San Mateo Law Library
City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

27.30.025 PERMITTED AND SPECIAL USES—TWENTY-FIFTH AVENUE IMPROVEMENT AREA.

All permitted uses set forth in Section 27.30.010 and special uses set forth in Section 27.30.020 shall be permitted in the Twenty-Fifth Avenue Improvement Area, as shown on Exhibit A, with the following qualifications:

(a) Permitted Uses.

(1) Financial institutions, provided the ground floor area devoted to this use does not exceed 2,500 square feet per building; and that such uses are retail service in nature, dedicated to serving the general customer, and not open by appointment only. At least 50% of the ground floor area shall be devoted to this type of retail, customer serving use;

(2) Offices, including, but not limited to, architectural, contractor, and real estate sales operations, travel agencies, and medical and dental offices that are neighborhood serving in nature; and provided the ground floor area devoted to this use does not exceed 2,500 square feet per building; and

(3) Accessory uses to principle uses permitted; including a maximum of 15% of floor area for ancillary office uses related to retail establishments located in the ground floor area of the district, and which are not visible from the street nor located within the retail storefront area.

(b) Special Uses, subject to approval of a Special Use Permit.

(1) Financial institutions, subject to the use restrictions listed in subsection (a)(1) above, exceeding 2,500 square feet of ground floor area per building up to a maximum of 15,000 square feet of floor area per building; and

(2) Offices including, but not limited to, architectural, contractor, and real estate sales operations, travel agencies, and medical and dental offices that are neighborhood serving in nature, exceeding 2,500 square feet of ground floor area per building up to a maximum of 15,000 square feet of floor area per building.

All ground floor uses, including permitted and special uses set forth in subsections (a) and (b) above, shall maintain visibility of their retail, office, or lobby space from the street, allow for service of patrons on an unannounced or drop-in basis, and maintain retail storefronts comparable to traditional retail sales operations, including display of goods and services for sale.