Thursday, February 20, 2020
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, February 20, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later, in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400.
2020-000083PCA (Board File 191285) – Ocean Avenue Lot Mergers, Neighborhood Notice and Zoning Controls. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Yee amending the Planning Code to require consideration of smaller commercial spaces when creating large lots, limiting lot frontages to 50 feet on Ocean Avenue, creating an exception from neighborhood notices for certain uses in the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, and adding Arts Activity as a use to the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Transit District; 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 email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2020-000083PCA.
2019-020682CUA: 2087 Union Street – south side of Union Street between Webster and Buchanan Streets, Lot 015A in Assessor’s Block 0541 (District 2) – Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 725, to allow a Massage Establishment (d.b.a. “Serenity Wellness Spa”) into an existing, chair-massage service, at the second story of a building within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) 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 Katie Wilborn at (415) 575-9114 or email at Katherine.Wilborn@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-020682CUA.
2018-001088CUA: 4211 26th Street - south side of 26th Street and between Castro and Diamond Streets, Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 6562 (District 8) - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 317 for the demolition of an existing two-story, single-family residence with an Unauthorized Dwelling Unit (UDU) and the construction of a three-story, single-family residence with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) within the RH-1 (Residential-House, One-Family) Zoning District and 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 Gabriela Pantoja at (415) 575-8741 or email at Gabriela.Pantoja@sfgov.org and ask about Record Number 2018-001088CUA.
2020-000084PCA/MAP: Bayview Industrial Triangle Zoning Update–Proposed Planning Code and Zoning Map Amendments. Ordinance 1) amending the Planning Code by amending the Zoning Maps, including zoning and height and bulk limits, to change the use classification and height and bulk limits of parcels in the Bayview Industrial Triangle Redevelopment Project Area; 2) making approval findings under the California Environmental Quality Act; and 3) making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the eight priority policies of the Planning Code Section 101.1, and findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code Section 302. 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. For further information, call Reanna Tong at (415) 575-9193 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Case No. 2020-000084PCA/MAP.
2020-000585PCA/MAP: Bayview Industrial Triangle Cannabis Restricted Use District-Proposed Planning Code and Zoning Map Amendments. Ordinance 1) amending the Planning Code and Zoning Map to establish the Bayview Industrial Triangle Cannabis Restricted Use District; 2) making approval findings under the California Environmental Quality Act; 3) and making findings of consistency with the General Plan and eight priorities of the Planning Code 101.1, and findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code Section 302. The Restricted Use District would prohibit Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis Retail within the Bayview Industrial Triangle, limits of which are determined by the Bayview Industrial Triangle Redevelopment Plan, adopted on July 1, 1980. 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. For further information, call Reanna Tong at (415) 575-9193 or email at email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2020-000585PCA/MAP.
2007.0168CUA-02: Hunters View HOPE SF Development Project - located along Middle Point Road between Evans Avenue and Innes Avenue and along Fairfax Avenue between Keith Street and Middle Point Road, all Lots in Assessor’s Block 4624 (District 10) - Request to modify Conditional Use Authorization / Planned Unit Development originally approved under Planning Commission Motion No. 17621 (pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 304), which facilitated the complete reconstruction of the 22.5-acre Hunters View housing development, including the demolition of the previously existing 267 units, and the construction of 800 new units (replacement affordable units, new affordable units, and market rate units), approximately 6,400 gsf of retail, 21,600 gsf of community space, and new streets and publicly accessible parks and open space. This modification would change the conditions of approval by: (1) extending the period of performance for another ten years; (2) amending the Hunters View Design-for-Development document to allow two buildings on lots 14 and 17 up to a height of 65-feet, as allowed by PC Sec. 263.23(c)(5) and within the height limits of the 40/65-X Height and Bulk District; (3) enable some required usable open space be met on adjacent newly created public open space; (4) enable the reconfiguration of two of the parks in the development; and (5) remove the project-specific parking requirement to allow parking controls be determined by the underlying zoning. The subject site is within and RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District, the Hunters View Special Use District, and a 40/65-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 Mat Snyder at (415) 575-6891 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Case No. 2007.0168CUA-02.
