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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Charter
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
ARTICLE 9:
MISSION BAY DISTRICTS
 
Scope and Purpose of Article 9.
Establishment and Location of Mission Bay Use Districts.
Uses Permitted in Mission Bay Use Districts.
Statements of Description and Purpose of Mission Bay Use Districts.
Organization of Zoning control Tables for Mission Bay Use Districts.
Mission Bay Lower Density Residential District (MB-R-1).
Mission Bay Moderate Density Residential District (MB-R-2).
Mission Bay High Density Residential District (MB-R-3).
Mission Bay Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (MB-NC-2).
Mission Bay Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (MB-NC-3).
Mission Bay Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District (MB-CN-S).
Mission Bay Office District (MB-O).
Mission Bay Commercial –  Industrial District (MB-CI).
Mission Bay Hotel District (MB-H).
Mission Bay Community Facilities Districts (MB-CF).
Mission Bay Open Space Districts.
Density of Residential Uses in MB-R and MB-NC Districts.
Density of Nonresidential Commercial Uses in MB-R Districts.
Density of Nonresidential Uses in MB-NC Districts.
Density of Uses in MB-O and MB-CI Districts.
Density of Uses in MB-H District.
Density of Uses in MB-CF Districts.
Density of Uses in MB-OS Districts.
Establishment and Location of, and Limitation of Height in, Mission Bay Height Districts.
Purposes of Mission Bay Height Districts.
Method of Measurement.
Exemptions From Height Limits.
Height, Bulk and Articulation of Buildings and Structures.
Setbacks at Building Bases in MB-R Districts.
Projections Over Streets, Midblock Lanes and Usable Open Space.
Rooftop Features.
Awnings, Canopies and Marquees.
Lot Coverage and Building Separation at Residential Levels.
Open Space Requirements for Residential Uses.
Orientation of Dwelling Units to Open Areas.
Lot Coverage and Building Separation at Nonresidential Levels.
Open Space Requirements for Certain Nonresidential Uses in MB-O and MB-CI Districts.
Open Space Requirements for Live/Work Units.
Street Trees in Mission Bay Use Districts.
Art Works in MB-O MB-H, MB-CI, and MB-CF Districts.
Off-Street Parking for All Uses in MB-R Districts and for Residential Uses in MB-NC Districts.
Off-Street Parking for Nonresidential Uses in MB-NC Districts.
Off-Street Parking in MB-O And MB-CI Districts.
Off-Street Parking in the MB-H District.
Off-Street Parking in MB-CF Districts.
Off-Street Parking in MB-OS Districts.
Off-Street Parking, Calculations, Dimensions and Standards.
Screening of Off-Street Parking.
Off-Street Freight Loading and Service Vehicle Spaces.
Tour Bus Loading Spaces in the MB-H District.
Signs: General Provisions.
Signs in MB-CF and MB-OS Districts.
Signs in MB-R districts.
Signs in MB-NC, MB-O, MB-CI and MB-H Districts.
Transportation Management, Resident Training and Placement, and Child Care in MB-O and MB-CI Districts.
Office Space Limitation.
Historic Preservation.
Rules Regarding Nonconforming Uses and Noncomplying Structures.
Rules Regarding Continuation and Modification of Conditional Uses.
Rules Regarding Authorization of Temporary Uses.
Rules Regarding Which Uses are Accessory Uses.
Enforcement Against Planning Code Violations.
Approval of Permits.
Applicability of and Compliance with Planning Code Requirements.
Zoning Procedures.
Fees.
Definitions of Terms Used in Article 9.
Severability.
 
PART I
SCOPE, PURPOSE AND RELATIONSHIPS
SEC. 901.  SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF ARTICLE 9.
   (a)   Applicability of Article 9 Provisions and Provisions of Other Parts of the Planning Code. This Article is adopted specifically for Mission Bay Use Districts. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article 9, the term "Mission Bay Use Districts" is defined for purposes of this Article 9 to include only the non-shaded areas indicated on Figure 1. The shaded areas on Figure 1 are now governed by the Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plans and in MB-OS and P20, Sections 249.80 and 291, and are not subject to any provisions of this Article 9. The provisions set forth or referenced in this Article 9 shall apply to any use, property, structure, or development, both public and private, which is located in a Mission Bay Use District, unless otherwise provided for within this Article. Other provisions of this Code referenced in this Article are applicable in Mission Bay Use Districts shall apply only to the extent indicated in the reference. Other provisions of this Code which by their general terms would apply to Mission Bay Use Districts shall apply only to the extent expressly provided in this Article. The "Mission Bay Plan," formerly a part of the General Plan for the City and County of San Francisco, has been rescinded and adopted, as to the non-shaded areas on Figure 1, by the Planning Commission as the "Mission Bay Guidelines." Any reference in this Article 9 to the Mission Bay Plan shall be deemed to refer to the Mission Bay Guidelines adopted by the Planning Commission.
   (b)   Intent and Purpose of Article 9. This Article is intended to provide a comprehensive zoning system for Mission Bay Use Districts which is consistent with the objectives and policies set forth in the Mission Bay Guidelines. More specifically, the purposes of this Article, in addition to the general purposes stated in Section 101, are to provide in one article a complete listing of or reference to all of the Planning Code zoning categories, definitions, control provisions and review procedures which are applicable to the Mission Bay Use Districts.
   (c)   Applicability of Mission Bay Guidelines. The provisions of this Article are supplemented and further defined by objectives and policies, the associated text, and design and use guidelines contained in the Mission Bay Guidelines.
   (d)   Consistency with the General Plan and with Priority Policies. The provisions of Section 101.1 regarding consistency with the General Plan and with Priority Policies apply in the Mission Bay Use Districts.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 325-98, App. 10/30/98; Ord. 31-18, File No. 170940, App. 3/6/2018, Eff. 4/6/2018)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (a) amended; Ord. 31-18, Eff. 4/6/2018.
PART II
USES
SEC. 902.  ESTABLISHMENT AND LOCATION OF MISSION BAY USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Establishment. The following use districts are established for the purpose of implementing the Mission Bay Plan, a part of the San Francisco Master Plan.
 
