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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 2.5:
HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICTS
 
Height and Bulk Districts Established.
Height and Bulk Districts: Purposes.
Classes of Height and Bulk Districts.
Special Height Limits.
Review of Proposed Buildings and Structures Exceeding a Height of 40 Feet in RH Districts, or More Than 50 Feet in RM and RC Districts.
Review of Proposed Buildings and Structures in the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District.
Review of Proposed Buildings and Structures in the Van Ness Special Use District.
Review of Proposed Buildings and Structures Above 26 Feet Not Exceeding 40 Feet in the NC-S/Lakeshore Plaza Special Use District.
Review of Proposed Buildings and Structures Exceeding a Height of 65 Feet in the Mission Street NCT District.
Review of Proposed Buildings and Structures Exceeding a Height of 35 Feet in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts.
Height Limits: Measurement.
Additional Height Limits Applicable to Certain RH Districts.
Additional Height Limits for Narrow Streets and Alleys in, R, RTO, NC, NCT, and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Additional Height Limits for the Folsom Street NCT District.
Additional Height Limits for the Japantown NC District.
Additional Height Limits Applicable to Signs.
Height Limits: Special Exceptions.
Special Exceptions: South, East and West of Chinese Playground.
Special Exceptions: East of Chinese Playground on Nob Hill.
Special Height Exceptions: Chinatown Corners and Parapets.
Special Height Exceptions: North of Market Residential Special Use District.
Exceptions to Height Limits in 80-130-F and 80-130-X Height and Bulk Districts.
Height Limits: Special Exceptions for Upper Tower Extensions in S Districts.
Special Exceptions: 200-400-S Special Height and Bulk District.
Special Height Exceptions: Portion of Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District.
Special Exceptions: 40-65-J Special Height and Bulk District.
Special Height and Bulk Exceptions: Scott Street Senior Housing Special Use District.
Special Height and Bulk Exceptions; Fourth and Freelon Streets Special Use District.
Special Height Exception: Haight Street Senior Affordable Housing Special Use District.
Special Height and Bulk District: Transbay Downtown Residential District.
Height Limits: Permitted Podium and Tower Heights in the R Bulk District.
Special Height Exception: Additional Five Feet Height for Active Ground Floor Uses in Certain Districts.
Special Height Exceptions: Vertical Non-Habitable Architectural Elements in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Special Height Exceptions: Fulton Street Grocery Store Special Use District 40-X/50-X Heights District.
Special Exceptions: Hunters View Special Use District and the 40/65-X Height and Bulk District.
Special Exceptions: Candlestick Point Activity Node Special Use District and the CP Height and Bulk District.
Special Exceptions: Hunters Point Shipyard Phase 2 Special Use District and the HP Height and Bulk District.
Special Exceptions:  Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Height and Bulk District.
Special Exceptions:  Executive Park Special Use District and the 65/240 EP Height and Bulk District.
Special Exceptions: SALI Districts in the 40-55-X Height and Bulk District.
Special Height Exceptions: Permitted Building Heights in the Western SoMa Special Use District.
Sunnydale HOPE SF Special Use District and the 40/65-X Height and Bulk District.
Potrero HOPE SF Special Use District and the 40/65-X Height and Bulk District.
Special Height Exceptions: Permitted Building Heights in the Central SoMa Special Use District.
Special Height Exceptions: Vassar and Harrison Streets.
Special Height and Setback Exceptions: Fourth and Harrison Streets.
Bulk Limits: Measurement.
Special Bulk Limitations: Horizontal Mass Reductions in Large Lots in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Special Bulk and Open Space Requirement: Mid-block Alleys in Large Lot Development in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts, South of Market Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, Folsom Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, Regional Commercial District, C-3 District, and DTR District.
Bulk Limits: Special Exceptions, in Districts Other Than C-3.
Bulk Limits: Special Exceptions in C-3 Districts.
Height and Bulk Limits for Open Space Districts.
Mission Rock Height and Bulk District.
Height Restrictions on Structures Shadowing Property Under the Jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission.
 
SEC. 250.  HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED.
   (a)   In order to carry out further the purposes of this Code, height and bulk districts are hereby established, subject to the provisions of this Article 2.5.
   (b)   No building or structure or part thereof shall be permitted to exceed, except as stated in Sections 172, 188, and 206 of this Code, the height and bulk limits set forth in this Article for the district in which it is located, including the height limits for use districts set forth in Section 261.
   (c)   The establishment of these height and bulk districts and the repeal and replacement of special height districts or height limits previously in effect in the City shall in no way be deemed to confer legal noncomplying status upon any building or structure constructed, reconstructed, enlarged, altered or relocated in violation of the height districts or limits previously in effect.
   (d)   In the case of any apparent inconsistency among requirements of this Code applicable to the same property or development, including but not limited to standards for height, bulk, floor area ratio, setbacks, yards, usable open space and dwelling unit density, the most restrictive of such requirements shall prevail.
   (e)   The provision of this Article 2.5 shall apply to all properties and developments, both public and private, including those of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (f)   The requirements of height and bulk districts established by this Article 2.5 shall not apply to buildings and structures on sites for which a redeveloper had been formally selected by the Redevelopment Agency of the City prior to August 26, 1971, for development in a Redevelopment Project Area in accordance with an agreement that specifically committed the City to a height or bulk configuration not consistent with the provisions of this Article for height and bulk districts.
(Amended by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; Ord. 143-16 , File No. 160687, App. 7/29/2016, Eff. 8/28/2016)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (b) amended; Ord. 143-16 , Eff. 8/28/2016.
SEC. 251.  HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICTS: PURPOSES.
   In addition to the purposes of this Code as stated in Section 101, these height and bulk districts are established for further purposes of implementing the Urban Design element and other elements of the General Plan, according to the objectives, principles and policies stated therein. Among these purposes are the following:
   (a)   Relating of the height of buildings to important attributes of the City pattern and to the height and character of existing development;
   (b)   Relating of the bulk of buildings to the prevailing scale of development to avoid an overwhelming or dominating appearance in new construction;
   (c)   Promotion of building forms that will respect and improve the integrity of open spaces and other public areas;
   (d)   Promotion of harmony in the visual relationships and transitions between new and older buildings;
   (e)   Protection and improvement of important City resources and of the neighborhood environment;
   (f)   Conservation of natural areas and other open spaces; and
   (g)   Direction of new development to locations that are appropriate in terms of land use and transportation.
(Amended by Ord. 234-72, App. 8/18/72; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Introductory material amended; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015.
SEC. 252.  CLASSES OF HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICTS.
   The City is hereby divided into classes of height and bulk districts as indicated on the Zoning Map and in this Article 2.5. The original of the sectional maps establishing said districts is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors under File No. 362-72-2. The height limits for each such district are specified on said map by numerical designations in feet, and the bulk limits are designated thereon by letter symbols referring to the limitations upon the plan dimensions of buildings and structures set forth in Section 270 of this Code.
(Amended by Ord. 234-72, App. 8/18/72)
SEC. 252.1.  SPECIAL HEIGHT LIMITS.
   Special height limits are provided for the Dolores Heights Special Use District, set forth in Section 241, and the Bernal Heights Special Use District, set forth in Section 242 of this Code. Special height limits may be provided for residential character districts as set forth in Section 244 of this Code and shown on the Zoning Map.
(Added by Ord. 32-91, 1/25/91; amended by Ord. 32-96, App. 1/11/96)
SEC. 253.  REVIEW OF PROPOSED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES EXCEEDING A HEIGHT OF 40 FEET IN RH DISTRICTS, OR MORE THAN 50 FEET IN RM AND RC DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code to the contrary, in any RH, RM, or RC District, established by the use district provisions of Article 2 of this Code, wherever a height limit of more than 40 feet in a RH District, or more than 50 feet in a RM or RC District, is prescribed by the height and bulk district in which the property is located, any building or structure exceeding 40 feet in height in a RH District, or 50 feet in height in a RM or RC District, shall be permitted only upon approval by the Planning Commission according to the procedures for conditional use approval in Section 303 of this Code; provided, however, that a building over 40 feet in height in a RM or RC District with more than 50 feet of street frontage on the front façade is subject to the conditional use requirement.
   (b)   Commission Review of Proposals.
      (1)   In reviewing any such proposal for a building or structure exceeding 40 feet in height in a RH District, 50 feet in height in a RM or RC District, or 40 feet in a RM or RC District where the street frontage of the building is more than 50 feet the Planning Commission shall consider the expressed purposes of this Code, of the RH, RM, or RC Districts, and of the height and bulk districts, set forth in Sections 101, 209.1, 209.2, 209.3, and 251 hereof, as well as the criteria stated in Section 303(c) of this Code and the objectives, policies and principles of the General Plan, and may permit a height of such building or structure up to but not exceeding the height limit prescribed by the height and bulk district in which the property is located.
      (2)   In reviewing a proposal for a building exceeding 50 feet in RM and RC districts, the Planning Commission may require that the permitted bulk and required setbacks of a building be arranged to maintain appropriate scale on and maximize sunlight to narrow streets (rights-of-way 40 feet in width or narrower) and alleys.
