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Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Fong, Moore, Sugaya
COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: Borden
THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 12:16 PM
STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Sophie Hayward, Michael
Jacinto, Joy Navarrete, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary
CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE
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.
COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
– 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.
Consideration of Adoption:
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 23, 2011
Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Fong, Moore, Sugaya
Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or
inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
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.
I noted an interesting article with the title "Medical Office Play." You
remember the trying goal --
triangle matter that was before us. This is the property directly across from
It is in Mission Bay. It is four large blocks – lots on 17th and 16th Streets.
It is being discussed within the department and everything. But they are
thinking of putting in a medical office building. While it could possibly be an
excellent adjunct to what is happening in Mission Bay, remember back when the
Parnassus Campus of UCS was buying up residences and putting in housing and
small medical offices until the neighborhood stopped them from doing that, and
while certain medical related facilities are undoubtedly necessary, it is
possibly something we should be cautious about.
This is an ad (held up a picture) that shows the clarity of the glass by showing
landscaping through the glass, which does wonders for birds. I will pass this
off to the bird people, whoever they are. I do not remember the website, but
this does show the outline of an owl that has flown into a window.
Thank you for that. Can you keep us posted on when this will be at the Board?
I think some of us may want to go and give support to the Department’s
C. DIRECTOR’S REPORT
I want to give you a short update on staff working with Wholefoods. Did you get
a memo in your packet today? The bottom line is the neighbors are not completely
happy with the situation, but we do believe they are now in compliance. There
are two main issues that I think were part of your conditions of approval: one
was the hours of loading and the other is the staging of trucks on the street.
Your conditions did allow them to load between 4:00 A.M. And 7:00 A.M.. We
believe 4:00 A.M. Is the time when the conditions would allow that. Primarily
because we did not want to stage trucks on the street during traffic hours, and
because when they are using the building without making modifications, the
trucks have to go through the parking lot. It is very difficult, if not
impossible to load during store hours, so, that is the challenge we have. It is
a very early hour, admittedly, to load, but that was consistent with the
Commission’s conditions. We did have the Department of Public Health test for
the noise conditions, and we believe they are in compliance at this time.
of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and
Historic Preservation Commission.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
meeting this week
BOARD OF APPEALS:
Rahaim – Acting Zoning Administrator
There are three items Scott thought would be of interest to the Commission from
last night's hearing.
One is that the Board presented an award to Lawrence Kornfield for his years
of service. As you know, he is serving as the Special Assistant to the City
Administrator working on the Earthquake Safety Program at the Mayor's Office.
Second has to do with 2344 Market Street, the site of the Trigger Bar.
You heard the code enforcement case, the Board heard a jurisdiction request
related to the notice violation and the penalty issued on May 7, 2010. Trigger
requested the Board to reduce the penalty currently at $50,000. They are able to
go to the Board to reduce that penalty, but in this case, the Board voted to
deny the jurisdiction request and the NOB has been upheld and the penalty
remains in effect. The third item has to do with 1727 Union Street, the
Brickyard Restaurant, the Board heard that appeal on June 22, and continued
to allow the petition holder to meet with neighbors and address noise concerns.
The permit holder did not meet with neighbors and did not submit alternatives
until August 3. The Board addressed that with them - that they did not meet with
neighbors in a timely fashion. They voted to continue the item until September
21 to allow more time to meet with neighbors.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:
meeting this week
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.
Re: Urged the commission to work with
others on the need for a re-entry program in the Bayview and throughout the city
(S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)
Amendments to the Planning Code Sections 602.10, 607.1, 608, adding Section
608.16, and amending Sectional Map SSD of the Zoning Map:
Establishing the City Center Special
Sign District [Board File No. 11-0448].
Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Farrell amending Planning Code
Sections 602.10 (Definitions), 607.1 (Neighborhood Commercial Districts), 608
(Special Sign Districts), adding Section 608.16 (“City Center Special Sign
District”), and amending
Sectional Map SSD of the
Zoning Map to establish the “City Center Special Sign District”
encompassing the real property bounded by Masonic Avenue, Geary Boulevard, Lyon
Street, and O’Farrell Street (Assessor’s Block 1094, Lot 001), to allow
additional projecting signs, freestanding identifying and directional signs and
to modify existing controls on business wall signs; 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
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 28, 2011)
SPEAKERS: Jim Reuben, representing Project Sponsor, Ms. Mills, Project
Architect, Ms. Harrison, Melba Lew, Jim Walters
ACTION: Approved as amended
Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Fong, Moore, Sugaya
2009.0291E & 2010.0275E
(M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART EXPANSION / FIRESTATION RELOCATION AND
– Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report: The proposed
projects include the following: 1) on the block bounded by Third, Mission, New
Montgomery, and Howard Streets in the Yerba Buena Redevelopment Area, an up-to
200-foot-tall, 235,000-square-foot expansion of the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78), involving
demolition of the structure at 670 Howard Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 27)
and San Francisco Fire Department Station No. 1 and at 676 Howard Street
(Assessor Block 3722, Lot 28); and 2) on Folsom Street between Fifth and Fourth
Streets in the East SoMa Plan, development of the property at 935 Folsom Street
(Assessor Block 3753, Lot 140) with a 3-bay, 2-story replacement fire station
fronting Folsom Street and a 13-unit, 45-foot-tall residential building fronting
Shipley Street. The existing, vacant 935 Folsom Street industrial building would
Recommendation: No Action Required
Note: written comments will be accepted at
the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on August 25,
SPEAKERS: Deb Self, Nan Connell-Henson, Liz Bridges, Nancy Tomlison, Foster
ACTION: Public hearing on the Draft EIR – No Action Required
(J. NAVARRETE: (415) 575-9040)
The 34th America’s Cup and James R. Herman Cruise Terminal and Northeast Wharf
Plaza Projects Draft Environmental Impact Report
Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report: The City and County of
San Francisco (CCSF) and the America’s Cup Event Authority propose to host the
34th America’s Cup (AC34) sailing races in San Francisco Bay in 2012 and in
2013. Venues proposed for the AC34 events are piers, water areas, and
facilities managed by the Port of San Francisco (Port) including: Piers (Piers
19, 19½, 23, 27-29½, 26, 28, 30-32, and 80), water basins/water areas (Piers
19-23, 23-27, 29‑31, 14-22½, 26‑28, 28-30, and 32-36), and Seawall Lot 330.
Various other venues are proposed for spectator‑related activities, some of
which are under the jurisdiction of other City, state or federal agencies,
including Crissy Field, Marina Green, Fort Mason, Aquatic Park, Alcatraz Island,
Fort Baker Pier at Cavallo Point (near Sausalito), SF Civic Center, Union
Square, and Justin Herman Plaza. The event venues would include team bases and
operations, support space, media operations, hospitality services, commercial
space, entertainment and spectator areas, and temporary berthing and mooring
facilities for race-related and spectator vessels. The Port proposes the
development of Pier 27 as the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal and Northeast
Wharf Plaza, which would be phased to allow America’s Cup Village uses at Piers
27-29, including an initial phase of the cruise terminal building, for the 2013
AC34. The Cruise Terminal project would involve demolition of the existing Pier
27 shed, a portion of the Pier 29 shed, and Pier 27 Annex Building, and
construction of a 91,200 square foot, two-story cruise terminal building along
Pier 27. The Northeast Wharf Plaza would provide a 2½-acre open space at the
south end of Pier 27, fronting along The Embarcadero promenade including a
multi-use recreational space and ancillary structures for commercial and
Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required.
Note: written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices
until the close of business on August 25, 2011.
SPEAKERS: Sam Ferguson, Andrew O’Mahony, Douglas Overman, Buffy Baumann,
Will Paowning, Mike Savage, Saul Bloom, Jane Connors, Robin Rome, Jesse
Czelusta, Megan Sullivan, Donald G. Harrison, Cathy Bump, Steven R. Krolik,
Nancy Shanahan, Peter Straus, Michael Lynes, Brian Gilbert, Ken Coren, Diane
Walton, Lee Hammack, Polly Rose, Keith Howell, Kevin Carroll, Kimberly Pross,
Reuben Hechanova, George Robin, Jeffrey Anderson, Daniel Osborne, J.E. Illick,
Jan Blum, Dennis McKenzie, Teri Shore, Kate Coleman, Foster Weeks
ACTION: Public hearing on the Draft EIR – No Action Required
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:
to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or
staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or
directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code
September 8, 2011