Districts
District
Abbreviations
Section
Number
Mission Bay Lower Density Residential
District
MB-R-1
Mission Bay Moderate Density Residential District
MB-R-2
Mission Bay High Density Residential District
MB-R-3
Mission Bay Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District
MB-NC-2
Mission Bay Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial District
MB-NC-3
Mission Bay Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District
MB-CN-S
Mission Bay Office District
MB-O
Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial
District
MB-CI
Mission Bay Hotel District
MB-H
Mission Bay Community
Facilities
District
MB-CF
Mission Bay
Open Space
District
MB-OS
 
   (b)   Location. The districts are located as shown in Figure 1 which is provided for general orientation purposes only. The official boundaries of the various Mission Bay Use Districts are shown on the separately published Zoning Map referred to in Section 105 of this Code, and are subject to the provisions of Sections 105 and 106.
   (c)   M-1 and M-2 Districts. The M-1 and M-2 use districts shown on Figure 1 are not Mission Bay Use Districts. They are governed by other sections of the Planning Code which are applicable to M-1 and M-2 Districts generally.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 31-18, File No. 170940, App. 3/6/2018, Eff. 4/6/2018)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Figure 1 replaced; Ord. 31-18, Eff. 4/6/2018.
FIGURE 1 – MISSION BAY USE DISTRICTS
            Mission Bay Use Districts consist only of non-shaded portions. The balance of the area is now governed by the Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plans.
            See Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plans regarding areas in Mission Bay not designated on this map.
SEC. 903.  USES PERMITTED IN MISSION BAY USE DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Uses Permitted. Uses, as defined in Section 102.27, permitted in Mission Bay Use Districts are either principal, conditional, accessory, or temporary as provided below.
      (1)   Principal Uses. Principal uses are permitted as of right in a Mission Bay Use District, when so indicated in Sections 906 through 916 for each district class.
      (2)   Conditional Uses. Conditional uses are permitted when a use is indicated as conditional in Sections 906 through 916 for each district class and is authorized by the City Planning Commission pursuant to the provisions of Section 303. Certain rules applicable to conditional 3 uses are contained in Section 984.
      (3)   Accessory Uses. 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 is permitted, subject to the limitations contained in Section 986, as an accessory use when located on the same lot.
      (4)   Temporary Uses. Uses not otherwise permitted are permitted as temporary uses to the extent authorized by Section 985.
      (5)   Multiple Permitted Uses in a Structure. If there are two or more uses in a structure and none is classified as accessory, then each of these uses will be considered separately as independent principal, conditional, or temporary uses.
      (6)   Enclosure of Permitted Uses. All permitted uses shall be conducted within an enclosed building, unless otherwise specifically allowed in this Code. Exceptions from this requirement are: uses which, when located outside of a building, qualify as an outdoor activity area, as defined in Section 790.70; uses which by their nature are to be conducted in an open lot or outside a building, as described in Sections 790 through 790.140; and temporary uses as provided in Section 985.
   (b)   Uses Not Permitted.
      (1)   Uses Not Listed on Control Tables. Uses which are not listed in Sections 906 through 916 for each district class, and are not permitted accessory or authorized temporary uses, unless determined by the Zoning Administrator to be permitted uses in accordance with Section 307(a), are not permitted.
      (2)   Nuisances. No use, even though listed as a permitted use or otherwise allowed, shall be permitted if by reason of its nature or manner of operation, it 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)   Certain Non-Permitted Uses Allowed to Remain. Certain non-permitted uses may be permitted to remain as non-conforming uses subject to the provisions of Section 983.
   (c)   Compliance of Uses with Controls. All uses, buildings and features shall comply with all controls set forth for the district in which they are located. Where different controls conflict or overlap within the same use district, the use, building or feature shall abide by the most restrictive of all controls.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 904.  STATEMENTS OF DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE OF MISSION BAY USE DISTRICTS.
   Statements of description and purpose for each Mission Bay Use District are contained in Sections 906 through 916. These statements outline the main functions of each use district in the Zoning Plan for San Francisco, supplementing the statements of purpose in Sections 101 and 206 and implementing various elements of the Master Plan and the Mission Bay Plan, a part of the Master Plan.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 905.  ORGANIZATION OF ZONING CONTROL TABLES FOR MISSION BAY USE DISTRICTS.
   Zoning controls for each Mission Bay Use District are set forth in the Zoning Control Tables 906 through 916. The tables are organized as follows:
   (a)   Columns.
      1.   The first column in the Zoning Control Table, titled "No." provides a category number for each zoning control category.
      2.   The second column in the table, titled "Zoning Control Category," lists each zoning control category which is regulated in this Article 9.
      3.   The third column, titled "§ References," contains numbers of other sections in the Planning Code and other City Codes, in which control provisions, including exceptions and definitions, where pertinent, are contained.
      4.   In the remaining column or columns, titled "Controls," the controls applicable to the various use districts are indicated either directly or by reference to other Code sections which contain the controls. Controls are listed for each use district identified in the column heading by the use district abbreviation and the section number of the districts' statement of description and purpose.
   (b)   Building Standards and Uses. The table is divided into two parts, "Building Standards" and "Uses." The "Building Standards" section summarizes and/or cross references the provisions of this Article regulating the general size, shape, character and design of development permitted in the District. The "Uses" section indicates the types of uses permitted in the district.
   (c)   Symbols Used.
   The following symbols are used:
 
