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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, May 5, 2011

12:00 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 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:  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.

 

 

12:00 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.         2011.0172T                                                                         (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

The Commission will consider an Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi concerning self-service restaurants, retail coffee stores, and video stores as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff to consolidate existing restaurant definitions and controls.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would  amend the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Sections 710, 730, 733A, 733A.1, 790.90, 790.91, and 790.102 of the Planning Code to: (1) increase the maximum use size for Small Self-Service Restaurants in Neighborhood Commercial Districts to that of the non-residential use size limit for the district and eliminate the limit on the number of seats; (2) increase the minimum size for Large Self-Service Restaurants in Neighborhood Commercial Districts to that of the non-residential use size limit for the district; (3) principally permit Small Self-Service Restaurants and Video Stores in Neighborhood Commercial Cluster (NC-1) and Neighborhood Commercial Transit Cluster (NCT-1) Districts; (4) conditionally permit Large Self-Service Restaurants in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District; (5) require that mechanical noise and vibration from Self-Service Restaurants be confined to the premises; and (6) remove the prohibition of on-site food preparation and cooking and reheating equipment in Retail Coffee Stores; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

(Proposed for Continuance to May 26, 2011)

 

            2.         2011.0105T                                                                 (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)

Amending Planning Code Inclusionary Housing controls to Add New Alternative in Market and Octavia Plan Area  [BOS FILE NO. 11-0085] - Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 415.5 to provide for a new land dedication alternative in the Market and Octavia Plan Area in lieu of payment of the Affordable Housing Fee; and adding Section 415.10 to provide for the requirements of such land dedication; and making various findings including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 101 and 302 findings, and General Plan consistency findings.  The Commission will consider the proposed Ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Dufty, which would amend the Planning Code as described with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 3, 2011)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 9, 2011)

 

3a.        2011.0089CVX                                                                     (K. Guy at (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH  STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously approved Conditional Use authorization. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to June 23, 2011)

 

3b.        2011.0089CVX                                                                     (K. Guy at (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH STREET – east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 – Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously granted Variance. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 23, 2011)

 

3c.        2011.0089CVX                                                                    (K. Guy at (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previous Determination of Compliance with Planning Code Section 309. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District. Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

Preliminary Recommendation:

(Proposed for Continuance to June 23, 2011)

 

4.         2008.1218C                                                                               (S. LAI:  (415) 575-9087) 

70 Gold Mine Drive - north side, cross street Diamond Heights Boulevard, Lots 033 and 034 in Assessor’s Block 7520 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.1, 303 and 317, to demolish a single-family house and a detached garage, merge lots 033 and 034, and construct three new dwelling units, within the RH-1 Zoning – Residential House, One Unit per Lot and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to June 23, 2011)

 

B.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing

 

5.         2010.0626C                                                                   (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

4301 3rd STREET -  east side of 3rd Street, between Jerrold and Kirkwood Avenues, Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 5278 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.2 and 303 to establish a Large Other Institutions use (d.b.a. College Track) in excess of the 6,000 square foot use size limit  within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning  District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

6.         2010.0614C                                                                               (S. LAI:  (415) 575-9087)  

4960 Mission Street - west side, between Seneca and Onondaga Avenues Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 6968 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 712.94, 161(j) and 303, to allow a reduction in the off-street parking requirements for the construction of a new 4-story mixed-use building containing a ground floor commercial use and three dwelling units, within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

7.         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.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

8.         Director’s Announcements

           

9.         Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

 

10.        2011.0070I                                                                 (R. CRAWFORD:  (415) 558-6358)

1355 SANSOME STREET - Southwest corner of Sansome and Greenwich Streets Lot 048, of Assessor’s Block 0085 - Informational Presentation on Draft Institutional Master Plan (IMP), pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5.  The Hult International Business School’s IMP contains information on the nature and history of the institution, the location and use of affiliated buildings, and development plans within the C-2, Community Business and 84-E Height and Bulk Districts (Downtown, Retail) District, and the 80-130 F Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational presentation, no action requested

 

E.         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.

 

 

 

 

F.                  REGULAR CALENDAR

11                                                                                         (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)

FY 2009-10 DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE REPORT AND INTERAGENCY PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE  ANNUAL REPORT- Informational presentation by Controller's Office and Planning Department staff. Per Section 409 of the Planning Code the Controller's Office must compile an annual report on Development Impact Fee collections and expenditures. Per section 36 of the Administrative Code, the Interagency Plan Implementation Committee (IPIC), the City body tasked with coordination for Area Plan–identified community improvements, must compile a status report on major capital projects in Area Plans. Staff will present key findings of each report. Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only, no action requested.

