logo

Commercial and Industrial Zoning Districts

Any new commercial building, remodel/addition to an existing commercial building, or change of use will be reviewed by the Planning Division. The zone in which the building is located regulates the development of commercial buildings. Please refer to the individual zoning requirements in the Zoning Code, shown below.  A remodel/addition or change of use may also trigger a change in required on-site parking.  Please refer to the parking regulations to review parking requirements.

Every change in commercial use should be verified by the Planning Division as a permitted use for the zone in which the building is located. Please refer to the Zoning Code to check allowed uses for a particular zone. Additionally, a change in commercial use may result in a requirement for more on-site parking.  Please refer to the Parking Ordinance to check parking requirements for a particular use.

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICTS  
C-1 (General Commercial)
BFC (Bayfront Commercial)
I-I (Innovation Industrial)

MIXED USE ZONING DISTRICTS
BRMU (Broadway Mixed Use)
CMU (California Drive Mixed Use)
NBMU (North Burlingame Mixed Use)
RRMU (North Rollins Road Mixed Use)

DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN ZONING DISTRICTS
BAC (Burligname Avenue Commercial)
BMU (Bayswater Mixed Use)
CAC (Chapin Avenue Commercial)
CAR (California  Drive Auto Row)
DAC (Donnelly Avenue Commercial)
HMU (Howard Mixed Use)
MMU (Myrtyle Mixed Use)

ZONING MAP

FORMS AND HANDOUTS

Commercial Design Review Submittal Requirements
Parking Regulations

BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (BCDC) GUIDELINES
Projects which are located along the San Francisco Bay also require review by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), a State agency.  BCDC requires that public access be provided along the Bay edge, and has standards for how this public access should be developed.  The BCDC Guidelines specify these requirements for properties within the City of Burlingame.