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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 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 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 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 8:
MIXED USE DISTRICTS
 
Mixed Use District Provisions.
Purpose of Article 8.
References to Articles 1, 2, and 7 (Temporary).
Classes of Mixed Use Districts.
Mixed Use Districts.
Special Use Districts.
Chinatown Mixed Use Districts.
Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Downtown Residential Districts.
Mixed Use District Requirements.
Uses Permitted in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts.
Uses Permitted in Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Uses Prohibited in South of Market and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts.
Good Neighbor Policies Governing Uses in Mixed Use Districts.
Formula Retail Uses in Article 8 Districts.
Permit Review Procedures in the Western SoMa Planning Area Special Use District Established Pursuant to Section 823 of this Code.
Uses in Mixed Use Districts.
Guide to Understanding the Downtown Residential and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use District Zoning Controls.
Chinatown Community Business District.
Chinatown Visitor Retail District.
Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District.
RED – Residential Enclave District.
SPD – South Park District.
South of Market Extended Preservation District.
South of Market Special Hall of Justice Legal Services District.
Western SoMa Special Use District.
DTR – Downtown Residential Districts.
Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use District (RH-DTR).
Transbay Downtown Residential District (TB-DTR).
South Beach Downtown Residential Mixed Use District (SB-DTR).
MUG – Mixed Use-General District.
MUR – Mixed Use-Residential District.
MUO – Mixed Use-Office District.
UMU – Urban Mixed Use District.
WMUG – WSoMa Mixed Use-General District.
WMUO – WSoMa Mixed Use-Office District.
SALI – Service/Arts/Light Industrial District.
RED-MX – Residential Enclave-Mixed District.
CMUO – Central SoMa Mixed Use-Office District.
Definitions for Mixed Use Districts.
Ambulance Service.
Amusement Game Arcade (Mechanical Amusement Devices).
Animal Hospital.
Automobile Parking Lot, Community Residential.
Automobile Parking Garage, Community Residential.
Automobile Parking Lot, Community Commercial.
Automobile Parking Garage, Community Commercial.
Automobile Parking Lot, Public.
Automobile Parking Garage, Public.
Automobile Sale or Rental.
Automotive Gas Station.
Automotive Repair.
Automotive Service.
Automotive Service Station.
Motor Vehicle Tow Service.
Automotive Wash.
Business Goods and Equipment Sales and Repair Service.
Catering Services.
Commercial Uses.
Design Professional.
Drive-Up Facility.
Entertainment, Adult.
Entertainment, Other.
Open Air Sales.
Gift Store – Tourist-Oriented.
Hospital or Medical Center.
Hotel, Tourist.
Hotel, Residential.
Hours of Operation.
Institutions, Other.
Jewelry Store.
Laboratory.
Life Science.
Light Manufacturing, Wholesale Sales, Storage.
Lot Size (Per Development).
Massage Establishment.
Mortuary.
Movie Theater.
Neighborhood-Serving Business.
Non-Auto Vehicle Sales or Rental, Light and Marine Vehicles Only.
Office Use.
Outdoor Activity Area.
Public Use.
Recreation Facility.
Residential Use.
Sales and Services, Nonretail.
Sales and Services, Other Retail.
Sales and Services, Retail.
Service, Administrative.
Service, Professional.
Service, Financial.
Service, Business.
Service, Limited Financial.
Service, Fringe Financial.
Service, Medical.
Service, Personal.
Story.
Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishment.
Trade Shop.
Cannabis Retail.
Use Size (Nonresidential).
Vehicle Storage, Open Lot.
Vehicle Storage, Enclosed Lot or Structure.
Medical Cannabis Dispensary.
Walk-Up Facility.
Other Applicable Sections of the Planning Code.
 
SEC. 801.  MIXED USE DISTRICT PROVISIONS.
   This Article is adopted specifically for Mixed Use Districts, as shown on the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. The provisions set forth or referenced in Article 8 shall apply to any use, property, structure, or development which is located in a Mixed Use District, unless otherwise provided for within this Code.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90)
SEC. 801.1.  PURPOSE OF ARTICLE 8.
   This Article is intended to provide a comprehensive and flexible zoning system for Mixed Use Districts which is consistent with the objectives and policies set forth in the San Francisco General Plan. More specifically, the purposes of this Article are:
   (a)   To provide in one article a complete listing of or cross-reference to all of the zoning categories, definitions, control provisions, and review procedures which are applicable to properties or uses in Mixed Use Districts;
   (b)   To establish a zoning system which will accommodate all classes of Mixed Use Districts including individual districts which are tailored to the unique characteristics of specific areas;
   (c)   To provide zoning control categories which embrace the full range of land use issues in mixed-use neighborhoods, in order that controls can be applied individually to each district to address particular land use concerns in that district.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008)
SEC. 801.2.  REFERENCES TO ARTICLES 1, 2, AND 7 (TEMPORARY).
   Articles 1, 2 and 7 of this Code are in the process of a significant reorganization. As a result, some references to Articles 1, 2 and 7 have not yet been modified. The following references in this Section of the Code are amended as follows:
   102.8 shall refer to Section 102, Family
   102.9 shall refer to Section 102, Gross Floor Area Ratio
   102.10 shall refer to Section 102, Occupied Floor Area
   102.11 shall refer to Section 102, Floor Area Ratio
   102.12 shall refer to Section 102, Height (of a building)
   102.18 shall refer to Section 102, One Ownership
   102.35(a) shall refer to Section 102, Neighborhood Agriculture
   102.35 (b) shall refer to Section 102, Large Scale Urban Agriculture
   209.5(a) and (b) shall refer to Section 102, Entertainment and Recreation, Non-Commercial
   209.9(f) and (g) shall refer to Section 102, Live/Work Unit
   221(c) shall refer to Section 102, Community Facility
   221(d) shall refer to Section 102, Arts Activities.
   221(f) shall refer to Section 102, Entertainment, General
   224 shall refer to Section 102, Animal Hospital, Cat Boarding, and Kennel
   225 shall refer to Section 102, Storage Yard, Wholesale Sales, and Wholesale Storage
   226 shall refer to Section 102, Industrial Use
   227(a) shall refer to Section 102, Greenhouse.
   227(c) shall refer to Section 102, Mortuary
   227(h) shall refer to Section 102, Wireless Telecommunications Services Facility
   790.22 shall refer to Section 102, Bar
   790.44 shall refer to Section 102, Hospital
   790.46 shall refer to Section 102, Tourist Hotel
   790.48 shall refer to Section 102, Pharmacy
   790.50 shall refer to Section 102, Institutional Use.
   790.55 shall refer to Section 102, Liquor Store
   790.84 shall refer to Section 317, Residential Conversion
   790.90 shall refer to Section 102, Limited- Restaurant
   790.91 shall refer to Section 102, Restaurant 
   790.102(a) shall refer to Section 102, General Grocery
   790.110 shall refer to Section 102, Financial Service
   790.114 shall refer to Section 102, Health Service
   790.116 shall refer to Section 102, Personal Service
   790.117 shall refer to Section 102, Self-Storage
Any other discrepancy between an Article 1, 2 and 7 references in this Section of the Code and the actual or intended reference shall be arbitrated by the Zoning Administrator on a case-by-case basis.
(Added by Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; amended by Ord. 166-16 , File No. 160477, App. 8/11/2016, Eff. 9/10/2016; Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Reference 227(h) amended; Ord. 166-16, Eff. 9/10/2016. Introductory and concluding paragraphs amended; references 790.22 - 790.117 added; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017.
SEC. 802.  CLASSES OF MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   The following classes of use districts are established for mixed use districts.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87)
SEC. 802.1.  MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   The following districts are established for the purpose of implementing the Residence Element, the Commerce and Industry Element, the Downtown Plan, the Chinatown Plan, the Rincon Hill Plan, the South of Market Plan, the East SoMa Plan, the Mission Plan, the Showplace Square/Potrero Hill Plan, the Central Waterfront Plan, the Western SoMa Area Plan, and the Central SoMa Plan, all of which are parts of the General Plan. Description and Purpose Statements outline the main functions of each Mixed Use District in this Article, supplementing the statements of purpose contained in Section 101 of this Code.
   Description and purpose statements applicable to each district are set forth in Sections 810 through 848 of this Code. The boundaries of the various Mixed Use Districts are shown on the Zoning Map referred to in Section 105 of this Code, subject to the provisions of that Section. The following Districts are hereby established as Mixed Use Districts.
 
