section 
603: 

1. One non-illuminated or indirectly illumi- 
nated name plate for each street frontage of the 
lot, not exceeding a height of 12 feet, and having 
an area not exceeding one square foot in MB-R-1 
and MB-R-2 Districts or two square feet in 
MB-R-3 Districts. 

2. One identifying sign for each street front- 
age of the lot, not exceeding a height of 12 feet, 
and meeting the following additional require- 
ments: 

(A) In MB-R-1 and MB-R-2 Districts: non- 
illuminated or indirectly illuminated only; maxi- 
mum area 12 square feet; 

(B) In MB-R-3 Districts: maximum area eight 
square feet if directly illuminated, and 20 square 
feet if non-illuminated or indirectly illuminated. 



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3. One temporary non-illuminated or indi- 
rectly illuminated sale or lease sign for each 
street frontage of the total parcel involved, not 
exceeding a height of 24 feet if free standing and 
not above the roofline if attached to a building, 
and having an area not exceeding six square feet 
for each lot or for each 3,000 square feet in such 
total parcel, whichever ratio permits the larger 
area, provided that no such sign shall exceed 50 
square feet in area and any such sign exceeding 
18 square feet in area shall be set back at least 
25 feet from all street property lines. Any sale or 
lease sign shall be removed within seven days 
following removal of the property from the mar- 
ket. 

4. Temporary non-illuminated signs of per- 
sons and firms connected with work on buildings 
under actual construction or alteration, giving 
their names and information pertinent to the 
project, not exceeding a height of 12 feet, with 
the combined area of all such signs not to exceed 
10 square feet for each street frontage of the 
project. 

5. Such business signs of small scale conve- 
nience retail uses permitted by Section 906 in 
MB-R Districts as are permitted by Section 973(b) 
in MB-NC-2 Districts. 

(b) Limitations. The following limitations 
apply to all signs in MB-R Districts: 

1. No sign shall project beyond a street 
property line or legislated setback line, or into a 
required front setback area. 

2. No sign shall have or consist of any 
moving, rotating or otherwise animated part, or 
(if permitted to be illuminated) any flashing, 
blinking, fluctuating or otherwise animated light. 

3. No roof sign, wind sign, or general adver- 
tising sign shall be permitted. 

4. No sign shall extend above the roofline of 
a building to which it is attached, or above a 
height of 12 feet. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 

SEC. 973. SIGNS IN MB-NC, MB-O, 
MB-CI AND MB-H DISTRICTS. 

(a) Signs or Sign Features Not Permit- 
ted. Roof signs, as defined in Section 602.16, 
wind signs, as defined in Section 602.22, signs on 



canopies, as defined in Section 136.1(b), and 
general advertising signs, as defined in Section 
602.7 are not permitted in MB-NC, MB-O, MB-CI 
and MB-H Districts. No sign shall have or con- 
sist of any moving, rotating, or otherwise physi- 
cally animated part, or lights that give the ap- 
pearance of animation by flashing, blinking, or 
fluctuating, except as permitted by Section 
607. l(i). All signs or sign features not otherwise 
specifically regulated in this Section 973 shall be 
prohibited. 

(b) Signs Permitted. In MB-NC, MB-O, 
MB-CI and MB-H Districts the following signs 
other than signs exempted by Section 603, shall 
be the only signs permitted. 

1. Identifying Signs. Identifying signs, as 
defined in Section 602.10, shall be permitted 
subject to the following limitations. 

A. One sign per structure shall be permit- 
ted and such sign shall not exceed 20 square feet 
in area. 

B. The sign may be a freestanding sign, if 
the building is recessed from the street property 
line, or may be a wall sign or a projecting sign. 
The existence of a freestanding identifying sign 
shall preclude the erection of a freestanding 
business sign on the same lot. 

C. A wall or projecting sign shall be mounted 
on the first story level; a freestanding sign shall 
not exceed 15 feet in height. 

D. The sign may be non-illuminated, indi- 
rectly illuminated, or directly illuminated. 

2. Nameplates. One nameplate, as defined 
in Section 602.11, not exceeding an area of two 
square feet, shall be permitted for each non- 
commercial use. 

3. Business Signs. Business signs, as de- 
fined in Section 602.3, shall be permitted subject 
to the following limitations. 

A. Business Signs in the MB-NC-2 District. 

(i) Window Signs. The total area of all 
window signs, as defined in Section 602.1(b), 
shall not exceed one-third the area of the window 
on or in which the signs are located. Such signs 
may be non-illuminated, indirectly illuminated, 
or directly illuminated. 



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(ii) Wall Signs. The area of all wall signs 
shall not exceed two square feet per foot of street 
frontage occupied by the use measured along the 
wall to which the signs are attached, or 100 
square feet for each street frontage, whichever is 
less. The height of any wall sign shall not exceed 
24 feet, or the height of the wall to which it is 
attached, or the height of the lowest of any 
residential window sill on the wall to which the 
sign is attached, whichever is lower. Such signs 
may be non-illuminated, indirectly, or directly 
illuminated. 

(iii) Projecting Signs. The number of pro- 
jecting signs shall not exceed one per business. 
The area of such sign, as defined in Section 
602.1(a), shall not exceed 15 square feet. The 
height of such sign shall not exceed 24 feet, or 
the height of the wall to which it is attached, or 
the height of the lowest of any residential win- 
dow sill on the wall to which the sign is attached, 
whichever is lower. No part of the sign shall 
project more than 75 percent of the horizontal 
distance from the street property line to the 
curbline, or 6 feet, 6 inches, whichever is less. 
Such signs may be non-illuminated or indirectly 
illuminated; or during business hours, may be 
directly illuminated. 

(iv) Signs on Awnings and Marquees. 

Sign copy may be located on permitted awnings 
or marquees in lieu of projecting signs. The area 
of such sign copy, as defined in Section 601.1(c), 
shall not exceed 30 square feet. Such sign copy 
may be non-illuminated or indirectly illumi- 
nated; except that sign copy on marquees for 
movie theaters or places of entertainment may 
be directly illuminated during business hours. 

(v) Freestanding Signs and Sign Tow- 
ers. One freestanding sign or sign tower per lot 
shall be permitted in lieu of a projecting sign, if 
the building or buildings are recessed from the 
street property line. The existence of a freestand- 
ing business sign shall preclude the erection of a 
freestanding identifying sign on the same lot. 
The area of such freestanding sign or sign tower, 
as defined in Section 602.1(a), shall not exceed 
20 square feet nor shall the height of the sign 
exceed 24 feet. No part of the sign shall project 



more than 75 percent of the horizontal distance 
from the street property line to the curbline, or 
six feet, whichever is less. Such signs may be 
non-illuminated or indirectly illuminated, or, dur- 
ing business hours, may be directly illuminated. 

B. Business Signs in MB-NC-3, MB- 
CN-S, MB-D, MB-CI and MB-H Districts. 

(i) Window Signs. The total area of all 
window signs, as defined in Section 602.1(b), 
shall not exceed one-third the area of the window 
on or in which the signs are located. Such signs 
may be non-illuminated, indirectly illuminated, 
or directly illuminated. 

(ii) Wall Signs. The area of all wall signs 
shall not exceed three square feet per foot of 
street frontage occupied by the use measured 
along the wall to which the signs are attached, or 
150 square feet for each street frontage, which- 
ever is less. The height of any wall sign shall not 
exceed 24 feet, or the height of the wall to which 
it is attached, or the height of the lowest of any 
residential window sill on the wall to which the 
sign is attached, whichever is lower. Such signs 
may be non-illuminated, indirectly, or directly 
illuminated. 

(iii) Projecting Signs. The number of pro- 
jecting signs shall not exceed one per business. 
The area of such sign, as defined in Section 
602.1(a), shall not exceed 32 square feet. The 
height of the sign shall not exceed 24 feet, or the 
height of the wall to which it is attached, or the 
height of the lowest of any residential window 
sill on the wall to which the sign is attached, 
whichever is lower. No part of the sign shall 
project more than 75 percent of the horizontal 
distance from the street property line to the 
curbline, or six feet six inches, whichever is less. 
Such signs may be non-illuminated, indirectly, or 
directly illuminated. 

(iv) Signs on Awnings and Marquees. 

Sign copy may be located on permitted awnings 
or marquees in lieu of projecting signs. The area 
of such sign copy, as defined in Section 602.1(c), 
shall not exceed 40 square feet. Such sign copy 
may be non-illuminated or indirectly illumi- 



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nated; except that sign copy on marquees for 
movie theaters or places of entertainment may 
be directly illuminated during business hours. 

(v) Freestanding Signs and Sign Tow- 
ers. With the exception of automotive gas and 
service stations, which are regulated under Para- 
graph below, one freestanding sign or sign tower 
per lot shall be permitted in lieu of a projecting 
sign, if the building or buildings are recessed 
from the street property line. The existence of a 
freestanding business sign shall preclude the 
erection of a freestanding identifying sign on the 
same lot. The area of such freestanding sign or 
sign tower, as defined in Section 602.1(a), shall 
not exceed 30 square feet nor shall the height of 
the sign exceed 24 feet. No part of the sign shall 
project more than 75 percent of the horizontal 
distance from the street property line to the 
curbline, or six feet, whichever is less. Such signs 
may be non-illuminated or indirectly illumi- 
nated; or during business hours, may be directly 
illuminated. 

C . Special Standards for Automotive Gas 
and Service Stations in MB-NC-3 and MB- 
CN-S Districts. For automotive gas and service 
stations in MB-NC-3 and MB-CN-S Districts 
only the following signs are permitted, subject to 
the standards in this Paragraph C and to all 
other standards in this Section 973. 

(i) A maximum of two oil company signs, 
which shall not extend more than 10 feet above 
the roofline if attached to a building, or exceed 
the maximum height permitted for freestanding 
signs in the same district is freestanding. The 
area of any such sign shall not exceed 180 square 
feet, and along each street frontage, all parts of 
such a sign or signs that are within 10 feet of the 
street property line shall not exceed 80 square 
feet in area. No such sign shall project more than 
five feet beyond any street property line. The 
areas of other permanent and temporary signs 
as covered in Subparagraph (B) below shall not 
be included in the calculation of the area speci- 
fied in this Subparagraph. 

(ii) Other permanent and temporary busi- 
ness signs, not to exceed 30 square feet in area 
for each such sign or a total of 180 square feet for 



all such signs on the premises. No such sign shall 
extend above the roofline if attached to a build- 
ing, or in any case project beyond any street 
property line or building setback line. 

D. Special Standards for Visual Accent 
Signs. In order to create visual interest, variety, 
and distinctive character in Mission Bay Com- 
mercial Districts the Zoning Administrator may 
allow visual accent signs in MB-NC-2, MB-NC-3, 
MB-CN-S, MB-CN-S, MB-O, MB-CI and MB-H 
Districts. Visual accent signs are business or 
identifying signs in the form of projecting signs 
which are larger in square footage and higher in 
height than would normally be permitted under 
the limitations of this Section 970. A visual 
accent sign shall meet the following standards: 

(i) The sign does not exceed 40 square feet 
in area and 20 feet in height in MB-NC-2: Dis- 
tricts and 48 square feet in area and 30 feet in 
height in MB-NC-3, MB-CN-S, MB-O, MB-CI 
and MB-H Districts without regard to the height 
of the wall or the lowest residential window sill 
on the wall to which the sign is attached. 

(ii) Such signs are a minimum of 200 feet 
apart. 

(iii) The sign is distinctive and attractive in 
its design and use of materials and will make an 
important contribution to the visual quality and 
character of the street. 

(iv) To the maximum extent practicable given 
the specific uses on the street frontage, the sign 
identifies major destination points or places of 
public assembly such as theaters and cultural 
centers or public or quasi-public facilities such as 
parking garages. 

(v) The sign identifies the name of the busi- 
ness, service or other activity offered or con- 
ducted on premises or the generic type of com- 
modities sold on the premises, rather than the 
specific brand names or symbol of commodities 
sold on premises. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 



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PART IX 

TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT, 

RESIDENT TRAINING 

AND PLACEMENT 

AND CHILD CARE 



SEC. 980. TRANSPORTATION 
MANAGEMENT, RESIDENT TRAINING 
AND PLACEMENT, AND CHILD CARE IN 
MB-O AND MB-CI DISTRICTS. 

(a) Except as provided in Subsection (b) 
below, the provisions of Planning Code Sections 
163, 164 and 165 shall apply in MB-0 and 
MB-CI Districts with regard to any new build- 
ing, addition or conversion where the added floor 
area of office use equals at least 100,000 of gross 
square feet. 

(b) Sections 163, 164, and 165 shall not 
apply to any new building, addition or conver- 
sion for which a building permit is issued while 
the Mission Bay Development Agreement, as 
defined in Section 996(b)(5), is in effect, except to 
the extent contemplated in the Development 
Agreement and its related documents. (Added by 
Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

PARTX 

OFFICE SPACE 

LIMITATION 



SEC. 981. OFFICE SPACE LIMITATION. 

Sections 320-322 apply to office development 
in Mission Bay Use Districts except as such 
development may be exempted by duly adopted 
ballot measure. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/ 
91) 

PART XI 

HISTORIC 

PRESERVATION 



SEC. 982. HISTORIC PRESERVATION. 

Article 10 applies in the Mission Bay Use 
Districts. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



PART XII RULES FOR 

NONCONFORMING 

USES AND NONCOMPLYING 

STRUCTURES AND 

CONDITIONAL, TEMPORARY 

AND ACCESSORY USES 

SEC. 983. RULES REGARDING 
NONCONFORMING USES AND 
NONCOMPLYING STRUCTURES. 

(a) General. The provisions of Section 180 
apply to nonconforming uses and noncomplying 
structures in Mission Bay Use Districts which 
uses or structures existed lawfully at the effec- 
tive date of the adoption of this Article 9, but 
which fail to conform to the regulations of this 
Article 9. 

(b) Enlargements, Alterations and Re- 
constructions. In the Mission Bay Use Dis- 
tricts, a nonconforming use, and any structure 
occupied by such use, shall not be significantly 
enlarged, intensified, extended, or moved to an- 
other location, unless the result will be the 
elimination of the nonconforming use, except as 
provided in this Section 983(b). A nonconforming 
use, and any structure occupied by such use may 
be significantly enlarged, intensified, extended 
or expanded, provided that such enlargement, 
intensification, extension or expansion is ap- 
proved by the Zoning Administrator under the 
procedures for notice and hearing applicable to 
variances as set forth in Section 305, including 
notice to the owner of the fee title to the affected 
property, upon a determination that such enlarge- 
ment, intensification, extension or expansion is 
consistent with the implementation provisions of 
the Mission Bay Plan and will not impede the 
orderly development of Mission Bay as contem- 
plated in the Mission Bay Plan and the Mission 
Bay Development Agreement. Any such enlarge- 
ment, intensification, extension or expansion shall 
not exceed 25 feet in height and shall comply 
with requirements that would apply if the use in 
question was located within an M-l Use District. 
Notwithstanding any such enlargement, intensi- 
fication, extension or expansion, the provisions 
of Section 983(e) shall continue to apply to such 
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such use, including such enlargement, intensifi- 
cation, extension or expansion. In addition, the 
provisions of Section 181(b) and (d) and Section 
188 shall apply in Mission Bay Use Districts; 
provided, however, that, notwithstanding any 
restoration pursuant to Section 181(d), the pro- 
visions of Section 983(e) shall continue to apply. 

(c) Changes of Use. The provisions of Sec- 
tion 182(a) and (b) shall apply in Mission Bay 
Use Districts, provided that, notwithstanding 
any change in use permitted under Section 182(b), 
the provisions of Section 983(e) shall continue to 
apply. 

(d) Discontinuance and Abatement. The 

provisions of Section 183 shall apply in Mission 
Bay Use Districts. 

(e) Termination. Nonconforming uses in 
Mission Bay Use Districts shall be terminated as 
provided in this Subsection. 

(1) Purpose. The purpose of this Subsec- 
tion is to provide for the gradual elimination or 
conversion, after a reasonable allowance of time 
for the amortization of investments therein, of 
nonconforming uses in buildings and nonconform- 
ing uses of land in order to encourage and 
promote the orderly and beneficial development 
of the land and buildings with conforming uses. 
This subsection is intended to apply to land and 
buildings whose use is at variance with the 
regulations of this Article, and is safeguarded 
against unnecessary hardship in application by 
provision for continuance for a minimum period 
of 10 years, by procedures for extension and by 
the requirement of notice. It is further declared 
that the requirement of eventual removal, or 
conversion to conforming use, of such buildings 
and land subject to the exceptions set forth, is in 
the public interest and is intended to promote 
the general welfare. 

(2) Application. This subsection shall ap- 
ply to nonconforming uses occupying buildings 
and to non-conforming uses of land whether or 
not an enclosed building located on the same lot 
is involved in such use, when such uses would 
not be permitted as a principal or conditional use 
in the Mission Bay Use District in which the use 
is located. 



(3) Amortization Period. Every such build- 
ing and use to which this Section applies may be 
continued in such use for at least 10 years; from 
the effective date of this Section, and for fully 
enclosed warehouse buildings east of Third Street 
such use may continue for an additional period of 
at least 25 years after the expiration of the initial 
10-year period, and in either case for such addi- 
tional periods as may be permitted by an exten- 
sion or extensions granted pursuant to Subsec- 
tion (e)(4) below. 

(4) Extensions. An extension of time may 
be granted, in accordance with the procedures 
for notice and hearing applicable to variances as 
provided in Section 305, including notice to the 
owner of the fee title to the affected property if 
the Zoning Administrator determines that either 
(i) special circumstances apply to any such build- 
ing or use which do not apply generally to other 
affected buildings and uses or (ii) an extension 
will not impede the orderly development of Mis- 
sion Bay as contemplated in the Mission Bay 
Plan and Mission Bay Development Agreement. 
In considering an application for extension of an 
industrial use served by a rail freight spur track, 
consideration shall be given to the necessity for 
granting an extension of such rail freight spur 
track use. No extension shall be for a period in 
excess of two years. Successive extensions., sub- 
ject to the same limitations, may be granted 
upon new application. 

(5) Removal or Alteration and Conver- 
sion. Upon the expiration of the amortization 
period and any extension or extensions granted 
pursuant to Subsection (e)(4), the use or build- 
ings shall be completely removed or altered and 
converted to a conforming use provided, how- 
ever, that if the termination of the use of any 
Public Transportation Facility requires the ap- 
proval of any State or federal commission, or 
agency under any applicable State or federal law 
or regulation, the nonconforming use of such 
facility may continue until all such required 
approvals have been obtained. Nothing herein 
shall require the development of the minimum 
number of dwelling units required under Section 
920, until such time as a parcel is developed in 
accordance with this Article 9. 



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(6) Notice. The Zoning Administrator shall 
give notice by mail of the date of expiration of the 
periods of permitted continuance specified herein 
to each owner of record within one year of the 
effective date of this Section. A final notice shall 
be given one year before said date of expiration 
in each instance. The notices shall set forth all 
pertinent provisions of this Section, including 
the declared purpose thereof. Failure to send 
notice by mail to any such owner where the 
address of such owner is not a matter of public 
record, or where no Permit of Occupancy for a 
nonconforming use covered by this Section has 
been issued as provided in Section 171 of this 
Code, shall not invalidate any proceedings under 
this Section. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; 
amended by Ord. 142-96, App. 4/10/96) 

SEC. 984. RULES REGARDING 
CONTINUATION AND MODIFICATION OF 
CONDITIONAL USES. 

The provisions of Section 178 shall apply to 
conditional uses in Mission Bay Use Districts. 
The references in Section 178 to uses listed in 
Articles 2, 7 or 8 of this Code shall be deemed to 
refer to uses listed in Article 9. (Added by Ord. 
63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 985. RULES REGARDING 
AUTHORIZATION OF TEMPORARY USES. 

(a) Temporary Uses in General. The tem- 
porary uses listed in this Section, where not 
otherwise permitted in a Mission Bay Use Dis- 
trict, may be authorized by the Zoning Adminis- 
trator as provided herein, up to the time limits 
indicated. Such uses may be authorized without 
a public hearing. Extensions of time for uses 
listed herein may be authorized in the same 
manner as the initial use. 

(b) Temporary Uses: 60 Day Limit. The 

following uses, may be authorized for a period 
not to exceed 60 days: 

1. Exhibition, celebration, festival, circus, 
or neighborhood carnival; 

2. Booth for charitable, patriotic or welfare 
purposes; 



3. Open air sale of agriculturally-produced 
seasonal decorations including, but not necessar- 
ily limited to, Christmas trees and Halloween 
pumpkins; 

4. Parking which is accessory to the uses 
listed in this Subsection. 

(c) Temporary Uses: One to Five Year 
Limit. Temporary uses authorized pursuant to 
this Subsection shall not exceed an initial ap- 
proval period of up to five years. Extensions of 
this approval period may be authorized by the 
Zoning Administrator in increments of up to five 
year periods if the authorized use is consistent 
with the objectives and policies in the Mission 
Bay Plan. The following uses may be authorized 
as temporary uses: 

1. Temporary structures and uses inciden- 
tal to the construction of a building or a group of 
buildings, including but not limited to construc- 
tion staging of materials and equipment; 

2. Rental or sales office incidental to a new 
development, provided that it be located in the 
development project or a temporary structure; 
and 

3. Structures and uses incidental to envi- 
ronmental cleanup and staging; 

4. Parking which is accessory to the uses 
listed in this Subsection. 

(d) Other Temporary Uses. Any other use 
which is not listed in Subsection (b) or (c) but 
which is permitted in a M-l Zoning District may 
be permitted as a temporary use for a time 
period to be determined by the Zoning Adminis- 
trator not to exceed 10 years, upon the determi- 
nation by the Zoning Administrator that the 
authorized use is consistent with the Master 
Plan, including the objectives, policies and phas- 
ing principles of the Mission Bay Plan. (Added by 
Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 212- 
94, App. 6/2/94) 

SEC. 986. RULES REGARDING WHICH 
USES ARE ACCESSORY USES. 

No use in Mission Bay Use Districts will be 
considered accessory to a principal or conditional 
use which involves or requires any of the follow- 
ing: 

1. An amount which exceeds the limitations 
set forth in Sections 204.1 (applicable in MB-R 
and MB-NC Districts). 



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2. An amount which exceeds the limitations 
on parking and loading as provided in Sections 
960 through 967. 

3. The use of more than one-third of the 
total floor area occupied by both the accessory 
use and the principal or conditional use to which 
it is accessory, combined, except in the case of 
accessory off-street parking and loading. 

4. Any bar, restaurant, other entertain- 
ment, or any retail establishment which serves 
liquor for consumption on-site; 

5. Any take-out food use, as defined in Sec- 
tion 790.122, except for: (a) a take-out food use 
which occupies 100 square feet or less (including 
the area devoted to food preparation and service 
and excluding storage and waiting areas) in a 
retail grocery or specialty food store; (b) a take 
out food use operating as a minor and incidental 
use within a full service restaurant; or (c) a take 
out food use which is, by definition, part of the 
operation of a fast food or self service restaurant. 

6. The wholesaling, manufacturing or pro- 
cessing of foods, goods, or commodities on the 
premises of an establishment which does not 
also provide for primarily retail sale of such 
foods, goods or commodities at the same location 
where such wholesaling, manufacturing or pro- 
cessing takes place. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 
2/27/91) 

PART XIII 

COMPLIANCE, PERMIT 

APPROVAL AND ENFORCEMENT 

SEC. 990. ENFORCEMENT AGAINST 
PLANNING CODE VIOLATIONS. 

The provisions of Section 176 regarding en- 
forcement against violations of the Planning 
Code shall apply in Mission Bay Use Districts. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 991. APPROVAL OF PERMITS. 

The provisions of Section 175 regarding ap- 
proval of permits by the Department of City 
Planning shall apply in Mission Bay Use Dis- 
tricts. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



SEC. 992. APPLICABILITY OF AND 
COMPLIANCE WITH PLANNING CODE 
REQUIREMENTS. 

The following Sections regarding the applica- 
bility of and compliance with requirements of the 
Planning Code and with conditions, stipulations 
and special restrictions imposed pursuant to the 
Planning Code apply in Mission Bay Use Dis- 
tricts: 

Section Title Section Number 

Applicability of Requirements 170 

Compliance of Uses Required 171 

Compliance of Structures, Open Space and 

Off-Street Parking and Loading Required. 172 

Compliance of Lots Required 173 

Compliance with Conditions, Stipulations 

and Special Restrictions Required 174 

(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

SEC. 993. ZONING PROCEDURES. 

Subject to the limitations of the Mission Bay 
Development Agreement, the following Sections 
of Article 3 of this Code regarding zoning proce- 
dures apply in Mission Bay Use Districts: 

Section Title Section Number 

General Description of Zoning Procedures. . 301 

Amendments 302 

Conditional Uses 303 

Variances 305 

Applications and Hearings 306 

Applications and Filing Fees 306.1 

Scheduling and Hearings 306.2 

Notice of Hearings 306.3 

Conduct of Hearings 306.4 

Initiation of Amendments 306.6 

Zoning Controls 306.7 

Appeals 308 

Appeals: Amendments and Conditional Uses. 308. 1 
Appeals: Variances and Appeals: Administra- 
tive Actions 308.2 

Zoning Procedures not to apply to Article 10. 310 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

PART XIV 
FEES 

SEC. 994. FEES. 

Subject to the limitations of the Mission Bay 
Development Agreement, the following Sections 



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of Article 3.5 regarding fees apply in Mission Bay 
Use Districts. 

Section Title Section Number 

Fees, General 350 

Fees for Applications to Reclassify Property, 
Authorize a Conditional Use, or Consider 

a Variance 351 

Fee for Review of Building Permit Applica- 
tion 352 

Fee for Building Demolition Applications. . . 353 

Fee for Sign Applications 354 

Fee for Review of Permit Application Issued 
by the Fire Department, the Police De- 
partment and the Department of Public 

Health 355 

Fee for Reviewing Notice of Special Restric- 
tions 357 

Filing Fees and Provision for Exception .... 362 
Fee for Review of Projects Under Discretion- 
ary Review 363 

(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 

PART XV 
DEFINITIONS 

SEC. 996. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS 
USED IN ARTICLE 9. 

(a) Terms Defined Elsewhere in the Plan- 
ning Code. The definition of terms contained in 
Sections 102 and 102.1—102.27, 790 and 790.2— 
790.116 shall apply to those terms as used in 
Article 9, except to the extent expressly modified 
in Article 9. 

(b) Definition of Terms Used only in 
Article 9. This subsection provides definitions 
for certain terms which are used in this Article 9 
and not elsewhere in this Code, as follows. 

( 1 ) Development Block. Development block 
refers to the preliminary division of property in 
Mission Bay districts as shown on Figure 1. The 
development blocks may be reconfigured and 
redivided as part of the formal subdivision of 
property, which occurs from time to time, pursu- 
ant to the provisions of the Subdivision Code. 