(Added by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; amended by Ord. 63-11, File No. 101053, App. 4/7/2011, Eff. 5/7/2011; Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section header and section amended; Ord. 63-11, Eff. 5/7/2011. Former divisions (b) and (b)(1) reorganized as current divisions (b), (b)(1), and (b)(2) and amended; Ord. 22-15, Eff. 3/22/2015.
SEC. 253.1.  REVIEW OF PROPOSED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES IN THE BROADWAY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.
   (a)   In the 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District, as designated on Sectional Map HT-01 of the Zoning Map, any new or expanding building or structure exceeding 40 feet in height shall be permitted as a Conditional Use only upon approval by the Planning Commission. The height of the building or structure so approved by the Planning Commission shall not exceed 65 feet.
   (b)   In authorizing any such proposal for a building or structure exceeding 40 feet in height, the City Planning Commission shall find, in addition to the criteria of Section 303(c), that the proposal is consistent with the expressed purposes of this Code, of the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District, and of the height and bulk districts, set forth in Sections 101, 714, and 251 of this Code, and that the following criteria are met:
      (1)   The height of the new or expanding development will be compatible with the individual neighborhood character and the height and scale of the adjacent buildings.
      (2)   The height and bulk of the new or expanding development will be designed to allow maximum sun access to nearby parks, plazas, and major pedestrian corridors.
      (3)   The architectural and cultural character and features of existing buildings shall be preserved and enhanced. The Historic Preservation Commission or its staff shall review any proposed alteration of historic resources and must determine that such alterations comply with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties before the City approves any permits to alter such buildings. For purposes of this section, “historic resources” shall include Article 10 Landmarks and buildings located within Article 10 Historic Districts, buildings and districts identified in surveys adopted by the City, buildings listed or potentially eligible for individual listing on the National or California Registers, and buildings located within listed or potentially eligible National Register or California Register historic districts. The Planning Department shall also consult materials available through the California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) and Inventory to determine eligibility.
(Added by Ord. 69-87, File No. 115874, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 20-88, App. 1/21/88; 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)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (a) and (b) amended; division (b)(2) deleted and former division (b)(3) redesignated as (b)(2); Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017. Division (b) amended; division (b)(3) added; Ord. 196-17, Eff. 11/4/2017.
SEC. 253.2.  REVIEW OF PROPOSED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES IN THE VAN NESS SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   Setbacks. In the Van Ness Special Use District, as designated on Sectional Map 2SU of the Zoning Map, any new construction exceeding 50 feet in height or any alteration that would cause a structure to exceed 50 feet in height shall be permitted only as a conditional use upon approval by the Planning Commission according to Section 303 of this Code. When acting on any conditional use application pursuant to this Section, the City Planning Commission may impose the following requirements in addition to any others deemed appropriate:
      (1)   On Van Ness Avenue. The Planning Commission may require a setback of up to 20 feet at a height of 50 feet or above for all or portions of a building if it determines that this requirement is necessary in order to maintain the continuity of the prevailing street wall height established by the existing buildings along Van Ness Avenue within two blocks of the proposed building.
      (2)   On Pine, Sacramento, Clay, Washington and California Streets. The Planning Commission may require a setback of up to 15 feet for all or a portion of a building on any lot abutting Pine, Sacramento, Clay, California and Washington Streets which lot is located within the Van Ness Special Use District in order to preserve the existing view corridors.
      (3)   On Narrow Streets and Alleys.  The Planning Commission may require that the permitted bulk and required setbacks of a building be arranged to maintain appropriate scale on and maximize sunlight to narrow streets (rights-of-way 40 feet in width or narrower) and alleys.
(Added by Ord. 537-88, App. 12/16/88; amended by Ord. 63-11, File No. 101053, App. 4/7/2011, Eff. 5/7/2011)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (a) amended; division (a)(3) added; Ord. 63-11, Eff. 5/7/2011.
SEC. 253.3.  REVIEW OF PROPOSED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES ABOVE 26 FEET NOT EXCEEDING 40 FEET IN THE NC-S/LAKESHORE PLAZA SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   In the 26-40-X Height and Bulk District, as designated on Sectional Map HT13 of the Zoning Map, any new or expanding building or structure exceeding 26 feet in height shall be permitted as a Conditional Use only upon approval by the Planning Commission. The height of any building or structure so approved by the Planning Commission shall not exceed 40 feet.
   (b)   In authorizing any such proposal for a building or structure exceeding 26 feet in height, the Planning Commission shall find that, in addition to the criteria of Section 303(c), the proposal is consistent with the expressed purposes of this Code, the NC-S District, the Lakeshore Plaza Special Use District, and the height and bulk districts as set forth respectively in Sections 101, 713, 780 and 251 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 42-89, App. 2/8/89; amended by Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section amended; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017.
SEC. 253.4.  REVIEW OF PROPOSED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES EXCEEDING A HEIGHT OF 65 FEET IN THE MISSION STREET NCT DISTRICT.
   (a)   Applicability. This Section shall apply to parcels which:
      (1)   are located within the 85-X Height and Bulk District;
      (2)   are located within the Mission Street NCT Zoning District; and
      (3)   have any frontage along Mission Street.
   (b)   Controls. Frontages along Mission Street are subject to a 15-foot front setback above a height of 65 feet, measured from the front lot line.
   (c)   Modifications. The Planning Commission may reduce or waive this requirement with Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 303 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008)
SEC. 254.  REVIEW OF PROPOSED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES EXCEEDING A HEIGHT OF 35 FEET IN CHINATOWN MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   In the Chinatown Community Business District, the Chinatown Visitor Retail District and the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial Districts established by the use provisions of Articles 2 and 8 of this Code, in order to insure consideration of sun access on adjacent public sidewalk as specified in Section 132.3, whenever a height limit of more than 35 feet is prescribed by the Height and Bulk District in which the property is located, any building or structure exceeding 35 feet shall be permitted only upon approval of a conditional use by the City Planning Commission, according to procedures for conditional use approval in Section 303 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87)
SEC. 260.  HEIGHT LIMITS: MEASUREMENT.
   (a)   Method of Measurement. The limits upon the height of buildings and structures shall be as specified on the Zoning Map, except as permitted by Section 206. In the measurement of height, the following rules shall be applicable:
      (1)   The point above which such measurements shall be taken shall be as specified as follows.
           (A)   In the case of either (B) or (C) below, such point shall be taken at the centerline of the building or, where the building steps laterally in relation to a street that is the basis for height measurement, separate points shall be taken at the centerline of each building step.
         (B)   Where the lot is level with or slopes downward from a street at the centerline of the building or building step, such point shall be taken at curb level on such a street. This point shall be used for height measurement only for a lot depth not extending beyond a line 100 feet from and parallel to such street, or beyond a line equidistant between such street and the street on the opposite side of the block, whichever depth is greater. Measurement of height for any portion of the lot extending beyond such line shall be considered in relation to the opposite (lower) end of the lot, and that portion shall be considered an upward sloping lot in accordance with Subsection (C) below, whether or not the lot also has frontage on a lower street.
         (C)   Where the lot slopes upward from a street at the centerline of the building or building step, such point shall be taken at curb level for purposes of measuring the height of the closest part of the building within 10 feet of the property line of such street; at every other cross-section of the building, at right angles to the centerline of the building or building step, such point shall be taken as the average of the ground elevations at either side of the building or building step at that cross-section. The ground elevations used shall be either existing elevations or the elevations resulting from new grading operations encompassing an entire block. Elevations beneath the building shall be taken by projecting a straight line between ground elevations at the exterior walls at either side of the entire building in the same plane.
         (D)   Where the lot has frontage on two or more streets, the owner may choose the street or streets from which the measurement of height is to be taken, within the scope of the rules stated above.
         Where the height limits for buildings and structures are established by this Code, the upper points to be taken for measurement of height shall be as prescribed in the provisions relating to such height limits.
      (2)   The upper point to which such measurement shall be taken shall be the highest point on the finished roof in the case of a flat roof, and the average height of the rise in the case of a pitched or stepped roof, or similarly sculptured roof form, or any higher point of a feature not exempted under Subsection (b) below. For any building taller than 550 feet in height in the S-2 Bulk District, the height of the building shall be measured at the upper point of all features of the building and exempted features in such cases shall be limited to only those permitted in Subsection (b)(1)(M) and which are permitted by the Planning Commission according to the procedures of Section 309.
      (3)   In cases where the height limit is 65 feet or less and a street from which height measurements are made slopes laterally along the lot, or the ground slopes laterally on a lot that also slopes upward from the street, there shall be a maximum width for the portion of the building or structure that may be measured from a single point at curb or ground level, according to the definition of "height," as specified in the following table. These requirements shall not apply to any property to which the bulk limitations in Section 270 of this Code are applicable.
 
TABLE 260
HEIGHT MEASUREMENT
ON LATERAL SLOPES WHERE
HEIGHT LIMIT IS 65 FEET OR LESS
 
Average Slope of Curb or Ground From Which Height is Measured
Maximum Width for Portion of Building that May Be Measured from a Single Point
5 percent or less
No requirement
More than 5 percent but no more than 15 percent
65 feet
More than 15 percent but no more than 20 percent
55 feet
More than 20 percent but no more than 25 percent
45 feet
More than 25 percent
35 feet
 
 
   (b)   Exemptions. In addition to other height exceptions permitted by this Code, the features listed in this subsection (b) shall be exempt from the height limits established by this Code, in an amount up to but not exceeding that which is specified.
