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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Charter
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
ARTICLE 1.5:
TRANSPORTATION, OFF-STREET PARKING, AND LOADING
 
Off-Street Loading Requirements.
Schedule of Required Off-Street Parking Spaces.
Schedule of Permitted Off-Street Parking Spaces in Specified Districts.
Schedule of Required Off-Street Freight Loading Spaces in Districts Other Than C-3 and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Required Off-Street Freight Loading and Service Vehicle Spaces in C-3 and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Allowed Off-Street Freight Loading and Service Vehicle Spaces in Downtown Residential (DTR) Districts.
Rules for Calculation of Required Spaces.
Dimensions for 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.
Bicycle Parking: Definitions and Standards.
Bicycle Parking: Applicability and Requirements for Specific Uses.
Bicycle Parking Requirements for City-owned and Leased Properties.
Requirements for Shower Facilities and Lockers.
Parking Lots.
Exemptions and Exceptions from Off-Street Parking, Freight Loading and Service Vehicle Requirements.
Tour Bus Loading Spaces in C-3 Districts.
Transportation Management Programs and Transportation Brokerage Services in Commercial and Mixed Use Districts.
San Francisco Resident Placement and Training Program.
Child-Care Plans and Child-Care Brokerage Services in C-3 Districts.
Car Sharing.
Parking Costs Separated from Housing Costs in New Residential Buildings.
Transportation Demand Management Program.
Findings.
Definitions.
Applicability.
Transportation Demand Management Plan Requirements.
Monitoring, Reporting and Compliance.
Transportation Demand Management Program Standards.
 
SEC. 150.  OFF-STREET LOADING REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   General. This Article 1.5 is intended to assure that off-street parking and loading facilities are provided in amounts and in a manner that will be consistent with the objectives and policies of the San Francisco General Plan, as part of a balanced transportation system that makes suitable provision for walking, cycling, public transit, private vehicles, and the movement of goods. With respect to off-street parking, this Article is intended to require facilities where needed but discourage excessive amounts of automobile parking, to avoid adverse effects upon surrounding areas and uses, and to encourage effective use of walking, cycling, and public transit as alternatives to travel by private automobile. No off-street parking or loading is required on any lot whose sole feasible automobile access is across a protected street frontage identified in Section 155(r).
   (b)   Spaces Required. The requirements for off-street loading spaces for any structure constructed and any use established, whether public or private, after the original effective date of any such requirement applicable to such structure or use shall be as stated in this Article 1.5.
   (c)   Additions to Structure and Uses.
      (1)   For any structure or use lawfully existing on such effective date, off-street loading spaces need be provided only in the case of a major addition to such structure or use, and only in the quantity required for the major addition itself. Any lawful deficiency in off-street loading spaces existing on such effective date may be carried forward for the structure or use, apart from such major addition.
      (2)   For these purposes, a “major addition” is hereby defined as any enlargement, alteration, change of occupancy or increase in intensity of use which would increase the requirement for off-street loading spaces by at least 15%.
      (3)   Successive additions made after the effective date of an off-street loading requirement shall be considered cumulative, and at the time such additions become major in their total, off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required for such major addition.
   (d)   Spaces to be Retained. Once any off-street loading space has been provided which wholly meets the requirements of this Code, such off-street loading space shall not thereafter be reduced, eliminated or made unusable in any manner. Any accessory residential parking space may be leased or rented on a monthly basis as provided under Section 204.5(c) of this Code, and such lease or rental shall not be considered a reduction or elimination of required spaces.
   (e)   Parking in Excess of the Maximum Permitted. Any off-street parking space or spaces which existed lawfully at the effective date of this Section and which have a total number in excess of the maximum permitted off-street parking spaces permitted under Section 151.1 shall be considered noncomplying features pursuant to Section 180(a)(2) and shall be regulated as set forth in Section 188.
(Amended by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; Ord. 463-87, App. 11/19/87; Ord. 112-08, File No. 080095, App. 6/30/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 63-11, File No. 101053, App. 4/7/2011, Eff. 5/7/2011; Ord. 209-12 , File No. 120631, App. 9/28/2012, Eff. 10/28/2012; Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; Ord. 277-18, File No. 180914, App. 11/20/2018, Eff. 12/21/2018; Ord. 311-18, File No. 181028, App. 12/21/2018, Eff. 1/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (a) and (c)(2) amended; former division (d)(3) amended and redesignated as new division (e) [now (f); see below]; former division (e) deleted; Ord. 63-11, Eff. 5/7/2011. Division (d) amended; Ord. 209-12 , Eff. 10/28/2012. New division (e) added; former division (e) redesignated as (f); Ord. 183-13 , Eff. 9/6/2013. Division (e) amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Division (a) amended; Ord. 277-18, Eff. 12/21/2018. Section name and divisions (b), (c)(1)- (3), and (d) amended; former division (e) deleted; former division (f) redesignated as division (e); Ord. 311-18, Eff. 1/21/2019.
SEC. 151.  SCHEDULE OF REQUIRED OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES.
   (a)   Applicability. Off-street parking spaces shall be provided in the minimum quantities specified in Table 151, except as otherwise provided in Section 151.1 and Section 161 of this Code. Where the building or lot contains uses in more than one of the categories listed, parking requirements shall be calculated in the manner provided in Section 153 of this Code. Where off-street parking is provided which exceeds certain amounts in relation to the quantities specified in Table 151, as set forth in subsection (c), such parking shall be classified not as accessory parking but as either a Principal or a Conditional Use, depending upon the use provisions applicable to the district in which the parking is located. In considering an application for a Conditional Use for any such parking, due to the amount being provided, the Planning Commission shall consider the criteria set forth in Section 303(t) or 303(u) of this Code. Minimum off-street parking requirements shall be reduced, to the extent needed, when such reduction is part of a Development Project’s compliance with the Transportation Demand Management Program set forth in Section 169 of this Code.
   (b)   Minimum Parking Required.
Table 151
OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES REQUIRED
 
Use or Activity
Number of Off-Street Parking Spaces Required
RESIDENTIAL USES
Dwelling
None required. P up to 1.5 parking spaces for each Dwelling Unit.
Dwelling, in the Telegraph Hill - North Beach Residential Special Use District
None required. P up to 0.5 parking spaces for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the controls and procedures of Section 249.49(c) and Section 155(t); NP above preceding ratio.
Dwelling, in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District
None required. P up to 0.5 parking spaces for each Dwelling Unit; NP above preceding ratio.
Dwelling, in the Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District
None required. P up to 0.5 parking spaces for each Dwelling Unit; C up to one car for each Dwelling Unit; NP above preceding ratios.
Group Housing of any kind
None required.
NON-RESIDENTIAL USES
Agricultural Use Category
Agricultural Uses*
None required
Greenhouse
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 4,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Automotive Use Category
Automotive Uses
None required.
Entertainment, Arts and Recreation Use Category
Entertainment, Arts and Recreation Uses*
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 200 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Arts Activities, except theater or auditorium spaces
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 2,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 7,500 square feet.
Sports Stadium
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 15 seats.
Theater or auditorium
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 8 seats up to 1,000 seats where the number of seats exceeds 50 seats, plus 1.5 parking spaces for each 10 seats in excess of 1,000.
Industrial Use Category
Industrial Uses*
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 2,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 10,000 square feet.
Live/Work Units
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 2,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 7,500 square feet, except in RH or RM Districts, within which the requirement shall be one space for each Live/Work Unit.
Institutional Uses Category
Institutional Uses*
None required.
Child Care Facility
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 25 children to be accommodated at any one time, where the number of such children exceeds 24.
Hospital
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 8 beds excluding bassinets or for each 2,400 square feet of Occupied Floor Area devoted to sleeping rooms, whichever results in the greater requirement, provided that these requirements shall not apply if the calculated number of spaces is no more than two.
Post-Secondary Educational Institution
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each two classrooms.
Religious Institution
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 20 seats by which the number of seats in the main auditorium exceeds 200.
Residential Care Facility
None required. Maximum in RH-1 and RH-2 Districts, 1.5 parking spaces for each 10 beds where the number of beds exceeds nine.
School
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each six classrooms.
Trade School
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each two classrooms.
Sales and Service Category
Retail Sales and Services*
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area up to 20,000 where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet, plus 1.5 spaces for each 250 square feet of Occupied Floor Area in excess of 20,000.
Eating and Drinking Uses
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 200 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Health Services
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 300 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Hotel in NC Districts
None required. Maximum 1.2 parking spaces for each guest bedroom.
Hotel in districts other than NC
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 16 guest bedrooms where the number of guest bedrooms exceeds 23, plus one for the manager’s Dwelling Unit, if any.
Mortuary
Eight
Motel
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each guest unit, plus one for the manager’s Dwelling Unit, if any.
Retail space devoted to the handling of bulky merchandise such as motor vehicles, machinery or furniture
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Retail Greenhouse or plant nursery
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 4,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Self-Storage
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for every three self-storage units.
Non-Retail Sales and Services*
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Commercial Storage or Wholesale Storage
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 2,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 10,000 square feet.
Office
None required. Maximum 1.5 parking spaces for each 500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Utility and Infrastructure Category
Utility and infrastructure uses
None required.
   * Not listed below
   (c)   Where no parking is required for a use by this Section 151, the maximum permitted shall be one space per 2,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area of use, three spaces where the use or activity has zero Occupied Floor Area or the maximum specified elsewhere in this Section.
(Amended by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 537-88, App. 12/16/88; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 32-91, App. 1/25/91; Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 129-06, File No, 060372, App. 6/22/2006; Ord. 112-08, File No. 080095, App. 6/30/2008; Ord. 51-09, File No. 081620, App. 4/2/2009; Ord. 77-10, File No. 091165, App. 4/16/2010; Ord. 109-11, File No. 101350, App. 6/29/2011, Eff. 7/29/2011; Ord. 232-14 , File No. 120881, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014; Ord. 14-15 , File No. 141210, App. 2/13/2015, Eff. 3/15/2015; Ord. 34-17, File No. 160925, App. 2/17/2017, Eff. 3/19/2017; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; 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. 202-18, File No. 180557, App. 8/10/2018, Eff. 9/10/2018; Ord. 311-18, File No. 181028, App. 12/21/2018, Eff. 1/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Introductory paragraph amended and designated division (a); Table 151 amended and designated division (b); Ord. 109-11, Eff. 7/29/2011. Division (a) and (b) amended; division (c) added; Ord. 232-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014. Table 151 amended; Ord. 14-15 , Eff. 3/15/2015. Division (a) amended; Ord. 34-17, Eff. 3/19/2017. Divisions (a), (b), and (c) amended; former divisions (c)(1), (2), (4), and (5) deleted; division (c)(3) amended and redesignated division (c)(1); division (c)(2) added; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Division (b) amended; Ord. 196-17, Eff. 11/4/2017. Division (a) and Table 151 amended; Ord. 205-17, Eff. 12/3/2017. Table 151 amended; Ord. 202-18, Eff. 9/10/2018. Table 151 amended; former divisions (c)-(c)(1) deleted; former division (c)(2) redesignated as division (c); Ord. 311-18, Eff. 1/21/2019.
SEC. 151.1.  SCHEDULE OF PERMITTED OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES IN SPECIFIED DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Applicability. This Section 151.1 shall apply only to NCT, RC, RCD, RTO, Mixed Use, M-1, PDR-1-D, PDR-1-G, and C-3 Districts, and to the Broadway, Excelsior Outer Mission Street, Japantown, North Beach, Polk, and Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Districts.1
   (b)   Controls. Off-street accessory parking shall not be required for any use, and the quantities of off-street parking specified in Table 151.1 shall serve as the maximum amount of off-street parking that may be provided as accessory to the uses specified. Variances from accessory off-street parking limits, as described in this Section 151.1, may not be granted. Where off-street parking is provided that exceeds the quantities specified in Table 151.1 or as explicitly permitted by this Section, such parking shall be classified not as accessory parking but as either a principally permitted or Conditional Use, depending upon the use provisions applicable to the district in which the parking is located. In considering an application for a Conditional Use for any such parking due to the amount being provided, the Planning Commission shall consider the criteria set forth in Sections 303(t) or 303(u) of this Code.
   (c)   Definition. Where a number or ratio of spaces are described in Table 151.1, such number or ratio shall refer to the total number of parked cars accommodated in the project proposal, regardless of the arrangement of parking, and shall include all spaces accessed by mechanical means, valet, or non-independently accessible means. For the purposes of determining the total number of cars parked, the area of an individual parking space, except for those spaces specifically designated for persons with physical disabilities, may not exceed 185 square feet, including spaces in tandem, or in parking lifts, elevators or other means of vertical stacking. Any off-street surface area accessible to motor vehicles with a width of 7.5 feet and a length of 17 feet (127.5 square feet) not otherwise designated on plans as a parking space may be considered and counted as an off-street parking space at the discretion of the Zoning Administrator if the Zoning Administrator, in considering the possibility for tandem and valet arrangements, determines that such area is likely to be used for parking a vehicle on a regular basis and that such area is not necessary for the exclusive purpose of vehicular circulation to the parking or loading facilities otherwise permitted.
   (d)   Car-Share Parking. Any off-street parking space dedicated for use as a car-share parking space, as defined in Section 166, shall not be credited toward the total parking permitted as accessory in this Section.
 