(1-a) Family Day Care. Family day care 
means child care services provided in a private 
residence in a manner which does not require a 
license under State law. 



(2) Houseboat Community. The house- 
boat community is a group of 55 houseboats and 
pleasure boats moored in the southwestern por- 
tion of China Basin Channel under a lease with 
the Port of San Francisco. 

(3) Live/Work Unit (Any Permitted Work 
Activity). Live/work unit (any permitted work 
activity) means a live/work unit, as defined in 
Section 102.12, in which the nonresidential use 
or uses are limited to uses in this district which 
are principal permitted uses in or are conditional 
uses and approved as conditional uses. 

(4) Mid-block Lane. A mid-block lane is an 
alley as defined in Section 102.1 which meets the 
design and location standards established in the 
Mission Bay Plan. 

(5) Mid -block Park. A midblock park is an 
area of usable public open space within a block 
bounded by public streets which meets the de- 
sign and location standards in the Housing and 
Open Space Design Guidelines of the Mission 
Bay Plan. 

(6) Mission Bay Development Agree- 
ment. The Mission Bay Development Agreement 
refers to the agreement between Catellus Devel- 
opment Company and the City and County of 
San Francisco dated (insert date), 1990, as 
amended from time to time. 

(7) Park Pathway. A park pathway is a 
park-like strip which meets the design and loca- 
tion standards established in Recreation and 
Open Space Design Guidelines in the Mission 
Bay Plan. 

(8) Perimeter Dwelling Unit. A perim- 
eter dwelling unit is a dwelling unit which (i) is 
located at the lowest story of a building which is 
entirely above grade, (ii) faces a street or mid 
block lane and (iii) abuts and screens the park- 
ing serving uses in the building in which the unit 
is located. 

(9) Small Scale Convenience Retail Uses. 

Small scale convenience retail uses are retail 
uses on the ground story of a residential struc- 
ture which are oriented primarily to a walk-in 
trade and are intended to provide a limited range 
of convenience retail goods and services to meet 
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dents and users of adjacent open spaces. Such 
uses are permitted around the perimeter of the 
MB-R Districts, generally near public open spaces 
in location generally indicated, for illustrative 
purposes only, in Figure 14 in the Mission Bay 
Plan. 

(10) Single Development Project. A single 
development project refers to development of 
more than one development block or lot for which 
complete building permit applications for all of 
the units authorized for such blocks or lots were 
filed at the same time by the same person or 
entity. 

(11) Story. A story is as defined in Section 
102.22 except that parking which is depressed 
one-half level below grade shall not be consid- 
ered to constitute a story. 

(12) Public Transportation Facility. "Pub- 
lic Transportation Facility" shall mean: (i) all 
rail transportation facilities, including without 
limitation, passenger terminal facilities, freight 
facilities, rail rights-of-way, railroad easements, 
main line corridors, drill tracks, spur tracks, and 
other railroad, communication, and transporta- 
tion facilities ancillary thereto, whether publicly 
or privately owned, operated, or licensed by, 
among others, Southern Pacific Transportation 
Company, the Department of Transportation of 
the State of California, the Peninsula Corridor 
Study Joint Powers Board, and any successors 
and assigns (collectively, the "Operators"), which 
lawfully exist as of the Effective Date of Ordi- 
nance No. 63-91 (this ordinance), as well as 
future modifications which may be required by 
law or are otherwise deemed necessary or desir- 
able by the owner/operator due to a change in 
rail transportation use, technology, or method of 
operation, provided that any new buildings or 
substantial additions to existing buildings acces- 
sory to such future rail transportation facilities 
uses shall not be included within the meaning of 
this term; and (ii) all Municipal Railway facili- 
ties, when in conformity with the Master Plan. 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



PART XVI 
SEVERABILITY 

SEC. 999. SEVERABILITY. 

The provisions of Section 109 apply to this 
Article 9. (Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91) 



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ARTICLE 10: PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL 
ARCHITECTURAL AND AESTHETIC LANDMARKS 



Sec. 1001. Purposes. 

Sec. 1002. Powers and Duties of 

Department of City Planning 

and City Planning Commission. 
Sec. 1003. Landmarks Preservation 

Advisory Board. 
Sec. 1004. Designation of Landmarks and 

Historic Districts. 
Sec. 1004.1. Initiation of Designation. 
Sec. 1004.2. Referral to Landmarks 

Preservation Advisory Board. 
Sec. 1004.3. Hearing by City Planning 

Commission. 
Sec. 1004.4. Designation by Board of 

Supervisors. 
Sec. 1004.5. Appeal to Board of Supervisors. 
Sec. 1004.6. Notice of Designation by Board 

of Supervisors. 
Sec. 1004.7. Notice of Amendment or 

Rescission of Designation. 

Sec. 1005. Conformity and Permits. 

Sec. 1006. Certificate of Appropriateness 
Required. 

Sec. 1006.1. Applications for Certificate of 

Appropriateness. 
Sec. 1006.2. Review by Department of City 

Planning and City Planning 

Commission. 

Sec. 1006.3. Scheduling and Notice of 

Hearing. 
Sec. 1006.4. Referral to Advisory Board Prior 

to Hearing. 
Sec. 1006.5. Conduct of Hearing; Decision. 
Sec. 1006.6. Nature of Planning Commission 

Decision. 
Sec. 1006.7. Standards for Review of 

Applications. 
Sec. 1006.8. Appeals from Planning 

Commission Decision. 



Sec. 1007. Unsafe or Dangerous 

Conditions. 
Sec. 1008. Compliance with Maintenance 

Requirements. 
Sec. 1009. Advice and Guidance to 

Property Owners. 
Sec. 1010. Property Owned by Public 

Agencies. 
Sec. 1011. Recognition of Structures of 

Merit. 
Sec. 1013. Enforcement and Penalties. 
Sec. 1014. Applicability. 
Sec. 1015. Severability. 
Appendix A List of Designated Landmarks. 
Appendix B Jackson Square Historic 

District. 
Appendix C Webster Street Historic District. 
Appendix D Northeast Waterfront Historic 

District. 
Appendix E Alamo Square Historic District. 
Appendix F Liberty-Hill Historic District. 
Appendix G Telegraph Hill Historic District. 
Appendix H Blackstone Court Historic 

District. 
Appendix I South End Historic District. 
Appendix J Civic Center Historic District. 
Appendix K Bush Street-Cottage Row 

Historic District. 
Appendix L Dogpatch Historic District. 

SEC. 1001. PURPOSES. 

It is hereby found that structures, sites and 
areas of special character or special historical, 
architectural or aesthetic interest or value have 
been and continue to be unnecessarily destroyed 
or impaired, despite the feasibility of preserving 
them. It is further found that the prevention of 
such needless destruction and impairment is 
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fare of the public. The purpose of this legislation 
is to promote the health, safety and general 
welfare of the public through: 

(a) The protection, enhancement, perpetua- 
tion and use of structures, sites and areas that 
are reminders of past eras, events and persons 
important in local, State or national history, or 
which provide significant examples of architec- 
tural styles of the past or are landmarks in the 
history of architecture, or which are unique and 
irreplaceable assets to the City and its neighbor- 
hoods, or which provide for this and future 
generations examples of the physical surround- 
ings in which past generations lived; 

(b) The development and maintenance of 
appropriate settings and environment for such 
structures, and in such sites and areas; 

(c) The enhancement of property values, 
the stabilization of neighborhoods and areas of 
the City, the increase of economic and financial 
benefits to the City and its inhabitants, and the 
promotion of tourist trade and interest; 

(d) The preservation and encouragement of 
a City of varied architectural styles, reflecting 
the distinct phases of its history: cultural, social, 
economic, political and architectural and 

(e) The enrichment of human life in its 
educational and cultural dimensions in order to 
serve spiritual as well as material needs, by 
fostering knowledge of the living heritage of the 
past. (Added by Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/67) 

SEC. 1002. POWERS AND DUTIES OF 
DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING AND 
CITY PLANNING COMMISSION. 

The Department of City Planning (hereinaf- 
ter referred to as the "Department") and the 
Planning Commission shall have and exercise 
the powers and shall perform the duties set forth 
in this Section and elsewhere in this Article 10 
with respect to historical preservation. The De- 
partment and the Planning Commission shall be 
advised in the exercise and performance of their 
powers and duties by the Landmarks Preserva- 
tion Advisory Board hereinafter created. 

(a) The Planning Commission: 

(1) Shall recommend to the Board of Super- 
visors, after public hearing, on the designation of 
landmarks and historic districts, as more fully 
set forth in Section 1004.3 below; 



(2) Shall in appropriate cases, after public 
hearing, review and decide on applications for 
construction, alteration, demolition and other 
applications pertaining to landmark sites and 
historic districts, as more fully set forth below in 
this Article 10; 

(3) May take steps to encourage or bring 
about preservation of structures or other fea- 
tures where the Planning Commission has de- 
cided to suspend action on an application, as 
more fully set forth in Section 1006.6 below; and 

(4) May establish and maintain a list of 
structures and other features deemed deserving 
of official recognition although not designated as 
landmarks or historic districts, and take appro- 
priate measures of recognition, as more fully set 
forth in Section 1011 below; 

(b) The Department and the Planning Com- 
mission: 

(1) May carry out, assist and collaborate in 
studies and programs designed to identify and 
evaluate structures, sites and areas worthy of 
preservation; 

(2) May consult with and consider the ideas 
and recommendations of civic groups, public agen- 
cies, and citizens interested in historical preser- 
vation; 

(3) May inspect and investigate structures, 
sites and areas which they have reason to believe 
worthy of preservation; 

(4) May disseminate information to the pub- 
lic concerning those structures, sites and areas 
deemed worthy of preservation, and may encour- 
age and advise property owners in the protec- 
tion, enhancement, perpetuation and use of land- 
marks, property in historic districts, and other 
officially recognized property of historical inter- 
est; 

(5) May consider methods other than those 
provided for in this Article 10 for encouraging 
and achieving historical preservation, and make 
appropriate recommendations to the Board of 
Supervisors and to other bodies and agencies, 
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(6) May establish such policies, rules and 
regulations as they deem necessary to adminis- 
ter and enforce this Article 10. (Amended by Ord. 
222-72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 1003. LANDMARKS 
PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD. 

There is hereby created a Landmarks Pres- 
ervation Advisory Board (hereinafter referred to 
as the "Advisory Board"), which shall advise the 
Department and the Planning Commission on 
historical preservation matters. The Advisory 
Board shall consist of nine voting members ap- 
pointed by the Mayor and serving at his plea- 
sure, without salary. Of the original appoint- 
ments, five shall be for a four-year term and four 
for a two-year term; after the expiration of the 
said original terms, all appointments shall be for 
four-year terms. In addition, the Art Commission 
shall choose one of its members to be an ex officio 
member of the Advisory Board, without vote. 

(a) In making appointments, the Mayor may 
consult persons and organizations interested in 
historical preservation. Appointees to the Advi- 
sory board shall be persons specially qualified by 
reason of training or experience in the historic 
and cultural traditions of the City, and inter- 
ested in the preservation of its historic struc- 
tures, sites and areas. The voting members shall 
be residents of the City. 

(b) The Director of City Planning, or his 
delegate, shall serve as Secretary of the Advisory 
Board, without vote. The Department shall ren- 
der staff assistance to the Advisory Board. 

(c) The Advisory Board shall elect a Chair- 
man from among its voting members, and shall 
establish rules and regulations for its own orga- 
nization and procedure. (Added Ord. 27-67, App. 
1/26/67) 

SEC. 1004. DESIGNATION OF 
LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC 
DISTRICTS. 

(a) Pursuant to the procedures set forth 
hereinafter: 

(1) The Board of Supervisors may, by ordi- 
nance, designate an individual structure or other 
feature or an integrated group of structures and 



features on a single lot or site, having a special 
character or special historical, architectural or 
aesthetic interest or value, as a landmark, and 
shall designate a landmark site for each land- 
mark; and 

(2) The Board of Supervisors may, by ordi- 
nance, designate an area containing a number of 
structures having a special character or special 
historical, architectural or aesthetic interest or 
value, and constituting a distinct section of the 
City, as a historic district. 

(b) Each such designating ordinance shall 
include, or shall incorporate by reference to the 
pertinent resolution of the Planning Commission 
then on file with the Clerk of the Board of 
Supervisors, as though fully set forth in such 
designating ordinance, the location and bound- 
aries of the landmark site or historic district, a 
description of the characteristics of the land- 
mark or historic district that justify its designa- 
tion, and a description of the particular features 
that should be preserved. Any such designation 
shall be in furtherance of and in conformance 
with the purposes of this Article 10 and the 
standards set forth herein. 

(c) The property included in any such des- 
ignation shall upon designation be subject to the 
controls and standards set forth in this Article 
10. In addition, the said property shall be subject 
to the following further controls and standards if 
imposed by the designating ordinance: 

(1) For a publicly-owned landmark, review 
of proposed changes to significant interior archi- 
tectural features. 

(2) For a privately-owned landmark, review 
of proposed changes requiring a permit to signifi- 
cant interior architectural features in those ar- 
eas of the landmark that are or historically have 
been accessible to members of the public. The 
designating ordinance must clearly describe each 
significant interior architectural feature subject 
to this restriction. 

(3) For a historic district, such further con- 
trols and standards as the Board of Supervisors 
deems necessary or desirable, including but not 
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(4) For a City-owned park, square, plaza or 
garden on a landmark site, review of alterations 
as identified in the designating ordinance. 

(d) The Board of Supervisors may amend or 
rescind a designation at any time, subject to all 
of the procedures set forth in this Article 10 for 
an original designation; provided, however, that 
in the event that a landmark is accidentally 
destroyed or is demolished or removed in confor- 
mity with the provisions of Section 1007, or is 
legally demolished or relocated after compliance 
has been had with the provisions of Section 
1006.2, the Director of Planning may request the 
Planning Commission to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors that the designation be amended 
or rescinded, and in such case the procedures for 
an original designation set forth in Sections 
1004.1, 1004.2 and 1004.3 hereof shall not apply. 
(Amended Ord. 112-71, App. 5/7/71; Ord. 327-99, 
File No. 991871, App. 12/23/99; Ord. 82-07, File 
No. 070021, App. 4/20/2007) 

SEC. 1004.1. INITIATION OF 
DESIGNATION. 

Initiation of designation shall be by the Board 
of Supervisors or by a resolution of intention by 
the Planning Commission, the Art Commission 
or the Advisory Board, or on the verified appli- 
cation of owners of the property to be designated 
or their authorized agents. Any such application 
shall be filed with the Department upon forms 
prescribed by the Planning Commission, and 
shall be accompanied by all data required by the 
Planning Commission. Where such an applica- 
tion is submitted for designation of a historic 
district, the application must be subscribed by or 
on behalf of at least 66 percent of the property 
owners in the proposed district. (Added Ord. 
27-67, App. 1/26/67) 

SEC. 1004.2. REFERRAL TO 
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY 
BOARD. 

The proposed designation, resolution or ap- 
plication shall be promptly referred to the Advi- 
sory Board for review and report to the Planning 
Commission as to conformance with the pur- 
poses and standards of this Article 10. The 



Advisory Board shall recommend approval., dis- 
approval or modification of the proposal, or shall 
report its failure to reach a decision thereon, 
within 60 days after such referral. If no recom- 
mendation is rendered within 60 days, the Plan- 
ning Commission may consider the proposed 
designation as provided in Section 1004.3 below 
notwithstanding the lack of such a recommenda- 
tion. (Added Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/67; Ord. 26- 
07, File No. 061068, App. 2/9/2007) 

SEC. 1004.3. HEARING BY CITY 
PLANNING COMMISSION. 

After receiving a report from the Advisory 
Board or after the expiration of 60 days from the 
date of referral to the Advisory Board, whichever 
is sooner, the Planning Commission shall hold a 
public hearing on the proposal; the Department 
shall set a time and place for such hearing. A 
record of pertinent information presented at the 
hearing shall be made and maintained as a 
permanent record. 

(a) Notice of Hearing. Notice of the time, 
place and purpose of such hearing shall be .^iven 
by at least one publication in a newspaper of 
general circulation in the City not less than 20 
days prior to the date of hearing. Notice shall 
also be mailed not less than 10 days prior to the 
date of hearing to the owners of all property 
included in the proposed designation, using for 
this purpose the names and addresses of the last 
known owners as shown on the records of the 
Assessor. Failure to send notice by mail to any 
such property owner where the address of such 
owner is not a matter of public record shaH not 
invalidate any proceedings in connection with 
the proposed designation. The Department may 
also give such other notice as it may deem 
desirable and practicable. 

(b) Time Limitation. The Planning Com- 
mission shall consider the report and recommen- 
dation of the Advisory Board, if any, and shall 
consider the conformance or lack of conformance 
of the proposed designation with the purposes 
and standards of this Article 10. The Planning 
Commission shall hold a public hearing and 
shall approve, disapprove or modify the pro posal 
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proposed designation to the Advisory Board. Fail- 
ure to act within said time shall constitute 
approval. The Board of Supervisors may, by 
resolution, extend the time within which the 
Planning Commission is to render its decision. 

(c) Notice of Action Taken. The Planning 
Commission shall promptly notify the applicant 
of action taken. If the Planning Commission 
approves or modifies the proposed designation in 
whole or in part, it shall transmit the proposal 
together with a copy of the resolution of ap- 
proval, to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. 

(d) In the event that a proposed designation 
has been initiated prior to July 18, 2006, and the 
Planning Commission has failed to act upon such 
proposed designation as of the effective date of 
this ordinance, the Board of Supervisors may act 
on the proposed designation notwithstanding the 
Planning Commission's failure to act on the 
proposed designation. (Added by Ord. 27-67, 
App. 1/26/67; Ord. 26-07, File No. 061068, App. 
2/9/2007) 

SEC. 1004.4. DESIGNATION BY BOARD 
OF SUPERVISORS. 

The Board of Supervisors shall hold a public 
hearing on any proposal so transmitted to it, 
after due notice to the owners of the property 
included in the proposal, and such other notice 
as the said Board may deem necessary. The 
Board of Supervisors may approve, or modify 
and approve, the designation by a majority vote 
of all its members. (Added by Ord. 27-67, App. 
1/26/67) 

SEC. 1004.5. APPEAL TO BOARD OF 
SUPERVISORS. 

If the Planning Commission disapproves the 
proposed designation, such action shall be final, 
except upon the filing of a valid appeal to the 
Board of Supervisors within 30 days by a protest 
subscribed by the owners of at least 20 percent of 
the property proposed to be designated, or by any 
governmental body or agency, or by an organiza- 
tion with a recognized interest in historical pres- 
ervation; provided, however, that if the proposal 
was initiated by the Board of Supervisors, the 



Clerk of the said Board shall be notified imme- 
diately of the disapproval without the necessity 
for an appeal. 

(a) Hearing. The Board of Supervisors shall 
hold a public hearing on any such proposal 
appealed to it or initiated by it, after due notice 
to the owners of the property included in the 
proposal, and such other notice as the said Board 
may deem necessary. 

(b) Decision. The Board of Supervisors may 
overrule the Planning Commission and approve, 
or modify and approve, the designation by a 
majority vote of all its members. 

(c) Resubmission, Reconsideration. If a 
proposal initiated by application has been disap- 
proved by the Planning Commission or by the 
Board of Supervisors on appeal, no subsequent 
application that is the same or substantially the 
same may be submitted or reconsidered for at 
least one year from the effective date of final 
action of the original proposal. (Added by Ord. 
27-67, App. 1/26/67) 

SEC. 1004.6. NOTICE OF DESIGNATION 
BY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. 

When a landmark or historic district has 
been designated by the Board of Supervisors as 
provided above, the Department shall promptly 
notify the owners of the property included therein. 
The Department shall cause a copy of the desig- 
nating ordinance, or notice thereof, to be re- 
corded in the office of the County Recorder. 
(Added by Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/67) 

SEC. 1004.7. NOTICE OF AMENDMENT 
OR RESCISSION OF DESIGNATION. 

When a landmark or historic district desig- 
nation has been amended or rescinded, the De- 
partment shall promptly notify the owners of the 
property included therein, and shall cause a copy 
of the appropriate ordinance, or notice thereof, to 
be recorded in the office of the County Recorder. 
(Added by Ord. 112-71, App. 5/7/71) 

SEC. 1005. CONFORMITY AND 
PERMITS. 

(a) No person shall carry out or cause to be 
carried out on a designated landmark site or in a 
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teration, removal or demolition of a structure or 
any work involving a sign, awning, marquee, 
canopy, mural or other appendage, for which a 
City permit is required, except in conformity 
with the provisions of this Article 10. In addition, 
no such work shall take place unless all other 
applicable laws and regulations have been com- 
plied with, and any required permit has been 
issued for said work. 

(b) (1) Installation of a new general adver- 
tising sign is prohibited in any Historic District 
or on any historic property regulated by this 
Article 10. 

(2) The Central Permit Bureau shall not 
issue, and no other City department or agency 
shall issue, any permit for construction, alter- 
ation, removal or demolition of a structure or any 
permit for work involving a sign, awning, mar- 
quee, canopy, mural or other appendage on a 
landmark site or in an Historic District, except 
in conformity with the provisions of this Article 
10. In addition, no such permit shall be issued 
unless all other applicable laws and regulations 
have been complied with. 

(c) (1) Where so provided in the designat- 
ing ordinance for a historic district, any or all 
exterior changes visible from a public street or 
other public place shall require approval in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of this Article 10, 
regardless of whether or not a City permit is 
required for such exterior changes. Such exterior 
changes may include, but shall not be limited to, 
painting and repainting; landscaping; fencing; 
and installation of lighting fixtures and other 
building appendages. 

(2) The addition of a mural to any landmark 
or contributory structure in a historic district 
shall require compliance with the provisions of 
this Article 10, regardless of whether or not a 
City permit is required for the mural. 

(3) Alterations to City-owned parks, squares, 
plazas or gardens on a landmark site, where the 
designating ordinance identifies such alter- 
ations, shall require approval in accordance with 
the provisions of this Article 10, regardless of 
whether or not a City permit is required. 



(d) The Department shall maintain with 
the Central Permit Bureau a current record of 
designated landmarks and historic districts. Upon 
receipt of any application for a permit to carry 
out any construction, alteration, removal or demo- 
lition of a structure or any work involving a. sign, 
awning, marquee, canopy, mural or other append- 
age, on a landmark site or in a historic district, 
the Central Permit Bureau shall, unless the 
structure or feature concerned has been declared 
unsafe or dangerous pursuant to Section 1007 of 
this Article 10, promptly forward such permit 
application to the Department. 

(e) After receiving a permit application from 
the Central Permit Bureau in accordance with 
the preceding subsection, the Department shall 
ascertain whether Section 1006 requires a. Cer- 
tificate of Appropriateness for the work pro posed 
in such permit application. If such Certificate is 
required and has been issued, and if the permit 
application conforms to such Certificate, the per- 
mit application shall be processed without fur- 
ther reference to this Article 10. If such Certifi- 
cate is required and has not been issued, or if in 
the sole judgment of the Department the permit 
application does not so conform, the permit ap- 
plication shall be disapproved or held by the 
Department until such time as conformity does 
exist; the decision and action of the Department 
shall be final. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in 
the following cases the Department shall process 
the permit application without further refe rence 
to this Article 10: 

(1) When the application is for a permit to 
construct on a landmark site where the land- 
mark has been lawfully demolished and the site 
is not within a designated historic district; 

(2) When the application is for a permit to 
make interior alterations only on a privately- 
owned structure or on a publicly-owned struc- 
ture, unless the designating ordinance requires 
review of such alterations to the privately- or 
publicly-owned structure pursuant to Section 
1004(c) hereof; 

(3) When the application is for a permit to 
do ordinary maintenance and repairs only. For 
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nance and repairs" shall mean any work, the sole 
purpose and effect of which is to correct deterio- 
ration, decay or damage, including repair of 
damage caused by fire or other disaster; 

(4) When the application is for a permit to 
comply with the UMB Seismic Retrofit Ordi- 
nances and the Zoning Administrator deter- 
mines that the proposed work complies with the 
UMB Retrofit Architectural Design Guidelines, 
which guidelines shall be adopted by the Plan- 
ning Commission. 

(f) For purposes of this Article 10, demoli- 
tion shall be defined as any one of the following: 

(1) Removal of more than 25 percent of the 
surface of all external walls facing a public 
street(s); or 

(2) Removal of more than 50 percent of all 
external walls from their function as all external 
walls; or 

(3) Removal of more than 25 percent of 
external walls from function as either external 
or internal walls; or 

(4) Removal of more than 75 percent of the 
building's existing internal structural frame- 
work or floor plates unless the City determines 
that such removal is the only feasible means to 
meet the standards for seismic load and forces of 
the latest adopted version of the San Francisco 
Building Code and the State Historical Building 
Code. 

(g) The following procedures shall govern 
review of the addition of murals to any landmark 
or contributory structure in a historic district: 

(1) Where the mural is proposed to be added 
to a landmark or contributory structure in a 
historic district, located on property owned by 
the City, no Certificate of Appropriateness shall 
be required. On such structures, the Art Com- 
mission shall not approve the mural until the 
Advisory Board has provided advice to the Art 
Commission on the impact of the mural on the 
historical structure. The Advisory Board shall 
provide advice to the Art Commission within 50 
days of receipt of a written request for advice and 
information regarding the placement, size and 
location of the proposed mural; 



(2) Where the mural is proposed to be added 
to a landmark or contributory structure in a 
historic district, located on property that is not 
owned by the City, a Certificate of Appropriate- 
ness shall be required. The Advisory Board shall 
not act on the Certificate of Appropriateness 
until the Art Commission has provided advice to 
the Advisory Board on the mural. The Art Com- 
mission shall provide advice to the Advisory 
Board within 50 days of receipt of a written 
request for advice and information regarding the 
proposed mural. (Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 
8/9/72; Ord. 227-92, App. 7/14/92; Ord. 97-96, 
App. 3/6/96; Ord. 249-96, App. 6/19/96; Ord. 
327-99, File No. 991871, App. 12/23/99; Ord. 
140-06, File 052921, App. 6/22/2006; Ord. 82-07, 
File No. 070021, App. 4/20/2007) 

SEC. 1006. CERTIFICATE OF 
APPROPRIATENESS REQUIRED. 

In the case of: 

(1) Any construction, alteration, removal or 
demolition of a structure or any work involving a 
sign, awning, marquee, canopy, mural (as set 
forth in Planning Code Section 1005(g), or other 
appendage, for which a City permit is required, 
on a landmark site or in a historic district; 

(2) Exterior changes in a historic district 
visible from a public street or other public place, 
where the designating ordinance requires ap- 
proval of such changes pursuant to the provi- 
sions of this Article 10; and 

(3) The addition of a mural to any landmark 
or contributory structure in a historic district, 
which is not owned by the City or located on 
property owned by the City, as set forth in 
Planning Code Section 1005(g), regardless of 
whether or not a City permit is required for the 
mural; and 

(4) Alterations to City-owned parks, squares, 
plazas or gardens on a landmark site, where the 
designating ordinance identifies the alterations 
that require approval under this Article 10. 

