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March 1, 2007

March 1, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 1, 2007

2:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: OLAGUE, ANTONINI, S. LEE, W. LEE, and SUGAYA

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: ALEXANDER and MOORE

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE-PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 2:35 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Dean Macris – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Amit Ghosh – Chief Planner, Ben Fu, Sophie Middlebrook, Paul Lord, Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

  • CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE (tape IA)

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.

1a. 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, 12-story mixed-use building containing approximately 56 dwelling units, approximately 15,000 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 usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued to May 3, 2007

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

1b. 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 usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure in conjunction with the construction of a new, 12-story mixed-use building containing approximately 56 dwelling units, approximately 15,000 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 January 11, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued to May 3, 2007

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

2a. 2003.0347E (R. AHMADI: (415)-558-5966)

Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report - The project area lies to the west of the City's downtown financial district and sits at the junction of several neighborhoods, including, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, Western Addition, South of Market, Inner Mission, the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, and Upper Market. The proposed neighborhood plan would reclassify the existing zoning from Residential Districts (R), Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD's), Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3), and Heavy Commercial (C-M) to Downtown General Commercial Districts (C-3-G), Residential Transit Oriented (RTO), Neighborhood Commercial Transit Districts (NCT), Neighborhood Commercial-Transit, and Moderate-Scale Mixed Use Districts (NCT-3). It would also increase height limits in certain areas and reduce height limits in other areas. The proposed zoning and height reclassifications would increase the potential for residential development in the area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Please note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS:

Hiroshi Fukuda

-Presented a letter from The Sunset Coalition Neighborhood requesting at least a 90-day continuance after proper notification to the public.

Marilyn Amini

-Western Twin Picks Council sent a letter requesting a continuance of 90-days.

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

2b. 2003.0347E (R. AHMADI: (415)-558-5966)

Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan - Adoption of CEQA Findings Related to EIR and Potential Project Approval Action - The project includes proposed amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map. The project area lies to the west of the City's downtown financial district and sits at the junction of several neighborhoods, including, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, Western Addition, South of Market, Inner Mission, the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, and Upper Market. The proposed neighborhood plan would: (1) amend the General Plan, adding a new Area Plan (the Market and Octavia Area Plan) and make related amendments to the Commerce and Industry, Housing, Recreation and Open Space and Transportation Elements, the Civic Center Area Plan, Downtown Area Plan, South of Market Area Plan and the Land Use Index; and (2) amend the Planning Code and Zoning Map to reclassify the existing zoning from Residential Districts (R), Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD's), Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3), and Heavy Commercial (C-M) to Downtown General Commercial Districts (C-3-G), Residential Transit Oriented (RTO), Neighborhood Commercial Transit Districts (NCT), Neighborhood Commercial-Transit, Moderate-Scale Mixed Use Districts (NCT-3). The project would also increase height limits in certain areas and reduce height limits in other areas, and establish new fees. The proposed zoning and height reclassifications would increase the potential for residential development in the area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt CEQA Findings.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed on item 2a

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

3. 2003.0347MTZU (J. BILLOVITS (415) 558-6390/A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

MARKET AND OCTAVIA PLAN AMENDMENTS - The hearing on this item will be continued to March 8, 2007. The Planning Commission will hold a series of public hearings beginning on or after October 26, 2006, to consider Case No. 2003.0347EMTZ, adopting a Motion to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and adopt CEQA Findings and consider Resolutions to adopt amendments to the San Francisco General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map related to the Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan. A series of public hearings took place on October 26, 2006, Nov. 2, 2006, Nov. 9, 2006, Nov. 16, 2006, January 11, 2007. The Commission has and will consider and receive public comment on specific aspects of the Plan and proposed amendments at each hearing. For more information on this six-year planning process, please visit our website at ttp://marketoctavia.betterneighborhoods.org.

Schedule for Planning Commission Hearing:

This calendar gives notice that the Planning Commission will be hearing the following aspects of the Market & Octavia Plan on or after March 8, 2007. 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 Aksel Olsen at 558-6616.

Hearing # 8 – originally scheduled for March 1, 2007 will be continued to March 8, 2007

At the March 8, 2007 hearing, the Planning Commission may consider the following aspects of the Plan:

· Follow-Up on various Comments and Questions (continuation)

· Commission consideration of adoption of amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map and adoption of related provisions.

For more information on this six-year planning process, please visit our website at http://marketoctavia.betterneighborhoods.org. In addition to providing information about the proposed General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments, staff will also provide follow-up information on issues discussed at earlier hearings.

