Environmental Reviews

Transbay Block 7 Affordable Housing

PDF iconPulished Corrected Notice.pdf

PDF iconCombined Notice for TB 7.pdf

PDF iconEIS Reevaluation TB Block 7.pdf

 The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) of the City and County of San Francisco has assumed responsibility for environmental review, decision-making, and action that would otherwise apply to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other provisions of the law that further the purposes of NEPA, as specified in 24 CFR Part 58.  MOHCD is adopting those portions of the March 2004 Transbay Terminal/Caltrain Downtown Extension/Redevelopment Project (Transbay Program) Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (2004 EIS) that covers redevelopment at Transbay Block 7 (referred to as Block #3728 within the 2004 EIS, p. S-11). The 2004 EIS was prepared by U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, the City and County of San Francisco, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, and the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.

MOHCD is issuing this notice to advise the public and interested agencies that MOHCD, as Responsible Entity for HUD, has decided to adopt portions of the 2004 EIS issued by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in 2004 in order to satisfy HUD’s National Environmental Policy Act obligations related to issuing project based housing vouchers for 24 affordable housing units at Transbay Block 7. Additionally, MOHCD has made available an Environmental Reevaluation of the EIS, updating certain relevant sections of the environmental analysis and incorporating environmental standards articulated in 24 CFR Part 58, Environmental Review Procedures For Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities.

Under applicable Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, MOHCD, as Responsible Entity for HUD, may adopt and recirculate the FTA’s Final EIS since MOHCD’s proposed action is substantially the same as the action covered by the FTA’s EIS, and MOHCD has determined that the FTA EIS meets the standard for an adequate statement under the CEQ Regulations. In addition, under HUD’s environmental procedures, MOHCD is required to issue a reevaluation of the adequacy, accuracy and validity of a final EIS in certain circumstances, which MOHCD has also done for this project.

 The complete ERR is also available for viewing at the Transbay Joint Powers Authority website at http://transbaycenter.org/documents/final-eiseir and the Federal Railroad Administration website at https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0454.  Copies of the 2004 EIR can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library at 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority offices at 201 Mission St # 2100, San Francisco, CA 94105.  

 

 

 

Mission Bay Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing at 1150 Third Street

PDF iconRevised NOIRROF.pdf

PDF iconFinal PA Mission Bay VASH.pdf

PDF iconThird Street 1150 EA Signed.pdf

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Assessment and Section 106 Review

Chinatown Community Development Center (“CCDC”) and Swords to Plowshares (“STP”) are co-developing 1150 3rd Street (the "Project"), a 119-unit affordable housing development financed in part by the San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure ("OCII"), the Successor Agency to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. The Project is new construction providing homes for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families in SF's Mission Bay neighborhood. The development program for the project includes a unit mix of 12 Studios and 50 one-bedroom units serving formerly homeless veterans; 5 one-bedroom units, 30 two-bedroom units, 21 three-bedroom units all serving low-income families; and one two-bedroom manager’s unit.  The Project is comprised of a 5-story, U-shaped building fronting 3rd Street that surrounds a two-story central open space.  The U-shaped design consists of three wings: the 3rd Street wing is the development’s civic face as 3rd Street is exposed to arterial car traffic and public transit lines, while the Mission Rock and Lot A (a private street) wings are along secondary streets with limited traffic and feature a more pedestrian scale.  The Project includes a large central community room and kitchen located along the 3rd  Street wing, an adjacent computer lab, teen gathering space, a multipurpose room, a young kids’ play room, resident services and property management offices,  restrooms, mailboxes, bike parking room, and two laundry rooms.  The Project also provides 25 off-street parking spaces in an enclosed garage.  At the center of the three building wings is a large, two-level open space with areas for gathering and children’s play, and separate areas for respite and relaxation.  All of the units will be restricted to families earning no more than 60% of SF's unadjusted Area Median Income (“AMI”) but half of the units are set aside for formerly homeless veteran households with rents not to exceed 30% AMI.  Furthermore, the homeless units must include administrative and supportive services which will be coordinated with the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (“DHSH”).  The proposed financing structure includes 4% low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds, a permanent loan from OCII, Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (“VHHP”) funds administered by the State of California’s Housing and Community Development (“HCD”) office, and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (“VASH”) project-based vouchers.