 
Districts
Section Number
Chinatown Community Business District
§ 810
Chinatown Visitor Retail District
§ 811
Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District
§ 812
RED  - Residential Enclave District
§ 813
SPD  - South Park District
§ 814
CMUO – Central SoMa Mixed-Use Office District
§ 848
RH-DTR – Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District
§ 827
SB-DTR – South Beach Downtown Residential District
§ 829
MUG – Mixed Use-General District
§ 840
MUR – Mixed Use-Residential District
§ 841
MUO – Mixed Use-Office District
§ 842
UMU – Urban Mixed Use District
§ 843
WMUG – WSoMa Mixed Use-General District
§ 844
WMUO – Western SoMa Mixed Use-Office District
§ 845
SALI – Service/Arts/Light Industrial District
§ 846
RED-MX – Residential Enclave-Mixed District
§ 847
 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Section amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 802.2.  SPECIAL USE DISTRICTS.
   Portions of the area covered by this Article are also subject to the provisions of Section 235 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013.
SEC. 802.3.  CHINATOWN MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   Throughout the Planning Code, the term "Chinatown Mixed Use Districts" refers to the following districts: Chinatown Community Business (CCB), Chinatown Visitor Retail (CVR), and Chinatown Residential/Neighborhood Commercial (CNRC).
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008)
SEC. 802.4.  EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   Throughout the Planning Code, the term “Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts” refers to the following districts: Residential Enclave District (RED), Residential Enclave- Mixed District (RED-MX), Mixed Use-General (MUG), Western SoMa Mixed Use-General (WMUG), Mixed Use-Office (MUO), Central SoMa Mixed-Use Office (CMUO), Western SoMa Mixed Use-Office (WMUO), Mixed Use- Residential (MUR), South Park District (SPD), Service/Arts/Light Industrial (SALI), and Urban Mixed Use (UMU).
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; amended by Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Section amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 802.5.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; amended by Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; repealed by Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
SEC. 802.6.  DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
   Throughout the Planning code, the term "Downtown Residential Districts" or "DTR Districts" refers to the following districts: Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District (RH-DTR) and South Beach Downtown Residential District (SB-DTR).
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008)
SEC. 803.  MIXED USE DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS.
   The Mixed Use District zoning control categories are listed in Sections 803.2, 803.3 and 825 of this Code. Related building standards and permitted uses are generally stated, summarized or cross-referenced in those Sections or in the zoning control tables for each Mixed Use district, or referenced in Section 899 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 208-19, File No. 190594, App. 9/20/2019, Eff. 10/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section amended; Ord. 208-19, Eff. 10/21/2019.
SEC. 803.1.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; repealed by Ord. 217-16, File No. 160424, App. 11/10/2016, Eff. 12/10/2016)
SEC. 803.2.  USES PERMITTED IN CHINATOWN MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Zoning Control Tables. Each Chinatown Mixed Use District has a corresponding Zoning Control Table that details the basic development standards and Use controls for the respective district. Zoning control tables are explained in Section 202.1 of this Code. Permitted Uses, Conditionally Permitted Uses, and Uses that are not permitted in the zoning districts described in this Section 803.2 are detailed in the corresponding zoning control tables.
   (b)   Uses in Enclosed Buildings. All Permitted and Conditionally Permitted Uses in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts shall be conducted within an enclosed building, unless otherwise specifically allowed in this Code. Exceptions from this requirement are: accessory off-street parking and loading; uses which, when located outside of a building, qualify as an Outdoor Activity Area, Neighborhood Agriculture, Wireless Telecommunications Services Facility, and uses which by their nature are to be conducted in an open lot or outside a building.
   (c)   Multiple Uses in One Structure. If there are two or more uses in a structure and none is classified under Section 803.2(d) of this Code as an Accessory Use, then each of these uses will be considered separately as an independent permitted, conditional, temporary, or not permitted use.
   (d)   Accessory Uses. Subject to the limitations set forth below and in Sections 204.1 (Accessory Uses for Dwelling Units in All Districts), 204.4 (Dwelling Units Accessory to Other Uses), and 204.5 (Parking and Loading as Accessory Uses) of this Code, an Accessory Use as defined in Section 102, shall be permitted in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts when located on the same lot. Any Use not qualified as an Accessory Use shall only be allowed as a Principal or Conditional Use, unless it qualifies as a temporary use under Sections 205 through 205.4 of this Code.
      No use in a Chinatown Mixed Use District will be considered accessory to a Principal Use which involves or requires any of the following:
      (1)   The use of more than one-third of the total floor area occupied by both the Accessory Use and the Principal Use to which it is accessory, combined, except in the case of accessory off-street parking;
      (2)   Any Bar or Restaurant, or any other retail establishment which serves liquor for consumption on-site;
      (3)   Any take-out food use, except for a take-out food use which occupies 100 square feet or less (including the area devoted to food preparation and service and excluding storage and waiting areas) in a retail grocery or specialty food store;
      (4)   The wholesaling, manufacturing or processing of foods, goods, or commodities on the premises of an establishment which does not also provide for primarily retail sale of such foods, goods or commodities at the same location where such wholesaling, manufacturing or processing takes place; however, Catering Uses that satisfy the limitations set forth in Section 703(d)(3)(B) shall be permitted as an Accessory Use to Limited Restaurants.
      (5)   Medical Cannabis Dispensaries.
      (6)   Any General Entertainment use, except for one that involves a Limited Live Performance Permit as set forth in Police Code Section 1060et seq.
      (7)   Cannabis Retail.
      No part of this subsection (d) shall prohibit take-out food activity which operates in conjunction with a Restaurant or Limited Restaurant, which includes takeout food as an accessory and necessary part of its operation.
   (e)   Temporary Uses. Uses not otherwise permitted are permitted in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts to the extent authorized by Sections 205, 205.1, or 205.2 of this Code, except that Temporary Cannabis Retail Uses shall not be permitted in Chinatown Mixed Use Districts.
   (f)   Not Permitted Uses.
      (1)   Uses which are not listed in this Article 8 are not permitted in a Chinatown Mixed Use District unless determined by the Zoning Administrator to be Permitted Uses in accordance with Section 307(a) of this Code.
      (2)   No use, even though listed as a Permitted Use or otherwise allowed, shall be permitted in a Chinatown Mixed Use District which, by reason of its nature or manner of operation, creates conditions that are hazardous, noxious, or offensive through the emission of odor, fumes, smoke, cinders, dust, gas, vibration, glare, refuse, water-carried waste, or excessive noise.
      (3)   The establishment of a use that sells alcoholic beverages, other than beer and wine, concurrent with motor vehicle fuel is prohibited, and shall be governed by Section 202(b)(1).
      (4)   No off-street parking garage installations or new curb cuts are permitted on the alleyways in the Chinatown Mixed-Use Districts.
   (g)   Other Chinatown Mixed Use District Provisions.
      (1)   Garages in Existing Residential Buildings. Installing a garage in an existing residential building of four or more units requires a mandatory discretionary review hearing by the Planning Commission; Section 311 notice is required for a building of less than four units. In approving installation of the garage, the Planning Commission shall find that:
         (a)1    the proposed garage opening/addition of off-street parking will not cause the “removal” or “conversion of residential unit,” as those terms are defined in Section 317 of this Code;
         (b)   the proposed garage opening/addition of off-street parking will not substantially decrease the livability of a Dwelling Unit without increasing the floor area in a commensurate amount;
         (c)   the building has not had two or more “no-fault” evictions, as defined in Section 37.9(a)(7) through (9) and (11) through (13) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, with each eviction associated with a separate unit(s) within the past 10 years, and
         (d)   the proposed garage/addition of off-street parking installation is consistent with the Priority Policies of Section 101.1 of this Code.
      Prior to the Planning Commission hearing, or prior to issuance of notification under Section 311(c)(2) of this Code, the Planning Department shall require a signed affidavit by the project sponsor attesting to (a), (b), and (c) above,1 which the Department shall independently verify. The Department shall also have made a determination that the project complies with (d) above.1
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 420-97, App. 11/7/97; Ord. 270-04, File No. 041070, App. 11/9/2004; Ord. 298-06, File No. 061261, App. 12/12/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007; Ord. 244-08, File No. 080567, App. 10/30/2008; Ord. 245-08, File No. 080696; Ord. 269-08, File No. 081234, App. 11/25/2008; Ord. 77-10, File No. 091165, App. 4/16/2010; Ord. 66-11, File No. 101537, App. 4/20/2011, Eff. 5/20/2011; Ord. 140-11, File No. 110482, App. 7/5/2011, Eff. 8/4/2011; Ord. 172-11 , File No. 110506, App. 9/12/2011, Eff. 10/12/2011; Ord. 75-12 , File No. 120084, App. 4/23/2012, Eff. 5/23/2012; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 287-13 , File No. 130041, App. 12/26/2013, Eff. 1/25/2014; Ord. 235-14 , File No. 140844, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014; Ord. 166-16 , File No. 160477, App. 8/11/2016, Eff. 9/10/2016; Ord. 229-17, File No. 171041, App. 12/6/2017, Eff. 1/5/2018; Ord. 196-18, File No. 180320, App. 8/10/2018, Eff. 9/10/2018; Ord. 213-18, File No. 180319, App. 9/14/2018, Eff. 10/15/2018; Ord. 208-19, File No. 190594, App. 9/20/2019, Eff. 10/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Table 803.2 rows 803.2.74A and .74B added; division (b)(1) amended, division (b)(1)(B)(vi) added; Ord. 66-11 , Eff. 5/20/2011. Division (b)(1)(B) amended; division (b)(1)(C)(v) added; Ord. 140-11, Eff. 8/4/2011. Division (b)(1)(C)(ii) amended; division (b)(1)(C)(vi) added; division (b)(1)(C) concluding paragraph amended; Ord. 172-11 , Eff. 10/12/2011. Table 803.2 rows 803.2.41, .43, and .44 amended, former rows 803.2.42 and .45 deleted; Ord. 75-12 , Eff. 5/23/2012. Former divisions (b)(1)(B)(v)(1)-(4) redesignated as (b)(1)(B)(v)a.-d.; designation of divisions (b)(1)(B)(vi) and (b)(1)(C)(vi) corrected; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Table 803.2 rows 803.2.38a, .38b, .39a, and .39b amended; Ord. 287-13 , Eff. 1/25/2014. Reference amended in division (b)(1)(B); Ord. 235-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014. Table 803.2 row 803.2.99 added; division (b)(1) amended; Ord. 166-16 , Eff. 9/10/2016. Table 803.2 row 803.2.75 added; divisions (b)(1), (b)(1)(C) amended; division (b)(1)(C)(vii) added; Ord. 229-17, Eff. 1/5/2018. Undesignated introductory paragraph amended; divisions (b)(1)(C)(i), (ii), (iv), and (v) amended; Ord. 196-18, Eff. 9/10/2018. Undesignated introductory paragraph and divisions (a), (b)(1)(C)(vii), and (b)(1)(D) amended; Table 803.2 row 803.2.75 deleted; Ord. 213-18, Eff. 10/15/2018. Undesignated introductory paragraph and Table 803.2 deleted; former divisions (a), (b), and (b)(1)(A)-(b)(1)(B)(vi) deleted; new division (a) added; former division (b)(1) amended and redesignated as (b) and (c); former divisions (b)(1)(C)-(b)(2)(D) amended and redesignated as (d)-(f)(4); division (g) added;  Ord. 208-19, Eff. 10/21/2019.
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 208-19.
SEC. 803.3.  USES PERMITTED IN EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Use Categories. A use is the specified purpose for which a property or building is used, occupied, maintained, or leased. Whether or not a use is permitted in a specific Eastern Neighborhood Mixed Use District is generally set forth, summarized or cross-referenced in Sections 813 through 814 and 840 through 848 of this Code for each district class.
   (b)   Use Limitations. Uses in Eastern Neighborhood Mixed Use Districts are either Principally Permitted, Conditional, Accessory, temporary, or are not permitted.
