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Car-Share Requirements and Guidelines


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Zoning Administrator Bulletin (PDF)


Ordinance to Amend Planning Code: Car-Share Controls

General Information

Car-Share Organization Certification Process

Car Share Space Inventory

On November 2, 2010 the Board of Supervisors adopted Planning Code changes as initiated by the Planning Commission to would update zoning controls relating to car-sharing. At that hearing, the Supervisors embraced the legislative amendments to the Planning Code, under Board File No. 100829 "Planning Code – Car-Share Controls." The Mayor signed the new legislative changes on November 18th, 2010 and the legislation will be in effect starting December, 28, 2010.

 

New Planning Code Change Summary: Car-Share Controls

Code Change: 151.1, 163, 166
Case Number: Board File No. 10-0829
Initiated By: Planning Commission, June 10, 2010
Effective Date: December 18, 2010


The Way It Was:

The Planning Code required that a certain specified number of parking spaces be made available to certified car share organizations when parking is provided for residential uses in all districts and for nonresidential uses in certain districts.


The Way It Is Now:

Car-sharing requirements are applicable to both residential and non-residential uses in all zoning districts.

Car-share spaces are generally permitted in the same way that residential parking is permitted. Voluntary conversion of any residential or commercial space to a car-share space is allowed.

The Planning Commission can require developers or project owners to pay the annual membership costs to certified car-share organizations for residents of new development projects. The Planning Commission is authorized to impose this condition when approving projects that include parking above the number of spaces principally permitted and only when the Commission makes certain findings regarding the project's impact on transportation.


Link to signed legislation:

Board File No. Ordinance No. Subject
100829 0286-10 Planning Code - Car-Share Controls

General Information

Car-share spaces may only satisfy the requirements of Section 166 if they are made available and at no cost to certified car-share organizations. A "certified car-share organization" is any public or private entity that provides a membership-based car-share service to the public and manages, maintains and insures motor vehicles for shared use by individual and group members.

Car-Share Organization Certification Process

Submittals for certification must include the following:

  1. Letter to the Zoning Administrator clearly stating the request for certification and information about the organization, and findings of the certification study.

  2. A written report called a “Car-share Certification Study”. The study must be prepared by an independent third party academic institution or transportation consulting firm that clearly demonstrates, based on a statistically significant analysis of quantitative data, that the car-share organization has achieved certain environmental performance goals in any market where they have operated for at least two years. The organization must be able to demonstrate two or more of the following goals:

    (i) lower household automobile ownership among members than the market area's general population;

    (ii) lower annual vehicle miles traveled per member household than the market area's general population;

    (iii) lower annual vehicle emissions per member household than the market area's general population; and

    (iv) higher rates of transit usage, walking, bicycling and other non-automobile modes of transportation usage for commute trips among members than the market area's general population.

  3. Fee payment. A check should be submitted, made payable to “San Francisco Planning Department.” Notation line should indicate: “ZA Car-share Certification – XXXXX” with the name of the company.
    NOTE:
    Fees are adjusted annually. Please confirm the current fee schedule before submitting payment.

The certification submittal will be considered through the Zoning Administrator Determination process. Once issued, the Zoning Administrator determination of certification will be available for public review and may be appealed within 15 days to the Board of Appeals.

 

 