      (1)   The following features shall be exempt provided the limitations indicated for each are observed; and provided further that the sum of the horizontal areas of all features listed in this subsection (b)(1) shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal area of the roof above which they are situated, or, in C-3 Districts and in the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District, where the top of the building has been separated into a number of stepped elements to reduce the bulk of the upper tower, of the total of all roof areas of the upper towers; and provided further that in any R, RC-3, or RC-4 District the sum of the horizontal areas of all such features located within the first 10 feet of depth of the building, as measured from the front wall of the building, shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal area of the roof in such first 10 feet of depth.
         As an alternative, the sum of the horizontal areas of all features listed in this subsection (b)(1) may be equal to but not exceed 20% of the horizontal area permitted for buildings and structures under any bulk limitations in Section 270 of this Code applicable to the subject property.
         Any such sum of 20% heretofore described may be increased to 30% by unroofed screening designed either to obscure the features listed under (A) and (B) below or to provide a more balanced and graceful silhouette for the top of the building or structure.
         (A)   Mechanical equipment and appurtenances necessary to the operation or maintenance of the building or structure itself, including chimneys, ventilators, plumbing vent stacks, cooling towers, water tanks, panels or devices for the collection of solar or wind energy, and window-washing equipment, together with visual screening for any such features. This exemption shall be limited to the top 10 feet of such features where the height limit is 65 feet or less, and the top 16 feet of such features where the height limit is more than 65 feet.
         (B)   Elevator, stair and mechanical penthouses, fire towers, skylights and dormer windows. This exemption shall be limited to the top 10 feet of such features where the height limit is 65 feet or less, and the top 16 feet of such features where the height limit is more than 65 feet. However, for elevator penthouses, the exemption shall be limited to the top 16 feet and limited to the footprint of the elevator shaft, regardless of the height limit of the building. The design of all elevator penthouses in Residential Districts shall be consistent with the "Residential Design Guidelines" as adopted and periodically amended for specific areas or conditions by the City Planning Commission.
            The Zoning Administrator may, after conducting a public hearing, grant a further height exemption for an elevator penthouse for a building with a height limit of more than 65 feet but only to the extent that the Zoning Administrator determines that such an exemption is required to meet state or federal laws or regulations. All requests for height exemptions for elevator penthouses located in Residential or Neighborhood Commercial Districts shall be subject to the neighborhood notification requirements of Sections 311 and 312 of this Code.
         (C)   Stage and scenery lofts.
         (D)   Ornamental and symbolic features of public and religious buildings and structures, including towers, spires, cupolas, belfries and domes, where such features are not used for human occupancy.
         (E)   In any C-3 District 1 the CMUO District, and any MUR or MUG District within the Central SoMa Special Use District, enclosed space related to the recreational use of the roof, not to exceed 16 feet in height.
         (F)   Rooftop enclosures and screening for features listed in subsections (b)(1)(A) and (B) above that add additional building volume in any C-3 District except as otherwise allowed in the S-2 Bulk district according to subsection (M) below or the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts. The rooftop enclosure or screen creating the added volume:
            (i)   shall not be subject to the percentage coverage limitations otherwise applicable to this Section 260(b) but shall meet the requirements of Section 141;
            (ii)   shall not exceed 20 feet in height, measured as provided in subsection (a) above;
            (iii)   may have a volume, measured in cubic feet, not to exceed three-fourths of the horizontal area of all upper tower roof areas multiplied by the maximum permitted height of the enclosure or screen;
            (iv)   shall not be permitted within the setbacks required by Sections 132.1, 132.2, and 132.3;
            (v)   shall not be permitted within any setback required to meet the sun access plane requirements of Section 146; and
            (vi)   shall not be permitted within any setback required by Section 261.1.
         (G)   In any C-3 District except as otherwise allowed in the S-2 Bulk district according to subsection (M) below, vertical extensions to buildings, such as spires, which enhance the visual appearance of the structure and are not used for human occupancy may be allowed, pursuant to the provisions of Section 309, up to 75 feet above the height otherwise allowed. The extension shall not be subject to the percentage coverage limitations otherwise applicable to this subsection, provided that the extension is less than 100 square feet in cross-section and 18 feet in diagonal dimension.
         (H)   In the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District, enclosed space related to the recreational use of the roof, not to exceed 16 feet in height.
         (I)   In the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District, additional building volume used to enclose or screen from view the features listed under Subsections (b)(1)(A) and (b)(1)(B) above. The rooftop form created by the added volume shall not be subject to the percentage coverage limitations otherwise applicable to this subsection but shall meet the requirements of Section 141, shall not exceed 10 percent of the total height of any building taller than 105 feet, shall have a horizontal area not more than 85 percent of the total area of the highest occupied floor, and shall contain no space for human occupancy. The features described in (b)(1)(B) shall not be limited to 16 feet for buildings taller than 160 feet, but shall be limited by the permissible height of any additional rooftop volume allowed by this Subsection.
         (J)   In the Van Ness Special Use District, additional building volume used to enclose or screen from view the features listed under Subsections (b)(1)(A) and (b)(1)(B) above and to provide additional visual interest to the roof of the structure. The rooftop form created by the added volume shall not be subject to the percentage coverage limitations otherwise applicable to this Subsection, but shall meet the requirements of Section 141 and shall not exceed 10 feet in height where the height limit is 65 feet or less or 16 feet where the height limit is more than 65 feet, measured as provided in Subsection (a) above, and may not exceed a total volume, including the volume of the features being enclosed, equal to ¾ of the horizontal area of all upper tower roof areas of the building measured before the addition of any exempt features times 10 where the height limit is 65 feet or less or times 16 where the height limit is more than 65 feet.
         (K)   In the Northeast China Basin Special Use District, light standards for the purpose of lighting the ballpark.
         (L)2   In the C-3-G District, on sites fronting on Van Ness Avenue in the 120-X height district, additional building volume used to enclose or screen from view the features listed under subsections (b)(1)(A) and (b)(1)(B) above, to allow increased roof height for performance and common space, and to provide additional visual interest to the roof of the structure. The rooftop form created by the added volume shall not be subject to the percentage coverage limitations otherwise applicable to this subsection (b)(1)(L), but shall meet the requirements of Section 141 and shall not exceed 16 feet in height, measured as provided in subsection (a) above. Buildings that are eligible for this exemption are also eligible for exceptions to any quantitative standards set forth in Article 1.2 of this Code through Section 309 of this Code.
         (L)2   In the Central SoMa Special Use District, additional building volume used to enclose or screen from view the features listed in subsections (b)(1)(A) and (b)(1)(B) above. The rooftop form created by the added volume shall not be subject to the percentage coverage limitations otherwise applicable to the building, but shall meet the requirements of Section 141; shall not exceed 10 percent of the total height of any building taller than 200 feet; shall have a horizontal area not more than 100 percent of the total area of the highest occupied floor; and shall contain no space for human occupancy. The features described in subsection (b)(1)(B) shall not be limited to 16 feet for buildings taller than 200 feet, but shall be limited by the permissible height of any additional rooftop volume allowed by this subsection (L).2
         (M)   In any S-2 Bulk District for any building which exceeds 550 feet in height, unoccupied building features including mechanical and elevator penthouses, enclosed and unenclosed rooftop screening, and unenclosed architectural features not containing occupied space that extend above the height limit, only as permitted by the Planning Commission according to the procedures of Section 309 and meeting all of the following criteria:
            (i)   such elements are demonstrated to not add more than insignificant amounts of additional shadow compared to the same building without such additional elements on any public open spaces as deemed acceptable by the Planning Commission; and
            (ii)   such elements are limited to a maximum additional height equivalent to 7.5 percent of the height of the building to the roof of the highest occupied floor, except that in the case of a building in the 1,000-foot height district such elements are not limited in height, and any building regardless of building height or height district may feature a single spire or flagpole with a diagonal in cross-section of less than 18 feet and up to 50 feet in height in addition to elements allowed according to this subsection (M); and
            (iii)   such elements are designed as integral components of the building design, enhance both the overall silhouette of the building and the City skyline as viewed from distant public vantage points by producing an elegant and unique building top, and achieve overall design excellence.
      (2)   The following features shall be exempt, without regard to their horizontal area, provided the limitations indicated for each are observed:
         (A)   Railings, parapets and catwalks, with a maximum height of four feet.
         (B)   Open railings, catwalks and fire escapes required by law, wherever situated.
         (C)   Unroofed recreation facilities with open fencing, including tennis and basketball courts at roof level, swimming pools with a maximum height of four feet and play equipment with a maximum height of 10 feet.
         (D)   Unenclosed seating areas limited to tables, chairs and benches, and related windscreens, lattices and sunshades with a maximum height of 10 feet.
         (E)   Landscaping, with a maximum height of four feet for all features other than plant materials.
         (F)   Short-term parking of passenger automobiles, without additional structures or equipment other than trellises or similar overhead screening for such automobiles with a maximum height of eight feet.
         (G)   Amusement parks, carnivals and circuses, where otherwise permitted as temporary uses.
