Minutes of the Planning Commission


February 1998


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MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

FEBRUARY 5, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.

PRESENT: Hector Chinchilla - President, Anita Theoharis - Vice President,

Commissioners Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Beverly Mills

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, Edy Zwierzycki, Lou Andrade, Kate Nichol, Eva Lieberman, Isoken Omokaro, Neil Hart, Jonathan Purvis, Larry Badiner, David Alumbaugh, David Lindsay, Jason Smith, Michael Li, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary

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 March 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills

2 97.205D (LI)

599 - 3RD STREET, east side between Brannan Street and Varney Place, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 3775 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9721085, proposing to construct 24 live/work units and a parking garage with 24 spaces on a vacant lot in a SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills

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 March 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills

4. 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 22, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills

5. 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 22, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills

6. 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 22, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 26, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills

7. 96.099XRE (BADINER)

800-860 HOWARD STREET (MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT) - northwest corner of Howard and Fourth Streets, with frontage on Minna Street, Assessor's Block 3724, Lots 18, 36, 37, 38, 68, 69, 70 and the entirety of Holland Court, C-3-S (Downtown Support District) and a 160-F Height and Bulk District -- Consideration of Approval of Section 309 Determinations and Request for Exceptions, including but not limited to a building bulk exception and a pedestrian level wind speed standard exception for an approximately 680,000 gross square foot convention center with ancillary retail uses and Consideration of Approval of a General Plan Referral for a Street Vacation, sidewalk encroachment and widening, Public Building, General revenue Bond Issuance, and a Capital Improvement Project.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 26, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills



8 15. 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 January 8, 1997)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 26, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as shown

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

ABSENT: Hills

9 8. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 1998)

WITHDRAWN

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: Doris Linnebach

Re: Sutro Tower

William Kostura

Re: Change of policy in respect to Landmarks Board

Nellie Pierce

Re: 1234 - 33rd Avenue

Jake Goldrich

1234 - 33rd Avenue

John Bardis

1234-33rd Avenue

Patricia Vaughey

- 500 Divisadero

- 12 addresses across the city have not been entered into the DBI computer.



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Antenore: Policy of Landmarks Boards Matters - Report back in 2 weeks.

10 9. Consideration of Adoption: Draft Minutes from 1/15/98, 1/22/98.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

- 1234 - 33rd Avenue (Passmore)

11 2. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

NONE

12 3 REVIEW OF PAST WEEK'S EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD SUPERVISORS

BOS: Upheld denial of B & B on Collingwood

BOA: - Election of Officers - retained from last year

- 1346 Noe Street - Negotiated settlement

- 500 Divisadero

- North Beach Garage

(PASSMORE)

13 10. 1818 OCEAN AVENUE, Informational only. Northwest corner of Dorado Terrace. Review of Zoning Administrator's findings (letter of 1/26/97) concerning proposed postal facility.

SPEAKERS: Norm Jalison, Dan Weber, Eda james, Patricia Vaughey, Lillie Simms, Paul Conroy, Regina Blosser, Chad Otten, James SwanDeat,

ACTION: Informationa oly. No action required.

E. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL MOTION - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

14 11. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 15, 1998)

NOTE: On January 15, 1998, following public testimony the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Joe was absent. No vote by Commissioner Hills.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Disapproved project proposal

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Hills

EXCUSED: Joe

MOTION No.: 14539

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

15 12. (LIEBERMAN)

DOWNTOWN PLAN REVIEW, To provide a prospective for the Commission's consideration and review of Downtown project proposals, staff will make an informational presentation on the City's Downtown Plan goals, policies, objectives and implementation actions.

