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ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
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: FOOD PURCHASES AT HOSPITALS OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND JAILS OPERATED BY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 21E: GOODS OR SERVICES CONTRACTS FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS
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. 303(q) CRITERIA
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 37B: MIDTOWN PARK APARTMENTS
CHAPTER 37C: EVICTION PROTECTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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 41G: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL COVID-19 PROTECTIONS
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 107C: AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 111: HOUSING REPORTS FOR SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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
CHAPTER 122: CLOSURE OF COUNTY JAIL 4
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: [REPEALED]
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: [REPEALED]
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 29: VACANCY TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 30: CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
ARTICLE 36: COMMERCIAL RENTS 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 11B: HEALTHY BUILDINGS
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
ARTICLE 46: OVERDOSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
ARTICLE 47: ADULT SEX VENUES
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 33K: RIGHT TO REEMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING LAYOFF DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
ARTICLE 33L: PROHIBITING EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF COVID-19 STATUS
ARTICLE 33M: GROCERY STORE, DRUG STORE, RESTAURANT, AND ON-DEMAND DELIVERY SERVICE WORKER PROTECTIONS
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 53: REGULATION OF THIRD-PARTY FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 56: MOTOR VEHICLE STUNT DRIVING
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
Comprehensive Ordinance List
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
SEC. 249.87.  POTRERO POWER STATION SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose and Boundaries. A Special Use District entitled the “Potrero Power Station Special Use District” (the SUD) is hereby established, generally bounded by 22nd Street and the southern portion of the newly created Craig Lane to the north, the San Francisco Bay to the east, 23rd Street to the south, and Illinois Street to the west, in the southeast part of San Francisco. The precise boundaries of the SUD are shown on Sectional Map SU08 of the Zoning Map. The purpose of the SUD is to implement the land use controls for the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project, which is subject to a Development Agreement, approved by the Board of Supervisors in the ordinance contained in Board File No. 200040. The Project will provide several benefits to the City, such as a significant amount of publicly accessible open space and Community Facilities, increased public access to the waterfront, neighborhood-serving retail, extensive infrastructure improvements, and affordable housing, while creating jobs, housing, and a vibrant community.
   (b)   Role of the Port. Within the SUD, certain open space properties are subject to the jurisdiction of the Port of San Francisco. The Developer will develop, operate and maintain the public parks and open spaces subject to the Public Trust in accordance with a lease with the Port. A copy of the lease with the Port is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in Board File No. 200217.
   (c)   Relationship to Other Planning Code Provisions. Applicable provisions of the Planning Code shall control except as otherwise provided in this Section 249.87. If there is a conflict between other provisions of the Planning Code and this Section 249.87, this Section 249.87 shall prevail.
   (d)   Relationship to Design for Development. The Design for Development, adopted by the Planning Commission by Motion No. 26038 on January 30, 2020, and as may be periodically amended, sets forth design and land use standards and guidelines applicable within the SUD. A copy of the Design for Development is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in Board File No. 200040. Any capitalized term in this Section 249.87, and not otherwise defined in this Section or elsewhere in the Planning Code shall have the meaning ascribed to it in the Design for Development. This Section, remainder of the the Planning Code, and the Design for Development shall be read and construed together so as to avoid any conflict to the greatest extent possible. If there is a conflict between the Design for Development and either this Section or the remainder of the Planning Code, this Section or the other provision of the Planning Code shall prevail. Subject to Section 249.87(c), if a later amendment to any provision of the Planning Code, including this Section 249.87, results in a conflict with the Design for Development, such amended Planning Code provision shall prevail. Amendments to the Design for Development may be made by the Planning Commission, but if there is a conflict between an amendment to the Design for Development and this Section or the remainder of the Planning Code, as applicable, this Section or other provision of the Planning Code shall prevail unless and until such time as this Section or the remainder of the Planning Code is amended to be consistent with the amendment to the Design for Development.
   (e)   Relationship to the Development Agreement. This Section 249.87 shall be read and construed consistent with the Development Agreement, and all development within the Project Site that is subject to the Development Agreement shall satisfy the requirements of the Development Agreement for so long as the Development Agreement remains in effect.
   (f)   Definitions. For purposes of this Section 249.87, the following definitions shall apply. If not expressly superseded by definitions set forth in this subsection (f), all definitions of the Planning Code shall apply.
      “Apparent Face, Maximum” means the maximum length of any unbroken plane of a given building elevation.
      “Base (Podium)” means the lower portion of a midrise or highrise tower that extends vertically to a height of up to 90 feet.
      “Bicycle Cage / Storage Room” means a location that provides bicycle storage within an enclosure accessible only to building residents, non-residential occupants, and employees.
      “Block” means an area of land bounded by public or private Right-of-Way and/or park.
      “Building” has the same meaning as “Building Project.”
      “Building Project” means the construction of a building or group of buildings undertaken as a discrete project distinct from and not a part of the overall Project.
      “Building Standards” means the standards applicable to Building Projects and any associated privately-owned open spaces within the SUD, consisting of the standards specified in subsection (h) below and the standards and guidelines identified as such in the Design for Development. It does not mean Building Code requirements under either the California, the San Francisco, or the Port Building Codes, which this Section 249.87 and the Design for Development do not override.
      “Cart” means a mobile structure used in conjunction with food service and/or retail uses, that operates intermittently in a publicly accessible open space, and that is removed daily from such open space during non-business hours.
      “City” means the City and County of San Francisco.
      “Community Facility” has the meaning as set forth in Planning Code Section 102 as amended from time to time, except that it also includes transit support facilities.
      “Corner” means the first 30 feet extending from the intersection of two right-of-ways or a right-of-way and an open space along the Frontage of a building.
      “Design for Development” means the Potrero Power Station Design for Development adopted by Planning Commission Motion No. 26038, as may be amended from time to time. The Design for Development is incorporated into this Section 249.87 by reference.
      “Developer” means the California Barrel Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, or its successor(s).
      “Development Agreement” means the Development Agreement by and between the City and the Developer, relative to the Project, approved by the Board of Supervisors by the ordinance in Board File No. 200040, as the Development Agreement may be amended from time to time.
      “Floorplate” means the gross area of a given floor of a building as bounded by the exterior walls of a floor, without any exclusions or deductions otherwise permitted under the definition of Gross Floor Area.
      “Frontage” means the vertical exterior face or wall of a building and its linear extent that is adjacent to or fronts on a street, right-of- way, or open space.
      “Gross Floor Area” has the meaning set forth in Planning Code Section 102 for C-3 districts, except that the following exemptions from that definition shall not apply to any new construction, and shall apply only to existing buildings on the Project Site that are rehabilitated or reused as part of the Project such as Unit 3 or Station A: (1) ground floor area devoted to building or pedestrian circulation and building service, and (2) space devoted to personal services, restaurants, and retail sales of goods intended to meet the convenience shopping and service needs of area workers and residents, not to exceed 5,000 occupied square feet per use and, in total, not to exceed 75% of the area of the ground floor of the building plus the ground level, on-site open space.
      “Kiosk” means a structure that is set upon the ground and is not attached to a foundation, such as a shipping container, trailer, or similar structure, from which food service and/or retail business is conducted. A Kiosk operates in a publicly accessible open space, and remains in place until the business operation is terminated or relocated.
      “Major Modification” means a deviation of 10% or more from any dimensional or numerical standard in the Planning Code, including in this Section 249.87 or in the Design for Development, except as explicitly prohibited per subsection (k) below.
