Minutes of the Planning Commission


January 1998


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MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

JANUARY 8, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.



PRESENT: Hector Chinchilla, President, Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Beverly Mills, Anita Theoharis

ABSENT: Larry Martin

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:30 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Robert Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

1. 97.669C (HING)

1209 VICENTE STREET, south side, between 23rd and 24th Avenue, Lot 48 in Assessor's Block 2473. Request for authorization of Conditional Use to construct a two-story residential addition above an existing single-story commercial building. Four new dwelling units are proposed without providing four off-street parking spaces as required under Section 151 of the Planning Code in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. Under Code Section 161(j), the Planning Commission may reduce the off-street parking requirement for dwelling units in Neighborhood Commercial (NC) Districts.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 11, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

2. 97.771D (MILLER)

370 DE HARO STREET, Discretionary Review on Building Permit No. 9717324 proposing the conversion of a building approved as 20 commercial loft spaces to 20 live/work spaces on the property located at 370 De Haro Street, northwest corner at 17th Street, in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 4, 1997

(Proposed for Continuance to March 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

3. 97.686C (LI)

1100 GRANT AVENUE, northeast corner at Pacific Avenue; Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 162: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 812.49 and 812.20 of the Planning Code to establish a financial service of approximately 3,600 square feet in the CR-NC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

B. PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.

SPEAKERS: Brett Gladstone

Re: 1220 Jones Street/75 Pleasant Street

Curtis Davis

Re: 75 Pleasant Street

Pete Peterson

Re: 75 Pleasant Street

Dan Weaver

Re: 1800 Ocean Avenue/Post Office

Jeffrey Chang

Re: 1220 Jones Street

Jenny Tseng

Re: 76 Pleasant Street

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Theoharis: 1800 Ocean Avenue on 1/22/98

4. Consideration of Adoption: Draft minutes from 11/13/97, 11/20/197, 12/4/97, 12/11/97, 12/18/97

ACTION: Approved as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wished everybody Happy New Year

6. REVIEW OF PAST WEEKS' EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Mr. Passmore gave Commission a status report on 73-75 Pleasant Street

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

7. 97.787B (NIXON)

650 TOWNSEND STREET, AKA 699 - 8TH STREET, at the northeast corner of 8th and Townsend Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor's Block 3783. Request for authorization for conversion of up to 275,000 square feet of Apparel Mart design/display space to office space pursuant to Sections 321 and 322 of the Planning Code in a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and a 65X and 100X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 11, 1997)

SPEAKERS: Mr. Cassidy, Joe Mott, Sue Hestor

ACTION: Approved with conditions as modified: Add #7: Hours of operation and routes for shuttle bus

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14520

8. 97.467L (PAEZ)

1088 GREEN STREET, the former Engine House (Firehouse) No. 31, north side between Leavenworth and Jones Streets, Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 121-- Consideration of a Landmark nomination pursuant to Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board adoption of Resolution No. 498, on September 17, 1997, initiating landmark designation of the property and recommending that the Planning Commission take action to designate the property a landmark site in accordance with Article 10 of the City Planning Code. The property is within a RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKERS: Dan Reidy, Denise LaPointe, William Kostura

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

EXCUSED: Mills

ABSENT: Martin

RESOLUTION No.: 14522

9. 97.210L (PAEZ)

1701 NINETEENTH AVENUE, the former Shriner's Hospital and Grounds, the northern portion of lot 3 in Assessor's Block 1924, bound by Nineteenth Avenue on the east, Twentieth Avenue on the west, Lawton Street on the north and an unimproved section of the Moraga Street right-of-way on the south -- Consideration of a Landmark nomination pursuant to Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board adoption of Resolution No. 499, on October 1, 1997, initiating the landmark designation of the northern portion of the property and recommending that the Planning Commission take action to designate the northern portion of the property a landmark site in accordance with Article 10 of the City Planning Code. The property is within a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKERS: Daniel Reidy, F. Joseph Butler, Mary Ann Miller, Kevin Holl, Philip Carleton, Denise LaPointe, Carolyn Klemeyer, Ethel Friedrich, Teresa Hallinan, William Kostura, Catherine Russo, F. Van Orden, Dee Dee Workman, Carolyn Gates, E. McGoldrick, Marjorie Freenkel, Margarite Areher, Ruth Strassner, Anne Bloomfield, Helen Sant, Tom Quaglia, Theodore Corsones, Robert Pender, Margaret Deig, Marc Duffett, Chris Verplanck

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

NOES: Mills

ABSENT: Martin

RESOLUTION No.: 14523

10. 97.882R (BILLOVITS)

2290-2295 GEARY BOULEVARD -- General Plan Referral considering an encroachment permit for a proposed pedestrian bridge spanning the public right-of-way 30 feet above Geary Boulevard connecting Kaiser Medical Center buildings on both sides of Geary between Divisadero and Broderick Streets, per Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter and Section 3.012 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.

SPEAKERS: Kelly Frederick, Rich Ow, Alice Barkley, Dick Pettingall Beverly Rashind, Margaret Verges, Paul Finwall, Ann Rahe,

ACTION: Approved with conditions as modified: Add to findings a stipulation that this is an exceptional situation.

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14521

11. 97.482C (BILLOVITS)

2743-2761 GEARY BOULEVARD; Lots 27, 28, 29 AND 30 in Assessor's Block 1092 -- Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to demolish an existing second-story dwelling unit located at 2761 Geary Boulevard, and construct a new four-story building containing 22 dwelling units, 22 parking spaces and 4,700 square-feet of commercial space on a 13,000 square-foot lot in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, per Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 712.39.

