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Notice is hereby given to the general public that applications involving the properties and/or issues described below have been filed with the Planning Department for review as set forth in the City Planning Code. The Planning Commission intends to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on these items and on other matters on Thursday, April 20, 2023, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Planning Commission may conduct this hearing remotely using videoconferencing technology or in-person at City Hall. Additional information may be found on the Department’s website.
2019-023037GPA [Board File No. to be assigned] – WATERFRONT PLAN RELATED GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS – Ordinance Amending the Recreation and Open Space Element, the Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan and the Central Waterfront Area Plan of the General Plan. The Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Plan updates the 1997 Waterfront Land Use Plan, which sets long-term goals and policies to guide the use, management, and improvement of 7.5 miles of properties owned and managed by the Port of San Francisco. The nine goals and polices proposed by the Plan include but are not limited to preservation and enhancement of the waterfront’s function as a maritime port, hosting a diversity of activities and people, enhancing public access and open space along the waterfront, the design of quality new development and preservation of the waterfront’s historic character, strengthening the Port’s resilience to climate change impacts, and cultivating an environmentally sustainable port to limit the impacts of climate change. The General Plan Amendments would update the two area plans and element to assure they are aligned with the updated Waterfront Plan and other City policy actions and developments that have occurred since they were last updated. For further information, call Mat Snyder at (628) 652-7460 or email at email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2019-023037GPA
2019-023037PCA [Board File No. to be assigned] – WATERFRONT PLAN RELATED PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS – Ordinance amending the Planning Code Section 240, the Waterfront Special Use District, by (1) creating a new special use district (SUD), Waterfront Special Use District No. 4 for the properties owned and managed by the Port of San Francisco east and south of the Mission Rock Special Use District and subjecting development projects on such properties to the review procedures of the Waterfront Design Advisory Committee (WDAC); (2) making minor changes to the composition of the WDAC; (3) making minor administrative procedural changes to the WDAC; and (4) removing the conditional use requirement for uses not screened from view from adjacent streets or other public areas in Waterfront Special Use District No. 3. For further information, call Mat Snyder at (628) 652-7460 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Case No. 2019-023037PCA
2019-023037MAP [Board File No. to be assigned] – WATERFRONT PLAN RELATED ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS – Ordinance to amend Zoning Map Amendment to amend (1) Zoning Map ZN-08 by rezoning Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 3941 from P (Public) to M-1 (Light Industrial); and (2) Zoning Maps SU-08 and SU-09 by rezoning the following parcel so that they are included in the newly created Waterfront Special Use District No. 4: Block 9900/ Lots 050, 050H, 052, 054, 064, 064H, 068, 070, and 098; Block 3941/ Lots 021, 028, 031, and 041; Block 4111/Lot 008, Block 4301/Lot 001, Block 4302/Lot 001, Block 4303/Lot 001, Block 4304/Lot 002, Block 4307/Lot 006, Block 4308/Lots 005 and 007, Block 4379/Lot 001, Block 4380/Lot 010, Block 4502A/Lot 002, Block 4827/Lots 001 and 002 and Block 4845/Lot 002. For further information, call Mat Snyder at (628) 652-7460 or email at email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2019-023037MAP
2017-014833DNXCUAENV: 469 STEVENSON STREET – south side of Stevenson Street between 5th and 6th Streets; Lot 045 in Assessor’s Block 3704 (District 6) – 1) Request for Downtown Project Authorization to permit a project greater than 50,000 square feet of floor area within the C-3 Zoning District (Sections 210.2 and 309); 2) Request for review of waivers and incentives under the Individually Requested State Density Bonus Program (Section 206.6), pursuant to California Government Code Sections 65915-95918, as revised under Assembly Bill No. 2345 (AB 2345); 3) Request for Conditional Use Authorization to permit additional square footage above that permitted by the base floor area ratio limits for the construction of on-site, affordable dwelling units (Sections 124(f) and 303); and 4) Adoption of Findings and Adoption of Statement of Overriding Considerations under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The proposed project (“Project”) is utilizing the Individually Requested State Density Bonus Program to achieve a 42.5% density bonus thereby maximizing residential density on the Site and includes six (6) waivers from: Maximum Floor Area Ratio (Section 123); Rear Yard (Section 134); Common Useable Open Space (Section 135); Dwelling Unit Exposure (Section 140); Ground-Level Wind Current (Section 148); Bulk (Section 270); and one (1) incentive from Height (Section 250). The Project includes construction of a 27-story residential building reaching a finished roof height of 274-feet tall (290-feet including inclusive of rooftop mechanical equipment, or 296-feet inclusive of the elevator overrun) with a total Gross Floor Area of approximately 426,000 square feet devoted to residential uses, with approximately 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Project includes a total of 495 dwelling units, with a mix of 192 studio units, 149 one-bedroom units, 96 two-bedroom units, 50 three-bedroom units, and 8 five-bedroom units totaling, with 73 dwelling units provided as on-site affordable dwelling units. The Project would provide 166 off-street vehicle parking spaces, up to 12 car-share spaces, 200 Class 1 and 27 Class 2 bicycle parking spaces, and 3 freight loading spaces within a below-grade garage. The Project Site is located within the C-3-G Zoning District, 160-F Height and Bulk District, and the Downtown Plan Area. A Planning Commission approval at the public hearing would constitute the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Nicholas Foster at (628) 652-7330 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Case No. 2017-014833DNXCUAENV.
