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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, June 9, 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.            2011.0105T                                                                 (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 May 5, 2011)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 23, 2011)

 

2.         2011.0296C                                                                       (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

2196 3RD STREET (aka 638 19TH STREET) - west side at the northern corner of 19th Street, Lots 031-051 in Assessor's Block 4044 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to modify the existing project's original motion of approval (No. 16400) to allow the two existing on-site affordable units to convert from rental to ownership units in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District, 68-X Height and Bulk District, and the Life Science and Medical Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 14, 2011)

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

3.         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

 

4.         Director’s Announcements

           

5.         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 

 

6.                                                                                                     (D. SIDER (415) 558-6697)

ANNUAL LIMIT UPDATE - Informational presentation on the status the Office Development Annual Limitation (Annual Limit) Program. Discussion of the office space allocation process and previous office allocations along with an informational presentation, pursuant to Commission Resolution 17846A, by the Project Sponsors of the entitled office projects at 350 Bush Street and 500 Pine Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: No action required.

 

7.         2011.0506B                                                                             (D. SIDER (415) 558-6697)

48 TEHAMA STREET - northwest side between 1st and 2nd Streets, Lots 84 and 85 of Assessor’s Block 3736 - Revocation of allocation of square footage under the Annual Office Development Limitation Program set forth in Planning Code Sections 320 through 324. Pursuant to [1] the provisions of Planning Code Section 321(d)(2), [2] Conditions of Approval contained in Planning Commission Motion 16235, and [3] Planning Commission policy set forth in Planning Commission Resolution 17846A, the Planning Commission will consider revoking the 49,300 square feet of office space allocated in September of 2001 for a proposed mixed-use building. The proposal would not result in any physical changes to the subject property.

Preliminary Recommendation: Revocation

 

8.         2011.0503B                                                                              (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

524 HOWARD STREET - north side between 1st and 2nd Streets, Lot 013 of Assessor’s Block 3721 - Revocation of allocation of square footage under the Annual Office Development Limitation Program set forth in Planning Code Sections 320 through 324. Pursuant to [1] the provisions of Planning Code Section 321(d)(2), [2] Conditions of Approval contained in Planning Commission Motions 11683 and 14801, and [3] Planning Commission policy set forth in Planning Commission Resolution 17846A, the Planning Commission will consider revoking the 199,965 square feet of office space allocated in June of 1989 (which was reauthorized and expanded to 202,000 square feet in March 1999) for a proposed mixed-use building. The proposal would not result in any physical changes to the subject property.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Revocation

                                                                                

            9.         2010.1118DD                                                              (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

952 MISSION STREET - north side between 5th and 6th Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 2704 - Mandatory Discretionary Review for a Medical Cannabis Dispensary, pursuant to Planning Code Section 217(k) of Building Permit Application No. 2010 1222 7171, proposing to develop a Medical Cannabis Dispensary (dba Grass Roots Cannabis) on the ground floor of an existing building.  This project lies within a C-3-G (Downtown, General Commercial) District, and within the 160-F Height and Bulk District.  A separate request for Discretionary Review has also been filed by a member of the public against the project.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and approve with conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 28, 2011)

 

10.        2010.1136D                                                                       (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

                        324 HUGO STREET – north side between 4th and 5th Avenues; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 1746 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.05.04.0670, proposing to add one dwelling unit and to construct a horizontal addition consisting of a three-story component approximately 12 feet deep and a  two-story 12-foot deep component with roof deck, at the rear of  the three-story single-family house  within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve as revised

 

11a       2006.0858D                                                                                (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

14 COSTA STREET – north side between Holladay and Brewster Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 5557 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.0623.5920, proposing the demolition of a one-story over garage, single-family dwelling, located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

 

11b.      2006.0890D                                                                                (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

14 COSTA STREET – north side between Holladay and Brewster Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 5557 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2006.0623.5920, proposing the construction of a new two-story over garage, single-family dwellings, located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

 

5:00 P.M.

                       

12.                                                                                                   (E.WATTY (415) 558-6620)

            CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER (CPMC) LONG RANGE DEVELOPMENT PLANThis is the third of four scheduled informational hearings that will provide an overview of CPMC’s development projects. Specific topics to be discussed at this session include a summary of the required entitlements and approvals, an overview of the topics contained in the Development Agreement, and a response to several questions raised by Commissioners during the May 12, 2011 hearing.  California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is made up of four medical centers in San Francisco, consisting of the California Campus (previously known as the Children’s Hospital of San Francisco), Pacific Campus (previously known as the Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center), Davies Campus (previously Ralph K. Davies Hospital), and St. Luke’s Campus. Three of CPMC’s four acute-care hospitals (California, Pacific, and St. Luke’s Campus’) must be rebuilt or de-licensed in order to comply with state law about the seismic stability of hospitals. CPMC proposes to consolidate the acute-care services currently located at the California and Pacific Campuses, and locate them at a new medical center at Van Ness Avenue and Geary. The Van Ness and Geary Medical Center would include a hospital on the west side of Van Ness Avenue ((Block 0695, Lots 005, 006) and a new Medical Office Building on the east side of Van Ness Avenue (Block 0694, Lots 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 009A, 010). The sites are bounded by Franklin Street, Post Street, Van Ness Avenue, Cedar Street, Geary Street, and Geary Boulevard.  At the St. Luke’s Campus, CPMC proposes to construct a new hospital that will be located adjacent to the existing hospital tower on Cesar Chavez Street (Block 6576, Lot 021). The existing hospital tower on St. Luke’s Campus (Block 6575, Lots 001, 002) would be demolished after the new hospital is built, operational, and patients have been transferred. In a subsequent phase, a replacement medical office building/expansion building would be built at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Valencia Streets. CPMC also proposes to reauthorize their previously approved Conditional Use for the Davies Neuroscience Institute (aka Noe Street Medical Office Building) located at 601 Duboce Street (Block 3539, Lot 001).

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Requested. Informational Discussion Only.

 

G.         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

 

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