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Subject to the fine print of a little-known pact between City and Commerce, these so-called POPOS (Privately Owned Public Open Spaces) allow alluring vistas of San Francisco and access to its intimate interiors.
Accessing POPOS sometimes even requires walking past security guards, or through unmarked doors.
Comprehensive information about POPOS history and regulations can be found here.
Produced in part by the fine folks at SPUR (San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association), this map indicates POPOS (Privately Owned Public Open Spaces).
"inaugurated after the 1985 Downtown Plan, which stipulated the zoning regulations requiring commercial urban development to be counterbalanced by POPOS."