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July 12, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 12, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:   Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:     Fong

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT WU AT 12:12 PM.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez – Zoning Administrator, Michael E. Smith, Joanna Linsangan,  Aaron Starr, Devyani Jain, Rick Crawford, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as Proposed

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:           18658

 

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.

 

Commissioner Miguel:

I along with Commissioners Sugaya and Moore, have been reading the “The Witches ___” and in my mind -- it is told through a series of sensational events. It was interesting to me because some of the criminal defense attorneys were customers of mine and my business at one time or another, and their family dated members of my family. I could tell it was Easter when Cecil Williams came in. It was interesting to find so many San Francisco characters, I guess is the correct term, mentioned in the book and if one uses as I say this series of more or less sensational events starting in the 40's, it is decent reading.

Linda, I would like to propose to close the hearing today in memory of Cheryl Arnold.  There was a memorial service last night. She passed away 10 days ago. She was a real community activist in the Outer Richmond District. The area is basically around Ocean Beach and Sutro Heights. She and her husband were extremely active in those areas as well as other areas of the City. She was a very well respected organist and choir director in a number of organizations in San Francisco over the years.  Altogether a nice and totally dependable person. When she gave testimony at the Board of Supervisors and before the Planning Commission over many years, the only way to describe her was a very intense lady. She was wonderful. I would also like to thank [Inaudible] for his article in today's paper. Though some of you may not know but this will basically be my last meeting at the Commission. The Rules Committee met yesterday. It is my understanding their recommendations will be for the Board of Supervisors [to confirm nominations] next Tuesday and I presume those who make it through the Board will be installed or sworn in prior to next Thursday's meeting. I would like to say a little goodbye. It has been a great five years.  That combined with 20 plus [years] on the other side of the podium gave me a lot of insight into this room. A few individual comments because I have gotten in five years close to a number of people, not personally close, but close more in a business, or in a camaraderie sense. Kathryn Moore: she has that long range, big picture look that many people in her field do not have. Bill Sugaya’s sense of humor is great and he has taught me about preservation, since I only had an inkling of it before. When I glanced over to my right and I see bill, his glasses go like this [up], and his eyes go down on the paper like that, I know he spotted something in the plan that I missed. Every time it works. Mike Antonini is that type of individual who is essential in sticking to a sense of principle. He does not vary from them. He firmly believes in them. He is able to express that well which is excellent. We have disagreed at times, Mike can disagree with someone as the gentleman he is and that does not happen with everyone.  There have been, when I was on the other side of the podium, planning commissioners who I don' t know how they did not get into fistfights - Linda has seen this over the years. Rodney was not here. I have only known him a short time. Rodney has shown a concerned and practical leadership. He has this obvious love of San Francisco, multigenerational family deeply involved in the City. He brings to the Commission something that I had been the only one who had been involved in the retail field with his business experience. It is sort of retail, sort of entertainment, and very neighborhoodly; and that has been an excellent view point. Cindy, it has been a pleasure working with you the short time that we have. You have many experiences in the minority communities I certainly have not had involving a lot of tenants' rights issues and you bring a much younger view point. Gwyneth, you have a different demographic than the rest of the Commission. I am not referring to race. What I am referring to is the fact that you are of the new demographic that is coming into San Francisco. your age and your experience in the tech industry gives you a different viewpoint closer to what is building the business of San Francisco now, and so I think you understand it in a deeper sense and the rest of us are learning to catch up with that. Regarding the Commission as a whole, it has been a pleasure. People asked me at one time when I was President how was it sitting in between Christina Olague and Mike Antonini. Christina was Green Party and Mike, Republican Party. It did not matter. We got along. John, you came to the Department just a little while before I came on the Commission. Actually, you think things through with the staff, with the Commission, and with everything as it goes through the Department. This, as you found out even though you were told ahead of time, a very difficult City. It is probably much more so than you presumed. But you bring a regional viewpoint and I know you have been working hard on the concept of actually getting the Bay Area Regions to even talk to each other - something that has not happened in the last century, other than in emergencies. The City Attorney's staff has been very instructive to me, the intelligence of the discussions, with working things out, and keeping it on a professional basis. That has been a pleasure for a long time. I had the pleasure of working with City Attorney staff again when I was a neighborhood activist on a number of things affecting San Francisco and that has carried through all the way. I will mention that I have had the pleasure of working with Rich Hillis who will replace me, and I think he will be an excellent member for this Commission. He has the background, the experience, and the knowledge of the City absolutely. And sort of the best for last: Linda, we know you are retiring as the Commission Secretary, and coming on to something such as this Commission, which everyone told me in the beginning, and I learned to find out, is the [most] difficult of the City Commission's and probably the most hard-working as well. Not just for the number of meetings but everything that goes on outside the meetings - dealing with land use attorneys and developers and architects and the neighborhoods and the public. We probably get a bigger video audience than anyone other than the Board of Supervisors and sometimes more than they do. The only equivalent I can think of is that you have a position that is somewhat like the Clerk of the Board. Because no other Commission secretary can even start to have the work you do. You have been a guide to me. You have always shown me who I can talk to, where to go, paved the way, and have done so in both the professional and, this is not disrespectful, nearly motherly manner. You deal with people that way. It is very nice. The Mayor has asked me to continue to Chair his Advisory Committee on the rebuilding of Market Street. We will finish our work probably by the end of the year or into the spring for initial reports, so I am back out there. And I guess just in case anyone is listening, a parting words to the architects, the neighborhood activists, and the press people, they have all been cooperative. They get bad press sometimes. We do not always get along. They can sometimes be very combative; not care for criticism; don’t like the way we vote or the way we handle things; but for the vast majority, I have found them to be cooperative; to be willing to listen; willing to take advice; and willing to, and I do not mean negotiate, but actually talk about something - and that is something I was not sure of in the beginning and I have been very pleased with.

