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November 19, 2009

November 19, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting & Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, November 19, 2009

5:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; 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.

Policy on Commissioner's requests for hearings: There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

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

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

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

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

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

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; 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. 2008.0197CEX (A. CONTRERAS: (415) 575-9044)

942 MISSION STREET - north side of Mission Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets, Lot 15 in Assessor's Block 3704 - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for a project proposing the demolition of an existing two-story-over-basement office and commercial building, and construction of a 152-foot-tall, 15-story building containing approximately 3,240 square feet of ground-floor retail space, 4,025 square feet of ground floor circulation and building service space, and about 72,000 square feet of hotel space including 172 hotel rooms, with pedestrian access from Mission and Jessie Streets. No off-street parking or loading is proposed. The project is located in a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Use District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 2009)

(Proposed for Continuance to December 10, 2009)

2a. 2008.0197CEX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

942 MISSION STREET - north side between Mint and Sixth Streets, a through-lot to Jessie Street - Review under Planning Code Section 309 of new construction of a 15-story HOTEL, approximately 79,000 gross square feet, with approximately 172 rooms, approximately 3,240 square feet of ground-floor retail space and approximately 152 feet in height, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 3704, in a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 2009)

(Proposed for Continuance to December 10, 2009)

2b. 2008.0197CEX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

942 MISSION STREET - north side between Mint and Sixth Streets, a through-lot to Jessie Street - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 216(b)(i) for a new HOTEL with approximately 172 rooms, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 3704, in a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 2009)

(Proposed for Continuance to December 10, 2009)

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

3. 2009.0884C (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

132 CLEMENT STREET - North side between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Lot 022, Block 1431 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 161(j) and 303 to allow the creation of two dwelling units without the required two off-street parking spaces in a mixed-use building with ground-floor commercial space within the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

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.

4. Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of November 5, 2009.
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 5, 2009.

5. 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.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

6. Director's Announcements

7. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

8. (D. SIDER: (415) 575-6697)

GENERAL ADVERTISING SIGN PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT- Informational Presentation on the status of the Department's General Advertising Sign Program (GASP). Planning Code Section 604.2(h) requires that the Planning Department submit to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors an annual report on the program that includes revenues, expenditures, and a progress report on the program's activities.

9. (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)

Transit Center District Plan - Public Release of Draft Plan - This informational presentation marks the Planning Department's publication of the Draft Transit Center District Plan for public discussion. The Plan area is roughly bounded by Market Street on the north, Steuart Street on the east, Folsom Street on the south, and Hawthorne Street on the west, and contains within it the adopted Transbay Redevelopment Project Area. This new comprehensive plan for a sub-area of the downtown complements the Downtown Plan and contains policy recommendations regarding land use, urban form, open space, streets and transportation, historic preservation, and financing mechanisms for public improvements for the several blocks surrounding the new Transbay Transit Center. The public review period will last through the latter half of 2010, when environmental review is expected to be complete and action can be taken to adopt the Plan. No action is currently requested. This is an informational presentation only.

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.

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

10. 2009.0861C (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

3583 16th STREET - south side between Noe and Sanchez Streets; Lot 092 in Assessor's Block 3564 - Request for Conditional Use Permit to modify Conditions of Approval to increase hours of operation and allow seating within the rear yard and sidewalk for the full-service restaurant, dba  Starbelly , in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

11a. 2008.1110CTZ (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

6600 3RD STREET - west side at the corner of Le Conte Ave, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 5476 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 304 for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) that would demolish the existing 43-bedroom residential hotel and surface parking lot and construct a 4-story over basement garage residential building containing 73 affordable dwelling units, residential services on the ground floor, and a 21-space basement level parking garage, with modifications to rear yard, off-street parking and height measurement requirements, in a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed-Districts, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, proposed for inclusion in the Third Street and Le Conte Ave Affordable Housing Special Use District (SUD), which would overlay the project site and provide modifications to permit additional density for affordable housing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

11b. 2008.1110CTZ (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

6600 3RD STREET - west side at the corner of Le Conte Ave, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 5476 - Request for a Planning Code Text Amendment pursuant to Section 302 to create the "Third Street and Le Conte Ave Affordable Housing Special Use District" (SUD), which would overlay the site and provide modifications to permit additional density for affordable housing, proposed to be added as Section 249.XX with associated amendments to Section 10 of the Zoning Map. The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending this Text Amendment to the Board of Supervisors. The proposed SUD would overlay the project site and provide modifications to permit additional density for affordable housing, within a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed-Districts, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, proposed for zoning reclassification below.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors

11c. 2008.1110CTZ (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

6600 3RD STREET - west side at the corner of Le Conte Ave, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 5476 - Request for a Zoning Map Amendment pursuant to Planning Code 302 to amend Map 10 and Map10SU of the Official Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco, to establish the "Third Street and Le Conte Ave Affordable Housing Special Use District" (SUD) at the subject site. The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending these Zoning Map Amendments to the Board of Supervisors.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors

12. 2007.0168C (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

The 22.5-acre Hunters View Public Housing Development: Middle Point and West Point Roads and Wills and Hare Street, Lots 003, 004, and 009 in Block 4624 and an adjacent vacant property, a portion of Keith Street, Lot 027 in Block 4720 - Informational Presentation on the design refinements of the first phase for the proposed project approved under Planned Unit Development / Conditional Use Case No. 2007.0168C. The Project in its entirety consists of demolishing and replacing all of the existing Housing Authority units and constructing additional units resulting in approximately 800 dwelling units, 6,400 square feet of resident-serving commercial uses, 21,600 square feet of residential care and other supportive services, along with new streets, parks, and other open space. The design refinement contemplated would effect three of the 21 proposed new blocks by slightly increasing the number of dwelling units and changing the building envelopes. The total number of dwelling units proposed for the entire project would not increase. The subject site is within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District, the Hunters View Special Use District, and within a 40/65-X Height and Bulk District.

F. 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

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

Adjournment:

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