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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 3, 2011

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; 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.

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

 

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:                                 Christina R. Olague

                        Vice-President:                          Ron Miguel

Commissioners:                        Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

A.                  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.            2008.0021E                                                                         (R. COOPER: (415) 575-9027)

Parkmerced Project; 3711 Nineteenth Avenue  - Certification of the Final Environmental  Impact Report - The project site is located on about 152 acres of land adjacent to Lake Merced (Assessors Block 7303-001, 7303-A-001, 7308-001, 7309-001, 7309-A-001, 7310-001, 7311-001, 7315-001, 7316-001, 7317-001, 7318-001, 7319-001, 7320-003, 7321-001, 7322-001, 7323-001, 7325-001, 7326-001, 7330-001, 7331-004, 7332-004, 7333-001, 7333-003, 7333-A-001, 7333-B-001, 7333-C-001, 7333-D-001, 7333-E-001, 7334-001, 7335-001, 7336-001, 7337-001, 7338-001, 7339-001, 7340-001, 7341-001, 7342-001, 7343-001, 7344-001, 7345-001, 7345-A-001, 7345-B-001, 7345-C-001, 7356-001, 7357-001, 7358-001, 7359-001, 7360-001, 7361-001, 7362-001, 7363-001, 7364-001, 7365-001, 7366-001, 7367-001, 7368-001, 7369-001, and 7370-001). The Proposed Project would increase residential density, provide new commercial and retail services, modify transit facilities, and improve utilities within the site. A new Pre K-5 school and day care facility, a fitness center, and new open space uses, would also be provided. About 1,683 of the existing apartments located in 11 tower buildings would be retained. Over a period of approximately 20 years, the remaining 1,538 existing apartments would be demolished and replaced, and an additional 5,679 net new units would be added, resulting in a total of about 8,900 units on the site. The transportation system modifications would include rerouting the existing Muni Metro M Ocean View line through the development. Infrastructure improvements would include the installation renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and photovoltaic cells.  The Proposed Project would require amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code and the San Francisco General Plan.  The Planning Code amendments would change the Height and Bulk District Zoning Map and would add a Special Use District (SUD) applicable to the entire Project Site.  A Development Agreement is also proposed, which would be accompanied by the proposed Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines with specific development guidelines. The transportation improvements would require approval of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, the California Public Utilities Commission, and Caltrans. The Draft EIR identified potentially significant, unavoidable environmental impacts on aesthetics, historic architectural resources, transportation, noise, air quality, wind and biological resources.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report

(Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2011)

 

            2a.        2008.0021EPMTZW                                                          (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

                        PARKMERCED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Approval of General Plan                                 Amendment

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2011)

 

            2b.        2008.0021EPMTZW                                                          (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

                        PARKMERCED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Approval of Planning Code                              Amendments

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2011)

 

            2c.        2008.0021EPMTZW                                                          (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

                        PARKMERCED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Approval of Zoning Map                                  Amendments

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2011)

 

            2d.        2008.0021EPMTZW                                                          (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

                        PARKMERCED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Approval of Development                                Agreement

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2011)

 

            2e.        2008.0021EPMTZW                                                          (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

                        PARKMERCED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Approval of Coastal Zone                                Permit

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2011)

 

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.

 

3.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 16, 2010

 

            4.         Consideration of Commission Rules & Regulations

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

E.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

8.                                                                                                                                (T. DISANTO: (415) 575-9113)

                REVIEW FY 2011-12  PROPOSED BUDGET AND REVENUE OPTIONS

 

            9.         2007.1250U                                                               (K. Dischinger: (415) 558-6284)

                        333 Harrison Street, In-Kind Agreement - The Project Sponsors have received entitlements to build a residential building at 333 Harrison Street, which is part of the Rincon Hill Plan Area. The project is in Rincon Hill Plan Area, and accordingly subject to the Infrastructure Impact Fee. The Project Sponsors are requesting a waiver for $1.5 Million of their impact fees, for the in-kind provision of a public park at 333 Harrison Street. The full cost of the park is $8.9 million the impact fees only cover a portion of those costs. The City must identify additional funding in order for the park to be completed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of Fee Waiver.

 

10.        2009.0155DDDDDD                                                                (M. SMITH: (415 558-6322)

3987 20TH STREET - south side between Sanchez and Church Streets; Lot 055A in Assessor's Block 3605 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.07.06.6032, proposing to construct a roof deck and a three-story horizontal addition at the rear of a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, the Dolores Heights Special Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

NOTE: On January 20, 2011, following testimony the Commission continued the matter to February 3, 2011, by a vote of (+6 -0). Commissioner Miguel was absent. Public hearing remains open

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2011)

 

11.        2010.1024D                                                                         (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

2095 MARKET STREET – south side at Church and 14th Streets; Lot 065 in Assessor’s Block 3544 – Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.09.29.1894, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 733.84 and 790.141, to allow a new Medical Cannabis Dispensary (dba “The Apothecary”) to locate within the existing vacant ground-floor tenant space. The proposed dispensary would not include on-site smoking, vaporizing, or cultivation. The property is located within the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (NCT) District and 50/55-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

12.        2010.0911D                                                            (S. Caltagirone:  (415) 558-6625)

2507 PACIFIC AVENUE - south side between Pierce and Steiner Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0586 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.0423.0985, proposing to construct a garage in the front setback area beneath a new entry stair and to construct a rear addition at the existing three-story, single-family house located within the RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis: Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2010)                  

 

 

 

 

13.        2010.0758D                                                                  (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)

454 GREENWICH STREET - north side between Grant Avenue and Telegraph Hill Boulevard; Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 0078 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.06.16.4558, proposing to construct a horizontal addition with a roof deck to the existing partial third floor of the one-unit residential building within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2010)

 

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

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

 

Adjournment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   *** Notice of Future Agenda Items  ***

 

PARK MERCED                                                                              February 10, 2011

- Certification of the Final EIR     

 

TREASURE ISLAND

- Informational                                                                                     February 17, 2011

                                                                                                               & March 3, 2011

 

2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                             

- Informational                                                                              February 24, 2011

 

2004 & 2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                         March 24, 2011

- Certification of the Final EIR 

 

2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                                   March 24, 2011

- Consideration of a Resolution amending

   the San Francisco General Plan

 

CPMC                                                                                                March 10, 2011

- Informational            

                                      

NOTE: Hearing dates listed above may be tentative. This notice is not final public notification, but is intended to inform interested parties about up-coming items.

ALWAYS VERIFY THAT ANY ITEM OF INTEREST IS SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING ON THE FINAL PUBLISHED CALENDAR FOR THAT DATE.

 

 

 

 

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