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City and County of San Francisco
May 23, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 23, 2002

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

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

ABSENT: None

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT FAY AT 1:35 p.m.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director; Larry Badiner -Zoning Administrator; Kate McGee; Kelley Amdur; Art Aguilar; Michael Li; Rick Crawford; Thomas Wang; Matt Snyder; Dario Jones; Nora Priego - Transcription Secretary; Linda 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.

        1a. 2002.0314CV (J. PURVIS: 415- 558-6354)

        4601 3RD STREET - east side between McKinnon and Newcomb Avenues, Assessor's Block 5306, Lots 4 and 29; Request for Conditional Use approval under Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 712.11 for development of a lot of 10,000 square feet or more. The project site is 16,000 square feet. The proposal is to construct a four-story-over- basement building with 53 units of senior housing and approximately 3,100 square feet of ground floor commercial and non-profit office space. A total of 52 parking spaces would be provided within a basement level garage, replacing all existing parking on the site, in addition to providing the Code required 11 spaces. The project would additionally require a rear yard modification. The site is within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

        (Proposed for Continuance to May 30, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        1b. 2002.0314CV (J. PURVIS: 415- 558-6354)

        4601 3RD STREET - east side between McKinnon and Newcomb Avenues, Assessor's Block 5306, Lots 4 and 29; Request for a rear yard modification for the above mixed-use project. Planning Code Section 134(a)(1) requires a rear yard of 25 percent the depth of a lot to be provided at the lowest story containing a dwelling unit, and at each succeeding story of a building. The proposed project would provide a rear yard of comparable size but within a courtyard. Section 134(e) allows for modification of the rear yard standard in certain districts subject to a hearing by the Zoning Administrator. The site is within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

        (Proposed for Continuance to May 30, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        2a. 2002.0363XBC (A. LIGHT 415-558-6254)

        150 POWELL STREET, southeast corner of O'Farrell Street, in Assessor's Block 327, Lot 22. Request for a change to the Conditions of Approval for Planning Commission Motion 16117, Determination of Downtown Compliance under Section 309 of the Planning Code, Condition #1E. The proposed change is to extend the time period prescribed by Condition of Approval #1E for commencement of construction, for an additional 18 months from the currently approved expiration date. The original project approval was for a mixed-use retail and office development containing approximately 41,000 square feet of retail and 40,000 square feet of net new office space. The project site is in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) Zoning District, and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      (Proposed for Continuance to June 6, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        2b. 2002.0363XBC (A. LIGHT 415-558-6254)

        150 POWELL STREET, southeast corner of O'Farrell Street, in Assessor's Block 327, Lot 22. Request for a change to the Conditions of Approval for Planning Commission Motion 16118, Project Authorization for construction of office space under Section 321 of the Planning Code, Condition #1E. The proposed change is to extend the time period prescribed by Condition of Approval #1E for commencement of construction, for an additional 18 months from the currently approved expiration date. The original project approval was for a mixed-use retail and office development containing approximately 41,000 square feet of retail and 40,000 square feet of net new office space. The project site is in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) Zoning District, and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      (Proposed for Continuance to June 6, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        2c. 2002.0363XBC (A. LIGHT 415-558-6254)

        150 POWELL STREET southeast corner of O'Farrell Street, in Assessor's Block 327, Lot 22. Request for a change to the Conditions of Approval for Planning Commission Motion 16119, Conditional Use Authorization for office use exceeding 5,000 gross square feet in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) Zoning District, Condition #1E. The proposed change is to extend the time period prescribed by Condition of Approval #1E for commencement of construction, for an additional 18 months from the currently approved expiration date. The original project approval was for a mixed-use retail and office development containing approximately 41,000 square feet of retail and 40,000 square feet of net new office space. The project site is in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) Zoning District, and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

        (Proposed for Continuance to June 6, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        3a. 2001.0494CDV (W. HASTIE: 415-558-6381)

        1475-79 FOLSOM STREET - (The Jackson Brewery Complex) south side between 10TH and 11TH Streets. Assessor's Block 3520, Lots 30B & 30C - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 803.5(c) and 816.48 of the Planning Code to convert 9,885 square feet at 1475 Folsom from office of design professionals and retail to general office use and to convert 10,361 square feet at 1479 Folsom from office and warehouse to general office; both lots are within a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) zoning district and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The Jackson Brewery Complex, Landmark #199, is also located within the Industrial Protection Zone (Planning Commission Resolution No. 16202), which discourages office conversions. Project includes minor exterior alterations, as well as seismic and ADA upgrades.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 16, 2002)

        (Proposed for Continuance to June 6, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        3b. 2001.0494CDV (W. HASTIE: 415-558-6381)

