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(a) Purpose. The Board takes legislative notice of the purpose of the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan as articulated in the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan of the San Francisco General Plan. San Francisco’s Housing Element establishes the Eastern Neighborhoods as a target area for development of new housing to meet San Francisco’s identified housing targets. The release of some of the area’s formerly industrial lands, no longer needed to meet current industrial or PDR needs, offer an opportunity to achieve higher affordability, and meet a greater range of need. The Mission, Showplace Square - Potrero Hill, Central SoMa, East SoMa, Western SoMa and Central Waterfront Area Plans of the General Plan (Eastern Neighborhoods Plans) thereby call for creation of new zoning intended specifically to meet San Francisco’s housing needs, through higher affordability requirements and through greater flexibility in the way those requirements can be met, as described in Section 419. To support this new housing, other land uses, including PDR businesses, retail, office and other workplace uses will also grow in the Eastern Neighborhoods.
This new development will have an extraordinary impact on the Plan Area's already deficient neighborhood infrastructure. New development will generate needs for a significant amount of public open space and recreational facilities; transit and transportation, including streetscape and public realm improvements; community facilities and services, including child care; and other amenities, as described in the Eastern Neighborhoods Community Improvements Program, on file with the Clerk of the Board in File No. 081155.
A key policy goal of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plans is to provide a significant amount of new housing affordable to low, moderate and middle income families and individuals, along with "complete neighborhoods" that provide appropriate amenities for these new residents. The Plans obligate all new development within the Eastern Neighborhoods to contribute towards these goals, by providing a contribution towards affordable housing needs and by paying an Eastern Neighborhoods Impact Fee.
(b) Findings. The Board of Supervisors has reviewed the San Francisco Citywide Nexus Analysis prepared by AECOM dated March 2014 ("Nexus Analysis"), the San Francisco Infrastructure Level of Service Analysis prepared by AECOM dated March 2014, and the Transportation Sustainability Fee Nexus Study (TSF Nexus Study), dated May, 2015, on file with the Clerk of the Board in Files Nos. 150149 and 150790, and, under Section 401A, adopts the findings and conclusions of those studies and the general and specific findings in that Section, specifically including the Recreation and Open Space Findings, Pedestrian and Streetscape Findings, Childcare Findings, Bicycle Infrastructure Findings, and Transit Findings, and incorporates those by reference herein to support the imposition of the fees under this Section.
(Added by Ord. 108-10, File No. 091275, App. 5/25/2010; amended by Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 50-15 , File No. 150149, App. 4/24/2015, Eff. 5/24/2015; Ord. 200-15 , File No. 150790, App. 11/25/2015, Eff. 12/25/2015; Ord. 222-15 , File No. 155521, App. 12/18/2015, Eff. 1/17/2016; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
[Former] divisions (a)(3), (d), and (e)(2) amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Section header amended; former divisions (a)(1), (a)(2), and (b)(2) deleted; former divisions (a)(3), (b)(1), and (c)(1) redesignated as current division (a) and amended; new division (b) added; former divisions (c)(2)-(e)(3) deleted; Ord. 50-15 , Eff. 5/24/2015. Division (b) amended; Ord. 200-15 , Eff. 12/25/2015 and Ord. 222-15 , Eff. 1/17/2016. Division (a) amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.