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San Francisco Ordinance No. 311-18: eliminating minimum offstreet parking requirements city-wide
San Francisco, California    San Francisco County, California    
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City and County of San Francisco
On December 21, 2018, the mayor of San Francisco signed an ordinance amending sections 150 and 151, among others, of the city and county planning code. The ordinance eliminates minimum offstreet parking requirements for new developments and major additions to existing structures and uses. It has been reported that, with this ordinance, San Francisco is the first major city in the U.S. to do away with its minimum parking requirements.

The ordinance also establishes a maximum of 1.5 parking spaces per dwelling unit and other maximums for certain nonresidential uses. In addition, the ordinance does away with a provision that prohibited the removal of any offstreet parking that had been provided according to earlier code requirements.