Minutes of Planning Commission Calendars


December 1998


Presented below are Minutes of the Planning Commission. The top of the this page lists Commission meeting dates for the month. Click on the date and you will reach the minutes for that that week. The minutes present a summary of actions taken at the Planning Commission hearing and provides a Motion or Resolution number for that action.

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, December 3, 1998

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures


Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 10 days of issuance of the written decision.



The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6414.





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin.. Code 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.



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

ABSENT: None



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



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Hillary Gitelman, Paul Maltzer, Judy Boyajian, John Billovits, Mary Gallagher, Thomas Wang, Irene Nishimura, Corey Alvin, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.135H (KOMETANI)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear and Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713 - Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309; and Authorization under Section 321, to add approximately 60,000 square feet of office space to an existing building in the C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and the 150-X - 200-S Height and Bulk District. The new floor area will be the result of seismic upgrading and the infilling of two existing, multi-story, light courts in the building interior.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



2a. 98.135BX (ANDRADE)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear and Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713 - Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to add approximately 60,000 square feet of office space to an existing office building. The new floor area will be the result of seismic upgrading and the in filling of two existing, multi-story, light courts in the interior of the existing building in the C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and the 150-X - 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



2b. 98.135BX (ANDRADE)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear and Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713 - Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309 for a project exceeding 50,000 square feet; and for an exception from the requirement of one freight loading space per section 152.1. The Project will add approximately 60,000 square feet of office space to an existing building in the C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and the 150-X - 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Coninued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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





3. 98.751C (MILLER)

2526-34 MISSION STREET, west side between 21st and 22nd Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 3616 - Request for authorization of a conditional use for a use in excess of 6.000 square feet of floor area with an outdoor activity arrear at the rear of the building in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



4. 97.856E (NISHIMURA)

FISHERMAN'S WHARF HOTEL, 455 BEACH STREET AND 550 NORTH POINT STREET, between Taylor and Jones Streets; Lot 15 in Assessor's Block 22; within a C-2 (Commercial Business) District, Waterfront Special Use District No. 2, the Northeast Waterfront Area and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. An appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration published on August 22, 1998, for proposed new construction of a four-story, 40-foot tall hotel with 255 rooms, and approximately 2,000 square feet of ground floor restaurant, 1,000 square feet of cocktail lounge and 5,000 square feet of conference area on a 38,500 square-foot lot after demolition of a vacant two-story retail building. Approximately 37 parking spaces would be provided in a subterranean parking garage with its access and a passenger loading/unloading area off of North Point Street. One off-street loading space would be accessed on the Beach Street side of the building. The proposed project would require Conditional Use Authorization by the Planning Commission for a new hotel use in a C-2 District pursuant to Planning Code Section 303.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 7, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



Note: Inadvertently left off Calendar under Items to be Continued were Case No.'s 97.210A for 1701 19th Avenue and 98.762C for 1651 19th Avenue. Both items were:

Proposed for Continuance to December 10, 1998.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



"The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))



SPEAKER(S): Joe McCune

Re: 560 Haight Street, Case No. 98.704CDV, continuance.

Sue Hestor

Re: December 1, 1998 letter documenting displacement of residents at 2130 Harrison Street, consideration



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



5. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 11/12/98 and 11/19/98.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



6. Director's Announcements

7. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals

  • None


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



8. 98.323C (BILLOVITS)

2001 UNION STREET; Lot 24 in Assessor's Block 541 -- Request for a Conditional Use Authorization [per Planning Code Sections 121.2 and 186.1(c)(3)] to establish a single-tenant retail use (Border's Books, Music, Cafe) of about 19,400 square-feet on the first and second floors of an existing building, and convert an existing full-service restaurant to a small self-service restaurant in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)

Note: On November 5, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +6 to -0. Commissioner Theoharis was absent.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Commissioner Theoharis was absent at the November 5, 1998 hearing and could not vote.

MOTION No.: 14741









F. REGULAR CALENDAR



9. 96.281E (GITELMAN)

SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL RAILWAY THIRD STREET LIGHT RAIL -- CERTIFICATION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (FEIR). The San Francisco Public Transportation Commission/Municipal Railway (Muni), in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), proposes to construct a new light rail transit (LRT) line into the southeastern quadrant of the City. The FEIR analyzes the potential environmental impacts (physical changes to the environment) of three alternative projects: the No Project alternative, the No Build/Transportation System Management (TSM) alternative and the Light Rail alternative. The Light Rail alternative has been selected as the locally preferred alternative, and would extend Muni light rail service in two phases. The Initial Operating Segment (IOS) would extend light rail from King Street to the Bayshore Caltrain Station via Third, Fourth and Bayshore Boulevard. A later Central Subway phase would extend service northward to Chinatown via Third/Fourth, Geary and Stockton. In addition, a new light rail maintenance and storage facility would be constructed on the Western Pacific site.

NOTE: THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS ITEM IS CLOSED; THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE EIR ENDED ON MAY 19, 1998.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14742



10. 96.671E (NISHIMURA)

837-871 FOLSOM STREET, with street frontage also on Shipley Street, between 4th and 5th Streets, Lots 72, 89 and 90 in Assessor's Block 3752; within a South of Market Residential/Service Mixed Use District (RSD) and a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District. An Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration (PND) published on July 25, 1998, for a proposed project consisting of new construction of 68 live/work units up to 142 dwelling units, approximately 2,600 square feet of ground floor retail space, and 190 parking spaces within an 85-foot tall, eight-story (plus two mezzanine levels), approximately 390,300 gross square-foot building on an approximate 55,770 square-foot site. A paved parking lot currently occupies the project site. The project would require Conditional Use Authorization by the Planning Commission for the proposed height, building bulk, and parking greater than the accessory use amount. (Since the PND was published, the project sponsor has revised the project to consist of 200 dwelling units instead of 68 live/work units and 142 dwelling units. Hence, a Variance from the rear yard requirement would need to be granted by the Zoning Administrator.)

