The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation January 11 that will allow additional bars in the Castro neighborhood.

The legislation will change bars’ zoning status from not being permitted at all to being permitted conditionally in the Castro Street neighborhood commercial district, or NCD.

Thus, any new such business would need to seek a conditional use permit from the city’s planning commission in order to open its doors, prompting a review process where the public could weigh in on the matter.