Hearing

Planning Commission

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time
1:00pm
Location
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood
Downtown/Civic Center

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, January 30, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later, in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400.

2019-017349CUA: 2266 Irving Street – north side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0534 (District 2) - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 725 to establish a Limited Restaurant use within a Retail space within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to establish a Limited Restaurant Use (d.b.a. Made by True) to an already existing retail store, which sells packaged goods for consumption, in an approximately 600 square foot ground floor commercial space. The proposal will not involve any changes to the existing, ground floor commercial tenant space. There will be no expansion of the existing building envelope, no storefront modifications, nor new business signs. The project has qualified for review under the Planning Commission’s Community Business Priority Processing Program (“CB3P”). 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 Katie Wilborn at (415) 575-9114 or email at katherine.wilborn@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-017349CUA.

2019-006316CUA: 645 Irving Street – south side between 7th and 8th Avenues, Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 1762 (District 5) - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 303.1, 703.4, and 730 to establish a Formula Retail Use within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to establish a Formula Retail Limited Restaurant Use (d.b.a. Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea) in an approximately 1,000 square foot ground floor commercial space which was recently occupied by another non-formula retail limited restaurant use (d.b.a. Mi Tea). The proposal will involve interior tenant improvements to the ground floor commercial tenant space. There will be no expansion of the existing building envelope or storefront modifications proposed. New business signage will be filed under separate permit. 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 Sharon M. Young at (415) 558-6346 or email at sharon.m.young@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-006316CUA.

2019-017082CUA: 1610 Post Street – north side of Post Street between Laguna and Buchanan Streets, Lot 052 in Assessor’s Block 0686 (District 5) – request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 721, to allow a Massage Establishment (d.b.a. “Jan Massage”) into an existing, chair-massage service, basement unit of a three-story building within the Japantown Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. 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 Katie Wilborn at (415) 575-9114 or email at katherine.wilborn@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-017082CUA.

2018-015058CUA: 2555 Diamond Street – east side of Diamond Street between Moffit Street and Poppy Lane, Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 6713 (District 7) – request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 317, to allow the demolition of an existing approximately 1,351 gross square foot, two-story, single-family home and detached, approximately 302 square foot, rear yard storage shed, and the new construction of an approximately 2,949 gross square foot, three-story, single-family dwelling within the Residential-House, One-Family (RH-1) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 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 Linda Ajello Hoagland at (415) 575-6823 or email at linda.ajellohoagland@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2018-015058CUA

2019-013168CUA: 153 Kearny Street – An L-shaped interior lot located on the west side of Kearny Street between Sutter and Post Streets that also has frontage on Sutter Street; Lot 0293 in Assessor’s Block 010 (District 3) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 210.2 and 303, to convert approximately 8,775 s.f. of retail and vacant retail space on the basement level to general office . The office space will be accessed from an existing elevator lobby on Kearny Street with new exit stairs from the basement to Sutter Street. the subject property is within the C-3-G (Downtown-General) Zoning District and 80-130F Height and Bulk District. 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 Samantha Updegrave at (415) 558-6612 or email at samantha.updegrave@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-013168CUA

