With UCSF encroaching, the Warriors Arena having broken ground nearby and a neighborhood building boom underway, plans to radically change the allocation and regulation of Dogpatch’s 2,700 on-street parking spaces have been drafted.

While the concept plan hasn’t been published or officially released, and a formal recommendation has yet to be endorsed, the SFMTA’s proposed Dogpatch Parking Management Plan is expected to regulate 100 percent of the on-street parking spaces from Mariposa to 22nd Street, with 55 percent to be designated for residential permit holders (versus 24 percent today) and 45 percent time-limited (versus 2 percent time-limited and 74 percent unregulated today).

In addition, 93 percent of the on-street parking spaces from south of 22nd Street to Caesar Chavez are expected to be regulated versus 11 percent today, with 10 percent permitted, roughly 60 percent time-limited and 26 percent to be converted into paid parking spaces.

And with respect to existing cars and actual demand for parking in the neighborhood, 89 percent of existing Dogpatch households have at least one vehicle and 79% of working residents drive to work.

12 thoughts on “The Draft Plan to Radically Change Parking in This Neighborhood”
  1. looks like both the ‘permit parking and ‘time limited’ are unrestricted after 6PM on M-F, which is excellent for anyone driving to a Warriors ~7PM game to score free parking, but not so nice for a resident that doesn’t get home from their job until 7PM or later. Almost as if someone that knew these patterns had designed it to work that way.

    1. While the time limits for the most recent plan we outlined above haven’t been finalized, previous proposals had included an additional 1-hour overlay restriction from 8am-8pm on Warriors/Chase Center event days.

      1. How many of the parking spaces are covered by the overlay? From the map it looked like only a few blocks (colored purple), but I didn’t read the docs. SFBark should know from Giants games that the meters and restrictions have to go into gametime.

        1. You’re critiquing an outdated plan/doc. Our overview above is based on an unpublished draft that was current as of last month. That being said, we’ll wait for a non-draft proposal before commenting on specifics related to time limits and event day restrictions.

      2. Even with an 8:00 am to 8:00 pm time range, with a two hour limit for non-permitted parkers, anybody can still legally park there from 6:01 pm to 9:59 am

  2. And what are the fines – current or proposed – for overparking in a time limit zone ??? I’m not sure someone laying out four-figures to bring his family/friends to a Dubs game is going to care much about a $100 parking “surcharge”.

  3. Looks like SF is considering some ideas that have surfaced in SocketSite comments over the years:

    “Create separate Permit Area X-2 for Dogpatch
    • Cap number of permits issued to 120% of permitted parking spaces
    • Cap number of permits issued to 1 per driver
    • Units with access to off-street parking pay more for permits
    • No newly constructed buildings with parking maximums eligible for permits
    Note: City Attorney has not yet approved these policy concepts”

    These are from their August 15, 2016 presentation. Listening to and enlisting wonky commentator hordes may make them the MLK Jr. of parking mgmt.

  4. Expect SFMTA to charge $7.50 /hr to match Mission Bay rates during special event (ball games, concerts) which will be hamper residents with or without residential parking sticker.

  5. “89 percent of existing Dogpatch households have at least one vehicle and 79% of working residents drive to work”

    I suppose that I’m naive to think this many people who live in a city have cars is shameful.

    On another aspect, I see readers say that the reason that there is so much traffic in the Mission is that cars are circling the block looking for parking space, and the solution seems to be installing more parking places. Let’s face it, there will never be enough parking spaces in the Mission where block-circling is not necessary. Uber/Lyft, walking, biking and public transit are the only solutions.

    Even if you are a special person, if you drive to the Mission, you’d better have a good sound system and lots of gas in your car and allow a lot of time for you to be on time for your reservation at that crowded restaurant you’ve been anxious to try. You gone be ridin’ around a long time.

  6. While the focus is on the Warriors arena, this escalation in parking control will have daily impact on Caltrain riders who drive to the 22nd St. station.

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