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October 28, 2010

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 28, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

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

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 1:40 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Delvin Washington, Julian Banales, Mark Luellen, Adrian Putra, Pilar LaValley, Tim Frye, Elizabeth Watty, Aaron Hollister, AnMarie Rodgers, Brett Bollinger, Kevin Guy, David Lindsay, Aaron Starr, Erica Jackson, Kate McGee, Adam Varat, and Jonas Ionin – Acting 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.

           

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

 

1.         2010.0311C                                                             (A. Putra: (415) 575-9079)

1890 19th AVENUE - northeast corner of 19th Avenue and Ortega Street; Lot 043 in Assessor’s Block 2055 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 186.1, and 303 to allow for the expansion of a nonconforming automotive gas and service station (d.b.a. B & W Chevron).  Proposal will convert an existing automotive service station with accessory convenience store into a stand-alone accessory convenience store, construct a new automotive service station structure, and will not change the existing service bays on the subject property in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18201

 

2a.        2010.0518CV                                                      (P. LaValley:  (415) 575-9084)

500 Capp Street - southwest corner of Capp and 20th Streets; Lot 032 in Assessor’s Block 3610 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.4(a) and 303, to establish a Community Facility use within the RTO-Mission (Residential Transit Oriented-Mission) District and 55-X Height and Bulk District.  The project would rehabilitate and restore the existing single-family residence, former home of conceptual artist David Ireland, for use as an artist-in-residence program and archive/study center (Community Facility), operated by the 500 Capp Street Foundation. A free-standing residential (caretaker’s) unit will be constructed at the rear of the parcel.  The Zoning Administrator will hear related rear yard, open space, and parking setback on street frontages variance requests. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     In support:  David Meckel and Ed Gilbert; In opposition:  Elizabeth Sweet

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18203

 

2b.       2010.0518CV                                                      (P. LaValley:  (415) 575-9084)

500 Capp Street - southwest corner of Capp and 20th Streets; Lot 032 in Assessor’s Block 3610 - Request for Variance pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134, 135, and 144(d)  from rear yard, open space, and parking setback on street frontages requirements.  The Zoning Administrator will consider the request following the Planning Commission’s consideration of the Conditional Use authorization.

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 2a.

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

 

3.         2007.1117CV                                                              (T. Frye:  (415) 575-6822)

1731 Powell Street - northwest intersection of Powell and Filbert Streets at Columbus Avenue, formerly the Pagoda and the Palace Theaters, Assessor’s Block 0101; Lot 004 - Request to amend a Conditional Use Authorization granted by the Planning Commission on January 8, 2009 pursuant to Sections 303, 703.2, and 722 of the Planning Code to rehabilitate the existing building to provide up to 18 dwelling units, ground floor retail commercial space, and up to 27 off-street parking spaces. The proposed amendment would amend the required affordable housing requirements for the project from providing 4 off-site units to paying the Affordable Housing Program fee pursuant to Section 415.  Amendment would allow the project sponsor to pay the in-lieu fee to the affordable housing program rather than construct off-site BMR units.  The subject property is within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18204

 

4.         2010.0682C                                                              (E. Watty:  (415) 558-6620)

2332 Taraval Street - north side between 33rd and 34th Avenues; Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 2362 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 711.54, and 790.60, to allow a change of use from a medical office to a massage establishment (dba Relax Feet Massage) within the NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     In opposition:  Pauline

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18205

 

C.         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.

 

5.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 2, 2010

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 7, 2010

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 14, 2010

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

 

6.         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 Antonini:

My congratulations to Scott Sanchez.  On another item today, in today' s "Chronicle," great area -- great article on the area south of the China Basin. There were a couple of things I think the public should know about that. The area is large, and there is talk of an arena that would only take up a portion of that. My calculations are only maybe 25% of the available area, so there is room for more development still consistent with the parking needs which the Giants have which I think would be sufficient for the arena use. The second thing about the arena is not just focused on the Warriors or an NBA team, which is very important, but I think that facility would get used as many as 300 days a year because it is such a good location. I have talked to a number of people in the entertainment area, and they feel it might be a site for major concerts' because people want to be in san francisco and its accessibility is terrific. I think it would be a great
economic boom, not to mention other things we cannot have now because of the facility not being there.I have mentioned major political conventions and other events that require that kind of facility. it would be great, but much more can be done at that site in addition to just that and that would help it make -- help make it more sustainable.

