Development Opportunity for
51 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA

No Expansion Potential

4,870 ft2
3,910 ft2

This is a Multi-Family Residential property (Duplex, Triplex or Fourplex) with 4 units on a lot of 1,080 sqft. It has a total of 3 stories, 10 rooms, 2 bathrooms. Property has a total as-built area of 4,870 sqft of which 3,042 sqft is the conditioned area assessed for property taxes.

Zoning District: CVR

What are the local zoning regulations for 51 Walter U Lum Pl ?


The Chinatown Visitor Retail Neighborhood Commercial District extends along Grant Avenue between California and Jackson Streets. This district contains a concentration of shopping bazaars, art goods stores, and restaurants, which attract visitors and shoppers and contribute to the City’s visual and economic diversity. Grant Avenue provides an important link between Downtown retail shopping and the Broadway, North Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf areas.

The height limit applicable to the district will accommodate two floors of housing or institutional use above two floors of retail use. Existing residential units are protected by prohibition of upper-story conversions and limitation on demolition.

The Chinatown Visitor Retail Neighborhood Commercial District, along Grant Avenue from California to Jackson Streets, emphasizes preserving its current character and catering to visitors. The district accommodates businesses appealing to tourists, like gift shops and art goods stores, restricting certain uses to maintain continuous retail frontage. Special controls on entertainment, financial services, health services, and automotive uses are implemented to protect the area's historic character. The height limit allows for housing or institutional use above retail, with protections for existing residential units and permission for Accessory Dwelling Units.

Permitted Residential Uses: ADU, single room occupancy, student housing, dwelling unit, group housing and homeless shelters, senior housing.

Permitted Non-Residential Uses: Open space, walk-up facility, agriculture (neighborhood), entertainment (general), entertainment (nighttime), movie theater, hospital, trade office and wireless telecommunications services facility.

What is the maximum height for 51 Walter U Lum Pl ?


How to measure height in San Francisco?

A point shall be taken at the centerline of the building or, where the building steps laterally in relation to a street that is the basis for height measurement, separate points shall be taken at the centerline of each building step. The upper point to which such measurement shall be taken shall be the highest point on the finished roof in the case of a flat roof, and the average height of the rise in the case of a pitched or stepped roof.

What are the ADU regulations for 51 Walter U Lum Pl ?

ADU eligible

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also called secondary units, in-law units, or cottages, are units added to existing and new residential buildings. Adding an ADU to your property can provide several benefits, such as providing housing for family members, simplifying your lifestyle, and increased financial flexibility.Learn more about building ADU in this article

What neighborhood is 51 Walter U Lum Pl located in?

Financial District/Barbary Coast, San Francisco

The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district and has 372,829 jobs according to us census tracts as of 2012-2016. It is home to the city's largest concentration of corporate headquarters, law firms, insurance companies, real estate firms, savings and loan banks, and other financial institutions. All six San Francisco Fortune 500 companies—McKesson, Wells Fargo, Gap, Charles Schwab, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, and— are located in the district.

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