        1475-79 FOLSOM STREET - (The Jackson Brewery Complex) south side between 10TH and 11TH Streets. Assessor's Block 3520, Lots 30B & 30C - Request for a parking variance for 5 required parking spaces at 1475 Folsom and 7 required spaces at 1479 Folsom-these parking requirements are based on pre-existing parking credits. The proposal does not provide any parking spaces for this project. Subject lots are located in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) zoning district and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The Jackson Brewery Complex, Landmark #199, is also located within the Industrial Protection Zone, per Resolution No. 16202. Project includes minor exterior alterations, as well as seismic and ADA upgrades.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 16, 2002)

        (Proposed for Continuance to June 6, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        3c. 2001.0494CDV (W. HASTIE: 415-558-6381)

        1475-79 FOLSOM STREET - (The Jackson Brewery Complex) south side between 10TH and 11TH Streets. Assessor's Block 3520, Lots 30B & 30C - Mandatory Discretionary Review for conversion of existing uses (office of design professionals and retail / office and warehouse) to general office use within the Industrial Protection Zone, per Resolution No. 16202. Subject lots are located in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) zoning district and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The Jackson Brewery Complex is Landmark #199. Project includes minor exterior alterations, as well as seismic and ADA upgrades.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 16, 2002)

      (Proposed for Continuance to June 6, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        4. 2001.0535E (B.WYCKO: (415) 558-5972)

        724-730 VAN NESS AVENUE/ 650-660 TURK STREET - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project involves the demolition of two existing one-story buildings at 724-730 Van Ness Avenue and 650-660 Turk Street, and the construction of a new building consisting of an approximately 130-foot tall, 14-story tower fronting on Van Ness Avenue and a 67-foot tall, 7-story tower fronting on Turk Street above a two-level subsurface parking garage and ground floor retail space, accessory office and recreation/laundry room. The project site is located on Lots 4 and 8 in Assessor's Block 742. The vacant 724 Van Ness Avenue building was formerly occupied by about 4,500 square feet of retail space. At 730 Van Ness Avenue, there currently exists about 1,500 square feet of restaurant space. The existing structure at 650-660 Turk contains 9,750 square feet and is currently occupied by an auto repair business at street level and an auto glass repair shop at the mezzanine level. The new building would consist of about 134 dwelling units on floor levels 2 through 14 with lobby access from Van Ness Avenue, 45 independently-accessible parking spaces for the dwelling units on two parking levels with vehicular access from Turk Street, and ground floor space allocated to an approximately 1,530 square foot community/laundry room, about 830 square feet of office space accessory to the residential complex, and about 2,200 square feet of retail space. Both project site lots are within a RC-4 District (Residential-Commercial Combined District, High-Density District) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District (SUD) as well as a 130-V Height and Bulk District. The project would require Conditional Use authorization for new construction over 40 feet in height. The project sponsor would also need to seek Variances regarding off-street parking.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 4, 2002)

        (Proposed for Continuance to June 20, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        5a. 2000.0005EKRZC (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)

        375 LAGUNA HONDA BOULEVARD - Assessor's Block 2842 Lot 007 Request for General Plan Referral for the demolition and replacement of some of the existing facilities at the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. This Project is located within a P, Public Use, District and within the 80-D and OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk Districts.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

        (Proposed for Continuance to June 27, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        5b. 2000.0005EKRZC (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)

        375 LAGUNA HONDA BOULEVARD - Assessor's Block 2842 Lot 007 Request for an Amendment to the Zoning Map to change the height district for the developable areas of the property from 80 feet to 90 feet and to adjust the boundary between the developable areas and Open Space areas of the property to provide for the demolition and replacement of some of the existing facilities at the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. This Project is located within a P, Public Use, District and within the 80-D and OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk Districts.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

        (Proposed for Continuance to June 27, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        5c. 2000.0005EKRZC (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)

        375 LAGUNA HONDA BOULEVARD - Assessor's Block 2842 Lot 007 Request for Conditional Use Approval under Planning Code Section 271.(a) for an exemption from the bulk requirement and under Section 157 for parking exceeding accessory amounts for the demolition and replacement of some of the existing facilities at the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. This Project is located within a P, Public Use, District and within the 80-D and OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk Districts.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

        (Proposed for Continuance to June 27, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        6. 2001.1168D (M. SMITH: 415-558-6322)

            138 WHITNEY STREET - west side of the street between Fairmount and Randall Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 6664 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/12/19/8292, proposing to enlarge the existing detached garage to accommodate two cars and construct a two-story addition located partially on the roof of the garage, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove the Project

            (Continued from Regular Calendar of April 25, 2002)

        NOTE: Due to design modifications this project will need revised Planning Code Section 311 and Discretionary Review notifications to be done at a later date.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Continued as Proposed

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

        7. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of April 28 and May 2, 2001.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Approved

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        8. Commission Matters

            None

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

        9. Director's Announcements

        Re: Computer Budget

        - On Monday, May 20, 2002, the Director was requested to represent the Planning Department before a committee that goes by the acronym of COIT. The department had to present its computer spending plan and show how this is going to correct the computer problems. Once the plans are released and the funds are released, we estimate that it will be about three weeks before the equipment is installed and everything is up and running.