Table 151.1
OFF-STREET PARKING PERMITTED AS ACCESSORY
 
Use or Activity
Number of Off-Street Car Parking Spaces or Space Devoted to Off-Street Car Parking Permitted
RESIDENTIAL USES
Dwelling Units in RH-DTR Districts
P up to one car for each two Dwelling Units; C up to one car for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above one space per unit.
Dwelling Units in SB-DTR Districts, except as specified below
P up to one car for each four Dwelling Units; C up to 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit.
Dwelling Units in SB-DTR Districts with at least 2 bedrooms and at least 1,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area
P up to one car for each four Dwelling Units; C up to one car for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above one car for each Dwelling Unit.
Dwelling Units in C-3 Districts
P up to one car for each two Dwelling Units; C up to 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above three cars for each four Dwelling Units.
Dwelling Units in the Van Ness and Market Downtown Residential Special Use District
P up to one car for each four Dwelling Units; C up to 0.5 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above two cars for each four Dwelling Units.
Dwelling Units and SRO Units in SALI, MUG outside of the Central SoMa SUD, WMUG, MUR, MUO, WMUO, SPD Districts, except as specified below
P up to one car for each four Dwelling or SRO Units; C up to 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and conditions and procedures of Section 151.1(e) or (f); NP above 0.75 cars for each Dwelling or SRO Unit.
Dwelling Units in SALI, MUG outside of the Central SoMa SUD, WMUG, MUR, MUO, WMUO, and SPD Districts with at least two bedrooms and at least 1,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area
P up to one car for each four Dwelling Units; C up to one car for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and conditions and procedures of Section 151.1(e) or (f); NP above one car for each Dwelling Unit.
Dwelling Units and SRO Units in NCT, RC, RCD, RSD, Chinatown Mixed Use Districts, except as specified below
P up to one car for each two Dwelling or SRO Units; C up to 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit.
Dwelling Units and SRO Units in the Telegraph Hill - North Beach Residential Special Use District
P up to 0.5 parking spaces for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the controls and procedures of Section 249.49(c) and Sections 155(r) and 155(t); NP above.
Dwelling Units and SRO Units in the Broadway and North Beach Neighborhood Commercial Districts outside of the boundaries of the Telegraph Hill - North Beach Residential Special Use District
P up to 0.5 parking spaces for each Dwelling Unit, C up to 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit; NP above 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the controls and procedures of Sections 155(r), 155(t) and Section 151.1(e).
Dwelling Units in the Glen Park and Ocean Avenue NCT Districts and the Excelsior Outer Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial District
P up to one car for each unit; NP above.
Dwelling Units in the Japantown NC District
P up to 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit, C up to 1.0 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above.
Dwelling Units within the Central SoMa SUD
P up to one car for each four Dwelling Units; C above 0.25 and up to 0.5 cars for each Dwelling Unit.
Dwelling Units in RTO, RED and RED-MX Districts, except as specified below
P up to three cars for each four Dwelling Units; C up to one car for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e) or (f); NP above one car for each Dwelling Unit.
Dwelling Units in UMU Districts, except as specified below
P up to 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit; NP above.
Dwelling Units in UMU District with at least 2 bedrooms and at least 1,000 square feet of occupied floor area
P up to 1 car for each Dwelling Unit and subject to the conditions of 151.1(e); NP above.
Group Housing of any kind
P up to one car for each three bedrooms or for each six beds, whichever results in the greater requirement, plus one for the manager's Dwelling Unit if any. NP above.
NON-RESIDENTIAL USES IN C-3 DISTRICTS
All non-residential uses in C-3 Districts
Not to exceed 7% of Occupied Floor Area of such uses, except not to exceed 3.5% of Occupied Floor Area in the C-3-O(SD) District, and subject to the pricing conditions of Section 155(g).
NON-RESIDENTIAL USES IN DISTRICTS OTHER THAN C-3
Non-residential, non-office uses in PDR-1-D, PDR-1-G, and UMU Districts
P up to 50% greater than indicated for the uses specified below.
Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Uses Category
Arts Activities, except theaters and auditoriums
P up to one car for each 200 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Sports Stadium
P up to one car for each 15 seats.
Theater or auditorium
P up to one car for each eight seats up to 1,000 seats, plus one for each 10 seats in excess of 1,000.
Industrial Uses Category
Industrial Uses*
P up to one car for each 1,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Small Enterprise Workspace
P up to one car for each 1,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Institutional Uses Category
Institutional Uses*
P up to one car per 1,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area. NP above.
Child Care Facility
P up to one car for each 25 children to be accommodated at any one time.
Hospital
P up to one car for each 8 guest beds excluding bassinets or for each 2,400 square feet of Occupied Floor Area devoted to sleeping rooms, whichever results in the lesser requirement.
Post-Secondary Educational Institution
P up to one car for each two classrooms.
Religious Institution
P up to one car for each 20 seats.
Residential Care Facility
P up to one car for each 10 beds.
School
P up to one car for each six classrooms.
Trade School
P up to one car for each two classrooms.
Sales and Services Category
Retail Sales and Services*
P up to one car for each 500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area up to 20,000 square feet, plus one car for each 250 square feet of Occupied Floor Area in excess of 20,000.
Eating and Drinking Uses
P up to one car for each 200 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
All retail in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts where any portion of the parcel is within the Central SoMa Special Use District or is less than 1/4 mile from Market, Mission, 3rd Streets and 4th Street north of Berry Street, except grocery stores of over 20,000 gross square feet.
P up to one for each 1,500 square feet of Gross Floor Area.
General Grocery uses with over 20,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area
P up to one car per 500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, and subject to the conditions of Section 303(u)(2). C up to one car per 250 square feet of Occupied Floor Area for that area in excess of 20,000 square feet, subject to the conditions and criteria of Section 303(t)(2). NP above.
Health Service
P up to one for each 300 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Hotel
P up to one car for each 16 guest bedrooms, plus one for the manager's Dwelling Unit, if any.
Limited Corner Commercial Uses in RTO and RM districts authorized under Section 231.
None permitted.
Mortuary
P up to five cars.
Motel
P up to one car for each guest unit, plus one for the manager's Dwelling Unit, if any.
Retail plant nursery
P up to one car for each 4,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area. Such uses exceeding 20,000 square feet shall be subject to the conditions of Section 303(u)(2).
Retail space devoted to the handling of bulky merchandise such as motor vehicles, machinery, or furniture
P up to one car for each 1,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area. Such uses exceeding 20,000 square feet shall be subject to the conditions of Section 303(u)(2).
Self-Storage
P up to one car for each three self-storage units.
Non-Retail Sales and Services*
P up to one car per 1,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Commercial Storage or Wholesale Storage
P up to one car for each 2,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Office uses in DTR, SPD, MUG, WMUG, MUR, WMUO, and MUO Districts
P up to 7% of the Occupied Floor Area of such uses and subject to the pricing conditions of Section 155(g); NP above.
Office uses in the Central SoMa Special Use District
P up to one car per 3,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Office uses in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts
P up to 7% of the Occupied Floor Area of such uses; NP above.
Office uses in M-1, UMU, SALI, PDR-1-D, and PDR-1-G Districts, except as specified below
P up to one car per 1,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area and subject to the pricing conditions of Section 155(g); NP above.
Office uses in M-1, UMU, SALI, PDR-1-D, and PDR-1-G Districts where the entire parcel is greater than ¼-mile from Market, Mission, 3rd Streets and 4th Street north of Berry Street
P up to one car per 500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area; NP above.
Utility and Infrastructure Uses Category
Utility and Infrastructure Uses
P up to one car per 1,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area. NP above.
   * Not listed below
   (e)   Excess Residential Parking. Any request for accessory residential parking, in excess of what is principally permitted in Table 151.1, shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission as a Conditional Use. In MUG, WMUG, MUR, MUO, RED, RED-MX, and SPD Districts, any project subject to Section 329 and that requests residential accessory parking in excess of that which is principally permitted in Table 151.1, but which does not exceed the maximum amount stated in Table 151.1, shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission according to the procedures of Section 329. Projects that are not subject to Section 329 shall be reviewed under the procedures detailed in subsection (f) below.
   (f)   Small Residential Projects in MUG, WMUG, MUR, MUO, CMUO, WMUO, RED, RED-MX and SPD Districts. Any project that is not subject to the requirements of Section 329 and that requests residential accessory parking in excess of what is principally permitted in Table 151.1 shall be reviewed by the Zoning Administrator subject to Section 307(i). The Zoning Administrator may grant parking in excess of what is principally permitted in Table 151.1, not to exceed the maximum amount stated in Table 151.1, only if the Zoning Administrator determines that:
      (1)   all the following conditions have been met:
         (A)   Vehicle movement on or around the project does not unduly impact pedestrian spaces or movement, transit service, bicycle movement, or the overall traffic movement in the district;
         (B)   Accommodating excess accessory parking does not degrade the overall urban design quality of the project proposal;
         (C)   All above-grade parking is architecturally screened and lined with active uses according to the standards of Section 145.1, and the project sponsor is not requesting any exceptions or variances requiring such treatments elsewhere in this Code; and
         (D)   Excess accessory parking does not diminish the quality and viability of existing or planned streetscape enhancements.
      (2)   parking is not accessed from any protected Transit or Pedestrian Street described in Section 155(r), and
      (3)   where more than 10 spaces are proposed at least half of them, rounded down to the nearest whole number, are stored and accessed by mechanical stackers or lifts, valet, or other space-efficient means that reduces space used for parking and maneuvering, and maximizes other uses.
   (g)   Excess Parking for Non-Residential Uses greater than 20,000 square feet. Where permitted by Table 151.1 for a Non-Residential Use greater than 20,000 square feet, any request for accessory parking in excess of what is principally permitted in Table 151.1, but which does not exceed the maximum amount stated in Table 151.1, shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission as a Conditional Use.
(Added by Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; amended by Ord. 129-06, File No, 060372, App. 6/22/2006; 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. 286-10, File No. 100829, App. 11/18/2010; Ord. 25-11, File No. 101464, App. 2/24/2011, Eff. 3/26/2011; Ord. 63-11, File No. 101053, App. 4/7/2011, Eff. 5/7/2011; Ord. 109-11, File No. 101350, App. 6/29/2011, Eff. 7/29/2011; Ord. 196-11 , File No. 110786, App. 10/4/2011, Eff. 11/3/2011; Ord. 35-12 , File No. 111305, App. 2/21/2012, Eff. 3/22/2012; Ord. 182-12 , File No. 120665, App. 8/8/2012, Eff. 9/7/2012; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 227-14 , File No. 120796, App. 11/13/2014, Eff. 12/13/2014; Ord. 228-14 , File No. 120814, App. 11/13/2014, Eff. 12/13/2014; Ord. 232-14 , File No. 120881, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014; Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; Ord. 126-15 , File No. 150081, App. 7/17/2015, Eff. 8/16/2015; Ord. 127-15 , File No. 150082, App. 7/17/2015, Eff. 8/16/2015; Ord. 229-15 , File No. 151126, App. 12/22/2015, Eff. 1/21/2016; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; 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. 202-18, File No. 180557, App. 8/10/2018, Eff. 9/10/2018; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Former second division (d) redesignated as new division (e), former divisions (e)-(g) redesignated as (f)-(h) and internal references adjusted accordingly; divisions (e), (f), and (g) amended and divisions (e)(2), (f)(2), and (g)(2) added; Ord. 286-10, Eff. 12/19/2010. Divisions (a), (c), and (d), Table 151.1, and division (g) amended; Ord. 25-11, Eff. 3/26/2011. Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 63-11, Eff. 5/7/2011. Division (a), Table 151.1, divisions (f)(1)(B), (g), and (g)(1)(A)(iii) amended; division (i) added; Ord. 109-11, Eff. 7/29/2011. Table 151.1 amended; former divisions (h)(A), (h)(B), and (h)(C) redesignated as (h)(1), (h)(2), and (h)(3); Ord. 196-11 , Eff. 11/3/2011. Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 35-12 , Eff. 3/22/2012. Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 182-12 , Eff. 9/7/2012. Division (a), Table 151.1, and divisions (g) and (h) amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Table 151.1 and division (f)(1)(C) amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Division (a) and Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 227-14 , Eff. 12/13/2014. Division (a) and Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 228-14 , Eff. 12/13/2014. Division (a), Table 151.1, and divisions (e) and (f) amended; former division (f)(1)(B) deleted and former divisions (f)(1)(C) and (D) redesignated as (f)(1)(B) and (C) and current division (f)(1)(C) amended; division (g) amended; Ord. 232-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014. Divisions (a), (f), and (g) amended; Ord. 22-15, Eff. 3/22/2015. Division (a) and Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 126-15 , Eff. 8/16/2015. Division (a) and Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 127-15 , Eff. 8/16/2015. Division (a) and Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 229-15 , Eff. 1/21/2016. Divisions (a), (b), and Table 151.1 amended; former divisions (e)-(e)(2)(B) deleted;  former division (f) amended and redesignated as division (e); former divisions (f)(1)-(2) and (g)-(g)(2) deleted; former division (h) redesignated as (f) and current divisions (f), (f)(1), and (f)(3) amended; divisions (f)(1)(A)-(D) and (g) added; former division (i) deleted; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Table 151.1 amended; Ord. 196-17, Eff. 11/4/2017.  Division (a) amended; Ord. 205-17, Eff. 12/3/2017. Division (a), Table 151.1, and division (e) amended; Ord. 202-18, Eff. 9/10/2018. Table 151.1 and division (f) amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   Multiple recent ordinances have amended this section. Some of those ordinances do not account for changes made by earlier legislation. Many of those ordinances, however, have included “Scope of Ordinance” clauses to the effect that “[i]n enacting this ordinance, the Board of Supervisors intends to amend only [material] that [is] explicitly shown in this ordinance as [altered].” See, e.g., § 10 of Ord. 22-15. The codifier has set out this section, particularly its division (a), in accordance with the principles expressed the “Scope of Ordinance” clauses.
SEC. 152.  SCHEDULE OF REQUIRED OFF-STREET FREIGHT LOADING SPACES IN DISTRICTS OTHER THAN C-3 AND EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   In districts other than C-3 and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts, off-street freight loading spaces shall be provided in the minimum quantities specified in the following table, except as otherwise provided in Section 152.2 and Section 161 of this Code. The measurement of Occupied Floor Area shall be as defined in this Code, except that nonaccessory parking spaces and driveways and maneuvering areas incidental thereto shall not be counted.
Table 152
OFF-STREET FREIGHT LOADING SPACES REQUIRED (OUTSIDE C-3 AND EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS)
 
