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island. >> director samaha: so when you mention it's owners that will be paying that. do we anticipate any fee for just living on the island to heay for these? basically if you're renter or owner? >> so i think the affordable housing units won't be having anything with hoa assessment or -- well the inclusion would drive down the purchase cost of their unit. but the affordable housing renters would not pay any of those island-wide costs. but the people that purchase
units, or people that are managing market rate residential units would participate in the cost. they would like to be reflected back into rents, but it would be a specific cost that a market rate renter would be paying. >> director samaha: got it, thank you. >> president tsen: any questions from the public? hearing none, next item. >> item number 10, ferry plaza, building one plaza, and hilltop park art proposals. >> i'll be fairly brief on the item, but i did want to provide an update because when we met in april i anticipated bringing
recommendations of artists to the tida board for approval. i just want to give you an update where we are in the ocs. as we mentioned, the selection panel conducted interviews with the proposing artists on april 17. and the selection panel made provisional recommendations for each site. with regard to each work, there were some questions about the proposal as it had been presented that the panel wanted arts commission staff to go back and engage this dialogue with the artists about. so that dialogue is ongoing. and then the arts commission plans to take the proposals to their visual arts committee to review and comment on at their
may meeting which is next week. the arts steering committee will meet after the visual arts committee. so that meeting is being scheduled. then we expect to come back in june with recommendations for the board to consider. and ultitely, the contracts are held by the arts commission with the selected artist and they manage those on our behalf. in the initial sites, include the ferry plaza, building one plaza, hilltop park, for building one plaza, they were ai
again, recalling navigational buoys as a leaping off point for inspiration. and then anthony gormley, this was his piece, which was a monumental sculpture figure. and this was the piece that was provisionallyme b the t artist on form, potentially location, and some other things for discussion. those are the topics that arts commission is engaged with dialogue with the artist on. building one plaza, this was the proposal by ai weiwei.
you see the pieces in the individual quadrants of the building one plaza as you move up toward building one. and then white, this is a picture, a piece that incorporates both motion and sound. that was a drawing on an installation at the golden gate international expo sayings called the wall of chimes for inspiration. and again the panel had questions for the artist about the massing of the piece, as well as other aspects related to the inlation, but this was the piece that was provisionally recommended by the panel. i'm sorry.
somehow did not include a slide here of the piece proposed by booker. she had a recommendation for a piece to be ihe image that is on the upper right here. she had a piece that she had proposed be installed in that location near the intersection of clipper cove boulevard. andvee of the palms. and like her piece for yerba buena island, she works principally in a steel form with recycled tir. it's her preferred medium, so the piece that she had proposed for near building one was on a larger scale than the piece you see here. and it was something that individuals could walk in and
through. but again, it was the piece by pae white that was recommended. shah calla booker's proposal. engaging with the stairways of yerba buena island and incorporating natural materials and also some interaction with living elements, trees and other things to create unique spaces. and then the piece provisionally recommended by the panel was this piece by sugimoto.
it's called the infinity point. the total height of the proposed piece is 66 feet or 20 meters. the lower portion is proposed be in white marble with the other portion in stainless steel. and here, the primary questions from the selection panel that are being investigated, are potential zoning or ffa restrictions on a piece of this height at this location.
the plan is to have the visual arts committee have a conversation as their meeting next week. and then provide an update to the steerg committee prior to our june meeting so we could bring recommendations to the board at the june meeting. >> president tsen: ok. so, i'm on the selection committee. let me give a little bit more color and character and detail to there very long process that we've been through. the selection committee was composed of chris meany, who is your joint venture by the development partner, myself, the president of the arts commission, and then two outside curators, one who is the curator of painting and sculpture for
the san francisco museum of modern art and curator from the museum in washington d.c. i thought that it was an excellent selection committee. and in fact, all three finalists that were selected were internationally known. we got more than 500 applications and it was narrowed down to three from each site. two of the artists, we were so interested in soliciting more from them, we gave them two sites. that was ai weiwei and chakala booker. they were given two sites. and bob has mentioned that we
provisionally have selected artists. and i would like to go through that with you a little more carefully. it's provisional because there is still conversations that we have have with the artists to refine the proposals that came in. because the proposals, some of the proposals were not totally acceptable to the selection committee. let me just say that there are several other points along the way. it's going to go through the visual arts committee of the arts commission. but it comes back to a steering committee. and the steering committee consists of two people from treasure island development authority. there is one from the arts commission, one from the private developer. and who else? >> it's actually the president of the commission as well as
tom, the executive director from the arts commission. so two from the arts. >> and then richardson and myself are on the steering committee. so it has to come back to that steering committee before it getsin a vote and decision byhis board, by the treasure island development authority has the final decision on it. so there is still a little bit of a process to go through. i woulday that unanimously, everybody was absolutely excited and stunned by the proposal by sugimoto, which is very monumental structure, but it also is a concept of infinity, so it goes from a base of about 40 feet and goes to a point, a little bit over an inch. the idea of infinity.
