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June 27, 2002

June 27, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, June 27, 2002
1:00 PM
Regular Meeting

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

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:03 p.m.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green – Director; Larry Badiner -Zoning Administrator; Peterson Vollmann; Dan Sirois; Tina Tam; Glenn Cabreros; Michael Smith; Paul Lord; Matt Snyder; Lisa Gibson; Rick Crawford; Sara Vellve; Michael Li; Art Aguilar; Dan Sider; Thomas Wang; Victoria Ryan; Nora Priego – Transcription Secretary; Linda Avery - Commission Secretary

Note:          With the passage of Proposition D on the March 2002 ballot, the terms of the current members of the Planning Commission will expire at noon on July 1, 2002–making this hearing their last one. Immediately after this meeting was called to order, The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, addressed the Commission and thanked them for their years of dedicated service to the city and the citizens of San Francisco.

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.          2002.0223BV          (M. SNYDER: 415-575-6891)
                    501 FOLSOM STREET - southwest corner of Folsom Street and 1st Street, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3749 - Request for Planning Commission authorization under Planning Code Sections 320-325, to establish up to 32,000 gross square feet of office space in a building whose officially recognized use is light industrial / warehousing. This project would include constructing a stair tower at the southwest corner of the building; the rest of the building will remain as it is. The subject site is within a M-1 (Light Industrial) District, an 84-X Height and Bulk District, and a Rincon Hill Commercial/Industrial Special Use Subdistrict.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Proposed for Continuance to July 11, 2002)
SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Continued as Proposed
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay

          1b.          2002.0223BV          (M. SNYDER: 415-575-6891)
                    501 FOLSOM STREET - southwest corner of Folsom Street and First Street, Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3749 - Request for a parking variance for up to eleven parking spaces in association with the proposal to convert the building from light manufacturing / warehouse use to office use, in an M-1 (Light Industrial) District, a 84-X Height and Bulk District, and a Rincon Hill Commercial / Industrial Subdistrict.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to July 11, 2002)

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

          2.          2002.0089D          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    607 BELVEDERE STREET - west side between 17th and Carmel Streets, Lot 2 in Assessor’s Block 1291 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/1031/2222, proposing to convert a portion of the existing garage and attic into habitable spaces; construct a two-story side addition, three new dormer windows at the attic level, and a three-story deck and stairs at the rear of the single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 2, 2002)
                    (Discretionary Review Application Withdrawn)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Discretionary Review Application Withdrawn

          3.          2002.0414TZ          (P. LORD: 415-558-6311)
                    FOURTH AND FREELON SPECIAL USE DISTRICT – Board of Supervisor’s File No.020549 - Consideration of an ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 249.23 to create the Fourth and Freelon Special Use District encompassing the property zoned Service Light Industrial and bounded by Fourth Street, Freelon Street, Zoe Street and Welsh Street and by adding Section 263.16 to create special height and bulk exceptions t the Fourth and Freelon Streets Special Use District, which would allow previously approved but unbuilt live/work units to convert to market-rate residential units and additional market rate units to be constructed with and allowable increase in height from 50’ to 85’ and a dwelling unit density governed by the permissible building envelope; provided that (i) the developer shall construct at the developer’s sole expense, on land purchased by the developer, off-site affordable housing with square footage equal to 15% of the total residential units to be constructed offset by the cost of land acquisition, (ii) the units shall be affordable to low- and moderate-income households with income not exceeding 60% of San Francisco’s median-income and (iii) upon completion, the affordable housing development shall be owned, managed and operated by a nonprofit housing organization.
                    Board of Supervisor’s File No. 020550 - Consideration of an ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section by amending the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to change the use classification and the height and bulk designation of the property zoned Service Light Industrial and bounded by Fourth Street, Freelon Street, Zoe Street and Welsh Street.
                    (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

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

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of May 30, June 6, and 13, 2002.

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          May 30, 2002 and June 6, 2002 Approved as Corrected. June 13, 2002 continued to July 11, 2002.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay

          5.          Commission Matters

Commission Secretary:
1) Commissioner Fay was not able to come to the hearing today because of a family emergency.
2) I received a call from Supervisor Amiano's office just prior to this meeting, informing me that the confirmation hearing scheduled before the Board of Supervisors to consider the recommended nominees to the Planning Commission will not take place as scheduled on July 8, 2002. Please note however that the public hearing schedule before the Rules Committee regarding this same subject will take place on July 2, 2002. If at least a quorum (four members) is not confirmed and sworn in prior to July 11, the Planning Commission hearing for July 11, 2002 will have to be cancelled. I bring this to your attention because it does affect items one and two on this calendar and may have some impact on other items as we move forward in the meeting today.

Commissioner Theoharis:
1) She received a letter from Bruce Selby of Lakeshore Acres. The neighbors are concerned about Albertson's deli section being expanded. Their concerns are: a) that they have permits; and b) if it will be considered fast food. Also, it seems there is now a proposed McDonald's where Boston Market is located. She would like to know if there is enough evidence or cause for a hearing to determine if they are following the provisions of their conditional use. Can a planner call Mr. Selby and Mr. Quiancini to follow up?
2) Thanked the Mayor for coming today. It has been an honor and a privilege for her to serve on this Commission. She thanked staff for all their support while she has been on the Commission.

Commissioner Salinas:
He also thanked the Mayor and this administration for the opportunity to be a part of this Commission. He also thanked his fellow Commissioners.