SPEAKERS: Mike Sarmiento, Bruce Bauman, Jake McGoldrich

ACTION: Approved with conditions as modified: Add to #2 that the project architect continue working with Department on the details of the building design, particularly facade treatments.

#13: Provide security fencing during construction and demolition.

#14: Project sponsor shall provide neighbors with a representative to monitor construction

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14524

12. 97.636C (ZWIERZYCKI)

2121 & 2145 - 19TH AVENUE, west side between Quintara and Rivera Streets, Lots 33 and 34 in Assessor's Block 2198 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 209.6(b) to install a total of six Sprint panel antennas encased in a fiberglass cylinder on the rooftop of an existing two-story office building (2145 - 19th Avenue), and one base transceiver station on the second floor of an adjacent two-story office building (2121 - 19th Avenue), as part of a wireless communication network in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 13, 1997)

SPEAKERS: Mauren Bassett, Giselle Quezada, Richard Moy, Albert Lee, Robert Weller

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Theoharis, Joe

NOES: Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14525

13. 97.752C (PEPPER)

2298 CHESTNUT STREET, northeast corner at Scott Street; Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 488A: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 711.26 of the Planning Code to allow a Walk-Up Automated Teller Machine (ATM) (as defined by Section 790.140 of the Planning Code) with less than a three-foot recess from the property line, in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 11, 1997)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing. Continued to 2/5/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

AT APPROXIMATELY 6:10 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.

14. 97.488D (LI)

168 RAE AVENUE, Discretionary Review on Building Permit No. 9708243 proposing the construction of a three-story addition at the rear of the building in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 20, 1997)

SPEAKERS: Julie Vale, George Vale, Joyce Chang

ACTION: Approved as amended: Note to DB that window shall be closed and address smoke stake.

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

15. 97.736D (BAŅALES)

1769 NOE STREET, Discretionary Review on Building Permit No. 9714747 proposing construction of a horizontal addition on three floors with rear deck on single family dwelling.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 20, 1997)

SPEAKERS: Scott Chandler, Darla Ratcliff, Anna M. Farrell, Bruce Coleman, Carlos Hollis, Melony Mandray, Austin Brian, Linda Chass, Ted Quarry

ACTION: Approved as modified: reduce height 2 feet, remove roof from rear deck; same siding as existing and trellis the side wall.

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin



16. 97.735D (BEATTY)

1993 - 14TH AVENUE, west side between Pacheco Street and Mandalay Lane, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 2120B - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9707015, proposing to demolish the existing single-family dwelling and construct a new single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 4, 1997)

NOTE: On 1/8/98, the Commission stated they will not consider further continuance and will decide the case on 1/22/98.

SPEAKERS: Frank Noto, Margarita Perry, Ed Wakil, Gertrude Payne, Anita M. Perry, Evelyn M. Zanler, John Peterson, Sergio Baldocchi, Ariana Fabbri, Alice T. Baldocchi, Gladys Iacono, Barbara Burdick, Sergio Rebrik, Suzanne Heisler

ACTION: Continued to 1/22/98.

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis

NOES: Joe

ABSENT: Martin

17. 97.778D (WANG)

859 ELIZABETH STREET, south side between Douglass Street and Hoffman Avenue, Lot 23 in Assessor's Block 2829 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9716253 to construct a two-story addition, at the rear of the existing three-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District. The application also proposes the creation of a garage within the existing ground floor to accommodate one off-street parking

SPEAKERS: Andrew Grimstad, Claire Pilcher, Michael Cronbach, Mary Nordstrom, Edward Nyberg, Sharon Duberry

ACTION: Approved revision #4 as amended: remove 3 ft on east, property line; finished exterior material.

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

18. 97.504D (GORDON)

1304 MONTGOMERY STREET, east side between Union and Filbert Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 0106 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9702514, proposing exterior alterations including the modification and addition of window openings and skylights, the recladding of the exterior facade with cement plaster, and the construction of a new roof-level balcony to an existing three-story over-basement single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District. This building is designated a Non-Contributory Building to the Telegraph Hill Historic District. The proposal was reviewed by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board under Certificate of Appropriateness Case No. 97.504A on November 5, 1997.

SPEAKERS: James Atwood, Joe Luttrell, Leo J. McLaughlin, Nancy Shanahan, Stacy Shemberg, Lea Schick, Aaron Peskin, Lucia Bogatay, Marshall Roath, Mary Lipian, Paulette Taggart

ACTION: Approved with modification: to require wood sash and siding

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis

NOES: Joe, Mills

ABSENT: Martin

Adjournment: 9:02 p.m

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF JANUARY 22, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Joe, Theoharis, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin



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A D D E N D U M

MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

JANUARY 8, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

96.099E (NISHIMURA)

MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT; northwest corner of Howard and 4th Streets and also bounded by Minna Street; Lots 18, 35, 36, 37, 38, 68, 69 and 70 in Assessor's Block 3724; within a C-3-S (Downtown Support) District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District, and Assessor's Lot 70 is also within the Yerba Buena Center Redevelopment Area. Appeal of the Preliminary Negative declaration published on November 29, 1997 for a proposed new convention building, Moscone III. The proposed project is new construction of an approximately 680,000 gross square foot, three-story over basement, approximately 115-foot high convention facility on an approximate 189,000 square foot site after demolition of a two-story restaurant and office building and a six-story over basement office, restaurant and retail building, removal of a paved public parking lot, and street vacation of Holland Court. A truck loading facility would be provided in the basement level of the building. In addition, the proposed project would require authorization by the Planning Commission pursuant to Planning Code Section 309 and General Plan referral for review by the Planning Department.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing. Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

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MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

JANUARY 15, 1998

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS

ROOM 404

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

3:00 P.M.

