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February 10, 2011 - Special Meeting

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Minutes of

Special Meeting

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 10, 2011

3:30 PM

Special  Meeting

 

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

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 4:03 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Rick Cooper, Elizabeth Watty, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

 

A.         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.

 

NOTE:              All of the following speakers spoke on item one (1), 3711 - 19th Avenue (aka Park Merced Mixed-use Development Program) – Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report

SPEAKERS:     In opposition to certification:  Mark Salomon, Aaron Goodman, Marlene Madell, Lora Traveler, Ethel Silverstein, Bernie Choden, Healani Ting, Steve Zeltzer, Cathy Lentz, Chris French, Mike Buhler – San Francisco Architectural Heritage, Terence Faulkner, Michael Russom, Kelsey Russom, Polly Marshall, Jamie Whitaker, Eric Brooks, Ben Viguerie, Marilyn Amini, and Mary Miles; In support of certification:  Peter Anderson, Gayle Tsen Strang, Byron Kuth, David Meckel, William Leddy, John Jweinat, Jeff Rocca, Pierluigi Serraino, and Walter Paulson

 

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

 

1.      2008.0021E!KMPTWZ                                                            (R. COOPER: (415) 575-9027)

         3711 – 19TH AVENUE aka Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program – Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report. The Site 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 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001) –  The project, which would be implemented over 20-30 years in multiple phases, includes the addition of approximately 5,700 net new residential units, the demolition and replacement of approximately 1,800 existing units which would remain subject to the San Francisco Rent Stabilization Ordinance, rent-protections and relocation rights for existing tenants; re-alignment and re-design of streets and blocks; re-alignment and improvement of the MUNI M-Oceanview light-rail line and overall transportation improvements; the addition of 310,000sf of new neighborhood-serving retail and office space; 68 acres of new and re-configured public open spaces including neighborhood parks, pedestrian and bike paths, athletic fields, a new farm, and community gardens; a new preschool/elementary school and daycare facility site, a new fitness center; ecological hydrology improvements; and the provision of renewable energy and water infrastructure. The Draft EIR identified potentially significant, unavoidable environmental impacts on aesthetics, historic architectural resources, transportation, noise, air quality, wind and biological resources.

Preliminary recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report. The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 PM on July 12, 2010.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Motion to Not Certify the Environmental Impact Report

AYES:              Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

NAYES:            Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

RESULT:           The Motion failed to pass

 

ACTION:           The Final Environmental Impact Report was certified

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

MOTION:           18269

                       

C.        SPECIAL CALENDAR

 

NOTE:              Following the staff presentation in which it was stated that the statement that the historic district’s central core alternative could not support opportunities has been deleted from the paragraph rejecting the alternative – pointing out that it was simply a drafting error, the project (items 2a-2f) was presented by Michael Yarne – Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Seth Mallen – Park Merced Investors LLC, and Mary Murphy – Counsel for the Project Sponsors.  Mr. Peter Albert – SFMTA, responded to commissioner’s questions

 

2a.        2008.0021E!KMPTWZ                                                             (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

3711 – 19TH AVENUE aka Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development – 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 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001) –  Adoption of CEQA findings related to the approval of the project described in Items c, d, e, f, and g below.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the CEQA findings.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of the project:  Tim Colen – San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, Sarah Karlinsky – SPUR, John Jweinat – Park Merced shopping Center, Pam Hagen, Dan Weaver, Tony Zhang, Matt Miller, Brian Celedon, Gina Teichert, Miriam Fontes, Matthew Fonets, Ed Reidy, Tom Murphy, Manny Florez – Carpenters Local 22, Henry Larnilowicz – San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth, Jeff Rocca, Annette Rocca, Sean Nicholson, Javier Florez, Francois Hechinger, Grace Shanahan, Joel Koppel, Kate Wilson, Arne Larsen, Carol Koppel, Armand Kiligian – KEV Armenian School, Paul O’Driscoll, Mike Smith, Linda Corso – BOMA Government Affairs Committee, Neveo Mosser, James Decker, Brook Turner – Coalition for Better Housing, Jim Cook, and Janan New – Director of the San Francisco Apartment Association; In opposition to the project:  Hoi Chong Wong (as translated by Cao Don – Chinatown Community Development Center), Giti Dadlani – Tenants Together, Terence Faulkner, [Unidentifed Speaker] handed in a memo from Herbert J. Weiner who had to leave, Bernie Choden, Steve Heide – METNA, James Joannides, Maria Elena Guerrero Engber, Marlene Madell, Robley Passalacqua, Ben Viguerie, Eric Brooks – San Francisco Green Party, Polly Marshall, Marc Christensen – President of the Park Merced Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association, Cathy Lentz, Tom Murphy, Marilyn Amini, Judith Flynn – Director of the Montessori Children’s Center in Park Merced, Rose Hillson – Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods, Hiroshi Fukuda – Chair of the Coalition for San Francisco Land Use and Housing Committee, Mary Anne Miller – San Francisco Tomorrow, Aaron Goodman, David Scherna, and Alex Strauss