Use or Activity
Occupied Floor Area of Structure or Use (sq. ft.)
Number of Off-Street
Freight Loading
Spaces Required
Retail Sales and Services and Industrial uses.
0 - 10,000
0
10,001 - 60,000
1
60,001 - 100,000
2
over 100,000
3 plus 1 for each additional 80,000 sq. ft.
All other uses not included above
0 - 100,000
0
100,001 - 200,000
1
200,001 - 500,000
2
over 500,000
3 plus 1 for each additional 400,000 sq. ft.
 
(Amended by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; Ord. 412-88, App. 9/10/88; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section and Table 152 amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Section header, undesignated paragraph, and Table 152 name amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 152.1.  REQUIRED OFF-STREET FREIGHT LOADING AND SERVICE VEHICLE SPACES IN C-3 AND EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   In C-3 and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts, off-street freight loading spaces shall be provided in the minimum quantities specified in the following Table 152.1, except as otherwise provided in Sections 153(a)(6), 161, and as stated below in this Section 152.1. Notwithstanding the requirements of this Section, including Table 152.1, no building in the C-3-O(SD) district shall be required to provide more than six off-street freight loading or service vehicle spaces in total. The measurement of Occupied Floor Area shall be as defined in this Code, except that non-accessory parking spaces and driveways and maneuvering areas incidental thereto shall not be counted.
   For projects in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts that are subject to Section 329, the Planning Commission may waive these requirements pursuant to the procedures of Section 329 if it finds that the design of the project, particularly ground floor frontages, would be improved and that such loading could be sufficiently accommodated on adjacent Streets and Alleys. For projects in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts that are not subject to Section 329, the Zoning Administrator may administratively waive these requirements pursuant to Section 307(h) and the criteria identified above which apply to projects subject to Section 329.
 
Table 152.1
OFF-STREET FREIGHT LOADING SPACES REQUIRED (IN C-3 AND EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS)
 
Use or Activity
Occupied Floor Area of Structure or Use (sq. ft.)
Number of Off-Street Freight
Loading Spaces Required
Non-Retail Sales and Services Uses, except as listed below
0.1 space per 10,000 sq. ft. of Occupied Floor Area (to closest whole number per Section 153)
Retail Sales and Services Uses, except as listed below
0 - 10,000
0
10,001 - 30,000
1
30,001 - 50,000
2
over 50,000
1 space per 25,000 sq. ft. of Occupied Floor Area (to closest whole number per Section 153)
Wholesaling, manufacturing , and all other uses primarily engaged in handling goods, and Live/Work Units within existing buildings, within Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts
0 - 10,000
0
10,001 - 50,000
1
over 50,000
0.21 spaces per 10,000 sq. ft. of Occupied Floor Area (to closest whole number pursuant to Section 153)
Hotels, Residential Uses, Live/Work Units not included above, and all other uses not included above
0 - 100,000
0
100,001 - 200,000
1
200,001 - 500,000
2
over 500,000
3 plus 1 space for each additional 400,000 sq. ft. of Occupied Floor Area
 
(Added by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 182-12 , File No. 120665, App. 8/8/2012, Eff. 9/7/2012; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
First undesignated paragraph amended; Ord. 182-12 , Eff. 9/7/2012. Section and Table 152.1 amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Section header, section, and Table 152.1 amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 152.2.  ALLOWED OFF-STREET FREIGHT LOADING AND SERVICE VEHICLE SPACES IN DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL (DTR) DISTRICTS.
   In DTR districts, off-street freight loading spaces shall be provided in the maximum quantities specified in the following Table 152.2, except as otherwise provided in Sections 153(a)(6) and 161 of this Code. The measurement of Occupied Floor Area shall be as defined in this Code, except that non-accessory parking spaces and driveways and maneuvering areas incidental thereto shall not be counted.
Table 152.2
OFF-STREET FREIGHT LOADING SPACES PERMITTED
 
Use or Activity
Size of Use
Number of Off-Street Freight
Loading Spaces Permitted
Non-Residential Uses
0 - 50,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area
1
over 50,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area
1 space per 50,000 sq. ft. of Occupied Floor Area
All Residential Uses, including Dwelling Units, Group Housing, and SRO Units
0 - 100 units
1
101 units or more
1, plus 1 additional loading space for every 200 units over 100
Total Number of Loading Spaces Allowed for Any Single Project (all uses)
4
 