As stated above, the building design evidences a U-shaped structure with three distinct wings surrounding a central courtyard.  Each wing fronts a street: the Lot A wing faces north, the 3rd Street wing faces east, and the Mission Rock Street faces south.  The ground floor contains a handful of residential units (3 family units in the Lot A wing and 2 veterans units in the Mission Rock wing).  However, most of the development’s communal functions described above are located here.  Those communal spaces that primarily serve the veterans units are located in the veterans (Mission Rock) building wing, whereas the spaces that serve the family units are located in the family (3rd Street and Lot A) wings.

The two-story central courtyard is a unique project element.  The lower and upper courtyards are connected by a staircase, accompanying ramp, and a landscaped berm.  The ramp achieves the grade change by zig-zagging up the elevation.  The lower courtyard, which is adjacent to the common areas and program spaces, is geared towards large community activities and provides play space for children.  The lower courtyard also includes a communal table and outdoor cooking area to promote large group gatherings.  The upper courtyard is smaller than the lower courtyard; subsequently it focuses on smaller group activities.  It is directly accessible from the second floor of the building and will feature a community garden and seating.

The building is designed to facilitate a connection to community that many homeless veterans are lacking.  Through clustering the veterans and family units in separate wings of the building that wrap around joint community spaces and a large central courtyard, there are numerous opportunities for interactions and friendships amongst veterans and families.  At the same time, there are also opportunities for privacy, even within the communal spaces.  Clustering the 62 veterans units in the Mission Rock and 3rd Street wings enables the design team to incorporate universal design principles in these sections of the building.  The Sponsors have learned through their experience working with San Francisco’s chronically homeless veterans that this population can be of poor health or disabled.  Therefore, they’ve incorporated the universal design principles in the veterans wing so that residents there can age in place.

The Project includes a parking lot with controlled access parking for 25 vehicles including 1 ADA accessible space.  Cars will enter and exit the garage from Mission Rock Street. Based on other affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals, parking demand from the 62 formerly homeless veterans units is expected to be minimal. Combined with the Project’s transit-rich location, proposed car sharing in the Project, and existing car sharing in the neighborhood, the 25 parking spaces provide an additional transportation option for the remaining 56 households. The limited parking is in line with San Francisco’s transit first policy which encourages residents to utilize public transit, car sharing, and bicycling, as well as recognizes the transit rich location of the site.  A Muni stop is located directly in front of the site on 3rd Street and the future central subway line will connect to the existing 3rd Street lines. 

The building is Type V over Type I construction to minimize cost and the building’s façade materials will be harmonious to the surrounding buildings.  Green elements include optimal stormwater management, durable materials, and solar photovoltaic and thermal panels will provide clean electricity to the Project.   The building will achieve a Green Point Rated standard of 125 points or better. 

The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development is seeking public comment on the proposed Undertaking's effect on archeological resources.  Please contact Eugene Flannery at MOHCD, One South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA  94103; 415-701-5598; eugene.flannery@sfgov.org

PDF iconStipulaton XI to SHPO.pdf

PDF iconSan Francisco 1150 3rd St.pdf

PDF iconNAHC response_1150 3rd Street.pdf

PDF iconFigure 1 - Location Map 1150 3rd Street.pdf

 

Casa-de-la-Mision

The proposed project, Casa de la Misión, is the mixed-use development of 50 units of low-income housing for seniors and 1,900-2,500 square feet of commercial space.  Development of the housing will include site acquisition, demolition of two existing structures and the construction of a six story structure.  The 6,000 square foot ground floor will include a lobby, housing management office and nonprofit or retail space. The second through sixth floors will house 50 studio apartments including a staff unit. The site is located at 3001-3013 24th Street in San Francisco's Mission District.  The total cost of the project is estimated to be $50,000,000.

