Last Updated: 08/14/2020

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.

For questions, you can call the Planning counter at 628.652.7300 or email where planners are able to assist you.

Español: Para información en Español llamar al 628.652.7550. Tenga en cuenta que el Departamento de Planificación necesitará al menos un día hábil para responder.

中文: 如果您需要中文的帮助, 请致电628.652.7550。请注意, 计划部门至少需要一个工作日才能做出回应。

Tagalog: Para sa impormasyon sa Tagalog tumawag sa 628.652.7550. Paki tandaan na mangangailangan ang Planning Department ng hindi kukulangin sa isang araw na pantrabaho para makasagot.