Specifically, the Commission will consider the following items and may take action on or after February 15, 2007.

· Case 2003.0347M - a proposed General Plan amendment

· Case 2003.0347T - a proposed Planning Code text amendment that would revise Planning Code controls, including controls for land use, height and bulk, building design, loading, parking and establish new fees;

· Case 2003.0347Z - a proposed Zoning Map amendment that would revise Maps 2 and 2H, 7 and 7H, and 2SU and 7SU. The proposed Planning Code text and map (Zoning Map) amendments would a) establish three new zoning districts, b) amend the Hayes-Gough, Upper Market, and Valencia Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCDs), c) update height and bulk districts, d) establish the Market and Octavia Community Improvements Impact Fee, and e) make related revisions necessary to implement the General Plan. The proposed changes are described in greater detail in Case 2003.0347T (above).

· Case No. 2003.0347U Establishing interim procedures for Planning Department use for review of projects proposed within the Market and Octavia Plan area to protect potential historic buildings and potential eligible historic district or districts until an historic resources survey (Survey) is completed and the results of the Survey are incorporated into the Market and Octavia Plan and implementing instruments.

Members of the public may review a copy of the proposed amendments at the San Francisco Planning Department office at 1660 Mission Street 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, at the Public Library (the Main Library 100 Larkin St., and Harvey Milk branch library, 1 Jose Sarria Ct. (near16th & Market Sts.). An electronic copy of the proposed amendments and actions is available at http://marketoctavia.betterneighborhoods.org.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed on item 2a

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

4. 2004.0803E (S. MICKELSEN: (415) 558-4481)

41 Tehama Street - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The project site (Assessor's Block 3736, Lots 74,75,76, 77 and 78A) is located in the Financial District on the south side of Tehama Street between First and Second Streets, adjacent to elevated freeway ramps to the south and west. The proposed project would involve the demolition of a 95-space surface parking lot and one-story storage shed and the construction of an approximately 302,200-gross-square-foot (gsf), 23-story, approximately 220-foot-tall, 198-unit residential building. The proposed development would include three subsurface parking levels with approximately 76 independently accessible parking spaces and 36 bicycle parking stalls, with primary pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle access from Tehama Street. The approximately 22,009 square-foot project site is within the C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office Special Development) zoning district and a 200-S height and bulk district. The proposed project would require certification by the Zoning Administrator for transfer of development rights (TDRs); a Conditional Use authorization (CU) to increase dwelling unit density; and a variance from dwelling unit exposure requirements. The proposed project would also require exceptions to height limits for upper-tower extensions, separation-of-tower and rear yard requirements.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 18, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to April 19, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

5. 2004.0803EKXCV (D. DiBartolo: (415) 558-6291)

41 Tehama Street - south side of Tehama Street between First and Second Streets, Lots 074, 075, 076, 077 and 078A in Assessor's Block 3736 - The project would merge five lots and demolish the existing surface parking lot with 93 parking spaces in order to construct a 23-story, 220 foot-tall residential building that would contain 198 dwelling units with below-grade parking, accessed from Tehama Street, for up to 162 parking spaces. The project site is within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office Special Development) District, a 200-S Height and Bulk District and the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area.

(Proposed for Continuance to April 19, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

6. 2005.0156C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2130 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE (AKA 350 MASONIC AVENUE) -northeast corner of Masonic and Golden Gate Avenues; Lots 11 and 29 in Assessor's Block 1149 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 178 209.3(g), 303 and 304 of the Planning Code to modify a previously approved Planned Unit Development (Motion No. 11162 for Case No. 1987.519C) for a private elementary and middle school (Kindergarten through Grade 8), The San Francisco Day School, to allow the demolition of an existing single-family house (on Lot 11); renovation of the existing school facilities including the removal of an 8-car surface parking lot (on Lot 29), and the construction of a new three-story over garage/basement science building addition, in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 18, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to April 26, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

7a. 2006.0636VDD (S. MENDRIN: (415) 558-6625)

2901-2903 PIERCE STREET - northwest corner of Union and Pierce Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0536 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.07.13.6418 proposing to construct a new one-story, two-car garage with roof deck addition at the rear of the three-story, two-unit building. The existing detached garage structure would be demolished. The new garage would be located within the required rear yard, requiring a variance. The property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 3, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

7b. 2006.0636VDD (S. MENDRIN: (415) 558-6625)

