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City and County of San Francisco

June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 12, 2008

12:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: None

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE-PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 12:42 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Amit Ghosh – Chief Planner, Nannie Turrell, Jim Miller, Adam Light, Craig Nikitas, AnMarie Rodgers, Tara Sullivan-Lenane, Mat Snyder, Ben Fu, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will 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. 2007.1454C (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

2116 Irving Street (aka 2100 Irving Street) - north side between 22nd and 23rd Avenues; Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 1728 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 703.3 & 703.4 to legalize an existing formula retail use (d.b.a. Quickly), within the NC-2 (Small Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague

2. 2008.0441Z (L. LANGLOIS: (415) 575-9083)

Amend Height and Bulk Provisions on Third Street and Mendell Street in the Third Street Neighborhood Commercial District. [Board File No. 080478] - On April 8th, 2008 Supervisor Maxwell proposed an Ordinance amending the Height Map HT 10 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to change the height and bulk provisions from  105-A to  55-X for Block 5323, lots 13, 14, 14A, 15, 15A and 15B. The proposed Ordinance is before the Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Board of Supervisors and adopt findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 10, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague

3. 2006.0432E (P. SIEFERS: (415) 575-9045)

299 Valencia Street - Lot 014 of Assessor's Block 3532, bounded by Valencia, 14th Street, Clinton Park Street (an alley), and Stevenson Street (an alley) - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing paved parking lot which covers the 11,020 square foot site, a 222 square foot office shed, formerly a used car sales office, and a billboard sign extending above the west side of the site and construction of a five-story, mixed use building with 4,917 square feet of ground floor retail and 36 dwelling units. The building would contain 12 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units, of which four (4) are required to be below market rate. The application was filed prior to the March 23, 2006 date within the Planning Code that triggers an increase in the required percentage of below market units from 12 percent to 15 percent. The applicant proposes a total of 36 motorized vehicle parking spaces accessed via Stevenson Street, only thirty of which are permitted with a use permit under recently enacted Market-Octavia Plan and zoning controls. Ground floor retail would be divided into three spaces ranging from 1,479 square feet to 1,958 square feet and would be accessed via Valencia Street, 14th Street and the corner where these two streets intersect. Bicycle parking for 18 bicycles would be provided in the garage and accessible through the lobby. The project sponsor would seek approval from the SFMTA for one on-street loading space to be located adjacent to the elevator along 14th Street which could accommodate a service van or a small truck. No on-site freight or delivery spaces are proposed.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 24, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague

4. (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

LOSS OF DWELLING IMPLEMENTATION - Informational

(Proposed for Continuance to June 26, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague

B. 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

5. 2008.0455C (Tape IA) (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)

525 CASTRO STREET - east side between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 069 in Assessor's Block 3583 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 703.3 to allow a formula retail business (d.b.a. Levi's) to operate within the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is to construct a Levi's clothing store at the ground level, in the former location of the Castro Video store.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague

MOTION: 17613

Items 6 and 7 were not heard

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

6. Director's Announcements

7. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

Item 8 was taken out of order followed item 12

8. (Tape IIA) (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

Discussion and consideration of possible action to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding Charter Amendments proposed for the November 4, 2008 election.

SPEAKER(S)

Francisco Da Costa

- One of the things that has not been addressed here is an inventory of all the landmarks that are all over San Francisco.

- I feel very strongly that this should remain under the purview of the Planning Commission.

Jack Gold

- I think that it is time that San Francisco gets in line with most all other cities of this country that has independent landmark boards.

Steve Vettel

- I share the same concerns that staff has raised - that the Landmarks Board is only a single issue body, and I support the amendments they are recommending.

- I think it is important for you to keep as much jurisdiction within the Planning Commission as possible with the input of the Landmarks Board.

ACTION: Following discussion, continued to June 19, 2008

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

Item taken out of order followed item 5

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

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)

Espanola Jackson

- In 1994, The Redevelopment Agency came to my community and I participated in the process of the Board to draw the lines. Those lines were changed later with no public input. It is now before the Appeal's Court.

- My wish to you today is that no decision dealing with Bay View Hunter's Point be made until after the Appeal's Court has made its decision.

Francisco Da Costa

- Why would you allow a  rug company' to develop the last frontier in Hunter's Point?

- My point is that they do not have EIR economic analysis nor transportation documents.

E. 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.

For item 13

SPEAKER(S)

Francisco Da Costa

- In this EIR, we have not seen addressed radiological elements, heavy metals and asbestos structures. We need to look at cumulative pollution because it is linked to the quality of life issues.

- Recommended that Commissioners read the final radiological report linked to Hunter's Point.

