§ 158.1.

NON-ACCESSORY PARKING GARAGES IN NCT AND RTO DISTRICTS AND THE VAN NESS AND MARKET DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL USE DISTRICT

a.

Purpose. It is the purpose of this Section to establish criteria, considerations, and procedures by which non-accessory parking facilities in transit-oriented neighborhoods may be reviewed, including the appropriateness of such facilities in the context of existing and planned transit service, the location, size, utilization and efficiency of existing parking facilities in the vicinity, and the effectiveness of Transportation Demand Management of institutions and major destinations in the area.

b.

Non-accessory parking facilities in NCT and RTO Districts and in the Van Ness and Market Downtown Residential Special Use District shall meet all of the following criteria and conditions:

1.

The rate structure of Section 155(g) shall apply.

2.

Non-accessory parking facilities shall be permitted in new construction only if the ratio between the amount of occupied floor area of principally or conditionally-permitted non-parking uses to the amount of occupied floor area of parking is at least two to one.

3.

In the case of expansion of existing facilities, the facility to be expanded has already maximized capacity through use of all feasible space efficient techniques, including valet operation or mechanical stackers.

4.

The proposed facility meets or exceeds all relevant urban design requirements and policies of this Code and the General Plan regarding wrapping with active uses and architectural screening, and such parking is not accessed from any frontages protected in Section 155(r).

5.

Project sponsor has produced a survey of the supply and utilization of all existing publicly-accessible parking facilities, both publicly and privately owned, within ½-mile of the subject site, and has demonstrated that such facilities do not contain excess capacity, including via more efficient space management or extended operations.

6.

The proposed facility shall dedicate no less than 5% of its spaces for short-term, transient use by car share vehicles as defined in Section 166, vanpool, rideshare, or other co-operative auto programs, and shall locate these vehicles in a convenient and priority location. These spaces shall not be used for long-term storage nor satisfy the requirement of Section 166, but rather are intended for use by short-term visitors and customers.

c.

Review of any new publicly-owned non-accessory parking facilities or expansion of existing publicly-owned parking facilities in NCT and RTO Districts and in the Van Ness and Market Downtown Residential Special Use District shall meet all of the following criteria, in addition to those of subsection (b):

1.

Expansion or implementation of techniques to increase utilization of existing public parking facilities in the vicinity has been explored in preference to creation of new facilities and has been demonstrated to be infeasible.

2.

The City has demonstrated that all major institutions (cultural, educational, government) and employers in the area intended to be served by the proposed facility have Transportation Demand Management programs in place to encourage and facilitate use of public transit, carpooling, car sharing, bicycling, walking, and taxis.

d.

Parking facilities intended for sole and dedicated use as long-term storage for company or government fleet vehicles, and not to be available to the public nor to any employees for commute purposes, are not subject to the requirements of Subsection (b)(1), (b)(5), (6), and (c)(2).

History

(Added by Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008)

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