PRESENT: Hector Chinchilla - President, Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Larry Martin, Beverly Mills, Anita Theoharis

ABSENT: Cynthia Joe

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 3:OO P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Robert Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Jonas Ionin, Gus Fallay, Irene Nishimura, Grace Hing, Jon Purvis, Hillary Gitelman, Gene Coleman and Andrea Green - Acting Commission Secretaries

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

1. 97.536D (LI)

1100 HOWARD STREET, northwest corner at 7th Street, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 3727 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9714756, proposing to construct 14 live/work units in one building on a vacant lot (former gas station) in an SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

2. 97.536E (NISHIMURA)

1100 HOWARD STREET, northwest corner of 7th Street, lot 7 in Assessor's Block 3727; within a South of Market SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential, Mixed Use) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. An appeal of a preliminary negative declaration published November 1, 1997, for a proposed project involving new construction of 14 live/work units in a four story, 49 foot tall, approximately 23,665 gross square foot building on an undeveloped 6,750 square foot lot currently used for privately leased parking and formerly used as a gasoline service station. Fifteen parking spaces would be provided in a ground level parking garage.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 4, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

3. 97.227E (GLASNER)

249 SHIPLEY STREET, 12 Live/Work Units: Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposal is to construct 12 live/work units in one building at 249 Shipley Street (Assessor's 3753, Lot 66), on the south side of the street between 5th and 6th Streets. The project site is currently used for vehicle parking and a one-story taxi maintenance building and three service bays on the southwest corner. The existing 13,625 square-foot lot would be subdivided into two lots, one facing Shipley Street (approximately 5,625 square feet), and the other fronting Clara Street (8,000 square feet). A new 45-foot structure would be built on the new Shipley lot, and would contain three stories including two mezzanine levels. A 12-space parking garage would be located on the first level. The other new lot would continue to be used for parking and vehicle repair. The proposed project is located in an RSD (Residential-Service Mixed Use) Zoning District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 4, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

4. 97.227D (WANG)

249 SHIPLEY STREET (AKA 250 CLARA STREET), southeast side between 5th and 6th Streets, Lot 066 in Assessor's Block 3753 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9708248, proposing to construct a 3-story, 12-unit live/work building in an RSD (Residential/Service Mixed Use) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 4, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

5. 97.532C (ANDRADE)

54 HARRIET STREET, Lot 103 in Assessors's Block 3731; west side between Folsom and Howard Streets - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to demolish and replace an existing building having two dwelling units with a new building having four, live/work units, per Planning Code Section 803.5(b), in the Residential Enclave District (RED) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 20, 1977)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

6. 97.215X (NIXON)

39-67 SECOND STREET, east side between Stevenson and Mission Streets, Lots 19A, 33 and 34 in Assessor's Block 3708: Request for Determinations of Compliance and Request for Exceptions, as permitted under Section 309 of the Planning Code, from requirements for the Extension of Upper Tower, Section 263.9; Volume and Bulk of the Upper Tower, Section 270. The Project involves the construction of a 25-story, 330 foot tall building containing approximately 345,036 square feet of office space, 7,465 square feet of retail space and 24,152 square feet of basement parking within the C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and a 300-S Height and Bulk District and within the New Montgomery-Second Street Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 22, 1998 February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as corrected

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

7. 97.215B (NIXON)

39-67 SECOND STREET, east side between Stevenson and Mission Streets, lots 19A, 33 and 34 in Assessor's Block 3708: Request for Authorization for Office Space in excess of 50,000 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 320-324. The proposal is the construction of a 25 story, 330 foot tall building containing approximaterly 345,036 square fee of office space, 7,465 square feet of retail space and 24,152 square feet of basement parking within the C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and a 300-S Height and Bulk District and within the New Montgomery-Second Street Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 22, 1998 February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as corrected

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

8. 97.358C (ANDRADE)

105 MILES STREET; southwest corner of Miles and California Streets; Lot 54 in Assessor's Block 243: Request for Conditional Use Authorization to add approximately 6,154 square feet of floor area to an existing recreational facility presently containing approximately 7,794 square feet, per Section 238 of the Planning Code, in an RM-4 (Residential, Mixed, High Density) District and in the Nob Hill Special Use District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 20, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance Indefinitely)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

9. 97.538D (ANDRADE)

2370 BROADWAY, north side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets, Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 0563 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9709611S, proposing to construct a deck of approximately 105 sq. ft. above an existing deck located at the rear of the building in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 18, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

10. 97.380D (ARCE)

423 - 35TH AVENUE, west side between 35th and 36th Avenues, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 1467 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9702211, proposing the demolition of a one-story over-basement single-family dwelling and the construction of a three-story over-garage two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 20, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

B. PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.

SPEAKERS: Sima Kushnirsky

Re: 1234-33rd Avenue

John Bardis

Re: 1234-33rd Avenue

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

11. ADOPTION OF PROPOSED HEARING SCHEDULE FOR 1998.

ACTION: Approved as corrected: canceled July 2 for the Independence day holiday and July 30 for being the fifth Thursday in the month

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

12 ELECTION OF OFFICERS: In accordance with Article II, Section 1 of the Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Planning Commission, the President and Vice President of the Commission shall be elected at the first Regular Meeting of the Commission held on or after the 15th day of January of each year, or at a subsequent meeting, the date which shall be fixed by the Commission at the first Regular Meeting on or after the 15th day of January each year.

