The City aims to provide a diversity of safe and convenient mobility options for all users in an equitable manner.
The goals below are related to this topic. Select a goal to learn more about the policies and actions South San Francisco will implement to meet that goal.
Mobility and Access
Community Health and Environmental Justice
Land Use and Community Design
A Prosperous Economy For All
Abundant and Accessible Parks and Recreation
South San Francisco prioritizes safety in all aspects of transportation planning and engineering.
To advance the Vision Zero goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2025 (Resolution 40-2021).
Policy MOB-1.1: Use a systemic safety approach to proactively identify and address safety risks.
Action MOB 1.1.1: Develop a Vision Zero Action Plan.
Develop and implement a Vision Zero Action Plan that incorporates a prioritization approach for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and maintenance response process and identifies safety countermeasures to incorporate into all development projects and capital improvements.
Policy MOB-1.2: Strive to reduce vehicle speeds throughout the city to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions.
Action MOB 1.2.1: Incorporate traffic calming.
Incorporate traffic calming treatments into all street projects to support lower design speeds.
Action MOB 1.2.2: Evaluate reducing speed limits.
Evaluate reducing speed limits on the city’s high injury network, transit priority streets, school areas, and other streets with high concentrations of vulnerable street users.
South San Francisco provides a multimodal network with convenient choices for everyone.
To provide low-cost, low-impact travel options and to focus on moving people rather than cars (Resolution 86-2012).
Policy MOB-2.1: Incorporate complete streets improvements into all roadway and development projects.
Action MOB-2.1.1: Complete multimodal design and impact analysis.
Ensure that roadway and development projects are designed and evaluated to meet the needs of all street users, and that development projects contribute to multimodal improvements in proportion to their potential impacts on vehicle miles traveled.
Action MOB-2.1.2: Create multimodal prioritization processes.
Develop Capital Improvement Program (CIP) prioritization criteria to strategically advance multimodal complete streets projects.
Action MOB-2.1.3: Implement Active South City Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
All capital improvements and development projects incorporate bicycle and pedestrian improvements identified in the Active South City Plan, such as trails, bikeways, bicycle detection at traffic signals, high-visibility crosswalks, and pedestrian-oriented site plans.
Action MOB-2.1.4: Implement transit speed, reliability, and access improvements.
All capital improvements and development projects near regional transit stations or bus/shuttle routes incorporate improvements to advance speed, reliability, and access, such as in-lane far-side bus stops, bus-only lanes, queue jumps, and pedestrian/bicycle gap closures.
Action MOB-2.1.5: Address ADA accessibility.
Address ADA accessibility gaps in the City’s transportation infrastructure, including at sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and bus stops.
Action MOB-2.1.6: Pilot an open streets program.
Create and pilot a car-free, open streets program.
Policy MOB-2.2: Advance more equitable transportation within South San Francisco.
Action MOB-2.2.1: Implement Safe Routes to Schools program.
Collaborate with the South San Francisco Unified School District to implement Safe Routes to Schools programs and improvements, with an emphasis on schools serving equity priority communities.
Action MOB-2.2.2: Develop free bus and shuttle service for residents.
Develop a dedicated funding source or leverage private sector contributions to fund the South City shuttle and free bus service for South San Francisco residents.
Action MOB-2.2.3: Incorporate equitable prioritization processes.
Incorporate equity in identifying and prioritizing Capital Improvement Program (CIP) transportation projects.
Policy MOB-2.3: Interaction between truck routes and bicycle / pedestrian priority streets.
When streets are designated as a truck route and a priority street for bicyclists and pedestrian (either in the General Plan or Active South City Plan), complete a more detailed review and study to prioritize intersections and street design for active mobility and limit truck movements to the designated truck routes.
South San Francisco proactively manages traffic and parking demand.
To focus on access for people while ensuring that car travel is a reliable option.
Policy MOB-3.1: Promote mode shift among employers.
Manage the number of vehicle trips, with a focus on promoting mode shift among employers.
Action MOB-3.1.1: Update and implement TDM Ordinance.
Implement, monitor, and enforce compliance with the City’s TDM Ordinance. Maintain consistency with C/CAG’s requirements. Periodically update the TDM ordinance as transportation conditions change. Incorporate a fine structure for noncompliance.
Action MOB-3.1.2: Implement an East of 101Trip Cap.
Implement an East of 101 area trip cap with triennial monitoring and corrective actions if exceeded. Implement project-specific trip caps for large campus developments.
Policy MOB-3.2: Optimize traffic operations on City streets.
Optimize traffic operations on City streets while avoiding widening roadways or otherwise pursuing traffic operations changes at expense of multimodal safety, transit reliability, or bicycle and pedestrian comfort.
Action MOB-3.2.1: Update traffic operations metrics.
Use appropriate metrics (e.g. travel time, vehicle queues, vehicle delay/level of service, and/or person delay) to evaluate and advance projects that manage traffic flow in coordination with the implementation of complete streets.
Action MOB-3.2.2: Incorporate new street connections.
Incorporate new street connections to better distribute vehicle trips across South San Francisco’s street network, especially in the East of 101 Area.
Policy MOB-3.3: Right-size parking supply and maximize the efficiency of curb space.
Action MOB-3.3.1: Incorporate parking maximums.
Incorporate maximum parking requirements for new residential and office/R&D projects that align with TDM Ordinance trip reduction goals.
Action MOB-3.3.2: Evaluate curb management practices.
Evaluate the current and best use of curb space in the City’s activity centers and repurpose space to maximize people served (i.e. for loading, bikeways, bike parking, bus lanes, or parklets)
Policy MOB-3.4: Use parking management tools to manage limited street space in residential neighborhoods.
Action MOB-3.4.1: Create funding and staffing plan for a Residential Parking Permit Program.
Create a funding and staffing plan for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Program in higher density neighborhoods.
South San Francisco’s land use and transportation actions reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and greenhouse gas emissions.
To curb greenhouse gas emissions and support mode shift to transit, active transportation, and carpooling.
Policy MOB-4.1: Increase substantially the proportion of travel using modes other than driving alone.
Action MOB-4.1.1: Use site plan review to improve connectivity.
Use the development review process to identify opportunities to enhance bicycle, pedestrian, and transit connectivity.
Action MOB-4.1.2: Expand transit service.