(Added by Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; amended by Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Nonsubstantive changes; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015. Section and Table 152.2 amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017.
SEC. 153.  RULES FOR CALCULATION OF REQUIRED SPACES.
   (a)   In the calculation of off-street parking, freight loading spaces, and bicycle parking spaces required under Sections 151, 152, 152.1, 155.2, 155.3 and 155.4 of this Code, the following rules shall apply:
      (1)   In the case of mixed uses in the same structure, on the same lot or in the same development, or more than one type of activity involved in the same use, the total requirements for off-street parking and loading spaces shall be the sum of the requirements for the various uses or activities computed separately, including fractional values.
      (2)   Where an initial quantity of floor area, rooms, seats or other form of measurement is exempted from off-street parking or loading requirements, such exemption shall apply only once to the aggregate of that form of measurement. If the initial exempted quantity is exceeded, for either a structure or a lot or a development, the requirement shall apply to the entire such structure, lot or development, unless the contrary is specifically stated in this Code. In combining the requirements for use categories in mixed use buildings, all exemptions for initial quantities of square footage for the uses in question shall be disregarded, excepting the exemption for the initial quantity which is the least among all the uses in question.
      (3)   Where a structure or use is divided by a zoning district boundary line, the requirements as to quantity of off-street parking and loading spaces shall be calculated in proportion to the amount of such structure or use located in each zoning district.
      (4)   Where seats are used as the form of measurement, each 22 inches of space on benches, pews and similar seating facilities shall be considered one seat.
      (5)   When the calculation of the required number of off-street parking or freight loading spaces results in a fractional number, a fraction of ½ or more shall be adjusted to the next higher whole number of spaces, and a fraction of less than ½ may be disregarded.
      (6)   In C-3, MUG, MUR, MUO, CMUO, and UMU, substitution of two service vehicle spaces for each required off-street freight loading space may be made, provided that a minimum of 50 percent of the required number of spaces are provided for freight loading. Where the 50 percent allowable substitution results in a fraction, the fraction shall be disregarded.
   (b)   The requirements for off-street parking and loading for any use not specifically mentioned in Sections 151 and 152 shall be the same as for a use specified which is similar, as determined by the Zoning Administrator.
   (c)   For all uses and all districts covered by Section 151.1, the rules of calculation established by subsection (a) shall apply to the determination of maximum permitted spaces al allowed by Section 151.1.
(Amended by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (a) amended; Ord. 183-13 , Eff. 9/6/2013. Division (a)(6) amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 154.  DIMENSIONS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING, FREIGHT LOADING AND SERVICE VEHICLE SPACES.
   (a)   Parking Spaces. Required parking spaces may be either independently accessible or space-efficient as described in 154(a)(4) and 154(a)(5), except as required elsewhere in the Building Code for spaces specifically designated for persons with physical disabilities. Space-efficient parking is encouraged.
      (1)   Each independently accessible off-street parking space shall have a minimum area of 144 square feet (8 feet by 18 feet) for a standard space and 112.5 square feet for a compact space (7.5 feet by 15 feet), except for the types of parking spaces authorized by Paragraph (a)(4) below and spaces specifically designated for persons with physical disabilities, the requirements for which are set forth in the Building Code. Every required space shall be of usable shape. The area of any such space shall be exclusive of driveways, aisles and maneuvering areas. The parking space requirements for the Bernal Heights Special Use District are set forth in Section 242.
      (2)   Any ratio of standard spaces to compact spaces may be permitted, so long as compact car spaces are specifically marked and identified as a compact space. Special provisions relating to the Bernal Heights Special Use District are set forth in Section 242.
      (3)   Off-street parking spaces in DTR, C-3, RTO, NCT, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use, PDR-1-D, and PDR-1-G Districts shall have no minimum area or dimension requirements, except as required elsewhere in the Building Code for spaces specifically designated for persons with physical disabilities. For all uses in all Districts for which there is no minimum off-street parking requirement, per Section 151.1, refer to 151.1(c) for rules regarding calculation of parking spaces.
      (4)   Parking spaces in mechanical parking structures that allow a vehicle to be accessed without having to move another vehicle under its own power shall be deemed to be independently accessible. Parking spaces that are accessed by a valet attendant and are subject to such conditions as may be imposed by the Zoning Administrator to insure the availability of attendant service at the time the vehicle may reasonably be needed or desired by the user for whom the space is required, shall be deemed to be independently accessible. Any conditions imposed by the Zoning Administrator pursuant to this Section shall be recorded as a Notice of Special Restriction.
      (5)   Space-efficient parking is parking in which vehicles are stored and accessed by valet, mechanical stackers or lifts, certain tandem spaces, or other space-efficient means. Tandem spaces shall only count towards satisfying the parking requirement if no more than one car needs to be moved to access the desired parking space. Space-efficient parking is encouraged, and may be used to satisfy minimum-parking requirements so long as the project sponsor can demonstrate that all required parking can be accommodated by the means chosen.
      (6)   Ground floor ingress and egress to any off-street parking spaces provided for a structure or use, and all spaces to be designated as preferential carpool or van pool parking, and their associated driveways, aisles and maneuvering areas, shall maintain a minimum vertical clearance of seven feet.
   (b)   Freight Loading and Service Vehicle Spaces. Every required off-street freight loading space shall have a minimum length of 35 feet, a minimum width of 12 feet, and a minimum vertical clearance including entry and exit of 14 feet, except as provided below.
      (1)   Minimum dimensions specified herein shall be exclusive of platform, driveways and maneuvering areas except that minimum vertical clearance must be maintained to accommodate variable truck height due to driveway grade.
      (2)   The first such space required for any structure or use shall have a minimum width of 10 feet, a minimum length of 25 feet, and a minimum vertical clearance, including entry and exit, of 12 feet.
      (3)   Each substituted service vehicle space provided under Section 153(a)(6) of this Code shall have a minimum width of eight feet, a minimum length of 20 feet, and a minimum vertical clearance of seven feet.
(Amended by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 32-91, App. 1/25/91; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 129-06, File No. 060372, App. 6/22/2006; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 112-08, File No. 080095, App. 6/30/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (a)(1) amended; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015. Nonsubstantive amendment; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 155.  GENERAL STANDARDS AS TO LOCATION AND ARRANGEMENT OF OFF-STREET PARKING, FREIGHT LOADING, AND SERVICE VEHICLE FACILITIES.
   Required off-street parking and freight loading facilities shall meet the following standards as to location and arrangement. Facilities which are not required but are actually provided shall also meet the following standards unless such standards are stated to be applicable solely to required facilities. In application of the standards of this Code for off-street parking and loading, reference may be made to provisions of other portions of the Municipal Code concerning off-street parking and loading facilities, and to standards of the Better Streets Plan and the Bureau of Engineering of the Department of Public Works. Final authority for the application of such standards under this Code, and for adoption of regulations and interpretations in furtherance of the stated provisions of this Code shall, however, rest with the Planning Department.
   (a)   Required Parking and Loading on the Same Lot as the Use Served. Every required off-street parking or loading space shall be located on the same lot as the use served by it, except as provided in Section 161 of this Code.
   (b)   Off-Street Parking and Loading on Private Property. Every off-street parking or loading space shall be located in its entirety within the lot lines of private property. Shared driveways are encouraged.
   (c)   Adequate Means of Ingress and Egress. Every off-street parking or loading space shall have adequate means of ingress from and egress to a Street or Alley. Access to off-street loading spaces shall be from Alleys in preference to Streets, except where otherwise specified in this Code.
      Adequate reservoir space shall be provided on private property for entrance of vehicles to off-street parking and loading spaces, except with respect to spaces independently accessible directly from the Street.
      For Residential Uses, independently accessible off-street parking spaces shall include spaces accessed by automated garages, or car elevators, lifts or other space-efficient parking as defined in Section 154(a)(4) and Section 154(a)(5) provided that no more than one car needs to be moved under its own power to access any one space.
   (d)   Enclosure of Off-Street Loading and Service Vehicle Spaces Required. All off-street freight loading and service vehicle spaces in the C-3, DTR, MUO, CMUO, WMUO, MUG, WMUG, and MUR shall be completely enclosed, and access from a public Street or Alley shall be provided by means of a private service driveway that is totally contained within the structure. Such a private service driveway shall include adequate space to maneuver trucks and service vehicles into and out of all provided spaces, and shall be designed so as to facilitate access to the subject property while minimizing interference with street and sidewalk circulation. Any such private service driveway shall be of adequate width to accommodate drive-in movement from the adjacent curb or inside traffic lane but shall in no case exceed 30 feet. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an adjacent Street or Alley is determined by the Zoning Administrator to be primarily used for building service, up to four off-street freight or loading spaces may be allowed to be individually accessible directly from such a Street or Alley, pursuant to the provisions of Section 309 in a C-3 District, the provisions of Section 309.1 in a DTR District, the provisions of Section 329 for projects subject to Section 329 in a MUO, CMUO, WMUO, MUG, WMUG, or MUR District, or by administrative decision of the Zoning Administrator for projects that are not subject to Section 329 in a MUO, CMUO, WMUO, MUG, WMUG, or MUR District.
   (e)   Alternate Location of Service Vehicle Spaces. Where site constraints would make a consolidated freight loading and service vehicle facility impractical, service vehicle spaces required by Sections 153(a)(6) and 154(b)(3) of this Code may be located in a parking garage for the structure or other location separate from freight loading spaces.
   (f)   Freight Elevator Access to Off-Street Freight Loading. Whenever off-street freight loading spaces are provided, freight elevators immediately accessible from the loading dock shall be provided to all floors which contain uses that are included in the calculation of required number of freight loading spaces. If freight loading facilities are subterranean, the location and operation of freight elevators shall be designed, where feasible, to discourage use of freight elevators for deliveries from the ground floor. Directories of building tenants shall be provided at all freight elevators. A raised loading dock or receiving area shall be provided with sufficient dimensions to provide for short-term storage of goods. All required freight loading and service vehicle spaces shall be made available only to those vehicles at all times, and provision shall be made to minimize interference between freight loading and service operations, and garbage dumpster operations and storage.
   (g)   Parking Pricing Requirements. In order to discourage long-term commuter parking, any off-street parking spaces provided for a structure or use other than Residential or Hotel in a C-3, DTR, SPD, MUG, WMUG, MUR, CMUO, WMUO, or MUO District, whether classified as an accessory or Conditional Use, that are otherwise available for use for long-term parking by downtown workers shall maintain a rate or fee structure for their use such that the rate charge for four hours of parking duration is no more than four times the rate charge for the first hour, and the rate charge for eight or more hours of parking duration is no less than 10 times the rate charge for the first hour. Additionally, no discounted parking rate shall be permitted for weekly, monthly or similar time-specific periods.
   (h)   Layout and Markings. The internal layout of off-street parking and loading spaces, driveways, aisles and maneuvering areas shall be according to acceptable standards, and all spaces shall be clearly marked.
   (i)   Parking Spaces for Persons with Disabilities. For each 25 off-street parking spaces provided, one such space shall be designed and designated for persons with disabilities.
   (j)   Bicycle Parking. Bicycle parking shall be provided, as required by Section 155.2.
   (k)   Encroachments. Off-street parking and loading facilities shall be arranged, designed and operated so as to prevent encroachments upon sidewalk areas, bicycle lanes, transit-only lanes and adjacent properties, in the maneuvering, standing, queuing and storage of vehicles, by means of the layout and operation of facilities and by use of bumper or wheel guards or such other devices as are necessary.
   (l)   Driveways. Driveways crossing sidewalks shall be no wider than necessary for ingress and egress, and shall be arranged, to the extent practical, so as to minimize the width and frequency of curb cuts, to maximize the number and size of on-street parking spaces available to the public, and to minimize conflicts with pedestrian and transit movements.
   (m)   Surfacing and Grading. Every off-street parking or loading facility shall be suitably graded, surfaced, drained and maintained.
   (n)   Parking or Loading in Required Open Spaces. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall not occupy any required open space, except as specified in Section 136 of this Code.
   (o)   Accounting of Parking and Loading Spaces. No area credited as all or part of a required off-street parking space shall also be credited as all or part of a required off-street loading space, or used as all or part of an unrequired off-street loading space. No area credited as all or part of a required off-street loading space shall also be credited as all or part of a required off-street parking space, or used as all or part of an unrequired off-street parking space.
   (p)   Freight Loading Adjacent to R Districts. Any off-street freight loading area located within 50 feet of any R District shall be completely enclosed within a building if such freight loading area is used in regular night operation.
   (q)   Rooftop Parking. Rooftop parking, where allowed, shall be screened as provided in Section 141(d) of this Code.
   (r)   Protected Pedestrian-, Cycling-, and Transit-Oriented Street Frontages. In order to preserve the pedestrian character of certain districts and to minimize delays to transit service, regulation of garage entries, driveways, or other vehicular access to off-street parking or loading via curb cuts on development lots shall occur on the Street frontages listed below. These limitations do not apply to the creation of new publicly-accessible Streets and Alleys. Any lot whose sole feasible vehicular access is via a protected street frontage described in this subsection (r) shall be exempted from any off-street parking or loading requirement found elsewhere in this Code.
      (1)   Folsom Street, from Second Street to The Embarcadero, not permitted except as set forth in Section 827.
      (2)   Not permitted:
         (A)   The entire portion of Market Street from The Embarcadero to Castro Street,
         (B)   Hayes Street from Franklin Street to Laguna Street, and Church Street in the NCT-3 and Upper Market NCT Districts,
         (C)   Van Ness Avenue from Hayes Street to Mission Street,
         (D)   Mission Street from The Embarcadero to Annie Street and from 10th Street to Division Street,
         (E)   Octavia Street from Hayes Street to Fell Street,
         (F)   Embarcadero in the DTR Districts,
         (G)   22nd Street between 3rd Street and Minnesota Streets within the NCT-2 District,
         (H)   Valencia Street between 15th and 23rd Streets in the Valencia Street NCT District,
         (I)   Mission Street for the entirety of the Mission Street NCT District,
         (J)   24th Street for the entirety of the 24th Street-Mission NCT,
         (K)   16th Street between Guerrero and Capp Streets within the Valencia Street NCT and Mission Street NCT Districts,
         (L)   16th Street between Kansas and Mississippi Streets in the UMU and PDR-1-D Districts,
         (M)   6th Street for its entirety within the SoMa NCT District,
         (N)   3rd Street, in the UMU districts for 100 feet north and south of Mariposa and 100 feet north and south of 20th Streets,
         (O)   Ocean Avenue within the Ocean Avenue NCT District,
         (P)   Geneva Avenue from I-280 to San Jose Avenue within the NCT-2 District,
         (Q)   Columbus Avenue between Washington and North Point Streets,
         (R)   Broadway from the Embarcadero on the east to Polk Street on the west,
         (S)   All alleyways in the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts,
         (T)   Diamond Street within the Glen Park NCT District,
         (U)   Chenery Street within the Glen Park NCT District,
         (V)   Natoma Street from 300 feet westerly of 1st Street to 2nd Street,
         (W)   Ecker Alley in its entirety,
         (X)   Shaw Alley in its entirety,
         (Y)   2nd Street from Market to Townsend Streets,
         (Z)   Destination Alleyways, as designated in the Downtown Streetscape Plan,
         (AA)   The western (inland) side of the Embarcadero between Townsend and Jefferson Streets,
         (BB)   Post Street, on the north side from Webster Street to Laguna Street and on the south side from Fillmore Street to Webster Street,
         (CC)   Buchanan Street from Post Street to Sutter Street,
         (DD)   Grant Avenue between Columbus Avenue and Filbert Street,
         (EE)   Green Street between Grant Avenue and Columbus/Stockton,
         (FF)   All Alleys within the North Beach NCD and the Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential SUD,
         (GG)1    Polk Street between Filbert Street and Golden Gate Avenue,
         (HH)   California Street between Van Ness Avenue and Hyde Street,
         (II)   Hyde Street between California Street and Pine Street,
         (JJ)   Broadway between Van Ness Avenue and Larkin Street,
         (KK)   Bush Street between Van Ness Avenue and Larkin Street,
         (LL)   Pine Street between Van Ness Avenue and Larkin Street, and
         (MM)   No curb cut shall be permitted that directly fronts an adjacent on-street striped bus stop (e.g., bus stop zones with striping or red curb) that has been approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors, transit bulb-out as defined in the Better Streets Plan, or on street frontage directly adjacent to a transit boarding island as defined in the Better Streets Plan if vehicles accessing the curb cut would be required to cross over the boarding island.
         (GG)1    Howard Street from 5th Street to 13th Street,
         (HH)1    Folsom Street from 2nd Street to 13th Street,
         (II)1    Brannan Street from 2nd Street to 6th Street,
         (JJ)1    Townsend Street from 2nd Street to 6th Street, except as permitted pursuant to Section 329(e)(3)(B),
         (KK)1    3rd Street from Folsom Street to Townsend Street,
         (LL)1    4th Street from Folsom Street to Townsend Street, and
         (MM)1    6th Street from Folsom Street to Brannan Street.
      (3)   Not permitted without Conditional Use authorization or Sections 309 or 329 exception. In the C-3-O(SD) and the Central SoMa Special Use Districts, the Planning Commission may grant permission for a new curb cut or an expansion of an existing one as an exception pursuant to Sections 309 or 329 in lieu of a Conditional Use authorization as long as the Commission makes the findings required under Section 303(y) and where the amount of parking proposed does not exceed the amounts permitted as accessory according to Section 151.1. In addition, in the MUG, WMUG, MUR, MUO, RED, RED-MX, and SPD Districts, the Planning Commission may grant permission for a new curb cut or an expansion of an existing one as an exception pursuant to Section 329 in lieu of a Conditional Use authorization as long as the Commission makes the findings required under Section 303(y). A Planning Commission Conditional Use authorization subject to the additional findings under Section 303(y) is required to allow a new curb cut or expansion of an existing one on any other restricted street identified in this subsection 155(r)(3).
         (A)   Except as provided in Section 155(r), in all zoning districts except RH, M, NC-S, P, PDR, and SALI, no curb cuts accessing off-street parking or loading shall be created or expanded on street frontages identified along any Transit Preferential Street as designated in the Transportation Element of the General Plan, or Neighborhood Commercial Street as defined in the Better Streets Plan, or any SFMTA Board of Directors adopted bicycle routes or lanes, where an alternative frontage is available. On such bicycles routes or lanes where the bicycle facility is only on one side of the street, the curb cut restriction shall apply to the side of the street with the bicycle facility, and shall not apply to the opposite side of the street.
         (B)   The entire portion of California Street,
         (C)   Folsom Street, Geary Street, Mission Street, Powell Street and Stockton Street in the C-3 Districts,
         (D)   Grant Avenue from Market Street to Sacramento Street,
         (E)   Montgomery Street from Market Street to Columbus Avenue,
         (F)   Church Street and 16th Street in the RTO District,
         (G)   Duboce Street from Noe Street to Market Street,
         (H)   Octavia Street from Fell Street to Market Street,
         (I)   1st, Fremont and Beale Streets from Market to Folsom Street,
         (J)   The eastern (water) side of The Embarcadero between Townsend and Taylor Streets,
         (K)1    Fillmore Street from Hermann Street to Duboce Avenue,
         (L)   Noe Street from Duboce Avenue to Market Street, and
         (M)   Dolores Street from Market Street to 16th Street.
         (K)1    Harrison Street from 2nd Street to 6th Street,
         (L)1    Bryant Street from 2nd Street to 6th Street, and
         (M)1    5th Street from Howard Street to Townsend Street.
      (4)   Where an alternative frontage is not available, parking or loading access along any Transit Preferential Street as designated in the Transportation Element of the General Plan, or Neighborhood Commercial Street defined in the Better Streets Plan, or any SFMTA Board of Directors adopted Class II Bikeways (bicycle lanes and buffered bike lanes) or Class IV Bikeways (protected bicycle lanes), may be allowed on streets not listed in subsection (r)(2) above as an exception in the manner provided in Section 309 for C-3-O(SD) Districts, Section 329 for Mixed-Use Districts, and in Section 303 for all other Districts in cases where the Planning Commission can determine that the final design of the parking access minimizes negative impacts to transit movement and to the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists to the fullest extent feasible.
      (5)   Corner lots in the SALI District. For corner lots in the SALI District, no new curb cut shall be permitted, nor any existing curb cut expanded, on any Street or Alley identified as an alley in the Western SoMa Area Plan of the General Plan if any property on the same block with frontage along that Street or Alley is designated as a RED or RED-MX District.
      (6)   A "development lot" shall mean any lot containing a proposal for new construction, building alterations which would increase the gross square footage of a structure by 20 percent or more, or change of use of more than 50 percent of the gross floor area of a structure containing parking. Pre-existing access to off-street parking and loading on development lots that violates the restrictions of this Section 155(r) may not be maintained.
   (s)   Off-Street Parking and Loading in C-3 Districts. In C-3 Districts, restrictions on the design and location of off-street parking and loading and access to off-street parking and loading are necessary to reduce their negative impacts on neighborhood quality and the pedestrian environment.
      (1)   Ground Floor or Below-Grade Parking and Street Frontages with Active Uses.
         (A)   All off-street parking in C-3 Districts (both as Accessory and Principal Uses) shall be built no higher than the ground-level (up to a maximum ceiling height of 20 feet from grade) unless an exception to this requirement is granted in accordance with Section 309 and Subsection 155(s)(2) below.
         (B)   Parking located at or above ground level shall conform to the street frontage requirements of Section 145.1(c), and shall be lined with active uses, as defined by Section 145.4(d), to a depth of at least 25 feet along all ground-level street frontages, except for space allowed for parking and loading access, building egress, and access to mechanical systems.
      (2)   Residential Accessory Parking. For residential accessory off-street parking in C-3 Districts, two additional floors of above-grade parking beyond the at-grade parking allowed by Section 155(s)(1), to a maximum ceiling height of 35 feet from grade, may be permitted subject to the provisions of Section 309 of this Code provided it can be clearly demonstrated that transportation easements or contaminated soil conditions make it practically infeasible to build parking below-ground. The determination of practical infeasibility shall be made based on an independent, third-party geotechnical assessment conducted by a licensed professional and funded by the project sponsor. The Planning Director shall make a determination as to the objectivity of the study prior to the Planning Commission’s consideration of the exception application under Section 309.
      (3)   Temporary Parking Lots. Parking lots permitted in C-3 Districts as temporary uses according to Section 156(f) are not subject to the requirements of subsection (1)(B) above.
      (4)   Parking and Loading Access.
