Van Ness Avenue
New Development
  Continue Existing Commercial Use and Add Significant New Housing
  Encourage Development of High Density Housing above Commercial Uses
  Allow Existing Structures to Remain in Non-Residential Use
VNA.DEV.1.3   Allow Residential Densities to be Established by Building Volume Rather than Lot Size
VNA.DEV.1.4   Maximize the Number of Housing Units
VNA.DEV.1.5   Provide More Affordable Housing
VNA.DEV.2   Maintain the Scale, Character, and Density of this Predominately Residential Neighborhood
VNA.DEV.2.1   Infill with Carefully Designed, Medium Density New Housing
VNA.DEV.3   Transform the Area into an Attractive Gateway
VNA.DEV.3.1   Create a Tree-Lined and Landscaped Median Strip
VNA.DEV.3.2   Support National Park Service Plans for Area Improvements
VNA.DEV.4   Permit Densities and Land Uses that are Compatible with Existing Development
VNA.DEV.4.1   Adopt Zoning Controls that Conform to the Van Ness Plan
VNA.URB Urban Design
VNA.URB.5   Encourage Development which Reinforces Topography and the Urban Pattern
VNA.URB.5.1   Establish Height Controls to Emphasize Topography
VNA.URB.5.2   Encourage a Regular Street Wall and Harmonious Building Forms
VNA.URB.5.3   Continue the Street Wall Heights as Defined by Existing Significant Buildings
VNA.URB.5.4   Preserve Existing View Corridors
VNA.URB.5.5   Encourage Full Lot Development Resulting an a Maximum Number of Dwelling Units
VNA.URB.5.6   Encourage Separation of Towers for Buildings Involving More than One Tower
VNA.URB.6   Encourage Distinguished Architectural Design
VNA.URB.6.1   Design Exterior Facades which Complement and Enhance Significant Works of Architecture
VNA.URB.6.2   Create Varied Rhythms in Developments on Large Lots
VNA.URB.6.3   Incorporate Setback Requirements to Increase Sun Exposure to Sidewalks
VNA.URB.6.4   Provide Variation in Building Base Design Details
VNA.URB.6.5   Prohibit Bridges over Streets or Other Public Right-of-Ways
VNA.RES Residential Livability
VNA.RES.7   Provide Safe and Attractive Environments within Each Mixed Use Development
VNA.RES.7.1   Ensure Safety, Security, and Privacy within New Residential Developments
VNA.RES.7.2   Provide Wind Protection and Sun Exposure in Open Space Areas
VNA.RES.7.3   Maintain Existing Open Space Requirements for Residential Use
VNA.RES.7.4   Design Mixed Use Developments to Create a Quiet Residential Environment
VNA.SSC Streetscape
VNA.SSC.8   Create an Attractive Street and Sidewalk Space to Transform Van Ness into a Residential Boulevard
VNA.SSC.8.1   Require Developers to Improve the Sidewalk Space Abutting their Properties
VNA.SSC.8.2   Plant Trees within the Sidewalk Space and Median Strip
VNA.SSC.8.3   Provide Street Trees with Removable Grates
VNA.SSC.8.4   Incorporate Low-Growing Ground Cover around Tree Plantings
VNA.SSC.8.5   Maintain Existing Sidewalk Widths
VNA.SSC.8.6   Incorporate Uniform Sidewalk Paving Material Features
VNA.SSC.8.7   Trim Sidewalk Curbs with Stone Paving Blocks
VNA.SSC.8.8   Assure Uniformity in Streetlight Design
VNA.SSC.8.9   Provide Attractive Street Furniture
VNA.SSC.8.10   Cluster Newspaper Racks at Specific Corner Locations
VNA.SSC.8.11   Establish and Enforce Criteria for Signs
VNA.TRA Transportation and Circulation
VNA.TRA.9   Provide Safe and Efficient Movement
VNA.TRA.9.1   Reduce Conflicts between Transit Vehicles and other Vehicles
VNA.TRA.9.2   Provide Visible and Readable Street and Bus Stop Signs
VNA.TRA.9.3   Investigate the Feasibility of Extending the California St. Cable Car Line
VNA.TRA.9.4   Investigate the Feasibility of Creating a MUNI Metro Line along the Van Ness Corridor
VNA.TRA.9.5   Where Feasible, Provide Access to Parking from Minor East-West Streets
VNA.TRA.9.6   Prohibit any New Drive-Up Facilities
VNA.TRA.9.7   Require Residential Parking at a 1:3 Ratio per Dwelling Unit
VNA.TRA.9.8   Adopt Short-Term Parking Rate Structures to Discourage Communter Parking
VNA.TRA.9.9   Encourage Use of Upper-Story Auto Storage Spaces within Auto Showrooms
VNA.TRA.9.10   Improve the Efficient and Free Flowing Use of Sidewalk Spaces in New Development
VNA.TRA.9.11   Orient Building Entrances to Enhance Pedestrian Circulation
VNA.TRA.9.12   Unify the Design of Street Furniture and Accessories
VNA.TRA.9.13   Discourage Access to Freight Loading Facilities from Van Ness Avenue
VNA.CON Conservation
VNA.CON.10   Conserve Existing Housing Resources
VNA.CON.10.1   Encourage Preservation of Existing Housing Structures
VNA.CON.11   Preserve the Fine Architectural Resources of Van Ness Avenue
VNA.CON.11.1   Avoid Demolition or Inappropriate Alteration of Significant Buildings
VNA.CON.11.2   Allow Relaxation of the Residential Use and Parking Requirements for Landmark Buildings
VNA.CON.11.3   Encourage the Retention and Appropriate Alteration of Contributory Buildings
VNA.CON.11.4   Encourage Architectural Integration of New Structures with Adjacent Significant Buildings
VNA.APA Appendix A - Significant Buildings
VNA.APB Appendix B - Contributory Buildings