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Public Hearings 
 
March 1, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, March 1, 2007
2:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander
Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; 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
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
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.


2:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Dwight S. Alexander
Commission Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;
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.

1a. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
300 GRANT AVENUE (AKA 272 AND 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for review under Planning Code ("Code") Section 309 of the construction of a new, 12-story mixed-use building containing approximately 56 dwelling units, approximately 15,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage, requiring the authorization of exceptions to Code standards for height above 80 feet, building bulk, rear yard, and off-street parking, as well as the granting of Variances of Code standards for usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

1b. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
300 GRANT AVENUE (AKA 272 AND 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for Variance of Planning Code standards for usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure in conjunction with the construction of a new, 12-story mixed-use building containing approximately 56 dwelling units, approximately 15,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

2a. 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, and 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.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2006)
(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

2b. 2003.0347E (R. AHMADI: (415)-558-5966)
MARKET & OCTAVIA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN - Adoption of CEQA Findings Related to EIR and Potential Project Approval Action - The project includes proposed amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map. 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: (1) amend the General Plan, adding 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; and (2) amend the Planning Code and Zoning Map to 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). The project would also increase height limits in certain areas and reduce height limits in other areas, and establish new fees. The proposed zoning and height reclassifications would increase the potential for residential development in the area.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt CEQA Findings.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2006)
(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

3. 2003.0347MTZU (J. BILLOVITS (415) 558-6390/A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)
MARKET AND OCTAVIA PLAN AMENDMENTS - The hearing on this item will be continued to March 8, 2007. 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. A series of public hearings took place on October 26, 2006, Nov. 2, 2006, Nov. 9, 2006, Nov. 16, 2006, January 11, 2007. The Commission has and will consider and receive public comment on specific aspects of the Plan and proposed amendments at each hearing. For more information on this six-year planning process, please visit our website at ttp://marketoctavia.betterneighborhoods.org.
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 or after March 8, 2007. 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 # 8 - originally scheduled for March 1, 2007 will be continued to March 8, 2007
At the March 8, 2007 hearing, the Planning Commission may consider the following aspects of the Plan:
· Follow-Up on various Comments and Questions (continuation)
· Commission consideration of adoption of amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map and adoption of related provisions.
For more information on this six-year planning process, please visit our website at http://marketoctavia.betterneighborhoods.org. In addition to providing information about the proposed General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments, staff will also provide follow-up information on issues discussed at earlier hearings.
Specifically, the Commission will consider the following items and may take action on or after February 15, 2007.
· Case 2003.0347M - a proposed General Plan amendment
· 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 establish 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. The proposed changes are described in greater detail in Case 2003.0347T (above).
· Case No. 2003.0347U Establishing interim procedures for Planning Department use for review of projects proposed within the Market and Octavia Plan area to protect potential historic buildings and potential eligible historic district or districts until an historic resources survey (Survey) is completed and the results of the Survey are incorporated into the Market and Octavia Plan and implementing instruments.
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.
(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

4. 2004.0803E (S. MICKELSEN: (415) 558-4481)
41 TEHAMA STREET - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The project site (Assessor's Block 3736, Lots 74,75,76, 77 and 78A) is located in the Financial District on the south side of Tehama Street between First and Second Streets, adjacent to elevated freeway ramps to the south and west. The proposed project would involve the demolition of a 95-space surface parking lot and one-story storage shed and the construction of an approximately 302,200-gross-square-foot (gsf), 23-story, approximately 220-foot-tall, 198-unit residential building. The proposed development would include three subsurface parking levels with approximately 76 independently accessible parking spaces and 36 bicycle parking stalls, with primary pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle access from Tehama Street. The approximately 22,009 square-foot project site is within the C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office Special Development) zoning district and a 200-S height and bulk district. The proposed project would require certification by the Zoning Administrator for transfer of development rights (TDRs); a Conditional Use authorization (CU) to increase dwelling unit density; and a variance from dwelling unit exposure requirements. The proposed project would also require exceptions to height limits for upper-tower extensions, separation-of-tower and rear yard requirements.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 18, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to April 19, 2007)

5. 2004.0803EKXCV (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)
41 TEHAMA STREET - south side of Tehama Street between First and Second Streets, Lots 074, 075, 076, 077 and 078A in Assessor's Block 3736 - The project would merge five lots and demolish the existing surface parking lot with 93 parking spaces in order to construct a 23-story, 220 foot-tall residential building that would contain 198 dwelling units with below-grade parking, accessed from Tehama Street, for up to 162 parking spaces. The project site is within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office Special Development) District, a 200-S Height and Bulk District and the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area.
(Proposed for Continuance to April 19, 2007)