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Lynn Axelrod

ACTION: Continued to January 21, 1999

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



11a. 96.671CV (BAÑALES)

855 FOLSOM STREET, south side between 4th and 5th Streets, being a through lot to Shipley Street; Lots 72, 89 and 90 in Assessor's Block 3752-- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow Height Exceptions to the South of Market Residential Service District (RSD) 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District, pursuant to Planning Code Section 263.11, to allow Exceptions to Bulk Limits in Districts other than C-3, Planning Code Section 271, and to allow parking exceeding accessory amounts, Planning Code Section 157. The project also includes a request to allow modification of the rear yard requirement in South of Market Districts, pursuant to Planning Code Section 134(e).



SPEAKER(S): Lynn Axelrod

ACTION: Continued to January 21, 1999

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



11b. 96.671CV (BAÑALES)

855 FOLSOM STREET, south side between 4th and 5th Streets, being a through lot to Shipley Street; Lots 72, 89 and 90 in Assessor's Block 3752-- Request to allow modification of the rear yard requirement in South of Market Districts, pursuant to Planning Code Section 134(e), in a Residential Service District (RSD) 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District



SPEAKER(S): Lynn Axelrod

ACTION: Continued to January 21, 1999

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



12. 98.387C (ALVIN)

425 FOLSOM STREET, south side of Folsom Street, between Fremont and 1st Streets, lot 29 in Assessor's Block 3748: Request for a Conditional Use authorization to establish a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility and emergency staging area on a portion of a lot which is currently used as vehicle storage for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company and is adjacent to a PG&E sub-station, per Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined Districts, High Density) and 200-R Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 14, 1999

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



13. 98.687C (MARTIN)

2331 MISSION STREET, east side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 27 in Assessor's Block 3595 -- Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow the construction of a four-story building with commercial on the ground floor and six dwelling units, without the required off-street parking spaces for each dwelling unit, per Section 161(j) of the Planning Code, within the Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-3) and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict and the Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict.



SPEAKER(S) Louise Zweben

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14743



14. 98.072C (BILLOVITS)

2195 FULTON STREET, NEW UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO LAW LIBRARY BUILDING (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FULTON AND COLE STREETS); eastern portion of Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 1190 -- Request for a conditional use and planned unit development authorization [per Planning Code Sections 209.3(i), 290.9(b), 253 and 304] to construct a new 61,000 square-foot University of San Francisco law library building about 52 feet in height at its peak in an RH-3 (Residential House, Three Family) District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. Conditional use is required for institutional use and building over 40 feet in height in a residential district. Exceptions sought under planned unit development include modification/reduction of rear yard and front setback requirements.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14744



15. 98.322C (PEPPER)

631 DIVISADERO STREET, west side between Grove and Hayes Streets; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 1201 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 161(j) of the Planning Code to allow the construction of a mixed-use building containing four dwelling units above ground-floor commercial space without the required four off-street parking spaces in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S) Bruce Baumann

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14745



16. 97.615E (NISHIMURA)

1800 BRYANT STREET, southwest corner, through lot with street frontages on 17th and Florida Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 3970. An Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration published on September 5, 1998. The project would construct a new approximately 48-foot tall, four-story, 65,800-gross-square-foot building containing 48 live/work units and an approximate 1,100 square-foot, ground floor retail space. The project site is an undeveloped, approximately 15,000 square-foot lot and is within an M-1 (Light Industrial) District, the Greater Northeast Mission Industrial Zone -Industrial Protection Zone (NEMIZ-IPZ), and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 15, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Sue Hestor, Alice Barkley, Joe O'Donoghue

ACTION: Approved a Motion to uphold the Negative Declaration

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14746





G. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



At approximately 3:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 3:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.



17. 97.615D (ALVIN)

1800 BRYANT STREET, southwest corner of Bryant and 17th Streets (also fronting on Florida Street), Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 3970 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9801666, proposing to construct a 4-story, 48-unit live/work building with 48 parking spaces in a M-1 (Light Industrial) District.



SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor, Alice Barkley, Judy West, Anne Bebe, John Coughlin, Joseph McGuire, Curtis Eisenberger, Peter Chan, Joe O'Donoghue.

ACTION: After closing the public hearing, the Commission continued this item to December 10, 1998. The item was continued to provide a written response from MUNI regarding their position on the subject project.

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



18. 98.734D (ALVIN)

868 ARKANSAS STREET, west side between Madera and 23rd Streets, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 4162 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9810852, proposing to construct a 7'-6" deck extending 12 feet from the existing building wall in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): Ronald Williams, Jose Recinos, Andrei Rothbright

ACTION: Take DR

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



19. 98.587D (WANG)

56 JORDAN AVENUE, east side between California Street and Euclid Avenue, Lot 041 in Assessor's Block 1038 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9709902, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition at the existing one-story over-garage single-family dwelling in a RH-1(D) (House, One-Family, Detached) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 1, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Ronald M. Gilley

ACTION: Take DR

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None







Adjournment: 5:45 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Board of Supervisors Chamber - Room 404

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Tuesday, December 8, 1998

4:00 PM



Special Joint Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures


Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 10 days of issuance of the written decision.



