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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Off-Street Parking Exceptions 141266 No. 0052-15
05/31/15
Exceptions from Dwelling Unit Density Limits for Buildings Undergoing Seismic Retrofitting 140954 No. 0030-15
04/27/15
Office Conversion Controls in Landmark Buildings
140876 NO. 0026-15 04/05/15
Article 2 Reorganization and Definition Consolidation
141253 NO. 0022-15 03/20/15
Interim Controls: Large Residential Projects in RH-1, RH-2, and RH-3 Zoning Districts
150192 NO. 0076-15 03/20/15
Article 2 Reorganization and Definition Consolidation
141253 NO. 0022-15 03/20/15
Requesting Modification of Code Requirements or Planning Department Practices and Procedures to Accommodate a Disability-Residential Uses
141237 NO. 0021-15 03/20/15
Arcades in the Upper Market Street NCT
140982 NO. 0013-15 03/16/15
Definition and Controls for Homeless Shelters
141210 NO. 0014-15 03/13/15
Interim Controls: CU Required for Limited Financial Services, and Business and Professional Services in the NCT-3 District along Market St. west of Octavia Blvd.
150037 NO. 0041-15 02/20/15
Interim Controls for Massage Uses
141231 NO. 0007-15 01/20/15
Height Exemptions for Hospitals
141096 NO. 0252-14 01/17/15
Amending the Third Street Alcohol Restricted Use District
140875 NO. 0248-14 01/17/15
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
The Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District 120814 NO. 0228-14 12/13/14
Arcades in the Haight Street NCD 140804 NO. 0223-14 12/08/14
The Divisadero Street Neighborhood Commercial District 120796 NO. 0227-14 12/07/14
Nighttime Entertainment and Uses Greater than 25,000 Square Feet in Western SOMA 140724 NO. 0204-14 11/08/14
Interim Zoning Controls New Ground Floor Office Uses Facing 2nd St., from King and Folsom St. 141006 NO. 0402-14 11/07/14
Fee Elimination 140593 NO. 0165-14 08/30/14
Schlage Lock / Visitacion Valley Special Use District 140445
140675
NO. 0151-14
NO. 0150-14
08/24/14
Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use District – Mini Golf Courses 140236 NO. 0143-14 08/18/14
Information from Project Sponsors Regarding Their Anti-Discriminatory Housing Policies 140235 NO. 0161-14 07/31/14
Interim Zoning Controls - Office Conversion in Landmark Buildings in PDR-1-D and PDR-1-G Districts 140735 NO. 0267-14 07/15/14
P District Amendments (AKA SF Plaza Ordinance) 140097 NO. 0080-14 07/13/14
Interim Zoning Controls - Castro Street NCD Formula Retail Controls 140736 NO. 0238-14 07/08/14
Ocean Ave. NCD MCD Controls 140097 NO. 0066-14 06/14/14
Waiving Certain Fees for Small Business Month
140122 NO. 0046-14 05/19/14
Planning, Building, Administrative, and Subdivision Codes – Legalization of Dwelling Units Installed without Permits
131148 NO. 0043-14 05/19/14
Planning and Administrative Codes – Addition of In-Law Units in Existing Residential Structures on the Same Lot in the Castro
131063 NO. 0049-14 05/19/14
Third Street Alcohol RUD, "Winegrowers License"
131121 NO. 0035-14 05/03/14
Reconstruction of Certain Noncomplying Secondary Structures (aka "Apple Store Union Square")
131059 NO. 0025-14 04/16/14
Transit Impact Development Fee Exemptions 130938 NO. 0018-14 04/04/14
Cottage Food Operation Controls 130084 NO. 0261-13 01/27/14
Enlargement, Alteration, or Reconstruction of Nonconforming Units 130783 NO. 0286-13
01/24/14
Ellis Act Displaced Emergency Assistance 130968 NO. 0277-13
01/17/14
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Excelsior Outer Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial District
130084 NO. 0261-13 12/27/13
Building Permits for Commercial Buildings Uses in an Area Bounded by Market, Second, Brannan, Division, and South Van Ness Streets
131068 NO. 0428-13 12/16/13
Tourist Hotel Size on Certain Parcels within the MUO Zoning District
130646 NO. 0197-13 11/02/13
Amendments to the Mission Alcoholic Beverage SUD and the Valencia Street NCT
130459 NO. 0180-13 09/09/13
Expanded Maher Ordinance
130369 NO. 0155-13 08/26/13