         (A)   Width of Openings. Any single development is limited to a total of two façade 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 façade opening of no more than 15 feet wide for access to off-street loading. Shared openings for parking and loading are encouraged. The maximum permitted width of a shared parking and loading garage opening is 27 feet.
         (B)   Porte Cocheres. Porte cocheres to accommodate passenger loading and unloading are not permitted except as part of a Hotel, inn, or hostel use. 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 façade of the building and the sidewalk.
   (t)   Garage Additions in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District, North Beach-Telegraph Hill Residential Special Use District, and Chinatown Mixed Use Districts. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code to the contrary, a mandatory discretionary review hearing by the Planning Commission is required in order to install a garage in an existing or proposed structure of two units or more in the North Beach NCD, the North Beach-Telegraph Hill Residential SUD, and the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts.
      In order to approve the installation of any garage in these districts, the City shall find that: (1) the proposed garage opening/addition of off-street parking will not cause the elimination or reduction of ground-story retail or commercial space; (2) the proposed garage opening/addition of off-street parking will not eliminate or decrease the square footage of any dwelling unit, (3) the building has not had two or more evictions with each eviction associated with a separate unit(s) within the past ten years, and (4) the garage would not front on an Alley pursuant to Section 155(r)(2) of this Code or on a public right-of-way narrower than 41 feet, and (5) the proposed garage/addition of off-street parking is consistent with the Priority Policies of Section 101.1 of this Code. Prior to the issuance of notification under Section 311 or 312 of this Code, the Department shall require a signed affidavit by the project sponsor attesting to (1), (2), and (3) above, which the Department shall independently verify, and the Department shall determine whether the project complies with subsection (4) above. If the project sponsor does not provide such signed affidavit, or the garage would front on an Alley or on a public right-of-way narrower than 41 feet, the Department shall disapprove the application and no Planning Commission hearing shall be required.
   (u)   Driveway and Loading Operations Plan (DLOP) in the Central SoMa Special Use District.
      (1)   Purpose. The purpose of a Driveway and Loading Operations Plan (DLOP) is to reduce potential conflicts between driveway and loading operations, including passenger and freight loading activities, and pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles, to maximize reliance of on-site loading spaces to accommodate new loading demand, and to ensure that off-site loading activity is considered in the design of new buildings,
      (2)   Applicability. Development projects of more than 100,000 net new gross square feet in the Central SoMa Special Use District.
      (3)   Requirement. Applicable projects shall prepare a DLOP for review and approval by the Planning Department, in consultation with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The DLOP shall be written in accordance with any guidelines issued by the Planning Department.
(Amended by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 32-91, App. 1/25/91; Ord. 314-95, App. 10/6/95; Ord. 31-96, App. 1/11/96; Ord. 343-98, App. 11/19/98; Ord. 199-00, File No. 001102, App. 8/18/2000; Ord. 193-01, File No. 010488, App. 9/7/2001; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 129-06, File No, 060372, App. 6/22/2006; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 112-08, File No. 080095, App. 6/30/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 61-09, File No. 090181, App. 4/17/2009; Ord. 187-09, File No. 090867, App. 8/12/2009; Ord. 77-10, File No. 091165, App. 4/16/2010; Ord. 25-11, File No. 101464, App. 2/24/2011; Ord. 63-11, File No. 101053, App. 4/7/2011, Eff. 5/7/2011; Ord. 109-11, File No. 101350, App. 6/29/2011, Eff. 7/29/2011; Ord. 35-12 , File No. 111305, App. 2/21/2012, Eff. 3/22/2012; Ord. 182-12 , File No. 120665, App. 8/8/2012, Eff. 9/7/2012; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 232-14 , File No. 120881, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014; Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; Ord. 229-15 , File No. 151126, App. 12/22/2015, Eff. 1/21/2016; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; 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. 277-18, File No. 180914, App. 11/20/2018, Eff. 12/21/2018; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019; Ord. 311-18, File No. 181028, App. 12/21/2018, Eff. 1/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (d), (s)(1)(B), and (s)(3)(B) amended; Ord. 63-11, Eff. 5/7/2011. Divisions (g), (i), and (r) amended; Ord. 109-11, Eff. 7/29/2011. Divisions (r)(2)(T) and (r)(2)(U) added; Ord. 35-12 , Eff. 3/22/2012. Division (r)(2)(D) amended; divisions (r)(2)(V)-(Y) added; division (r)(3) amended; division (r)(3)(I) added; Ord. 182-12 , Eff. 9/7/2012. Divisions (d) and (g) amended; new division (r)(5) added and former division (r)(5) redesignated as (r)(6); Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Designation of subdivisions of division (r)(2) corrected; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Divisions (d) and (e) amended; new divisions (r)(2)(Z) and (r)(2)(AA) added; former division (r)(3)(A) amended and divided into current divisions (r)(3)(A) and (B); former divisions (r)(3)(B)-(E) redesignated as (r)(3)(C)-(F); former division (r)(3)(F) deleted; division (r)(3)(J) added; division (s)(1)(A) amended; former division (s)(1)(B)(i) deleted; former divisions (s)(2) and (s)(2)(A) amended and merged to form current division (s)(2); former division (s)(2)(B) deleted; division (s)(3) amended; former divisions (s)(3)(A) and (B) deleted; division (s)(4) amended; division (t) added; Ord. 232-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014. Divisions (d), (s)(1)(B), and (s)(4)(B) amended; Ord. 22-15, Eff. 3/22/2015. Divisions (r)(2)(BB) and (CC) added; Ord. 229-15 , Eff. 1/21/2016. Introductory paragraph and divisions (a)-(r) amended; former division (c)(1) redesignated as unnumbered; division (s)(1)(A) amended; divisions (s)(1)(C) and (s)(3) deleted; former divisions (s)(4) and (s)(5) redesignated (s)(3) and (s)(4) and current divisions (s)(3) and (s)(4)(B) amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Divisions (r) and (r)(2)(CC) amended; divisions (r)(2)(DD)-(FF) added; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017. Division (t) amended; Ord. 196-17, Eff. 11/4/2017. Division (r) amended; divisions (r)(2)(GG)-(LL)1 added; division (s)(4) designation corrected; Ord. 205-17, Eff. 12/3/2017. Divisions (r), (r)(1), and (r)(3)-(6) amended; divisions (r)(2)(MM), (r)(3)(A), and (r)(3)(K)-(M)1 added; former divisions (r)(3)(A)-(D) redesignated as (r)(3)(B)-(E); former division (r)(3)(E) deleted; Ord. 277-18 , Eff. 12/21/2018. Section header amended; divisions (d), (g), (r)(2)(N), (r)(2)(Y), and (r)(3) amended; divisions (r)(2)(GG)-(MM) [second group]1, (r)(3)(K)-(M) [second group]1, and (u)-(u)(3) added; Ord. 296-18 , Eff. 1/12/2019. Introductory paragraph and divisions (a), (s)(1)(A), and (s)(3) amended; Ord. 311-18 , Eff. 1/21/2019.
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   Sec. 155 currently contains two divisions with each of the following designations: (r)(2)(GG)-(MM) and (r)(3)(K)-(M). The second of each of these was added by Ord. 296-18.
SEC. 155.1.  BICYCLE PARKING: DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS.
   (a)   Definitions. The following definitions are listed alphabetically and shall govern Sections 155.1 through 155.4. For the purpose of these Sections, all terms defined below will be in initial caps throughout these Sections.
      "Attended Facility." A location in which the bicycle is delivered to and left with an attendant with provisions for identifying the bicycle's owner. The stored bicycle is accessible only to the attendant.
      "Class 1 Bicycle Parking Space(s)." Spaces in secure, weather-protected facilities intended for use as long-term, overnight, and work-day bicycle storage by dwelling unit residents, non-residential occupants, and Employees.
      "Class 2 Bicycle Parking Space(s)." Bicycle racks located in a publicly-accessible, highly visible location intended for transient or short-term use by visitors, guests, and patrons to the building or use.
      "Director." Director of the Planning Department.
      "Employees." Individuals employed by any entity operating or doing business on the subject lot.
      "Landlord." Any person who leases space in a building to the City. The term "Landlord" does not include the City.
      "Locker." A fully enclosed and secure bicycle parking space accessible only to the owner or operator of the bicycle or owner and operator of the Locker.
      "Monitored Parking." A location where Class 2 parking spaces are provided within an area under constant surveillance by an attendant or security guard or by a monitored camera.
      "New Building." A building or structure for which a new construction building permit is issued after the effective date of the Section as determined in Section 155.1(f).
      "Person." Any individual, proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, corporation, limited liability company, trust, association, or other entity that may enter into leases.
      "Responsible City Official." The highest ranking City official of an agency or department which has authority over a City-owned building or parking facility or of an agency or department for which the City is leasing space.
      "Restricted Access Parking." A location that provides Class 2 bicycle racks within a locked room or locked enclosure accessible only to the owners of bicycles parked within.
      "Stacked Parking." Bicycle parking spaces where racks are stacked and the racks that are not on the ground accommodate mechanically-assisted lifting in order to mount the bicycle.
      "U-lock." A rigid bicycle lock, typically constructed out of hardened steel composed of a solid U-shaped piece whose ends are connected by a locking removable crossbar.
      "Vertical Bicycle Parking." Bicycle Parking that requires both wheels to be lifted off the ground, with at least one wheel that is no more than 12 inches above the ground.
      "Workspace." Any designated office, cubicle, workstation, or other normal work area at which an employee typically performs daily work duties and not typically accessible to the public (such as in the case of retail, restaurant, classroom, theater or similar settings) and is not used for circulation. A Workspace shall also exclude any place where storage of a bicycle would be hazardous because of the nature of the work being performed in the immediate vicinity, such as in an industrial or medical setting.
   (b)   Standards for Location of Bicycle Parking Spaces. These standards apply to all bicycle parking subject to Section 155.2, as well as bicycle parking for City-owned and leased buildings, parking garages and parking lots subject to Section 155.3. Bicycle racks shall be located in highly visible areas as described in subsections below in order to maximize convenience and minimize theft and vandalism. For Accessory Dwelling Units, the requirements of this subsection (b) may be modified or waived pursuant to the procedures and criteria set forth in Sections 307(l) and 207(c)(4)(G).
      (1)   Class 1 spaces shall be located with direct access for bicycles without requiring use of stairs. The location of such spaces shall allow bicycle users to ride to the entrance of the space or the entrance of the lobby leading to the space. The design shall provide safe and convenient access to and from bicycle parking facilities. Safe and convenient means include, but are not limited to, ramps and wide hallways as described below. Escalators and stairs are not considered safe and convenient means of ingress and egress and shall not be used. Use of elevators to access bicycle parking spaces shall be minimized for all uses and if necessary shall follow the requirements below. Bicycle parking shall be at least as conveniently located as the most convenient nondisabled car parking provided for the subject use. Residential buildings shall not use space in dwelling units, balconies or required private open space for required Class 1 bicycle parking. Class 1 bicycle parking can be stored within the allowable 100 square feet yard obstruction described in Section 136(c)(23) of this Code. Class 1 bicycle parking spaces shall be located:
         (A)   On the ground floor within 100 feet of the major entrance to the lobby. There shall be either: (i) convenient access to and from the street to the bicycle parking space and another entrance from the bicycle parking space to the lobby area, or (ii) a minimum five foot wide hallway or lobby space that leads to the bicycle parking major entrance, where direct access to bicycle parking space from the street does not exist. Such access route may include up to two limited constriction points, such as doorways, provided that these constrictions are no narrower than three feet wide and extend for no more than one foot of distance.
         (B)   In the off-street automobile parking area, where lot configurations or other limitations do not allow bicycle parking spaces to be located near the lobby as described in subsection (A) above. Bicycle parking spaces shall be located on the first level of automobile parking either above or below grade and still be located near elevators or other pedestrian entrances to the building.
         (C)   One level above or below grade, where the two options above will not be possible due to an absence of automobile parking, small or unusual lot configurations, or other unique limitations. In such cases, ramps or elevators shall be provided to access the bicycle parking space and the bicycle parking spaces shall be near the elevators or other entrance to that story. At least one designated access route meeting the dimensional requirements described in (A) above shall connect a primary building entrance to the bicycle parking facility. For non-residential uses, any elevator necessary to access bicycle parking facilities larger than 50 spaces shall have clear passenger cab dimensions of at least 70 square feet and shall not be less than seven feet in any dimension.
      (2)   Class 2 spaces shall be located, as feasible, near all main pedestrian entries to the uses to which they are accessory, and should not be located in or immediately adjacent to service, trash or loading areas. Further standards for specific uses include:
         (A)   All uses, except non-accessory garages and parking lots, may locate Class 2 bicycle parking in a public right-of-way, such as on a sidewalk or in place of an on-street auto parking space, within 100 feet of a main entry to the subject building, subject to demonstration of preliminary approval by the necessary City agencies. If existing Class 2 bicycle parking in the required quantities already exists in a public right-of-way immediately fronting the subject lot, and such spaces are not satisfying bicycle parking requirements for another use, such parking shall be deemed to meet the Class 2 requirement for that use. Parking meters, poles, signs, or other street furniture shall not be used to satisfy Class 2 bicycle parking requirements, unless other public agencies have specifically designed and designated these structures for the parking of a bicycle.
         (B)   Non-residential uses other than non-accessory garages and parking lots, may locate Class 2 spaces in required non-residential open space (such as open space required by Sections 135.3 and 138 of this Code), provided that such bicycle parking does not occupy more than five percent of the open space area or 120 square feet, whichever is greater, and does not affect pedestrian circulation in the open space.
         (C)   Non-Accessory Garages and Parking Lots shall place Class 2 spaces within the garage in a location that will protect them from wind-driven rain near a primary entrance.
      (3)   All Bicycle Parking Spaces.
         (A)   Stadiums, Arenas, and Amphitheaters shall provide Class 1 bicycle parking for on-site Employees in a separate location from Class 2 parking provided as specified below:
            (i)   Such uses shall provide at least 75 percent but not more than 90 percent of Class 2 parking in the form of an Attended Facility for patrons. The facilities shall continuously staff the Attended Facility and make it available to patrons of events from not later than one hour before the event begins to not earlier than one hour after the event finishes during all events with an expected attendance of greater than 2,000 people.
            (ii)   Class 2 parking that is not provided in an Attended Facility per subsection (i) above shall be appropriately dispersed around the subject use in convenient and visible surrounding public spaces and rights-of-way within 500 feet of the perimeter of subject use.
         (B)   Developments with multiple buildings shall disperse required bicycle parking, for both Class 1 and Class 2 spaces, in smaller facilities located close to primary occupant and visitor entries for each building, as appropriate, rather than in a large centralized facility serving the multiple buildings.
   (c)   Design Standards for Bicycle Parking Spaces. These design standards apply to all bicycle parking spaces subject to Sections 155.2 and 155.3. Bicycle parking shall follow the design standards established in Zoning Administrator Bulletin No. 9, which includes specific requirements on bicycle parking layout and acceptable types of Class 1 and Class 2 bicycle parking spaces. For Accessory Dwelling Units, the requirements of this subsection (c) may be modified or waived pursuant to the procedures and criteria set forth in Sections 307(l) and 207(c)(4)(G).
      (1)   Class 1 spaces shall protect the entire bicycle, its components and accessories against theft and inclement weather, including wind-driven rain. Acceptable forms of Class 1 spaces include (A) individual Lockers, (B) Attended Facilities, (C) Monitored Parking, (D) Restricted Access Parking, and (E) Stacked Parking, as defined in Section 155.1 and further detailed in Zoning Administrator Bulletin No. 9. When Class 1 spaces are provided as Restricted Access Parking, bicycle racks shall follow the specifications in subsection 2 below. Stacked Parking spaces may be used to satisfy any Class 1 required space. However, Class 1 spaces shall not require manually lifting the entire bicycle more than three inches to be placed in the space, except as provided in subsection (3) below for Vertical Bicycle Parking.
      (2)   Class 2 spaces shall meet the following design standards:
         (A)   Bicycle racks shall permit the locking of the bicycle frame and one wheel to the rack with a U-lock without removal of the wheel, and shall support the bicycle in a stable, upright position without damage to wheels, frame or components. Class 2 spaces are encouraged, but not required, to include weather protection, as feasible and appropriate.
         (B)   The surface of bicycle parking spaces need not be paved but shall be finished to avoid mud and dust.
         (C)   All bicycle racks shall be securely anchored to the ground or building structure, with tamper-resistant hardware.
         (D)   Bicycle parking spaces may not interfere with pedestrian circulation.
      (3)   Vertical Bicycle Parking. Vertical Bicycle Parking shall enable the bicycle to be locked to a rack or other object permanently affixed to a wall. Vertical Bicycle Parking may satisfy required bicycle parking pursuant to Section 155.2 and 155.3 where:
         (A)   Such parking is primarily an Attended Facility where facility staff parks the bicycles or such racks provide mechanical assistance for lifting the bicycle; or
         (B)   No more than one-third of the required Class 1 bicycle parking is provided as Vertical Bicycle Parking; or
         (C)   Class 2 spaces for Personal Services, Restaurants, Limited Restaurants, and Bars, as defined in Table 155.2(16) are provided either indoors or outdoors. In such cases, no more than one-third of all required Class 2 bicycle parking shall be provided as Vertical Bicycle Parking. Class 2 bicycle parking for uses other than those defined in Table 155.2(16) shall not provide any of the required spaces as Vertical Bicycle Parking.
      (4)   Signage Requirements for Bicycle Parking. Where Class 2 bicycle parking areas are not located in an outdoor location clearly visible to bicyclists approaching from adjacent public roadways or paths, signs shall indicate the locations of the facilities on the exterior of the building at each major entrance and in other appropriate locations. Such signs shall be not less than 12 inches square and shall use the template provided in Zoning Administrator Bulletin No. 9. Where necessary, additional directional signage to the bicycle parking area shall be provided.
   (d)   Reduction of Auto Parking. When fulfilling bicycle parking requirements, the number of required automobile parking spaces on any lot may be reduced in the following cases per Section 150(e) of this Code:
      (1)   Existing buildings subject to Section 155.2(a)(2) through 155.2(a)(5) or for City-owned properties subject to Section 155.3;
      (2)   Existing buildings not subject to any bicycle parking requirements; or
      (3)   New Buildings subject to Section 155.2(a)(1).
      When replacing automobile parking space with bicycle parking, layout and design standards in Section 155.1(c) and the Zoning Administrator Bulletin No. 9 shall be followed.
   (e)   Other Rules and Standards. This Section shall apply to all bicycle parking subject to Sections 155.2 or 155.3, except as indicated.
      (1)   Except for non-accessory parking garages, bicycle parking required by Section 155.2 shall be provided at no cost or fee to building occupants, tenants and visitors.
      (2)   Required bicycle parking shall be provided on the subject lot except where alternative locations are allowed in Sections 155.2(e), 155.3(d), and 307(k) of this Code.
      (3)   The building, lot or garage may not establish unreasonable rules that interfere with the ability of cyclists to conveniently access bicycle parking. Such unreasonable rules include hours of operation and prohibitions on riding bicycles in areas where driving automobiles is permitted. The rules may require cyclists to walk bicycles through areas that are pedestrian only and where motorized vehicles are not permitted.
      (4)   All plans submitted to the Department containing bicycle parking intended to satisfy the requirements of Sections 155.2 and 155.3 shall indicate on said plans the location, dimensions, and type of bicycle parking facilities to be provided, including the model or design of racks to be installed and the dimensions of all aisle, hallways, or routes used to access the parking.
   (f)   Effective Date. The effective date of the requirements for bicycle parking for different uses shall be the date that the Planning Code provisions pertaining to bicycle parking requirements for a particular use first became effective, or the date subsequent modifications to the requirements for that use, if any, became effective. The effective day for bicycle parking requirements for:
         (A)   Commercial and industrial uses shall be either September 7, 2001, when Ordinance 193-01 became effective, or the date subsequent modifications, if any, to the bicycle parking requirements for commercial and industrial uses became effective.
         (B)   Residential uses shall be either August 19, 2005, when Ordinance 217-05 became effective, or the date subsequent modifications, if any, to the bicycle parking requirements for residential uses became effective.
         (C)   Non-accessory parking garages shall be either November 19, 1998, when Ordinance 343-98 became effective, or the date a subsequent modification, if any, became effective.
         (D)   City-owned buildings, leased or purchased by the City shall be either January 11, 1996, when Ordinance 31-96 became effective, or the date a subsequent modification, if any, became effective.
(Added by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013; amended by Ord. 195-18, File No. 180268, App. 8/10/2018, Eff. 9/10/2018)
(Former Sec. 155.1 added by Ord. 31-96, App. 1/11/96; amended by Ord. 343-98, App. 11/19/98; Ord. 187-09, File No. 090867, App. 8/12/2009; Ord. 173-12, File No. 120471, App. 8/2/2012, Eff. 9/1/2012; repealed by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (b) and (c) amended; Ord. 195-18, Eff. 9/10/2018.
SEC. 155.2.  BICYCLE PARKING: APPLICABILITY AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC USES.
   Bicycle parking spaces are required in at least the minimum quantities specified in Table 155.2. Bicycle parking shall meet the standards in Section 155.1.
   (a)   Applicability. The requirements of this Section apply in all the following cases regardless of whether off-street automobile parking is available except if indicated:
      (1)   New Building; or
      (2)   addition of a Dwelling Unit to an existing building where off-street vehicle parking exists; or
      (3)   addition to a building or lot that increases the building's Gross Floor Area by more than 20 percent; or
      (4)   change of occupancy or increase in intensity of use which would increase the number of total required bicycle parking spaces (inclusive of Class 1 and 2 spaces in aggregate) by 15 percent; or
      (5)   where DBI determines that an addition or alteration meets the bicycle parking thresholds set in Section 5.106.4 of the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) (California Title 24, Part 11), as amended from time to time; or
      (6)   addition or creation of new Gross Floor Area or an increase in the capacity of off-street vehicle parking spaces for an existing building or lot, regardless of whether such vehicle parking is considered accessory or a principally or conditionally permitted use.
   (b)   Rules for Calculating Bicycle Parking Requirements.
      (1)   Under no circumstances may total bicycle parking provided for any use, building, or lot constitute less than five percent of the automobile parking spaces for the subject building, as required by Section 5.106.4 of the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) (California Title 24, Part 11), as amended from time to time.
      (2)   Calculations of bicycle parking requirements shall follow the rules of Section 153(a) of this Code.
      (3)   Where bicycle parking is required per subsection (a)(2) above, bicycle parking shall be provided for all Dwelling Units at the same ratio as existing off-street vehicle parking is provided relative to the amount of off-street vehicle parking that is required by this Code.
      (4)   Where bicycle parking is required due to addition, conversion, or renovation of an existing building, per subsection (a)(3) above, the bicycle parking shall be calculated based on the total square footage of the building or lot for all uses after the addition, conversion, renovation or parking expansion.
      (5)   Where bicycle parking is required due to change of use, per subsection (a)(4) above, the bicycle parking shall be calculated based on the occupied area of uses changed.
      (6)   Where a project proposes to construct new Non-Residential Uses or increase the area of existing Non-Residential Uses, for which the project has not identified specific uses at the time of project approval by the Planning Department or Planning Commission, the project shall provide the amount of non-residential bicycle parking required for Retail Sales per Table 155.2 .
 