Continue collaboration with Caltrain, SamTrans, Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), and shuttle providers to scale service levels in growing areas. Consider independently operated transit services to fill regional transit gaps.
Action MOB-4.1.3: Leverage employee transit subsidies.
Leverage private sector subsidies of transit fares to support BART, Caltrain, SamTrans, and Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) ridership.
Action MOB-4.1.4: Incorporate first/last-mile connections.
Incorporate first/last mile bus, shuttle, and active transportation connections between employment hubs and regional transit stations.
Policy MOB-4.2: Embrace innovation.
Prepare the City for changes to transportation technology (such as autonomous vehicles and micromobility) and incorporate such innovations into projects when appropriate and where feasible.
South San Francisco residents have easy access to play, fitness, and active transportation networks.
To reduce barriers to physical activity and improve comfort with the city’s pedestrian and bicycle networks.
Policy MOB-5.1: Expand the low-stress bike and pedestrian network.
Capitalize on opportunities to expand the low-stress bike and pedestrian network throughout the city.
Action MOB-5.1.1: Complete rails to trails projects.
Leverage public-private partnerships to complete the conversion of the City’s freight rail lines to multi-use trails.
Action MOB-5.1.2: Develop Bikeways and slow streets.
Grow network of low stress bikeways and Slow Streets that prioritize direct access to recreation and active transportation within the city’s residential neighborhoods.
Action MOB-5.1.3: Expand bicycle parking at activity centers.
Expand bicycle parking at major activity centers throughout the city.
Policy MOB-5.2: Enhance access to the trail network.
Enhance access to Centennial Way Trail, Bay Trail, and other trail facilities through streetscape projects and new developments.
Residents of all incomes, ages and abilities have opportunities to lead active lifestyles.
To provide safe and convenient places for physical activity, especially in disadvantaged communities.
Policy CHEJ-5.1: Provide recreational programming to increase physical activity.
Continue to provide City recreational programs that focus on physical activity and that promote active lifestyles.
Policy CHEJ-5.2: Develop partnerships to promote physical activity.
Develop public, private, and non-profit partnerships to develop and maintain parks, recreational facilities, and publicly-accessible private open spaces in disadvantaged communities.
Policy CHEJ-5.3: Promote active transportation.
Design neighborhoods that support safe pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit use for residents of all ages by prioritizing safety, implementing complete streets, and providing easy access to play, fitness, and active transportation networks. Prioritize transportation system funding and improvements in disadvantaged communities.
Policy CHEJ-5.4: Access to clean drinking water.
Work with water suppliers to ensure all South San Francisco residents have access to clean, safe drinking water.
For related policies and implementation actions related to transportation safety and safe routes to school, see Goals MOB-1 and MOB-2.
Equitable transit-oriented communities near transit centers, including SamTrans stops and Caltrain and BART stations, that mix high quality development, affordable housing, community services, and improved mobility options.
To provide residents, employees, and visitors with convenient, safe, and efficient transportation options near housing, services, and employment.
Policy LU-2.1: Prioritize development near transit centers.
Collaborate with developers and property owners to locate new housing, mixed use, and employment uses near transit centers to minimize reliance on personal automobiles.
Action LU-2.1.1: Create affordable housing incentive area.
Evaluate a transit-oriented communities (TOC) affordable housing incentive area within ½ mile of BART or Caltrain stops or ¼ mile of high-frequency SamTrans stops (15-minute peak headways). Incentives to explore include height bonuses, parking reductions, and allowed lot coverage increases.
Action LU-2.1.2: Develop Specific Plans around transit centers.
Initiate a request for proposals (RFP) process to develop specific plans around key transit centers, including Caltrain and BART.
Action LU-2.1.4: Update existing Specific Plans.
Following adoption of the General Plan, review the existing Oyster Point Specific Plan (2011) and others and make changes to ensure consistency.
Action LU-2.1.4: Community benefits framework.
Continue to update the community benefits framework that requires new non-residential development near transit centers to contribute to community goals and amenities, including parks and public spaces, affordable housing, and transportation demand management.
Action LU-2.1.5: Community engagement near transit centers.
Engage closely with residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to ensure the community receives desired benefits from new development at transit centers and to ensure the community is apprised of development.
Policy LU-2.2: Architectural transitions near transit centers.
Require development projects near transit centers to use architectural transitions, such as setbacks, transitions in building height, and landscaping, when adjacent to lower-density residential properties.
Policy LU-2.3: Develop connected transit-oriented communities.
Develop strong pedestrian, shuttle, and bicycle connections to and/from transit via pedestrian-oriented building design, creating safe and convenient road crossings, and providing street furniture and amenities.
Action LU-2.3.1: Coordination with local and regional transit agencies.
Ensure coordination between local agencies including Community Development Department, Transportation Department, and Public Works, along with regional transit agencies including Caltrain, BART, and AC Transit to align mobility and infrastructure improvements efforts.
Action LU-2.3.2: Incorporate wayfinding signage.
Incorporate wayfinding signage near transit to guide people to local destinations, including schools, Downtown, parks, shopping, healthcare, and public facilities.
Action LU-2.3.3: Incorporate gateway elements near transit centers.
Incorporate local art, gateway signage, and landscaping near major transit centers to welcome people to South San Francisco and imbue these areas with local identity.
Action LU-2.3.4: Upgrade pedestrian/bicycle scaled lighting.
Determine areas where pedestrian- and bicycle-scaled lighting could be installed to create safe and dynamic corridors and destinations
Policy LU-2.4: Implement mobility hubs at transit stations:
Evaluate implementation of “mobility hubs” at the Caltrain Station, South San Francisco BART Station, and the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal.
Action LU-2.4.1: Mobility hubs study.
Conduct study to determine financial costs, infrastructural needs, economic feasibility, and community desire for mobility hubs.
Policy LU-2.5: Encourage shared parking in neighborhoods.
Encourage shared parking and park once strategies to minimize parking demand and reduce vehicle trips. Locate parking behind commercial buildings.
Action LU-2.5.1: Study parking strategies near transit centers.
Study potential parking strategies near transit centers, including parking maximums, park-once strategies, parking fees, and shared parking.
Policy LU-2.6: Develop gathering spaces near mobility hubs.