The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6414.





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin.. Code 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.



PLANNING COMMISSION

PRESENT: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin, Hills



REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION

PRESENT: Yee, Dunlop, King, Palma, Romero, Singh

ABSENT: Sweet



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT YEE AT 4:10 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Hillary Gitelman, Susana Montaña, Joan Kugler, Pedro Arce, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. 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.



"The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))



SPEAKER(S): Michael Levin

Re: Historic preservation.

Brian Foster

Re: Design of new development.

Emma ???

Re: Impact of Commission decisions on Bay View and Hunter's Point.



B. SPECIAL CALENDAR



2. 98.090E (KUGLER)

YERBA BUENA REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA EXPANSION/EMPORIUM SITE DEVELOPMENT. Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

The proposed project would expand the existing Yerba Buena Center Redevelopment Project Area by approximately 300,000 square feet (Assessor's Block 3705, Lots 9, 10, 12, 13, 14,15, 17, 18, 33, 38, and 43 and part of Assessor's Block 3724, Lot 67) and construct a mixed-use project at the site of the former Emporium Building on a portion of Block 3705 bounded by Market, Fourth, Mission, and Fifth Streets. The project would include retail, entertainment, restaurants, up to 20 cinemas, and a 450- to 464-room hotel, totaling about 1.575 million gross square feet and would retain, rehabilitate and restore the Market Street facade of the historic Emporium department store. The project also includes retaining, rehabilitating and reusing the Emporium dome and part of the rotunda which would be raised up to 90 feet and installed at the roof level of the project. Other existing buildings on the site between Jessie and Mission Streets would be demolished and replaced, while Jessie Street would be closed as a through connection between Fourth and Fifth Streets, and realigned with connections to Mission Street. The project would also include a pedestrian bridge serving the new retail center from the existing Fifth and Mission Garage, and may include other improvements to that garage.



SPEAKER(S): John Arberling, Mark Kaswan, Jim Berk, Don Andriani, Quentin Kopp, Terryl Watt, Charlie Abrams, Robert Frank, Winchel Hayward, Gerald Brown, Anne Bloomfield, Michael Levin, Kim Jackson, Jim Firth, Gigi Platt, Jennifer Clary, Mary Anne Miller, Rick Carp, Sue Hestor

ACTION: Closed Public Hearing and extended the deadline for written comments to 5:00 P.M. Friday, December 11, 1998.





Adjournment: 5:55 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, December 10, 1998

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 10 days of issuance of the written decision.



The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6414.





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





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

ABSENT: None



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:45 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Hillary Gitelman, Judy Boyajian, Mary Gallagher, Neil Hart, Michael Li, Carol Roos, Mark Paez, Jim McCormick, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.360C (LIGHT)

745 CLEMENT STREET, south side, corner of 9th Avenue; Lots 31 and 31A in Assessor's Block 1440: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow the conversion of a former movie theatre use to retail, business, and professional service uses under Planning Code Section 716.11 for developments with lot sizes of 5,000 square feet or more, under Section 716.21 for non-residential use sizes of 2,500 square feet or more, under Section 716.40 for retail uses on the second floor, and under Section 716.53 for business or professional services on the second floor, in the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 7, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



2. 98.589D (WASHINGTON)

3630 22ND STREET, north side between Sanchez and Church Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 3620 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9806887, proposing to construct a new detached residential structure on the front half of an existing parcel of land in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 7, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



3. 98.928D (LINDSAY)

1111-1133 GREEN STREET, south side between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 0125 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9812079, proposing to merge two portions of a dwelling unit that had been converted into two units without permit in a RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 14, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



4. 98.778C (ZWIERZYCKI)

2080 16TH AVENUE, east side between Quintara and Pacheco Streets, Lot 003B in Assessor's Block 2135 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 209.3(f) of the Planning Code to establish a child-care facility providing less than 24-hour care for 13 or more children up to a total of twenty-four (24) children, within an existing two-story-over-basement dwelling unit, in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 21, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



5. 98.306K (LI)

CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, the entire block bounded by Polk Street on the west, Larkin Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north, and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 788, Lot 1: -- Consideration of a proposal to raise the previously-established absolute cumulative limit for new shadow on Civic Center Plaza from 1.00 percent to 1.12 percent pursuant to Resolution No. 11595, adopted on February 7, 1989, and Section 295 of the Planning Code. The proposal is to accommodate the New Asian Art Museum seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse, and rehabilitation project, which would cast additional shadows on Civic Center Plaza.