P -
Permitted as a principal use.
C -
Permitted as a conditional use.
-
A blank space on the table or the symbol "NP" indicate that the use or feature is not permitted.
R -
Required.
NR -
Not Required.
NA -
Not Applicable.
* -
This symbol references a footnote at the end of the table.
 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 906.  MISSION BAY LOWER DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (MB-R-1).
   The MB-R-1 Districts front on and frame major open spaces of Mission Bay. A development pattern of individual buildings on lots approximately 25 feet wide is encouraged. The housing types likely to be developed are three story buildings without side yards above parking with an at-grade back yard. Buildings on the corner lots may be four stories over parking.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 907.  MISSION BAY MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (MB-R-2).
   The MB-R-2 Districts are generally located toward the middle and southern portions of the residential area. These districts are to be developed with three and four story flats and apartments, some with at-grade back yards, some with open space on top of one level of aggregated parking, and some with upper level balconies.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 908.  MISSION BAY HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (MB-R-3).
   The MB-R-3 Districts are on the periphery of the residential section of Mission Bay and provide a buffer between the lower and moderate density housing and the office and commercial-industrial development. These districts are to be developed with apartment complexes up to eight and ten stories in height with perimeter housing units with street level entries screening two levels of parking. Common open space is expected to be located on the parking podium.
TABLES 906, 907, 908
MISSION BAY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS
(MB-R-1, MB-R-2 and MB-R-3) CONTROL TABLES
 
No.
Zoning Category
§ References
§ 906
MB-R-1
§ 907
MB-R-2
§ 908
MB-R-3
Controls
BUILDING STANDARDS
.10
Height
§§ 930 - 933, 940
max. 45’

See text
max. 45’

See text
Varies from
95’ to 110’.
See Height
Map & Text
.11
Bulk
§ 940
See text
.12
Density
§ 920
Varies. See Table 920
.13
Lot Coverage
§ 950
75% at most residential levels
.14
Separation of Buildings
§ 950
Varies. See Table 950
.15
Setbacks at Building Bases
§ 941
R
R
R
.16
Modulation of Building Fronts
§ 940
R
R
R
.17
Projections
§ 942
P
P
P
.18
Rooftop Features
§ 943
R
R
R
.19
Orientation of Units to Open Area
§ 952
R
R
R
.20
Usable Open Space
[Per dwelling unit]
§ 951
Varies according to bldg. type.
See Table 951
.21
Off-Street Parking
§ 960(a)
Generally 1 space d.u.
.22
Street Tree
§ 956
R
R
R
USES
.30
Dwelling Unit
P
P
P
.31
Group Housing
§ 209.2(a)(b)(c)
P
P
P
.32
Family Day Care
§ 996.1a
P
P
P
.33
.34
Residential Care Facility
small
large
§ 209.3(b)
§ 209.3(c)
P
C
P
C
P
C
.35
.36
Child Care Facility
small
large
§ 209.3(e)
§ 209.3(f)
P
C
P
C
P
C
.37
Religious Institutions
§ 209.3(j)
C
C
C
.38
Community Facilities*
P
P
.39
Open Recreation and Horticultural
§ 209.5(b)
P
P
.40
Public Facilities and Utilities*
P
P
.41
Vehicle Storage and Access
C
C
.42
Small Scale Convenience Retail
§§ 996(b)(9), 921, 960(a), 972(a)5
P
P
P
.43
Public Transportation Facility**
§ 996(b)(12)
P
P
P
.44
Internet Services Exchange
§ 209.6(c)
C
C
*  As more particularly identified and described in the Mission Bay Plan.
**  Permitted only along and in the vicinity of Sixteenth Street and China Basin Street if the freight tracks providing rail service to Piers 48, 50 and 80 are relocated as more particularly described in Chapter 4 of the Mission Bay Plan.
 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, App. 5/24/2002)
SEC. 909.  MISSION BAY SMALL SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT (MB-NC-2).
   The MB-NC-2 District is located on both sides of Long Bridge Street and sections of Channel, 4th, 5th and 16th Streets. This District is intended to provide essential neighborhood serving uses and a broad range of convenience goods and services to the local neighborhoods as well as limited comparison shopping which may also draw on a wider area. Commercial and other nonresidential uses are limited to the first story; the upper three or more stories are to be residential. Limits on late night activity, drive up facilities, and other automobile uses are intended to protect the livability within and around the district, and promote continuous retail frontage.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 910.  MISSION BAY MODERATE SCALE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT (MB-NC-3).
   The MB-NC-3 District is located along Third Street between 16th and Channel Streets. This district is intended to provide a wide range of comparison and specialty goods and services to a population greater than the immediate neighborhood, in addition to providing convenience goods and services to local residents. Most commercial and other nonresidential uses are permitted on the first and second story only. The second story may be used by some retail stores personal services, and medical, business professional offices, and live/work units. The upper four stories are to be residential.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 911.  MISSION BAY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICT (MB-CN-S).
   The MB-CN-S Districts are located at the northwest corner of 3rd and 16th Street and the northeast corner of 3rd and Mariposa Streets. They are intended to provide retail goods and services for car-oriented shoppers from a wide market area as well as from Mission Bay. Although nonresidential uses are not limited as to story, the districts are expected to contain one story to two story buildings (one being a supermarket) with a substantial amount of off-street parking above or adjacent to the building. Residential use is permitted in both locations. Light industrial uses are permitted in the 3rd and Mariposa location as a conditional use. Live/work units are permitted in the 3rd and 16th Streets location.
TABLES 909, 910, 911
MISSION BAY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS
(MB-NC-2, MB-NC-3 and MB-CN-S) CONTROL TABLES
 