ACTION: Anita Theoharis elected as Vice-President.

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

ACTION: Hector Chinchilla elected as President

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

(SFUSD)

13. SCHOOL OF ARTS - Informational only

SPEAKERS: Jim White, Carlota Del Portillo, President, Board of Education, Alice Barkley, Gordon Chin

14. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

None

15. REVIEW OF PAST WEEKS' EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

None

E. CONSENT CALENDAR/UNCONTESTED CASES

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.

16. 97.623Q (SMITH)

1001-11 LOMBARD STREET, southwest corner of Lombard and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 71, six-unit residential condominium conversion subdivision in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family) District.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No: 14526

17. 97.828Q (SMITH)

1143-53 LEAVENWORTH STREET, west side between Sacramento and California Streets, Lot 2 in Assessor's Block 248, six-unit residential condominium conversion subdivision in a RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14257

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

18. 95.469E (NISHIMURA)

THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS (S.F. ZOO) MASTER PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT Certification of Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 1 Zoo Road, Lots 6 and 7 in Assessor's Block 7281. The San Francisco Zoological Gardens Master Plan is a long-range physical development plan for the years 1997 to 2010. It proposes expansion of the Zoo into an adjoining Recreation and Park property already designated for Zoo uses; reconfiguration and construction of a new visitor entrance area; and demolition, new construction and renovation projects of visitor areas and services, wildlife exhibits, animal housing, conservation and breeding areas and buildings, veterinarian services buildings, Zoo service and support areas and buildings, a new Children's Zoo and new visitor parking. The Zoo Master Plan also includes a Zoo Forestation Management Plan that proposes new planting, replanting and maintenance of the Zoo's trees and shrubs. NOTE: The period for receipt of comments on this document closed on October 9, 1997. The Commission held a public hearing to receive testimony on this document on October 9, 1997. No testimony will be taken at this meeting.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved the certification

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14528

19. 97.656C (FALLAY)

1712 TARAVAL STREET, north side between 27th and 28th Avenues, Lot 9 in Assessor's Block 2356 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 711.42 of the Planning Code to convert an existing retail store to a Pizza Restaurant in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of December 18, 1997)

NOTE: On 12/4/97, following testimony, the Commission closed public hearing (with the stipulation that any new material, changes and/or corrections will remain open to public comment) and continued this matter to 12/18/97. Commissioner Martin was absent.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No: 14529

20. 96.340C (IONIN)

1660 McALLISTER STREET, north side between Broderick and Divisadero Streets; Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 1156; and a vacant lot on McALLISTER, south side between Broderick and Divisadero Streets; Lot 24A in Assessor's Block 1179 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 209.3(j) and 209.7(a) of the Planning Code, to allow 1660 McAllister to be used as a church and the vacant lot across the street to be used as a parking lot for the church in a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 11, 1997)

Note: On December 11, 1997, after public testimony the Commission closed public hearing by a vote of +7 -0.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14530

21. 97.658C (HING)

1050 KIRKHAM STREET, northeast corner at 15th Avenue, Lot 07 in Assessor's Block 1839. Request for authorization of Conditional Use to modify conditions of approval for a previous authorization (Motion No. 13750) to establish a child care facility in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District. The proposal is to increase the number of children served to a maximum of 30 children from the present number of 20 children, under a new operator. The proposed hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The hours of outdoor play would be between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off of children would not be limited to the three-car garage for the property. The seven feet fence on lot lines abutting the outdoor play areas would be reduced to six feet on the north lot line to provide sunlight to the abutting property owners.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 18,1997)

SPEAKERS: Jane Cole, Jeanette Hanson, John Cindell, Elenn Ceestrom, Thomas See, Kevin Ceestrom, George Ceestrom,

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14531

22. 97.718C (PURVIS)

3150 22ND STREET, north side between Mission and Capp Streets; Lot 15 in Assessor's Block 3615: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 712.44 of the Planning Code to allow a small self-service restaurant, defined by Planning Code Section 790.91, in an NC-3 Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District, and the Mission Street Fast Food Subdistrict, and a 50-X Height and Bulk district.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis,

NOES: Mills, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No: 14532

23. 97.797C (WANG)

221-225 WEST PORTAL AVENUE, southeast side between Vicente Street and 14th Avenue; Lot 23 in Assessor's Block 2989B -- Request for a Conditional Use authorization to establish an ophthalmologist's office (defined as a Medical Service by Section 790.114 of the Planning Code) in a currently vacant commercial space as required by Section 729.51 of the Planning Code within the West Portal Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District and a 26 -X Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKERS: David Copperman, Bud Wilson, Art Ballastson, Claudia Callaher, Paulette Gooden, Emler George, Patricia Clark, Lizz A. Mo

ACTION: Public hearing closed. Passed a motion of intent to disapprove. Continued to 2/5/98 for final language and motion.

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

NOES: Hills

ABSENT: Joe

AT APPROXIMATELY 4:30 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.

