Citywide Planning

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Overview

Citywide Policy Planning develops planning policy to preserve and enhance San Francisco's quality of life. Citywide Policy Planning maintains the city's General Plan which provides guidance to all city agencies and departments regarding urban design, land use, transportation, housing, open space and a variety of other issues. Citywide Policy Planning also develops permanent controls–zoning, planning code controls and other regulations that implement the General Plan, both through community-based planning efforts and citywide initiatives.

Planning Efforts Now Underway

COMMUNITY PLANNING

Joshua Switzky
Manager | (415) 575-6815

A community-based planning effort that seeks to forge a shared vision of the city's transit-served neighborhoods' future...

The Central SoMa Plan
Steve Wertheim
Project Manager | (415) 558-6612

The Market Street Hub (“the Hub”) Project
Lily Langlois
Project Manager | (415) 575-9083

CITY DESIGN GROUP

Neil Hrushowy
Program Director
(415) 558-6471

The Planning Department's City Design Group works to improve San Francisco's livability through concern for the physical qualities of the city. More information is available on the CDG's web page.

Better Market Street
Neil Hrushowy
Urban Design Lead | (415) 558-6471

Central Waterfront/Dogpatch Public Realm Plan
Robin Abad
Project Manager | (415) 575-9123

Civic Center Public Realm Plan
Nicholas Perry
Project Manager | (415) 575-9066

Diamond & Bosworth Street Design
Amnon Ben-Pazi
Project Manager | (415) 575-9077

Pavement to Parks
Ilaria Salvadori
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9086

Polk Street Project
Kay Cheng
Project Manager | (415) 575-9094

Portsmouth Square Area Project
Kay Cheng
Project Manager | (415) 575-9094

Public Space and Public Life Studies
Robin Abad Ocubillo
Project Manager | (415) 575-9123

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLANNING

 

 

17th & Folsom Proposed Open Space
Sue Exline
Planner | (415) 558-6332

Eastern Neighborhoods Citizen Advisory Committee 
Mat Snyder
Planner | (415) 575-6891

ENTRIPS Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study
entrips@sfmta.org
(415) 701.5396

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS GROUP

Teresa Ojeda
Manager
(415) 558-6251

Housing Inventory
Audrey Harris
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9136

Commerce & Industry Inventory
Paolo Ikezoe
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9137

Pipeline Quarterly Report
Paula Chiu
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9162

Downtown Monitoring Report
Scott Edmondson
Lead Planner | (415) 575-6818

Market & Octavia Plan Monitoring Report
Audrey Harris
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9136

Policies, Studies and Other Projects

Bay Area Resiliency Design Challenge
Diana Sokolove
Policy Manager | (415) 575-9046

Food System Policy Program
Diana Sokolove
Policy Manager | (415) 575-9046

Invest in Neighborhoods
Sue Exline
Project Manager | (415) 558-6332

Public Land for Housing
Sue Exline
Project Manager | (415) 558-6332

Balboa Reservoir Study
Jeremy Shaw
Project Manager | (415) 575-9135

Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study (RAB)
Susan Gygi
Project Manager | (415) 575-9194

Completed Planning Efforts

BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT

Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan
Mat Snyder
Lead Planner | (415) 575-6891

Candlestick Point Subarea Plan
Mat Snyder
Lead Planner | (415) 575-6891

Executive Park Neighborhood Plan
Mat Snyder
Lead Planner | (415) 575-6891

Hunters Point Shipyard Area Plan
Mat Snyder
Lead Planner | (415) 575-6891

THE BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM

Balboa Park Station Area Plan
Jeremy Shaw
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9135

Central Waterfront Area Plan
Steve Wertheim
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6612

Glen Park Community Plan
Jon Swae
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9069

Market & Octavia Area Plan
Jacob Bintliff
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9170

THE DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

Rincon Hill Area Plan
Joshua Switzky
Lead Planner | (415) 575-6815

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLANNING

East SoMa (South of Market) Area Plan
Sue Exline
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6332

Mission Area Plan
Claudia Flores
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6473

Showplace Square/Potrero Area Plan
Steve Wertheim
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6612

Central Waterfront Area Plan
(Part of the Better Neighborhoods Program)
Steve Wertheim
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6612

OTHER COMPLETED PROJECTS

The Better Streets Plan
Adam Varat
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6405

Castro Street Design
Nicholas Perry
Project Manager | (415) 575-9066

Chinatown Broadway Street Design
Lily Langlois
Project Manager | (415) 575-9083

Cesar Chavez East Community Design Plan
Ilaria Salvadori
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9086

Cesar Chavez Street Design

Fisherman's Wharf Public Realm Plan
Neil Hrushowy
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6471

Green Connections
Kearstin Dischinger
Project Manager | (415) 558-6284

Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan
Patrick Race
Urban Designer | (415) 575-9132

Japantown Cultural Heritage and Economic Sustainability Strategy
Steve Wertheim
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6612

Jefferson Street Design
Neil Hrushowy
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6471

Market Octavia Living Alleys Program
David Winslow
Project Manager | (415) 575-9159

Mission District Streetscape Plan 
Ilaria Salvadori
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9086

Mission Street Public Life Plan
Ilaria Salvadori
Lead Planner | (415) 575-9086

Newcomb Avenue Model Block Streetscape Improvement Project

Northeast Embarcadero Study
Neil Hrushowy
Lead Planner | (415) 558-6471

Ocean Avenue Corridor Design
Lily Langlois
Project Manager | (415) 575-9083

Showplace Square Open Space Planning Process
Steve Wertheim
Planner | (415) 558-6612

Transit Center District Plan
Joshua Switzky
Lead Planner | (415) 575-6815

Upper Market Workshop Series & Design Plan

Urban Forest Plan
Jon Swae
Plan Manager | (415) 575-9069

Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Plan
John Francis 
Planner | (415) 575-9147

WalkFirst
Lily Langlois
Planner | (415) 575 - 9083