A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be re- 
quired and shall govern review of permit appli- 
cations as provided in Sections 1005(e) and 
1005(g), except in the specific cases set forth in 



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Section 1005(e). The procedures, requirements, 
controls and standards in Sections 1006 through 
1006.8 shall apply to all applications for Certifi- 
cates of Appropriateness; provided, however, that 
the designating ordinance for a historic district, 
or for a City-owned park, square, plaza or garden 
on a landmark site, may modify or add to these 
procedures, requirements, controls and stan- 
dards. (Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 8/9/72; 
Ord. 249-96, App. 6/19/96; Ord. 327-99, File No. 
991871, App. 12/23/99) 

SEC. 1006.1. APPLICATIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

(a) Who May Apply. An application for a 
Certificate of Appropriateness may be filed by 
the owner, or authorized agent for the owner, of 
the property for which the Certificate is sought. 

(b) Where to File. Applications shall be 
filed in the office of the Department of City 
Planning. 

(c) Content of Applications. The content 
of applications shall be in accordance with the 
policies, rules and regulations of the Department 
and the City Planning Commission. All applica- 
tions shall be upon forms prescribed therefor, 
and shall contain or be accompanied by all infor- 
mation required to assure the presentation of 
pertinent facts for proper consideration of the 
case and for the permanent record. In general, 
the application shall be accompanied by plans 
and specifications showing the proposed exterior 
appearance, including but not limited to color, 
texture of materials, and architectural design 
and detail; drawings or photographs showing the 
property in the context of its surroundings may 
also be required. The applicant may be required 
to file with his application the information needed 
for the preparation and mailing of notices as 
specified in Section 1006.3. 

(d) Verification. Each application filed by 
or on behalf of one or more property owners shall 
be verified by at least one such owner or his 
authorized agent attesting to the truth and cor- 
rectness of all facts, statements and information 
presented. 



(e) Conditional Uses. In the case of any 
proposal for which the City Planning Code re- 
quires a conditional use authorization in addi- 
tion to a Certificate of Appropriateness, the De- 
partment may combine the required applications, 
notices and hearings for administrative conve- 
nience and in the interests of the applicant and 
the public, to the extent deemed feasible and 
desirable by the Department. (Amended by Ord. 
223-72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 1006.2. REVIEW BY DEPARTMENT 
OF CITY PLANNING AND CITY 
PLANNING COMMISSION. 

(a) Cases Other Than Construction, Re- 
moval or Demolition. 

(1) In the case of any alteration of a struc- 
ture or any work involving a sign, awning, mar- 
quee, canopy or other appendage, or exterior 
changes in a historic district visible from a p >ublic 
street or other public place, or alterations to a 
City-owned park, square, plaza or garden on a 
landmark site, where a Certificate of Appropri- 
ateness is required, the application for said Cer- 
tificate shall be reviewed by the Department 
with the advice of the Advisory Board. The 
Department, with the advice of the Advisory 
Board, shall determine within 20 days after the 
application is accepted for filing, whether or not 
the proposal would have a significant impact 
upon, or is potentially detrimental to, the land- 
mark site or historic district; and the Depart- 
ment shall notify the applicant of the determi- 
nation made. If it is determined that there would 
be no such significant impact or potential detri- 
ment, the Department shall issue a Certificate of 
Appropriateness to the applicant. 

(2) If it is determined that the proposal 
would have a significant impact upon, Dr is 
potentially detrimental to, the landmark site or 
historic district, or upon request of the Planning 
Commission, the Planning Commission shall hold 
a public hearing on the application. 

(b) Construction, Removal or Demoli- 
tion. The Planning Commission shall hold a 
public hearing on the application for a Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness for any construction, 



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Sec. 1006.5. 




removal or demolition of a structure, except as 
may be otherwise provided in the designating 
ordinance for a historic district or for City-owned 
park, square, plaza or garden on a landmark 
site. (Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 8/9/72; Ord. 
327-99, File No. 991871, App. 12/23/99) 

SEC. 1006.3. SCHEDULING AND 
NOTICE OF HEARING. 

When an application for a Certificate of Ap- 
propriateness has been filed and Section 1006.2 
provides that the Planning Commission shall 
hold a public hearing thereon, the Department 
shall set a time and place for said hearing within 
a reasonable period. Notice of the time, place and 
purpose of the hearing shall be given by the 
Department as follows: 

(a) By mail to the applicant; 

(b) By mail not less than 10 days prior to 
the date of the hearing to the owners of all real 
property that is the subject of the application 
and, if said property is in a historic district, to 
the owners of all real property within the historic 
district, using for this purpose the names and 
addresses of the owners as shown on the latest 
citywide assessment roll in the office of the Tax 
Collector. Failure to send notice by mail to any 
such property owner where the address of such 
owner is not shown on such assessment roll shall 
not invalidate any proceedings in connection 
with such action; 

(c) By publication at least once in a news- 
paper of general circulation in the City not less 
than 20 days prior to the date of the hearing; 

(d) Such other notice as the Department 
shall deem appropriate. (Amended by Ord. 222- 
72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 1006.4. REFERRAL TO ADVISORY 
BOARD PRIOR TO HEARING. 

Where a public hearing before the Planning 
Commission has been scheduled thereon, the 
application for a Certificate of Appropriateness 
shall be promptly referred to the Advisory Board 
and shall be considered by the Advisory Board at 
its next regular meeting, or at a special meeting 
called for that specific purpose. The Advisory 



Board shall render a report to the Planning 
Commission at or prior to the scheduled public 
hearing; failure of the Advisory Board to con- 
sider the application or to render a report shall 
not constitute grounds for continuation of the 
public hearing. (Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 
8/9/72) 

SEC. 1006.5. CONDUCT OF HEARING; 
DECISION. 

Where a public hearing before the Planning 
Commission has been scheduled: 

(a) Report and Recommendation. The 

Department shall make necessary investigations 
and studies prior to the hearing of the Planning 
Commission. The report and recommendation of 
the Director of Planning shall be submitted at 
the hearing. 

(b) Record. A record shall be kept of the 
pertinent information presented at the hearing, 
and such record shall be maintained as a part of 
the permanent public records of the Department. 
A verbatim record may be made if permitted or 
ordered by the Planning Commission. 

(c) Continuations. The Planning Commis- 
sion shall determine the instances in which 
cases scheduled for hearing may be continued or 
taken under advisement. In such cases, new 
notice need not be given of the further hearing 
date, provided such date is announced at the 
scheduled hearing. 

(d) Decision. The decision of the Planning 
Commission shall be rendered within 30 days 
from the date of conclusion of the hearing; failure 
of the Commission to act within the prescribed 
time shall be deemed to constitute disapproval of 
the application. The decision of the Planning 
Commission, in either approving or disapproving 
the application pursuant to Section 1006.6, shall 
be final except upon the filing of a valid appeal to 
the Board of Supervisors as provided in Section 
1006.8. The decision of the Planning Commis- 
sion, in suspending action on an application 
pursuant to Section 1006.6, shall be final. If the 
Planning Commission, or the Board of Supervi- 
sors on appeal, approves the application, or after 
the expiration of any suspension period imposed 



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by the Commission, the Department shall issue 
a Certificate of Appropriateness to the applicant. 

(e) Time Limit for Exercise. When ap- 
proving an application for a Certificate of Appro- 
priateness as provided herein the Planning Com- 
mission may impose a time limit for submission 
of a permit application conforming to the Certifi- 
cate; otherwise, such permit application must be 
submitted within a reasonable time. 

(f) Delegation of Hearing. The Planning 
Commission may delegate to a committee of one 
or more of its members, or to the Director of 
Planning or his designee, or to the Advisory 
Board, or to any combination of the foregoing, 
the holding of the hearing required by this Ar- 
ticle 10 for a Certificate of Appropriateness. The 
delegate or delegates shall submit to the Plan- 
ning Commission a record of the hearing, to- 
gether with a report of findings and recommen- 
dations relative thereto, for the consideration of 
the Commission in reaching its decision in the 
case. 

(g) Reconsideration. Whenever an appli- 
cation has been disapproved by the Planning 
Commission, or by the Board of Supervisors on 
appeal as described in Section 1006.8, no appli- 
cation, the same or substantially the same as 
that which was disapproved, shall be resubmit- 
ted to or reconsidered by the Planning Commis- 
sion within a period of one year from the effective 
date of final action upon the earlier application. 
(Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 1006.6. NATURE OF PLANNING 
COMMISSION DECISION. 

The decision of the Planning Commission 
after its public hearing shall be in accordance 
with the following provisions: 

(a) If the application for a Certificate of 
Appropriateness proposes construction or alter- 
ation of a structure or any work involving a sign, 
awning, marquee, canopy, mural or other append- 
age, or exterior changes in a historic district 
visible from a public street or other public place, 
the Planning Commission shall approve or dis- 
approve the application in whole or in part. 



(b) If the application proposes removal or 
demolition of a structure on a designated land- 
mark site, the Planning Commission may disap- 
prove or approve the application, or may sus- 
pend action on it for a period not to exceed 180 
days; provided that the Board of Supervisors by 
resolution may, for good cause shown, extend the 
suspension for an additional period not to exceed 
180 days, if the said Board acts not more than 90 
days and not less than 30 days prior to the 
expiration of the original 180-day period. 

(c) If the application proposes removal or 
demolition of a structure in a designated historic 
district, other than on a designated landmark 
site, the Planning Commission may disapprove 
or approve the application, or may suspend ac- 
tion on it for a period not to exceed 90 days, 
subject to extension by the Board of Supervisors 
as provided in the preceding subsection; pro- 
vided, however, that the designating ordinance 
for the historic district may authorize the sus- 
pension of action for an alternate period which 
shall in no event exceed 90 days, without exten- 
sion, and in such event the provision of the 
designating ordinance shall govern. 

(d) In the event action on an application to 
remove or demolish a structure is suspended as 
provided in this Section, the Planning Commis- 
sion, with the advice and assistance of the Advi- 
sory Board, may take such steps as it determines 
are necessary to preserve the structure con- 
cerned, in accordance with the purposes of this 
Article 10. Such steps may include, but shall not 
be limited to, consultations with civic groups, 
public agencies, and interested citizens, recom- 
mendations for acquisition of property by public 
or private bodies or agencies, and exploration of 
the possibility of moving one or more structures 
or other features. (Added by Ord. 222-72, App. 
8/9/72; amended by Ord. 97-96, App. 3/6/96; Ord. 
249-96, App. 6/19/96) 

SEC. 1006.7. STANDARDS FOR REVIEW 
OF APPLICATIONS. 

The Planning Commission, the Department, 
and the Advisory Board shall be guided by the 
standards in this Section in their review of 
applications for Certificates of Appropriateness 



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Sec. 1006.8. 



for proposed work on a landmark site or in a 
historic district. In appraising the effects and 
relationships mentioned herein, the Planning 
Commission, the Department and the Advisory 
Board shall in all cases consider the factors of 
architectural style, design, arrangement, tex- 
ture, materials, color, and any other pertinent 
factors. 

(a) The proposed work shall be appropriate 
for and consistent with the effectuation of the 
purposes of this Article 10. 

(b) For applications pertaining to landmark 
sites, the proposed work shall preserve, enhance 
or restore, and shall not damage or destroy, the 
exterior architectural features of the landmark 
and, where specified in the designating ordi- 
nance pursuant to Section 1004(c), its major 
interior architectural features. The proposed work 
shall not adversely affect the special character or 
special historical, architectural or aesthetic in- 
terest or value of the landmark and its site, as 
viewed both in themselves and in their setting, 
nor of the historic district in applicable cases. 

(c) For applications pertaining to property 
in historic districts, other than on a designated 
landmark site, any new construction, addition or 
exterior change shall be compatible with the 
character of the historic district as described in 
the designating ordinance; and, in any exterior 
change, reasonable efforts shall be made to pre- 
serve, enhance or restore, and not to damage or 
destroy, the exterior architectural features of the 
subject property which are compatible with the 
character of the historic district. Notwithstand- 
ing the foregoing, for any exterior change where 
the subject property is not already compatible 
with the character of the historic district, reason- 
able efforts shall be made to produce compatibil- 
ity, and in no event shall there be a greater 
deviation from compatibility. Where the required 
compatibility exists, the application for a Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness shall be approved. 

(d) For applications pertaining to all prop- 
erty in historic districts, the proposed work shall 
also conform to such further standards as may be 
embodied in the ordinance designating the his- 
toric district. 



(e) For applications pertaining to the addi- 
tion of murals on a landmark or contributory 
structure in a historic district, the Advisory 
Board and the Planning Commission shall con- 
sider only the placement, size and location of the 
mural, to determine whether the mural covers or 
obscures significant architectural features of the 
landmark or contributory structure. For pur- 
poses of review under this Article 10, the City 
shall not consider the content or artistic merit of 
the mural. (Amended by Ord. 41-73, App. 2/1/73; 
Ord. 249-96, App. 6/19/96; Ord. 82-07, File No. 
070021, App. 4/20/2007) 

SEC. 1006.8. APPEALS FROM 
PLANNING COMMISSION DECISION. 

(a) Right of Appeal. The action of the 
Planning Commission in approving or disapprov- 
ing in whole or in part an application for a 
Certificate of Appropriateness shall be subject to 
appeal to the Board of Supervisors in accordance 
with this Section. An action of the Commission so 
appealed from shall not become effective unless 
and until approved by the Board of Supervisors 
in accordance with this Section. Nothing in this 
Section shall be construed to authorize the ap- 
peal of any decision under Section 1006.6 of this 
Article 10 to suspend action on an application. 

(b) Notice of Appeal. Any appeal under 
this Section shall be taken by filing written 
notice of appeal with the Board of Supervisors 
within 30 days after the date of action by the 
Planning Commission. In the case of a historic 
district, the notice of appeal shall be subscribed 
by the owners of at least 20 percent of the 
property affected by the proposed Certificate of 
Appropriateness; for the purposes of this calcu- 
lation, the property affected shall be deemed to 
be all property within the historic district. In the 
case of a landmark not in a historic district, the 
notice of appeal shall be subscribed by the prop- 
erty owner, or by any governmental body or 
agency, or by an organization with a recognized 
interest in historical preservation. 

(c) Hearing. Upon the filing of such writ- 
ten notice of appeal so subscribed, the Board of 
Supervisors or the Clerk thereof shall set a time 
and place for hearing such appeal, which shall be 



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not less than 10 nor more than 30 days after such 
filing. The Board of Supervisors must decide 
such appeal within 30 days of the time set for the 
hearing thereon; provided that, if the full mem- 
bership of the Board is not present on the last 
day on which said appeal is set or continued for 
hearing within said period, the Board may post- 
pone said hearing and decision thereon until, but 
not later than, the full membership of the Board 
is present; provided, further, that the latest date 
to which said hearing and decision may be so 
postponed shall be not more than 90 days from 
the date of filing of the appeal. Failure of the 
Board of Supervisors to act within such time 
limit shall be deemed to constitute approval by 
the Board of the action of the Planning Commis- 
sion. 

(d) Decision. In acting upon any such ap- 
peal, the Board of Supervisors may disapprove 
the action of the Planning Commission only by a 
vote of not less than of all members of the Board. 

(e) Decisions Affecting City Hall. The 

provisions of this Subsection shall govern deci- 
sions by the City Planning Commission on a 
Certificate of Appropriateness for alteration work 
to be done at City Hall, in lieu of any other 
provision set forth above. Upon the approval or 
disapproval by the City Planning Commission of 
a Certificate of Appropriateness for alteration of 
City Hall, the Secretary of the City Planning 
Commission shall transmit to the Clerk of the 
Board of Supervisors written notification of the 
Commission's decision. The Clerk shall set a 
time and place for hearing on the decision, which 
shall be not less than 10 nor more than 30 days 
after receipt of such notification. The Board of 
Supervisors may either approve, disapprove, or 
modify the Commission's decision by majority 
vote. The Board of Supervisors must take this 
action within 30 days of the time set for the 
hearing thereon, provided that, if the full mem- 
bership of the Board is not present on the last 
day on which said hearing is set or continued 
within said period, the Board may postpone said 
hearing and decision thereon until, but not later 
than, the full membership of the Board is present; 
provided further, that the latest date to which 
said hearing and decision may be so postponed 



shall be not more than 90 days from the date of 
the receipt of written notification. Failure of the 
Board of Supervisors to act within such time 
limit shall be deemed to constitute approval by 
the Board of the action of the City Planning 
Commission. (Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 
8/9/72; Ord. 163-87, App. 5/14/87) 

SEC. 1007. UNSAFE OR DANGEROUS 
CONDITIONS. 

None of the provisions of this Article 10 shall 
be construed to prevent any measures of con- 
struction, alteration, or demolition necessary to 
correct the unsafe or dangerous condition of any 
structure, other feature, or part thereof, where 
such condition has been declared unsafe or dan- 
gerous by the Superintendent of the Bureau of 
Building Inspection or the Chief of the Bureau of 
Fire Prevention and Public Safety, and where 
the proposed measures have been declared nec- 
essary, by such official, to correct the said condi- 
tion; provided, however, that only such work as 
is absolutely necessary to correct the unsafe or 
dangerous condition may be performed pursuant 
to this Section. In the event any structure or 
other feature shall be damaged by fire, or other 
calamity, or by Act of God or by the public enemy, 
to such an extent that in the opinion of the 
aforesaid officials it cannot reasonably be re- 
paired and restored, it may be removed in con- 
formity with normal permit procedures and ap- 
plicable laws. (Added by Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/ 
67) 

SEC. 1008. COMPLIANCE WITH 
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. 

The owner, lessee or other person in actual 
charge of a landmark, or of a structure in an 
historic district, shall comply with all applicable 
codes, laws and regulations governing the main- 
tenance of the property. It is the intent of this 
Section to preserve from deliberate or inadvert- 
ent neglect the exterior portions of such land- 
mark or structure, the interior portions thereof 
when subject to control as specified in the desig- 
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whose maintenance is necessary to prevent de- 
terioration and decay of any exterior portion. 
(Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 1009. ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO 
PROPERTY OWNERS. 

The Advisory Board may, upon request of the 
property owner, render advice and guidance with 
respect to any proposed work for which a Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness is not required, on a 
designated landmark site or in a designated 
historic district. In rendering such advice and 
guidance, the Advisory Board shall be guided by 
the purposes and standards in this Article 10. 
This Section shall not be construed to impose 
any regulations or controls upon any property. 
(Amended by Ord. 222-72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 1010. PROPERTY OWNED BY 
PUBLIC AGENCIES. 

(a) The Department shall take appropriate 
steps to notify all public agencies which own or 
may acquire property in the City, about the 
existence and character of designated landmarks 
and historic districts; if possible, the Department 
shall cause a current record of such landmarks 
and districts to be maintained in each such 
public agency. In the case of any publicly owned 
property on a landmark site or in a historic 
district which is not subject to the permit review 
procedures of the City, the agency owning the 
said property shall seek the advice of the Plan- 
ning Commission prior to approval or authoriza- 
tion of any construction, alteration or demolition 
thereon; and the Planning Commission, with the 
aid of the Advisory Board and in consultation 
with the Art Commission in appropriate cases, 
shall render a report to the owner as expedi- 
tiously as possible, based on the purposes and 
standards in this Article 10. If Planning Com- 
mission review of a public project involving con- 
struction, alteration or demolition on a land- 
mark site or in a historic district is required 
under any other law, or under the Charter, the 
Planning Commission shall render the report 
referred to in this Section to such public agency 
without specific request therefor. 



(b) All officers, boards, commissions and 
departments of the City shall cooperate with the 
Advisory Board and the Planning Commission in 
carrying out the spirit and intent of this Article 
10. 

(c) Nothing in this Article 10 shall be con- 
strued to imposed any regulations or controls 
upon designated landmarks owned or controlled 
by the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Trans- 
portation District. (Added by Ord. 27-67, App. 
1/26/67; amended by Ord. 244-98, App. 7/31/98) 

SEC. 1011. RECOGNITION OF 
STRUCTURES OF MERIT. 

(a) The Advisory Board may recommend, 
and the Planning Commission may approve, a 
list of structures of historical, architectural or 
aesthetic merit which have not been designated 
as landmarks and are not situated in designated 
historic districts. The said list may be added to 
from time to time. The purpose of this list shall 
be to recognize and encourage the protection, 
enhancement, perpetuation and use of such struc- 
tures. The Advisory Board and the Planning 
Commission shall maintain a record of historic 
structures in the City which have been officially 
designated by agencies of the State or federal 
government, and shall cause such structures to 
be added to the aforesaid list. 

(b) Nothing in this Article 10 shall be con- 
strued to impose any regulations or controls 
upon such structures of merit included on the 
said list and neither designated as landmarks 
nor situated in historic districts. 

(c) The Planning Commission, with the ad- 
vice of the Advisory Board, may authorize such 
steps as it deems desirable to recognize the merit 
of, and to encourage the protection, enhance- 
ment, perpetuation and use of any such listed 
structure, or of any designated landmark or any 
structure in a designated historic district, includ- 
ing but not limited to the issuance of a certificate 
of recognition and the authorization of a plaque 
to be affixed to the exterior of the structure; and 
the Planning Commission shall cooperate with 
appropriate State and federal agencies in such 
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(d) The Planning Commission, with the ad- 
vice of the Advisory Board, may make recommen- 
dations to the Board of Supervisors and to any 
other body or agency responsible, to encourage 
giving names pertaining to San Francisco his- 
tory to streets, squares, walks, plazas and other 
public places. (Added by Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/ 
67) 

SEC. 1013. ENFORCEMENT AND 
PENALTIES. 

Enforcement and Penalties shall be as pro- 
vided in Sections 176 and 176.1 of this Code. 
(Added Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/67; Ord. 57-08, File 
No. 071651, App. 4/10/2008) 

SEC. 1014. APPLICABILITY. 

(a) No application for a permit to construct, 
alter or demolish any structure or other feature 
on a landmark site or in a historic district, filed 
subsequent to the day that an application has 
been filed or a resolution adopted to initiate 
designation of the said landmark site or historic 
district, shall be approved by the Department 
while proceedings are pending on such designa- 
tion; provided however, that after 180 days have 
elapsed from the date of initiation of said desig- 
nation, if final action on such designation has not 
been completed, the permit application may be 
approved. 

(b) The provisions of this Article 10 shall be 
inapplicable to the construction, alteration or 
demolition of any structure or other feature on a 
landmark site or in a historic district, where a 
permit for the performance of such work was 
issued prior to the effective date of the designa- 
tion of the said landmark site or historic district, 
and where such permit has not expired or been 
cancelled or revoked, provided that construction 
is started and diligently prosecuted to comple- 
tion in accordance with the Building Code. (Added 
Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/67) 

SEC. 1015. SEVERABILITY. 

If any Section, Subsection, Subdivision, Para- 
graph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Article 
10 or any part thereof, is for any reason held to 
be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall 



not affect the validity of the remaining portions 
of this Article 10 or any part thereof. The Board 
of Supervisors hereby declares that it would 
have passed each Section, Subsection, Subdivi- 
sion, Paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase 
thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or 
more Sections, Subsections, Subdivisions, Para- 
graphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be de- 
clared unconstitutional. (Added Ord. 27-67., App. 
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APPENDIX A TO ARTICLE 10 
LIST OF DESIGNATED LANDMARKS 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


1 


Mission Dolores 


320 Dolores Street, near 16th 
Street 


3566/2 


4/11/68 


2 


Old Saint Mary's Church 


660 California Street, at Grant 
Avenue 


241/12 


4/11/68 


3 


Bank of California 


400 California Street, at San- 
some Street 


239/3 


9/3/68 


4 


Saint Patrick's Church 


756 Mission Street, between 
Third and Fourth Streets 


3706/13 


9/3/68 


5 


Saint Francis of Assisi Church 


610 Vallejo Street at Columbus 
Avenue 


131/9 


9/3/68 


6 


Holy Cross Parish Hall (Old St. 
Patrick's Church) 


1820 Eddy Street, near Scott 
Street 


1127/7A 


9/3/68 


7 


Audiffred Building 


1—21 Mission Street, at The 
Embarcadero 


3715/1 


10/13/68 


8 


So. San Francisco Opera House 


1601 Newcomb Avenue, at Men- 
dell Street 


5311/1 


12/8/68 


9 


Belli Building (Langerman's 
Building) 


722 Montgomery Street, between 
Jackson and Washington Streets 


196/13 


2/3/69 


10 


Genella Building (Belli Annex) 


728—30 Montgomery Street near 
Jackson Street 


196/14 


2/3/69 


11 


Hotaling Stables Building 


32 — 42 Hotaling Place, Between 
Jackson and Washington Streets 


196/18 


2/3/69 


12 


Hotaling Building 


451 Jackson Street, at Hotaling 
Place 


196/19 


2/3/69 


13 


Hotaling Annex East 


445 Jackson Street, near Hotal- 
ing Place 


196/20 


2/3/69 


14 


Medico-Dental Building 


441 Jackson Street, between Ho- 
taling Place and Sansome Street 


196/21 


2/3/69 


15 


Ghirardelli Building 


407 Jackson Street, near San- 
some Street 


196/22p 


2/3/69 


16 


Ghirardelli Annex — Jackson 
Street 


407 Jackson Street, near San- 
some Street 


196/22p 


2/3/69 


17 


Colonial Dames Octagon House 


2645 Gough Street, near Union 
Street 


544/1, 1C 


2/3/69 


18 


Palace Hotel and Garden Court 
Room 


2 New Montgomery Street and 
633 Market Street 


3707/52 


3/9/69 


19 


Golden Era Building 


732 Montgomery Street, near 
Jackson Street 


196/15 


3/9/69 


20 


Hotaling Annex West 


463—73 Jackson Street, at Ho- 
taling Place 


196/17 


3/9/69 



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Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Daite 


21 


San Francisco City Hall 


Block bounded by Polk and 
McAllister Streets, Van Ness Av- 
enue and Grove Street 


787/1 


3/13/70 


22 


Solari Building (Larco's Build- 
ing) 


470 Jackson Street, near Mont- 
gomery Street 


175/10p 


3/16/70 


23 


Solari Building (Old French Con- 
sulate) 


472 Jackson Street, near Mont- 
gomery Street 


175/10p 


3/16/70 


24 


Yeon Building 


432 Jackson Street, at Balance 
Street 


175/7 


3/16/70 


25 


Moulinie Building 


458 — 60 Jackson Street, between 
Montgomery and Balance Streets 


175/9 


3/16/70 


26 


Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. 


