§ 201.

CLASSES OF USE DISTRICTS

In order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Code, the City is hereby divided into the following classes of use districts:



Public Use Districts (P) (Defined in Sec. 234)
Residential Districts (Defined in Sec. 206)
RH-1(D) Residential, House Districts, One-Family (Detached Dwellings) (Defined in Sec. 206.1)
RH-1 Residential, House Districts, One-Family (Defined in Sec. 206.1)
RH-1(S) Residential, House Districts, One-Family with Minor Second Unit (Defined in Sec. 206.1)
RH-2 Residential, House Districts, Two-Family (Defined in Sec. 206.1)
RH-3 Residential, House Districts, Three-Family (Defined in Sec. 206.1)
RM-1 Residential, Mixed Districts, Low Density (Defined in Sec. 206.2)
RM-2 Residential, Mixed Districts, Moderate Density (Defined in Sec. 206.2)
RM-3 Residential, Mixed Districts, Medium Density (Defined in Sec. 206.2)
RM-4 Residential, Mixed Districts, High Density (Defined in Sec. 206.2)
RTO Residential, Transit-Oriented Neighborhood Districts (Defined in Sec. 206.4)
RTO-M Residential, Transit-Oriented – Mission Neighborhood Districts (Defined in Sec. 206.5)
Residential-Commercial Districts (RC) (Defined in Sec. 206.3)
RC-3 Residential-Commercial Districts, Medium Density (Defined in Sec. 206.3)
RC-4 Residential-Commercial Districts, High Density (Defined in Sec. 206.3)



Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NC) (Also see Article 7)General Neighborhood Commercial Districts (Defined in Sec. 702.1)
NC-1 Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District (Defined in Sec. 710.1)
NC-2 Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 711.1)
NC-3 Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 712.1)
NC-S Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District (Defined in Sec. 713.1)



Named Neighborhood Commercial Districts (Defined in Sec. 702.1)
Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 714.1)
Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 715.1)
Inner Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 716.1)
Outer Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 717.1)
Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 718.1)
Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 719.1)
Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 730.1)
Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 721.1)
North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 722.1)
Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 732.1)
Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 723.1)
Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 724.1)
Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 725.1)
24th Street-Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 728.1)
West Portal Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 729.1)
Noriega Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 739.1)
Irving Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in 740.1)
Taraval Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in 741.1)
Judah Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 742.1)
Regional Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 744)
Excelsior Outer Mission Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 745.1)



Neighborhood Commercial Transit Districts (NCT) (Defined in Sec. 702.1)
NCT-1 Neighborhood Commercial Transit Cluster District (Defined in Sec. 733A.1)
NCT-2 Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Defined in Sec. 734.1)
NCT-3 Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit (Defined in Sec. 731.1)



Named Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) Districts (Defined in Sec. 702.1)
Hayes-Gough NCT (Defined in Sec. 720.1)
Upper Market Street NCT (Defined in Sec. 733.1)
Valencia Street NCT (Defined in Sec. 726.1)
24th Street  – Mission NCT (Defined in Sec. 727.1)
Mission Street NCT (Defined in Sec. 736.1)
SoMa NCT (Defined in Sec. 735.1)
Ocean Avenue NCT (Defined in Sec. 737.1)
Glen Park NCT (Defined in Sec. 738.1)
Folsom Street NCT (Defined in Sec. 743.1)



Neighborhood Commercial Special Use Districts (Defined in Sec. 702.2)
Lakeshore Plaza Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 780.1)
Bayshore-Hester Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 780.2)
Mission-Harrington Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 780.4)
North Beach Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 780.3)
1800 Market Community Center Project Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 787)



Neighborhood Commercial Restricted Use Districts and Subdistricts (Defined in Sec. 781)
Taraval Street Restaurant Subdistrict (Defined in Sec. 781.1)
Geary Boulevard Formula Retail Pet Supply Store and Formula Retail Eating and Drinking Subdistrict (Defined in Sec. 781.4)
Mission Street Formula Retail Restaurant Subdistrict (Defined in Sec. 781.5)
North Beach Financial Service, Limited Financial Service, and Business or Professional Service Subdistrict (Defined in Sec. 781.6)
Chestnut Street Financial Subdistrict (Defined in Sec. 781.7)
Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 781.8)
Haight Street Alcohol Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 781.9)
17th and Rhode Island Street Grocery Store Special Use District (Defined in Sec. 781.10)
Third Street Alcohol Restricted Use District (Defined in Sec. 782)
Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use District (Defined in Sec. 783)
Lower Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use District (Defined in Sec. 784)
Lower Haight Street Tobacco Paraphernalia Restricted Use District (Defined in Sec. 786)
Fringe Financial Service Restricted Use District (Defined in Sec. 249.35)



