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File #: 19-258    Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Public Hearing
File created: 3/18/2019 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 4/18/2019 Final action:
Title: Report regarding consideration of an application for a Use Permit, Design Review, Sign Permit, and Transportation Demand Management Plan for a new clinic and medical services building at 225 Spruce Avenue, and determination that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA. (Justin Shiu, Consultant Planner and Sailesh Mehra, Planning Manager)
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1. Draft Findings of Approval and Conditions of Approval, 2. Attachment 2. Plan Set - 3.26.19, 3. Attachment 3. Project Description - 1.31.19, 4. Attachment 4. Parking and TDM Plan - 1.31.19, 5. Attachment 5. DRB Letter - 8.21.18
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Report regarding consideration of an application for a Use Permit, Design Review, Sign Permit, and Transportation Demand Management Plan for a new clinic and medical services building at 225 Spruce Avenue, and determination that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA. (Justin Shiu, Consultant Planner and Sailesh Mehra, Planning Manager)

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
Staff recommends that the Planning Commission make findings and approve the entitlements request for the project including a Use Permit, Design Review, Sign Permit, and Transportation Demand Management Plan, subject to the attached draft Conditions of Approval, and determine that the Project is categorically exempt under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Class 32, Section 15332, In-Fill Development Projects.

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PROJECT OVERVIEW
The applicant, North East Medical Services (NEMS), is seeking entitlements to construct a clinic and medical services building at 225 Spruce Avenue. The project (P18-0008) proposes a 10,716 square foot, four-story building on a 7,000 square foot parcel (FAR of 0.42).

The project is seeking approval for a Use Permit (UP18-0002) for the proposed clinic use and for parking reduction request PE18-0001; Design Review (DR18-0004) for construction of a nonresidential building; Sign Permit (SIGNS18-0002) to meet signage requirements; and Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDM19-0001) for trip generation associated with the proposed project.

BACKGROUND
NEMS is a private, non-profit community health center that services medically underserved populations at eight other locations in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties (Attachment 3). The building would provide medical clinic spaces on two floors and dental care facilities on one floor, as well as provide wellness education spaces and support spaces to support operations.

The project site is 7,000 square foot parcel that contains a two-story building previou...

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