 
Table 155.2
BICYCLE PARKING SPACES REQUIRED
Use
Minimum Number of Class 1 Spaces Required
Minimum Number of Class 2 Spaces Required
RESIDENTIAL USES
Dwelling Units (on lots with 3 units or less)
No racks required. Provide secure, weather protected space meeting dimensions set in Zoning Administrator Bulletin No. 9, one per unit, easily accessible to residents and not otherwise used for automobile parking or other purposes.
None.
Dwelling Units (including SRO Units and Student Housing that are Dwelling Units)
One Class 1 space for every Dwelling Unit. For buildings containing more than 100 Dwelling Units, 100 Class 1 spaces plus one Class 1 space for every four Dwelling Units over 100. Dwelling Units that are also considered Student Housing shall provide 50 percent more spaces than would otherwise be required.
One per 20 units. Dwelling Units that are also considered Student Housing shall provide 50 percent more spaces than would otherwise be required.
Group Housing (including SRO Units and Student Housing that are Group Housing; Homeless Shelters are exempt)
One Class 1 space for every four beds. For buildings containing over 100 beds, 25 Class 1 spaces plus one Class 1 space for every five beds over 100. Group Housing that is also considered Student Housing shall provide 50% more spaces than would otherwise be required.
Minimum two spaces. Two Class 2 spaces for every 100 beds. Group Housing that is also considered Student Housing shall provide 50% more spaces than would otherwise be required.
Senior Housing or Dwelling Units dedicated to persons with physical disabilities
One Class 1 space for every 10 units or beds, whichever is applicable.
Minimum two spaces. Two Class 2 spaces for every 50 units or beds, whichever is applicable.
NON-RESIDENTIAL USES
Agricultural Uses Category
Agricultural Uses
One Class 1 space for every 40,000 square feet.
None.
Automotive Uses Category
Automotive Uses not listed below
One class 1 space for every 12,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, except not less than two Class 1 spaces for any use larger than 5,000 occupied square feet.
Minimum of two spaces. Four Class 2 spaces for any use larger than 50,000 occupied square feet.
Private Parking Garage or Lot, Public Parking Garage or Lot, Vehicle Storage Garage or Lot
None are required. However, if Class 1 spaces that can be rented on an hourly basis are provided, they may count toward the garage's requirement for Class 2 spaces.
One Class 2 space for every 20 car spaces, except in no case less than six Class 2 spaces.
Entertainment, Arts and Recreation Uses Category
Entertainment, Arts and Recreation Uses not listed below
Five Class 1 spaces for facilities with a capacity of less than 500 guests; 10 Class 1 spaces for facilities with capacity of grater than 500 guests.
One Class 2 space for every 500 seats or for every portion of each 50 person capacity.
Arts Activities
Minimum two spaces or one Class 1 space for every 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces or one Class 2 space for every 2,500 square feet of publicly accessible or exhibition space.
Sports Stadium, Arena, Amphitheater, or other venue of public gathering with a capacity of greater than 2,000 people
One Class 1 space for every 20 Employees during events.
Five percent of venue capacity excluding Employees. A portion of these must be provided in Attended Facilities as described in Section 155.1(b)(3).
Industrial Uses Category
Industrial Uses
One Class 1 space for every 12,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, except not less than two Class 1 spaces for any use larger than 5,000 occupied square feet.
Minimum of two spaces. Four Class 2 spaces for any use larger than 50,000 occupied square feet.
Institutional Uses Category
Child Care Facility
Minimum two spaces or one space for every 20 children.
One Class 2 space for every 20 children.
Community Facility, Private Community Facility, Public Facility
Minimum two spaces or one Class 1 space for every 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces or one Class 2 space for every 2,500 occupied square feet of publicly-accessible or exhibition area.
Hospital
One Class 1 space for every 15,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
One Class 2 space for every 30,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, but no less than four located near each public pedestrian entrance.
Medical Cannabis Dispensary
One Class 1 space for every 7,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces. One Class 2 space for every 2,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area. For uses larger than 50,000 occupied gross square feet, 10 Class 2 spaces plus one Class 2 space for every additional 10,000 occupied square feet.
Philanthropic Administrative Service, Social Service or Philanthropic Facility
One Class 1 space for every 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces for any use greater than 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, and one Class 2 space for each additional 50,000 occupied square feet.
Post-Secondary Educational Institution or Trade School
One Class 1 space for every 20,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces. One Class 2 space for every 10,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Religious Facility
Five Class 1 spaces for facilities with a capacity of less than 500 guests; 10 Class 1 spaces for facilities with a capacity of greater than 500 guests.
One Class 2 space for every 500 seats or for every portion of each 50 person capacity.
Residential Care Facility
None required.
Minimum two spaces. Two Class 2 spaces for every 50 units or beds, whichever is applicable.
School
Four Class 1 spaces for every classroom.
One Class 2 space for every classroom.
Sales and Services Use Category
Retail Sales and Services Uses not listed below
One Class 1 space for every 7,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces. One Class 2 space for every 2,500 sq. ft. of Occupied Floor Area. For uses larger than 50,000 occupied square feet, 10 Class 2 spaces plus one Class 2 space for every additional 10,000 occupied square feet.
Eating and Drinking Uses, Personal Services, Financial Services
One Class 1 space for every 7,500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces. One Class 2 space for every 750 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Health Service
One Class 1 space for every 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
One Class 2 space for every 15,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, but no less than four located near each public pedestrian entrance.
Hotel, Motel
One Class 1 space for every 30 rooms.
Minimum two spaces. One Class 2 space for every 30 rooms
-plus-
One Class 2 space for every 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area of conference, meeting or function rooms.
Mortuary
None.
None.
Retail space devoted to the handling of bulky merchandise such as motor vehicles, machinery or furniture, excluding grocery stores
Minimum two spaces. One Class 1 space for every 15,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces. One Class 2 space for every 10,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Self-Storage
One Class 1 space for every 40,000 square feet.
None.
Trade Shop, Retail Greenhouse or Nursery
One Class 1 space for every 12,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, except not less than two Class 1 spaces for any use larger than 5,000 occupied square feet.
Minimum of two spaces. Four Class 2 spaces for any use larger than 50,000 occupied square feet.
Non-Retail Sales and Services not listed below
One Class 1 space for every 12,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, except not less than two Class 1 spaces for any use larger than 5,000 occupied square feet.
Minimum of two spaces. Four Class 2 spaces for any use larger than 50,000 gross square feet.
Commercial Storage, Wholesale Storage
One Class 1 space for every 40,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
None.
Office
One Class 1 space for every 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area.
Minimum two spaces for any Office Use greater than 5,000 square feet of Occupied Floor Area, and one Class 2 space for each additional 50,000 occupied square feet.
Utility and Infrastructure Uses Category
Utility and Infrastructure Uses non listed below
None required.
None required.
 