Espanola Jackson

- I am for the safety of San Franciscans and we are concerned about the toxics in the area.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

9. The Commission will meet to discuss whether or not they will schedule special meetings on Thursday, June 26, 2008 and July 3, 2008.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Although there was no formal action, the Commission decided to not have a special meeting on July 3, 2008 but to explore the possibility of starting the June 26, 2008 meeting early.

10. 2004.1245E (Tape IA) (N. TURRELL: (415) 575-9047)
300 Grant Avenue
(aka 272 and 290 Sutter Street) - Assessor's Block 0287, Lots 013, 014 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The 10,500 square-foot project site is located at 300 Grant Avenue (aka 272-290 Sutter Street) on the northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street. The proposed project would involve the demolition of two buildings containing approximately 35,600-square feet of retail space and construction of an approximately 111,000 gross square foot, 10-story over two-level basement, 113-foot tall building containing up to 45 residential units, 16,000 square feet of retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces. The retail entrances to the proposed project would be at the corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street, or on the Grant Avenue or Sutter Street frontages, while the residential lobby entrance would be on Sutter Street. Access to the parking garage would be from Harlan Place off Grant Avenue. The site is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) within an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District, and the Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan, and is in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 6, 2007)

NOTE: On July 12, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission entertained a motion to uphold the Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (PMND). The motion failed by a vote of +2 -4. Commissioner S. Lee was excused. The Commission continued the matter to September 6, 2007 by a vote +5 -1,

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 15, 2008)

SPEAKER(S)

(-)Sue Hestor, Appellant

- One of the main issues is the context. It is a requirement to be analyzed in the environmental document as well as in the staff's report because this is a building over 80 feet and it needs to be looked at in-light of adjacent buildings.

- Because it is on a sloppy site, the plan elevations are incredibly difficult to read. It lacks numbers to compare the sections to each other.

- There is no analysis of what the over 80-foot project would be in any of the reports. There is no staff report that really gives dimensions. There is no report from the developers. What is the setback on Grant Avenue?

(-)Pamela Duffy, Appellant

- In examining the problems with the contextual findings, it is still unclear how the recent architectural effort translates into compatibility for the purposes of the visual impacts in the environmental document's negative declaration.

(-)Garret Gerntsen

- Concerned with the impacts, amount of construction, the demolition and the shadows this is going to create.

(-)Peter Friel

- Concerned about the construction impacts to the businesses. And it is going to increase shadows significantly.

(+)Tim Colen

- We are not clear what environmental issues really are taken into consideration. CEQA is being used to try to stop a project that from our point of view represents a step forward in land use.

Shelby Campbell

- We are compelled to speak on the base on the issues of context and height because they are being raised under the CEQA review.

(+)Alan Martínez

- Taller buildings do not aggressively impact the district. The proposed project is not out of scale with the other buildings on Grant Avenue.

- [Showed photographs of the block of Grant Avenue that has three buildings over 100 feet tall]

Al

- It is clear that this project is going to cast big shadows directly affecting the residents across the street.

ACTION: Negative Declaration Upheld

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Lee and Sugaya

NAYES: Moore

MOTION: 17614

11a. 2004.1245EKVX (Tapes IA; IB; IIA) (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

300 GRANT AVENUE (aka 272 and 290 Sutter Street) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for review under Planning Code ("Code") Section 309 of the construction of a new, ten-story mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units, approximately 16,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage, requiring the authorization of exceptions to Code standards for height above 80 feet, building bulk, rear yard, and off-street parking, as well as the granting of Variances of Code standards for dwelling-unit exposure and projections into required open area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 15, 2008)

SPEAKER(S)

Shelby Campbell, Project Sponsor

- Over the past year and half extensive resources and efforts have been invested to respond to the magnitude of input we received on this project.

- We like the third design. We met with our neighbors and they like it too.

- What it really comes down to is the discussion of further reductions in height, and we are going to focus on that today.

Alan Martínez

- There are a lot of issues about height within the district. There are historic buildings of 150, 130, 170, and 190 feet without adversely impacting the district.

- [Showed photographs of the block of the proposed project on the east side with three buildings over 100 feet tall] The proposed project is not out of scale.

- In response to all the input we received since January, '07, the project sponsor has redesigned the building three times and reduced it from 12 stories to 10 stories; the height from 130 feet to 113 feet; from 54 to 45 units, and we've added setbacks.

(-)Pamela Duffy

- The facts are that the building has been reduced by four feet only.

- We do not believe that the staff's analysis is accurate in terms of the satisfaction of the exception. We do not believe that the standards for this sensitive location have been met.