Develop community gathering spaces, including plazas and pocket parks, near mobility hubs. Work with developers and property owners (including BART and Caltrain) near high-quality transit stops to provide community amenities, including privately-owned public open spaces, plazas, community gardens, recreational spaces, seating, lighting, public restrooms, water fountains, and other amenities for public use.
High-quality residential neighborhoods.
To promote residential neighborhoods designed for a high quality of life for neighborhood residents and visitors.
Policy LU-4.1: Implement objective design standards.
Adopt and implement objective design standards to manage new low-density development.
Policy LU-4.2: Encourage small-scale residential infill development.
Encourage small-scale residential infill development in existing residential neighborhoods.
Action LU-4.2.1: Create preapproved accessory dwelling unit (ADU) plans.
Preapprove ADU plans from ADU vendors to expedite ADU permit processing.
Policy LU-4.3: Promote complete neighborhoods by allowing some commercial uses in residential neighborhoods.
Locate new commercial uses in existing residential neighborhoods on connector and boulevard street types and/or at key neighborhood street intersections to promote complete neighborhoods. Encourage and support home businesses.
Policy LU-4.4: Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in residential neighborhoods
Link existing residential neighborhoods by providing convenient pedestrian and bicycle connections to nearby destinations, such as parks, public facilities, and shopping centers.
Policy LU-4.5: Neighborhood compatibility.
Require new development to be compatible and well-integrated with existing residential neighborhoods.
Policy LU-4.6: Develop neighborhood design guidelines.
As appropriate, develop design guidelines for residential neighborhoods in South San Francisco to promote high-quality design.
Policy LU-4.7: Support neighborhood associations.
Support neighborhood associations throughout South San Francisco to facilitate community building and neighborhood identity.
Policy LU-4.8: Promote maintenance and improvement of property through code enforcement.
Promote maintenance and improvement of property through code enforcement to encourage investment and reinvestment in neighborhoods.
Policy LU-4.9: Encourage amenity space for physical activity / healthy living in multifamily development.
Encourage new multifamily development to provide amenity space (gyms, active spaces, outdoor open space, flex working spaces, etc.) which promote physical activity and healthy living options.
Policy LU-4.10: Encourage walkable connections in multifamily development.
Encourage new multifamily developers to provide convenient, walkable connections to nearby trails, transit, and open space to promote active lifestyles.
Policy LU-4.11: Encourage neighborhood compatible uses.
Encourage compatible uses like schools, parks, recreation and community centers, childcare facilities, and residential neighborhoods.
Opportunities for industrial uses to thrive in Lindenville and East of 101.
To preserve industrial uses in South San Francisco and ensure they do not create negative environmental impacts.
Policy LU-6.1: Preserve industrial uses in areas designated Mixed Industrial High.
Prohibit the introduction of new residential, commercial, and other non-residential uses in areas designated as Mixed Industrial High to preserve land for industrial uses.
Policy LU-6.2: Prohibit incompatible use encroachment.
Prohibit additional encroachment of incompatible uses into industrial areas in Lindenville and East of 101, except where residential growth is planned.
Policy LU-6.3: Encourage redevelopment of older or marginal industrial areas.
Encourage the redevelopment of existing older or marginal industrial areas with new, Mixed Industrial High areas. Facilitate creative and innovative building and space design to support emerging industrial uses.
Action LU-6.3.1: Encourage property assemblage and master planning.
Encourage the assemblage of adjacent parcels by providing greater development incentives for master planned redevelopment of specific locations than would be available for development on a parcel-by-parcel basis.
Action LU-6.3.2: Provide density bonuses for assembled parcels.
Develop density bonus program for assembled parcels and/or master planned parcels of former industrial uses or commercial transitioning to residential uses.
Policy LU-6.4: Monitor Industrial land availability.
Monitor the availability of industrial land and building square footage.
Policy LU-6.5: Preserve production, distribution, service, and repair (PDR) businesses.
Preserve production, distribution, and repair (PDR) businesses in South San Francisco.
Action LU-6.5.1: Establish flexible development standards for industrial uses.
Establish flexible development standards (including FAR) that allow industrial uses to make building improvements and change with market conditions.
Policy LU-6.6: Encourage non-polluting industries.
Encourage development of non-polluting industries that are not major sources of air, water, or noise pollution.
Action LU-6.6.1: Cleanup of Hazardous sites.
Seek funding to finance cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites.
Policy LU-6.7: Provide efficient permitting of industrial uses.
Continue to provide efficient permitting and transparent development processes to ensure City government is friendly to industrial development.
Action LU-6.7.1: Online permitting.
Seek efficiencies to make development permitting as simple and efficient as possible, including incorporating online permitting.
Action LU-6.7.2: Streamline permitting for specific uses.
Identify industrial uses that benefit from proximity to the airport and life sciences cluster and create streamlined permitting to attract such uses.
Policy LU-6.8: Maintain industrial circulation in Lindenville and East of 101 while expanding active transportation and TDM.
As residential and mixed uses are added to Lindenville and East of 101, maintain vehicular infrastructure and improve circulation to accommodate complete street improvements along withvehicular transportation needs for industrial land uses, including logistics and warehousing land uses, supporting TDM and minimizing conflicts with new uses.
Policy LU-6.9: Goods movement in Lindenville and East of 101.
Maintain an up-to-date truck routes map that minimizes exposures to sensitive land uses. Manage truck idling in new residential neighborhoods in Lindenville and East of 101.
A network of attractive, pedestrian-oriented, human-scale and well-landscaped streets and civic spaces throughout the city for all ages and abilities.
To foster pedestrian connectivity and beautify the public realm to improve community health and safety and strengthen South San Francisco’s distinct community character.
Policy LU-8.1: Expand arts and cultural programming in public spaces.
Expand arts and cultural programming in South San Francisco’s public spaces.
Action LU-8.1.1: Identify arts and cultural districts.
Identify areas and cultural resources that make up distinct cultural districts.
Action LU-8.1.2: Create design policies for arts and cultural areas.
Identify actions that can bring the arts, culture, and significant natural features closer to the community. Implement small-scale public realm projects, such as identifying graphics, sidewalk and streetscape improvements, wayfinding, and public art.
Action LU-8.1.3: Identify financing for arts and cultural programming.
