Following the lead of new zoning plans that are already in place for a few neighborhoods, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have approved new parking legislation for throughout the city:
“A new ordinance ends a rule requiring parking spaces at residential developments to be available only to tenants and opens the spaces to anyone who lives within one-quarter mile. The law also permits building owners and developers to use stacking machines and valet parking to meet city requirements for parking at housing developments.”
“San Francisco generally requires that existing residential buildings and new developments provide one parking space for every housing unit. Previous rules required that each residential parking space be accessible without the help of a person or a machine.
Tuesday’s legislation follows the trend of new neighborhood zoning plans in the downtown area, Rincon Hill and the Market-Octavia neighborhood, which have lowered the required number of parking spaces. To encourage public transit use, the plans have allowed stackers, valets and other measures to reduce space occupied by cars.
Other provisions in the new ordinance could affect the amount of parking available to residents. Parking spaces in new or converted residential buildings of 10 units or more must be sold or leased separately from the housing units so that prospective residents aren’t forced to take both a residential unit and a parking spot.”
In related “rent a parking space news,” a new website that allows people to “rent out their driveways on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis” has launched in San Francisco.
Expect GottaPark to quickly expand their offering to include the brokering of individual spaces in new developments (to people living within “one-quarter mile” of course). And if they don’t, consider this your free entrepreneurial idea of the day.
Now about those invitations to the
housewarming launch party…
∙ Ordinance allows more parking options in S.F. [SFGate]
∙ GottaPark [gottapark.com]