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March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, March 14, 2002
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting


PRESENT:           Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Lim; Salinas, Theoharis

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

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald G. Green – Director of Planning; Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator; Mary Woods, Glen Cabreros; Michael Smith; Ken Rich; David Alumbaugh; Geoffrey Nelson; Tina Tam; Kate McGee, Rick Crawford; Dan Dibartolo; Patricia Gerber – Transcription Secretary; Linda D. Avery – Commission Secretary

A.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.
                    
          1.          2001.0505C           (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
          2324 - 2340 CHESTNUT STREET - north side, between Scott and Divisadero Streets, Lots 12 and 14 in Assessor's Block 929 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, 303, 711.11, 711.21 and 711.27 to exceed the permitted lot size of 9,999 square feet by approximately 7,500 square feet for a total lot size of approximately 17,501 square feet and the permitted use size of 3,999 gross square feet for the expansion of an existing personal service use (Gorilla Sports) from approximately 11,700 gross square feet to approximately 22,700 gross square feet, and to allow hours of operation to commence prior to 6:00 a.m. (5:30 a.m. proposed) in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to incorporate the Presidio Theatre space (approximately 11,000 gross square feet) at 2340 Chestnut Street with the existing Gorilla Sports space (approximately 11,700 gross square feet) at 2324 Chestnut Street. The conversion of use of the theatre space would involve removal of theatre seating, interior alterations as well as exterior alterations consisting of the provision of two ingress/egress doorways connecting the two buildings. The existing retail spaces at the front of the Presidio Theatre would be retained.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions          
          (Continued from Regular of January 10, 2002)
          APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
          
          2.          2001.0918E           (L. KIENKER: (415) 558-5970)
                    3750 THIRD STREET - Lot 10 of Assessor’s Block 5225, northwestern corner of Third Street and Evans Avenue - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed demolition of an existing 300-gross-square-foot (gsf) gas station and construction of a proposed approximately 2,777-gsf building with shared ground-floor use as a gas station cashier, mini-mart, and fast-food facility with a drive-thru accessed from Phelps Street. The proposed project also includes gas station fueling pump replacement and underground storage tank (UST) replacement. The site is within the M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning district and 65-J height and bulk district. The site is within the Third Street Interim Land Use Control area NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial) District. The project would require conditional use authorization by the Planning Commission for the fast-food use in an NC-3 District, permit approval for food service from the Department of Public Health, and underground storage tank replacement permit approval from the Department of Public Health and Fire Department.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
NOTE: IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT A FULL ENVIRONMENAL IMPACT REPORT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT. A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED ON THE DRAFT REPORT AT A FUTURE DATE. THEREFORE, THE APPEAL OF THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION IS NO LONGER BEFORE THE COMMISSION.
                    PROJECT WITHDRAWN

3.          2000.790EKTZMCX                                          (K. ADMUR: (415) 558-6351)
888 HOWARD STREET, (AKA 155 5TH STREET) - northeast corner of 5th Street, Lot 66 in Assessor’s Block 3724 - (1) Request for Determinations of Compliance under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Project) and (2) Request for Exceptions, including an exception to the Reduction of Ground Level Wind Currents requirement (Section 148) and an exception to the Bulk limits (Sections 270 and 272); (3) Request for Conditional Use authorization for a hotel (Sections 303 and 216(b)) and (4) Amendments to the Planning Code and Zoning Maps to change the height, bulk and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of the project site, Planning Code Section 302(c) . The proposal would change the height and bulk zoning of the project site from 160-F to 320-S, and would change the maximum FAR from 5:1 to 7.5:1 without the purchase of Transferable Development Rights (TDR). (The current zoning allows a maximum FAR of 7.5:1, but only with the purchase of TDR). The Project would also require amendments to the Urban Design and Land Use Elements of the General Plan and the Downtown Area Plan to be consistent with the proposed changes related to height, bulk and FAR.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Proposed for continuance to April 25, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):           None
ACTION:          Continued as proposed
          AYES:          Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Salinas; Theoharis
          ABSENT:          Lim
          
4.          2001.0739DDDDDD                     (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    3352 WASHINGTON STREET - North side between Walnut Street and Presidio Avenue, Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 0984 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2000/0616/2818S proposing to construct a dormer, deck and windscreens at roof level, to add a horizontal addition at the rear and to alter both front and rear facades of the existing four-story, single-family house located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 10, 2002)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to May 16, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
David Silverman, Ruben and Alter, Representing Project Sponsor
- This item has been continued several times
                    -          Requested the item be continued to April 25, 2002 instead of May 16.

