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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 

March 2, 2006 (Special Joint Hearing)

March 2, 2006 (Special Joint Hearing)






Notice of Special Joint Hearing


Board of Supervisors Chambers - Room 250
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 2, 2006

6:30 PM



President: Sue Lee

Vice-President:  Dwight S. Alexander

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Shelley Bradford Bell; Kevin Hughes;

William L. Lee; Christina Olague


Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.


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Commission Meeting Procedures


Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1660 Mission Street, 5th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing.  Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1660 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA  94103-2414.  Comments received by 11:00 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing.  Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.  For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.  When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at:


Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.


Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.


The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM.  If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing.  Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.


Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings


Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).


For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D.  Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.


San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance


Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//


Accessible Meeting Policy


Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing.  A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings.  Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice).  In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairrments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice).  Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats.  If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.


Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance


Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.


For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at


Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force,  the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website at




Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.



6:30 PM   _________




PLANNING COMMISSION:        Commission President:            Sue Lee 

                                                Commission Vice-President:    Dwight S. Alexander

                                                 Commissioners:                        Michael J. Antonini;

                                                                                                 Shelley  Bradford Bell;

                                                                                                 Kevin Hughes;

                                                                                               William L. Lee;

                                                                                                 Christina Olague




                                                                President                                             Richard H. Peterson, Jr.

                                                                Vice President                                   London Breed   

Commissioners:                                                Francee Covington

Leroy King

Ramon E. Romero

Darshan Singh

Benny Y. Yee




At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.




             1.         1996.546E                                                             (N. TURRELL: (415) 558-5994)

BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND ZONING EIR - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report prepared for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s (SFRA) proposed Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) Redevelopment Plan, and possible future amendments to the India Basin Industrial Park (IBIP) and Bayview Industrial Triangle (BIT) Redevelopment Plans, and related rezoning.  The Project Area is located in the southeastern quadrant of the City and County of San Francisco in the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street to the north, US 101 to the west, San Mateo County to the south, and the San Francisco Bay to the east.  The proposed redevelopment program would institute tax increment financing for the area added to the Hunters Point Redevelopment Project and for the Bayview Industrial Triangle Redevelopment Project, and would rezone land in the Bayview Hunters Point area.  The total allocation of net new floor area within the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Area would be approximately 2.2 million square feet by 2020.  The potential mall at Candlestick Park would comprise approximately half of this new floor area.  Approximately 6,200 net new employees would work in the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Area.  In addition, the Redevelopment Area would see an increase of approximately 3,600 new dwelling units by 2020.  The northern section of the Project Area is zoned Heavy Industrial (M-1) and Light Industrial (M-2).  The Third Street commercial corridor is zoned primarily Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3), with pockets of Heavy and Light Industrial zoning on the northern and southern edges of the corridor.  Residentially zoned land is located east and west of Third Street.  Residential, Industrial and Neighborhood Commercial zoning classifications are in the Hunters Point Shoreline area.  Other pockets of Neighborhood Shopping zoning are along Gilman Avenue and along Hunters Point Boulevard and Innes Avenue.  The southern portions of the Project Area generally are zoned Residential and Heavy Commercial, and Public within the Candlestick Point area.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 pm, December 10, 2004.  The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs.  Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2006)


            2.         1996.546EMR                                                                (J. Lau: (415)  558-6383)

south bayshore area plan and Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Projects and Zoning - Consideration of Adoption of CEQA findings regarding proposed amendments to the South Bayshore Area Plan of the General Plan and the General Plan Referral finding the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Projects and Zoning proposal to be consistent with the General Plan. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve the draft motion adopting the CEQA Findings.


3.         2006.0074EMR                                                              (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

South Bayshore Area Plan - The South Bayshore Area Plan covers the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Highway 101, the San Francisco/San Mateo County line, Hunters Point Shipyard, and the San Francisco Bay.  The Commission will consider a Resolution to Adopt Amendments to the General Plan under the provisions of Section 340 and 306.3 of the Planning Code, and to adopt Planning Code Section 101.1(b) findings.  The amendments include text and map revisions to the South Bayshore Area Plan that clarify policy language and respond to changed conditions in the area.  The proposed amendments to the General Plan were initiated at a public hearing on February 2, 2006. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve the Draft Resolution. 


4.         2006.0074EMR                                                             (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan - The Commission will consider a General Plan Referral  that includes General Plan conformity findings on the proposed Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan, finding it to be consistent with the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve the Draft Motion finding the proposed Plan in conformity with the General Plan.






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