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>> i'd like to make a motion to appro approve with permits routed through the planning department. >> there's a motion and a second to approve with conditions on the motion. [taking vote]
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the motion passes unanimously. [reading item] >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm mary wiood. the university of san francisco is seeking to allow post-secondary uses and a planned unit development for the construction of a new student residence hall and planned unit modifications. it involved four project component. before i start on the four component, i would like to give background on the university of san francisco.
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usf has three locations in the city. it is the oldest city university in san francisco. it was founded more than 150 years ago. one of the primary campus is the hill top campus which is near golden gate park and the panhandle. this is where the proposed project is going to be located.
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it's further divided into an upper and lower campus. the upper campus is also known as the lone mountain. that is where three of the projects four component will be located. here's a map that shows the three upper component and the rotc, the fourth component on the left-hand side located in the lower campus.
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it consists of a new student residence hall with 155 dwelling units with 606 beds. 600 beds are for student use, the other six are for resident ministers and resident staff. the second component is related to an addition to the existing dining hall facility. it's behind the existing building. it's a detached one-story structure. the third component to the top le left-hand corner is the recycling and waste facility.
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it would be a new one-story structure that's about 1600 square feet. the last component which is the rotc will be located on stanyon street where the building is located. the one to two-story addition would be tucked in the middle of the building so it would not be very visible or very noticeable when people walking by. the entry will be from the back side of the building near the soccer field. the new student residence hall and new addition for the waste recycling facility and the dining hall edition would be located in the upper campus and the rotc would be in the lower
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campus. also for the new student residence hall the sponsor has submitted a subdivision map so the student residence hall development could be subdivided from the rest of the campus to create a single parcel with this development. because of this, the new lot will be more than one and a half baker the project can maximize the number of dwelling units and because of integrated designs the co-provisions could be modified due to the large size. as such, the project is seeking p.u.d. modifications for unit
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density and freight loading and a modern deviation for how height is measured on the lateral side of the building. in order to do this project the existing one-story building at the other site will be demolished and who tennis courts and 78 parking space. since last week's commission packet distribution, staff has now received additional letters. department's recommend ace -- recommendation is to approve the project and the ceqa measures. this concludes my summary of the project. i'm happy to answer any questions. thank you. >> ms. wood, thank you. i understand there's somebody
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from supervisor fewer's office. do you want to speak? welcome. >> i'm ian fergosi we need more housing and these types of projects and they align with our goal of affordability in district one. building housing for students is going to free up affordable housing for other residents by reducing the number of students who have to compete for housing in the neighborhood. and projects like this really allow rent-controlled areas around u.s.f. to be more stabilized by owning up for potentially longer term residents opposed to folks moving in and out every year and we've been really impressed with the outreach u.s.f. has done to involved the community in this
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professional and build consensus which is a big reason why our office has received no complaints or opposition to any of this from neighbors. so i really applaud their commitment also to labor. this say is a model we'd like to see moving forward all the time. >> thank you. >> good afternoon. i'm paul fitzgerald the president of the university of san francisco. we began on market street where nord strom now exist and we bought a masonic cemetery.
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the university of san francisco are 25% pell eligible. we're commit to a transformative education of our students and social mobility. we're the 15th largest employer in san francisco with 1,000 employees living in this wonderful place. our students have to complete a service-learning course so we provide 200,000 hours of community service to a number of wonderful agencies in the city. so this project is many years in the making and it is a great opportunity for us to bring 600 of our undergraduate students onto campus and students who live on campus do better academically and socially. it also takes students out of
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the neighborhoods, which quiets the neighborhoods. this is a project that will have a very favorable impact on traffic. it will take up to 2700 students who live on campus and part of living on campus is not have a car in the city. we have zip cars on campus. all our undergraduates receive a muni pass and we encourage them to contribute to the city by public transportation. we are aware our neighbors would be concerned about such a project and so we reached out to our neighborhood associations at the output and developed a good conversation which allowed us to refine the project many times to make it a much better project for ourselves and also for our neighborhood. there are four pieces to this. one is if we're going to add 600 students to the upper campus, we don't want them walking through