Commissioner Sugaya:

I had an opportunity to attend the scoping commission for the Academy of Art Tuesday night in downtown at one of their facilities, at Post and Mason Streets. There are quite a few people there, but it was interesting to the extent that it kind of reminded me of some of our hearings, where 90% of the people who were there sung the praises of the Academy of Art University rather than talking about what should be covered in the environmental report. And I think that we can expect the same at future hearings, or people from far away -- as Contra Costa County came to testify. In any case, there were other targeted comments, and I don' t know if it was that truthful, but I know it is part of the process.

President Miguel:   I also would like to individually compliment Scott Sanchez. I appreciate the work you have done so far. It has been interesting, from time to time I watch onTV the Board of Appeals, and I think you represent the Department extremely well, and that is greatly appreciated. During the week, I have had occasion to interface with some of the members of the HPC, both sides of the pacific project that will be before us. I have had the pleasure of being on a panel Monday that was chaired by John King from "The Chronicle," which was very interesting, as well as talking to some of the people who are involved with the health services master plan and with the Booker T. Washington project.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

 

John Rahaim:

My congratulations to  Scott and I look forward to working together with him in the coming years. I went to the neighborhood at work Friday afternoon to discuss a number of topics with the residence. one of the things I wanted to mention to you is we will be, towards the end of the year, probably early December, giving you an update on the overall action plan, wrapping that up, and presenting to you some of our recommendations for changing
the items under due process for internal procedural changes, primarily, and we will be
convening with public stakeholders on that process in early December as well. That group requested that we hold that meeting on Saturday morning rather than a weekday evening so we could have better attendance. So we will do that. The other thing I wanted to mention, as you May recall, several months ago, the Mayor and Supervisor Chu had requested the department convene a park shattered task force to analyze the effects of development that is under way. Those meetings are being held on an infrequent basis, so for your sake and the public's sake, if your interested in attending, these meetings are available to the public and call the department and we will let you know when the next meetings are.

 

 

8.         Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

 

 

RESULTS OF BOARD HEARINGS LAST WEEK:

Land Use: 

       100046 Amending Inclusionary Housing Ordinance(Amended & Cont)

 

FULL BOARD:

       100188 1800 Market Street Community Center LGBT SUD (2nd Read)

       100881 Zoning Map Amendment - 1717-17th Street (2nd Read)

       100917 Area Plan Impact Fee and Jobs-Housing Linkage Program Mods (Wertheim, Rodgers 1st Read)

       101200 Preservation and Rehabilitation of Transfer Lots After Sale of Transferable Development Rights; Zoning Map and General Plan Map Amendments - 680 California Street  (Sullivan, 1st Read )

       4pm 10 Bernal Heights CEQA Appeal (Sullivan, Jackson)

       10 Bernal Heights CU Appeal (Sullivan, Jackson)

 

 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED:

 

       101309 Planning Code Amendments - Upper Fillmore NCD

Sponsor: Alioto-Pier

Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 718.1 and

Sections 718.42, 718.44, and 718.69A of the Zoning Control Table to allow new full-service

restaurants, small self-service restaurants, and self-service specialty food establishments with

conditional use authorization and to amend Section 718.41 and add a specific provision for

full-service restaurants to allow a bar in conjunction with a full-service restaurant with

conditional use authorization; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning

Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority

Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to Land Use and Economic Development Committee.

