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"Plaza" is City-owned land not under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Parks Department: (a) where the public may gather and participate in commercial or non-commercial offerings, including, but not limited to, arts activities; entertainment; food, drink, and/or other refreshment; retail sales; sports; and general recreation, (b) that is managed fully or partially by a Steward or permittee, and (c) that the Board of Supervisors has approved as a Plaza under the Plaza Program adoption process defined herein.
"City Plaza" is a Plaza, as defined in this Section, that is not located on public right-of-way. In addition, City Plazas shall be zoned P (Public) with an Open Space (OS) height and bulk designation under the Planning Code unless the Board of Supervisors makes specific findings that an Open Space designation is not feasible for a particular City Plaza.
"Street Plaza" is a Plaza, as defined in this Section, that is located on public right-of-way and subject to the permitting jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works ("DPW").
"Steward" is: (a) any educational, recreational or social agency, or any bona fide fraternal, charitable, or religious or benevolent or any other nonprofit organization or any public agency which organization or agency is exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue laws of the United States as a bona fide fraternal, charitable, religious, benevolent, or nonprofit organization or a public agency with programs based in San Francisco, (b) an organization or agency with a strong, demonstrated connection to the neighborhood in which the Plaza is located, and (c) selected through the Plaza Program to activate and/or maintain a City Plaza under a Real Estate Division ("RED") license that the Board of Supervisors has approved.
(Added by Ord. 79-14, File No. 140061, App. 6/13/2014, Eff. 7/13/2014)