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universities three times a day to eat. we want to expand the dining facilities on the upper campus. these would be apartments with full kitchen. we'll have -- i don't know if it's a blue apron or whole foods but teach them how to cook. we need to relocate our recycling and trash unit. we'll move it further away from neighbors. we're going to close it on three sides so smell and noise will be abate and go where a current trash unit is already but enclosed so it will be an improvement. our rotc battalion is 1936. the oldest on the west coast. we're proud of it. we want to continue to offer them the facilities they need for the cadets to get a great education including the military sciences and the physical conditioning. to work with our neighborhood
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associations we held dozens of meetings and catalogs neighbor concerns and ultimately we have gained the approval and support of our neighborhood associations and have you in your packet some positive letters. this is a timely project to boost san francisco's affordable housing and 25% of our students come from pell eligible housing and to offer on-campus housing is a tremendous relief to their parents in terms of worry about where their daughter ors son is going to live and we seek your approval and seek your consideration. >> thank you very much. we have some time left. >> is five minutes enough? >> i'll be brief. >> jeff larsson we're the
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architects for the residence hall and thought we'd walk through real briefly some of the highlights of the points father covered and the location of the different component this say view from the central pedestrian walkway that is proposed between the buildings. there's the west building on the left and east building on the right. the walkway connects back to anza and to the south the lower campus. there's an aerial view looking down into the space. and in this you can see on the right side there the entrance to the west building. each building has a front door and front desk lobby and security in both of them. so the east building is opposite
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this one and then because we wanted to have a combined community. you see the bridge coming across so you don't have to go back outside and security each time to visit your friends. this is a view from the south looking up towards the west and shows the stepping down of the buildings. the topography is steep on the west so it steps down and flatter towards the east as we move in that direction. we wanted to note that we are currently studying alternatives for the windows upon the recommendations of the commissioner. also upon recommendations of neighbors we stepped the building down at the right edge to a three-story to the east building on the right that three story in the lower right and as
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you move north up the page that steps down to a two-story edge. then it hits four story that wraps around the central pedestrian spine. working with the community, there was concern about noise and so or the potential for it. and so the courtyards are enclosed on this edge. the two-story stack of units wrap that northerly courtyard and then there's a walkway, a glass enclosed walkway that captures the southern edge of the courtyard. it's a two-story walkway. there's no public pedestrian activity on the eastern edge. we worked hard to save as many trees as we could, mature trees
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and created a good landscape buffer. real quickly, some other component we have a view of the dining common. so it sits in the courtyard. and the green is what's going to be renovated from the existing and the blue is the connector cover that takes you to the orange the enclosed space of the new dining common and this was the view of what was an exterior operation now enclosed and relocated to the west of the hall and in the character of the architecture on lone mountain. and so the rotc fits into this
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area kind of neatly and creatively and has a lower level entrance lobby that takes you up to the second floor where the program is. and that's it. thank you. >> thank you, mr. larsson and president fitzgerald. we'll open this up for public comment. i have two speaker cards. mike london and lee but if there's other that would like to speak line up on the screen side of the room. welcome. >> good evening. i'm in charge of facilities at u you may know the motto is change the world from here. i think this is an opportunity to change the housing market and student involvement in the campus in and of itself. thank you for your consideration
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of the project. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> hello. i'm a senior at u.s.f. i would like to express my support for this. my first two years i lived on campus but my third and fourth year i wasn't able to find housing because it was full and there's a lottery process and it was competitive and it was hard finding housing in the city at 19 years old with no idea how to sign a rental agreement and to pay rent was stressful and through housing resources on campus i was able to find it hit so building this would support students needing all the help they can get. thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i find out 14 has more
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relationship with me and i'm in support of this planning and i wanted to mention in our school we have like three-people a room and it's kind of crowd and by any measure i think this proposal is going to benefit local residents and the housing market and be a better san franciscan. and the professor brought us so everybody had to come to learn something. and after that i keep coming and coming and to learn to be prepared to be a better citizen.
