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Notice of Meeting
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
* * * 1:00 PM * * *
President: Christina R.
Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; Kathrin Moore;
Secretary: Linda D. Avery
Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.
reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the
above web site.
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The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26
PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION
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 9:30 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
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
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
information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery,
Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.
San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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:
Department Case Executive Summary
Department Case Report
3) Draft Motion
or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions
These items will
be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor
J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya
For the next few weeks, the Commission’s Order of Business has been altered to
accommodate the new start time and honor the 1:30 p.m. noticed time for most
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.
COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
– 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.
Consideration of Adoption:
Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of February 24, 2011
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 24, 2011
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 17, 2011
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 24, 2011
Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or
inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
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
of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and
Historic Preservation Commission.
(J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)
CENTRAL CORRIDOR PLANNING PROJECT
- Informational Item - Staff will provide a brief introduction to the new
comprehensive planning effort to evaluate land use, urban form, and public realm
issues in the Central Subway corridor south of Market Street.
(B. SMITH: (415) 575-6835)
DemoNstration of new property information map
CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE
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.
SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)
2401 16TH STREET - south side between
Bryant and Florida Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3965 - Request for
Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134,
175.6(e)(1), 215(a) and 303 to allow new construction of a 4 story 40 foot tall
building containing 12 dwelling units and 12 off-street parking spaces utilizing
its Eastern Neighborhoods Pipeline Status to elect to conform to the controls
under the M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the 68-X Height and Bulk
District, while conforming to Articles 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2.5, as amended by the
Eastern Neighborhoods Controls, or requesting Conditional Use authorization to
seek relief from those amended Articles.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Proposed for Continuance to April 21, 2011)
(D. JAIN: (415) 575-9051)
950 Mason Street - Fairmont Hotel Project
- Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - The project
site is located at 950 Mason Street (Assessor’s Block 0244, Lot 001). The
proposed project includes: 1) renovation of portions of the landmark 1906
Fairmont Hotel building (City Landmark # 185), including consolidation of up to
60 hotel rooms; 2) reconfiguration of some existing hotel uses; 3) demolition of
the 1961 23-story Fairmont Hotel tower above the five-story podium; and 4)
construction of a new 160–unit, 26-story residential tower and five-story
midrise residential component, both above a five-story podium, on the site of
the existing hotel tower and podium (proposed to be demolished). The proposed
project would include below-grade parking for about 350 vehicles. The
113,400-square-foot project site is located in an RM-4 (Residential Mixed-High
Density) Use District and the Nob Hill Special Use District (SUD), and in 200-E,
300-E and 320-E Height and Bulk Districts. The proposed project would require
Conditional Use (CU) authorization for height and bulk and for a Planned Unit
Development (PUD) including exceptions to the 25 percent rear yard requirement,
as well as require Planning Commission approval under the “Large Tourist Hotel
Conversion Ordinance,” Administrative Code 41F.3(f), among other approvals. The
proposed exterior changes to the historic 1906 Fairmont Hotel building would
also require a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation
Commission. The Draft EIR found that implementation of the proposed project
would result in a significant unavoidable environmental impact on cultural
resources, related to demolition of the Tonga Room, which has been identified as
a historic resource under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact
Response to the Planning Commission Draft EIR questions.
(Proposed for Continuance to June 23, 2011)
(D. LEWIS: (415)
17th and Folsom Park
- north side of 17th
Street between Folsom and Shotwell Streets; Lot 18 in Assessor’s Block 3571 -
Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project
would subdivide the 60,925-square-foot parcel, which is currently a 219-space
surface parking lot, and construct a 34,300-square-foot neighborhood park that
would front on 17th, Folsom, and Shotwell Streets. No structures,
including restrooms, are proposed. The remaining 26,625 square feet of the lot
would remain in its current use. The project site is located within the Eastern
Neighborhoods Rezoning and Area Plans, a Public Use District, and a 50-X Height
and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold the Preliminary Mitigated
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 17, 2011)
(D. Alumbaugh (415)
Infrastructure Finance District Partnerships
- Informational presentation by the Office of Economic and Workforce
Development on the idea of Infrastructure Finance District partnerships.
Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only, no action requested.
(B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
45 LANSING STREET
- south side of Lansing Street on a through lot that also fronts Harrison
Street, between First and Essex Streets, Lot 059 in Assessor’s Block 3749
-Request under Planning Code Sections 309.1, 352, 825 and 827 to
allow modification and re-entitlement of a project approved under Motion No.
17397 within the RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) Zoning
District and 65/400-R Height and Bulk District. The proposal would increase the
number of dwellings from 227 to 320 and number of parking spaces from 227 to
265, and require a determination of compliance under Planning Code Section
309.1, including exceptions to allow greater than one parking space for every
two dwelling units, provide off-site open space in lieu of on-site, and allow
dwelling units without Code-required exposure.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 17, 2011)
(M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
401 TARAVAL STREET –
southwest corner at 14th Avenue; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 2411 -
Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code
Section 711.81 to convert the existing two-story over basement, 13,666
square-foot office building into a church (dba San Francisco Bible Church),
located within a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial – Small Scale) District and 40-X
Height and Bulk Districts.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
- south side between Sanchez and Church Streets; Lot 055A in
Assessor's Block 3605 - The hearing will be held to clarify a previous Planning
Commission decision (Discretionary Review Action No. 0193 - adopted on February
3, 2011) for 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
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:
to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or
staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or
directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code
*** Notice of PROPOSED Future Agenda Items ***
May 5, 2011
- Certification of
EIR, Adoption of GP, Zoning Map and
May 12, 2011
CPC RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Proposed Adoption
Hearing dates listed above may be tentative. This notice is not final public
notification, but is intended to inform interested parties about up-coming
ALWAYS VERIFY THAT ANY ITEM OF INTEREST IS SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING ON THE
FINAL PUBLISHED CALENDAR FOR THAT DATE.