Commissioner Antonini:  

It is [has been] an absolute pleasure working with Commissioner Miguel over the last 5 years, He brought many great things to the Commission, most notably for me was his historical prospective and particularly in regard to the neighborhoods of San Francisco, Ultimately he is always very prepared, and of course, very well spoken, and he dealt with people extremely well.  We will miss him greatly, He will be involved with some very important affairs that are coming up in the near future.

I also want to mention that I have been reading The Season of the Witch and it is extremely interesting, Although I still have to finish the book because since my wife found it, she grabbed it away from me, it is a period when I arrived in San Francisco, I’ve lived all my life in the Bay Area, but I first moved to San Francisco in 1968 and this book deals with a period between 1967-82 and I remembered it well – but it has a lot of prospectives [that are valuable for] when you are busy starting a business and raising a family. In the meantime I did read an interesting book that may be out of print. It was printed in 1969 and was written by an author by the name Williams and is about David Broderick, who was one of the first US Senators in California, and a San Franciscan.  The reason why this is significant is that it deals with a period 1850-59. In addition to being a profile of him, it was an informative period, and that I think is very important reading. It was during the time that California was considered to be split in two States – one free and one slave.  Fortunately because of Mr. Broderick and the efforts of others, it did not happen. The other thing that happened during that time was the birth of political parties.  I think anybody that is interested in California and particularly San Francisco, should read it.

Finally, I was briefly at the Commission Secretary Search Subcommittee meeting, I was before the Rules Committee regarding my reappointment to Planning for most of the [Sub-committee] meeting and did not get there until the very end of the meeting. I think it is more proper that I allow Commissioners Moore and Borden to report the results of that meeting. We are making progress.

Commissioner Moore:

Commissioner Miguel, he says what needs to be said. You spoke with experience. I always respected and appreciate how you handle your arguments. You will be sorely missed.

We are moving smoothly forward on the job description for the Commission Secretary position and will be reporting to both Commissions in detail by next Thursday.

There is one other thing, which is really what I wanted to talk about and my concern about the fire at Hunter's Point. That is a project that we have spent a lot of time and attention on. While I do not want to go into what is being found out, or why it happened, I would be interested to hear how this project will continue to stay on track. There was a major setback with building three. We have the challenging task of integrating and building together housing for sale. I would be very much interested to hear us being updated on how this project is still achieving its mission in time and on schedule.

Commissioner Borden:

Commissioner Miguel has been President of this commission as well. He has been a fair person on this Commission. We will Miss him. I always loved your historical context for the spaces and the places. You have a long history with the evolution of San Francisco that talks a lot about the growth of the City and how it has evolved in a positive way. I want to thank you for all that you taught me. It has been a true pleasure to call you a colleague.

I was going to follow-up on what Commissioner Moore said. Next week, we'll be bringing you the job description that we finalized for the commission secretary.  We hope we will have your positive support of that.

Commissioner Sugaya:   I think Ron has a way of saying things that come across so that people understand his comments and he speaks for the Commission. We often have difficult hearings. People are not always kind and nice to each other, or sometimes even to the Commission. Ron has a way of saying things that come across very nicely to everyone that is concerned. That is quite in contrast to me. I did not learn as much as I should from Commissioner Miguel. If I had, I guess I would not have gotten messages from the Supervisors asking me to apologize. [Laughter] I [probably should have taken my glasses off more and looked a little bit more closely at what had been submitted.

Commissioner Wu:

Thank you Ron. You were president when I was appointed to this Commission and it was your guidance that helped me through both the basics and the nuances of this Commission. So, I very much want to thank you for that and look forward to seeing you on the other side and your leadership in this city.

 

D          DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

4.             Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

We have shared our 10 years together, it has been an incredible help to me and support to have you on the Commission; to learn from you; to learn about the City from you. I want to express my thanks. Your commitment to the Commission and this Department says ‘thank you’ so much. I am hopeful that we will be seeing you quite frequently.