 

       101313  Zoning Map and Code Amend. - Bayshore BLVD Home Improvement SUD

Sponsor: Maxwell

Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 249.65 to establish

the Bayshore Boulevard Home Improvement Special Use District for the properties on lots

fronting Bayshore Boulevard from Jerrold Avenue to the 1-280 Freeway, the west side of

Loomis Street from Jerrold Avenue to the 1-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue from Loomis Street

to Bayshore Boulevard, Marengo Street from Bayshore Boulevard to Waterloo Street and the

west side of Boutwell Street from Industrial Street to the 1-280 Freeway, and also including

some lots on Cortland Avenue; amending the Zoning Map of the City and County of San

Francisco to rezone the designated blocks and lots from the current M-1 and P/M-1 zoning to

PDR-2, P/PDR-2 and the Bayshore Boulevard Home Improvement Special Use District;

adopting findings, including environmental findings, Section 302 findings, and findings of

consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to Land Use and Economic Development Committee.

 

       101098  Admin. Code Amendments – E-Distribution of Multi-Page Docs

Sponsor: Mirkarimi

Ordinance amending the San Francisco Administrative Code by amending Sections 1.56 and

8.12.4, adding Section 8.12.5, and re-numbering Section 8.12-1 as 8.13, to provide for the

electronic distribution of documents more than 10 pages long prepared by City departments.

SUBSTITUTED AND ASSIGNED to Rules Committee.

 

 

LEGISLATION NEARING EFFECTIVE DATE / NEWLY EFFECTIVE:

 

             BF 100434 Castro NCD Restaurant Changes Oct 15

 

INTERIM CONTROLS:

       Inclusionary Housing Interim Controls—Resolution imposing interim zoning controls establishing a requirement for conditional use authorization for a change in use or reduction in size of any child care facility that serves more than 13 children, for an 18 month period.  Expires 8/12/11 or Until Perm. Controls Est.

 

       091209  Interim Zoning Controls for the Bayshore Corridor.  CU for projects that involve: (1) formula retail; (2) new retail 25,000+ sf ; and/or (3) a lot merger of 25,000 sf+  in the Bayshore Corridor vicinity. Expires 10/2/11.

 

       100804   Interim Zoning - Requiring Conditional Use Authorization for Change in Use or Reduction of Child Care Facilities Effective 8/5/10. EXPIRES 2/5/12

 

9.         2010.0697I                                                       (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)

814 Mission Street - Everest College Abbreviated Institution Master Plan - between Fourth and Fifth Streets Lot 007, of Assessor’s Block 3705, Report on Everest College’s Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (IMP), pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5. Everest College’s Abbreviated IMP contains information on the nature and history of the institution, the location and use of affiliated buildings, and development plans within the C-3-R, Downtown Retail and 160-F Height and Bulk Districts. The IMP is available for viewing on the Planning Department’s website (from www.sfplanning.org click “Publications & Reports” and then “Institutional Master Plans”).

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational presentation, no action requested.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           The Commission determined that the presentation and information received was adequate and that it would not be necessary to have a further public hearing

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

 

E.         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.

 

SPEAKERS:    

An unnamed speaker, Michael Goldman and Shona spoke regarding the Axis of Love MCD at 1260 Mission Street – [The record shows that 16 other members of the public were in the audience regarding this item.]

 

F.         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.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

 

G.            CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

 

            10.        2007.0519CEK                                                 (B. BOLLINGER: (415) 575-9024)

1645 PACIFIC AVENUE - assessor’s Block 0595 Lot 013 – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The project site is a 15,959-square-foot parcel located on a block bounded by Pacific Ave., Polk St., Jackson St., and Van Ness Ave. in the Russian Hill neighborhood. The proposed project would demolish the existing commercial building and replace it with a new 65-foot high building with 48 residential units, ground-level retail uses, and 49 parking spaces. The project site is within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Polk NCD) and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on January 19, 2010. 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to November 4, 2010

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

 

 

 

 

H.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

            11.        2007.0519CEK                                                             (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

1645 PACIFIC AVENUE - south side between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 0595 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1, 271, and 303 to grant exceptions to bulk requirements and to allow development of a lot larger than 10,000 square feet, within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and the 65-A Height and Bulk District, and the adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The proposed project is to demolish an existing building containing automotive repair and parking uses and a portion of another automotive repair building, and to construct a new six-story over basement building containing approximately 39 dwelling units, 40 off-street parking spaces, and approximately 3,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                       

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to November 4, 2010

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

 

12.        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 sq. ft. 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.

