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October 26, 2006

October 26, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 26, 2006

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander

Vice-President: Christina Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; 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.

View the meeting online at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

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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
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH 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 1660 Mission Street, 5th 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, 1660 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 11:00 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.

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 impairrments 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, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Dwight S. Alexander

Commission Vice-President: Christina Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi Sugaya

  • 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. 2002.1129E (S. JONES: (415) 558-5976)

San Francisco Marina Renovation - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project is the renovation of the San Francisco Marina at 3950 Scott Street (Assessor's Block 900, Lot 003). Water-side improvements would include installation of three new breakwater structures and the removal of two existing breakwater structures; reconstruction of portions of the degraded rip-rap slopes around the interior shorelines of the marina and along the outer seawall (between the St. Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs); maintenance dredging; replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips; replacement of gangways and security gates; installation of an oily water and sewage pumpout facility and refurbishment of two sewage pumpout facilities; upgrade of electrical and water services to the new floating docks; and improved lighting on the docks. Land-side improvements would include renovation of marina restroom, shower, and office buildings; conversion of a vacant building (former Navy Degaussing Station) into office space; construction of a new 1,000-square-foot maintenance building; and restriping of existing parking lots. The project site is within a P (Public) Use District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.

Please note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. 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.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2006)

2a. 2005. 0307D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

368 CAPP STREET - west side between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 3590 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2005.01.06.2659 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation. The project also includes the new construction of a three-unit building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve project as proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 14, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 16, 2006)

2b. 2005.0329DD (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

368 Capp Street- west side between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 3590 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new construction as a result of housing demolition, and a request of Discretionary Review, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.01.06.2663 for the new construction of a three-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve project as proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 14, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 16, 2006)

3. 2003.0347E (R. AHMADI: (415)-558-5966)

Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. The project area lies to the west of the City's downtown financial district and sits at the junction of several neighborhoods, including, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, Western Addition, South of Market, Inner Mission, the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, and Upper Market. The proposed neighborhood plan would reclassify the existing zoning from Residential Districts (R), Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD's), Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3), and Heavy Commercial (C-M) to Downtown General Commercial Districts (C-3-G), Residential Transit Oriented (RTO), Neighborhood Commercial Transit Districts (NCT), Neighborhood Commercial-Transit, Moderate-Scale Mixed Use Districts (NCT-3). It would also increase height limits in certain areas and reduce height limits in other areas. The proposed zoning and height reclassifications would increase the potential for residential development in the area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Please note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. 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.

(Proposed for Continuance to December 7, 2006)

4. 2006.0882A (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

1306-1310 MCALLISTER STREET - north side between Steiner and Pierce Streets; Assessor's Block 775, Lot 004A - Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to remove a portion of the ground floor bay and construct a new garage opening. The building is a contributory-altered building to the Alamo Square Historic District under Article 10. It is located within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board heard this case at the September 6, 2006, public hearing and recommended disapproval.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 9, 2006)

5a. 2006.0697CPR (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)

100 ARMORY DRIVE - west side between Sloat and Skyline Boulevards, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 7281 - Request by Sprint/Nextel Wireless for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 234.2(a) to install three (3) antennas, mounted to an existing Sprint Wireless 50' tall monopole, located in a P (Public) District, Coastal Zone Special Use District, and a OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the site is a Preferred Location Preference 1 site as it is a public-use building

Application withdrawn.

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5b. 2006.0697CPR (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)

100 ARMORY DRIVE - west side between Sloat and Skyline Boulevards, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 7281 - Request by Sprint/Nextel Wireless for Coastal Zone Permit authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 330 to install three (3) antennas, mounted to an existing Sprint Wireless 50' tall monopole, located in a P (Public) District, Coastal Zone Special Use District, and a OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.

Application withdrawn.

5c. 2006.0697CPR (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)

100 ARMORY DRIVE – west side between Sloat and Skyline Boulevards, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 7281 - Request by Sprint/Nextel Wireless for a finding of consistency with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the City/County Charter to allow for the installation of a freestanding wireless telecommunications facility consisting of three (3) antennas mounted to an existing 50' tall monopole, located in a P (Public) District, Coastal Zone Special Use District, and a OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.