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thank you. >> thank you very much. >> good evening, commissioners. student director for student housing and off-campus student housing. i'm in strong support of this proposal and the presentation to increase the capacity for the university of san francisco to provide safe, secure and reasonable housing for students at the university. i get the distinct privilege to meet with prospective students and family and the initial concern not where my student live when they come to campus because we can guarantee their first year, it's what will they do after that. we know students are more success when they live on campus. trends show students will be academically more prepared with a .10gpa higher and for the opportunity to expand housing and better support our students and help serve the mission of
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our university to change the world from here and change students from that capacity. and the other component is to do the best we can of being stewards of our city and we can provide that space and relend that space back to the city by reclaiming space to give students places to live is something i think is important to survive. i stand in strong support. thank you for your time this evening. >> thank you. >> commissioners, i'm annamarie pierce. i live on one of the seven blocks called university terrace which is located totally surrounded by the university. i had the privilege of serving as president of the university association for five years and still work on its board. however, here i am speaking for myself because i want to thank
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the university publicly for the responsiveness it has shown for so many years to the neighborhood concern. this project has been the culminating of this responsiveness -- the culmination of this responsiveness. i very much support this project and very much appreciate the university's collaboration and cooperation and win-win solutions. thank you. >> thank you. >> hello, commissioners. i'm the vice president of student life at the university of san francisco and live the student life divisional team. many units and one being student
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housing and our student life is meant to augment the experience with co-curricular activities in my 19 years at u.s.f. it's cler how living on campus is a transformational experience for students and the lack of on-campus housing has been a barrier to the success of our students and it's devastating when you're sit ing with a family saying this is where i see me student here but my student cannot continue or go here because of a lack of house. how we engage with students contribute to their holistic development and helps them become socially responsible individuals impacting our communities including san francisco as you heard from our president. and they're doing it in proactive and meaningful ways. u.s.f. is known to be an institution of higher education and this is removing one huge
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barrier to that access. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> commissioners, my name is tom gervin at 234 ewing terrace. some may remember 20 or so of our neighbors spoke about our concern and worry. it's not that we're against housing or students but having 600 students in your backyard can be daunting. i'd like to thank commissioner moore from that particular meeting. the admonished us to sit down with the university and work things out. and i would like to commend father fitzgerald and mike london for doing exactly that. over the last two to three years we've had numerous meetings. they have made numerous and
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dozens of changes to the project and worked hard to make sure our concerns were addressed whether they felt they were valid or not, they still tried to make sure they were addressed. i don't speak for the entire neighborhood however, i will tell you i lead the effort and canvassed everybody and asked them to come here if anyone had objections and none came. all those who spoke with me and they said thank you and we recommend to approve the project. >> thank you, sir. next speaker, please. >> this is the second university housing project that i've been here for in a row. they've both been over student housing units and both of them really work with the community.
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the conservatory had a difficult road because they were affected people on the site and they were worth supporting. and u.s.f. has been struggling with their students for a long time. there's five of them here who came and i want them to hear that when you do the right thing and really try to talk to the people in the community you will get support because you will have earned it. u.s.f. has earned your vote and my support and wish every university in the city did the same. we have models all over the place that are very good right now and when c.c.a., formerly c.c.a.c. are coming because they're all building housing.
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because it's a good thing for their university and it's a good thing for their community and good thing nor city. -- for the city. thank you u.s.f. for stepping up to the plate and doing the right thing and i support the project. thank you. >> thank you, any additional public comment. seeing none we'll close public comment. commissioner moore. [please stand by] .
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. >> commissioner moore: the massing of the building, the sizing, the inner courtyards, the stepping, the scaling of the buildings is just m magnificent. obviously, for us here, sitting here, the whole idea of finally seeing institutions coming forward and really clearly
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addressing to help with alleviating the pressure on affordable housing and building 600 and whatever -- 600-plus beds right in the campus is just -- i'm at awe. so i am 100% supportive of also all the little moves in terms of where the dining hall is, the lovely little piece of whimsical architecture. building a recycling center, that fits in. it does not interfere with the neighborhood. i think all of these are brilliant moves, and yes, indeed, as the president mentioned, i can madid make a t about windows. and i asked about a project with that concept and high quality, i was cautioning and
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asking about vinyl windows. the life span of vinyl windows is extremely short, and for something which has such a long future. this is like a 50, 100-year-old building. that's the way you can look at these types of solidly designed buildings required a commitment, and i was inquiring as to whether or not there could be a slightly larger attention to the execution of windows as well as stucco and mo mouldings which are basically styrofoam with paint on top. i think hopefully to make that right step on top would make this a right building, and if all of you don't mind, i would ask to move to approve with conditions. >> second. >> president hillis: commissioner koppel. >> yeah. once again, university of san
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francisco is a tremendous asset to' only san francisco but to the entire region. this project has been years coming, and my compliments to all of you who showed up tonight and took the time over the last couple years to do all the community outreach that got you here today. not only is the university surrounded on almost all parts by residential, but there's also a block long strip of residential between two of the main campuses, so usf did really come through and make sure everybody was on board with this one. you'd be surprised how many people walking around city hall day in and day out graduated from usf. they've also led the way, say 20 years ago, they were one of the first cogeneration plants here in san francisco. that at the time was very merge of an emergent technology. they did a great job of providing 606 beds, which is
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going to go far towards alleviating the housing situation and the parking and traffic mitigations, as well. really proud to see the housing, r-o it, c expansion as well as the dining room expansion, and proud to see the letter from mike terrio solidifying the commitment to university of san francisco. and don't forget about a lot of the old buildings and the saint ignacius church and the people that maintain all those buildings and keep them going. >> president hillis: commissioner fong? >> commissioner fong: as a previous student, i am very glad to see that campus get rounded out. with that, i make a motion to approve. >> commissioner moore: i got. >> president hillis: yeah. and i'm a neighbor.