No.
Zoning Category
§ References
§ 909
MB-NC-2
§ 910
MB-NC-3
§ 911
MB-NC-S
Controls
BUILDING STANDARDS
.10
Height
§§ 930 - 933, 940
Max. 55'
Max. 70'
Max.
55' - 70'
See § 940 text
.11
Bulk
§ 940
See § 940 text
.12
Density: Nonresidential
§ 922
Varies. See § 922
.13
Density: Residential
§ 920
Varies. See Table 920
.14
Lot Coverage
§ 950
75% at most residential levels
.15
Separation of Buildings
§ 950
Varies. See Table 950
.16
Modulation of Building Fronts
§ 940
R
R
R
.17
Projections
§ 942
P
P
P
.18
Rooftop Features
§ 943
R
R
R
.19
Orientation of Units to Open Area
§ 952
R
R
R
.20
Awning, Canopy, Marquee
§ 944
P
P
P
.21
Street Tree
§ 956
R
R
R
.22
Usable Open Space
[Residential, Per Unit]
§ 951
Varies according to building type.
See Table 951
.23
Off-street Parking, Nonresidential
§ 961
1 space/
850 gsf
1 space/
850 gsf
1 space/
850 gsf
.24
Off-street Parking, Residential
§ 960
1 space/
unit
1 space/
unit
1 space/
unit
.25
Off-street Freight Loading
§ 968
NR
NR
NR
.26
Signs
§§ 970, 973
P
P
P
.27
Outdoor Activity Area
P
P
P
.28
Walk-Up Facility
P
P
P
.29
Drive-Up Facility
P
P
.30
Location of Nonresidential Uses
§§ 909,
910, 911
1st story only
1st and 2nd stories only
all stories
NONRESIDENTIAL USES*
.50
Other Retail Sales and Services not listed below
P
P
P
.51
Bar
P
P
P
.53
Limited Restaurant
P
P
P
.54
Restaurant
P
P
P
.55
Movie Theater
P
P
P
.56
Adult Entertainment
C
.57
Other Entertainment
P
P
.58
Financial Service
P
P
P
.59
Limited Financial Service
P
P
P
.60
Medical Service
P
P
P
.61
Personal Service
P
P
P
.62
Business or Professional Service
P
P
P
.63
Massage Establishment
§ 790.60
§ 2700
Police Code
C
.64
Tourist Hotel
.65
Automobile Parking
§§ 790.8, 156
C
C
C
.66
Automotive Gas Station
C
.67
Automotive Service Station
C
.68
Automotive Repair
C
C
.69
Automotive Wash
C
C
.70
Automobile Sale or Rental
C
.71
Animal Hospital
C
.72
Ambulance Service
C
.73
Mortuary
C
.74
Trade Shop
P
P
P
.75
Storage
P
P
.76
Administrative Service
C
C
.77
Hospital or Medical Center
C
.78
Other Institutions, Large
P
P
P
.79
Other Institutions, Small
P
P
P
.80
Public Use
C
C
C
.81
Light Manufacturing Wholesale, etc.
C**
.82
Live/Work Unit
(Any Permitted Work Activity)
§ 996(3)
P***
P
P****
.83
Arts Activity and Space
P
P
P
.84
Religious Institutions
§ 209.3(j)
C
C
C
.85
Public Transportation Facility*****
§ 996(b)(12)
P
P
P
RESIDENTIAL USES
.90
Dwelling Unit
P
P
P
.91
Group Housing
§ 209.2(a) - (c)
P
P
P