Bicycle Parking Requirements
130528 NO. 0183-13 09/09/13
Defining a Significant Increase in Residential Development Potential
130647 NO. M13-097 07/29/13
Mobile Food Facilities in R Districts with Institutional Uses
120125 NO. 0118-13 07/29/13
Interim Controls for Upper Market NCT
130677 NO. 0254-13 07/25/13
Prop C Housing Trust Fund Charter Amendment 130647 NO. M13-097 07/23/13
Pre-Application Meetings in PDR-1-B Districts
130180 NO. 0110-13 07/22/13
Art and Design Educational SUD
111278 NO. 0108-13 07/22/13
Upper Market Amendments
120901
120902
NO. 0083-13
NO. 0084-13
07/15/13
New Lower Polk Alcohol RUD and Tobacco Paraphernalia Restrictions
121065 NO. 0074-13 05/30/13
Deleting the Subset Provision Excelsior Alcohol RUD
130018 NO. 0065-13 05/17/13
Medical Service Use Sacramento NCD
130042 NO. 0063-13 05/10/13
Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program
121162 NO. 0062-13 05/10/13
Small Business Month
130284 NO. 0089-13 05/01/13
Annual Code Corrections
130062 NO. 0056-13 04/28/13
Market Street Masonry Historic District
121004 NO. 0064-13 04/19/13
Voluntary Car Share Spaces
120900 NO. 0028-13 04/04/13
Personal Service Valencia NCT
120880 NO. 0003-13 02/23/13
Transit Impact Development Fee Update 120523 NO. 0247-12 01/17/13
Efficiency Dwelling Units: Numerical Cap and Open & Common Space Requirements 120996 NO. 0242-12 01/07/13
Admin Code Housing Preservation Production
120352 NO. 0237-12 01/06/13
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Port Pre-Payment of Jobs-Housing Linkage Fee 120816 NO. 0232-12 12/26/12
LCCUs in RTO-M Districts 121033 NO. 0231-12 12/15/12
Signage Requirements for Privately-owned Public Open Spaces 120220 NO. 0228-12 12/14/12
Active Frontage Height Bonus Castro and 24th Noe NCD
120774 NO. 0226-12 12/12/12
Administrative Code - Housing Trust Fund Monitoring Reports 120882 NO. 0230-12 12/14/12
Reinstating Liquor Controls and Establishing CU Requirement for Limited Restaurants in Union Street NCD 120773 NO. 0214-12 11/08/12
19th Avenue – Mechanical Carwashes 120353 NO. 0201-12 10/26/12
Student Housing 111374 NO. 0188-12 10/11/12
Mills Act Contracts and Fee Reduction 120528 NO. 0190-12 10/11/12
Parking Tax Simplification for Residential Properties 120631 NO. 0209-12 09/29/12
Transit Center District Plan 120665
120666
120667
120685
NO. 0182-12
NO. 0183-12
NO. 0184-12
NO. 0185-12
09/07/12
LCCUs, LCUs, Bike Parking, Automobile Service Station Conversions, and Clerical Modifications 120471
120472
120751
NO. 0173-12
NO. 0174-12
NO. 0176-12
09/02/12
09/07/12
Outer Sunset and Parkside Named NCDs 120241 NO. 0175-12 09/06/12
Administrative Code – Bayview Hunters Point Citizen Advisory Committee 130225 NO. 0106-12 08/24/12
Adding Financial Services as Formula Retail 120047 NO. 0106-12 07/22/12
Five Foot Height Bonus on Certain NC Districts in the Richmond District 111247 NO. 0092-12 06/21/12
New Planning Code Public Artworks Requirement 110853 NO. 0062-12 05/19/12
Small Business Month May 2012 – Planning, Building Codes - Fee Waiver 120188 NO. 0063-12 05/01/12
Glen Park Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Glen Park NCT) 111305 NO. 0035-12 03/22/12
India Basin Industrial Park Special Use District Amendment 111078 NO. 0026-12 03/15/12
Threshold for Application of Inclusionary Housing
120464 NO. 0219-12 01/15/12
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Reconstruction of Buildings or Uses Damaged or Destroyed by Calamity, Fire or Acts of God 110590 NO. 0224-11 12/15/11
Mission Alcohol Restricted Alcohol Use District 110767 NO. 0220-11 12/15/11
Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings 110785 NO. 0199-11 11/07/11
Eastern Neighborhoods Code Cleanup 110786 NO. 0196-11 11/04/11
City Center Special Sign District 110448 NO. 0195-11 11/03/11
Limited Live Performance Permit for Indoor Locales 110506 NO. 0172-11 10/12/11
Interim Zoning Controls for the Bayshore Corridor 091209 NO. 0115-10 10/02/11
Inner Clement, Outer Clement and Geary Neighborhood Commercial Controls 110592 NO. 0170-11 09/08/11