2901-2903 PIERCE STREET - northwest corner of Union and Pierce Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0536 - Request for Variance from Planning Code Section 134 (required rear yard) to allow demolition of the existing detached garage and to construct a new one-story horizontal addition approximately 26 feet deep and 26 feet wide at the rear of the existing two-family dwelling. The addition will accommodate a new two-car garage, roof deck and stairs leading from the roof deck to the rear yard. The new garage is located within the required rear yard. The property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 3, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

8. 2006.0949DDDDDDD (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

376 EUREKA STREET - west side between 20th and 21st Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 2749 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.08.30.1650, proposing to raise the building two-feet to construct a ground floor garage, add dormers, and construct a two-story horizontal addition at the rear, located 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 February 15, 2007)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS (tape IA)

9. 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.

Commissioner Antonini

- Relative to Market and Octavia: I would like to receive documents reflecting changes and have time to review them.

- I met with the Mission Dolores Neighborhood and issues were shared regarding existing units protection with the number of units that can be added as a right.

- Density, historic preservation and especially parking regulations should be tailored to the particular district.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT (tape IA)

  1. Director's Announcements

Zoning Administrator reported:

-A letter of determination was sent out about the Market and Octavia Plan creating new districts – the districts created for Market /Octavia would not apply elsewhere in the city. They are specific to the Market/Octavia plan.

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

Board of Appeals: None

Land use Committee

- A 45-day moratorium on micro cell antennas was forwarded to the Board of Supervisor for action next week.

- Supervisor Maxwell's ordinance introduction imposes temporary conditional use as a temporary measure for all dwelling unit demolitions.

- Supervisor Maxwell's ordinance is a permanent conditional use proposal for all dwelling unit demolitions.

- Interim controls on micro cell antennas passed and was sent to the full Board [of Supervisors].

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES (tape IA)

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.

SPEAKERS

Marilyn Amini

- Marina Renovation Environmental Impact Report at the Board of Supervisor was continued for 2-week.

Hiroshi Fukuda

- The Market and Octavia Plan would impact the entire city with the new district's RTO (Residential Transit Oriented) and NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit).

- Every body should be notified and not only the areas specified on the plan.

E. 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.

Item 12 was removed from Consent and heard as an item under the Regular Calendar because of concerns expressed by commissioners and members of the public.

12. 2006.1087C (tape IA) (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

853-855 Goettingen Street - northeast side, between Olmstead and Mansell, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 6154 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121 and 303 to allow creation of a lot less than 25 feet in width, for a lot split of a 50 foot wide lot into two lots of 21 feet and 29 feet wide within an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. A new single-family dwelling is proposed on the newly created lot at 853 Goettingen Street. The existing single-family dwelling at 855 Goettingen Street will be expanded at the rear and side.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKERS

Bryant Phuong

- We have concerns with this project and are in support of a continuance.

Norma Lopez

- Requested continuance of this project.

Huiting Li

- Continue this project

Project Sponsor

- If it is going to be continued, it should be in April.

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to April 5, 2007

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

  • F.REGULAR CALENDAR

13. 2004.1031C (tapes IA & IB) (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

601 Crescent Way - Block 4991, Lot 240, an undeveloped, northeastern portion of the City's Executive Park development - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 304 to create a new Planned Unit Development (PUD) with an exception for rear yard requirements, to allow construction of up to 465 dwelling units, approximately 2,150 square feet for a community meeting facility, and up to 776 independently accessible off-street parking spaces. The site is within a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District, and 60-X, 80-X, and 165-I Height and Bulk Designations.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKERS

Brett Gladstone – Representing the Project Sponsor

  1. The project provides:
  2. 80% of the units are 2 and 3 bedrooms.
  3. A 28-acre, permanent open space parcel for a public park to be worked out between three developers.

- Shuttles as an incentive for public transportation usage.

- A signed agreement to provide employment for the community.

- A commitment to help with community recreation and entertainments.

- An assurance feature for the community recreation.

C. P. Wang - Architect

- The design has been improved over the two and half years.

- We have followed the guidelines creating interesting images and community friendly living.

- Terracotta for walls.

- Our goal is to create building in simplicity but elegant.

Kevin Hughes

- It contains family housing - below market rate units on site.

- It is a perfect project and I'm encouraging you to support it.

Pastor A. Walker

- Spoke on security for the area near public housing units.

- It would help low income families with housing and employment opportunities.

Susan Wong

  1. Spoke as an interpreter and on behalf of four residents.
  2. Project would provide below market rate units and employment opportunities.

