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April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 17, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: Moore

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 1:35 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Amit Ghosh – Chief Planner, Anmarie Rodgers, Alicia John-Baptiste, Mary Woods, Amnon Ben-Pazi, Corey Teague, Angela Heitter, Ken Rich, Claudia Flores, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

The Commissionwill consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

1. 2007.1280C (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)

1680 Market Street- north side between Gough and Franklin Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0854 - Request for conditional use authorization to establish a Large Fast Food Restaurant (d.b.a Subway) of approximately 1200 square feet. Additionally, Conditional Use authorization will be required for a Formula Retail use at the subject site as defined by Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. This site is within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale) Neighborhood Commercial District, and an 80-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 3, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 8, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

2a. 2005.0298KECV (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1285 SUTTER STREET- southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Sections 157, 209.8, 221.1, 253, 253.2 and 303 of the Planning Code to allow off-street parking in excess of the amount permitted as accessory parking, to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages within 1/4 mile of the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, to demolish a movie theatre, and to allow the construction of a building which exceeds 40 feet in height with an exception to the bulk limits. The project proposes to construct up to 107 dwelling units with approximately 15,800 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 15, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

2b. 2005.0298KECV S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1285 SUTTER STREET- southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Variances, pursuant to Sections 253(c)(6), 307(g), 152, and 140 of the Planning Code to modify the rear yard requirement in the Van Ness Special Use District, to provide one off-street freight loading space where two are required, and for dwelling unit exposure for four dwelling units. The project proposes to construct up to 107 dwelling units with approximately 15,800 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 15, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

3. 2007.1019C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2400 Noriega Street- north side, northwest corner of Noriega and 31st Avenue Lot 003 of Assessor's Block 2018 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 711.81 to develop a Large Institutional Use (Church) above the ground floor and Section 711.2 Use Size greater than 3,999 square feet in an NC-2, Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story church building (in a converted bank building) and construct a new 3 story building 11,625 square feet in area for the church with 11 off street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 15, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

4. 2007.1326C (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

2333 BUCHANAN STREET- (a.k.a. 2140 Webster St. and 2340 Clay St.), north side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Assessor's Block 0613, Lot 029, Block 0628 Lot 013, and Block 0628 Lot 014 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 303.4(d)(5) for the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Pacific Campus to modify conditions of a previous PUD authorization for way finding signs that exceed the number and size of signs principally permitted by Section 606(b)(1) in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 22, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

5. 2007.1362X (K. GUY: (415) 558-6162)

1145 MARKET STREET- south side between Seventh and Eighth Streets, Lot 044 in Assessor's Block 3702 - Section 309 Determination of Compliance to replace the existing copper cupola roof feature with a glass roof that would increase the height of this element by three feet at the top of this thirteen story office building. The project site is within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and a 120-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 28, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 5, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

6. 2007.1112T (A. Rodgers: (415) 558-6395)

Amendments repealing Planning Code Section 825.1 and amending Planning Code Sections 135, 309.1, 318.3, 809, 825, and 827.Proposed Ordinance [Board File Number 071292]introduced by Supervisor Daly to apply many of the pedestrian-friendly provisions of the Rincon Hill Downtown Mixed Use Zoning District to all Downtown Residential Districts. Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would add design requirements to enhance the pedestrian environment including but not limited to controls for ground floor uses, transparency, wind protection, lighting, and sidewalk treatments, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of Commission Minutes– Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

7. Consideration of Adoption:

· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 6, 2008

· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 13, 2008

¢· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

(Tape IA; IB)

8. COMMISSION'S RULES AND REGULATIONS - Discussion and possible action to amend the Commission's Rules and Regulations to address imposing time constraints on submittal of documents and material for review by the Commission and the public; discuss and possibly establish rules or policies that address other areas of interest of the Commission.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 3, 2007)

SPEAKER(S)

Sue Hestor

- Asked to continue the appendix on the procedures because there are some internal inconsistencies that needs to be worked out.

Steve Atkinson

- Suggested the Commission reconsider the amount of time allowed to project sponsors, requestors.

Hiroshi Fukuda

Marilyn Amini

- Requested to not take any action today and allow more time because the format is not clear.

ACTION: Adopted articles 1, 2, 3, and 4 as amended:

-Section 9 to include the order of businesses: roll call, continuances, consent calendar, commissioner's questions and matters, report of the director of planning, public comments, consideration of the regular calendar, public comments and adjournment.

