Glen Park Community Plan
|Glen Park Community Plan Adopted!
The Glen Park Community Plan has finally been ADOPTED! On February 14th, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt the Glen Park Community Plan. Click here to view the Adoption Materials.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the planning process. We have greatly enjoyed working with you all over the last three years. Whether you attended a meeting, sent email comments or met with us in person, we hope you feel a sense of ownership in the Plan. Now that the Plan is adopted, we're working closely with our partners at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) on implementation of the Plan's pedestrian and transportation projects. We are also exploring grant opportunities that would allow us to advance the Plan's vision.
In 2003, a series of intensive planning workshops took place with residents, merchants, and public agencies to create a preliminary community plan for Glen Park. The result of this work was the Draft Glen Park Community Plan (2003). After completion of the draft Plan, the project was postponed until additional funding was identified to carry the Plan forward. In 2009, the Planning Department re-initiated the community planning process to revise and update the draft Plan.
What is the Community Plan?
This Glen Park Community Plan is the product of a sustained community process to address issues and opportunities facing the neighborhood. The focus of the Plan is the "village" or downtown Glen Park – the small cherished but challenged center of the neighborhood and source of great community pride. This is not a redevelopment plan or a plan proposing major change. Instead, it concentrates on a few key issues and provides strategies to preserve and enhance the unique character of Glen Park.
The Plan will become official City policy providing long-term guidance to decision makers and public agencies to ensure future infrastructure projects and land use changes are carried out with sensitivity to the neighborhood's concerns, needs and desires. The Plan directs the City to implement certain near-term projects as well as pursue a couple of larger future visions.
Glen Park's Unique Character
Dating from the early days of San Francisco, Glen Park has evolved from an area of disparate homesteads and pastures into a vibrant and distinctive urban place. The neighborhood combines many of the best features associated with dense urban neighborhoods with the characteristics of a small town. Glen Park's location, walkability, access to nature, connection to transit, and retail district all contribute to the neighborhood's unique character.
The Glen Park Community Plan recognizes the neighborhood's special character and will provide a strategy to sustain, support and continue the special quality of Glen Park. The Glen Park Community Plan is a joint effort between the Planning Department, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the larger Glen Park community.
The Glen Park Community Plan will include chapters on Transportation, Land Use & Urban Design, and Open Space. These will outline a set of objectives and policies to inform community improvements. An implementation document will accompany the Plan describing how and when (near, mid or long-term) improvements will be implemented and funded.
Glen Park's proximity to Glen Canyon Park makes some of the best open space in the city available to neighborhood residents. The area's rich natural history includes one of the city's last free flowing creeks - Islais Creek. Opportunities to create additional public open space in downtown are also available.
Several unique open space opportunities exist that will be explored through the Plan.
The Initiation Package provides the necessary documentation to initiate amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map required to implement the Glen Park Community Plan. The Initiation Package contains case reports, supporting materials, draft resolutions and ordinances related to these initiation actions.
Executive Summary Materials
- I-1 Executive Summary Memo
- I-2 Zoning and Heights Maps For Reference
- I-3 Public Outreach and Engagement Summary
General Plan Amendments – M Case
- II-1 General Plan Amendments Case Report
- II-2 General Plan Amendments Initiation DRAFT Resolution
- II-3 General Plan Amendments DRAFT Ordinance
- II-4 Attachment: Amendments to General Plan
- II-5 Attachment: Glen Park Community Plan
- II-6 Attachment: Implementation Program
Planning Code Amendments - T Case
- III-1 Planning Code Amendments Case Report
- III-2 Planning Code Amendments Initiation DRAFT Resolution
- III-3 Planning Code Amendments DRAFT Ordinance
Zoning Map Amendments – Z Case
- IV-1 Zoning Map Amendments Case Report
- IV-2 Zoning Map Amendments DRAFT Resolution
- IV-3 Zoning Map Amendments DRAFT Ordinance
This updated version of the 2011 Draft Glen Park Community Plan reflects our discussions with the community over the last few months. The Plan includes additional information on neighborhood history and the planning process. Take a look! Revised summaries of the zoning and height proposals for the Plan Area can also be found below.
Since 2002, the Planning Department has worked with residents, merchants and public agencies to develop a community vision for Glen Park. We are now entering the public hearing phase of the project. Over the next few months the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will be considering approval of the Plan. Upcoming hearing dates are listed in the "Upcoming Events" section of this page.
Draft Glen Park
Draft Heights and
Historic Preservation Commission hearing on
Historic Resources Evaluation - December 21, 2010
Historic Preservation & Plan Refinements (Zoning & Heights)
JUNE 22, 2011
Presentation 4.5 MB
Handout 7 MB
Historic Survey FAQ 1 MB
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Commission Packet 5 MB
Presentation 8 MB
Link to Video SFGTV
Draft Plan Comments & Zoning
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Meeting Presentation 10.5 MB
Draft Zoning Table 2 MB
Working Draft Plan Release
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
September 2010 Update 1.5 MB
Meeting Presentation - PDF 2.5 MB
Transportation & Transit Improvements
NOVEMBER 4, 2009
|Transportation Projects for EIR - PDF 3.8 MB|
|EIR Scoping Meeting
JULY 16, 2009
Public Open House
APRIL 21, 2009
Presentation - PDF 3.5 MB
Plan Overview Map - PDF
Informational Posters - PDF 6 MB
2003 Draft Glen Park Community Plan - PDF 6 MB
Environmental Review Initial Study - PDF 4.5 MB
Community Plan Manager
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) / Environmental Assessment (EA) Project Manager
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
Transportation Feasibility Project Manager