Architectural Design Guide for Exterior Treatments of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings during Seismic Retrofit
This design guide should provide guidance on how to maintain the historical character of a building when conducting seismic retrofit.
General information only. Use of this information for specific applications should be determined in each instance by the user and only upon the professional advice of competent experts.
Better Streets Plan
The Better Streets Plan contains guidelines that focus on pedestrian comfort, safety, and the usability of streets as public spaces. They contain pedestrian-oriented guidelines for curb lines, crosswalks, and other street design features to enable generous, usable public spaces.
Commission Guide for Formula Retail
The purpose of this document is to evaluate the appropriateness of each individual formula retail establishment's use, design, and necessity to help preserve the character of the City's neighborhoods.
Aligns with Planning Code Sections 303.1, 703.3, 803.6(c), Article 6, Article 11
Design Guide Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings
These guidelines should be applied to new construction and alterations that require treatment options fo meet the Bird-Safe Building Standards.
Guide to the San Francisco Green Landscaping Ordinance
The guide describes the Green Landscaping Ordinance and helps san Francisco residents and property owners understand the benefits, requirements, and ways to comply with the ordinance.
Planning Code; Public Works Code
Guidelines for Adding Garages and Curb Cuts
These guidelines explain the criteria in which new garages and curb cuts are reviewed when installing to an existing or an historic building.
Guidelines for Ground Floor Residential Design
The Ground Floor Residential Design Guidelines (Draft) promote buildings that enhance the pedestrian experience and the livability of dwelling by encouraging the ground floor to contribute to active, safe, and comfortable streets.
Standards for Storefront Transparency
These standards promote a transparent storefront that welcomes customers inside with producets and services on display, discourage crime with more "eyes on the street," reduced energy consumption with use of natural light, and enhances the curb appeal and value of the tsore and the entire neighborhood.
Planning Code Requirements for Commercial Buildings
Standards for Window Replacement
With such a variety of different window shapes, muntin profiles, methods of operation and configurations, windows can alter the appearance of a building or overall neighborhood character. These standards are meant to inform the applicant on these details and provide design standards that allow new or replacement windows to be approved.