      “Micro-Retail” means Retail Sales and Service Uses that are 1,000 gross square feet or smaller.
      “Mid-Block Alley” means a publicly-accessible alley that runs the entire length of the Block, generally located toward the middle of the subject Block, and perpendicular to the subject Frontage, and connecting to any existing streets and alleys. A Mid-Block Alley may be open to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and must have at least 60% of the area of the alley open to the sky.
      “Mid-Block Passage” means a publicly-accessible passage that runs the entire length of the building, generally located toward the middle of the subject Block, perpendicular to the subject Frontage, or diagonal across the Block, and connecting to any existing streets and alleys. A Mid-Block Passage is accessible only to pedestrians and may be completely covered.
      “Minor Modification” means a deviation of less than 10% from any dimensional or numerical standard in the Planning Code, including in this Section 249.87 or in the Design for Development, except as explicitly prohibited per subsection (k) below, or any deviation from any non-numerical standard in the Design for Development. Minor Modification also includes a deviation of greater than 10% resulting from changes to the following Planning Code sections enacted after the Effective Date of the Development Agreement: the car share parking requirements per Section 166; freight loading requirements per Section 154; bicycle parking requirements per Section 155; and shower and locker requirements of Section 155.4, if the aforementioned deviations are commensurate with avoiding (1) displacement of any required ground floor uses (including PDR) per subsection (g)(8), (2) displacement of building or mechanical service areas necessary for the operation of the building, or (3) a new obligation that would require the construction of a subsurface floor that would otherwise not be constructed.
      “Privately-Owned Community Improvement” means those facilities and services that are privately-owned and privately-maintained, at no cost to the City (other than any public financing set forth in the Financing Plan, Exhibit C to the Development Agreement), for the public benefit, but not dedicated to the City. Privately-Owned Community Improvements include certain pedestrian paths, alleys (such as Craig Lane), storm drainage facilities, open spaces, and community or recreation facilities to be built on land owned by the Developer, or on land owned by the City subject to the appropriate permits.
      “Project” means the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project.
      “Project Site” means the approximately 29-acre site comprised of the various subareas shown on Figure 249.87-1 that is within the Special Use District.
      “Projection” means a part of a building surface that extends outwards from the primary façade plane. Projections may include balconies, bay windows, and other architectural features. Projections may extend into the building Setback or the public Right-of-Way. A Projection that extends into the public right-of-way is also an Encroachment.
      “Public Trust” refers to tidal and submerged lands subject to the jurisdiction of the Port and held in trust for the common use by the people for commerce, navigation, and fisheries.
      “Setback” means the required or actual distance between the vertical edges of a building above a specified height, or between the vertical edge of a building and the property line. The Setback may either start at grade creating an open space between the property line and the primary built structure, or it may start above a specified height for the purpose of bulk reduction in the mass of the building. The ground area created by a Setback imposed at the ground floor level may be dedicated for public use or may be private space between the public Right-of-Way and the building mass.
      “Social Spaces” means areas that are communal and shared within a building used by building users, such as fitness rooms, workshops for hands-on projects and to conduct repairs, leasing offices, shared kitchens, resident libraries or reading rooms, community rooms, children’s playrooms and classrooms, which may also serve as general assembly rooms, communal kitchens, conference rooms, employee break rooms, and waiting areas.
      “Streetwall” means a continuous façade of a building and/or buildings along a street Frontage.
      “Transparent Frontage” means the condition in which glass, glazing, a window, or other building feature allows visibility into the building interior. “Transparent Frontage” does not include heavily tinted or highly mirrored glass.
      “Upper Building (Tower)” means the portion of a midrise or highrise tower above the Base.
   (g)   Uses.
      (1)   Potrero Power Station Special Use District Zoning Designations. As shown on the Zoning Map, the Potrero Power Station Special Use District is coterminous with the Potrero Power Station Mixed Use District (PPS-MU), and the Public Trust Property zoned Public (P). This Special Use District in Section 249.87 and other Sections referenced herein establish all zoning controls for the PPS-MU district.
      (2)   Permitted Uses. The following Uses set forth in Table 249.87-1: Potrero Power Station Land Uses shall be permitted within the different Blocks of the SUD shown in Figure 249.87-1, where P means Permitted Use and NP means Non-permitted Use.
Figure 249.87-1 Potrero Power Station Land Use Plan
 
Table 249.87-1: Potrero Power Station Land Uses*
 
Power Station Blocks
Residential Uses
Institutional Uses
Retail Sales and Service Uses
Non-Retail Sales and Service (including Office Uses)
Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Uses
PDR Uses
Laboratory Uses
Life Science Uses
Utility and Infrastructure Uses
Parking Garage, Public
Block 1
P
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
NP
NP
NP(12)
P(14)
Block 2
NP
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(13)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
P(13)
P(13)
NP(12)
NP
Block 3
NP
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(13)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
P(13)
P(13)
NP(12)
NP
Block 4
P
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
NP
NP
NP(12)
NP
Block 5
P
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(9)
P(4)
NP
NP
NP(12)(6)
P(14)
Block 6
Block Omitted from Land Use Plan
Block 7
P
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
NP
NP
NP(12)
NP
Block 8
P
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
NP
NP
NP(12)
NP
Block 9
P
P(1)
P(10)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(11)
P(5)
NP
NP
NP(12)
NP
Block 10
Block Omitted from Land Use Plan
Block 11
NP
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(13)
P(3)(9)
P(4)
P(13)
P(13)
NP(12)
NP
Block 12
NP
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(13)
P(3)(9)
P(4)
P(13)
P(13)
NP(12)
NP
Block 13
P
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(9)
P(4)
NP
NP
NP(12)(6)
P(14)
Block 14
P
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(8)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
NP
NP
NP(12)
NP
Block 15
NP
P(1)
P(2)(7)(16)
P(13)
P(3)(9)
P(5)
P(13)
P(13)
NP(12)
NP
The Stack
NP
NP
P(2)(16)
NP
P(3)
NP
NP
NP
NP(12)
NP
Public and Private Open Space
NP
NP
P(15)
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
 
Notes:
*   This Special Use District shall not become operative as to Block 13, Block 14, and a portion of Block 1, until the occurrence of a specified condition set forth in Section 6 of the ordinance in Board File No. 200039, enacting this Section 249.87.
(1)   Hospital is NP. P at basement, ground floor, and mezzanine only for majority Residential buildings; provided that Residential Care Facility and Child Care Facility are permitted on all floors.
(2)   Hotel is NP.
(3)   Livery Stables are NP.
(4)   Automobile Assembly, Agricultural and Beverage Processing 1, Arts Activities, Business Services, Catering, Light Manufacturing, Metal Working, Trade Shop, Wholesale Sales are P at the basement level, ground floor, 2nd floor, and mezzanine only. Other PDR Uses are NP.
(5)   Agricultural and Beverage Processing 1, Light Manufacturing, Arts Activities, Business Services, Catering, Trade Shop Wholesale Sales are P at the basement level, ground floor, 2nd floor, and mezzanine only.
(6)   Public Utility Yard and Storage Yards are P.
