24TH STREET – MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT DISTRICT.
This is Sec. 727.1. of the San Francisco Planning Code, titled “24TH STREET – MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TRANSIT DISTRICT..” It is part of Article 7, titled “NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS.” It contains 1 laws.
The 24th Street – Mission Neighborhood Commercial Transit District is situated in the Inner Mission District on 24th Street between Bartlett Street and San Bruno Avenue. This mixed-use district provides convenience goods to its immediate neighborhood as well as comparison shopping goods and services to a wider trade area. The street has a great number of Latin American restaurants, grocery stores, and bakeries as well as other gift and secondhand stores. Most commercial businesses are open during the day while the district's bars and restaurants are also active in the evening. Dwelling units are frequently located above the ground-story commercial uses.
The 24th Street – Mission Neighborhood Commercial Transit District controls are designed to provide potential for new development consistent with the existing scale and character. Small-scale buildings and neighborhood-serving uses are encouraged, and rear yard corridors above the ground story and at residential levels are protected. Most commercial uses are encouraged at the ground story, while service uses are permitted with some limitations at the second story. Special controls are necessary to preserve the unique mix of convenience and specialty commercial uses. In order to maintain convenience stores and protect adjacent livability, new bars and fast-food restaurants are prohibited, and limitations apply to the development and operation of ground-story full-service restaurants, take-out food and entertainment uses. Continuous retail frontage is maintained and encouraged by prohibiting most automobile and drive-up uses, banning curb cuts, and requiring active, pedestrian-oriented ground floor uses. Parking is not required, and any new parking required to be set back or below ground.
Housing development in new buildings is encouraged above the ground story. Housing density is not controlled by the size of the lot but by requirements to supply a high percentage of larger units and by physical envelope controls. Existing housing units are protected by prohibitions on upper-story conversions and limitations on demolitions, mergers, and subdivisions. Given the area's central location and accessibility to the City's transit network, accessory parking for residential uses is not required.