(Proposed for Continuance to the next joint hearing with the Recreation and Parks Commission)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



"The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))



SPEAKER(S): Patricia Vaughey

Re: 1880 & 2360 Lombard Street



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



Commissioner Mills: Transportation Mitigation Measures



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



6. Director's Announcements

  • January 21, 1999 Planning Commission Hearing in City Hall, Room 408


7. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals

  • 2497 7th Avenue


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



8. 97.210A (PAEZ)

1701 19TH AVENUE, bound by Lawton Street on the north, 19th Avenue on the east and 20th Avenue on the west, the northern portion of Assessor's Block 1924, Lot 3, the former Shriners Hospital, Landmark No. 221: Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation and expansion of the northern portion of the former hospital to accommodate a 110 unit Assisted Care Living Facility for seniors. The property is within an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) Zoning District and is a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14747

9. 98.762C (WASHINGTON)

1651 19TH AVENUE, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1924, bounded by Lawton Street to the north, and Noriega Street to the south. - Request for a Planned Unit Development and a Conditional Use authorization under Section 303 and 304 of the Planning Code relating to the subdivision of Lot 3 of assessor's block 1924 into two lots. The development of the north parcel including the landmark Shriners hospital will be adaptively re-used, with a new 67,000 square foot four-story wing, to accommodate a 120 unit senior assisted living facility (group housing). The request for a planned unit development and conditional use authorization are to deviate from the off-street parking (Sec.151), and rear yard (Sec.134) requirements. This property is located within the RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X height and bulk designation.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14748



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



10. 97.750E (ROOS)

200 LARKIN STREET, OLD MAIN LIBRARY/NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM; the entire block bounded by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north, and Fulton Street on the south. CERTIFICATION OF FINAL SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (FSEIR). Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. The project is adaptive reuse of the old Main Library building by the Asian Art Museum including: seismic upgrade, alterations to the exterior and interior of the building and an underground extension that would be about 12 feet above grade at 45 Hyde Street. (Future phases analyzed include construction of an auditorium/theater with offices above (to about 80 feet) at 45 Hyde Street, and extension of the McAllister wing towards Hyde Street. These two phases are not currently funded.) Main components of the project include 1) seismic upgrade of the old Main Library. 2) exterior alterations including a new 16-ft.-tall mechanical penthouse/roof element, removal of cement statues on the Larkin Street facade, new doorways and lengthened windows on the Fulton facade, new door openings on the McAllister and Hyde frontages; construction of a seismic moat; an outdoor dining area on Fulton; and enclosure of existing light courts to form an interior Central Court. A loading dock would have access on Hyde Street. 3) Interior alterations would include the following: retention of the Main Entrance Hall and Vestibule and Monumental Grand Staircase, and Great Hall; alteration of the second floor loggia including demolition of the wall panels that contain the Piazzoni murals, removal (and relocation) of Piazzoni Murals; addition of a new third floor including inside the south and west reading rooms; demolition of large portions of the ground and existing third floors for adaptive reuse, including creation of a three-story-tall Central Court that would surround the Monumental Staircase; and demolition of seven-story library stacks for use as museum space; conversion of library spaces to galleries, classrooms, research library, offices, museum store and cafe. No parking would be provided.

NOTE: THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS ITEM HAS BEEN CLOSED; THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT SEIR ENDED AUGUST 20, 1998.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14749



11a. 97.750A (PAEZ)

200 LARKIN STREET, THE OLD MAIN LIBRARY/THE NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM, the entire block bound by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. A Contributory Building within the Civic Center National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic Districts. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation project to accommodate the New Asian Art Museum pursuant Article 10 of the Planning Code. This property is within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): David Lei, Emily Sano, Dr. Gae Aulenti, Jim Killoran, Commissioner Daniel Reidy, Commissioner Paul Finwall, Ron Freebawn Smith, Kelly Cullan, Dan Fisnich, Steve Prego, David Bahlman, Nancy Boas, Thomas Wood, Ruth Azawa, Claire Isaacs, Lawrence Ferlengetti, Dan Mackarini, Patricia Juggler, Collete Hanaka, Jack Steppen, Michael Crow, Courtney Dankroger, Kathleen Kerr, Sally Kirby, Renae Ruth Hall, Michael Levin, James Fang, Eddy Wong, Enid Lim, Wei Cheng Kwan, Annie Chung, Phillip Wen, Darren Ho Wang, William Dick, Judy Wilbur, Don Beilman, Alice Lowe, Susan Grant Holly, James Bernstein Peter Henschel, Juan Bandilo, Lucia Bogatai, Jim Haas, Gigi Platt, Keith Collins, Paula Friedman, Frank Hugg, Anne Bloomfield, Debra Lahaine, Winchel Hayward, Daniel Cornelius Murphy, Ian Burke, Killson Rieken, Gwenn O'Neil, Alice Barkley, Renae Wong, Nick Keating, Cherry Elliott, Wayne Hu, Patricia Regan, Judy Boyajian

ACTION: Motion of Intent to Approve, Continued to January 7, 1999

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

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: None



11b. 97.750R (PAEZ)

200 LARKIN STREET, THE OLD MAIN LIBRARY/NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM, the entire block bound by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. A Contributory Building within the Civic Center National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic Districts. Planning Commission review of the seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation project to determine whether the proposal conforms with the San Francisco General Plan. The property is within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): David Lei, Emily Sano, Dr. Gae Aulenti, Jim Killoran, Commissioner Daniel Reidy, Commissioner Paul Finwall, Ron Freebawn Smith, Kelly Cullan, Dan Fisnich, Steve Prego, David Bahlman, Nancy Boas, Thomas Wood, Ruth Azawa, Claire Isaacs, Lawrence Ferlengetti, Dan Mackarini, Patricia Juggler, Collete Hanaka, Jack Steppen, Michael Crow, Courtney Dankroger, Kathleen Kerr, Sally Kirby, Renae Ruth Hall, Michael Levin, James Fang, Eddy Wong, Enid Lim, Wei Cheng Kwan, Annie Chung, Phillip Wen, Darren Ho Wang, William Dick, Judy Wilbur, Don Beilman, Alice Lowe, Susan Grant Holly, James Bernstein Peter Henschel, Juan Bandilo, Lucia Bogatai, Jim Haas, Gigi Platt, Keith Collins, Paula Friedman, Frank Hugg, Anne Bloomfield, Debra Lahaine, Winchel Hayward, Daniel Cornelius Murphy, Ian Burke, Killson Rieken, Gwenn O'Neil, Alice Barkley, Renae Wong, Nick Keating, Cherry Elliott, Wayne Hu, Patricia Regan, Judy Boyajian