24. 97.827D (BANALES)

777 FLORIDA STREET, northeast corner of 20th and Florida Streets, Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 4081 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9720905, proposing an addition of 2 live/work units to an existing 11-unit building for a total of 13 live/work units. No building expansion proposed. No additional parking proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 18, 1997)

SPEAKERS: Charles Todd, Ann King, Judy West

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

NOES: Martin

ABSENT: Joe



25. 97.857D (BEATTY)

439 - 35TH AVENUE, west side between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 1467 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9713238, proposing to add two stories and a dwelling unit to the existing single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN

26. 97.854D (WASHINGTON)

1628-30 LA PLAYA STREET (THE GREAT HIGHWAY), east side between Lawton and Moraga Streets, Lot 037 in Assessor's Block 1895 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9717527, proposing to construct a new three-story addition off the rear of an existing two-unit, two-residential building in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

SPEAKERS: Scott Anderson, John Riordan, John Frank, Judith Apsecun, Cheryl Buckeh

ACTION: Public hearing closed. Continued to 2/5/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: Joe

Adjournment: 6:50 P.M.:

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 5, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin, Joe

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MINUTES OF SPECIAL JOINT MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

AND

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION

THURSDAY

JANUARY 15, 1998

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS

ROOM 404

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.

PLANNING COMMISSION:

PRESENT: Chinchilla, Antenore, Hills, Martin, Beverly, Theoharis

ABSENT: Joe

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION:

PRESENT: Dunlop, Yee, Palma, King, Singh

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PLANNING COMMISSION PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:30 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Brian Kalahar, Hillary Gitelman, David Lindsay, Gene Coleman and Andrea Green - Acting Commission Secretaries

1. 94.061E (KALAHAR)

DISPOSAL AND REUSE OF THE FORMER NAVAL SHIPYARD AT HUNTERS POINT -- Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report. The proposed federal action discussed in the Draft EIS/EIR is the disposal of federal surplus land at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California. The document also considers the impacts of the Reuse Plan, developed by the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, as well as a Reduced Development alternative and the required No Action alternative. The Proposed Reuse Plan would be implemented by the Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment Plan (also called the Redevelopment Plan), and emphasizes mixed use of the site, including residential, industrial, maritime industrial, cultural, institutional, mixed use, research and development, and open space uses. Implementation of the Proposed Reuse Plan may require changes to the San Francisco General Plan (including the addition of a new Hunters Point Shipyard Area Plan), and changes to Bay Conservation and Development Commission's Bay Plan and to their Seaport Plan.

(Continued from December 11, 1997)

Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m., on January 20, 1998.

SPEAKERS: Leva Hilecaux, Saul Blee, Jeff Mormar, Keth Nakatani, Chris Charlin, Mike Roson, Mary Ann Miller

ACTION: Public hearing only. No action required at this time.

PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commissions on items that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the San Francisco Planning Commission and the Redevelopment Agency Commission. Members of the public may address the Commissions for up to three minutes. The president or chairperson may limit the total testimony to 30 minutes.

NONE

Adjournment: 2:35 P.M.

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` MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

JANUARY 22, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.

PRESENT: Hector Chinchilla - President, Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Beverly Mills, Anita Theoharis - Vice President

ABSENT: Larry Martin

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:40 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Robert PASSMORE - Zoning Administrator, Augustine Fallay, Paul Maltzer, Grace Hing, Caron Parker, Susana Montaņa, Delvin Washington, Adam Light, Paul Rosetter, Jonathan Purvis, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary.

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

1. 96.641T (ARCE)

UNION STREET DESIGN GUIDELINES, - Consideration of amendment of Section 725.1 of the Planning Code to adopt the "Union Street Design Guidelines" that would apply to the review of compatibility with neighborhood character of every application for a permit for new construction or alteration for buildings within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District, (in accordance with the priority policies of Section 101.1 of the Planning Code). Adoption of the Guidelines will require the Planning Department to provide at least a 10-day notice to any interested organization listed in the Directory of Neighborhood Organizations and Service Agencies of any permit application for exterior alteration of buildings and new constructions within the District and to consider the response of the organizations prior to making decisions.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 19, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

2. 97.848C (NICHOL)

2139A POLK STREET, west side of Polk Street between Broadway and Vallejo Street, Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 571 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 723.42 of the Planning Code to allow a full-service restaurant converted from a retail juice bar in a ground floor commercial space within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

3. 96.099E (NISHIMURA)

MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT; northwest corner of Howard and 4th Streets and also bounded by Minna Street; Lots 18, 35, 36, 37, 38, 68, 69 and 70 in Assessor's Block 3724; within a C-3-S (Downtown Support) District and a 160-F Height and Bulk District, and Assessor's Lot 70 is also within the Yerba Buena Center Redevelopment Area. Appeal of the Preliminary Negative declaration published on November 29, 1997 for a proposed new convention building, Moscone III. The proposed project is new construction of an approximately 680,000 gross square foot, three-story over basement, approximately 115-foot high convention facility on an approximate 189,000 square foot site after demolition of a two-story restaurant and office building and a six-story over basement office, restaurant and retail building, removal of a paved public parking lot, and street vacation of Holland Court. A truck loading facility would be provided in the basement level of the building. In addition, the proposed project would require authorization by the Planning Commission pursuant to Planning Code Section 309 and General Plan referral for review by the Planning Department.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 8, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

4. 97.214C (OMOKARO)

