September 16, 2003 (Special Joint Meeting)
SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION
Special Joint Meeting
Board of Supervisors Chambers - Room
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, September 18, 2003
PLANNING COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Michael J. Antonini, Shelley Bradford Bell; Lisa Feldstein; Kevin Hughes; Sue Lee; William L. Lee
REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Darshan Singh; Leroy King; Mark Dunlop; Michelle W. Sexton
THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PLANNING COMMISSION PRESIDENT BRADFORD BELL AT 1:08 p.m.
PLANNING STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Larry Badiner - Acting Director of Planning; Jim Nixon - Acting Zoning Administrator; Amit Ghosh; Bill Wacko; Judy Boyajian -- Deputy City Attorney; Patricia Gerber - Executive Secretary; Nora Priego - Transcription Secretary; Linda Avery - Commission Secretary
REDEVELOPMENT STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Erwin R. Tanjuaquio - Agency Secretary.
A. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED
At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.
Byron Yee - Chair of the Mid- Market Area Committee
- They support the EIR and recommend certifying it.
- Various businesses and residents support this document.
Robert McCarthy - Representing the Orpheum Theatre
- He is delighted to get to this point.
- He is here to urge the Commission to approve this project. The document is complete and accurate.
- He salutes Lisa King, Jose Campos, and Mr. Morales, as well as Larry Badiner, Acting Director, and Jim Nixon, Acting Zoning Administrator to revitalize the most significant street in San Francisco.
B. SPECIAL CALENDAR
1. 2002.0805E (B.WYCKO: (415) 558-5972, L. KING, (RDA): (415) 749-2504)
MID MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - CERTIFICATION OF THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT. The Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco (SFRA) proposes the Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan for the Mid-Market Project Area, located in downtown San Francisco, generally from Fifth Street to Tenth Street along the Market and Mission Streets corridor. The Project Area encompasses 14 Assessor's Blocks in portion or in entirety: 341, 342, 350, 355 (North of Market), 3507, 3508, 3509, 3701, 3702, 3703, 3704, 3725, 3727, and 3728 (South of Market). A Mid-Market Special Use District would also include A/B 351 (North of Market). The Mid-Market Plan would authorize the SFRA to participate in certain projects and programs to help alleviate blighting conditions in the project area. Plan implementation would include about 5,970,000 square feet of new and rehabilitated space: including about 2,890,000 square feet of housing, 1,200,000 square feet of office space, 548,000 square feet of parking, 106,000 square feet of institutional space, 394,000 square feet of retail space, 385,000 square feet of hotel use, and 351,500 square feet of theater and art space. The overall development assumed in the Mid-Market Plan would occur over a 30-year time period. The EIR analyzes overall changes in land use in the Project Area for the year 2020. It does not assume detailed plans for specific development sites.
NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 17, 2002. the Planning and Redevelopment Commissions do not conduct public review of Final EIR's. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission Calendar.
Preliminary Recommendation: Certify EIR
ACTION: EIR Certified
AYES: Antonini, Bradford Bell, Feldstein, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION:
ACTION: Approved EIR Certification
AYES: Dunlop, King, Singh, Sexton
ABSENT: Romero, Palamountain, Yee
C. PUBLIC COMMENT
At this time, members of the public may address the Joint Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of these Commissions except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address these Commissions will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.
Adjournment: 1:28 p.m.
THESE MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2003.
AYES: Antonini, Bradford Bell, Boyd, Feldstein, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee