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August 7, 2008

August 7, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, August 7, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 1:45 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, AnMarie Rodgers, Tara Sullivan-Lenane, Sharon Young, Elizabeth Watty, Jamie Dean, Paul Lord, Tim Frye, Tom Wang, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

  • CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

1. 2008.0282C (S. Young: (415) 558-6346)

331 CLEMENT STREET - south side between 4th and 5th Avenues; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 1436 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 703.4, 303(c), and 303(i) of the Planning Code to establish a Formula Retail Use within the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District - The proposal is to legalize the establishment of an existing restaurant, dba Sweet Delight Cafe, which is currently operating as a formula retail use consistent with that of a  Quickly' Asian fusion style café franchise selling a large variety of beverages, snacks, and desserts. The restaurant consists of a kitchen, service area, storage room, restroom, and dining area with seating for 36 persons. The proposal will not involve tenant improvements to the existing commercial space or an expansion to the existing building envelope.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

2a. 2007.0980ECV (A. HEITTER: (415) 558-6602)

220 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - northwest corner of Leavenworth Street at Golden Gate Avenue, Lot 4, in Assessor's Block 345 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow additional square footage above that permitted by the base floor area ratio limits for the construction of affordable group housing units - The proposed project is to convert the existing Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA to 174 group housing units for the chronically homeless. The project also includes a historic rehabilitation component, including an exterior façade restoration. The proposed project would not involve any expansion of the existing building envelope. The site has no off-street parking and none is proposed. The project site is within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

2b. 2007.0980ECV (A. HEITTER: (415) 558-6602)

220 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - northwest corner of Leavenworth Street at Golden Gate Avenue, Lot 4, in Assessor's Block 345 - Request for a Variance to allow a reduction in the common usable open space requirements - The proposed project is to convert the existing Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA to 174 group housing units for the chronically homeless. The project also includes a historic rehabilitation component, including an exterior façade restoration. The proposed project would not involve any expansion of the existing building envelope. The site has no off-street parking and none is proposed. The project site is within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commerical) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

3. 2007.1256C (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

401-431 Columbus Avenue - west side between Stockton and Vallejo Streets, Lot 026 of Assessor's Block 0131 - west side between Stockton and Vallejo Streets, Lot 026 of Assessor's Block 0131 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 722.21, 722.41, and 722.42 to expand an existing full-service restaurant and bar (dba Panta Rei Restaurant), and to allow a use size in excess of 2,000 square feet within the North Beach NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District), and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to expand the existing 1,500 square-foot restaurant and bar to occupy the adjacent existing storefront. The expanded restaurant and bar would measure a total of 2,040 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

NOTE: On July 24, 2008, following public testimony the Commission closed public hearing and entertained a motion to approved by a vote of +4 -3. Commissioners Olague, Moore and Sugaya voted no. Final Language August 7, 2008.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

4. 2008.0711X (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

399 Fremont Street - northeast corner of Harrison and Fremont Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 3747 - Request under Planning Code Sections 309.1 and 827 for the authorization of a change in previously approved conditions of approval to extend the performance period within the RH DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) District With A 85/400-R Height And Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

5a. 2007.0785VZ (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

483 BOSWORTH STREET (aka 1 LYELL STREET) - southeast corner; Lot 063 in Assessor's Block 6753 - Request to amend the Planning Code pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, in a P (Public) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to reclassify the property from P (Public) to RH-2 (Residential, House Districts, Two-Family) and construct a 2-story, 2-unit residential structure on a currently vacant, substandard property that would not provide the required rear yard, front setback, or any off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of Reclassification

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

5b. 2007.0785VZ (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

483 BOSWORTH STREET (aka 1 LYELL STREET) - southeast corner; Lot 063 in Assessor's Block 6753 - Request for a Variance for proposed development pursuant to Planning Code Sections 305, 132, 134, and 151, in a RH-2 (Residential, House Districts, Two-Family) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to construct a 2-story, 2-unit residential structure on a currently vacant, substandard property that would not provide the required rear yard, front setback, or any off-street parking spaces.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

6. 2008.0642T (e. forbes: 415) 558-6417)