800—804 Montgomery Street, at 
Jackson Street 


175/12 


3/16/70 


27 


Grogan-Lent-Atherton Building 


400 Jackson Street, at Sansome 
Street 


175/4 


3/16/70 


28 


Old Holy Virgin Russian Ortho- 
dox Cathedral 


858 — 64 Fulton Street, between 
Fillmore and Webster Streets 


780/13, 14 


5/3/70 


29 


Old Fire House, Engine 22 


1348 Tenth Avenue, between Irv- 
ing and Judah Streets 


1764/31 


5/3/70 


30 


Ghirardelli Square 


Block bounded by North Point, 
Larkin, Beach and Polk Streets 


452/1 


5/3/70 


31 


Burr House 


1772 Vallejo Street, near Gough 
Street 


552/29 


5/3/70 


32 


Abner Phelps House 


1111 Oak Street, near Divisadero 
Street 


1218/30, 31p 


5/31/70 


33 


Columbus Tower (Sentinel Build- 
ing) 


916—20 Kearny Street, at Co- 
lumbus Avenue AKA 701 Mont- 
gomery Street 


176/13 


6/13/70 


34 


Original United States Mint and 
Subtreasury 


608 Commercial Street, near 
Montgomery Street 


227/29 


6/14/70 


35 


Stadtmuller House 


819 Eddy Street, between Van 
Ness Avenue and Franklin Street 


743/15 


12/5/70 


36 


Feusier Octagon House 


1067 Green Street, between 
Jones and Leavenworth Streets 


126/22A 


12/5/70 


37 


Hallidie Building 


130 Sutter Street, between 
Kearny and Montgomery Streets 


288/27 


4/4/71 


38 


Bourn Mansion 


2550 Webster Street, between 
Pacific Avenue and Broadway 


580/13 


4/4/71 


39 


Saint Francis Lutheran Church 


152 Church Street, between 
Market and Duboce Streets 


3537/10 


7/10/71 


40 


First Unitarian Church 


Block bounded by Franklin 
Street, Geary Boulevard and 
Starr King Way 


713/34 


7/10/71 



1381 



Preservation of Historical 
Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 



App. A 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


41 


Saint Mark's Evangelical Luth- 
eran Church 


1135 O'Farrell Street (vacated 
portion), between Franklin and 
Gough Streets 


720/28 


7/10/71 


42 


Dennis T. Sullivan Memorial 
Fire Chiefs Home 


870 Bush Street, near Taylor 
Street 


274/10 


10/10/71 


43 


Cable Car Barn and Power 
House 


Washington and Mason Streets, 
northwest corner 


190/5 


10/10/71 


44 


Donaldina Cameron House 


920 Sacramento Street, at Joice 
Street 


224/8 


10/10/71 


45 


Leale House 


2475 Pacific Avenue, between 
Fillmore and Steiner Streets 


587/18 


4/2/72 


46 


House of the Flag 


1652—56 Taylor Street, at 
Vallejo Street 


149/23 


5/12/72 


47 


Nightingale House 


201 Buchanan Street, at Waller 
Street 


858/2 


10/1/72 


48 


— 


294 Page Street, at Laguna 
Street 


839/17 


10/1/72 


49 


Sherman House 


2160 Green Street, between Fill- 
more and Webster Streets 


540/30 


10/18/72 


50 


Conservatory 


Golden Gate Park, John F. 
Kennedy Memorial Drive 


1700p 


12/4/72 


51 


Casebolt House 


2727 Pierce Street, between 
Green and Vallejo Streets 


560/5 


3/5/73 


52 


Transamerica Building (Old 
Fugazi Bank Building) 


4 Columbus Avenue, at Mont- 
gomery Street 


195/2 


3/5/73 


53 


Wormser-Coleman House 


1834 California Street, between 
Franklin and Gough Streets 


641/5 


6/1/73 


54 


Edward Coleman House 


1701 Franklin Street, at Califor- 
nia Street 


641/3 


7/6/73 


55 


Lilienthal-Orville Pratt House 


1818—24 California Street, near 
Franklin Street 


641/4 


7/6/73 


56 


Roos House 


3500 Jackson Street, at Locust 
Street 


970/2 


8/6/73 


57 


Talbot-Dutton House 


1782 Pacific Avenue, at Franklin 
Street 


5/5/10 


11/2/73 


58 


Merryvale Antiques 


3640 Buchanan Street, at North 
Point Street 


459/3 


2/4/74 


59 


Haslett Warehouse 


680 Beach Street, at Hyde Street 


10/2 


2/4/74 


60 


Hunters Point Springs and Al- 
bion Brewery 


881 Innes Avenue, at Griffith 
Street 


4654/13 


4/5/74 


61 


Sylvester House 


1556 Revere Avenue, between 
Lane and Keith Streets 


5340/6 


4/5/74 



App. A 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1382 



Landmark 

No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


62 


Mish House 


1153 Oak Street, near Divisadero 
Street 


1218/29 


7/6/74 


63 


Quinn House 


1562 McKinnon Avenue, near 
Mendell Street 


5295/31 


7/6/74 


64 


Old Flood Mansion Pacific Union 
Club 


1000 California Street, at Mason 
Street 


245/1 


8/2/74 


65 


Trinity Church 


1668 Bush Street, at Octavia 
Street 


665/15 


10/5/74 


66 


Stanyan House 


2006 Bush Street, near Bucha- 
nan Street 


661/33 


1/4/75 


67 


Tanforan Cottage 


214 Dolores Street, near Fif- 
teenth Street 


3557/3 


1/4/75 


68 


Tanforan Cottage 


214 Dolores Street, at Alert Alley 
near Fifteenth Street 


3557/3A 


1/4/75 


69 


Haas-Lilienthal House 


2007 Franklin Street, near Jack- 
son Street 


600/2 


1/4/75 


70 


Atherton House 


1990 California Street, at Octa- 
via Street 


640/10 


2/19/75 


71 


Goodman Building 


1117 Geary Street, near Van 
Ness Avenue 


714/llp 


2/28/75 


72 


V. C. Morris Building 


140 Maiden Lane, near Stockton 
Street 


309/19 


8/7/75 


73 


Lotta's Fountain 


Pedestrian Island, at Intersec- 
tion of Market, Geary and 
Kearny Streets 




7/19/75 


74 


Frank M. Stone House 


1348 South Van Ness, near 24th 
Street 


6518/6 


7/19/75 


75 


California Historical Society 
(Whittier Mansion) 


2090 Jackson Street, at Laguna 
Street 


591/7 


11/8/75 


76 


Mills Building & Tower 


220 Montgomery Street and 220 
Bush Street 


268/6,7,8 


11/8/75 


77 


Samuels Clock 


Sidewalk area in front 856 Mar- 
ket Street, near Powell Street 




12/7/75 


78 


Sunnyside Conservatory 


236 Monterey Boulevard 


6770/53, 52p 


12/7/75 


79 


Miller-Joost House 


3224 Market Street, near Clay- 
ton Street 


2704/40 


12/7/75 


80 


Alfred E. (Nobby) Clarke Man- 
sion 


250 Douglas Street, at Casselli 
Avenue 


2700/1 


12/7/75 


81 


Bush Street Temple (Soto Mis- 
sion) 


1881 Bush Street, near Laguna 
Street 


674/13 


4/18/76 


82 


Geary Theater 


415 Geary Street, near Mason 
Street 


3 16/1 A 


7/11/76 



1383 



Preservation of Historical 
Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 



App. A 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


83 


St. John's Presbyterian Church 


25 Lake Street, corner of Ar- 
guello Boulevard 


1361/1 


9/12/76 


84 


War Memorial (Opera House and 
Veterans Building) 


Van Ness Avenue, between Grove 
and McAllister Streets 


786A 


1/9/77 


85 


San Francisco Art Institute 


800 Chestnut Street, at Jones 
Street 


49/lp 


7/9/77 


86 


Potrero Hill Neighborhood House 


953 DeHaro Street, at Southern 
Heights Avenue 


4096/43 


7/9/77 


87 


Jessie Street Substation 


220 Jessie Street, now vacated. 
(Rear of Landmark No. 4) 


3706/70p 


7/9/77 


88 


Palace of Fine Arts 


Baker Street, between Bay and 
Jefferson Streets 


916/2 


7/9/77 


89 


Old Firehouse, Engine Company 
No. 2 and Truck No. 6 


1152 Oak Street, near Broderick 
Street 


1215/10 


7/9/77 


90 


Ferry Building 


The Embarcadero, foot of Market 
Street 


9900/OOOF, 
OOOW 


7/9/77 


91 


Gibb-Sanborn Warehouse (Trin- 
idad Bean and Elevator Com- 
pany) 


855 Front Street, at Vallejo 
Street 


141/13 


7/9/77 


92 


Gibb-Sanborn Warehouse (Peli- 
can Paper) 


901 Front Street, at Vallejo 
Street 


136/3 


7/9/77 


93 


Old Firehouse, Engine Company 
No. 23 


3022 Washington Street, near 
Broderick Street 


981/13 


7/9/77 


94 


Orpheum Theater Building 


1192 Market Street, at Hyde 
Street 


351/22 


7/9/77 


95 


Koshland House 


3800 Washington Street, at 
Maple Street 


989/3 


7/9/77 


96 


Francis Scott Key Monument 


Golden Gate Park, East End of 
Music Concourse 


1700p 


7/9/77 


97 


Atkinson House 


1032 Broadway, near Taylor 
Street 


150/33 


7/17/77 


98 


Ortman-Shumate House 


1901 Scott Street, at Pine Street 


1027/3 


8/13/77 


99 


Schoenstein Organ 


3101 20th Street, at Alabama 
Street 


4084/1 


8/13/77 


100 


Castro Theater 


429 Castro Street, near Market 
Street 


3582/85 


9/3/77 


101 


Oriental Warehouse 


650 First Street, near Brannan 
Street 


3789/15p 


10/8/77 


102 


Italian Swiss Colony Building 


1265 Battery, at Greenwich 
Street 


84/lp 


1/8/78 


103 


Calvary Presbyterian Church 
(Sanctuary) 


2501 Fillmore Street, at Jackson 
Street 


587/27p 


1/10/78 



App. A 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1384 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


104 


Independent Wood Company 
Building (Cargo West) 


1105 Battery Street, at Union 
Street 


107/6 


4/23/79 


105 


Market Street Railway Substa- 
tion 


1190 Fillmore Street, at Turk 
Street 


756/lp 


4/23/79 


106 


Chambord Apartments 


1298 Sacramento Street, at 
Jones Street 


221/89p 


4/23/79 


107 


Rincon Annex 


Mission at Spear 


3716/lp 


2/10/80 


108 


State Armory and Arsenal 


14th and Mission 


3547/1 


2/10/80 


109 


A. Borel & Co. 


440 Montgomery 


239/12 


4/06/80 


110 


Italian American Bank 


460 Montgomery 


239/14 


4/06/80 


111 


Family Service Agency 


1010 Gough Street 


737/9 


10/12/80 


112 


Rothschild House 


964 Eddy Street 


737/7 


10/5/80 


113 


S. F. Mining Exchange 


350 Bush Street 


269/3 


10/5/80 


114 


Beltline Railroad Roundhouse 
Complex 


Sansome, The Embarcadero and 
Lombard 


58/1 


10/5/80 


115 


Health Sciences Library 


2395 Sacramento Street 


637/16 


10/5/80 


116 


St. Paulus Lutheran Church 


Eddy and Gough Streets 


744/10, 10A, 
11 


(Rescinded 

by 
Ord. 379-96) 


117 


Hammersmith Building 


301—303 Sutter Street 


294/1 


10/5/80 


118 


B'nai David Synagogue 


3035 19th Street 


3597/63 


10/5/80 


119 


Chambers Manson 


2220 Sacramento Street 


625/5 


10/5/30 


120 


St. Joseph's Church 


1401 Howard Street 


3517/35 


10/5/30 


121 


Julius 1 Castle 


302—304 Greenwich 


79/4, 5 


10/5/30 


122 


Clay Street Center 


940 Powell and 965 Clay Streets 


224/18, 24 


1/4/81 


123 


John McMullen House 


827 Guerrero Street 


3608/76 


1/4/81 


124 


Sharon Building 


Golden Gate Park 


1700p 


1/4/81 



1385 



Preservation of Historical 
Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 



App. A 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


125 


Havens Mansion and Carriage 
House 


1381 South Van Ness 


6519/46, 47p 


4/11/81 


126 


Bransten House 


1735 Franklin Street 


641/2 


6/7/81 


127 


Old Spaghetti Factory Cafe 


478 Green Street 


115C/19 


6/7/81 


128 


Clunie House 


301 Lyon Street 


1207/8 


6/7/81 


129 


Bauer & Schweitzer Malting 
Company 


550 Chestnut Street 


52/10 


7/5/81 


130 


Hibernia Bank 


1 Jones Street 


349/3 


8/2/81 


131 


Union Trust Branch of Wells 
Fargo Bank 


744 Market Street 


312/6 


8/2/81 


132 


Savings Union Branch of Secu- 
rity Pacific National Bank 


1 Grant Avenue 


313/8 


8/2/81 


133 


Axford House 


1190 Noe Street 


6538/5 


8/2/81 


134 


Mechanics Institute 


57—65 Post Street 


311/13 


9/6/81 


135 


Westerfield House 


1198 Fulton Street 


777/15 


12/6/81 


136 


Kershaw House 


845 Guerrero Street 


3608/51 


12/6/81 


137 


Notre Dame School 


351 Dolores Street 


3567/31 


12/6/81 


138 


I.M. Scott School 


1060 Tennessee Street 


4107/6 


12/6/81 


139 


St. Charles School 


3250 18th Street 


3574/85 


12/6/81 


140 


High School of Commerce 


135 Van Ness Avenue 


815/1 


12/6/81 


141 


Home Telephone Company 


333 Grant Avenue 


286/2 


12/6/81 


142 


PG&E Old Station J 


569 Commercial Street 


228/11 


12/6/81 


143 


Fire Department Old Station No. 
2 


466 Bush Street 


270/9C 


12/6/81 


144 


Hoffman Grill 


619 Market Street 


3707/55 


12/6/81 


145 


Buich Building 


240 California Street 


237/9 


12/6/81 


146 


Jack's Restaurant 


615 Sacramento Street 


240/14 


12/6/81 



App. A 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1386 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


147 


Dutch Windmill 


Golden Gate Park 


1700p 


12/6/81 


148 


Kerrigan House - Ruth Cravath 
Stoneyard and Studio 


893 Wisconsin Street 


4162/57 


6/5/32 


149 


Edwin Klockars Blacksmith 
Shop 


449 Folsom Street 


3748/28 


6/12/82 


150 


Sheetmetal Workers Union Hall 


224—226 Guerrero Street 


3545/3 


6/12/82 


151 


Archbishop's Mansion 


1000 Fulton Street 


778/6 


6/12/82 


152 


Don Lee Building 


1000 Van Ness Avenue 


715/5 


7/10/82 


153 


Earle C. Anthony Packard Show- 
room 


901 Van Ness Avenue 


719/2 


7/10/82 


154 


Flood Building 


870—898 Market Street 


329/5 


7/10/82 


155 


Flatiron Building 


540—548 Market Street 


291/1 


7/10/82 


156 


Phelan Building 


760—784 Market Street 


328/1 


7/10/82 


157 


Hills Bros. Coffee Plant 


2 Harrison Street 


744/1 


11/7/82 


158 


Federal Reserve Bank 


400 Sansome Street 


229/3 


1/7/83 


159 


Gaylord Hotel 


620 Jones Street 


305/36 


4/10/83 


160 


Royal Insurance Building 


201 Sansome Street 


260/5 


4/10/83 


161 


Kohl Building 


400 Montgomery Street 


239/9 


4/10/83 


162 


Hobart Building 


582—592 Market Street 


291/6 


7/9/83 


163 


Sharon Building 


39—63 Montgomery Street 


3707/35 


7/9/83 


164 


McMorry-Lagen House 


188—198 Haight Street 


852/11 


11/6/33 


165 


Lillie Hitchcock Coit Tower 


Telegraph Hill Boulevard 


86/12 


1/1/84 


166 


Trinity Presbyterian Church 


3261 23rd Street 


3642/35 


3/30/34 


167 


Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Building 


600 Stockton Street 


257/12 


6/3/84 


168 


William Vale House 


2226 California Street 


637/7 


6/3/84 



1387 



Preservation of Historical 
Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 



App. A 



Landmark 

No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


169 


Campfire Golden Gate Council 
Headquarters 


325 Arguello Boulevard 


1432/3 


6/30/84 


170 


Grace Cathedral Close 


1051 Taylor Street 


246/1 


8/5/84 


171 


Refugee Shack 


1227 24th Avenue 


1726/4 


8/12/84 


172 


St. Boniface Church and Rectory 


133 Golden Gate Avenue 


349/12, 13 


10/7/84 


173 


Notre Dame des Victoires 
Church and Rectory 


564—566 Bush Street 


271/12, 24 


10/7/84 


174 


California Hall 


625 Polk Street 


742/2 


10/7/84 


175 


McLaren Lodge 


Golden Gate Park 


1700p 


11/4/84 


176 


Cadillac Hotel 


366—394 Eddy Street 


333/12 


1/6/8 


177 


First Congregational Church 


432 Mason Street 


309/9 


3/1/85 


178 


Mission Turn Hall 


3543 18th Street 


3588/82 


3/1/85 


179 


Beach Chalet 


100 Great Highway 


1700 


2/22/85 


180 


S.F.& S.M. Railway Co. Office 
Building 


2301 San Jose Avenue 


6972/20 


1/26/86 


181 


Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and 
Greens 


Golden Gate Park 


1700/1 


9/7/86 


182 


Theodore Green Apothecary 


500—502 Divisadero Street 


1303/17A 


9/14/86 


183 


Crown Zellerbach Complex and 
Site 


1 Bush St./523 Market St. 


290/11 & 12 


5/17/87 


184 


Mark Hopkins Hotel 


850 Mason St./1 Nob Hill 


255/2 


5/17/87 


185 


Fairmont Hotel 


590 Mason St. 


244/p. 1 


6/13/87 


186 


David Lewis House 


4143 23rd St. 


2804/40 


2/14/88 


187 


Engine Co. No. 37, Truck Co. No. 
9 


2501 25th Street 


4279/1 


3/19/88 


188 


Engine Co. No. 8, Truck Co. No. 
4 


1648 Pacific Avenue 


574/11 


3/19/88 


189 


Frank G. Edwards House 


1366 Guerrero Street 


6533/13 


12/17/88 


190 


Charles L. Hinkel House and 
Carriage House 


280 Divisadero Street 


1238/23 


12/17/88 



App. A 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1388 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


191 


The Oakley Residence and Flats 


200—202 Fair Oaks Street 


3648/1 


3/8/89 


192 


Southern Pacific Company Hos- 
pital Complex 


1400 Fell Street, 1509, 1555 and 
1599 Hayes Street 


1206/2 & 3 


3/8/89 


193 


Baker and Hamilton Building 


700—768 Seventh Street 


3799/1 


10/18/89 


194 


Francis "Lefty" O'Doul/Third 
Street Bridge 


Third Street over Mission Chan- 
nel at China Basin 


Between 

3803/5 and 

3813/1 


10/18/89 


195 


Islam Temple (Alcazar Theater) 


650 Geary Street 


304/19 & 23 


10/18/89 


196 


The Alfred G. Hanson Residence 


126-2 7th Avenue 


1332/49 & 50 


12/22/89 


197 


Spreckles Mansion 


2080 Washington Street 


601/5 


6/9/130 


198 


Richard E. Queen House 


2212 Sacramento Street 


627/4 


8/31/90 


199 


The Jackson Brewery Complex 


1475, 1477, 1479, 1479A and 
1489 Folsom Street and 301—05, 
315—319 and 333 Eleventh 
Street 


3520/28A, 

28B, 29, 30, 

30A, 30B, 

30C 


1/5/91 


200 


Path of Gold Light Standards 


1 Market Street through 2490 
Market Street 


— 


7/26/91 


201 


Park Emergency Hospital 


Kezar Corner, Golden Gate Park 


1700 


11/2/91 


202 


Golden Gate Commandery of 
Knights Templar (Macedonia 
Missionary Baptist Church) 


2135 Sutter Street 


682/6 


1/22/93 


203 


The George Gibbs Residence and 
caretaker's cottage 


2620—2624 Jackson Street 


585/8, 9 & 10 


9/26/93 


204 


Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 


906 Broadway 


149/9 


11/14/93 


205 


Balboa High School 


1000 Cayuga Avenue at Onon- 
daga Street 


6958A/1 


2/19/95 


206 


The Howard/26th Street Cot- 
tages 


3274—3294 26th Street and 
1487—1499 South Van Ness Av- 
enue and 84 — 96 Virgil Street 


6526/13 & 14 


1/22/94 


207 


The Ellinwood Residence 


2799 Pacific Avenue and 2498 
Divisadero Street 


978/10 


1/22/94 


208 


The McCormick House 


4040 17th Street 


2623/12 


1/22/2000 


209 


Odd Fellows Columbarium 


1 Loraine Court 


1084/2, 
1132/1 


3/3/96 


210 


The Murphy Windmill and 
Millwright's Cottage 


West End of Golden Gate Park 


1700/OOlp 


7/2/2000 



1389 



Preservation of Historical 
Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 



App. A 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


211 


The Madame C.J. Walker Home 
for Girls and Women 


2066 Pine Street 


651/8 


12/12/99 


212 


Columbia Savings Bank Building 


700 Montgomery Street 


196/8p 


10/8/2000 


213 


The Joseph Leonard/Cecil F. 
Poole House 


90 Cedro Avenue 


6908/16 


7/2/2000 


214 


El Capitan Theater and Hotel 


2353 Mission Street 


3595/24 


3/3/96 


215 


Brown's Opera House (Victoria 
Theater) 


2961 16th Street 


3570/31 A 


3/3/96 


216 


Milo Hoadley Residence 


2908—2910 Bush Street 


1046/13 


6/21/96 


217 


Alhambra Theater 


2320—2336 Polk Street 


548/22 


3/3/96 


218 


North End Police Station and 
Garage 


2475 Greenwich Street 


513/15 


5/24/96 


220 


Former Engine House No. 31 


1088 Green Street 


121/10 


4/8/98 


221 


Former Shriners Hospital 


1701 Nineteenth Avenue 


1924/3 


4/8/98 


222 


Golden Gate Bridge 


At the Presidio, U.S. Highway 
101 and California Highway 1 


— 


5/21/99 


223 


Carmel Fallon Building 


1800 Market Street 


871/14 


11/8/98 


224 


Schubert Hall 


2099 Pacific Avenue 


591/23 


5/21/99 


225 


Fireboat House 


Pier 221/2, the Embarcadero 


9900 


4/16/99 


226 


Washington Square 


— 


102/1 & 2 


1/22/99 


227 


The Castro Camera and the Har- 
vey Milk Residence 


573—575 Castro Street 


3583/61 


7/2/2000 


228 


City Lights Bookstore 


261—271 Columbus Avenue 


162/18 


8/26/2001 


229 


Garcia and Maggini Warehouse 


128 King Street 


3794/23 


6/23/2002 


231 


Laguna Honda Station (also 
known as Forest Hill Station) 


390 Laguna Honda Boulevard 


2864/50 


9/23/2004 


232 


Filbert Street Cottages (Bush 
Cottages and the School of Basic 
Design and Color) 


1338 Filbert Street 


524/31—34 


4/3/2003 


233 


The Golden Triangle Light Stan- 
dards 


Along the streets bounded by 
Market, and Sutter Streets 


— 


5/23/2003 



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App. A 



San Francisco - Planning Code 



1390 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Effective 
Date 


234 


Carnegie Mission Branch Li- 
brary 


300 Bartlett Street 


6516/2 


9/23/2004 


235 


The Carnegie Chinatown Branch 
Library 


1135 Powell Street 


191/4 


5/2/2002 


236 


The Old U.S. Mint 


88 Fifth Street 


3704/11 


2/21/2003 


237 


The Drexler/Colombo Building 


1-21 Columbus Avenue and 612- 
624 Washington Street 


195/4 


8/23/2002 


238 


The Labor Temple/Redstone 
Building 


2926-2948 16th Street 


3553/4 


1/16/2004 


239 


The Carnegie Sunset Library 


1305 18th Avenue 


1773/1 


6/10/2004 


240 


The Carnegie Presidio Library 


3150 Sacramento Street 


1006/12 


6/10/2004 


241 


The Jose Theater/Names Project 
Building 


2362 Market Street 


3562/11 


5/27/2004 


242 


The Infant Shelter 


1201 Ortega Street 


211/37 


8/25/2004 


243 


The Chronicle 
Building 


690 Market 






244 


The Garfield Building 


938-942 Market Street 


341/5 


9/30/2004 


245 


The New Mission Theater 


2550 Mission Street 


3616/007 


5/27/2004 


246 


The James Lick Baths/People's 
Laundry Building 


165 10th Street 


3509/14 


8/25/2004 



Landmark 

No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Legislative 
History 


247 


Richmond/Senator Milton 
Marks Branch Library 


351 9th Avenue 


1441/7 


Ord. 41-05 
File No. 050092 
App. 3-3-2005 


248 


The Juvenile Court and De- 
tention Home 


150 Otis Street 


3513/7 


Ord. 119-06 
File No. 051521 
App. 6-14-2006 


249 


Golden Gate Park, the Music 
Concourse 


1000 Great Highway 


1700/1 


Ord. 278-05 
File No. 051590 
App. 12-16-2005 


251 


Glazer-Keating House 


1110 Taylor Street 


0222/018 


Ord. 212-05 
File No. 051128 
App. 8-18-2005 


253 


Richard P. Doolan/Norman T. 
Larson Residence and Store- 
fronts 


557 Ashbury Street/1500— 
1512 Haight Street 


1231/009 


Ord. 182-06 
File No. 060668 
App. 7-14-2006 



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Sec. 1015. 



Landmark 
No. 


Name of 
Landmark 


Location 
by Address 


Assessor's 
Block/Lot* 


Legislative 
History 


254 


Doggie Diner Sign 


Located in the median strip of 
Sloat Boulevard and 45th Av- 
enue 




Ord. 221-06 
File No. 060926 
App. 8/11/2006 


255 


Mission High School 


3750 18th Street 


3579 


Ord. 27-07 
File No. 061623 
App. 2/9/2007 


256 


Richardson Hall 


55 Laguna Street 


0857 


Ord. 216-07 
File No. 071082 
App. 9-21-07 


257 


Woods Hall 


55 Laguna Street 


0857 


Ord. 216-07 
File No. 071082 
App. 9-21-07 


258 


Woods Hall Annex 


55 Laguna Street 


0857 


Ord. 216-07 
File No. 071082 
App. 9-21-07 


259 


Carnegie Noe Valley/Sally 
Brunn Branch Library 


451 Jersey Street 


6539 


Ord. 30-08 
File No. 080189 
App. 3-10-08 


260 


Shipwright's Cottage 


900 Innes Avenue 


4646 


Ord. 76-08 
File No. 080279 
App. 5-9-08 



* A "p" next to an Assessor's Block or Lot Number denotes "portion." 

