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City proposes banning tour buses at ‘Full House’ house

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Tourists line up to take pictures at the home featured in the show “Full House,” at 1709 Broderick St., while construction workers performing renovation work transport debris to a truck on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

“Everywhere you look” is the hook to the theme song for the 1990s TV sitcom “Full House,” but it’s also an effective summary of the complaints from neighbors of 1709 Broderick St.

Everywhere neighbors look are double parkers and gawkers atop tour buses, eager to see the real-world house of the fictional Tanner family, those neighbors have complained to The City.

Now, to reduce that traffic problem, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is set to vote Tuesday on a tour bus ban along Broderick Street between Pine and Bush.

Interest in the show Full House resurged after the launch of its sequel series, Fuller House, in 2016. Also in 2016 the producer of both shows, Jeff Franklin, bought the 1709 Broderick St. Victorian for $4 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet reported that Franklin wanted to remodel the home to mirror the iconic sets used in Full House, and repainted the exterior of the house to match the stock shots used in the TV show.

“There are probably 250 fans per day that show up and take a picture in front of it,” Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter. “It will be a lot more fun for the fans because now the house will look like the Tanners really live there. It’s a gift to the fans, but it’s also fun for me to own it.”

Neighbors weren’t fans of the changes, however, as tourists flocked to see the home. Franklin took to social media to try ask tourists to behave, and posted on Instagram in January 2017 “Visiting the full house house? Please respect our neighbors, keep the noise down, no double parking, don’t make anyone say, ‘how rude!’” (“How rude!” is a catch phrase from the show). Also in 2017 the SFMTA installed “No Double Parking” signs along the street and the SFMTA Parking Enforcement Division was warned about the uptick in activity, which the SFMTA said was a failing strategy.

“These actions have not proved effective according to residents, and vehicles, including tour buses, continue to park illegally on this block due to limited enforcement resources during weekends and holidays when visitor traffic is highest,” wrote SFMTA staff in a report on the traffic woes.

Signs ask tourists to keep the volume down outside the home featured in the show “Full House,” at 1709 Broderick St., on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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