PDF iconResponse to Comments Master Document.pdf

PDF iconExetension of Comment Period 24th Street 3001.pdf

PDF iconNotice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds.pdf

PDF icon24th Street 3001 Determination and Compliance Findings.pdf

PDF iconEA Corrected.pdf

 

Critical Community Improvement Program

Bayview Hunters Point Facade and Tenant Improvement Program :  architectural and engineering design services, project management, and grants for fixed equipment purchases and façade and tenant improvements to retail and commercial establishments in the eastern portion of the Bayview Hunters Point section of San Francisco.  The 3-tier Program would support both existing and new businesses in the Bayview, and could assist property owners with no existing commercial tenants so as to improve the space to a cold shell in order to attract viable commercial tenants.

PDF iconTier One Critical Community Improvement.pdf

 

PDF iconTier One Critical Community Improvement.pdf

Sunnydale Parcel Q

PDF iconCORRECTED Notice Comb FONSI-NOIRROF Parcel Q.pdf

PDF iconNotice Comb FONSI-NOIRROF Parcel Q.pdf

PDF iconParcel Q EA.pdf

Fourth  and Folsom Housing Development

PDF iconResponse to Comments 4th and Folsom.pdf

PDF icon4th and Folsom FONSI.pdf

PDF icon4th and Folsom EA Final.pdf

1036 Mission Street Affordable Housing Project

Finding of No Significant Impact

Environmental Assessment

Attachment A - Air Quality Monitoring Report

Attachment B - Article 38 Letter from SF Department of Public Health

Attachment C - Hazardous Materials

Attachment D - Cultural Resources

Attachment E - Sound Level Measurements

Attachment F - Site DND Calculator Results

 

Potrero HOPE SF Master Plan

A Response to Comments to the draft joint Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared by the City and County of San Francisco Planning Department and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). The Response to Comments and the Draft EIR/EIS along with the cover sheet comprise the Final EIR/EIS.  It is available by clicking the links immediately below this paragraph and is also available for viewing at MOHCD at 1 South Van Ness Avenue 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or at the San Francisco Planning Department, Planning Information Center (PIC) counter on the first floor at 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Authority to Use Grant Funds

Requests for Release of Funds and Environmental Certifications

Record of Decision and Statement of Findings

Cover Page

Response To Comments Part One

Response To Comments Part Two

Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Report/Impact Statement and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement

A draft joint Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared by the City and County of San Francisco Planning Department and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD).

For purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act, MOHCD is the Federal Responsible Entity acting under authority of Section 104(g) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5304(g)), Section 288 of the HOME Investment Partnerships Act (42 U.S.C. 12838), Section 26 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437x) and HUD's regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 for redevelopment of the Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex Public Housing sites as part of the HOPE SF development program. The Proposed Action is the approval by HUD of funding and development agreements associated with redevelopment of the Project site with affordable housing. This notice is in accordance with regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) at 40 CFR Parts 1500 – 1508. All interested parties including Federal, State, tribal and local agencies, in addition to the public are invited to comment on the Draft EIR/EIS. Agencies having jurisdiction by law, special expertise, or other special interest should inform MOHCD of environmental information germane to their responsibilities.

Project Description: The Proposed Project would demolish 620 public housing units and develop housing for a range of income levels for a total up to 1,700 new units on the Project site, which is located in Potrero Hill and comprised of the existing Potrero Terrace, and Potrero Annex housing developments, and Block X. The purpose of the Proposed Project is to revitalize the distressed Potrero Housing Development as part of the HOPE SF program and add additional affordable housing options in the City of San Francisco. The Proposed Project would include, but not be limited to, new vehicle connections, new pedestrian connections, a new street and block layout, new transit stops, and new water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure. In addition, the Proposed Project would incorporate green construction and sustainable principles, retail, community facilities, and open space. The Proposed Project would be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) standards. The Proposed Project would be developed in three non-overlapping phases over at least a 10-year period.