ACTION: Motion of Intent to Approve, Continued to January 7, 1999

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

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: None



11c. 97.750V (PAEZ)

200 LARKIN STREET, THE OLD MAIN LIBRARY/NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM, the entire block bound by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. A Contributory Building within the Civic Center National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic Districts. Request for a Variance from Section 151 of the Planning Code to provide relief from the requirement to provide 71 Off-Street Parking spaces for the New Asian Art Museum. The property is within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): David Lei, Emily Sano, Dr. Gae Aulenti, Jim Killoran, Commissioner Daniel Reidy, Commissioner Paul Finwall, Ron Freebawn Smith, Kelly Cullan, Dan Fisnich, Steve Prego, David Bahlman, Nancy Boas, Thomas Wood, Ruth Azawa, Claire Isaacs, Lawrence Ferlengetti, Dan Mackarini, Patricia Juggler, Collete Hanaka, Jack Steppen, Michael Crow, Courtney Dankroger, Kathleen Kerr, Sally Kirby, Renae Ruth Hall, Michael Levin, James Fang, Eddy Wong, Enid Lim, Wei Cheng Kwan, Annie Chung, Phillip Wen, Darren Ho Wang, William Dick, Judy Wilbur, Don Beilman, Alice Lowe, Susan Grant Holly, James Bernstein Peter Henschel, Juan Bandilo, Lucia Bogatai, Jim Haas, Gigi Platt, Keith Collins, Paula Friedman, Frank Hugg, Anne Bloomfield, Debra Lahaine, Winchel Hayward, Daniel Cornelius Murphy, Ian Burke, Killson Rieken, Gwenn O'Neil, Alice Barkley, Renae Wong, Nick Keating, Cherry Elliott, Wayne Hu, Patricia Regan, Judy Boyajian

ACTION: Zoning Administrator closed public comment





12. 97.433E (McCORMICK)

22-30 ALTA STREET, north side between Sansome and Montgomery Streets, Lot 34A in Assessor's Block 106. Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report. Construct a three-unit building in six levels with parking for five automobiles. The structure would have three levels above the existing grade at Alta Street and three levels stepping down Telegraph Hill towards the north. The parking garage would be located at street level on Alta Street.

NOTE: COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 P.M., DECEMBER 10, 1998, OR THE END OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DEIR, WHICHEVER IS LATER.



SPEAKER(S): Karen Kevorkian, Jerry Crowley, Larry Havager, Trent Orr, Leo McLaughlin, Stacey Schember, Stan Hayes James Atwood, Alan Kroft, Lance Carnes, Joe Luttrell, Aruther Chen

ACTION: Closed Public Hearing



13a. 98.268B (ANDRADE)

631 FOLSOM STREET, south side between Second and Hawthorne Streets, Lot 80 in Assessor's Block 3750 - Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to construct approximately 241,600 square feet of office space on a vacant site now used for parking in the C-3-S (Downtown Support) District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): Tom Sullivan, Sue Hestor

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14750



13b. 98.268X (ANDRADE)

631 FOLSOM STREET, south side between Second and Hawthorne Streets, Lot 80 in Assessor's Block 3750 - Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309 for the construction of a new office building exceeding 50,000 square feet; and for an exception from the bulk requirements of Section 270 and separation requirements of Section 132.1(c). A Directors Report and Recommendation regarding the exception will be available 10 days prior to the hearing. The Project is located in the C-3-S (Downtown Support) District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): Tom Sullivan, Sue Hestor

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14751



14. 98.809C (KEYLON)

2161 SUTTER STREET, south side between Pierce and Steiner Street, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 682 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish an 18-bed residential care facility (defined by Planning Code Section 790.50 as Other Institution, Large) for ambulatory mentally disordered adults in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District within a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Paul Harrel, Dercy Harrel, Elizabeth Gumas, Michelle Hagan, Isobel Jones, David Rosenthal, Ed Cramer, Daniel Berkley, Courtney Clarkson, Howard Ash, Patricia Vaughey

ACTION: Continued to January 14, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe



15. 98.086C (MILLER)

3006 26TH STREET, northwest corner at Florida Street, Lot 17 in Assessor's Block 4272 -- Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for EXPANSION of a RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY from 16 to 26 residents in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Brett Gladstone, Tyrone Yip, Tammy Irwin, Mariam Abrahimi, Ella Sevallos, Rezzo Abrahimi, Juan Alberto Tam, Anne Kirschner, Donald Hesse, Judy Berkowitz, Mary O'Neil, Priscilla Yu

ACTION: Motion to Approve Staff Recommendation

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14752



16. 98.867C (ZWIERZYCKI)

925 COLE STREET, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1272, west side between Carl Street and Parnassus Avenue -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 710.26 of the Planning Code to legalize an existing Walk-Up Automated Teller Machine (ATM) facility without a 3-foot recess, in the NC-1 (Neighborhood-Commercial, Cluster) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): Bonnie Carroll, Karen Eldred, Jacob Makey, David Eldred

ACTION: Denied

AYES: Antenore

NAYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Martin, Mills, Hills

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14753



G. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



At approximately 3:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 3:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.



