§ 249.53.

PRESIDIO-SUTTER SPECIAL USE DISTRICT

a.

Establishment of Special Use District. The Presidio-Sutter Special Use District is hereby established to facilitate the development of a mixed-use community project on an underutilized site (“project”). The site is located at 800 Presidio at the southeast corner of the block bounded by Presidio Avenue, Sutter Street, Lyon Street, and Post Street and consists of Lot 13 of Assessor’s Block 1073, as designated on Sectional Map SU10 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco.

b.

Purpose. The purpose of the Special Use District is to allow a project that will provide affordable rental housing opportunities for very low and lower income households and include a modern, state of the art community center that provides a variety of youth and other services to the Western Addition and the broader San Francisco community. To achieve this purpose, the project will:

1.

Include affordable rental housing, thus furthering the City’s policy that new housing, especially permanent affordable housing, be provided in appropriate locations which meets identified housing needs;

2.

Designate up to 50 percent of the affordable units for transitional age youths between the ages of 18 and 24;

3.

Have density and height bonuses for the affordable housing component of the project that are consistent with and will promote State policies and laws that encourage the construction of affordable housing;

4.

Include a state-of-the-art community center that will provide educational, cultural, social and recreational services to both the Western Addition and the larger San Francisco community in a multicultural, nurturing, and supportive environment where individuals and community groups feel welcome;

5.

Provide youth services that will fulfill an acute need existing in the Western Addition community that could direct young peoples’ energies toward activities that can facilitate these young people becoming independent, successful adults; and

To address the educational, academic, social and/or recreational needs and interests of youth in the Western Addition, the community center could provide programs that include an award winning media youth radio program, a research library, an archive to develop scholarship programs, a computer center to provide computer training, an early childhood development center, an after-school program, organized sports, a mentoring program, youth leadership development, and other youth activities. The community center may also provide senior and other adult services.

c.

Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:

1.

“Density bonus” shall mean a density increase of no more than 0.5 times the otherwise maximum allowable residential density pursuant to a Planned Unit Development application in a RM-1 zoning district (one unit per 600 square feet of lot area minus one), which is equivalent to an additional 18 units over the currently permitted 36 units.

2.

“Designated unit” shall mean a housing unit identified and reported by the developer of a housing development as a unit that is affordable to households of very low or lower income.

3.

“Housing development” shall mean five or more dwelling units.

4.

“Lower income households” shall mean a household composed of one or more persons with a combined annual net income for all adult members which does not exceed the qualifying limit for a lower income family of a size equivalent to the number of persons residing in such household, as set forth for the County of San Francisco in Title 25 of the California Code of Regulations Section 6932.

5.

“Very low income households” shall mean a household composed of one or more persons with a combined annual net income for all adult members which does not exceed the qualifying limit for a very low income family of a size equivalent to the number of persons residing in such household, as set forth for the County of San Francisco in Title 25 of the California Code of Regulations Section 6932.

d.

Planned Unit Development. In this special use district, a modification to, or exception from, otherwise applicable requirements of this Code may be appropriate in order to further the critical goal of creating affordable housing. A Planned Unit Development approval for a housing development subject to this Section may grant the height bonus, density bonus, and a modification or exception to the requirements of this Code if the facts presented are such as to establish that the modification or exception satisfies the criteria of Section 304(d) of this Code.

e.

Controls. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the following controls shall govern the uses in the Presidio-Sutter Special Use District.

1.

In this special use district all of the provisions of this Code applicable to residential development in an RM-1 Zoning District shall continue to apply, except as specifically provided in Subsections (A) and (B) below. The following modifications to or exceptions from the requirements of this Code are appropriate in order to further the goal of creating affordable housing.

A.

Height and Bulk. The applicable Height and Bulk for the Presidio-Sutter Special Use District shall be 40-X to 55-X. The Planning Commission may approve a height increase above 40′ only for an affordable housing development or a mixed-use development with an affordable housing component.

B.

Dwelling Unit Density Bonus. A density bonus beyond that allowed conditionally under this Code may be approved by the Planning Commission only if more than 60 percent of the units in the housing development or the housing component of a mixed-use project will be permanently affordable to very low and lower income households.

In considering the height increase and bonus density, the Planning Commission shall consider the extent to which the dwelling units of a proposed housing development would be affordable. The maximum height increase and density bonus allowed under a Planned Unit Development may be granted only if 100 percent of the units of the housing development component, except for the manager’s unit, are rental units permanently affordable to very low income or lower income households.

History

(Added by Ord. 137-11, File No. 110658, App. 6/29/2011, Eff. 7/29/2011)

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