ACTION:          Continued as proposed
          AYES:          Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Salinas; Theoharis
          ABSENT:          Lim

5.          2001.0676CR                                                             (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
1935 32nd AVENUE - (San Francisco Fire Station #18), west side of the street between Ortega and Pacheco Streets, Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 2102 - Request by Metro PCS for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 234.2 and 209.6 (b) to install three antennas, one GPS antenna, and ten equipment cabinets on the rooftop of a fire station located in a P (Public Use) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a Location Preference 1 site according to the Wireless Telecomunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, as it is a publicly-used structure.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2001)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 9, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):           None
ACTION:          Continued as proposed
          AYES:          Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Salinas, Theoharis
          ABSENT:          Lim

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          6.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of February 28, 2002.

SPEAKER(S):           None
ACTION:          Approved with corrections to the spelling of some speakers names
AYES:                    Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Lim; Salinas; Theoharis

          7.          Commission Matters

Chinchilla:          Requested an informational report on the Status of Bryant Square
Lim:                              Requested a status report on the legislation proposed by Supervisor Leno
Baltimore:          Requested that a meeting be scheduled on parking policies

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

8.          Director's Announcements
- Announced that he would be on vacation from 3/18/02 thru 4/1/02.
- Responded to Commissioner Lim's question regarding Supervisor Leno's Legislation

          9.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

B of S:           None
B of A:           45 Bryant Street – a live/work project – Commission reviewed under discretionary review powers and approved without a significant modification - This has come back to the Board now that the Live/work moratorium is not in effect. Project Sponsor wants to convert this project to a residential project. That district requires a CU and a rear yard exception. Board requested that the project sponsor go back and talk to neighbors and show them his latest plans. The Board specifically noted that they reframed from approving the live/work project even when they have the ability to do that.
           1117 Judah Street – on 8/23/01, Commission took Discretionary Review and required an 8 foot reduction of the two unit building and also required modifications in terms of the lightwell. The Board upheld the Commission's modifications.

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED
At this time, members of the public who whish to address the Commission on agenda items that have 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 must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.
                    None

E.          CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

10a.          2001.0716CEKV                                         (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
755 EDDY STREET - south side between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and a 130-V Height and Bulk District, Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 0742 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 253 for a proposed building exceeding a height of 40 feet in an R (Residential) District and Section 253.2 for new construction exceeding 40 feet in height within the Van Ness Special Use District. The proposal is to construct a twelve-unit, 50-foot high, five-story residential building with eight independently accessible parking spaces on a vacant lot. The project is approximately 15,580 gross square feet in area, including parking. One unit within the building is proposed to be rented/sold as a below-market rate residential unit.
Preliminary recommendation: Approval with conditions
NOTE: On February 28, 2002, following Public Testimony, the Commission closed the Public Hearing. The Commission entertained two motions on this matter: 1) a motion to approve the project requiring two affordable units at 100% and 120% of median income levels. The motion failed to carry with a +3-2 vote with Commissioners Lim and Fay voting No and Commissioners Chinchilla and Theoharis absent. 2) the second motion entertained was to approve staff recommendation. This motion also failed to carry with a +3-2 vote with Commissioners Baltimore and Salinas voting No and Commissioners Chinchilla and Theoharis absent. 3) The matter was then continued to March 7, 2002 to allow the absent Commissioners to participate in the final action.
NOTE: On March 7, 2002, the Commission again entertained two motions on this matter: 1) a motion to approve the project requiring two affordable units at 100% and 120% of median income levels. The motion failed to carry with a +3-3 vote with Commissioners Chinchilla, Fay and Theoharis voting No and Commissioner Lim was absent. 2) the second motion entertained was to approve staff recommendation. This motion also failed to carry with a +3-3 vote with Commissioners Baltimore, Joe and Salinas voting No and Commissioner Lim was absent. 3) The matter was then continued to March 14, 2002 at the call of the chair to allow the absent Commissioner to participate in the final action.