 

12a.      2010.0937CV                                                                        (M. SMITH:  (415) 558-6322)

259 BROAD STREET - south side between Capitol and Orizaba Avenues; Lot 052 of Assessor’s Block 7114 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to modify the conditions of approval placed on the existing residential care facility in Motion No. 14958, Case No. 1999.644C, to allow for the construction of a one-story vertical addition that would add a dwelling unit to the existing building, located within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

12b.      2010.0937CV                                                                         (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

259 BROAD STREET - south side between Capitol and Orizaba Avenues; Lot 052 of Assessor’s Block 7114 - Request for a Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Section 151 to add a dwelling unit without off-street parking. The project proposes the construction of a one-story vertical addition that would add a dwelling unit to the existing building.  The project site is located within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

 

13.        2011.0126C                                                                   (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

680 VALENCIA STREET - west side between 17th and 18th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 3577 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.2, 303, 316, and 726.41, to convert a vacant building to a new Full-Service Restaurant & Bar Establishment (dba Amber India Restaurant) that exceeds the use size limitations for the Zoning District.  The project is located within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Valencia NCT), a 55-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

14         2009.1101C                                                                      (S. Vellve:  (415) 558-6263)

333 BAKER STREET - northwest corner of Baker and Fell Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 1206 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 303, to allow T-Mobile Wireless to locate up to four (4) WTS panel antennas on an existing penthouse located at the southeast corner of the six-story (including penthouse) building (Southern Pacific Company Hospital/Mercy Terrace Complex), and related equipment to be located in a new roof penthouse, within the RM-1 (Mixed, Low-Density) District and 80-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

15.        2009.1076C                                                                      (S. Vellve:  (415) 558-6263)

333 BAKER STREET - northwest corner of Baker and Fell Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 1206 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 303, to allow Verizon Wireless to locate up to six (6) WTS panel antennas on an existing penthouse located at the southeast corner of the six-story (including penthouse) building (Southern Pacific Company Hospital/Mercy Terrace Complex), and related equipment to be located in the building’s basement and at grade, within the RM-1 (Mixed, Low-Density) District and 80-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

16.        2011.0097C                                                                              (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

1423 POLK STREET - west side between Pine and California Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 0646 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 723.26 and 723.41, to establish a bar (dba "HI-LO Club") within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and the 80-A Height and Bulk District. The business also proposes a coffee service window for daytime coffee sales, which is categorized as a "Walk-Up Facility". The size of the existing tenant space would not change. This approval would relocate an existing bar (dba "Koko Cocktails") from its present location at 1060 Geary Street.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

17.        2011.0071C                                                                             (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

401 BROADWAY - southwest corner at Montgomery Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0163 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 714.44, to establish a small self-service restaurant within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District, the 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District, and the Broadway Special Sign District. The business would also include twelve pool tables and a "billiards academy", which are categorized as "Other Entertainment" uses, and are principally permitted pursuant to Planning Code Section 714.48. The size of the existing tenant space would not change.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

  

5:00 PM

 

G.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

 

            At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

H.                  CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

 

18.        2006.0422E                                                                  (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 575-9040)

Executive Park Amended Subarea and The Yerby Company and Universal Paragon Corporation Development Projects - the entire 71-acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area is located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, just east of U.S. Highway 101 and along the San Francisco/San Mateo County border. It is generally bounded by Highway 101 to its west, Bayview Hill to its North, Jamestown Avenue  to its east (but not those lots fronting on Jamestown), and Harney Way to its south.   Parcels that would be affected by the proposed development projects and rezoning are bordered by Executive Park Boulevards West, North, and East on the west, north, and east respectively and Harney Way on the south and include Assessor’s Block and Lots 4991 / 012, 024, 061, 065, 074, 045, 078, 085, 086, and 5076 / 012, 013 (the existing office park portion of the site).      Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed Project as studied in the Environmental Impact Report includes three components: (1) Amendments to the Executive Park Subarea Plan and other related General Plan and Planning Code Amendments: Along with amending the Subarea Plan of the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, amendments would be made to the Planning Code by creating the Executive Park Special Use District and the 65/240-EP Height and Bulk District, and by creating new Design Guidelines; (2) The Yerby Development Project: at 5 Thomas Mellon Circle, the Yerby Company (Yerby) would demolish the existing office building and construct five mixed-use buildings, ranging in height from 68 feet to 170 feet containing a total of approximately 500 residential units and up to 750 below-grade parking spaces; and (3) The Universal Paragon Corporation Development Project:  at 150 and 250 Executive Park Boulevard, Universal Paragon Corporation (UPC) would demolish two existing office buildings, and construct eight mixed-use buildings, ranging from 65 feet up to 240 feet tall containing a total of approximately 1,100 residential units, approximately 70,000 square feet of retail, and up to 1,677 below-grade parking spaces.

