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December 12, 2002

December 12, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, December 12, 2002
12:30 PM


PRESENT:          Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT BRADFORD-BELL AT: 12:40 P.M.


STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald G. Green – Planning Director; Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator; Dan Sider; Carol Roos; Thomas Wang; Michael Li; Kaye Simonson; Glenn Cabreros; Mary Woods; Geoffrey Nelson; Jamilla Vollmann; Jonathan Purvis; Sara Vellve; Patricia Gerber – Transcription Secretary; Linda D. Avery – Commission Secretary

A.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

          1a.          2002.0313CV          (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)
527 GOUGH STREET, west side between Grove and Fulton Streets, Lots 34 and 40, in Assessor’s Block 793 -- Request for a Conditional Use authorization to develop a lot that is larger than 9,999 square feet. The proposal would demolish an auto repair garage and construct up to 21 dwelling units, with 4,800 square feet of ground-floor retail and 22 off-street parking spaces, and is also the subject of a concurrent hearing before the Zoning Administrator for a waiver of the rear yard requirement and a Variance from the dwelling unit exposure requirement. The project lies within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District and within a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Proposed for Continuance to December 19, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):                     None
ACTION:                              Continued as proposed
          AYES:                    Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
          1b.          2002.0313CV (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)
527 GOUGH STREET, west side between Grove and Fulton Streets, Lots 34 and 40, in Assessor’s Block 793 - Request for a waiver for the rear yard requirement in a Neighborhood Commercial District, and a Variance from the dwelling unit exposure requirement. The proposal would demolish an auto repair garage and construct up to 21 dwelling units, with 4,800 square feet of ground-floor retail and 22 off-street parking spaces, and is also the subject of a concurrent hearing before the Planning Commission for a Conditional Use authorization to develop a lot that is larger than 9,999 square feet. The project lies within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District and within a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
(Proposed for Continuance to December 19, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):                                        None
ACTION:                                                  Continued as proposed
          AYES:                              Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee


B.          COMMISION MATTERS

          2.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of November 14, 2002.

SPEAKER(S):                                        None
ACTION:                                                  Approved as corrected: pg 11, Facuda Fucuda
          AYES:                              Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee

          3.          Commission Comments/Question
          Commissioner Antonini:          
          Re: Statement on the continuance granted to the Day Labor Program on 11/21/02
          Commissioner William Lee:
          Re: Rely more on Community Boards before neighbors file discretionary reviews
          Commissioner Hughes:
          Re: Is there a way to set an ending time for hearing calendar items? Taking into accountthat at some point Commissioners might lose their effectiveness after so many hours.
          Commissioner Feldstein:
          Re: What date will be the Eastern Neighborhood Briefing be heard?

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          4.          Director's Announcements
          - Department's Holiday Party on December 20, 2002

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

          Board of Supervisors:
          - Mayor Brown swore in two new members to the Board.
          - The appeal on Metro PCS' 2444 – 32nd site will be heard at the 1/13/03 meeting
          - Supervisor Daly's legislation will be back before the Planning Commission on 1/9/03

          Board of Appeals:
          - 1551 TerraVilla at 26th Avenue, was in the review process in the Department concurrently while a new law was being considered amending the Planning Code (Sec. 312) requiring neighborhood notification in neighborhood commercial districts. Staff inadvertently issued the permit after the law was in effect.

          6.          Briefing on Planning Department's Citywide Action Plan

          SPEAKER(S):
          (-) Joe O'Donaghue
          - Opposed plan
          (-) Judy West
          - Spoke in opposition
          (-) Brett Gladstone
- Spoke in opposition

D.          REGULAR CALENDAR

Following item 5, this matter was called out of order to address a request for continuance only.