.92
.93
Residential Care Facility
small
large

§ 209.3(b)
§ 209.3(c)

P
C

P
C

P
C

.94
.95
Child Care Facility
small
large

§ 209.3(e)
§ 209.3(f)

P
C

P
C

P
C
*  Nonresidential uses are also governed by the Retail Use Guidelines (Commerce and Industry Design Guidelines Section 4) contained in the Mission Bay Plan.
**  Permitted only on Development Block 53.
***  Permitted only on Development Blocks 27A and 33A.
****  Permitted only on Development Block 35.
*****  Permitted only along and in the vicinity of Sixteenth Street and China Basin Street if the freight tracks providing rail service to Piers 48, 50 and 80 are relocated as more particularly described in Chapter 4 of the Mission Bay Plan.
 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by 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
Control Tables: .52 deleted; .53 and .54 amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Control Tables: .27 and .28 amended; Ord. 235-14 , Eff. 12/26/2014.
SEC. 912.  MISSION BAY OFFICE DISTRICT (MB-O).
   The MB-O District is located on either side of King Street. This district is to be developed with large floor plate and smaller structures for office uses. The buildings are expected to occupy most of the development parcel and will vary in height from four to eight stories. Permitted parking will be located beneath the office buildings and in above grade parking structures. Some convenience retail and other uses will be located at the base of office buildings and parking structures. Usable open space will be provided in a variety of forms, including at grade plazas and courtyards.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 913.  MISSION BAY COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (MB-CI).
   The MB-CI District is located on Owens Street. This district is expected to house firms which provide business services, manufacture, warehouse or distribute products or conduct research and development activities. Institutional, office and large-scale retail uses are also permitted. Live/work units are permitted. Buildings will vary from three to six stories in height.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 248-97, App. 6/18/97)
SEC. 914.  MISSION BAY HOTEL DISTRICT (MB-H).
   The MB-H District is located on the west side of Fourth Street. This district to be developed with a hotel of up to 500 rooms and related retail services.
 
TABLES 912, 913, 914
MISSION BAY OFFICE, COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL AND HOTEL
DISTRICTS (MB-O, MB-CI and MB-H) CONTROL TABLES
 
No.
Zoning Category
§ References
§ 912
MB-O
§ 913
MB-CI
§ 914
MB-H
Controls
BUILDING STANDARDS
.10
Height
§§ 930 - 933, 940
Max. 110’*
Max. 85’* except for property east of Owens St. which will be Max. 95’
Max. 45’*
.11
Bulk
§ 940
See § 940 text
.12
Lot Coverage
§ 953
See § 953 text
.13
Density
§§ 923, 924
§ 923
§ 923
§ 924
.14
Off-Street Parking
§§ 962, 963, 966
1 space/1,000 s.f. or 2.5 spaces/1,000 s.f. on property zoned MB-CI east of Owens St.
R
.15
Off-Street Freight Loading
§ 968
.16
Tour Bus Loading
§ 969
NA
NA
See Table
.17
Open Space
§ 954
1 s.f/40 s.f.
1 s.f./40 s.f.
.18
Projections
§ 942
P
P
P
.19
Rooftop Features
§ 943
R
R
R
.20
Awning, Canopy, Marquee
§ 944
P
P
P
.21
Street Trees
§ 956
R
R
R
.22
Artworks
§ 957
R
R for
Office Use
R
.23
Signs
§ 973
P
P
P
.50
Professional and Business Office
§ 219
P
P
.51
Home and Business Service
§ 222
P
P
P
.52
Institution
§ 217
P
P
.53
Retail Sales and Personal Service
§ 218
P
P
P
.54
Wholesale Establishment
§ 225(a) - (c), (f)
P
P
.55
Light Manufacturing
§ 226(a) - (d)
P
.56
Research or Testing Laboratory
§ 226(e)
P
.57
Experimental Laboratory
§ 226(f)
C
.58
Greenhouse or Plant Nursery
§ 227(a)
P
.59
Public Structure*
§ 227(d)
P
P
.60
Utility Installation*
§ 227(e)
P
P
.61
Public Transp. Facility*
§ 227(f)(1), (g)
P
P
.62
Live/Work Unit
(Any Permitted Work Activity)
§ 996(3)
P
.63
Arts Activity and Space
P
P
.64
Hotel
§ 216(b)(i), (ii)
P
.65
Internet Services Exchange
§ 277(t)
C
C
.66
Wireless Telecommunications Services Facility
§ 102
P
P
P
*  As more particularly identified and described in the Mission Bay Plan.
 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 249-97, App. 6/18/97; Ord. 77-02, File No. 011448, App. 5/24/2002; Ord. 166-16 , File No. 160477, App. 8/11/2016, Eff. 9/10/2016)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Control Table category .66 added; Ord. 166-16 , Eff. 9/10/2016.
SEC. 915.  MISSION BAY COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS (MB-CF).
   The MB-CF Districts are located in several locations in Mission Bay. These districts are intended to accommodate various community facilities as more particularly described in the Mission Bay Plan. They may include an arena or sports complex, a school, and a public safety/recreation complex. There are certain limitations on uses in these districts in the Mission Bay Development Agreement.
TABLE 915
MISSION BAY COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS
(MB-CF) CONTROL TABLE
 
