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May 15, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 15, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Ron Miguel; 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.

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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 impairments 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, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL:

President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Ron Miguel;

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. 2007.1019C (R. CRAWFORD: 558-6358)

2400 Noriega Street - north side, northwest corner of Noriega and 31st Avenue Lot 003 of Assessor's Block 2018 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 711.81 to develop a Large Institutional Use (Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit) above the ground floor and Section 711.21 Use Size greater than 3,999 square feet in an NC-2, Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story church building (in a converted bank building) and construct a new 3 story building 16,866 square feet in area for the church with 11 off street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

2. 2007.1034C (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

2809San Bruno Avenue - east side, between Wayland and Woolsey Streets, Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 5457 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 161(j) and 303 for a reduction of residential off-street parking spaces in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The site currently contains 2 dwelling units and 2 off-street parking spaces. The proposal is to convert the ground floor, which currently contains one dwelling unit, into commercial space and remove the 2 off-street parking spaces. Additionally, a third floor would be constructed to add a second dwelling unit. No parking spaces are proposed for the dwelling units or commercial space.

preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

3. 2008.0291T (T. Sullivan-Lenane: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code Section 315.5: Off-Site Affordable Housing Requirements - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Sandoval amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section 315.5 to provide that twenty-five percent of off-site units given site permits annually may be built outside of the currently-required one-mile radius from the market-rate project, and to provide that off-site units cannot be located in industrially-zoned areas or within a quarter mile of developments containing 200 or more publicly-owned and operated affordable housing developments.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

4. ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT: The Commission may take action to elect a Vice President to complete the one-year term (through 2008) with the ability to continue to hold office as the Commission's Rules and Regulations and the Charter allows.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 10, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 22, 2008)

5. 2004.1245E (N. TURRELL: (415) 575-9047)
300 Grant Avenue
(aka 272 and 290 Sutter Street) - - Assessor's Block 0287, Lots 013, 014 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The 10,500 square-foot project site is located at 300 Grant Avenue (aka 272-290 Sutter Street) on the northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street. The proposed project would involve the demolition of two buildings containing approximately 35,600-square feet of retail space and construction of an approximately 111,000 gross square foot, 10-story over two-level basement, 113-foot tall building containing up to 45 residential units, 16,000 square feet of retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces. The retail entrances to the proposed project would be at the corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street, or on the Grant Avenue or Sutter Street frontages, while the residential lobby entrance would be on Sutter Street. Access to the parking garage would be from Harlan Place off Grant Avenue. The site is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) within an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District, and the Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan, and is in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 6, 2007)

NOTE: On July 12, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission entertained a motion to uphold the Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (PMND). The motion failed by a vote of +2 -4. Commissioner S. Lee was excused. The Commission continued the matter to September 6, 2007 by a vote +5 -1,

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 10, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 5, 2008)

6a. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

300 GRANT AVENUE (aka 272 and 290 Sutter Street) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for review under Planning Code ("Code") Section 309 of the construction of a new, ten-story mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units, approximately 16,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage, requiring the authorization of exceptions to Code standards for height above 80 feet, building bulk, rear yard, and off-street parking, as well as the granting of Variances of Code standards for dwelling-unit exposure and projections into required open area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 10, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 5, 2008)

6b. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

300 GRANT AVENUE (aka 272 and 290 Sutter Street) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for Variance of Planning Code standards for dwelling-unit exposure and projections into required open area in conjunction with the construction of a new, ten-story mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units, approximately 16,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 10, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 5, 2008)

B. 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

7a. 2007.1470D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

248 Ocean Avenue - north side between Delano and Meda Avenues Lot 009 of Assessor's Block 3211 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application 2007 1128 9152 under the Planning Commission policy requiring review of residential demolitions for demolition of a single family dwelling in an NC-1, Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish the existing two story dwelling and construct a new 4-story, mixed-use building with ground floor commercial and 5 dwelling units.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Demolition.

7b. 2008.0502D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

248 Ocean Avenue - north side between Delano and Meda Avenues Lot 009 of Assessor's Block 3211 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of New Construction Application 2007 1128 9148 under the Planning Commission policy requiring review of new construction resulting from residential demolitions for construction of a four story mixed use building with 5 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space in an NC-1, Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to construct a four story mixed use building with 5 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space. The project includes 5 off-street parking stalls in a garage in the basement.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve the New Construction.

