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November 15, 2001

November 15, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, November 15, 2001
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

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

MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 1:42 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald G. Green – Director of Planning; Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator; Kelly LeBlanc; Adam Light; Matt Snyder; Winslow Hastie; Scott Sanchez; Rick Crawford; Dan DiBartolo; Dan Sider; Jim Miller; Glen Cabreros; Frank Jones; Daniel Sirois; Patricia Gerber – Transcription Secretary; Linda D. Avery – Commission Secretary

A.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

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

          1.          2001.0062E          (CHAN: 558-5982)
491 BAYSHORE BOULEVARD – Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Assessor's Block 5598, Lots 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 21, and 28. The proposed project would demolish the vacant buildings, totaling 107,372 square feet (sq.ft.) and construct a home improvement store (Home Depot). The main store would be two stories, approximately 129,581 sq.ft. with a 10,088-sq.-ft. enclosed green house. The proposed project also includes an 8,550-sq.-ft. outdoor-garden center. The total project size would be approximately 148,219 sq.ft. The building would be approximately 40 feet in height. A parking garage consisting of three-levels of parking totaling 550 parking spaces would also be constructed on this 5.73-acre site. Vehicular access to the parking garage would be from Bayshore Boulevard, where Cortland Avenue dead-ends into Bayshore Boulevard. The site is within the Planning Commission's adopted Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) and is located in a M-1 (Light Industrial) zoning district and within a 65-J height and bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
(Proposed for Continuance to December 6, 2001)

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

          2.          2001.0502C                                                    (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
4715 - 4723 GEARY BOULEVARD - south side between 11th and 12th Avenues; Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 1533 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of six antennas and related equipment on the rooftop and an equipment shelter on the ground level of an existing six-story, mixed-use (residential above commercial) building, as part of Metro PCS's wireless telecommunications network within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Location Preference 5 (Mixed-Use Building in High Density Districts).
          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending          
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2001)
          (Proposed for Continuance to January 24, 2002)

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


          3.          2001.0700C          (DiBARTOLO: 558-6291)
501- 507 HOWARD STREET - southwest corner at Howard and First Streets, Lot 121 (formerly lots 1, 2, 3A, 4 and 116) in Assessor's Block 3736 - Request for temporary two year Conditional Use authorization for a public commercial surface parking lot in a C-3-0 (SD) District and a 200-S Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to construct a temporary expansion to an existing parking lot on the subject vacant site. The Conditional Use authorization would be valid for two years only as an interim use. The Site consists of (5) five former lots merged into a new lot. The existing surface parking lot occupies 56% or 16,500 square feet of the 29,715 square foot newly merged lot. The proposal would expand the temporary parking use to cover the entire site. The parking capacity will be increased by 15 cars, for a total of 110 self-park spaces, including five handicapped spaces.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 18, 2001)
PROJECT WITHDRAWN

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of September 6, 2001.

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


          5.          Commission Matters
THEOHARIS: Requested a written memorandum addressed to this Commission regarding on the Joint Hearing on January 24, 2001
          SALINAS:          Requested site visits on all items that (require) sound or unsound reports
AVERY: -           Announced that there is a proposed joint hearing with the Department of Building Inspection Commission on January 24, 2001, regarding Unlawful Demolitions
                     -           The annual Department Holiday Party will be held in December – will keep you informed

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

6.          Director's Announcements
-          Welcome back President Theoharis
-          Requested that on December 6, 2001 an item be calendar to allow the DBI Director, Frank Chu, to announce some changes in the direction and development of Unsound Building Reports

          7.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals
          
          B of S: None
          B of A: - 835 Lombard Street – Upheld CPC decision to deny the permit
           - 2836 Washington Street – Continued the matter to allow DBI staff and the Zoning Administrator to visit the site
8.                    (GREEN: 558-6411)
          Modified Work Program/Budget for FY 2001-2002.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2001)
SPEAKERS:          None
ACTION:          INFORMATIONAL. NO ACTION REQUIRED
          
          9.          YOUNG COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS
                    Presentation by the Young Community Developers Incorporated. Introduction of who they are and what they do. They will also discuss how the planning process impact their economic growth.
          