17. 97.615D (ALVIN)

1800 BRYANT STREET, southwest corner of Bryant and 17th Streets (also fronting on Florida Street), Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 3970 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9801666, proposing to construct a 4-story, 48-unit live/work building with 48 parking spaces in a M-1 (Light Industrial) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)

Note: On December 3, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion to continue this item for one week, by a vote of +7 to -0.



SPEAKER(S): Alice Barkley

ACTION: No DR

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: Joe



18. 98.826D (WASHINGTON)

177-181 PARNASSUS AVENUE, south side between Stanyan and Cole Streets, Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1276 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9815641, proposing to construct a four-story rear addition with an additional two-story twelve-foot bump-out off the rear wall of the addition in a RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): David Eldred, Bonnie Carroll, Karen Eldred, Robyn Bower, John Fall

ACTION: No DR

AYES: None Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Martin, Mills, Hills None

ABSENT: Joe



Adjournment: 10:05 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

&

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes





Board of Supervisors Chamber - Room 404

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, December 17, 1998

1:30 PM



Special Joint Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary





Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.



The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6414.





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin.. Code 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.



PLANNING COMMISSION

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

ABSENT: Martin



REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION

PRESENT: Sweet, Yee, Dunlop, King, Singh

ABSENT: Palma, Romero



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:45 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Hillary Gitelman, Judy Boyajian, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. 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.



"The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))



SPEAKER(S): None



B. SPECIAL CALENDAR



1. 94.061E (GITELMAN)

DISPOSAL AND REUSE OF THE FORMER NAVAL SHIPYARD AT HUNTERS POINT Public Hearing on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report. The City, Agency, and Navy have jointly prepared a Revised Draft EIS/EIR regarding disposal and reuse of federal surplus land at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California. Revisions include substantial additions to the Draft EIS/EIR published in November 1997 regarding the same project. The Revised Draft EIS/EIR considers the direct and indirect impacts of Navy disposal, and also analyzes a No Action Alternative, and two reuse alternatives. The Proposed Reuse Plan would be implemented via the Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment Plan, adopted July 14, 1997, and emphasizes mixed use of the site, including residential, industrial, maritime industrial, cultural, institutional, mixed use, research and development, and open space uses. Actions which will rely on the completed EIS/EIR may include possible amendment of the Redevelopment Plan, adoption of San Francisco General Plan amendments, conveyance of the property from the Navy to the City/Agency, and subsequent local actions related to reuse and redevelopment.

NOTE: WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT UNTIL 5:00 P.M., ON JANUARY 5, 1999.



SPEAKER(S): Espanola Jackson, Dorothy Peterson, Marsha Pendergrass, Charlie Walker, Chuck Collins, Marti Buxton, Saul Bloom, Alex, Larntsberg, Ruth Gravanis, Christine Shirley, Keith Nakatani, Eve Bach, Jennifer Clary, Mike Thomas, Isaac Smith, Willie B. Kennedy, Owen Wells, Charlie Swanson, Reverend Walker, Barbara Banks, Jeff Marmer, Karen Pierce, Brad Benson, Raymond Thompkins Elizabeth Sullivan, Sophie Maxwell, Dwayne Robinson, Lamar Larkin

ACTION: Commission President Chinchilla closed the Public Comment Period and extended the Written Comment Period for two weeks to January 19, 1999.

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin



Adjournment: 3:45 PM



























SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, December 17, 1998

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.



The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6414.





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin.. Code 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.



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

ABSENT: Martin



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 4:10 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Hillary Gitelman, Lou Andrade, John Billovits, Neil Hart, Diane Wong, Adam Light, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.819CV (GORDON)

319 11TH STREET, northeast side of 11th Street, between Folsom and Harrison Street, Lot 29 in Assessor's Block 3520 -- Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow the expansion of an existing office use in a landmark building (City Landmark #199) per Planning Code Sections 816.48 and 803.5(c) in the SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 7, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin



2a. 98.875CV (OMOKARO)

3640 BUCHANAN STREET, southeast corner of Buchanan and North Point Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0459 --- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 711.11 and 711.21 of the Planning Code to allow a new second floor office space (approx. 2,717 square feet) in the existing interior high space of the two-story designated Landmark No. 58, San Francisco Gas Light Co. building in a Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-2) and 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Section 711.11 and 711.21 of the Planning Code requires conditional use authorization for non-residential uses in NC-2 districts with a gross floor area of 4,000 square feet and above and lot area of more than 10,000 square feet. The total lot area of the subject property is approximately 13,479 square feet with a gross floor area of approximately 8,000 square feet.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 14, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin



2b. 98.875CV (OMOKARO)

3640 BUCHANAN STREET, southeast corner of Buchanan and North Point Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0459 --- OFF-STREET PARKING VARIANCE SOUGHT: The proposal is to add a new second floor space (approx. 2,717 square feet) containing two office spaces of 200 square feet and 1,716 square feet, common storage room, elevator room, duct shaft room, toilet and stairs in the existing interior high space of the two-story designated Landmark No. 58, San Francisco Gas Light Co. building. The proposal also includes seismic upgrade of the building to comply with the city's unreinforced masonry requirements, accessibility and exiting. The new office spaces (approx. 1,916 square feet) requires four off-street parking spaces. The proposal does not provide the required parking.

