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Transit Center District Plan approaches home stretch

From Joshua Switzky of the San Francisco Planning Department”

We are pleased to inform you that we have reached the home stretch regarding adoption of the Transit Center District Plan. We are anticipating a three-hearing schedule at the Planning Commission to consider the Plan as follows:

April 19, 2012
Informational Hearing. We will refresh the Commission about the Plan’s proposals and discuss revisions, updates and refinements to the draft Plan proposals. On this day the packet of key plan adoption materials will be delivered to the Commission and made available to the public, including draft Planning Code, Zoning Map and General Plan amendments. The full packet of materials will be posted on our project website (http://transitcenter.sfplanning.org) by close of business on Friday April 20.

May 3, 2012
Plan Initiation. At this hearing we will continue the informational discussion and ask that the Commission formally initiate the amendments so that an adoption hearing can be held three weeks later.

May 24
Final EIR Certification and Plan Adoption.

Please remember to check the Planning Department’s website (www.sfgov.org/planning) for Planning Commission agendas and schedules, as final meeting dates, times, locations and agendas may vary. Planning Commission agendas are typically posted on the Friday before the Commission hearing.

According to this schedule we anticipate the Plan will be before the Board of Supervisors in late June or early July, enabling projects to seek entitlement under the newly adopted Plan by late summer or early autumn.

We will be proposing very limited revisions to the November 2009 Draft Plan, primarily geared to clarifying certain policies and updating miscellaneous graphics. The Planning Department, working with the City Attorney’s office, TJPA, Redevelopment Agency (now “Successor Agency”), Mayor’s office, and other city and regional agencies, have also refined the Funding Program, which will be reflected in the updated Plan and described in a new Program Implementation Document, submitted to the Planning
Commission.

We have come down a long road together and the Plan that will before the Planning Commission in a few short weeks is an exceptionally forward-thinking, comprehensive and exciting piece of planning that will chart a bright course for downtown, the City, and region. We look forward to your engagement and support for the Plan as we proceed through the approvals process at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.

One Response to Transit Center District Plan approaches home stretch

  1. This is great news. Thanks for the update, Jamie!