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March 8, 2012 - Joint Meeting

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Meeting Minutes

 

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

&

RECREATION & PARK COMMISSION

 

Notice of Calendar

Of Joint Meeting

Board of Supervisors Chamber - Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 8, 2012

10:00 AM

Special Meeting

 

PLANNING

COMMISSION:           President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden;

                                                                        Ron Miguel; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

RECREATION AND PARK

COMMISSION:              President:               Mark Buell

                                    Vice President:        Tom Harrison

                                    Commissioners:      Paige Arata, Gloria Bonilla,

                                                                  David E. Lee, Meagan Levitan, Larry Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**NOTE**:

 

Prior to convening, the Joint meeting of the Planning Commission and the Recreation and Park Commission was canceled.  Instead, the Planning Commission convened at the time of the scheduled Joint Meeting and took the following action:

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:                                                                                 None

ACTION:       WITHOUT HEARING, THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONTNUED ITEMS 1 & 2A-2H TO MARCH 22, 2012

AYES:            +7 -0

 

 

A.            SPECIAL CALENDAR

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NOTE:  The Joint Commissions will hold one public hearing for the public to provide testimony on all items listed below, including consideration of whether to certify the EIR.  Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission will consider action on certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report; the Recreation and Park Commission will act jointly with the Planning Commission to consider action on the establishment of a cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park; the Recreation and Park Commission will consider making a recommendation to the Planning Commission regarding the possible adverse impact of shadow on Sue Bierman Park; following action on those items, the Recreation & Park Commission will adjourn and the Planning Commission will remain in session and separately consider action on all other entitlements.

 

            1.         2007.0030E                                                           (P. MALTZER: (415) 575-9038)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13. – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing health club, swimming and tennis facility, and the existing surface parking lot on Seawall Lot 351, and construction of two residential buildings south of the Jackson Street alignment that would contain approximately 165 residential units and range in height from 4 to 12 stories.  The project would also construct a new fitness center, tennis and swimming facility, and restaurant/retail space.  The residential buildings, underground parking for up to 420 parking spaces, retail and restaurant use, fitness center, common areas and service/core space would encompass approximately 575,000 gross square feet of space.  North of the residential buildings, a new publicly accessible open space would be constructed to align with Jackson Street.  North of this open space, the new fitness center building, two swimming pools, and four tennis courts would be constructed.  The northern end of the site would contain a restaurant and publicly accessible open space.  The project site is in the RC-4 (Residential/Commercial Combined: High Density) use district and the 84-E height and bulk district.

Note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR was closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on August 15, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

                        (Planning Commission Action Only)

 

            2a.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                       (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13  - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

            (Planning Commission Action Only)

 

            2b.       2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)             

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot - Request to Consider jointly with the Recreation and Park Commission the establishment of a cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park, pursuant to the jointly-approved Section 295 Implementation Memo adopted in 1989. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Establish Cumulative Shadow Limit

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

                        (Planning Commission and Recreation and Park Commission Joint Action)

 

            2c.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                      (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)            

                        8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Discussion and possible action by the Recreation and Park Commission to recommend to the Planning Commission that the shadow from the proposed project at 8 Washington Street will not have an adverse impact on Sue Bierman Park, bounded by Washington Street on the north, the Embarcadero on the east, Clay Street and Justin Herman Plaza on the south, and Davis Street on the west, as required by Section 295 (the Sunlight Ordinance).

                        (Recreation and Park Commission Action Only)

 

NOTE:  Following items 2a, b, and c, the Recreation and Park Commission will adjourn, and the Planning Commission will remain in session to separately consider items 2d, e, f, g, and h.

 

            2d.       2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                      (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)            

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Request to Consider whether the net new shadow cast by the project on Sue Bierman Park will be adverse, and to authorize the allocation of the cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park to the project (Section 295). The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt Findings that Shadow is Not Adverse

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

            2e.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13   - Request for General Plan Amendment (Section 340) to "Map 2 - Height and Bulk Plan" within the Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan of the General Plan (Section 340), to reclassify two portions of the southwestern portion of the development site from the existing 84-foot height limit to a height of 92 feet in one portion, and 136 feet in another portion. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

2f.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                      (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Consideration of a motion making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt General Plan Consistency Findings

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

            2g.       2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)             

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Request for Height Reclassification (Section 302) of Zoning Map HT01 to reclassify two portions of the southwestern area of the development site from the 84-E Height and Bulk District to the 92-E Height and Bulk District in one portion, and the 136-E Height and Bulk District in another portion. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

            2h.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                       (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

                        8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot  - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for review of a building exceeding 50 feet in an RC District (Section 253), to allow a non-accessory off-street parking garage (Section 209.7(d)), to allow non-residential uses exceeding 6,000 square feet (Section 209.8(f)), to allow commercial uses above the ground floor (Section 209.8(c)), and to approve a Planned Unit Development with specific modifications of Planning Code regulations regarding bulk limitations, rear yard, and off-street parking quantities. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions 

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

Adjournment: 10: 25 AM

 

 

Adopted:    March 22, 2012

 

 
Last updated: 3/28/2012 11:27:52 AM