§ 132.3.

SUN ACCESS FOR SIDEWALKS SETBACKS – CHINATOWN

a.

General. In order to preserve the openness of Chinatown’s streets to the sky and to achieve as much sun as possible on public sidewalks having a high volume of pedestrian use, setbacks at specified heights or a series of setbacks within the same plane (profile angle) as a 15-foot setback at specified heights may be required, as a condition of approval of conditional use authorization otherwise required by Section 254 of the Code.

b.

Procedure. A 15-foot setback requirement may be imposed in accordance with the provisions set forth below pursuant to the procedures for conditional use authorization set forth in Section 303 of this Code.

c.

Setback Requirement.



15-FOOT SUN ACCESS SETBACKS FOR 50-FOOT AND 65-FOOTHEIGHT DISTRICTS IN CHINATOWN
StreetName StreetWidth HeightDistrict ProfileAngle Height at whichSetbackBegins Hours of Sun March – Sept.a.m.      p.m. Sides of Street
Grant

44′

50′

66°

35′

10:00 E

3:30 W

Stockton

65′

65′

42°

51′

8:45 E

3:45 W

Kearny

75′

50′

33°

40′

9:00 E

3:45 W

Kearny

75′

65′

35°

52′

8:45 E

3:45 W

Vallejo

69′

65′

43°

51′

9:15 S

sunset S

Broadway

81′

65′

38°

54′

7:45 S

sunset S

Pacific

50′

65′

49°

47′

9:45 S

2:30 S

Washington

50′

65′

49°

47′

9:45 S

2:30 S

Clay

50′

65′

49°

47′

9:45 S

2:30 S

Sacramento

50′

65′

49°

47′

9:45 S

2:30 S

d.

Encroachments. Encroachments may be permitted into the setbacks if a compensatory increase in sunlight on the sidewalk in the same block is achieved by a reduction of height or volume elsewhere in the structure.

History

(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87)

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