(Amended by Ord. 508-88, App. 11/17/88; Ord. 509-88, App. 11/17/88; Ord. 40-89, App. 2/8/89; Ord 
41-89, App. 2/8/89; Ord. 321-89, App. 9/18/89; Ord. 322-89, App. 9/18/89; Ord. 323-89, App. 9/18/89; Ord 
430-89, App. 11/22/89; Ord. 164-90, App. 5/10/90; Ord. 290-90, App. 8/1/90; Res. 670-93, App. 8/27/93 
Ord. 387-90, App. 12/6/90; Ord. 266-91, App. 6/26/91; Ord. 356-91, App. 10/2/91; Ord. 368-92, App 
12/23/92; Ord. 312-93, App. 10/15/93; Ord. 403-93, App. 12/23/93; Ord. 404-93, App. 12/23/93; Ord 
17-95, App. 1/20/95; Ord. 37-96, App. 2/2796; Ord. 38-96, App. 2/2/96; Ord. 39-96, App. 2/2/96; Ord 
40-96, App. 2/2/96; Ord. 158-96, App. 4/24/96; Ord. 195-96, App. 5/22/96; Ord. 379-96, App. 10/3/96; Ord 
96-98, App. 3/20/98; Ord. 97-98, App. 3/20/98; Ord. 302-98, App. 10/9/98; Ord. 81-99, File No. 990430 
App. 4/16/99; Ord. 124-99, File No. 990660, App. 5/2199; Ord. 125-99, File No. 990661, App. 5/21/99. 
Ord. 293-99, File No. 991873, App. 11/12/99; Ord. 328-99, File No. 991872, App. 12/23/99; Ord. 332-99 
File No. 992041, App. 12/23/99; Ord. 120-00, File No. 000528, App. 6/2/2000; Ord. 121-00, File No 
000529, App. 6/2/2000; Ord. 122-00, File No. 000530, App. 6/2/2000; Ord. 214-00, File No. 001260, App 
9/8/2000; Ord. 167-01, File No. 011101, App. 7/27/2001; Ord. 60-02, File No. 020196, App. 5/2/2002; Ord 
79-02, File No. 012132, App. 5/24/2002; Ord. 177-02, File No. 021069, App. 8/23/2002; Ord. 22-03, File 
No. 021687, App. 2/21/2003; Ord. 53-03, File No. 030097, App. 4/3/2003; Ord. 92-03, File No. 020295, 
App. 5/23/2003; Ord. 10-04, File No. 031832, App. 1/16/2004; Ord. 72-04, File No. 040366, App. 
4/22/2004; Ord. 92-04, File No. 040315, App. 5/27/2004; Ord. 106-04, File No. 040442, App. 6/10/2004; 
Ord. 107-04, File No. 040450, App. 6/10/2004; Ord. 87-04, File No. 040443, App. 5/27/2004; Ord. 216-04, 
File No. 040859, App. 8/25/2004; Ord. 222-04, File No. 040976, App. 8/25/2004; Ord. 238-04, File No. 
041090, App. 9/30/2004; Ord. 238-04, File No. 041090, App. 9/30/2004; Ord. 221-06, File No. 060926, 
App. 8/11/2006; Ord. 27-07, File No. 061623, App. 2/9/2007; Ord. 216-07, File No. 071082, App. 



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Sec. 1015. San Francisco - Planning Code 1392 

9/21/2007; Ord. 30-08, File No. 080189, App. 3/10/2008; Ord. 76-08, File No. 080279, App. 5/9/2008) 
Editor's Note: 

Beginning with Landmark No. 247, this table will show the legislative history of each landmark within the table. 
The history note at the end of this appendix reflects landmarks included in the table prior to the enactment designating 
Landmark 247. 



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Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 



App. B, Sec. 2. 



APPENDIX B TO ARTICLE 10 
JACKSON SQUARE HISTORIC DISTRICT 



Sec. 1. 

Sec. 2. 

Sec. 3. 

Sec. 4. 

Sec. 5. 

Sec. 6. 

Sec. 7. 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code. 

Justification. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors finds that the area 
known and described in this ordinance as Jack- 
son Square contains a number of structures 
having a special character and special historical, 
architectural and aesthetic interest and value 
and constitutes a distinct section of the City. The 
Board of Supervisors further finds that designa- 
tion of said area as a Historic District will be in 
furtherance of and in conformance with the pur- 
poses of Article 10 of the City Planning Code and 
the standards set forth therein, and that preser- 
vation on an area basis rather than on the basis 
of individual structures alone is required in 
order to prevent the needless destruction and 
impairment of Jackson Square. 

This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 1001 of the City 
Planning Code, to promote the health, safety and 
general welfare of the public through: 

(a) The protection, enhancement, perpetua- 
tion and use of structures, sites and areas that 
are reminders of past eras, events and persons 
important in local, State or national history, or 
which provide significant examples of architec- 
tural styles of the past or are landmarks in the 
history of architecture, or which are unique and 
irreplaceable assets to the City and its neighbor- 
hoods, or which provide for this and future 
generations examples of the physical surround- 
ings in which past generations lived; 

(b) The development and maintenance of 
appropriate settings and environment for such 
structures, and in such sites and areas; 



(c) The enhancement of property values, 
the stabilization of neighborhoods and areas of 
the City, the increase of economic and financial 
benefits to the City and its inhabitants, and the 
promotion of tourist trade and interest; 

(d) The preservation and encouragement of 
a City of varied architectural styles, reflecting 
the distinct phases of its history: Cultural, social, 
economic, political and architectural; and 

(e) The enrichment of human life in its 
educational and cultural dimensions in order to 
serve spiritual as well as material needs, by 
fostering knowledge of the living heritage of the 
past. 

In addition, this ordinance is intended to 
maintain the scale and basic character of Jack- 
son Square, through: 

(a) Protection and preservation of the basic 
characteristics and salient architectural details 
of structures insofar as these characteristics and 
details are compatible with the Historic District; 

(b) Affording the widest possible scope for 
continuing vitality through private renewal and 
architectural creativity, within appropriate con- 
trols and standards. It is intended to foster a 
climate in which Jackson Square may continue 
to exist as a living, changing commercial area 
and not a static museum; 

(c) Encouragement of the development of 
vacant and incompatibly developed properties in 
accordance with the character of the area; 

(d) Encouragement of maximum use by and 
convenience to pedestrians. (Added Ord. 221-72, 
App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, Jackson Square is hereby 
designated as a Historic District, this designa- 
tion having been duly approved by resolution of 
the City Planning Commission. (Added Ord. 221- 
72, App. 8/9/72) 



App. B, Sec. 3. 



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SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the Jackson 
Square Historic District shall be as designated 
on the Jackson Square Historic District Map, the 
original of which is on file with the Clerk of the 
board of Supervisors under File No. 276-72, 
which Map is hereby incorporated herein as 
though fully set forth. (Added Ord. 221-72, App. 
8/9/72) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in this ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in Jackson Square, including but not limited 
to existing and future regulations controlling 
uses, height, bulk, coverage, floor area ratio, 
required open space, off-street parking and signs. 
(Added Ord. 221-72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 5. JUSTIFICATION. 

The characteristics of the said Historic Dis- 
trict justifying its designation are as follows: 

(a) History of the Area. The Historic Dis- 
trict contains virtually the sole surviving com- 
mercial buildings from the 1850's and 1860's. In 
effect this area, in close proximity to Portsmouth 
Plaza where the major segment of the modern 
City began, was the central business district of 
these early times. Its waterfront location led to 
its use for mercantile and financial purposes, 
consulates and offices; and many distinguished 
men had businesses or property in the area, 
including General William Tecumseh Sherman, 
Colonel Jonathan Stevenson, James King of Wil- 
liam, Mayors Charles Brenham and Ephraim 
Burr, Domingo Ghirardelli and Anson Hotaling, 
Paxon Dean Atherton, William Lent, Alexander 
Grogan and James de Fremery. The original 



waterline came to about Montgomery and Jack- 
son Streets and the present district is partly on 
filled ground, some of the fill consisting of the 
hulls of ships abandoned in the rush to the; gold 
fields. 

More than any other existing part of San 
Francisco, this area recalls the Gold and Silver 
era and the days of the Vigilante movement. 

The Barbary Coast, north of the original 
commercial area, had a somewhat different but 
noteworthy history. Although the present build- 
ings do not date from the 19th century, many of 
them were rebuilt immediately after the 1906 
Earthquake and Fire and embody the spirit and 
appearance of the earlier City. In fact, this area 
to the south of Telegraph Hill had an interna- 
tional reputation from the 1850's on. 

(b) Basic Nature of the Area. The His- 
toric District includes historically and architec- 
turally significant buildings ranging from the 
1850's to the early years of the present: century. 
The vast majority of buildings are under 40 feet 
in height. The area is large enough to be viable, 
but yet is compact. It is predominantly oriented 
to the pedestrian rather than the automobile. 
There is a healthy and vital mixture of activities. 
Interior streets are narrow and there are no 
major through arteries. Streetscapes are an im- 
portant part of the District's character. 

(c) Architectural Character. Then? are 
common architectural features tying the area 
together and providing visual distinction and 
pleasure. These common elements, used through- 
out the District in varying patterns and empha- 
ses, pertain to overall form and continuity, scale 
and proportion, fenestration, materials, color, 
texture, detail and decorative features. A high 
quality of architecture of buildings and their 
features is well-distributed throughout the His- 
toric District. Visual distinction is due in many 
cases to the original construction, often carefully 
restored, but in some cases it is due to thoughtful 
remodeling that captures the historic character 
of the District. 

(d) Uniqueness and Location. Jackson 
Square includes the City's only surviving early 
commercial area. Its distinct quality is further 



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App. B, Sec. 6. 



enhanced by a downtown location, affording an 
impressive contrast with the adjacent office core. 

(e) Visual and Functional Unity. The His- 
toric District, within the selected boundaries, 
has an identifiable scale and common architec- 
tural features. Narrow interior streets, street 
trees, quiet alleys, pedestrian orientation and 
intimacy of view in most of the District also 
contribute to its visual unity, as does the contrast 
with surrounding areas. In terms of function, 
there has been a coalescence of commercial de- 
velopment, uses and exterior building treat- 
ment. 

(f) Dynamic Continuity. Jackson Square 
is a continually evolving commercial area, not a 
static museum. The area has proven its capacity 
for incremental adaptation to new uses. 

(g) Benefits to the City and its Resi- 
dents. Economically, the area houses specialized 
enterprises which demand a unique, prestige 
location; and it is a vital part of the fabric of the 
historical City that attracts tourists and is ac- 
tively promoted by the City for this very purpose. 
Culturally, it provides a strong historical and 
educational resource. Aesthetically, its architec- 
tural and visual appeal are immediate, while its 
value in terms of urban design within the City 
pattern as a whole is equally important. (Added 
Ord. 221-72, App. 8/9/72) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

The exterior architectural features of the 
said Historic District that should be preserved 
are described and depicted in the Jackson Square 
Report dated June 1971, including the Facade 
Elevations and Descriptions therein, and the 
photographs, case reports and other material on 
file in the Department of City Planning in Docket 
No. LM72.1 (HD); the summary description be- 
ing as follows: 

Overall Form and Continuity. On interior 
streets, building height is generally well-related 
to street width. Buildings are typically two or 
three stories high at the street. 

Facades are continuous at the property line. 

Scale and Proportion. Ground floors are 
frequently high, some as much as 20 feet from 



street level, often with cornice separating them 
from upper floors, providing continuity along the 
street frontage. There is a regularity of overall 
form and proportion. On the ground floor this 
typically takes the form of bays closely spaced, 
10 to 12 feet apart on center, with deep-set 
openings and inset entrances. 

Ground-floor treatment is definitely open in 
nature, with openings separated by narrow strip- 
ings or pillars of brick or cast iron. The open 
emphasis orients the ground floors toward the 
pedestrian, with attractive show windows. 

Fenestration. Glazing is deeply recessed, 
producing a strong interplay between light and 
shade. Protruding window frames are common. 

Windows are narrow and vertical in empha- 
sis, rhythmically spaced, and match the bay 
spacing below and the shape and proportion of 
windows in nearby buildings. Door openings are 
frequently narrow and high. 

At the upper floors, the proportion of win- 
dows to solid wall is typically less than 50 
percent. 

Materials. Standard brick masonry is pre- 
dominant, at times exposed and at times painted, 
with thick bearing walls. Some buildings are 
stuccoed over the brick and some are concrete. 
The sides of buildings are frequently of brick and 
form a significant part of the view from the street 
where they are higher than adjacent buildings. 
Cast iron is often used in details and decorative 
features, notably in pilasters. Iron shutters are 
also found. 

Color. Red brick is typical. Earth tones pre- 
dominate, with painted brick, where it occurs, 
typically in muted but not timid tones. Reds, 
browns, yellows, greens, grays and blues are 
found. 

Texture. Typical facing materials give a rough, 
textured appearance. 

Overall texture of the facades is fine-grained. 

Detail. Arches are common at ground floor, 
and frequently upper floors. 

Upper terminal cornices as well as lower 
cornices are typical, often heavy and projecting. 



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Classical features predominate, including pedi- 
ments, columns or pilasters, and parapets. 

Frequent exposed anchor plates are visible, 
holding in place the tie rods used to prevent the 
bearing walls from bulging. 

Decorative Features. Characteristic signs 
and awnings are modest in size, restrained in 
design, do not obscure building features, and are 
integrated into the facade. Sign lettering is gen- 
erally tasteful. 

There are many attractive and appropriate 
light fixtures. 

Well-designed planter boxes provide welcome 
touches of greenery. (Added Ord. 221-72, App. 
8/9/72) 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1006 through 1006.8 of 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the Jackson Square Historic District. In 
addition, the following provisions shall apply to 
all such applications; in the event of any conflict 
or inconsistency between the following provi- 
sions and Article 10, those procedures, require- 
ments, controls and standards affording stricter 
protection to landmarks, landmark sites and the 
Historic District shall prevail. 

(a) Character of the Historic District. 

The standards for review of all applications for 
Certificates of Appropriateness are as set forth 
in Section 1006.7 of Article 10. For the purposes 
of review pursuant to said standards, the "char- 
acter of the Historic District" shall mean the 
exterior architectural features of the Jackson 
Square Historic District referred to and de- 
scribed in Section 6 of this ordinance. 

(b) Additional Standards for Certain 
Features. Facade line continuity is desirable. 
Therefore, setbacks and arcades, not generally 
being features of Jackson Square, should be 
carefully considered, but interior courts and in- 
terior pedestrian areas offer great potential. 



(c) Exterior Changes Requiring Ap- 
proval. Regardless of whether or not a City 
permit is required, all exterior changes within 
the Jackson Square Historic District, visible from 
a public street or other public place, shall require 
approval pursuant to the provisions of Article 10 
of the City Planning Code. Such exterior changes 
shall include, but shall not be limited to, paint- 
ing and repainting; landscaping; fencing; and 
installation of lighting fixtures and other build- 
ing appendages. 

(d) Demolition of Non-Landmarks. The 

provisions of this Subsection (d) shall apply to 
any proposed removal or demolition of a struc- 
ture in the Jackson Square Historic District, 
other than on a designated landmark site. Not- 
withstanding any other provision of this Section, 
the Planning Commission shall not suspend ac- 
tion on an application for a Certificate of Appro- 
priateness for any such proposed removal or 
demolition for a period in excess of the period 
specified in this Subsection, and the Board of 
Supervisors shall not extend any such period of 
suspension. 

(1) The property owner or his authorized 
agent may at any time submit a written request 
to the Department for a finding of incompatibil- 
ity with respect to a structure in the Historic 
District, other than on a designated landmark 
site. If the Department, with the advice of the 
Advisory Board, finds that the structure is clearly 
incompatible with the character of the Historic 
District as described in this ordinance, the De- 
partment shall so indicate by letter to the owner 
or his agent. Said finding, unless subsequently 
revoked by the Department (by letter to the 
owner or his agent, prior to submission of a 
permit application for removal or demolition), 
shall be conclusively deemed to constitute a 
Certificate of Appropriateness for removal or 
demolition of the structure. 

(2) Except where such finding of incompat- 
ibility has been made by the Department and 
has not been so revoked, any application for a 
Certificate of Appropriateness for removal or 
demolition of a structure in the Historic District, 
other than on a designated landmark site, shall 



1397 Preservation of Historical App. B, Sec. 7 

Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 

be the subject of a public hearing before the City 
Planning Commission, as provided in Section 
1006.2 of Article 10. After holding a public hear- 
ing in accordance with the provisions of Article 
10, the Planning Commission shall determine 
whether or not the existing structure is incom- 
patible with the character of the Historic District 
as described in this ordinance. If the Commis- 
sion, in its sole and final discretion, determines 
that the structure is substantially compatible 
with the District, the Commission may request 
the applicant to submit a facade remodeling 
feasibility study and information regarding any 
new structure or other development proposed for 
the site, but the applicant shall not be required 
to submit any such material. The Commission 
shall then approve the application, or suspend 
action of the proposed removal or demolition for 
a period not to exceed ISO days, giving consider- 
ation to any such additional material that may 
have been submitted as well as to the standards 
in Section 1006.7 of Article 10. 

(3) Where action on a proposed removal or 
demolition has been suspended by the Planning 
Commission pursuant to this Subsection (d) and 
the Commission determines, at any time during 
the period of suspension, that there is no reason- 
able chance of preserving the structure, the 
Commission shall immediately terminate the 
suspension and the suspension period shall ex- 
pire. 

(4) Where action on a proposed removal or 
demolition has been suspended by the Planning 
Commission pursuant to this Subsection (d), and 
an application for a Certificate of Appropriate- 
ness for construction or alteration on the site has 
also been filed, the said suspension of action 
shall not constitute grounds for postponement or 
continuation of the public hearing or decision on 
the proposed construction or alteration. 

(5) If the Planning Commission has deter- 
mined that the existing structure is incompat- 
ible, or after the expiration of any suspension 
period imposed by the Commission, the Depart- 
ment shall issue to the applicant a Certificate of 
Appropriateness for removal or demolition. (Added 
Ord. 221-72, App. 8/9/72) 



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APPENDIX C TO ARTICLE 10 
WEBSTER STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT 



App. C, Sec. 7. 



Sec. 


1 


Sec. 


2. 


Sec. 


3. 


Sec. 


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Sec. 


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Sec. 


6. 


Sec. 


7. 



Sec. 8, 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code. 

Justification. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 

Paint Color, 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as the "Webster Street Historic District" con- 
tains a number of structures having a special 
character and special historical, architectural 
and aesthetic interest and value and constitutes 
a distinct section of the City. The Board of 
Supervisors further finds that designation of 
said area as an Historic District will be in 
furtherance of and in conformance with the pur- 
poses of Article 10 of the City Planning Code and 
the standards set forth therein, and that preser- 
vation on an area basis rather than on the basis 
of individual structures alone is in order. 

This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 1001 of the City 
Planning Code, to promote the health, safety and 
general welfare of the public. (Added Ord. 166- 
8.1, App. 4/8/81) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, Webster Street Historic 
District is hereby designated as an Historic Dis- 
trict, this designation having been duly approved 
by resolution of the City Planning Commission. 
(Added Ord. 166-81, App. 4/8/81) 

SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the Webster 
Street Historic District shall be as designated on 



the Webster Street Historic District Map, the 
original of which is on file with the Clerk of the 
Board of Supervisors under File 191-91 which 
Map is hereby incorporated herein as though 
fully set forth. (Added Ord. 166-81, App. 4/8/81) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof, and subject to any amend- 
ments thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in this ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in the Webster Street Historic District, 
including but not limited to existing and future 
regulations controlling uses, height, bulk, cover- 
age, floor area ratio, required open space, off- 
street parking and signs. (Added Ord. 166-81, 
App. 4/8/81) 

SEC. 5. JUSTIFICATION. 

The characteristics of the said Historic Dis- 
trict justifying its designation are described in 
Resolution No. 8810 of the City Planning Com- 
mission, which, is hereby incorporated herein 
and made a part hereof as though fully set forth. 
(Added Ord. 166-81, App. 4/8/81) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

The exterior architectural features of the 
said Historic District that should be preserved 
are described and depicted in the said Resolution 
of the City Planning Commission incorporated 
herein and made a part hereof as though fully set 
forth. (Added Ord. 166-81, App. 4/8/81) 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1006 through 1006.8 of 



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Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the Webster Street Historic District. In 
addition, the following provisions shall apply to 
all such applications; in the event of any conflict 
or inconsistency between the following provi- 
sions and Article 10, those procedures, require- 
ments, controls and standards affording stricter 
protection to the Historic District shall prevail. 

Changes. New or replacement exterior work 
which would be visible from a public street, shall 
preserve, enhance or restore, and not damage or 
destroy, the District's character. It should be 
compatible with or increase compatibility with 
the character and exterior features of the District's 
buildings. For consideration of entirely new con- 
struction, the most important features of the 
District are height, setback, dominant cornice 
line, and verticality as described in the photo- 
graphs and the architectural section of the case 
report. 

Fire Damage and Other Acts of God. 

Repair of exterior damage caused by fire or other 
Acts of God visible from a public street shall be 
subject to the requirement for a Certificate of 
Appropriateness. 

Demolition. Demolition shall be controlled 
to the maximum allowed in Article 10 of the 
Planning Code or any revisions thereof. Except 
in clearly hazardous conditions, demolition shall 
not be permitted until a permit for the replace- 
ment structure has been approved. Any replace- 
ment shall conform with the general profile of 
the District. 

Incompatible Features. Nothing in this 
legislation shall be construed to be a require- 
ment that owners remove, replace or change any 
incompatible feature listed in the Data for Indi- 
vidual Structures, or any other decorations, fea- 
tures, alterations or remodelings which exist at 
the time the legislation is passed. However, 
whenever such features are replaced, the new 
work should enhance the District's profile. 

Signs. Any new or replacement signs shall be 
subject to the requirement for a Certificate of 
Appropriateness. Generally, signs shall not: con- 
tain general advertising, exceed six square feet 



in area per building, extend beyond the building 
envelope, be placed above the main story, or be 
illuminated; the design and material of the sign 
should reinforce the architectural character of 
the building. (Added Ord. 166-81, App. 4/8/81) 

SEC. 8. PAINT COLOR. 

Nothing in the legislation shall be construed 
as authorization to regulate paint colors used 
within the District. (Added Ord. 166-81, App. 
4/8/81) 



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APPENDIX D TO ARTICLE 10 
NORTHEAST WATERFRONT HISTORIC DISTRICT 



Sec. 1. 

Sec. 2. 

Sec. 3. 

Sec. 4. 

Sec. 5. 

Sec. 6. 

Sec. 7. 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code. 

Statement of Significance. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as the Northeast Waterfront has a special char- 
acter and special historical, architectural and 
aesthetic interest and value and constitutes a 
distinct section of the City. The Board of Super- 
visors further finds that designation of this area 
as an Historic District will further and conform 
to the purposes and standards of Article 10 of the 
City Planning Code, and that preservation on an 
area basis, rather than on the basis of individual 
structures alone, is required in order to preserve 
the character of the Northeast Waterfront Dis- 
trict. 

This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 101 of the City 
Planning Code through: 

(a) The protection, enhancement, perpetua- 
tion and use of structures, sites and areas that 
are reminders of past eras, events and persons 
important in local, State or national history, or 
which provide significant examples of architec- 
tural styles of the past or are landmarks in the 
history of architecture, or which are unique and 
irreplaceable assets to the City and its neighbor- 
hoods, or which provide for this and future 
generations examples of the physical surround- 
ings in which past generations lived; 

(b) The development and maintenance of 
appropriate settings and environment for such 
structures; 



(c) The enhancement of property values, 
the stabilization of areas of the City, the increase 
of economic and financial benefits for the City 
and its inhabitants, and the promotion of tourist 
trade; 

(d) The preservation and encouragement of 
a city of varied architectural styles, reflecting 
the distinct phases of its architectural, cultural, 
economic, political and social history; 

(e) The enrichment of human life in its 
educational and cultural dimensions; to serve 
spiritual and material needs by fostering knowl- 
edge of the past. 

In addition, this ordinance is intended to 
maintain the scale and basic character of the 
Northeast Waterfront Historic District, through: 

(a) Preservation of the basic characteristics 
and salient architectural details of structures 
within the Historic District; 

(b) Affording the widest possible scope for 
continuing vitality through private renewal and 
architectural creativity, within appropriate con- 
trols and standards; 

(c) Encouragement of the development of 
vacant and incompatibly developed properties in 
accordance with the character of the area. (Added 
Ord. 171-83, App. 4/8/83) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, the Northeast Waterfront 
is hereby designated as an Historic District, this 
designation having been duly approved by Reso- 
lution No. 9517 of the City Planning Commis- 
sion. (Added Ord. 171-83, App. 4/8/83) 

SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the Northeast 
Waterfront Historic District shall be as desig- 
nated on the Northeast Waterfront Historic Dis- 
trict Map, the original of which is on file with the 
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors under File No. 



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90-82-15, which map is hereby incorporated as 
though fully set forth. (Added Ord. 171-83, App. 
4/8/83) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in the ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in the Northeast Waterfront Historic Dis- 
trict, including but not limited to existing and 
future regulations controlling uses, height, bulk 
coverage, floor area ratio, required open space, 
off-street parking and signs. (Added Ord. 171-83, 
App. 4/8/83) 

SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE. 

(a) History of the Area. The Northeast 
Waterfront District contains commercial ware- 
house buildings from nearly every decade of San 
Francisco's history. The area reflects the water- 
front storage and maritime activities which, un- 
til recently, were an important aspect of San 
Francisco business history. These buildings range 
in age from the early clipper ship warehouses of 
Scotsman Daniel Gibb in the 1850's to the prop- 
erties owned by the General Engineering and 
Drydock Co., a company crucial to the shipbuild- 
ing effort that made San Francisco Bay the 
major Pacific maritime support facility during 
World War II. 

The original shoreline of Yerba Buena swept 
in a curve from Montgomery Street to roughly 
Jackson Street and on to the deeper waters 
slightly east of Battery. This point was known as 
Punta del Embarcadero. The cove itself fronting 
on the settlement was shallow and could be 
navigated only by small craft of shallow draft. 
The historic district boundary begins at what 
was the site of the first deep water landing in 



San Francisco at Clark's Point. The first vessel 
to moor at a wharf tied up at this site and 
discharged cargo in 1848. The first Pacific Mail 
steamer to arrive in San Francisco disembarked 
passengers in this area in 1848 and the unique 
clipper ships built expressly for San Francisco's 
Gold Rush trade docked in this area in large 
numbers. 