      (1)   Permitted Uses. If there are two or more uses in a structure, any use not classified below under Section 803.3(b)(1)(C) of this Code as Accessory will be considered separately as an independent permitted, Conditional, temporary or not permitted use.
         (A)   Principal Uses. Principal Uses are permitted as of right in an Eastern Neighborhood Mixed Use District, when so indicated in Sections 813 through 814 and 840 through 848 of this Code for the district. Additional requirements and conditions may be placed on particular uses as provided pursuant to Section 803.5 through 803.9 and other applicable provisions of this Code.
         (B)   Conditional Uses. Conditional uses are permitted in an Eastern Neighborhood Mixed Use District, when authorized by the Planning Commission; whether a use is conditional in a given district is generally indicated in Sections 813 through 814 and 840 through 848 of this Code. Conditional Uses are subject to the applicable provisions set forth in Sections 178, 179, 303, and 803.5 through 803.9 of this Code.
            (i)   An establishment which sells beer or wine with motor vehicle fuel is a conditional use, and shall be governed by Sections 202(b)(1).1
            (ii)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a change in use or demolition of a Movie Theater use, as set forth in Section 890.64, shall require Conditional Use authorization. This Section shall not authorize a change in use if the new use or uses are otherwise prohibited.
            (iii)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a change in use or demolition of a General Grocery use, as set forth in Section 890.102(a) and as further defined in Section 102, shall require Conditional Use authorization. This subsection (b)(1)(B)(iii) shall not authorize a change in use if the new use or uses are otherwise prohibited.
            (iv)   Large-Scale Urban Agriculture, as defined in Section 102, shall require Conditional Use authorization.
         (C)   Accessory Uses. Subject to the limitations set forth below and in Sections 204.1 (Accessory Uses for Dwelling Units in R and NC Districts), 204.2 (Accessory Uses for Uses Other Than Dwellings in R Districts), 204.4 (Dwelling Units Accessory to Other Uses), and 204.5 (Parking and Loading as Accessory Uses) of this Code, an accessory use is a related minor use which is either necessary to the operation or enjoyment of a lawful Principal Use or Conditional Use, or is appropriate, incidental, and subordinate to any such use, and shall be permitted as an Accessory Use in an Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Distric. In order to accommodate a Principal Use which is carried out by one business in multiple locations within the same general area, such Accessory Use need not be located in the same structure or lot as its Principal Use provided that (1) the Accessory Use is located within 1,000 feet of the Principal Use; and (2) the multiple locations existed on April 6, 1990. Accessory Uses to non-office uses (as defined in Section 890.70) may occupy space which is noncontiguous or on a different Story as the Principal Use so long as the Accessory Use is located in the same building as the Principal Use and complies with all other restrictions applicable to such Accessory Uses. Any use which does not qualify as an Accessory Use shall be classified as a Principal Use.
            No use will be considered accessory to a Principal Use which involves or requires any of the following:
            (i)   The use of more than one-third of the total Occupied Floor Area which is occupied by both the accessory use and principal use to which it is accessory, combined, except in the case of accessory off-street parking or loading which shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 151, 156 and 303 of this Code;
            (ii)   A hotel, motel, inn, hostel, adult entertainment, massage establishment, large fast food restaurant, or movie theater use in a RED, RED-MX, SPD, DTR, MUG, WMUG, MUR, MUO, CMUO, WMUO, SALI or UMU District;
            (iii)   Any take-out food use, except for a take-out food use which occupies 100 square feet or less (including the area devoted to food preparation and service and excluding storage and waiting areas) in a restaurant, bar, catering establishment, bakery, retail grocery or specialty food store.
            (iv)   Any sign not conforming to the limitations of Section 607.2(f)(3).
            (v)   Medical Cannabis Dispensaries as defined in 890.133.
            (vi)   Any nighttime entertainment use, as defined in Section 102; provided, however, that a Limited Live Performance Permit as set forth in Police Code Section 1060et seq.is allowed in any District except for an RED, RED-MX, MUR, or MUG District.
            (vii)   Cannabis Retail that does not meet the limitations set forth in Section 204.3(a)(3).
            (viii)   Catering Uses that do not meet the limitations set forth in Section 703(d)(3)(B).
         (D)   Temporary Uses. Temporary uses not otherwise permitted are permitted in Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts to the extent authorized by Sections 205 through 205.3 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 420-97, App. 11/7/97; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 270-04, File No. 041070, App. 11/9/2004; Ord. 298-06, File No. 061261, App. 12/12/2006; Ord. 245-08, File No. 080696; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 66-11, File No. 101537, App. 4/20/2011, Eff. 5/20/2011; Ord. 140-11, File No. 110482, App. 7/5/2011, Eff. 8/4/2011; Ord. 172-11 , File No. 110506, App. 9/12/2011, Eff. 10/12/2011; Ord. 196-11 , File No. 110786, App. 10/4/2011, Eff. 11/3/2011; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 165-15 , File No. 150465, App. 9/23/2015, Eff. 10/23/2015; Ord. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017; Ord. 229-17, File No. 171041, App. 12/6/2017, Eff. 1/5/2018; Ord. 196-18, File No. 180320, App. 8/10/2018, Eff. 9/10/2018; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (b)(1)(B)(iv) added; Ord. 66-11 , Eff. 5/20/2011. Division (b)(1)(C)(v) added; Ord. 140-11, Eff. 8/4/2011. Division (b)(1)(C)(ii) amended; division (b)(1)(C)(vi) added; Ord. 172-11 , Eff. 10/12/2011. Division (b)(1)(B) amended; Ord. 196-11 , Eff. 11/3/2011. Divisions (a), (b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(B), (b)(1)(C)(ii), (b)(1)(C)(vi) amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Designation of division (b)(1)(C)(vi) corrected; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Section header and division (b)(1)(C)(vi) amended; Ord. 165-15 , Eff. 10/23/2015. Divisions (b)(1)(B), (b)(1)(B)(iv), (b)(1)(C), and (b)(1)(C)(i) amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Divisions (b) and (b)(1)(A)-(b)(1)(B)(iv) amended; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017. Divisions (b), (b)(1), and (b)(1)(C) amended; division (b)(1)(C)(vii) added; Ord. 229-17, Eff. 1/5/2018. Division (b)(1)(C)(viii) added; Ord. 196-18, Eff. 9/10/2018. Section header and divisions (a), (b), (b)(1)(A)-(C), (b)(1)(C)(ii), (b)(1)(C)(vi), and (b)(1)(D) amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 129-17.
SEC. 803.4.  USES PROHIBITED IN SOUTH OF MARKET AND EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   No use, even though listed as a permitted use or otherwise allowed, shall be permitted in an Eastern Neighborhood Mixed Use District that, by reason of its nature or manner of operation, creates conditions that are hazardous, noxious, or offensive through the emission of odor, fumes, smoke, cinders, dust, gas, vibration, glare, refuse, water-carried waste, or excessive noise.
   (c)1    The establishment of a use that sells alcoholic beverages, other than beer and wine, concurrent with motor vehicle fuel is prohibited, and shall be governed by Section 229.
(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 420-97, App. 11/7/97; Ord. 74-01, File No. 002218, App. 5/18/2001; Ord. 174-05, File No. 050830, App. 7/29/2005; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 49-09, File No. 081504, App. 4/2/2009; Ord. 50-17, File No. 160748, App. 3/17/2017, Eff. 4/16/2017; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (a) amended; Ord. 50-17, Eff. 4/16/2017. Former division (a) deleted; former division (b) redesignated as division (a) and amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 296-18.
SEC. 803.5.  GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICIES GOVERNING USES IN MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Eating and Drinking Uses in Mixed Use Districts. Within Mixed Use Districts, the Operating Conditions of Section 202.2(a) shall apply to all Eating and Drinking Uses.
   (b)   Good Neighbor Policies for Nighttime Entertainment Activities in Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts and Downtown Residential Districts. Within Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts and Downtown Residential Districts where nighttime entertainment activities, as defined by Section 102.17 of this Code, are permitted as a principal or conditional use shall not be allowed except on conditions which, in the judgment of the Zoning Administrator or City Planning Commission, as applicable, are reasonably calculated to insure that the quiet, safety and cleanliness of the premises and vicinity are maintained. Such conditions shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
      (1)   Notices shall be well-lit and prominently displayed at all entrances to and exits from the establishment urging patrons to leave the establishment and neighborhood in a quiet, peaceful, and orderly fashion and to please not litter or block driveways in the neighborhood; and
      (2)   Employees of the establishment shall be posted at all the entrances and exits to the establishment during the period from 10:00 p.m. to such time past closing that all patrons have left the premises. These employees shall insure that patrons waiting to enter the establishment and those existing in the premises are urged to respect the quiet and cleanliness of the neighborhood as they walk to their parked vehicle or otherwise leave the area; and
      (3)   Employees of the establishment shall walk a 100-foot radius from the premises some time between 30 minutes after closing time and 8:00 a.m. the following morning, and shall pick up and dispose of any discarded beverage containers and other trash left by area nighttime entertainment patrons; and
      (4)   Sufficient toilet facilities shall be made accessible to patrons within the premises, and toilet facilities shall be made accessible to prospective patrons who may be lined up waiting to enter the establishment; and
      (5)   The establishment shall provide outside lighting in a manner than would illuminate outside street and sidewalk areas and adjacent parking, as appropriate; and
      (6)   The establishment shall provide adequate parking for patrons free of charge or at a rate or manner that would encourage use of parking by establishment patrons. Adequate signage shall be well-lit and prominently displayed to advertise the availability and location of such parking resources for establishment patrons; and
      (7)   The establishment shall provide adequate ventilation within the structures such that doors and/or windows are not left open for such purposes resulting in noise emission from the premises; and
      (8)   Any indoor and/or outdoor activity allowed as a principal or conditional use and located within 100 feet of a residential or live/work unit shall, during the period from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., insure that sound levels emanating from such activities do not exceed the acceptable noise levels established for residential uses by the San Francisco Noise Ordinance; and
      (9)   The establishment shall implement other conditions and/or management practices, including the prohibition of dancing to recorded music (disco dancing), as determined by the Zoning Administrator, in consultation with Police Department and other appropriate public agencies, to be necessary to insure that management and/or patrons of the establishments maintain the quiet, safety, and cleanliness of the premises and the vicinity of the use, and do not block driveways of neighboring residents or businesses.
   (c)   Good Neighbor Policies for Programs Serving Indigent Transient and Homeless Populations Within the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts. Within the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts where social services are allowed as a Conditional Use pursuant to Sections 813.21 through 843.21 (Social Services), some or all of the following conditions shall, when appropriate for specific cases, be placed upon any applicable City permits for the proposed establishment:
      (1)   Service provides shall maintain sufficient monetary resources to enable them to satisfy the following "good neighbor" conditions and shall demonstrate to the Department prior to approval of the conditional use application that such funds shall be available for use upon first occupancy of the proposed project and shall be available for the life of the project; and
      (2)   Representatives of the Southern, Mission, and Bayview Stations of the San Francisco Police Department shall be apprised of the proposed project in a timely fashion so that the Department may respond to any concerns they may have regarding the proposed project, including the effect the project may have on Department resources; and
      (3)   Service providers shall provide adequate waiting areas within the premises for clients and prospective clients such that sidewalks are not used as queuing or waiting areas; and