No.
Zoning Category
§ References
§ 915 MB-CF
Controls
BUILDING STANDARDS
.10
Height
§§ 930 - 933, 940(d)
Varies by location
.11
Bulk
§ 940(d)
See text
.12
Lot Coverage
§ 940(d)
See text
.13
Density
§ 925
Varies by location
.14
Off-Street Parking
§ 964
R
.15
Off-Street Freight Loading
§ 968
R
.16
Projections
§ 942
P
.17
Rooftop Features
§ 943
R
.18
Awning, Canopy, Marquee
§ 944
P
.19
Street Trees
§ 956
P
.20
Art Works
§ 957(c)
R
.21
Signs
§ 971
P
USES
.30
School*
§ 217(f) & (g)
P
.31
Theater*
§ 221(d)
P
.32
Recreation Building*
§ 221(e)
P
.33
Public Structure*
§ 227(d)
P
.34
Public Transportation Facility
§ 996(b)(12)
P
*  As more particularly identified and described in the Mission Bay Plan.
 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 916.  MISSION BAY OPEN SPACE DISTRICTS.
   The MB-OS Districts are located throughout Mission Bay. The districts provide a comprehensive open space system including two large shoreline parks, internal neighborhood parks and plazas and open space corridors in accordance with the provisions of the Mission Bay Plan. The inclusion of land in open space districts is intended to indicate its principal or exclusive purpose as open space, with future development of any character strictly limited. Only recreational uses and uses incidental to and supportive of recreational use are permitted in these districts, except in Crescent Park where small scale convenience retail uses, and in China Basin Channel, where a houseboat community and a restaurant are permitted. A "public transportation facility," as defined in Section 996(b)(12), is also a permitted use in this district.
TABLE 916
MISSION BAY OPEN SPACE DISTRICTS (MB-OS) CONTROL TABLE
 
No.
Zoning Category
§ References
§ 916 MB-OS
Controls
BUILDING STANDARDS
.10
Height
§ 940(e)
See text
.11
Bulk
§ 940(e)
See text
.12
Lot Coverage
§ 940(e)
See text
.13
Density
§ 926
See text
.14
Projections
§ 942
P
.15
Rooftop Features
§ 943
R
.16
Off-Street Parking
§ 965
See text
.17
Art Works
§ 957
R
Limited Restaurant, Restaurant
P
Houseboat Community**
§ 996(b)(2)
P
Small Scale Convenience Retail*
§ 996(b)(9)
P
Public Transportation Facility***
§ 996(b)(12)
*  Permitted only in Crescent Park as more particularly described, and in the area generally indicated, in the Mission Bay Plan.
**  Permitted only in China Basin Channel as more particularly described, and in the area generally indicated in, the Mission Bay Plan.
***  Only permitted in the Open Space area at the western end of China Basin Channel where pre-existing public transportation facilities are located, and along and in the vicinity of Sixteenth Street and China Basin Street if the freight tracks providing rail service to Piers 48, 50, and 80 are relocated, as more particularly described in Chapter 4 of the Mission Bay Plan.
 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Control Table: undesignated Restaurant-related Zoning Category amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013.
PART III
DENSITY
SEC. 920.  DENSITY OF RESIDENTIAL USES IN MB-R AND MB-NC DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Number of Dwelling Units Permitted and Required. The maximum allowable and minimum required number of dwelling units in each development block in MB-R and MB-NC-2 and MB-NC-3 Districts shown in Figure 2, is as described in Table 920 below, except as provided in Subsection (b). The term "dwelling unit" is defined in Section 102.7. Dwelling unit sizes shall be determined in the manner provided in the Mission Bay Plan. In MB-CN-S Districts, there shall be no minimum required number of dwelling units, and the maximum shall be the number of dwelling units which can be accommodated in a building or buildings on the block or lot which conform to the applicable building standards of this Article and the Design Guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan.
TABLE 920
RESIDENTIAL DENSITY
 
Number of Dwelling Units Permitted and Required
Block #
Acreage
Units
Block #
Acreage
Units
Block #
Acreage
Units
11
1.81
281
25
4.54
252
39
1.68
101
11A
1.03
200
25A
1.46
114
40
4.02
343
12
3.26
419
26
1.91
125
41
2.13
162
13
4.58
239
27
1.27
107
41A
.93
65
14
3.10
165
27A
1.36
111
42
1.61
128
15
1.09
58
28
2.76
209
42A
1.10
71
16
.60
60
29
1.76
47
43
2.36
151
16A
1.55
120
29A
1.34
34
44
1.36
107
19A
1.74
104
30
4.46
334
47
2.61
190
20
1.55
112
31
2.42
153
48A
1.64
114
20A
1.44
102
32
2.76
211
49A
2.66
157
21
4.05
305
33A
2.07
164
50A
1.52
122
21A
1.04
68
34
1.97
294
51
1.10
63
22
1.72
128
34A
1.60
72
52
2.58
185
23
1.67
124
37
2.15
123
54
1.35
97
23A
1.61
210
38
1.38
134
24
2.58
195
38A
1.68
106
Note: These blocks may change when Tentative Maps are finalized. Block # shown on Figure 2.
 