SPEAKER(S):
(+) Dwayne Jones
          - Gave a presentation on the services and programs the organization provides to the community
(+) Eloise Patten
          - Thanked Commission for allowing them to make this presentation and gave closing remarks
          ACTION:          INFORMATIONAL. NO ACTION REQUIRED

D.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          10.          2000.938X          (LeBLANC: 558-6351)
60 SPEAR STREET - southwest corner at Mission Street, Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 3712, - Request under Planning Code Section 309(g) for the Planning Commission Review related to Compliance with Sections 138 and 138.1 for the Project proposed in Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/14/8349, which consists of the expansion of an existing 5,305 square-foot ground floor retail space. An existing arcade area of approximately 3,155 square feet along Spear and Mission Streets would be enclosed and incorporated into the retail space, resulting in a total ground floor retail area of approximately 8,460 square feet. The total gross floor area of the building (pursuant to Section 102.9) with the expanded ground floor retail space would be 150,491 square feet, for an F.A.R. of 8:1. The Project lies within a C-3-O Zoning District and an 84-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Deny request for hearing

          SPEAKER(S):           None
          ACTION:                    Request for a Public Hearing Denied
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16282

                    11a.          2000.383CX           (LIGHT: 558-6254)          
72 ELLIS STREET - north side between Powell and Stockton Street, Lot 11, in Assessor’s Block 327 - Request under Planning Code Section 216(b)(i) for a Conditional Use authorization to allow construction of an 11-story, 125-foot tall hotel containing approximately 156 rooms, lobby, small accessory meeting rooms, and a restaurant in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) zoning district, an 80-130-F height and bulk district, and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. The site is currently used as a surface parking lot.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
                    
          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Yvonne (unclear last name), Project Sponsor
          - Thanked the Commission for allowing them to present this item
          - Introduced some of their staff
          - This is a wonderful location--very accessible to public transportation
          - Took a long time to make a selection on the right design for the project
          - We agreed with all the conditions of approval in the motion
          (+) Michael, Project Architect
          - Gave a brief description of the project
          ACTION:                    Approved
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe
                    MOTION No.                    16283
          
                    11b.          2000.383CX           (LIGHT: 558-6254)          
72 ELLIS STREET - north side between Powell and Stockton Street, Lot 11, in Assessor’s Block 327 - Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determinations of Compliance for a project exceeding 75’-0" in height and 50,000 square feet, and also seeking Exceptions, including a height exception in the 80-130-F Height and Bulk district (Section 263.8), and a bulk exception (Section 272). The proposed project is for construction of an 11-story, 125-foot tall hotel containing approximately 156 rooms, lobby, small accessory meeting rooms, and a restaurant in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) zoning district, an 80-130-F height and bulk district, and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. The site is currently used as a surface parking lot. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 313, the Department has determined that the project would result in the net addition of approximately 76,554 square feet of gross floor area hotel use, requiring compliance with the Jobs-Housing Linkage Program.
                              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          SPEAKER(S):           Same as those listed in item 11a
          ACTION:                    Approved
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Lim, Salinas
          NAYES:                    Chinchilla
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16284

          12.          2001.0689B          (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)
250 BRANNAN STREET - (Historical Name: H.S. Crocker Building), north side between Delancey Street (1st Street) and 2nd Street, Lot 25 in Assessor’s Block 3774. The building is a contributory structure to the South End Historic District. Request for office space allocation under Planning Code Sections 313, 314, and 320-325. The proposal includes converting 113,540 gross square feet of business service use to office use in an existing three story-over-basement warehouse structure. The property is within an SSO (Service / Secondary Office) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and the South End Historic District.
Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Jim Ruben, Representing Project Sponsor
          - Asked Commission to approve the office designation
          ACTION:                    Approved
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16285

                     13.          2001.0913L           (HASTIE: 558-6381)
          128 KING STREET - north side between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Assessor’s Block 3744, Lot 23 - A contributory building to the South End Historic District. Built in 1913, this three-story brick structure was originally used as a dried fruit warehouse, and is currently used for office, retail and restaurant uses. The building is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, and is in a 105-F Height and Bulk District. Consideration of landmark designation and adoption of a resolution recommending landmark designation of the Garcia & Maggini Warehouse at 128 King Street as Landmark No. 229.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving landmark designation and recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the landmark designation.
          
