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February 3, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 3, 2011

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

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

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:  Borden

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 1:38 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, AnMarie Rodgers, Tom Disanto, David Alumbaugh, Kearstin Dischinger, Michael Smith, Elizabeth Watty, Mark Luellen, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Borden

           

            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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

            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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Borden

           

            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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Borden

           

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

                        PARKMERCED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Approval of Development                            Agreement

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Borden

           

            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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Borden

           

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved with correction to page 3; third line from the bottom; the word “project” was changed to “projects

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

ABSENT:          Borden

           

            4.         Consideration of Commission Rules & Regulations

 

SPEAKERS:     Jeremy Paul

ACTION:           Following a discussion of what areas of the Rules and Regulations should be noticed for future Commission consideration (specific length of time for hearings; not call items after a certain time), the Commission indicated its intent to calendar this item for possible action on March 3, 2011

     

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.

 

Board of Supervisors:

 

Board of Appeals:

            No report

 

Historic Preservation Commission:

            No report

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Walter Paulsen – he sang a song of Thank You for the History

 

E.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

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

                REVIEW FY 2011-12  PROPOSED BUDGET, AND REVENUE OPTIONS

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Informational only – no action

           

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18264

           

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)

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of DR/opposed to the project:  Pam Hemphill – DR Requestor, Liz Clark – DR Requestor, Jim Sybvies – DR Requestor, John O’Den – DR Requestor, Reit Currier, Chris Bencher – DR Requestor, and Maddison Todd – DR Requestor; In support of the project/opposed to DR:  Jeremy Paul – representing the Project Sponsor, Sames Savotez – Project Architect, and Jason James

ACTION:           The Commission took DR and approved with a modification of a 3 foot notch on the west side of the ground floor deck and a new “picket fence” look where possible around all decks

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

ABSENT:          Borden

DRA No:           0193

           

11.        2010.1024 D                                                                        (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

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of the project:  Rayon Hudson – Project Sponsor, Michael Koehn, and [about 30 people stood up in support]

ACTION:           The Commission did not take DR and approved the project as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Borden

DRA No:           0194

           

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)               

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           The DR was withdrawn prior to the hearing

           

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)

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of DR/opposed to the project:  Mark Becker – DR Requestor and Mark Casagranda; In support of project/opposed to DR:  Alex – Project Architect and Tim Kennedy – Project Sponsor

ACTION:           The Commission took DR and approved with modifications

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

ABSENT:          Borden

DRA No:           0195

                       

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))

 

None

 

Adjournment:    6:18 p.m.

 

Adopted:       March 17, 2011

 

 

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