but also a sun dial. the summer equinox, there will be alignment. so it will be in lineithhe summer solstice. so reallyt engages the cycles of the season and it's going to be all physically, something worth while to pursue. andy goldsworthy, one of the artists that was selected to do something tore the ybauena island and he was incredibly excited and came up with wonderful concepts that need more time and i think that direction that the selection committee wanted to go was to think of one of the sites later
on to pre-award that to andy goldsworthy and his work fits so well with the type of parks that we aredering for yba buena island. for the other two sites, the first site is the waterfront plaza. d theeat plaza is so important because it's really the moment of arrival. it's goi t be a piece which should be seen as you arrive on the ferry to board the ferry. you should be able to see that piec in ea come hithermoment. shoul be able to see that eces y arrive. so who that artist is and what that art piece is, is incredibly important to us. of the three artists who made proposals, the only one we felt that responded to the elements, but it was not perfect, there were other issues that we wanted
to talk to the artist about, particularly making the piece have a little more emotional resonance. and so it may be is that we'll give them a little bit of time to come back to us with a revised proposal and see if it' acceptable to the selection committeeo steering committee. the other piece was pae white, which is an artist, she is emerging woman artist. she was selected as one of the american artists for the finale, which happens every other year. and she proposed the piece which responds to the wind and to the environment, but there are some issues again which we need to explore, one was whether the piece could endure the harsh
conditions of the island in terms of the wind and the exposure, because there are chimes she had proposed. so we wt to explore that a little more carefully. those gardens are being designed by andy cochran, who in fact is an artist in other own right as far as being a landscape architect. and the style of those gardens is very different than the style of the art piece that has been proposed. as soon as there are answers, we're going to be coming back to
the selection committee first and then to the tida board as a whole. and if you have -- the other thing i would say is that these art works, the proposals, for the three sites was posted online. they were also displayed here in building one on treasure island. it was displayed at the arts commission in their space. and there has been public comment to that. that first day when the art works were posted an treasure island building one, i was coming back from a meeting over in east bay and i was excited to go and see them, drove to look at them. and they had just been put up and i was surprised to see there was three women who were there
pouring over the exhibits. and i was so surprised they knew about it, because it had just been put up and i was curious. so i engaged in conversation with them. and they were so interested in it. that they had come all the way from theity so they can look at the proposal and i think that there certainly is a lot of interest in the city on what these art works will be. and think we will have incredible pieces of art which will attract many people to this island. so, any questions or comments? >> director richardson: yes. i have some comments. yes, i'm a member of the steering committee with commissioner tsen and jill did
mention a great job. we had almost 1,000 pieces to look at. and in my selection of the artist, i did choose sugimoto, ai weiwei and chakala booker, pae white were part of my selections, but for me, at the end of the day, i think we need to be very cognizant of the diversity of the art. and i was hoping that maybe some partnerships could be entertained for some of the artists so that they work on collation and i'ooking at that. some of the sculptures and things this were here and again i saw some again looking at almost 1 thousand pieces i would like to revisit.