Commercial Districts (C) (Defined in Sec. 210)
C-2 Community Business Districts (Defined in Sec. 210.2)
C-M Heavy Commercial Districts (Defined in Sec. 210.4)
C-3-O Downtown Office District (Defined in Sec. 210.3)
C-3-O(SD) Downtown Office Special Development District (Defined in Sec. 210.3)
C-3-R Downtown Retail District (Defined in Sec. 210.3)
C-3-G Downtown General Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 210.3)
C-3-S Downtown Support District (Defined in Sec. 210.3)

Industrial Districts (Defined in Sec. 210 and Sec. 802.4)
M-1 Light Industrial Districts (Defined in Sec. 210.5)
M-2 Heavy Industrial Districts (Defined in Sec. 210.6)



Production Distribution Repair (PDR) Districts Category (Defined in Sec. 210.7)
PDR-1-B Production Distribution and Repair  – Light Industrial Buffer (Defined in Sec. 210.8)
PDR-1-D Production Distribution and Repair  – Design (Defined in Sec. 210.9)
PDR-1-G Production Distribution and Repair – General (Defined in Sec. 210.10)
PDR-2 Core Production Distribution and Repair  – Bayview (Defined in Sec. 210.11)



Chinatown Mixed Use Districts(Also see Sec. 802.3)
CCB Chinatown Community Business District (Defined in Sec. 810.1)
CR/NC Chinatown Residential/Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 812.1)
CVR Chinatown Visitor Retail District (Defined in Sec. 811.1)



South of Market Use Mixed Use Districts(Also see Sec. 802.5)
RSD Residential Service District (Defined in Sec. 815)
SLR Service/Light Industrial/Residential District (Defined in Sec. 816)
SLI Service/Light Industrial District (Defined in Sec. 817)
SSO Service/Secondary Office District (Defined in Sec. 818)



Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts(Also see Sec. 802.4)
SPD South Park District (Defined in Sec. 814)
MUG Mixed Use – General (Defined in Sec. 840)
MUO Mixed Use – Office (Defined in Sec. 842)
MUR Mixed Use – Residential (Defined in Sec. 841)
UMU Urban Mixed Use (Defined in Sec. 843)
RED Residential Enclave District (Defined in Sec. 813)
RED-MX Residential Enclave District – Mixed (Defined in Sec. 847)
WMUG Western SoMa Mixed Use – General (Defined in Sec. 844)
WMUO Western SoMa Mixed Use – Office (Defined in Sec. 845)
SALI Service/Arts/Light Industrial (Defined in Sec. 846)



Downtown Residential Districts (DTR)(Also see Sec. 802.6)
RH-DTR Rincon Hill Downtown Residential (Defined in Sec. 827)
SB-DTR South Beach Downtown Residential (Defined in Sec. 829)
TB-DTR Transbay Downtown Residential District (Defined in Sec. 828)



Mission Bay Districts (MB)(Also see Sec. 902)
MB-R-1 Mission Bay Lower Density Residential District (Defined in Sec. 906)
MB-R-2 Mission Bay Moderate Density Residential District (Defined in Sec. 907)
MB-R-3 Mission Bay High Density Residential District (Defined in Sec. 908)
MB-NC-2 Mission Bay Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 909)
MB-NC-3 Mission Bay Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (Defined in Sec. 910)
MB-NC-S Mission Bay Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District (Defined in Sec. 911)
MB-O Mission Bay Office District (Defined in Sec. 912)
MB-CI Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial District (Defined in Sec. 913)
MB-H Mission Bay Hotel District (Defined in Sec. 914)
MB-CF Mission Bay Community Facilities District (Defined in Sec. 915)
MB-OS Mission Bay Open Space District (Defined in Sec. 916)



Parkmerced Districts(Also see Section 249.64)
PM-R Parkmerced Residential District (Defined in Sec. 249.64(b)(2)(i))
PM-MU1 Parkmerced Mixed Use – Social Heart District (Defined in Sec. 249.64(b)(2)(ii))
PM-MU2 Parkmerced Mixed Use – Neighborhood Commons (Defined in Sec. 249.64(b)(2)(iii))
PM-S Parkmerced School District (Defined in Sec. 249.64(b)(2)(iv))
PM-CF Parkmerced Community/Fitness District (Defined in Sec. 249.64(b)(2)(v))
PM-OS Parkmerced Open Space District (Defined in Sec. 249.64(b)(2)(vi))



Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island Districts(Also see Section 249.52)
TI-R Treasure Island-Residential (Defined in Sec. 249.52)
TI-MU Treasure Island-Mixed Use (Defined in Sec. 249.52)
TI-OS Treasure Island-Open Space (Defined in Sec. 249.52)
TI-PCI Treasure Island-Public/Civic/Institutional (Defined in Sec. 249.52)
YBI-R Yerba Buena Island-Residential (Defined in Sec. 249.52)
YBI-MU Yerba Buena Island-Mixed Use (Defined in Sec. 249.52)
YBI-OS Yerba Buena Island-Open Space (Defined in Sec. 249.52)
YBI-PCI Yerba Buena Island-Public/Civic/Institutional (Defined in Sec. 249.52)

In addition to the classes of use districts in the above table, the following terms shall apply:

“R District” shall mean any RH-1(D), RH-1, RH-1(S), RH-2, RH-3, RM-1, RM-2, RM-3, RM-4, RTO, RTO-M, RC-1, RC-2, RC-3 or RC-4 District;

“M District” shall mean any M-1 or M-2 District;

“PDR District” shall mean any PDR-1-B, PDR-1-D, PDR-1-G or PDR-2 District;

“RH District” shall mean any RH-1(D), RH-1, RH-1(S), RH-2, or RH-3 District;

“RM District” shall mean any RM-1, RM-2, RM-3, or RM-4 District;

“RTO District” shall mean any RTO or RTO-M District;

“C-3 District” shall mean any C-3-O, C-3-R, C-3-G, or C-3-S District. For the purposes of Section 128 and Article 11 of this Code, the term “C-3 District” shall also include the South of Market Extended Preservation District designated on Section Map SU03 of the Zoning Map;

“NCT District” shall mean any district listed in Section 702.1(b), including any NCT-1, NCT-2, NCT-3, and any Neighborhood Commercial Transit District identified by street or area name; and

“Mixed Use District” shall mean all Chinatown Mixed use, South of Market Mixed Use, Eastern Neighborhood Mixed use, and Downtown Residential Districts.

AMENDMENT HISTORY

History

(Amended by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91; Ord. 262-00, File No. 001426, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 217-05, File No. 050865, App. 8/19/2005; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 61-09, File No. 090181, App. 4/17/2009; Ord. 85-10, File No. 091271, App. 4/30/2010; Ord. 90-11 , File No. 110301, App. 6/9/2011, Eff. 7/9/2011; Ord. 98-11, File No. 110229, App. 6/15/2011, Eff. 7/15/2011; Ord. 140-11, File No. 110482, App. 7/5/2011, Eff. 8/4/2011; Ord. 35-12 , File No. 111305, App. 2/21/2012, Eff. 3/22/2012; Ord. 176-12 , File No. 120472, App. 8/7/2012, Eff. 9/6/2012; 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; Ord. 261-13 , File No. 130084, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013)

Parkmerced Districts table added; Ord. 90-11 , Eff. 7/9/2011. Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island Districts table added; Ord. 98-11 , Eff. 7/15/2011. Individual Area Districts table amended; Neighborhood Commercial Special Use Districts and Neighborhood Commercial Restricted Use Districts tables added; Downtown Residential Districts table amended; Ord. 140-11, Eff. 8/4/2011. Individual Area NCT Districts table amended; Ord. 35-12 , Eff. 3/22/2012. Public Use Districts, Neighborhood Commercial Special Use Districts, Neighborhood Commercial Restricted Use Districts, and Commercial Districts tables amended; non-tabular district definitions added; Ord. 176-12 , Eff. 9/6/2012. Commercial Districts table amended; Ord. 182-12 , Eff. 9/7/2012. Former Individual Area Districts table redesignated as Named Neighborhood Commercial Districts table and amended; former Individual Area Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) Districts table redesignated as Named Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) Districts table and amended; South of Market Use Mixed Use Districts and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts tables and "R District" definition amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Definition references added to all district table entries; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Named Neighborhood Commercial Districts and Neighborhood Commercial Restricted Use Districts and Subdistricts tables amended; "R District" definition amended; Ord. 261-13 , Eff. 12/27/2013.

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