      (4)   Service providers shall provide sufficient numbers of male and female toilets/restrooms for clients and prospective clients to have access to use on a 24-hour basis. For group housing and other similar shelter programs, adequate private male and female showers shall be provided along with lockers for clients to temporarily store their belongings; and
      (5)   Service providers shall maintain up-to-date information and referral sheets to give clients and other persons who, for any reason, cannot be served by the establishment; and
      (6)   Service providers shall continuously monitor waiting areas to inform prospective clients whether they can be served within a reasonable time. If they cannot be served by the provider because of time or resource constraints, the monitor shall inform the client of alternative programs and locations where s/he may seek similar services; and
      (7)   Service providers shall maintain the side-walks in the vicinity in a clean and sanitary condition and, when necessary, shall steam clean the sidewalks within the vicinity of the project. Employees or volunteers of the project shall walk a 100-foot radius from the premises each morning or evening and shall pick up and properly dispose of any discarded beverage and/or food containers, clothing, and any other trash which may have been left by clients; and
      (8)   Notices shall be well-lit and prominently displayed at all entrances to and exits from the establishment urging clients leaving the premises and neighborhood to do so in a quiet, peaceful and orderly fashion and to please not loiter or litter; and
      (9)   Service providers shall provide and maintain adequate parking and freight loading facilities for employees, clients and other visitors who drive to the premises; and
      (10)   The establishment shall implement other conditions and/or measures as determined by the Zoning Administrator, in consultation with other City agencies and neighborhood groups, to be necessary to insure that management and/or clients of the establishment maintain the quiet, safety and cleanliness of the premises and the vicinity of the use.
(Added by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; amended by Ord. 207-02, File No. 020782, App. 10/18/2002; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 14-15 , File No. 141210, App. 2/13/2015, Eff. 3/15/2015; Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (c) amended; Ord. 14-15 , Eff. 3/15/2015. Division (a) amended; Ord. 22-15, Eff. 3/22/2015. Divisions (b) and (c) amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 803.6.  FORMULA RETAIL USES IN ARTICLE 8 DISTRICTS.
   The Formula Retail controls set forth in Section 303.1 of this Code apply to Article 8 Districts.
(Added by Ord. 204-06, File No. 060482, App. 7/25/2006; amended by Ord. 269-08, File No. 081234, App. 11/25/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 140-11, File No. 110482, App. 7/5/2011, Eff. 8/4/2011; Ord. 75-12 , File No. 120084, App. 4/23/2012, Eff. 5/23/2012; Ord. 106-12 , File No. 120047, App. 6/22/2012, Eff. 7/22/2012; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 235-14 , File No. 140844, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Section amended in its entirety; Ord. 235-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014.
SEC. 803.7.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 204-06, File No. 060482, App. 7/25/2006; amended by Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; repealed by Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
SEC. 803.8.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; amended by Ord. 196-11 , File No. 110786, App. 10/4/2011, Eff. 11/3/2011; Ord. 287-13 , File No. 130041, App. 12/26/2013, Eff. 1/25/2014; Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017; Ord. 224-18, File No. 180364, App. 10/5/2018, Eff. 11/5/2018; Ord. 275-18, File No. 180910, App. 11/20/2018, Eff. 12/21/2018; repealed by Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
SEC. 803.9.  USES IN MIXED USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Housing Requirement in the Mixed Use-Residential (MUR) District. In new construction in the MUR District, three square feet of Gross Floor Area for Residential Use is required for every one gross square foot of permitted Non-Residential Use, subject to Section 841.
   (b)   Preservation of Historic Buildings within Certain Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts. The following controls are intended to support the economic viability of buildings of historic importance within Eastern Neighborhoods.
      (1)   This subsection applies only to buildings in SPD, MUG, MUO, CMUO, or MUR Districts that are designated landmark buildings or contributory buildings within a designated historic district pursuant to Article 10 of the Planning Code, or buildings listed on or determined eligible for the California Register of Historical Resources by the State Office of Historic Preservation.
         (A)   All uses are principally permitted, provided that:
            (i)   The project does not contain any nighttime entertainment use.
            (ii)   Prior to the issuance of any necessary permits, the Zoning Administrator, with the advice of the Historic Preservation Commission, determines that allowing the use will enhance the feasibility of preserving the building.
            (iii)   Residential uses meet the affordability requirements of the Residential Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program set forth in Section 415 through 415.9.
         (B)   The Historic Preservation Commission shall review the proposed project for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, (36 C.F.R. § 67.7 (2001)) and any applicable provisions of the Planning Code.
      (2)   This subsection applies only to buildings in RED and RED-MX Districts that are a designated landmark building per Article 10 of the Planning Code, buildings designated as Category I-IV pursuant to Article 11 of this Code and located within the Extended Preservation District, or a building listed in or determined individually eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or the California Register of Historical Resources by the State Office of Historic Preservation.
         (A)   Retail and office uses, as defined in Planning Code Sections 890.104 and 890.70, respectively, are permitted only with conditional use authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, provided that:
            (i)   The project does not contain any nighttime entertainment use.
            (ii)   Prior to the issuance of any necessary permits, the Zoning Administrator, with the advice of the Historic Preservation Commission, determines that allowing the use will enhance the feasibility of preserving the building.
         (B)   The Historic Preservation Commission shall review the proposed project for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, (36 C.F.R. § 67.7 (2001)) and any applicable provisions of the Planning Code.
      (3)   This subsection applies only to buildings in the WMUG District that are a designated landmark building per Article 10 of the Planning Code, buildings designated as Category I-IV pursuant to Article 11 of this Code and located within the Extended Preservation District, or a building listed in or determined individually eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or the California Register of Historical Resources by the State Office of Historic Preservation.
         (A)   Office uses, as defined in Planning Code Section 890.70, are principally permitted, provided that:
            (i)   Prior to the issuance of any necessary permits, the Zoning Administrator, with the advice of the Historic Preservation Commission, determines that allowing the use will enhance the feasibility of preserving the building.
         (B)   The Historic Preservation Commission shall review the proposed project for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, (36 C.F.R.. § 67.7 (2001)) and any applicable provisions of the Planning Code.
   (c)   Preservation of Historic Buildings within and UMU Districts. The following rules are intended to support the economic viability of buildings of historic importance within the UMU District.
      (1)   This subsection applies only to buildings that are a designated landmark building, or a building listed on or determined eligible for the California Register of Historical Resources by the State Office of Historic Preservation.
      (2)   All uses are permitted as of right, provided that:
         (A)   The project does not contain nighttime entertainment.
         (B)   Prior to the issuance of any necessary permits, the Zoning Administrator, with the advice of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, determines that allowing the use will enhance the feasibility of preserving the building.
         (C)   Residential uses meet the affordability requirements of the Residential Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program set forth in Section 415et seq.
      (3)   The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board shall review the proposed project for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, (36 C.F.R. § 67.7 (2001)) and any applicable provisions of the Planning Code.
   (d)   Open Air Sales. Flea markets, farmers markets, crafts fairs and all other open air sales of new or used merchandise except vehicles, within Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts, where permitted, shall be subject to the following requirements: (1) the sale of goods and the presence of booths or other accessory appurtenances shall be limited to weekend and/or holiday daytime hours; (2) sufficient numbers of publicly-accessible toilets and trash receptacles shall be provided on-site and adequately maintained; and (3) the site and vicinity shall be maintained free of trash and debris.
   (e)   Legal and Government Office Uses in the Vicinity of the Hall of Justice. Within an approximately 300-foot radius of the 800 Bryant Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, and Assessor's Block 3780, Lots 1 and 2, as shown on Sectional Map 8SU of the Zoning Map, the offices of attorneys, bail and services, government agencies, union halls, and other criminal justice activities and services directly related to the criminal justice functions of the Hall of Justice shall be permitted as a principal use. There shall be a Notice of Special Restriction placed on the property limiting office activities to uses permitted by this subsection.
   (f)   Vertical Controls for Office Uses.
      (1)   Purpose. In order to preserve ground floor space for production, distribution, and repair uses and to allow the preservation and enhancement of a diverse mix of land uses, including limited amounts of office space on upper stories, additional vertical zoning controls shall govern office uses as set forth in this Section.
      (2)   Applicability. This Section shall apply to all office uses in the MUG and UMU Districts and all office uses in buildings in the PDR-1-D and PDR-1-G Districts that are designated as landmarks pursuant to Article 10 of the Planning Code, where permitted.
      (3)   Definitions. Office use shall be as defined in Section 890.70 of this Code.
      (4)   Controls.
         (A)   Designated Office Story or Stories. Office uses are not permitted on the ground floor, except as specified in Sections 840.65A and 843.65A. Office uses may be permitted on stories above the ground floor if they are designated as office stories. On any designated office story, office uses are permitted, subject to any applicable use size limitations. On any story not designated as an office story, office uses are not permitted. When an office use is permitted on the ground floor per Sections 840.65A and 843.65A, it shall not be considered a designated office story for the purposes of Subsection (h)(4)(D) below.
         (B)   Timing of Designation. In the case of new construction, any designated office story or stories shall be established prior to the issuance of a first building permit or along with any associated Planning Commission action, whichever occurs first. In the case of buildings that were constructed prior to the effective date of this Section, any such story or stories shall be designated prior to the issuance of any building permit for new or expanded office uses or along with any associated Planning Commission action, whichever occurs first.
         (C)   Recordation of Designation. Notice of the designation of office stories shall be recorded as a restriction on the deed of the property along with plans clearly depicting the designated story or stories in relation to the balance of the building. A designated office story may only be re-allocated when the designated office story is first returned to a permitted non-office use and associated building modifications to the designated office story are verified by the Zoning Administrator.
         (D)   Maximum Number of Designated Stories. The maximum number of designated office stories shall correspond to the total number of stories in a given building, as set forth in the table below. The designation of a particular story shall apply to the total floor area of that story and no partial designation, split designation, or other such subdivision of designated floors shall be permitted. For the purposes of the following table, the total number of stories in a given building shall be counted from grade level at curb and shall exclude any basements or below-grade stories.
Table 803.9(f)
 