6. 2005.0156C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
2130 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE (AKA 350 MASONIC AVENUE) - northeast corner of Masonic and Golden Gate Avenues; Lots 11 and 29 in Assessor's Block 1149 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 178 209.3(g), 303 and 304 of the Planning Code to modify a previously approved Planned Unit Development (Motion No. 11162 for Case No. 1987.519C) for a private elementary and middle school (Kindergarten through Grade 8), The San Francisco Day School, to allow the demolition of an existing single-family house (on Lot 11); renovation of the existing school facilities including the removal of an 8-car surface parking lot (on Lot 29), and the construction of a new three-story over garage/basement science building addition, in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 18, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to April 26, 2007)

7a. 2006.0636VDD (S. MENDRIN: (415) 558-6625)
2901-2903 PIERCE STREET - northwest corner of Union and Pierce Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0536 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.07.13.6418 proposing to construct a new one-story, two-car garage with roof deck addition at the rear of the three-story, two-unit building. The existing detached garage structure would be demolished. The new garage would be located within the required rear yard, requiring a variance. The property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 3, 2007)

7b. 2006.0636VDD (S. MENDRIN: (415) 558-6625)
2901-2903 PIERCE STREET - northwest corner of Union and Pierce Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0536 - Request for Variance from Planning Code Section 134 (required rear yard) to allow demolition of the existing detached garage and to construct a new one-story horizontal addition approximately 26 feet deep and 26 feet wide at the rear of the existing two-family dwelling. The addition will accommodate a new two-car garage, roof deck and stairs leading from the roof deck to the rear yard. The new garage is located within the required rear yard. The property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 3, 2007)

8. 2006.0949DDDDDDD (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
376 EUREKA STREET - west side between 20th and 21st Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 2749 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.08.30.1650, proposing to raise the building two-feet to construct a ground floor garage, add dormers, and construct a two-story horizontal addition at the rear, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2007)
(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

9. 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

10. Director's Announcements

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

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. 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.

12. 2006.1087C (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)
853-855 GOETTINGEN STREET - northeast side, between Olmstead and Mansell, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 6154 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121 and 303 to allow creation of a lot less than 25 feet in width, for a lot split of a 50 foot wide lot into two lots of 21 feet and 29 feet wide within an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. A new single-family dwelling is proposed on the newly created lot at 853 Goettingen Street. The existing single-family dwelling at 855 Goettingen Street will be expanded at the rear and side.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

13. 2004.1031C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
601 CRESCENT WAY - Block 4991, Lot 240, an undeveloped, northeastern portion of the City's Executive Park development - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 304 to create a new Planned Unit Development (PUD) with an exception for rear yard requirements, to allow construction of up to 465 dwelling units, approximately 2,150 square feet for a community meeting facility, and up to 776 independently accessible off-street parking spaces. The site is within a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District, and 60-X, 80-X, and 165-I Height and Bulk Designations.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

14. 2007.0061T (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)
Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Jake McGoldrick as part of Board File No. 070021 which would amend Planning Code Section 1004, 1005, and 1006.7 to provide for review of proposed changes to interior architectural features of privately-owned landmark buildings where such features are in areas of the landmark that are generally accessible to members of the public; and making findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with modifications suggested by the Landmarks Board.

15. 2006.1275TZ (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)
INITIATION OF PACIFIC AVENUE NC-2 ZONING TO THE PACIFIC AVENUE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. Initiate an ordinance and schedule a public hearing on April 5, 2007 to consider amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code and the Zoning Maps 1, 1H, 2, and 2H, to rezone the current NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) use district of portions of Assessor's Blocks 0157 and 0182 to RM-1 (Residential, Mixed: Low Density) and portions of Assessor's Blocks 0154, 0155, 0156, 0157, 0182, 0183, 0184, 0185, 0186, 0187, 0573 and 0596 to Pacific Avenue NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District). The proposal would also eliminate the existing Garment Manufacturing Special Use District. The existing 65-A height and bulk district would also be lowered to 40-X feet.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

16. (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)
Planning Commission Consideration of a Resolution Adopting Formula Retail Use Conditional Use Policies for the Western SOMA Special Use District (SUD) - Hearing to consider new policies adding to the existing Conditional Use and formula retail findings required by the Planning Code to be used in the consideration of new "formula retail" use applications in the Western SOMA Special Use District. These proposed polices include consideration of use sizes, types, location and other considerations.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

G. 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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