-Section 13, the last sentence would be  The procedure for such public hearings is addressed in appendix A'. The remaining of section 13 will be deleted from the rules and incorporated in Appendix A.

-Appendix A continued to May 1, 2008.

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

9. Commission Comments/Questions (Tape IB)

  • . Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  • . At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Antonini

- Requested a copy to be distributed to the Commission of the City's Commission study about the article in the paper last week that talked about an understatement of population -- that there are more people living in San Francisco than [what] the census showed.

- Also, changes that have been disclosed in this study as to income levels and the twelve lowest income neighborhoods form 1990 to the time of the study and the amount of money spent on retail products outside of the neighborhoods.

- I thought this was a very important study to have because within the next couple of years we are going to be looking at the Housing Element questions.

Commissioner W. Lee

- A couple of request: maybe the City Attorney's Office can give us an update next week regarding the litigation on the Housing Element.

- Secondly, I'm requesting staff or the Director to give us the status of the Bicycle Plan that has been challenged.

- Requested Director [Rahaim] to meet with the Bicycle Coalition Director Cheng.

- Also, I would like some information on how the Bicycle Plan, as proposed, relates to the Eastern Neighborhoods.

Commissioner Sugaya

- Last week the San Francisco Architectural Heritage had their annual fundraising event and Director Rahaim attended.

Commissioner Olague

- I received a phone call from a member of the public regarding 2525 Mission [Street]. I will call to confirm the address and call staff to get an update.

- The Presidio is something that we will eventually be getting a brief on.

- We discussed the Academy of Arts and the Flower Mart but it seems that the Flower Mart is sort of an issue. Eventually I would like to understand what is going on with that site at some level. I will explain that later.

- There is something on the ballot. I keep hearing that 98 and 99 will have serious implications in terms of how zoning and planning take place in the City.

Director Rahaim

- My understanding is that we can do an objective analysis of the ballot but as staff or as a Commission, we are not to take a public position.

Commissioner Sugaya

- There was a recent article in the Examiner that Bryan O'Neil, Superintendent, has issued a letter that at this point he does not believe that the current proposal on the main playground is not a conformance with the plans at the Presidio.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

10. Director's Announcements

John Rahaim

- On the Census study, we have it and definitely will get that to you.

- I have had a couple of discussion about the status on the Bicycle Plan EIR. There is team at MTA that was formed and are working on that.

- They have established a schedule and I will be happy to report on that next week.

Anmarie Rodgers

Land Use Committee

  • – Land marking the site pursuant to article 10. Passed to the Full Board recommending approval.
  • – This ordinance would include the newly proposed Excelsior Alcohol Restricted Use District into the larger fringe financial non-contiguous restricted use district. Passed to the Full Board recommending approval.
  • – The Committee asked for two amendments for the legislation: further definition of what would qualify as a historic theater, and to develop guidelines on how the various sign components could be used. Continued to next week.
  • Not heard and it will be heard next week.

Rules Committee

  • – It will be heard by the Full Board.

Full Board

  • Passed.
  • Passed.
  • Passed. It was amended that it would meet criteria and apply to be LEED certified and to specify the levels of affordability that the project should have.

The senior units on the site will have 100% affordable at levels equivalent to 50% of area median income. The remaining of the project will achieve 15% inclusionary or if state bonds financing is available, the remaining of the project will be expected to get 20% inclusionary units.

  • – The zoning map amendments passed. The Planning Code amendments have minor technical amendments correcting a typographical error and making final clarification regarding historic resource procedure. The Planning Code amendment will need to be read again next week. After that, all components will be before the Mayor for signature.
    1. b. Supervisor Peskin introduced code enforcement legislation that would: (1) expand Planning Code enforcement funds beyond just general advertising signs, (2) address the relocation of general advertising signs, (3) increase the inventory maintenance fee for these signs from $48 to $75, (4) provide that a violation of the Planning Code General Advertisement Signs Inventory will be a public nuisance, and (5) minor clarification and technical changes.
    2. c. Supervisor McGoldrick introduced an amendment to the sub-division code that would update and clarify the provisions for below market rate units under the condominium conversion program.