Application withdrawn.

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of Commission Minutes– Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

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.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

6. Director's Announcements

7. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

8. (C. FLORES: (415) 558-6473)

2005 HOUSING INVENTORY REPORT – Announcing the publication of the 2005 Housing Inventory. This report is the 36th in the series and describes San Francisco's housing supply. Housing Inventory data accounts for new housing construction, demolitions, and alterations in a consistent format for analysis of housing production trends. Net housing unit gains are reported citywide, by zoning classification, and by planning district. Other areas covered include affordable housing, condominium conversions, and residential hotel stock. In addition, lists of major housing projects in the pipeline (i.e, projects under review by the Planning Department and the Department of Building Inspection, and projects authorized for construction) are included to provide a picture of likely housing construction activity in the near future. Report is available for the public at the Planning Department and on the website.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action required. Informational only.

9. (L BADINER/S. WEIRTHEIM: (415) 558-6350/558-6612)

Zoning Administrator announcement of the receipt of the New College of California Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (IMP) pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5. The Planning Commission has the discretion under Planning Code Section 304.5(d), to hold or not hold a public hearing on an Abbreviated IMP. If the Commission requests a hearing, it would be scheduled for a later date.

D. 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.

E. 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.

  1. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

10. 2006.1221E (L. GIBSON: (415) 558-5993)

Amendment of Administrative Code Chapter 31 [Board File No. 061311] Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Ma amending Administrative Code Chapter 31 provisions for appeals of environmental documents and determinations to the Board of Supervisors under the California Environmental Quality Act, as well as public notice of such determinations and environmental documents.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt resolution supporting Board adoption of the ordinance, with Department-recommended modifications.

NOTE: On October 19, 2006, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter to October 26, 2006, by a vote +6 –0.

G. 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.

11. 2006.0738Z (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

18 Arago Street- west side between Paulding and Havelock Streets, Assessor's Block 3154 Lot 063 - Request for an Amendment to the Zoning Map to change the zoning classification from P, Public Use to RH-1, Residential House, One Family. This property is split between a P, Public Use, District and an RH-1, Residential House, One Family, District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

  • H.REGULAR CALENDAR

12. 2006.0818C (K. Conner: (415) 575-6914)

1014 Huron Avenue - north side, at the corner of the intersection with Sickles Avenue, Lot 84 on Assessor's Block 7145 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.54 for the development of a massage establishment in a mixed-use building in a NC-2 (Small-Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

13. 2006.1114D (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

1419 16TH AVENUE - west side between Judah and Kirkham Streets; Lot 002, in Assessor's Block 1837 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 2006.05.17.1821, to create a second unit, and construct a one-story vertical addition and a horizontal rear addition. The subject property is located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the

project as proposed.

14. (A. GHOSH (415) 558-6282)

Proposed resolution establishing City policy for the eastern neighborhoods planning process - Review and comment of a proposed resolution Sponsored by Supervisors Maxwell, Ammiano, Peskin, and McGoldrick and introduced as part of Board File Number 061342. This resolution would set City and County of San Francisco policy for the eastern neighborhoods rezoning and community plan areas. The matter was introduced on September 26, 2006 and heard at the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee on October 11, 2006, when it was continued to November 1, 2006, in part to allow the Planning Commission the opportunity to review the proposal and, should it so choose, adopt a resolution advising the Board.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.

