Purpose. This Section is intended to assure that adequate measures are undertaken and maintained to minimize the transportation impacts of added office employment in the downtown and South of Market area, in a manner consistent with the objectives and policies of the General Plan, by facilitating the effective use of transit, encouraging ridesharing, and employing other practical means to reduce commute travel by single-occupant vehicles.
Applicability. The requirements of this Section apply to any project meeting one of the following conditions:
In the C-3, Eastern Neighborhoods, Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts, projects where the gross square feet of new construction, conversion, or added floor area for office use equals at least 100,000 square feet;
In the C-3-O(SD) District, where new construction, conversion, or added floor area for residential use equals at least 100,000 square feet or 100 dwelling units;
In the C-3-O(SD) District, projects where the gross square feet of new construction or added floor area for any non-residential use equals at least 100,000 square feet; or
In the case of the SSO, WMUO, or MUO District, where the gross square feet of new, converted or added floor area for office use equals at least 25,000 square feet.
Requirement. For all applicable projects, the project sponsor shall be required to provide on-site transportation brokerage services for the actual lifetime of the project, as provided in this Subsection. Prior to the issuance of a temporary permit of occupancy (for this purpose Section 149(d) shall apply), the project sponsor shall execute an agreement with the Planning Department for the provision of on-site transportation brokerage services and preparation of a transportation management program to be approved by the Director of Planning and implemented by the provider of transportation brokerage services. The transportation management program and transportation brokerage services shall be designed:
To promote and coordinate effective and efficient use of transit by tenants and their employees, including the provision of transit information and sale of transit passes on-site;
To promote and coordinate ridesharing activities for all tenants and their employees within the structure or use;
To reduce parking demand and assure the proper and most efficient use of on-site or off-site parking, where applicable, such that all provided parking conforms with the requirements of Article 1.5 of this Code and project approval requirements;
To promote and encourage the provision and proliferation of car-sharing services convenient to tenants and employees of the subject buildings in addition to those required by Section 166, and to promote and encourage those tenants and their employees to prioritize the use of car-share services for activities that necessitate automobile travel, including the promotion and sale of individual and business memberships in certified car-sharing organizations, as defined by Section 166(b)(2).
To promote and encourage project occupants to adopt a coordinated flex-time or staggered work hours program designed to more evenly distribute the arrival and departure times of employees within normal peak commute periods;
To participate with other project sponsors in a network of transportation brokerage services for the respective downtown, South of Market area, or other area of employment concentration in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts;
To carry out other activities determined by the Planning Department to be appropriate to meeting the purpose of this requirement.
(Added by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; amended by Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 286-10, File No. 100829, App. 11/18/2010; Ord. 182-12 , File No. 120665, App. 8/8/2012, Eff. 9/7/2012; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
New division (b) added; former division (b) redesignated as current division (c) and amended; Ord. 182-12 , Eff. 9/7/2012. Division (b)(4) amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Division (b)(2) amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013.