Purposes. In order to facilitate the development of a new Chinese Hospital located at 835 and 845 Jackson Street, (Assessor’s Block 0192, Lot 041), which development will insure the retention and continuation of general acute health care services to local residents, the Chinese Hospital Special Use District (“Chinese Hospital SUD”) is established as shown on Sectional Map SU01 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. The Chinese Hospital SUD consists of Assessor’s Block 0192, Lot 041.
Controls. All provisions of the Planning Code currently applicable to the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District (“CRNC”) shall apply to the Chinese Hospital SUD, except as specifically provided in this Section 249.69. The following controls shall apply in the Chinese Hospital SUD:
Conditional Use Authorizations. In making determinations on applications for conditional use authorizations under Section 303 of this Code, the Planning Commission shall consider the purposes set forth in subsection (a) above, in addition to the criteria set forth in Section 303. In addition to the conditionally permitted uses in the CRNC District, uses that exceed the use size maximums set forth in Section 121.4 shall be permitted as a conditional use.
Signs. In addition to any signs permitted in the CRNC District (including as provided in Section 607.2), the following shall be permitted:
One sign, which may be illuminated 24 hours per day, seven days per week, up to 28 feet in width, with an area not to exceed 42 square feet, placed on top of a marquee that is no greater than 58 feet in width, projecting no more than 6 feet from the facade of the building and not exceeding twenty feet in height at the principal entrance to the hospital; and
One sign, which may be illuminated 24 hours per day, seven days per week, up to 12 feet in width with an area not to exceed 12 square feet, placed on top of a marquee that is no greater than 14 feet in width, projecting no more than 6 feet from the facade of the building and not exceeding a twenty feet in height at the emergency entrance to the hospital.
Lot Size. In addition to the criteria of Section 303 of the Code and Section (b)(1) above, and in lieu of the criteria in Section 121.3, the Planning Commission shall consider whether the proposed use will serve the neighborhood, in whole or in significant part, when making determinations on applications for conditional use authorizations under Section 121.3.
Floor Area Ratio. The applicable floor area ratio for hospitals or medical centers shall be 6.8:1.
Open Space Requirements. For institutional developments exceeding 10,000 gross square feet, the requirements of Section 135.1 shall not apply, provided that:
Any such development provide one square foot of usable open space for every 130 square feet of gross floor area; and
The design of the open space is approved by the Planning Commission.
Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements. The requirements of Section 138.1(c)(1) shall not apply, provided that a landscape and street improvement plan for a project and/or any adjacent street or alley space is approved by the Planning Commission.
Maximum Street Frontages. The requirements of Section 145.3 governing street frontages shall not apply.
Hours of Operation. Hospitals and medical centers may operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
(Added by Ord. 192-12 , File No. 120475, App. 9/14/2012, Eff. 10/14/2012)