(7)   P at the basement level, ground floor, mezzanine, and 2nd floor only; on Blocks 2, 3, 11, 12, and 15, and Block 9 if Block 9 is majority non-residential, Bar, Tourist Oriented Gift Store, Specialty Grocery, Gym, Liquor Store, Limited Restaurant, General Restaurant, Instructional Service, and Retail Personal Service Uses are P on rooftops; other Retail Uses are NP on rooftops.
(8)   P at the basement level, ground floor, and mezzanine only.
(9)   P at the basement level, ground floor, mezzanine, and 2nd floor; on Blocks 2, 3, 11, 12, and 15, and Block 9 if Block 9 is majority non-residential, Arts Activities, General Entertainment, Nighttime Entertainment, Open Recreation Area, Outdoor Entertainment, and Passive Outdoor Recreation Uses are P on rooftops; other Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Uses are NP on rooftops.
(10)   Hotel is P. Bar, Tourist Oriented Gift Store, Specialty Grocery, Gym, Liquor Store, Limited Restaurant, General Restaurant, Instructional Service, and Retail Personal Service Uses are P on rooftops; other Retail Uses are NP on rooftops. Only one rooftop bar shall be permitted on Block 9. If building is majority Residential, P at the basement level, ground floor, mezzanine, 2nd floor and 3rd floor only.
(11)   If building is majority non-residential, P on all floors and rooftop, provided that only Arts Activities, General Entertainment, Nighttime Entertainment, Open Recreation Area, Outdoor Entertainment, and Passive Outdoor Recreation Uses P on rooftops; other Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Uses are NP on rooftops. If building is majority Residential, P at the basement level, ground floor, mezzanine, 2nd floor, and 3rd floor only.
(12)   Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facility, Macro and Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facility, Micro are P.
(13)   Consistent with the Phasing Plan of the Development Agreement, one or more of Blocks 2, 3, 11, 12, or 15 must be deed restricted for Life Science/Laboratory Uses.
(14)   Up to one District Parking Garage is permitted but not required and may be located only on Blocks 1, 5, or 13. The maximum amount of parking that may be located in the Garage is subject to the parking maximums for the Project as built, less the amount of parking that is developed in each individual building. The maximum height of the Parking Garage shall be 90 feet. The rooftop of the District Parking Garage shall be used as a publicly accessible recreational sports field.
(15)   Only Carts and Kiosks permitted.
(16)   Self Storage Uses are conditionally permitted.
      (3)   Temporary Uses. Temporary Uses are permitted consistent with Planning Code Sections 205.1 through 205.4, subject to the following:
         (A)   Temporary Uses listed in Section 205.1(d) may be authorized for a period of up to 180 days. Retail Sales and Service Uses as well as Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Uses that are permitted as a principal Use pursuant to Table 249.87-1 may be authorized for a period of up to 180 days as a Temporary Use.
         (B)   Temporary uses listed in Section 205.3 may be authorized for a period up to 72 hours per event for up to 12 events per year.
         (C)   Carts may be permitted as Temporary Uses pursuant to Section 205.4.
      (4)   Carts and Kiosks. Any approved Carts and Kiosks shall only be permitted in the numbers reflected in Table 249.87-2, shall not block accessible paths of travel or areas for Emergency Vehicle Access, and shall have a footprint of 200 square feet or less. Kiosks are permitted in the same manner as other permanent uses.
Table 249.87-2 Standards for Location of Carts and Kiosks
 
USE/LOCATION
LOUISIANA PASEO
POWER STATION PARK
HUMBOLDT STREET PLAZA
BLOCK 9 OPEN SPACE
STACK PLAZA
WATERFRONT PARK
Cart (not larger than 200 square feet)
Limit of 1 in this open space
Limit of 2 in this open space
Limit of 1 in this open space
Not permitted
Not permitted
Limit of 3 in this open space
Kiosk (not larger than 200 square feet)
Limit of 1 in this open space
Limit of 1 in this open space
Limit of 1 in this open space
Not permitted
Not permitted
Limit of 1 in this open space
 
      (5)   Interim Uses. Prior to completion of the Project, certain interim uses may be authorized for a period not to exceed five years by the Planning Director, without a public hearing if the Planning Director finds that such Interim Use will not impede orderly development consistent with this Section 249.87, the Design for Development, and the Development Agreement. Any authorization granted pursuant to this subsection 249.87(g)(5) shall not exempt Applicant from obtaining any other permit required by law. Additional time for such uses may be authorized upon a new application for the proposed Interim Use. Permitted Interim Uses shall include, but are not limited to:
         (A)   Retail Sales and Services;
         (B)   Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation, including but not limited to temporary art installations, exhibits, and sales, recreational facilities and uses (such as play and climbing structures and outdoor fitness classes), and temporary structures to accommodate events (such as stages, seating, and support facilities for patrons and operations);
         (C)   Public and Private Parking Lots, if accessory to other permitted, temporary, or interim uses;
         (D)   PDR;
         (E)   Educational activities, including but not limited to after-school day camp and activities;
         (F)   Site management service, administrative functions, and customer amenities and associated loading;
         (G)   Rental or sales offices incidental to new development; and
         (H)   Trailers, recreational vehicles, or other temporary housing for construction workers, seasonal labor, or other workforce employment needs.
      (6)   Outdoor Activity Areas.
         (A)   Outdoor Activity Areas as defined in Section 102 are permitted.
         (B)   Waterfront Outdoor Food Service Areas. Permanent, semi-permanent and movable furnishings such as tables, chairs, umbrellas, heat lamps, and fire pits for eating and drinking use shall be permitted on the east side of the buildings constructed on Blocks 4 and 9. The shaded areas in Figure 249.87-2 indicate potential locations for this use. Food service areas must remain clear of the Blue Greenway at all times. Within these areas, up to 60% of the area may be reserved for exclusive use by eating and drinking establishments during business hours. This reserved area may be contiguous. The remainder of these areas shall also feature similar seating amenities, shall be open to the public and shall not require patronage of any eating and drinking establishment. Public seating should be of high quality and differentiated from reserved seating at adjacent eating and drinking establishments. Signage shall be provided to clearly indicate that public seating is open to the public without having to patronize the eating and drinking establishment.
Figure 249.87-2 Waterfront Park Outdoor Food Service Areas
      (7)   Nonconforming Uses. Nonconforming uses and structures may be continued and are otherwise subject to Sections 181-183 and 188 of the Planning Code.
      (8)   Ground Floor Use Requirements. Within this SUD, only the ground floor controls contained in the SUD shall apply. Ground Floor Uses shall be consistent with Section 145.1, subject to the following:
         (A)   Active Uses: Consistent with subsection (g)(8)(C), only the following Uses shall be considered an active uses: Retail Sales and Service Use; PDR Use; Institutional Use; Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Use; Non-Retail Sales and Service Use; and Residential Use; and Lobbies up to 40 feet in width or 25% of building frontage, whichever is larger. With the exception of space for parking and loading access, building egress, and access to mechanical systems, space for active uses must be provided within the first 25 feet of building depth on the ground floor for 100% of the shaded Active Use, Priority Retail, and Priority PDR Frontage zones identified in Figure 249.87-3, unless specified otherwise in subsection (g)(8)(C).
         (B)   Active Uses for Active Lane Frontages. In addition to the active uses permitted under subsection (g)(8)(A), the following shall be considered an active use for areas shown as Active Lane Frontages in Figure 249.87-3: building insets of at least 4 feet in depth at the ground floor for pedestrian amenities, including permanent, semi-permanent, and movable furnishings such as tables, chairs, umbrellas; and Public Art, such as a wall mural, at least 15 feet in height measured from ground level.