INFORMATIONAL ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED

16 13. 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 January 15, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing. Continued to 2/19/98

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

ABSENT: Hills

17 14. 97.526E (NAVARRETE)

2068 THIRD STREET, Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration: 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 project site is vacant and approximately 6, 625 square feet in lot area. The proposed building would include 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 January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing. Continued to 2/19/98

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

ABSENT: Hills

18 16. 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 child care facility, and a community center with modifications from Planning Code requirements for year yard dimensions and parking in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Dana Konalm, George Ivolitch

ACTION: Approved with conditions as modified:

1) Page 2, under Finding 4 . . . first Paragraph, last sentence reads . . . "The remaining units would be available for rent to families earning 40 and 50 percent of median income." It should read "20 to 60 percent median income."

2) Exhibit A, Conditions of Approval, Page 7, under Transportation, item 1, second sentence reads . . . "A permit parking system shall be initiated by the Housing Authority . . ." It should read "A permit parking system shall be initiated by the Project Sponsor . . ."

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

MOTION No.: 14540

19 17. 97.568C (ZWIERZYCKI)

98 OCEAN AVENUE, Lot 26 in Assessor's Block 3207, northeastern corner at Alemany Boulevard-- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 121/1/712.11 of the Planning Code to develop a mixed-use (residential/ commercial) three-story building on a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet in size, within an NC-3 Neighborhood Commercial Moderate-Scale District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKERS: Anthony G. Sacco, Don Mcdonalad, Keith Raneiro, Jack McGoldrich

ACTION: Without hearing. Continued to 2/9/98

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

ABSENT: Mills

AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.

20 18. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 15, 1998)

Note: On January 15, 1998, following public testimony the Commission closedpublichearing.Commissioner Joe was absent.

SPEAKERS: John Riordan, Steven Vettel, Jay Wallace, Jake McGoldrich, Alicha Park, Scott Anderson, Mary Ann Miller, Judith Cashanio

ACTION: Disapproved proposed application

AYES: Theoharis, Hills, Antenore, Martin, Joe

NOES: Chinchilla

ABSENT: Mills

21 19. 97.784D (OMOKARO)

407 CONNECTICUT, east side between Country Club and Lakeshore Drives, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 7276 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9714471, proposing to demolish an existing structure and construct a new single-family residence in a RH-1(D) (House, One-Family, Detached) District.

22 20. 97.784D (OMOKARO)

407 CONNECTICUT STREET, east side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 4067 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9715364, proposing to demolish a three-story, single-family dwelling and construct a four-story, two-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

SPEAKERS: Dana Mandel, Dick Millet, Carlos Young, John Lewis, Maria Castini, Diane Berney, Steve Efferbach, Douglas Mandel,Bob Jacobitz, Drake Gardner, Michael Johnson, Jaoann Minski, Bruce Lloyd

ACTION: Take DR, allow demolition, eliminate 4th floor of proposed replace structure

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Martin, Joe

NOES: Hills

ABSENT: Mills

23 20. 97.859D (WASHINGTON)

63 HUNTINGTON, east side between Country Club and Lakeshore Drives, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 7276 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9714471, proposing to demolish an existing structure and construct a new single-family residence in a RH-1(D) (House, One-Family, Detached) District.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 3/5/98

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

ABSENT: Mills

24 21. 97.877D (WASHINGTON)

1884-9TH AVENUE, east side between Ortega and Noriega Streets, Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 2045 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9720515, proposing to construct a two-story rear addition and create a second dwelling unit in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

SPEAKERS: Jack Connolly, Leslie Chang, Sia Tahbazof

ACTION: Approved as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla Theoharis, Hills, Martin, Joe

ABSENT: Mills, Antenore

Adjournment: 6:50 p.m.

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 19, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT: Hills



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MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

FEBRUARY 12, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.