          7.          2000.1311EC          (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 54 dwelling units pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a), [2] the creation of housing not providing at least 25 percent of the total number of units as affordable units pursuant to Section A(iv) of the Mission District Interim Controls (MDIC; as set forth in Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 500-02), [3] the conversion of a PDR (Production, Distribution, or Repair) use to a non-PDR use pursuant to Section E(v) of the MDIC, and [4] the provision of off-street parking in excess of that which is required pursuant to Section A(x) of the MDIC, in a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, the NEMIZ (Northeast Mission Industrial Zone) as defined in Planning Commission Resolution 13794, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone as defined in Planning Commission Resolution 16202, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish an existing 21,000 square foot industrial building and construct a new structure containing 54 dwelling units on upper levels and 60 off-street parking spaces in a ground level garage. The building would be a maximum of four stories tall (approximately 40 feet in height).Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the project with modifications and conditions.                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 5, 2002)
NOTE: On June 27, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained two motions: 1) Approve with modifications to require staff to approve design. The motion failed to carry for lack of a second; 2) Approve with modifications to require staff to approve design, bedroom mix and open space. The motion failed to carry by vote of +3 –3. Commissioners Baltimore, Joe and Salinas voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent. At the call the Chair, the matter was continued to July 18, 2002. Following the June 27 hearing, the Mission Interim Controls were amended such that a new Conditional Use Authorization is now required. Accordingly, the Commission will conduct a new hearing during which public comment will be re-opened.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Eric Quesada, Mission Anti Placement Coalition
- Asked the Commission to continue this matter to a later date
(+) Chris Zeles
- Requested a continuance
(+) Oscar Grande
- Requested that this matter to be continued to sometime January
(+) Jerry Almanza
-          Because a lot of neighbors were not notified about the meeting today, he urged the Commission to continue this matter.
-          
(-) Jim Ruben, representing Project Sponsor
- Asked Commission to hear the matter today
(-) Joe O'Donaghue
- Opposed continuance
(-) Unknown Speaker
- Opposed continuance
(-) Milton Gaines
- Against the continuance
(+) Christina (last name inaudible)
- Requested a continuance
(-) Mark Forrester
- This matter should be consider today
(-) Carolyn Davis
- Opposed continuance
(-) Sonia Leon
- Would like this case heard today
(-) Unknown Speaker
- Continuing this case would only delay solving the housing problem in the City
(-) Marjorie Bear
- Please do not postponed this matter any more
(-) Macy Wong
- Against the continuance
ACTION:                     Continued to January 23, 2003
          AYES:                     Bradford-Bell; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
          NAYES:           Antonini

THE COMMISSION ALLOWED COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO FELT THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE JANUARY 23, 2003 HEARING:

(+) Dwight Dolliver
- Supports project
(+) Judy West
- Supports project
(+) Eric Quesada
- Supports project
(+) Brett Gladstone
- Supports Project
(+) Curtis Eissenberger
- Supports project

          8.          2002.0615C          (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
2700 MISSION STREET - southwest corner of 23rd Street; Lot 053 in Assessor's Block 3643 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 781.5(a) to allow the establishment of a small self-service restaurant in the Mission Street Fast Food Subdistrict, an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial Moderate Scale) Zoning District, the area subject to the Mission District Interim Controls (as set forth in Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 500-02), and an 80-B Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to convert approximately 500 square feet of an existing produce market to a sandwich and non-alcoholic beverage shop.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 5, 2002)


SPEAKER(S):
(+) Erick Woo, representing project sponsor
- Asked the Commission to approve this project.
(-) Ken Faber
- Concerned about the noise and garbage generated with this new business in the neighborhood.
ACTION:                     Approved
AYES:           Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
          MOTION NO.           16490

          9.          2002.0618C          (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
                    560 VALENCIA STREET - west side between 16th and 17th Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 3568 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the establishment of a nonresidential use size in excess of 2,999 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 726.21 and 790.130 and in excess of 2,000 square feet pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 500-02 (Mission District Interim Controls) in the Valencia NCD (Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District), the area subject to the Mission District Interim Controls, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to subdivide an existing furniture store of 7,630 gross square feet into two smaller establishments of 3,191 gross square feet each. The use of the northern bay would be converted to that of a full-service restaurant as defined by Planning Code Section 726.42 while the southern bay would remain a retail use as defined by Planning Code Section 726.40. Exterior alterations are limited to storefront improvements for each bay.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 14, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Kim Lew, Architect for the project
- Asked the Commission to approve his client's project.
(+) John Freelan, property owner
- This new improvement will be an asset to the neighborhood.
ACTION:                     Approved
          AYES:                              Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
          MOTION NO.          16491