2017-011878ENV: Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project (420 23rd Street) Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) – Request for certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. A Draft EIR was available for public comment from October 4, 2018 until November 19, 2018. On November 8, 2018 the Planning Commission conducted a duly noticed public hearing to solicit comments on the Draft EIR. On December 11, 2019 the Department will publish a Responses to Comments (RTC) document, responding to comments made on the Draft EIR prepared for the project. Together, the RTC document and the DEIR comprise the Final EIR. The Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project site consists of approximately 29 acres along the Central Waterfront shoreline, generally bound by 22nd Street to the north, the San Francisco Bay to the east, 23rd Street to the south and Illinois Street to the west, in the southeast part of San Francisco, Assessor’s Block and Lots: 4175/002; 4175/017; 4175/018 (partial); 4232/001; 4232/006 and non-assessed Port and City and County of San Francisco properties (District 10). The subject site is currently within the M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, and Repair) Zoning Districts and 40-X and 65-X Height and Bulk Districts. The project would rezone the entirety of the approximately 29-acre site and establish land use controls for the project site through the adoption of the proposed Potrero Power Station Special Use District (SUD), and incorporation of design standards and guidelines in a proposed Design for Development document. The proposed project would involve the demolition of twenty structures, and retention of substantial portions of Station A (an individual and contributing historic resource), the Boiler Stack (a contributing historic resource), and possibly the Unit 3 Power Block (a contributing historic resource). The project would redevelop the project site into an integrated mixed-use neighborhood. The project would include a mixed-use development with up to approximately 2,601 dwelling units, 1,459,978 gross square feet (gsf) of commercial office/laboratory use, a 241,574 gsf hotel use (250 rooms), 50,000 gsf community facilities use, 35,000 gsf of production, distribution and repair use, 25,000 gsf entertainment/assembly space use, 99,464 gsf of commercial-retail use, 1,862 bicycle parking spaces, and 2,686 parking spaces. New buildings would range in height from 65 to 240 feet. The proposed project would also include transportation and circulation improvements, new and upgraded utilities and infrastructure, geotechnical improvements, and 6.9 acres of publicly accessible open space. NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on November 19, 2018. Public comment will be received when the item is called during the hearing. However, comments submitted may not be included in the Final EIR. For further information, call Rachel Schuett at (415) 575-9030 or email rachel.schuett@sfgov.org and ask about Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project Case No. 2017-011878ENV.

2017-011878ENV: Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project –An area generally bound by 22nd Street to the north, the San Francisco Bay to the east, 23rd Street to the south and Illinois Street to the west, Assessor’s Block and Lots: 4175/002; 4175/017; 4175/018 (partial); 4232/001; 4232/006 and non-assessed Port and City and County of San Francisco properties (District 10). Request for Adoption of Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Potrero Power Station, Mixed Use Project which would rezone the entirety of the approximately 29-acre site and establish land use controls for the project site through the adoption of the proposed Potrero Power Station Special Use District (SUD), and incorporation of design standards and guidelines in a proposed Design for Development document. The proposed project would involve the demolition of twenty structures, and retention of substantial portions of Station A (an individual and contributing historic resource), the Boiler Stack (a contributing historic resource), and possibly the Unit 3 Power Block (a contributing historic resource). The project would include a mixed-use development with up to approximately 2,601 dwelling units, 1,459,978 gross square feet (gsf) of commercial office/laboratory use, a 241,574 gsf hotel use (250 rooms), 50,000 gsf community facilities use, 35,000 gsf of production, distribution and repair use, 25,000 gsf entertainment/assembly space use, 99,464 gsf of commercial-retail use, 1,862 bicycle parking spaces, and 2,686 parking spaces. New buildings would range in height from 65 to 240 feet. The proposed project would also include transportation and circulation improvements, new and upgraded utilities and infrastructure, geotechnical improvements, and 6.9 acres of publicly accessible open space. The subject site is currently within the M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, and Repair) Zoning Districts and 40-X and 65-X Height and Bulk Districts. For further information, call Rachel Schuett at (415) 575-9030 or email rachel.schuett@sfgov.org and ask about Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project Case No. 2017-011878ENV.

2017-011878GPA: Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project General Plan Amendments [Board File To Be Determined]. Ordinance introduced by the Planning Commission to amend Maps No. 1 and No. 2 of Commerce and Industry Element; Maps No. 4 No. 5 of the Urban Design Element; Map 3 of the Recreation and Open Space Element; Map 11 of the Transportation Element; Objective 1.1, Policy 1.1.8, Map 2, and Objective 5.1 of the Central Waterfront Area Plan; and the Land Use Index of the General Plan to conform the General Plan with the Potrero Power Station Special Use District. On September 5, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended initiation of the General Plan Amendments, per Planning Commission Resolution No. 20511. On or after January 30 2019, the Planning Commission will consider the aforementioned General Plan Amendments pursuant to Planning Code Section 340. The proposed amendments will be before the Planning Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Board of Supervisors, and make findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. For further information, call John M. Francis at (415) 575-9147 or email john.francis@sfgov.org and ask about : Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project, Case No. 2017-011878GPA.