1 TAPIA DRIVE, north west corner of 19th and Holloway Avenues; Lot 005, Assessor's Block 7299 -- Request for conditional use authorization under Section 234.2(a) of the Planning Code to install a total of 3 antennas on the penthouse and one base transceiver station located inside the penthouse as part of wireless communication network in a P (Public Use) District, in the Lakeshore Neighborhood and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

(Continued from Regular Meeting October 23, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 26, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

5. 97.629E (NAVARRETE)

300 GOUGH STREET, Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration: The proposed project would construct a four story mixed use building which would include three stories of residential use, over a one story retail commercial use including a mezzanine, and a sub-level parking garage. The residential component would include 33 dwelling units. The ground level would include a 7,820 square foot retail store with 2,180 square feet of retail storage space on the mezzanine level. Part of the ground floor and the basement would include 59 parking spaces (43 spaces for residential + 16 spaces for commercial retail). The project site is currently a paved open public parking lot including 100 parking spaces and located in the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial zoning district, within a 50-X height/bulk district. The proposed project would require Conditional Use approval by the Planning Commission for lot size, use size, and modification of the rear yard.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

6. 97.676C (PURVIS)

222 SCHWERIN STREET, west side between Garrison and Sunnydale Avenues; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 6363: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 304, 209.3(f), and 209.4 (a) of the Planning Code to allow a Planning Unit Development, a 40-child day care facility, and a community center in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

7. 97.655E (GLASNER)

CHERRY DAM FUSE GATE PROJECT. Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. Hetch Hetchy Water and Power is proposing to increase the maximum storage capacity of Cherry Lake (Tuolumne County) in the amount of 11,600 acre-feet, from 273,500 acre-feet. This increase in storage would be accomplished by replacing the existing two and one-half foot high flash boards with a series of 26 steel fuse gates, approximately nine feet high, placed side-by-side across the 320 foot wide Cherry Valley Dam spillway. This would allow Hetch Hetchy to raise the lake level six and one-half feet from elevation 4702.5 feet to 4709.0 feet above mean sea level.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 11, 1997)

NOTE: The hearing on the appeal of the preliminary Negative Declaration for the Cherry Dam Fuse Gate project is canceled. The environmental assessment process will further study the potential physical effects of the project. After a new draft document is produced, it will be recirculated to interested parties.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

8. 97.215X (NIXON)

39-67 SECOND STREET, east side between Stevenson and Mission Streets, Lots 19A, 33 and 34 in Assessor's Block 3708: Request for Determinations of Compliance and Request for Exceptions, as permitted under Section 309 of the Planning Code, from requirements for the Extension of Upper Tower, Section 263.9; Volume and Bulk of the Upper Tower, Section 270. The Project involves the construction of a 25-story, 330 foot tall building containing approximately 345,036 square feet of office space, 7,465 square feet of retail space and 24,152 square feet of basement parking within the C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and a 300-S Height and Bulk District and within the New Montgomery-Second Street Conservation District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 15, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

9. 97.215B (NIXON)

39-67 SECOND STREET, east side between Stevenson and Mission Streets, lots 19A, 33 and 34 in Assessor's Block 3708: Request for Authorization for Office Space in excess of 50,000 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 320-324. The proposal is the construction of a 25 story, 330 foot tall building containing approximaterly 345,036 square fee of office space, 7,465 square feet of retail space and 24,152 square feet of basement parking within the C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and a 300-S Height and Bulk District and within the New Montgomery-Second Street Conservation District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 15, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

10. 96.643X (NIXON)

254 FRONT STREET, southeast corner of Front and Sacramento Streets, Lot 18 in Assessor's Block 236: Request for Determinations of Compliance and Exceptions from freight loading requirements under Section 309 of the Planning Code to permit the construction of approximately 63,000 square feet of office space, 16,000 square feet of retail space and 11,000 square feet of basement parking in a five to seven story building following demolition of the two-story buildings on site within the C-3-0 District and a 75X and a 350S Height and Bulk District and within the Front-California Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 19, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

11. 96.643B (NIXON)

254 FRONT STREET, southeast corner of Front and Sacramento Streets, Lot 18 in Assessor's Block 236: Request for Authorization of Office Space in excess of 500,000 square feet under Sections 320-324 of the Planning Code. The proposal involves the construction of a five to seven story building containing approximately 63,000 square feet of office space, 16,000 square feet of retail space and 11,000 square feet of basement parking following the demolition of the two, two-story building currently on in a C-3-0 District and a 75X and a 350S Height and Bulk District and within the Front California Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 19, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

B. PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.

SPEAKERS: Orin Pierce

Re: 1230 - 33rd Avenue

Daniel Silvermann

Re: Moscone Center Expansion Project, continued to 2/12 or 2/19.

John Bardis

Re: 1230 - 33rd Avenue





C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Antenore: 75 Pleasant Street

Chinchilla: Calendar the live/work policy matter on 2/26 with material in Commission packets and available to the public by 2/19

12. Consideration of Adoption: Draft Minutes from 1/8/98.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

97.484BX (NIXON)

101 SECOND STREET, Informational presentation on design refinements of an approved 27story office building.

ACTION: Informational only. No action required.

- Dwelling Unit Merger

- Cal Malone a past member of Department staff - wife has recently passed away. Requested that today's meeting be adjourned in his name.