C. 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.

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

8. 2006.1227C (R.Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

5735-5757 Mission Street- southeast side between Whittier and Oliver Streets Lots 038, 039, 040 of Assessor's Block 6473 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 711.11 and 711.39 to develop a lot greater than 9,999 square feet in area and to demolish residential units above the ground floor in the NC-2 Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project will demolish the three existing buildings on the property, containing 7 dwelling units, combine the lots into one parcel, and construct a new 4 story tall, mixed use building with 22 dwelling units, ground floor commercial space and underground parking.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

9. 2007.1287C (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

2128 MISSION STREET- between 17th and 18th Streets, Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 3576 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 703.3, 703.4, 781.5 and 303 to allow a small-self service restaurant identified as a formula retail use (dba Subway) within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District, the Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict and a 65-B Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 3, 2008)

10. 2008.0135C (A. Ben-Pazi: (415) 575-9077)

1248 Leavenworth Street - - east side between Clay and Sacramento Streets, Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 0220 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to demolish an existing residential building and to construct a new building exceeding a height of 40 feet in a Residential Zoning District. The project proposes to demolish the existing two-story over garage, two-unit residential building, and construct an approximately 48 foot high, four-story over garage building with three dwelling units. This site is in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) Zoning District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

11a. 2005.0298KECV (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1285 SUTTER STREET- southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Sections 157, 209.8, 221.1, 253, 253.2 and 303 of the Planning Code to allow off-street parking in excess of the amount permitted as accessory parking, to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages within 1/4 mile of the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, to demolish a movie theatre, and to allow the construction of a building which exceeds 40 feet in height with an exception to the bulk limits. The project proposes to construct up to 106 dwelling units with approximately 17,300 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 17, 2008)

11b. 2005.0298KECV S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1285 SUTTER STREET- southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Variances, pursuant to Sections 253(c)(6), 307(g), 152, and 140 of the Planning Code to modify the rear yard requirement in the Van Ness Special Use District, to provide one off-street freight loading space where two are required, and for dwelling unit exposure for four dwelling units. The project proposes to construct up to 106 dwelling units with approximately 17,300 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 17, 2008)

12a. 2007.0094CEKZ (T. Tam (415) 588-6325)

1401-1417 Divisadero Street - northwest corner of Divisadero and O'Farrell Streets; Assessor's Block 1098, Lot 9 - Request for a Zoning Map amendment and a property reclassification to change the property from NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) to NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale). This legislation (File Number 070546) was introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi on April 24, 2007. The property is within a 105-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Approval.

12b. 2007.0094CEKZ (T. Tam: (415) 558-6325)

1401-1417 Divisadero Street (aka 2108 O'Farrell Street) and 2201 Geary Street (a vacant lot) - west side of Divisadero Street, between Geary Boulevard and O'Farrell Street; consisting of two lots, Lots 9 and 38 in Assessor's Block 1098 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 271, 295, 303, 712.11, 712.21, 712.39, and 712.80 of the Planning Code to allow residential demolition on the 2nd and 3rd story, create a lot greater than 10,000 square feet in size, construct a non-residential use greater than 6,000 square feet in size, construct a building which exceeds 65 feet in height with an exception to the bulk limits, and establish a medial center use in the NC-3 District. The project is to demolish the existing three-story, mixed-use building (containing 21 dwelling units), merge Lot 9 with Lot 38, and construct a new six-story medical clinic and office building, approximately 75,000 square feet in size and 95 feet in height (as measured from Geary Boulevard) for Kaiser Permanente. Lot 9 (1401-1417 Divisadero Street) containing the mixed-use building is currently within a NC-2 (Neighborhood, Commercial, Small-Scale) District and Lot 38 (2201 Geary Street), a vacant lot, is within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District. Both lots are within a 105-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions.

13. 2007.0094CEKZ (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

1401-1417 Divisadero Street (aka 2108 O'Farrell Street) and 2201 Geary Street (a vacant lot) - west side of Divisadero Street, between Geary Boulevard and O'Farrell Street; consisting of two lots, Lots 9 and 38 in Assessor's Block 1098 - Request for Adoption of Findings pursuant to Section 295 of the Planning Code regarding a Shadow Study that concluded that the shadow cast by the construction of a six-story, 95-foot tall outpatient clinic and medical office building would not be adverse on Beiderman/O'Farrell Mini Park, land under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. The property is within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District and a 105-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings.

5:00 p.m. - - [Although the following item may be called after the listed time, it will not be call before.]

14. (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task ForceStrategic Analysis Memos - The second of three informational presentations of the Western SoMa Strategic Analysis Memos. This presentation covers the analysis of existing conditions for Transportation and Open Space for the Western SoMa Special Use District . These Strategic Analysis Memos provide background and analysis of conditions considered by the Task Force during the formulation of policy recommendations for a community plan that will be presented to the Planning Commission in July 2008.

6:00 p.m. - - [Although the following items may be called after the listed time, they will not be call before.]

15. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RIch (415) 558-6345)

Eastern Neighborhoods PROGRAM - This is the first of a series of public workshops at which the Planning Commission will consider the entire Eastern Neighborhoods Program and direct staff on any modifications that should be made to the proposals. At the end of the hearing series, the Commission will be requested to certify the Environmental Impact Report and take a number of additional actions to approve the Eastern Neighborhoods Program, which are described below.