          10.          2002.0805E          (C. ROOS: (415) 558-5981)
MID MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) proposes the Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan for the Mid-Market Project Area, located in downtown San Francisco, generally from Fifth Street to Tenth Street along the Market and Mission Streets corridor. The Project Area encompasses 14 Assessor's Blocks in portion or in entirety: 341, 342, 350, 355 (North of Market), 3507, 3508, 3509, 3701, 3702, 3703, 3704, 3725, 3727, and 3728 (South of Market). A Mid-Market Special Use District would also include A/B 351 (North of Market). The Mid-Market Plan is a 30-year program that would authorize the SFRA to participate in certain projects and programs to help alleviate blighting conditions in the project area. Plan implementation would include about 5,970,000 square feet of new and rehabilitated space: including about 2,890,000 square feet of housing, 1,200,000 square feet of office space, 548,000 square feet of parking, 106,000 square feet of institutional space, 394,000 square feet of retail space, 385,000 square feet of hotel use, and 351,500 square feet of theater and art space. The overall development assumed in the Mid-Market Plan would occur over a 30-year time period. The DEIR analyzes overall changes in land use in the Project Area for the year 2020. It does not assume detailed plans for specific development sites.
Preliminary Recommendation: Receive Comments, No Action Required. The DEIR public comment period ends at 5 pm, December 17, 2002.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Tammy Ho
- Supports project
(+) Brett Gladstone, spoke on behalf of SPUR
- DEIR is accurate
(+) Anthony Faber
- Supports project
(-) Sam Dodge
-          DEIR is inaccurate
-          Is this a blighted area in the City?
ACTION:           Meeting held to gather public and commission comments only. No action required.

          11.          2002.0836C          (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
3711 19TH AVENUE - Within Villas Park Merced residential community, the project site is in the 100 Block of Juan Bautista Circle and west side between Font Boulevard and Bucareli Drive; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 7335 - - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 209.3(f) of the Planning Code to construct a one-story, child-care facility for relocating an existing Montessori preschool from its current location within Villas Park Merced; and under Section 157 of the Planning Code to allow eight off-street parking spaces for the new child-care facility, exceeding the amount classified as accessory parking by four spaces on a portion of the lot. The project is in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Steve Atkinson, representing Project Sponsor
- Urged the Commission to approve the application
(+) Unclear name
- Asked the Commission to approve project
(+) Mark Horton, Architect for the project
- Gave a description of the project
(-) Robert Fender
- Opposed relocation of the school
(+) Claudia Seagman
- Urged the Commission to approve this application
(+) Tim Carpier, Attorney for Montessori School
- Supports project
ACTION:            Approved as amended:
- The authorization is for the construction of a one-story, child-care facility within an area of approximately 4,300 sq. ft.
          AYES:                      Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
MOTION NO.           16492

          12a.          2001.0283ICV          (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
380-386 ELLIS STREET - north side between Jones and Taylor Streets, Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 0324 - Report from the Zoning Administrator to the Planning Commission that an Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan has been filed by SOAR International Exchange to (1) establish a religious institution, (2) establish a post-secondary educational institution, and (3) establish group housing associated with the post-secondary educational institution. The Commission may either hold or not hold a public hearing on such plan.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not hold a hearing on the Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan

SPEAKER(S):                    None
ACTION:                              The Commission decided to not hold a public hearing on the Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan.
          AYES:                               Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
          MOTION:                    No Motion Required.