Commissioner Chinchilla:
Although commissioners have not always agreed, it has been a pleasure to serve on this Commission. It has been an honor to serve San Francisco.

Commissioner Lim:
It has been tremendous fun to serve on this Commission. The most important thing is that all the Commissioners are very dedicated to making this City a better place.

Commissioner Baltimore:
She thanked the Mayor. She has enjoyed working and getting to know her fellow Commissioners. She has obtained a better understanding of this City.

Commissioner Joe:
She also thanked the Mayor, her fellow commissioners, and the staff of the Planning Department.

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          6.          Director's Announcements
                    - He thanked the Mayor for honoring us with his presence and the words he gave to commissioners.
                    - He thanked the commissioners also for their hard work and also acknowledged that even though everyone did not always agree, agreement was not necessary or expected of everyone. He expressed that it is his beliefe that San Francisco has benefited from the decisions this Commission has made.

          7.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals
                    BOS:
Re: Cruise Terminal – Environmental Impact Report Appeal
- The Commission certified an EIR that was appealed to the Board of Supervisors. The Board upheld the appeal of this environmental document.
- The issue was the discharge impact from cruise ships – the ballast water discharge. The EIR was remanded back to the Department to ensure that environmental planners respond to this issue. Subsequently, the document will be back before the Commission for consideration and that document will be sent back to the Board of Supervisors for their consideration.

Re: Budget Committee
- On Tuesday, there was an amended report from the Budget Analyst. Instead of eliminating the Planner 5 position and demoting some of the Planner 4 Environmental positions, they would now only be affected through attrition. Only if and/or when the people currently in these positions retire or leave would these positions be eliminated or reduced in class status. Another amendment was that instead of eliminating a Planner 3 position assigned to Neighborhood Planning, the position would be reassigned to an area where the workload and need is greater.
- We are also working with the Board of Supervisors to have the Planning Department's fees adjusted.

                    BOA – No Report Given.

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.

Re: 292 Ivy Street
(-) Peter Hadiaris
- He submitted a copy of the lease agreement, which states that space should be used as office space only.
(+) Deborah Chalsty
- The lease that Mr. Hadiaris is speaking about has been terminated.
(-) Carl McCartin
- He has lived in this City for about 30 years.
- It is very difficult to park in the Hayes Valley area.

(-) Moldoon Elder
- The landlord did sign a 7-year lease offering parking spaces.
- He gave up 1,000 square feet because his lease required it; if the landlord built condominiums on the third floor and if they couldn't get a variance.

Laguna Honda EIR
(+) Sandy Mory
- She supports certifying the EIR.
(-) Linda Kapnick
- She lives in the Forest Hill area.
- She recently received the information regarding this project and this hearing.
- A lot of the views from residents of her neighborhood will be blocked and the beauty of the neighborhood will be changed.
- She is not against the project. She is just concerned about the EIR process.
(-) Barbara Goode
- She lives in Forest Hill. She is not against the project. She is opposed to the EIR process because there are false statements in the document.
(-) Ed Cavagnaro
- He supports the project that was approved in 1999. Yet he would like the Commission to look closely at the inadequacies contained in the EIR.
(-) Duane Bloedow
- He is aware of the massive changes to the master plan.
- He is opposed to the EIR.
(-) Gladys Bloedow
- The EIR is inadequate so she is against it.
(+) Michael Lane – City Manager for the Laguna Honda Project
- There are a variety of people and organizations that are supporting the Laguna Honda project.
(+) Larry Funk – Executive Administrator of Laguna Honda
- He believes that the EIR is complete, comprehensive and accurate.
(+) Gilbert Del Mora – Midtown Terrace Resident
- He read a letter from the association who is in support of the Laguna Honda EIR.
(+) Joan Braconi – SEIU Local 250/Community Advisory Group
- She is in support of the EIR.
(+) Anthony Wagner – Executive Administrator for Hospital Systems – Department of Public Health
- He supports the approval of the Laguna Honda EIR.
(-) Roger Brandon
- He is not in support of the EIR and hopes that the Commission does not approve it.
(-) Tim Foirier
- He is not in support of the EIR because the new design will cause a negative impact on the neighborhood and the quality of life of the Laguna Honda residents and neighbors.
(+) Naomi Gray – Resident of Laguna Honda
- She urges the Commission to certify the EIR.
(+) Timothy Treacy – President of the Forest Hill Association
- He would like to ask the Commission to not certify this EIR until a properly written one is issued.
(-) Cristina Brickland
- Resident of Forest Hill.
- She would like to not certify the EIR.

