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.

Current Planning Efforts

COMMUNITY PLANNING

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

The Central SoMa Plan

The Market Street Hub ("the Hub") Project

CITY DESIGN GROUP

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

Central Waterfront/Dogpatch Public Realm Plan

Civic Center Public Realm Plan

Ground Play

Polk Street Project

Portsmouth Square Area Project

Public Space and Public Life Studies

Public Space Stewardship Guide

South Downtown Design and Activation Plan

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLANNING

Eastern Neighborhoods Citizen Advisory Committee 

ENTRIPS Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS GROUP

Housing Inventory

Commerce & Industry Inventory

Pipeline Quarterly Report

Downtown Monitoring Report

Market & Octavia Plan Monitoring Report

Policies, Studies and Other Projects

Balboa Reservoir Study

Bay Area Resiliency Design Challenge

ConnectSF

Excelsior Outer Mission Neighborhood Strategy

Family Friendly City Initiative

Food System Policy Program

Health Care Services Master Plan

Invest in Neighborhoods

Local Coastal Program Amendment

Public Land for Housing

Rail Alignment and Benefits Study (RAB)

Richmond District Strategy

Sustainable City

Completed Planning Efforts

BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT
 

Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan

Candlestick Point Subarea Plan

Executive Park Neighborhood Plan

Hunters Point Shipyard Area Plan

THE BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM

Balboa Park Station Area Plan

Central Waterfront Area Plan

Glen Park Community Plan

Market & Octavia Area Plan

THE DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

Rincon Hill Area Plan

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLANNING

East SoMa (South of Market) Area Plan

Mission Area Plan

Showplace Square/Potrero Area Plan

Central Waterfront Area Plan
(Part of the Better Neighborhoods Program)

OTHER COMPLETED PROJECTS

17th & Folsom Proposed Open Space

The Better Streets Plan

Castro Street Design

Chinatown Broadway Street Design

Cesar Chavez East Community Design Plan

Cesar Chavez Street Design

Fisherman's Wharf Public Realm Plan

Green Connections

Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan

Japantown Cultural Heritage and Economic Sustainability Strategy

Jefferson Street Design

Lower Haight Public Realm Plan

Market Octavia Living Alleys Program

Mission District Streetscape Plan 

Mission Street Public Life Plan

Newcomb Avenue Model Block Streetscape Improvement Project

Northeast Embarcadero Study

Ocean Avenue Corridor Design

Showplace Square Open Space Planning Process

Transit Center District Plan

Upper Market Workshop Series & Design Plan

Urban Forest Plan

Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Plan

WalkFirst