Peer-to-peer car sharing company FlightCar received a permit by the South San Francisco City Council allowing it to operate at a permanent site in the city.
As part of the permit agreement, FlightCar will establish its West Coast hub of operations in South San Francisco, support South San Francisco businesses through promotions with its customers and pay an impact fee equal to 4 percent of gross revenue.
The application requires a second reading of the permit request, scheduled for the next City Council meeting on July 23, after which the FlightCar development agreement and entitlements will be officially adopted by the city. After final adoption by the City Council, FlightCar will transfer operations to a larger permanent site located at 323 South Canal St.
FlightCar moved to South San Francisco following issues in Millbrae. Back in November 2013, Millbrae city officials pulled the company’s conditional use permit because of reported issues including three FlightCar rentals being stolen since the company moved into the 14,159-square-foot 480 El Camino Real site on two parcels of the former Daland Nissan. Other issues included unapproved electrical generator use, fire hazards and not maintaining the landscape. Lawsuits on both sides followed the revocation.