Goal LU-1

Goal LU-1:

Create complete neighborhoods, where residents can access most of their everyday needs within a short walk, bike, or transit trip.


To encourage residents to live healthy lifestyles, reduce dependence on automobiles, and bolster pedestrian activity and community vibrancy by providing walkable access to services and amenities.
Policy LU-1.1: Support mixed use activity centers.
Support a network of vibrant mixed use activity centers located throughout the city. Mixed use centers should include business and services, housing, healthy food, parks, and other gathering places.
  • Action LU-1.1.1: Maintain vacant building inventory.
    Maintain an inventory of vacant buildings and encourage developers and potential business owners to locate their development/businesses in areas most in need of their resources.
  • Action LU-1.1.2: Implement mixed use rezoning.
    Identify key activity areas that currently feature single-use commercial or residential zoning designations, and re-zone to allow for mixed use development that could provide more convenient access to local commercial.
  • Action LU-1.1.3: Complete neighborhoods study.
    Initiate a study to determine appropriate locations for siting everyday needs, including services, healthy food, public facilities, and shopping within a short walk, bike, or transit trip of all residents.
Policy LU-1.2: Connectivity in complete neighborhoods.
Improve walk, bike, and accessibility in complete neighborhoods.
  • Action LU-1.2.1: Department coordination for complete neighborhoods planning.
    Ensure coordination between the Economic & Community Development and Public Works Departments to align needed transportation improvement projects with land use planning in complete neighborhoods.
  • Action LU-1.2.2: Develop infrastructure improvement program for complete neighborhoods.
    Develop a formal program and structure to evaluate and facilitate the repair, maintenance, and expansion of bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure in complete neighborhoods.
Policy LU-1.3: Improve access to healthy foods.
Encourage development of community gardens, allowing food “pop-ups” and mobile vendors throughout the city, encouraging siting of grocery stores and markets in areas where residents lack convenient access to healthy food, and supporting and expanding the South San Francisco Farmers’ Market.
  • Action LU-1.3.1: Rezoning and public easements for healthy foods.
    Identify parcels and areas in public rights-of-way that can facilitate community gardens and re-zone to allow urban agriculture.
Policy LU-1.4: Maintain and expand public facilities and services.
Maintain and expand public facilities to better support the community, including schools, libraries, utilities, and recreational spaces, particularly in neighborhoods lacking these resources. Seek opportunities to co-locate new public projects near compatible civic uses such as schools and campuses to create nodes of activity and services.
Policy LU-1.5: Create places and opportunities for neighborhood events.
Create places and opportunities for neighborhood events that bring the South San Francisco community together.
  • Action LU-1.5.1: Funding for neighborhood events.
    Seek funding, sponsors, and partnerships to provide community involvement programs such as Light Up the Night, Neighbors Night Out, and other similar activities and programs designed to strengthen neighborhoods.
Policy LU-1.6: Promote Childcare and pre-K facilities.
Promote childcare and pre-K facilities in South San Francisco.
  • Action LU-1.6.1: Zone for Childcare and pre-K.
    Revise the Zoning Ordinance to allow childcare and pre-K facilities throughout the city.
  • Action LU-1.6.2: Fund and expand childcare and pre-K.
    Coordinate with public institutions, including San Mateo County, and seek State, federal, and private funding sources to maximize resources to fund and expand childcare and pre-K in South San Francisco.
Policy LU-1.7: Create new Lindenville and East of 101 mixed use neighborhoods.
Facilitate the construction of new mixed-use neighborhoods in Lindenville and East of 101 that are well connected to services, transit, amenities, public buildings, and parks and recreational facilities.