         (H)   Flagpoles and flags, clothes poles and clotheslines, and weathervanes.
         (I)   Wireless Telecommunications Services Facilities and other antennas, dishes, and towers and related screening elements, subject to any other applicable Planning Code provisions, including but not limited to applicable design review criteria and Planning Code Section 295.
         (J)   Warning and navigation signals and beacons, light standards and similar devices, not including any sign regulated by this Code.
         (K)   Public monuments owned by government agencies.
         (L)   Cranes, scaffolding and batch plants erected temporarily at active construction sites.
         (M)   Structures and equipment necessary for the operation of industrial plants, transportation facilities, public utilities and government installations, where otherwise permitted by this Code and where such structures and equipment do not contain separate floors, not including towers and antennae for transmission, reception, or relay of radio, television, or other electronic signals where permitted as principal or conditional uses by this Code.
         (N)   Buildings, structures and equipment of the San Francisco Port Commission, where not subject to this Code due to provisions of the San Francisco Charter or State law.
         (O)   Enclosed recreational facilities up to a height of 10 feet above the otherwise applicable height limit when located within a 65-U Height and Bulk District and an MUO District, and only then when authorized by the Planning Commission as a Conditional Use pursuant to Section 303 of this Code, provided that the project is designed in such a way as to reduce the apparent mass of the structure above a base 50-foot building height.
         (P)   Historic Signs and Vintage Signs permitted pursuant to Article 6 of this Code.
         (Q)   In the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts, enclosed utility sheds of not more than 100 square feet, exclusively for the storage of landscaping and gardening equipment for adjacent rooftop landscaping, with a maximum height of 8 feet above the otherwise applicable height limit.
         (R)   Hospitals, as defined in this Code, that are legal non-complying structures with regard to height, may add additional mechanical equipment so long as the new mechanical equipment 1) is not higher than the highest point of the existing rooftop enclosure, excluding antennas; 2) has minimal visual impact and maximum architectural integration; 3) is necessary for the function of the building; and 4) no other feasible alternatives exist. Any existing rooftop equipment that is out of service or otherwise abandoned shall be removed prior to installation of new rooftop equipment.
(Amended by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; Ord. 532-85, App. 12/4/85; Ord. 537-88, App. 12/16/88; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Proposition B, 3/26/96; Proposition F, 6/3/97; Ord. 276-98, App. 8/28/98; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 269-05, File No. 050496, App. 11/30/2005; Proposition G, 6/3/2008; 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. 252-14 , File No. 141096, App. 12/17/2014, Eff. 1/16/2015; Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; Ord. 102-16 , File No. 160346, App. 6/24/2016, Eff. 7/24/2016; Ord. 143-16 , File No. 160687, App. 7/29/2016, Eff. 8/28/2016; Ord. 166-16 , File No. 160477, App. 8/11/2016, Eff. 9/10/2016; Ord. 217-16, File No. 160424, App. 11/10//2016, Eff. 12/10/2016; Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017; Ord. 58-18, File No. 180114, App. 4/12/2018, Eff. 5/13/2018; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (a)(2), (b)(1)(F), and (b)(1)(G) amended; division (b)(1)(M) added; Ord. 182-12 , Eff. 9/7/2012. Division (b)(2)(S) added; Ord. 252-14 , Eff. 1/16/2015. Division (a)(1) amended; divisions (a)(1)(A)-(D) added; division (b)(2)(I) amended; Ord. 22-15, Eff. 3/22/2015. Divisions (b)(1) and (b)(1)(F) amended; Ord. 102-16 , Eff. 7/24/2016. Division (a) amended; Ord. 143-16 , Eff. 8/28/2016. Division (b)(2)(I) amended; Ord. 166-16 , Eff. 9/10/2016. Division (b)(2)(Q) amended; Ord. 217-16, Eff. 12/10/2016. Divisions (b) and (b)(2)(P) amended; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017. Divisions (b)(1), (b)(1)(A), and (b)(1)(L) amended; Ord. 58-18, Eff. 5/13/2018. Divisions (b)(1)(E) and (F) amended; second division (b)(1)(L) added2 , former division (b)(2)(O) deleted; former divisions (b)(2)(P)-(S) redesignated as divisions (b)(2)(O)-(R); current divisions (b)(2)(O) and (b)(2)(R) amended; Ord. 296-18 , Eff. 1/12/2019.
CODIFICATION NOTES
1.   So in Ord. 296-18.
2.   Ord. 296-18 inserted language at formerly reserved division (b)(1)(L). However, Ord. 58-18 had previously inserted different language in (b)(1)(L).  The language added by Ord. 58-18 has been retained, and the new language from Ord. 296-18 has been added as the second division (b)(1)(L).
SEC. 261.  ADDITIONAL HEIGHT LIMITS APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN RH DISTRICTS.
   (a)   General. Notwithstanding any other height limit established by this Article 2.5 to the contrary, the height of dwellings in certain use districts established by Article 2 of this Code shall be further limited by this Section 261. The measurement of such height shall be as prescribed by Section 260.
   (b)   Height Limits Applicable to the Entire Property.
      (1)   No portion of a dwelling in any RH-1(D), RH-1 or RH-1(S) District shall exceed a height of 35 feet, except that:
         (A)   The permitted Height of a Building, as defined in Section 102, shall be increased to 40 feet, as measured at curb per Section 260, where the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is higher by 20 or more feet than at the front line thereof;
 
         (B)   The permitted height shall be reduced to 30 feet where the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is lower by 20 or more feet than at the front line thereof; and
 
         (C)   The permitted height shall be reduced to 25 feet where the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is lower by 40 or more feet than at the front line thereof.
      (2)   No portion of a dwelling in any RH-2 District shall exceed a height of 40 feet, except that the permitted height shall be reduced to 35 feet where the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is lower by 20 or more feet than at the front line thereof.
   (c)   Height Limits Applicable to Front Portion of the Property. Except in cases where the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is higher by 20 or more feet than at the front line thereof, the following additional height limits shall apply to the front portion of properties containing dwellings in all RH-1(D), RH-1, RH-1(S) and RH-2 Districts:
      (1)   Basic Requirement. The height limit shall be 30 feet at the front lot line or, where the lot is subject to a legislated setback line or required front setback as described in Section 131 or Section 132 of this Code, then at such setback; and shall increase at an angle of 45 degrees from the horizontal toward the rear of the lot until the height limit prescribed by Subsection (b) above is reached.
 
      (2)   Increase Based Upon Conditions on Adjacent Lots. At the front wall of the building, and at every vertical cross-section of the building, parallel to the front lot line, to which the limit prescribed by Paragraph (c)(1) above is applicable, said limit shall be increased to the average of the heights of the two adjacent buildings measured in the same vertical plane; or, if there is only one adjacent building, then to the height of the one adjacent building measured in the same vertical plane. For purposes of this provision, an adjacent building shall mean a building on a lot adjoining the subject lot along a side lot line.
 
(Amended by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (b)(1)(A) amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Division (b)(1)(A) amended; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015.
SEC. 261.1.  ADDITIONAL HEIGHT LIMITS FOR NARROW STREETS AND ALLEYS IN, R, RTO, NC, NCT, AND EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Purpose. The intimate character of Narrow Streets, as defined in subsection (b), and Alleys is an important and unique component of the City and certain neighborhoods in particular. The scale of these streets should be preserved to ensure they do not become overshadowed or overcrowded. Heights along Alleys and Narrow Streets are hereby limited to provide ample sunlight and air, as follows:
   (b)   Definitions.
      (1)   "Narrow Street" shall be defined as a public right of way less than or equal to 40 feet in width, or any mid-block passage or alley that is less than 40 feet in width created under the requirements of Section 270.2.
      (2)   “Subject Frontage” shall mean:
         (A)   any building frontage in an RH-1(D), RH-1, or RH-1(S) District that abuts a Narrow Street and is more than 20 feet from an intersection with a street wider than 40 feet; or
         (B)   any building frontage in an RH-2, RH-3, RM, RTO, NC, NCT, or Eastern Neighborhood Mixed Use District that abuts a Narrow Street and that is more than 60 feet from an intersection with a Street wider than 40 feet.
      (3)   "East-West Narrow Streets" shall mean all Narrow Streets, except those created pursuant to Section 270.2, that are oriented at 45 degrees or less from a true east-west orientation or are otherwise named herein: Elm, Redwood, Ash, Birch, Ivy, Linden, Hickory, Lily, Rose, Laussat, Germania, Clinton Park, Brosnan, Hidalgo, and Alert Streets.
      (4)   “North-South Narrow Streets” shall mean all Narrow Streets, except those created pursuant to Section 270.2, that are oriented at 45 degrees or less from a true north-south orientation.
   (c)   Applicability. The controls in this Section shall apply in all RH, RM, RTO, NC, NCT, and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts, except in the Bernal Heights Special Use District. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the CS Bulk District these controls shall only apply on certain frontages as described in Section 270(h).
   (d)   Controls.
      (1)   General Requirement. Except as described below, all Subject Frontages shall have upper stories set back at least 10 feet at the property line above a height equivalent to 1.25 times the width of the abutting Narrow Street. Buildings of two stories above grade may be built without a second-story setback, regardless of the width of the street.