2012.1384ENX/OFA/CUA/VAR: 400 2nd Street, One Vassar, 645 and 657 Harrison – located on the southwest intersections of 2nd, Harrison, and Perry Streets, Lots: 001, 078, 079, 080, 080A, 081, 099, 100, 101, 105, 112, and 113, Block 3763 (District 6; Central SoMa Mixed-Use Office (CMUO) zoning district; Central SoMa Special Use District (SUD)) – Request for Large Project Authorization and Exemptions, Office Development Authorization, Conditional Use Authorization, Variances, and Administrative Modification and Exemption pursuant to Planning Code Sections: 132.4, 135, 136, 138, 145.1, 145.4, 155, 155.2, 155.4 249.78, 261.1, 263.33, 270, 270.1, 303, 305, 321, 322, 329, and 848, for the demolition of four existing buildings and alteration of a fifth building to allow new construction over 85-ft in height and measuring more than 50,000 gross square feet in size in the SUD per Planning Code (PC) 329(b)(2), and to authorize up to 445,800 square feet from the Office Development Annual Limit per Sections 321 and 322, new construction of a 35-story, 350-foot tall residential building with 489 dwelling units, childcare and ground-floor retail at 657 Harrison Street, a 15-story hotel addition above the existing four-story PDR and office building at 645 Harrison Street, and new retail uses (ground-floor retail and hotel restaurant/bars with roof decks), resulting in a 200-foot tall building at 645 Harrison, and new construction of a 27-story, 350-foot tall office building with ground-floor retail and indoor privately-owned public open space (POPOS), as well as a lot merger of 12 lots. The new mixed-use buildings will cumulatively include a total of approximately 1.5M square feet with approximately 510,580 square feet of office use (existing and proposed), up to approximately 44,200 square feet of PDR use, approximately 40,500 square feet of retail use, 1,000 square feet of which will be micro-retail, approximately 221,770 square feet of hotel use, and approximately 14,000 square feet of child care use plus dedicated outdoor space, approximately 326 off-street below-grade parking spaces, 3 off-street freight loading spaces plus 8 service vehicles, and 385 bicycle parking spaces (308 Class I, 77 Class II). The Project includes approximately 40,760 square feet of on-site open space including residential usable open space and approximately 14,655 square feet of indoor and outdoor POPOS, including a mid-block pedestrian alley (Hawthorne Street Plaza). The project site is identified as a “key site” in the Central SoMa Area Plan and is anticipated to provide qualified amenities including but not limited to a POPOS plaza, improved pedestrian networks, 110 percent of the otherwise applicable affordable inclusionary housing requirement under Section 415, and an on-site childcare facility that will exceed the minimum size requirements of the Planning Code. The project qualifies for a special height exception to allow Block No. 3763, Lot 015 an increased height limit of 200 feet; as well as an increased height limit of 350 feet for Block No. 3763, Lots: 078, 079, 080, 080A, 081, 099, 100, and 101 per Section 263.33. Under the Large Project Authorization the project requests exceptions from the following Planning Code requirements: Section 132.4 [Streetwall Articulation, Setbacks and Tower Separation]; Section 135 (h) and 135.3 [Usable Open Space]; Section 145.1 and 249.78(c)(1) [Street Frontages: Active Use and Transparency]; Section 145.4 [Ground Floor Commercial]; Section 261.1 [Narrow and Mid-Block Alley Controls]; Section 270(h) [Central SoMa Bulk Controls]; Section 270.1 [Horizontal Mass Reduction]; and Section 249.78 [Micro-Retail, Childcare, Lot Coverage, and Wind]. Under the Conditional Use Authorization, the Project is seeking to establish a hotel use per Section 303. The Project is seeking Variances from the Zoning Administrator for: Section 136 and 270.2 [Permitted Obstructions]; Section 145.1 [Street Frontage: Ground Floor Ceiling Height, Parking Setback, and Off-Street Parking and Loading entrances]; Section 155(d) [Enclosure of Private Service Driveway] and Section 155(r)(2)(Y) [Curb Cut on Second Street]. The Project also requests an Administrative Modification for Class 1 Bicycle Parking Location per Section 155.2 and an Exemption from Showers and Lockers Location per Section 155.4 from the Zoning Administrator. A Planning Commission approval of the Large Project Authorization 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 Esmeralda Jardines at (415) 575-9144, and ask about Case No. 2012.1384ENX/OFA/CUA/VAR
2018-007763DRP-06: 66 Mountain Spring Avenue – near Glenbrook Avenue; Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 2706 (District 7) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2018.0517.9469 for the demolition of an existing 4,763 gross square-foot 2-story-over-basement single-family home and the new construction of a 5,869 gross-square-foot three-story single-family house within the RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family- Detached) 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 email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2018-007763DRP-06.
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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.
Corey A. Teague
1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103