         (C)   Active Use Requirements:
            (i)   Non-Retail Sales and Service Use and any accessory mail rooms and bicycle storage rooms that have direct access to the street or lobby space (whether accessory to Residential, Office or any other use) may collectively occupy up to a maximum of 50% of the building Frontage.
            (ii)   Non-Retail Sales and Service Use and Institutional Use shall provide Social Spaces (as defined in this Section 249.87).
            (iii)   Dwelling Units shall have direct access to a street or public open space.
            (iv)   Micro-Retail Uses shall be provided within the first 10 feet of building depth.
            (v)   Social Spaces, including those provided pursuant to subsection (g)(C)(ii)1 shall be provided within the first 15 feet of building depth, at the front of the space, and oriented toward the street.
            (vi)   Within Priority Retail Frontage zones, a minimum of 50% of the active uses shall be Retail Sales and Service Uses to a depth of 40 feet.
            (vii)   Within Priority PDR Frontage zones, a minimum of 75% of the active uses shall be PDR Uses to a depth of 40 feet, except that if Childcare and/or Community Facilities are provided within the subject Priority PDR Frontage(s), then a minimum of 50% of the active uses shall be limited to PDR uses.
            (viii)   Within Active Lane Frontages, a minimum of 20% of the Frontage shall contain Active Uses for Active Lane Frontages as described in subsection (g)(8)(B) of this SUD.
            (ix)   Within Active Corners, as shown in Figure 249.87-3, only the following active uses are permitted for a minimum of 30 feet of the Frontage from each corner: (1) Retail Sales, and Service Use; (2) Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Use; and (3) Community Facility Use.
Figure 249.87-3: Ground Floor Uses
   (h)   Building Standards. Building Standards shall be as follows, unless modified in accordance with subsection (k) below.
      (1)   Dwelling Unit Density. There shall be no residential density limit or maximum floor area ratio within the SUD.
      (2)   Required Residential Dwelling Unit Mix.
         (A)   No less than 30% of the total number of proposed dwelling units in each building or phase in a Development Phase Approval shall contain at least two bedrooms. Any fraction resulting from this calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole number of dwelling units.
         (B)   No less than 10% of the total number of proposed dwelling units in each building or phase in a Development Phase Approval shall contain at least three bedrooms. Any fraction resulting from this calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole number of dwelling units. Units counted towards this requirement may also count towards the requirement for units with two or more bedrooms as described in subsection (A) above.
         (C)   The dwelling unit mix requirement in this subsection (h)(2) shall not apply to buildings for which 100% of the Residential Uses are: Group Housing, Dwelling Units that are restricted to a maximum sales or rental price that is affordable to households earning 150% of Area Median Income or less for Owned Units and 130% of Area Median Income for Rental Units, Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Units, Student Housing, or housing specifically and permanently designated for seniors or persons with physical disabilities, including units to be occupied by staff serving any of the foregoing Residential Uses.
      (3)   Building Height Limits.
         (A)   Measurement of Height. Building heights are to be measured from the highest point of finished grade along the property line of the parcel on which the building is located, up to the highest point of the uppermost structural slab in the case of a flat roof; or up to the average height of the rise in the case of a pitched or stepped roof, or similarly sculptured roof form.
         (B)   Maximum Building Height. For purposes of the SUD, the height limits shall be as set forth in Section Map HT08 of the Zoning Map and as further limited and detailed in Figure 249.87-4: Building Height Maximums, and as further governed by this Section 249.87. The following rooftop elements may project above given height limits without regard to horizontal area with the condition that:
            (i)   On rooftops between 45 feet and 100 feet in height, rooftop elements greater than four feet in height must be set back at a minimum ratio of 1.2 feet in a horizontal dimension from the roof edge for every one foot that they exceed the maximum height limit;
            (ii)   On Upper Building rooftops, mechanical features must be screened or enclosed;
            (iii)   Enclosed structures designed for human occupancy may not exceed 25% of the total roof area of a building (including roof areas of the same building at different elevations);
            (iv)   The sum of the horizontal areas of the following rooftop elements may not exceed 40% of the total horizontal area of the roof of the building, and may project for the number of feet above the permitted height limit as follows:
               a.   Elevator, stair and mechanical penthouses, and other mechanical equipment and appurtenances necessary to the operation or maintenance of the building or structure itself, such as chimneys, ventilators, plumbing vent stacks, and/or cooling towers together with visual screening for any such features, all up to 20 feet in height. Elevators, stair and mechanical penthouses may exceed 20 feet in height as required by the California Code of Regulations.
               b.   On the roof of majority Residential buildings, structures related to the recreational use of the rooftop (e.g. greenhouses, sheds for the storage of furniture or equipment, hot tub enclosures, changing rooms, etc.) up to 16 feet in height.
               c.   On the roof of majority non-residential buildings, Retail structures up to 16 feet in height containing one or more of the uses permitted in Table 249.87-1. Any enclosed space for these uses shall not exceed 5,000 square feet of Gross Floor Area and, other than on Block 9, shall be accompanied by one square foot of Publicly Accessible Open Space for each square foot of Gross Floor Area.
               d.   Enclosed restrooms up to 10 feet in height.
            (v)   On buildings that contain majority Laboratory Use, mechanical features necessary to building operations related to Laboratory facilities may exceed 40% of the horizontal area of the roof provided they do not contain space for human occupancy;
            (vi)   The following rooftop elements may project above given height limits without regard to horizontal area:
               a.   Non-occupied architectural features, including non-permeable wind screens, up to 10 feet in height on buildings between 45 and 100 feet (with a minimum Setback of five feet from the roof edge) and up to 20 feet on Upper Buildings above the maximum permitted building height, except on Block 7, where these features may extend up to 10% vertically above the maximum permitted building height;
               b.   Unenclosed structures related to unroofed publicly accessible recreation facilities, such as sports fields and swimming pools, including lighting required for the nighttime enjoyment of rooftop fields, all up to 60 feet in height, and/or fencing, goal boxes and other sports equipment, netting or other semi-transparent enclosure necessary for the safe enjoyment of unroofed recreation facilities, all up to 30 feet in height;
               c.   Furniture and other unenclosed features intended to allow for the habitable use of the rooftop, including, but not limited to tables, chairs, umbrellas, lighting, canopies, lattices, sunshades, and trellises, all up to a height of 10 feet;
               d.   Photovoltaic panels;
               e.   Equipment and appurtenances necessary to Living Roofs as defined in Planning Code Section 149;
               f.   Wireless Telecommunications Services Facilities and other antennas, dished1 and towers and related screening elements;
               g.   Landscaping features, with a maximum height of 48 inches for planters or other non-plant materials;
               h.   Trees and plants;
               i.   Decking, up to three feet in height;
               j.   Flagpoles and flags;
               k.   Cranes, scaffolding and batch plants erected temporarily at active construction sites; and
               l.   Railings, parapets and catwalks, up to four feet in height.
            (vii)   Permitted above-grade pedestrian connections for Turbine Plaza.
         (C)   Height of Existing Structures. The existing heights for Unit 3 (131 feet) and the Stack (300 feet) are permitted. In the event that the Stack collapses or is otherwise damaged beyond repair, permitted heights shall be those applicable to open space. Should Unit 3 be demolished, the height limit for Block 9 shall be 125/85 feet, as set forth on Sectional Map HT08 of the Zoning Map and as further limited and detailed in Figure 249.87-4.