Study potential of financing public art and cultural programming in public spaces, along roadways, and along Colma Creek through the development of an Arts and Cultural Program.
Policy LU-8.2: Create an attractive pedestrian environment.
Facilitate a diverse and attractive pedestrian environment through the provision of street furniture, lighting, and other amenities.
Action LU-8.2.1: Consider a city-wide streetscape master plan.
Action LU-8.2.2: Street corridor design standards.
Identify corridors of visual significance in the city and develop a set of cohesive standards for landscaping, lighting, street furniture, sidewalk and crosswalk design, utility placement and treatment, and other elements for the respective corridors. This action is related to the street typology concept presented in the Mobility Element.
Policy LU-8.3: Improve pedestrian connections and sidewalks.
Improve pedestrian connections and sidewalk infrastructure across the city, especially between residential and commercial areas, keeping in mind mobility needs of children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Ensure sidewalks are free and clear of obstructions, including power poles, meters, and other utilities.
Policy LU-8.4: Require street trees.
Require new development to add street trees along streets and public spaces that provide shade, attractive landscaping, and contribute positively towards public health outcomes and climate mitigation and adaptation.
Policy LU-8.5: Provide plazas and gathering places.
Improve existing and create new plazas and public gathering places throughout the city.
Policy LU-8.6: Sustainable design in the public realm.
Encourage use of sustainable design features in the public realm, including sustainable building and construction materials, permeable paving, drought-tolerant landscaping, and green infrastructure.
Policy LU-8.7: Improve the Colma Creek public realm.
Improve the public realm along Colma Creek to beautify the city and enhance the creek as a recreational amenity.
Policy LU-8.8: Maintain and protect public views.
Maintain and protect unique public views of the city, the bay, and local landmarks from major thoroughfares and hillside open spaces.
Policy LU-8.9: Ensure ADA accessibility.
Ensure all new developments, public infrastructure and facilities, and transit infrastructure meet ADA accessibility standards.
Policy LU-8.10: Ensure adequate infrastructure and utilities.
Ensure adequate infrastructure and utility services (electricity, water, internet) for all future development and when feasible, underground utilities (new and existing) to enhance the public realm.
Policy LU-8.11: Transfer of development rights for non-active rail spurs.
Incentivize owners of properties with non-active rail spurs to transition land to open space or transportation uses by allowing owners to transfer development rights to parcels within the sub-area.
Policy LU-8.12: Ensure adequate lighting.
Ensure all neighborhoods, especially disadvantaged communities, have adequate lighting to support community safety.
Infrastructure investments support job access, job growth, and address climate hazards impacting South San Francisco businesses.
To ensure that transportation and other infrastructure investments support South San Francisco’s workforce and major employment destinations by expanding accessibility and reducing the impacts of sea level rise and other hazards on industrial and commercial lands.
Policy PE-4.1: Improve regional access to quality jobs.
Support improvements to the transit and transportation network that increase access by South San Francisco residents to middle- and high-wage jobs within the city and region. Refer to the Mobility Element of the General Plan for related policies and actions.
Policy PE-4.2: Encourage growth near transit.
Encourage job and housing growth near the BART and Caltrain stations. Refer to the Mobility Element and Land Use Element of the General Plan for related actions.
Policy PE-4.3: Provide enhanced multimodal commute options.
Continue collaborating with other City departments and regional transportation agencies to provide enhanced multimodal commute options.
Action 4.3.1: Expand transit and active transportation alternatives.
Maintain efforts to coordinate across departments and agencies to share business concerns about the need for expanded alternatives to automobile access to businesses, including improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and support for regional public transportation improvements.
Policy PE-4.4: Mitigate the risk of sea level rise.
Explore funding mechanisms to make investments to mitigate the risk of sea level rise.
Action 4.4.1: Partner with impacted property owners.
Partner with impacted property owners to explore potential mitigations and funding mechanisms for mitigating the risk of sea level rise; communicate property owner responsibilities to protect their own properties.
Action 4.4.2: Regional collaboration.
Monitor and join (as appropriate) regional/state efforts to fund and address mitigations for the impacts of climate change and sea level rise.
The City provides convenient and safe trails and other pedestrian connections throughout the community.
To ensure the community has access to safe and reliable pedestrian and bicycle connections to promote physical activity and to increase access to parks and open space.
Policy PR-6.1: Maintain and expand trail connectivity.
Maintain and expand an interconnected network of trails, greenways, and active transportation.
Action PR-6.1.1: Create Colma Creek trail.
Create a trail along Colma Creek from the Bay Trail to Orange Memorial Park, incorporating lighting, public art, and native and high-value landscaping.
Action PR-6.1.2: Implement active transportation improvements to parks and open space.
Implement new active transportation connections to the Centennial Way Trail, Colma Creek, and the San Francisco Bay Trail.
Action PR-6.1.3: Implement Centennial Trail Vision Plan.
Implement the Centennial Trail Vision Plan. Seek opportunities to create more mid-block access to Centennial Way trail.
Action PR-6.1.4: Develop Pacific Gas and Electric and Union Pacific trails.
Partner with Pacific Gas & Electric and Union Pacific to reuse utility corridors and rail rights-of-way as trails.
Action PR-6.1.5: Require new development to link to trails.
Require new development to tie into the park and trail system by providing linkages to existing parks or dedicating new park land or trail easements.
Policy PR-6.2: Connect parks to trails.
When possible, connect parks, recreational facilities, and open spaces to the trail network and Class 1 bicycle connections identified in the Active South City Plan.
Policy PR-6.3: Improve access to San Bruno Mountain State and County Park.
Improve accessibility to San Bruno Mountain State and County Park from Hillside Boulevard by removing fencing, improving signage, and allowing visitors to park at Hillside Elementary during weekends.
Policy PR-6.4: Provide sidewalk, trail, and transit links to parks.
Provide complete sidewalk networks to serve local parks. Improve the usefulness of transit as a way of getting to parks. Expand tree canopy cover to increase environmental benefits.
Policy PR-6.5: Improve trail amenities and safety.
Ensure trails have seating, shade, signage, stroller trails, and other amenities. Improve trail safety with appropriate lighting and better pedestrian and bicycle access.
Policy PR-6.6: Ensure visibility along Centennial Way Trail.