   (c)   Contractual Limits on Liability. Requirements for non-accessory garages and parking lots subject to Table 155.2 (29) shall not interfere with the rights of a parking garage owner to enter into agreements with parking garage patrons or take other lawful measures to limit the parking garage owner's liability to patrons with respect to bicycles parked in the parking garage, provided that such agreements or measures are in accordance with the requirements of this subsection.
   (d)   In Lieu Fee for Required Class 2 Bicycle Parking. An applicant may satisfy some or all of the requirements to provide Class 2 bicycle parking by paying the Bicycle Parking In Lieu Fee provided in Section 430 of this Code.
   (e)   Alternative Locations, Waivers and Variances. The Zoning Administrator may administratively waive or grant a variance from bicycle parking requirements or approve alternative locations for bicycle parking under the procedures of Sections 305 and 307(k) of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013; amended by Ord. 14-15 , File No. 141210, App. 2/13/2015, Eff. 3/15/2015; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015; Ord. 202-18, File No. 180557, App. 8/10/2018, Eff. 9/10/2018)
(Former Sec. 155.2 added by Ord. 343-98, App. 11/19/98; repealed by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Table 155.2 amended; Ord. 14-15 , Eff. 3/15/2015. Divisions (a)(5), (a)(6), and (b)(1), and Table 155.2 amended; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015. Table 155.2 amended; Ord. 202-18, Eff. 9/10/2018.
SEC. 155.3.  BICYCLE PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY-OWNED AND LEASED PROPERTIES.
   (a)   Applicability. This Section applies to the installation of bicycle parking in existing buildings owned, leased or purchased by the City and City-owned non-accessory parking garages and parking lots.
   (b)   Requirements. For all City-owned or leased buildings, non-accessory garages, and parking lots, regardless of whether off-street vehicle parking is available, the Responsible City Official, as defined in Section 155.1, shall provide bicycle parking according to the use categories specified in Table 155.2. All required bicycle parking provided per this Section shall conform to the standards of Sections 155.1 and 155.2. The provisions of this Section shall not apply in any case where the City occupies property as a tenant under a lease, the term of which does not exceed one year.
   (c)   Lease Provisions.
      (1)   Lease provisions apply to all City leases for buildings that are subject to the requirements of subsection 155.3 and under which the City is a tenant. Such leases shall specifically provide that the Landlord agrees to make space available in the building for bicycle parking facilities. These facilities shall be available for the term of the lease. These leases shall also provide that the Responsible City Official may install, at no cost to the Landlord bicycle parking facilities that are in compliance with subsection (b).
      (2)   This subsection (c) does not in any way limit the ability of the Zoning Administrator to approve alternative locations for bicycle parking under provision of Section 307(k). In the event that an exemption is granted or an alternative location is approved allowing the installation of bicycle parking facilities on property that is not included in a building leased by the Responsible City Official, or on property that belongs to the Landlord subsection (c) does not apply. If the alternative location is on property that is owned by the Landlord, but is not inside the building to be leased by the Responsible City Official, the lease provision of subsection (c) is required and shall identify that property as the location of the bicycle parking facility.
   (d)   Alternative Locations, Reductions or Exemptions. In the event that compliance with Section 155.3(b) for Class 1 bicycle parking may not be feasible because of demonstrable hardship including but not limited to absence of an off-street automobile garage on the subject lot, the Responsible City Official may apply to the Zoning Administrator under the procedures of Section 307(k)(1) for approval of an alternative storage location, reduction or exemption from the requirements. Waivers and Variances for Class 2 bicycle parking required by subsection (b) above would be subject to the same measures as Section 307(k)(2).
   (e)   Implementation. Except as provided in subsection (g)(2), all City-owned buildings and parking garages subject to Section 155.3 shall comply and install the required bicycle parking and associated signage within one year of the effective date of this Ordinance No. 183-13 .
      (1)   Where this Section imposes requirements on the City, the Responsible City Official shall be responsible for fulfilling such requirements.
      (2)   If during the one-year implementation period set forth in subsection (e) the demand for the bicycle parking facilities is less than 80 percent of the spaces within 20 consecutive non-holiday weekdays, the parking garage may apply to the Zoning Administrator under the procedures of Section 307(k)(1)(B) for permission to delay full compliance with subsection (b). In the case of a parking garage that is not predominantly used during the regular work week (for example, a parking garage near an event venue), the Zoning Administrator may designate an alternative period other than "non-holiday weekdays" for purposes of evaluating an exemption from the full requirements of subsection (b). Such alternative period may include, but not be limited to, 10 consecutive weekends or 20 days on which the parking garage primarily serves customers attending an event at a nearby venue.
      (3)   Except as provided in subsection (g)(2), existing City-owned buildings and garages with existing substandard racks, which do not comply with acceptable rack types defined in 155.1(c), shall have one year from the effective date of this Section to replace them with conforming racks.
   (f)   Monitoring. The Planning Department shall, every five years, beginning with 2013, survey the amount, location, and usage of both Class 1 and Class 2 bicycle parking spaces at (A) City Hall, (B) the Main Library, (C) the 25 other City-owned or leased buildings which have the highest square footage as identified in a list published by the City's Department of Real Estate, and (D) City-owned garages in order to report compliance with this Section and to ascertain whether current requirements are adequate to meet demand for such parking spaces. Such survey of usage shall be conducted during the months of March through October and shall document usage on at least two fair-weather non-holiday week days. A report on such findings shall be submitted to the Planning Commission and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors. If current requirements are inadequate, the Director shall draft and submit to the Board of Supervisors proposed legislation that would remedy the deficiency. For the purposes of this subsection, "inadequate" shall mean an occupancy of greater than 85 percent or in cases where bicycles are clearly parked in non-standard  locations due to crowding of the provided facilities.
   (g)   Miscellaneous Standards and Requirements.
      (1)   In any City-owned or leased building, non-accessory parking garage, or parking lot that contains more than the required number of bicycle parking spaces as set forth above, the Responsible City Official or private parking garage owner shall not remove such additional bicycle parking spaces without petitioning the Zoning Administrator. Such a petition may not be filed until at least one year after the effective date of this Section. That petition shall demonstrate that the spaces the Responsible City Official or private parking garage owner seeks authority to remove have not been necessary to meet the demand of Employees and other building users.
      (2)   For existing buildings owned, leased or purchased by the City and City-owned parking garages, the Responsible City Official shall comply with this Section 155.3. The Board of Supervisors does not intend to impose requirements of this Section on any Responsible City Official where such application would impair obligations of contract.
(Added by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013)
(Former Sec. 155.3 added by Ord. 343-98, App. 11/19/98; repealed by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013)
SEC. 155.4.  REQUIREMENTS FOR SHOWER FACILITIES AND LOCKERS.
   (a)   Applicability. Requirements for shower facilities and lockers are applicable under the provisions of Section 155.2(a)(1) through (a)(4) for uses defined under subsection (c) below. Subject uses shall provide shower and clothes locker facilities for short-term use of the tenants or Employees in that building. When shower facilities and lockers are required due to additions to, conversion, or renovation of uses, facilities shall be calculated based on the total square footage of the building or lot after the addition, conversion or renovations.
   (b)   Effective Date. The effective date of the requirements of this Section, shall be either November 19, 1998, which is the date that the requirements originally became effective by Ordinance 343-98, or the date a subsequent modification, if any, became effective.
   (c)   Requirements.
 