During the Gold Rush era, the boundaries of 
the area were extended eastward by landfill into 
the Bay in order to create new warehousing 
space. Large sections of Telegraph Hill were 
excavated for the fill. In the late 1880's a sea wall 
was built which settled the eastern boundaries of 
the area. The clipper ships of the Gold. Rush era 
and paddlewheel steamers of the delta and river 
trade docked alongside its wharves discharging a 
multitude of cargo, much of which passed through 
local warehouses. In the 1880's and 1890's large 
numbers of iron-hulled square riggers were in- 
volved in hauling grain From California's Cen- 
tral Valley to European markets. The new trans- 
continental trains were loaded on barges from 
the other side of the Bay and were docked and 
discharged in this area. A number of ships are 
presumed to have been buried beneath the fill 
used to extend the district. A ship buried in 1851 
as an extension of Frederick Griffing's wharf was 
recently unearthed during the excavation for 
Levi's Plaza on the northern boundary of the 
district. 

Many distinguished San Francisco names 
and firms have been associated with the ware- 
houses in the area: William T. Coleman head of 
the Vigilante Committee; George Howes, opera- 
tor of clipper ships; Daniel Gibb, builder of the 
earliest warehouses in the area which were bought 
in 1861 by John Sanborn; Charles Minturn, 
steamboat tycoon; Isaac Friedman, the "Vfheat 
King"; and Samuel Haslett, founder of a leading 
warehouse firm in the Bay Area. Pioneer firms 
such as American Bisquit Co., Cowell's Lime and 
Cement Co., W.P Fuller Co., the Petri Italian- 
American Cigar Co., and the California Fruit 
Packing Co., have major extant structures in the 
area. After 1906 firms such as Bemis Bag Co., 
National Ice and Cold Storage, Cudahy Meat 
Packing, Armour and Co., Ciocca-Lombardi Wine 



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Co., and the Italian- American Canning Co. lo- 
cated in the area. In the 1920's and 1930's the 
Sunset Press, Security Lithograph, and various 
typography and lithography operations were set 
up in the district, reflecting the increasing im- 
portance of this industry in San Francisco's 
economic development. In 1940 General Engi- 
neering and Drydock marshalled a number of 
buildings for ship repair and maintenance dur- 
ing World War II. 

These warehouse facilities have been in con- 
tinuous industrial use from the Gold Rush to the 
mid 1960's. Since that decade showrooms, office 
and retail uses have been integrated into reno- 
vated warehouse structures. 

The area is architecturally significant as a 
representation of warehouse and industrial build- 
ings from the brick structures of the Gold Rush 
era to the reinforced concrete buildings intro- 
duced after the turn of the century. Some of the 
present buildings date from well before the turn 
of the century, though they were rebuilt after the 
1906 fire. Since warehouse architecture did not 
undergo profound stylistic changes until the in- 
troduction of reinforced concrete, the pre- and 
post-fire brick warehouses embody the original 
appearance and spirit of the early warehouse 
district. Of particular note is the block bounded 
by Front, Battery, Union, and Green streets, the 
most cohesive extant brick warehouse complex 
from this era in the City. In addition, cobblestone 
paving and the standard and narrow gauge belt 
line railroad track which served the district are 
visible at the foot of Commerce Street. The area 
clearly serves as a visual reminder of San 
Francisco's earlier maritime-warehousing com- 
merce. 

(b) Basic Nature of the Area. The His- 
toric District includes historically and architec- 
turally significant buildings dating from the 1850's 
to the present century. The buildings vary in 
height from approximately six stories closest to 
the base of Telegraph Hill to a maximum of four 
stories at The Embarcadero and the Bay. The 
area was pre-dominantly oriented toward ship- 
ping, drayage and warehousing, and is now 
being converted to low rise office space. The 



addition of Levi's Plaza on the northern bound- 
ary offers a modern structure compatible with 
the district. 

(c) Architectural Character. Common ar- 
chitectural features tie the area together and 
provide visual distinction. Two major building 
materials were used in the area; brick since the 
Gold Rush era and reinforced concrete after the 
1906 fire. 

Common architectural elements are repeated 
throughout the District. Of particular note are 
the large bulk and minimal fenestration of the 
earlier warehouse structures. Other common fea- 
tures are scale and proportion, materials, color, 
texture, and the minimal use of decorative ele- 
ments. Visual distinction is due in some cases to 
the original construction plus the carefully de- 
signed addition of upper stories as evidenced in 
the original two-story Cudahy Meat Packing 
building by Henry Gielfus (1907) with a two- 
story addition by Ward and Blohme (1918). 

(d) Uniqueness and Location. The unique 
quality of the Northeast Waterfront Historic 
District stems from the fact that so many build- 
ings from approximately 14 decades of San Fran- 
cisco history are clustered within this nine-block 
area. Its distinct character is contrasted by Gate- 
way Commons on the south and Levi's Plaza on 
the north. The district is close to the downtown 
high-rise core and the Jackson Square Historic 
District. 

(e) Visual and Functional Unity. The His- 
toric District has an identifiable character and 
common architectural features. The primary uni- 
fying factors are scale and the texture of the 
buildings, as well as materials. In terms of 
function, there has been a continuous transition 
from the clipper ship services of the 1850's through 
the warehousing and shipping services of the 
early twentieth century, to the gradual transfor- 
mation of warehouses into premium office space 
within walking distance of the downtown. 

(f) Dynamic Continuity. The Northeast 
Waterfront District is an evolving commercial 
area. The area has proven its capacity for incre- 



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mental adaption to new uses. Designation as an 
historic district is intended to complement the 
economic viability of the area. 

(g) Benefits to the City and its Resi- 
dents. Economically, the area in the past has 
housed specialized enterprises and is currently 
evolving into a satellite office district of the 
downtown core. Culturally, it provides a strong 
historical and educational resource and link with 
the past. Aesthetically, its architecture and vi- 
sual appeal are immediate, while its value in 
terms of urban design within the City pattern as 
a whole is equally important. (Added Ord. 171- 
83, App. 4/8/83) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

(a) Overall Form and Continuity. Build- 
ing height is generally within a six-story range, 
with the higher structures closer to the base of 
Telegraph Hill and lower buildings near the 
water. Many of the oldest structures are one or 
two stories in height. 

(b) Scale and Proportion. The buildings 
are of typical warehouse design, large in bulk, 
often with large arches and openings originally 
designed for easy vehicular access. There is a 
regularity of overall form. The earlier brick struc- 
tures blend easily with the scaled-down Beaux 
Arts forms of the turn of the century and the 
plain reinforced-concrete structures characteris- 
tic of twentieth century industrial architecture. 

(c) Fenestration. Minimal glazing is deeply 
recessed, producing a strong shadow line. The 
earliest structures have few windows expressing 
their warehouse function. They are varied in 
size, rhythmically spaced, and relate in shape 
and proportion to those in nearby buildings. 
Larger industrial sash windows began to be 
incorporated in structures built from the 1920's 
and onward. Door openings are often massive to 
facilitate easy access of bulk materials. 

(d) Materials. Standard brick masonry is 
predominant for the oldest buildings in the Dis- 
trict, with reinforced concrete introduced after 
the 1906 fire. Some of the brick facades have 



been stuccoed over. One of the structures still 
has its metal shutters, which were once typical of 
the area. 

(e) Color. Red brick is typical, with some 
yellow and painted brick. Muted earth tones 
predominate in shades of red, brown, £p*een, 
gray, and blue. 

(f) Texture. Typical facing materials j^ive a 
rough-textured appearance. The overall texture 
of the facades is rough-grained. 

(g) Detail. Arches are common at the ground 
floor, and are frequently repeated on upper floors. 
Flattened arches for window treatment are' typi- 
cal. Cornices are simple and generally tend to be 
abstract versions of the more elaborate cornices 
found on downtown commercial structures from 
the nineteenth century. Most of the surfaces of 
the later buildings are plain and simple, reflect- 
ing their function. Some of the earlier brickwork 
contains suggestions of pilasters, again highly 
abstracted. Where detail occurs, it is often found 
surrounding entryways. 

(h) Age. All of the buildings in the area 
were either partially or totally destroyed by the 
earthquake and fire of 1906. As in the Jackson 
Square area, many were rebuilt along the lines 
of the previous design, often using materials 
salvaged from the construction site. (Added. Ord. 
171-83, App. 4/8/83) 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1006 through 100(5.8 of 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the Northeast Waterfront Historic: Dis- 
trict. In addition the following provisions shall 
apply to all such applications; in the event of any 
conflict or inconsistency between the following 
provisions and Article 10, those procedures, re- 
quirements, controls and standards affording 
stricter protection to landmarks, landmark sites 
and the Historic District shall prevail. 

(a) Character of the Historic District. 

The standards for review of all applications for 
Certificates of Appropriateness are set forth in 



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Section 1006.7 of Article 10. For purposes of 
review pursuant to these standards, the charac- 
ter of the historic district shall mean the exterior 
architectural features of the Northeast Water- 
front Historic District described in Section 6 of 
this ordinance. 

(b) Additional Standards for Certain 
Features. 

(1) Facade Line Continuity. Facade line 
continuity is historically appropriate. Therefore, 
setbacks and arcades, not generally being fea- 
tures of the Northeast Waterfront Historic Dis- 
trict, are not acceptable. 

(2) Fenestration and Design Elements 

for New Construction. In areas with a concen- 
tration of older brick buildings, new construction 
should reflect in design the predominant use of 
deeply recessed, limited fenestration. In addi- 
tion, verticality and a high proportion of mass to 
void should be incorporated. In areas character- 
ized by newer buildings in concrete or stucco 
with industrial-style fenestration, new construc- 
tion should reflect those design elements. 

(3) Roof Treatment. Historically the view 
from Telegraph Hill over the Northeast Water- 
front District has been one of roofs characterized 
by numerous regularly spaced industrial sky- 
lights. In renovation or new construction, these 
particular design features should be retained or 
incorporated. 

(4) Signs shall be governed by the appli- 
cable provisions of Article 6, section 609.14, and 
this Appendix D. In the event of inconsistency 
among these provisions, the most restrictive pro- 
vision shall prevail unless this Code specifically 
provides otherwise. 

(c) Exterior Changes Requiring Ap- 
proval. Exterior changes within the Northeast 
Waterfront Historic District shall require a Cer- 
tificate of Appropriateness pursuant to the pro- 
visions of Article 10 when such work requires a 
city permit. In addition, a Certificate of Appro- 
priateness shall be required for cleaning ma- 
sonry surfaces with abrasives and/or treatment 
of such surfaces with waterproofing chemicals. 
Sandblasting and certain chemical treatments 



detrimental to older brick will not be approved. 
(Added Ord. 171-83, App. 4/8/83; Ord. 59-08, File 
No. 031034, App. 4/10/2008) 



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APPENDIX E TO ARTICLE 10 
ALAMO SQUARE HISTORIC DISTRICT 



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Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code. 

Statement of Significance. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 

Paint Color, 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES, 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as Alamo Square Historic District contains a 
number of structures having a special character 
and special historical, architectural and aes- 
thetic interest and value and constitutes a dis- 
tinct section of the City. The Board of Supervi- 
sors further finds that designation of said area 
as an Historic District will be in furtherance of 
and in conformance with the purposes of Article 
10 of the City Planning Code and the standards 
set forth therein, and that preservation on an 
area basis rather than on the basis of individual 
structures alone is in order. 

This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 1001 of the City 
Planning Code, to promote the health, safety and 
general welfare of the public. (Added Ord. 324- 
84, App. 7/6/84) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, the Alamo Square Historic 
District is hereby designated as an Historic Dis- 
trict, this designation having been duly approved 
by Resolution No. 9954 by the City Planning 
Commission. (Added Ord. 324-84, App, 7/6/84) 

SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the Alamo 
Square Historic District shall be as designated 



on the Alamo Square Historic District Map, the 
original of which is on file with the Clerk of the 
Board of Supervisors under File 90-84-9, which 
Map is hereby incorporated herein as though 
fully set forth. (Added Ord. 324-84, App. 7/6/84) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in this ordinance, nothing In this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in the Alamo Square Historic District, in- 
cluding but not limited to existing and future 
regulations controlling uses, height, bulk, lot 
coverage, floor area ratio, required open space, 
off-street parking and signs. (Added Ord. 324-84, 
App. 7/6/84) 

SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE. 

The Alamo Square Historic District is signifi- 
cant as a continuum of distinguished residential 
architecture by distinguished architects span- 
ning the period from the 1870's to the 1920's. The 
towered Westerfield House, the renowned "Post- 
card Row" with its background of the downtown 
skyline, and the neighboring streetscapes are as 
identified worldwide with San Francisco as the 
cable cars and Coit Tower. With a variety of 
architectural styles, the District is unified in its 
residential character, relatively small scale, con- 
struction type, materials (principally wood), in- 
tense ornamentation (especially at entry and 
cornice), and use of basements and retaining 
walls to adjust for hillside sites. Boundaries 
include the park, its edges, the nearby buildings 
rated highest on the City's architectural survey, 
and infill structures for rational planning. Most 



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of the original owner-residents were moderately 
successful businessmen. A higher than average 
percentage of the houses were designed by archi- 
tects, including a virtual cross-section of the 
City's better professionals. The District has al- 
ways housed a varied ethnic group. With a high 
degree of integrity to its original designs, the 
District clearly serves as a visual reminder of 
how businessmen lived two to four generations 
ago. (Added Ord. 324-84, App. 7/6/84) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

The exterior architectural features of the 
said Historic District that should be preserved 
are described and depicted in the Landmark 
Preservation Advisory Board's case report with 
appendix titled "Alamo Square Historic Dis- 
trict," adopted January 18, 1984, which is hereby 
incorporated herein and made a part hereof as 
though fully set forth. (Added Ord. 324-84, App. 
7/6/84) 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1005 through 1006.8 of 
Article 10 or the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the Alamo Square Historic District. In 
addition, the following provisions shall apply to 
ail such applications; in the event of any conflict 
or inconsistency between the following provi- 
sions and Article 10, those procedures, require- 
ments, controls and standards affording stricter 
protection to landmarks, landmark site, or the 
Historic District shall prevail. 

(a) Character of the Historic District. 
The standards for review of all applications for 
Certificates of Appropriateness are set forth in 
Section 1006.7 of Article 10. For purposes of 
review pursuant to these standards, the charac- 
ter of the historic district shall mean the exterior 
architectural features of the Alamo Square His- 
toric District described in Section 6 of this ordi- 
nance. 

(b) Minor Exterior Alterations. A Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness shall be required for the 
following minor exterior changes if visible from a 
public street: Awnings, copings, retaining walls, 
fences, balustrades and security grates. 



(c) New Construction. New construction 
on vacant sites shall conform with the general 
profile of the District, especially as to scale, 
sculptural qualities of facade and entrance de- 
tailing, fenestration patterns and materials as 
described in Section 6 of this ordinance. 

(d) Street and Park Furniture, Any new 
or replacement street or park furniture shall 
require a Certificate of Appropriateness. 

(e) Masonry, Brickwork and Stonework. 
A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be re- 
quired for painting previously unpaintecl ma- 
sonry, brick or stone exterior surfaces, for clean- 
ing such surfaces with abrasives and/or treatment 
of such surfaces with waterproofing chemicals. 
Sandblasting and certain chemical treatments 
detrimental to older brick will not be approved. 
(Added Ord. 324-84, App. 7/6/84) 

SEC. 8. PAINT COLOR. 

Nothing in this legislation shall be construed 
as authorization to regulate paint colors used 
within the District. (Added Ord. 324-84, App. 

7/6/84) 



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App. F, Sec. 5. 



APPENDIX F TO ARTICLE 10 
LIBERTY-HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT 



Sec. 1. 

Sec. 2. 

Sec. 3. 

Sec. 4. 

Sec. 5. 

Sec. 6. 

Sec. 7. 

Sec. 8, 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code. 

Statement of Significance. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 

Paint Color, 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as the Liberty-Hill Historic District contains a 
number of structures having a special character 
and special historical, architectural and aes- 
thetic interest and value and constitutes a dis- 
tinct section of the City. The Board of Supervi- 
sors further finds that designation of said area 
as an Historic District will be in furtherance of 
and in conformance with the purposes of Article 
10 of the City Planning Code and the standards 
set forth therein, and that preservation on an 
area basis rather than on the basis of individual 
structures alone is in order. 

This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 1004 of the City 
Planning Code, to promote the health, safety and 
general welfare of the public. (Added Ord. 484- 
85, App. .10/25/85) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, the Liberty-Hill Historic 
District is hereby designated as an Historic Dis- 
trict, this designation having been duly approved 
by Resolution No. 10266 by the City Planning 
Commission. (Added Ord. 484-85, App. 10/25/85) 

SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the Liberty- 
Hill Historic District shall be as designated on 



the Liberty-Hill Historic District Map, the origi- 
nal of which is on file with the Clerk of the board 
of Supervisors under File 90-85-2, w T hich Map is 
hereby incorporated herein as though fully set 
forth. (Added Ord. 484-85, App. 10/25/85) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in this ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in the Liberty-Hill Historic District, includ- 
ing but not limited to existing and future regu- 
lations controlling uses, height, bulk, lot coverage, 
floor area ratio, required open space, off street 
parking and signs. (Added Ord. 484-85, App. 
10/25/85) 

SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE. 

The Liberty-Hill Historic District is signifi- 
cant as an intact representation of nineteenth 
century middle class housing and developmental 
practices. It is one of the earliest residential 
"suburbs" to be developed in San Francisco, with 
major development: starting in the 1860s and 
continuing until the turn of the century. Since 
the fire following the 1906 earthquake was stopped 
at the Twentieth Street boundary of the District, 
the District contains examples of all architec- 
tural styles prevalent during the developmental 
period. 

The District's houses range in size from the 
small "workingman's cottages" on Lexington and 
San Carlos Streets, with their uniform facades 
and setbacks, to the individually built houses 
found, for example, on Liberty and Fair Oaks 
Streets, with varying architectural facades and 



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setbacks. While there are only a few "grand" 
houses in the District, a number were designed 
by architects well known in the Bay Area, includ- 
ing Albert Pissis, the Newsom brothers, Charles 
Shaner, William H. Toepke, Charles Havens, and 
Charles J. Rousseau. 

The "suburban" quality of the Liberty-Hill 
area is retained to this day It is enhanced by 
extensive street tree plantings and the very low 
incidence of commercial establishments in the 
residential areas. The great majority of District 
businesses are on Valencia Street, an historic 
and unifying commercial corridor, as compared 
to the typical San Francisco pattern of a grocery 
store or saloon on nearly every corner. 

The District is significant in its representa- 
tion of San Francisco development modes of the 
period. The San Francisco Homestead Union, the 
earliest such organization in the City, owned and 
subdivided one block in the District in the 1860s. 
The Real Estate Associates (TREA), the largest 
builder of speculative housing in San Francisco 
in the 1870's, developed Lexington and San 
Carlos Streets as well as a number of other sites 
in the District. Other blocks were purchased by 
real estate developers and sold lot by lot. 

The initial residents in the Liberty-Hill His- 
toric District comprised a mix of professionals, 
laborers and small scale entrepreneurs. There 
have been a number of famous residents and 
visitors to the District, including James Rolph, 
Jr., John Daly, Susan B. Anthony and Lotta 
Crabtree. In addition, the District is associated 
with both the last alcalde of San Francisco under 
Spanish sovereignty, Jose de Jesus Noe, and the 
first mayor under American rule, Washington 
Bartlett. 

Seventy percent of all the buildings in the 
District are Victorian, with 42 percent being 
Italianate, 20 percent Stick and eight percent 
Queen Anne. Of the buildings in the District, 
approximately x fo are architect designed. Over- 
all, 163, or over half of all buildings, are classi- 
fied as "contributing" to the Victorian character 
of the District, while 74 are "potentially contrib- 
uting" in that reversal of inappropriate alter- 



ations could restore the original character of the 
buildings. (Added Ord. 484-85, App. 10/25/85) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

The exterior architectural features of the 
said Historic District that should be preserved 
are described and depicted in the Landmarks 
Preservation Advisory 7 Board's case report with 
appendix titled "Liberty-Hill Historic District," 
adopted January 16, 1985, which is hereby in- 
corporated herein and made a part hereof as 
though fully set forth. (Added Ord. 484-85, App. 
10/25/85) 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1005 through 1006.8 of 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the Liberty-Hill Historic District. In 
addition, the following provisions shall apply to 
all such applications; in the event of any conflict 
or inconsistency between the following provi- 
sions and Article 10, those procedures, require- 
ments, controls and standards affording stricter 
protection to landmarks, landmark sites, or the 
Historic District shall prevail. 

(a) Character of the Historic District. 

The standards for review of all applications for 
Certificates of Appropriateness are set forth in 
Section 1006.7 of Article 10. For purposes of 
review pursuant to these standards, the charac- 
ter of the Historic District shall mean the exte- 
rior architectural features of the Liberty-Hill 
Historic District described in Section 6 of this 
ordinance. 

(b) Minor Exterior Alterations. A Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness shall be required for the 
following minor exterior changes if visible from a 
public street: Awnings, copings, retaining walls, 
fences, balustrades and security gates. 

(c) New Construction. New construction 
on vacant sites shall conform with the general 
profile of the District, especially as to scale, 



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Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks 

sculptural qualities of facade and entrance de- 
tailing, fenestration patterns and materials as 
described in Section 6 of this ordinance 

(d) Masonry, Brickwork and Stonework. 

A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be re- 
quired for painting previously unpainted ma- 
sonry, brick or stone exterior surfaces, for clean- 
ing such surfaces with abrasives and/or treatment 
of such surfaces with waterproofing chemicals. 
Sandblasting and certain chemical treatment 
detrimental to masonry will not be approved. 

(e) A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be 
required for use of texturizing paint products. 
(Added Ord. 484-85, App. 10/25/85) 



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SEC. 8. PAINT COLOR. 

Nothing in this legislation shall be construed 
as authorization to regulate paint colors used 
within this District. (Added Ord. 484-85, App. 
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App. G, Sec. 5. 



APPENDIX G TO ARTICLE 10 
TELEGRAPH HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT 



Sec. 1. 

Sec. 2. 

Sec. 3. 

Sec. 4. 

Sec. 5. 

Sec. 6. 

Sec. 7. 

Sec. 8. 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code. 

Statement of Significance. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 

Paint Color, 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as the Telegraph Hill Historic District contains a 
number of structures having a special character 
and special historical, architectural and aes- 
thetic interest and value, and constitutes a dis- 
tinct section of the City. The Board of Supervi- 
sors further finds that designation of said area 
as an Historic District will be in furtherance of 
and in conformance with the purposes of Article 
10 of the City Planning Code and the standards 
set forth therein, and that preservation on an 
area basis rather than on the basis of individual 
structures alone is in order. 

This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 1001 of the City 
Planning Code, to promote the health, safety and 
general welfare of the public. (Added by Ord. 
442-86, App. 11/13/86) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, the Telegraph Hill Historic 
District is hereby designated as an Historic Dis- 
trict, this designation having been duly approved 
by Resolution No. 10786 of the City Planning 
Commission. (Added by Ord. 442-86, App. 11/13/ 
86) 

SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the Telegraph 
Hill Historic District shall be as designated on 



the Telegraph Hill Historic District Map, the 
original of which is on file with the Clerk of the 
Board of Supervisors under File 115-86-35, which 
Map is hereby incorporated herein as though 
fully set forth. (Added by Ord. 442-86, App. 
11/13/86) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in this ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in the Telegraph Hill Historic District, in- 
cluding but not limited to existing and future 
regulations controlling uses, height, bulk, lot- 
coverage, floor area ratio, required open space, 
off-street parking and signs. (Added by Ord. 
442-86, App. 11/13/86) 

SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE. 

Telegraph Hill is one of the most famous hills 
in the world, as well-known as Sugar Loaf in Rio 
de Janeiro, and a visual landmark to sailors 
entering the Bay since its European discovery by 
Capt. Juan Manuel de Ay a la in the San Carlos on 
August 5, 1.775. The second European to enter 
the Bay, Capt. George Vancouver in 1792, spe- 
cifically mentioned the fine anchorage he had 
between two promontories, one of which was 
Loma Alta, the original name for Telegraph Hill. 
Telegraph Hill is famous as "the hill that's been 
around the world" as great portions of it were 
blasted out for ballast in sailing ships, "ulti- 
mately to be used to pave the streets of various 
exotic places" (Lotchin). The Hill's present con- 
figuration is the historical expression of the 
ravages created by quarrying. The rock was used 



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not only for ballast, but also to build Gold Rush 
era warehouses (in a combination of brick and 
stone known as rubble), to fill the Bay for flat- 
lands east of the Hill, and to build the seawall 
which stabilized San Francisco's waterfront. The 
last quarrying occurred as late as 1914. 

The Historic District is a unique expression 
of the pattern of development which took place 
on the east slope of Telegraph Hill from 1850 to 
1939. Topographical constraints shaped the origi- 
nal settlement of the Hill. The difficulty of access 
on hillside and cliffs, and the proximity to the 
City's most active waterfront area first produced 
a community of waterfront workers housed in 
"cloth lined" shacks and modest vernacular Gothic 
Revival houses. Intact groupings of these build- 
ings remain within the District, and comprise 
the City's largest concentration of pre-1870 struc- 
tures. While other areas of the City experienced 
ongoing development through the nineteenth 
and early twentieth centuries, Telegraph Hill 
remained isolated. Bypassed by cablecar or street- 
car lines and with vehicular access limited to 
Union Street, infill residential construction from 
1870 — 1935 was limited to small-scale vernacu- 
lar construction stylistically comparable to the 
earliest development on the Hill. Due to the 
cliffside location, steps, wooden walkways and a 
hidden network of footpaths developed through- 
out the area. Street paving of Montgomery and 
Alta in 1931 and Union and Calhoun in 1939 — 
1940 improved general accessibility, and her- 
alded new development in the area. Low prop- 
erty values facilitated real estate development. 
Owners retained an array of architects who 
produced a collection of noteworthy and (then) 
innovative designs. Among these are Richard 
Neutra's International Style Kahn House at 
66—70 Calhoun Terrace (1939), and Irvine 
Goldstine's Art Moderne Malloch Apartment 
Building at 1360 Montgomery Street (1936). 
This change in style, scale and pattern of devel- 
opment punctuates the district's period of signifi- 
cance. 

The steep cliffs, a decisive factor in determin- 
ing the historic development pattern of the area, 
are a highly significant aesthetically important 
component defining the setting of the District. 



The abrupt changes in grade produce dramatic 
and unique vistas at points throughout the Dis- 
trict. Unimproved street rights-of-way are valu- 
able open spaces ranging in character from the 
well-tended, renowned Grace Marchant and 
Valetta's Gardens on Filbert and Greenwich 
Streets, to the rock-face cliffs of Green and 
Calhoun Streets. (Added by Ord. 442-86, App. 
11/13/86) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

The architectural features of the said His- 
toric District that should be preserved are de- 
scribed and depicted in the Landmarks Preser- 
vation Advisory Board's case report with appendix 
titled "Telegraph Hill Historic District," adopted 
August 7, 1985, as amended by the City Plan- 
ning Commission, which is hereby incorporated 
herein and made a part hereof as though fully set 
forth. (Added by Ord. 442-86, App. 11/13/86) 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1005 through 1006.8 of 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the Telegraph Hill Historic District. In 
addition, the following provisions shall apply to 
all such applications; in the event of any conflict 
or inconsistency between the following provi- 
sions and Article 10, those procedures, require- 
ments, controls and standards affording stricter 
protection to the Historic District shall prevail. 