PRESENT: Hector Chinchilla - President, Anita Theoharis - Vice President,

Commissioners Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Beverly Mills

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, Martha Kessler, Michael Berkowitz, Neil Hart, Hillary Gitelman, Mary Gallagher, Larry McDonald, Susana Montaņa, Elizabeth Gordon, Lois Scott, Jim Nixon, Amit Ghosh, Lou Andrade, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

1. 97.749C (BAŅALES)

3101 MISSION STREET, southeast corner of Cesar Chavez Street, with frontage on Precita Avenue; Lots 32A, 33, 53 and 54 in Assessor's Block 5501 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to construct a housing complex containing 55 affordable dwelling units, a community resource center and child care facility and a total of 44 parking spaces, with exceptions to Planning Code requirements for rear yard depth and parking, in an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale), 50-X Height and Bulk District and RH-2 (Residential-House, Two-Family), Bernal Heights Special Use District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 19, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin, Theoharis

2. 98.011D (SMITH)

172 - 6TH STREET, south side between Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9717784, proposing to reduce the legal number of dwelling units from 85 to 65 and retain the original 10 guest rooms in a RSD (Residential/Service Mixed Use District).

(Proposed for Continuance to March 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin, Theoharis

3. 97.152E (POSTERNAK)

1001-23RD STREET, Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration, southern side of 23rd Street between Indiana and Minnesota Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 4228 - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Proposed demolition of a one-story unreinforced masonry building at the northeastern corner of the subject lot and construction of three four-story (with mezzanine) buildings with 20 live/work units each on the northern portion of lot. Each building would be 54 feet tall, including architectural features, and include 20 parking spaces in a garage on the ground floor.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 26, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin, Theoharis

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 January 15, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 19, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin, Theoharis

5. 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 January 15, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 19, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin, Theoharis

6. 97.775D (ARCE)

128 - 26TH AVENUE, east side between El Camino del Mar and Lake Street, Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 1333 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9705480, proposing to demolish the existing single-family dwelling and construct a new three-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 18, 1997)

DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN

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: Dirkue M. Rook

Re: Sutro Tower

Doris Linnebach

Re: Sutro Tower

Christine Linnebach

Re: Sutro Tower

Nancy Hogan

Re: Sutro Tower

Suzanne Farrell

Re: 1548 Stockton

Marsha Garland

Re: 1548 Stockton

Patricia Vaughey

Re: 500 Divisadero

Janet Clyde

Re: Adult book peepshow at 17 Jack Kerourac Alley

Susan Weisberg

Re: 1548 Stockton/17 Kerouac Alley

Mrs. Kuhminesky

Re: 1234-33rd Avenue

John Bardis

Re: 1234-33rd Avenue

Sue Hestor

725 Tahama Street

Live/Work

Deborah Stein

Jerry Adams is retiring

Jake McGoldrich

Re: Demolition of 1326 Funston Avenue that was approved as an alteration.

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Mills: Report on 17 Jack Kerouac Alley

Chinchilla: - Thank Mr. Adams on his reporting over the years

- Discussion on de-facto demolition

Antenore: When this happens (de-facto demolition) - what happens with design review.

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

7. (GREEN/SR. STAFF)

DEPARTMENT BUDGET HEARING, Public hearing on Planning Department budget, work program and fee simplification and reduction for FY 1998-99.

SPEAKERS: Antenore: Enforcement, Mills: Arts programs in Base budget; Bernie Choden, Gee Gee Platt, David Balhman, Jim Chappel, Lois Scott, Joe O'Donoghue, Mary Ann Miller, Jake McGoldrich, Sue Hestor, John Bardis

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Martin

RESOLUTION No.: 14543

8. Informational presentation on the design of a mixed used project on Market Street, between 3rd. and 4th Streets (4 Seasons Hotel).

DELETED. WILL BE ON NEXT WEEK MEETING AGENDA.

9. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Thank Jerry Adams on his journalistic contributions over the years.

