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April 21, 2011 - Jnt. Meeting w/Treasure Island Development Authority

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

&

TREASURE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Notice of Joint

Meeting

Supervisors Chambers - Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 21, 2011

6:30 PM

Special Meeting

 

PLANNING

COMMISSION:              President:          Christina R. Olague

                                    Vice-President:  Ron Miguel

                                    Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini

                                                             Gwyneth Borden

                                                             Rodney Fong

                                                             Kathrin Moore

                                                             Hisashi Sugaya

 

 

TREASURE ISLAND

AUTHORITY:                 President:         Claudine Cheng

                                    Members:          Jean-Paul Samaha, Secretary/Vice President
                                                            Larry DelCarlo
                                                            Mark Dunlop
                                                            John Elberling, Chief Financial Officer
                                                            Larry Mazzola, Jr.
                                                            Linda Richardson
                                                            Hon. Jane Kim, Ex-Officio 

 

 

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 9:30 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:  linda.avery@sfgov.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 sotf@sfgov.org.

 

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 at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

COMMUNICATIONS

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.

 

 

 

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 an agenda item that has 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.

 

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

                               

1.            2007.0903E                                                                         (R. Cooper: (415) 575-9027)

Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Project - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - The project site is located on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island and the immediately surrounding waters (Assessors Block 1939, Lots 1 and 2). The proposed project would include development on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island of up to 8,000 residential units; up to 140,000 square feet (sq. ft.) of new commercial and retail space; up to 100,000 sq. ft. of new office space; adaptive reuse of three historic buildings on Treasure Island with up to 311,000 sq. ft. of commercial, retail, and/or flex space; about 500 hotel rooms; rehabilitation of the historic buildings on Yerba Buena Island; new and/or upgraded public and community facilities; new and/or upgraded public utilities; about 300 acres of parks and public open space including shoreline access and cultural uses such as a museum; new and upgraded streets and public ways; bicycle, transit, and pedestrian facilities; landside and waterside facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center; landside services for an expanded marina; and a new Ferry Terminal and intermodal Transit Hub.  Infrastructure improvements would include geotechnical stabilization to improve seismic safety.  The proposed project would also include green building specifications, programs to encourage transit use, design standards that would enable photovoltaic panel installation on most roofs, recycled water use, and other features promoting sustainability. Construction and build-out would be phased and would be anticipated to occur over an approximately 15- to 20-year period. The Draft EIR identifies potentially significant, unavoidable environmental impacts on aesthetics, historic architectural resources, transportation, noise, air quality, wind and biological resources. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of April 7, 2011)

Note: 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 calendar.

C.         SPECIAL CALENDAR

 

2a.        2007.0903EBMRTUWZ                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND PROJECT - Adopting environmental findings (and a statement of overriding considerations) under the California Environmental Quality Act in connection with the adoption of the project and related actions necessary to implement the project - The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Findings

 

2b.        2007.0903EBMRTUWZ                                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND PROJECT - Request for amendments to the General Plan, including amendments to the Commerce and Industry Element, Community Facilities Element, Housing Element, Recreation and Open Space Element, Transportation Element, Urban Design Element, Land Use Index along with other minor General Plan map amendments, and adoption of the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Area Plan - The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

2c.          2007.0903EBMRTUWZ                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND PROJECT - Establishing findings of consistency with the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco and with Section 101.1 of the City Planning Code for the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island project and for various actions necessary for the implementation of the project - The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

2d.          2007.0903EBMRTUWZ                                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND PROJECT - Request for amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Sections 102.5 and 201 to include the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Special Use District, amending Section 105 relating to the height and bulk limits for Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, adding Section 249.52 to establish the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Special Use District, adding Section 263.26 to establish the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Height and Bulk District and amending table 270 to recognize this District - The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

2e.        2007.0903EBMRTUWZ                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND PROJECT - Request for approval of the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Design for Development document - The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

2f.         2007.0903EBMRTUWZ                                                     (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND PROJECT - Request for amendments to the San Francisco Zoning Maps by adding new Sectional Map ZN14 to show the zoning designations of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island; adding new Sectional Map HT14 to establish the Height and Bulk District for Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island; adding new Sectional Map SU14 to establish the Treasure Island /Yerba Buena Island Special Use District - The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

2g.        2007.0903EBMRTUWZ                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND PROJECT - Making office allocation findings pursuant to Planning Code Sections 320-325 for the prioritization of 100,000 square feet of office space for the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island project.  The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

 

2h.          2007.0903EBMRTUW                                                     (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Request for approval of a Development Agreement between the City and County of San Francisco and Treasure Island Community Development, LLC, for certain real property at Assessors Blocks and Lots 1939-001, and 1939-002, all together consisting of approximately 450 acres, for a term of thirty (30) years - The project location includes Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939. The proposed  project will include (i) approximately 8,000 new residential units, with at least 25 percent of which (2,000 units) will be made affordable to a broad range of very-low to moderate income households, (ii) adaptive reuse of 311,000 square feet of historic structures, (iii) 140,000 square feet of new retail uses and 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, (iv) 300 acres of parks and open space, (v) new and or upgraded public facilities, including a joint police/fire station, a school, facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center and other community facilities, (vi)  400-500 room hotel, (vii) the investment of approximately $155 million in transportation infrastructure, and (viii) the creation of thousands of construction job opportunities and thousands of permanent jobs.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

                       

Adjournment:

 

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