Planning Code Enforcement Update Board File No. 080525 - This Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Peskin would amend the Administrative Code Section 10.100-166 to expand the Planning Department's Code Enforcement Fund beyond general advertising signs and authorize the Fund to receive revenues from all code enforcement activities, including monetary judgments, and authorize expenditure of the funds for administration and enforcement of all Planning Code violations. The Ordinance would also amend the Planning Code Section 303(l) concerning relocation of general advertising signs to delete the requirement to submit a site map, clarify that wall signs are included in the requirements and make technical changes to the language of the section; amend Section 358 to increase the annual inventory maintenance fee from $48 to $75 and to clarify use of the general advertising sign inventory fees and that wall signs are included in the requirements; amend Section 604.2 to provide that violation of the Code's general advertising sign inventory requirements is a public nuisance, to clarify that the definition of the term "general advertising sign company" includes the operator of the sign and that wall signs are included in the requirements, to modify language required to be in the affidavit submitted with the sign inventory, to delete the requirement to submit a site map, to conform the penalty and appeal procedure with Section 610, and to make other clarifying and technical changes to the language of the section; adopting CEQA and Planning Code Section 302 findings. Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

7. 2008.0622D (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

565 MARINA BOULEVARD - south side between Divisadero and Scott Streets; Lot 007B in Assessor's Block 0912 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.10.31.6950 proposing to construct a 4th floor vertical addition and a horizontal addition at the rear of a three-story, single-family house in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: DR withdrawn – no action required

8. 2007.1072C (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6326)

1727 LOMBARD STREET - south side between Laguna and Octavia Streets, Lot 036, in Assessor's Block 0506 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 209.2(c) to legalize the conversion of a tourist hotel ( Star Motel ) to group housing for a post-secondary educational institution ( Academy of Art University ) in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Hold public hearing to allow public comment and continue item to allow for additional neighborhood outreach and completion of environmental review.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 1, 2007)

NOTE: On April 24, 2008, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the item to May 1, 2008.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 8, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

9. 2008.0478D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

526 ELLINGTON - northerly side between Wipple and Farragut Avenues Lot 003 of Assessor's Block 7100 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2008 0103 1806 to construct a two story 24 foot long addition to the rear of the existing two-story dwelling in an RH-1, Residential House, One-Family and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Modify the Project.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

10a. 2008.0614D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal is to demolish an existing two-family dwelling and construct a new three-family dwelling. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6793 to demolish an existing two-family dwelling.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued to September 11, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

10b. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 San Bruno Avenue - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction of units in association with demolition. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6789 for the new construction of a three-family dwelling in association with the demolition.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued to September 11, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

10c. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 San Bruno Avenue - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction a three-family dwelling in association with demolition. Front setback, rear yard, and off-street parking Variances are required and will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued to September 11, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

11. CODE ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES UPDATE (L. SCOTT: (415) 558 6317)

Report on survey to neighborhood organizations and the public on enforcement issues and priorities, current status of code enforcement workload, and proposed policy resolution on updated priorities.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of draft resolution

(Proposed for Continuance to September 11, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

12a. 2008.0484B (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

600 Terry Francois Boulevard - corner of South Street and Terry Francois Boulevard, aka Mission Bay South Block 30; aka Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 8722 - Application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to construct a new, approximately 332,395 gross square foot laboratory/office building, 6 stories and approximately 90 feet in height, requesting up to 312,932 square feet of office space. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage to be provided on Block 29. The site is located in the Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial-Retail Zoning District with an HZ-5 Height and Bulk designation.

(proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

12b. 2008.0483B (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

650 Terry Francois Boulevard - southeast corner, aka Mission Bay South Block 32; aka Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 8722 - Application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to construct a new, approximately 305,673 gross square foot laboratory/office building, 6 stories and approximately 90 feet in height, requesting up to 291,367 square feet of office space. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage to be provided on Block 29B. The site is located in the Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial-Retail Zoning District with an HZ-5 Height and Bulk designation.

(proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

12c. 2008.0690B (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

1450 Owens Street - north of 16th Street, aka Mission Bay South Blocks 41-43, Parcel 7; aka Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 8709 - Application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to construct a new, approximately 61,581 gross square foot laboratory/office building, 2 stories and approximately 39 feet in height, requesting up to 61,581 square feet of office space. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage to be provided on Parcel 6. The site is located in the Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial Zoning District with an HZ-7 Height and Bulk designation.

(proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

13. 2008.0850B (C. Nikitas: (415) 558-6306

Mission Bay Blocks 26, 27, 29-32, 33-34, and 41-43 - Proposed creation of the Alexandria Life Sciences Mission Bay Development District, for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321, including previously authorized projects and future projects, to limit the total office space allocation within the District. The sites are located in Mission Bay South under a single ownership.

(proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

14. 2006.0070T (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

Legislationto Control theLOSS OF DWELLING UNITS- Code Implementation Document - Proposed procedures and criteria to implement newly-adopted Code Section 317 requiring Planning Commission hearings for the removal of certain dwelling and live-work units. The document also sets numerical criteria, some of which are subject to administrative adjustment in response to changing economic conditions.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

15. 2007.1112T (A. Rodgers: (415) 558-6395)

Amendments repealing Planning Code Section 825.1 and amending Planning Code Sections 135, 309.1, 318.3, 809, 825, and 827. Proposed Ordinance [Board File Number 071292] -introduced by Supervisor Daly to apply many of the pedestrian-friendly provisions of the Rincon Hill Downtown Mixed Use Zoning District to all Downtown Residential Districts. Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would add design requirements to enhance the pedestrian environment including but not limited to controls for ground floor uses, transparency, wind protection, lighting, and sidewalk treatments, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008)

LEGISLATION WITHDRAWN AND SUPERVISOR DALY DECIDED TO CONTINUE THIS ITEM INDEFINITELY

16. (A. KIEFER: (415) 575-9065)

UPPER MARKET COMMUNITY DESIGN PLAN - The San Francisco Planning Department has published a document entitled  Upper Market Community Design Plan. The plan area generally includes properties fronting Market Street between Octavia Boulevard on the east and Collingwood Street on the west.

Prior to initiating community workshops, the Department and its consultant team explored existing conditions in the neighborhood. The Department conducted outreach meetings with representatives of the Castro and nearby neighborhood organizations. The Department held three community workshops. The themes of the workshops focused on: 1.) Community Vision (September 2007); 2.) Community Design Framework (October 2007); and 3.) Design Strategies (December 2007). The outcome of the workshops is a Design Plan that contains a program for public realm improvements and design guidelines for private development that incorporate the identity, character, economic and social composition of the Upper Market area and its surrounding neighborhoods.

The Plan responds to physical, social, and economic conditions in the Project area, and establishes a plan for public and private improvements in the Project Area. The Plan identifies existing physical, infrastructure and economic conditions in the Upper Market neighborhood, considers historical context and identifies key neighborhood assets, challenges and opportunities to revitalize the neighborhood. It includes an Urban Design Framework section that: describes planning strategies that may be used to guide Urban Design improvements along the upper Market Street corridor. The Plan also proposes improvements to the public realm, including public spaces, sidewalks, and plazas.

The Plan incorporates Design Guidelines that may be used to guide design character for new buildings, and provides an overview of the steps that may be taken to achieve neighborhood improvements. The Upper Market Community Design Plan:

  1. Identifies the community's five highest priority public infrastructure improvement projects,
  2. Actions that neighborhood residents, business owners and community organizations may take to support improvements, and
  3. Outlines design guidelines that may be used by both developers and city planners
  4. The Plan also identifies potential funding sources for street and sidewalk improvements. "

Preliminary Recommendation: Endorsement

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

B. 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.

SPEAKERS: John Bardis

C. 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.

SPEAKERS: Tom Gilberty, Jeffrey Leibiwitz, Stan Charles, Hiroshi Fukuda, Mark Sulliman, Judy West, Marilyn Amini,

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

(K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

Note: Item Number 17 and Item Number 18 include components of the Eastern Neighborhoods Program, a broad effort to examine and amend City Codes and the General Plan in order to better plan for growth in a significant portion of land in the southeast quadrant of the City.

The subject of the proposed rezoning is an approximately 2,200-acre project area that includes four neighborhoods on the eastern side of San Francisco: East SoMa, the Mission, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill and the Central Waterfront. The proposed rezoning would introduce new use (zoning) districts, including: (1) districts that would permit only production, distribution and repair (PDR) uses; (2) districts that would permit at least some PDR uses in combination with commercial and/or residential uses; (3) districts mixing residential and commercial uses; and (4) new residential-only districts. The new districts would replace existing industrial, commercial and residential single-use districts. The project would also include certain adjustments to height limits. In conjunction with the proposed rezoning, the Planning Department is also developing area plans for inclusion within the General Plan for the four neighborhoods in the project area. These plans address policy-level issues pertaining to housing, transportation, historic resources, urban design (including building heights and urban form), open space, and community facilities.

The Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area generally encompasses:

  • 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.

17. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT - Certification of 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved certification of Final EIR

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, and Moore

EXCUSED: Antonini, Miguel and Sugaya

MOTION: 17659

NOTE: Item 18: On July 31, 2008, following public testimony the Commission passed a motion of intent to adopt subject to changes. Public comment will not be limited to changes but could address the integrated plans. The vote was +4 -0. Commissioners Antonini, Miguel and Sugaya were absent.

