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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 12, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

                                 President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel;

                                                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:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel;

                                                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.            2012.0206C                                                                         (M. Smith: (415) 558-6322)

2299 MARKET STREET - south side of the intersection of Market, Noe, and 16th Streets, Lot 091 in Assessor's Block 3564 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization -pursuant to Planning Code Sections 721.21, 721.49 and 303 to establish a 3,314 square-foot bank (d.b.a. “Bank of the West”) in the ground floor commercial space of a newly constructed mixed-use building that is currently under construction.  The bank would offer ATM service in an area that is recessed from the sidewalk.  The subject property is located within the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 14, 2012)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to July 19, 2012)

 

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

 

            2.         2012.0525C                                                                          (M. Smith: (415) 558-6322)

                        1250 OCEAN AVENUE - north side of the street between Phelan and Plymouth Avenues, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 3180 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 703.3 and 303 to establish a 1,615 square-foot, formula retail, limited-restaurant (d.b.a. “Yogurtland”) in the ground floor commercial space of a newly constructed mixed-use building within the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and a 55-X Height and Bulk District. 

            Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

C.         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.

 

D          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.

 

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 

 

            6.                                                                                           (j. linsangan: (415) 575-9119)

Public Outreach and Engagement (Memo | Resolution) - In 2011, staff (with support from Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership) conducted a Public Outreach and Engagement Effectiveness survey on the department’s outreach efforts. Based on the results, a program has been created to better serve staff, stakeholders and the community at large through a supported outreach and engagement program. This presentation provides a review of the survey’s findings, an overview of the program, and a request to endorse the program’s principles.

Preliminary Recommendation: Endorsement of program principles.

 

7.         2012.0665T                                                                           (A. Starr: (415) 558-6362)

Mechanical Car Wash Facilities on 19th Avenue - The Planning Commission will consider an Ordinance that would amend the Planning Code by adding Section 187.2 to permit existing gasoline and service stations located on 19th Avenue to provide a mechanical car wash on the same site and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

                        (continued from Regular Meeting of June 28, 2012)

 

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

 

8.         2008.0762EZMC                                                                        (D. jain: (415) 575-9051)

835-845 Jackson Street/Chinese hospital replacement project - Certification of Environmental Impact Report - The Chinese Hospital property, located in the Chinatown neighborhood at Jackson Street between Stockton and Powell Streets (Assessor’s Block 192/Lot 041), comprises a 22,516 square foot (sf) lot containing the 43,368-gross-square-foot (gsf), 54-bed Chinese Hospital at 845 Jackson Street, built in 1979; the 29,793-gsf Medical Administration Building (MAB) at 835 Jackson Street, built in 1924; and an approximately 15,000-gsf, 41 space parking garage, located directly behind the MAB.  The proposed project includes: 1) demolition of the MAB and parking garage; 2) construction of a 101,545-gsf, seven-story-plus-basement, 90.5-foot-tall (plus 30-foot-tall mechanical penthouse) Replacement Hospital building with 54 acute care beds and 22 beds for skilled nursing facility beds; and 3) renovation of the existing Chinese Hospital building at 845 Jackson Street to serve as a Medical Administration and Outpatient Center (MAOC).  The EIR considers two project variants: the Off-Street Parking Variant, which would include off-street parking and an expanded engineering shop and storage space for Chinese Hospital at the existing Powell Street Parking Garage at 1140 Powell Street (APN 192/014), and the Hospital Façade Design Variant, which have a different design for the Replacement Hospital’s façade, compared to the proposed project.  The project site is in the Chinatown Residential and Neighborhood Commercial (CRNC) Zoning District and a 65-N Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on May 31, 2012. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report

 

I.                    REGULAR CALENDAR 

                                                                     

9a.        2008.0762EZMC                                                          (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

   835-845 Jackson Street - south side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 0192 - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.  Chinese Hospital Association proposes to demolish the existing Medical Office Building, constructed circa 1924, and the 41 space Chinese Hospital Parking Garage at 835 Jackson Street and construct a replacement hospital 101,545 square feet in area, 110 feet tall, with 54 acute-care beds, and a 22-bed skilled nursing facility.  The project also includes the renovation of the existing Chinese Hospital building at 845 Jackson Street to serve as a Medical Administration and Outpatient Center.  The subject property is within the CRNC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 65-N Height and Bulk District.

   Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings

 

9b.        2008.0762EZMC                                                         (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

   835-845 Jackson Street - south side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 0192 - Request for General Plan Amendment to Policy 1.2 “Promote a building form that harmonizes with the scale of existing buildings and width of Chinatown's streets” and Map 1 “Generalized Height Map;” within the Chinatown Area Plan of the General Plan (Section 340).  Chinese Hospital Association proposes to demolish the existing Medical Office Building, constructed circa 1924, and the 41 space Chinese Hospital Parking Garage at 835 Jackson Street and construct a replacement hospital 101,545 square feet in area, 110 feet tall, with 54 acute-care beds, and a 22-bed skilled nursing facility.  The project also includes the renovation of the existing Chinese Hospital building at 845 Jackson Street to serve as a Medical Administration and Outpatient Center.  The subject property is within the CRNC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 65-N Height and Bulk District.

   Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

 

9c.        2008.0762EZMC                                                            (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

   835-845 Jackson Street - south side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 0192 - Request for Zoning Reclassification (Section 302) to reclassify the height and bulk limits on the property from 65-N to 110-G (Zoning Maps Sheet HT01) and establish the boundaries of the Chinese Hospital Special Use District (Zoning Maps Sheet SU01) and Planning Code Text Amendments (Sections 302 and 249) to establish the Chinese Hospital Special Use District.  Chinese Hospital Association proposes to demolish the existing Medical Office Building, constructed circa 1924, and the 41 space Chinese Hospital Parking Garage at 835 Jackson Street and construct a replacement hospital 101,545 square feet in area, 110 feet tall, with 54 acute-care beds, and a 22-bed skilled nursing facility.  The project also includes the renovation of the existing Chinese Hospital building at 845 Jackson Street to serve as a Medical Administration and Outpatient Center.  The subject property is within the CRNC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 65-N Height and Bulk District.

   Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

 

9d.        2008.0762EZMC                                                          (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

835-845 Jackson Street - south side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 0192 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 249, 254, 812.80 and 812.20 to develop a Hospital with a floor area exceeding 2,500 square feet in area and exceeding 35 feet in height.  Chinese Hospital Association proposes to demolish the existing Medical Office Building, constructed circa 1924, and the 41 space Chinese Hospital Parking Garage at 835 Jackson Street and construct a replacement hospital 101,545 square feet in area, 110 feet tall, with 54 acute-care beds, and a 22-bed skilled nursing facility.  The project also includes the renovation of the existing Chinese Hospital building at 845 Jackson Street to serve as a Medical Administration and Outpatient Center.  The subject property is within the CRNC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 65-N Height and Bulk District.

   Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

J.         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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