Re: 965-985 Geneva Avenue & 852 Paris Streets
(-) Jiwanah Nasrah
- She is against a Walgreen's coming into the neighborhood.
(-) Ed Nasrah
- He is against this project because it will cause other small businesses to close down. This has happened in other neighborhoods.
- He does not believe that Walgreen's is very interested in acquiring this spot since during this hearing and the last one they have not had repesentation here.
(-) George Nasrah
- He is against this project because it will not require parking for Walgreen's. He is co-owner of Daniel's Pharmacy and at one point they wanted to expand but were not allowed because parking was required.
(-) Carol Rooney
- She is against this project. She believes that if this proposal were in Pacific Heights, the Commission would probably deny it.
- She is concerned that many small businesses will close.
(-) Daniel Pierini
- He has lived in Crocker Amazon for 25 years.
- He is concerned that the community resources will cease if this proposal is approved.
(-) Dexter Massoletti
- The entire neighborhood is against this project.
(+) Lawrence Lee – Project Sponsor
- Walgreen's will benefit the neighborhood by paying property taxes.
- He knows that not everyone will be happy about this project.
- Without Walgreen's, there can be no fees for the housing. Without the housing, the Department will not support Walgreen's.
(+) Dennis Chu – Project Sponsor
- People who are not in support of this project are speaking about situations that happened many years ago.
- Walgreen's is a chain store but it's a clean business and they are honest.
- The financing will (not) be able to be reached if Walgreen's is not approved.
(+) Michael Yamaguchi – Project Sponsor
- The original plan was for Walgreen's to occupy the entire floor. The plans have been revised in order to accommodate the housing, elevators and loading dock.
- There will also be some spaces left vacant for small businesses to occupy.
(+) Calvin Yee – Project Sponsor
- He displayed a copy of the petition that people signed, which states that a Walgreen's pharmacy would come to the neighborhood.
- He displayed a column graph showing the total number of signatures supporting this project vs. opposing this project.
(+) Tiffany Nguyen – Project Sponsor
- There have been a number of business owners who are in support of this project because they would like to have more businesses in the neighborhood.
(+) Sheila Pacheco – Outer Mission Residents Association
- There is a need to have both large and small businesses in the neighborhood.
(+) Catherine Pacheco – Outer Mission Residents Association
- Her parents have lived in this neighborhood; she grew up in this neighborhood and her children are being raised there.
- She would really like to see the revitalization of this neighborhood.
- An anchor business will bring more business in the community.
(+) Jeanna Haney
- She is in favor of this project because the Apollo theatre has been closed for a number of years.
- This project will revitalize this neighborhood.
(+) Robert Greco – Outer Mission Residents Association
- He lives near the proposed site. The current building is a negative aspect of the neighborhood.
- Many of the neighborhood associations are in support of this project.
(+) Steven Currier – Outer Mission Neighborhood Association
- There are not that many neighborhoods that do not have parking problems.
- This neighborhood deserves the right to be a beautiful neighborhood.
(+) Gabriel Ng – Project Architect
- If he retains all existing retail, which is 3,000 square feet, Walgreen's would end up with less than 10,000 square feet because off-street loading is not required. Walgreen's may come up with a plan for off-street loading. If there were 10,000 square feet of retail, there would only be 2,800 square feet for frontage. This is not proportionately right.
(+) Rebecca Silverberg – Excelsior District
- The association supports this project.
- There is a lot of open space already in the neighborhood.
- She is concerned about parking for the residents of the housing.
(+) Karen Hemer - OMRA
- There are a lot of small businesses in the neighborhood but a general store is necessary.

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

          8.          2002.0191D          (P. VOLLMANN: 415-558-6405)
292 IVY STREET - at the southeast corner of the intersection at Gough and Grove Streets, Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 0809 - Discretionary review request of Building Permit Application number 2001/12/28/6038, to legalize a seven stall parking garage on Ivy Street, in the Hayes Gough NCD, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve parking with requirement to build dwelling units.
NOTE: On May 16, 2002, following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained two motions: 1) Take Discretionary Review and approve parking with requirement to build dwelling units. The motion failed to carry by a vote +2 -4. Commissioners Lim, Fay, Baltimore, and Chinchilla voted no. Commissioner Theoharis was absent. 2) Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the excess parking element of the project. The motion failed to carry by a vote +3 -3. Commissioners Salinas, Joe, and Baltimore voted no. Commissioner Theoharis was absent. At the call of the Chair, this matter was continued to June 13, 2002, to allow the absent commissioner to participate in the final action.
NOTE: On June 13, 2002, the Commission continued this matter to June 27, 2002.

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Took Discretionary Review and approved the building permit application as submitted with the condition that a building permit application for construction of the eight dwelling units as previously approved and issued under Building Permit Application Number 9910164 be filed within 18 months of June 13, 2002 and that construction of such residential units begin by June 13, 2004, provided that such deadline shall be extended on a day-by-day basis for each day that the commencement of construction is delayed as a result of any administrative or judicial challenge to the building permit. If construction of these units has not commenced by June 13, 2004, as such date may be extended by the tolling provision, then all of the excess parking spaces other than the four allowed for the two existing dwelling units must be removed and returned to the prior use as commercial space at that time.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay

          9a.          2001.1126CV          (D. SIROIS: 415-558-6313)
                    965-985 GENEVA AVENUE & 852 PARIS STREET (aka APOLLO THEATRE) - north side of Geneva Avenue, between Paris Street and London Street, Lots 5-10 on Assessor's Block 6409 - Request for conditional use authorization to merge 6 lots into one lot greater than 9,999 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.11; to allow Walgreen's Pharmacy to occupy commercial space on the ground floor and in a new mezzanine in excess of 5,999 square feet pursuant to Section 712.21; and to allow the construction of 8 residential units without the required off-street parking pursuant to Section 161(j). There is also a request for a rear yard variance pursuant to Section 134. The Project Site is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 65-X Height and Bulk District, and in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    NOTE: On June 13, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to approve the project. The motion failed to carry by a vote of +3 –2. Commissioners Baltimore and Joe voted no. Commissioners Chinchilla and Lim were absent. This matter was continued to June 27, 2002, to allow the absent commissioners to participate in the final action.
SPEAKER(S):          None
MOTION:          Approve with Conditions: Allow 2 storefronts instead of the proposed 3.
AYES:          Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
NAYES:          Baltimore and Joe
EXCUSED:          Chinchilla
ABSENT:          Fay
RESULT:          Motion Failed
ACTION:          Continued to August 1, 2002 at the call of the chair.