 
Uses
Minimum Shower Facility and Lockers Required
Entertainment, Arts and Recreation Uses; Industrial Uses; Institutional Uses; Non-Retail Sales and Services Uses; Utility and Infrastructure Uses; Small Enterprise Workspace; and Trade Shop
   - One shower and six clothes lockers where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 10,000 square feet but is no greater than 20,000 square feet,
   - Two showers and 12 clothes lockers where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 20,000 square feet but is no greater than 50,000 square feet,
   - Four showers and 24 clothes lockers are required where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 50,000 square feet.
Retail Sales and Services Uses, except as listed above
   - One shower and six clothes lockers where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 25,000 square feet but is no greater than 50,000 square feet,
   - Two showers and 12 clothes lockers where the Occupied Floor Area exceeds 50,000 square feet.
 
   (d)   Exemptions. An owner of an existing building subject to the requirements of this Section 155.4 shall be exempt from Subsection (c) upon submitting proof to the Zoning Administrator that the owner has made arrangements with a Gym or other facility, located within three blocks of the building, to provide showers and lockers at no cost to the Employees who work in the owner's building.
(Added by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013; amended by Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015)
(Former Sec. 155.4 added by Ord. 193-01, File No. 010488, App. 9/7/2001; amended by Ord. 187-09, File No. 090867, App. 8/12/2009; Ord. 173-12, File No. 120471, App. 8/2/2012, Eff. 9/1/2012; Ord. 182-12 , File No. 120665, App. 8/8/2012, Eff. 9/7/2012; repealed by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (c) and (d) amended; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015.
SEC. 155.5.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; amended by Ord. 129-06, File No, 060372, App. 6/22/2006; Ord. 187-09, File No. 090867, App. 8/12/2009; repealed by Ord. 183-13 , File No. 130528, App. 8/7/2013, Eff. 9/6/2013)
SEC. 156.  PARKING LOTS.
   (a)   Definition. For purposes of this section, a “parking lot” is defined as an off-street open area or portion thereof solely for the parking of passenger automobiles. Such an area or portion shall be considered a parking lot whether or not on the same lot as another use, whether or not required by this Code for any structure or use, and whether classified as an accessory, principal or Conditional Use.
   (b)   Conditional Use.
      (1)   Where parking lots are specified in Articles 2, 7, or 8 of this Code as a use for which Conditional Use approval is required in a certain district, such Conditional Use approval shall be required only for such parking lots in such district as are not qualified as accessory uses under Section 204.5 of this Code. The provisions of this Section 156 shall, however, apply to all parking lots whether classified as accessory, principal, or Conditional Uses.
      (2)   In considering any Conditional Use application for a parking lot for a specific use or uses where the amount of parking provided exceeds the amount classified as accessory parking in Section 204.5 of this Code, the Planning Commission shall consider the criteria set forth in Section 303(t).
   (c)   Screening.
      (1)   Any vehicle use area that is less than 25 linear feet adjacent to a public right-of-way or is a parking lot for the parking of two or more automobiles which adjoins a lot in any R District, or which faces a lot in any R District across a street or alley, shall be screened from view therefrom, except at driveways necessary for ingress and egress, by a solid fence, a solid wall, or a compact evergreen hedge, not less than four feet in height.
      (2)   Any vehicle use area that has more than 25 linear feet adjacent to a public right-of-way or is a parking lot for the parking of 10 or more automobiles shall be screened in accordance with the standards described in Section 142, Screening and Greening of Parking and Vehicle Use Areas.
      (3)   Any parking lot approved pursuant to zoning categories .25, .27 and .29 of Sections 813 through 818 of this Code shall be screened in accordance with the standards described in Section 142, Screening and Greening of Parking and Vehicle Use Areas except where this requirement would prevent otherwise feasible use of the subject lot as an open space or play area for nearby residents.
   (d)   Artificial Lighting. All artificial lighting used to illuminate a parking lot for any number of automobiles in any District shall be arranged so that all direct rays from such lighting fall entirely within such parking lot.
   (e)   Dead Storage, Dismantling, or Repair. No parking lot for any number of automobiles shall have conducted upon it any dead storage or dismantling of vehicles, or any repair or servicing of vehicles other than of an emergency nature.
   (f)   Parking Lots in C-3 and NCT Districts. No permanent parking lot shall be permitted in C-3 and NCT Districts; temporary parking lots may be approved as Conditional Uses, except in the C-3-O(SD) District, pursuant to the provisions of Section 303 for a period not to exceed five years from the date of approval. No new parking lots may be approved in the C-3-O(SD) District, however Conditional Use approval for a two-year extension of existing parking lots in the C-3-O(SD) District may be approved pursuant to this subsection (f) provided that they meet the requirements of subsection (h).
   (g)   Interior Landscaping and Street Trees.
      (1)   All permanent parking lots are required to provide one tree per five parking spaces in a manner that is compliant with the applicable water use requirements of Administrative Code Chapter 63 and a minimum of 20% Permeable Surface, as defined in Section 102 of this Code. The trees planted in compliance with this subsection (g) shall result in canopy coverage of 50% of the parking lots’ hardscape within 15 years of the installations of these trees. Permeable Surfaces and grading shall be coordinated so that stormwater can infiltrate the surface in areas with less than 5% slope.
      (2)   All parking lots shall meet the street tree requirements specified in Section 138.1(c)(1) of this Code.
   (h)   Extension of Existing Parking Lots in the C-3-O(SD) District. The conditions of approval for the extension of an existing parking lot in the C-3-O(SD) District shall include the following:
      (1)   a minimum of one parking space for car sharing vehicles meeting all of the requirements in Section 166 for every 20 spaces in said lot;
      (2)   a minimum of two Class 2 bicycle parking spaces for every 50 linear feet of frontage in a highly visible area on the property adjacent to a public sidewalk or approval attained from the appropriate City agencies to install such bicycle parking on a public sidewalk on the same block;
      (3)   interior landscaping compliant with the requirements in subsection (g) above, provided that if a site permit has been approved by the Planning Department for construction of building on the subject lot that would replace the parking lot in less than two years, the trees may be planted in movable planters and the lot need not provide Permeable Surfaces described in Subsection (g).
(Amended by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 84-10, File No. 091453, App. 4/22/2010; Ord. 182-12 , File No. 120665, App. 8/8/2012, Eff. 9/7/2012; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 232-14 , File No. 120881, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014; Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (h) amended; division (l) added; Ord. 182-12 , Eff. 9/7/2012. [Former] divisions (c), (d), (f), and (k) amended; former divisions (l)(A)-(C) redesignated as [former] (l)(1)-(3); Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Division (a) amended; former division (b) amended and redesignated as (b)(1), former division (c) redesignated as (b)(2); former division (d) amended and redesignated as (c)(1); former division (e) redesignated as (c)(2); former division (f) amended and redesignated as (d); former division (g) redesignated a (e); former division (h) amended and redesignated as (f); former division (i) redesignated as (g); former divisions (j), (k), and (l) amended and redesignated as (h)(1), (h)(2), and (i); Ord. 232-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014. Division (i) amended; Ord. 22-15, Eff. 3/22/2015. Divisions (a)- (b)(2) amended; division (c)(3) added; divisions (e) and (f) amended; former division (g) deleted; former divisions (h) and (i) redesignated as divisions (g) and (h); current divisions (g)(1), (g)(2), and (h)(3) amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017.