      (2)   Southern Side of East-West Narrow Streets and, within the Central SoMa Special Use District, all North-South Narrow Streets. All Subject Frontages on the southerly side of an East-West Narrow Street and, within the Central SoMa Special Use District, all Subject Frontages on a North-South Narrow Street shall have upper stories which are set back at the property line such that they avoid penetration of a sun access plane defined by an angle of 45 degrees extending from the most directly opposite northerly property line (as illustrated in Figure 261.1A.) No part or feature of a building, including but not limited to any feature listed in Section 260(b), may penetrate the required setback plane.
      (3)   Northern Side of all Narrow Streets with the Central SoMa Special Use District. Subject Frontages in a 65- or 85-foot Height district are required to meet Apparent Mass Reduction requirements, as defined in Section 270(h), as follows:
         (A)   All Subject Frontages in a 65-foot Height district are required to have an Apparent Mass Reduction of fifty percent, as measured utilizing a Base Height of 35 feet.
         (B)   All Subject Frontages in a 85-foot Height district are required to have an Apparent Mass Reduction of seventy percent, as measured utilizing a Base Height of 35 feet.
      (4)   Mid-block Passages. Subject Frontages abutting a mid-block passage provided pursuant to the requirements of Section 270.2 shall have upper story setbacks as follows:
         (A)   for mid-block passages between 20 and 30 feet in width, a setback of not less than 10 feet above a height of 25 feet.
         (B)   for mid-block passages between 30 and 40 feet in width, a setback of not less than 5 feet above a height of 35 feet.
Figure 261.1A
(Added by Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 85-10, File No. 091271, App. 4/30/2010; amended by Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019; Ord. 206-19, File No. 190048, App. 9/13/2019, Eff. 10/14/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section header amended; division (b)(4) added; divisions (c), (d)(1), and (d)(2) amended; former division (d)(3) redesignated as division (d)(4) and amended; new divisions (d)(3)-(d)(3)(B) added; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019. Divisions (a), (c), (d)(1), and (d)(2) amended; division (b)(2) redesignated as (b)(2)- (b)(2)(B) and amended; Ord. 206-19, Eff. 10/14/2019.
SEC. 261.2.  ADDITIONAL HEIGHT LIMITS FOR THE FOLSOM STREET NCT DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose. Folsom Street is intended to be the main street of the Western SoMa neighborhood, with neighborhood-serving uses and a high-quality pedestrian environment. As such, it is important to allow for appropriate development heights while also maximizing light and air to the sidewalks, parks, plazas, and frontages along the street.
   (b)   Controls. In the Folsom Street NCT District, any portion of a building above 55 feet in height shall be set back at least 15 feet from any property line fronting Folsom Street, except for those features listed in Section 260(b) of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
SEC. 261.3.  ADDITIONAL HEIGHT LIMITS FOR THE JAPANTOWN NC DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose. Buchanan Street between Post Street and Sutter Street is a pedestrian-only thoroughfare lined with both neighborhood- and regional-serving retail uses. This block of Buchanan Street contains seating areas and culturally significant street furnishings, such as lighting and fountains. As such, it is important to allow for appropriate development heights while also maximizing light and air to the street.
   (b)   Controls. Along Buchanan Street between Post Street and Sutter Street, the portion of any building above 35 feet in height shall be set back one foot in height from the front property line for every foot above 35 feet, except for those exemptions listed in Section 260(b) of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 229-15 , File No. 151126, App. 12/22/2015, Eff. 1/21/2016)
SEC. 262.  ADDITIONAL HEIGHT LIMITS APPLICABLE TO SIGNS.
   (a)   The height limits established by this Article 2.5 shall apply to all signs regulated by this Code, except those identified as historic signs within an Historic Sign District pursuant to Sections 302, 303 and 608.14 of this Code. No sign shall be erected, placed, replaced, reconstructed or relocated except in conformity with the provisions of this Article, whether such sign is freestanding or attached to a building or structure.
   (b)   The height of signs is also regulated by Article 6 of this Code, and in each case the most restrictive of the applicable height limitations shall prevail, except for historic signs within Historic Sign Districts which are exempt from height limits pursuant to Section 260 of this Code.
(Amended by Ord. 234-72, App. 8/18/72; Ord. 276-98, App. 8/28/98)
SEC. 263.  HEIGHT LIMITS: SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS.
   In the height and bulk districts indicated in the following Sections, buildings and structures exceeding the prescribed height limits may be approved by the Planning Commission according to the procedures for conditional use approval in Section 303 of this Code unless otherwise specified herein. Any exceptions granted may be permitted only in the areas specified and only to the extent stated in each Section.
(Amended by Ord. 234-72, App. 8/18/72; Ord. 15-98, App. 1/16/98; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
SEC. 263.1.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 234-72, App. 8/18/72; repealed by Ord. 159-05, File No. 050297, App. 7/1/2005)
SEC. 263.2.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 234-72, App. 8/18/72; amended by Ord. 15-98, App. 1/16/98; repealed by Ord. 176-12 , File No. 120472, App. 8/7/2012, Eff. 9/6/2012)
SEC. 263.3.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 234-72, App. 8/18/72; amended by Ord. 15-98, App. 1/16/98; repealed by Ord. 176-12 , File No. 120472, App. 8/7/2012, Eff. 9/6/2012)
SEC. 263.4.  SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS; SOUTH, EAST AND WEST OF CHINESE PLAYGROUND.
   (a)   In the 50-D-1, 80-D-1 and 100-F-1 Height and Bulk Districts as designated on Sectional Map No. 1H of the Zoning Map, height exceptions may be approved by the Planning Commission in appropriate cases as provided herein.
   (b)   Such height exceptions may be permitted provided that the following criteria in addition to those stated in Section 303(c) are met:
      (1)   The height of the building or structure so approved by the Planning Commission shall not exceed 160 feet.
      (2)   The applicant shall demonstrate through solar access studies and shadow studies that the proposed height exceptions would create no additional shading impacts on Chinese Playground from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Standard Time, March 21st to September 21st.
(Added by Ord. 19-84, App. 1/12/84)
SEC. 263.5.  SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS; EAST OF CHINESE PLAYGROUND ON NOB HILL.
   (a)   In the 200-E-2 and 300-E-2 Height and Bulk Districts, as designated on Sectional Map No. 1H of the Zoning Map, height exceptions may be approved by the Planning Commission in appropriate cases as provided herein.
   (b)   Such height exceptions may be permitted provided that the following criteria in addition to those stated in Section 303(c) are met:
      (1)   The height of the building or structure so approved by the Planning Commission shall not exceed 320 feet.
      (2)   The applicant shall demonstrate through solar access studies and shadow studies that the proposed height exceptions would create no additional shading impacts on Chinese Playground from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Standard Time, March 21st to September 21st.
(Added by Ord. 19-84, App. 1/12/84)
SEC. 263.6.  SPECIAL HEIGHT EXCEPTIONS: CHINATOWN CORNERS AND PARAPETS.
   (a)   In the Chinatown Community Business District, the Chinatown Visitor Retail District and the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District, height exceptions to 50-foot or 65-foot height districts may be approved for certain features according to procedures for conditional use approval in Section 303 of this Code.
   The purpose of allowing the exception is, in the case of corners of buildings, to help define the larger space of the intersection and in the case of parapets to reassert the traditional Chinatown pattern.
   (b)   In addition to requirements of Section 303, such a height exception may be permitted provided that:
      (1)   The structure is on a corner lot and the feature exceeding the height limit consists of a decorative pavilion, sculpture or pagoda which does not exceed 150 square feet in size, or
      (2)   The additional height is for a decorative parapet similar to those existing in the Chinatown area and does not extend more than eight feet above the height limit.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87)
SEC. 263.7.  SPECIAL HEIGHT EXCEPTIONS: NORTH OF MARKET RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   General. In the 80-120-T and 80-130-T Height and Bulk Districts, as designated on Sectional Maps No. 1H and No. 2H of the Zoning Map, located within the boundaries of the North of Market Residential Special Use District, as designated on Sectional Map No. 1SUb of the Zoning Map, height exceptions may be approved by the City Planning Commission, pursuant to the provisions set forth below, from the base height of 80 feet up to 120 feet in the 80-120-T District and up to 130 feet in the 80-130-T District.
   (b)   Findings and Purposes. In the 80-120-T and 80-130-T Height and Bulk Districts located within the North of Market Residential Special Use District (NOMRSUD), heights higher than 80 feet would be appropriate in order to effect a transition from the higher downtown heights to the generally lower heights of the existing buildings in the NOMRSUD core area and the Civic Center area and to make more feasible the construction of new housing, provided that development of the site is also consistent with the general purposes of the NOMRSUD as set forth in Section 249.5(b). Because development at heights greater than 80 feet may create pressures on existing affordable housing in the area, it is desirable to ameliorate such pressures by requiring that a portion of the value added to the new development resulting from the granting of a height exception be contributed to a fund established for the purpose of stabilizing, rehabilitating, and retaining existing affordable units in the area.
      The amount of contribution shall be a reasonable proportion of the value added to the development as a result of the extra building area enabled by the height exception.