(-)Sue Hestor

- The changes in design have been minimal. The exceptions for 80 feet while at the same time pushing the building longer on Holland Street at the higher level, cuts off sunlight.

- Requested that the top two stories be taken off. Lower the building to have an appropriate transition to other buildings and to have a building more in conformity.

(-)Scott House

- Concerned that the project would block the sunlight.

(-)Patrick Breithenback

- Concerned about the sunlight blockage. We support housing and we ask the developers to be sensitive to the residential quality in the immediate neighborhood.

(+)Jim Salinas Jr.

- This project has cooperated with and responded to extensive input on this project over the half year. It is time to focus on the benefits of downtown housing and high quality retail space.

(-)Peter Friel

- This is going to impact the neighborhood during construction, by blocking sunlight, and by increasing the current heavy traffic.

Stephanie Perry

- The project is going to impact the businesses by blocking sunlight.

(+)Andrew Richard

- We want to build a sense of community in this area and part of that is encouraging housing developments. This project would accomplish that.

(+)Tim Colen

- This is a thoughtful attempt to bring housing density closer to jobs in the downtown area.

(+)Michael Adhler

- This building really responds favorably to the district, texture and form of the adjacent properties. Plus it brings much needed housing.

(-)[No name stated]

- There is not any difference on height and bulk from the previous designs. It is going to cast us in shadows.

ACTION: Approved with the creation and implementation of a system to track whether or not  families are moving into the units.

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini and Lee

NAYES: Moore and Sugaya

MOTION: 17615

11b. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

300 GRANT AVENUE (aka 272 and 290 Sutter Street) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for Variance of Planning Code standards for dwelling-unit exposure and projections into required open area in conjunction with the construction of a new, ten-story mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units, approximately 16,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 15, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed on item 11a

ACTION: Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and granted the variances subject to standard conditions of approval.

12. 2008.0548ETZ (Tape IIA) (C. NIKITAS (415) 558-6306)

901 BUSH STREET - southwest corner at Taylor Street; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 0282 - Amendment to the Planning Code, initiated by an individual, creating the 901 Bush Street Special Use District (SUD), that would enable reconstruction of a severely fire-damaged five-story-over-basement historical residential building containing 38 units, as new construction, modifying Planning Code requirements for open space, rear yard, parking, and density, and requiring provision of on-site affordable units. To enact the SUD, a Text Change, adding Section 249.36, and a Map Change to modify Sheet SU01 designating the 901 Bush Street Special Use District at this site, are requested. The property is currently in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District. The existing 65-A Height and Bulk District would remain.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S)

Marge Vincent, Project Sponsor

- I am here basically to answer any questions you may have. All the identified former tenants have been either settled with or offered a settlement.

Francisco Da Costa

- Planning has to consider how many people were left without homes because of the fire and make sure that the housing stock would be available for those people. I am very interested to see how many of the former residents are coming back to the new building.

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Lee and Moore

EXCUSED: Sugaya

MOTION: 17616

13. 2007.0168E (Tape IIA; IIB) (N. TURRELL: (415) 575-9047)

The 22.5-acre Hunters View Public Housing Development: Middle Point and West Point Roads and Wills and Hare Street, Lots 003, 004, and 009 in Block 4624 and an adjacent vacant property, a portion of Keith Street, Lot 027 in Block 4720 - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Housing Authority and Hunters View Associates, LP, assisted by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the Mayor's Office of Housing propose to construct up to 800 residential units in multiple buildings. The project would replace one-for-one the existing 267 public housing units, and would result in a mixed-income community comprised of for-rent and for-sale units at and below market rate, as well as public housing units. The project would also include housing constructed by Habitat for Humanity and resident-serving retail and community space, and up to 816 off-street parking spaces. The project would include improvements to access and circulation including realignment of some existing streets, and addition of new streets and sidewalks as well as areas of outdoor open space. Most of the project site is located within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed-Use, Low Density) zoning district and a 40-X height and bulk district. A portion of the site is zoned RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family), NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale), and M-1 (Light Industrial). The proposed project would require a Zoning Map Amendment to rezone the site to 65-X, and Conditional Use Approval for a Planned Unit Development.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 pm, April 14, 2008. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Final EIR Certified

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Lee and Moore

EXCUSED: Sugaya

MOTION: 17617

14a. 2007.0168ETZ (Tapes IIB; IIIA) (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

The 22.5-acre Hunters View Public Housing Development: Middle Point and West Point Roads and Wills and Hare Street, Lots 003, 004, and 009 in Block 4624 and an adjacent vacant property, a portion of Keith Street, Lot 027 in Block 4720 - Consideration of Adoption of CEQA Findings regarding proposed Planning Code Amendments, Planning Code Text Amendments, and Conditional Use Authorization. The Project would consist of demolishing and replacing all of the existing Housing Authority units and constructing additional units resulting in approximately 800 dwelling units, 6,400 square feet of resident-serving commercial uses, 21,600 square feet of residential care and other supportive services, along with new streets, parks, and other open space. Block 4624 / Lots 003, 004, and 009 is within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District; Block 4720 / Lot 027 is within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District, an M-1 (Light Industrial) District and an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial Small-Scale) District. All of the subject site is within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the Draft Motion Adopting the CEQA Findings.