Work with developers and property owners facing the Centennial Way Trail and Colma Creek to ensure trails are unimpeded and well-maintained and there are clear sight lines along trails.
Policy PR-6.7: Ensure visibility along the Bay Trail.
Work with developers and property owners facing the San Francisco Bay Trail to ensure that the trail is unimpeded, well-maintained and that there are clear sight lines along trails.
Policy PR-6.8: Provide educational signage about biological resources.
In coordination with San Mateo County and other partners, incorporate interpretive signage along Colma Creek, the Bay Trail and in other open spaces that educate community members and visitors about the unique biological resources in South San Francisco.
New improvements are focused on Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue to restore these historic corridors to once again being the focus of the community.
To strengthen and enhance the public realm of Grand and Linden Avenues.
Policy SA-5.1: Improve Downtown pedestrian and bicycle network.
Construct safe, comfortable, and accessible pedestrian and bicycle facilities that invite people of all ages and abilities to access Downtown amenities and services, Caltrain, Colma Creek and employment in East of 101 and Lindenville through techniques such as sidewalk bulbing, lighting improvements, and signage.
Policy SA-5.2: Maintain Downtown properties and businesses.
Support property and business owners along Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue in efforts to maintain buildings and upkeep façades, respectively.
Action SA-5.2.1: Support Downtown business upkeep and maintenance.
Develop a mechanism, such as a business improvement district or similar program, to support building upkeep and maintenance, signage, and façade improvements for Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue businesses.
Policy SA-5.3: Enhance Downtown streetscapes.
Improve the streetscape along Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue by incorporating outdoor seating, lighting, street trees, and other street furniture through the adoption of design guidelines.
Policy SA-5.4: Improve Downtown signage.
Improve connections from Downtown to East of 101, the Caltrain Station, and Colma Creek by adding directional signage and improving signage and other street amenities.
The South San Francisco BART Station is developed as a mixed use hub; continue to work closely with BART to coordinate on land use changes and development near the Station.
To create a variety of housing, gathering spaces, offices, retail, dining, and more to benefit all at the South San Francisco BART station.
Policy SA-10.1: Allow mix of uses at South San Francisco BART.
Encourage a mix of residential, personal services, restaurants, childcare, markets and grocery stores, small offices, retail, entertainment, and gathering places and facilitate convenient connections to the South San Francisco BART Station.
Action SA-10.1.1: Coordinate with BART on developing housing at SSF BART station.
Coordinate with BART to conduct studies to determine the feasibility of developing the surface parking lot on Mission Road into housing.
Action SA-10.1.2: Create station area access plan.
Prepare a station area access plan for the South San Francisco BART Station that includes street, sidewalk, biking, and infrastructure improvements.
Policy SA-10.2: Intensify residential uses.
Encourage development of higher intensity residential uses on current big box and shopping centers north of the BART Station.
Policy SA-10.3: Encourage active ground floor uses near South San Francisco BART.
Encourage active ground floor uses, such as retail, within a half mile of the South San Francisco BART station to promote pedestrian activity.
Active pedestrian-oriented, mixed use centers are created at the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue area.
To create a variety of housing, gathering spaces, offices, retail, dining, and more to benefit all residents and visitors at the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue area.
Policy SA-11.1: Develop mixed use hub at the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue area.
Develop a mixed use hub at the El Camino Real/Chestnut area with a mix of residential, personal services, restaurants, markets and grocery stores, small offices, retail, entertainment, and places for gathering, and childcare.
Action SA-11.1.1: Reduce building heights to be consistent with residential height allowances Downtown.
Update the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Specific Plan to reduce maximum allowable building heights in the Chestnut Avenue corridor, but not the allowable residential densities.
Action SA-11.1.2: Continue to implement the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Area Plan.
Continue to implement the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Area Plan and update as necessary.
Policy SA-11.2: Develop retail center at El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue area.
Develop the retail center located east of Chestnut Avenue and El Camino Real as an activity center with high-density mixed use development featuring affordable housing and retail options.
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 Airy7ujhport 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.
A quality public realm along El Camino Real with appropriate transitions to nearby neighborhoods.
To ensure El Camino Real has an inviting, memorable public realm.
Policy SA-13.1: Support small locally-owned businesses.
Continue to provide assistance to support small locally-owned businesses in the El Camino Real corridor.
Action SA-13.1.1: Business support for El Camino Real businesses.
Develop a mechanism to support building upkeep and maintenance, signage, and façade improvements for El Camino Real businesses.
Policy SA-13.2: Implement El Camino Real streetscape enhancements.
Transform El Camino Real into a boulevard with streetscape enhancements, including street furniture, signage, consistent landscaping on medians, and public art that enhance the appearance of the corridor.
Policy SA-13.3: Require sidewalk widening along El Camino Real.
Where feasible, widen sidewalks in areas with active ground floor uses and institutional uses to encourage pedestrian activity and allow for more space for seating, trees, and landscaping.
Policy SA-13.4: Require context-sensitive design.
Require development projects along El Camino Real to use architectural transitions, such as setbacks, transitions in building height, and landscaping, to adjacent residential properties.
Improved pedestrian, bicycle, and roadway connections between adjacent residential neighborhoods and El Camino Real.
To ensure everyone can easily access El Camino Real and nearby neighborhoods.
Policy SA-14.1: Improve pedestrian and bicycle connections through SFPUC site.
Continue developing the SFPUC site with strong pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Sunshine Gardens sub-area and El Camino Real.
Policy SA-14.2: Improve Colma Creek connections from El Camino Real.
Improve existing and create new connections to Colma Creek from El Camino Real on public rights-of-way.
Policy SA-14.3: Improve safety of El Camino Real crossings.
Where feasible, employ median refuges, highly visible crosswalks, and flashing beacons to improve safety of El Camino Real crossings.
Action SA-14.3.1: Implement El Camino Real wayfinding signage
Add wayfinding signage to improve connections to the South San Francisco BART station, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Colma Creek, and the Centennial Way Trail.
Policy SA-14.4: Improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Centennial Way Trail.
Action SA-14.4.1: Chestnut Avenue and Antoinette Lane intersection improvement.
Provide and maintain safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle connections, including via improved signage, lighting, and flashing beacons, along Antoinette Lane across Chestnut Avenue to link the two ends of the Centennial Way Trail.
