DZLU MEETING DATE: November 21, 2023
1. ONGOING POLICY UPDATES
a. HOUSING POLICY UPDATES
Housing Element Zoning Program:
The comment letter from RHN/DZLU on the draft rezoning proposal that was presented by Planning staff at the October DZLU meeting was issued on 11/2/23. Please see the link below for our letter.
Please also see last month’s report for further detail. A link to the draft zoning proposal is below:
Dates of upcoming outreach meetings by Planning have been confirmed and are listed below. Further information about these meetings is being shared with the Board and RHN membership via a separate eblast, with encouragement to participate and to also respond to a survey developed by Planning to solicit input. The survey link will be included in the eblast and is also below:
(1) An informational presentation to the Planning Commission was held on 11/30 and a webinar is scheduled for 12/13 at noon.
(2) A District 2 community meeting (D3 invited as well) coordinated by Planning and Supervisor Stefani’s office is scheduled for 12/6, 6 pm at the Presidio Public Library Branch, 3150 Sacramento St.
As mentioned in prior reports, this is anticipated to go to the Planning Commission for approval in January and then to the Board of Supervisors for adoption in the spring of 2024.
As part of their outreach efforts, Planning gave a presentation to North Beach Neighbors on 11-13-23 which DZLU’s Chair attended. Support was expressed by some for the proposed additional height and density along the northern blocks of Columbus Ave. and Fisherman’s Wharf to incentivize development of under-utilized hotel and commercial sites in this area, revitalize the wharf area and provide additional impetus for the extension of the Central Subway to the wharf.
DZLU’s Chair relayed RHN’s concerns to NBN’s Planning and Zoning Chair about those areas cited in our letter near Ghirardelli Square and a residential pocket further south, with the hope of continuing discussions with NBN regarding areas of common concern.
In addition, DZLU representatives attended a meeting of other neighborhood associations including Cow Hollow, Marina, Barbary Coast and Telegraph Hill to explore potential common interests.