- Landmarks Policies

- 1234 - 33rd Avenue update - site visit

10. REVIEW OF PAST WEEKS' EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (PASSMORE)

BOS: None

BOA - 600 Van Ness Avenue - resolved prior to hearing

- 1275 Lombard Street - Remand back to BOA

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

11. 97.360AE (GORDON)

290 UNION STREET, The James McEvoy House, north side between Montgomery and Calhoun Streets, Lot 15 in Assessor's Block 106 -- Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the "demolition", as defined by Planning Code Section 1005(f), and reconstruction of a Contributory/Altered Single Family Building pursuant to Article 10 of the Planning Code. The subject property, a Contributory/Altered building within the Telegraph Hill Historic District, is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed Certificate of Appropriateness was recommended for approval by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board at its Regular Meeting of January 21, 1998 under Resolution No. 501.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 11, 1997)

SPEAKERS: James Atwood

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14544

12a. 97.215X (NIXON)

39-67 SECOND STREET- 83 STEVENSON STREET (AKA ONE 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 demolition of two of the three buildings on site and 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 February 5, 1998)

Taken out of Order and Heard Prior to Conclusion of #7

SPEAKERS: Peggy Coster, Richard Ow, Bruce Oka, Bob Planthold, Bob McCarthy, Cliff Miller, Stan Smith, David Bahlman, Gee Gee Platt, Sue Diamond

ACTION: Approved as modified: - Historic History Plaques

- Motion amended to delete reference to the New Montgomery-Second Street Conservation District AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe, Theoharis

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14541

12b. 97.215B (NIXON)

39-67 SECOND STREET- 83 STEVENSON STREET (AKA ONE 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 Sections 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 February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Peggy Coster, Richard Ow, Bruce Oka, Bob Planthold, Bob McCarthy, Cliff Miller, Stan Smith, David Bahlman, Gee Gee Platt, Sue Diamond

ACTION: Approved as modified: - Motion amended to delete reference to the New Montgomery-Second Street Conservation District AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe, Theoharis

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14542

13. 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, since modified to provide three dwellings units instead, 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 January 15, 1978)

SPEAKERS: Sue Hestor

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

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

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14548

AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.

14. 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 January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 4/16/98

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

ABSENT: Martin

15a. 97.487D (GORDON)

1269 LOMBARD STREET, south side between Polk and Larkin Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0501 -- Discretionary Review is requested of Building Permit Application Nos. 9710402 and 9711296, proposing to construct a two-story addition with a second floor terrace, roof deck and stair penthouse to the existing nonconforming one-story over basement single-family dwelling at the rear of the subject property, in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A terraced garden and below grade garage is proposed for the front of the property. This is a revised proposal for this site. The original project proposed to add two stories and roof deck to the existing single-family structure at the rear of the property, and to add a new three-story over basement single-family structure at the front of the property.

NOTE: On November 6, 1997, following public testimony the Commission closed public hearing. Commissioner Mills was excused. Commissioners Chinchilla and Martin were absent.

SPEAKERS: Jim Ruben, George Hauser, Jennifer King, Frank Morrow, Francisco Centurion, Brian Chase, Greg Campbell, John Horvers, Joe Buttler, William Kostura, Nina Markum, Chris VerPlanck, Jack McGoldrich, Jim Herlichee, Sal Ramon

ACTION: Approved alternate proposal submitted by the neighborhood (Joe Buttler) at Comission hearing today 2.12.98)

AYES: Hills, Antenore, Joe, Theoharis

EXCUSED: Mills

ABSENT: Martin, Chinchilla

15b. 97.487DV (GORDON)

1269 LOMBARD STREET, south side between Polk and Larkin Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0501 in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District -- Request for a rear yard variance. The proposal is to construct a two-story addition with a second floor terrace, roof deck and stair penthouse to the existing nonconforming one-story over basement single-family dwelling at the rear of the subject property. Section 134(c) of the Planning Code requires a minimum rear yard depth of approximately 28 feet (minimum 25 percent of the total depth of the lot), measured from the rear property line. The proposed addition would extend 18 feet from the existing noncomplying rear building wall, occupying the entire required rear yard area.