- Conf irmed that he will make sure staff has material for live/work distributed as

directed by President Chinchilla

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

13. 97.439E (PARKER)

914 HARRISON STREET: Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project entails a lot split with new construction of two 3-story plus mezzanine buildings, each containing 14 live/work units and 14 ground level off-street parking spaces at 914 Harrison Street, north side, between 5th and 6th Streets. The proposed project site is currently vacant and used as a parking lot. The project site is a through lot (approximately 87 feet wide by 160 feet deep, approximately 14,000 square feet in lot area) and the project is designed such that one of the new buildings would front onto Clara Street, the other would front onto Harrison Street. The proposed height of each building wold be 45 feet, with an additional 5 feet of height as parapets and stair towers, for a total proposed building height of 50 feet. The proposed project site is located in an RSD (Residential/Service) Mixed Use Zoning District in the South of Market Planning Area.

(Continued from Regular Meeting December 11, 1997)

SPEAKERS: John Elberling, Sue Hestor, Alice Barkley, Judy West, Joe O'Donoghue, Bob Lalan, Bob Davis

ACTION: Negative Declaration Upheld

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe

NOES: Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14533

14. 97.481E (PARKER)

938 HARRISON STREET: Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project would merge lots 20, 44, 46 and 47 in Assessor's Block 3753, demolish an existing 16,000 square foot single story unreinforced masonry building (on lot 20), and construct a new two story, 40 foot tall building containing 50 live/work units on the newly created through lot at 938 Harrison Street (north side of Harrison Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets). The new building would have frontage on both Harrison Street and Clara Street. The project would provide off-street parking for 50 vehicles in a partially below grade concrete parking garage with access from Harrison Street. The proposed project site is approximately 24,000 square feet in lot area. The proposed building would be approximately 40 feet in height and is located in an RSD (Residential/Service) Mixed Use Zoning District in the South of Market Planning Area.

(Continued from Regular Meeting December 11, 1997)

SPEAKERS: John Elberling, Brad Paul, Sue Hestor, Dick Millett, T.D. Cook, Harold Burton, Judy West

ACTION: Negative Declaration Upheld

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills

NOES: Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14534

15. 97.526E (NAVARRETE)

2068 THIRD STREET: The proposed project would construct a new four story, 50 foot tall building containing 16 live/work units at 2068 Third Street (west side of Third Street, between 18th and Mariposa Streets). The project would provide off-street parking for 16 vehicles in a ground floor parking garage with access from Third Street. The proposed project site is vacant and approximately 6, 625 square feet in lot area. The proposed building would be approximately 50 feet in height, with 28,146 gross square feet of floor area and is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District in the Potrero Hill neighborhood.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 18, 1997)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 2/5/98

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

16. 97.669C (HING)

1209 VICENTE STREET, south side, between 23rd and 24th Avenue, Lot 48 in Assessor's Block 2473. Request for authorization of Conditional Use to construct a two-story residential addition above an existing single-story commercial building. Four new dwelling units are proposed without providing four off-street parking spaces as required under Section 151 of the Planning Code in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. Under Code Section 161(j), the Planning Commission may reduce the off-street parking requirement for dwelling units in Neighborhood Commercial (NC) Districts.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 8, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Mary Ann Miller, Dan Sullivan

ACTION: Approved with conditions as modified: 3 dwelling units with 2 tandem off street parking spaces.

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14535

17. 97.376CV (PUTRA)

1227 - 32ND AVENUE, west side between Lincoln Avenue and Irving Street, Lot 06 in Assessor's Block 1718: Request for Conditional Use authorization to demolish the existing one-story single-family house and replace it with a new, approximately 3,300 square foot, two-story Residential Care Facility for the elderly - non ambulatory for 11 beds as shown on revised plans November 13, 1997, per Section 209.3(c) of the Planning Code, in an RH-1(D) (House, Single-Family Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 20, 1997)

Note: On November 13, 1997, following testimony the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 -0. Commissioner Theoharis was excused and Commissioner Martin was absent.

SPEAKERS: Casey Martinez, Fred Horton, Kushnishky Sima, Lareina Chu, Mike Kotek, Alice Si-Yu Hsu Tien, Cecile Gignac, Bonnie Garvey, Alan Wood, Pat McMurtrie, Shui Heunglee, Chung Ming Chu, Dolores Daher, Y.C. Wong, Benny Chu, Yin Hun Chu, John Fendyan, Viriginia Fendyan

ACTION: Disapproved

AYES: : Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

EXCUSED: Theoharis

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14536

18. 97.863ET (ROSETTER)

CASKET STORES DEFINITION AMENDMENT: Consideration of a proposal to amend Sections 227, 790.62 and 890.62 of the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinance) to include, in the definition of "mortuary", casket stores and other retail establishments that sell or offer for sale exclusively funerary goods. The effect of the proposal would be to remove casket stores from the general retail store use category under the Planning Code and subject it to the same Planning Code controls that apply to mortuaries. Generally, this would reduce the number of







zoning districts where casket stores could be established, either as a permitted use or as a conditional use, since mortuaries are allowed as a permitted or conditional use in fewer zoning districts than are general retail stores.

SPEAKERS: Judy West, Dick Millett, Bonnie Garvey

ACTION: Approved

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14537

19. 97.783C (ZWIERZYCKI)

1129 LEAVENWORTH STREET, west side between Sacramento and California Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 248 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 253 of the Planning Code to construct an approximately 350 square-foot addition on top of the central portion of an existing multi-unit apartment complex, resulting in a building exceeding 40 feet in height in a residential district, in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14538

AT APPROXIMATELY 4:40 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.

