A proposed addendum to the recently adopted Eastern Neighborhoods Plan would create an “Art & Design Educational Special Use District” (SUD) specific to five lots at the base of Potrero Hill in the Showplace Square Design District, allowing for the development of up to 750 beds of housing within the area bounded by 7th, 8th, Irwin, Channel, De Haro, and 15th Streets, across which the California College of the Arts (“CCA”) campus resides.
Housing is currently not permitted upon the parcels which are located in the Production, Distribution and Repair-1, Design Use District which was established to “retain and encourage less-intensive production, distribution, and repair businesses, especially the existing clusters of design-related businesses.”
In addition, the proposed legislation would also eliminate a 20,000-square-foot use limitation for secondary arts schools within the district, providing “a regulatory scheme” for a potential future expansion of the CCA campus.
∙ Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, It’s Not Just For Policy Wonks Anymore [SocketSite]
∙ Art & Design Educational Special Use District [sfplanning.org]