Last Updated: 01/03/2019

Commission Guide for Formula Retail

The Commission Guide to Formula Retail is intended to maintain the character and aesthetic qualities of San Francisco neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage harmony between retailers and the districts they reside in.

This document seeks to promote such harmony in two ways. First, the document establishes the methodology the Department will use in evaluating the appropriateness of the formula retail use in the neighborhood. Second, this document articulates Performance-Based Design Guidelines to ensure that the proposed formula retail use is aesthetically compatible with the neighborhood.

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