   (c)   Procedures. Exceptions from the base height of 80 feet shall be permitted, up to 120 feet in the 80-120-T Height and Bulk District, and up to 130 feet in the 80-130-T Height and Bulk District, only upon approval by the City Planning Commission, according to the procedures for conditional use approval set forth in Section 303 of this Code.
   (d)   Conditions. The Planning Commission shall impose conditions on the approval of applications for conditional use authorization, required pursuant to Section 253 for buildings which exceed 40 feet in height in an R District, if such authorization includes a grant of an exception to the 80-foot base height limit, in order to mitigate the impact that such height exception is likely to have on the existing supply of affordable housing in the area. The condition shall require that the applicant pay a fee to the Controller which shall be deposited in the Citywide Affordable Housing Fund established in Administrative Code Section 10.100-49 (the “Fund”).
   (e)   Fee. The fee required pursuant to subsection (d) above shall be equal to the sum of $5 times the total gross square footage of floor space located above 80 feet in height as determined by the Zoning Administrator, as shown on the building plans. The fee shall be due and payable prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy, unless the project sponsor agrees to and qualifies for participation in an amortized payment program, to be established by the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) and the Director of City Planning, such program to be subject to subsequent review and approval by the City Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors, which program would result in the City receiving an amount equivalent to the value of the contribution at the time the temporary certificate of occupancy is issued.
   (f)   Procedure Regarding Temporary Permit of Occupancy. The Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection shall provide notice in writing to the Zoning Administrator at least two business days prior to issuing a temporary permit of occupancy for any building subject to the provisions of this Section. If the Zoning Administrator notifies the Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection within such time that the provisions of this Section have not been complied with, the Superintendent shall deny the temporary permit. If the Zoning Administrator notifies the Superintendent that the provisions of this Section have been complied with or fails to respond within two business days, the temporary permit of occupancy shall not be disapproved pursuant to this Section.
   (g)   Citywide Affordable Housing Fund. All fees collected by the Controller pursuant to this Section 263.7 shall be deposited in the Fund, but the fees shall be separately accounted for and expended by MOHCD as provided in this Section. All fees collected under this Section and deposited in the Fund shall be used solely to stabilize, rehabilitate, and retain affordable housing in the North of Market Residential Special Use District. No fees collected under this Section may be used, by way of loan or otherwise, to pay any administrative, general overhead, or similar expense of any entity except for servicing cost related to participation in the amortized payment program.
   (h)   Rules and Regulations for Implementation. The Director of MOHCD and the Director of City Planning shall prepare and submit to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors for review and approval such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the implementation of this Section. The Director of MOHCD and the Director of City Planning shall further propose such amendments or additions to the rules and regulations that he or she determines to be necessary. Such amendments and additions shall include periodic revision of the fee to reflect current conditions.
(Added by Ord. 165-85, App. 3/28/85; amended by Ord. 31-20, File No. 190458, App. 2/21/2020, Eff. 3/23/2020)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (d), (e), (g), and (h) amended; Ord. 31-20, Eff. 3/23/2020.
SEC. 263.8.  EXCEPTIONS TO HEIGHT LIMITS IN 80-130-F AND 80-130-X HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICTS.
   (a)   In the 80-130-F and 80-130-X Height and Bulk District as designated on Sectional Map No. 1H of the Zoning Map, exceptions to the 80 foot height limit up to 130 feet may be approved in appropriate cases in accordance with the provisions of Section 309. The purpose of allowing additional height above 80 feet only as an exception is to ensure that height above 80 feet will not adversely affect the scale of the affected area or block sunlight access to public sidewalks and parks.
   (b)   Such height exceptions may be permitted provided that:
      (1)   The height of the building or structure does not exceed 130 feet; and
      (2)   The additional height will not add significant shadows on public sidewalks and parks; and
      (3)   The structure provides an appropriate transition to adjacent higher or lower buildings; and
      (4)   The additional height of the structure is set back an appropriate distance from the street frontage to maintain continuity of the predominant streetwall on the block.
(Added by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85)
SEC. 263.9.  HEIGHT LIMITS: SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS FOR UPPER TOWER EXTENSIONS IN S DISTRICTS.
   (a)   In S Districts, additional height up to 10 percent of the heights shown on Maps 1H, 2H and 7H of the Zoning Map may be allowed as an extension of the upper tower, provided that the volume of the upper tower as extended is reduced by the percentage shown in Chart C of Section 271 of this Code.
   (b)   This additional height may be allowed pursuant to the provisions of Section 309 only to the extent it is determined that the upper tower volume is distributed in a way that will add significantly to the sense of slenderness of the building and to the visual interest to the termination of the building, and that the added height will improve the appearance of the sky-line when viewed from a distance, will not adversely affect light and air to adjacent properties, and will not add significant shadows to public open spaces.
(Added by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; Ord. 51-09, File No. 081620, App. 4/2/2009)
SEC. 263.10.  SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS: 200-400-S SPECIAL HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICT.
   In the 200-400-S Special Height and Bulk District as designated for a portion of Assessors Block 3737 on Sectional Map No. 1H of the Zoning Map, heights up to 400 feet may be approved in the manner provided for exceptions in Section 309 if the open space requirements generated by developments in the Special Height and Bulk District are aggregated to create on Assessors Block 3737 a privately owned and maintained urban park, as provided in Section 138, or another type of open space allowed by Section 138 if the standards for an urban park cannot be met because of shadows cast by buildings on other blocks.
(Added by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85)
SEC. 263.11.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017; repealed by Ord. 296-18 , File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
SEC. 263.12.  SPECIAL HEIGHT EXCEPTIONS: PORTION OF CHINATOWN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.
   (a)   General. In the 65N-85N Height and Bulk District, as designated on Sectional Map No. 1H of the Zoning Map, located within the boundaries of the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District, height exceptions may be approved above the 65-foot base height to a maximum of 85 feet, in accordance with the conditional use procedures and criteria provided in Section 303 of this Code and with the criteria and conditions set forth in subsection (c) below.
      (1)   When the developer of housing (a Dwelling Unit or Group Housing) agrees to construct 25% of the total units of a housing or mixed use development for persons and families of middle income as defined in Section 401 and such units shall remain affordable to such households for 30 years.
      (2)   When the developer of housing agrees to construct 10% of the total units of a housing or mixed use development for persons or families of low income as defined in Section 401 and such units shall remain affordable to such households for 30 years.
      (3)   When floor area at least equal to that permitted above the 65-foot base height will be occupied by medical or social services primarily directed to low-income persons or families and provision of space for such services is included in an approved Institutional Master Plan pursuant to Section 304.5 of this Code.
   (b)   Findings and Purposes. In this district, heights higher than 65 feet would encourage the construction of additional low-rent dwellings to serve housing and other needs in the City, or provision of services to low-income households provided that the structure does not adversely affect a building identified as having individual architectural and historical significance and is designed to reduce shadows on public sidewalks and parks, to reduce adverse wind impacts to adjacent uses, to provide an appropriate height transition to adjacent higher or lower buildings, and to otherwise satisfy subsection (c) below and the conditional use criteria of this Code, and would benefit the public.
   (c)   Conditions.
      (1)   The Planning Commission shall impose conditions on the approval of additional height pursuant to this subsection (c) to mitigate the impact that such height may have on adjacent uses and property and to assure the enforceability and enforcement of housing affordability and use provisions, which shall include, but need not be limited to, a requirement that each housing unit of an approved structure remain affordable to households of low or middle income for a period of not less than 30 years from the date of the first recording of a deed of trust provided that such unit is in conformity with subsection (c)(2) below and Section 413.
      (2)   The permit applicant shall designate housing units, which may be above or below the 65-foot base height limit, which shall be affordable to those households specified in subsection (a). Prior to the issuance by the Director of the Department of Building Inspection of a site or building permit to construct any designated unit subject to this Section 263.12, the permit applicant shall notify the Director of Planning and the Director of Property in writing whether the unit will be an owned or rental unit as defined in Section 401 of this Code.
      (3)   Within 60 days after the issuance by the Director of the Department of Building Inspection of a site or building permit for construction of any unit intended to be an owned unit, the Director of Planning shall notify the City Engineer in writing identifying the intended owned unit, and the Director of Property shall appraise the fair market value of such unit as of the date of the appraisal, applying accepted valuation methods, and deliver a written appraisal of the unit to the Director of Planning and the permit applicant. The permit applicant shall supply all information to the Director of Property necessary to appraise the unit, including all plans and specifications.
      (4)   Each designated unit shall be subject to the provisions of Section 413 of this Code. For purposes of this subsection (c) and the application of Section 413 of this Code to designated units constructed pursuant to this subsection (c), the definitions set forth in Sections 401 and 413 shall apply.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 208-19, File No. 190594, App. 9/20/2019, Eff. 10/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Divisions (a)-(a)(2), (b), and (c)(1)-(c)(4) amended; Ord. 208-19, Eff. 10/21/2019.
SEC. 263.13.  SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS: 40-65-J SPECIAL HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICT.
   (a)   In order to provide additional housing opportunities for lower and very low income households, in the 40-65-J Special Height and Bulk District as designated for Lot 6 of Assessor's Block 5419 on Sectional Map 10SU of the Zoning Map, exceptions to the 40-foot base height limit up to 65 feet may be approved in appropriate cases in accordance with the conditional use procedures and criteria set forth in Section 303 of this Code and subject to the criteria set forth in Subsection (b) below.