Policy SA-14.5: Maintain roadway connectivity in El Camino Real.
Maintain roadways within El Camino Real and foster connectivity between El Camino Real and adjacent neighborhoods.
Action SA-14.5.1: New Roadway connection in El Camino Real in SFPUC / Kaiser area.
Study potential to connect Sequoia Avenue and Las Flores Avenue across El Camino Real.
A new transit-oriented community in East of 101 with a diverse mix of uses, places, and programming to inspire creativity and social interaction that welcome all South San Francisco residents and visitors
To create an inclusive neighborhood where people of all incomes can live, access transit, and services and amenities.
Policy SA-16.1: Require high-density development near the Caltrain station.
Promote density and a mix of transit-oriented uses adjacent to the Caltrain Station and along South Airport Boulevard, including residential, offices, personal services, retail, recreation, and healthcare.
Action SA-16.1.1: Introduce shared district parking.
Introduce shared, district parking facilities to support visitors and employees.
Policy SA-16.2: Implement public realm improvements near the Caltrain station.
Implement public realm improvements to improve accessibility to the Caltrain Station, including signage, street trees, landscaping, street furniture, and lighting.
Action SA-16.2.1: Develop retail, restaurants, and vendors strategy.
Develop a retail, restaurant, and mobile vendors strategy to support diverse populations, including residents and workers.
Policy SA-16.3: Create new parks and open spaces in East of 101.
Introduce a new, connected park and open space system that includes:
- A public park within a ten-minute walk to any new residential development East of 101.
- A Colma Creek linear park featuring walking and cycling paths.
- A recreational greenway between Airport Blvd and Littlefield Ave.
- A recreational greenway between Forbes Blvd and Oyster Point Blvd that extends into the Genentech Master Plan Area and connects to the San Francisco Bay Trail.
- Class I pedestrian routes that connect East of 101 with Downtown and Lindenville.
Policy SA-16.4: Adequate public services and utilities in East of 101.
Coordinate with the South San Francisco Unified School District, utilities, and public services, including the South San Francisco Fire Department and the South San Francisco Police Department, to ensure public services and utilities can accommodate growth impacts of new development in the East of 101 area.
Policy SA-16.5: Encourage development of hotels near the Caltrain Station.
Encourage development of hotels within walkable distance of the Caltrain Station.
A well-connected and accessible district with high-quality transit and walking and biking paths that seamlessly connect East of 101 with Downtown, Lindenville and the rest of the City.
To connect residents, employees, and visitors within East of 101, the rest of the city, and the region.
Policy SA-18.1: Require small block sizes for new residential neighborhoods.
Require that new residential neighborhoods near the Caltrain Station be developed with small block sizes to facilitate convenient vehicular and pedestrian connections through the neighborhood.
Policy SA-18.2: Improve sidewalk and related pedestrian amenities.
Require and finance sidewalk improvements to provide shade, street furniture, and other amenities for pedestrians to create an attractive public realm along corridors.
Policy SA-18.3: Improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to the San Francisco Bay Ferry Terminal.
Improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to provide convenient last mile connections to the San Francisco Bay Ferry Terminal.
Policy SA-18.4: Maintain roadway connections.
Maintain roadways within East of 101 and foster connectivity between East of 101 and the rest of South San Francisco.
Action SA-18.4.1: Create new connection between Lindenville and East of 101.
Study potential for creating a roadway connection from Utah Avenue to San Mateo Avenue over US-101 to connect Lindenville with East of 101.
Action SA-18.4.2: Study other potential roadway connections.
Study potential for creating the following roadway connections:
- Utah Avenue and San Mateo Avenue, across US-101.
- Haskins Bridge connecting Haskins Way in the north to N. Access Road to the south
- Oyster Point Bridge connecting Oyster Point Boulevard cul-de-sac to Sierra Point
- Connect Gateway Boulevard to Sylvester Road and Littlefield Avenue using railroad right-of-way
- Extend Littlefield Avenue from E. Grand Avenue to Cabot Road cul-de-sac, Forbes Boulevard, Carlton Court, and Eccles Avenue
- Eccles Avenue and Forbes Boulevard between Rozzi Place and 560 Eccles Avenue driveway
- Replace Poletti Way off-ramp with Grand Ramp flyover to provide direct access to Grand/Dubuque intersection for US 101/NB
- Point San Bruno Boulevard and E. Grand Avenue dead-end
- Connect W. Harris Avenue cul-de-sac with E. Harris Avenue and extend E. Harris Avenue to Littlefield Avenue
- Extend Roebling Road across E. Grand Avenue to connect to new connection using railroad right-of-way
Action SA-18.4.3: Create roadway maintenance schedule.
Prioritize roadway maintenance in the sub-area by developing a schedule in collaboration with Public Works. Where feasible, align this effort with new construction projects.
Policy SA-18.5: Encourage parcel assembly within Beacon Street corridor.
Encourage parcel assembly and master planning in areas designated Business Technology Park High along Beacon Street.
Vehicle trips are minimized through parking requirements, Transportation Demand Management, and alternative travel modes.
To reduce reliance on automobiles in East of 101.
Policy SA-19.1: Evaluate a Transportation Management Authority (TMA).
Evaluate development of a Transportation Management Authority (TMA) or other district governance.
Policy SA-19.2: Explore a vehicle trip cap for East of 101.
Explore a vehicle trip cap for East of 101.
Policy SA-19.3: Integrate emerging transit services into East of 101.
Explore opportunities to integrate emerging, high-quality transit services into East of 101.
Policy SA-19.4: Implement mobility hubs.
Evaluate implementation of “mobility hubs,” which are places where different travel networks (including walking, biking, transit, and shared mobility) meet and provide convenient connections to destinations at the Caltrain Station, South San Francisco BART Station, and the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal.
Policy SA-19.5: Study parking strategies.
Study potential parking strategies for East of 101, including parking maximums, parking fees, and shared parking.
Policy SA-19.6: Develop employee-serving amenities.
Encourage the development of employee-serving amenities with restaurants, cafes, support commercial establishments such as dry-cleaners, to meet the needs of the employees in the East of 101 area. Allow such amenities to be excluded from Floor Area Calculations.
Living, working, and shopping options are expanded in new mixed use neighborhoods in Lindenville.