Total Number of Stories
Maximum Number of
Designated Office Stories
1-story
0 stories (office use NP)
2 - 4 stories
1-story
5 - 7 stories
2-stories
8 or more stories
3-stories
 
         (E)   For projects in MUG and UMU Districts with multiple buildings, consolidation of permitted office stories may be permitted, pursuant to the controls set forth in Section 329(d)(9).
   (g)   Retail Controls in the MUG, MUO, CMUO, and UMU Districts. In the MUG, MUO, CMUO, and UMU District, up to 25,000 gross square feet of retail use (as defined in Section 890.104 of this Code) is permitted per lot. Above 25,000 gross square feet, three gross square feet of other uses permitted in that District are required for every one gross square foot of retail. In the UMU District, gyms, as defined in Sec. 218(d), are exempt from this requirement. In the CMUO District, Tourist Hotels, as defined in Sec. 890.46, are exempt from this requirement.
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; amended by Ord. 196-11 , File No. 110786, App. 10/4/2011, Eff. 11/3/2011; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 62-13 , File No. 121162, App. 4/10/2013, Eff. 5/10/2013; Ord. 26-15 , File No. 140876, App. 3/6/2015, Eff. 4/5/2015; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015; Ord. 102-16 , File No. 160346, App. 6/24/2016, Eff. 7/24/2016; Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (b)(2)(A) amended; former division (b)(3) deleted and former division (b)(4) redesignated as new [now former] division (b)(3); division (c)(2)(A) amended; former division (c)(3) deleted and former division (c)(4) redesignated as new division (c)(3); divisions (h)(4)(A) and (i) amended; Ord. 196-11 , Eff. 11/3/2011. Division (a) amended; division (b) amended in its entirety; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Division (h)(4)(A) amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Division (c)(2)(C) references corrected; Ord. 62-13 , Eff. 5/10/2013. Divisions (h)(2) and (h)(4)(E) amended; Ord. 26-15 , Eff. 4/5/2015. Divisions (d) and (h)(2) amended; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015. Division (h)(4)(E) amended; Ord. 102-16 , Eff. 7/24/2016. Division (a) amended; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017. Section header and divisions (a) and (b)(1) amended; former divisions (d) and (g)-(g)(4)(iii) deleted; former divisions (e), (f), (h), and (i) redesignated as divisions (d), (e), (f), and (g), respectively; current divisions (d) and (g) amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.
SEC. 809.  GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL AND EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE DISTRICT ZONING CONTROLS.
   The Downtown Residential and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use District controls are set forth in the Zoning Control Tables in Sections 813 and 814, and in Sections 825, 827 through 848 or referenced in Section 899 of this Code.
   (a)   The first column in the Zoning Control Table, titled "No." provides a category number for each zoning control category.
   (b)   The second column in the table, titled "Zoning Control Category," lists zoning control categories for the district in question.
   (c)   The third column, titled "§ References," contains numbers of other sections in the Planning Code and other City Codes, in which additional relevant provisions are contained.
   (d)   In the fourth column, the controls applicable to the various Mixed Use Districts are indicated either directly or by reference to other Code Sections which contain the controls.
   The following symbols are used in this table:
 
