Planning Commission

Thursday, October 17, 2019

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400

Please be advised that the notices provided below may not represent a complete list of items scheduled to be considered at a public hearing. For a complete list of items scheduled to be considered at a particular public hearing, please refer to the posted agenda.

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 will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on these items and on other matters on Thursday, October 17, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later, in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400.

2019-014960PCA [Board File No. 190839] - Fulton Street Grocery Store Special Use District: Ordinance amending the Planning Code to allow a grocery store use that is a formula retail use in the Fulton Street Grocery Store Special Use District (“District”), on Fulton Street between Laguna and Octavia Streets, subject to conditional use authorization, and adding criteria for such authorization; clarify the definition of a grocery store use within the District; eliminate square footage requirements for commercial uses in the District other than a grocery store and for subsequent uses in a location previously approved for a grocery store; extend the time period for effectiveness of controls for the District to five years from the effective date of the Ordinance; and making environmental findings, findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. For further information, call Veronica Flores at (415) 575-9173 or email at veronica.flores@sfgov.org  and ask about Case No. 2019-014960PCA.

2019-014525PCA [Board File 190794] – Parking Requirements.  Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Mandelman amending various sections of the Planning Code to modify maximum amounts of parking permitted in certain Neighborhood Commercial, Residential-Mixed, Community Commercial, and Mission Bay zoning districts, to require that above-grade parking in all districts be designed for conversion to other uses, and to update outdated references, clarify existing requirements, and improve the organization of the Code; amending the Environment Code to update a Planning Code cross-reference; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1; and adopting findings of public necessity, convenience, and general welfare under Planning Code, Section 302.  For further information, call Diego Sánchez at (415) 575-9082 or email at diego.sanchez@sfgov.org  and ask about Case No. 2019-014525PCA.

2019-006948CUA: 650 Jackson Street – on north side of Jackson Street between Becker Street and Cooper Alley, Lot 008 of Assessor’s Block 0177 (District 3) - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 811 and 812, to operate as a restaurant with a Type-41 On-Sale Beer and Wine for Bona fide Public Eating Place license. This project was reviewed under the Community Business Priority Processing Program (CB3P). The subject property is located within the CVR (Chinatown- Visitor Retail), the CRNC (Chinatown- Residential- Neighborhood Commercial), and 50-N 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 Ashley Lindsay at (415) 575-9178, or via email at Ashley.Lindsay@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. Case No. 2018-013387CUA.

2018-014774CUA: 360 Spear Street – South side of Spear Street between Folsom Street and Harrison Street; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 3745 (District 6) - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 827.21, to establish a new non-residential use greater than 25,000 square feet at the site, involving a change of use of a portion of the Internet Services Exchange (ISE) use and its accessory vehicular parking area to Laboratory Use, within the RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District) Zoning District and a 105-X Height and Bulk District. The project would result in approximately 51,000 square feet of Laboratory and 58,500 square feet of Internet Services Exchange (ISE) uses. No change is proposed to the existing 49,909 square feet of Office use. The building is also undergoing various tenant improvements under separate permits. For further information, call Xinyu Liang at (415) 575-9182 or email at Xinyu.Liang@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2018-014774CUA.


2016-013312GPA: 542-550 Howard Street (Transbay Parcel F) Mixed-Use Project – located on the north side of Howard Street between 1st and 2nd Streets; Assessor’s Block 3721, Lots 016,135, 136, and 138 (District 6) – Initiation of a General Plan Amendment to revise Figure 1 of the Transit Center District Subarea Plan and revise Maps 1 and 5 of the Downtown Area Plan in association the Parcel F Mixed-Use Project (“Project”).  The Project would construct a 750-foot-tall (800 feet inclusive of rooftop mechanical features), 61-story, mixed-use tower with a total of approximately 947,000 gross square feet of floor area.  The Project would include 165 dwelling units, 189 hotel rooms, approximately 274,000 square feet of office use floor area, approximately 79,000 square feet of floor area devoted to shared amenity space, approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space, approximately 20,000 square feet of open space, four below-grade levels that would accommodate up to 183 vehicle parking spaces, and 177 Class 1 and 39 Class 2 bicycle parking spaces.  The Project also would construct a pedestrian bridge providing public access to Salesforce Park located on the roof of the Transbay Transit Center.  For further information, please call Nicholas Foster at (415) 575-9167 or email at nicholas.foster@sfgov.org and ask about the Case No. 2016-013312GPA.

2017-012939DRP: 2758 23rd Street – near Hampshire Street; Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 4152 (District 9) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2017.0928.9889 For construction of a 1-story vertical and horizontal rear addition to a two-family house. The project also proposes front façade alterations. to a 1-family dwelling within the RM-1 (Residential-Mixed, Low-Density) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  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 David Winslow at (415) 575-9159 or email at david.winslow@sfgov.org  and ask about Case No. 2017-012939DRP

Persons who are unable to attend the scheduled Planning Commission hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individuals listed for each case above at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, 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 Planning 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Corey A. Teague
Zoning Administrator
Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94103