Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development

Zoning for the Southside Plan area: Introduction

While working on revisions to the initial staff draft of the Southside Plan, the Planning Commission decided that it would be desirable to also develop zoning provisions to implement the plan.

The Plan calls for substantial revisions to the Telegraph Area Commercial District zoning provisions and some minor revisions to R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) zoning to be applied to portions of the Southside Plan area that the Plan proposes to re-zone as R-3.

In addition, the Plan calls for the creation of two new higher density residential zoning districts to cover parts of the Southside that are currently zoned R-4, Multi-Family Residential:

The Residential-Southside District (R-S) and

The Residential-Southside Mixed Use District (R-SMU)

The draft zoning would implement the Plan's emphasis on encouraging higher density development close to the UC campus and the Bancroft/Durant transit corridor and along the Telegraph commercial/transit corridor, while "stepping down" and permitting less density closer to the residential neighborhoods south of Dwight Way and east of College Avenue.

Map: Southside Subareas Proposed Zoning (PDF 116.90KB) 

Southside Plan - Planning Commission Subcommittee Draft 

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