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i'm katy tang. to my left, supervisor safai and i think we'll be joined by supervisor kim in a moment. our clerk is erica major. madam clerk, any announcements? >> clerk: please makeure t silence cell phones and electronic devices. any documents to be submitted in the file submitted to the clerk. they will be on the june 4 agenda unless otherwise stated. >> supervisor tang: let call item 1 >> clerk: to re-authorizing the section 210 concerning new production, distribution and repair space and development of new production and distribution and repair appropriate findings. >> supervisor tang: afterwards, we'll have planning staff after the presentation. >> thank you, chair, tang. and good afternoon. good afternoon to you, as well,
supervisor safai. i'm an aide in malia cohen's office. and we're here to ask for your support for item1, which supervisor legislation designed to incentivize permanently affordable pdr spa it works somewhat like on-site affordable housing model. higher-income, mixed use office space offset the cost of maintaining affordable p.d.r. it's a narrow region and p.d.r. spaces across the city. if we don't build these spaces, they will cease to exist and we want to reserve as much p.d.r. space as we can. the legislation was -- this really is removing a sunset from a pilot program that was established in 2015. and it uses a cross-subsidation
model, with the ground p.d.r. and the other 2/3 with office spaces. no residential allow. the project sponsor must submit a detailed business plan as specifying who the tenants will be, measures they're taking -- su ensure the building types are suitable for p.d.r. users and make an effort to work with the community and the city on hiring workers from disadvantaged backgrounds. i will invite planner diego sanchez up to give a few more technical details about how this would work. >> supervisor tang: great. thank you. and also in your presentation, you could maybe sure results of the legislation and the -- upon its expiration, i'm sure it's helped many projects in the community.ou c ld share if it had expired what we would be prevented from doing. >> diego sanchez, planning department staff. superviso
supervisors, the planning department heard this may 3. several members of the public testified to show their support and how successful it's been at 100 hooper site. several commissioners remarked, e e expressing their gratitude to supervisor cohen for establishing this and they voted unanimously to approve the ordinance. that's the report from planning commission. if you have further details, we can fill those in as well. thank you. >> supervisor tang: do we have any questions, comments? okay. seems like it's a good thing. so we'll good to public comment on item 1. any members of the public that wish to speak, please come on up. >> supervisors, kate service, sf maid and i will just answer directly as the project sponsor and now owner of 150 hooper, which is part of the 100 hooper campus. this legislation is really the only tool we have right now to
incentivize new construction. and very importantly, onites that are basically empty. these are p.d.r. sites that there is nothing usable and this is really adding density and making it possible for these of projects to pencil. 150 hooper itself, which is a portion of the 100 hooper project, will be open actual later this summer. it's four stories, 60,000 square feet of significantly below-market space it will house dozens of manufacturers with guaranteed more than 60% of their employees across the building being low-income at the time of hire. so it's been a resounding success and we're very excited to see more of these kinds of projects move forward. we hope you will consider supporting this today. thank you. >> supersor tang: thank you very much. any other members that wish to comment on item 1? okay. yes? come on up. >> good afternoon, supervisors.
thor sizloski, 1850 bryant project in the mission, a nonprofit building that we're building in the p.d.r. 1g er inwe're s thir legislation we'd like to see if can be considered to include affordable housing as part of this. and also child care, understanding that to incentivize p.d.r. development in the city is to create public benefit as well, to allow things that create public benefit. if you can allow office, which is something that will generate income for the project, which is a publicbefit. so just wanted to submit that for your consideration. >> supervisor tang: thank you very much. any other members of the public wish to comment on item 1? seeing none, public comment is now closed. we're joined by supervisor kim. can we have a motion on item 1? >> i would like to make a motion to send it to full board with
positive recommendation. >> supervisor tang: we can do that without objection. so moved. thank you very much. madam clerk, item 2, please. >> clerk: item 2 a president lose authorizing the continued operation of the navigation centered l at missi street through september 30, 2018, and the continued operation of navigation center located at 20 12th street through december 31, 2021. >> supervisor tang: thank you very much. and this is an item that is sponsored by the mayor's office and supervisor kim, i don't know if she wanted to make any opening remarks? do you -- okay. >> supervisor kim: thank you, colleagues. this is just the extension of two of our first navigation centers at 1915 mission and at the civic center hotel. because the construction will not start as originally anticipated, we're just temporarily extending 1915
mission until september 30 of this year and continue the operation of our civic center navigation center through berm 31, 2021. this ensures as we're waiting for construction to begin, that vacant sites are not being left unused and continuing to house people that live on our streets at the navigation center. as soon as construction is ready to go and ready to build the housing at 1915 mission, it will be 100% affordable housing for families and that the space will be available and we will have r other navigation centers, which are currently under construction, ready to open. we do have the department of homelessness and supportive services here as well. not sure if you want to make any comments. >> supervisor tang: with that, we'll bring up emily cohen. >> thank you, supervisors. as supervisor kim said, this resolution before you will extend operations at the original 1950 mission street and civic center hotel. you all are quite familiar with
