A hub of activity is developed at the South Spruce Avenue Area with a mix of personal services, restaurants, markets and grocery stores, offices, retail, entertainment, and gathering places.
To create a variety of gathering spaces, offices, retail, dining, and more to benefit all residents and visitors at the South Spruce area.
Policy SA-12.1: Allow mix of uses in the South Spruce Avenue area.
Preserve and enhance the South Spruce Avenue Area as a vibrant, neighborhood shopping destination while allowing office, life sciences, and biotech development.
Action SA-12.1.1: Increase residential densities in proximity to El Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue.
Update the Zoning Ordinance to increase maximum allowed densities near the intersection of South Spruce Avenue and El Camino Real to accommodate higher-density mixed use development at and around this intersection.
Policy SA-12.2: Encourage redevelopment of Brentwood Shopping Center.
Develop a commercial hub at Brentwood Center on the southwest side of El Camino Real and South Spruce.
Policy SA-12.3: Create new connections to the Centennial Way Trail in the South Spruce Avenue Area.
Create new pedestrian connections to the Centennial Way Trail from El Camino Real.
Policy SA-12.4: Continue to recognize Bimbo’s Bakery as legacy use.
Recognize Bimbo’s as a legacy use in the South Spruce corridor; permit it as a conforming use, allowing for expansion and contraction as necessary. If in the future Bimbo’s stops operation at this site, require any new uses or new development of the site to be in conformance with the Low Density Mixed Use Designation, and sensitive to the residential neighborhoods to the north.
Policy SA-12.5: Continue to recognize See’s Candies as a legacy use.
Recognize See’s Candies as a legacy use in the El Camino corridor; permit it as a conforming use, allowing for expansion and contraction as necessary. If in the future See’s Candies stops operation at this site, require any new uses or new development of the site to be in conformance with the Medium Density Mixed Use designation and sensitive to the residential uses to the north.
Policy SA-12.6: Encourage residential development within 65 db noise contour.
Encourage residential development in the South Spruce area that are within the 65 db CNEL contour, provided the interior of a structure meets the standard indoor 45 db CNEL noise requirement.
Action SA-12.6.1: Review consistency with San Francisco International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.
Review the San Francisco International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) and as needed, update the City of South San Francisco’s General Plan to be in conformance with land use compatibility standards in the ALUCP. In the event that updates to the ALUCP allow residential land uses on suitable sites on the El Camino Real corridor where residential is not currently permitted, update the General Plan to allow Urban Residential uses.