SPEAKERS: Jim Ruben, George Hauser, Jennifer King, Frank Morrow, Francisco Centurion, Brian Chase, Greg Campbell, John Horvers, Joe Buttler, William Kostura, Nina Markum, Chris VerPlanck, Jack McGoldrich, Jim Herlichee, Sal Ramono

ACTION: Approved alternate proposal submitted by the neighborhood (Joe Buttler) at Comission hearing today 2.12.98)

AYES: Hills, Antenore, Joe, Theoharis

EXCUSED: Mills

ABSENT: Martin, Chinchilla

16a. 98.013DV (GORDON)

1271-79 LOMBARD STREET, south side between Polk and Larkin Streets, Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 0501 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9725447 and 9725457, proposing the replacement of the three-story-over-basement portion of the existing structure at front with a new four-story-over-garage single-family dwelling unit, and the removal of a portion of the existing one-story-over-basement structure at back to be replaced by a three-story-over-basement single-family dwelling-unit, in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposal would reduce the number of dwelling units at the site from four to two.

Zoning Administrator closed public hearing andhas taken matter under advisement.

16b. 98.013DV (GORDON)

1271-1279 LOMBARD STREET, south side between Polk and Larkin Streets, Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 0501 in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District -- Request for a front setback variance. The proposal is to allow the replacement of the three-story-over-basement portion of the existing structure at front with a new four-story-over-garage single-family dwelling unit. Section 132 of the Planning Code requires a front setback of 5 feet for the subject property based on the front wall of the existing noncomplying building. The proposed new front building wall would extend to the front property line. There would be no front setback.

Zoning Administrator closed public hearing andhas taken matter under advisement.

Adjournment: 7:10 p.m.

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 26, 1998

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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

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REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

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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 January 15, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 3/26/98

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

ABSENT: Martin





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MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

FEBRUARY 19, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.

PRESENT: Commissioners Hector Chinchilla, Anita Theoharis, Dennis Antenore, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Beverly Mills

ABSENT: Richard Hills

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

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Robert Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Amit Ghosh, Susana Montaņa, Hillary Gitelman, Larry Badiner, Paul Maltzer, Joy Navarrete, Julian Baņales, Irene Nishimura, Jonathan Purvis, Lou Andrade, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary.

ABSENT: Gerald Green - Director of Planning

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

1a. 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, two-story buildings on site within the C-3-0 District and a 75X and a 350S Height and Bulk District and partially within the Front-California Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Hills

1b. 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 50,000 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 buildings currently on site in a C-3-0 District and a 75X and a 350S Height and Bulk District and partially within the Front- California Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Hills

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: Tom Dolan

re: Live/Work

Patricia Vaughey

re: Guidelines, etc.

Christine Linnenbach

re: Sutro Tower

Aaron Peskin

re: 115 Telegraph Hill

Nancy Shanahan

re: 115 Telegraph Hill

Doris Linnebach

re: Sutro Tower

Michael Levine

re: Holiday Plaza sculpture in front of elevator

Mary Ann Miller

re: Shriner's Hospital site - Landmark status

Jake McGoldrich

re: Housing Inventory Report - Department work program

Judy West

re: Live/Work

Sima Kushnikshy

re: 1234-33rd Avenue

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

2. Consideration of Adoption: Draft Minutes from 2/5/98.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT: Hills

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Chinchilla: Calendar Stockton Street on 3/12/98.

3. Informational Presentation on the Conceptual Design of a proposed mixed use development in the Redevelopment Agency Yerba Buena Center Central Block 1- Market Street between Third and Fourth. The Project is 750,000 square feet in area and 400 feet in height, and includes a luxury hotel, condominiums, retail, a health club and 625 parking spaces. The Director of Planning requests Commission informal comments and input for his report to the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency regarding the Project design.

SPEAKERS: Paula Collins, Phil Arens, Michael Levine, John Elberling, Sue Hestor

4. (PASSMORE)

97.780D - 1234-33rd Avenue - Informational Status Report

5. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

NONE

6 REVIEW OF PAST WEEK'S EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OS SUPERVISORS

- Green Street fire station and Shriner's Hospital sent to full Board recommending Landmark status.

- Stockton Street. - Calendar for CPC review on 3/12/98.