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on November 29, 2010. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

 

I.                    REGULAR CALENDAR

 

19a.      2006.0422EMTUZ                                                            (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

EXECUTIVE PARK –CEQA FINDINGS - the entire 71-acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area is located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, just east of U.S. Highway 101 and along the San Francisco/San Mateo County border. It is generally bounded by Highway 101 to its west, Bayview Hill to its North, Jamestown Avenue  to its east (but not those lots fronting on Jamestown), and Harney Way to its south.   Parcels that would be affected by the proposed development projects and rezoning are bordered by Executive Park Boulevards West, North, and East on the west, north, and east respectively and Harney Way on the south and include Assessor’s Block and Lots 4991 / 012, 024, 061, 065, 074, 045, 078, 085, 086, and 5076 / 012, 013 (the existing office park portion of the site). Adopting environmental findings (and a statement of overriding considerations) under the California Environmental Quality Act in connection with the adoption of the project and related actions necessary to implement such plans. The proposed Project as studied in the Environmental Impact Report includes three components: (1) Amendments to the Executive Park Subarea Plan and other related General Plan and Planning Code Amendments: Along with amending the Subarea Plan of the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, amendments would be made to the Planning Code by creating the Executive Park Special Use District and the 65/240-EP Height and Bulk District, and by creating new Design Guidelines; (2) The Yerby Development Project: at 5 Thomas Mellon Circle, the Yerby Company (Yerby) would demolish the existing office building and construct five mixed-use buildings, ranging in height from 68 feet to 170 feet containing a total of approximately 500 residential units and up to 750 below-grade parking spaces; and (3) The Universal Paragon Corporation Development Project:  at 150 and 250 Executive Park Boulevard, Universal Paragon Corporation (UPC) would demolish two existing office buildings, and construct eight mixed-use buildings, ranging from 65 feet up to 240 feet tall containing a total of approximately 1,100 residential units, approximately 70,000 square feet of retail, and up to 1,677 below-grade parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Findings

 

19b.      2006.0422EMTUZ                                                              (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

EXECUTIVE PARK –GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS - the 71-acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area is located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, just east of U.S. Highway 101 and along the San Francisco/San Mateo County border. It is generally bounded by Highway 101 to its west, Bayview Hill to its North, Jamestown Avenue  to its east(but not those lots fronting on Jamestown), and Harney Way to its south.  Request to Amend the Executive Park Subarea Plan of the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan of the General Plan, the Land Use Index and other minor General Plan Map and Figures, pursuant to Planning Code Section 340(c).  The amended Subarea Plan would establish objectives and policies to transform Executive Park from a partial office park to a mixed-use, predominately residential, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood; and would provide objectives and policies to guide land use, streets and transportation, urban design, community facilities and services, and recreation and open space issues.  The amended Subarea Plan would also establish a new publicly accessible street grid and open space network.  The land Use Index and various maps and figures throughout the General Plan would also be amended to reflect the Subarea Plan changes.  These amendments along with proposed Planning Code Text Changes, Zoning Map Changes and the establishment of Design Guidelines would accommodate up to and additional 1,600 dwelling units, approximately 70,000 gross square feet of retail, approximately 2,425 off-street parking spaces, and other associated uses, in approximately thirteen buildings that would range between 65-feet to 240-feet tall.   

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

19c.      2006.0422EMTUZ                                                              (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

