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April 17, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 17, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

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.

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THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION

Commission Meeting Procedures

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 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 FranciscoLobbyist Ordinance

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

Accessible Meeting Policy

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing. A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice). In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice). Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City's website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine..

COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

2) Planning Department Case Report

3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL:

President: Christina R. Olague

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

Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

The Commissionwill 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. 2007.1280C (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)

1680 Market Street - north side between Gough and Franklin Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0854 - Request for conditional use authorization to establish a Large Fast Food Restaurant (d.b.a Subway) of approximately 1200 square feet. Additionally, Conditional Use authorization will be required for a Formula Retail use at the subject site as defined by Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. This site is within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale) Neighborhood Commercial District, and an 80-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 3, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 8, 2008)

2a. 2005.0298KECV (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1285 SUTTER STREET- southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Sections 157, 209.8, 221.1, 253, 253.2 and 303 of the Planning Code to allow off-street parking in excess of the amount permitted as accessory parking, to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages within 1/4 mile of the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, to demolish a movie theatre, and to allow the construction of a building which exceeds 40 feet in height with an exception to the bulk limits. The project proposes to construct up to 107 dwelling units with approximately 15,800 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 15, 2008)

2b. 2005.0298KECV S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1285 SUTTER STREET- southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Variances, pursuant to Sections 253(c)(6), 307(g), 152, and 140 of the Planning Code to modify the rear yard requirement in the Van Ness Special Use District, to provide one off-street freight loading space where two are required, and for dwelling unit exposure for four dwelling units. The project proposes to construct up to 107 dwelling units with approximately 15,800 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 15, 2008)

3. 2007.1019C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2400 Noriega Street- north side, northwest corner of Noriega and 31st Avenue Lot 003 of Assessor's Block 2018 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 711.81 to develop a Large Institutional Use (Church) above the ground floor and Section 711.2 Use Size greater than 3,999 square feet in an NC-2, Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story church building (in a converted bank building) and construct a new 3 story building 11,625 square feet in area for the church with 11 off street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 15, 2008)

4. 2007.1326C (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

2333 BUCHANAN STREET- (a.k.a. 2140 Webster St. and 2340 Clay St.), north side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Assessor's Block 0613, Lot 029, Block 0628 Lot 013, and Block 0628 Lot 014 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 303.4(d)(5) for the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Pacific Campus to modify conditions of a previous PUD authorization for way finding signs that exceed the number and size of signs principally permitted by Section 606(b)(1) in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 22, 2008)

5. 2007.1362X (K. GUY: (415) 558-6162)

1145 MARKET STREET- south side between Seventh and Eighth Streets, Lot 044 in Assessor's Block 3702 - Section 309 Determination of Compliance to replace the existing copper cupola roof feature with a glass roof that would increase the height of this element by three feet at the top of this thirteen story office building. The project site is within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and a 120-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 28, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 5, 2008)

6. 2007.1112T (A. Rodgers: (415) 558-6395)

Amendments repealing Planning Code Section 825.1 and amending Planning Code Sections 135, 309.1, 318.3, 809, 825, and 827.Proposed Ordinance [Board File Number 071292]introduced by Supervisor Daly to apply many of the pedestrian-friendly provisions of the Rincon Hill Downtown Mixed Use Zoning District to all Downtown Residential Districts. Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would add design requirements to enhance the pedestrian environment including but not limited to controls for ground floor uses, transparency, wind protection, lighting, and sidewalk treatments, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

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.

7. Consideration of Adoption:

  1. · Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 6, 2008
  2. · Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 13, 2008
  3. · Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008

8. COMMISSION'S RULES AND REGULATIONS - Discussion and possible action to amend the Commission's Rules and Regulations to address imposing time constraints on submittal of documents and material for review by the Commission and the public; discuss and possibly establish rules or policies that address other areas of interest of the Commission.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 3, 2007)

9. Commission Comments/Questions

  • . Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  • . 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

(A. JOHN-BAPTISTE: (415) 558-6547)

12. PLANNING DEPARTMENT FISCAL YEAR 2009 BUDGET - Commission Update

13. (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6326)

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY ENFORCEMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN UPDATE (IMP) - Possible Informational presentation/discussion on the status of pending enforcement cases and preparation of IMP by the Academy of Art University. Item to be presented as new information is available.

