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817 SLI (SERVICE/LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) DISTRICTS -- The Service/Light Industrial District is designed to protect and facilitate the expansion of existing general commercial, manufacturing, home and business service, live/work use, arts uses, light industrial activities and small design professional office firms.

Art. 8 USES -- Retail, general commercial, home, personal and business services, light industrial, institutional, cultural arts and artisan, live/work space, and parking would be permitted as principal uses.

Existing group housing and dwelling units are protected from demolition or conversion to nonresidential use and development of group housing and low-income affordable dwelling units are permitted as a conditional use. Top

General office, hotels, movie theaters, nighttime entertainment and adult entertainment uses are not permitted.

Art. 2.5 HEIGHT AND BULK -- Generally 50 feet and "X" bulk limit, indicating no bulk controls, with limited exceptions. See Height and Bulk Zoning Maps and Standards in Article 2.5 of the City Planning Code.

124 FLOOR AREA RATIO LIMIT -- The commercial/industrial FAR for the district would be 2.5:1. Exemptions from FAR limits include but are not limited to: floor area devoted to childcare facilities; and floor area devoted to live/work units when such floor area exceeds the basic FAR limit, subject to the limitations of Section 102.9(b)(19) of the Planning Code.

817.03 DWELLING UNIT DENSITY -- New dwelling units (or group housing) at a ratio of one dwelling per 200 square feet of lot area (one bedroom per 70 square feet for group housing) would be permitted as conditional use only if low-income pursuant to Section 803.5 of the City Planning Code. Top

135 OPEN SPACE -- Open space would be required for all commercial and industrial uses, at the following ratios: one square foot of open space per 250 gross square feet of general commercial development, which includes retail, personal service, and wholesale trade space (1:250); 1:120 for home and business service space; 1:120 for manufacturing and light industrial space; and 1:90 for office space. Alternatively, the controls allow payment of an in-lieu fee at $.80 per square foot of required open space. Residences would be required 36 square feet of open space per unit.

151 PARKING -- Parking spaces for dwelling units could be compact car-street; workspace for architects and engineers would require one parking space per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area (1:1000). Top