The Transbay Downtown Residential District, which is wholly within the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area, comprises mostly publicly owned parcels containing infrastructure or underutilized land related to the Transbay Terminal and former Embarcadero Freeway. This district generally extends along the north side of Folsom Street from Spear to Essex Streets, and between Main and Beale Streets to the north side of Howard Street. Laid out in the Transbay Redevelopment Plan and its companion documents, including the Design for the Development and the Development Controls and Design Guidelines for the Transbay Redevelopment Project, is the comprehensive vision for this underutilized area as a high-density, predominantly residential, district within walking distance of the downtown core, transit facilities, and the waterfront. The plan for the district includes: a mix of widely-spaced high-rises, mixed with a street-defining base of low- and mid-rise buildings with ground floor townhouses; a public open space on part of the block bounded by Folsom, Beale, Howard, and Main Streets; ground-floor retail along Folsom Street; and several new alleyways to break up the size of the blocks.
Basic Controls. Development controls for this district are established in the Transbay Redevelopment Plan as approved by the Planning Commission on December 9, 2004, and January 13, 2005, specifically the Development Controls and Design Guidelines for the Transbay Redevelopment Project. On matters to which these Redevelopment documents are silent, controls in this Code pertaining to the C-3-O District shall apply.
(Added by Ord. 94-06, File No. 050182, App. 5/19/2006)