15. 2006.1216B (C. Nikitas at (415) 558-6306)

1600 Owens Street, a.k.a. Mission Bay South Blocks 41-43, Parcel 4; a.k.a. Lot 010 in Assessors Block 8709- 1600 Owens Street, aka Mission Bay South Blocks 41-43, Parcel 4; aka Lot 010 in Assessors Block 8709 - application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 et seq. to construct a new, approximately 245,500 gross-square-foot laboratory/office building ten stories and approximately 160 feet in height, requesting up to 228,000 square feet of office space, with ground floor retail. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage on Parcel 6. The site is located in a Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial-Retail zoning district, and an HZ-7 Height District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

16. 2006.1212B (M. Glueckert at (415) 558-6543)

1500 Owens Street a.k.a. Mission Bay South - Blocks 41-43, Parcel 5; a.k.a. Lot 006 in Assessors Block 8709 - application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 et seq. to construct a new, approximately 160,600 gross-square-foot laboratory/office building, six stories and approximately 90' in height, requesting up to 158,500 square feet of office space, with ground floor retail. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage on Parcel 6. The site is located in a Mission Bay commercial-industrial-retail zoning district, and an HZ-5 Height District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

17. 2006.0070T (C. NIKITAS (415) 558-6306)

CONTROLS FOR THE REMOVAL OF DWELLING UNITS - Intent to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code - Proposed addition of Section 317 to the Planning Code, that would stipulate Mandatory Discretionary Review of any application resulting in the removal of dwelling units through merger, demolition, or conversion, where such application does not require Conditional Use authorization under current provisions of the Code. The intent to initiate the Code amendment allows advertising for a future hearing to proceed, and the proposed amendment will be considered at such future public hearings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a resolution of intent to initiate.

18. 2006.1214ET (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

Grocery Stores and Formula Retail Controls- Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Elsbernd as part of Board File No. 060032 which would amend portions of the Planning Code relating to the application of formula retail controls to grocery stores.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

19. 2006.1222ET (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

Conditional Use requirement to demolish or change the use of a grocery store- Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Elsbernd as part of Board File No. 061261 which would amend portions of the Planning Code in order to (1) require Conditional Use authorization for any project involving the change in use or demolition of a general grocery store and (2) require specific findings as part of any such Conditional Use authorization.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

20. 2006.0891T (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

Time Limits for Landmarks Board and Planning Commission Review - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Maxwell as part of Board File No. 061068 which would amend Planning Code Sections 1004.2 and 1004.3 in order to: (1) change the time limit from which the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board has to act on a proposed Landmarks or Historic District designation from 30 days to 45 days; (2) establish a time limit of 90-days from which the Planning Commission has to act on such designation from the date of the Board of Supervisor's referral when initiated by the Board of Supervisors; and (3) enable the Board of Supervisors to act on proposed Landmark Designations initiated prior to July 18, 2006 where the Planning Commission has not yet taken action.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors with modifications.

6:00 P.M.

21. 2003.0347EMTZ (J. Billovits (415) 558-6390/A. Rodgers: (415) 558-6395)

Market and Octavia Plan Amendments - The Planning Commission will hold a series of public hearings beginning on or after October 26, 2006 to consider Case No. 2003.0347EMTZ, adopting a Motion to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and adopt CEQA Findings and consider resolutions to adopt amendments to the San Francisco General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map related to the Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan. Hearings are scheduled for October 26, 2006, Nov. 2, 2006, Nov. 9, 2006, and Nov. 16, 2006. The Commission will consider and receive public comment on specific aspects of the Plan and proposed amendments at each hearing. The series of hearings will culminate in a public hearing to consider adoption actions on or after Dec. 7, 2006.

The Plan encompasses an irregularly shaped area in northeast San Francisco. It extends two to three blocks in width along Market Street for ten blocks and extends north along the former Central Freeway alignment at Octavia Boulevard for ten blocks. Along Market Street, the Plan Area boundaries extend from 11th and Larkin Streets in the east to Noe and Scott Streets in the west. The boundary jogs north along Noe Street, Duboce Avenue, Scott Street, Waller Street, Webster Street, Oak Street, Buchanan Street, and Grove Street; continues north along the former Central Freeway alignment to include the area up toTurk Street between Laguna and Franklin Streets; and east of Franklin Street jogs south to Grove and Larkin Streets. The Project Area boundary extends south of Market Street between 10th and 11th Street to Howard Street. Extending west along Howard Street, the Project Area boundaries jog along Division, Clinton, Stevenson, Fourteenth, Guerrero, and Sixteenth Streets. The Project Area is comprised of 89 Assessor's Blocks in entirety or in part, including the whole of Blocks 759, 761, 768, 770, 783, 785, 792 to 794, 806 to 809, 813 to 819, 830 to 841, 850 to 858, 863 to 876, 3501 to 3506, 3512 to 3514, 3533 to 3538, 3541 to 3545, 3556 to 3560; and portions of 3507 (lot 40), 3510 (lots 49, 57), 3511 (lots 1, 23, 25, 31, 33, 74, 75, 80, 82, and 93), and 3532 (lots 14, 19B, 35, 36, 88, 89, 90 and 91).