        Re: Audit

        - The Planning Department has been asked to respond to the audit that has been prepared by the budget analyst of the Board of Supervisors. The Department has responded to that. Copies of the audit and responses will be provided to the Commission as soon as it is available.

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

            BOS - None

            BOA -

        Re: 2 Upland Drive

        - This case was before the Commission on December 14, 2001. The Commission expressed concern about the height of the third floor addition. The neighbors did not know what was going on. There were questions on the design. The Commission denied this project sending a clear message that this case should have had a good design through a process that should be upfront. This case was before the Board of Appeal a few weeks ago with a totally new design. The Board sent this project back to be analyzed by the neighbors. The neighbors were not in favor of this new design. The Board felt that there is and should be a true procedural process. This project needs to start from scratch with new permits and a 311 notice process that provides an opportunity for the neighbors to decide if they want to file a Discretionary Review.

        Re: 2518 Union Street

        - This case was before the Commission on March 14, 2002 and the Commission took Discretionary Review to modify the project. The project sponsor before the Board of Appeals appealed the modifications. The Board decided to continue this case for two weeks since it appears that both parties involved are very close to a compromise.

        11. (L. BADINER: 415-558-6350)

        Annual Office Limitation Program - Status Report

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Without hearing, continued to May 30, 2002

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

D. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

        At this time, members of the public who wish 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.

        Elena Myers

        Re: 1077 Mississippi Street

        - She lives across the street from 1077 Mississippi Street.

        - There is a mistake on the calendar language stated in the agenda.

        - This building will cause her to loose her morning sunlight.

        - There are more sites where these types of projects can be built.

        - She would like this project disapproved.

        Kristin Chun

        Re: 1077 Mississippi Street

        - She is not supporting this project.

        - She is concerned about safety and parking problems on this block.

        - People are parked in their driveways and double-parked.

        - She hopes that the Commission will consider that this block is already very busy.

        Max Schmeder

        Re: 1077 Mississippi Street

        - He has been living on Mississippi for about 20 years.

        - Parking on this street is already 100% saturated.

        - There are a lot of unsafe areas around the area.

        - He is not opposed to the principal of increasing house for people but this is a very poor location for that principal.

        - He is resigned about loosing light but is concerned about traffic.

        David Silverman - Representing Project Sponsor

        Re: 1077 Mississippi Street

        - The project is not five stories.

        - One side of the street is already zoned residential.

        Ashley Devoir

        Re: 839 Dolores Street

        - This case was heard on May 2, 2002.

        - She has full support of her neighbors for this merger and there is no displacement of any tenants. She has kept it vacant in the hope to merge the units.

        - The house is not affordable.

        - She has lived in San Francisco for many years and hopes to stay here.

        Don Warton

        Re: 23rd and Harrison Street Project

        - He lives on Harrison Street.

        - He has a list of the people who attended a community meeting who are opposed to this project.

        - He submitted the list of names of the people who attended this community meeting.

Section E - Taken out of order and heard after Section F

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

        12a. 2002.0321CD (K. McGEE: 415-558-6367)

        3003/3005 - 23rd STREET, south side, at the corner of 23rd and Harrison Streets; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3640 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to construct two dwelling units in the Mission District. Market-rate dwelling units, that do not provide 25% affordability, are subject to Conditional Use Authorization per the Mission District Interim Controls, Resolution No. 518-01. The property is located in a RH-2 Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to construct two dwelling units of approximately 2,800 square feet each in the Mission District. The proposed building height would be 40 feet.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions.

        NOTE: On May 9, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to approve with modified conditions. The vote was +3 -2. Commissioners Chinchilla and Fay voted No. Commissioners Theoharis and Joe were absent. The matter was continued to May 23, 2002, at the call of the chair to allow the absent commissioners to participate in the final action.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Approved with modifications: Staff is instructed to continue to work on the design with the project sponsor and approve it prior to the issuance of any permit.

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Theoharis

        NAYES: Salinas

        MOTION: 16415

        12b. 2002.0321CD (K. McGEE: 415-558-6367)

        3003/3005 - 23rd STREET, south side, at the corner of 23rd and Harrison Streets; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3640 - Resolution No. 518-01 requires mandatory Discretionary Review for a change of use per the Mission District Interim Controls. The property is located in a RH-2 Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

        NOTE: On May 9, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing, and entertained a motion to not take discretionary review and approve the project. The vote was +3 -2. Commissioners Chinchilla and Fay voted No. Commissioners Theoharis and Joe were absent. The matter was continued to May 23, 2002, at the call of the chair to allow the absent commissioners to participate in the final action.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Take Discretionary Review and approve project as modified: Staff is instructed to continue to work on the design with the project sponsor and approve it prior to the issuance of any permit.