P  -
Permitted as a Principal Use.
C  -
Permitted as a Conditional Use, subject to the provisions set forth in this Code.
NP  -
Not Permitted.
#  -
See specific provisions listed by section and zoning category number at the end of the table.
1st  -
1st story and below, where applicable.
2nd  -
2nd story, where applicable.
3rd+  -
3rd story and above, where applicable.
 
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019; Ord. 208-19, File No. 190594, App. 9/20/2019, Eff. 10/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Definition of “NP” amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019. Undesignated introductory paragraph amended; symbol key amended; Ord. 208-19, Eff. 10/21/2019.
SEC. 810.  CHINATOWN COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT.
   The Chinatown Community Business District, located in the northeast quadrant of San Francisco, extends along Broadway from the eastern portal of the Broadway Tunnel to Columbus Avenue and along Kearny Street from Columbus to Sacramento Street. This district also includes portions of Commercial Street between Montgomery Street and Grant Avenue and portions of Grant Avenue between Bush and California Streets. It is part of the larger core area of Chinatown.
   The portions of Broadway, Kearny and Commercial Streets and Grant Avenue in this district are transitional edges or entries to Chinatown. North and east of the two blocks of Broadway contained in this district are North Beach and the Broadway Entertainment Districts. Kearny and Columbus Streets are close to intensive office development in the Downtown Financial District. Both Grant Avenue and Commercial Street provide important pedestrian entries to Chinatown. Generally, this district has more potential for added retail and commercial development than other parts of Chinatown.
   This zoning district is intended to protect existing housing, encourage new housing and to accommodate modest expansion of Chinatown business activities as well as street-level retail uses. The size of individual professional or business office use is limited in order to prevent these areas from being used to accommodate larger office uses spilling over from the financial district.
   Housing development in new buildings is encouraged at upper stories. Existing housing is protected by limitations on demolitions and upper-story conversions. Accessory dwelling units are permitted within the district pursuant to Subsection 207(c)(4) of this Code.
Table 810
CHINATOWN COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE
 