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it's great to have university of san francisco as a neighbor. i'm able to walk to basketball games with my kids. thank you all to doing a great job in citing this building where you did and designing this building where you did and working with the neighbors. i know the building next door to me is usf students. generally well behaved. not terribly loud. i can't imagine how they fit the amount of people in that space that they do. it just shows the great need for housing, soles congratulations. this is a great project. commissioner moore? >> commissioner moore: this is a great project, i have to say it. >> hear, hear. >> clerk: there was a second, right? >> president hillis: there was. >> clerk: commissioners, there's a motion and a second to approve with conditions.
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[ roll call. ] >> clerk: so moved. that motion passes unanimously, 7-0. [applause]. >> clerk: that places you on item 15. just a moment to clear out the room. item 15 is record number 20170044 cua as 1701 -- [ inaudible ] >> good evening, commissioners. esmeralda hectare dean.
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the applicant proposes to legalize and temporarily convert an existing parking lot for the retail use at 711 valencia street doing business as sharon's appliances to a commercial parking lot use when the parking lot is not being used by sharon's. the project also proposed to establish a principally permitted outdoor activity area as well as a restaurant use to operate mobile food facilities, which are food trucks. the existing parking striping and layout will provide nine standard parking stalls, including one ada accessible stall. there are 12 existing stalls striped at the parking lot and three will be converted to other uses. one will be used for open space, and two will be used for the food trucks. the grachbti the granting of this cua will allow the owner to operate the existing off street parking facility as a temporary
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automobile parking lot when not needed as accessory parking. the spaces to be utilized are currently on the corner of have a lenses have a street and 18th street. the valencia street frontage will remain temporarily closed off with planter boxes. when not used as accessory parking and when operating as a restaurant, the proposed hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. sunday through thursday and 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. saturday and sunday. as well as 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. friday and saturday. to date, the project has
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received several public comments opposing and supporting the project. the opposition is primarily concerned with the hours of operation, impacts to traffic noise, pedestrians and cyclists. the neighbors restaurant is concerned that 701 valencia street patrons will be incentivized to use their rest rooms instead, unless 701 valencia street provides adequate rest rooms. the support is supportive of how the outdoor area and restaurants will positively transform the surface parking lot. members of the public are in support of the physical improvements that are proposed. the food options it will provide and the local businesses it will support and accommodate space for. all correspondence received by the department prior to publication have been included in your packets. the public correspondence submits therefore has been
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printed and provided for you all today and e-mailed to the commission secretary. the department recommends approval. the project will provide off street parking in an existing facility. the project is proposing a reduction in the number of parking spaces available from the 12 existing to nine. the project will provide off street parking spaces available for customers of other neighborhood businesses, improving the overall viability of the district. the project provides the temporary use of an existing facility. the project meets all applicable requirements of the planning code, and the project is desirable of the surrounding neighborhood, and that concludes my presentation. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> president hillis: all right. project sponsor. >> hello, commission. my name is ryan motsig. i'm the project sponsor for the project. 15 years ago, i started a parking business to -- while i
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was a college student, and used it to pay my way through college and get a few friends through college, as well. 12 years ago, i took over or took on the lot at 701 valencia street and used it as a public parking lot. in the last couple years, there's been a -- this concept of trying to convert it to give it a higher purpose and make it a community space. in that process, i learned that even though i had permits from the sf pd -- planning department -- or sorry, permit department, i found out that the planning department didn't actually approve the lot to be a public parking lot, which is why there's this item here. but that parking is the public parking aspect is to hold this over to be able to generate revenue so that we can pay our rent until we turn it into a -- more of a community space. and i'd like to go into detail,