SPEAKER(S):           None
ACTION:          The Commission entertained two motions on this matter:
1ST. ACTION)          a motion to approve the project requiring two affordable units at 100% and 120% of median income levels.
           AYES:          Baltimore and Joe
NAYES:          Lim, Fay, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas
RESULT:          Motion failed to carry

          2ND ACTION:            the second motion entertained was to approve staff recommendation.
                    AYES:                     Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
                    NAYES:          Baltimore
                    MOTION NO.          16361

10b.          2001.0716CEKV                                          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
755 EDDY STREET - south side between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and a 130-V Height and Bulk District, Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 0742 - A request to reduce the parking requirement for a new twelve-unit residential building. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 243(c)(8)(I), the Zoning Administrator may reduce the parking requirement (one space per dwelling unit) to no less than one space for each four dwelling units provided the Zoning Administrator determines that the reduced parking is sufficient to serve the reasonably anticipated auto usage by residents and visitors to the project. The proposal is to construct a twelve-unit, 50-foot high, five-story residential building with eight independently accessible parking spaces (Section 151 of the Planning Code requires 12 independently accessible parking spaces) on a vacant lot.
NOTE: On February 28, 2002, following Public Testimony the Zoning Administrator closed the Public Hearing and continued the matter to March 7, 2002.
NOTE: On March 7, 2002, the Zoning Administrator continued the matter to March 14, 2002.
ACTION: THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR GRANTED THE REQUEST TO REDUCE THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS

F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          11.                     ( K. RICH: (415) 558-6345/D. ALUMBAUGH: (415) 558-6601)
          BALBOA PARK BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PLAN - Update on the Balboa Park Station Area planning process, part of the Department's Better Neighborhoods Program.
SPEAKER(S):          
(+) Regina Blosser, OMI - NEA
-          This is a great community input process
-          Muni is not cooperating with the neighborhood
(-) David Hooper
- Opposed plan
(+) Steve Currier
- Community is overwhelmingly involved
- Supports the plan
(+/-) Bette Landis
-          In support of this plan
-          We have a great need for housing in this City
(-) Patricia Vaughey
-          Opposed
(+) William Wilson
- Urge Muni to do a traffic survey
(-) John Katz, MUNI
- Gave a summary of the work Muni is planning to do in that area
          ACTION:          No Action Required
          
12a.          2001.1027CR                                                   (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
3224-3252 PIERCE STREET - east side between Chestnut and Lombard Streets; Lots 009,010,011,012 and 013 in Assessor’s Block 0490 - Request for a finding of Conformity with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter, and Sections 2A.52 and 2A.53 of the Administrative Code, to mount a total of six panel antennas on an existing light pole and related equipment cabinets on an interior wall of the City-owned Marina District Off-Street Parking Facility as part of a wireless telecommunication network, in general conformity with the plans filed with the Application, within an NC-2 (small scale neighborhood commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A General Plan Referral is required for any ordinances or resolutions concerning a change of use of any public property, building, or structure. Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1 as it is a public facility.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of Conformity with the General Plan

                    SPEAKER(S)–On a request for continuance only:          
                    (-) Patricia Vaughey, Cow Hollow Merchants
                    - Requested this item be continued to find missing tapes
          (+)DebraStein,          Metro          PCS
          - It is very important for Metro PCS to get this system up in April
          - This is a very important area of the City that needs PCS services
          (+) Jennifer Estes
          - Reviewed all our files and talked to the contractors–the locations are accurate
          (-) Walter Dickhaut
          - Requested item be continued to next week
ACTION:          Without hearing, continued to 4/4/02
          AYES:          Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Lim; Salinas; Theoharis
          NAYES:          Joe

