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1:30 PM _________
ROLL CALL: Commission President:
Commission Vice-President: William W. Fay
Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;
Jim Salinas, Sr.
PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE
OF TAXI MEDALLIONS – CITYWIDE - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration.
The San Francisco Taxi Commission,
City and County of San Francisco, proposes to issue approximately 500 additional
taxi permits ("medallions"). After implementation of the project,
the number of taxi permits available in the City would increase from 1,381
to 1,881, an increase of approximately 36%. New permits may be issued if supported by a
finding that additional permits are required to meet the public convenience
and necessity. Once issued, the
permits would result in 500 additional taxis in use. Operation of taxis
in the City limits is subject to regulation and review by the San Francisco
Taxi Commission. Proposition K,
a 1978 initiative ordinance governing the operation of taxis in the City,
requires that the permits, once issued, be operated continuously.
Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
for continuance to April 19, 2001)
400 Paul Avenue
- bounded by Paul Avenue, Third Street, Bayshore
Boulevard and railroad spur track, Lot 14 of Assessor's Block 5431A.
The proposal is an Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration
for the demolition of an existing, 40 foot high warehouse/distribution
building, which totals approximately 89,400 gross square feet to be replaced
by a newly constructed 65-foot high structure with 339,300 gross square
feet of space for Internet and telecommunication equipment and 155 off-street
parking spaces. The proposed facilities would be warehouses for telecommunication
switches and operational equipment that provides data services to Internet
users. The proposed project is an allowed use within M-1 District and is
situated within an Industrial Protection Zone.
Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22,
(Proposed for continuance to April 26, 2001)
400 PAUL AVENUE - north side between Third Street and Bayshore Boulevard, Lot
014 in Assessor’s Block 5431A. Request
for a Conditional-Use Authorization to demolish an existing industrial building
which has not been vacant for more than 15 months, in an M-1 (Light Industrial)
Zoning District and the Industrial Protection Zone, per Planning Commission
Resolution No. 14861 and a 65-J Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2001)
for continuance to April 26, 2001)
1598 DOLORES STREET - located at the northwest corner of Dolores
and 29th Streets; Assessor's Block 6618; Lots 7, 9, 38.
Appeal of a Preliminary Negative
Declaration. The proposed construction
consists of two, four story residential buildings with a total of 13 units
(two of which would be affordable units) and demolition of an existing two-story
mortuary building. The project would
provide 13 off-street parking spaces. The proposed project site is 10,500 sq. ft. and is located in the
NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District. The project would require Conditional-Use Authorization by the City
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 1, 2001)
(Proposed for continuance
to May 10, 2001)
1598 DOLORES STREET - northwest corner of Dolores
and 29th Streets; Lot 7, 9, and 38 in Assessor's Block 6618 - Request
for a Conditional Use Authorization to develop on a lot greater than 5,000
square feet in size, pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.11, in an NC-1
(Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
The proposal is to demolish an existing two-story mortuary building
and to construct two, four-story residential buildings with
a total of 13 units (two of which would be affordable units) and 13 parking
spaces. The buildings would be 40
feet high with an additional three-foot high parapet.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
for continuance to May 10, 2001)
HAYES STREET - south side between Octavia
and Laguna Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 0818. Request for Conditional-Use Authorization pursuant to Section 720.53
of the Planning Code to establish a Business/Professional Service within
the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk
District. The proposal is to allow
Red Wagon, an advertising and graphic design firm, to legalize its presence
on the ground floor of the existing building.
QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of
March 8, 2001.
8. Commission Matters
C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT
9. Director's Announcements
10. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board
of Supervisors and Board of Appeals
D. REGULAR CALENDAR
500 FRANCISCO STREET, NORTH BEACH HOPE IV HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT
PROJECT - Public Hearing
on a Draft Environmental Impact Report. The project site is
located on Assessor's Block 42, Lot 1 and Assessor's Block 43, Lot 1 in
a RM-3 Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District under the San
Francisco Planning Code. The project
is the demolition of 13 three-story buildings containing 229 units of rental
public housing units and child care facilities for 38 children, and construction
of 14 three- to four-story buildings with 360 units of affordable housing,
neighborhood serving ground floor retail and commercial office space, child
care facilities for 38 children, and one level of below-grade parking in
the Fisherman's Wharf area. The
360 units would include 229 units of rental public housing, and 131 units
of rental affordable housing of which 48 would be designated for senior
housing. The site is approximately 200,000 square feet,
bordered by Bay Street, Francisco Street, Mason Street and Columbus Avenue.
The project would require a Conditional Use Approval from the Planning Commission
to permit Planned Unit Development under Sections 303 and 304 of the Planning
Code. The project would provide
404 independently accessible parking spaces. Public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report
is March 10, 2001, to April 17, 2001.
Preliminary Recommendation: Public hearing only.
No Action Required
- 24th STREET - northeast corner of Harrison Street; Lot 40 in Assessor’s
Block 4206. Request for Conditional
Use Authorization under Section 727.42 of the Planning Code to allow a full
service restaurant in the 24th Street Mission Neighborhood Commercial District,
the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict and a 40-X Height
and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
BATTERY STREET (aka 418 CLAY STREET) (BATTERY STREET HOTEL) - west side between
Merchant and Clay Streets; Assessor’s Block 206, Lots 3, 4, and 5. Certification of the Final Environmental
Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the demolition of three existing structures
at 425-27 Battery Street and 418 Clay Street, and construction of a new
11 story mixed use building on a 14,025 square foot site in downtown San
Francisco. The new building analyzed
in the EIR would include about 17,700 square feet of retail space, and up
to 348 hotel rooms. The hotel, called
Club Quarters, would be a private business hotel for exclusive use of member
organizations. Off-street loading
would be accessed from Merchant Street.
No off-street parking would be provided on site.
Please Note: The public hearing on
the Draft EIR is closed. The public
comment period for the Draft EIR ended on February 15, 2001. The Planning
Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification only may
be presented to the Planning Commission.
Recommendation: Certify EIR
425 BATTERY STREET (aka 418 CLAY STREET) (BATTERY STREET HOTEL) - Assessor’s Block 206 Lots 003, 004, 005, west side of Battery Street between
Clay Street and Merchant Street. Request
under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determination of Compliance,
and for exceptions as provided under Section 309.a to (1) allow no tour
bus loading space where one such space is required and to (2) allow no setback
from the interior property lines above the 90 foot building base where a
15 foot setback is required. This project lies within a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and
within a 200-S Height and Bulk District.
The project will demolish three existing mixed use office/retail
buildings and construct an eleven story hotel with up to 348 rooms and ground
Approval with conditions
BATTERY STREET (aka 418 CLAY STREET) (BATTERY STREET HOTEL) - Assessor’s Block 206 Lots 003, 004, 005, west side of Battery
Street between Clay Street and Merchant Street. Request under Planning Code Section 219.b.ii for a hotel with up
to 348 rooms. This project lies
within a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and within a 200-S Height and
Bulk District. The project will
demolish three existing mixed use office/retail buildings and construct
an eleven story hotel with up to 348 rooms and ground floor retail.
Approval with conditions
16. (CABREROS: 558-6169)