ACTION:           Approved adoption of CEQA findings

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

MOTION:           18270

 

2b.    2008.0021E!KMPTWZ                                                               (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

3711 – 19TH AVENUE aka Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program – 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 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001) – Request for a Planning Code Amendments pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 to add Planning Code Section 249.64, the “Parkmerced Special Use District” (PMSUD), amend Planning Code Section 270 to create a new Bulk District (“PM”) for the proposed Parkmerced Special Use District, and amend Planning Code Section 102.5 and 201 to include the Parkmerced Zoning Districts in order to facilitate the long-range development plans outlined in the Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program, described in more detail in Item a above. The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending these Text Amendments to the Board of Supervisors; and will also consider 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 2a

ACTION:           Approved Planning Code amendments

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

RESOLUTION:   18271

 

2c.     2008.0021E!KMPTWZ                                                               (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

3711 – 19TH AVENUE aka Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program – 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 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001) – Request for Zoning Map Amendments pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 to amend the Planning Code Zoning Map Sheets ZN13, HT13, and SU13 to reclassify Parkmerced from RM-1 (Residential Mixed, Low Density), RM-4 (Residential Mixed, High Density), & RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family, Detached) Districts, to PM [Parkmerced Residential (PM-R), Parkmerced Mixed Use – Social Heart (PM-MU1), Parkmerced Mixed Use – Neighborhood Commons (PM-MU2), Parkmerced School (PM-S), Parkmerced Community/Fitness (PM-CF), and Parkmerced Open Space (PM-OS)], and to make conforming Map Amendments to facilitate the long-range development plans of the Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program outlined in more detail in Item a above.  The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending these Zoning Map Amendments to the Board of Supervisors; and will also consider 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 2a

ACTION:           Approved Zoning Map amendments

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

RESOLUTION:   18271

 

2d.    2008.0021E!KMPTWZ                                                               (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

3711 – 19TH AVENUE aka Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program – 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 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001) – Request for a General Plan Amendment pursuant to Planning Code Section 340 to amend the San Francisco General Plan Urban Design Element Map 4 to make conforming Map Amendments to facilitate the long-range development plans outlined in the Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program and described in more detail in Item a above. The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending this General Plan Amendment to the Board of Supervisors. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 2a

ACTION:           Approved General Plan amendments

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

RESOLUTION:   18271

 

2e.     2008.0021E!KMPTWZ                                                               (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

3711 – 19TH AVENUE aka Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program – 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 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001) – Request for Local Coastal Zone Permit pursuant to Planning Code Section 330 to allow the full implementation of the Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program, specifically as it relates to the redevelopment of lots 7309, 7309-A, 7334, 7337, and 7333, which are located within the Local Coastal Permit Zone Area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 2a

ACTION:           Approved Local Coastal Zone Permit

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

MOTION:           18272

 

2f.     2008.0021E!KMPTWZ                                                               (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

3711 – 19TH AVENUE aka Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Program – 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 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001) – Request for Approval of a Development Agreement pursuant to Chapter 56 of the San Francisco Administrative Code between Parkmerced Investors, LLC. and the City and County of San Francisco, related to the Parkmerced Mixed-Use Development Project described in more detail in Item a above.

Preliminary recommendation: Recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 2a

ACTION:           Approved Development Agreement

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Miguel

NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

RESOLUTION:   18273

 

Adjournment:    11:44 p.m.

 

Adopted:       March 17, 2011

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