 
   (b)   Assignment of Densities to Lots as Development Blocks are Subdivided. As each development block is subdivided and re-subdivided from time to time pursuant to the provisions of the Subdivision Code it shall be established to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator that the number of dwelling units to be assigned to each lot in the subdivision can be accommodated in a building or buildings which conform to the applicable building standards of the district and the design guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan.
   (c)   Transfer and Increase of Residential Densities.
      (1)   Transfer. The number of dwelling units on a specific development block, as defined in Section 996(b)(1), may be up to 10 percent greater or less than the number specified in Table 920 provided that the greater or lesser number of units is compensated for by an equal decrease or increase in units in another development block or blocks. When more than one development block or lot are aggregated to form a single development project, as defined in Section 996(b)(10), the number of dwelling units assigned to particular blocks or lots may vary by more than 10 percent from the numbers listed in Table 920 provided that the total number of dwelling units in the single development project equals the total of the numbers specified for all the blocks and lots in the single development project.
      (2)   Increase. The total number of dwelling units initially authorized in Table 920 for Affordable Housing Development Blocks may be increased by 366 units, and for all other development blocks by 268 units, pursuant to the procedures set forth in Subsection (d)(1) below. The term "Affordable Housing Development Blocks" refers to those development blocks listed in Table 920 which contain the letter "A" in the block number.
   (d)   Limitations on Transfer of Densities. The following limitations on the transfer of density shall apply:
      (1)   As a condition of approval of a transfer of dwelling units or an increase in the number of dwelling units in any development block or lot, it shall be established to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator that the increased number of units can be accommodated in a building or buildings on the block or lot which conform to the applicable building standards of this Article and the design guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan and that the guidelines on unit size can be met.
      (2)   The Zoning Administrator may deny any request for a transfer of density if, at the time of the request, the total number of dwelling units constructed or under construction on all blocks or lots on which density has been increased or decreased, as provided in Subsection (c) above, is 200 units less than the total number of units initially authorized in Table 920 for all blocks or lots on which the density has been increased or decreased.
   (e)   Recording Transfers of Density. As the number of dwelling units permitted and required on each development block is modified from time to time, as permitted in this Section, a new table, to be titled "Table 920-R, Residential Density Table with Density Transfers," shall be prepared to reflect the modifications. A revised table shall be submitted as part of the request for density transfer, approved by the Zoning Administrator as part of the transfer approval, and published in a form suitable for insertion in the Planning Code.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; amended by Ord. 248-97, App. 6/18/97)
SEC. 921.  DENSITY OF NONRESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL USES IN MB-R DISTRICTS.
   The maximum occupied floor area of small scale convenience retail uses, as defined in Section 996(b)(9), permitted in MB-R districts shall be 24,400 gross square feet in total and 3,000 gross square feet per location.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 922.  DENSITY OF NONRESIDENTIAL USES IN MB-NC DISTRICTS.
   (a)   MB-NC-2 Districts. The occupied floor area of nonresidential uses permitted by Section 909 on the first story of buildings on lots in the MB-NC-2 district shall be limited to the area of the first story to a depth of 60 feet from the front property line of the lot, or, in the case of a corner lot, from the two front property lines, except as provided in Subsection (d).
   (b)   MB-NC-3 District. The occupied floor area of nonresidential uses permitted by Section 910 on the first and second story of buildings on lots in the MB-NC-3 District shall be limited to the area of the first and second stories to a depth of 80 feet from the front property line of the lot, or, in the case of a corner lot, from the front two property lines, except as provided in Subsection (d).
   (c)   MB-CN-S Districts. The gross floor area of nonresidential uses permitted by Section 911 in the MB-CN-S Districts shall be limited as follows:
      Development Block 35 - 40,000 gross square feet
      Development Block 53 - 60,000 gross square feet
   (d)   In Development Blocks 27A, 33A and 50A, additional occupied floor area shall be permitted for non-profit live-work, child care, cultural, educational, health, recreational or social service facilities to the extent that the additional floor area will be accommodated in a building or buildings which conform to the applicable building standards of the district and the design guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan. The facilities may be located above the first story provided that the number of units specified by Section 920, or as modified pursuant to the provisions of Section 920, will also be provided. Provision of these facilities shall not preclude open space amenities on these sites.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 923.  DENSITY OF USES IN MB-O AND MB-CI DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Gross Floor Area Permitted. The density of all uses permitted in the MB-O District by Section 912 and in the MB-CI District by Section 913 shall be limited to a gross floor area which is equal to a floor area ratio of 4.5 to 1 in the MB-O District and 3.0 to 1 in the MB-CI District applied to a lot area which excludes the area occupied by a midblock lane required by the Mission Bay Plan.
   (b)   Exclusions from Gross Floor Area. The term "gross floor area" is defined in Section 102.9. In addition to the exclusions from gross floor area provided in Section 102.9(b)(1) through (10), the following exclusions shall apply in the MB-O and MB-CI Districts:
      1.   An interior space provided as an open space feature in accordance with the requirements of Section 952.
      2.   Child care facilities in accordance with the provisions of Section 102.9(b)(14).
      3.   Space which is located on the first story to a depth of 25 feet from the property line of a building or parking structure facing a street or midblock lane and which is devoted to retail sales, personal services, or child care, cultural, educational, recreational, religious or social service facilities.
      4.   In the MB-CI District, live/work units and any occupied floor area devoted to mechanical equipment or appurtenances or other floor area accessory to live/work use; provided that: (1) one or more arts activities as defined in Section 102.2 are the primary nonresidential use and that other nonresidential activities are limited to those otherwise permitted in the district or otherwise conditional in the district and specifically approved as a conditional use; and (2) the provisions of Section 940(b) are satisfied.
   (c)   Transfer of Permitted Gross Floor Area. In order to accommodate the creation of a smaller number of accessory parking structures serving more than one building and to facilitate building articulation, as provided in the Mission Bay Plan, the permitted gross floor area for any building or development on a lot in the MB-O and MB-CI Districts may be increased by transfer to such lot of gross floor area from another lot with the same district which is permitted under this section but which has not been utilized.
   (d)   Limitations on Transfer. As a condition of approval of transfer of gross floor area to another lot, it shall be established to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator that the increased gross floor area can be accommodated in a building or development which conforms to the applicable building standards of this Article and the design guidelines of the Mission Bay Plan.
   (e)   Recording Transfers. The documentation required by Section 127(b) and (c) shall be required to effect a transfer of gross floor area under this section.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 924.  DENSITY OF USES IN MB-H DISTRICT.
   The total gross square footage of all uses permitted in the MB-H district by Section 914 shall be determined by the size of the building allowed by the various controls of this Article 9 and the Hotel Design Guidelines in the Mission Bay Plan and shall not exceed a gross floor area ratio of 4.5 to 1.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 925.  DENSITY OF USES IN MB-CF DISTRICTS.
   The gross square footage of all uses in buildings and structures permitted in MB-CF Districts by Section 915 shall not exceed the following floor area ratios:
 