(a) Character of the Historic District. 

The standards for review of all applications for 
Certificates of Appropriateness are as set forth 
in Section 1006.7 of Article 10. For purposes of 
review- pursuant to said standards, the character 
of said Historic District shall mean the architec- 
tural features and historic open space of the 
Telegraph Hill Historic District referred to and 
described in Section 6 of this ordinance. 

(b) Height. Buildings should relate to the 
height of structures immediately adjacent and in 
the general area with the intent that the build- 



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ing should be contained within an envelope that 
slopes upward or downward with the slope of the 
property. 

(c) Alterations and New Construction. 

Alterations and new construction shall be com- 
patible with the nearby contributory buildings 
within the Historic District, and shall conform to 
the following provisions: 

(1) Style. New r construction in a contempo- 
rary idiom is encouraged, with specific regula- 
tion as follows: 

(a) Bay windows and porticos are not char- 
acteristic of the District, and are discouraged. 

(b) Porches and balconies are characteristic 
design features of the District, and are encour- 
aged. 

(c) Gable roof forms are encouraged. 

(d) The mass of new buildings should relate 
to the topographical contour of the site, and be 
compatible with adjacent buildings. 

(e) Horizontal rustic wood siding is the tra- 
ditional building material in the District, and its 
use is encouraged over other surfacing materi- 
als, including wood shingles. Masonry surfaces 
may be appropriate in subareas with a concen- 
tration of Art Moderne or International Style 
building. 

(f) Fenestration should be proportionate and 
in scale with traditional patterns within the 
District. Wooden sash is encouraged over alumi- 
num or other metal sash. 

(g) Detailing should relate to the simple, 
straightforward traditional vernacular forms 
found in the District. 

(2 ) Landscaping. All applications for Cer- 
tificates of Appropriateness for construction shall 
include landscaping plans for required yards, 
setbacks and areas counting toward useable open 
space requirements of Section 135 of the City 
Planning Code. All construction activities, such 
as but not limited to demolition, storage of con- 
struction materials, excavation, and application 
of concrete and other chemicals shall be con- 
ducted to minimize interference w-ith historic 
gardens in public rights-of-way and in historic 



gardens adjoining them. Fences shall not ob- 
struct views of private gardens abutting historic 
public rights-of-way. 

(3) Access. Access for demolition and/or 
construction shall utilize existing paths, steps 
and walkways. The project sponsor shall replace 
in kind and value any landscaping features on 
public space which may be damaged or destroyed 
by such activities. 

(d) Wooden Walkways and Steps. Exist- 
ing wooden steps on Filbert Street and board- 
walk on Napier Lane shall be maintained as 
unique contributors to the setting of the District. 

(e) Public Rights-of-Way. Unimproved sec- 
tions of public rights-of-way shall be treated as 
open space. In such spaces gardens are encour- 
aged: Ornamental gardens where the terrain 
slopes gently, and "natural" gardens elsewhere. 
Changes in the existing circulation patterns shall 
not be made except when such change is clearly 
preferable to provide for public safety. 

(f) Street Furniture. Street furniture in- 
cluding but not limited to lighting fixtures, trash 
receptacles, and benches shall require a Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness. Such features shall 
complement the scale and character of the Dis- 
trict. 

(g) Demolition. Demolition of Contribu- 
tory and Contributory/Altered buildings shall be 
subject to the maximum controls allowed under 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code. A demoli- 
tion permit shall not be issued until all other 
required permits for new construction have been 
approved. No application for a demolition permit 
shall be deemed complete until all building per- 
mits for the replacement structure have been 
approved.* 

fh) Cliffs. Applications for Certificates of 
Appropriateness proposing new construction on 
lots located upon the cliff areas of the District 
shall conform to the following provisions: 

{ 1) Applications shall include geological stud- 
ies made by a licensed civil engineer whose 
principle practice area is rock mechanics. 

(2) At the hearing on the Certificate of 
Appropriateness pursuant to Sections 1006.2(b) 
and 1006.3, the Planning Commission shall de- 



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termine whether the construction proposed by 
the applicant will have a reasonable probability 
of endangering life, limb, or property due to 
landsliding or structural failure. The Planning 
Commission's determination shall be based upon 
the geological studies submitted by the applicant 
or any interested party, as well as based upon 
testimony from, but not limited to, geotechnical 
and structural engineers. 

(3) If the Planning Commission finds, based 
on the evidence presented at the hearing, that 
there is a reasonable probability that the pro- 
posed construction will endanger life, limb, or 
property of any person due to landsliding or 
structural failure, the Planning Commission shall 
disapprove the Certificate of Appropriateness. 

(4) If the Planning Commission determines 
that the proposed construction can be safely 
undertaken without endangering life, limb, or 
property of any person clue to landsliding or 
structural failure, the applicant shall take a 
"soft" approach to cliff retention, such as rock 
bolts and prestressed tendons, in order to pre- 
serve the integrity of the cliffs. 

(i) Significance of Individual Buildings 
to the Historic District. The history of each 
parcel within the Historic District is documented 
on the survey worksheets (Appendix A to the 
Telegraph Hill Historic District Case Report). 
Each building is assigned a finding from the 
three following categories: 

(1) Contributory. This category identifies 
buildings which date from the Historic District's 
period of significance and retain their historic 
integrity. These structures are of the highest 
importance in maintaining the character of the 



Historic District. The maximum suspension pe- 
riod allowable under Article 10 shall be imposed 
on applications for demolition of Contributory 
buildings. 

(2) Contributory/Altered. This category 
identifies buildings which date from the Historic 
District's period of significance but have had 
their historic integrity compromised by inappro- 
priate alterations. Appropriate restoration of such 
buildings is encouraged. The maximum suspen- 
sion period allowable under Article 10 shall be 
imposed on applications for demolition of Con- 
tributory/Altered buildings. If a building in this 
category were to be appropriately restored, the 
category designation may be amended to "Con- 
tributory." 

(3) Noncontributory. This category iden- 
tifies buildings which postdate the Historic 
District's period of significance. Demolition per- 
mit applications for these buildings will be pro- 
cessed without reference to the suspension pro- 
visions of Article 10. Alterations to 
Noncontributory buildings would require Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness review in order to mini- 
mize conflicts with the historic character of the 
District. (Added by Ord. 442-86, App. 11/13/86) 

* It is not the intent of this section to prohibit 
consideration and approval of permits for new 
construction and demolition on the property 
while it is subject to the demolition prohibition 
set forth herein. 

SEC. 8. PAINT COLOR. 

Nothing in this legislation shall be construed, 
to regulate paint colors within the District. (Added 
by Ord. 442-86, App. 11/13/86) 



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App. H, Sec. 5. 



APPENDIX H TO ARTICLE 10 
BLACKSTONE COURT HISTORIC DISTRICT 



Sec. 1. 

Sec. 2. 

Sec. 3. 

Sec. 4. 

bee. o. 

Sec. 6. 

Sec. 7. 

Sec. 8. 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code. 

Statement of Significance. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 

Paint Color. 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as the Blackstone Court Historic District con- 
tains a number of structures having a special 
character and special historical, architectural 
and aesthetic interest and value, and constitutes 
a distinct section of the City. The Board of 
Supervisors further finds that designation of 
said area as an Historic District will be in 
furtherance of and in conformance with the pur- 
poses of Article 10 of the City Planning Code and 
the standards set forth therein, and that preser- 
vation on an area basis rather than on the basis 
of individual structures alone is in order. 

This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 1001 of the City 
Planning Code, to promote the health, safety and 
general welfare of the public. (Added by Ord. 
464-87, App. 11/19/87) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter IT, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, the Blackstone Court His- 
toric District is hereby designated as an Historic 
District, this designation having been duly ap- 
proved by Resolution No. 10997 of the City- 
Planning Commission. (Added by Ord. 464-87, 
App. 11/19/87) 

SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the Black- 
stone Court Historic District shall be as desig- 



nated on the Blackstone Court Historic District 
Map, the original of which is on file with the 
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors under File 
115-87-13, which Map is hereby incorporated 
herein as though fully set forth. (Added by Ord. 
464-87, App. 11/19/87) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE. 

(A) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. 

This ordinance, being a specific application of 
Article 10, is both subject to and in addition to 
the provisions thereof. 

(B) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in this ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any- 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in the Blackstone Court Historic District, 
including but not limited to existing and future 
regulations controlling uses, height, bulk, lot 
coverage, floor area ratio, required open space, 
off-street parking and signs. (Added by Ord. 
464-87, App. 11/19/87) 

SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE. 

The significance of Blackstone Court Historic 
District is more historical than architectural, 
though enough physical evidence of past history 
remains to create a sense of the former place and 
time in this unusual mid-block enclave of five 
structures on a blind alley. The north line of the 
ally, Blackstone Court, follows the north line of 
an early trail shown on U.S. Coast Survey maps 
of the 1850's and 1860's, a trail that ran from 
town toward the Presidio, around the north end 
of Washerwoman's Lagoon (now drained and 
filled; so named for the Gold Rush laundries). 
The western end of Blackstone Court is the 
western edge of William Eddy's 1849 Lagoon 
Survey which set up a grid parallel to Market 
Street, facing the view through the Golden Gate. 
On a lot alignment perpendicular to the north 



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edge of the old trail, 9-11 Blackstone Court 
appears to date from the 1850's because of its 
Gothic Revival veranda and its interior plan and 
finish. It is first documented on its site in 1893 
(possibly moved to clear a street right-of-way 
designated by the Laguna Survey of 1889-91). 
Before 1899 it was raised a story by the Favilla 
family from North Beach, very early Italian- 
American residents in what became the Marina 
District. Abraham House, 30 Blackstone Court, 
was constructed in 1885 by Charles Abraham, 
and enlarged by him in 1905. Abraham was the 
horticulturally significant founder of Western 
Nursery, which operated on most of this block 
from 1885 to 1947. It was the last expression of 
the Cow Hollow/Marina District agricultural en- 
terprises. An Australian peppermint tree and a 
Monterey Cypress appear to date from the nurs- 
ery. All of these elements combine to present a 
unique physical expression of the pre-1906 settle- 
ment patterns of this section of the City: the 
pre-Gold Rush trail, the lot lines perpendicular 
to it, the nursery, the modest old houses and 
early, pre-1900 Italian-American investment in 
the Marina District. (Added by Ord. 464-87, App. 
11/19/87) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

The architectural features of the said His- 
toric District that should be preserved are de- 
scribed and depicted in the Landmarks Preser- 
vation Advisory Board's case report with appendix 
titled "Blackstone Court Historic District," adopted 
June 4, 1986, which is hereby incorporated herein 
and made a part hereof as though fully set forth. 
(Added by Ord. 464-87, App. 11/19/87") 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1005 through 1006.8 of 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the Blackstone Court Historic District. 

In addition, the following provisions shall 
apply to all such applications; in the event of any 
conflict or inconsistency between the following 
provisions and Article 10, those procedures, re- 



quirements, controls and standards affording 
stricter protection to the Historic District shall 
prevail. 

(A) Character of the Historic District. 

The standards for review of all applications for 
Certificates of Appropriateness are as set forth 
in Section 1006.7 of Article 10. For purposes of 
review pursuant to said standards, the character 
of said Historic District shall mean the architec- 
tural features and historic street and lot lines, 
freestanding buildings, and low scale and inten- 
sity of development of the Blackstone Court 
Historic District. 

(B) Alterations to Contributory and Con- 
tributory/Altered Buildings. Alterations to Con- 
tributory and Contributory/Altered buildings shall 
be compatible with the architectural and historic 
fabric of the building. New construction shall be 
compatible with the character of the historic 
district defined in Section 7(A) above, including 
but not limited to materials, fenestration, scale, 
bulk, detailing and intensity of development. 

Alterations or new construction shall main- 
tain and enhance existing visual access to the 
historic buildings in the district. 

(C) Landscaping. All applications for Cer- 
tificates of Appropriateness for construction shall 
include landscaping plans for required yards, 
setbacks and areas counting toward usable open 
space requirements of Section 135 of the City 
Planning Code. All construction activities, such 
as but not limited to demolition, storage of con- 
struction materials, excavation, and application 
of concrete and other chemicals shall be con- 
ducted so as to minimize interference with gar- 
dens. 

(D) Street Furniture. Street furniture in- 
cluding but not limited to lighting fixtures, trash 
receptacles, and benches shall require a Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness. Such features shall 
complement the scale and character of the dis- 
trict. 

(E) Demolition. Demolition of Contribu- 
tory and Contributory/ Altered buildings shall be 
subject to the maximum controls allowed under 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code. A demoli- 
tion permit shall not be issued until all other 



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required permits for new construction have been 
approved, except in situations considered unsafe 
or dangerous pursuant to Section 1007 of Article 
10 of the City Planning Code. No applications for 
a demolition permit shall be deemed complete 
until all building permits for the replacement 
structure have been approved. 

(F) Significance of Individual Build- 
ings to the Historic District. The history of 
each parcel within the historic district is docu- 
mented on the survey worksheets (Appendix A to 
the Blackstone Court Historic District Case Re- 
port). 

Each building is assigned a finding from the 
three following categories: 

(1) Contributory. This category identifies 
buildings which date from the historic district's 
period of significance and retain their historic 
integrity. These structures are of the highest 
importance in maintaining the character of the 
historic district. The maximum suspension pe- 
riod allowable under Article 10 shall be imposed 
on applications for demolition of Contributory 
buildings. 



(2) Contributory/Altered. This category 
identifies buildings which date from the historic 
district's period of significance but have had 
their historic integrity compromised by inappro- 
priate alterations. 

Appropriate restoration of such buildings is 
encouraged. The maximum suspension period 
allowable under Article 10 shall be imposed on 
applications for demolition of Contributory/ 
Altered buildings. If a building in this category 
were to be appropriately restored, the category 
designation may be amended to Contributory. 

(3) Noncontributory. This category iden- 
tifies buildings which post-date the historic 
district's period of significance. Demolition per- 
mit applications for these buildings will be pro- 
cessed without reference to the suspension pro- 
visions of Article 10. Alterations to 
Noncontributory buildings would require Certifi- 
cate of Appropriateness review in order to mini- 
mize conflicts with the historic character of the 
district. (Added by Ord. 464-87, App. 11/19/87) 

SEC. 8. PAINT COLOR. 

Nothing in this legislation shall be construed 
to regulate paint colors within the District. (Added 
by Ord. 464-87, App. 11/19/87) 



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APPENDIX I TO ARTICLE 10 
SOUTH END HISTORIC DISTRICT 



Sec. 1. 

Sec. 2. 

Sec. 3. 

Sec. 4. 



Sec. 5. 

Sec. 6. 

Sec. 7. 

Sec. 8. 

Sec. 9. 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code 

and Redevelopment Plan for the 

Rincon Point-South Beach 

Project Area. 

Statement of Significance. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 

Significance of Individual 

Buildings to the Historic 

District. 

Paint Color. 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as the South End Historic District has a special 
character and special historical, architectural, 
and aesthetic interest and value and constitutes 
a distinct section of the City. The Board of 
Supervisors further finds that designation of this 
area as an Historic District will further and 
conform to the purposes and standards of Article 
10 of the City Planning Code and the standards 
set forth therein, and that preservation on an 
area basis rather than on the basis of individual 
structures alone is in order. This ordinance is 
intended to further the general purpose of his- 
toric preservation legislation as set forth in Sec- 
tion 1001 of the City Planning Code and to 
promote the public health, safety and general 
welfare. (Added by Ord. 104-90, App. 3/23/90) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, the South End is hereby 
designated as an Historic District, this designa- 
tion having been duly approved by Resolution 
No. 11869 of the City Planning Commission. 
(Added by Ord. 104-90^, App. 3/23/90) 



SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the South 
End Historic District shall be as designated on 
the South End Historic District Map, the origi- 
nal of which is on file with the Clerk of the Board 
of Supervisors under File No. 115-90-3, which 
Map is hereby incorporated as though fully set- 
forth. (Added "by Ord. 104-90, App. 3/23/90)" 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE AND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN 
FOR THE RINCON POINT-SOUTH BEACH 
PROJECT AREA. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in the ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 
erty in the South End Historic District, including 
but not limited to existing and future regulations 
controlling uses, height, bulk, coverage, floor 
area ratio, required open space, off-street park- 
ing and signs. 

(c) Nothing in this ordinance shall super- 
sede, impair or modify any provisions of the 
Redevelopment Plan (including the Design for 
Development), for the Rincon Point-South Beach 
Project Area which are applicable to property 
located in such Redevelopment Project Area and 
designated part of this South End Historic Dis- 
trict. (Added by Ord. 104-90, App. 3/23/90) 

SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE. 

(a) History of the area: For decades after 
the 1849 Gold Rush, San Francisco was the 
principal seaport and connection with the out- 
side world for California and the West Coast. 
San Francisco's expansion and transformation 
into one of the most important cities in North 



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America is attributable to the eminence of its 
port which, because of its sheltered location and 
deep water, became one of the best-suited on the 
Pacific Ocean. 

The development of warehouses over a 120- 
year period along the southern waterfront pro- 
vides a benchmark from which to view architec- 
tural and technological responses to the rapid 
changes of growing industrial nation state and 
city. The interdependence of architecture and 
history can be seen from a look at the evolution 
of warehouse forms along the southern water- 
front. Unlike most other areas of the San Fran- 
cisco waterfront, the South End District contains 
an extraordinary concentration of buildings from 
almost every period of San Francisco's maritime 
history. Several street fronts — such as Second, 
Third and Townsend — are characterized by solid 
walls of brick and reinforced concrete ware- 
houses. With this harmony of scale and materi- 
als, the South End Historic District is clearly a 
visually recognizable place. 

One-story warehouses were common in the 
nineteenth century but rare in the early twenti- 
eth due to the increasing cost of land. Two of the 
oldest warehouses in the historic district are one 
story in height: Hooper's Warehouse (1874) and 
the California Warehouse (1882). Their horizon- 
tal orientation is accentuated through the use of 
strong cornice lines with decorative brick pat- 
terns. 

Multi-story buildings have been more com- 
mon along the southern waterfront since the 
turn of the century. After 1906, almost all new 
warehouses were constructed to be at least three 
stories in height, and several warehouses on 
Second and Townsend Streets reached six sto- 
ries. The invention of the forklift in the 1930s 
eliminated advantages which multi-story build- 
ings enjoyed over single-story structures. Since 
1945, almost all warehouses constructed in the 
United States have been one story in height. 
Many multi-story warehouses and industrial 
buildings have been converted to other uses or 
are vacant because they have become obsolete 
for most warehouse or industrial functions. 



South End's period of historical significance, 
1867 to 1935, comprises the era during which the 
waterfront became a vital part of the City's and 
nation's maritime commerce. The buildings of 
the South End Historic District represent a rich 
and varied cross-section of the prominent local 
architects and builders of the period. Four build- 
ings remain from the nineteenth century; an- 
other four were constructed in the six-year inter- 
val preceding the 1906 earthquake. The majority 
of the buildings were erected between 1906 and 
1929, a period during which trade along the 
waterfront increased dramatically. 

Several events shaped this part of San Fran- 
cisco. The building of Long Bridge in 1865 on the 
line of Fourth Street south to Point San Quentin 
or the Potrero district, opened up opportunities 
for new industrial development in the southern 
part of the city. The Second Street cut of 1869, 
through fashionable Rincon Hill, allowed access 
from downtown to the southern waterfront. The 
completion of the transcontinental railroad in 
1869 (and the eventual extension of railway lines 
into the area) was the single most important 
event to impact the district. The fire of 1906 and 
the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 were 
further impetuses to warehouse construction in 
this area, as were the seawall and the Belt Line 
Railway. 

Prominent figures in San Francisco history 
have been associated with the district. William 
Ralston, founder of the Bank of California, builder 
of the Palace Hotel, and financier of San Fran- 
cisco and the West, owned property in the dis- 
trict and was a major force in politically engi- 
neering the Second Street cut in 1869. William 
Sharon, a U.S. Senator from Nevada in 1875 — 
1881, acquired much of Ralston's estate arid also 
co-owned and built the California Warehouse on 
the corner of Second and Townsend for Haslett 
and Bailey in 1882. 

William P. Aspinwall founded the internation- 
ally important Oriental Warehouse (Pacific Mail 
Steamship Company) in this district during the 
Gold Rush. John Hooper built Hooper's South 
End Grain Warehouse at Japan and Townsend 
Streets in 1874 for California's lucrative grain 



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trade. Hooper was a member of a family known 
particularly for its lumber trade, with large land 
holdings just south of the South End Historic 
District. 

The leading warehouse firms in San Fran- 
cisco were those of the Haslett and Lamb fami- 
lies. Samuel Haslett, a native of Ireland, came to 
San Francisco in the 1870s and became a part- 
ner with J.W. Cox at the Humboldt Warehouse 
on Rincon Point. Haslett's sons continued the 
business after his death, and Samuel Haslett IV 
is now president of the firm. Once nationally 
known in warehousing, the Hasletts built or are 
associated with seven warehouses in the district. 
George Lamb founded the South End Warehouse 
Company in 1905, and later co-founded the dray- 
age and hauling firm of King and Company. 
South End operated six warehouses in the area 
at various times. 

Charles Lee Tiiden (1857—1950) built 111— 
113 Townsend, a Haslett warehouse, and the 
Overland warehouse at Third and Tbwnsend 
Streets. Tiiden, a highly successful business en- 
trepreneur, also founded the East Bay Regional 
Park system in 1934. Charles Norton Feiton 
(1828 — 1914), Senator, Congressman, and early 
developer of oil in California, is associated with 
warehouses at 275 Brannan Street and 601 
Second Street. 

The proposed historic district is an important 
visual landmark for the City as a w r hole. The 
large number of intact masonry warehouses which 
remain to this day are reminders of the maritime 
and rail activities w r hich helped to make San 
Francisco a great Turn-of-the-Century Port City. 
The warehouse district, because of its distinct 
building forms, is identifiable from many parts of 
San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Addi- 
tional historical information may be found in the 
South End Historic District Case Report No. 
89.065L. (Added by Ord. 104-90, App. 3/23/90) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

(a) Features of Existing Buildings. 

1. Overall Form and Continuity. Build- 
ing height is generally within a six-story range, 
and many of the oldest structures are one or two 
stories in height. 



2. Scale and Proportion. The buildings 
are of typical warehouse design, large in bulk, 
often with large arches and openings originally 
designed for easy vehicular access. There is a 
regularity of overall form. The earlier brick struc- 
tures blend easily with the scaled-down Beaux 
Arts forms of the turn of the century and the 
plain reinforced concrete structures characteris- 
tic of twentieth-century industrial architecture. 

3. Fenestration. The earliest structures 
have few windows, expressing their warehouse 
function. They are varied in size, rhythmically 
spaced, deeply recessed, produce a strong shadow 
line, and relate in shape and proportion to those 
in nearby buildings. Larger industrial sash win- 
dows began to be incorporated in structures built 
from the 1920s and onward. Door openings are 
often massive to facilitate easy access of bulk 
materials. 

4. Materials. Standard brick masonry is 
predominant for the oldest buildings in the dis- 
trict, with reinforced concrete introduced after 
the 1906 fire, although its widespread use did 
not occur until the 1920s. Brick and stone paving 
treatments on Federal and First and De Boom 
Streets respectively are extant as well as Belt- 
line Railroad Tracks which run throughout the 
District. 

5. Color. Red brick is typical, with some 
yellow and painted brick. Muted earth tones 
predominate in shades of red, brown, green, gray 
and blue. 

6. Texture. Typical facing materials give a 
rough textured appearance. The overall texture 
of the facades is rough grained. 

7. Detail. Arches are common at the ground 
floor, and are frequently repeated on upper floors. 
Flattened arches for window treatment are typi- 
cal. Cornices are simple and generally tend to be 
abstract versions of the more elaborate cornices 
found in downtown commercial structures from 
the nineteenth century. Most of the surfaces of 
the later buildings are plain and simple reflect- 
ing their function. Some of the earlier brick work 
contains suggestions of pilasters, again highly 
abstracted. Where detail occurs, it is often found 
surrounding entryways. 



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(b ) Standards for New Construction and 
Alterations. 

1. Facade Line Continuity, Facade line 
continuity is historically appropriate. Therefore, 
setbacks at lower floors and arcades, not gener- 
ally being features of the South End Historic 
District, are generally not acceptable. 

2. Fenestration and Design Elements 

for New Construction. In areas with a concen- 
tration of buildings characterized by a high pro- 
portion of mass to void and deeply recessed 
openings, vertical orientation and limited fenes- 
tration, the design of new construction should 
relate to those elements. In areas characterized 
by buildings with industrial style fenestration, 
new construction should relate to those design 
elements. 

3. Signs. 

(A) Principal Signs. Only one sign will be 
allowed per establishment per street frontage. A 
flush sign with lettering intended to be read from 
across the street is permitted. On brick surfaces, 
signs should be mounted with a minimum num- 
ber of penetrations of the wall, and those pen- 
etrations only in the mortar joints. 

(B) Secondary Signs. One per establish- 
ment per street frontage. A secondary sign is 
intended to be viewed close-up and consists of: 
(a) Lettering on a door or window which contains 
only the name and nature of the establishment, 
hours of operation and other pertinent informa- 
tion, (b) A projecting sign not exceeding two 
square feet in area used in conjunction with a 
principal flush sign. 

(c) Exterior Changes Requiring Ap- 
proval. Any exterior change within the South 
End Historic District shall require a Certificate 
of Appropriateness pursuant to the provisions of 
Article 10 when such work requires a city per- 
mit. In addition, a Certificate of Appropriateness 
shall be required for cleaning masonry surfaces 
with abrasives and/or treatment of such surfaces 
with waterproofing chemicals. Sandblasting and 
certain chemical treatments detrimental to older 
brick will not be approved. (Added by Ord. 104- 
90, App. 3/23/90) 



SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1006 through 1006.8 of 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the South End Historic District. I:a addi- 
tion the following provisions shall apply to all 
such applications; in the event of any conflict or 
inconsistency between the following provisions 
and Article 10, those procedures, requirements, 
controls and standards affording stricter protec- 
tion to landmarks, landmark sites and the His- 
toric District shall prevail. 

(a) Character of the Historic District. 

The standards for review of all applications for 
the Certificate of Appropriateness are set forth 
in Section 1006.7 of Article 10. For purposes of 
review pursuant to these standards, the charac- 
ter of the historic district shall mean the exterior 
architectural features as well as the historic 
brick and stone paving materials described in 
Section 6 of this ordinance. 

