South San Francisco remains a hub of R&D employment, operations, and innovation and is home to the largest worldwide cluster of life science uses.
To ensure South San Francisco remains a worldwide hub of innovation.
Policy LU-5.1: Maintain a critical mass of land zoned for R&D.
Maintain a critical mass of land zoned for R&D to ensure South San Francisco remains a friendly place for R&D companies.
Policy LU-5.2: Maintain high-quality design and development standards.
Maintain high-quality design and development standards for R&D companies that support a mix of larger, higher-intensity campuses.
Policy LU-5.3: Require campus open space.
Require significant public and private open space and outdoor amenities. Work with development projects to provide publicly accessible, private open space as part of their site plans
Policy LU-5.4: Zone to attract emerging technology businesses.
Allow and attract innovative and emerging technology businesses to South San Francisco through flexible use and zoning requirements.
Policy LU-5.5: Improve connectivity for R&D workforces.
Maintain vehicular infrastructure and improve circulation to accommodate the travel demand of existing and future workplaces.
Policy LU-5.6: Community benefits framework.
Continue to update and refine the community benefits framework that requires R&D companies to contribute to community goals and amenities, including parks and public spaces, affordable housing, and transportation demand management.
Policy LU-5.7: Collaboration with property owners.
Collaboration with property owners and new private developer to define collective action to achieve plan goals.