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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 intends to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on these items and on other matters on Thursday, May 28, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later, in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency shelter-in-place order, the Planning Commission may be required to conduct this hearing remotely. Additional information may be found on the Department's website.

2016-014802DNXSHDENV: 98 Franklin Street – located at the east side of Franklin Street between Oak Street and Market Street; Lots 008, 009, & 013 in Assessor’s Block 0836 (District 5) – 1) Request for Downtown Project Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 210.2 and 309 to allow a project greater than 50,000 square feet of floor area within the C-3 Zoning District with exceptions for; awnings, canopies, and marquees (Section 136.1); usable open space for dwelling units (Section 135); dwelling unit exposure requirements (Section 140); reduction of ground-level wind currents in C-3 Districts (Section 148); minimum Dwelling Unit Mix requirements (Section 207.6); height limits: measurement of elevator penthouse (Section 260); and bulk controls (Section 270); 2) Shadow Determination that shadows from the project would not adversely affect use of public open space under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission (Section 295); and 3) Adoption of Findings and Adoption of Statement of Overriding Considerations under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The proposed project (“Project”) includes the construction of a new 36-story mixed-use building reaching a roof height of up to 365 feet tall (396’8” inclusive of rooftop screening/mechanical equipment). The Project includes a total gross floor area of approximately 524,014 square feet, with approximately 379,003 gross square feet of residential use within a tower situated atop a 5-story podium containing approximately 84,815 gross square feet of institutional use (French American International School), and approximately 3,229 square feet of retail uses on the ground floor. The Project also includes 306 Class 1 and 53 Class 2 bicycle parking spaces, and three below-grade levels that would accommodate up to 111 vehicle parking and 3 car share spaces provided for the residential and school uses. The Project would contain a mix of 259 studio and one-bedroom units, 52 two-bedroom units, and 35 three-bedroom units totaling 345 dwelling units, with 20 percent of the total units (69 dwelling units) provided as affordable (Below Market Rate). The subject property is located within the C-3-G Zoning District, Market and Van Ness Downtown Residential Special Use District and the 120/365-R-2 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 Christy Alexander at (415) 575-8724 or email at christy.alexander@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2016-014802DNXSHDENV.

2019-020527CUA: 2675 Geary Boulevard – east side of Masonic Avenue, between Geary Boulevard and O’Farrell Street, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1094 (District 5) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 303.1 and 712 to establish a formula retail use (d.b.a. AT&T Mobility) within the vacant one-story building, recently constructed fronting onto the east side of Masonic Avenue within the NC-3 Zoning District, 40-X and 80-D Height and Bulk Districts and the City Center Special Sign 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, email Christopher May at christopher.may@sfgov.org and ask about Record Number 2019-020527CUA.

2019-004110CUA: 2675 Geary Boulevard – southeast corner of Geary Boulevard and Masonic Avenue, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1094 (District 5) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 303.1 and 712 to establish a formula retail use (d.b.a. Whole Foods Market) within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District, 40-X and 80-D Height and Bulk Districts and the City Center Special Sign 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, email Christopher May at christopher.may@sfgov.org and ask about Record Number 2019-004110CUA.

2020-000200CUA: 1240 09th Avenue – east side of 9th Avenue and between Lincoln Way and Irving Street, Lot 029 in Assessor’s Block 1749 (District 5) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 730 for the legalization of a 1,240 square foot deck and establishment of an Outdoor Activity Area located at the second story in the rear yard of an existing restaurant (d.b.a. Fiorella) of a three-story, commercial building within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial (NCD) 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, email Katherine Wilborn at Katherine.Wilborna@sfgov.org and ask about Record Number 2020-000200CUA.

2019-020831CUA: 1117 Irving Street – south side of Irving Street, at the corner of 12th Avenue, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1767 (District 5) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 703.4, and 730 to establish a Massage Establishment where an existing 600 square foot Chair/Foot Massage Service (d.b.a. U-Massage) is located at the ground floor of a two-story, residential,-over-commercial building within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial (NCD) 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, email Katherine Wilborn at Katherine.Wilborna@sfgov.org and ask about Record Number 2019-020831CUA.

2019-019985CUA: 755 Stanyan Street – southside of Kezar Drive between Arguello Boulevard and Stanyan Street (Kezar Stadium), Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 (District 5) - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 211.2 and 303, to install an AT&T Mobility macro wireless telecommunications facility to increase wireless communications coverage within Golden Gate Park and the surrounding area. The AT&T Mobility project consist of twelve (12) ATT panel Antennas, twenty-four (24) ATT remote radio heads on existing stadium light pole, and ancillary equipment including ground mounted equipment screened behind an iron fence. The subject property is located within the P (Public), and OS 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 Mathew Chandler at (415) 575-9048, or via email at Mathew.Chandler@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-019985CUA.

