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Session three Presentations: Mobile Vendor Economic Policy

  1. 1. Street Food in San Francisco Policies, Pitfalls & Possibilities First Annual Street Food Conference August 23, 2010
  2. 2. Bureaucratic Smorgasbord  Police Department  Department of Public Health  Fire Department  Planning Department  Department of Public Works  Municipal Transportation Agency
  3. 3. Two Main Regulatory Tracks 1. Public Property [SFPD Lead Agency]  Streets  Sidewalks 2. Private Property  Typical parcels (e.g. vacant lots, etc)  Parkland  Plazas
  4. 4. Streets and Sidewalks San Francisco Police Department 1. Proximity to schools 2. Pushcarts can’t move 3. “Like” food restrictions 4. Cart size limits
  5. 5. Private Property Planning Dept. / Dept. of Public Health  Typical Zoning Controls e.g. those that apply to permanent land uses; no special treatment
  6. 6. Context for Street Food Regulation street food benefits residential commercial protectionism protectionism
  7. 7. Commercial Protectionism assumptions 1. street vendors are in competition with bricks- and-mortar restaurants 2. zero benefit to commercial clustering / no critical mass
  8. 8. street food benefits residential commercial protectionism protectionism
  9. 9. Pro p o se d M FF If the site is zoned P If the site is zoned NC, MUD, C, M, or PDR: Is a building involved, or Is a building involved, or when in any other zoning district Is it on-premises more than 6 days/week, or Is it on-premises more than 3 days/week, or Is it within 50’ of an R District? Is it open beyond any principally permitted hours? no yes Is the zoning district subject to the notification requirements of Section 312? no yes Does the MFF: - involve more than 225 square feet of lot area, or - is it located within 50’ of an R District? no yes Subject to Conventional Regulation Approvable with Neighborhood Notice C, M, PDR Districts: generally permitted OTC Approvable OTC NC, MUD’s: process and permissiveness varies Required filings and approximate costs: R Districts: not permitted 3rd party notification materials preparation ($200) Required filings and approximate costs: CCSF notice mailing cost ($300) Renewable 1-year ‘temporary use’ permit ($400) Required filings and approximate costs: Building Permit ($600) Building Permit ($600) ‘temporary use’ permit ($400; first year fee waived) if required by zoning: CU ($1,400) notification ($500) Interm ittent Use Perm anent Use
  10. 10. Draft Proposed Regulations Private Property over-the-counter approval if:  less than 250 sf per parcel  doesn’t involve a building  on-site 3 days per week or fewer
  11. 11. Draft Proposed Regulations Private Property More detailed review if:  Multiple vendors on a given parcel  Within 50’ of a residential district Current controls apply if:  On-site vending for more than 3 days/week
  12. 12. Draft Proposed Regulations Streets and Sidewalks 1. DPW becomes lead agency; Police no longer have a role 2. “Like” foods to be rationalized
  13. 13. Street Food in San Francisco Policies, Pitfalls & Possibilities
  14. 14. Yes, we still make things right here in San Francisco. SFMade's mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco that sustains companies producing locally made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. Kate Sofis Founding Executive Director kate@sfmade.org www.sfmade.org
  15. 15. Mobile Vendor Economic Policy Larry Bain Let’s Be Frank
  16. 16. Mobile Vendor Economic Policy Matt Cohen SF Cart Project
  17. 17. Why I Got Into This…
  18. 18. Structural Demands
  19. 19. Where to Locate?
  20. 20. How Much Should a Cart Cost?
  21. 21. Know What This Is?
  22. 22. SF Vendors
  23. 23. Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center
  24. 24. Food Available
  25. 25. Getting Creative; Entrepreneurial Notes
  26. 26. Where From Here?
  27. 27. Places for More Info • www.sfcartproject.com • www.offthegridsf.com • Follow me at twitter.com/sfcarts • matt@offthegridsf.com

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