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Public Hearings 
 
May 22, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 22, 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.

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

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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 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

  • 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. 2007.1326C (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

2333 BUCHANAN STREET - (a.k.a. 2140 Webster St. and 2340 Clay St.), north side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Assessor's Block 0613, Lot 029, Block 0628 Lot 013, and Block 0628 Lot 014 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 303.4(d)(5) for the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Pacific Campus to modify conditions of a previous PUD authorization for way finding signs that exceed the number and size of signs principally permitted by Section 606(b)(1) in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

2. 2008.0095T (T. Sullivan-Lenane: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code by adding Section 226.5: Alcohol Reduction and Safer Neighborhoods Act - Permitted Locations on New Liquor Stores and their Conditions of Operation. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Sandoval amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 226.5 to impose a distance requirement of 500 feet or more between new off-sale liquor stores and existing liquor stores, elementary and secondary schools, public libraries, and recreation centers throughout San Francisco and establishing conditions for operation of liquor stores.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 26, 2008)

3. 2007.1233C (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

805 Columbus Avenue- south-west side between Lombard and Greenwich Streets, Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 0074 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a real estate office, larger than the principally permitted maximum of 1,999 square feet, on the first floor of a mixed use building within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District, pursuant to Sections 722.53 and 722.21 of the Planning Code. The commercial space measures approximately 2,760 square feet and has never been occupied. No physical expansion of the existing building is proposed. This site is within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

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

4. 2008.0332C (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

219 CLEMENT STREET - south side between 3rd an 4th Avenues; Lot 042 in Assessor's Block 1435 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 716.51 and 303(c) of the Planning Code to convert vacant commercial space (previously occupied by a travel agency) into a dental office's accounting division on the second floor of the three-story commercial and residential building within the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The portion of the dental office consisting of the reception and patient treatment areas have been approved as a principally permitted use on the first floor of the building under Building Permit Application No. 2008.04.04.8879. The proposal will involve tenant improvements to the existing commercial space. There will be no expansion to the existing building envelope.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

C. COMMISSION MATTERS

5. 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 May 15, 2008)

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 February 7, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 14, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 27, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 3, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 10, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 17, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 24, 2008

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

7. Director's Announcements

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

9. (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

300 GRANT AVENUE - Informational Presentation - Updating the Commission on the design changes - Proposal to construct a new, ten-story, mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units, ground and second-floor retail use, and up to 40 subgrade off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: No action required.

E. 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.

F. 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.

  • CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

10. 2007.1267X (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

631 FOLSOM STREET - south-east side between 2nd and Hawthorne Streets, Lot 090 in Assessor's Block 3750 - Request for an exemption pursuant to Section 309 to add 52 off-street parking spaces to the previously approved 64 off-street parking spaces in a mixed-use building currently under construction - The building is to have 114 dwelling units, each containing at least two bedrooms and at least 1000 square feet. Under this proposal there will be a total of 116 off-street parking spaces, 108 of which will be stored and accessed by mechanical stackers. Two of the spaces will be dedicated to car-share vehicles. No physical expansion of the approved building is proposed. This site is within the C-3-S Zoning District, and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2008)

NOTE: On May 8, 2008, following public testimony, the Commission passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Moore was absent. Final Language May 22, 2008.

  • REGULAR CALENDAR

11. 2005.1066E: (D. LEWIS: (415) 575-9095)

2800 SLOAT BOULEVARD - north side of Sloat, between 46th and 47th Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 2515 - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for a project proposing the demolition of three existing commercial buildings and a 34-space parking lot, and the construction of three new mixed-use, five-story, 60-foot-tall buildings totaling approximately 120,000 gross square feet (gsf). The project would include 56 dwelling units, approximately 23,000 gsf of ground-floor commercial uses, and 93 off-street parking spaces. The three existing commercial buildings on the project site proposed for demolition include a retail shop (Aqua Surf Shop), restaurant/café (John's Ocean Beach Café), and a motel (Robert's Motel). The project site is within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district and a 100-A height and bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2008)

12a. 2005.1066CP (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)

2800 SLOAT BOULEVARD - north side of Sloat, between 46th and 47th Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 2515 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow a Planned Unit Development per Planning Code Section 303 and 304, for a project proposing the demolition of three existing commercial buildings and a 34-space parking lot, and the construction of three new mixed-use, five-story, 60-foot-tall buildings totaling approximately 120,000 gross square feet (gsf) over a 93-space subterranean parking structure and a one-story approximately 1,000 gsf commercial building. The proposal is seeking exceptions that include parking, open space, and rear yard requirements, and authorization for lot and use size. The project would include 56 dwelling units, approximately 23,000 gsf of ground-floor commercial uses including an open-air market. The three existing commercial buildings on the project site proposed for demolition include a retail shop (Aqua Surf Shop), restaurant/café (John's Ocean Beach Café), and a motel (Robert's Motel). The project site is within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district, 100-A Height and Bulk district, and the Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