A portion of the Project site, Block X, would need a zoning amendment from P to RM-2 to be consistent with the Potrero Annex and Potrero Terrace areas of the Project site. The existing height and bulk designation of the Project site would need to be amended through a Height and Map Amendment to allow buildings above 40 feet.
The Draft EIR/EIS discusses the purposes and need for the Proposed Project and identifies and evaluates three alternatives: Alternative 1 – Reduced Development Alternative; Alternative 2 – Housing Replacement Alternative; and Alternative 3 – No Project Alternative.

DRAFT EIR/EIS: The Draft EIR/EIS finds that implementation of the proposed project would lead to significant unavoidable project-level and cumulative impacts related to air quality, noise, and transportation and circulation. The buildings used for the public hearings are accessible to person with disabilities. Any individual who requires special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternative formats, are requested to contact Eugene Flannery at Eugene.Flannery@sfgov.org or at Call: (415) 701-5598. The Draft EIR/EIS is also available for viewing at MOHCD at 1 South Van Ness Avenue 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or at the San Francisco Planning Department, Planning Information Center (PIC) counter on the first floor at 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Public comments on the Draft EIR/EIS will be accepted from November 7, 2014 to 5:00 p.m. through January 7, 2015. Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the Draft EIR/EIS to: Sarah Jones, Environmental Review Officer, San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, California 94103. All comments received by 5:00 P.M. P.S.T January 7, 2015 will be considered.

Summary & Chapter One - Project Purpose, Need and Objectives

Chapter Two Project Alternatives (EIS) / Project Description (EIR)

Chapter Three Plans and Policies

Chapter Four Affected Environment

Chapter Five - Analysis Part One

Chapter Five - Analysis Part Two

Chapter Six and Seven - Other CEQA NEPA Considerations; Report Preparers

Appendices

Appendix 1 - Scoping

Appendix 4.6 - Cultural and Paleontological Resources

Appendix 4.7 - Transportation and Circulation

    Transportation Final Study

    Transportation Study Appendix 1

    Transportation Study Appendix 2

Appendix 4.8 - Noise

Appendix 4.9 - Air Quality

    Air Quality Part 1

    Air Quality Part 2

    Air Quality Part 3

Appendix 4.10 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Appendix 4.13 - Utilities and Service Systems

Appendix 4.16 - Geology and Soils

Appendix 4.18 - Hazards and Hazardous Materials

    Hazards Part One

    Hazards Part Two

PACR Reporting

PDF iconSF PACR 17th.pdf

PDF iconPACR XVI.pdf

15th Reporting Period Programmatic Agreement Compliance Report

On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development submitted the 15th PACR to the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) in August 2015. The PACR is a semi annual report of San Francisco's implementation of the Programmatic Agreement among the City and County of San Francisco, The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the California State Office of Historic Preservation for Historic Preservation Responsibilities mandated by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and assumed by the City as a condition of accepting funds subject to regulation under 24 CFR Part 58. A copy of this report is available by clicking on the link above. For more information please contact Eugene T. Flannery at 415-701-5598.

 

RAD Environmental Review Documents

PDF iconAlemany Combined Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds and Finding of No Significant Impact

PDF iconAlemany Housing Development Environmental Assessment

PDF icon15th Street 1855 SW.pdf

PDF iconProof of Publication.pdf

PDF icon15th Street 1855 SF PA Archeological.pdf

Ping Yuen Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact/Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds for Ping Yuen

PDF iconCA001 RAD AUGF Ping Yuen.pdf

838 Pacific Avenue, Ping Yuen North

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

PDF iconCA001 RAD AUGF Ping Yuen North.pdf

1760 Bush Street

NOI RROF 1760 Bush Street

PDF iconAUGF Bush 1760.pdf

951 Eddy Street

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 951 Eddy St..pdf

939 Eddy Street

AUGF 939 EddyPDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 939 Eddy St.pdf