(b) New Construction. New construction 
on vacant sites should conform to the general 
profile of the District, especially as to scale, 
sculptural qualities of facade and entrance de- 
tailing, fenestration patterns and materials de- 
scribed in Section 6 of this ordinance. 

(c) Masonry, Brickwork and Ston€>work. 

A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be re- 
quired for painting previously unpainted ma- 
sonry, brick or stone exterior surfaces, for clean- 
ing such surfaces with abrasives and/or treatment 
of such surfaces with waterproofing chemicals. 
Sandblasting and certain chemical treatment 
detrimental to masonry will not be approved. 

(d) Alterations. It is recognized that cer- 
tain alterations to the exteriors of buildings 
within the Historic District may be necessary in 
order to accommodate adaptive reuse of, and to 
provide sufficient light and air in, such build- 
ings. Substantial alterations to principal fa- 
cades, as defined in Planning Code Section 102.21, 
should be discouraged. Substantial alterations to 
non-principal facades, not originally intended to 



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be viewed from the street, may be appropriate, 
provided such alterations maintain the charac- 
ter of the historic district. 

(e) 200 Brannan Street, Lot 24 within 
Assessor's Block 3774 is a site proposed for high- 
density mixed-income housing within the Rincon 
Point-South Beach Redevelopment Project Area 
Plan. The subject property is a donut-shaped 
group of buildings of different dates behind a 
single unifying wall and the continuous facade 
wall which runs along the First and Brannan 
Streets is the contributory element of the site 
and adaptive reuse of the subject property is 
acceptable. (Added by Ord. 104-90, App. 3/23/90) 

SEC. 8. SIGNIFICANCE OF INDIVIDUAL 
BUILDINGS TO THE HISTORIC 
DISTRICT. 

The history of each parcel within the Historic 
District is documented on the survey worksheets 
(Appendix A to the South End Historic District 
Case Report No. 89.065L). This classification of 
buildings in the South End Historic District is 
delineated in Case Report No. 89.065L. Each 
building is designated as one of the following: 

1. Contributory. This category identifies 
buildings which date from the Historic District's 
period of significance and retain their historic 
integrity. These structures are of the highest 
importance in maintaining the character of the 
Historic District. 



2. Contributory — Altered. This category 
identifies buildings which date from the historic 
district's period of significance but have had 
their historic integrity compromised by inappro- 
priate alterations. Appropriate restoration of such 
buildings is encouraged. If a building in this 
category were to be appropriately restored, the 
category designation may be amended by the 
L.P.A.B. to "Contributory." 

3. Noncontributory. This category identi- 
fies buildings which are outside the Historic 
District's period of significance or are so signifi- 
cantly altered that they have lost their integrity. 
A Certificate of Appropriateness shall not be 
required for demolition of a noncontributory build- 
ing. Construction of new buildings on a demol- 
ished building site, additions to, and major alter- 
ations of noncontributory buildings should be 
compatible with the character of the Historic 
District, and w r ould require a Certificate of Ap- 
propriateness in order to ensure compatibility 
with the character of the historic district. (Added 
by Ord. 104-90, App. 3/23/90) 

SEC. 9. PAINT COLOR. 

Nothing in this legislation shall be construed 
as authorization to regulate paint colors used 
within the District. (Added by Ord. 104-90, App. 
3/23/90) 



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Sec. 1. 

Sec. 2. 

Sec. 3. 

Sec. 4. 



Sec. 5. 

Sec. 6. 

Sec. 7. 

Sec. 8. 



Sec. 9. 

Sec. 10. 

Sec. 11. 

Sec. 12. 

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APPENDIX J TO ARTICLE 10 
CIVIC CENTER HISTORIC DISTRICT 



App. J, Sec. 4. 



Findings and Purposes. 

Designation. 

Location and Boundaries. 

Relation to City Planning Code 

and Provisions of the Charter of 

the City and County of San 

Francisco. 

Statement of Significance. 

Features. 

Additional Provisions for 

Certificates of Appropriateness. 

Appeals from the Landmarks 

Preservation Advisory Board 

and City Planning Commission 

Decisions On Certificates of 

Appropriateness . 

Standards for Review of 

Applications. 

Certificate of Appropriateness 

Applicability for Alterations to 

Exceptionally Significant 

Interior Public Spaces. 

Significance of Individual 

Buildings to the Historic 

District. 

Certificates of Appropriateness 

For City Hall Alterations. 

Paint Color. 



SEC. 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 

The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that 
the area known and described in this ordinance 
as the Civic Center Historic District contains a 
number of structures having a special character 
and special historical, architectural and aes- 
thetic interest and value, and constitutes a dis- 
tinct section of the City. The Board of Supervi- 
sors further finds that designation of said area 
as an Historic District will be in furtherance of 
and in conformance with the purposes of Article 
10 of the City Planning Code and the standards 
set forth therein, and that preservation on an 
area basis rather than on the basis of individual 
structures alone is in order. 



This ordinance is intended to further the 
general purpose of historic preservation legisla- 
tion as set forth in Section 1001 of the City 
Planning Code, to promote the health, safety and 
general welfare of the public. (Added by Ord. 
413-94, App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION. 

Pursuant to Section 1004 of the City Plan- 
ning Code, Chapter II, Part II of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Code, the San Francisco Civic 
Center Historic District is hereby designated as 
an Historic District, this designation having been 
duly approved by Resolution No. 13719 of the 
City Planning Commission and Resolution No. 
454 of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory 
Board. (Added by Ord. 413-94, App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 3. LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES. 

The location and boundaries of the San Fran- 
cisco Civic Center Historic District generally 
bounded by Golden Gate Avenue to the north, 
Franklin Street to the west, Jones Street to the 
east and Market Street to the south shall be as 
designated on the San Francisco Civic Center 
Historic District Map, the original of which is on 
file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors 
under File No. 115-94-10, which Map is hereby 
incorporated herein as though fully set forth. 
(Added by Ord. 413-94, App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 4. RELATION TO CITY PLANNING 
CODE AND THE PROVISIONS OF THE 
CHARTER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY 
OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

(a) Article 10 of the City Planning Code is 
the basic law governing historic preservation in 
the City and County of San Francisco. This 
ordinance, being a specific application of Article 
10, is both subject to and in addition to the 
provisions thereof. 

(b) Except as may be specifically provided 
to the contrary in this ordinance, nothing in this 
ordinance shall supersede, impair or modify any 
City Planning Code provisions applicable to prop- 



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erty in the San Francisco Civic Center Historic 
District, including but not limited to existing and 
future regulations controlling uses, height, bulk, 
lot coverage, floor area ratio, required open space, 
off-street parking and signs. (Added by Ord. 
413-94, App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE. 

The San Francisco Civic Center possesses a 
unique place and significance in the areas of 
architecture, history, and environment worthy of 
protection as an historic district. 

The land on which the Civic Center stands 
was declared a City Hall Reservation as early as 
1870. Portions of that reservation land were sold 
to raise funds for City Hall construction, and Old 
City Hall — located on the site that had first been 
used as the Yerba Buena Cemetery, approxi- 
mately where the present library stands — was 
erected between 1871 and 1897, in a lengthy 
project marked by the now well known City 
government corruption of that time. 

In 1899, B.J.S. Cahill, with the encourage- 
ment of Mayor Phelan, proposed a grander vi- 
sion for the area, with the dual goal of clearing 
up land titles clouded by the dubious practices of 
the promoters of the Old City Hall and, at the 
same time, of creating an imposing setting for 
the entire area. This plan envisioned clearing 
out smaller structures and visually uniting the 
remaining monumental structures — Old City Hall, 
the Main Post Office, the Hibernia Bank build- 
ing, and other larger structures — and setting 
them off against new open spaces (such as a 
planned extension of the Golden Gate Park pan- 
handle to Market Street). Conflicting new devel- 
opments were blocked for a time, but the plan 
eventually failed, in large part because of gen- 
eral distrust — bred of experience, perhaps — of 
large government projects. 

Undaunted, former Mayor Phelan soon led 
the formation of an Association for the Improve- 
ment and Adornment of San Francisco. In 1904, 
the Association invited Daniel Burnham to de- 
sign a grand plan for the City, with B.J.S. Cahill 
providing a design for the Civic Center. This 



produced two visions of the Civic Center: Cahill, 
with the practicality borne of personal and local 
experience, proposed using existing structures 
and City-owned land to create a central plaza, 
surrounded by major buildings, and, again, con- 
nected to a Golden Gate Park panhandle exten- 
sion; Burnham proposed a grander Civic Center, 
with buildings connected by a generally circular 
series of boulevards and grand open vistas. The 
Burnham Plan, though politically impractical, 
fired the public imagination and was submitted 
to and adopted by the Board of Supervisors on 
September 27, 1905. 

Following the 1906 earthquake, the public 
desire to rebuild and reclaim what had just been 
lost confirmed in practice what Cahill had per- 
ceived before: that political expediency set limits 
to the definition of the Civic Center. Competition 
continued between the different views of Burn- 
ham and Cahill of what the Civic Center might 
become, but by 1912 the Board of Supej'visors 
had endorsed the Cahill Plan as modified in 
1909. The momentum of growing civic pride and 
the Civic Center development effort — spear- 
headed by then-Mayor Rolph and the coming of 
the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition — was fo- 
cused into the general outlines sketched by Ca- 
hill. 

Mayor Rolph, a reform candidate, selw the 
Civic Center as a central civic improvement, the 
symbol of a new unity of the people under a new 
and honest political era and a permanent expres- 
sion of the grandeur and vitality which the 1915 
Exposition would exemplify on a temporary scale. 

The World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 
in 1893, was the source of inspiration for the 
"City Beautiful" movement which emphasizes 
formal plan and composition of monumental scale, 
neoclassical style buildings fronting plazas, bou- 
levards and grand public gathering spaces. The 
order, harmony, cleanliness, and grandeur of the 
exhibition, called "The White City," was in sharp 
contrast to the rapid, chaotic growth that most 
U.S. cities had experienced in the preceding era 
of rapid immigration and industrialization. 

Several world's fairs were held throughout 
the country in the later 1800's, spreading the 



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ideals of classical architecture, Beaux Arts forms, 
and the concepts of planning and cooperation for 
ensemble effect in design. These planning and 
design schemes were an important influence for 
forty years, with their primary manifestation 
coming in designs for cities, parks, and civic 
centers. Numerous City plans were commis- 
sioned in the early years, but only Cleveland and 
San Francisco implemented a portion of their 
plans, with San Francisco more nearly reaching 
completion. 

The historic significance of the "City Beauti- 
ful" movement lies in the manner in which it 
reformed and refocused architectural vision, con- 
tributing to something of a national style of 
architecture; and, on a practical level, in the 
formation of City Planning Departments and 
schools or courses devoted to City Planning. 

The design of the San Francisco Civic Center 
is an example of the development of those sig- 
nificant contributions. More particularly, the San 
Francisco Civic Center is an expression of a 
nation ready to display its new international 
importance in an architectural statement. At the 
time it took form, geography and historical events 
had made San Francisco the center of western 
America. Monumental classical architecture for 
the City's central public space expressed this 
consciousness, as well as the accompanying be- 
lief that such inspiring surroundings should be 
democratically available to all, not just a privi- 
leged few. 

The Exposition Auditorium, the Central Plaza, 
and the Powerhouse were completed before the 
1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, and the new 
City Hall was completed in late 1915. The library 
was completed in 1916; the State Building in 
1921; and the Public Health Building in 1932 
and the Old Federal Building in 1936. The present 
Opera House and Veterans Building expanded 
the Civic Center to the west in 1932 and 1933, 
respectively, much in the manner the original 
proponents envisioned. The original plaza was 
excavated in 1956 to add the underground park- 
ing garage. At this time the ground level details 
were changed into the present reflecting pool 
and semi-park. United Nations Plaza, which 



opens the vista to the east of City Hall in a 
manner consistent with the original vision of the 
Civic Center, was created in the mid-1970's. 

It is an exemplary City Beautiful complex in 
the best of the American Academic Beaux Arts 
tradition. Designed and built in the revival of 
classical style, stemming from the Chicago World's 
Fair of 1893 that has been called the "American 
Renaissance," it succeeds in making a strong 
impression of Civic dignity and pride. The San 
Francisco Civic Center Historic District consists 
of a principal aggregation of monumental build- 
ings around a central open space, with addi- 
tional buildings extending the principal axis at 
either end. It includes all or part of the fifteen 
City blocks. There are eight major buildings, a 
group of secondary buildings, three unrealized 
building sites, and a large plaza within the 
Historic District. 

Each building in the Civic Center was faced 
with the problem of providing modern, func- 
tional facilities in a classical idiom. The classical 
Beaux Arts style was deemed suitable as the 
traditional style of American governmental build- 
ings, and was amenable to City Beautiful ideals 
of harmony among many buildings on a grand 
scale. The formal composition of "City Beautiful" 
architecture, plantings, street embellishments 
and plazas was meant to be an expression of civic 
authority and pride — intending to impress and 
overawe. The classical style aptly expressed the 
mood of a nation eager to redefine its newly 
achieved international importance in architec- 
tural terms. It reflected a mood and an existing 
state of affairs as much as an inspiration to 
dominance. In San Francisco, it represented the 
city's emergence as a regional center of national 
importance, and within the City, it symbolized 
the united efforts of a population recently di- 
vided along many lines. 

In terms of "democratic" architecture, or ar- 
chitecture for an ever larger segment of the 
population, monumental classical architecture 
uncompromisingly demonstrated the enhanced 
concern for the general public. Only a few years 
earlier, such splendor was exclusively reserved 
for the rich and the privileged few. To this day, no 



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greater public interiors have been built in the 
United States than those influenced by and 
representative of the City Beautiful Movement, 
including among the very finest, the San Fran- 
cisco City Hall. 

Within the scope of turn of the century clas- 
sical architecture in the United States, the San 
Francisco Civic Center contains several fine ex- 
amples of the mode and one superlative example 
in its City Hall. The other buildings in the group, 
although less interesting individually cannot prop- 
erly be evaluated in the same way. In particular, 
the State Building, the Federal Building, the 
Health Building and the War Memorial group 
would probably appear rather dull compared to 
City Hall, as if they were missing an essential 
ingredient. But seen in the context of the Civic 
Center as a whole, and in relation to City Hall, 
all the buildings together achieve distinction. 

The criteria on which the buildings are judged, 
then, must be the degree to which each enhances 
the group without distracting from City Hall. 
These qualities are achieved through a harmony 
of color, material, scale, size, texture, rhythm 
and style. Within these constrictions the build- 
ings achieve individual interest through the imagi- 
native manipulation of the elements. 

The historic Civic Center buildings are uni- 
fied in the Beaux Arts classical design. They are 
organized into horizontal bands of vertically pro- 
portioned elements, with the grand order of the 
facade displayed on two or three floors above a 
usually rusticated base of one or two ground and 
partially sub-ground floors. Civic Center His- 
toric District contains standard features such as 
overall form, massing, scale, proportion, orienta- 
tion, depth of face, fenestration and ornamenta- 
tion, materials, color, texture, architectural de- 
tailing, facade line continuity, decorative and 
sculptural features, street furniture, granite curb- 
ing and grille work. 

The Civic Center is designated as both a 
National Historic Landmark District and a His- 
toric District on the National Register of Historic 
Places, the former designation occurred on Feb- 
ruary 27, 1987, the latter, October 10, 1978. 
These designations offer recognition that certain 



properties within the Historic District are wor- 
thy of preservation and alterations undertaken 
both in the local and federal districts shall com- 
ply with the Secretary of the Interior's Stan- 
dards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. 
Said Standards were adopted by the Landmarks 
Preservation Advisory Board at its Regular Meet- 
ing of October 2, 1985, the amended Standards 
were readopted by the Landmarks Board at its 
Regular Meetings of February 6, 1991 and Au- 
gust 3, 1994. (Added by Ord. 413-94, App. 12/23/ 
94) 

SEC. 6. FEATURES. 

The architectural features of said Eistoric 
District that should be preserved are set f Drth in 
this ordinance and described and depicted in the 
Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's Case 
Report "San Francisco Civic Center Historic Dis- 
trict" including Appendix A: Survey of Parcels. 
Said Case Report was adopted by the Land- 
marks Preservation Advisory Board at its Regu- 
lar Meeting of October 6, 1993 by Resolution No. 
454 and was adopted and amended by the City 
Planning Commission at its Regular Meeting of 
July 7, 1994 by Resolution No. 13719. The archi- 
tectural features, formal plan composition and 
streetscape elements of said Historic District 
that should be preserved and strengthened are 
also identified in the Civic Center Plan, an 
Element of the City's Master Plan, and in the 
Civic Center Urban Design Guidelines adopted 
by the Planning Commission pursuant to that 
plan. (Added by Ord. 413-94, App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

The procedures, requirements, controls and 
standards in Sections 1005 through 1006.8 of 
Article 10 of the City Planning Code shall apply 
to all applications for Certificates of Appropriate- 
ness in the San Francisco Civic Center Historic 
District. 

In addition, the following provisions shall 
apply to all such applications. In the event of any 
conflict or inconsistency between the following 
provisions and Article 10, the procedures, require- 
ments, controls and standards affording stricter 



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protection to the Historic District shall prevail, 
except for the provisions of Section 8 of this 
designation ordinance. 

A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be re- 
quired for all major alterations, as set forth 
below, to Contributory or Contributory/Altered 
buildings sites, structures or objects within the 
Historic District. Within 10 days after the Cen- 
tral Permit Bureau refers any permit application 
to the Department, the Zoning Administrator 
and the Secretary to the Landmarks Preserva- 
tion Advisory Board shall determine in writing 
whether the proposed alteration is a major alter- 
ation or a minor alteration. The decision of the 
Zoning Administrator shall be final. 

(a) An alteration is considered major if any 
of the following apply: 

(1) The alteration will remove or cover an 
exterior architectural feature or a portion of an 
exceptionally significant interior as set forth in 
Section 10, or replace it with substitutes that are 
inappropriate in material, scale, color or archi- 
tectural style. This provision shall apply to ex- 
ceptionally significant interior public spaces des- 
ignated in Section 10 of said ordinance; or 

(2) The alteration would affect all or any 
substantial part of a structure's interior or exte- 
rior column or load-bearing wall, exterior walls 
or exterior ornamentation; or 

(3) The alteration results in a substantial 
addition of height above the height of the struc- 
ture; or 

(4) The cumulative impacts of serial per- 
mits may be determined to be a major alteration. 
An alteration, in combination with other alter- 
ations authorized within the preceding five years, 
shall be deemed a major alteration if the cumu- 
lative impact of said alterations may be consid- 
ered a major alteration as described above. 

(b) An alteration is considered minor if the 
criteria set forth in Subsection (a) do not apply or 
the work consists of ordinary repair and mainte- 
nance. 

(c) The Department of City Planning in 
consultation with the Landmarks Preservation 
Advisory Board, may promulgate Rules and Regu- 



lations to distinguish major alterations from 
minor alterations for this Historic District con- 
sistent with this Section 7. 

(d) Permit applications determined to be for 
minor alterations shall be returned, with that 
determination noted, to the Central Permit Bu- 
reau for further processing; provided, however, 
that the Zoning Administrator may take any 
other otherwise authorized action with respect to 
the application. (Added by Ord. 413-94, App. 
12/23/94) 

SEC. 8. APPEALS FROM THE 
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY 
BOARD AND CITY PLANNING 
COMMISSION DECISIONS ON 
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS. 

(a) Certificate of Appropriateness decisions 
of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board 
may be appealed to the City Planning Commis- 
sion pursuant to the provisions of Planning Code 
Section 1006.8. Nothing in this ordinance shall 
supersede, impair or modify provisions of the 
City Charter or laws governing the State of 
California and the United States of America. All 
governmental bodies shall work cooperatively 
with the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board 
on proposed exterior and interior changes to 
ensure that the alteration of buildings within 
this Historic District comply with the Secretary 
of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, 
Revised 1990 (and subsequent revisions). 

(b) This ordinance designating the Civic 
Center Historic District shall in no way diminish 
the powers, rights and duties vested in the Art 
Commission, the War Memorial Board of Trust- 
ees, the Library or the Asian Art Museum. It is 
the intent of the Board of Supervisors, however, 
to retain its authority, and the authority of the 
Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board and 
the Planning Commission, over historic preser- 
vation decisions in the Civic Center Historic 
District in order to ensure the appropriate treat- 
ment of the historical elements of this historic 
district. 



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(c) The entities referenced in Subsection 
8(b) above shall consult with the Landmarks 
Preservation Advisory Board on any proposed 
interior alterations to the publicly accessible 
spaces of their buildings, regardless of whether a 
Certificate of Appropriateness is required by this 
ordinance or by Article 10. (Added by Ord. 413- 
94, App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 9. STANDARDS FOR REVIEW OF 
APPLICATIONS. 

(a) The standards for review of all applica- 
tions for Certificates of Appropriateness are as 
set forth in Section 1006.7 of Article 10 and are 
as follows: 

(b) For applications pertaining to sites, build- 
ings, structures and objects in the Civic Center 
Historic District, any alteration, construction, 
relocation or demolition, shall comply with the 
standards contained in Section 1017(c), and shall 
(1) be compatible with respect to height, mass- 
ing, fenestration, materials, color, texture, de- 
tail, style, scale and proportion, signage, land- 
scaping and street furniture which may define 
the character of the historic district as described 
in Section 5 of this designating ordinance and in 
the Civic Center Urban Design Guidelines adopted 
by the City Planning Commission; and (2) pre- 
serve, enhance or restore, and not damage or 
destroy, the exterior architectural appearance of 
the subject site, building, structure and object 
which is compatible with the character of the 
Historic District. 

(1) Notwithstanding the foregoing, any ex- 
terior change to a site, building, structure and 
object which is not already compatible with the 
character of the Historic District shall bring the 
site, building, structure and object closer to com- 
patibility. Where the required compatibility ex- 
ists, the application for a Certificate of Appropri- 
ateness shall be approved. 

(2) Except as provided in Planning Code 
Subsection 1017(d), no application for a demoli- 
tion permit in a Historic District may be ap- 
proved until a Certificate of Appropriateness for 
the replacement structure has been approved by 
the Landmarks Board. 



(c) Alterations to Contributory and Contribu- 
tory/Altered buildings shall be compatible with 
the architectural and historic character of this 
Historic District. New construction shall be com- 
patible with the character of the Historic District 
as described in the Landmarks Preservation 
Advisory Board San Francisco Civic Center His- 
toric District Case Report and its Appendix: A and 
with the Civic Center Urban Design Guidelines 
adopted by the City Planning Commission. Said 
Case Report was adopted by the Landmarks 
Preservation Advisory Board at its Regular Meet- 
ing of October 6, 1993 by Resolution No. 4J54 and 
was adopted and amended by the City Planning 
Commission at its Regular Meeting of July 7, 
1994 by Resolution No. 13719 and is contained in 
Board of Supervisors File No. 115-94-10. 

(d) Treatment of Stone Surfaces. Numerous 
structures in the Historic District exhibit stone, 
terra cotta, or brick exterior surfacing. Proposed 
treatment of said masonry surfaces with any 
acid wash, sandblasting, high pressure wash or 
other abrasive methods is discouraged as such 
abrasive treatments can severely damage his- 
toric masonry surfaces. (Added by Ord. 413-94, 
App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 10. CERTIFICATE OF 
APPROPRIATENESS APPLICABILITY 
FOR ALTERATIONS TO EXCEPTIONALLY 
SIGNIFICANT INTERIOR PUBLIC 
SPACES. 

Pursuant to Section 1004(c)(1) of the City 
Planning Code, proposed alterations to exception- 
ally significant interiors of the following publicly 
owned buildings shall require a Certificate of 
Appropriateness: 

(a) San Francisco City Hall, 400 Van Ness 
Avenue (City Landmark No. 21 and a Contribu- 
tory Building to the Historic District) shall com- 
ply with Sections 1006 and 1006.8(e) for any 
construction or alteration which requires a build- 
ing permit for the following exceptionally signifi- 
cant interior public spaces which shall be desig- 
nated and shall include: the Board of Supervisor's 
Chambers (Room C200); the Rotunda; and the 
Mayor's Office (Rooms D200, D205 and D209) 
including the Reception Room, inner corridors 



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and offices and the Chief Administrator's Offi- 
cers (C.A.O.'s) Offices (Room 289) which were 
previously designated under Ordinance No. 16- 
70, effective date, March 13, 1970. 

(b) The Main Library, 200 Larkin Street, a 
Contributory Building to the Historic District. 
The following exceptionally significant interior 
public spaces shall be designated: the Monumen- 
tal Grand Staircase (Room S101), the Main En- 
trance Hall and Vestibule, (Rooms 101 and 191); 
the Monumental Public Corridors and Balcony 
Spaces including the Gottardo Piazzoni Murals 
in Public Corridor 290 (Rooms 190, 192, 193, 290 
and 291 A); and the Main Program Spaces (Rooms 
200, 201, 202, 203, 210 and 218). 

(c) The Public Health Department, 101 Grove 
Street, a Contributory Building to the Historic 
District. The following exceptionally significant 
interior public spaces shall be designated: the 
Main Entry and Elevator Lobby; the Marble 
Lined Corridors (All Floors) and the Third Floor 
Board Meeting Room/Auditorium. 

(d) No other sites, buildings, structures and 
objects have exceptionally significant interior 
public spaces and would be subject to this Sec- 
tion. (Added by Ord. 413-94, App. 12/23/94) 

SEC. 11. SIGNIFICANCE OF 
INDIVIDUAL BUILDINGS TO THE 
HISTORIC DISTRICT. 

The history of each parcel within the Historic 
District is documented in Appendix A: Survey of 
Parcels, and is included in the San Francisco 
Civic Center Historic District Case Report as 
readopted by the Landmarks Board on October 
6, 1993 by Resolution No. 454 and as amended 
and readopted by the City Planning Commission 
on July 7, 1994 by Resolution No. 13719 and is 
located in Board of Supervisors File No. 115-94- 
10. 

Each building is assigned a finding from the 
three following categories: 

1. Contributory. This category identifies 
buildings which date from the Historic District's 
period of significance (1906 to 1936) which re- 
flect a Beaux Arts style and which retain their 
historic and architectural integrity. These struc- 



tures are of the highest importance in maintain- 
ing the character of the Historic District. Recog- 
nizing the unique character of this Historic District 
which is derived from its expression of an his- 
toric plan, some structures within the Historic 
District may date from the Historic District's 
period of significance but do not contribute to the 
intended original plan in their architecture, de- 
tailing, height or scale. Such buildings are des- 
ignated noncontributory and may be considered 
for replacement with structures designed in a 
monumental style and manner which would com- 
plete the San Francisco Civic Center Plan as 
originally conceived. 

The following buildings are deemed Contribu- 
tory to the Historic District: Newton Tharp Com- 
mercial High School, 170 Fell Street