12b.                    2001.1027CR                                                             (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
3224-3252 PIERCE STREET - east side between Chestnut and Lombard Streets; Lots 009,010,011,012 and 013 in Assessor’s Block 0490 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to mount a total of six panel antennas on an existing light pole and related equipment cabinets on an interior wall of the Marina District Off-Street Parking Facility as part of a wireless telecommunication network, in general conformity with the plans filed with the Application, within an NC-2 (small scale neighborhood commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Because the parking facility is the property of the City and County of San Francisco, the application also requires a finding of conformity with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter, and Sections 2A.52 and 2A.53 of the Administrative Code. Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1 as it is a public facility.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
SPEAKERS:          Same as those listed for item 12a
ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to 4/4/02
AYES:                     Chinchilla, Fay, Baltimore, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
NAYES:          Joe

13.          2000.809C                                                             (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
522, 550, AND 552 CARTER STREET, 105 WALBRIDGE STREET - southwest corner of Carter and Walbridge Streets; Lots 2, 3, 4, and 6 in Assessor’s Block 6428 - Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for a PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT to Preliminary Recommendation:
permit construction of up to 101 affordable multi-family residential units (by Mercy Housing California), requiring modification of Planning Code standard for dwelling unit density. The property is located in the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) and NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Ramie Dare, Project Sponsor
-          This will allow low income people to reside in housing of quality
(+) Fred Pollack, Architect
- Give a description of the project
(+) Alicia Klein, Mayor's Office of Housing
- Supports this development
(+) Joyce Calagos
- In support of the project
(-) Steven Currier
- Opposed to the project
(+) Bella Ramos, SF Organizing Project
- Supports Mercy housing
(-) Roger Brandon
- Opposed the project
ACTION:          Approved
AYES:                    Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Lim; Salinas; Theoharis
          MOTION NO.          16362

AT APPROXIMATELY 3:50 PM THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A DISCRETIONARY REVIEW (DR) HEARING TO HEAR AND ACT ON DISCRETIONARY REVIEW MATTERS.

                    14.          2001.1165D                                                    (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
2420 TARAVAL STREET - North side between 34th and 35th Avenues. Assessor’s Block 2363 Lot 017 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/0830/7267S, to demolish the existing two story over garage, single unit building, and construct a new three story over garage three unit building in an NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify the Building Permit

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Christine May
- Neighbors are not in favor of three garages
- The building is too tall
(-) Katerine Cantrell
- This project would block sunlight, air and view in her house
- Height of building is too tall
(-) John Temaska
- Concerned about the density of the project
- Parking in the neighborhood is a nightmare
(-) Larry Rail
- Concerned about the people that would be evicted from this building
(-) Johnson Chin
- Would loose the sunlight and air in his house
(+) Mike Dudum, Project Sponsor
- This is a good project and looking forward to building it.
(+) Alfred Sanchez
- In support of the project
(+) Leo Casadilla
- In support of the project
ACTION:          Took Discretionary Review and disapproved the project
AYES:                    Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Lim; Salinas; Theoharis

15.          2001.014D                                                   (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)
42-44 AUGUST ALLEY - east side, in the block bounded by Powell, Mason, Union and Green Streets. Assessor’s Block 0118, Lot 016 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/0921/8977, to merge two dwelling units to one dwelling unit in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate-Density) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove the Building                               Permit.

                    SPEAKER(S):           
                    (+) Robert Mallewell, Project Sponsor
-          Would like to raise his family in this house
(+) Blanche Streeter
-          Urged the Commission to consider Mr. Mallewell's request
(+) Herb Kosovitz
-          In favor of the project
          ACTION:          Took Discretionary Review and disapproved the building permit
          AYES:                    Chinchilla, Fay, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas; Theohairs

          16.          2001.1130DD                                                   (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    147 6TH AVENUE - west side between Lake and California Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 1366 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2001/0713/3641 and 2001/0713/3642 proposing to demolish the existing two-story over garage, single-family home and to construct a three-story over garage, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 28, 2002)

