Thursday, March 29, 2018

UPDATE: Central SoMa Plan

UPDATE - March 29, 2018

The Planning Department has published a "Response to Comments" on the Central SoMa Environmental Impact Report. They are available here: These are the responses to the comments we received on the Draft EIR, which was published in December of 2016. This document, along with the Draft EIR, will be before the Planning Commission for Final EIR certification on Thursday, April 12, 2018. At the same hearing the Planning Commission will be considering for adoption the rest of the proposed Central SoMa Plan legislation and accompanying implementation documents. 

Please note that the public review period for the Central SoMa EIR ended on February 13, 2017. The Planning Commission does not conduct a hearing to receive comments on the Responses to Comments document, and no such hearing is required by the California Environmental Quality Act. Interested parties, however, may always write to Commission members or to the President of the Commission at 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, 94103, and express an opinion on the Responses to Comments document, or on the Commission’s decision to certify the completion of the Final EIR for this project.

There will not be a hearing on the Central SoMa Plan on March 29th. As noted above, the Planning Commission will hold the hearing on April 12th. The hearing will be at City Hall Room 400 after 1:00 p.m. 

Please check the Planning Commission agenda page on Monday, April 9th to see where the Central SoMa item is on the agenda.


Original Post - March 5, 2018

The Central SoMa Plan passed important milestones last week. On Wednesday, February 28th, Mayor Farrell and Supervisor Jane Kim introduced the Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments, forwarding them onto the Planning Commission for their consideration. You can see the Mayor and Supervisor's press release here.

On Thursday, March 1st, the Planning Commission unanimously supported the initiation of the proposed amendments to the General Plan, including the Central SoMa Plan. You can see their Resolution to Initiate here.

In terms of next steps, the Planning Commission has tentatively scheduled an informational hearing on March 22nd to consider the Plan's remaining issues. The soonest the Commission could act to approve the legislation would be March 29th, upon which time it would return to the Board of Supervisors for their deliberation.

The Central SoMa website has been updated with all of the relevant information.

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