§ 1425-23. Reduced Parking  


Latest version.
  • The Director of Buildings and Inspections may grant a reduction in the number of spaces to less than that specified in Schedule 1425-19-A for the following:

    (a) Proximity to Public Parking Facilities. In the O, C, UM, and M Districts, where a use is located within 600 feet of a public parking facility, either publicly or privately owned and operated and the facility could provide 50 percent or more of the parking spaces required for the use, the director may approve a 50 percent reduction in the parking requirements for the use. If the reduced requirement results in fewer than five spaces being required, no spaces need be provided.

    (b) Multiple Uses on a Single Development Site. The maximum allowable reduction in the number of spaces to be provided may not exceed 15 percent of the sum of the number required for each individual use served and not less than the largest amount required for any of the uses computed separately. A covenant in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor must be filed with the director in which the owner or owners of property comprising the site agree to participate in the shared parking program. The covenant must include the following:

    (1) An agreement that there will be no substantial alteration in the uses that will create a greater demand for parking.

    (2) An agreement among the landowners for access to and use of the shared parking spaces.

    (c) Housing for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities. The parking requirements for Type A dwelling units is one parking space for every two units, provided that the owner files with the Director of Buildings and Inspections, a covenant that reserves those units for the exclusive use of the elderly and persons with disabilities. "Type A dwelling unit" means an accessible dwelling unit complying with Section 1002 of the American National Standard ICC/ANSI A117.1-1998. "Exclusive use of the elderly and persons with disabilities" means that at least one member of the household occupying the dwelling unit is 60 years of age or older or has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including the functions of caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working; a record of a physical or mental impairment; or being regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

    (d) Proximity to Streetcar. In SF, RM, RF-R, and UM Districts, where a residential use is located within 600 feet of a streetcar stop, the Director of City Planning and Buildings may grant a fifty percent reduction in the number of required parking spaces. If the effect of the 50% reduction means that fewer than three spaces are required, then no spaces need be provided.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 15-2004, eff. Feb. 13, 2004; a. Ord. No. 370-2006, § 1, eff. Jan. 20, 2007; a. Ord. No. 0221-2007, § 7, eff. July 6, 2007; a. Ord. No. 416-2010, § 5, eff. Dec. 24, 2010)