          9b.          2001.1125CV           (D. SIROIS: 415-558-6313)
                    965-985 GENEVA AVENUE & 852 PARIS STREET (aka APOLLO THEATER) - north side of Geneva Avenue, between Paris and London Street, Lots 5-10 on Assessor's Block 6409 - Request for rear yard variance pursuant to Planning Code Section 134 to allow the new third floor to be occupied by residential units without providing the required rear yard at the residential level. The Project Site is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 65-X Height and Bulk District, and in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District
                    NOTE: On June 13, 2002, the Acting Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and continued the matter to June 27, 2002.

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Acting Zoning Administrator has taken the matter under advisement.

          10.          2002.0042CE          (T. TAM: 415-558-6325)
                    3632 LAWTON STREET - north side of Lawton Street, between 42nd and 43rd Avenues; Lot 3 n Assessor’s Block 1888 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.11, 710.21, 710.39 and 710.81 for (1) development of a lot size greater than 4,999 square feet, (2) creation of a single commercial space for a non-residential use greater than 3,000 gross square feet, (3) demolition of residential use on the second floor, and (4) establishment of an institutional use (large) on the second floor in the NC-1 District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish two existing two-story apartment buildings, with a total of 12 dwelling units, and construct a new church (Sunset Chinese Baptist Church), approximately 20,000 square feet in size and 40 feet in height.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval
                    NOTE: On June 20, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote of +5-0. Commissioners Fay and Salinas were absent. The Commission continued this item to June 27, 2002 for final action.

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16447



F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          11.          2002.0396C          (G. CABREROS: 415-558-6169)
                    2200 HAYES STREET (A.K.A. 450 STANYAN STREET) - north side of Hayes Street between Stanyan and Shrader Streets, Lots 038 and 039 in Assessor's Block 1191 - Request for Conditional Use to authorization under Section 304 of the Planning Code to amend an existing Planned Unit Development in order to revise the master signage program for an institutional use (St. Mary's Medical Center). The project site spans an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and an RM-2 (Residential Mixed, Moderate-Density) District and three (80-D, 80-E, and 130-E) Height and Bulk Districts.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 20, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Brother George Cherrie – St. Mary's Medical Center
- St. Mary's was founded in 1957 and the current campus was rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake.
- In 1995, the Commission approved a master plan for signage but the signs are outdated and need to be replaced.
- The proposed signs will be in various languages and will be improved.
- There has been opposition to the sign on the roof, which will be backlit. They have decreased the size of the proposed sign on the roof. The smaller roof sign will be the same size as the current roof sign but will still be backlit.
(-) Kevin Kramer
- He objects to one of the signs being backlit.
ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16448

          12.          2001.1181C          (M. SMITH: 415-558-6322)
                    4627-4645 MISSION STREET - east side of the street between Brazil and Persia Avenue, Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 6083- Request by Cingular Interactive for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.83 to install one whip antenna on the rooftop and one associated equipment cabinet within the ground floor storage room of a commercial building located in a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The subject property is a Location Preference 2 site according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, 1996.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Ralph MacMullan – Moss & Associates – Representing Cingular Interactive
- Cingular Interacting is a data message text service.
- This would be the first site of Cingular Interactive.
- Cingular Interactive assumed that since there was a previous approval, one antenna was installed. Before the antenna was operational, they were sent a notice of violation.
- They agreed that this antenna would not be operational until the appropriate permits were acquired.
- The antenna will be setback from the frontage of the building.

ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
NAYES:          Chinchilla and Salinas
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16449

          13.          2002.0420T          (P. LORD: 415-558-6311)
                    PLANNING CODE AMENDMENT FOR SECTIONS 132 AND 136 - Consideration of an ordinance amending Sections 132 and 136 of the Planning Code to require twenty percent setback areas remain unpaved and devoted to plant material and to prohibit parking within required setbacks.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Supervisor Sandoval
- There is an increase of 13% from 1990 to 2000 in vehicle transportation.
- This legislation amends the Planning Code. Developers, when putting in a setback, are required to put in landscaping. Landscaping should not be sacrificed.
- Green space is needed for everyone, especially working class neighborhoods.
- The legislation will probably be amended in Committee taking into account the Commissioners' comments as well as the Public's comments.
- Similar legislation has been passed in San Jose.
- He has received a number of phone calls in support of this legislation.
(+) Lillie Simms – OMI NIA
- She proposed this legislation to Supervisor Sandoval at one of his Town Hall meetings.
- Many people have built units in their garages and cannot park their cars.
- Her main concern or objection is that people are now parking their cars on sidewalks.
(+) Daniel Weaver – OMI NIA
- He has spent years trying to find out how to stop people from paving over their front yards.
- He is glad this legislation has been proposed. It is something good for neighborhoods.
(+) Maria Hollins – OMI NIA
- She is concerned about handicap people not being able to get into their cars because of cars that are parked on the sidewalks.
(+) Alice Barkley
- There has to be a narrow exception drawn for this legislation.
(+) Regina Blosser
- When a front yard is paved, it seems like there is no stopping people from parking on the sidewalk.

ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16450

          14a.          2002.0050BD          (M. SNYDER: 415-575-6891)
                    3251-3271 18TH STREET - southwest corner of 18th Street and Shotwell Street, Lot 18 in Assessor’s Block 3591 - Request for Planning Commission authorization under Planning Code Sections 320-325 to establish up to 49,999 gross square feet of office use in an M-1 (Light Industrial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone (as designated under Planning Commission Resolution No. 16202) and within the Mission Interim Zoning District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
SPEAKER(S):
(+) Dan So – Developer Representing Local 261
- This project will provide a new location and services for the Union.
- The architect is here if there are any questions.
(+) Stan Warren – San Francisco Construction and Trades Council
- This is a great project for the members of the union.
- There is no opposition to this project and it will bring great value to the community.

(+) Luis Granados – Mission Economic Development Association
- This is the kind of project that MEDA and MAC are in support of.
- It is connected to the neighborhood and is neighborhood serving.
(+) David Baker
- He lives in the neighborhood and is in support of this project.
(+) Sue Hestor – MAC
- The union has been part of the community for a long time.
- This is what the Mission needs.
ACTION:          Approved with Conditions as amended: The project sponsor has to comply with what is allowed in the Jobs Housing Linkage Program.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16451
          14b.          2002.0050BD          (M. SNYDER: 415-575-6891)
                    3251-3271 - 18TH STREET - southwest corner of 18th Street and Shotwell Street, Lot 18 in Assessor’s Block 3591 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposal to construct a new building that would contain up to 49,999 gross square feet of office / community service use, approximately 4,700 square feet of ground floor retail / medical clinic use, and approximately 83 parking spaces. Mandatory Discretionary Review is required under both the Mission District Interim Controls (Board of Supervisor’s Resolution 518-01) for the change of use from a vacant lot to a mixed-use building, and under Planning Commission Resolution 16202 for the development of office space in an Industrial Protection Zone. The project site is within an M-1 (Light Industrial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone (as designated in Planning Commission Resolution 16202).

SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 14a.
ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay

          15.          2000.0005EZKCR          (L. GIBSON: 415-558-5993)
                    LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the demolition and replacement of some of the existing facilities at the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center and additional site improvements. The project includes: 1) demolition of all existing hospital facilities except the front wings of the Main Hospital Building; 2) construction of four new hospital buildings; 3) construction of an assisted living facility; and 4) expansion of existing outpatient programs and services. The new buildings plus the retained building area would total about 987,000 gross square feet (gsf) and would accommodate 1,200 hospital beds, plus 140 assisted living beds. The new hospital buildings would range from 4 to 7 stories tall, with heights up to about 86.5 feet. A total of 655 off-street parking spaces would be provided, an increase of 52 spaces above existing capacity. Off-street loading facilities would be consolidated into 11 loading spaces, about half the existing supply. The project site, which encompasses most of Assessor’s Block 2842, Lot 7, is zoned P (Public Use) and is within two height and bulk districts: 80-D and OS (Open Space). The project requires a Zoning Map amendment and conditional use authorization. The 62-acre hospital campus, which is owned by the City and County of San Francisco, has been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as an historic district and contains two buildings that appear eligible for NRHP listing as individually significant.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Certify EIR
                    NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on January 16, 2002. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Consideration of Findings and Final Action – Public Hearing Closed portion of the Commission calendar.

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Environmental Impact Report Certified
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16452

          16a.          2000.0005KEZKCR           (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)
                    LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT PROJECT - 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

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Terry Hill – Medical Director of Laguna Honda Hospital
- The design was changed to address light issues.
- They have tried very hard to design a building that would allow the most light for Laguna Honda Hospital residents.
(+) Mary Louise Flemming – Director of Nursing at Laguna Honda Hospital
- There were many driving factors surrounding this project: 1) they had to be consumer oriented; 2) they wanted to create a community that would fit into the neighborhood; and 3) deal with the clinical aspects of the project.
(+) Robert Neil
- The new buildings are very necessary.
- He hopes that the Commission will approve this project.
(+) Evelyn Austin
- She has received so much help from the doctors and nurses of Laguna Honda.
- This project deserves to be approved.
(+) Rudy
- This is a chance to show the rest of the nation what can be done. San Francisco is a trendsetter city.
- Light mean a lot to him and other people in Laguna Honda.
- He does not want to look at 4 walls.
(+) Tony Wagner
- He agrees with the Planning staff.
- He agrees with their findings and urges the approval of this project.
(+) Joe O'Donaghue – Residential Builders
- He supports this project because it will benefit the residents of Laguna Honda.
(+) Ed Cavanaro
- The plans for this project have been changing and changing.
- Although it is costing money for this project to be delayed, it is not fair to use this as an excuse since there has already been a 1-year delay just by changing the plans.
(+/-) Barbara Good
- She supports the project of Laguna Honda.
- She does not believe that height means light or height means health.
(-) Dwane Plato
- He supports the project at Laguna Honda yet he also supports the needs of the neighborhood.
- The plans have dramatically changed and he is not in agreement with these changes.
ACTION:          Approved as amended: The zoning map amendments are approved with the adoption of CEQA findings.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16453

          16b.          2000.005EZKCR          (S. VELLVE: 415-558-6263)
                    LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT PROJECT - 375 LAGUNA HONDA BOULEVARD – SHADOW STUDY - Assessor’s Block 2842 Lot 007- Request for a determination of the significance of the shadow impact on Midtown Terrace Park from the construction of a proposed 7 story, 87-foot-high building containing the expansion of the Laguna Honda Hospital.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Determination of no significant shadow impact.

SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 16a.
ACTION:          Determined that there is no significant shadow impact.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16454

          16c.          2000.0005EZKCR           (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)
                    LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT PROJECT - 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.

SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 16a.
ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16455

          16d.          2000.0005EZKZCR          (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)
                    LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT PROJECT - 375 LAGUNA HONDA BOULEVARD - Assessor’s Block 2842 Lot 007 - Request for General Plan Referral for the demolition and replacement 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

SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 16a.
ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16456

          17a.          2001.0378CV          (M. LI: 415-558-6396)
                    131 AND 145 TAYLOR STREET - west side between Eddy and Turk Streets, Lots 002 and 018 in Assessor's Block 0339 - Request for conditional use authorization to construct a building exceeding a height of 40 feet and the bulk controls above a height of 80 feet and to reduce the off-street parking requirement for a 67-unit residential building within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T / 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Don Faulk – Housing Director of the Tenderloin Development Corporation
- Residents of the Tenderloin area are interested in having more housing than parking.
- The location of this site is near public transportation and public parking locations.
- Glide Memorial Church is proposing a project that would include parking underground. They have been willing to offer parking spaces to residents of the neighborhood.
(+) Marvis Hopes – President, North of Market Planning Coalition
- They (the project sponsor) came up with parking alternatives that would provide white zone loading in front of the building for handicap access as well as a blue zone. Because of this, his organization has withdrawn its protest of the parking aspect of this project.
- They are now in full support of the project.
(+) David Baker – Project Architect
- Displayed graphics of the project.

ACTION:          Approved with the requirement that the project sponsor apply with the respective agencies to establish the handicap parking and the white zone loading and passenger zone.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16457

          17b.          2001.0378CV          (M. LI: 415-558-6396)
                    131 and 145 TAYLOR STREET - west side between Eddy and Turk Streets; Lots 002 and 018 in Assessor’s Block 0339 – Rear yard modification sought. The proposal is the construction of a nine-story, 86-foot-high building containing up to 67 dwelling units and approximately 1,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T / 80-120-T Height and Bulk District. The project will not provide a rear yard as required by Section 134 of the Planning Code, but it will provide a 2,800-square-foot landscaped central courtyard. Additional usable open space will be provided on the roof.

SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 17a.
ACTION:          Acting Zoning Administrator granted the rear yard modification.

          18.          2000.1311ECD          (A. AGUILAR: 415-558-5973)
                    2690 HARRISON STREET (A.K.A. 3000 - 23RD STREET) - Assessor's Block 3639, Lot 4 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The project site is located at 2690 Harrison Street on Assessor's Block 3639, Lot 4, in the Mission District. The approximately 18,375-square-foot site is on the northwestern corner of Harrison Street and 23rd Street, in the block bordered by Treat Avenue, 22nd Street, Harrison Street, and 23rd Street. The proposed project would involve the demolition of an approximately 21,126-gross-square-foot (gsf) one-story plus mezzanine light industrial and office building and construction of a four-story building consisting of 54 residential units with 60 off-street parking spaces. The total floor area of the new building would be about 59,184 gsf. The proposed building would be about 40 feet in height, about 11 feet taller than the existing building. The project site has frontage on Harrison Street and 23rd Street, where pedestrian access to the project would be provided; vehicular access would be from 23rd Street. The site is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) zoning district and 40-X height and bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

SPEAKER(S):
(-) Sue Hestor – Appellant
- The zoning context for this site is not adequately explained in the Negative Declaration.
- There should be an analysis in the negative declaration of what is the difference between an industrial area and a residential area and the dramatic change that has occurred in the Mission District.
- This area has been eaten alive by high-end housing.
- She would like to have context information, as well, on how this area has changed dramatically from light industrial to office and high-end housing.
(-) Luis Granados – Mission Economic Development Corporation
- He believes that the Negative Declaration is inappropriate.
- Previous projects, which have been previously approved on a case-by-case basis, are not stated in the document.
- It does not take into consideration the Planning Department's rezoning of the area.
(+) Alice Barkley – Project Sponsor
- This environmental review document takes into consideration existing context, like live work, which has already been constructed.
- She urges the Commission to support the negative declaration.
(+) Judy West
- They spent over two years working on a rezoning effort for this neighborhood.
- There is an effort to put housing in this area.
- A ban on housing is not what people have in mind for this area.

ACTION:          Negative Declaration Upheld
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay
MOTION:          16458

          19a.          2000.1311ECD          (D. SIDER: 415-558-6697)
                    2690 HARRISON STREET (A.K.A. 3000 – 23RD STREET) - northwest corner of 23rd Street; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 3639 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow [1] the construction of fifty-four (54) dwelling units pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a) and [2] the creation of housing not providing at least 25 percent of the total number of units as affordable units, pursuant to Board of Supervisor’s Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls). The proposal is to demolish an existing industrial building and construct a new four-story residential building with up to 60 off-street parking spaces. The property is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation.

SPEAKER(S):          
(+) Alice Barkley – Representing Project Sponsor
- There are three major questions regarding this project: 1) should this project be delayed until the community planning process is completed? 2) Should this project have 25% inclusionary housing? 3) Whether the conversion of this site from heavy commercial/light industrial to residential use is appropriate?
- This project is an appropriate site for housing.
(+) Thomas Shuen – Project Sponsor
- His wallpaper company has become obsolete.
- He brought great pride and revenue to the Mission District and to San Francisco.
- This project of 54 units will become a source of pride and value to the neighborhood that he has served and has served him for 33 years.
(+) Jose Montoya
- He lives near the project.
-          He supports the project because it will have seven much needed affordable units.

