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March 8, 2012 - Special Jnt. Hrg. w/Rec. Park Comm.

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

&

RECREATION & PARK COMMISSION

 Notice and Calendar of Joint Meeting

 

 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HEARING WILL BE CONTINUED TO MARCH 22, 2012 AT 10:00AM

Board of Supervisors Chamber - Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 8, 2012

10:00 AM

Special Meeting

 

PLANNING

COMMISSION:           President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden;

                                                                        Ron Miguel; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

RECREATION AND PARK

COMMISSION:              President:               Mark Buell

                                    Vice President:        Tom Harrison

                                    Commissioners:       Paige Arata, Gloria Bonilla,

                                                                  David E. Lee, Meagan Levitan, Larry Martin

 

 

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.

A.            SPECIAL CALENDAR

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NOTE:  The Joint Commissions will hold one public hearing for the public to provide testimony on all items listed below, including consideration of whether to certify the EIR.  Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission will consider action on certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report; the Recreation and Park Commission will act jointly with the Planning Commission to consider action on the establishment of a cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park; the Recreation and Park Commission will consider making a recommendation to the Planning Commission regarding the possible adverse impact of shadow on Sue Bierman Park; following action on those items, the Recreation & Park Commission will adjourn and the Planning Commission will remain in session and separately consider action on all other entitlements.

 

            1.         2007.0030E                                                           (P. MALTZER: (415) 575-9038)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13. – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing health club, swimming and tennis facility, and the existing surface parking lot on Seawall Lot 351, and construction of two residential buildings south of the Jackson Street alignment that would contain approximately 165 residential units and range in height from 4 to 12 stories.  The project would also construct a new fitness center, tennis and swimming facility, and restaurant/retail space.  The residential buildings, underground parking for up to 420 parking spaces, retail and restaurant use, fitness center, common areas and service/core space would encompass approximately 575,000 gross square feet of space.  North of the residential buildings, a new publicly accessible open space would be constructed to align with Jackson Street.  North of this open space, the new fitness center building, two swimming pools, and four tennis courts would be constructed.  The northern end of the site would contain a restaurant and publicly accessible open space.  The project site is in the RC-4 (Residential/Commercial Combined: High Density) use district and the 84-E height and bulk district.

Note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR was closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on August 15, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

                        (Planning Commission Action Only)

 

            2a.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                       (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13  - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

            (Planning Commission Action Only)

 

            2b.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)             

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot - Request to Consider jointly with the Recreation and Park Commission the establishment of a cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park, pursuant to the jointly-approved Section 295 Implementation Memo adopted in 1989. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Establish Cumulative Shadow Limit

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

                        (Planning Commission and Recreation and Park Commission Joint Action)

 

            2c.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                      (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)            

                        8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Discussion and possible action by the Recreation and Park Commission to recommend to the Planning Commission that the shadow from the proposed project at 8 Washington Street will not have an adverse impact on Sue Bierman Park, bounded by Washington Street on the north, the Embarcadero on the east, Clay Street and Justin Herman Plaza on the south, and Davis Street on the west, as required by Section 295 (the Sunlight Ordinance).

                        (Recreation and Park Commission Action Only)

 

NOTE:  Following items 2a, b, and c, the Recreation and Park Commission will adjourn, and the Planning Commission will remain in session to separately consider items 2d, e, f, g, and h.

 

            2d.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                      (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)            

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Request to Consider whether the net new shadow cast by the project on Sue Bierman Park will be adverse, and to authorize the allocation of the cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park to the project (Section 295). The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt Findings that Shadow is Not Adverse

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

            2e.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13   - Request for General Plan Amendment (Section 340) to "Map 2 - Height and Bulk Plan" within the Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan of the General Plan (Section 340), to reclassify two portions of the southwestern portion of the development site from the existing 84-foot height limit to a height of 92 feet in one portion, and 136 feet in another portion. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

2f.         2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                      (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Consideration of a motion making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt General Plan Consistency Findings

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

            2g.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)             

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Request for Height Reclassification (Section 302) of Zoning Map HT01 to reclassify two portions of the southwestern area of the development site from the 84-E Height and Bulk District to the 92-E Height and Bulk District in one portion, and the 136-E Height and Bulk District in another portion. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

            2h.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                       (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

                        8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot  - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for review of a building exceeding 50 feet in an RC District (Section 253), to allow a non-accessory off-street parking garage (Section 209.7(d)), to allow non-residential uses exceeding 6,000 square feet (Section 209.8(f)), to allow commercial uses above the ground floor (Section 209.8(c)), and to approve a Planned Unit Development with specific modifications of Planning Code regulations regarding bulk limitations, rear yard, and off-street parking quantities. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions   

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 
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