Larry Badiner, Zoning Administrator

Board of Appeals

NONE

(Tape IB) (A. JOHN-BAPTISTE: (415) 558-6547)

12. PLANNING DEPARTMENT FISCAL YEAR 2009 BUDGET - Commission Update

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Informational/discussion. No action is required of the Commission.

13. (Tape IB) (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6326)

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY ENFORCEMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN UPDATE (IMP) - Possible Informational presentation/discussion on the status of pending enforcement cases and preparation of IMP by the Academy of Art University. Item to be presented as new information is available.

SPEAKER(S)

John Bardis

- You can not consider a Master Plan without an Environmental Impact Review and there are no applications on file.

ACTION: No Action is required of the Commission.

D. GENERALPUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES (Tapes IB; IIA)

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

SPEAKER(S)

Sue Hestor- Re: 1250 Missouri Street

This property was approved in 2001 as industrial units and according to the conditions of approval no portion of the building shall be used for live/work or dwelling.

Tony Kelly, President of the Potrero Booster Association- Re: 1250 Missouri Street

- In the latest two printouts of the Planning Department's pipeline report, this property is listed as a residential project and I hope is an error because it is in an industrial zone that needs protection.

Jeremy Paul- Re: 487 Broadway

- This project started the process in July 2007 and it is on hold from the department because of a citation of an illegal use elsewhere in the building. It is unfair that this applicant is unable to get a hearing until other things beyond his control are resolved.

John Bardis

- You have a categorical exemption for the Academy of Arts University and it seems that you are going to be silent allowing them to do whatever they want.

E. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

Item taken off consent

14. 2007.0430C (Tape IIA) (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

400 DIVISADERO STREET- northeast corner at Oak Street; Lots 17, 18 and 19 in Assessor's Block 1216 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a temporary parking facility pursuant to Sections 209.7(c), 303(c) and 711.56 of the Planning Code. The site contains the Touchless Car Wash and a Shell service station. A portion of the site is designated for circulation and drying area for the car wash. The proposal is to allow for after-hours (from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.) temporary parking of vehicles in the car wash circulation and drying area, in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk District, and an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 40-x Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

SPEAKER(S)

Mathew Brannan, Project Sponsor Representative

- We are asking for approximately 36 spaces with an on-site attendant from 7p.m. to 2a.m. The existing carwash ends operation at 7p.m.

- The neighborhood needs more off-street parking and this is going to benefit the merchants in the area.

- There is going to be a significant increase in the landscaping.

- The client operates several lots in the City with no complaints at all.

(-)Beth Moore

- Concerned that it would increase noise at midnight and I am requesting mitigation, perhaps sound barriers.

ACTION: Approved as amended:

-To address the standard language for a community liaison

-Move the valet booth to the street and away from the residential area

-Signage to encourage patrons to respect the residential nature of the neighborhood by keeping voices and noise down.

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

MOTION: 17581

15. 2008.0287U (Tape IIA) (K. Dischinger: (415) 558-6284)

First Source Hiring Ordinance- expanding scope of covered permits in Market and Octavia Plan [Board File 080235]On February 12, 2008, Supervisor Mirkarimi introduced an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Administrative Code by amending sections 83.2, 83.4, and 83.6 to: (1) expand the scope of permits that the ordinance applies to in the Market and Octavia Area Plan; (2) place new reporting requirements on the First Source Hiring Administration that include reporting first source statistics on permittees, as defined under the ordinance, and (3) require contractors and permittees to cooperate with reasonable requests for information from the First Source Hiring Administration. The proposed Ordinance is before the Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Board of Supervisors.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008)

SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved with modifications

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

MOTION: 17582

16. 2005.0651CEK (Tape IIA) (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

580 HAYES STREET- north side between Laguna and Octavia Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 0807 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization. The project requires Conditional Use Authorization for an institutional use above the ground floor, for a non-residential use larger than 3,000 square feet and for development of a lot larger than 10,000 square feet. The site is within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, but is to be rezoned under the pending Market and Octavia Area Plan Code Amendments to the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and a 55-X Height and Bulk District. The project complies with the pending Code Amendments but does not comply with current zoning. The project proposes to demolish the existing building and construct a mixed use building containing approximately 2,700 square feet of ground floor retail space along Hayes Street, an assisted living facility of approximately 48 units, 42 independent living group housing units for seniors and 17 off-street parking spaces in an underground garage accessed off of Ivy Street. The proposed building would be 5 stories and 55 feet in height over a below grade basement, totaling approximately 63,000 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Motion of Intent to adopt a motion approving the project, with conditions, once the Market and Octavia Area Plan Code Amendments become effective.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 3, 2008

SPEAKER(S)

Nadier Shabahangi, Project Sponsor

- We are trying to present the holistic care model for the elderly. We want to take care of them in a very respectful, dignified way.

