Summaries of the two proposed ordinances are provided below. Your voice needs to be heard. Please consider writing and/or contacting members of the Committee to share with them how the proposed ordinances may impact your business.
Members of the Land Use and Economic Development Committee:
• Supervisor Scott Wiener - 415.554.6968 | firstname.lastname@example.org
• Supervisor Jane Kim - 415.554.7970 | email@example.com
• Supervisor Malia Cohen - 415.554.7670 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 263, San Francisco
Introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar:
File No. 130788. An Ordinance amending the Planning Code to expand the definition of Formula Retail to include businesses that have eleven or more outlets worldwide, and to include businesses 50% or more owned by Formula Retail businesses; expand the applicability of Formula Retail controls to other types of retail uses; expand the notification procedures for formula retail applications; require an economic impact study as part of the Formula Retail Conditional Use application; charge administrative fees to pay for staff review time of such studies; and making environmental findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1.
Introduced by the Planning Department:
File No. 140844. An Ordinance amending the Planning Code to amend the definition of Formula Retail to include businesses that have 19 or more outlets worldwide; expand the applicability of Formula Retail controls to other types of uses; require Conditional Use authorization for Formula Retail establishments in the C-3-G district with facades facing Market Street, between 6th Street and the intersection of Market Street, 12th Street and Franklin Street; delete the requirement for Conditional Use authorization when a Formula Retail establishment changes operator but remains the same size and use category; define intensification and abandonment for Formula Retail uses; require Formula Retail uses to comply with performance guidelines; amend the Conditional Use criteria for Large-Scale Retail Uses except for General and Specialty Grocery stores, to require an economic impact study and establish new fees for said study; amend Neighborhood Commercial Districts that required Conditional Use for Financial and Limited Financial Services to principally permit Financial and Limited Financial Services; delete the Conditional Use requirement for Walk-Up Facilities that are not set back three feet; and adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code, Section 302, findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1.
According to the Public Hearing Notice, if the legislation in File Numbers 130788 and 140844 both pass, new fees for preparation and review of an Economic Impact Study will be charged to individuals applying for a Conditional Use authorization for a Formula Retail use. The applicant will incur the cost to the consultant for preparation of the economic impact study and all necessary documents prepared as part of the study. The consultant will be selected by the Planning Department from a pool of pre-qualified consultants. The applicant will also pay a $3,500 administrative fee to the Planning Department, including any additional time and materials as described in the Planning Code, to compensate City staff for their time reviewing the economic impact study.
Furthermore, if the legislation in File No. 140844 passes, a new fee will be charged to individuals applying for a Conditional Use authorization for a Formula Retail use to provide performance review for Formula Retail uses equivalent to the standard building permit fee, in addition to any time and materials as described in the Planning Code.
If you have questions, please contact Javier Gonzalez, director of government affairs, at 408.416.6344 or email@example.com.