Figure 249.87-4: Building Heights Maximum
      (4)   Bulk. The following bulk controls, summarized in Table 249.87-3, apply only to building heights greater than 145 feet: the Upper Buildings of the midrise towers on Block 1, and the highrise towers on Blocks 5 and 7. For purposes of this subsection a midrise tower is a building between 146 and 180 feet in height and a highrise tower is a building between 181 and 240 feet in height. Unless otherwise stated, these controls do not apply to Block 15 with or without Station A.
         (A)   The maximum average Floorplate of the Upper Building is defined as the sum of the area of all of the Floorplates of the Upper Building, divided by the number of floors in the Upper Building.
         (B)   The Maximum Plan Dimension of an Upper Building is the greatest plan dimension parallel to the longest side of the building at any given level of the Upper Building. The Maximum Diagonal Dimension of an Upper Building is the greatest horizontal distance between two opposing points at any level of the Upper Building. Maximum Plan and Maximum Diagonal Dimension do not apply to balconies, cornices, decorative Projections, unenclosed building elements, or other unenclosed obstructions permitted by Planning Code Section 136.
         (C)   The Maximum Apparent Face shall be a maximum of 120 feet of the Upper Building. The Maximum Apparent Face shall be offset with a change in plane of at least five feet in depth. This change in plane must be accompanied by a change in height of the roof form (which may be a reduction or increase in the height of the roof screen) of at least five feet and/or a change in material. The required change in plane may occur by curving the face of the building.
         (D)   For buildings with curved façades, on those portions of the façade that are curved, the Maximum Apparent Face shall be measured as the plan dimension between the end points of each arc. If the building is a circle or ellipse, the Maximum Apparent Face shall be measured as the longest diameter of the circle or ellipse.
         (E)   For Block 15 without Station A, the building above the 65-foot setback shall achieve a 15% average reduction in square footage for all floors. The reduction shall apply relative to a baseline floorplate of 47,089 square feet (i.e. the footprint of Station A) for construction up to 145 feet and a baseline floorplate of 24,955 square feet for construction between 145 feet and 160 feet.
         (F)   Sculpting of Vertical Addition to Station A on Block 15. New construction of a vertical addition to Station A on Block 15 is subject to the building height maximums for Block 15 shown on Figure 249.87-4, and shall achieve a 15% reduction in overall exterior volume for all mass above the existing Station A walls. The reduction shall apply relative to a baseline floorplate of 47,089 square feet (i.e. the footprint of Station A) for construction up to a height of 145 feet, and a baseline floorplate of 24,955 square feet for construction between 145 feet and 160 feet in height.
            (i)   Assuming the existing Station A walls are an average of 65 feet in height, the overall volume allowed above shall be calculated as follows:
 
A
Floorplate up to 145' x height between Station A walls and 145' = volume A
47,089 square feet x 80 feet = 3,767,120 cubic feet
B
Floorplate above 145' x height above 145' = volume B
24,955 square feet x 15 feet = 374,325 cubic feet
C
A + B = total volume
3,767,120 cubic feet + 374,325 cubic feet = 4,141,445 cubic feet
D
C x 0.85 = maximum buildable volume
4,141,445 cubic feet x 0.85 = 3,520,228 cubic feet
E
C x 0.15 = required volumetric reduction
4,141,445 cubic feet x 0.15 = 621,217 cubic feet
 
            (ii)   The 15% reduction may be achieved by providing setbacks, a Vertical Hyphen, or a combination of these or other sculpting strategies. Where a Vertical Hyphen is utilized as a design element, it shall be at least 10 feet in depth and at least one story in height beginning at the height of the cornice of the existing walls of Station A.
            (iii)   A project applicant may request and the Planning Director may grant a waiver from the 15% reduction requirement if the Planning Director determines that new construction on Block 15 above the height of the Station A walls demonstrates superior design quality consistent with the provisions of this Section 249.87 and with the following sculpting purposes:
               a.   Differentiation in mass from the existing Station A structure below;
               b.   Reduction in mass to ensure that development on Block 15 does not overwhelm adjacent open spaces and sensitively responds to its immediate context, including adjacent structures, streets, open spaces, and to the existing walls of Station A itself, and;
               c.   Sculpting of the mass with an architectural expression that distinguishes Block 15 as a high-quality, character-defining element of the site’s urban design.
            (iv)   Projections in new construction above the existing Station A walls are permitted per Planning Code Section 136 for Streets, Alleys, and Useable Open Space, except that such projections shall be measured from the outer face of the existing Station A wall that faces a street, alley, or open space.
            (v)   To allow for the possibility of a design response that results in a superior design consistent with the provisions of this Section 249.87, particularly Section 249.87(h)(4)(F)(iii), the Planning Director may approve projections on the eastern wall of Station A (facing Louisiana Paseo and Power Station Park) that deviate from Planning Code Section 136 provided that no projection extends farther than 10 feet beyond the outer face of the existing Station A walls, and projections are limited to no more than 25% of the square footage of the building face above the existing Station A walls.
Table 249.87-3: Summary of Bulk Controls and Separation Requirements
 
LOWRISE & MIDRISE BUILDINGS (UP TO 145' IN HEIGHT)
MIDRISE TOWER ON BLOCK 1 (146'-180' IN HEIGHT)
MIDRISE TOWER ON BLOCK 15 (146'-160' IN HEIGHT)
HIGHRISE TOWERS ON BLOCKS 5 AND 7 (181'-240' IN HEIGHT)
UPPER BUILDING BULK CONTROLS
Maximum Average Floorplate
N/A
12,000 gross square feet
See D4D Standard 6.5.1
12,000 gross square feet
Maximum Plan
N/A
150'
N/A
140'
Maximum Diagonal
N/A
190'
N/A
160'
Maximum Apparent Face
N/A
120'
N/A
120'
Upper Building Separation
N/A
85'
115'
115'
 
      (5)   Upper Building Separation. The applicable Upper Building separation requirements shall be as set forth in Table 249.87-3. Separation shall be measured horizontally from the building face of the subject Upper Building to the nearest building face of the closest Upper Building, exclusive of permitted obstructions pursuant to Planning Code Section 136 .
      (6)   Streetwalls. New buildings must provide a Streetwall for at least 65% of each Frontage from sidewalk grade to the required maximum Streetwall height as established in Figure 249.87-5. The Streetwall requirements of this subsection do not apply to the following:
         (A)   Existing buildings on the Project Site that are rehabilitated or reused as part of the Project (such as Unit 3 or Station A), including additions to such existing buildings;
         (B)   Pocket parks that extend at least 10 feet horizontally inward from the property line; or
         (C)   The Frontage of any new building facing Waterfront Park (including Humboldt Street Plaza), Power Station Park, or Louisiana Paseo, provided that deviations from the minimum 65% standard shall contribute to differentiated architecture.
      (7)   Setbacks. All building mass shall be set back from the building’s Streetwall above a certain height, as summarized in Figure 249.87-5 and further regulated below.
         (A)   Setbacks are not required along Mid-Block Alleys, except that, on Frontages facing the Mid-Block Alley on Block 13, buildings shall be set back at least 10 feet from the Streetwall at a height of 70 feet.