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be a little more in depth about it. so san francisco's a rapidly changing city struggling to support the local communication, organizations and independ enterally owned businesses that made the city one of the best in the world. -- in an attempt to preserve the core tradition of true san francisco we are aiming to build a future space -- [ inaudible ] that share a limb vision. offering a high traffic location at an affordable rate and working with local nonprofit organizations which therefore creates opportunities that would not be possible otherwise. the sole focus here is community. we intend to offer a positive and collaborative solution by offering an affordable space to independent and local vendors while being mindful of the nearby offering, generating income to support the sharon's family business, creating
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several jobs, working tightly with the local community nonprofits and other pro-san francisco organizations, creating a safe and family oriented safe, promoting bike safety, buteautifying the area restoring the sharon's wall with fresh paint and mural by a local sf artist, designing the space with a local architect, and then learning from other case studies that followed similar missions. so we're being mindful of the community. respecting the mission district and its heritage, and donating a project that meets all the requirements set forth by the sf planning department. additionally, our project supports the city of san francisco's goal to reduce and eliminate commercial parking lots. we have over 50 letters of support from local residents, restaurant, retail stores,
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organizations such as livable city.org, valencia merchants association, la cocina, and more, some are included in the staff report. others came in later and have been printed out. living in this area, i've experienced many of the things -- this is our contribution to a community in a neighborhood in a city that we love dearly. in doing my research i've spoken with countless members of the community that reside in or near the mission district and have considered each and every bit of feedback. while the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, i've also spent time to meet with concerned neighbors, have taken phone calls hours upon hours and have responded to actually the only two people that have e-mailed me about concern in regards to this lot. i know the saying goes, you can't make everybody happy, but i'm doing my very best to do so
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while not compromising this opportunity i've worked hard to create. today there may be some people that have come here to support or oppose this j pro, and i thank both sides for that. i think only feedback can help. there may be assumptions made that will be impossible to gauge until the space is activated. i encourage you to hear all sides. i also urge you to today approve this application based upon the fact that we have met all necessary requirements set back a forth by the planning code. i hope this project is met with an open mind by all. i love this city. it's my home, and my only intention is to make a positive change thank you. >> president hillis: thank you very much. we'll open this up to public comment. we've got a few speaker cards. and you can approach in any
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order and lineup on the screen side of the room. >> actually, i have not filled out a card. >> president hillis: that's already. >> thank you. commissioners, my name is chris block, and my husband, thomas pena, and i own the restaurant that will form a backdrop to the potential food truck project. 15 years ago thomas and i put everything we had into buying, rhenvating, and creating an award winning restaurant at 18 valencia, and we took a huge risk. this was long before the valencia corridor was in the new york times. five years ago we spent $100,000 to create an outdoor seating space. three years ago, we sold the restaurant, keeping the building to eduardo, who was a long time employee of ours. he put everything he had into
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being able to open this restaurant. so quite frankly, i was surprised when i saw that the city might be willing or at least recommending that at really minimal cost, a restaurant will be allowed to open contiguous to ours. it seems a basic fairness issue. eduardo tells me, for instance, that last sunday on terrific streets when there were three food trucks at the corner of 18th and valencia, we saw a significant reduction in business. i understand the need for projects like food trucks, and they make sense to me. soma eats makes perfectly good sense to me, it's an area that lacked restaurants, it lacked street activity, and it lacked pedestrian vibrancy.