          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Tim Kelly, President, Landmarks Board
          - Asked Commission to support this nomination
          ACTION:                    Adopted Landmark Designation
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16286

          14.          2001.0605C           (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
                    510 FREDERICK STREET - north side between Willard and Stanyan Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 1263 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 710.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and related equipment on the rooftop and an equipment shelter on the basement level of an existing four-story, mixed-use (residential above commercial) building, as part of Metro PCS's wireless telecommunications network within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Location Preference 2 (co-location site).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2001)

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Debra Stein, Representing Metro PCS
-          This new program will help the underprivileged people in San Francisco
-          The proposed staff recommended conditions are acceptable
-          There were community meetings
-          Metro PCs is not providing the same kind of wireless service that is available in San Francisco by other carriers
-          Metro PCS is providing service for people that are outside the wireless services, people who can not pass the credit check, people who may not be able to keep a long term contract, do not have the sophisticated language skills.
          (-) Doug Loranier
          - These antennas are not necessary to be installed in this area
          - Asked Commission to continued this issue to get a full report regarding the burntout building
          (-) Gordon Winiemko
- Sponsor claimed that these antennas would serve the low-income people. This neighborhood is not low-income
- Do not approve this application
          (-) Tracey Hughes
          - This installation should not even be considered on this burntout building                               
          ACTION:          Continued to 12/20/01 for staff to find out the plans to put this vacant/burntout building back in use. Public hearing remains open.
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          NAYES:                    Fay
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          
15.          2000.1190C                      (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
2801-2825 CALIFORNIA STREET - southwest corner at Divisadero Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1028 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and GPS receiver on the roof with related connection to an equipment shelter within the basement of an existing three-story, mixed-use building, as part of Sprint PCS’s wireless telecommunications network within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 5 as it is a mixed-use building within a high-density district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2001)

          SPEAKER(S):
          (+) Jennifer Estes, Representing, Sprint PCS, Project Sponsor
-          Complies with the WTS guidelines, the San Francisco Municipal Code and the FCC Radio Frequency Emission Standards
-          Design is unobtrusive and in character with the neighborhood
          - These antennas are necessary to provide better service to this area in San Francisco
          - All community members were notified
          (-) David Berman
          - Opposes this PCS application
          - There was no adequate outreach to the community
          (-) Doug Loranier
          - Opposed installation
          (-) Gordon Winiemko
          - Urged Commission to deny application
          (-) Michael Stenburg
          - Opposes installation of these antennas near a school site
          (-) Mark Zier
          - Opposed installation
          (-) Steve Eastman
          - Opposed installation
          (-) Tracy Hughes
          - Urged Commission to deny this application
          (-) David Knudsen
          - Concerned about the price value of his home
          ACTION:                    Approved                    
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Salinas
          NAYES:                    Lim
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16287          

          16.          2001.0713C          (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
                    2000 VAN NESS AVENUE - west side at Jackson Street; Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 0595 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of six antennas and related equipment on the rooftop of an existing seven-story, wholly commercial building, as part of Metro PCS's wireless telecommunications network within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) Zoning District, the Van Ness Special Use District, and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Location Preference 2 (co-location site).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2001)

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Debra Stein, Representing Metro PCS
-          This application complies with FCC standards. It has been categorically exempt from environmental review for minimum impact
-          Community meetings were held
          - Urged the Commission to approve this application
          (-) Doug Loranier
          - Opposed installation           
          (-) Gordon Winiemko
          - Opposed installation
          (-) Tracy Hughes
          - Opposed installation
          (+) Bill Linert, PCS representative
-          Gave an explanation on the need for the antennas
          ACTION:                    Approved
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim,
          NAYES:                    Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16288