2022-010833CUA: 1151 WASHINGTON STREET – south side of Washington Street between Tyler and Mason Streets; Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 0213 (District 3) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.2, 303 and 317 to permit the demolition of a single-family dwelling on the subject property and construct a four-story, 40-foot tall building containing 10 dwelling units (1 three-bedroom unit and 9 two-bedroom units), one off-street parking space and 10 Class One bicycle parking spaces, under the Individually Requested State Density Bonus Program pursuant to Planning Code Section 206.6 and California Government Code Section 65915 within the RM-3 (Residential, Mixed – Medium Density) Zoning District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Christopher May at (628) 652-7359 or email at Christopher.May@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2022-010833CUA.
2023-001585PCA: Planning Code – Non-Conforming Public Parking Lots in the Mission Street NCT District [Board File No. 230164] – Ordinance amending the Planning Code to allow continued use of existing shared spaces in specified public parking lots in the Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) District without triggering abandonment of the underlying vehicular parking use; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1. For further information, call Veronica Flores at (628) 652-7525 or email at email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2023-001585PCA.
2020-001610CUA-02/SHD-02: 3832 18TH STREET – north side of 18th Street between Church and Sanchez Streets, Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 3580 (District 8) – The request is for modifications to a project previously approved by the Planning Commission on October 14, 2021 (the 2021 Project). The proposed project requires modification to the previously approved Conditional Use Authorization and adoption of Shadow Findings pursuant to Planning Code Sections 253, 295, and 303, and for Concession/Incentive and Waiver from Development Standards, pursuant to Planning Code Section 206.6 and California Government Code Section 65915 under State Density Bonus Law, to allow the new construction of a six-story, 60-foot-tall, 19-unit Group Housing residential project, with a 390-square-foot communal space, 890 square feet of common usable open space, 314 square feet of private usable open space (for two units), and 19 Class 1 and two Class 2 bicycle parking spaces. Under the Individually-Requested State Density Bonus Program, the Project is seeking a density bonus and requests waivers from Height (Section 250), Rear Yard (Section 134), and Exposure (Section 140). For further information, call Jeff Horn at (628) 652-7366, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Record No. 2020-001610CUA-02/SHD-02.
2022-003158DRP: 2207 31ST AVENUE – between Rivera and Santiago Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 2318 (District 4) – Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application no. 2022.1114.6484 to comply w/nov#202174501, to legalize work constructed without a permit at first floor bathroom, sun room, rear stairs & sky lights and New parapet wall at skylights. This action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h).). For further information, call Trent Greenan at (628) 652-7324 or email at email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2022-003158DRP.
2019-000499DRM: 1 LA AVANZADA STREET – Sutro Tower, Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 2724 (District 14) – Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 306.9, of Building Permit Application No. 2019.0108.9873, proposing the permanent removal of the exterior cladding on the vertical elements of Sutro Tower. The subject property is located within an RH-1 (D) (Residential - House, One Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts. A Planning Commission approval at the public hearing would constitute the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Jeff Horn at (628) 652-7366 or email at Jeffrey.Horn@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-0004999DRM.
It is strongly recommended that persons submit their comments in writing in advance of the hearing. Written comments may be submitted via email directly to the case planner.
Persons who are unable to attend the scheduled Commission hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individuals listed for each above via email or at the Planning Department, 49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94103. Comments received by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the hearing will be made a part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Commission.
Pursuant to Government Code § 65009, if you challenge, in court, the approval of a conditional use, 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 Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.
Corey A. Teague
49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94103