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May 24, 2012 - Special Jnt Hrg. w/Rec Park Comm.

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

&

RECREATION & PARK COMMISSION

 

Special Joint Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 24, 2012

3:00 PM

 

                                                                                                                                               

PLANNING COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:   Fong, Wu, Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya

PLANNING COMMISSIONER ABSENT:  Miguel

 

REC/PARK COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Buell, Arata, Bonilla, Levitan, Low, Martin

REC/PARK COMMISSION ABSENT: Harrison

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT FONG AT 3:30 PM.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez - Zoning Administrator, Dan Lewis, Glenn Cabreros, Neil Hrushowy,  Linda Avery - Commission Secretary.

 

A.                  SPECIAL CALENDAR:

 

NOTE:  The Planning Commission and Recreation and Park Commission 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 (1) certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report; (2) adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"); (3) General Plan Referral; and (4) Request for Coastal Zone Permit.  The Recreation and Park Commission will consider action on approving the project and adopting the Planning Commission's CEQA findings, including the MMRP and Improvement Measures.                       

 

SPEAKERS:     There was about five (5) hours of public testimony.  The names that follow are a fraction of the actual speakers.  Unfortunately, a number of speakers did not state their name or the name was not clear enough to pick up:  G.L. Hastings, Isabel Wade, Jean Barish, George Wooding, Richard Drury, Ishaleen Stern, Johannes Posthumus, Rasa Moss, Susan Hirsch, Chief Greg Suhr, Linda Litehiser, Elke Koss, Charles Denefeld, Eric Prosnitz, Joan Wood, Regina Ryerson, Christophe Aceron, Adonis Castaneda, Mark Gorman, Terry Roller, Andrea O’leary, Hiroshi Fukuda, Rich Fern, Rupert Clayton, Paul Suter, Jaime Arbona, Joe Blanco, Jim Ketchem, Brendon Dunnigan, Jose Ferrera, Shawana McGrew, Dennis Mosgofian, Desiree Smith, Lori Liederman, Freddi Alaheband, William Lowry, Eddie Bartley, Noreen Walden, Diane Rivera, Nancy Wuerfel, Beth Lewis, Judy Berkowitz, Nancy Buffim, Terrance Faulkner, Adrian Burger, Bo Bronson, Shawn McNulty

 

                        1.         2010.0016E                                                                           (D. LEWIS: (415) 575-9095)

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is proposing to renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility, an approximately 9.4-acre public sports field facility located at 1500 John F. Kennedy Drive, along the western edge of Golden Gate Park. The Athletic Fields currently include four grass turf athletic fields surrounded by an 8-foot-tall metal chain link fence, an approximately 25,320‑square-foot, 50‑space asphalt parking lot (including one disabled-accessible space), a restroom building, and a cargo container being used as a maintenance shed. The project would include replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of play time available on the athletic fields. With project implementation, the project site would remain in its current use as an athletic field complex within an urban park. The project site is located in a Public Use District, a Coastal Special Use District, and an Open Space Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 12, 2011.  

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

                        (Planning Commission Action)

 

SPEAKERS:     See Speakers list starting on page 1

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:             Fong, Wu, Antonini, Borden

NAYES:            Moore

ABSENT:          Miguel and Sugaya

MOTION:           18637

 

2.         2010.0016E                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169) 

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.  The project proposes to renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings.

(Planning Commission Action)

 

SPEAKERS:     See Speakers list starting on page 1

ACTION:           Approved Adoption of CEQA Findings

AYES:             Fong, Wu, Antonini, Borden

NAYES:            Moore

ABSENT:          Miguel and Sugaya

MOTION:           18638

 

3.         2010.0016R                                                                 (N. HRUSHOWY: (415) 558-6471)

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway;  Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 - General Plan Conformity Findings. Pursuant to Section 4.105 of the Charter and Section 2A.53 of the Administrative Code of the City and County of San Francisco, recommending General Plan conformity findings for the renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and spectator seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time, and making Planning Code Section 101.1(b) findings. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution finding the project, on balance, in conformity with the General Plan.  

(Planning Commission Action)

 

SPEAKERS:     See Speakers list starting on page 1

ACTION:           Approved Adoption of General Plan Conformity Findings

AYES:             Fong, Wu, Antonini, Borden

NAYES:            Moore

ABSENT:          Miguel and Sugaya

MOTION:           18639

 

4.         2010.0016P                                                                (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 - Request for Coastal Zone Permit, pursuant to Planning Code Section 330, to allow for the renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time.  The proposed project is located within the Local Coastal Zone, per Zoning Map Sheet CZ05, the P (Public) Zoning District and the OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.  The project is not located within the coastal zone area appealable to the California Coastal Commission.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve Coastal Zone Permit.

(Planning Commission Action)

 

SPEAKERS:     See Speakers list starting on page 1

ACTION:           Approved Coastal Zone Permit

AYES:             Fong, Wu, Antonini, Borden

NAYES:            Moore

ABSENT:          Miguel and Sugaya

MOTION:           18640

 

5.         2010.0016P                                                                        (D. MAUER: (415) 581-2542)

                        BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 – Approving The Beach Chalet Athletic Fields Renovation Conceptual Plan And Making Findings, Including Findings Of Consistency With The Golden Gate Park Master Plan And Findings Under The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The project proposes to renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve conceptual plan and adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings.

                        (Recreation and Park Commission Action)

 

SPEAKERS:     See Speakers list starting on page 1

ACTION:           Approved as amended and read into the record by Commissioner Low (replacing the 9TH WHEREAS clause)

AYES:             Buell, Arata, Bonilla, Levitan, Low

ABSENT:          Harrison and Martin

RESOLUTION:   1205-020

 

Adjournment: 10:30 PM

 

Adopted:  June 7, 2012

 

 
Last updated: 7/17/2012 8:55:04 AM