2019-021795CUA: 650 Frederick Street – northside between Arguello Boulevard and Stanyan Street (Kezar Stadium), Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1264 (District 5) - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 211.2 and 303, to install a Verizon Wireless macro wireless telecommunications facility to increase wireless communications coverage within Golden Gate Park and the surrounding area. The Verizon Wireless project consists of fifteen (15) new Antennas, eighteen (18) new remote radio units, and two (2) Surge Suppressors on existing stadium light pole, and ancillary equipment including ground mounted equipment screened within a fence. The subject property is located within the P (Public), and OS 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 Mathew Chandler at (415) 575-9048, or via email at Mathew.Chandler@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-021795CUA.

2018-007883GPA: Balboa Reservoir Project General Plan Amendments [Board File To Be Determined] – Ordinance introduced by the Planning Commission to amend (1) introduction text, Map 2, Objective 1.4, Map 3, Policy 1.4.2, Map 4, Policy 2.4.4, Policy 3.4.3, Objective 4.4, Policy 4.4.1, Policy 5.1.1, Policy 5.1.3, Map 5, and Map 6 of the Balboa Park Station Area Plan to reflect the mixed-income residential neighborhood nature for the subject site; (2) Map 3 of the Recreation and Open Space Element; (3) the Land Use Index to reflect amendments to the maps described above in the Balboa Park Station Area Plan and the Recreation and Open Space Element; and (4) the Housing Element to include a new policy to promote housing that is designed for families with children. On April 9, 2020, the Planning Commission recommended initiation of the General Plan Amendments, per Planning Commission Resolution No. 20679.  On or after April 30, 2020, 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 Seung Yen Hong at (415) 575-9026 or email at seungyen.hong@sfgov.org and ask about  Balboa Reservoir Project Case No. 2018-007883GPA.

2018-007883PCA: Balboa Reservoir Project Planning Code Text [Board File No. 200422] – Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Yee to amend the Planning Code by establishing a Special Use District (SUD) for the Balboa Reservoir Project. The Balboa Reservoir SUD would modify specific Planning Code requirements related to permitted uses, 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 Balboa Reservoir Project. The SUD would also incorporate by reference a proposed “Design Standards and Guidelines” document for the Balboa Reservoir Project that provides specificity on land use, open space, streets and streetscapes, parking and loading, buildings, lighting, and signage. The subject site is currently within a P (Public) Zoning District and 40-X and 65-A 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 Seung Yen Hong at (415) 575-9026 or email at seungyen.hong@sfgov.org and ask about Balboa Reservoir Project Case No. 2018-007883PCA.

2018-007883PCA: Balboa Reservoir Project Design Standards and Guidelines – Request for Approval of the Balboa Reservoir Special Use District Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG), which outlines the development controls, standards, and guidelines specific to the Balboa Reservoir Project, which is located an approximately 17.6-acre site located generally north of the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District, west of the City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, east of the Westwood Park neighborhood, and south of Archbishop Riordan High School, Assessor’s Block and Lots 3180/190 (partial). The proposed DSG 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, and signage. The subject site is currently within a P (Public) Zoning District and 40-X and 65-A Height and Bulk Districts.  For further information, call Seung Yen Hong at (415) 575-9026 or email at seungyen.hong@sfgov.org and ask about Balboa Reservoir Project Case No. 2018-007883PCA.

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2018-007883MAP: Balboa Reservoir Zoning Map Amendments [Board File No. 200422] – Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Yee to amend: (1) Planning Code Zoning Map No. ZN12 by rezoning Assessor’s Block and Lots 3180/190, except for the 80-foot wide strip along the southern boundary containing SFPUC pipelines, from P (Public) to BR-MU (Balboa Reservoir Mixed-Use District); (2) Planning Code Height and Bulk Map HT12 by designating Assessor’s Block and Lots 3180/190 (partial) from 40-X and 65-A to 48-X for Blocks TH1, TH2, and H; 78-X for the remainder of the site; (3) Planning Code Special Use District Map No. SU12 to create the new Balboa Reservoir Special Use District and assigning to it the Assessor’s Block and Lots 3180/190, except for the 80-foot wide strip along the southern boundary containing SFPUC pipelines. These Zoning Use District Maps, Height and Bulk District Use Map, and Special Use District Map Amendments would support the Balboa Reservoir 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 Seung Yen Hong at (415) 575-9026 or email at seungyen.hong@sfgov.org and ask about Balboa Reservoir Project Case No. 2018-007883MAP.