EXECUTIVE PARK –PLANNING CODE TEXT AMENDMENTS - the 71-acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area is located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, just east of U.S. Highway 101 and along the San Francisco/San Mateo County border. It is generally bounded by Highway 101 to its west, Bayview Hill to its North, Jamestown Avenue  to its east(but not those lots fronting on Jamestown), and Harney Way to its south.  Parcels that would be affected by the Planning Code Text and Map Changes are bordered by Executive Park Boulevards West, North, and East on the west, north, and east respectively and Harney Way on the south (also referred to as the office park portion).  Request to Amend the San Francisco Planning Code by addding Section 249.54 to establish the Executive Park Special Use District; Section 263.27 to establish Special Height Provisions for the Executive Park Special Use District and the 65/240 EP Height and Bulk District; and by amending Table 270 to provide that the Table is not applicable, pursuant to Planning Code Section 302(b).  The new Executive Park Special Use District (SUD) would create special provisions for buildings within the office park portion of the site that would, among other things, allow for density transfers across the site, and include requirements for street and open space improvements.  The new height and bulk provisions would generally allow buildings between 65-feet and 85-feet along with three towers between the heights of 170 to 240 feet.  The design review provisions would require review by the Planning Commission of all new development projects.   These amendments along with proposed changes to General Plan Amendments Zoning Maps and the proposed establishment of Design Guidelines, would  provide for the transition of the existing office park portion of the site to a new mixed-use predominately residential, pedestrian oriented neighborhood.  These amendments would accommodate up to 1,600 dwelling units, approximately 70,000 gross square feet of retail, approximately 2,425 off-street parking spaces and other associated uses, in approximately thirteen buildings that would range between 65-feet to 240-feet tall.   

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

19d.      2006.0422EMTUZ                                                               (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891

EXECUTIVE PARK –ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS  - the 71-acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area is located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, just east of U.S. Highway 101 and along the San Francisco/San Mateo County border. It is generally bounded by Highway 101 to its west, Bayview Hill to its North, Jamestown Avenue  to its east(but not those lots fronting on Jamestown), and Harney Way to its south.  Parcels that would be affected by the Planning Code Text and Map Changes are those bordered by Executive Park Boulevards West, North, and East on the west, north, and east respectively, and Harney Way on the south (referred to as the office park portion).  Request to Amend the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Sectional Maps SU10 of the Zoning Map to establish the Executive Park Special Use District; amending Sectional Map HT10 to establish the 65/240-EP Height and Bulk District; amending Sectional Map ZN09 to change certain Executive Park parcels from C-2(Community Business) and M-1 (Light Industrial) to RC- 3(Residential-Commercial Combined, Medium Density).  More specifically, Sectional Map ZN10 would be amended by rezoning Assessor’s Block 4991, Lots 074, 075, 085 and 086 from C-2 to RC-3; Assessor’s Block 4991 / Lots 012, 024, 061, 065, 078 and Assessor’s Block 5076, Lots 012 and 013 from M-1  to RC-3; Planning Code Sectional Map SU10 would be amended to include Assessor’s Block 4991, Lots 012, 024, 061, 065, 074, 075, 078, 085, 086, and Block 5076 Lots 012 and 013 into the newly established Executive Park SUD, and Sectional Map HT10 would be amended to include Assessor’s Block 4991, Lots 074, 075, 085 and 086 within the newly established 65/240-EP Height and Bulk District.   These actions along with the proposed General Plan Amendments and Planning Code Text Amendments would provide for the transition of the existing office park portion of the site to a new mixed-use predominately residential pedestrian-oriented neighborhood.  These amendments would accommodate up to 1,600 dwelling units, approximately 70,000 gross square feet of retail, approximately 2,425 off-street parking spaces and other associated uses, in approximately thirteen buildings that would range between 65-feet to 240-feet tall.   

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

19e.      2006.0422EMTUZ                                                              (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

EXECUTIVE PARK –DESIGN GUIDELINES - the 71-acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area is located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, just east of U.S. Highway 101 and along the San Francisco/San Mateo County border. It is generally bounded by Highway 101 to its west, Bayview Hill to its North, Jamestown Avenue  to its east(but not those lots fronting on Jamestown), and Harney Way to its south.  Parcels that would be affected by the Planning Code Text and Map Changes are those bordered by Executive Park Boulevards West, North, and East on the west, north, and east respectively, and Harney Way on the south (referred to as the office park portion).  Request to Adopt Design Guidelines for Executive Park.  As proposed, a new Executive Park Special Use District would refer to the Design Guidelines for additional guidance in building out the office park portion of the site.  The Guidelines would include provisions for guidelines and controls for (1) Street and Block Pattern, (2) the Public Realm, (3) Buildings and Siting, (4) Building Features and Characteristics, and (5) Sustainable Development.  The adoption of these Guidelines along with the related General Plan Planning Code Text and Map amendments would provide for the transition of the existing office park portion of the site to a new mixed-use predominately residential pedestrian-oriented neighborhood.  These amendments would accommodate up to 1,600 dwelling units, approximately 70,000 gross square feet of retail, approximately 2,425 off-street parking spaces and other associated uses, in approximately thirteen buildings that would range between 65-feet to 240-feet tall.   

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Design Guidelines

                                                           

J.         PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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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:

 

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