2017-011878PCA: Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project Planning Code Text [Board File No. To Be Determined]. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Walton to amend the Planning Code by establishing a Special Use District (SUD) for the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project. The Potrero Power Station SUD would modify specific Planning Code requirements related to permitted uses, ground floor frontage, building standards, off-street parking, dwelling unit exposure, open space, off-street loading, signage, and would establish review procedures for phase approvals and building permits for the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project. The SUD would also incorporate by reference a proposed “Design for Development” for Potrero Power Station that provides specificity on land use, open space, streets and streetscapes, parking and loading, buildings, lighting, and signage. The subject site is currently within the M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, and Repair) Zoning Districts and 40-X and 65-X Height and Bulk Districts. The proposed amendments will be before the Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Board of Supervisors. For further information, call John M. Francis at (415) 575-9147 or email john.francis@sfgov.org and ask about Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project Case No. 2017-011878PCA.

2017-011878PCA: Potrero Power Station Mixed Use Project Design for Development - Request for Approval of the Potrero Power Station Special Use District Design for Development (D4D), which outlines the development controls, standards, and guidelines specific to the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project, which is located on approximately 29 acres, in an area generally bound by 22nd Street to the north, the San Francisco Bay to the east, 23rd Street to the south and Illinois Street to the west, in the southeast part of San Francisco Assessor’s Block and Lots: 4175/002; 4175/017; 4175/018 (partial), 4232/001; 4232/006 and non-assessed Port and City and County of San Francisco properties (District 10). The proposed D4D articulates a vision and goals for the character of the overall project, and provides specificity on aspects of land use, open space, streets and streetscapes, parking and loading, buildings, lighting, and signage. The subject site is currently within the M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, and Repair) Zoning Districts and 40-X and 65-X Height and Bulk Districts. For further information, call John M. Francis at (415) 575-9147 or email john.francis@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2017-011878PCA.

Map of area outlining proposed special use district.2017-011878MAP: Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project Zoning Map Amendments [Board File No. To Be Determined] - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Walton to amend: (1) Zoning Use District Map No. ZN08 to rezone Assessor’s Block and Lots 4175/002; 4175/017; 4175/018 (partial); 4232/001; and 4232/006 from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to PPS-MU (Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use District) and non-assessed Port and City and County of San Francisco properties from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, and Repair) to P (Public) ; (2) Height and Bulk District Use Map No. HT08 to rezone 4175/002; 4175/017; 4175/018 (partial); 4232/001; and 4232/006 from 40-X and 65-X to 65/240-PPS; (3) Special Use District Map No. SU08 to create the new Potrero Power Station Special Use District and assigning to it the Assessor’s Block and Lots 4175/002; 4175/017; 4175/018 (partial); 4232/001; and 4232/006, and non-assessed Port and City and County of San Francisco properties. These Zoning Use District Map, Height and Bulk District Use Map, and Special Use District Map Amendments would support the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project. The proposed amendments will be before the Planning Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modification to the Board of Supervisors and make findings of consistency with Planning Code Section 302. For further information, call John M. Francis at (415) 575-9147 or email john.francis@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2017-011878MAP.