         (B)   The Setback requirements do not apply to the highrise tower on Block 7. Instead the highrise tower must be set back at least 15 feet in the horizontal dimension for at least 60% of the Upper Building’s Frontages along Humboldt Street or Louisiana Paseo.
         (C)   Setbacks are not required for the District Parking Garage.
         (D)   If the eastern wall of Station A is not retained, at least 60% of the eastern façade of Block 15 framed by the southern façade of Block 7 and the northern façade of Block 11 should include a volumetric projection of approximately 10 feet in plan from the primary façade of the building and that is at least 5 stories. The projection must provide a pedestrian passage way between Louisiana Paseo and Georgia Lane that is no less than 20 feet wide and 30 feet tall. If the projection reaches the ground floor, it must be permeable and open to pedestrians. Any building constructed within the Mid-Block Alley on Block 15 without Station A shall be set back at least five feet from the eastern and western faces of the building.
Figure 249.87-5: Setbacks
      (8)   Rear Yard. There shall be no rear yard requirement within the Potrero Power Station Special Use District.
      (9)   Usable Open Space. Usable open space shall be required for Residential Uses as follows: For each dwelling unit there shall be: (i) a minimum of 36 square feet of open space if private, or (ii) 48 square feet of open space if common. For Group Housing or Single Room Occupancy units, the minimum open space requirements shall be one-third the amount specified in this subsection for a dwelling unit. Required open space shall be on the same development block as the units it serves. To count as usable open space, the area credited on a deck, balcony, porch, or roof must either face a street, or face or be within an open area per Subsection 249.87(h)(10).
         (A)   Common Open Space. All common open space shall have a minimum 10 feet in every horizontal dimension and be unobstructed and open to the sky, except for obstructions permitted under Planning Code Section 136 . Mid-Block Alleys may count as common open space provided that the Alley does not allow vehicular access. Common Open Space may be publicly accessible.
         (B)   Private Open Space. Private open space shall have a minimum dimension of six feet in every horizontal dimension. Private open space shall be directly accessible from the dwelling unit it serves.
      (10)   Minimum Dwelling Unit Exposure. All dwelling units shall face onto a public or private right- of-way, or onto an open area, defined as:
         (A)   A public street, publicly accessible alley, or Mid-Block Passage (public or private) at least 20 feet in width that is unobstructed and at least 60% open to the sky;
         (B)   An outer court or terrace that is open to a public street, public alley, Mid-Block Alley (public or private), or public open space and at least 25 feet in width;
         (C)   An inner court which is unobstructed (except for obstructions permitted in Planning Code sections 136(c)(14), (15), (16), (19), and (20)) and is no less than 40 feet in one horizontal dimension and 25 feet in the other horizontal dimension at the lowest two floors which have dwelling units facing onto the inner court. The horizontal dimension that is at least 25 feet shall increase five feet at each subsequent floor;
         (D)   For below grade units, an open space at the same grade as the units, that is no less than 7.5 feet wide in every horizontal dimension, at least 136 square feet in area, and 60% open to the sky. Such open spaces shall face onto a street, alley or open space. Below grade units shall be maximum 6 feet below the grade of the street, alley or public open space.
      (11)   Ground Floor Design.
         (A)   Ground Floor Height. All non-residential ground floor spaces shall have a minimum floor-to-floor height of 15 feet as measured from grade. At least 30% of the cumulative PDR space pursuant to Figure 249.87-3 shall contain floor-to- floor heights of 17 feet.
         (B)   Awnings and Canopies. Awnings and canopies must be at least eight feet above sidewalk grade. Awnings that are more than 100 feet in length must be at least 15 feet above sidewalk grade. Awnings or canopies that are between eight and 15 feet above sidewalk grade may project up to 10 feet beyond the building facade (including into the public right of way). Awnings or canopies that are higher than 15 feet above sidewalk grade may project up to 15 feet beyond the building facade (including into the public right of way). In no instance shall any awning or canopy project beyond the width of the sidewalk they cover. Awnings and canopies shall be designed so as not to interfere with street tree canopy.
         (C)   Transparent Frontages. Portions of frontages that contain active uses per section 249.87(g)(8), other than Residential Units or PDR Uses, shall be fenestrated with transparent windows and doorways for not less than 60% of the street frontage at between two feet and 12 feet vertical above grade, and must allow visibility of at least four feet in depth inside of the building. PDR frontages shall be fenestrated with transparent windows or doors for no less than 50% of the street frontage from sidewalk grade up to 12 feet vertical above grade, and must allow visibility of at least four feet in depth inside of the building. The use of dark, mirrored, or opaque glass shall not count toward the required transparent area. Ground-floor transparent frontage standards shall not apply to historic or adaptively-reused buildings.
      (12)   Maximum Off-Street Parking. The location and design standards for off-street automobile parking shall be governed by the Design for Development. Off-Street parking is not required and shall be limited to the following maximum ratios:
Table 249.87-4: Maximum Off-Street Parking Ratios per Land Use*
 
Land Use
Off-Street Parking Ratio
Residential
0.6 space: 1 unit
Non-Retail Sales and Service, Industrial, PDR, Laboratory, or Life Science Uses
1 space: 1,500 gross square feet of Occupied Floor Area
Hotel
1 space: 16 Hotel guest rooms, plus 1 space for a hotel manager
General Grocery or Special Grocery Uses
3 spaces: 1,000 gross square feet of Occupied Floor Area
All Other Uses
No off-street parking permitted
*Pursuant to subsection (n)(4), parking amounts may be greater on a Parcel-by-Parcel basis than otherwise allowed by Table 249.87-4.
 
      (13)   Signage. All signs shall be defined as described by Article 6 of the San Francisco Planning Code. The provisions of Section 607.2 (“Mixed-Use Districts”) of the San Francisco Planning Code applicable to Urban Mixed Use (“UMU”) Districts shall apply such that a sign that is permitted or prohibited in a UMU District shall likewise be permitted or prohibited in the Potrero Power Station SUD. All signs shall be defined as described by Article 6 of the San Francisco Planning Code. Provided further that:
         (A)   Concealed Electrical Signage Elements. All electrical signage elements such as wires, exposed conduits, junction boxes, transformers, ballasts, switches, and panel boxes shall be concealed from view.
         (B)   Portable Signage. Portable signs, such as sandwich boards and valet parking signs, are permitted and limited to one per business. All portable signage shall be located within frontage or furnishing zones on sidewalks, or within open spaces fronting the businesses.
         (C)   Temporary Sale or Lease Signs. No permit shall be required for temporary Sale or Lease Signs. Such signs are permitted only when all of the following criteria are met:
            (i)   No more than two such signs are permitted at any one time on any building;
            (ii)   The area of each sign is no larger than 40 square feet;
            (iii)   The height of each sign is no higher than 10 feet;
            (iv)   The sign is a wall sign or a window sign;
            (v)   The sign is not directly illuminated;
            (vi)   The sign indicates the availability of a particular space within the building on or in which the sign is placed; and
            (vii)   The sign directs attention to a space which is available for immediate sale or lease.
         (D)   Signage Along the Waterfront and Power Station Park. Signage for buildings fronting Power Station Park or the Bay Trail (including the eastern Frontage of Blocks 4, 9, 12 and a portion of 15 directly facing Power Station Park; northern Frontage of Blocks 11 and 12; and Southern Frontage of Blocks 7 and 8 shall:
            (i)   Be 50 square feet or less and its highest point may not reach a height greater than 35 feet;
            (ii)   Consist only of indirect illumination, pursuant to Section 602 of this Code, including but not limited to halo-style lighting.
