Notice of Meeting
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, October 21, 2010
President: Ron Miguel
Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Kathrin Moore;
Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery
Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.
Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.
View the meeting online at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp
View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.
The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26
THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION
Commission Meeting Procedures
Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 11:00 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies. When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.
Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.
The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.
Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings: There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.
Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings
Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision: The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).
For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.
San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance
Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.
Accessible Meeting Policy
Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing. A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice). In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice). Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.
Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.
For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at email@example.com.
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website atwww.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.
Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:
1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary
2) Planning Department Case Report
3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions
4) Public Correspondence
These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.
5:00 P.M. _________
President: Ron Miguel
Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya
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. 2006.1524E (b. bollinger: (415) 575-9024)
350 Mission Street - Assessor’s Block 3710 Lot 017 - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project is demolition of an existing 4-story institutional/retail building (Heald College) and construction of a new 375-foot high, 356,000 sqft office building with ground-level public space, restaurant and retail uses, 61 parking spaces, and 64 bicycle parking spaces. The 19,000-square-foot project site is located in the Financial District on the northeast corner of the intersection of Fremont and Mission Streets on a block bounded by Beale, Market, Fremont, and Mission Streets within a C-3-O (Downtown Commercial-Office) District and a 550-S Height and Bulk District.
NOTE: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until 5 p.m. on November 2, 2010.
(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 2010)
B. SPECIAL CALENDAR
2. 2008.0021EMTZW (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)
INITIATE PLANNING CODE, ZONING MAP, AND GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS AS PART OF PARKMERCED’S MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Zoning Maps, and General Plan. The Amendments are related to the Parkmerced Development Project, which is generally bounded by Lake Merced Boulevard to the west, Brotherhood Way to the south, Junipero Serra Boulevard, Felix Avenue, Cambon Drive, and 19th Avenue to the east, and Holloway Avenue, Varela Avenue, Serrano Drive, Font Boulevard, Pinto Avenue, and Vidal Drive to the north (Assessor’s Blocks 7303, 7303A, 7308 through 7311, 7309A, 7315 through 7323, 7325, 7326, 7330, 7331 (Lot 4), 7332 (Lot 4), 7333 (Lots 1 and 3), 7333A, 7333B, 7333C, 7333D, 7333E, 7334 through 7345, 7345A, 7345B, 7345C, 7356 through 7359, and 7360 through 7370) - Request for Planning Code Text Amendmentsto: (1) create Planning Code Section 249.64, the “Parkmerced Special Use District” (PMSUD), which would establish specific use categories that include residential, mixed-use, school, community, and open space districts; height and bulk restrictions, parking, car-share, bicycle-parking requirements; establish a design review process for the phased development plan; and allow for the demolition and replacement of 1,538 rent-controlled dwelling units; and (2) amend Code Section 270 (Bulk Limits) to create a new Bulk District for the proposed “Parkmerced Special Use District”. Request for Planning Code Map Amendments: to (1) amend Zoning Map ZN13 to delete references to existing zoning within the project site and to refer to the proposed new “Parkmerced Special Use District” zoning districts (PM-R, PM-MU1, PM-MU2, PM-S, PM-CF, and PM-OS); (2) amend Zoning Map SU13 to designate the project site as the proposed new “Parkmerced Special Use District”; and (3) amend Zoning Map HT13 to reclassify the height limits within the project site according to the proposed project. Request for General Plan Amendment to amend the Urban Design Element Height Map (Map 4) to reflect the proposed height restrictions as described in the proposed development program.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Zoning Maps, and General Plan and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.