At the hearings, the Planning Commission will consider a rezoning and public improvements program to realize the vision articulated by the community through the Market and Octavia community planning process. For more information on this six-year planning process, please visit our website at http://marketoctavia.betterneighborhoods.org.

Specifically, the Commission will consider the following actions:

  • Case 2003.0347E – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report and adoption of CEQA Findings on the Market and Octavia Plan.
  • Case 2003.0347M - a proposed General Plan amendment that would add a new area plan, the Market and Octavia Area Plan, and make related amendments to the Commerce and Industry, Housing, Recreation and Open Space and Transportation Elements, the Civic Center Area Plan, Downtown Area Plan, South of Market Area Plan and the Land Use Index;
  • Case 2003.0347T - a proposed Planning Code text amendment that would revise Planning Code controls, including controls for land use, height and bulk, building design, loading, parking and new fees;
  • Case 2003.0347Z - a proposed Zoning Map amendment that would revise Maps 2 and 2H, 7 and 7H, and 2SU and 7SU. The proposed Planning Code text and map (Zoning Map) amendments would a) establish three new zoning districts, b) amend the Hayes-Gough, Upper Market, and Valencia Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCDs), c) update height and bulk districts, d) establish the Market and Octavia Community Improvements Impact Fee, and e) make related revisions necessary to implement the General Plan.

Together, these four Commission actions are intended to implement the Market and Octavia Plan. Generally, these changes are described on page 3 of this document.

In addition, an historic survey is currently being done of the project area; property owners considering constructing or altering a building in this area should consult with Planning Department staff to determine the historic resource status of their property. Property owners and interested parties are advised that height limits and other controls do not provide unqualified rights to development, but rather, proscribe the maximum potential building envelope that may be permitted; proposed buildings may not reach the maximum permitted building height/envelope.

Members of the public may review a copy of the proposed amendments at the San Francisco Planning Department office at 1660 Mission Street 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, at the Public Library (the Main Library 100 Larkin St., and Harvey Milk branch library, 1 Jose Sarria Ct. (near16th & Market Sts.). An electronic copy of the proposed amendments and actions is available at http://marketoctavia.betterneighborhoods.org.

Draft Schedule for Planning Commission Hearing

This calendar gives notice that the Planning Commission will be hearing the following aspects of the Market & Octavia Plan on October 26, 2006. Be advised that due to the nature of the public hearings, the Commission may continue any particular hearing item and/or may not hear all items at the hearing. To confirm the final Commission Hearing schedule, on the week of the hearing please visit: http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_meeting.asp?id=15840 or call Aksel Olsen at 558-6616.

Hearing #1 – October 26, 2006 6pm time-certain (presentation & public comment)

Staff will provide a presentation to the Planning Commission and members of the public on the following aspects of the Market & Octavia Plan: a Plan overview, including information about the Better Neighborhoods Program; a profile of the Market and Octavia Area Plan (issues and opportunities); the Market and Octavia Planning process and public outreach; an Integrated Plan for Housing, Transportation, Streets and Open Space; and a summary of required Planning Commission Actions and Plan Implementation structure. Staff will also present information about the proposed Land Use and Height Districts, and proposed Design Principles for the Market and Octavia Plan. At this hearing, Planning Department staff will present information and the Planning Commission will hear public comment on the subjects discussed at the hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Presentation and Public Comment; No Commission Action requested.

I. 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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