18a. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

CEQA FINDINGS - In accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15091, CEQA findings which indicate significant impacts associated with approving the zoning and Area Plans are proposed, along with a rationale for rejecting alternatives identified in the EIR, and a statement of overriding considerations that lists technical, social and economic reasons for adopting the plans and zoning despite identified significant, adverse environmental impacts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

SPEAKERS: Sandra Southworth, Sue Hestor, James Taskett, Grace Shanahan, Jaime Trejo, Bernadettesy, Joe Boss, Chris Durazo, Philip Lesser, Fred Snyder, Jazzie Collins, Diana Wu, Sean McArie, Judy West, Marilyn Amini, Sarah Karlinsky, Toby Morris, Brett Gladstone, Hiroshi Fukuda, Tom Lippe, Marc Salomon, Matt Regan, Tom Radulovich, Jim Abrams, Richie Hart, Date Sofis

ACTION: Approved adoption of CEQA findings

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini, and Miguel

MOTION: 17661

18b. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS - General Plan amendments that would, 1) add to the General Plan four new area plans, which include the Mission, East SoMa, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill and Central Waterfront Area Plans; and 2) 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 18a

ACTION: Approved adoption with amendments

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini, and Miguel

MOTION: 17662

18c. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS PLANNING CODE TEXT AMENDMENTS - Planning Code text amendments that would revise controls including but not limited to those for land use, height and bulk, building design, density, open space, and parking; establish 16 new zoning districts; amend the South Park District; RTO District, NCT Districts, and Downtown Residential Districts; and make related amendments 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 18a

ACTION: Approved adoption with amendments

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini, and Miguel

RESOLUTION: 17663

18d. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS - Zoning Map amendments that would revise the Zoning Maps of the City and County of San Francisco in order to a) update height and bulk districts, b) apply the RTO District and PDR-2 Districts in the Eastern Neighborhoods, and c) designate 16 new zoning districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 18a

ACTION: Approved adoption with amendments

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini, and Miguel

RESOLUTION: 17664

18e. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS INTERIM HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONTROLS - Interim historic preservation controls that would establish additional review of proposed changes to or demolition of historic or potentially historic resources in the Eastern Neighborhoods, pending completion of ongoing historic resource surveys.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 18a

ACTION: Approved adoption

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini, and Miguel

RESOLUTION: 17665

18f. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING – Amendments to the Administrative Code in order establish implementation and monitoring measures related to Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan policies.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 18a

ACTION: Approved adoption

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini, and Miguel

RESOLUTION: 17666

18g. (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

INTERIM DEVELOPMENT REVIEW POLICY - Interim policy to govern the review of development projects in the Eastern Neighborhoods which may move forward for consideration and possible approval prior to the effective date of the Eastern Neighborhood zoning controls.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 18a

ACTION: Approved adoption

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini, and Miguel

RESOLUTION: 17667

19. 2008.0677T (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

Proposed ordinance to create an Eastern Neighborhoods community stabilization fund and a PDR Replacement fund -Proposed ordinance introduced by Supervisor Daly under Board File Number 080777 amending the Planning Code to add Section 319A et seq. to create a community stabilization fund and a Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) business replacement fund and imposing fees on specified new developments in the Eastern Neighborhoods (East Soma, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill, Mission and Central Waterfront); making a declaration of policy concerning pending residential development projects in the Eastern Neighborhoods that are compliant with the current Planning Code; and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 31, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Starchild, Jeffery Leibovitz, Kate Sofis

ACTION: Disapproved

AYES: Olague, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

EXCUSED: Antonini and Miguel

RESOLUTION:

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.

SPEAKERS for item 20: James Andrew, Joan Wood, John Elberling, Harvey Louie, Cathie Lam, Luis Zurinaga, Jeffrey Leibovitz

20. 1996.281E (J. KUGLER: (415) 575-6925)

CENTRAL SUBWAY PROJECT - Certification of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report prepared for Central Subway which is Phase 2 of the Third Street Light Rail project. (The environmental document has been prepared to meet the requirements of both CEQA and NEPA and analyzes updated information from the original EIS/EIR that was certified in 1998.) The proposed project is to provide Muni Metro rail service from 4th and King (current terminus of Phase 1-the T-Third line) to Chinatown in a mostly subway configuration. The proposed alignment would operate on Fourth and Stockton Streets with a deep underground crossing of Market Street. The alignment would be on the surface of Fourth Street beginning at King Street and go underground between Bryant and Harrison (under the I-80 freeway). There would be a surface station at 4th and Brannan Streets and three underground stations at Moscone, Union Square/Market, and Chinatown.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Environmental Impact Report

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 10, 2007. 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 July 24, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved certification of Final supplemental Environmental Impact Report

AYES: Antonini, Borden, Lee and Sugaya

NAYES: Olague, Miguel, and Moore

MOTION: 17668

G. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

21. Director's Announcements

None

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

None

H. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

23. 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.

None

I. PUBLIC COMMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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Adjournment: 10:54 p.m.

Adoption: September 3, 2009

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