Miscellaneous Technical Amendments 110482 NO. 0140-11 08/04/11
Vintage Sign Controls 110277 NO. 0160-11 08/31/11
Parking in SoMa 101350 NO. 0109-11 07/26/11
Urban Agriculture 101537 NO. 0066-11 05/20/11
Consistent Street Frontages II 101053 NO. 0063-11 05/07/11
Active Use on Certain Fillmore & Upper Market Properties 110010 NO. 0062-11 05/07/11
Correction to Market and Octavia Area Plan Zoning 110024 NO. 0060-11 04/29/11
Upper Fillmore NCD 110070 NO. 0056-11 04/24/11
Development Impact and In-Lieu Fees 101523 NO. 0055-11 04/23/11
Area Plan Fee Waiver Criteria for Affordable Housing 110009 NO. 0047-11 04/16/11
Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District Controls 101464 NO. 0025-11 03/24/11
Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program Section 415 100046 NO. 0312-12 02/24/11
Banners on the Path of Gold 101445 NO. 0013-11 02/18/11
Child Care Feasibility Study 101094 NO. 0001-11 02/06/11
Notice Requirement for “Other Entertainment” in the Van Ness Avenue SUD 101091 NO. 0005-11 02/06/11
Affordable Housing Exemption for Qualified Student Housing 101095 NO. 0321-10 01/21/11
Bayshore Boulevard Home Improvement Special Use District 101313 NO. 0313-10 01/21/11
Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvements (Better Streets Plan) 101194 NO. 0310-10 01/16/11
The Visitacion Valley Community Facilities and Infrastructure Fee and Fund 101247 NO. 0003-11 01/07/11
New Regulations for Street Food (a.k.a. Mobile Food Facilities) 101351 NO. 0297-10 01/02/11
Health Care Services Master Plan 101057 NO. 0300-10 01/03/11
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Car-Share Controls 100829 NO. 0286-10 12/18/10
Section 128: Transfer of Development Rights 101200 NO. 0256-10 12/05/10
Area Plan Impact Fee and Jobs-Housing Linkage Program Modifications 100917 NO. 0270-10 12/05/10
Castro Street NCD – Eating & Drinking Uses 100434 NO. 0229-10 10/18/10
Child Care Facilities 100804 NO. 0365-10 08/05/10
Double-Density Bonus: Sections 209.1(m) & (n) & 102.6(1) 090906 NO. 0130-10 07/26/10
Development Stimulus & Fee Reform 091251
091275
NO. 0107-10
NO. 0108-10
07/01/10
Noe-24th Street NCD – Eating & Drinking Uses 091208 NO. 0101-10 06/13/10
Street Frontages For Most Districts 091271 NO. 0085-10 05/30/10
Extension of Time for Legitimization of Existing Nonconforming Uses in the Eastern Neighborhoods 111337 NO. 0061-12 05/19/10
Integrating the Market and Octavia Plan Level Historic Preservation Survey into the Market and Octavia Plan 091475
091476
NO. 0072-10
NO. 0081-10
05/08/10
05/22/10
Interim Controls on Major Rights of Way Along & Near the Southern 19th Avenue Corridor 081004 NO. 0457-08 05/01/10
Off-Street Residential Parking & Garage Requirements in District 3 091165 NO. 0077-10 04/26/10
Green Landscaping Ordinance 091453 NO. 0084-10 04/22/10
Voluntary Soft-Story Seismic Upgrades on Wood-Frame Buildings 091053 NO. 0054-10 04/20/10
5' Height Exception for Ground Floor Commercial Uses in NC-1 Parcels in District 11 090319 NO. 0005-10 02/23/10
Change in Definition of Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments & Changes to T.P.E’s Within the Polk Street NCD 090962 NO. 0003-10 02/16/10
Affordable Housing Controls 100047 NO. 0036-10 02/11/10
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Chinatown: Formula Retail Regulations 081234 NO. 0269-08 12/26/09
Eastern Neighborhoods Citizens Advisory Committee 090523 NO. 0230-09 12/10/09
Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permits and Associated Fees 100041 NO. 0012-11 10/08/09
Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments on Polk Street 090963 NO. 0389-09 10/08/09
Planning Code Amendment Related to the San Francisco Bicycle Plan 090867 NO. 0187-09 09/12/09
Building Code: Vacant & Abandoned Buildings 090554 NO. 0194-09 09/29/09
India Basin Industrial Park Rezoning and New SUD 090420 NO. 0141-09 07/02/09
New Massage Controls 090402 NO. 0139-09 08/03/09
Amendment to Planning Code Section 309.1: Height Modifications in Downtown Residential (DTR) Districts 090392 NO. 0142-09 08/03/09