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Theoharis

        NAYES: Salinas

        13a. 2002.0323CD (K. McGEE: 415-558-6367)

        3007/3009 - 23rd STREET, south side, between Harrison Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3640 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to construct two dwelling units in the Mission District. Market-rate dwelling units, that do not provide 25% affordability, are subject to Conditional Use Authorization per the Mission District Interim Controls, Resolution No. 518-01. The property is located in a RH-2 Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed building height would be 40 feet.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions.

        NOTE: On May 9, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to approve with modified conditions. The vote was +3 -2. Commissioners Chinchilla and Fay voted No. Commissioners Theoharis and Joe were absent. The matter was continued to May 23, 2002, at the call of the chair to allow the absent commissioners to participate in the final action.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Approved with modifications: Staff is instructed to continue to work on the design with the project sponsor and approve it prior to the issuance of any permit.

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Theoharis

        NAYES: Salinas

        MOTION: 16416

        13b. 2002.0323CD (K. McGEE: 415-558-6367)

        3007/3009 - 23rd STREET, south side, between Harrison Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3640 - Resolution No. 518-01 requires mandatory Discretionary Review for a change of use per the Mission District Interim Controls. The property is located in a RH-2 Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

        NOTE: On May 9, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing, and entertained a motion to not take discretionary review and approve the project. The vote was +3 -2. Commissioners Chinchilla and Fay voted No. Commissioners Theoharis and Joe were absent. The matter was continued to May 23, 2002, at the call of the chair to allow the absent commissioners to participate in the final action.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Take Discretionary Review and approve project as modified: Staff is instructed to continue to work on the design with the project sponsor and approve it prior to the issuance of any permit.

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Theoharis

        NAYES: Salinas

        14. 2001.0645D (D. JONES: 415-558-6477)

        839 DOLORES STREET - east side between 21st and 22nd Streets, Lot 076 in Assessor's Block 3618 - Pursuant to Resolution 16078 a Request for Discretionary Review is required for Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/21/2117, for the proposed dwelling unit merger of two existing units into one single-family dwelling located in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the merger.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 2, 2002)

        NOTE: On May 2, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to take discretionary review and approve the merger with conditions. The motion failed by a vote +3 -2 with Commissioners Chinchilla and Salinas voting against. Commissioner Joe and Theoharis were absent. The matter was continued at the call of the chair to May 23, 2002, to allow the absent Commissioners to participate in the final action.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        MOTION: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove Merger

        AYES: Chinchilla, Salinas, Theoharis

        NAYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim

        RESULT: Motion Failed

        ACTION: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve Merger with the condition that the front doors be retained.

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim

        NAYES: Chinchilla, Salinas, Theoharis

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE NOTICED ON AN ADDENDUM AND WERE HEARD AFTER ITEM 14:

        a. 2001.1061CD (B. FU: 415-558-6613)

            1077 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side, between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 050 in Assessor's Block 4224 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 215 and pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to demolish an existing industrial building and allow the construction of three (3) dwelling units within a M-1 (Light Industrial) District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 11, 2002)

            NOTE: On April 11, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to approve the project. The vote was +3-3. Commissioners Chinchilla, Joe and Salinas voted No. Commissioner Theoharis was absent. The matter was continued to May 23, 2002 to allow the absent Commissioner to participate in the final action.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        MOTION: Approve Project

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Lim

        NAYES: Chinchilla, Joe, Salinas, Theoharis

        RESULT: Motion Failed

        ACTION: Disapprove Project

        AYES: Chinchilla, Joe, Salinas, Theoharis

        NAYES: Baltimore, Fay, Lim

        MOTION: 16417

        b. 2001.1061CD (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

            1077 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side, between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 050 in Assessor's Block 4224 - Mandatory Discretionary Review per Planning Commission IPZ Policy, Resolution Number 16202), to demolish an existing industrial building and allow the construction of three (3) dwelling units within a M-1 (Light Industrial) District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      (Continued from Regular Hearing of April 11, 2002)

            NOTE: On April 11, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to not take Discretionary Review and approve the project. The vote was +3-3. Commissioners Chinchilla, Joe and Salinas voted No. Commissioner Theoharis was absent. The matter was continued to May 23, 2002 to allow the absent Commissioner to participate in the final action.

        SPEAKER(S): None

        MOTION: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve the Project

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Lim

        NAYES: Chinchilla, Joe, Salinas, Theoharis

        RESULT: Motion Failed

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove Project

        AYES: Chinchilla, Joe, Salinas, Theoharis

        NAYES: Baltimore, Fay, Lim

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

        15. 2000.790KEXCTZM (K. AMDUR: 415-558-6351)

        888 HOWARD STREET (aka 155 Fifth Street) - northeast corner of 5th and Howard Streets, Lot 66 in Assessor's Block 3724 -- Request for adoption of CEQA findings, including a statement of overriding considerations, for the construction of a 31-story, 320-foot tall hotel building with 430,000 gross square feet, including approximately 572 hotel rooms, 9,200 square feet of restaurant and bar/lounge space, 30,000 square feet of parking (115 valet-operated spaces), 43,800 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, and 12,600 square feet of publicly-accessible open space

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      (Continued from Regular Hearing of May 16, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S):

        (+) John Buss - Continental Development Corporation - Project Sponsor

        - This hotel will be adjacent to Moscone West. It will be 100% privately financed.