- #17 Kerouac Alley

- 500 Divisadero

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

7. (AHMADI)

CITYWIDE LAND USE STUDY CONTRACT, Approval of a resolution authorizing the Director of Planning to enter into a contract with a consulting firm (to be announced), to expend funds not to exceed $70,000 for work associated with the Citywide Land Use Study.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 2/26/98

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

ABSENT: Hills

8. (GITELMAN)

Resolution delegating responsibility to the Environmental Review Officer for taking testimony at a supplemental Draft EIR hearing to be held in an affected neighborhood of San Mateo County.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Hills

RESOLUTION No.: 14544

9. 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 February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Sue Hestor, Michael Tomrks, Alice Barkley, Rob Issacson ACTION: Negative Declaration Upheld

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

ABSENT: Hills

MOTION No.: 14545

10. 97.526E (NAVARRETE)

2068 THIRD STREET, Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration: On lot 25 in Assessor's Block 3935, 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 project site is vacant and approximately 6, 625 square feet in lot area. The proposed building would include 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 February 5, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Sue Hestor, Dick Millett, Alice Barkley, Joe O'Donoghue,

ACTION: Motion to uphold negative declaration. Matter continued to 3/5/98 to allow absent commissioner to review material and tape and participate in final action.

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills Theoharis

NOES: Antenore, Joe, Martin

ABSENT: Hills

11. 97.568C (ZWIERZYCKI)

98 OCEAN AVENUE, Lot 26 in Assessor's Block 3207, northeastern corner at Alemany Boulevard-- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 121/1/712.11 of the Planning Code to develop a mixed-use (residential/ commercial) three-story building on a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet in size, within an NC-3 Neighborhood Commercial Moderate-Scale District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 5, 1998).

NOTE: On February 5, 1998, following public testimony the Commission closed public hearing and continued this matter to February 19, 1998, requesting color renderings and have their concerns addressed about the affordable units.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 3/5/98

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

ABSENT: Hills

12. 97.749C (BAŅALES)

3101 MISSION STREET, southeast corner of Cesar Chavez Street, with frontage on Precita Avenue; Lots 32A, 33, 53 and 54 in Assessor's Block 5501 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to construct a housing complex containing 55 affordable dwelling units, a community resource center and child care facility and a total of 44 parking spaces, with exceptions to Planning Code requirements for rear yard depth and parking, in an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale), 50-X Height and Bulk District and RH-2 (Residential-House, Two-Family), Bernal Heights Special Use District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 12, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Alicia Klein, Robert Osier, Lisa Hamburgh, Joe Porcora, Buck Bugot, Ledra Jones, David Robers, Steven Amtempros, John Atwood

ACTION: Approved with conditions as modified:

A. Windows along the Mission Street and Cesar Chavez Street frontages above the ground story shall be recessed a minimum of four inches from the facade, as reflected in the 'Window Detail', Exhibit B.

B. The occupancy and affordability of the fifty-five (55) dwelling units in the Project shall be governed by the terms of that certain San Francisco HOME Program Loan Agreement dated as of April 25, 1997, and Declaration of Restrictions dated as of April 18, 1997 (collectively, the "Loan Documents"), between the Project Sponsor (then known as Bernal Heights Housing Corporation) and the City and County of San Francisco. This condition of approval does not prevent the City and County of San Francisco from amending the Loan Documents' occupancy and affordability restrictions, or subordinating such restrictions to the lien of another lender, as may be necessary or appropriate to ensure (in the judgment of the Mayor's Office of Housing) the feasibility of the Project as affordable housing to low income households. In the event the Loan Documents are terminated for any reason, other than foreclosure by a senior lender or a deed in lieu of foreclosure to a senior lender, then the affordability requirements contained in those documents shall continue to apply, pursuant to this Motion, for the entire original term of the Project Sponsor's obligations under the Loan Documents.

C. The Project Sponsor (Housing Services Affiliate) shall appoint a community liaison officer who shall be primary contact person to address any neighborhood complaints regarding the operation of the development. The Community Liaison Officer will work cooperatively with interested neighborhood groups and the City to respond to complaints, such as (a) off-street parking problems on Precita Avenue and (b) excess traffic on Precita Avenue.