what navigation centers are, so i won't go into much detail. the 1950 mission street navigation center opened in march, 2015. it launched our building other centers. it's been part of a solution to address street homelessness. the development on site has been delayed until at least fall of this year. we're proposing to extend our operations there until the end of september, which will allow the replacement site to open in time, so guests that remain at that navigation center can transition and so that we don't have an ongoing, vacant parcel at 1950 mission. civic center hotel is a 93-room former hotel being operated as navigation center. it will be developed into housing and the construction has been delayed and they don't anticipate beginning the construction on that site until the end of 2021, so we're
proposing to continue the use of the site as a navigation center until they're ready to break down. replacement sites that -- or currently sites we're currently working on in terms of navigation nt bayshore navigation center will have 128 beds. quinn navigation center will have 125 beds. and the soma navigation center at 5th and bryant will have 86 beds. so we're continuing to grow capacity and preserve the space available to do so. articulates the extensions that we're requesting and this this articulates how many people have been served at each of the navigation center sites since opening. as you can see, the programs are having impact for critical people unsheltered in our community and we want to continue this as long as
possible. happy to take any questions that you might have. >> supervisor tang: great. thank you for the update. questions and comments? seeing none, i know we've talked about a lot of these centers and want to thank the department for all of the work on this. at this time, we'll open up item 2 to public comment. any members of the publit wish to speak, please come on up. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is dale seymour. long time person in the city of san francisco and in the tenderloin. spent 18 of my long time years homeless, living out on the streets. so i know a little bit about this situation with navigation centers. so now i run a school that hopes formerly homeless people tha gets their lives together and there's a good number of my students that are living in navigation centers, so they're a very important part of the fabric of the city. i just spoke at a land use
summit last week in seattle, washington, and almost every question was directed our navigation centers. so we really should realize what a gem we have in these navigationnter the navigation center civic center when i was homeless, i lived in there. the department of homelessness put me in there for two years. so i know the importance of having a place to call yourself home, even if just for a few more days than we're expecting it to be. both of the navigation centers, actually improve the neighborhoods. i know what civic center was before it game a navigation center. that street was nothing nice whatsoever. i know what mission was before the navigation centers. some people that are protesting it say the navigation center brought all of that population to the mission. no, it didn't. no, it didn't. that population was there way before. and it's people that are in the navigation system that go in and out and mind their own business and don't bother anyone and
they're actually improving their lives. so whatever you can do to keep this extension going until september, we may have to be here again in september in case construction doesn't start. i don't want to see that block being vacant not one day for anything. thank you for your congratulations. -- thank you for your consideration. >> good afternoon. my name is annotte leonard wiki and we're with community partnership. we're here to support the centers in san francisco. the civic center has been a safe respite for 336 street homeless adults. we've served folks that otherwise would not access shelters, including 125 women and transgender women that are particularly vulnerable living on the streets. and we have 46 participants that identify as veterans. housing takes time and it's a limited resource, but in our time at civic center, we've
ensured that 153 formerly homeless adults are now in safe and permanent housing. that's 58% of our total. prior to coming a navigation center, the neighborhood wasn't so great. the ground floor was mostly boarded up windows and neighbors expressed concerns about quality of life and safety issues. with our navigation center in place, the entire ground floor is used. it's light and bright and we've rejuvenated the block and addressed concerns. removing the civic center would create opportunity form the community to erode. continued support enables us as a prior to focus on the folks meant to be serving. the continued operation as navigation centers and civic center navigation center in particular displays to the community that serving people
experiencing homelessness with respect and is aing nitty is a san francisco priority. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is dennis mccray and i'm the director of shelters for episcopal community services. we are the operator of the 1950 mission street navigation center. as you can see from the statistics, we serve nearly 2,000 people there and we continue to serve people. we have 75 beds there right now. we are -- we are aware that there has been some concern about the impact that the navigation center on the immediate neighborhood where the navigation center is located. we actually are quite diligent about making sure that the immediate landscape around the navigation center is kept as
decongested as possible. 95% of the people you may see on that block are already housed. and they have no connection to the navigation center. so we are diligent in making sure that staff go out every day. we clean up every hour. they go out on a regular basis to ask folks to move on. when we see a tent out there, we immediately call the hot team, to have them come and address folks and see if they are actually interested in services. we have an ible relationship with the san francisco police department and they come by quite often. and we've been putting up no loitering signs outside. so we will continue to do due diligence to make sure that that area is kept clear. thank you.