        - This hotel will accommodate 21,000 visitors.

        - There will be a shortage of 1,000 rooms in 2006 and 2,000 rooms in 2008 even if this project is approved.

        - There are already bookings to the year 2016.

        - This area has one of the highest meeting places in the City.

        - There will be over 43,000 square feet of meeting space as well as other ameneties for the guests.

        - There will be one level of underground parking.

        - They will be developing on vacant land and are not displacing anyone.

        - There is a need for more hotel rooms in San Francisco.

        - This will enhance San Francisco's role as a tourist and destination center.

        - All of the Howard Street frontages will contain retail and/or business.

        - This project will provide thousands of job opportunities.

        (+) Kate Hart - Crosby Heafy - Attorney Representing 888 Howard

        - This project has a very positive impact on the area and for San Francisco.

        - A text amendement would not be very different than granting a rezoning.

        (+) Don Marcos - Mission Hiring Hall

        - The hall supports this proejct because in the current economy, this project will create about 1,000 jobs.

        - He would like to get this employment package going.

        (+) Amelia Calalag

        - She is a member of the South of Market Employment Training Program and with her are other classmates from the Hospitality Course.

        - They are all in support of this project since it will create jobs.

        (+) Tho Do - Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union

        - She is here representing Local 2 who are mostly restaurant and hotel workers.

        - Because of their union, there is a very good union contract.

        - The union is in support of this project because it will create more jobs.

        - They don't support the reduction of square feet.

        - She would like the Commission to approve this project as proposed.

        (+) Stan Warren - Representing the San Francisco Building Construction Trades Council

        - This project is very welcome because it will provide much needed employment to the City.

        (+) Michael Chan - Housing Director of the Asian Incorporated

        - They are in support of this project since it will cause development of an underdeveloped site, it will create jobs, and will provide a source of funds that potentially will be reinvested in housing projects.

        (+) Edwin Jocson - West Bay Phillippine South of Market Center

        - They have signed an MOU with Continental Developemnt Corporation.

        - This project will create jobs and bring income to the City.

        (+) Daisy Cruz - Wes Bay Filipino South of Market Center

        - She supports the project.

        (+) Lolita Ramos - Senior Organization of West Bay

        - She supports the project.

        (+) Connie Palacio

        - She has lived in the South of Market area for 26 years.

        - She supports the project.

        (+) Alan Bulda - South of Market Teen Center

        - The center is in support of this project.

        - It will increase jobs for members of the center.

        (+) Charles Range - Director of South of Market Health Center

        - He is here to speak in support of this project.

        - He resubmitted a letter to the Commission expressing support for this project.

        - The developer did an incredible outreach with the various community organizations in the area. They also negotiated with various community groups.

        - There is a need in South of Market. There is a need for development and there is a need for varioius organizations to grow.

        (+) Leon Spenser - Member of Local 261

        - He supports this project because it will create jobs and he needs a job.

        (+) Louise Williams

        - She is a carpenter apprentice and is out of work.

        - She supports this project because it will create a job for her.

        (+) Dougles Perry - Publisher of Organizaed Labor Magazine.

        - He supports the project because it will enhance the South of Market and Yerba Buena area.

        (+) Sue Hestor

        - She is in support of this project and agrees with staff concerns about the battle of open space.

        (-) Jeanne Batallones - SOMA Community Action Network

        - This project will create spot zoning.

        - The area is going through a planning process which will determine what the area really needs.

        - She hopes that the Commission will disapprove the project.

        (+/-) TJ Kniveton

        - He lives less than a block away from the proposed site.

        - He supports the project yet there are a lot of impacts and problems stated in the EIR:..Wind pattern changes, construction pattern affects, traffic, etc.

        (-) Christina Logie - 6th Street Agenda

        - They are not in support of this project until an agreement is reached with various eithnic groups and organizations.

        ACTION: Approved

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        MOTION: 16435

        16a. 2000.790KEXCTZM (K. AMDUR: 415-558-6351)

        888 HOWARD STREET (aka 155 Fifth Street) - northeast corner of 5th and Howard Streets, Lot 66 in Assessor's Block 3724 -- Request for Determinations of Compliance under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Project) and approval of Exceptions, including an exception to the Reduction of Ground Level Wind Currents requirements (Section 148) and an exception to the Bulk Limits (Sections 270 and 272), for the construction of a 31-story, 320-foot tall hotel building with 430,000 gross square feet, including approximately 572 hotel rooms, 9,200 square feet of restaurant and bar/lounge space, 30,000 square feet of parking (115 valet-operated spaces), 43,800 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, and 12,600 square feet of publicly-accessible open space.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      (Continued from Regular Hearing of May 16, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed in item 15.