The application for Variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 14, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin



3. 98.459E (NAVARRETE)

1325 INDIANA STREET AND 1310 MINNESOTA STREET - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration: At mid-block in Assessor's Block 4228, on Lot 11, the project site is located at 1325 Indiana Street and 1310 Minnesota Street, between 23rd and 25th Streets, within the Potrero Hill neighborhood. The site is currently vacant. The proposed project assumes subdivision of Lot 11 into two lots and construction of two four-story (with mezzanine) buildings with 48 live/work units at 1325 Indiana Street and 30 units at 1310 Minnesota Street. Each building would be approximately 55 feet in height and include 4 stories (including mezzanines). The project site is located in an M-2 zoning district, within a 50-X height/bulk district.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin



4. 98.631D (WASHINGTON)

55 BELMONT AVENUE, south side between Willard Street and Edgewood Avenue, Lot 045 in Assessor's Block 2642 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9720311, proposing to construct a new third- and fourth-floor addition to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

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.



"The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))



SPEAKER(S): Marion Aird

Re: Enforcement of Planning Codes and Conditions

Gary Noguera

Re: Walgreens in Miraloma Park

Anne Bloomfield

Re: 97.750AR



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



5. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 12/3/98 and 12/8/98.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin



6. Discussion of Director Green's Memoranda regarding University Club Conditions of Approval, submitted 12/10/98.



SPEAKER(S): Anne Ronce

ACTION: None



Commissioner Antenore: Miraloma Park Walgreens, report back from Director.

Commissioner Joe: Chinatown Alleyway Master Plan, correspondence distribution.



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



7. Director's Announcements

  • Move back to City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400 not 408 (thanks to Commissioner Mills), January 21, 1999.
  • Wished Commissioners and the public good health, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
  • Thanked each Commissioner for the Staff Christmas Party contributions and participation.
  • Acknowledged David Bahlman's departure and loss of a San Francisco asset.


8. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals

  • BoA, 115 Telegraph Boulevard
  • BoA, 316 Filbert Street


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



9a. 97.750A (PAEZ)

200 LARKIN STREET, THE OLD MAIN LIBRARY/THE NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM, the entire block bound by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. A Contributory Building within the Civic Center National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic Districts. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation project to accommodate the New Asian Art Museum pursuant Article 10 of the Planning Code. This property is within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)

Note: On December 10, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote of +7 to -0 +6 to -1.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Noted that this item was calendared by mistake and would be considered at the January 7, 1999 hearing



9b. 97.750R (PAEZ)

200 LARKIN STREET, THE OLD MAIN LIBRARY/NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM, the entire block bound by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. A Contributory Building within the Civic Center National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic Districts. Planning Commission review of the seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation project to determine whether the proposal conforms with the San Francisco General Plan. The property is within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)

Note: On December 10, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote of +7 to -0 +6 to -1.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Noted that this item was calendared by mistake and would be considered at the January 7, 1999 hearing



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



10. 97.345E (WONG)

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, Geneva Office Building and Power House Demolition. At 2301 San Jose Avenue, southeast corner of San Jose and Geneva Avenues; within the western portion of Lot 36 in Assessor's Block 6972; within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and the 40-X and 105-E Height and Bulk Districts. The project is the proposed demolition of two vacant buildings, commonly known as the Geneva Office Building (City Landmark No. 180) and Power House. Both buildings proposed for demolition are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Unless demolished, both buildings would need seismic, structural and cosmetic repair. The buildings occupy the western portion of a site used as MUNI's maintenance and storage facility for light rail vehicles (LRVs). In place of the demolished buildings, MUNI proposes to install about five employee parking spaces and additional rail tracks for storage of up to seven LRVs. The project would require a Certificate of Appropriateness by the Planning Commission. In addition, MUNI proposes to relocate a passenger boarding platform (key stop) from its current location on San Jose Avenue at Seneca Avenue (one block north of the project site), to San Jose Avenue adjacent to the project site. Modifications to San Jose Avenue in the proposed key stop vicinity following demolition of the buildings would include minor street widening and restriping, and realignment of the pedestrian curb adjacent to the project site.

NOTE: WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT UNTIL 5:00 P.M., ON DECEMBER 29, 1998.



SPEAKER(S): Bob Planthold, Dan Weaver, Carol Ann Taylor, Marion Aird, Anthony Sacco, Douglas Moran, Rebecca Silverberg, Steven Currier, Anne Bloomfield, Michael Levin, Jeanna Haney, Chris VerPlanck, Greg Gaar, Terry Milne

ACTION: Public Comment Period Closed





11. 98.220L (LIGHT)

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, U.S. Highway 101 and California Highway 1, bounded on the south by the southern anchorage of the bridge structure and on the north by the Marin County line up to and including the north tower of the bridge --Consideration of a Landmark designation pursuant to Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board adoption of Resolution No. 507, on July 15, 1998, initiating the landmark designation of the above-referenced portion of the Golden Gate Bridge, and recommending that the Planning Commission take action to designate this portion of the Bridge as a landmark site in accordance with Article 10 of the Planning Code.