D. During the initial tenant orientation meetings, and during occupancy of new tenants, the Project Sponsor will give written information to all tenants (and users of the child development center and community resource center) regarding the following: (a) the need to use Cesar Chavez and Mission Streets (and not Precita Avenue) for picking up residents and other users of the development by automobile, (b) the need for all residents (except those in the three units closest to Precita Avenue) to enter the complex through the Mission/Cesar Chavez Street entrance and not to use the Precita Avenue entrance gate and c) the need for all users of the development who are by automobile heading either south on Mission Street or west on Cesar Chavez Street not to use Precita Avenue for access to the development, but rather to use the following Planning Department preferred route: making a left on onto Valencia Street from Cesar Chavez Street, then a left from Valencia Street onto Mission Street, and then a right on Cesar Chavez Street to the vehicular entrance to the development's garage.

E. The Project Sponsor will keep the Precita Avenue gate locked from the outside and will give keys to enter that gate only to the residents of the several units closest to Precita Avenue and to agents of the Project Sponsor.

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

ABSENT: Hills

MOTION No.: 14546

Items 13a. and 13b. were called together

13a. 97.869CV (PURVIS)

302 VALLEY STREET, north side between Noe and Sanchez Streets; Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 6613: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 209.1(g) of the Planning Code to allow dwellings at a density ratio up to one dwelling unit for each 1,500 square feet of lot area, or seven dwelling units on the subject lot, as part of a proposed use conversion of an existing four-story elementary school building into housing in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District. The project also involves a variance request to allow a one-story garage structure in the rear (the south side) and in the required rear yard of the subject building.

SPEAKERS: Cynthia Brantley

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

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

ABSENT: Hills

MOTION No.: 14547

13b. 97.869CV (PURVIS)

302 VALLEY STREET, north side between Noe and Sanchez Streets; Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 6613: Request for Rear Yard Variance. Section 134(a)(2) of the Planning Code requires a minimum rear yard of 45 percent of the depth of the lot, or 67.5 feet measured from the rear property line for the subject lot. The proposed garage would be built entirely within the required rear yard and will extend to within 6 feet of the rear property line. The garage will have a 44-foot frontage along Valley Street and a depth of 50 feet. It will include 5 standard and 2 compact parking spaces. The application for rear yard variance from the Planning Code will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

SPEAKERS: Cynthia Brantley

Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and has taken the matter under advisement.

AT APPROXIMATELY 4 :00 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.

14. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Lynn Asalrod, Jim Sterns, Terry Milne, Adrian Launo, Michael Scholar, Frank Addler, Marsha Brown, Andrea Brown Steve Antonaros

ACTION: Approved last 10 ft of building above a height of 20 ft measure from rear has to be deleted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Theoharis

ABSENT: Hills, Antenore

15. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Lynn Asalrod, Jim Sterns, Terry Milne, Adrian Launo, Michael Scholar, Frank Addler, Marsha Brown, Andrea Brown Steve Antonaros

ACTION: Approved last 10 ft of building above a height of 20 ft. measure from rear has to be deleted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Theoharis

ABSENT: Hills, Antenore

16. 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).

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Sue Hestor, Alice Barkley, Daniel Stenberg, Joe O'Donoghue, Ray Gillespie, Mack Burton, Charles Branager

ACTION: Approved as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Martin, Theoharis

NOES: Joe

ABSENT: Hills, Antenore

17. 98.046D (LINDSAY)

18-20 NOBLES ALLEY, between Grant Avenue and Varennes Street, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 0104 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9723784 and 9723786, proposing to merge four existing dwelling units into two dwelling units in a RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District.

SPEAKERS: Ken Fuguka

ACTION: Resolved before the hearing, however, the Commission recommended to sent a letter to project sponsor and tenant that stated an explanation for future merger is to be brought to the attention of the Commission.

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Theoharis

ABSENT: Hills, Antenore

Adjournment: 6:20 p.m.

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

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT: Hills



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