D. GENERALPUBLIC 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.

14. 2007.0430C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

400 DIVISADERO STREET- northeast corner at Oak Street; Lots 17, 18 and 19 in Assessor's Block 1216 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a temporary parking facility pursuant to Sections 209.7(c), 303(c) and 711.56 of the Planning Code. The site contains the Touchless Car Wash and a Shell service station. A portion of the site is designated for circulation and drying area for the car wash. The proposal is to allow for after-hours (from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.) temporary parking of vehicles in the car wash circulation and drying area, in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk District, and an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 40-x Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

15. 2008.0287U (K. Dischinger: (415) 558-6284)

First Source Hiring Ordinance- expanding scope of covered permits in Market and Octavia Plan [Board File 080235]On February 12, 2008, Supervisor Mirkarimi introduced an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Administrative Code by amending sections 83.2, 83.4, and 83.6 to: (1) expand the scope of permits that the ordinance applies to in the Market and Octavia Area Plan; (2) place new reporting requirements on the First Source Hiring Administration that include reporting first source statistics on permittees, as defined under the ordinance, and (3) require contractors and permittees to cooperate with reasonable requests for information from the First Source Hiring Administration. The proposed Ordinance is before the Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Board of Supervisors.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 20, 2008)

16. 2005.0651CEK (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

580 HAYES STREET- north side between Laguna and Octavia Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 0807 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization. The project requires Conditional Use Authorization for an institutional use above the ground floor, for a non-residential use larger than 3,000 square feet and for development of a lot larger than 10,000 square feet. The site is within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, but is to be rezoned under the pending Market and Octavia Area Plan Code Amendments to the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and a 55-X Height and Bulk District. The project complies with the pending Code Amendments but does not comply with current zoning. The project proposes to demolish the existing building and construct a mixed use building containing approximately 2,700 square feet of ground floor retail space along Hayes Street, an assisted living facility of approximately 48 units, 42 independent living group housing units for seniors and 17 off-street parking spaces in an underground garage accessed off of Ivy Street. The proposed building would be 5 stories and 55 feet in height over a below grade basement, totaling approximately 63,000 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Motion of Intent to adopt a motion approving the project, with conditions, once the Market and Octavia Area Plan Code Amendments become effective.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 3, 2008

17. 2006.0810CK (C. teague: (415) 575-9081)

1000 Mississippi Street (aka 1001 Texas Street)-west side, near the intersection with 25th Street, Lots 015, 016, 037, 038, 039, and 040 in Assessor's Block 4224 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.1, 295, 303, and 304 to construct a 28-unit Planned Unit Development (PUD) in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. The PUD includes 5 residential buildings, 28 off-street parking spaces, and requests exceptions for density, rear yard, open space, exposure, and height.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

18a. 2005.0762ECV (A. HEITTER: (415) 558-6602)

245 HYDE STREET- southwest corner of Eddy Street, Lots 017, 018, and 019 in Assessor's Block 0336 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to provide no off-street parking where 16 spaces are required. The proposed project is the conversion of an office/retail building to 65 dwelling units and construction of a one-story vertical addition. The interiors of the existing interconnected two-story buildings will be demolished to accommodate the insertion of a third floor within the existing building envelope, for a total of four floors. The project site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High-Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

18b. 2005.0762ECV (A. HEITTER: (415) 558-6602)

245 HYDE STREET- southwest corner of Eddy Street, Lots 017, 018, and 019 in Assessor's Block 0336 - Requests for Variance for a rear yard modification; a dwelling unit exposure variance for the units that will not face Hyde or Eddy Streets; and a usable open space variance. The proposed project is the conversion of an office/retail building to 65 dwelling units and construction of a one-story vertical addition. The interiors of the existing interconnected two-story buildings will be demolished to accommodate the insertion of a third floor within the existing building envelope, for a total of four floors. The project site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High-Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.

6:00 p.m

It is important to understand that by initiating these changes on April 17th, the Commission will not make any decision or approval regarding the content of the Eastern Neighborhoods proposals. Initiation merely allows the Department to advertise for public hearings expected in mid-May to take public comment on the proposed Eastern Neighborhood Proposals. Discussion of the substance of the Eastern Neighborhoods proposals by the Planning Commission will begin with the first approval hearing, expected in mid-May, 2008.

19. 2004.0160EMTZU (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM – INTENTION TO INITIATE AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL PLAN, PLANNING CODE AND ZONING MAP- The Eastern Neighborhoods Program encompasses the entirety or portions of 437 Assessor's Blocks in the following four neighborhoods: Mission (generally bounded by Division Street, Potrero Avenue, Cesar Chavez Street and Guerrero Street), Central Waterfront (generally bounded by 16th Street, the Bay, Islais Creek and Highway 280), East SoMa (generally bounded by portions of Mission Street, Folsom Street, The Embarcadero and 4th Street) and Showplace Square – Potrero Hill (generally bounded by Harrison Street, 7th Street/highway 280, 26th Street and Potrero Avenue). The exact geography of the Eastern Neighborhoods Program, including a list of all affected Assessor's Blocks and Lots, is available at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org.

a) Consideration of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the San Francisco General Plan related to the Eastern Neighborhoods Program.

Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, and Planning Code Sec. 340, the Planning Commission will consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to Initiate amendments to the General Plan, including adding four new Area Plans, and making related amendments to the Commerce and Industry Element, Recreation and Open Space Element and the Central Waterfront Area Plan, South of Market Area Plan and Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan as well as the Land Use Index. Proposed amendments to the General Plan and Area Plans can be viewed at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

b) Consideration of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code related to the Eastern Neighborhood Program

Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code. The amendments would bring the Planning Code regulations governing the four Eastern Neighborhoods into consistency with the General Plan, as proposed to be amended. The amendments contain proposals for changes to standards from those currently established by the Planning Code, including but not limited to those for land use, height and bulk, building design, density, open space, and parking. Proposed Planning Code text amendments will a) establish 13 new zoning districts; b) amend the South Park District; RTO District, NCT Districts, Downtown Residential Districts, and PDR Districts; and c) make related revisions to the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended and make related Planning Code Amendments pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans. Amendments to the Planning Code include revisions to the Planning Code adding Sections 102.29, 102.30, 145.4, 145.5, 157.1, 175.6, 207.8, 210.9, 210.10, 219.1, 222.1,249.36, 249.37, 263.21, 270.1, 270.2, 309.2, 319, 327, 342, 734.1, 735.1, 736.1, 802.3, 802.4, 802.5, 802.6, 803.8, 803.9, 829, 840, 841, 842, 843, 890.52, 890.53, Appendix I to Article 10, and Appendix L to Article 10 and amending Sections 102.5, 102.9, 121.1, 121.2, 121.5, 124, 132, 134, 135, 135.3, 136, 136.1, 136.2, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145.1, 145.4, 147, 150, 151.1, 152, 152.1, 153, 154, 155, 161, 163, 166, 167, 175.6, 181, 182, 201, 202, 204, 204.4, 205, 205.1, 205.3, 206, 207.4, 207.5, 207.6, 208, 209.7, 210, 210.8, 210.11, 215, 216, 217, 218, 218.1, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 231, 233, 234.2, 260, 261.1, 263.19, 270, 304, 305, 306.2, 307, 309.1, 311, 316, 603, 607, 607.1, 607.2, 608.1, 702.1, 703.2, 726.1, 801.1, 802.1, 803, 803.3, 803.4, 803.5, 803.6, 809, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 820, 822, 825, 825.1, 827, 890.54, 890.70, and 890.111. Proposed amendments to the Planning Code can be viewed at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

c) Consideration of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code related to the Eastern Neighborhoods Program

Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Zoning Map by reclassifying property, including amendments to the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. Proposed Planning Code map amendments will a) update height and bulk districts, b) apply the RTO District and PDR-2 Districts in the Eastern Neighborhoods, and c) establish 13 new zoning districts. Proposed amendments to the Zoning Map can be viewed at http://en-hearings.sfplanning.org. These amendments include:

  1. · Applying the South Beach Downtown Residential (SB-DTR) District to the South Beach neighborhood, currently zoned M-1 and M-2.
  2. · Applying the Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Mission Street NCT) to the existing NC-3 District along the Mission Street corridor.
  3. · Applying the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Valencia Street NCT) along the existing Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District along the Valencia Street corridor.
  4. · Applying the Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (NCT-2) in portions of Central Waterfront currently zoned NC-2.
  5. · Applying the SoMa Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (SoMa NCT) along portions of 6th Street and Folsom Street corridors in the South of Market that are currently zoned RSD and SLR.
  6. · Applying the Mixed Use-General (MUG) District to the parcels in East SoMa currently zoned SLR.
  7. · Applying the Mixed Use-Residential (MUR) District to the parcels in of East SoMa currently zoned RSD.
  8. · Applying the Mixed Use-Office (MUO) District to parcels in East SoMa currently zoned SSO.
  9. · Applying the Urban Mixed Use (UMU) District to portions of the Mission, Showplace Square, and Central Waterfront currently zoned C-M, M-1, and M-2.
  10. · Applying the PDR-1-General (PDR-1-G) District in portions of the Mission and Showplace Square currently zoned C-M, M-1, and M-2
  11. · Applying the PDR-1-Design (PDR-1-D) District in portions of Showplace Square currently zoned M-1 and M-2
  12. · Applying the PDR-2 District in portions of the Central Waterfront currently zoned M-2
  13. · Applying the Life Science and Medical Special Use District to portions of the Central Waterfront currently zoned M-2.
  14. · Applying the Innovative Industries Incubator Special Use District to portions of Showplace Square currently zoned M-2.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Zoning Map and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

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

Adjournment:

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