   (b)   Such height exceptions may be permitted provided that:
      (1)   The height of the building or structure does not exceed 65 feet; and
      (2)   The use of the building or structure for which the additional height is sought is residential; and
      (3)   With the exception of the manager's unit, all dwelling units to be located on floors above 40 feet in height are rental units which are affordable to households of lower or very low income, as defined in Sections 50079.5 and 50105 of the Health and Safety Code, until termination or expiration of the affordability restrictions, if any, imposed on the subject property by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 406-96, App. 10/21/96)
SEC. 263.14.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Proposition F, 6/3/97; repealed by Proposition G, 6/3/2008)
SEC. 263.15.  SPECIAL HEIGHT AND BULK EXCEPTIONS:  SCOTT STREET SENIOR HOUSING SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   General. In the Scott Street Senior Housing Special Use District, located on Lots 15, 18, 19, 22, 29A, 29B, 38 and 40 in Assessor's Block 681, as designated on Sectional Map No. 2H of the Zoning Map, located within the boundaries of the 50-X/70-J and 65-A/70-J Height and Bulk Districts, exceptions to the 50-X and 65-A limits up to a maximum of 70-J limits may be approved in accordance with the conditional use procedures and criteria provided in Section 303 of this Code and the criteria and conditions set forth below.
   (b)   Seniors Use and Affordability. In determining whether to allow exceptions under this Section, the Planning Commission shall, in addition to the criteria set forth in Section 303(c) of this Code, consider the extent to which the project seeking the exception would include units for seniors housing, and the extent to which such units would be affordable.
(Added by Ord. 473-97, App. 12/23/97)
SEC. 263.16.  SPECIAL HEIGHT AND BULK EXCEPTIONS; FOURTH AND FREELON STREETS SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   In order to provide additional housing opportunities for low- and lower-income households, in the Fourth and Freelon Special Use District established pursuant to Section 249.23 of this Code and within the boundaries of the 50/85-X Height and Bulk District as designated on Sectional Map 1H of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco, an exception to the 50 foot base height limit up to 85 feet may be approved by the Planning Commission in accordance with Subsection (j) of Section 249.23 of this Code.
   (b)   An applicant seeking approval within one year of the effective date of this ordinance pursuant to Section 249.23(j) shall pay a fee of $10,000 to the San Francisco Planning Department. If time and materials exceed $10,000, the applicant shall also pay those costs. After one year, the fee shall be governed by the fees set forth for conditional use authorization.
(Added by Ord. 27-03, File No. 020549, App. 2/28/2003)
SEC. 263.17.  SPECIAL HEIGHT EXCEPTION:  HAIGHT STREET SENIOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   General. In the Haight Street Senior Affordable Housing Special Use District, located on Lots 11 and 14 in Assessor's Block 1234, as designated on Sectional Map No. 7H of the Zoning Map, located within the boundaries of the 40-X Height and Bulk District, exception to the 40-X limit up to a maximum of 60-X limit may be approved in accordance with the conditional use procedures and criteria provided in Section 303 of this Code, and the criteria and conditions set forth below.
   (b)   Seniors Use and Affordability. In determining whether to allow exceptions under this Section, the Planning Commission shall, in addition to the criteria set forth in Section 303(c) of this Code, consider the extent to which the project seeking the exception would include units for seniors housing, and the extent to which such units would be affordable.
(Added by Ord. 50-03, File No. 030156, App. 4/3/2003)
SEC. 263.18.  SPECIAL HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICT:  TRANSBAY DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.
   Development controls, including height and bulk, in the "TB" bulk district are governed by the Development Controls and Design Guidelines for the Transbay Redevelopment Project document and companion documents as part of the Transbay Redevelopment Plan as approved by the Planning Commission on December 9, 2004 and January 13, 2005. Building heights, locations, setbacks, and bulk limits are specifically established in these documents. Building heights associated with bulk designation "TB" on Sectional Map No. 1H of the Zoning Map are generalized, and describe a range of building heights per block, with the largest number describing the maximum tower height per block, and the smallest number describing the lowest maximum building height per block.
(Ord. 94-06, File No. 050182, App. 5/19/2006)
Editor's Note:
   After the addition of this section to the Code, Ord. 72-08, approved 4/30/2008, enacted a new section with the same number as this section.  That new section was redesignated 263.20 by the editor.
SEC. 263.19.  HEIGHT LIMITS:  PERMITTED PODIUM AND TOWER HEIGHTS IN THE R BULK DISTRICT.
   (a)   Intent. As described in Section 827(a), the general development concept for Rincon Hill is of podium buildings up to 85 feet in height, with adequately spaced slender towers up to 550 feet in height rising above the podium buildings. In South Beach, towers up to 200 feet in height are permitted to rise in limited locations above a podium height that varies from 65 to 105 feet. This urban form is implemented in the R height and bulk district, mapped in all portions of the Rincon Hill and South Beach Downtown Residential Districts where towers are permitted.
   (b)   Maximum Height Controls for Podiums and Towers. In the R bulk district, as designated on Sectional Map No. 1H of the Zoning Map, maximum permitted building heights for both podiums and towers are expressed as two numbers separated by a slash, including 65/200-R, 105/200-R, 85/150-R, 85/200-R, 85/250-R, 65/400-R, 85/400-R, 45/450-R, and 45/550-R. The number preceding the slash represents the height limit for podium buildings. The number following the slash represents the height limit for towers. No building may exceed the podium height limit except for towers meeting the bulk and tower spacing controls established in Section 270(e).
(Added by Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; amended by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008)
SEC. 263.20.  SPECIAL HEIGHT EXCEPTION: ADDITIONAL FIVE FEET HEIGHT FOR ACTIVE GROUND FLOOR USES IN CERTAIN DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Intent. In order to encourage generous ground floor ceiling heights for commercial and other active uses, encourage additional light and air into ground floor spaces, allow for walk-up ground floor residential uses to be raised slightly from sidewalk level for privacy and usability of front stoops, and create better building frontage on the public street, up to an additional 5' of height is allowed along major streets in NCT districts, or in specific districts listed below, for buildings that feature either higher ground floor ceilings for non-residential uses or ground floor residential units (that have direct walk-up access from the sidewalk) raised up from sidewalk level.
   (b)   Applicability. The special height exception described in this section shall only apply to projects that meet all of the following criteria:
      (1)   project is located in a 30-X, 40-X or 50-X Height and Bulk District as designated on the Zoning Map;
      (2)   project is located in one of the following districts:
         (A)   in an NCT district as designated on the Zoning Map;
         (B)   in the Castro Street, Inner Clement Street, Outer Clement Street, Excelsior Outer Mission Street, Irving Street, Japantown, Judah Street, Noriega Street, Taraval Street, and 24th Street – Noe Valley NCDs;
         (C)   on a NC-2 designated parcel on Balboa Street between 2nd Avenue and 8th Avenue, and between 32nd Avenue and 39th Avenue;
         (D)   on a NC-1 designated parcel within the boundaries of Sargent Street to Orizaba Avenue to Lobos Street to Plymouth Avenue to Farallones Street to San Jose Avenue to Alemany Boulevard to 19th Avenue to Randolph Street to Monticello Street and back to Sargent Street;
         (E)   on a NC-3 designated parcel fronting on Geary Boulevard from Masonic Avenue to 28th Avenue, except for parcels on the north side of Geary Boulevard between Palm Avenue and Parker Avenue; or
         (F)   on a parcel zoned NC-1 on Noriega, Irving, Taraval, or Judah Streets west of 19th Avenue.
      (3)   project features ground floor commercial space or other active use as defined by Section 145.1(b)(2) with clear ceiling heights in excess of ten feet from sidewalk grade, or in the case of residential uses, such walk-up residential units are raised up from sidewalk level;
      (4)   said ground floor commercial space, active use, or walk-up residential use is primarily oriented along a right-of-way wider than 40 feet;
      (5)   said ground floor commercial space or active use occupies at least 50% of the project's ground floor area; and
      (6)   except for projects located in NCT districts, the project sponsor has conclusively demonstrated that the additional 5' increment allowed through Section 263.20 would not add new shadow to any public open spaces.
   (c)   One additional foot of height, up to a total of five feet, shall be permitted above the designated height limit for each additional foot of ground floor clear ceiling height in excess of 10 feet from sidewalk grade, or in the case of residential units, for each foot the unit is raised above sidewalk grade.
