3839607 - Planning Code - Building Standards

San Francisco

Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) require building setbacks for buildings fronting on narrow streets, 2) modify front yard requirements in Residential Districts, 3) increase required rear yards in single-family zoning districts by five percent, 4) amend the rear yard requirements for through lots and corner lots in certain districts to permit second buildings where specified conditions are met, 5) allow building height increases to existing stories in existing nonconforming buildings in order to accommodate residential uses, and 6) provide that specified alterations to nonconforming structures for the purpose of creating habitable space or an Accessory Dwelling Unit are not subject to Section 311 review requirements if the specified requirements are met; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and adopting findings of public necessity, convenience, and general welfare under Planning Code, Section 302.

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