Excelsior-Outer Mission is the Latest San Francisco Neighborhood to Embrace Car-Free Living
On November 27, Mayor Lee signed an ordinance creating San Francisco’s newest Neighborhood Commercial zoning district – and the latest to drop minimum parking requirements.
The Outer Mission – Excelsior Neighborhood Commercial District includes the commercial area along Mission Street from Silver Avenue to the Daly City line. The district was previously zoned NC-2 and NC-3. The new zoning district, sponsored by Supervisor John Avalos, dropped minimum parking requirements, raised allowable residential density by 50% or more in portions of the district, and updated existing controls on liquor stores and medical cannabis dispensaries.
The district is served by Muni’s 14-Mission line, one of San Francisco’s busiest and most frequent, and several other crosstown and community service lines. In 2012, the 14-Limited was extended to Daly City BART station, to provide regional transit connections for both northbound and southbound trips.
Muni’s Transit Effectiveness Project proposes expand 14-L service to more hours of the day, and will improve Mission Street’s transit-friendliness by adding transit-priority measures to reduce travel times and reliability on Mission Street, and improving the comfort and accessibility of transit stops.
Livable City brought Sunday Streets to the Excelsior in 2012 and 2013, and is working with Supervisor Avalos and neighbors to turn Persia Triangle, bounded by Persia Street, Mission Street, and Ocean Avenue, into an urban park in the heart of the neighborhood.