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we have none of those problems at 18th and valencia. i know that ryan has been very responsive to me, and i appreciate that. the first thing i want to say is the corner of 18th and valencia is not a problem corner in san francisco. there's not a huge problem there. and quite frankly if what stands between sharon's success or not is a few hundred dollars in additional parking fees each month, that doesn't make sense to me, quite frankly. so i think the -- the problem we have in the mission, actually, right, is that we have an over saturation of restaurants, which in a down market poses a real threat to the vitality of the neighborhood. the solution is not making it even easier to open more restaurants in our neighborhood in a. thank you very much. >> president hillis: thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> thank you, commissioners. julie ledbetter. i live at 621 valencia, directly across the street, and have been a very active resident both living and working. it saddens me to have to come and be a little bit upset about a local businessperson, 'cause that's never the position i want to be in, and i just hope what i have to say here is really valuable to you guys in terms of something that's indicative of the regulatory and enforcement problems on the valencia street corridor and some specific things about this project that will be pretty impossible to mitigate, particularly the noise impact. i also want to support the business owners in that this is a really low barrier to entry project that's actually sort of sneaking in through the back door, having, you know, unpermitted use of this lot for about 12 years, some of which in the last few years has
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already had a negative impact on us. we have not known who to call when the truck requewith the i cream sound comes through and it's playing music really loud, amplified for about 14 hours. those things have been very frustrating for us as neighbors to get some help with. the only help we have is the police, and they really need to be doing more important things, so those are some of the areas that i hope we can look forward to. and also, i would love to participate in a planning process where the residents of valencia street are outreached and encouraged to come up with positive solutions 'cause we've been bearing the impact of all this change without a lot of voice, and i think talking to us earlier, we could come up with some better mitigations. so i'll list the mitigations, and i hope that if -- i'd love to just hash it out here today, and not be put in a position where we have to appeal this,
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so if we don't get through the mitigation, i encourage you guys to just call us up so we can get some really specific things in place. so temporary use of the commercial lot should be limited to six months or a year to allow for evaluation of the impacts at an earlier interval currently proposed for three. the business shouldn't be allowed to operate until they can know that mitigations are in place. food truck village and beer garden are proposed for operating hours that begin in the evening and limit any outdoor use currently on the block. again, i'll be here if you want to hear more specifics. >> president hillis: you have 20 seconds, too, left. are you done? >> well, it's mostly noise, so limiting to 8:00, and then building a structure. all the facilities have outdoor
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tented facilities, particularly if it's gathering traffic, so the sidewalk maximum uses are 20 people and inviting people to sit and stay and drink beer. >> president hillis: all right. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> president hillis: next speaker, please. >> my name is erica. i also live at the 700 block. i do have concerns about noise, as well. i know that there's probably 50 places you can get a drink on that block, but like most of the places are either indoor or they have some sort of enclosure? so to have a place that's, like, open where people can go and party or after they come out of a restaurant, like, the noise reverberates off of the older buildings, and a lot of us, like, still work and live in the neighborhood, and can't move and our buildings aren't really insulated, so that's just a concern that i have
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about the operating, possible, like generators for the truck if there isn't already an outlet for electrical and -- yeah. so i know there's later hours on the weekends. like, i work weekends. i'm a baker, so i get up really early, and having, like, an ongoing thing, like party every day is actually -- it's kind of hard, i think, for people who are living and working there. thanks. >> president hillis: thank you. next speaker, please. >> you want infoto speak in spanish? yeah? so just go ahead and someone will translate. >> president hillis: yeah. we normally have to request it beforehand unless -- okay.
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thank you. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] hello. my name is blanca echevarria, and me and my friends work right at the taqueria across the street. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> a mobile food facility is
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not within in front of a restaurant structure. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> this worries me because the taqueria's profits would suffer, and it's unjust. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> this past sunday, there were three existing mobile food facilities, and i am uncertain if they have the proper permits, so i would like to know if they do.
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thank you. >> president hillis: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> hello. my name is miguel echevarria, and i own the taqueria across the street. i wouldic l like the planning department to appreciate the -- appreciate the value of the local businesses within the community. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> these businesses in the community are at risk of losing
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clientele. most importantly my restaurant which is directly across the street. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> we have been diligently working there for 20 years. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> i'm really concerned about the congestion and the amount of people that are visiting this site and using our rest rooms across the street. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> and because their customers
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use our rest rooms, our customers at the taqueria do not have access to rest rooms. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> with more -- with extending the business hours and days of week, we feel that this situation will get worse. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> and that would be unjust. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> i have reviewed the plans and see that they are intending on providing two portable bathrooms which i am concerned about and i don't believe to be
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hi hygienic. and i'm also wondering if those facilities will be ada accessible. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> i'm also concerned if there will be running water, hot and cold, to use after -- before and after using the rest rooms. [ speaking spanish language ] [ through the interpreter ] >> thank you all for listening to my concerns, and thank you for your time. >> president hillis: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi. my name's teryn fox. i live with my family directly across the street at the proposed site, and anyone who's been to that neighborhood knows it does not need a boost from restaurant activity.
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in fact, directly across from the proposed site is a farina which has been empty for a couple months, and luna park has has been empty for well photographer a year. it actually gives us who live and work there no protection to deal with the noise, crowds, and unfair business competition. i don't dispute ryan intentions, however, i will dispute sharon's is a hot bed of crime. i look down on that parking lot, and it is very quiet. living across the street with two young children, noise is our concern. they need to limit the operating hours to # 00 during the week and 10:00 on the

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