          17.          2001.0790C          (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)
                    1745 TARAVAL STREET - (between 27th and 28th Avenues), Assessor's Block 2398 (Lot 041) - Request under Planning Code Sections 711.42 for Conditional Use Approval for a full service restaurant. This project is for a 1,800 square foot full service restaurant on the ground floor of the existing building. This project lies within a NC-2, Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District, the Taraval Street Restaurant and Fast Food Sub district, and within the 80-B Height and Bulk District
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          SPEAKER(S):
          (+) Jackie Lee, Project Sponsor
          - Asked Commission to approve this project
          - This café will be an asset to the neighborhood
          - Parking is not a problem. There are lots of off-street parking spaces in the neighborhood
          - This area needs to attract more business
          (+) Gary Presley-Nelson
          - Appreciates this kind of business coming to the neighborhood
          - This will enhance the neighborhood
          (+) Maggie Wong
          - Happy to hear that there will be a new café in the neighborhood
          - Parking is not a problem
          ACTION:          Approved as amended:
- Strike item #7 that talks about lapse of use in the Conditions of Approval because the Planning Code contains extensive requirements on what happens when a non-conforming use or conditional use has a lapse for 3 years or more.
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          NAYES:                    Baltimore          
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16289

          18.          2001.0909C          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
                    1800 - 1820 SAN JOSE AVENUE - west side of San Jose Avenue, between Colonial Way and Santa Rosa Avenue, Lot 031 Assessor’s Block 3144A - Request to modify a condition of a previously granted conditional use (Case No. 2001.0092C Motion No. 16209) that required the provision of three affordable housing units for an 18-unit mixed use project. The request is to modify the condition pursuant to Section 303 (e) of the Planning Code from three (3) units of affordable housing to two (2) units. The proposal remains the same as previously presented to the Planning Commission on August 8, 2001, which is to demolish a service station pursuant to Planning Code Section 228.3, and to develop 18 residential units and approximately 1600 square feet of ground floor commercial spaces in two buildings on two lots greater than 5000 square feet in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.11 and 121.1.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation, Request Relates Solely to Implementation of Commission Policy.

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Jim Ruben, Project Sponsor
          - Asked Commission to approve the modification of the conditions of approval on this project
          (+) Tony Sacco
          - We are not opposing any kind of development
          - Supports this project 100%
          (-) Mr. David Hopper
          - Supports the Commission's original decision
          - Maintain the three affordable units
          (-) Paul Melbostad
          - Building is out of proportion with the rest of the homes in the area
          - This modification will be in violation of the Planning Code          
          (+) Jaime Rossi, S.F. Housing Coalition
          - We need housing as quickly as possible to alleviate the housing crisis in the City
          - We endorse this project entirely
          - Urged the Commission to approve this modification
          (-) Anastasia Yovanopoulos
-          The real issue here is affordable housing–supports three affordable units
          (+) Alice Barkley
-          Project sponsor has two choices:
1)          He can come and ask for the modification and hope to move the project forward so that he is in line to get completed before the economy turns again, and before the interest rates go up; or
2)           He can wait for 3 years for the market to turn–the initial sale price might be higher but income might not necessarily increase.
          ACTION:                    Approved
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Chinchilla, Salinas
          NAYES                              Lim, Baltimore
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          MOTION No.          16290

AT APPROXIMATELY 7:16 PM THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A DISCRETIONARY REVIEW (DR) HEARING TO HEAR AND ACT ON DISCRETIONARY REVIEW MATTERS

19.          2001.0917DD                                                                      (SIDER: 558-6697)
                    725 CAROLINA STREET - east side between 20TH and 22ND Streets, Lot 047 in Assessor’s Block 4097 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application numbers 2000.12.22.8567 and 2000.12.22.8564 proposing to demolish an existing single-family house and construct a new 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 project as proposed.
                    NOTE: On October 25, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing on the original project. The project was continued to November 15, 2001 by a vote of +5 -1. Public Comment remains open on any new proposal. Commissioner Chinchilla voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent.

