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Public Hearings 
 

September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

September 20, 2007

1:30 PM

Special Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi Sugaya

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

View the meeting online at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

And

The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION

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 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, 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: linda.avery@sfgov.org

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 FranciscoLobbyist 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//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

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 sotf@sfgov.org.

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 www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine..

COMMUNICATIONS

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.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Dwight S. Alexander

Commission Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;

Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

1. 2006.0074TZ (J.Lau: (415) 558-6383)

BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT AREA PLAN RELATED TO PLANNING CODE AND MAP AMENDMENTS. The Planning Commission will consider adopting Planning Code and Map Amendments of the City and County of San Francisco according to the provisions of Sections 302 and 306.3 of the Planning Coderelated to the creation of new Industrial Use Districts in Bayview Hunters Point. The new zoning would encompass the following areas: (1) the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Bayshore Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Barneveld Avenue, McKinnon Avenue, Tolland Street, Evans Avenue, and Third Street; (2) the area generally bounded by Loomis Street, the I-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue, the Caltrain right-of-way, Evans Avenue, Toland Street, and McKinnon Avenue; (3) the area generally bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, Egbert Avenue, Hawes Street, Yosemite Slough, the Hunters Point Shipyard, Thomas Avenue, Jennings Street, Van Dyke Avenue, Williams Avenue and Phelps Street. The Planning Commission certified the Bayview Hunters Point Plan Environmental Impact Report, adopted CEQA Finding, and adopted the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, an amendment to the General Plan, on March 2, 2006 with Motion Nos. 17200, 17201, and Resolution No. 17202 respectively. These Zoning Text and Map Amendments would implement various objectives from the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan that seek to retain space for jobs and light industrial activities and to reduce land use conflicts between housing and industry in the Bayview.

A) 2006.0074ETZ (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Adoption of a Planning Code Text Amendment - Consideration of a resolution to adopt an amendment to the Planning Code, including adding Sections 121.5, 121.7, 210.7, 210.8, 210.9, 230, and 249.32; and amending Sections 204.3, 204.4, 210, 210.6, and 213. The amendment would establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer) District, a PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair) District, and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District (South Basin SUD) . The Amendments would also amend provisions related to uses, and add provisions related to use size, subdivision of lots, and demolition of industrial related structures. These provisions would, in part, support and encourage a wide range of light industrial activities, restrict residential development, and limit the size of retail and office uses in the new use districts. Provisions related to the South Basin SUD would further encourage and accommodate a mix of arts, product testing and development, telecommunications support, office, business services, and light industrial activities.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution amending the Planning Code.

B) 2006.0074ETZ (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Adoption of a Zoning Map Amendment - Consideration of a resolution to adopt an amendment to the Zoning Map. The amendment consists of revisions to Sectional Maps 8, 9, 10, and 10 SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. This amendment would: 1) reclassify the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Barneveld Avenue, McKinnon Avenue, Evans Avenue, and Third Street from M-2 to PDR-2; 2) reclassify the area generally bounded by Loomis Street, the I-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue, and the Caltrain right-of-way from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair); 3) reclassify much of the South Basin District, generally bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, Egbert Yosemite Slough, the Hunters Point Shipyard, Thomas Avenue, and Williams Avenue, from M-1 to PDR-2; 4) establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer) designation over the northern and southern edges of the South Basin District, on the east side of Third Street, roughly along Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Underwood, and Thomas Avenues – on properties currently zoned M-1; and 5) apply the South Basin SUD (South Basin Design and Development Special Use District) to the area generally bounded by Paul Avenue, Bayshore Boulevard, Phelps Street, Williams Avenue, and Third Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution amending the Zoning Map.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 12, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 4, 2007)

2. 2007.0511T (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN: HEALTH PLANNER: BOARD FILE 070678 - Forwarding a proposed ordinance with a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors amending the Planning Code (Section 304.5) to require a qualified health planner retained by the Department of Public Health to analyze the relationship to citywide health care needs of medical institutions' institutional master plans, revisions, and conditional use applications, to provide comments to the Planning Department, making environmental findings, and making findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 9, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 4, 2007)

3. 2007.0514T (S. EXLINE: (415) 558-6332)

Amendments to Planning Code Section 315/Inclusionary Housing: Alternative Rehabilitation for Rental - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Daly as part of Board File No. 070444 that would amend portions of the Planning code to allow a new alternative to meet the requirements of the Residential Inclusionary Affordable Housing ordinance by allowing payment to a nonprofit to acquire and rehabilitate units for permanent affordable rental housing if the number of units is 25% greater than the amount provided under the existing off-site alternative.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 6, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 18, 2007)

4. 2006.1355DD (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)

130 LEDYARD STREET - southwest side between Mercury Street and Thornton Avenue, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 5398 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.08.29.0915, proposing to legalize an existing deck at the rear of a single-family dwelling built without benefit of permit. The property is located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the proposal as submitted.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

