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(a) Purpose. The purpose of the Union Square Park, Recreation, and Open Space Fee is to provide funding to increase the supply of park, recreation, and open space facilities to serve the needs attributable to new office development in the C-3-R Downtown Retail Zoning District. The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that the Union Square area, most of which is zoned as the C-3-R Downtown Retail Zoning District, is a world-class retail destination that draws both tourists and Bay Area residents with its combination of walkable shopping and dining, excellent transit access, and top-tier hospitality. As new office development occurs, additional park, recreation, and open space facilities are needed to maintain the quality of urban experience that makes downtown San Francisco an attractive place to do business, live, and visit.
(b) Findings. The Board of Supervisors has reviewed the Downtown San Francisco Park, Recreation, and Open Space Development Impact Fee Nexus Study, prepared by Hausrath dated April 13, 2012 (“Nexus Study”), on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in File No. 180916. In accordance with the California Mitigation Fee Act, Government Code 66001(a), the Board of Supervisors adopts the findings and conclusions of that study, and incorporates those findings and conclusions by reference to support the imposition of the fees under this Section.