      (14)   Mid-Block Alleys and Mid-Block Passages.
         (A)   Mid-Block Alleys. There shall be a Mid-Block Alley on Block 13. Any Mid-Block Alley shall:
            (i)   Be located as close to the middle portion of the subject block as possible, and connect to existing adjacent streets and alleys;
            (ii)   Have a minimum width of 20 feet at all points, exclusive of those obstructions allowed within Setbacks pursuant to San Francisco Planning Code Section 136;
            (iii)   Provide public pedestrian access with dual sidewalks each of not less than six feet in width with not less than four feet minimum clear walking width, unless the alley is designed as a shared street;
            (iv)   Have at least 60% of the area of the Alley open to the sky. Obstructions permitted within Setbacks pursuant to Planning Code Section 136 may be located within the portion of the alley or pathway that is required to be open to the sky. All portions of the Alley not open to the sky shall have a minimum clearance height from grade of 15 feet at all points;
            (v)   Provide such ingress and egress as will make the area easily accessible to the general public;
            (vi)   Have appropriate paving, furniture, and other amenities that encourage pedestrian use;
            (vii)   Be landscaped;
            (viii)   Have sufficient pedestrian lighting to ensure pedestrian comfort and safety;
            (ix)   Be free of any changes in grade or steps not required by the underlying natural topography and average grade; and
            (x)   Be fronted by Active Lane Uses.
         (B)   Mid-Block Passage. There shall be a Mid-Block Passage on Block 15. The Mid-Block Passage shall:
            (i)   Be located as close to the middle portion of the subject block as possible, connect to existing adjacent streets and alleys, and can be either perpendicular to the subject Frontage or diagonal across the Block;
            (ii)   Provide publicly accessible east-west access through the entire depth of Block 15 on the ground floor with at least 20 feet of continuous clear width and 15 feet of continuous clear height; and may be completely enclosed to facilitate preservation of the existing Station A walls; and shall be pedestrian only. If Station A is damaged such that 30% or less of the eastern wall remains, a Mid-Block Alley shall be provided pursuant to the standards set forth in subsection (h)(14)(A), except that the pathway shall be pedestrian only, and if the pathway is enclosed it shall have a continuous clear height of 30 feet.
         (C)   Relationship to Open Space Requirements. Any non-vehicular portions of such a Passage or Alley, including sidewalks or other walking areas, seating areas, or landscaping, are permitted to count toward any open space requirements that include or require publicly accessible open space on the same block where the Passage or Alley is located.
   (i)   Compliance with Article 4 of the Planning Code.
      (A)1   Inclusionary Housing Requirements. Proposed Building Projects in areas of the Special Use District that are subject to a Development Agreement shall comply with the affordable housing requirements of the Development Agreement. Proposed Building Projects in areas of the Special Use District that are not subject to a Development Agreement shall comply with the affordable housing requirements as set forth in Section 415.1et seq. Upon expiration or termination of the Development Agreement as applied to a portion of the Project Site not yet permitted for construction, the then-applicable affordable housing requirements of the Planning Code shall apply to that portion of the Project Site, without reference to the date of any earlier environmental evaluation or development application.
      (B)1   Other Impact Fees. For so long as the Development Agreement remains in effect with respect to a portion of the Project Site, the developer impact fees payable for any Vertical Development on that portion of the Project Site will be determined in accordance with the Development Agreement. Upon expiration or termination of the Development Agreement as applied to a portion of the Project Site, the then-applicable developer impact fees in the Planning Code shall apply to that portion of the Project Site.
   (j)   Relationship to State or Local Density Bonus Programs. In exchange for the benefits expressed in the Development Agreement and this Section 249.87, and as set forth in the Development Agreement, any Building Projects within the SUD shall not be eligible for additional density or modifications to development standards allowed in any state or local law allowing additional density or modifications to development in exchange for on-site affordable housing, including but not limited to the State Density Bonus Law (California Government Code §65915 et seq), the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (Planning Code section 206et seq.), and Planning Code Sections 207. 1
   (k)   Modifications to Building Standards and Use Requirements.
      (1)   No Modifications or Variances. No variances, exceptions, modifications or other deviations from the requirements and standards of the Planning Code, including this SUD, and of the Design for Development are permitted except through the procedures for granting of Minor and Major Modifications established in this SUD. No modifications or variances are permitted for permitted Uses (with the exception of numerical standards related to Ground Floor Uses), maximum building height, or maximum automobile parking spaces.
      (2)   Modification of Other Building Standards and Use Requirements. A dimensional or numerical standard for Building Standards and Ground Floor Use Requirements may only be modified as provided in subsections (k)(3) and (k)(4), on a project-by-project basis. In order to grant a modification, the Director or Commission must find that the proposed modification achieves equal or superior design quality and public benefit as strict compliance with the applicable standard and meets the intent of the SUD and the Design for Development.
      (3)   Minor Modifications. The Planning Director may approve a Minor Modification administratively in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsection (n).
      (4)   Major Modifications. The Planning Commission may approve any application for a Major Modification in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsection (n).
   (l)   Development Phase Approval. Consistent with the Development Agreement, the Developer shall submit Development Phase Plan to the Planning Director for approval, and no development may be approved within a Development Phase until after the Planning Director issues a Development Phase Approval. The Development Phase Approval process, as set forth in the Development Agreement, is to ensure that all Community Improvements and Building Projects within a Development Phase are consistent with the Development Agreement and this SUD. Planning shall review Development Phase Applications within 30 days of receipt in order to determine completeness. If the Planning Director fails to respond within such 30-day period, the Development Phase Application will be deemed complete. The Planning Director shall act on a Development Phase Application within 60 days after submittal of a complete Development Phase Application. Changes proposed by the Planning Department will be reasonably considered by Developer, and changes proposed by Developer will be reasonably considered by the Planning Department. If there are no objections, or upon resolution of any differences, the Planning Director shall approve the Development Phase Application with such revisions, comments, or requirements as may be permitted in accordance with the terms of the Development Agreement and the Phasing Plan.
   (m)   Design Review and Approval. The Planning Department shall approve only those applications for individual Building Projects that are consistent with a Development Phase Approval. To ensure that Buildings and Privately-Owned Community Improvements meet the requirements of the Planning Code, including this Section 249.87, and the Design for Development, an Applicant shall submit a Design Review Application and receive approval from the Planning Director, or the Planning Commission if required, before obtaining any permits for the applicable construction. Standards and limitations on design review approval are set forth in subsection (n), below. Nothing in this Section 249.87 limits the Charter authority of any City department or commission or the rights of City agencies to review and approve proposed infrastructure as set forth in the Development Agreement.
   (n)   Design Review Applications and Process.
      (1)   Applications. Each Design Review Application shall include the documents and other materials necessary to determine consistency with the Planning Code, including this Section 249.87, and the Design for Development, including site plans, floor plans, sections, elevations, renderings, landscape plans, and exterior material samples to illustrate the overall concept design of the proposed buildings. If an Applicant requests a Major or Minor Modification, the application shall describe proposed changes in reasonable detail, and to the satisfaction of the Planning Director, including narrative and supporting images, if appropriate, and a statement of the purpose or benefits of the proposed modification(s).
      (2)   Completeness. Planning Department staff shall review the application for completeness and advise the Applicant in writing of any deficiencies within 30 days of the date of the application.