SPEAKER(S)

Doug Shoemaker, Mayor's Office of Housing

- This is something that we have been working on in partnership with your department, the Redevelopment Agency, and the Housing Authority.

- We will be bringing a series of SFHOPE projects before you. This is the first one; it is like the pilot project.

Sally, Senior Development Specialist – Redevelopment Agency

- This is extremely important because it is the pilot project of the SFHOPE. It is also important to the Agency and its further redevelopment goals for the Bay View Hunter's Point.

Jack Gardener, John Stewart Company

- Our company is the lead partner in Hunter's View Community Partners and we are very pleased to be here because it is a very important step for us.

- Following a public competitive process, Hunter's View Community Partners was selected by the San Francisco Housing Authority to undertake the revitalization of Hunter's View.

- Working closely with the Housing Authority, Mayor's Office of Housing, Redevelopment Agency, and the residents of Hunter's View; we developed a number of principles that have guided our efforts and have been incorporated into the broader HOPE SF program.

Dan Solomon, Architect

- The 267 public housing units are replaced one-to-one and integrated into a new neighborhood of up to 800 units including non-public housing renters and home owners at various levels of income.

- The new site plan identifies organized and safe public places and adding them as essential links to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Francisco Da Costa

- In order to address quality of life issues and to have good housing, we must address cumulative pollution.

- We need affordable housing but it should be housing that empowers us.

Phillip Ragozzino

- Concerned that the new Fairfax Street intersection is going to be more dangerous than it is now.

Jill Fox

- What we are hoping for is a way to work it out with the existing neighborhood and the new neighborhood to get mitigation on the open space issues that can connect both in a more comprehensive way.

- The open space developments are small and there are no accommodations made for dogs.

Kristine Enea

- I am here to ask, what we ask on every project surrounding the Indian Basin, for mitigations that contribute to open space.

- There are going to be serious traffic impacts on Innes Avenue.

Larry Hollingsworth

- We do not need to wait any longer to bring this project forward because we need a new development in Hunter's Point.

Juan Monsanto

- As the landowners, we are extremely excited about this opportunity to finally revitalize the community that the Housing Authority would not be able to do on its own.

Espanola Jackson

- Concerned with what redevelopment is doing to our area.

- There are a lot of people of low income in the area and where are they going to go?

Leaotis Martin

- This project should go forward with the John Stewart Program.

Karla Price, Mayor's Office Housing

- Some of the programs that we are putting in place in cooperation with the Housing Authority, Community of Opportunities, and the Mayor's Office of Economic Development is for an existing residents support program to make sure that the residents that are there now have the ability to return and stay on-site - a support program for the residents that are there.

Britt Tanner, LEED Engineer

- We have been working with members of the Planning Department to try to coordinate different issues that go throughout the whole city. The Transit Effective Project is a city wide project looking at all Muni systems to make it more effective.

ACTION: Approved adoption

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

MOTION: 17618

14b. 2007.0168CETZ (M. Snyder (415-575-6891)

The 22.5-acre Hunters View Public Housing Development: Middle Point and West Point Roads and Wills and Hare Street, Lots 003, 004, and 009 in Block 4624 and an adjacent vacant property, a portion of Keith Street, Lot 027 in Block 4720 - Request for a Planning Code Map Amendment to (1) rezone block 4720 / Lot 27 from RH-2, M-1 and NC-2 to RM-1,(2) rezone the entire site from a 40-X Height and Bulk District to the 40 / 65-X Height and Bulk District, (3) designate the entire site as the Hope SF Hunters View Special Use District. The Project would consist of demolishing and replacing all of the existing Housing Authority units and constructing additional units resulting in approximately 800 dwelling units, 6,400 square feet of resident-serving commercial uses, 21,600 square feet of residential care and other supportive services, along with new streets, parks, and other open space. Block 4624 / Lots 003, 004, and 009 is within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District; Block 4720 / Lot 027 is within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District, an M-1 (Light Industrial) District and an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial Small-Scale) District. All of the subject site is within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed on item 14b