                    SPEAKER(S):
                    (+) Stephen Williams, representing the project sponsor
-          Emphasize retention of affordable housing. Provision made for providing more affordable housing.
-          Finding rent controled middle class housing up there is indeed a rarity
                    (-) Philip Fox, Discretionary Review requestor
                    - Concerned about the loss of air, light and privacy on his property
-          Respectfully request that this project be reduced to not extend as far as it does.
(-) Maureen Fox
-          This project has two large structures
-          It is really out of of proportion with the rest of the neighborhood
(-) Dana Ketchan
-          All neighbors are objecting to this proposal
-          Will not preserve the character of the neighborhood
-          We want to preserve our green belt view
(-) Beth Tenney
-          Urge the Commission to disapprove this project
(+) Joel Yodowitz, Ruben and Alter
-          Urged the Commission to approve the project
(+) Alan Martinez, Architect
- Gave a description of the project
1) ACTION:          Motion to not take discretionary review and approve the building permit
                    YES:          Fay; Baltimore; Theoharis
          NAYES:          Lim, Salinas, Joe          
          ABSENT:          Chinchilla

2) ACTION:          At the call of the chair (Fay)), continued to April 4, 2002 to allow the absent commissioner to participate in the final action.

17.          2001.0734D                                                   (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6679)
1745 CLEMENT STREET - south side between 18th and 19th Avenues, Lot 036 in Assessor’s Block 1450 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001/0227/3029, to legalize a second story deck with stairs providing access to the rear yard, constructed without benefit of permit at the rear of a single-family building within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
                    DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN

18.          2001.0973DDDDDD                                         (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
2518 UNION STREET - north side between Scott and Divisadero Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 0945 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/0411/6580 proposing to construct a three-story horizontal addition approximately 31 feet wide by 15 feet deep at the rear of an existing two-story over garage, single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A terrace alteration above the garage and side bay extensions are also proposed.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 28, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(-) Douglass Goldman
-          Owned his property for 16 years
-          Significant bulk of this building, would block light into his house
-          It is totally out of character with the neighborhood
-          The addition of a third floor deck has caused a major intrusion upon the privacy of their master bedroom.
-          These reasons are sufficient to deny this extension
(-) Robert McCarthy, on behalf of Douglass Goldman
-          Gave an overview of the project
(-) Lu Blazej, representing Discretionary Review requestor
- Gave a historical and architectural report on the property                    
(-) Susan Lander Keegin, Property Owner
-          This project is unnecessarily massive for its location. There are still various decks and windows that compromise the privacy
-          It would set a bad precedent to the next owner of our property. How would they reclaim the light, air and privacy taken away by this project?
-          Scale of this project can and should be reduce as recommended
(-) Michael Hexner
-          Concerned about the mid-block open space and also about the architectural integrity of the building--particularly the roof line
(-) Mark Schlesinger
-          Would like to preserve the open space in his back yard
(-) Lisa Goldman
-          Concerned about her privacy
(+) Joe O'Donoghue
-          Supports the Discretionary Review requestor
(+) David Cincotta, on behalf of Mark and Lisa Cubby
-          Gave an overall description of the project           
-          Urged the Commission to listen to the Department's recommendation
(+) Mark Cubby, property owner
-          Would like to maintain the rear yard open space
-          Home needs renovations. It is not seismically up to date. It has (not) been structurally reinforced since the 1930s.
-          Our project fits within Neighborhood Residential Guidelines
(+) Lisa James
-          Supports project
(+) Patricia Vaughey, Cow Hollow Neighborhood
-          Supports project
ACTION:          Took discretionary review and approved the project as revised:
1)          The project shall maintain a 9-foot side setback along the east property line, north of the existing garage.
2)          The project shall maintain a 3-foot side setback along the west property line.
3)          The top floor and historic roof from are to be preserved. No expansion of the top floor is allowed.
4)          The proposed additions to the first two floors of the rear of the building shall be no less than 61 feet 7 inches from the rear property line.
5)          The roofing and roof angle of the existing kitchen addition at the west property line shall be maintained and set the standard for any new addition.
6)          No decks or balconies are permitted from the top floor, with the exception of the deck above the library on the east side of this home. The deck over the expanded garage shall not be enlarged.
7)          New exterior finidhes should match in material, detail, scale, design, quality and color, the existing historic materials of the original building design.
          AYES:          Chinchilla; Fay; Baltimore; Joe; Lim; Salinas; Theoharis

H.          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. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

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: Demolition Policy
Adjournment: 7:30 pm


THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2002
ACTION:          
AYES:                    







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