Car Share Space Inventory

Updated September 27, 2013 - download Excel list

Street No. Street Alternate Address Block Lot Motion No. Approval  Date # Spaces Company
260 5th St   3732008, 3732150 TBD TDB    
900 Folsom St   3732009 TBD TBD    
350 Mission St.   371017 18957 8/15/2013 1 Daniel Frattin of Reuben, Junius & Rose LLP
1100-1101 Van Ness (CPMC-CH)   0695005, 0695006, 0694005, 0694006, 0694007, 0694008, 0694009, 0694009A, 0694010 18889 5/23/2013 17 CPMC
3555 Cesar Chavez Street 3615 Cesar Chavez St.; 1580 Valencia St. 06575001, 06575002, 06576021 18885 5/23/2013 4 CPMC
706 Mission St. Mexican Museum and Residential Tower 3706093, 3706275, 3706277 18894 5/23/2013 2 LLC c/o Sean Jeffries of Millenium Partners
801 Brannan St.  One Henry Adams, 55 Division 3911001 18794 1/31/2013 2 Archstone
1321 Mission St. 104 9th St.  3509043 18788 1/24/2013 1 Panoramic Interests
1400 Mission St.   3507042 18783 1/17/2013 1 Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
181 Fremont St.   3719010, 3719011 18765 12/6/2012 2 spaces for residential, plus TBD # of space for non-residential parking capped at 3.5% of gross floor area in C-3..required # of carshare spaces based on final layout and number of parking spaces. SKS Fremont Managing Member, LLC
41 Tehama St.   373674, 373675, 373676, 373677, 373678A 18753 11/29/2012 2 Fritzi Realty
101 First St. Transbay Tower  3720001 18726 10/18/2012 # of spaces TBD at least 1 carshare and additional carshare per 50 spaces for non-residential use. (parking capped at 3.5% of gross floor area in C-3.. Required # carshare spaces based on final layout and number of parking spaces)  Hines/Boston Properties
400 Laguna st. 323 Octavia St. 831023 18654 6/28/2012 2 Hayes Valley LLC, Avalon Bay Communities Inc.
8 Washington St. 99 Jackson St., 370 Drumm St. 168058, 171069, 201012, 201013, seawall lot 351 18567 3/22/2012 6 Pacific Waterfront Partners
1800 Van Ness Ave. 1754 Clay St. 0619009, 0619010  18470 10/20/2011 1 Andrew Junius for Van Ness Clay, LLC / Oyster Development Corporation
401 Grove St.   80836 18410 7/14/2011 2 Ivy Grove Partners LLC.
401 Grove St. 300 Ivy 808036 18410 7/8/2011 2 Farella Braun & Martell
2001 Market St. 35 Dolores St. 3535001 18246 12/16/2010 3 The Prado Group
1645 Pacific Ave.   595013 18216 11/4/2010 2 Nick Podell Co.
935-965 Market St.   3704071 18137 7/8/2010 3 Jim Abrams
One Capital Ave   7148040 TBD 5/13/2010 1 Birch Tree Properties, LLC
555 Fulton St.   0794015, 07940128 18083 5/3/2010 3 Trust for the Children of Henry Wong
1080 Sutter   279011 17997 12/10/2009 2 JS Sullivan Development
1960-1998 Market St   872005 17894 6/4/2009 6 270 Valencia Street LLC
1150 Ocean Ave Kragen Site 3180003 17885 5/21/2009 3 per code, but the project sponsor is providing 5 spaces. Avalon Bay Communities
430 Main St 429 Beale,
333 Harrison
  17878 5/14/2009 2 Portland Pacific Main, LLC
345  6th Street   3753081 17855 4/2/2009 2 Kerman Morris Architects
1946 Polk 1591 Pacific Ave 0596024 17813 2/5/2009 2 Wilson Meany Sullivan
299 Valencia   3532014 17739 11/6/2008 2 JS Sullivan Development, LLC
299 Valencia St   3532014 17739 11/6/2008 2 299 Valencia St LLC (Sean Sullivan was the main owner contact)
570 Jessie   3703086 n/a 9/11/2008 3 570 Jessie Street LLC
2235 3rd Street   4058010 17680 8/14/2008 1 Martin Building Company
1285 Sutter Street   691008 17592 5/15/2008 1 Tuija I. Catalano of Reuben and Junius, LLP, authorized agent of RP BayRock III, LLC
55 9th St. 59 9th st. 3701066 17521 7/13/2007 one car share space plus one car share space for every 200 dwelling units over 200 Anka Developments. Inc. c/o Daniel Frattin of Reuben & Junius LLP
3400 Cesar Chavez Street   6569004 17418 3/22/2007 3 Seven Hills Properties
45 Lansing   3749059 17397 3/15/2007 1 Turnberry
25 Lusk   3787022 17361 1/18/2007 1 Martin Building Company
601 King   3800001 n/a 12/8/2006 4 AF Evans Development Co.
125 Mason Street   33118 17301 8/10/2006 1 Glide Economic Development Corporation
399 Fremont   3747002 17268 8/4/2006 2 Fifield
1169 Market   3702039 17296 8/3/2006 10 TRINITY MANAGEMENT SERVIC
340 Fremont   3748008 17267 6/15/2006 1 Jackson Pacific Ventures
1844 Market St   871016 17245 5/11/2006 4 RP BayRock II, LLC
1 Hawthorne   3735047 17215 3/23/2006 n/a J & J HOWARD PROPERTIES LLC
5800 Third St.   5431001A 17089 9/1/2005 2 Jared Eigman, of Reuben and Junius, LLP
425 First   3749001 17077 8/4/2005 4 Urban West Associates
5600 Third St.   5421003, 5421005, 5421006, 5421007, 5421008, 5421009, 5421011 17049 6/23/2005 2 Bridge Housing
333 Fremont   3747019 17044 6/16/2005 3 City Core
631 Folsom   3750090 16997 4/28/2005 2 (private carshare program) Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps
301 Mission   3719001 16994 4/21/2005 4 Millenium Partners
2655 Van Ness Ave.   522001 16802 6/3/2004 1 Shamrock Properties
555 Mission 549-573 Mission St. 3721120 16785 5/13/2004 3 TST Mission Street LLC
1160 Mission   3702038 16693 12/4/2003 4 1160 MISSION ASSOCS LLC
300 Spear 201 Folsom 3745001 16647 9/4/2003 3 Tishman Speyer
450 Rhode Island St.   3978001 16633 8/21/2003 3 450 Rhode Island Associates c/o A.F. Evans Development, Inc.
1275 Fell   1215011 16615 7/17/2003 2 Signature Properties
150 Broadway   141011 16590 5/22/2003 3 Chinatown Community Development Corporation
270 Valencia   3533136 16579 5/15/2003 2 270 Valencia Street, LLC
35 Guy Pl 40-50 Lansing 3749011 16572 5/1/2003 1 Lambert Development Lansing LLC
177 Townsend 170 King 3794075 16531 2/20/2003 3 170 King LLC
177 Townsend 175 Townsend St. 3794004, 3794007 16531 2/20/2003 3 King-Townsend Community Parking Company, LLC
724 Van Ness 650 Turk 0742004 16443 6/20/2002 2 Symphony Towers
680 Illinois Street         2 Vanguard Properties
474 Natoma St            
101 Polk St.   0811002, 0811003 18864   1 Emerald Polk LLC
100 Van Ness Ave.   814020 18682   3 Emerald Fund Inc.
 
Last updated: 12/16/2014 12:19:04 PM