ACTION: Approved

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

RESOLUTION: 17619

14c. 2007.0168CETZ: (M. Snyder (415-575-6891)

The 22.5-acre Hunters View Public Housing Development: Middle Point and West Point Roads and Wills and Hare Street, Lots 003, 004, and 009 in Block 4624 and an adjacent vacant property, a portion of Keith Street, Lot 027 in Block 4720 - Request for a Planning Code text Amendment to (1) establish Planning Code Section 249.39 describing the Hope SF Hunter View Special Use District and the provisions therein, and Planning Code Section 263.20 describing height provisions for the Hunters View Special Use District and the 40/65-X Height and Bulk District. The Project would consist of demolishing and replacing all of the existing Housing Authority units and constructing additional units resulting in approximately 800 dwelling units, 6,400 square feet of resident-serving commercial uses, 21,600 square feet of residential care and other supportive services, along with new streets, parks, and other open space. Block 4624 / Lots 003, 004, and 009 is within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District; Block 4720 / Lot 027 is within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District, an M-1 (Light Industrial) District and an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial Small-Scale) District. All of the subject site is within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed on item 14a

ACTION: Approved PC Text amendments

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

RESOLUTION: 17620

ACTION: Approved SUD establishment

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

RESOLUTION: 17622

14d. 2007.0168CETZ (B. Fu: (415) 558-6613)

The 22.5-acre Hunters View Public Housing Development: Middle Point and West Point Roads and Wills and Hare Street, Lots 003, 004, and 009 in Block 4624 and an adjacent vacant property, a portion of Keith Street, Lot 027 in Block 4720 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development under Planning Code Sections 303 and 304. The Planning Unit Development would include exceptions to rear yards (Planning Code Section 134(a) and (c)), usable open space (Planning Code Section 135), allowable obstructions (Planning Code Section 136), spacing of street trees (Planning Code Section 143), parking (Planning Code Sections 150, 151, 154 and 155), bicycle parking (Planning Code Section 155.5), loading (Section 152), dwelling unit exposure (Section 140), measurement of height (Planning Code Sections 102..12 and 260(a)) and density (Planning Code Section 209.1). The Project would consist of demolishing and replacing all of the existing Housing Authority units and constructing additional units resulting in approximately 800 dwelling units, 6,400 square feet of resident-serving commercial uses, 21,600 square feet of residential care and other supportive services, along with new streets, parks, and other open space. Block 4624 / Lots 003, 004, and 009 is within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District; Block 4720 / Lot 027 is within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District, an M-1 (Light Industrial) District and an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial Small-Scale) District. All of the subject site is within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed on item 14a

ACTION: Approved

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

MOTION: 17621

G. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS (Tape IIIA)

15. Commission Comments/Questions

· Inquiries/Announcements. Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).

· Future Meetings/Agendas. 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 Moore

- I have been very interested in the Transit Effectiveness Program and I would like to suggest that we have a special meeting on that. Generally we need an overview, but more specifics on the projects that are up coming or currently under consideration.

- This is relatively a new thing and I think we would be well advised to be more fluent with that tool and what is being done.

Commissioner Antonini

- I just wanted to mention that the Examiner had an article last week regarding ABAG reassessment of housing and it has been acknowledgement that San Francisco has to provide a larger share of it relative to the suburban areas.

Commissioner Sugaya

- Now that the EIS is out on the Presidio, the playground areas, I would like to have a vetting before this Commission. I do not know the correct way to do that, but we need to have some consideration here somewhere.

- There is a public hearing scheduled on July 15, I believe. I do not know if we can schedule anything before that or not.

Commissioner Olague

- We have mentioned earlier about a possible 10 o'clock hearing. We all have been requesting this for some time.

Commissioner Miguel

- I know the Presidio is not in our purview. However, it impacts many neighborhoods of the City, particularly the traffic impacts and some other impacts.

- To do it in isolation from how we plan, it is totally the wrong way to go.

Commissioner Sugaya

- Secondly, I would like to have staff take a look into the procedures for how to delist the Jessie Street Substation as a City Landmark and also to delist it from the National Register of Historic Places.

Larry Badiner, Zoning Administrator

- For delisting a landmark, the procedure is the same as you would list a landmark. You would do a case report, initiate the proposal to delist the thing, bring it to the Landmarks Board, The Planning Commission, and to the Board of Supervisors.

- As far as the National Register, I am not familiar with that.

H. 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

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

SPEAKER(S)

None

Adjournment: 5:48 P.M.

THESE MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, July 24, 2008.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

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