5. 2007.0688T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

POLK STREET: BOARD FILE 070851 - Ordinance Amending Planning Code Sections 121.2 and 723 as related to the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District [Board File No. 07-0851]. Ordinance amending sections of the San Francisco Planning Codes by amending Section 121.2 to move Polk Street from a 3,000 square foot use size limit to a 2,000 square foot use size limit and by amending Section 723 to provide that commercial and institutional uses in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District are permitted up to 1,999 square feet and allowed as a conditional use for 2,000 square feet and above; adopting findings, inclusion Section 302 findings, environmental findings and findings of consistency with Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 6, 2007)

(NOTE: Review time has expired and the matter is no longer before the Planning Commission.)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of Commission Minutes– Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

6. Consideration of Adoption:

· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 6, 2006.

(Continued from September 6, 2006)

7. Commission Comments/Questions

· Inquiries/Announcements. Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).

· Future Meetings/Agendas. At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

8. Discuss Commissioner Antonini's request made at the hearings on June 6th and July 26th 2007, for an explanation of why springing conditions have been proposed on market-rate projects in the Eastern Neighborhoods, yet were not imposed upon the recently approved Westbrook Plaza housing project at 255 7th Street.

(Continued from September 6, 2007)

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. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

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.

F. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

11. 2006.0965DD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1552 COLE STREET - at the dead end of Cole Street, south of Carmel Street; Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 2662 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.02.07.4038, proposing a new third floor, side and rear horizontal additions and facade alterations to the existing two-story, single-family residence in an RH-1(D) (Residential House, Single-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 26, 2007)

NOTE: On July 26, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission entertained a motion to not take Discretionary Review and approve by a vote of +2 -3 with Commission S. Lee, Moore and Olague voting against. Motion Failed. Commissioner Sugaya was excused. Commissioner Alexander was absent. The Commission continued the matter to September 6, 2007 to allow the absent Commissioner to participate in the final action.

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

12. 2007.0685C (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

3251 20TH Avenue - west side of 20th Avenue between Winston and Buckingham Drives; Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 7295 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 218.1, to allow a massage establishment (DBA The Art of Reflexology) within an existing tenant space at Stonestown Galleria, located in a C-2 (Community Business) District and 65-D Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

13. 2007.0633C (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

2323-2329 Irving Street - south side of Irving Street between 24th and 25th Avenues; Lot 040 in Assessor's Block 1779 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.26 and 790.140, to allow a walk-up facility (ATM) that is not recessed three-feet to be located on the façade of the existing Financial Service establishment (DBA Washington Mutual Bank) within the NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

H. REGULAR CALENDAR

14. 2007.0600L (S. Middlebrook at (415) 558-6372)

1601 Larkin Street - southwest corner of Larkin and Clay Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0620 - Proposed designation of the existing church building as local San Francisco Landmark, pursuant to Planning Code Section 1004.1. The subject property is located in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed-Use, Medium) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend that the Board of Supervisors Designates the Landmark

15. 2006.0107C (S. Middlebrook at (415) 558-6372)

300-314 Randolph Street - North side of Randolph Street, between Victoria and Ramsell Streets; Assessor's Block 7088, Lots 051 and 056 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization (pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.11 and 121.1) for the demolition of the existing commercial structure on Lot 056 and the construction of three new mixed-use buildings, each with six residential units over ground floor commercial space, for a total of 18 new residential units over commercial space at ground level. The subject property is located within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, one-story commercial units) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District within the Ocean View Neighborhood.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

16a. 2007.0068DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

20 PERALTA AVENUE, north side, between Holladay Avenue and Hampshire Street; Lot 003D in Assessor's Block 5512, Requested Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.01.18.1958 proposing to construct a new third level addition with a fire escape in the rear to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (Residential, House – Two-Family) District and the Bernal Heights Special Use District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Variance requests for rear yard and parking are to be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project as Proposed.

16b. 2007.0068DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

20 PERALTA AVENUE, north side, between Holladay Avenue and Hampshire Street; Lot 003D in Assessor's Block 5512, Variance request to be considered by the Zoning Administrator for rear yard and parking, for the project proposing to construct a new third level addition with a fire escape in the rear to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (Residential, House – Two-Family) District and the Bernal Heights Special Use District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

17. 2007.0294D (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

607 HAIGHT STREET - south side between Pierce and Steiner Streets; Lot 035 in Assessor's Block 0861 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of medical cannabis dispensaries, of Building Permit Application 2007.03.08.5811, proposing to establish a medical cannabis dispensary (dba The Vapor Room). The proposal is to relocate the medical cannabis dispensary from 609A Haight Street where it has been operating without authorization in a residential zoning district. The proposed location is located within an NC-2 (Small Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