Union Street NCD: Small Self-Service Restaurants and/or Specialty Food, Self-Service Uses 090274 NO. 0098-09 07/20/09
Haight Street NCD & Lower Haight Street Tobacco Paraphernalia Restricted Use District: Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments 090141 NO. 0151-09 08/10/09
Amendments to Building Code Section 109A Certificates of Completion & Occupancy and Amendments to Planning Code Section 359 Payment of Fees Prior to Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy 090026 NO. 0103-09 07/26/09
2008 Ordinance to Correct Inadvertent Errors in the Planning Code 081620 NO. 0051-09 05/02/09
Regulate the Conversion of Large Tourist Hotel Rooms into Condominiums 081564 NO. 0014-09 02/16/09
Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area C Interim Controls 071564 NO. 0697-07 06/10/09
Amendments to Planning Code Sections 803.4 and 815: Massage Services in South of Market Residential/Service Mixed Use District 081504 NO. 0049-09 05/02/09
315.6: Affordable Housing Requirements - In Lieu Fees Being Set Aside for Small-Site Rehabilitation of Buildings 081249 NO. 0063-09 05/25/09
Conditional Use Authorization for New Development in Bernal South Slope 081247 NO. 0294-08 01/05/09
Formula Retail CU in RC-4 Districts (Van Ness Avenue) 081232 NO. 0301-08 01/19/09
Amendments Relating to Allowing a Five-Foot Height Bonus for Active Ground Floor Uses for Certain Parcels along Mission Street and Minor Revisions to Section 263.20 081100 NO. 0321-08 01/19/09
Amendments relating to Violations of Provisions Relating to General Advertising Signs 081002 NO. 0290-08 01/05/09
Amendments relating to the San Francisco Health Code, the Building Code and the Mechanical Code to require special ventilation for residential development in “Potential Roadway Exposure Zones” 080934 NO. 0281-08 01/05/09
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Creating the New Mission-Harrington Special Use District 080883 NO. 0253-08 12/08/08
Article 7 Eating & Drinking Definitions & North Beach NCD Controls 080696 NO. 0245-08 12/01/08
Section 315.5 - Off-Site Affordable Housing Requirements 080282 NO. 0198-08 09/22/08
Requirements for Off-Street Parking & Loading 080095 NO. 0112-08 07/30/08
Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Permit Deadline 080232 NO. 0090-08 06/21/08
Section 719 – Haight Street NCD Full-Service Restaurants 071669 NO. 0088-08 06/21/08
North Beach Height Clarification 071674 NO. 0087-08 06/13/08
New Fringe Financial Restricted Use District in the Excelsior 071531 NO. 0075-08 06/09/08
Interim Moratorium on Enterprises that Sell Tobacco Paraphernalia 080065 NO. 0064-08 05/29/08
Section 317 - Loss of Dwelling Units through Merger, Conversion, and Demolition 080210 NO. 0069-08 05/18/08
Administrative Penalties 071651 NO. 0057-08 05/11/08
Section 785 – Excelsior Alcohol Restricted Use District 071464 NO. 0070-08 05/07/08
41-F Administration Code: Large Tourist Hotel Conversion Ordinance 071528 NO. 0041-08 04/24/08
Conditional Use for Specified Educational Services in Western SoMa 080156 NO. 0035-08 04/17/08
Interim Moratorium on Institutional Uses in the Western SoMa 071534 NO. 0280-07 02/02/08
Revisions to the Institutional Master Plan & Health Planner Review 070678 NO. 0279-07 01/18/08
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Code Summary
Board File #
Adopted Ordinance
Effective Date
Fringe Financial Legislation Summary 070671 NO. 0269-07 12/27/07
Article 7 - Grocery & Liquor Stores Definition Change 070617 NO. 0260-07 12/15/07
Polk Street NCD – Non-Residential Use Size Change 070851 NO. 0251-07 12/08/07
Inner Clement NCD – 3 New Full-Service Restaurants & Wine/Beer Bars 070738 NO. 0250-07 12/08/07
Wind Turbine Height Exemption in Bernal Heights SUD 071216 NO. 0247-07 10/29/07
Interim Zoning Controls Requiring CU for New Development in the Bernal Heights Brewster/Joy Neighborhood 071122 NO. 0564-07 10/22/07

 

 

 
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