 
(Added by Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/30/2008; amended by Ord. 5-10, File No. 090319, App. 1/22/2010; Ord. 25-11, File No. 101464, App. 2/24/2011; Ord. 170-11 , File No. 110592, App. 8/8/2011, Eff. 9/7/2011; Ord. 35-12 , File No. 111305, App. 2/21/2012, Eff. 3/22/2012; Ord. 92-12 , File No. 111247, App. 5/21/12, Eff. 6/20/12; Ord. 175-12 , File No. 120241, App. 8/7/2012, Eff. 9/6/2012; Ord. 226-12 , File No. 120774, App. 10/29/2012, Eff. 11/28/2012; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 261-13 , File No. 130084, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013; Ord. 227-14 , File No. 120796, App. 11/13/2014, Eff. 12/13/2014; Ord. 229-15 , File No. 151126, App. 12/22/2015, Eff. 1/21/2016)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
[Former] division (b)(2)(D) amended; Ord. 170-11 , Eff. 9/7/2011. Section header and division (b)(1) amended; Ord. 35-12 , Eff. 3/22/2012. Division (b)(2)(B) amended; new [now former] divisions (b)(2)(D) and (F) added; former division (b)(2)(D) redesignated as [former] (b)(2)(E); Ord. 92-12 , Eff. 6/20/12. Section header and division (a) amended; new [now former] divisions (b)(2)(G), (H), (I), and (J) added; Ord. 175-12 , Eff. 9/6/2012. Division (b)(2)(B) amended; division (c) diagram replaced; Ord. 226-12 , Eff. 11/28/2012. Graphical material amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Divisions (b)(2) and (b)(2)(B) amended; former division (b)(2)(C) deleted; former divisions (b)(2)(D), (E), and (F) redesignated as (b)(2)(C), (D), and (E); former division (b)(2)(G) redesignated as (b)(2)(F) and amended; former divisions (b)(2)(H), (I), and (J) deleted; Ord. 261-13 , Eff. 12/27/2013. Division (b)(2)(B) amended; Ord. 227-14 , Eff. 12/13/2014. Division (b)(2)(B) amended; Ord. 229-15 , Eff. 1/21/2016.
Editor's Notes:
   Ordinance 72-08, approved 4/30/2008, enacted new sections designated 263.18 and 263.20. The editor redesignated those two sections as this Sec. 263.20 and Sec. 263.22, respectively.
   This section subsequently has been amended under its current number by multiple ordinances, as documented in the history note above.
   After the addition of this section to the Code, Ord. 200-08, approved 8/22/2008, enacted a new section with the same number as this section. That new section was redesignated and codified as Sec. 263.23 by the editor.
SEC. 263.21.  SPECIAL HEIGHT EXCEPTIONS:  VERTICAL NON-HABITABLE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS IN THE EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Purpose. In order to allow for vertical architectural elements on large lots which will mitigate the effect of long, monotonous individual buildings and create visual focal points that build upon the architectural tradition and character of an area, certain architectural elements may be excepted from otherwise applicable height limits. The mostly topographically flat Eastern Neighborhoods, particularly the South or Market, Showplace, and Mission Districts have a strong tradition of larger and longer buildings incorporating vertical architectural elements above the predominant roofline. These vertical elements are proportioned to the building and are generally not visible on the skyline or distant views.
   (b)   Applicability. This Section shall apply to all projects subject to Section 329 in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts which are also located in Height and Bulk Districts of 85 feet or less.
   (c)   Controls. Additional height for non-habitable architectural building elements, as illustrated in Figure 263.21, may be permitted subject to the 329 procedure for exemptions subject to the following criteria:
      (1)   Only one such element shall be permitted per lot;
      (2)   Such element shall not exceed 1,000 square feet in gross floor area;
      (3)   Such element shall not have a plan dimension greater than 50 feet;
      (4)   The height of such element shall not exceed a height equal to 50 percent of the applicable height limit; and
      (5)   Such elements shall be consistent with the design, materials and character of the building.

Figure 263.21
 
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008)
SEC. 263.22.  SPECIAL HEIGHT EXCEPTIONS:  FULTON STREET GROCERY STORE SPECIAL USE DISTRICT 40-X/50-X HEIGHTS DISTRICT.
   (a)   In the 40-X/50-X Height and Bulk District, as designated on Section Map 2H of the Zoning Map, located within the boundaries Fulton Street Grocery Store Special Use District, height exceptions above the 40-foot base height limit to a maximum of 50 feet may be approved for a project in accordance with the Conditional Use procedures. The criteria for granting such height exceptions shall be those set forth below.
   (b)   The project must meet all of the criteria and controls of Section 249.34 (Fulton Street Grocery Store Special Use District).
   (c)   The allowances of Section 263.18(c) providing for additional height shall apply in this Special Use District regardless of whether the criteria in Section 263.18(b)(4) requiring orientation along a right-of-way wider than 40 feet or the criteria of Section 263.18(c) related to the 70-foot depth limitation is met.
   (d)   The controls of this Section are effective only if a grocery store subject to the requirements of this section is approved by the Planning Commission within five years of the effective date of this ordinance.
(Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/30/2008)
Editor's Notes:
   This section originally was designated 263.20 when enacted by Ord. 72-08, approved 4/30/2008. The section was redesignated by the editor.
   After the addition of this section to the Code, Ord. 248-09, approved 12/3/2008, enacted a new section with the same number as this section. That new section was redesignated 263.22A by the editor.
SEC. 263.22A.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 248-09, File No. 090388, App. 12/3/2009; repealed by Ord. 15-14, File No. 131086, App. 2/14/2014, Eff. 3/16/2014)
Editor's Notes:
   This section originally was designated 263.22 when enacted by Ord. 248-09, approved 12/3/2009. The section was redesignated by the editor in order to avoid conflicting with previously existing material. The section was repealed under its current section number as shown in the history note above.
   For current provisions relating to the 1500 Page Street Affordable Housing Special Use District, see Sec. 249.47.
SEC. 263.23.  SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS:  HUNTERS VIEW SPECIAL USE DISTRICT AND THE 40/65-X HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICT.
   (a)   General. In the Hunters View Special Use District and the 40/65-X Height and Bulk District, exceptions to the 40-foot base height up to 65 feet may be approved by the Planning Commission, in appropriate cases, as part of a Planned Unit Development, and as provided herein.
   (b)   Purpose. The San Francisco Housing Authority, in partnership with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, proposes to demolish the existing public housing on the Hunters View site and to develop a mixture of public housing, affordable rental and ownership housing, and market-rate housing to replace it. It is anticipated that the project will be developed in multiple phases. Proceeds from the sale of the market rate units will be used to cross-collateralize the construction of the public housing and rental units. In order to achieve a successful program, the density of the Hunters View site will be increased from 267 units to up to 800 units. Due to the difficult topography of the site, such density cannot be achieved without an increase in the height limit for the site.
   (c)   Height Exceptions. Such height exceptions may be permitted provided that the following criteria, in addition to those stated in Section 303(c), are met:
      (1)   The height of the building or structure so approved by the Planning Commission does not exceed 65 feet.
      (2)   The principal use of the building or structure for which the additional height is sought is residential.
      (3)   The additional height will not add significant shadows on property under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission pursuant to Section 295.
      (4)   The development as a whole, and any building or structure that is over 40 feet, provides an appropriate transition to adjacent higher or lower buildings or structures.
      (5)   No more than 35% of the gross area of the site will contain buildings or structures exceeding 50 feet in height and no more than 50% of the gross area of the site will contain buildings or structures exceeding 40 feet in height, as measured pursuant to Section 304(d)(6). Building heights in excess of 40 feet shall only be allowed in accordance with a Design for Development or other design guidelines approved by the Planning Commission as a part of a Planned Unit Development. Where such a Design for Development or other design guidelines is approved as part of a Planned Unit Development and provides more stringent restrictions on the amount of site area that can contain buildings over 40 feet than set forth in this subsection (5), the said Design for Development or design guidelines shall govern.
(Added by Ord. 200-08, File No. 080691, App. 8/22/2008)
Editor's Note:
   This section was originally designated 263.20 when enacted by Ord. 200-08, approved 8/22/2008. The section was redesignated by the editor in order to avoid conflicting with previously existing material.
SEC. 263.24.  SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS:  CANDLESTICK POINT ACTIVITY NODE SPECIAL USE DISTRICT AND THE CP HEIGHT AND BULK DISTRICT.
   (a)   Boundaries of the CP Height and Bulk District. The boundaries of the CP Height and Bulk District are set forth in Sectional Maps HT09 and HT010 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. The boundaries of the CP Height and Bulk District correlate with the boundaries of Zone 1 of the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area. A large portion of the Candlestick Point Recreation Area is included in this Height and Bulk District.
   (b)   Purpose. The purpose of both the Candlestick Point Activity Node Special Use District and the CP Height and Bulk District is to enable development of the Candlestick Point  - Hunters Point Shipyard Phase 2 Development Project, a high density, transit-oriented, mixed-use development (housing, retail, office, performance venue, and community uses) with significant public open space and public realm improvements in the Bayview Hunters Point Project Zone 1 area, as provided in the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan, as amended, dated August 3, 2010, the Candlestick Point Design for Development document dated June 3, 2010, and the Candlestick Point Subarea Plan of the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan.
   (c)   Controls.
      (1)   In the Candlestick Point Activity Node Special Use District and the CP Height and Bulk District, heights and bulk and definitions applicable thereto will be governed by the Candlestick Point Design for Development document dated June 3, 2010 and the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan, as amended, dated August 3, 2010.
      (2)   Heights within the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area shall be restricted pursuant to the provisions of the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan, amended on August 3, 2010, and the Candlestick Point Design for Development document dated June 3, 2010.
      (3)   Amendments to land use and development controls under the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan or to the Candlestick Point Design for Development document dated June 3, 2010 shall be as provided in each of those respective documents.
(Added by Ord. 208-10, File No. 208-10, App. 8/3/2010)