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March 22, 2010 - Special Meeting

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

&

RECREATION & PARK COMMISSION

 

Minutes of Joint Meeting

 

Board of Supervisors Chamber - Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 22, 2012

10:00 AM

Special Meeting

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:  Fong, Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Sugaya

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: Moore

 

RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Buell, Harrison, Bonilla, Lee, Levitan, Martin

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: Arata

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PLANNING COMMISSION PRESIDENT FONG AT 10:08 A.M.

 

PLANNING STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez Paul Maltzer, Bill Wycko, Kevin Guy, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary.

 

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS PARTICIPATING IN THE ONE SPECIFIED PUBLIC HEARING:          

Bob Planthold, Bob Iwersen, Janet Lautenberger, Yvonne Sharpe, Zandra Fernandez Buchell, Karen Mack, Michael Allen, Miranda Kolbe, Danielle Delancy, Charles Dutkin, Lee Radner, Bill Benkavitch, Bill Hannan, Sandy Bernhard, George Haymaker, Arthur Chang, Mitchell Omerberg, David Osgood, Barbara Stewart, Joel Rosenblatt, Ernestine Weiss, Dave Stockdale, Zane Gresham, Susan McCullough, Helen Johnson, Margaret Gwathmey, Roger Wong, Timothy Reyft, Dick Glumas, June Osterberg, John Clawson, Janine Moss, Ellen Johnck, Frederick Allardyee, Remi Tam, Mona Lisa Wallace, Amy Norquist, Liz Ramieri, Daray Provo, Michael Theriault, Tony Rodriquez, Dave Terheyden, Billye Howard, Dan Solomon, Alan Mark, Tim Colen, Jay Turnbull, Marvin Kasoff, Katy Liddell, Terry Micheau, Sue McCullough, Christine Oh, Justin Alaman, Lydia Hemried, Jim Zack, Andrea Aschenkamper, Corinne Woods, Paula Hewitson, John Stewart, Tony Gantner, Sarah Karlinsky, William Hammond, Michael McKenna, John Huang, Adam Bergman, Joan Wood, Louise Renne, Andy Katz, Kevin Loscotoff, Verdica Puri, Nanette Leuschel, Jim Cunningham, Manuel Flores, Illonka Edwards, Brenda Duke, Michael Taylor, Cameron Deal, Hiroshi Fukuta, Jim Chappell, Paul Werner, Matthew Stevens, Gayle Tsern, Mark English, Charles Dutkin, Sabrina Foss, Peter Winkelstein, Chris Nelson, Ralph Rogers, Barbara Dang, Steve Stone, Ted Gullickson, Jeanette Arpagaus, Loretta Chardue, Roland Salvato, Rush Sturges, Richard Cardello, Noreen Pheffer, Nina Gannes, Gisela Tangui, June Marie, Rod Freebairn-Smith, Terra Angela, Mark Principe, Skye Laudari, Matt Harvis, Peter Scott, Reinhard Ludke, Diane Kretschmer, Marcy Albert, Daphne Kwok, Eric Nath, Gayle Tsern Strang

 

            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 Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

                        (Planning Commission Action Only)

 

ACTION:           Final EIR Certified

AYES:             Fong, Wu, Antonini, Miguel, Borden, Sugaya

            ABSENT:          Moore

            MOTION:           18560

 

            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 Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

            (Planning Commission Action Only)

 

ACTION:           Adopted CEQA Findings

AYES:             Fong, Antonini, Miguel, Borden

NAYES:            Sugaya and Wu

            ABSENT:          Moore

            MOTION:           18561

 

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

Sue Bierman Park (a.k.a. ferry park) - blocks bounded by the Embarcadero and Washington, Davis, and Clay Streets; Assessor's Block 0202/Lots 6, 15, 18, and 20, and Assessor's Block 0203/Lot 014, 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, in order to accommodate new shadow cast by the 8 Washington Project (located on the north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/Lot 69, Block 201/ Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13). Sue Bierman Park includes an area referred to as "Embarcadero Plaza I" in the 1989 implementation Memo. Sue Bierman Park is located within the P (Public) Zoning District and the OS Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Establish Cumulative Shadow Limit

(Continued from Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

(Planning Commission and Recreation and Park Commission Joint Action)

 

The following is the Planning Commission action only:

ACTION:           Approved the Establishment of the Cumulative Shadow Limit

AYES:             Fong, Antonini, Miguel, Borden

            NAYES:            Sugaya and Wu

            ABSENT:          Moore

            MOTION:           18562

 

The following is the Recreation & Park Commission action only:

ACTION:           Approved the Establishment of the Cumulative Shadow Limit and adopted findings under CEQA

AYES:              Buell, Harrison, Bonilla, Lee, Levitan

            ABSENT:          Arata and Martin

 

 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 the Embarcadero and Washington, Davis, and Clay Streets; Assessor's Block 0202/Lots 6, 15, 18, and 20, and Assessor's Block 0203/Lot 014), as required by Section 295 (the Sunlight Ordinance). 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.

(Continued by the Planning Commission at a Special Meeting on March 8, 2012)

(Recreation and Park Commission Action Only)

 

            ACTION:           The Recreation & Park Commission recommended 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

            AYES:              Buell, Harrison, Bonilla, Lee, Levitan

            ABSENT:          Arata and Martin

 

            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.

 

RECREATION PARK COMMISSION ADJOURNED AT 5:12 PM

 

 

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 (bounded by the Embarcadero and Washington, Davis, and Clay Streets; Assessor's Block 0202/Lots 6, 15, 18, and 20, and Assessor's Block 0203/Lot 014) 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 Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

 

ACTION:           Approved the adoption of findings that shadow is not adverse

AYES:             Fong, Antonini, Miguel, Borden

            NAYES:            Sugaya and Wu

            ABSENT:          Moore

            MOTION:           18563

 

            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 Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

 

ACTION:           Recommended approval to the Board of Supervisors

AYES:             Fong, Antonini, Miguel, Borden

            NAYES:            Sugaya and Wu

            ABSENT:          Moore

            MOTION:           18564

 

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 Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

 

ACTION:           Approved adoption of General Plan Consistency Findings with staff recommended modifications

AYES:             Fong, Antonini, Miguel, Borden

            NAYES:            Sugaya and Wu

            ABSENT:          Moore

            MOTION:           18565

 

            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 Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

 

ACTION:           Recommended approval to the Board of Supervisors

AYES:             Fong, Antonini, Miguel, Borden

            NAYES:            Sugaya and Wu

            ABSENT:          Moore

            RESOLUTION:   18566

 

            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 13 - 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 Special Meeting of March 8, 2012)

ACTION:           Approved with recommended modified conditions by staff

AYES:             Fong, Antonini, Miguel, Borden

            NAYES:            Sugaya and Wu

            ABSENT:          Moore

            MOTION:           18567

 

Adjournment: 5:34 PM

 

Adopted:  May 17, 2012

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: 5/18/2012 1:32:57 PM