18. 2007.0517T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

OFF-SHELF LIQUOR: GROCERY STORES - Amendments relating to Planning Code Sections 790.55, 249.5, 781.8, 781.9, and 783 [Board File No. 07-0617]. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Alioto-Pier amending Planning Code Sections 790.55, 249.5, 781.8, 781.9, and 783 to remove grocery stores and other similar uses from prohibitions placed on the establishment of liquor stores in certain districts; and making environmental findings and findings of consistence with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 9, 2007)

19. 2007.0515T (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6396)

FRINGE FINANCIAL: BOARD FILE 070671 - Forwarding a proposed ordinance with a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors amending San Francisco Planning Code Sections 249.5, 781.8, 781.9, 782, and 783 and adding Section 249.35 to the San Francisco Planning Code to create a noncontiguous Fringe Financial Service Restricted Use District prohibiting new fringe financial services, as defined, with certain exceptions; amending San Francisco Planning Code Section 312 to require certain notice in Neighborhood Commercial Districts, amending San Francisco Planning Code Section 227 to add Fringe Financial Service Use to the Commercial District Zoning Control Table; amending San Francisco Planning Code Sections 702.4 and 710 through 730 to add Fringe Financial Service Use to the Neighborhood Commercial District Zoning Control Tables; adding Section 790.111 and 890.113 to the San Francisco Planning Code to define a Fringe Financial Service Use; amending San Francisco Planning Code Sections 790.110, 790.112, 890.110, and 890.112 to require that use applications for Financial Services and Limited Financial Services include a copy of any state-issued license; amending San Francisco Planning Code Sections 803.2, 810, 811, and 812 to add Fringe Financial Service Use to the Chinatown Zoning Control Tables; amending San Francisco Planning Code Sections 814 through 818 to add Fringe Financial Service Use to certain Zoning Control Tables in the South of Market area; amending San Francisco Planning Code Section 827 to add Fringe Financial Service Use to the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use District Zoning Control Table; amending Sections 909, 910, 911, 912, 913, and 914 to add Fringe Financial Service Use to certain Mission Bay Zoning Control Tables; amending Sectional Maps Numbers 1SU, 2SU, 6SU, 7SU, 8SU, and 10SU of Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to indicate the boundaries of the Fringe Financial Service Restricted Use District, and making findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan. to provide comments to the Planning Department, making environmental findings, and making findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 9, 2007)

20. 2007.0101U (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)

45 LANSING STREET (BLOCK 3749, LOT 059) - Motion to Waive Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Impact Fees per Section 318.3(f) - The Planning Commission approved a project at 45 Lansing Street on March 15, 2007, that includes approximately 227 dwelling units. Planning Code Section 318.3(b)(i) requires payment of $11.00 per net occupiable square foot of residential development for the Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Fund prior to issuance of site permit. The project would require a payment of approximately $3,000,000. The project sponsor has entered into a Waiver Agreement with the City, to the satisfaction of the Planning Department and City Attorney, to secure the formation of a Community Facilities (Mello-Roos) District and to take all necessary steps to support the construction of a portion of the public improvements, equal to the value owed by the sponsor, and described in Planning Code Section 318.6 and in the Rincon Hill Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Although previously on calendar September 6, 2007 and continued to October 11, 2007, this item has been re-advertised to be heard and considered on September 30, 2007)

5:00 p.m.

21. 2005.0159E (D. Sokolove: (415) 575-9046)

Water System Improvement Program - Hearing to Receive Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is sponsoring a proposed program, which consists of a series of facility improvement projects and a water supply strategy that, together, implement the SFPUC's service goals and system performance objectives for the regional water system in the areas of water quality, seismic reliability, delivery reliability, and water supply through the year 2030. The proposed program runs through several California counties, including Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Additional hearings will be held throughout the proposed program area.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required. Public hearing to receive

comments only.

Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2007.

7:00 p.m.

22. (S. Dennis (415) 558-6413/ S. Shotland (415) 558-6308)

THE VISITATION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN (The Plan) - Informational presentation on the Plan. The Planning Department has been working with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency on a plan for redevelopment and reuse of the Schlage Lock property located in the City's Visitacion Valley neighborhood in the southeast quadrant of San Francisco. The informational presentation will present an overview on the following topics: 1) Project history, Planning Department involvement and the planning process 1999-present; 2) Draft Redevelopment Plan for the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project; 3) Draft Development Controls and Design Guidelines report; and 4) Process for adopting the Redevelopment Plan and related actions. Staff will also present a tentative schedule for future Commission hearings and actions. At the informational presentation, staff will recommend a schedule for public hearings at which hearings the Commission will consider a) Certifying the EIR and making CEQA findings; b) initiation and adoption of conforming amendments to the General Plan; c) initiation and adoption of a Planning Code amendment; d) a General Plan Referral on the Redevelopment Plan and Development Controls and Design Guidelines document.

Preliminary Recommendation: No action requested – informational hearing.

I. PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

Adjournment:

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