(continued from Regular Meeting of October 21, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           None – Public hearing on the Draft EIR – action by the commission is not required

 

13.        2010.0470C                                                            (A. Putra:  (415) 575-9079)

2301 Market Street - southwest corner of Market and Noe Streets; Lot 034 in Assessor’s Block 3563 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 721.44 and 303 for a change of use from a retail coffee store (d.b.a. Power Up Cafe) to a small, self-service restaurant (dba TBD) which is located within Gold's Gym in the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions 

 

SPEAKERS:     Lee Moulton – representing the Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18206

 

14.        2009.0278C                                                             (A. Starr:  (415) 558-6362)

1814-1816 ANZA STREET -  north side between 9th and 10th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 1535 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3(j), 303 and 317, to convert a building with two residential units to a church (Canaan Lutheran Church) within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Small Scale) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project also includes the construction of a three-story horizontal addition at the rear of the building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

 

SPEAKERS:     In support:  Pastor Eric Borchers – Zion Lutheran Church & School, Lincoln Lue, David Tin, Patty Loo, May Kung, Charles Wong, Quock Zhang, Bonita Hugh, Julia Chan, Jenny Chandra, Wei Qi, Lili Rong, Henry Chen

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18209

 

15.        2010.0039C                                                          (E. Jackson:  (415) 558-6363)

185 Berry Street - on the block situated between 3rd Street, 4th Street, Berry Street, and the Mission Creek Channel; Lot 005, Assessor’s Block 3803 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 227(h), 303, and 842.93 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 3 new panel antennas on the rooftop on an existing 6 story office building.  The project also includes the installation of associated equipment cabinets.  The project site is within a MUO (Mixed Use Office) Zoning District and a 90-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Borden, Moore, Sugaya, Olague and Miguel

ABSENT:          Antonini

MOTION:           18207

 

16.        2010.0838T                                                            (E. Watty:  (415) 558-6620)

Health Care Services Master Plan - the Planning Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 101057] amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Sections 342 to 342.10 requiring the preparation of a Health Care Services Master Plan identifying the current and projected needs for, and locations of, health care services within San Francisco and recommending how to achieve and maintain appropriate distribution of, and equitable access to, such services; requiring that medical institutions applying for land use approvals obtain a consistency determination from the Planning Commission determining that the proposed use promotes the goals recommended in the Master Plan; providing fees for the consistency determination, and making findings, including findings of consistency with the General Plan and the eight priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and environmental findings.The Commission will consider amendments to this Ordinance, along with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications.

 

NOTE:              This item was taken out of order and heard as the first item on the Regular Calendar

SPEAKERS:     In opposition:  Dr. Mickey Ro-K-Each, Ron Smith, Nato Cueir, Dr. Keith Loring, Randy Withorp, Leon Chow, and Malayne Morran; In support:  Emily Lee, Konass Bassini, Roma Guy, Paul Wermer, Abbie Yant, Kevin Kitchingham, Joseph Moore, Sue Hestor, and Bernie Choden

ACTION:           Approved with modifications

AYES:              Borden, Moore, Sugaya, Olague and Miguel

NAYES:            Antonini

MOTION:           18202

 

17.        2010.0788U                                                        (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

Amendments to Administrative Code Concerning a Child Care Feasibility Study  [BOS File No. 10-1094] - Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend the San Francisco Administrative Code by adding Chapter 29B to require a City agency, or a private developer that receives City funds for a development project, as defined, to prepare a feasibility study for providing an on-site child care center whenever it plans to construct or purchase a building, lease more than 50 percent of space in a private building for an initial term of more than one year, or alter more than 50 percent of the space in an existing building; adopting findings, including environmental findings. The Commission will consider an Ordinance introduced by Supervisors Dufty and Alioto-Pier that would amend the Administrative Code as described in the Ordinance with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department and making environmental findings.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 14, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18208

 

18.        2010.0081U                                                               (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

