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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, July 28, 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.                                                                                                    (L. AVERY: (415) 558-6407)

                        AMENDMENTS TO COMMISSION’S RULES AND REGULATIONS

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Proposed for Continuance to August 4, 2011)

 

            2.         2011.0532T                                                                    (A. STARR:  (415) 558-6362)        

Uses, Signs, Building Features, Floor Area Ratio, Parking, and Compliance in Specified Use Districts - The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 110548] amending the San Francisco Planning Code by repealing Sections 136.2, 136.3, 158, 187, 249.15, 263.2, 263.3, 602.25, 602.26, 607.3 and 607.4 and amending various other Code sections to as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would (1) increase the amount of principally permitted parking spaces for dwellings in RC-4 and C-3 Districts; (2) make off-street parking requirements in the Van Ness Special Use District and RC-3 Districts consistent with those of RC-4 Districts; (3) eliminate minimum parking requirements for the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts and North Beach Neighborhood Commercial Districts; (4) allow exceptions from required parking under specified circumstances; (5) amend the restrictions on off-street parking rates and extend them to additional zoning districts, (6) revise sign, awning, canopy and marquee controls in specified zoning districts; (7) increase the permitted use size for limited corner commercial uses in RTO and RM districts, and allow reactivation of lapsed limited commercial uses in R districts; (8) revise the boundaries of and modify parking and screening requirements in the Washington-Broadway and Waterfront Special Use Districts; (9) modify controls for uses and accessory uses in Commercial and Residential-Commercial Districts; (10) permit certain exceptions from exposure and open space requirements for historic buildings; and (11) modify conformity requirements in various use districts; 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of Proposed Ordinance with Modifications to Board of Supervisors.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 8, 2011)

 

            3.         2011.0533Z                                                                       (A. STARR:  (415) 558-6362)        

Zoning Map Amendments – Washington-Broadway Special Use District 1; Waterfront Special Use District 2 and 3; Special Districts for Sign Illumination; and Special Districts for Scenic Streets - The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 110547] introduced by Supervisor Chiu concerning Sheets SU01, SS01 and SS02 of the San Francisco Zoning Map as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by 1) adding blocks and lots to the Washington-Broadway Special Use District 1; 2) adding blocks to the Waterfront Special Use District 2; 3) deleting blocks and add lots to the Waterfront Special Use District 3; 4) making the boundaries of the Special District for Sign Illumination on Broadway co-extensive with the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District; 5) deleting the Van Ness Special District for Sign Illumination; and 6) adding The Embarcadero from Taylor Street to Second Street to the Special District for Scenic Streets; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of Proposed Ordinance with Modifications to Board of Supervisors.

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 8, 2011)

 

4.         2011.0051C                                                                        (M. Woods:  (415) 558-6315)

2429 CALIFORNIA STREET - south side between Fillmore and Steiner Streets; Lot 001F in Assessor’s Block 0654 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a “financial service” use (d.b.a. “Chase Bank”) and a use size greater than 2,500 square feet pursuant to Sections 121.2, 303(c), 718.21 and 718.49 of the Planning Code, in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 26, 2011)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to October 13, 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.         2011.0226C                                                                        (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346) 

                        1336  9TH AVENUE - east side between Irving and Judah Streets; Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 1763 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 303 and 730.42 of the Planning Code to allow the change of use of an existing large fast food restaurant (d.b.a. Craw Station) to a full-service restaurant (continuing to d.b.a. Craw Station) on the ground floor of a two-story mixed-use building within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

6.         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

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

            9.         2011.0661I                                                                 (R. CRAWFORD:  (415) 558-6358)

135 MAIN STREET - east side of Main Street between Mission and Howard Streets; Lot 012 of Assessor’s Block 3717 - Report on Samuel Merritt University’s Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan, pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5.  Samuel Merritt University’s Abbreviated IMP contains information on the nature and history of the institution, the location, and use of affiliated buildings, and development plans within the C-3-O Downtown Office District and 311-S Height and Bulk Districts.  The IMP is available for viewing on the Planning Department’s website (from www.sfplanning.org click “Publications & Reports” and then “Institutional Master Plans”).

Recommended Action:  Informational presentation, no action requested.

 

            10.                                                                                                        (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

INFORMATIONAL ITEM ON FORMULA RETAIL - The Commission has requested a history of the City's planning and land use controls for Formula Retail.  Staff will present a summary of that history, the status of the current controls, and information about applications for Conditional Use authorization for Formula Retail uses since 2007.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action.  Information Only.