Chinatown Community Business District
Zoning Category
§ References
Controls
Massing and Setbacks
Height and Bulk Limits.
§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250 - 252, 254,260, 263.4 , 270, 271. See also Height and Bulk District Maps
40-X, 50-N, 65-N, 65-A, 65-85-A. P up to 35 feet; C above 35 feet. See Height and Bulk Map for more information.
5 Foot Height Bonus for Active Ground Floor Uses
Not Permitted
Rear Yard
§§ 130, 134, 134.1, 136
No more than 75% of lot coverage at the lowest level occupied by a dwelling. Location of open space may be modified per § 134.1.
Sun Access Setbacks
15 ft. at specified heights
Front Setback and Side Yard
§§ 130, 131, 132, 133
Not Required.
Street Frontage and Public Realm
Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements
Required
Street Frontage Requirements
Required
Maximum Street Frontage [per building]
P up to 50 feet; C required for more than 50 feet
Ground Floor Commercial
Not Required
Vehicular Access Restrictions
§ 155(r)
All alleyways in the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts; Broadway from the Embarcadero on the east to Polk Street on the west; and Columbus Avenue between Washington and North Point Streets
Miscellaneous
Lot Size (Per Development)
P up to 5,000 sq. ft.; C 5,001 sq. ft. & above (1)
Planned Unit Development
§ 304
C
Awning, Canopy, or Marquee
P
Signs
§§ 602 - 604, 607.2, 608.1, 608.2
As permitted by § 607.2
General Advertising Signs
§§ 262, 602.7, 604, 608, 609, 610, 611
NP
Design Guidelines
General Plan Commerce and Industry Element
Subject to the Urban Design Guidelines
 
 
Zoning Category
§ References
Controls
RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS AND USES
Development Standards
Usable Open Space [Per Dwelling Unit]
§§ 135, 136
48 sq. ft.
Off-Street Parking, Residential
§§ 145.1, 150, 151.1, 153 - 156, 166, 204.5
P up to one car for each two Dwelling Units; C up to .75 cars for each Dwelling Unit, subject to the criteria and procedures of Section 151.1(e); NP above 0.75 cars for each Dwelling Unit § 303(u). (2)
Dwelling Unit Mix
Not Applicable
Use Characteristics
Single Room Occupancy
§ 102
P
Student Housing
§ 102
P
Residential Uses
Controls by Story
 
 
1st
2nd
3rd
Residential Uses
§§ 135, 136
P
P
P
Accessory Dwelling Unit Density
§§ 102, 207(c)(4)
Accessory Dwelling Units are permitted to be constructed within an existing building zoned for residential use or within an existing and authorized auxiliary structure on the same lot, provided that it does not eliminate or reduce a ground-story retail or commercial space.
Dwelling Unit Density
§ 207
Up to 1 unit per 200 sq. ft. lot area.
Group Housing Density
§§ 208, 890.88(b)
1 bedroom per 140 sq. ft. lot area
Homeless Shelters Density
§§ 102, 208
Density limits regulated by the Administrative Code
Senior Housing Density
§§ 102, 202.2(f), 207
P up to twice the number of Dwelling Units otherwise permitted as a Principal Use in the district and meeting all the requirements of § 202.2(f)(1). C up to twice the number of Dwelling Units otherwise permitted as a Principal Use in the district and meeting all requirements of § 202.2(f)(1), except for § 202.2(f)(1)(D)(iv), related to location.
Loss of Dwelling Units
Controls by Story
 
 
1st
2nd
3rd+
Residential Conversion, Demolition or Merger
§ 317
C
C
C
Residential Hotel Conversion, Demolition or Merger
Ch. 41 Admin. Code
NP
NP
NP
 
 
Zoning Category
§ References
Controls
NON-RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS
Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio
§§ 102, 123, 124
2.8 to 1
Use Size
P up to 5,000 sq. ft.; C 5,000 sq. ft. & above (1)
Open Space
1 sq. ft. for every 50 sq. ft. of building over 10,000 sq. ft.
Off-Street Parking, Non-Residential
§§ 145.1, 150, 151.1, 153 - 156, 166, 204.5
No car parking required. Limits set forth in Section 151.1. Bike parking required per Section 155.2. Car share spaces required when a project has 25 or more parking spaces per § 166.
Off-Street Freight Loading, Non-Residential
§§ 150, 152, 153 - 155, 161(b), 204.5
None required if gross floor area is less than 10,000 sq. ft.
Commercial Use Characteristics
Drive-up Facility
§ 102
NP
Formula Retail
§§ 102, 303.1
Hours of Operation
§ 102
No Limit
Maritime Use
§ 102
NP
Open Air Sales
§ 102
P
Outdoor Activity Area
§§ 102, 145.2
P in front, C elsewhere
Walk-up Facility
§ 102
P if recessed 3 ft., C otherwise
 
 
Zoning Category
§ References
Controls
NON-RESIDENTIAL USES
Controls by Story
1st
2nd
3rd+
Agricultural Use Category
 
 
 
Agriculture, Industrial
§§ 102, 202.2(c)
NP
NP
NP
Agriculture, Large Scale Urban
§§ 102, 202.2(c)
C
C
C
Agriculture, Neighborhood
§§ 102, 202.2(c)
P
P
P
Automotive Use Category
 
 
 
Automotive Uses*
§§ 102, 202.4
NP
NP
NP
Parking Garage, Private
§ 102
C
C
C
Parking Garage, Public
§ 102
C
C
C
Parking Lot, Private
§ 102
C
C
C
Parking Lot, Public
§ 102
C
C
C
Entertainment, Arts and Recreation Use Category
 
 
 
Entertainment and Recreation Uses*
§§ 102, 202.4
NP
NP
NP
Entertainment, General
§ 102
P
P
P
Entertainment, Nighttime
§ 102
P
P
P
Movie Theater
§ 102
P
P
NP
Open Recreation Area
§ 102
C
C
C
Passive Outdoor Recreation
§ 102
C
C
C
Industrial Use Category
 
 
 
Industrial Uses*
§§ 102, 202.2(d)
NP
NP
NP
Institutional Use Category
 
 
 
Institutional Uses*
 
P
P
P
Hospital
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Medical Cannabis Dispensary
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Public Facilities
§ 102
C
C
C
Sales and Service Use Category
 
 
 
Retail Sales and Service Uses*
 
P
P
P
Bar
§ 102
C
C
C
Cannabis Retail
§§ 102, 202.2(a)
NP
NP
NP
Flexible Retail
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Hotel
§ 102
C
C
C
Kennel
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Massage Establishment
§ 102
C
C
C
Massage, Foot/Chair
§ 102
P
C
C
Mortuary
§ 102
C
C
NP
Motel
§§ 102, 202.2(a)
NP
NP
NP
Restaurant
§ 102
§ 102
P
NP
NP
Services, Fringe Financial
§ 102
P
NP
NP
Services, Limited Financial
§ 102
P
NP
NP
Storage, Self
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Tobacco Paraphernalia Store
§ 102
C
NP
NP
Trade Shop
§ 102
P
C
NP
Non-Retail Sales and Service*
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Design Professional
§ 102
P
P
P
Trade Office
§ 102
P
P
P
Utility and Infrastructure Use Category
 
 
 
Utility and Infrastructure*
 
C
C
C
Power Plant
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Public Utilities Yard
§ 102
NP
NP
NP
Wireless Telecommunications Services Facility
§ 102
P
P
P
 