227 Bay Street

AUGF BayPDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 227 Bay St.pdf

462 Duboce Avenue

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 462 Duboce Ave.pdf

255 Woodside Avenue

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 255 Woodside Ave.pdf

1880 Pine Street

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 1880 Pine St.pdf

345 Arguello Boulevard

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 345 Arguello Blvd.pdf

Holly Courts

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF Holly Courts.pdf

990 Pacific

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 990 Pacific Ave.pdf

491 31st Avenue

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 491 31st Ave.pdf

666 Ellis Street

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 666 Ellis St.pdf

25 Sanchez Street

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 25 Sanchez St.pdf

430 Turk Street

PDF iconCA001 SFHA AUGF 430 Turk St.pdf

1150 Scott Street - Converts to Exempt 

1750 McAllister 

PDF iconAUGF McAllister 1750.pdf

NOIRROF McAllister 1750

3850 18th Street

PDF iconAUGF 18th Street 3850.pdf

2698 California Street Environmental Assessment

FONSI for 2698 California Street

PDF iconAUGF.pdf

350 Ellis Street

NOIRROF 350 Ellis Street

PDF iconAUGF Ellis 350.pdf

2451 Sacramento Street

NOIRROF 2451 Sacramento Street

PDF iconAUGF Sacramento 2451.pdf

1400 Baker Street (Westside Courts)

NOIRROF 1400 Baker Street

PDF iconAUGF Baker 1400.pdf

1950 Mission Street Jurisdictional Transfer

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about April 8, 2014 the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development of the City and County of San Francisco (MOHCD) will submit a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development for the release of an estimated $10,000,000 in Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grants under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; to undertake a project known as 1950 Mission Street Jurisdictional Transfer for the purpose of purchasing land for the development of up to 150 units of affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street. MOHCD intends to supplement Part 58 funding with local funding, as well, for a total project cost of approximately $36,000,000.

The proposed project is the acquisition of real estate and development of up to 150 units of 100% affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street (APN 3554/005). Development activities would include the construction of up to 150 affordable rental units of housing, as well as approximately 10,000 square feet of community, retail and commercial space on the ground floor and subsurface parking for 75 vehicles. The development would include 8,100 square feet of open space. Site development would include removal of existing temporary structures. No zoning changes are proposed as all development activities would be consistent with current zoning controls as set forth in §736.1 of the San Francisco Planning Code (Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District)

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Eugene T. Flannery at MOHCD, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. All comments received by midnight on April 7, 2014 will be considered by MOHCD prior to submitting a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

STANDARD MITIGATION MEASURES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER REGARDING 1950 MISSION STREET

Environmental Assessment

Attachment A - Cultural Resources

Attachment B - Phase One Environmental Site Assessment

Attachment C - Potential Roadway Exposure Zone

Attachment D - Sound Measurement Data

Attachment E - CALEEMOD Emissions Modeling Data

 

Upper Yard Project at Intersection of Geneva and San Jose Avenues

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about April 8, 2014 MOHCD will submit a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development for the release of an estimated $10,000,000 in Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grants under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended, to undertake a project known as the Upper Yard Jurisdictional Transfer for the purpose of purchasing land for the development of up to 150 units of affordable housing at the intersection of Geneva and San Jose Avenues (APN 6973/038 & 039). MOHCD intends to supplement the Part 58 funding with local funds as well, for a total project cost of approximately $35,000,000. In addition to the construction of affordable housing, development activities would include approximately 7,500 square feet of community, commercial and retail space on the ground floor; surface parking for up to ten vehicles and 15,000 square feet of open space.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Eugene T. Flannery at MOHCD, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. All comments received by midnight on April 7, 2014 will be considered by MOHCD prior to submitting a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