Members of the public may review a copy of the proposals at the San Francisco Planning Department office at 1650 Mission Street 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, at the Public Library (the Main Library 100 Larkin St., the Mission branch library, 300 Bartlett St., and the Potrero branch library, 1616 20th Street). An electronic copy of the proposed amendments and actions is available at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org. Printed copies at full printing cost and CD-ROM copies at no charge are available from the Department, by contacting (415) 575-9097 or eastern.neighborhoods@sfgov.org.

Proposed Topics for Planning Commission Hearings

A list of proposed topics for each of the workshops is available on the Department's website at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org. These topics may be changed at the direction of the Commission. Be advised that due to the nature of the public hearings, the Commission may continue any particular hearing item and/or may not hear all items at the hearing. To confirm the final Commission Hearing schedule, on the week of the hearing please visit: http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_meeting.asp?id=15840 or call Eastern Neighborhoods Information line at 575-9097.

Hearing #1 – May 15, 2008 6pm time-certain (Commission workshop & public comment)

Staff will lead a discussion with the Commission on the following aspects of the four Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans: Places for Jobs – context and needs, proposal for new policies and controls, projected results of new controls; At this hearing, Planning Department staff will present information and the Planning Commission will hear public comment on the subjects discussed at the hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Presentation and Public Comment; No Commission Action requested at the May 15 hearing.

The Planning Commission will hold a series of public hearings beginning on May 15, 2008 to consider Case No. 2004.0160EMTUZUU, and would include adopting a Motion to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and adopt CEQA Findings and consider resolutions to approve amendments to the San Francisco General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map and resolutions to approve Historic Resources Interim Procedures and Public Benefits Program and Monitoring Procedures related to the four Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans – the Mission, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill, Central Waterfront and East SoMa Area Plans. Hearings are currently scheduled for May 15, 2008, May 22, 2008, June 5, 2008, June 12, 2008 and June 19 2008. The Commission will consider and receive public comment on specific aspects of the Plans and proposed amendments at each hearing. The series of hearings will culminate in a public hearing to consider adoption actions on or after June 19, 2008.

The project encompasses a significant proportion of the San Francisco land area in the southeast quadrant of the City, encompassing:

· East SoMa (the eastern portion of the South of Market district), bounded generally by Folsom Street on the northwest, the Rincon Hill Plan area (essentially, Second Street) on the east, Townsend Street on the south, and Fourth Street on the west, with an extension to the northwest bounded by Harrison, Seventh, Mission, Sixth (both sides), Natoma, Fifth, and Folsom Streets;

· the Mission, bounded by 13th and Division Streets on the north, Potrero Avenue on the east, César Chávez Street on the south, and Guerrero Street on the west;

· the Showplace Square/Potrero Hill district, generally bounded by Bryant Street and 10th Street on the northwest, Seventh Street on the northeast, Interstate Highway 280 (I-280) on the east, 25th and 26th Streets on the south, and Potrero Avenue on the west; and

· the Central Waterfront, bounded by Mariposa Street on the north, San Francisco Bay on the east, Islais Creek on the south, and I-280 on the west.

The project Areas are comprised of the entirety or portions of 437 Assessor's Blocks.

[KR1] Specifically, on or after June 19, 2008, the Commission will consider the following actions:

· Case 2004.0160E – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report and adoption of CEQA Findings on the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans.

· Case 2004.0160M - Adopt General Plan amendments that would, 1) add to the General Plan four new area plans (the  Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans ), which include the Mission, East SoMa, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill and Central Waterfront Area Plans; and 2) also make related amendments to the following portions of the existing General Plan: the Commerce and Industry Element, Recreation Element, Open Space Element, the South of Market Area Plan, the Central Waterfront Area Plan, the Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan, and the Land Use Index;

· Case 2004.0160T - Adopt Planning Code text amendments that would revise Planning Code controls, including, but not limited to controls for land use, height and bulk, building design, density, open space, and parking; establish 13 new zoning districts; amend the South Park District; RTO District, NCT Districts, and Downtown Residential Districts; and make related revisions to the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended and make related Planning Code Amendments pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans.

· Case 2004.0160Z - Adopt Zoning Map amendments that would revise the Zoning Maps of the City and County of San Francisco. Proposed Planning Code map amendments would a) update height and bulk districts, b) apply the RTO District and PDR-2 Districts in the Eastern Neighborhoods, and c) establish 13 new zoning districts.

· Case 2004.0160U – Adopt Interim Historic Preservation procedures that would establish interim procedures for additional review of proposed changes to or demolition of historic or potentially historic resources in the Eastern Neighborhoods, pending completion of the ongoing historic resource surveys.

· Case 2004.0160UU - Adopt Monitoring and Review Procedures in order to review development activity and progress towards the Eastern Neighborhoods implementation measures.

E. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

16. 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.

F. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

17. Director's Announcements

18. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

G. 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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