        ACTION: Intent to Approve with conditions: an amendment that requires the sponsor to provide 4,000 sf of offsite open space in addition to the open space proposed on-site. Final language on June 6, 2002.

        AYES: Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        NAYES: Baltimore, Fay

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        16b. 2000.790KEXCTZM (K. AMDUR: 415-558-6351)

        888 HOWARD STREET (AKA 155 FIFTH STREET) - northeast corner of 5th and Howard Streets, Lot 66 in Assessor's Block 3724 - Request for Conditional Use authorization for a hotel with more than 200 rooms (Sections 303 and 216(b)), for the construction of a 31-story, 320-foot tall hotel building with 430,000 gross square feet, including approximately 572 hotel rooms, 9,200 square feet of restaurant and bar/lounge space, 30,000 square feet of parking (115 valet-operated spaces), 43,800 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, and 12,600 square feet of publicly-accessible open space.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      (Continued from Regular Hearing of May 16, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed in item 15.

        ACTION: Approved

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        MOTION: 16436

        16c. 2000.790KEXCTZM (K. AMDUR: 415-558-6351)

        888 HOWARD STREET (AKA 155 FIFTH STREET) - northeast corner of 5th and Howard Streets, Lot 66 in Assessor's Block 3724 - Request pursuant to Section 302(c) for amendments to the text of the Planning Code and to two Zoning Maps to reclassify the project site in order to allow the construction of a 31-story, 320-foot tall hotel building with 430,000 gross square feet, including approximately 572 hotel rooms, 9,200 square feet of restaurant and bar/lounge space, 30,000 square feet of parking (115 valet-operated spaces), 43,800 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, and 12,600 square feet of publicly-accessible open space.. The proposal would change the height and bulk zoning of the project site from 160-F to 320-S, and would create a special use district, C-3-S (SU) for the project site. The special use district would increase the maximum FAR allowed without the purchase of Transferable Development Rights (TDR) from 5:1 to 7.5:1. The site is currently zoned C-3-S, which allows a maximum FAR of 7.5:1, but only with the purchase of TDR.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of reclassification from 160-F to 320-S, Disapproval of reclassification from C-3-S to C-3-S (SU)

      (Continued from Regular Hearing of May 16, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed in item 15.

        ACTION A: Apprpoved the height change from 160-F to 320-S.

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        MOTION: 16410

        ACTION B: Intent to Approve Reclassification from C-3-S to C-3-S(SU) with a finding that the sponsor is to provide a contribution for the restoration of a landmark building. Final Language on June 6, 2002.

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        NAYES: Joe

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        16d. 2000.790KEXCTZM (K. AMDUR: 415-558-6351)

        888 HOWARD STREET (AKA 155 FIFTH STREET) - northeast corner of 5th and Howard Streets, Lot 66 in Assessor's Block 3724 - Request pursuant to Section 340 for amendments to Maps 1 and 5 of the Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan for the construction of a 31-story, 320-foot tall hotel building with 430,000 gross square feet, including approximately 572 hotel rooms, 9,200 square feet of restaurant and bar/lounge space, 30,000 square feet of parking (115 valet-operated spaces), 43,800 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, and 12,600 square feet of publicly-accessible open space.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of amendment to Map 5 (Proposed Height and Bulk Districts) of the Downtown Area Plan, Disapproval of amendment to Map 1 (Downtown Land Use and Density Plan) of the Downtown Area Plan

      (Continued from Regular Hearing of May 16, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed in item 15.

        ACTION: Intent to Approve. Final Language June 6, 2002.

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        NAYES: Joe

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        17. 2002.0153T (J-P. SAMAHA: 415-558-6602)

            MULTIPLE LANGUAGES LEGISLATION - Consideration of recommendations for an ordinance amending the Building Code by adding Section 104.6 through 104.6.3 and amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 306.10 to require publication of a cover sheet with neighborhood notices advising how to request information about the notices in multiple languages.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 25, 2002)

        ACTION: This matter is being re-introduced at the Board of Supervisors and is no longer before the Commission at this time.