Two other things I wanted to report to the Commission: The Budget Committee of the Board did approve our entire budget as was proposed by both you and the additions proposed by the Mayor. My understanding is that the Budget Committee met until 5:00 a.m. in the morning on the day they approved the budget. I am very pleased and gratified to say they did approve all the additional resources for the Department that the Mayor had proposed in the budget. We will be doing a number of hiring’s as a result of that and will be able to tackle some of the work that has been identified in the work plan. I just received notes regarding the AT&tT case. The litigation, the Superior Court upheld the City's environmental review for those AT&T light boxes. I do not have all decisions of the court case. I have not had a chance to read it yet, but my understanding is the court did affirm the cities and department EIR of that project. That happened as of yesterday or early this morning. We can get you the copies of that court decision in your packets. With that, that concludes my report.

 

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

 

LAND USE COMMITTEE: no Monday hearing. 

CPMC: This past Monday, 7/9/12, there was a hearing at the Land Use Committee on CPMC’s Long Range Development Plan Project. The hearing was the third of four at the Land Use Committee, which will be followed by two hearings at the full Board. Although Monday’s hearing was originally scheduled to discuss the transportation and public realm components of the Development Agreement, the Committee requested a second hearing on the healthcare provisions of the Development Agreement – specifically the commitment to operate St. Luke’s for 20 years – due to the recent concern by members of the Board about CPMC’s ability to close St. Luke’s under the “out clause” provision of the Development Agreement. Staff coupled this second hearing on healthcare with a presentation on the DA provisions affecting the City’s Health Service System. President Chiu and Supervisor Kim joined the Committee for portions of the 3 ½ -hour hearing. During the presentation, staff from OEWD reiterated to the Committee that based on the recent information provided to the City, the Mayor is no longer willing to support the 1% operating margin “out clause” previously negotiated. The Mayor has expressed his desire for a 20 year operating commitment for St. Luke’s, with no out clause related to CPMC’s financial performance. The Mayor’s staff did reiterate that his office is ready to negotiate on this topic, but simply cannot support the deal as previously negotiated. The Board commended the Mayor and his staff on taking this position.

 

The City’s presentation continued with an overview from the Department of Public Health regarding the other healthcare provisions in the Development Agreement, specifically the provisions that ensure access to CPMC for Medi-Cal and charity care patients, consistent with the changing healthcare environment.

 

After DPH’s presentation, Catherine Dodd, Director of the City’s Health Service System (HSS), provided an overview of the DA provisions that aim to limit the degree to which CPMC can increase the cost of hospitals services charged to the City for its employees’ and retirees’ health plans. In simple terms, the DA aims to achieve two goals as it relates to HSS: 1) to provide predictability for what CPMC charges the City (HSS) over the term of the DA; and 2) to ensure that the City (HSS) pays only its fair share of the cost of the new hospital project passed through to CPMC’s rate payers.

 

The Supervisors were very interested in CPMC’s pricing and how their pricing directly affects the City’s healthcare costs and the healthcare costs for private sector employers throughout the City.

 

The next land use hearing is scheduled for July 16th, and will focus on transportation and public realm, as well as the Controller and Budget Analyst’s Reports. It is expected that the Land Use Committee will forward the items to the full Board without recommendation, since there is a pending appeal of the FEIR. However, OEWD staff stated at Monday’s hearing that they would support a continuance beyond the 17th if the St. Luke’s Operating Commitment issue remained unresolved.

 

On July 17th, the full Board is scheduled to hear the FEIR appeal along with the first reading of the proposed Ordinances.

 

BOARD OF APPEALS:
No Report

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

No Report

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Steven Worsley

                        Re: Need for EIR for area around COIT Tower

                        Dino Adelfio

                        Re: Protection of Public/Private spaces

                        Linda Chapman

                        Re: 1601 Larkin

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Linda Chapman

ACTION:           Following public hearing, continued to 8/9/12

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

 

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)

 

SPEAKERS:     Dominica - Supervisor Christina Olague’s office; Kate - Supervisor Frank Chiu’s office

ACTION:           Approved as modified per staff

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

            RESOLUTION:   18659

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Howard Wong, Gordon Chiu, Sue Lee, Grace Li

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None [see category G above]

ACTION:           Approved certification

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:         18660

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     Linda Shoemaker - Chinese Hospital, Robert Lundine – project architect, Cliff Lowe – landscape architect, Karen Chow, Chilan Chung, Lily Zhang, Sue Lee, Howard Wong

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:           18661

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 9a.

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

RESOLUTION:   18662

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 9a.

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

RESOLUTION:   18663

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 9a.

ACTION:           Approved with conditions as modified: Project Sponsor to continue working on design and do an informational presentation to the Planning Commission in the future

AYES:             Wu, Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:           18664

 

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))

 

None

 

Adjournment: 4:16 pm – In memory of Cheryl Arnold

 

Adopted August 16, 2012

 

 
Last updated: 8/20/2012 2:06:18 PM