- This building would be more than just a senior home, it would also be a learning environment to teach the next generation on how to take care of the elderly.

- Our philosophy is to look at aging as another opportunity to grow and to learn.

R. Isaac Walters

- I just want to make sure that the building where I live [next to the project] gets structural support to prevent the wall from falling because it is not retrofit.

ACTION: Intent to approve with conditions. Final language on June 19, 2008

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

17. 2006.0810CK (Tape IIA; IIB) (C. teague: (415) 575-9081)

1000 Mississippi Street (aka 1001 Texas Street)-west side, near the intersection with 25th Street, Lots 015, 016, 037, 038, 039, and 040 in Assessor's Block 4224 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.1, 295, 303, and 304 to construct a 28-unit Planned Unit Development (PUD) in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. The PUD includes 5 residential buildings, 28 off-street parking spaces, and requests exceptions for density, rear yard, open space, exposure, and height.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

SPEAKER(S)

Daniel Frattin, Project Sponsor Representative

- This project has everything that you look for in new residential buildings. All of the dwelling units would be family size units, including the on-site BMR [Below Market Rate].

- It is within easy walking distance to transit, including the new T line.

- The design is the product of one year collaboration with the Planning Department as well as with the neighbors. We have gotten good feedback.

Ian Birchall, Architect

John Conomos, Project Sponsor

- We have construction financing in place and we are ready to commence as soon as possible.

(+)Roberta

- We are withdrawing our objection to this project and we have reached an understanding with the developer that is satisfactory to us.

ACTION: Approved with conditions as amended to include NSR language to notify prospective buyers that the adjacent property is a food bank with 7day – 24 hours operations and that it could produce noise and odors.

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

MOTION: 17583

18a. 2005.0762ECV (Tape IIB) (A. HEITTER: (415) 558-6602)

245 HYDE STREET- southwest corner of Eddy Street, Lots 017, 018, and 019 in Assessor's Block 0336 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to provide no off-street parking where 16 spaces are required. The proposed project is the conversion of an office/retail building to 65 dwelling units and construction of a one-story vertical addition. The interiors of the existing interconnected two-story buildings will be demolished to accommodate the insertion of a third floor within the existing building envelope, for a total of four floors. The project site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High-Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKER(S)

Brat Dickinson, Project Sponsor Representative

- We have been working on this project for about 3 years and we think we have designed a project that is sensitive to the historic nature of the building.

- The end result will activate an underutilized space and provide much needed housing.

Steve Perry, Architect

- We are creating a central courtyard for the building. This would provide light and air to the inbound units.

- We are also retaining the structural columns of this building and repairing windows on the second floor, which are historic.

ACTION: Approved with conditions as amended to include an exterior plaque on the building that references the recording history of the building in consultation with the developer and preservation staff of the Department.

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

MOTION: 17584

18b. 2005.0762ECV (A. HEITTER: (415) 558-6602)

245 HYDE STREET- southwest corner of Eddy Street, Lots 017, 018, and 019 in Assessor's Block 0336 - Requests for Variance for a rear yard modification; a dwelling unit exposure variance for the units that will not face Hyde or Eddy Streets; and a usable open space variance. The proposed project is the conversion of an office/retail building to 65 dwelling units and construction of a one-story vertical addition. The interiors of the existing interconnected two-story buildings will be demolished to accommodate the insertion of a third floor within the existing building envelope, for a total of four floors. The project site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High-Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed on item 18a

ACTION: Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and granted the variance.

6:00 p.m

It is important to understand that by initiating these changes on April 17th, the Commission will not make any decision or approval regarding the content of the Eastern Neighborhoods proposals. Initiation merely allows the Department to advertise for public hearings expected in mid-May to take public comment on the proposed Eastern Neighborhood Proposals. Discussion of the substance of the Eastern Neighborhoods proposals by the Planning Commission will begin with the first approval hearing, expected in mid-May, 2008.