Environmental Assessment

Attachment A - Air Quality Monitoring Results

Attachment B - Potential Roadway Exposure Zone Map

Attachment C - Health Risk Assessment

Attachment D - Phase One Environmental Site Assessment

Attachment E - Cultural Resources Information

Attachments F and G - Noise and Sound Data

Standard Mitigation Measures Agreement Between the City and County of San Francisco and the California State Historic Preservation Officer Regarding Geneva Avenue and San Jose Avenue Project

Waiver of EIS

 

Environmental Reviews for proposed San Francisco Housing Authority Section 18 Properties

 

Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds for SFHA proposed Section 18 properties

Westbrook Apartments

Hunters Point

Alemany

Clemintina Towers

350 Ellis

Westside Courts

Rosa Parks

Ping Yuen

Ping Yuen North

1750 McAllister

 

5800 Third Street

 

Request for Release of Funds

Combined Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Environmental Assessment

Attachment I

Attachment J

 

Sunnydale and Velasco Public Housing Development

 

 

 

 Authority To Use Grant Funds HUD-7015.16

 

 

 

Record of Decision

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/07/10/2015-16938/environmental-impact-statements-notice-of-availability

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS AND NOTICE OF AVAILABILTIY OF FINAL ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT RECORD /FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW STATEMENT

 

A Response to Comments to the draft joint Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared by the City and County of San Francisco Planning Department and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). The Response to Comments and the Draft EIR/EIS along with the cover sheet comprise the Final EIR/EIS.  It is available by clicking the links immediately below this paragraph and is also available for viewing at MOHCD at 1 South Van Ness Avenue 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or at the San Francisco Planning Department, Planning Information Center (PIC) counter on the first floor at 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Cover Sheet

Response to Comments

Notice of Availability

Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement

Introductory Materials

Executive Summary

Chapter One - Purpose, Need, and Objectives

Chapter Two - Project Alternatives(EIS)/Project Description (EIR)

Chapter Three - Affected Environment

Chapter Four - Environmental Consequences

Chapter Five - Other CEQA/NEPA Considerations

Chapter Six - List of Preparers

Chapter Seven - Distribution List

Chapter Eight - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Glossary

APPENDICES TO DEIR/DEIS

Notice of Preparation, Notice of Intent, and Scoping Report

Cultural Resources

Transportation

Noise

Air Quality

Biological Resources

 

MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT 55 LAGUNA STREET PROJECT

The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development of the City and County of San Francisco (MOHCD) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) which describes the potential environmental effects of the proposed development of housing, retail and community uses at the San Francisco State Teachers College. The EA was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), as amended, Title 24 Part 58 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Council on Environmental Quality Regulations. (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508).

Based upon the EA, MOHCD has determined that the project is not an action that will result in a significant impact on the quality of the human environment and has published a Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (FONSI/NOIRROF) in accordance with 24 CFR §58.43.  The Finding of No Significant Impact is based upon compliance with mitigation measures which have been identified as necessary to reduce the environmental impacts of the proposed action to a point or level where they are determined to be no longer significant.

The FONSI/NOIRROF was published in the San Francisco Examiner on September 21, 2012 and is also posted on this website.  It can be accessed by clicking the link below, “FONSI/NOIRROF”. The FONSI/NOIRROF was also mailed to individuals and groups known to be interested in the proposed action, to the local news media, to the appropriate tribal, local, State and Federal agencies; to the Regional Offices of the Environmental Protection Agency having jurisdiction and to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Field Office in San Francisco.

During the 30 day comment period, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development received timely comments from the Law Offices of Mary Miles on behalf of the Coalition for Adequate Review (CAR) on October 3 and on October 21, 2012. MOHCD received a comment from Helene Whitson of Save the Laguna Street Campus on October 21, 2012. No other comments were timely submitted. Comments and Responses to the Comments can be accessed by clicking on the "Response to Comments" and "Appendices to Response to Comments" links below.

