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(a) Purpose. In order to promote, protect, and maintain a scale of development that is appropriate to each district and compatible with adjacent buildings, new construction or significant enlargement of existing buildings on lots of the same size or larger than the square footage stated in the table below shall be permitted only as Conditional Uses.
Lot Size Limits
2,500 sq. ft.
5,000 sq. ft.
24th Street-Noe Valley
Inner Clement Street
Outer Clement Street
Upper Fillmore Street
West Portal Avenue
10,000 sq. ft.
Excelsior Outer Mission Street
Regional Commercial District
Upper Market Street
(b) Design Review Criteria. In addition to the criteria of Section 303(c) of this Code, the City Planning Commission shall consider the extent to which the following criteria are met:
(1) The mass and facade of the proposed structure are compatible with the existing scale of the district.
(2) The facade of the proposed structure is compatible with design features of adjacent facades that contribute to the positive visual quality of the district.
(3) Where 5,000 or more gross square feet of Non-Residential space is proposed, that the project provides commercial spaces in a range of sizes, including one or more spaces of 1,000 gross square feet or smaller, to accommodate a diversity of neighborhood business types and business sizes.
(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; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 61-09, File No. 090181, App. 4/17/2009; Ord. 35-12 , File No. 111305, App. 2/21/2012, Eff. 3/22/2012; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017; Ord. 196-17, File No. 170419, App. 10/5/2017, Eff. 11/4/2017; Ord. 205-17, File No. 170418, App. 11/3/2017, Eff. 12/3/2017; Ord. 71-20, File No. 191285, App. 5/1/2020, Eff. 6/1/2020)
Table amended; Ord. 35-12 , Eff. 3/22/2012. Table amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Divisions (a) and (b) designated; division (a) and table amended; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017. Division (a) and table amended; Ord. 196-17, Eff. 11/4/2017. Table amended; Ord. 205-17, Eff. 12/3/2017. Division (b)(3) added; Ord. 71-20, Eff. 6/1/2020.