      (3)   Design Review of Buildings and Privately-Owned Community Improvements.
         (A)   Building Pre-Application Meeting. Prior to submittal of a Design Review Application, the Applicant shall conduct a minimum of one pre-application public meeting. The meeting shall be conducted at, or within a one-mile radius of, the Project Site, but otherwise subject to the Planning Department’s pre-application meeting procedures, including but not limited to the submittal of required meeting documentation. A Planning Department representative shall be invited to such meeting.
         (B)   Parks and Open Space Outreach. Prior to the Planning Department’s approval of any Design Review Application for any parks or open space within the Power Station park system, the Applicant shall conduct a minimum of two community meetings; additional meetings may be required at the discretion of the Planning Director. The meetings shall be conducted at, or within a one-mile radius of, the Project Site, but otherwise subject to the Planning Department’s pre-application meeting procedures, including but not limited to the submittal of required meeting documentation. A Planning Department representative shall be invited to such meetings.
         (C)   Design Review Process. Following submittal of the Design Review Application, upon a determination of completeness, Planning Department staff shall conduct design review and prepare a staff report determining compliance with this Section 249.87, the Planning Code, and the Design for Development, including a recommendation regarding any modifications sought. The staff report shall be delivered to the Applicant and any third parties requesting notice in writing, shall be kept on file, and shall be posted on the Department’s website for public review, within 60 days of the determination of completeness. If Planning Department staff determines that the design is not compliant with this Section 249.87, the Planning Code, or the Design for Development, the Applicant may resubmit the Application, in which case the requirements of this subsection (n) for determination of completeness, staff review and determination of compliance, and delivery, filing, and posting of the staff report, shall apply anew.
      (4)   Off-Street Parking. Design Review Applications for Buildings shall include the requested number of off-street parking spaces sought for the Building. It is the intent of Section 249.87 that at full build-out of all Parcels in the SUD, the total number of off-street parking spaces within the SUD shall not exceed the applicable maximum parking ratios specified in Table 249.87-4. The maximum parking ratios shall not apply to individual Buildings or Parcels, but shall be considered cumulatively for the Buildings within the SUD as a whole, as set forth in the Development Agreement. In the event an individual Building results in parking that exceeds the applicable maximum parking ratios for the then cumulative development on the Project Site, the excess parking shall not be put into operation and shall be excluded from the available parking supply until such time as additional development within the Project Site occurs and the then applicable maximum parking ratios no longer are exceeded. Each application shall include both the individual request for off-street parking related to the specific location and the cumulative number of off-street parking spaces previously approved.
      (5)   Approvals and Public Hearings for Buildings and Privately-Owned Community Improvements.
         (A)   Buildings and Privately-Owned Community Improvements Seeking No Modifications. Within 10 days after the delivery and posting of the staff report on the Design Review Application, the Planning Director shall approve or disapprove the design based on its compliance with the Planning Code, including this Section 249.87, the Design for Development, and the General Plan. If the Design Review Application is consistent with the numeric standards set forth in this Section 249.87 and the Design for Development, the Planning Director’s discretion to approve or disapprove the Design Review Application shall be limited to the Application’s consistency with the non-numeric elements of the Design for Development and the General Plan. Prior to approval of a Design Review Application for any building and/or Privately-Owned Community Improvement that is 200 feet or more in height, or for the rehabilitation and development of Station A on Block 15 or of Unit 3 on Block 9, the Planning Director shall refer the Design Review Application to the Planning Commission for an informational hearing. Such informational hearing shall consider any pedestrian bridge proposed for attachment to Station A, regardless of whether such bridge is initially proposed as part of the Station A building or an adjacent building that proposes a bridge that would ultimately connect to Station A. In accordance with San Francisco Administrative Code Section 71.5, any Mills Act contract would also require approval by the Historic Preservation Commission.
         (B)   Buildings and Privately-Owned Community Improvements Seeking Minor Modifications. Within 10 days after the delivery and posting of the staff report on the Design Review Application including a Minor Modification, the Planning Director, shall approve or disapprove any Minor Modification based on its compliance with the Planning Code, including this Section 249.87, the Design for Development, and the General Plan. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section 249.87, the Planning Director may, at his or her discretion, refer any Application that proposes a Minor Modification to the Planning Commission if the Planning Director determines that the proposed Modification does not meet the intent of the Design for Development or the SUD.
         (C)   Buildings and Privately-Owned Community Improvements Seeking Minor or Major Modifications. If an application for Design Review seeks one or more Major Modifications, or if a Design Review Application that proposed a Minor Modification is otherwise referred to the Planning Commission, the Planning Commission shall calendar the item for a public hearing, subject to any required noticing. The Planning Commission’s review shall be limited to the proposed Major Modification or the modifications referred by the Planning Director for failure to meet the Design for Development standards. The Planning Commission shall consider all comments from the public and the recommendations of the staff report and the Planning Director in making a decision to approve or disapprove the Design Review Application, including the granting of any Major Modifications.
         (D)   Notice of Hearings. In addition to complying with the notice requirements of the Brown Act and the Sunshine Ordinance, notice of Planning Commission hearings shall be provided as follows:
            (i)   by mail not less than 20 days prior to the date of the hearing, to the Applicant, to residents within 300 feet of the exterior boundaries of the property that is the subject of the application, using for this purpose the names and addresses as shown on the citywide assessment roll in the Office of the Tax Collector, and to any person who has requested such notice; and
            (ii)   by posting on the subject property not less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.
   (o)   Building Permits. Each building permit application submitted to the Department of Building Inspection for Buildings shall be forwarded to the Planning Department. The applicable department shall review the building permit application for consistency with the authorizations granted pursuant to this Section 249.87. For improvements to be built upon Port property, the Chief Harbor Engineer shall review all permit applications on behalf of the Port.
   (p)   Change of Use. No building permit may be issued for any building and/or Privately-Owned Community Improvement or for a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Temporary Occupancy that would authorize a new use unless the Planning Department determines such permit or Certificate is consistent with the controls in this Section 249.87. Upon expiration or termination of the Development Agreement, any new development, other than replacement of what was built under the Development Agreement, shall require a conditional use approval under Section 303 of this Code.
   (q)   Discretionary Review. No requests for discretionary review shall be accepted by the Planning Department or heard by the Planning Commission for any Building in the SUD.
   (r)   Waiver of Planning Code Section 138.1. The streetscape design set forth in the Design for Development attached to the Development Agreement shall set forth sufficient standards for pedestrian and streetscape improvements for so long as the Development Agreement remains in effect.
   (s)   Compliance with Planning Code Section 169. The TDM provisions included in the Development Agreement shall govern in this SUD.
   (t)   Operative Date for the PG&E Sub-Area. The zoning controls expressed in this Section 249.87 shall not become operative as to the PG&E Sub-Area, as shown on Map 249.87-1, or any portion thereof, until a Notice of Joinder to the Development Agreement approved by the Board of Supervisors in Board file No. 200040 has been recorded, or until the PG&E Sub-Area, or any portion thereof, is conveyed to the Developer. Copies of the Development Agreement, including a form of the Notice of Joinder, and a legal description of the PG&E Sub-Area are on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in Board File No. 200040.
Map 249.87-1
(Added by Ord. 61-20, File No. 200039, App. 4/24/2020, Eff. 5/25/2020, Oper. 5/25/2020)
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 61-20.