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Public Hearings 
 
June 19, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 19, 2008

12:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

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

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
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.

12:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL:

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

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. 2007.1064C (M. Woods: (415) 558-6315)

1860 LOMBARD STREET - north side between Buchanan and Laguna Streets; Lot 023 (formerly Lot 011), in Assessor's Block 0494 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a  formula retail use that is also a  large fast food restaurant (dba Subway) pursuant to Sections 303(c), 303(i), 703.4 and 712.43 of the Planning Code, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 1, 2007)

Note: On April 24, 2008, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter to May 1, 2008 to allow absent commissioners the opportunity to participate by a vote of +3 -1. Commissioner Moore voted no. Commissioners Sugaya and W. Lee were absent.

Note: On May 1, 2008, without further hearing, the item was continued to May 29, 2008.

note: On May 29, 2008 the Commission entertained a motion of Intent to disapprove with final language on June 19, 2008 by a vote of +6 -0,

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

2. 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 Transit District and a 55-X Height and Bulk District. 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. This Project complies with Market and Octavia Area Plan Code Amendments. Since the Code Amendments were not in effect at the time of the initial hearing, the Commission entertained a motion of intent to approve the Project with conditions. The Market and Octavia Area Plan Code Amendments are now in effect, thus the Commission may adopt a motion to approve the Project.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 17, 2008)

NOTE: On April 17, 2008, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and entertained a motion of intent to approve with conditions by a vote of +5 -0. Commissioner Moore was absent. Final language on June 19, 2008.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

B. 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.

C. 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.

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

3. 2008.0639T, 2008.0640T, & 2008.0641T (E. Forbes: (415) 558-6417)

Fee Revisions and Adjustment - Amends Section 350 to increase fees 1.63 percent; amends Section 315.4 to change the refund provision for projects that provide below market rate units onsite and would codify a Zoning Administrator interpretation that the refund provision applies only to projects that filed on or after June 18, 2001; and amends Administrative Code Sections 31.22 and 31.23 to (1) restructure fees to recover the cost of producing plans from projects in Plan Areas and adopt new Community Plan fees, (2) adopt new fees for Environmental Exemptions for Historical Resources, and (3) increase environmental review fees 1.63 percent and make other adjustments.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolutions recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed ordinances with amendments.

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

Discussion and consideration of possible action to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding Charter Amendments proposed for the November 4, 2008 election.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 12, 2008)

5. 2007.0603E (D. JAIN: (415) 575-9051)

The SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL (SFGH) SEISMIC COMPLIANCE HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AT 1001 POTRERO AVENUE: BOUNDED BY 20th STREET TO THE NORTH, U.S. HIGHWAY 101 TO THE EAST, 23rd AND 24th STREETS TO THE SOUTH and POTRERO AVENUE TO THE WEST, Lot 001 in Block 4154 - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The project sponsor, San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) and San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), propose to construct a new approximately 422,144 gross-square-foot, 7-story-plus-2-basement-level, 284-bed, acute care hospital to comply with seismic safety requirements of Senate Bill 1953. The proposed new hospital would be constructed on the west lawn of the SFGH Campus, located along Potrero Avenue, between Buildings 20 and 30. Acute care services currently located in the existing Main Hospital (Building 5) would be relocated to the new hospital, and the vacated space in the existing Main Hospital would be reused for non-acute care medical and administrative uses. The SFGH Campus, including the proposed new hospital site, is in a P (Public) Use District and a 105-E Height and Bulk District. The proposed project would require a Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) addressing height measurement modification, bulk, and parking, among other approvals.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 pm, April 22, 2008. 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.

6. 2007.0603R (T.TAM: (415) 558-6325)

The SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL (SFGH) SEISMIC COMPLIANCE HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AT 1001 POTRERO AVENUE: BOUNDED BY 20th STREET TO THE NORTH, U.S. HIGHWAY 101 TO THE EAST, 23rd AND 24th STREETS TO THE SOUTH and POTRERO AVENUE TO THE WEST, Lot 001 in Block 4154 - General Plan (GP) Referral for the construction of a new approximately 422,144 gross-square-foot, 7-story-plus-2-basement-level, 284-bed, acute care hospital to comply with seismic safety requirements of Senate Bill 1953. The proposed new hospital would be constructed on the west lawn of the SFGH Campus, located along Potrero Avenue, between Buildings 20 and 30. Acute care services currently located in the existing Main Hospital (Building 5) would be relocated to the new hospital, and the vacated space in the existing Main Hospital would be reused for non-acute care medical and administrative uses. The SFGH Campus, including the proposed new hospital site, is in a P (Public) Use District and a 105-E Height and Bulk District. Pursuant to Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter and Sections 2A.52 and 2A.53 of the Administrative Code, construction of a public building or structure shall be referred to the Planning Department to determine consistency with the General Plan prior to the Board of Supervisors' consideration of and action on any ordinance or resolution.

Preliminary Recommendation: (1) Adopt CEQA Findings; and (2) Adopt Resolution making consistency findings with the General Plan.

E. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

7. 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.

F. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

8. Director's Announcements

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

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

  • directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

Adjournment:

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:01 PM