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City and County of San Francisco

October 21, 2010



Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 21, 2010

5:00 PM

Special Meeting


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




STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Joshua Switzky, Elizabeth Watty, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.




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.         2006.1524E                                                     (b. bollinger: (415) 575-9024)

350 Mission Street - Assessor’s Block 3710 Lot 017 - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project is demolition of an existing 4-story institutional/retail building (Heald College) and construction of a new 375-foot high, 356,000 sqft office building with ground-level public space, restaurant and retail uses, 61 parking spaces, and 64 bicycle parking spaces. The 19,000-square-foot project site is located in the Financial District on the northeast corner of the intersection of Fremont and Mission Streets on a block bounded by Beale, Market, Fremont, and Mission Streets within a C-3-O (Downtown Commercial-Office) District and a 550-S Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until 5 p.m. on November 2, 2010.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 2010)


SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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




            2.         2008.0021EMTZW                                                 (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)

INITIATE PLANNING CODE, ZONING MAP, AND GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS AS PART OF PARKMERCED’S MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Zoning Maps, and General Plan. The Amendments are related to the Parkmerced Development Project, which is generally bounded by Lake Merced Boulevard to the west, Brotherhood Way to the south, Junipero Serra Boulevard, Felix Avenue, Cambon Drive, and 19th Avenue to the east, and Holloway Avenue, Varela Avenue, Serrano Drive, Font Boulevard, Pinto Avenue, and Vidal Drive to the north (Assessor’s Blocks 7303, 7303A, 7308 through 7311, 7309A, 7315 through 7323, 7325, 7326, 7330, 7331 (Lot 4), 7332 (Lot 4), 7333 (Lots 1 and 3), 7333A, 7333B, 7333C, 7333D, 7333E, 7334 through 7345, 7345A, 7345B, 7345C, 7356 through 7359, and 7360 through 7370) - Request for Planning Code Text Amendments to: (1) create Planning Code Section 249.64, the “Parkmerced Special Use District” (PMSUD), which would establish specific use categories that include residential, mixed-use, school, community, and open space districts; height and bulk restrictions, parking, car-share, bicycle-parking requirements; establish a design review process for the phased development plan; and allow for the demolition and replacement of 1,538 rent-controlled dwelling units; and (2) amend Code Section 270 (Bulk Limits) to create a new Bulk District for the proposed “Parkmerced Special Use District”. Request for Planning Code Map Amendments: to (1) amend Zoning Map ZN13 to delete references to existing zoning within the project site and to refer to the proposed new “Parkmerced Special Use District” zoning districts (PM-R, PM-MU1, PM-MU2, PM-S, PM-CF, and PM-OS); (2) amend Zoning Map SU13 to designate the project site as the proposed new “Parkmerced Special Use District”; and (3) amend Zoning Map HT13 to reclassify the height limits within the project site according to the proposed project. Request for General Plan Amendment to amend the Urban Design Element Height Map (Map 4) to reflect the proposed height restrictions as described in the proposed development program.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Zoning Maps, and General Plan and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.


SPEAKERS:     In opposition:  Bernie Choden, Glen Hatakeyama, Steve Heide, Marc Christensen, Lora Traveler, John Jweinat, Aaron Goodman, Denis Norrington, Cathay Lentz, Dr. Terence Faulkner, Healani Ting, Maria Elena Queien Enqbec, Robley Passalacqua, Mitchell Overberg, and Eric Brooks

ACTION:           Following hearing, it was determined that additional informational presentations were needed prior to initiation.  The item for initiation was continued to December 9, 2010

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


Adjournment:    6:40 p.m.


Adopted:       December 2, 2010

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