To provide Lindenville residents and employees options to live, shop, dine, and work in the neighborhood.
Policy SA-23.1: Create active mixed use corridor along South Spruce Avenue.
Create an active mixed use corridor along South Spruce Avenue with retail, housing opportunities, gathering spaces, and amenities.
Policy SA-23.2: Encourage active ground floor uses.
Encourage active ground floor uses along South Spruce Avenue in order to foster pedestrian activity along the corridor.
Policy SA-23.3: Improve the South Spruce Avenue streetscape.
Improve the streetscape along South Spruce Avenue by incorporating seating, lighting, street trees, and other street furniture through the adoption of design guidelines.
Policy SA-23.4: Encourage South Spruce Avenue building continuity.
Encourage building continuity along the South Spruce corridor, with buildings oriented to the street, landscaping, and parking located behind buildings.
Policy SA-23.5: Support retail and dining opportunities in Lindenville.
Support retail and dining opportunities to serve employees and future residents in Lindenville.
Policy SA-23.6: Provide convenient connections to amenities and services.
Provide convenient connections to the node of amenities and services at El Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue.
A core area of light industrial and service uses that provide jobs for South San Francisco residents are preserved.
Preserve South San Francisco’s “industrial city” heritage and provide employment opportunities that match skillsets of local residents.
Policy SA-25.1: Minimize land use compatibility conflicts.
Minimize land use compatibility conflicts that discourage attraction and retention of production, distribution, and service and repair businesses in areas zoned for industrial use.
Policy SA-25.2: Continue to recognize the Golden Gate Produce Terminal as a legacy use.
Recognize the Golden Gate Produce Terminal as a legacy use; permit it as a conforming use, allowing for expansion and contraction as necessary. If in the future the Golden Gate Produce Terminal stops operation at this site, require any new uses or new development of the site to be in conformance with the Mixed Industrial High Designation.
Policy SA-25.3: Buffer residential neighborhoods from industrial uses.
Buffer heavy industrial uses and light industrial uses, such as general services, light manufacturing, and storage uses from residential neighborhoods.
Policy SA-25.4: Preserve the existing “core” of industrial land uses.
Preserve the existing “core” of industrial land uses south of Victory Avenue.
Policy SA-25.5: Retain industrial uses.
Within the Mixed Industrial High area, ensure that a full range of industrial uses continue to be permitted as conforming uses and limit non-industrial uses.
Policy SA-25.6: Adjust parking requirements for industrial uses.
Adjust zoning and parking requirements as necessary to ensure reinvestment can occur in buildings while maintaining industrial uses.
There are safe, comfortable, and accessible pedestrian and bicycle facilities that connect people to Downtown, El Camino, and East of 101.
To foster pedestrian and bicycle connectivity from Lindenville to Downtown, El Camino Real, and East of 101.
Policy SA-27.1: Provide connections to and across Colma Creek.
Provide connections from the High Density Mixed Use Neighborhood to Colma Creek and across Colma Creek to Downtown South San Francisco.
Action SA-27.1.1: Develop a park near Colma Creek.
Develop a park to serve Lindenville and Downtown residents near Colma Creek.
Policy SA-27.2: Incorporate street trees, lighting, and landscaping.
Incorporate street trees, lighting, and landscaping along roadways, prioritizing South Spruce Avenue, Linden Avenue, and Victory Avenue.
Policy SA-27.3: Improve sidewalk conditions and amenities.
Improve sidewalk conditions, signage lighting, and street furniture along Tanforan Avenue, Colma Creek, San Mateo Avenue, and connections to Colma Creek and the Centennial Way Trail.
Action SA-27.3.1: Establish design and development standards for frontage.
Establish design and development standards for frontage along Lindenville streets.
Action SA-27.3.2: Prepare and implement streetscape improvement plan:
Prepare and implement a streetscape improvement plan for South Linden and South Spruce Avenues that recognizes the streets’ role as a connector between the San Bruno BART station and Downtown.
Policy SA-27.4: Develop new roadway connections to better connect people to and within Lindenville.
Action SA-27.4.1: Study potential roadway connections.
Study the following potential roadway connections in Lindenville:
- Spruce Avenue, S. Maple Avenue, and S. Linden Avenue using the access road behind 245 South Spruce Avenue
- Extension from South Airport Boulevard to San Mateo Avenue with connection to Produce Avenue
Action SA-27.4.2: Support implementation of the new east-west roadway connection.
Support implementation of the new east-west roadway connection between Sneath Lane and S. Linden Avenue, that is included and analyzed in the Southline Specific Plan.
High-quality, transit-oriented employment uses adjacent to the San Bruno BART Station.
To implement the goals and development vision of the Southline Specific Plan, creating an integrated commercial campus with high-quality development and infrastructure improvements.
Policy SA-28.1: Establish transit-oriented commercial campus.
Establish a commercial campus development with sophisticated, unified architectural and landscape design and site planning, resulting in a distinctive campus identity and strong sense of place.
Action SA-28.1.1: Create publicly accessibly open spaces.
Create new publicly accessible open spaces including plazas, courtyards, and green spaces within the Specific Plan area for the use of employees, residents, and visitors.
Policy SA-28.2: Provide pedestrian network connecting campus to surrounding areas and San Bruno BART Station.
Provide pedestrian network connecting campus to surrounding areas and San Bruno BART Station.
Action SA-28.2.1: Provide campus pedestrian network.
Provide an extensive pedestrian network that links buildings and outdoor recreational spaces through paving, wayfinding signage, street furniture, and lighting
Action SA-28.2.2: Create convenient and safe pedestrian and bike access.
Create convenient and safe pedestrian and bike access to the San Bruno BART station and the Centennial Way Trail.
Policy SA-28.3: Redevelop underutilized parcels.
Redevelop underutilized parcels within the Specific Plan area to realize the highest and best use of the land by increasing the intensity of the land uses.
Policy SA-28.4: Require transition from adjacent residential neighborhood.
Incorporate setbacks, landscape buffers, and other site design features to create an effective transition from the Specific Plan area to the residential neighborhood south of Tanforan Avenue.
Policy SA-28.5: Require sustainable and environmentally sensitive design.
Incorporate sustainable and environmentally sensitive design and equipment, energy conservation features, water conservation measures and drought-tolerant or equivalent landscaping, and sustainable stormwater management features.
