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Seal of the City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 

September 23, 2010




Notice of Special Meeting


Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 23, 2010

1:30 PM

Special Hearing


President:  Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya


Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery


Planning Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.


View the meeting online at:


View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.


The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26



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:


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//


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


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



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.







Roll Call:


President:                  Ron Miguel

Vice-President:           Christina R. Olague

Commissioners:         Michael J. Antonini; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya




1.        2005.0555E                                                                                         (D. JAIN: (415) 575-9051)

PUBLIC Hearing on the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Draft EIRThe proposed project is CPMC’s multi-phased plan to meet State seismic safety requirements for hospitals, expand medical facilities, and create a 20-year framework and Institutional Master Plan for its four existing medical campuses (Pacific Campus at Sacramento and Buchanan Streets, California Campus at Maple and California Streets, Davies Campus at Castro and 14th Streets, and St. Luke’s Campus at Cesar Chavez and Valencia Streets), and a new medical campus (Cathedral Hill Campus at Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard) in San Francisco. The proposed Cathedral Hill Campus would include development of a 15-story, 555-bed hospital and two medical office buildings (MOBs), Cathedral Hill MOB and 1375 Sutter MOB. An underground pedestrian tunnel is proposed beneath Van Ness Avenue connecting the Cathedral Hill MOB and new hospital. When completed (2015), the Cathedral Hill Campus would allow CPMC to consolidate existing acute-care and primary emergency services, and Women’s and Children’s Center at existing campuses within the new Cathedral Hill Hospital, as well as to redevelop its existing campuses. Pacific Campus development would include a new Ambulatory Care Center and underground parking. Davies Campus development would include two new MOBs and parking improvements. St. Luke’s Campus development would include a new six-story, 80-bed replacement hospital and a five-story MOB/Expansion Building (and parking improvements) on the site of the former (demolished) hospital. CPMC would sell the California Campus by 2020 after relocation of its inpatient services to the new Cathedral Hill Hospital and other services to the Pacific Campus.

The proposed new Cathedral Hill Hospital Campus is within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial-High Density) Use District, NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) Use District, and Van Ness Special Use District (SUD); and 130-V and 130-E Height and Bulk Districts.  The Pacific Campus is within the RM-1 and RM-2 (Low Density Residential, Mixed and Moderate Density Residential, Mixed, respectively) Use Districts; and 40-X and 160-F Height and Bulk Districts. The California Campus is within the RM-2 Use District; and the 80-E Height and Bulk District. The Davies Campus is within the RH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) Use District; and the 65-D Height and Bulk District. The St. Luke’s Campus is within the RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Use District; and 65-D and 105-E Height and Bulk Districts. The CPMC LRDP would require General Plan and Planning Code text and map amendments; General Plan referrals; Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Conditional Use authorization (CU) addressing height, bulk, parking and permitted uses, among other approvals.


            Preliminary Recommendation: No action is required. This hearing is for the purpose of receiving Planning Commission and public comment only.



Last updated: 9/16/2010 12:14:50 PM