Setbacks. In the Van Ness Special Use District, as designated on Sectional Map 2SU of the Zoning Map, any new construction exceeding 50 feet in height or any alteration that would cause a structure to exceed 50 feet in height shall be permitted only as a conditional use upon approval by the Planning Commission according to Section 303 of this Code. When acting on any conditional use application pursuant to this Section, the City Planning Commission may impose the following requirements in addition to any others deemed appropriate:
On Van Ness Avenue. The Planning Commission may require a setback of up to 20 feet at a height of 50 feet or above for all or portions of a building if it determines that this requirement is necessary in order to maintain the continuity of the prevailing street wall height established by the existing buildings along Van Ness Avenue within two blocks of the proposed building.
On Pine, Sacramento, Clay, Washington and California Streets. The Planning Commission may require a setback of up to 15 feet for all or a portion of a building on any lot abutting Pine, Sacramento, Clay, California and Washington Streets which lot is located within the Van Ness Special Use District in order to preserve the existing view corridors.
On narrow streets and alleys. The Planning Commission may require that the permitted bulk and required setbacks of a building be arranged to maintain appropriate scale on and maximize sunlight to narrow streets (rights-of-way 40 feet in width or narrower) and alleys.
(Added by Ord. 537-88, App. 12/16/88; amended by Ord. 63-11, File No. 101053, App. 4/7/2011, Eff. 5/7/2011)
Division (a) amended; divsion (a)(3) added; Ord. 63-11, Eff. 5/7/2011.