(+) J.P. Sttepani
- He read a letter from a neighbor who supports the project.
(+) Maria Leone
- She lives on Harrison Street.
- She supports this project because it will improve the neighborhood.
(+) Myrna Sanchez
- She lives on 23rd Street.
- She has born in the neighborhood.
- The project will bring people from all income groups.
- She hopes that the Commission will approve this project.
(+) Marjorie Baer
- She lives on Harrison Street.
- She has a jewelry manufacturing business. She believes that this project will not have a negative affect on her business.
- San Francisco needs housing and this project provides housing.
(+) Ken Fox
- He gave a financial report related to the project.
(+) Jeff Austin
- He has born and raised in the Bay Area.
- He supports the project as it has been presented today.
(+) Preston Gaines
- His father is not a fly-by-night developer.
- His father is a Mission District business owner who has worked at this site for more than 30 years.
- This is the most responsible alternative use for this location.
(+) Mark Boyer
- He asks the Commission to look into the future and approve this project.
(+) Al Markus
- He has worked in construction for more than 10 years.
- There are many positive aspects to this project.
(+) Curtis Hagfeldt – Bank of America
- He endorses this project as part of a solution to a big problem.
- The number one issue is housing. The Mission is a vital backbone to this City.
(+) Milton Gaines – Co-Project Sponsor
- He concluded that residential housing would most benefit the City.
- He talked to various organizations and spoke to various neighbors regarding this project.
(+) Patty Delgado
- She lives on 23rd and Treat Avenue.
- She has worked with various organizations to improve the Mission District.
- She and her husband have thoroughly looked over the proposed plans and is in favor of the project. She has been dismayed at the negative campaigning against this project.
(+) Olga Williams
- She worked for Milton Gaines and translated for him when he went around to speak to the neighbors.
- Most of the neighbors do not want all low-income housing.
- She is in support of this project.
(+) Fabrizio Sttepani
- He knows this site well and this project will improve the area.
- This project is good because it will deal with the housing crises.
(+) Joe O'Donaghue
- Most of the arguments are that the Commission should wait to make a decision on this project until community planning is complete.
-          The other argument is that there should be something else built here.
-          The Commission should approve the project.
(+) Joe Cassidy - Construction
- He hopes that the Commission will approve this project.
(+) Judy West
- She lives in the neighborhood.
- She is appalled that MEDA and Ms. Hestor are against this project.
- This project is what the City has been asking for.
(-) Kyle Fiore – Mission Neighborhood Center, SPUR and MAC
- There have been a number of loft units built in this area with no affordable housing attached to it. There is now zoning which asks for it and it is not taking place.
(-) Al Lopez – Mission Neighbors
- He is not opposing housing. He is opposing the bulk and size of the building.
(-) Luis Granados
- If this project is approved it will be directly in contradiction to existing policies for protecting industrial space in the NIMIZ.
- The property owners have been good business owners and have hired neighborhood residents to work there yet the neighborhood will not benefit by this project.
- Sixty percent of the people in this neighborhood will not be able to afford the units.
(-) Don Whorton
- He is surprised at the many things that he has been accused of.
- He urges the Commission to deny this project.
(-) Sue Hestor
- One bedroom units have one to two people in them.
- Some design issues need to be worked out before this project is approved.

MOTION 1:          Approve, but require statt to continue to review and ultimately approve the design. The motion did not recreive a second.
RESULT:          Motion Failed
MOTION 2:          Approve with modifications to require staff to approve the design, the bedroom mix and the open space.
AYES:          Chinchilla, Lim, Theoharis
NAYES:          Baltimore, Joe, Salinas
ABSENT:          Fay
RESULT:          Motion Failed

ACTION:          At the call of the Chair, project continued to July 18, 2002.

          19b.          2000.1311ECD          (D. SIDER: 415-558-6697)
                    2690 HARRISON STREET (A.K.A. 3000 - 23RD STREET) - northwest corner of 23rd Street; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 3639 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposal to change the use of the subject property from industrial [pursuant to Planning Code Sections 225 and 226] to residential [pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a)]. Discretionary Review is required by Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for any change of use within the Mission District. The property is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation.
MOTION 1:          Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications to require staff to approve the design. The motion did not receive a second.
RESULT:          Motion Failed
MOTION 2:          Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications to require staff to approve the design, continue to work on the bedroom mix and the open space.
AYES:          Chinchilla, Lim, Theoharis
NAYES:          Baltimore, Joe, Salinas
ABSENT:          Fay
RESULT:          Motion Failed

ACTION:          At the call of the Chair, project continued to July 18, 2002.
G.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 7:30 PM the Planning Commission convened into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.