2018-007883ENV: Balboa Reservoir Project (Assessor’s Block 3180, Lot 190) – a 17.6-acre project site within the Balboa Park Station Plan Area – Certification of the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report. The subsequent EIR evaluates two different options for the site’s residential density: (1) the Developer’s Proposed Option (1,100 dwelling units), proposed by Reservoir Community Partners LLC; and (2) the Additional Housing Option (1,550 dwelling units), proposed by the City. Overall, the proposed project would construct up to approximately 1.8 million gross square feet of uses, including between approximately 1.3 and 1.5 million gross square feet of residential space, approximately 10,000 gross square feet of community space, approximately 7,500 gross square feet of retail, up to 550 residential parking spaces and 750 public parking spaces in the Developer’s Proposed Option, and up to 650 residential parking spaces in the Additional Housing Option. The buildings would range in height from 25 to 78 feet in the Developer’s Proposed Option and from 25 to 88 feet in the Additional Housing Option. Approximately 4 acres would be devoted to publicly accessible open space. The project site is located in a Public (P) Use District and 40-X and 65-A Height and Bulk Districts.  Please Note: The public hearing on the draft subsequent EIR is closed. The public comment period for the draft subsequent EIR ended on September 23, 2019. 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 Jeanie Poling at (415) 575-9072 or email jeanie.poling@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2018-007883ENV.

2018-007883ENV: Balboa Reservoir Project – an area located north of the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District, west of the City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, east of the Westwood Park neighborhood, and south of Archbishop Riordan High School, Assessor’s Block 3180, Lot 190 (partial).  Request for Adoption of Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Balboa Reservoir Project which would rezone the entirety of the approximately 17.6-acre site and establish land use controls for the project site through the adoption of the proposed Balboa Reservoir Special Use District (SUD) and incorporation of proposed Design Standards and Guidelines. The proposed project would develop the Balboa Reservoir site into a mixed-income residential neighborhood. The project would include approximately 1,100 dwelling units, approximately 10,000 gross square feet of community space, including a childcare facility, approximately 7,500 gross square feet of retail, up to 550 residential parking spaces and up to 450 parking spaces for use by the general public. New buildings would range in height from 25 to 78 feet. The proposed project would also include transportation and circulation improvements, new and upgraded utilities and infrastructure, and approximately 4 acres of open space. The subject site is currently within a P (Public) Zoning District and 40-X and 65-A Height and Bulk Districts. For further information, call Seung Yen Hong at (415) 575-9026 or email seungyen.hong@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2018-007883ENV.

2018-007883DVA: Balboa Reservoir Project Development Agreement. [Board File No. 200423] – Request to Adopt a Recommendation of Approval of a Development Agreement between the City and County of San Francisco and the “Reservoir Community Partners, LLC” in association with the Balboa Reservoir Project, an area  located north of the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District, west of the City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, east of the Westwood Park neighborhood, and south of Archbishop Riordan High School, Assessor’s Block 3180, Lot 190.  The proposed Development Agreement will address project phasing, development phase approval procedures, delivery of public realm improvements, and public benefits on topics to include affordable housing, workforce development, on-site childcare facility, transportation improvements, infrastructure improvements, and publicly accessible private open space improvements, and sustainability. The Balboa Reservoir Project would rezone the entirety of the approximately 17.6-acre site and establish land use controls for the project site through the adoption of the proposed Balboa Reservoir Special Use District (SUD) and incorporation of proposed Design Standards and Guidelines. The proposed project would develop the Balboa Reservoir site into a mixed-income residential neighborhood. The project would include approximately 1,100 dwelling units, approximately 10,000 gross square feet of community space, including a childcare facility, approximately 7,500 gross square feet of retail, up to 550 residential parking spaces and up to 450 parking spaces for use by the general public. New buildings would range in height from 25 to 78 feet. The proposed project would also include transportation and circulation improvements, new and upgraded utilities and infrastructure, and approximately 4 acres of open space. The subject site is currently within a P (Public) Zoning District and 40-X and 65-A Height and Bulk Districts. 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 2018-007883DVA. For further information, call Seung Yen Hong at (415) 575-9026 or email seungyen.hong@sfgov.org and ask about Balboa Reservoir Project Case No. 2018-007883DVA. To view the EIR, Design Standards and Guidelines, proposed plans, and other related documents for the proposed project, visit https://sfplanning.org/project/balboa-reservoir-and-community-advisory-committee-cac  or sf-planning.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 sf-planning.org/hearings

2018-012442DRP: 436 Tehama Street – between 5th & 6th Streets; Lot 106 in Assessor’s Block 3732  / (District 6) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2018.0628.3202 to convert the existing garage and storage area for the creation of two new dwelling units per Ordinance 162-16. Changes to the facade include removing two garage doors and adding two new windows. The existing building has six dwelling units and the finished building would contain eight dwelling units within the MUR/ (Mixed Use - Residential) Zoning District and 45-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. 2018-012442DRP.

2018-015239DRP: 1222 Funston Ave – between Lincoln Way and Irving Street; Lot 040 in Assessor’s Block 1738  / (District 5) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2018.1211.8001 to demolish an existing one-car garage at the front of the subject property and construct a new four story, single family residence 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. 2018-015239DRP.

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 Planning Commission hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individuals listed for each case above via email or 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

05/06/2020