20. 97.733D (WASHINGTON)

727-729 MORAGA STREET, south side between 14th and Funston Avenues, Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 2036A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9713735, proposing to construct two new attached residential units on a vacant lot in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

NOTE: On December 4, 1997, following testimony the Commission closed public hearing. Commissioner Martin was absent.

SPEAKERS: Denise Tom, Deborah Block Bill Dietsch

ACTION: Approved as modified: - reduced volume as presented 1/22/98.

- No Bays

- Exterior treatment to be wood

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills

NOES: Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

21. 97.226D (ARCE)

2959 - 21ST AVENUE, west side between Sloat Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, Lot 004A in Assessor's Block 7205 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9701592, proposing to add a new floor to the existing one-story over-basement single-family dwelling and the construction of interior partitions to create one social room, a laundry room, two bathrooms and one guest room in the basement area in an RH-1(D) (House, One-Family, Detached) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 20, 1997)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 6/25/98

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

22. 97.731D/DD (LIGHT)

148 3RD AVENUE, Discretionary Review on Building Permit No. 9711349 and 9711350 for demolition of a 2- story single family dwelling and new construction of a 3-story 2-unit residential building.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of December 11, 1997)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 2/12/98

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

23. 97.735D (BEATTY)

1993 - 14TH AVENUE, west side between Pacheco Street and Mandalay Lane, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 2120B - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9707015, proposing to demolish the existing single-family dwelling and construct a new single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 8, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Jeremy Paul, Dr. Ed Wakil, Margarita Perry, Frank Grimmer, Frank Noto, Jim Lucey, Louis Robbis, Joe O'Donoghue, Alice Barkley, Jay Katz, John Harrington

ACTION: Approved as modified at hearing on 1/22/98.

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

24. 97.733D (LIGHT)

222 - 7TH AVENUE, east side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 1427 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9715332 and 9715331S, proposing to demolish the existing house and construct a new three-unit condominium building in a RM-21 (Residential, House, Mixed Density) District.

SPEAKERS: Jim Gilmer, John Wu, May Wu, Ms Siberling, Peter Tengawa, Joam Brandt, Mr. Tengawa, Sandy Gilmer, Margaret Shepard, Lee Bloom, Chad Callahan, Hiriochi Fukudda, Steve Williams, Peter Wrinklestein, William McGuire, Barbara Herzich, Hong Chow, Fu Jing, Nancy Wong

ACTION: Disapproved demolition

AYES: : Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Joe, Antenore

ABSENT: Martin

25. 97.881D (LIGHT)

164-168 - 18TH AVENUE, east side between California and Lake Streets, Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 1377 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9719642S and 9719643, proposing to demolish the existing house and construct a new single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN

26. 97.865D (GORDON)

1775 QUESADA, west side between Newhall and 3rd Streets, Lot 034 in Assessor's Block 5338 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9718416S, proposing to construct two new dwelling units on two floors with a mezzanine level on a currently vacant lot in a R-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN

27. 97.496D (BAŅALES)

1025 - 17TH STREET, south side between Mississippi and Pennsylvania Streets, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 3987 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9711581 and 9711584S, proposing to construct 10 live/work units on a vacant lot in a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District.

SPEAKERS: Simon Jansen, Matthew Brown, Thalia Georgopoulos, Fed Lewis, robin Krutein, Wernher Krutein, Gayle Ashton,Jeri Jones, Robert Evans, Leo Bersamina, Julie Rae, Fritz Maytag, Jack Davis, Lilliam Sizemore, Bill Pattengill, Lourdes Portillo, Andy Patrick, Jarek Kupsl, Joan Holden, Matthew Brown, Lloyd Dangle, Denise Richards, Alan Picker, Kate Chumley, Jennifer Bryce, Paulo, L. Meyers, Camila Aguilar, Dick Millett, Debra Walker

ACTION: Motion to disapprove:

AYES: Joe, Antenore

NOES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills

ABSENT: Martin

RESULT: Motion failed to carry

ACTION: Motion to take DR and approve as modified: modified plans submitted to Commission on 1/22/98 with conditions requiring skylights, windows and possibly ventilation improvements for live work within adjacent building.

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills

NOES: Antenore, Joe

28. 97.838D (PURVIS)

185 RIPLEY STREET, north side between Alabama and Harrison Streets, Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 5542 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9718983S, proposing to construct a new four-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District and within the Bernal Heights Special use District.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 2/19/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

29. 97.839D (PURVIS)

187 RIPLEY STREET, north side between Alabama and Harrison Streets, Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 5542 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9718984S, proposing to construct a new four-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District and within the Bernal Heights Special use District.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 2/19/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

30. 97.439D/DD (ANDRADE)

914 HARRISON/221 CLARA STREETS, through lot east side of Clara Street and west side of Harrison between 5th and 6th Streets, Lot 149 in Assessor's Block 3753 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9715560 and 9715561, proposing new construction of two live/work buildings on a vacant lot (28 units in total, 28 parking) in a RSD (Residential/Service Mixed Use District).

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 2/19/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

NOTE: THIS ITEM HAD TWO DRs FILED AGAINST IT. ONE D.R.HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN AND THE OTHER, FILED BY TODCO IS STILL PENDING BEFORE THE COMMISSION

Adjournment: THE HEARING WAS ADJOURNED AT 10:40 P.M. IN THE NAME OF CALVIN MALONE.:

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 5, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Theoharis, Martin, Joe

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