- It would help [and be nice] to have the Public Library.

John J. O'Rourke

- This project is very pleasing to the needs of San Franciscans.

- Looking forward to your commitment to this project.

Jim Salinas

- Support this project. It has reached out to the community.

- Housing and employment are very important for residents in this city.

Ashley Rhodes

- Project Sponsor has shown commitment that they want to get involved with this community.

- This project would be a great success for our community.

Fidencio Salazar

- People would work and stay in this community. Encouraged the Commission to approve it.

Dennis Lumsey

- Support this project; it would bring employment and housing.

Katherine Williams

- Although I support this, keep in mind that family income in the Visitacion Valley is very low. A lot of people would not be able to afford it.

Linda Richardson

- We support this project. It provides economic and housing opportunities

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

MOTION # 17386

14. 2007.0061T (tape IB) (S. Middlebrook: (415) 558-6372)

Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Jake McGoldrick as part of Board File No. 070021 which would amend Planning Code Section 1004, 1005, and 1006.7 to provide for review of proposed changes to interior architectural features of privately-owned landmark buildings where such features are in areas of the landmark that are generally accessible to members of the public; and making findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with modifications suggested by the Landmarks Board.

SPEAKERS

Courtney Damkroger - Landmarks Advisory Commission

- We support the ordinance and recommend approval.

- It is an important tool for the protection of interior features.

Steve Richards

- Save San Francisco building interiors.

- It is very important to have this legislation and protect our historic buildings.

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT: Moore and Alexander

RESOLUTION: 17387

15. 2006.1275TZ (tapes IB & IIA) (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

Initiation of Pacific Avenue NC-2 Zoning to the Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District. Initiate an ordinance and schedule a public hearing on April 5, 2007 to consider amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code and the Zoning Maps 1, 1H, 2, and 2H, to rezone the current NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) use district of portions of Assessor's Blocks 0157 and 0182 to RM-1 (Residential, Mixed: Low Density) and portions of Assessor's Blocks 0154, 0155, 0156, 0157, 0182, 0183, 0184, 0185, 0186, 0187, 0573 and 0596 to Pacific Avenue NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District). The proposal would also eliminate the existing Garment Manufacturing Special Use District. The existing 65-A height and bulk district would also be lowered to 40-X feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS

David Sternberg

- We request that you exempt our project that is in process at 1355 Pacific Avenue from the new zoning.

- Our project is almost at the end of the process and is based on the current limits. The new zoning would impact our business.

Michael Benjamin

- We request that our project at 1355 Pacific Avenue be exempt from the new zoning.

ACTION: Approved initiation. The public hearing will be scheduled for April 5, 2007.

AYES: Sugaya, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

EXCUSED: W. Lee

ABSENT Moore and Alexander

RESOLUTION: 17388

16. (tape IIA) (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

Planning Commission Consideration of a Resolution Adopting Formula Retail Use Conditional Use Policies for the Western SOMA Special Use District (SUD) - Hearing to consider new policies adding to the existing Conditional Use and formula retail findings required by the Planning Code to be used in the consideration of new  formula retail use applications in the Western SOMA Special Use District. These proposed polices include consideration of use sizes, types, location and other considerations.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS

Jim Meko – Chair of Western SOMA Task Force

- Western SOMA has a defined texture and neighborhood character.

- This policy would ask new development to respect it.

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Sugaya, W. Lee, Antonini, S. Lee and Olague

ABSENT: Moore and Alexander

RESOLUTION: 17389

G. PUBLIC COMMENT (tape IIA)

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))

SPEAKERS

Jim Meko

- Thanked the Commission for approving the budget as amended.

Adjournment: 5:33 P.M.

THESE MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, March 15, 2007.

SPEAKERS: Marilyn Amini

ACTION Approved

AYES: Alexander, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, Moore, Olague, and Sugaya

NOTE: Per Section 67.18 of the Administrative Code for the City and County of San Francisco, Commission minutes contain a description of the item before the Commission for discussion/consideration; a list of the public speakers with names if given, and a summary of their comments including an indication of whether they are in favor of or against the matter; and any action the Commission takes. The minutes are not the official record of a Commission hearing. The audiotape is the official record. Copies of the audiotape may be obtained by calling the Commission office at (415) 558-6415. For those with access to a computer and/or the Internet, Commission hearings are available at www.sfgov.org. Under the heading Explore, the category Government, and the City Resources section, click on SFGTV, then Video on Demand. You may select the hearing date you want and the item of your choice for a replay of the hearing.

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