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Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, April 5, 2012
President: Rodney Fong
Vice-President: Cindy Wu
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel;
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.
Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.
View the meeting online at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp
View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.
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 9:30 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings: There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
10:00 AM _________
President: Rodney Fong
Vice-President: Cindy Wu
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya
A. SPECIAL CALENDAR
1a. 2012.0403W (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)
California Pacific Medical Center’s Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) – Informational Presentation on the proposed Development Agreement between the City and Sutter West Bay Hospitals, doing business as California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), affecting CPMC’s existing St. Luke's, Davies, Pacific and California Campuses and proposed Cathedral Hill Campus, pursuant to Chapter 56 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. The proposed Development Agreement sets forth certain rights and obligations of the City and CPMC with respect to the Project. Public benefits proposed in the Development Agreement, which will be discussed in greater detail at this hearing, include but are not limited to rebuilding of St. Luke's Hospital; and implementing healthcare, workforce development, housing, public improvement, and transportation programs.
Preliminary Recommendation: Informational presentation only
1b. 2009.0885EMTZCBRSK (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)
1100-1101 VAN NESS AVENUE (Cathedral Hill Campus) - The Cathedral Hill Hospital site is a full city block bounded by Van Ness Avenue, Geary Boulevard, Franklin Street, and Post Street (Assessor’s Block/Lot No.’s 0695/005, 006); the Cathedral Hill MOB site is on the east side of Van Ness Avenue, between Geary and Cedar Streets (Assessor’s Block/Lot No.’s 0694/005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 009A, 010). The Hospital and MOB, along with an underground pedestrian tunnel connecting the two buildings under Van Ness Avenue, constitute the Cathedral Hill Medical Center – Consideration of a Resolution of Intent to Initiate General Plan Amendments, pursuant to Planning Code Section 340, to: (a) amend Map 4 (Height Map) of the Urban Design Element to reflect the proposed maximum heights at the Cathedral Hill Hospital site; (b) amend Map 5 (Bulk Map) of the Urban Design Element to reflect the maximum bulk dimensions proposed for the Cathedral Hill Hospital and MOB; (c) amend Map 1 (Generalized Land Use and Density Plan) of the Van Ness Area Plan in order to designate the Cathedral Hill Hospital and MOB sites as "the Van Ness Medical Use Subdistrict" and increase the allowable FAR for the Hospital site from 7:1 to 9:1 and for the MOB site from 7:1 to 7.5:1, (d) amend Map 2 (Height and Bulk Districts) of the Van Ness Area to create a 265-V District coterminous with the Hospital site, thereby increasing the permitted height to 265'-0", and (e) amend the text of the Van Ness Area Plan to facilitate the development of a medical center at the transit nexus of Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard and reflect various elements of this use. This requested action is associated with the Near-Term Projects on the Cathedral Hill Campus, identified in California Pacific Medical Center’s Long Range Development Plan, which include, but are not limited to: (a) demolition of the existing vacant Cathedral Hill Hotel and office building and construction of a new, approximately 875,378 gsf hospital (“Cathedral Hill Hospital”) with 513 underground parking spaces; (b) demolition of seven existing, vacant residential and commercial buildings along Geary Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street and construction of a new, approximately 261,691 gsf medical office building ("Cathedral Hill MOB") with 542 underground parking spaces; (c) conversion of Cedar Street to two-way operation west of the Cathedral Hill MOB garage ramp; (d) construction of a pedestrian tunnel under Van Ness Avenue to connect the Cathedral Hill Hospital and MOB; (e) interior renovation and reuse of an existing medical office/office building at 1375 Sutter Street as medical office; (f) various utility, streetscape and sidewalk improvements; and (g) associated implementation actions.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve initiation
1c. 2009.0885EMTZCBRSK (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)
3555 CESAR CHAVEZ STREET (St. Luke’s Campus) – The St. Luke’s Campus is generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Valencia Street, Duncan Street, San Jose Avenue, and 27th Street (Assessor’s Block/Lot No.’s 6575/001, 002; 6576/021 and a portion of San Jose Avenue between Cesar Chavez Street and 27th Street) – Consideration of a Resolution of Intent to Initiate General Plan Amendments, pursuant to Planning Code Section 340, to: (a) amend Map 4 (Height Map) of the Urban Design Element to reflect the proposed maximum height of 105’-0” at the St. Luke’s Campus; and (b) amend Map 5 (Bulk Map) of the Urban Design Element to reflect the maximum bulk dimensions proposed for the new hospital and medical office building at the St. Luke’s Campus.
This requested action is associated with the Near-Term Projects on the St. Luke’s Campus, identified in California Pacific Medical Center’s Long Range Development Plan, which include, but are not limited to: (a) the street vacation of a portion of San Jose Avenue, between Cesar Chavez and 27th Street and construction of a new approximately 146,410 gsf hospital over portions of the vacated street and an existing surface parking lot; (b) demolition of the existing St. Luke's Hospital Tower; (c); construction of a new approximately 104,008 gsf medical office building with approximately 220 underground parking spaces; and, (d) various utility, streetscape, sidewalk and other pedestrian improvements, including a new public plaza that will connect 27th Street to Cesar Chavez Street.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve initiation