        18. 2001.0789C (M. SMITH: 415-558-6322)

        597-599 MONTEREY BOULEVARD - southeast corner of Monterey Boulevard and Foerster Street, Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 3116 - Request by Sprint PCS for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 710.83 to install a wireless telecommunication facility consisting of two antennas mounted near the northwest corner of the rooftop, one GPS antenna mounted to the southeast corner of the rooftop, and five associated equipment cabinets installed within the detached garage of a two-story mixed use building located in a NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 32-X Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a Limited Preference 6 site according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, as it is a mixed-use building in a NC-1 District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 2, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S): None

        ACTION: Without Hearing, continued to June 6, 2002

        AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        ABSENT: Chinchilla

        19. 2001.1099E (A. AGUILAR: 415-558-5973)

        533 SUTTER STREET - Assessor's Block 296, Lot 13D - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The project site is currently developed with a two-story-plus-basement building containing a mix of retail, office, and theater uses. The proposed project would involve the conversion of 4,200 gross square feet (gsf) of existing second-floor offices and theater use to four dwelling units and construction of three additional floors of residential use with four dwelling units on each new floor, for a total of 16 dwelling units. The existing ground-floor retail would remain as is. The proposed project would add three stories, approximately 36 feet in height, for a total building height of approximately 65 feet. The proposed project would add 15,000 gsf of new construction, for a total building floor area of 23,200 gsf. The project site at 533 Sutter Street (Assessor's Block 0296, Lot 13D) is about 6,050 square feet in size and is located mid-block on the southern side of Sutter Street in the Downtown/Civic Center neighborhood on the block bounded by Mason, Sutter, Powell, and Post Streets. The entrance and access to the project site would be from Sutter Street. The existing building has no parking or loading spaces and none are proposed. The project site is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and is within an 80-130-F Height/Bulk District. The existing building, constructed in 1921, is a Category V (unrated) building within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 9, 2002)

        SPEAKER(S):

        (-) Simon Chang - Appeallant

        - He lives next door to the proposed project.

        - This street is more for commercial and retail.

        - All the tenants in his buidling are opposed to the project.

        - Traffic will be a problem in the area.

        - The current builidng has fire escapes on the side where the building will be built.

        - This project will block off an emergency exit for the tenants.

        - He hopes the Commission will take into consideration the concerns of the tenants.

        (+) Tai Via - Coblentz, Patch, Duffy and Bass

        - This is a very modest project.

        - It will be a great contribution to the area.

        ACTION: Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration Upheld

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        MOTION: 16411

        20. 2000.965E!KXC (M. LI: 415-558-6396)

        949-961 MARKET STREET - south side between 5th and 6th Streets, Lot 071 in Assessor's Block 3704 - Adoption of environmental findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the demolition of the St. Francis Theater and the construction of a 12-story, 119-foot-high building containing 151 dwelling units, approximately 6,500 square feet of retail space, and approximately 97 independently accessible parking spaces with valet service for a total of approximately 156 parking spaces. The project site is within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption of CEQA findings

        SPEAKER(S):

        (+) Jim Reuben - Reuben and Alter

        - Introduced the architects

        (+) Jom McHiltie - MBH Architects

        - Explained and demonstrated the architectural aspects of the project.

        (+) Carolyn Dimond - Executive Director of the Market Street Associaton

        - The Association is in support of the project because it will improve and revitalize this area.

        - She hopes that the Commission will approve this project.

        - This is a very important and significatn project for Market Street.

        ACTION: Approved

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        EXCUSED: Fay

        MOTION: 16412

        21a. 2000.965E!KXC (M. LI: 415-558-6396)

        949-961 MARKET STREET - south side between 5th and 6th Streets, Lot 071 in Assessor's Block 3704 - Request under Planning Code Section 309 for a Determination of Compliance and Request for Exceptions including: an exception to the rear yard requirements as permitted in Section 134(d), an exception to the ground-level wind current requirements as permitted in Section 148, and an exception to the freight loading requirements as permitted in Section 161(i) for the demolition of the St. Francis Theater and the construction of a 12-story, 119-foot-high building containing 151 dwelling units, approximately 6,500 square feet of retail space, and approximately 97 independently accessible parking spaces with valet service for a total of approximately 156 parking spaces. The project site is within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

        SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed in item 20.

        ACTION: Approved

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        EXCUSED: Fay

        MOTION: 16413

        21b. 2000.965E!KXC (M. LI: 415-558-6396)

        949-961 MARKET STREET - south side between 5th and 6th Streets; Lot 071 in Assessor's Block 3704 - Request for conditional use authorization to provide off-street parking that exceeds an amount classified as accessory. The proposal is to allow the demolition of the St. Francis Theater and the construction of a 12-story, 119-foot-high building containing 151 dwelling units, approximately 6,500 square feet of retail space, and approximately 97 independently accessible parking spaces with valet service for a total of approximately 156 spaces. The project site lies within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

        SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed in item 20.

        ACTION: Approved

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        EXCUSED: Fay

        MOTION: 16414

G. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

      At Approximately 5:14 PM the Planning Commission convened into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.

        22. 2002.0187D (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)

        128 GAMBIER STREET - West side between Sillman and Pioche Streets. Assessor's Block 5907 Lot 006 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/1203/4317, to remove the existing lean-to extension of the dwelling and construct a new two story addition to the rear in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the permit with modifications.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 16, 2002)

        NOTE: At the call of the chair, this item was continued to May 23, 2002, to correct the address.

        SPEAKER(S):

        (-) Sue Jon Kim - DR Requestor

        - She and her husband are opposed to the 2nd story aspect of the proposed project.

