San Francisco Enforcing Eastern Neighborhoods Zoning

The Eastern Neighborhoods Zoning District : Mission, Central Waterfront, East SoMa and Potrero Hill

Allison Nagel : biznow – excerpt

San Francisco is enforcing its Eastern Neighborhoods area plans approved in 2009, which means industrial owners who have been leasing out space for office use without properly converting them are on the hook. Those owners may have to evict their tenants or face a $250/day fine. The Eastern Neighborhoods Zoning District (including the Mission, Central Waterfront, East SoMa and Potrero Hill (above) neighborhoods) initially allowed building owners to pay a fee to the city and convert existing industrial spaces to office use, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Creative office demand has driven a lot of industrial conversions. Owners who did not take advantage of the time to legally convert their spaces now need to prove they either don’t have office tenants or are compliant… (more)