 
* Not listed below
(1)   C for Use Size is not required for Restaurants larger than 5000 sq. ft., but C to establish the Use is required as indicated.
(2)   Installing a garage in an existing residential building of four or more units requires a mandatory discretionary review hearing by the Planning Commission; Section 311 notice is required for a building of less than four units. In approving installation of the garage, the Commission shall find that:
   (a)   the proposed garage opening/addition of off-street parking will not cause the “removal” or “conversion of Residential Unit,” as those terms are defined in Section 317 of this Code;
   (b)   the proposed garage opening/addition of off-street parking will not substantially decrease the livability of a Dwelling Unit without increasing the floor area in a commensurate amount;
   (c)   the building has not had two or more “no-fault” evictions, as defined in Section 37.9(a)(7) through (9) and (11) through (13) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, with each eviction associated with a separate unit(s) within the past 10 years, and
   (d)   the proposed garage/addition of off-street parking installation is consistent with the Priority Policies of Section 101.1 of this Code.
   Prior to the Planning Commission hearing, or prior to issuance of notification under Section 311(c)(2) of this Code, the Planning Department shall require a signed affidavit by the project sponsor attesting to (a), (b), and (c) above, which the Department shall independently verify. The Department shall also have made a determination that the project complies with (d) above.
(3)   Formula Retail Restaurants are NP in all Chinatown MUDs.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 275-05, File No. 051250, App. 11/30/2005; Ord. 289-06, File No. 050176, App. 11/20/2006; Ord. 269-07, File No. 070671, App. 11/26/2007; Ord. 244-08, File No. 080567, App. 10/30/2008; Ord. 139-09, File No. 090402, App. 7/2/2009; Ord. 77-10, File No. 091165, App. 4/16/2010; Ord. 66-11, File No. 101537, App. 4/20/2011, Eff. 5/20/2011; Ord. 75-12 , File No. 120084, App. 4/23/2012, Eff. 5/23/2012; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 287-13 , File No. 130041, App. 12/26/2013, Eff. 1/25/2014; Ord. 227-14 , File No. 120796, App. 11/13/2014, Eff. 12/13/2014; Ord. 232-14 , File No. 120881, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014; Ord. 235-14 , File No. 140844, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014; Ord. 14-15 , File No. 141210, App. 2/13/2015, Eff. 3/15/2015; Ord. 20-15 , File No. 110548, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; Ord. 73-15, File No. 141303, App. 5/28/2015, Eff. 6/27/2015; redesignated and amended by Ord. 162-15 , File No. 150805, App. 9/18/2015, Eff. 10/18/2015; amended by Ord. 33-16 , File No. 160115, App. 3/11/2016, Eff. 4/10/2016; Ord. 162-16 , File No. 160657, App. 8/4/2016, Eff. 9/3/2016; 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. 99-17, File No. 170206, App. 5/19/2017, Eff. 6/18/2017; Ord. 229-17, File No. 171041, App. 12/6/2017, Eff. 1/5/2018; Ord. 213-18, File No. 180319, App. 9/14/2018, Eff. 10/15/2018; Ord. 277-18, File No. 180914, App. 11/20/2018, Eff. 12/21/2018; Ord. 311-18, File No. 181028, App. 12/21/2018, Eff. 1/21/2019; Ord. 208-19, File No. 190594, App. 9/20/2019, Eff. 10/21/2019)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Zoning Control Table: .74A and .74B added; Ord. 66-11 , Eff. 5/20/2011. Zoning Control Table: .41, .43, and .44 amended, former categories .42 and .45 deleted; Ord. 75-12 , Eff. 5/23/2012. Zoning Control Table: .54 amended; Specific Provisions: 810.54 added; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Zoning Control Table: .39a and .39b amended; Ord. 287-13 , Eff. 1/25/2014. Zoning Control Table: .20 amended; Ord. 227-14 , Eff. 12/13/2014. Specific Provisions: former category 810.71 deleted, Ord. 232-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014. Specific Provisions: 810.54 amended; Ord. 235-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014. Zoning Control Table: .92b added; Ord. 14-15 , Eff. 3/15/2015. Zoning Control Table: .15, .16, and .17 amended; Ord. 20-15 , Eff. 3/22/2015. Zoning Control Table: .54 amended; Specific Provisions: 810.54 amended; Ord. 73-15, Eff. 6/27/2015. Section redesignated (formerly Sec. 810.1); introductory material amended; Zoning Control Table: .91 amended; Specific Provisions: 810.91 added; Ord. 162-15 , Eff. 10/18/2015. Zoning Control Table: former categories .38a, .38b, .39a, and .39b deleted, .97 and .98 added; Ord. 33-16 , Eff. 4/10/2016. Specific Provisions: 810.91 amended; Ord. 162-16 , Eff. 9/3/2016. Zoning Control Table: .99 added; Ord. 166-16 , Eff. 9/10/2016. Zoning Control Table: .30 amended; Ord. 217-16, Eff. 12/10/2016. Zoning Control Table: .22 and .94 amended; Ord. 99-17, Eff. 6/18/2017. Zoning Control Table: .75 added; Ord. 229-17, Eff. 1/5/2018. Zoning Control Table: .75 and .83 deleted; Ord. 213-18, Eff. 10/15/2018. Zoning Control Table: .23 and .94 amended; Ord. 277-18, Eff. 12/21/2018. Zoning Control Table: .22, .23, and .94 amended; Ord. 311-18, Eff. 1/21/2019. Zoning Control Table replaced; Notes (1)-(3) added; Specific Provisions table deleted; Ord. 208-19, Eff. 10/21/2019.
SEC. 811.  CHINATOWN VISITOR RETAIL DISTRICT.
   The Chinatown Visitor Retail Neighborhood Commercial District extends along Grant Avenue between California and Jackson Streets. This district contains a concentration of shopping bazaars, art goods stores and restaurants which attract visitors and shoppers and contribute to the City's visual and economic diversity. Grant Avenue provides an important link between Downtown retail shopping and the Broadway, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf areas.
   This district is intended to preserve the street's present character and scale and to accommodate uses primarily appealing to visitors (e.g. tourist gifts shops, jewelry stores, art goods, large restaurants). In order to promote continuous retail frontage, entertainment, financial services, medical service, automotive, and drive-up uses are restricted. Most commercial uses, except financial services are permitted on the first two stories. Administrative services, (those not serving the public) are prohibited in order to prevent encroachment from downtown office uses. There are also special controls on restaurants and tourist hotels. Building standards protect and complement the existing small-scale development and the historic character of the area.
   The height limit applicable to the district will accommodate two floors of housing or institutional use above two floors of retail use. Existing residential units are protected by prohibition of upper-story conversions and limitation on demolition. Accessory dwelling units are permitted within the district pursuant to Subsection 207(c)(4) of this Code.
Table 811
CHINATOWN VISITOR RETAIL DISTRICT ZONING CONTROL TABLE
 
Chinatown Visitor Retail District
Zoning Category
§ References
Controls
Massing and Setbacks
Height and Bulk Limits.
§§ 102.12, 105, 106, 250 - 252, 254, 260, 263.4, 270, 271. See also Height and Bulk District Maps
50-N. P up to 35 feet; C above 35 feet. See Height and Bulk Map for more information.
5 Foot Height Bonus for Active Ground Floor Uses
Not Permitted
Rear Yard
§§ 130, 134, 134.1, 136
No more than 75% of lot coverage at the lowest level occupied by a dwelling. Location of open space may be modified per § 134.1.
Sun Access Setbacks
15 ft. at specified heights
Front Setback and Side Yard
§§ 130, 131, 132, 133
Not Required.
Street Frontage and Public Realm
Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements
Required
Street Frontage Requirements
Required
Maximum Street Frontage [per building]
P up to 50 feet; C required for more than 50 feet
Ground Floor Commercial
Not Required
Vehicular Access Restrictions
§ 155(r)
All alleyways in the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts.
Miscellaneous
Lot Size (Per Development)
P up to 5,000 sq. ft.; C 5,001 sq. ft. & above
Planned Unit Development
§ 304
C
Awning, Canopy, or Marquee
P
Signs
§§ 602 - 604, 607.2, 608.1, 608.2
As permitted by § 607.2
General Advertising Signs
§§ 262