The Environmental Assessment has been modified as a result of the consideration of the comment received for the FONSI/NOIRROF. However, the original findings are still valid. The Final EA can be accessed by clicking on the "Final EA" link below.

The Environmental Review Record (ERR), including the Environmental Assessment and supporting documentation is on file at the MOH, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. It is available for review and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. The Environmental Review Record is also available for review and downloading by clicking on the links below.

MOHCD submitted a Request for Release of Funds and Certification (RROF - form HUD-7015.15) to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development on November 6, 2012. The RROF serves as a certification of the MOHCD’s compliance with environmental laws and regulations in the exercise of its duties as a responsible entity for environmental review, decision-making, and action that would otherwise apply to HUD under NEPA. The form also serves as a request for the release of funding. MOHCD has requested the release of an estimated $1,400,000 in HOPWA funding $10,000,000 in Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grants under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; and $400,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; to undertake the proposed project.

HUD will accept objections to the Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission of the Request for Release of Funds. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Office of Community Planning and Development, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development at 600 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Letter to Save the Laguna Street Campus

Authority to Use Grant Funds

FINAL EA

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS

APPENDICES TO RESPONSE TO COMMENTS

FONSI/NOIRROF

VOLUME ONE - DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

 

VOLUME TWO

 

Table of Contents to Appendices

APPENDIX A -Part  1 - Historic

APPENDIX A - Part 2 - Historic

APPENDIX A - Part 3 - Historic

APPENDICES B & C - Noise and Transportation

 

APPENDIX D - MISCELLANEOUS

 

APPENDIX D - Part 1

APPENDIX D - Part 2

APPENDIX D - Part 3

APPENDIX D - Part 4

APPENDIX D - Part 5

APPENDIX D - Part 6

APPENDIX D - Part 7

APPENDIX D - Part 8

 

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER REGARDING THE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, 55 LAGUNA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO

 

ALICE GRIFFITH

On January 25, 2013 the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development of the City and County of San Francisco submitted a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Planning and Development for the release of funds subject to regulation by 24 CFR Part 58. Funding for the project may include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grants under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended,  and Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant Funds.

The activities proposed comprise a project for which an Environmental Impact Statement was prepared. A Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2012 and in the San Francisco Examiner on September 17, 2012. Copies of the NOA/FEIS were mailed to interested parties. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, City and County of San Francisco, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M or it may be downloaded from this site by clicking on the appropriate links.

The Record of Decision was prepared and signed by the Certifying Officer on November 16, 2012 in accordance with 24 CFR §58.60 and 40 CFR §1505.2. MOHCD prepared this Record of Decision pursuant to the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) and of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations at 24 CFR Part 58, ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR ENTITIES ASSUMING HUD ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES. This Record of Decision is based on MOHCD’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for the ALICE GRIFFITH REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (HUD/EIS-2010-CA-00004).

Authority to Use Grant Funds

Request for Release of Funds and Certification

Response to Comments on the Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Comments on the Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (NOI/RROF)

 

Attachments submitted with Comments to NOI/RROF:

 

Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA)

 

Targeted Brownfields Assessment Appendices:

 

TBA App. 1

TBA App. 2

TBA App. 3

TBA App. 4

TBA App. 5

TBA App. 6

TBA App. 8

 

TBA App. 7 - Sanborne Maps submitted with TBA:

 

SM 1

SM 2

SM 3

SM 4

SM 5

SM6

SM 7

SM 8

SM 9

SM 10

 

Record of Decision

 

Notice of Availability of ROD and Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Fund

Final Environmental Impact Statement

Appendix A - Scoping

Appendix B - Design for Development

Appendix C - Traffic Analysis

Appendix D - Cultural

Appendix E - Biological

Appendix F - Noise

Appendix G - Site Specific Programmatic Agreement

Appendix H - Response To Comments

Notice of Availability

 

Draft EIS for Alice Griffith Redevelopment Project

 

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

For Further Information Contact:
Eugene T. Flannery
Call: 415-701-5598
eugene.flannery@sfgov.org