Development
Block No.
Floor Area
Ratios
35
4.5 to 1
53
3.5 to 1
18
2.5 to 1
 
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 926.  DENSITY OF USES IN MB-OS DISTRICTS.
   The total gross square footage of structures permitted in the MB-OS Districts by Section 916 is as follows:
   (a)   Single story small scale convenience retail in the area referred to as Crescent Park, consistent with the Recreation and Open Space Design Guidelines Section 5 (Character Elements) of the Mission Bay Plan: total of 2,000 gross square feet.
   (b)   Single story restaurant on China Basin Channel Pier at Fourth Street: 6,000 gross square feet.
   (c)   Houseboat community in China Basin Channel: 55 vessels (20 pleasure boats and 35 pleasure craft) and ancillary facilities, consistent with the Recreation and Open Space Design Guidelines Section 2.4 (Channel edge at Houseboats) of the Mission Bay Plan, in the area defined in a lease with the Port of San Francisco.
   (d)   Other structures are limited to those which are necessary for or incidental to and supportive of the use of the area for active and passive recreation. Their size is to be determined by their function and purpose and consistency with the Master Plan.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
PART IV
HEIGHT
SEC. 930.  ESTABLISHMENT AND LOCATION OF, AND LIMITATION OF HEIGHT IN, MISSION BAY HEIGHT DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Establishment and Location. Height districts are hereby established, subject to the provisions of this Article 9. The districts are generally shown on Figure 3, which is provided for orientation purposes only. The official boundaries of the various Mission Bay Height Districts are shown on the separately published Zoning Map referred to in Section 105 and are subject to the provisions of Sections 105 and 106. The height limits for each such district are specified by numerical designations in feet.
   (b)   Limitations of Height. No building or structure or part thereof shall be permitted to exceed the height limits for the district in which it is located. There are other limitations on the height of buildings and structures contained in Sections 933 and 940.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)
SEC. 931.  PURPOSES OF MISSION BAY HEIGHT DISTRICTS.
   In addition to the purposes of this Code as stated in Section 101, the Mission Bay Height Districts are established for further purposes of implementing the Urban Design element and other elements of the Master Plan and the Mission Bay Plan, according to the objectives, principles and policies stated therein. Among these purposes are the following:
   1.   Relating the height of buildings to important attributes of the City pattern and to the height and character of existing development;
   2.   Promotion of building forms that will respect and improve the integrity of open spaces and other public areas;
   3.   Promotion of harmony in the visual relationships and transitions between new and older buildings;
   4.   Protection and improvement of important City resources and of the neighborhood environment;
   5.   Conservation of natural areas and other open spaces; and
   6.   Direction of new development to locations that are appropriate in terms of land use and transportation.
(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)