Avalon is a walkable, attractive, and safe neighborhood with a variety of housing options, accessible recreational amenities, and quality infrastructure.
Policy SA-29.1: Provide connections to El Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue.
Provide convenient bicycle, pedestrian, and auto connections to the node of amenities and services at El Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue and within the sub-area.
Action SA-29.1.1: Minimize El Camino Real parking overflow.
Introduce clearer and more frequent signage along residential streets to prevent parking overflow from El Camino Real or major thoroughfares.
Action SA-29.1.2: Coordinate with the County of San Mateo on infrastructure.
Coordinate with the County of San Mateo to standardize infrastructure between the unincorporated area and the remainder of the city, including consistent sidewalks, roadways, and utility infrastructure.
Policy SA-29.2: Allow annexation on a case-by-case basis.
Allow annexation on a case-by-case basis for lots that are contiguous to South San Francisco City limits in the event owners request annexation into the City of South San Francisco.
Action SA-29.2.1: Conduct annexation planning study.
Conduct a study that considers long-term planning for the unincorporated Sphere of Influence.
Pedestrian connections, recreational amenities, and streetscapes are improved in Orange Park.
Policy SA-31.1: Implement Orange Memorial Park Master Plan.
Continue efforts to implement the Orange Memorial Park Master Plan. Continue to implement stormwater capture projects like the Orange Memorial Park updates to improve water quality and increase trash capture in the Colma Creek watershed.
Action SA-31.1.1: Coordinate with Cal Water to purchase or lease land.
Coordinate with Cal Water to purchase or lease land along Chestnut Avenue and Colma Creek to expand Orange Park.
Policy SA-31.2: Improve Centennial Way Trail Connections to Orange Park.
Improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Centennial Way Trail, and to the El Camino Real and Downtown sub-areas.
Policy SA-31.3: Improve South San Francisco High School connections.
Ensure pedestrian and bicycle crossings to South San Francisco High School are safe and well-marked.
Policy SA-31.4: Provide connections to El Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue.
Provide convenient connections to the node of amenities and services at El Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue.
Paradise Valley/Terrabay is a safe and walkable neighborhood with convenient access to amenities.
Policy SA-32.1: Expand parks and open space.
Expand parks and open space by evaluating opportunities along the PG&E corridor, the north face of Sign Hill, and the Terrabay Open Space.
Policy SA-32.2: Improve pedestrian connections to mixed use area.
Enhance pedestrian connections to the new mixed use commercial area near Linden Avenue and Airport Boulevard and to Downtown South San Francisco through strategies such as sidewalk bulb-outs, signage, lighting, and sidewalk improvements.
Policy SA-32.3: Regulate development on steep hillside areas.
Prohibit development on steep hillside areas in excess of 30% grade. Development of hillside sites should follow existing contours to the greatest extent possible. Grading should be kept to a minimum.
Policy SA-32.4: Improve pedestrian access to the San Bruno Mountains.
Improve pedestrian access to the San Bruno Mountains by identifying public access points.
Action SA-32.4.1: Coordinate with local and regional open space agencies.
Collaborate with County of San Mateo Parks Department regarding upkeep and expansion of pedestrian facilities to connect to the San Bruno Mountains.
Policy SA-32.5: Create buffering from US-101.
Create landscaping buffers and other buffers to reduce noise, visual, and air quality impacts from US-101.
Policy SA-32.6: Beautify Peck’s subdivision.
Beautify Peck’s subdivision with trees and provide convenient connections to amenities on Linden Avenue.
Policy SA-32.7: Preserve the north side of Sign Hill.
Preserve a substantial portion of the north side of Sign Hill as public or private open space.
Policy SA-32.8: Limit development and excessive grading on the north side of Sign Hill.
Limit the amount of development allowed on the north side of Sign Hill (discretionary at one unit per acre maximum). Do not permit excessive grading of this portion of the hill or clustering of development in the future.
Sign Hill is a walkable and attractive neighborhood that maintains a variety of housing options.
Policy SA-33.1: Preserve and protect open space on Sign Hill and protect from fire hazard risk.
Preserve and protect open space on Sign Hill and protect from fire hazard risk.
Action SA-33.1.1: Brush management.
Proactively manage brush and vegetation in the Sign Hill open space to reduce fire risk.
Policy SA-33.2: Improve pedestrian connections to Sign Hill.
Improve pedestrian connections from residential neighborhoods to Downtown South San Francisco and Sign Hill open space access points, including Poplar Avenue, Ridgeview Court, and Diamond Avenue, by maintaining unimpeded sidewalks and incorporating wayfinding signage.
Policy SA-33.3: Preserve the federally-designated Sign Hill historic site.
Preserve the federally-designated Sign Hill historic site.
Streetscapes are improved and connections are made to the wider South San Francisco community and create more public open spaces and gathering spaces for the benefit of the community.
Policy SA-35.1: Improve connections to Civic Center Campus.
Foster pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Civic Center Campus so Sunshine Gardens residents can conveniently access the Library, theater, community facilities, and open space to be developed on the site.
Policy SA-35.2: Identify streetscape improvement opportunities.
Identify streetscape improvement opportunities between Sunshine Gardens and regional hubs including BART and Kaiser medical campus.
Action SA-35.2.1: Implement designated bicycle lane on Mission Road.
Consider the feasibility of creating two designated bike lanes along Mission Road between McLellan Road and Chestnut Ave.
Policy SA-35.3: Improve crossings near the South San Francisco BART station.
Improve safety of bicycle and pedestrian crossings near the South San Francisco BART Station and El Camino High School by incorporating bulb-outs and improving the visibility of crossings.
Policy SA-35.4: Collaborate with SSFUSD to provide access to SSFUSD sites recreational facilities.
Collaborate more closely with the South San Francisco Unified School District to make recreational facilities at El Camino High and Sunshine Gardens Elementary School more accessible to the community.
Policy SA-35.5: Support commercial cbilding upkeep.
Develop a mechanism to support building upkeep and maintenance, signage, and façade improvements for businesses on Mission Road.
Policy SA-35.6: Monitor vacant and underutilized site conversion.
Monitor vacant and underutilized sites in Sunshine Gardens to consider for conversion into park facilities.