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December 15, 2011 - Special Meeting

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, December 15, 2011

10:00 AM

Special Meeting

 

 

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

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 10:12 AM

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director Planning, Scott Sanchez – Zoning Administrator, Aaron Starr – Linda Avery, Commission Secretary

 

A.         SPECIAL CALENDAR:

 

            1.         2011.0532T                                                                    (A. STARR:  (415) 558-6362)        

Uses, Signs, Building Features, Floor Area Ratio, Parking, and Compliance in Specified Use Districts - The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 110548] amending the San Francisco Planning Code by repealing Sections 136.2, 136.3, 158, 187, 249.15, 263.2, 263.3, 602.25, 602.26, 607.3 and 607.4 and amending various other Code sections to as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would (1) increase the amount of principally permitted parking spaces for dwellings in RC-4 and C-3 Districts; (2) make off-street parking requirements in the Van Ness Special Use District and RC-3 Districts consistent with those of RC-4 Districts; (3) eliminate minimum parking requirements for the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts and North Beach Neighborhood Commercial Districts; (4) allow exceptions from required parking under specified circumstances; (5) amend the restrictions on off-street parking rates and extend them to additional zoning districts, (6) revise sign, awning, canopy and marquee controls in specified zoning districts; (7) increase the permitted use size for limited corner commercial uses in RTO and RM districts, and allow reactivation of lapsed limited commercial uses in R districts; (8) revise the boundaries of and modify parking and screening requirements in the Washington-Broadway and Waterfront Special Use Districts; (9) modify controls for uses and accessory uses in Commercial and Residential-Commercial Districts; (10) permit certain exceptions from exposure and open space requirements for historic buildings; and (11) modify conformity requirements in various use districts; 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.

 (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 20 2011)

                        NOTE: On October 20, 2011, although informational only and no action was required, the Commission continued this item to 12/15/11

 

SPEAKERS:     Rose Hillson, Hiroshi Fukuda, Andy Thornley, Tim Colen, Caroline Guibert, Linda Chapman, Diane Oshima, Mark Babsin, Jeff Hamilton, Ron Britz, Chris Pemberton, Tan Chow, Peter Cohen, Dan Murphy, Steve Vettel, Patrick Kennedy

ACTION:           Following hearing, continued to 2/9/12

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

 

            2.         2011.0533Z                                                                       (A. STARR:  (415) 558-6362)        

Zoning Map Amendments – Washington-Broadway Special Use District 1; Waterfront Special Use District 2 and 3; Special Districts for Sign Illumination; and Special Districts for Scenic Streets - The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 110547] introduced by Supervisor Chiu concerning Sheets SU01, SS01 and SS02 of the San Francisco Zoning Map as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by 1) adding blocks and lots to the Washington-Broadway Special Use District 1; 2) adding blocks to the Waterfront Special Use District 2; 3) deleting blocks and add lots to the Waterfront Special Use District 3; 4) making the boundaries of the Special District for Sign Illumination on Broadway co-extensive with the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District; 5) deleting the Van Ness Special District for Sign Illumination; and 6) adding The Embarcadero from Taylor Street to Second Street to the Special District for Scenic Streets; 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.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2011)

                        NOTE: On October 20, 2011, although informational only and no action was required, the Commission continued this item to 12/15/11

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item #1

ACTION:           Following hearing, continued to 2/9/12

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

 

Adjournment: 11:20 a.m.

 

Adopted:          January 12, 2012

 

 

 
Last updated: 1/19/2012 3:00:32 PM