By initiating the following items on April 17th, the Commission will not make any final decision regarding the content of the Eastern Neighborhoods proposals. Initiation allows the Department to advertise for public hearings expected in mid-May to take public comment on the proposed Eastern Neighborhood Proposals.

19. 2004.0160EMTZU (Tape IIIA; IIIB) (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM – INTENTION TO INITIATE AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL PLAN, PLANNING CODE AND ZONING MAP- The Eastern Neighborhoods Program encompasses the entirety or portions of 437 Assessor's Blocks in the following four neighborhoods: Mission (generally bounded by Division Street, Potrero Avenue, Cesar Chavez Street and Guerrero Street), Central Waterfront (generally bounded by 16th Street, the Bay, Islais Creek and Highway 280), East SoMa (generally bounded by portions of Mission Street, Folsom Street, The Embarcadero and 4th Street) and Showplace Square – Potrero Hill (generally bounded by Harrison Street, 7th Street/highway 280, 26th Street and Potrero Avenue). The exact geography of the Eastern Neighborhoods Program, including a list of all affected Assessor's Blocks and Lots, is available at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org.

a) Consideration of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the San Francisco General Plan related to the Eastern Neighborhoods Program.

Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, and Planning Code Sec. 340, the Planning Commission will consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to Initiate amendments to the General Plan, including adding four new Area Plans, and making related amendments to the Commerce and Industry Element, Recreation and Open Space Element and the Central Waterfront Area Plan, South of Market Area Plan and Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan as well as the Land Use Index. Proposed amendments to the General Plan and Area Plans can be viewed at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

SPEAKER(S)

Judy West

- I'm disappointed with the entire process and I encourage the new director to review some of the early hearings in 2002 because many of the suggestions made to not do are being done now.

Tim Colen, Housing Action Coalition

- We have not digested the details on this yet but we are going to be working intensively on it. We want to have jobs and housing placed in close proximity to each other.

Ingrid Aquino

- I do not see the neighborhood represented in this plan at all -- residents, youth, seniors, and working class people. I just see this as a wealthy people's proposal.

Jeffrey Leibovitz

- We support the SLI for the East SoMa and we think that area should be looked at more carefully before any decision we make at this point regarding housing.

- It is important to consider jobs and transportation before going on to consider other uses.

Dwight Dolliver

- Put the low cost housing on an equitable basis throughout the City and not in one small area [Mission District].

Silvia Johnson

- Our lives are more important than playing games. You have a responsibility and this needs more structure.

Chris Durazo

Meredyth Skemp

- Some of our goals for this plan include increased housing opportunities for all income levels and well designed housing to preserve and enhance neighborhoods.

James Taskett

- This is a wonderful opportunity for us to take a look at growth for the future and to apply zoning that allows for a long standing plan. Look at the potential for height limits in industrial and PDR areas.

Sara Karlinsky

- Preservation of PDR and encouragement of affordable housing are important goals. Also, I urge you to think about environmental goals on how to link land use and transportation.

Greg Miller

- Requested clarification on the heights of East SoMa and if it is still part of the Eastern Neighborhoods process.

Bob Mayers

Debra Walker

Brett Gladstone

Fred Snyder

Mark Solomon

  1. - I urge you to look at the Western SoMa to see what the community has come up with and try to use that kind of template and apply it to this plan.

ACTION: Approved initiation

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

RESOLUTION: 17585

b) Consideration of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code related to the Eastern Neighborhood Program

Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code. The amendments would bring the Planning Code regulations governing the four Eastern Neighborhoods into consistency with the General Plan, as proposed to be amended. The amendments contain proposals for changes to standards from those currently established by the Planning Code, including but not limited to those for land use, height and bulk, building design, density, open space, and parking. Proposed Planning Code text amendments will a) establish 13 new zoning districts; b) amend the South Park District; RTO District, NCT Districts, Downtown Residential Districts, and PDR Districts; and c) make related revisions to the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended and make related Planning Code Amendments pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans. Amendments to the Planning Code include revisions to the Planning Code adding Sections 102.29, 102.30, 145.4, 145.5, 157.1, 175.6, 207.8, 210.9, 210.10, 219.1, 222.1,249.36, 249.37, 263.21, 270.1, 270.2, 309.2, 319, 327, 342, 734.1, 735.1, 736.1, 802.3, 802.4, 802.5, 802.6, 803.8, 803.9, 829, 840, 841, 842, 843, 890.52, 890.53, Appendix I to Article 10, and Appendix L to Article 10 and amending Sections 102.5, 102.9, 121.1, 121.2, 121.5, 124, 132, 134, 135, 135.3, 136, 136.1, 136.2, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145.1, 145.4, 147, 150, 151.1, 152, 152.1, 153, 154, 155, 161, 163, 166, 167, 175.6, 181, 182, 201, 202, 204, 204.4, 205, 205.1, 205.3, 206, 207.4, 207.5, 207.6, 208, 209.7, 210, 210.8, 210.11, 215, 216, 217, 218, 218.1, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 231, 233, 234.2, 260, 261.1, 263.19, 270, 304, 305, 306.2, 307, 309.1, 311, 316, 603, 607, 607.1, 607.2, 608.1, 702.1, 703.2, 726.1, 801.1, 802.1, 803, 803.3, 803.4, 803.5, 803.6, 809, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 820, 822, 825, 825.1, 827, 890.54, 890.70, and 890.111. Proposed amendments to the Planning Code can be viewed at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed on 19 a)

ACTION: Approved initiation

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

RESOLUTION: 17586

c) Consideration of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code related to the Eastern Neighborhoods Program

Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Zoning Map by reclassifying property, including amendments to the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. Proposed Planning Code map amendments will a) update height and bulk districts, b) apply the RTO District and PDR-2 Districts in the Eastern Neighborhoods, and c) establish 13 new zoning districts. Proposed amendments to the Zoning Map can be viewed at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org. These amendments include:

  1. · Applying the South Beach Downtown Residential (SB-DTR) District to the South Beach neighborhood, currently zoned M-1 and M-2.
  2. · Applying the Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Mission Street NCT) to the existing NC-3 District along the Mission Street corridor.
  3. · Applying the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Valencia Street NCT) along the existing Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District along the Valencia Street corridor.
  4. · Applying the Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (NCT-2) in portions of Central Waterfront currently zoned NC-2.
  5. · Applying the SoMa Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (SoMa NCT) along portions of 6th Street and Folsom Street corridors in the South of Market that are currently zoned RSD and SLR.
  6. · Applying the Mixed Use-General (MUG) District to the parcels in East SoMa currently zoned SLR.
  7. · Applying the Mixed Use-Residential (MUR) District to the parcels in of East SoMa currently zoned RSD.
  8. · Applying the Mixed Use-Office (MUO) District to parcels in East SoMa currently zoned SSO.
  9. · Applying the Urban Mixed Use (UMU) District to portions of the Mission, Showplace Square, and Central Waterfront currently zoned C-M, M-1, and M-2.
  10. · Applying the PDR-1-General (PDR-1-G) District in portions of the Mission and Showplace Square currently zoned C-M, M-1, and M-2
  11. · Applying the PDR-1-Design (PDR-1-D) District in portions of Showplace Square currently zoned M-1 and M-2
  12. · Applying the PDR-2 District in portions of the Central Waterfront currently zoned M-2
  13. · Applying the Life Science and Medical Special Use District to portions of the Central Waterfront currently zoned M-2.
  14. · Applying the Innovative Industries Incubator Special Use District to portions of Showplace Square currently zoned M-2.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Zoning Map and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed on 19 a)

ACTION: Approved initiation

AYES: Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee and Sugaya

ABSENT: Moore

RESOLUTION: 17587

G. PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission 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.

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

SPEAKER(S)

None

Adjournment: 8:00 P.M.

THESE MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, May 22, 2008.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Antonini, Lee, Miguel, Moore, Olague, and Sugaya

NOTE: Per Section 67.18 of the Administrative Code for the City and County of San Francisco, Commission minutes contain a description of the item before the Commission for discussion/consideration; a list of the public speakers with names if given, and a summary of their comments including an indication of whether they are in favor of or against the matter; and any action the Commission takes. The minutes are not the official record of a Commission hearing. The audiotape is the official record. Copies of the audiotape may be obtained by calling the Commission office at (415) 558-6415. For those with access to a computer and/or the Internet, Commission hearings are available at www.sfgov.org. Under the heading Explore, the category Government, and the City Resources section, click on SFGTV, then Video on Demand. You may select the hearing date you want and the item of your choice for a replay of the hearing.

 
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