 

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.        2011.0656TZ                                                                 (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372) 

Amendments to the Planning Code Sections 602.10, 607.1, 608, adding Section 608.16, and amending Sectional Map SSD of the Zoning Map: Establishing the City Center Special Sign District [Board File No. 11-0448]. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Farrell amending Planning Code Sections 602.10 (Definitions), 607.1 (Neighborhood Commercial Districts), 608 (Special Sign Districts), adding Section 608.16 (“City Center Special Sign District”), and amending  Sectional Map SSD of the Zoning Map to establish the “City Center Special Sign District” encompassing the real property bounded by Masonic Avenue, Geary Boulevard, Lyon Street, and O’Farrell Street (Assessor’s Block 1094, Lot 001), to allow additional projecting signs, freestanding identifying and directional signs and to modify existing controls on business wall signs; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

 

            12.        2010.0623C                                                                      (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2675 GEARY BOULEVARD - southeast corner at Masonic Avenue (aka the City Center); Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1094  -  Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a “formula retail use” (d.b.a. Target) and a use size up to 120,000 square feet pursuant to Sections 121.2, 121.6, 303(c), 303(i), 703.4 and 712.21 of the Planning Code, in the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and the 40-X/80-D Height and Bulk Districts. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

           

            13.        2011.0155C                                                                         (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

5411 GEARY BOULEVARD - south side between 18th and 19th Avenues; Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 1526 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c), 303(i), and 703.4 to allow a “formula retail use” (d.b.a Unleashed by PETCO) within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

            Preliminary Recommendation:  Disapproval    

 

14.        2010.0951C                                                                      (S. VELLVE:  (415) 558–6263)

            4141 GEARY BOULEVARD - south side between 5th and 6th Avenues; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 1539 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 303, to allow Verizon Wireless to locate up to nine (9) WTS panel antennas on an existing penthouse located along the 6th Avenue frontage of the five-story building (Kaiser Hospital), and related equipment to be located on the roof, within a portion of the lot zoned RM-1 (Mixed, Low-Density) District and 80-E Height and Bulk District. The northern portion of the lot fronting Geary Boulevard is zoned NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District).

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                       

15.        2010.0987C                                                                      (S. VELLVE:  (415) 558–6263)

2055 LOMBARD STREET - south side between Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 0509 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 234.2(a) and 303, to allow AT&T Mobility to locate up to nine (9) WTS panel antennas and related equipment on an existing elevator penthouse located on the top floor of the four–story building containing ground–floor commercial space and commercial parking, within a P (Public) District and 40–X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 26, 2011)

 

            16.        2011.0294C                                                                     (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6362)

199 LELAND AVENUE - corner of Leland Avenue and Rutland Street, Lot 016 of Assessor’s Block 6251 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.83, 303, and 790.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting nine new panel antennas on the rooftop and two new equipment cabinets in the garage of an existing single-story commercial building as part of AT&T’s wireless telecommunications network within a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is part of a wireless transmission network operated by AT&T on a Location Preference 5 (Preferred Location – Mixed Use Buildings in High Density Districts) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            16.        2010.0038C                                                                   (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6362)

888 INNES AVENUE - northeast side between Griffith Street and Arelious Walker Drive, Lot 014 of Assessor’s Block 4645 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.83, 303, and 790.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 3 new panel antennas and 2 new equipment cabinets on the rooftop of an existing single-story commercial building which is approximately 20 feet tall.  The project site is within a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is part of a wireless transmission network operated by MetroPCS on a Location Preference 4 (Preferred Location – Industrial or Commercial Structures) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

 

            17a.      2003.0527XE                                                                               (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1000 16TH STREET - east side between Hubbell and 7th Streets, Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor’s Block 3833, and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 3834 - Consideration of Adoption of CEQA Findings regarding the proposed construction of two new five-story, 68-foot buildings consisting of up to 468 dwelling units over ground floor retail, industrial spaces, and parking for up to 306 spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the Draft Motion Adopting the CEQA Findings.