TMASF PROGRAM SUMMARY AND WORK PLAN - Request for authorization for TMASF Connects to continue transportation brokerage services pursuant to Planning Code Section 163 and adoption of their proposed 2011-2021 Transportation Management Program Work Plan; and authorization for TMASF Connects to begin providing resident employment brokerage services pursuant to Planning Code Section 164 and adoption of  their proposed 2011-2016 Resident Placement and Training Program Work Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Olague and Miguel

NAYES:            Sugaya

MOTION:           18210

 

19.        2010.0863T                                                             (K. McGee: (415) 558-6367)

Amendments to the Planning Code Section 420.1-420.5: The Visitacion Valley Community Facilities and Infrastructure Fee and Fund [Board File No. 101247] - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Maxwell amending Planning Code Sections 420.1 (Findings), 420.2 (Definitions), 420.3 (Application), 420.4 (Imposition of Requirements), 420.5 (Visitacion Valley Community Facilities and Infrastructure Fund) to update the Visitacion Valley Community Facilities and Infrastructure Fee and Fund and to conform the program with other Area Plan fee programs; and adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to November 18, 2010

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

 

20a.      2007.1238EMTRU                                                    (A. Varat: (415) 558-6405) 

            Better Streets Plan - Adopting CEQA Findings relating to the approval of the Better Streets Plan - and associated actions, including adoption of amendments to the General Plan and the Planning Code. 

            preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

RESOLUTION:   18211

 

20b.      2007.1238EMRTU                                                    (A. Varat: (415) 558-6405)

            Better Streets Plan - Consideration of Adopting a Resolution Amending the General Plan and consideration of a General Plan Referral on the General Plan and Related Actions -  Pursuant to Planning Code Section 340 (c), the Commission will consider adopting amendments to the Transportation and Urban Design Elements of the General Plan, and recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt an Ordinance approving the amendments.  The Better Streets Plan creates a comprehensive set of guidelines for the design of the pedestrian environment on public right-of-ways.  The proposed General Plan amendments would incorporate the Better Streets Plan into the General Plan by reference.  Pursuant to San Francisco Charter § 4.105 and the San Francisco Administrative Code Section  2A.53, the Commission, as part of this action also will consider a General Plan Referral for the General Plan amendments and relating actions, finding General Plan amendments and Planning Code amendments in conformity with the General Plan, as it is proposed to be amended, and with Planning Code Section 101.1(b) Priority Policies of the General Plan.

            Preliminary recommendation: Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

RESOLUTION:   18212

 

20c.      2007.1238EMRTU                                                    (A. Varat: (415) 558-6405)

            Better Streets Plan - Consideration of Adopting a Resolution to Recommend Approval of the Better Streets Plan as an Official Plan of the City and County of San Francisco and to Amend the Planning Code and Administrative Code Related to the Better Streets Plan - On September 21, 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced legislation at the Board of Supervisors that would adopt the Better Street Plan as an official plan of San Francisco and amend the Planning Code, Administrative Code, Public Works Code, and Subdivision Code to incorporate the Better Streets Plan and related concepts.  The Better Streets Plan creates a comprehensive set of guidelines for the design of the pedestrian environment on public right-of-ways.  As part of this action, the Commission will consider recommending to the Board of Supervisors approval of the Better Streets Plan as an Official Plan of the City.  Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 (b), the Commission will consider recommending approval of amendments to sections 132, 135, 138.1, 249.1, 428, 825, and 827 of the Planning Code.  The amendments would establish and describe requirements for street improvements for public and private projects, and consolidate existing requirements for street improvements into a unified section of the Planning Code.  Pursuant to Section 5.41 of the Board of Supervisors Rules of Order, which directs the Board of Supervisors to refer any changes to the Administrative Code that involve planning or land use issues to the Planning Commission, the Commission will consider recommending approval of amendments to Section 98.1 of the Administrative Code, the Better Streets Policy. 

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

RESOLUTION:   18213

 

I.          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))

 

SPEAKERS:     None

 

Adjournment:    6:44 p.m.

 

Adopted:       December 2, 2010

 

 

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