        - There is no other house that has a 2nd story rear addition.

        - They would like to maintain the beauty and character of their neighborhood.

        (-) Dave Wise - DR Requestor

        - They purchased their home in this neighborhood believing in the Residential Design Guidelines.

        - He is opposed to the project because by doubling its square footage, it will be too large.

        - It is important that people have the opportunity to expand their homes--but it should be reasonable.

        (-) Miriam Broder

        - She lives on Gambier Street.

        - The addition does not seem to have any regard for the surrounding homes.

        - She is not opposed to a two-story addition, but she is opposed to the height of this addition.

        - If the addition would be excavated, it would reduce the impact on the adjacent homes and it would be more in keeping with the Residential Design Guidelines.

        (-) Cheryl Forest

        - She is against the proposed project as it is submitted.

        - This project will set a precedent for the neighborhood.

        - She submitted a signed petition from neighbors

        (+) Mario Chang - Project Sponsor

        - They have lived in the neighborhood for more than 12 years.

        - The square footage of their home is quite small.

        - They are not planning to move out of the City.

        - They both work for the City and County of San Francisco.

        - They talked to the neighbors regarding their project.

        ACTION: Took Discretionary Review and approved as modified: eliminate the parapet.

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        23. 2001.0513D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

            2667 37th AVENUE - west side between Vicente and Wawona Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 2459- Request of Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/03/03/3401 to construct a second floor rear extension and a new third floor vertical addition with an exterior stairway to an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

        SPEAKER(S):

        (-) Tod Denman

        - They were out of town last year when all of this began.

        - He feels that the 3rd story addition is out of character with the neighbhrood. It will block their view and intrude into their privacy.

        (-) Dr. Maria Denman

        - She is woried that a tree will have to be cut.

        - There is a question of aesthetics as well.

        (+) Michael Mullin - Project Architect

        - He is a bit confused because the couple who just spoke had expressed that they thought the 3rd story addition was ok.

        - He and the project sponsor contacted various neighbors.

        - An engineering study concluded that the impact of sun on one of the neighbors would be minimal.

        - There will be minimal impact on the neighborhood.

        - The DR requestor and other neighbors have not been availabe to develop any compromises in the meantime. He feels that the Commission should not take Discretioanry Review.

        (+) Adrian Heard - Project Sponsor

        - She and her husband would like to make part of the house wheelchair accessible.

        - Her parents and the parents of her husband are in their 80s and they would like to have them come live with them.

        - They have gone to their neighbors various times to discuss the project.

        (+) Jeff Rodman

        - He spoke on the design of the project.

        ACTION: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications: Set the portions of the project that extend beyond the DR requestor's second floor bedroom window back 4'-4" from the adjoining side lot line to minimize the impact on the current sunlight access to the said window. These portions of the project shall include the second floor extension, the new third floor vertical adtition with a bay window/balcony and the rear open stairway.

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

        24. 2001.1050D (M. SNYDER: 415-558-6891)

        3271 18th STREET (aka 3251 18th STREET) - southwest corner of 18th Street and Shotwell Street, Lot 18 in Assessor's Block 3591 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under Board of Supervisor's Resolution 518-01 of Demolition Permit No. 2002/01/16/7139, for the change of use from an existing union hall to an empty lot. The lot is proposed to be developed with a new mixed-use building that would contain a union hall/community service office. Only the demolition of the existing building is subject to this Mandatory Discretionary Review. The subject site is within M-1 (Light Industrial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone (as designated in Planning Commission Resolution 16202).

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with conditions

        SPEAKER(S):

        (+) Dennis Ho - Representing the Development Team on behalf of the Laborers International Union Local 261

        - They have been working on this project along with the neighborhood for more than one year.

        - They have done extensive community outreach and there are various letters from these organizations supporting the project (included in the Commissioners packets).

        - He is in agreement with staff recommendations.

        (+) Walter L. Johnson, Esq. - San Francisco Labor Council

        - The labor council strongly agrees with the demolition of this project.

        - He hopes that the Commission will approve this demolition.

        (+) Eric Quesada - Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition

        - The coalition supports this project.

        - There were some issues with the interim controls which were resolved.

        (+) Jean Atkinson

        - The catholic church on South Van Ness and 18th Street is in support of this project as well as the Korean church.

        ACTION: Demolition Approved

        AYES: Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

F. 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))

      Marilyn Amini

      Re: 320 Wawona Street

      - Appeared last week asking the Commission to rescind its vote taken on May 9, 2002, on the subject property on the belief that a document she submitted the day before the hearing was not before the Commission at the time of the vote.

      - Requested that the Commission schedule this matter for a future date.

      - She submitted a packet of information regarding this project and would like to have an opportunity to rebut the facts stated in the packet.

      Adjournment: 6:20 p.m.

      THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, June 13, 2002

      ACTION: Approved with Corrections

      AYES: Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis

      ABSENT: Chinchilla, Lim

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