Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2004.
Francisco DeCosta - Environmental Justice Advocacy
- He works at the San Francisco Presidio.
- There are major changes made of over 9,000 parcels and 2,500 acres.
- The report has been very hastily prepared.
- There is very little reference proposed for the ethnicity of the area.
- African-Americans have contributed a lot to the area.
- He has always stressed for quality of life issues, transparency, etc. and these are not found in the document.
- He lives on Richland Avenue.
- He thanked the various organizations for this plan.
- The plan is comprehensive and impressive.
- The Bayshore Industrial corridor concerns him because it would create a new zoning category. This change promotes big box retail.
- He does not want to sound as if he were against the EIR. He just has some concerns about it.
- He is not opposed or supportive of the plan, she just has concerns about the Bayshore area.
- She is concerned with creating a big box alley in the Bayshore area.
- The Cortland/Bayshore area was not included in the traffic impact section. This is important because it is a very high traffic area.
- Her other concern has to do with small businesses. There are a lot of small parcels in the area so there is no room for big box businesses.
Angelo King - BVHP PAC Chair
- He is part of the Bayview Hunters Point Committee.
- He has talked to the planners since he is not an expert.
- Home Depot has it's own EIR that is why this should be considered separately.
- The EIR should be passed since it will be the first step in improving the area.
- He lives in the Bayview and has a business there.
- He also serves in the committee.
- There have been thousands of meetings, many hours of manpower, etc.
- They have encouraged people to get involved.
- It is not right to allow an "11th hour" derailment of this project.
- Every meeting he has attended the number one concern is jobs.
- This corridor has been designated as an economic opportunity.
- It is not right for some elite people on the hill to deny the neighborhood's best interest.
- She lives in Bernal Heights.
- She has a great deal of concern for the neighborhood.
- The new PDR large commercial zoning is not appropriate.
- The Bayview is flat and Bernal Heights is very "hilly".
- The traffic has greatly increased in Bernal Heights.
- Cortland will be one of the main routes to get to this new commercial district so this street is very important.
- She would hate to see this plan be stopped just because of one area but it is important to consider the area separately.
Azalia Merrell - Carpenter's Union
- She grew up in Bernal Heights.
- There are a lot of young people that are coming out of the Bayview Hunters Point area.
- This area is very important for it to have jobs created.
- She is representing Cole Hardware.
- It would be helpful to acknowledge that there are adjacent neighborhoods and not just freeways.
- There are issues that need to be dealt with in regards to Cortland Avenue and Bernal Heights.
- All the same Bayshore intersections need to be analyzed equally. Yet Cortland Avenue is not included in the document.
- Her backyard over looks what used to be Goodman Lumber.
- When Goodman Lumber moved out, the graffiti and the weeds moved in.
- Cortland Avenue can manage any more traffic coming through.
- There are trucks parked on Cortland Avenue so this causes traffic jams.
- She wants to help to provide jobs but putting a big box there would not help.
- There are a lot of small business owners that are doing very well there.
- He is a resident of Bernal Heights and has a business there.
- He is supportive of the economic redevelopment of Hunter's Point.
- Neighbors have borders so Bernal Heights would greatly be impacted by big box retailers.
Linda Richardson - Commissioner
- This plan has taken about nine years to develop and thousands of hours.
- This is a very comprehensive plan.
- She is very familiar with the development of the City.
- This plan will help to revitalize an area that has been ignored for many years.
- The Home Depot project has gone through a lot of scrutiny so the Bay View Hunter's Point should not be "held hostage".
(first name unclear) Hutchinson
- It does not matter what is built in the neighborhood. What is important is that people will be going to work.
- It does not matter what nationality they are either.
- He is unhappy about this.
- Bernal Heights cannot have it the way they want it all the time.
- Bayview Hunters Point will exist whether Bernal Heights wants it or not.
- Home Depot will be good for the area because it will create jobs.
- The majority of the people have spoken.
- They support the Home Depot project.
- It is important for people to look out for the Bayview Hunters Point project but it is not correct for people to speak for them.
ACTION: Hearing Held. No action required at this time.
18. 2004.1209U (J. LAU: (415) 558-6383)
BAYVIEW INDUSTRIAL TRIANGLE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA - all or portions of Assessor's Blocks 5235, 5242, 5253, 5260, 5272, 5279; being generally bounded by Third Street, a mid-block line between Jerrold and Kirkwood Avenues, Phelps Street, and a mid-block line between Evans and Fairfax Avenues - The Commission will consider a resolution to Endorse amendments to the Design for Development, a document of the Bayview Industrial Triangle Redevelopment Project Area, as proposed by the Redevelopment Agency. The proposed amendments would 1) remove mandatory setback requirements; 2) reduce car parking and truck loading requirements consistent with the requirements in other redevelopment project areas and the Planning Code; 3) add new bicycling parking requirements; and 4) include new development standards along Third Street. These amendments were adopted by the Redevelopment Agency Commission at a hearing on November 9, 2004.
- This is an incredibly important project for the City of San Francisco.
- The Redevelopment Agency and the Navy came to an agreement regarding this area.
- They got incredible support from various senators.
- They negotiated this agreement over a year.
- The agreement became stronger and has served very well.
- This agreement will foster cleanup faster.
- They have received concerns from the various community members regarding the clean up including radiation clean up.
- The community benefits project will allow the entire community to participate in the redevelopment plan.
AYES: Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, W. Lee, S. Lee
ABSENT: Hughes and Olague