12b. 2005.1066CP (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)

2800 SLOAT BOULEVARD - north side of Sloat, between 46th and 47th Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 2515 – Request for a Coastal Zone Permit to allow a Planned Unit Development per Planning Code Section 330 to demolish three existing commercial buildings and a 34-space parking lot, and construct three new mixed-use, five-story, 60-foot-tall buildings totaling approximately 120,000 gross square feet (gsf) over a 93-space subterranean parking structure and a one-story approximately 1,000 gsf commercial building. The project site is within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district, 100-A Height and Bulk district, and the Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Grant Coastal Zone Permit.

13. 2004.0133C (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

520 BALBOA STREET - north side between 6th and 7th Avenues, Assessor's Block 1549, Lot 021 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the demolition of a dwelling unit at the second story pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.39 requiring Conditional Use authorization for residential demolition at the second story or higher. The proposal is to demolish an existing two-story, mixed-use building with a ground-floor commercial space and a dwelling unit on the second floor and to construct a four-story, three-unit residential building with a three-car garage at the ground floor in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

14a. 2007.0981CV (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

953 TREAT AVENUE - east side between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 3639 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 215 and 303, to allow the new construction of dwelling units within the C-M (Heavy, Commercial) District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the proposed Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area. The project also includes a rear yard, exposure and off-street parking variance requests pursuant to Planning Code Section 134, 140 and 151. The project proposal is to construct a 4-story, 40-foot mixed-use building consisting of 4-dwelling units over approximately 1,050 square feet of ground floor Production, Distribution and Repair space. No off-street parking is proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

14b. 2007.0981CV (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

953 Treat Avenue - east side between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 3639 - Request for variances from the rear yard, dwelling unit exposure and off-street parking requirements of Planning Code Sections 134, 140 and 151, will be considered by the Zoning Administrator. The project proposal is to construct a 4-story, 40-foot mixed-use building consisting of 4-dwelling units over approximately 1,050 square feet of ground floor Production, Distribution and Repair space. Planning Code Section 134 requires all properties having dwelling units within the C-M (Heavy Commercial) District to provide rear yards at the lowest story containing a dwelling unit, and at each succeeding level or story of the building. The project proposes a rear yard of approximately 8 feet from the third story and above. Planning Code Section 140 requires at least one room of at least 120 square feet to face one of the following open areas: a public street or alley of at least 25 feet in width, a code complying rear yard, or an inner court measuring at least 25 feet in every direction. Three of the four proposed dwelling units do not meet the exposure requirement. Planning Code Section 151 requires the addition of one (1) new off-street parking space for each new dwelling unit. Thus the proposed project results in a requirement for four (4) new off-street parking spaces. The project does not propose off-street parking for any of the dwelling units.

15. 2007.1467DD (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

1671 11TH AVENUE- west side between Moraga and Lawton Streets, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1932- Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.03.24.7492 proposing to construct a one-story, full-floor, vertical addition and alter the front façade of a two-family dwelling in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2008)

16a. 2007.0439D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

586 VALLEY STREET - north side between Castro and Diamond Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 6611 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application 2007.08.01.8470 under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolitions, for the demolition of a single-family dwelling in an 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 Demolition.

16b. 2008.0220D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

586 VALLEY STREET - north side between Castro and Diamond Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 6611 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.08.01.8475 under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of a new residential building in association with residential demolition, for the construction of a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an 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 New Construction.

4:00 P.M. - - [Although the following item may be called after the listed time, it will not be called before.]

  1. (K. RIch (415) 558-6345)

Presentation from the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development on business and workforce development strategies related to the Eastern Neighborhoods

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

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

Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task ForceStrategic Analysis Memos - The final informational presentation of the Western SoMa Strategic Analysis Memos. This presentation covers the analysis of existing conditions for Economics and Preservation 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.

6:30 P.M. - - [Although the following items may be called after the listed time, they will not be called before.]

19. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RIch: (415) 558-6345)

Eastern Neighborhoods PROGRAM - This is the second 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 #2 – May 22, 2008 6:30 pm (Commission workshop & public comment[JS1] )

Staff will lead a discussion with the Commission on the following aspects of the four Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans: Complete Neighborhoods – overall framework for transportation, open space, streets, building heights and design, community facilities and historic preservation in East SoMa, Mission, Showplace/Square Potrero Hill and Central Waterfront. 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 22 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.

[KR2] 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.

  • COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

20. 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.

J. 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

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

Adjournment:


[JS1]Check time with Patricia

[KR2]??

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