 

            17b.      2003.0527XE                                                                               (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1000 16TH STREET - east side between Hubbell and 7th Streets, Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor’s Block 3833, and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 3834 - Request under Planning Code Section 329 for Large Project Authorization and exceptions for rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, off-street loading, horizontal mass reduction and ground floor active uses for the  proposed construction of two new five-story, 68-foot buildings consisting of up to 468 dwelling units over ground floor retail, industrial spaces, and parking for up to 306 spaces.  The subject property is located within the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District with a 68-X Height and Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

18a.      2010.0959CV                                                                  (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

147 SOUTH PARK AVENUE - south side between 3rd Street and Jack London Place, Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 3775 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 814.13 and 303 to demolish an existing single family dwelling and construct as the replacement structure a four-story, two-unit multifamily dwelling with a ground floor commercial use identified as an eating establishment.   The proposal is within the South Park Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

18b.      2010.0959CV                                                                  (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

147 SOUTH PARK AVENUE - south side between 3rd Street and Jack London Place, Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 3775 - Request for Variance under Planning Code Sections 145.1 and 306 to provide a parking entrance of 16 feet, in excess of 1/3 of the lot width, at the rear of the lot as part of the  four-story, two-unit multifamily replacement structure.   The proposal is within the South Park Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

 

            19a.      2009.0683D                                                                   (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

309-311 Eureka Street - east side between 20th and 21st Streets; Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 2750 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Building Permit Application No. 2009.05.04.7631, proposing to demolish a two-family building and Building Permit Application No. 2009.05.04.7636 proposing to construct a new three-story-over-garage, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  A separate request for Discretionary Review has also been filed by a member of the public against the replacement project.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 19, 2011)

NOTE: On May 19, 2011, following public testimony the Commission continued the matter to July 28, 2011, by a vote of (+6 -0), Miguel voted no.  Public Hearing remains open.

 

19b.      2009.0685D                                                                   (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372) 

309-311 Eureka Street - east side between 20th and 21st Streets; Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 2750 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Building Permit Application No. 2009.05.04.7631, proposing to demolish a two-family building and Building Permit Application No. 2009.05.04.7636 proposing to construct a new three-story-over-garage, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  A separate request for Discretionary Review has also been filed by a member of the public against the replacement project.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the new construction, as proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 19, 2011)

NOTE: On May 19, 2011, following public testimony the Commission continued the matter to July 28, 2011, by a vote of (+6 -0), Miguel voted no.  Public Hearing remains open.

 

19c.      2010.0577DD                                                                 (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

309-311 Eureka Street - east side between 20th and 21st Streets; Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 2750 - Publicly Filed Discretionary Review, of Building Permit Application 2009.05.04.7636 proposing to construct a new three-story-over-garage, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the new construction, as proposed

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 19, 2011)

NOTE: On May 19, 2011, following public testimony the Commission continued the matter to July 28, 2011, by a vote of (+6 -0), Miguel voted no.  Public Hearing remains open.

                                                                                                                                   

            20.        2000.618E                                                                           (D. Dwyer: (415) 575-9031)

801 Brannan and One Henry Adams Streets Project - The proposed project has two sites: one on the south side of Brannan Street between 7th and 8th Streets [Block 3783, Lot 001] and one on the east side of Henry Adams Street between Division and Alameda Streets [Block 3911, Lot 001] - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing Concourse Exhibition Hall on the 801 Brannan site and demolition of the three existing commercial/industrial buildings on the One Henry Adams site, and would include new construction of three mixed-use residential and retail buildings on the 801 Brannan site as well as two mixed-use residential and retail buildings at the One Henry Adams site. All buildings would be 68-feet-tall (six stories).  The easternmost portion of the 801 Brannan site would be dedicated to the City in partial fulfillment of the project’s Inclusionary Affordable Housing requirement.  Up to 150 units of affordable housing would be constructed on that portion of the 801 Brannan site under the direction of the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH).  There are two project variants proposed for development at the 801 Brannan site.  Under the two variants development at the One Henry Adams site would be the same as the project and there would be no land dedication at the 801 Brannan site.  Variant 1 would include new construction of two mixed-use residential and retail buildings on the 801 Brannan site.  Variant 2 would include new construction of three mixed-use residential and retail buildings on the 801 Brannan site. Total development would include up to 1,187,943 gross square feet, with up to 824 residential units, 54,598 square feet of retail space, and 866 parking spaces. Under the project or either variant, the 801 Brannan site also would include creation of a two-way, publicly accessible Brannan Alley which would connect Seventh and Eighth Streets and which would provide access to the proposed project’s parking garages. The project sites are located in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District and 68-X height and bulk district. The proposed project is seeking exceptions for rear yard, street frontage and mass reduction pursuant to Planning Code Section 329, Large Project Authorization within the Eastern Neighborhoods.  In addition, Conditional Use authorization is required for 71 parking spaces at the One Henry Adams site.

NOTE: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

 

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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