>> how you doing? i'm joseph livingston. i stay at the navigation. it's a good program. i was homeless. i've been homeless since '95. and they're helping me find a place. i think you should keep that. no don't put no other buildings up because you need buildings like that so they can house people. if you don't have buildings like that, how they going to get housing? you put it in places you trying to build, you know what i mean? keep the place. they doing a good job. and them people that hang out front, they've been hanging out there since that was a school. police didn't get them away from there then. they're not trying now. they're trying to make us look bad. thank you. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. my name is george agler, i'm a resident over there at
navigation center. now they help people that want the help. and they have helped me so much. i wish there was more of them. it's great. and -- excuse me. you don't know how much they've helped me. and i wish there was more of the you know, to help everybody that wants it, you know? an extension would be great to help everybody else like they helped me. they helped me tremendously get off the street and try to get a roof over my head. it's -- they're doing so much work for us, you know? and i want you to understand how i feel in my heart for the place. if you would just think about it. it gets a lot of people off the streets and puts a roof over their head and they help so much the people that want it and a lot of people want it. and the people that are hanging in front and stuff like that, i imagine they've been there.
i don't know. but they don't get involved in our stuff. the people coming out there, they come out there and clean the area, to make sure everything's right, you know, for the residents that live in there. and i just -- my heart wishes that you would give the extension and it would carry on, you know? the navigation center has done so much for everybody there, especially for me, you know? thank you. >> supervisor tang: thank you so much. are there any other members of the public that wish to comment on item two? please -- please come on up, if you would like to speak on item two. >> my name is michael drigroz. and i'm a resident at the navigation center. i've been homeless for five or six years, directly in this neighborhood. if there wouldn't have been a
navigation center, i wouldn't have been able to get myself get together again. we've had focus and focus on the things that we needn the community. i've worked with the hot team to show them where the encampments are at. in reality, they don't have enough help. there are not enough facilities to house everybody. there's not enough housing. we get circulated. we go in and get cleaned up and try to work on our paperwork and work on housing. if there is no housing, there is nothing they can do. we go back on the streets again and go back to the same camps. it's just a circle. and i think it's terrible that people are trying to criminalize housing, criminalize being homeless. you know, what we need is some affordable housing.
i mean, who can afford $3,000 to $4,000 for a 1-bedroom. i don't make that mu money in two months. so, yes, i believe that the navigation center needs some kind of extension and maybe even open up other facilities to help us get us off the streets. >> supervisor tang: thank you nery much for s any other members of the public, please come up for item 2.
>> i guess you got to hear some opposition sometime. i guess my problem with the navigation center is is the city and count of san francisco is not trained in standards of care in the contract. jeff kaczynski and his people have actually blocked the monitoring committee of doing inspections of the navigation center. so we're at a point where we don't really know what's happening and i don't know what -- i don't know if the city auditor has done another audit to see what's happening, how long have been stayed, what type of services are happening. we just have a lot of problems because the grievance policy,
the shelter extension policy, we -- it's just -- it just seems like they've thrown all of the protections with the navigation centers out the window. alf them. the shelter extension policy. the grievance policy. the shelter training manual. it's an excessive list of them just throwing out laws to protect the homeless. we -- this is a horrible rectn that san francisco has taken where we can dump homeless people somewhere and just ignore the laws and protections that peope hav fought five, 10, or more years for. i think i just really believe that you should do something as to how jeff kaczynski and episcopal services of san francisco has refused overtly to
follow the laws of -- and their contract of the city and county of san francisco. >> supervisor tang: thank you very much. any other members of the public that wish to comment on item 2? seng none, public comment is closed. colleagues, any questions, further comments on item 2? okay. seeing none, can we get a motion to pass this forward with positive recommendation as a committee report? >> supervisor safai: so moved. >> supervisor tang: okay. we'll could that without objection. thank you, colleagues. madam clerk, any other items for us today? >> clerk: there's no further business. >> supervisor tang: okay. thank you. we're adjourned.