2017-011878DVA: Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project Development Agreement. Request to Adopt a Recommendation of Approval of a Development Agreement between the City and County of San Francisco and the “California Barrel Company, LLC” in association with the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project, an area generally bound by 22nd Street to the north, the San Francisco Bay to the east, 23rd Street to the south and Illinois Street to the west, Assessor’s Block and Lots: 4175/002; 4175/017; 4175/018 (partial), 4232/001; and 4232/006 and non-assessed Port and City and County of San Francisco properties. The proposed Development Agreement will address project phasing, development phase approval procedures, delivery of public realm improvements, the vesting of rights, and public benefits on topics to include affordable housing, workforce development, on-site childcare facilities, on-site community facility, transportation improvements, infrastructure improvements, public and publicly accessible private open space improvements, historic rehabilitation, sustainability and sea level rise protection. The Potrero Power Station Mixed Use Project would rezone the entirety of the approximately 29-acre site and establish land use controls for the project site through the adoption of the proposed Potrero Power Station Special Use District (SUD), and incorporation of design standards and guidelines in a proposed Design for Development document. The project would redevelop approximately 29 acres located along the Central Waterfront shoreline into an integrated mixed-use neighborhood. The project would include up to approximately 2,601 dwelling units, 1,459,978 gross square feet (gsf) of commercial office/laboratory use, a 241,574 gsf hotel use (250 rooms), 50,000 gsf community facilities use, 35,000 gsf of production, distribution and repair use, 25,000 gsf entertainment/assembly space use, 99,464gsf of commercial-retail use, 1,862 bicycle parking spaces, and 2,686 parking spaces. New buildings would range in height from 65 to 240 feet. The proposed project would also include transportation and circulation improvements, new and upgraded utilities and infrastructure, geotechnical improvements, and 6.9 acres of publicly accessible open space. Pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 56.4(c) the Director of Planning has received and accepted a complete application for the above-mentioned development agreement which is available for review by the public at the Planning Department in Planning Department Case File 2017-011878DVA. For further information, call John M. Francis at (415) 575-9147 or email john.francis@sfgov.org and ask about Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project Case No. 2017-011878DVA.

To view the EIR, Design for Development, proposed plans, and other related documents for the proposed project, visit http://ppsmixeduse.com/ or sfplanning.org/potrero-power-station or sfplanning.org/notices and search for the Project address listed above. The Planning Department recommendation of the proposed project will also be available two weeks prior to the hearing through the Commission agenda at sfplanning.org/hearings or by request at the Planning Department office located at 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor. Paper copies of the plans are available at the Planning Information Center (PIC) counter on the first floor of 1660 Mission Street.

The applicant has elected to proceed under Chapter 6.5 (commencing with section 21178) of the Public Resources Code, which provides among other things, that any judicial action challenging the certification of the EIR or the approval of the project described in the EIR is subject to the procedures set forth in Public Resources Code sections 21185 to 21186, inclusive.

2019-013041DRP: 41 Kronquist Court – at 27th Street; Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 6582 (District 8) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2019.0618.3764 for construction of stairs and a firewall and first and second floor decks at the rear of a one-family house located within the RH-1 (Residential-House, One Family) 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. 2019-013041DRP.

2018-014127DRP: 2643 31st Avenue – between Escolita and Vicente; Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 2464A (District 4) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2018.0814.7292 for construction of a 3rd story vertical addition, a roof deck at the third floor and a cantilevered deck at the rear of an existing 2-story, single-family dwelling within the RH-1 (Residential-House, One-Family) 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. 2018-014127DRP.

2014-0243DRP-02: 3927 19th Street – between Sanchez and Noe Streets; Lot 073 in Assessor’s Block 3601 (District 8) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.0813.9076 for construction of a new five-story 36’ high, 4,486 sq. ft. single dwelling unit with two off-street parking spaces at the front of a 2,850 sq. ft. lot containing an existing 2-story, 1,334 sq. ft. single family residence with no off-street parking which will remain unchanged within the RH-2 (Residential-House, Two Family) 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. 2014-0243DRP-02.

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Persons who are unable to attend the scheduled 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 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
Zoning Administrator
Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94103

01/08/2019