January 12, 2010

Used car lot

5 comments:

  1. While it might not be the prettiest sight, I think both Mazdas might be parked legally, depending on where that house's property line ends. Is there a way to look that up?

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  2. That house certainly has zero setback. If the DPT were to called this address, they would ticket them all, as they should. Property lines can be looked up in city records. Feel free to try and find me a house like this where part of the sidewalk able to accommodate two cars, is within the property line.

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  3. What about the yellow house next to it with the staircase sticking out? Could one park a Smart car parallel to the staircase? I'm not at all familiar with easments and setbacks, but I am curious.

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  4. A good question. I am not a lawyer, but I would guess that this is some sort of permanent easement. I will try to find out more, but if anyone knows, please let us know.

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  5. You need to be a little more careful distinguishing between privately-owned driveways and public sidewalks. Many, many buildings in San Francisco are set back from the lot line. For example, nearly all the Victorians in Noe Valley are. You can usually tell where the lot ends by the staircase. My guess is that the staircase on the yellow house is a similar situation. It's not a permanent easement. It's part of the lot. So parking a smart car or ultra-compact there would be legal. (A longer car that sticks out over the public sidewalk, obviously, is not.)

    Otherwise, I love the blog. Good work!

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