          20.          2002.0151DEK          (D. SIDER: 415-558- 6697)
                    480 POTRERO AVENUE - northwest corner of Mariposa Street, Lot 002C in Assessor's Block 3973 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001.11.27.3854, proposing to (1) change the use of an existing industrial building to a 55 unit residential care facility, (2) construct a vertical addition, and (3) perform interior and exterior alterations in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, a 65-B Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone as set forth by Planning Commission Policy expressed in Resolution Number 16202. Mandatory Discretionary Review is required by Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for any permit proposing to change the use of a property within the Mission District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 13, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Alice Barkley – Project Sponsor
- This is a residential care facility.
- This area is an extremely busy corridor.
- An institutional use would be appropriate even though it's residential.
- A lot of the services for the extremely poor elderly will be provided.
- This is a good project and is needed in the community.
(+) Padraic (Pat) Lackey – NCCRC, Local 22 Carpenter's Union
- There is a real need for residential care facilities.
- He cannot see a business succeeding in this location.
- This building will be built with union labor.
(+) Ken Burgess – Hooper, Lundy and Bookman – Structural Engineer
- He explained and gave a description of why the current building is not appropriate for residential use.
(+) Paul Martin – Schwartz and Lindhem – Electrical Contractor
- He was fortunate enough to place his mother in an assisted senior home.
- He supports this project because this is an opportunity to give back to the elderly.
(+) Judy West
- She appreciates the need for this kind of facility.
- There is not another similar use in the Mission District.
- The location of this project is the correct one.
(+) Jon Brevik – Project Sponsor
- He turned in a letter of support for the project.
(-) Kyle Fiore – Mission Neighborhood Center, SPUR
- She is concerned with the location of this project.
- Potrero is a heavily traveled six lane street.
- Pollution is another issue because there is an auto body shop next door.
- Her other concern is affordable housing.
(-) Luis Granados – MEDA
- He displayed a map of where the subject project will be located.
- This project is in the middle of industrial space.
- There are issues about the NIMIZ.

ACTION:          Approved with conditions as amended: applicant is to continue to work with staff to refine the façade design to be sure that the design complies with the applicable design guidelines and to ensure that the project complies with the building code requirements.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas
ABSENT:          Fay and Theoharis

          21.          2002.0527D          (T. WANG: 415-558-6335)
                    4023 26TH STREET - south side between Noe and Sanchez Streets; Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 6564 ﷓ Staff﷓initiated Discretionary Review of Demolition Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/26/2367 to demolish the existing single﷓family dwelling and replace it with a two﷓family dwelling 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 Demolition Building Permit Application as submitted.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Steve Fama – Project Sponsor
- The house has too many problems. It's tending toward decrepit.
- He and his brother would like to live in the two new units.
- It will be an improvement to the neighborhood and they all support this project.
- He hopes that the Commission will approve the permit application as submitted.
(+) Rober Fama
- The proposed project will allow he and his fiancé to live in the house his grandfather owned.

ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project as proposed.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas
ABSENT:          Fay and Theoharis

          22.          2002.0573DD          (V. RYAN: 415-575-6812)
                    530-47TH AVENUE - East side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 043 in Assessor’s Block 1498 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002/0219/9488S, proposing a third floor addition at the rear of the existing two-story single-family house in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

SPEAKER(S):
(-) Bill Gilmore – 1st Discretionary Review Requestor
- The character of the mid block open space is of two story buildings. It has been this way since the 1940s.
- He disagrees with the Planning Department's analysis stating that there are few items that the residential design guidelines fail to meet.
- Setting the addition back from the face of the façade can reduce the impact of the addition.
- He would like to know why the height cannot be reduced, why there is no set back, and why the design is set all the way past the bay window?
(-) Bret Horton – 2nd Discretionary Review Requestor
- He would like the Commission to disallow the 3rd story addition.
- There are various neighbors who are also opposed to the addition.
- He is concerned with his privacy. The windows and roof are out-of-character with the neighborhood.
(-) Jason Youngrise
- He is not against the home yet he requested site poles and instead he received a photo with an ink outline.
- He would like to diminish the visual impact of this project.
(-) Rocky Mo
- If this house is built, it will block the sun and air to his home.
(+) Richard Parker – Project Sponsor
- The subject property is listed in San Francisco Planning Department's survey of contributing and significant structures.
- The proposed addition cannot be located at the front of the property because of this status.
(+) Edward Vilhauer
- He has lived in San Francisco all his life and has a gardening company.
- He has tried everything to get rid of the rats that inhabit his property.
- He has made great efforts to speak to all his neighbors.
- He has gone door to door to explain to his neighbors this project and show them the plans.
(+) Liane Barney
- She loves this neighborhood and has lived there for 18 years.
- It took them a long time to own a home in San Francisco.
- There is a serious rodent problem in the back of the house and it has become a real health issue.
- People have blown this project out of proportion.
(+) Ava Vilhauer
- She would like to have her own room.
- All her friends support this project.
- She would like the Commission to approve her parents project.

ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
NAYES:          Joe
ABSENT:          Fay and Theoharis

          23.          2002.0452D          (T. TAM: 415-558-6325)
                    75 MIRALOMA DRIVE - south side, between Juanita Way and Bengal Alley; Lot 34 in Assessor’s Block 2973 - Discretionary Review request for Building Permit No. 2000/02/23/2627 to construct a new three-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling, approximately 4,958 square feet in size (including garage) and 40 feet in height, on a presently vacant parcel. The subject property is currently located in an RH-1-D (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Without hearing, continued to August 1, 2002
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Salinas, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay

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))

Alice Barkley
- She thanked the Commission for all their hard work. It has been an honor to work with you all.

Adjournment: 9:35 p.m.

THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2002.

ACTION:          Approved with the understanding that this Commission was not sitting at the time of the meeting.
AYES:                    Antonini; Boyd; Bradford Bell; Feldstein; Hughes; Sue Lee; William Lee


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