SPEAKER(S): Michael Levin, Amy Brown

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin, Hills (Commissioner Hills removed himself from the vote due to conflict of interest potential)

MOTION No.: 14754



12. 98.899L (LIGHT)

2099 PACIFIC AVENUE, Schubert Hall, south side between Laguna and Octavia Streets, in Assessor's Block 591, Lot 23 -- Consideration of a Landmark designation pursuant to Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board adoption of Resolution No. 508, on November 4, 1998, initiating the landmark designation of the above-referenced property, and recommending that the Planning Commission take action to designate this property as a landmark site in accordance with Article 10 of the Planning Code. The property is within an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14755



13a. 98.135BX (ANDRADE)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear and Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713 - Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to add approximately 60,000 square feet of office space to an existing office building. The new floor area will be the result of seismic upgrading and the in filling of two existing, multi-story, light courts in the interior of the existing building in the C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and the 150-X - 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14756



13b. 98.135BX (ANDRADE)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear and Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713 - Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309 for a project exceeding 50,000 square feet; and for an exception from the requirement of one freight loading space per section 152.1. The Project will add approximately 60,000 square feet of office space to an existing building in the C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and the 150-X - 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14757



14. 98.135H (KOMETANI)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear Streets. Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713. Request for a Permit to Alter to seismically brace the existing rooftop tower and to construct two new rooftop mechanical penthouse additions. The subject property is a "Category I" significant building under Article 11 of the Planning Code. The Property is zoned C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and is in a 150-X / 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14758

15. 98.243C (SMITH)

1351 GRANT AVENUE, west side between Green and Vallejo Streets; Lot 2 in Assessor's Block 131 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 722.41 and 722.42 of the Planning Code, to allow a full-service restaurant and bar of approximately 3,400 square feet within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): Gerry Crowley, Julie Christiensen, Daniel Leone, Sharon Seto, Jonee Levy, George Weinberger, Howard Wong, David Seto, Aaron Peskin, Anita Young, Patricia Katey

ACTION: Continued to January 14, 1999 After a Motion of Disapproval failed to carry by a vote of +2 (Commissioners Antenore and Mills) to -3 (Commissioners Chinchilla, Theoharis, and Joe), following public testimony, the Commission Closed Public Comment. At the direction of Commission President Chinchilla, absent Commissioners Hills and Martin will review the official transcript and all pertinent information prior to casting their vote. The item was Continued to January 14, 1999 under the Consent Calendar.

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin, Hills



16. 98.844C (BEATTY)

524 UNION STREET, Lot 9 in Assessor's Block 103, north side between Grant Avenue and Jasper Place -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization per Planning Code Sections 722.41 and 722.42 to establish a full-service restaurant and bar in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): Aaron Peskin, Joe Walsh

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin, Hills

MOTION No.: 14759



17. 98.840C (OMOKARO)

2300 FILLMORE STREET, northeast corner of Fillmore and Clay Streets; Lot 33 in Assessor's Block 0612 --- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 718.38 of the Planning Code to allow residential conversion of one dwelling unit on the existing second floor to offices in the Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 21, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

18. 98.760C (BILLOVITS)

3439 SACRAMENTO STREET (Assessor's Block 1020, Lot 34): Conditional use application to create a new lot and construct a new four-story mixed-use building on a lot in excess of 5,000 square-feet in the Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial District, per Section 121.1 of the Planning Code.



SPEAKER(S): Alice Barkley, Joseph Collins, Marnell Richardson, Ian Lawlor

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin, Hills

MOTION No.: 14760



19. 98.751C (MILLER)

2526-2534 MISSION STREET, west side between 21st and 22nd Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 3616 - Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for a USE IN EXCESS OF 6.000 SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA with an OUTDOOR ACTIVITY ARREAR AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): John Barnadero

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin, Hills

MOTION No.: 14761



20a. 98.704CV (BAÑALES)

560 HAIGHT STREET, north side, between Fillmore and Steiner Streets, being Lot 6A in Assessor's Block 848 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow Development on a lot greater than 10,000 square feet in area, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.11, and to allow the establishment of a Large Institution as defined by Planning Code Section 790.50, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.81, in a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project also includes a rear yard and dwelling unit exposure variance request to allow the addition of dwelling units on the site.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 14, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin





20b. 98.704CV (BAÑALES)

560 HAIGHT STREET, north side, between Fillmore and Steiner Streets, being Lot 6A in Assessor's Block 848 -- REAR YARD AND DWELLING UNIT EXPOSURE VARIANCE SOUGHT to allow the addition of dwelling units in a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. Section 134 of the Planning Code requires a minimum rear yard depth of 25% of the depth of the lot for dwelling units on the subject property, measured from the rear property line. The rear yard requirement is at each story of a structure containing a dwelling unit. The proposed new dwelling units would be deficient in terms of the rear yard standard. Section 140 of the Planning Code requires that each new dwelling unit face onto a street, alley or rear yard of at least 25 feet in width. The proposed dwellings would not meet this requirement.

The application for Variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 14, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin



G. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



At approximately 3:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 3:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.



21. 98.704D (BAÑALES)

560 HAIGHT STREET, north side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets, Lot 006A in Assessor's Block 0848 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9804667, proposing to convert a building last used as a church to 18 dwelling units in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 14, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin, Hills



22. 98.820D (PEPPER)

33 19TH AVENUE, west side between Lake Street and The Presidio, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1339 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9815142, proposing to construct a second-story deck, trellis and stairs at the rear of the existing single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): Dennis Bonnie, Thayer Hopkins, Brewster Neeley, Elizabeth Bonnie

ACTION: No DR

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin, Hills







Adjournment: 7:30 PM

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