          12b.          2001.0283ICV          (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
380-386 ELLIS STREET - north side between Jones and Taylor Streets, Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 0324 - Request for conditional use authorization by SOAR International Exchange to (1) establish a religious institution, (2) establish a post-secondary educational institution, (3) establish group housing associated with the post-secondary educational institution, and (4) construct a building exceeding a height of 40 feet within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District Subarea No. 2, and an 80-130-T Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is the demolition of an existing one-story commercial building and the construction of an eight-story, 80-foot-high building containing religious, educational, and group housing uses. The Zoning Administrator will consider a request for a variance from the parking requirements for the post-secondary educational institution and group housing components of the project.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          
SPEAKER(S):
(+) Joseph Chow, Architect for the project
- Requested that the Commission approve this project.
ACTION:                    Approved with conditions as amended:
The Project Sponsor shall contact the Department of Parking and Traffic and apply for a white zone (passenger loading) to be designated in front of or within a reasonable distance of the Project Site. This application shall include a request to install a sign establishing a maximum idling time of five minutes for vehicles loading and unloading passengers
          AYES:                     Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
MOTION NO.          16494
          
          12c.          2001.0283ICV          (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
                    380-386 ELLIS STREET - north side between Jones and Taylor Streets; Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 0324 - Parking variance sought by SOAR International Exchange . The proposed project is the demolition of an existing one-story commercial building and the construction of an eight-story, 80-foot-high building containing religious, educational, and group housing uses within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District Subarea No. 2, and an 80-130-T Height and Bulk District. A total of 19 off-street parking spaces for the group housing units and one space for the post-secondary educational institution are required. The project proposes to provide a total of eight off-street parking spaces.
          SPEAKERS: Same as those listed in item 12b.
          ACTION: Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and granted the variance.

F.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

          At Approximately 5:45 PM the Planning Commission convened into a Discretionary Review
          (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.


          13a.          2002.0937DD           (K. SIMONSON: (415) 558-6321)
355-57 20TH AVENUE - west side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street, Lot 11 in Assessor's Block 1452 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2001.12.06.4674, proposing to demolish a two-story over garage building containing two dwelling units. The subject property is in an RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition as submitted.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 14, 202)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) David Silverman, representing Project Sponsor
- Asked the Commission to approve the demolition application.
ACTION:                              Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the request for demolition.
          AYES:                      Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee

          13b.          2002.0937DD          (K. SIMONSON: (415) 558-6321)
355-57 20TH AVENUE - west side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street, Lot 11 in Assessor's Block 1452 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001.12.06.4676S, to construct a new three-story over garage building containing three dwelling units. The subject property is in an RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 14, 202)
                    DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

          14.          2002.0851D          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    52 CERVANTES BOULEVARD - north side between Fillmore and Beach Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 0443A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.02.25.9981 proposing to construct a three-story horizontal addition to the rear of an existing single-family residence in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                              Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 14, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Lee Phillips, Discretionary Review Requestor
-          If you approve this project all these units will be un-inhabitable.
-          There won't be adequate ventilation.
-          There won't be light. It will be a pit.
(+) Steve Williams,
-          This building has numerous of violations of the planning code.
-          Policy elements should be preserved and protected to keep the culture and economic diversity.
- Urged the Commission to take discretionary review.
(+) Dan Mullready
- This will impact his quality of life and space.
(+) Julie Lawson
-          This would block the very little sunlight that comes into my apartment.
-          Also concerned about noise and dust during construction.
- Asked the Commission to disapprove this project.
(+) Ken McKenzie
- Concerned about the construction that will be extremely disruptive.
(+) Johnathan Epstein
- Supports the Discretionary Review.
(+) Patricia Bonner
- Concerned about her privacy. Supports the DR.
(+) Gus Perrera
- Supports discretionary review.
(+) Patricia Vaughey
- Supports discretionary review.
(-) Brian Schlsanager
- Asked the Commission to approve the project application.
(-) Sean Gordon, Architect, representing Project Sponsor
- Gave a description of the project.
(-) Peter Valardenilli, project sponsor
- Urged the Commission to approve his project.
ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved as amended by the Director of Planning:
                    -          The storage area proposed at the second floor that is within the side setback area be eliminated.
                    -          The parapets (if any) be lowered to further mitigate any potential adverse light and air impacts to the adjacent buildings.
                              -          A notice of Special Restrictions be recorded restricting the use of the building to single-family use.
          AYES:                    Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee

          15.          2002.0773D           (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
                    455 8th AVENUE - west side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 8 in Assessor’s Block 1536 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Permit Application No. 2001.02.01.1130 for the demolition of a three-story, single-family dwelling. (The project also proposes the new construction of a three-unit building under separate permit.) The subject property is located in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition permit application as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 14, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Jeremy Paul, representing Project Sponsor
- Urged the Commission to support the demolition of this building.
ACTION:                    Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the demolition permit.
          AYES:                               Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee

          16.          2002.1110DD          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
323 26TH AVENUE - west side between California and Clement Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 1407 - Staff-Initiated Discretionary Review and Requests for Discretionary Review by members of the public of Building Permit Application 2002.03.11.1078, proposing to substantially alter an existing three-story single-family house by extending the building to the front, rear, side, adding a fourth floor, and adding two additional dwelling units in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The altered building will contain three dwelling units and three off-street parking spaces.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
NOTE: This matter was improperly posted/noticed. It will be re-noticed for hearing on January 23, 2003.

          17.          2002.1022D          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
21 BUENA VISTA EAST AVENUE - east side between Haight and Waller Streets; Lot 009A in Assessor’s Block 1241 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.07.02.0452, proposing to make interior modifications to a residential structure containing 14 guest rooms and one dwelling unit, located in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve project as submitted.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Steve Collier, Discretionary Review Requestor
- Asked the Commission to approve this DR application.
(+) Katheleen Hagan
- Supports designing the property as a residential hotel.
(+) Ed Kadeski
- Urged the Commission to disapprove this project.
(+) Bill McGiver
- Opposed project
(+) Bob Young
- Opposed project
(+) Aurora Brown
- Opposed project
(+ ) Marie (unclear last name)
- Keep affordable housing in the City
(+) Linda Kostura
- It is very important to preserve the character of the neighborhood
(-) Ken Page, Building Owner
- This building is in a severe stage of dilapidation.
- He needs to fix the place to bring it up to building code standards.
          ACTION: Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project requiring a Notice of
                                        Special Restrictions for the permitted use.
          AYES:                    Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
NAYES:          Boyd and Feldstein

          18.          2002.1103D          (J. VOLLMANN: (415) 558-6612)
2319-2321 WASHINGTON STREET - south side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Lot 024 in Assessor’s Block 0613 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.07.12.1374, proposing to convert a two-unit building into a single-family house. The proposal does not include any exterior expansion of the building. The project is located in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove the Building Permit Application.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Larry Paul, Architect
- Gave a description of the project.
(+) Doris Kashogi
- Respectfully asked the Commission to not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.
ACTION:                     Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project as submitted.
          AYES:                              Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
          NAYES:          Feldstein

          19.          2002.0949D          (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
70 WATERVILLE STREET - west side between Helena and Augusta Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 5378 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all housing demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.07.25.2279 proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling to be replaced with a three-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

SPEAKER(S):                     None
          ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project as submitted.
          AYES:                      Bradford-Bell; Antonini; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee

          20.          2001.1176D          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
2998 22ND. AVENUE - east side between Ocean Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 7205 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001.10.09.0234, proposing an 11 foot horizontal addition at the ground/first floor, a 7 foot horizontal addition at the second floor and a partial third floor. The property is located within a RH-1(D) (House, One-Family (Detached Dwelling)) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with modifications.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Richard Buckley, Discretionary Review Requestor
- Asked Commission to approve the discretionary review request.
(+) Robert Bendell
- Supports Discretionary Review.
(+) Karen Niglio
- Supports Discretionary Review.
(-) Quan Tran, representing property owner
- Respectfully requested the Commission disapprove the Discretionary Review and approve the project.
(-) Jim Wong,
- Supports project.
ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the amended plans submitted December 11, showing a 1200 square foot addition, additional setbacks and requiring a Notice of Special Restriction.
          AYES:                               Bradford-Bell; Boyd; Feldstein; Hughes; S. Lee; W. Lee
NAYES:          Antonini


G.          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.

          NONE

Adjournment: 9:12 p.m.

THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2003.

SPEAKERS:          None
ACTION:          Approved
AYES:                    Antonini, Boyd, Feldstein, Hughes, Sue Lee, William Lee
ABSENT:          Bradford Bell

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