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Daniel Conrad, DR Requestor
          - Agreed with new changes made on the plans
          ACTION:                    Take Discretionary Review and approve the revised plans
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe

          20.          2001.0787D           (MILLER: 558-6344)
                    2928 LARKIN STREET - east side between Bay and North Point Streets, Lot 018A in Assessor's Block 0026 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9923712, proposing to construct a new four-story, two-unit residential building with a two-car garage in an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with modifications
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2001)

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Name unclear
          - No knowledge of the new changes on the plans
          - Requested Commission to continue this item
          (+) Anastasia Yovanopoulos
          - All surrounding neighbors should be re-notified
          ACTION:                    Continued to 12/6/01 to allow DR requestor to revise the plans          
          AYES:                     Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:           Joe

          21.          2001.0848DDDD           (CABREROS: 558-6169)
                    2115 BROADWAY - south side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 0580 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/04/16/6944 to demolish an existing single-family residence and Building Permit Application No. 2001/04/16/6943S to construct a new 40-foot tall, 2-unit building with two parking spaces in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2001)

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (+) Debbie Carol,
          - Affects the open space
          - Would add a wall that will block her light and air
          - Would have an adverse impact on the neighborhood
          - Concerned about the noise during hours of construction
-          Proposed building should be reduce in height by one story
(-) Alice Barkley, Representing one of the DR requestors
-          Two of the DR requestors, including her client had agreed to the building envelope in addition to the stipulated conditions of approval that went into every aspect of what we had negotiated for the last two months.
-          The Project Sponsor has been very cooperative working with the neighbors
-          Asked the Commission to take DR and impose the conditions of approval that were just
           submitted
          (-) Hahn Pham, Representing DR requestor
-          Joined Alice Barkley's presentation.
-          Signed the conditions of approval as stipulated.
-          Supports project with the agreeded to conditions
          (-) Jim Ruben, Representing Project Sponsor
          - There was another DR requestor that didn't show up
-          Gave a description of where the building would be constructed
-          Resolved all issues with the two adjacent requestors, and we agree that a DR should be taken so that the provisions and details in that exhibit can be incorporated in the approval
          ACTION:                    Take Discretionary Review and approve changes as submitted
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe
          
          22.          2001.0784D          (SIDER: 558-6697)
                    1217 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - east side between 23rd and 24th Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 4214 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001/04/06/6213 proposing to merge two legal dwellings into one dwelling unit in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project.

          SPEAKER(S):           
          (-) Marianne Mitten, Project Sponsor
          - Asked Commission to allow her to have the merger of these two units
          (-) Judith Berkowitz
          - Ms. Mitten's project has improved the property and the neighborhood
          (+/-) Anastasia Yovanopoulos
- Suggested that Ms. Mitten take her permit and her issues with those permits and any discrepancies with the issuance of them to the Rent Board and see if she filed and registered according to the law.
          (-) Pat Hanford
          - Supports project
          (-) Diane Netz
          - Supports project
          ACTION:          Approved the merger
          AYES:                    Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim
          NAYES:          Salinas
          ABSENT:          Joe

          23.          2001.0680D          (JONES: 558-6477)
                    3707 – 22ND AVENUE STREET - south side between Noe and Sanchez Streets, Lot 41 in Assessor’s Block 3626 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/03/19/4632, proposing to add a new garage, reduce the existing 2nd-story rear deck, and construct a rear extension beneath the reduced deck at the 1st-story 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 building permit as submitted.

          SPEAKER(S):           None
          ACTION:                    Without hearing, continued to 12/06/01
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim
          ABSENT:                    Joe, Salinas

          24.          2001.0780D          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
                    148 IDORA AVENUE - north side of Idora Avenue, between Garcia Avenue and Laguna Honda Boulevard, Lot 012, Assessor’s Block 2917 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/01/0524, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition on an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, One-Family, Detached House) District and a 40-X height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approved project as proposed.

          SPEAKER(S):
          (+) Tom McGuire, DR Requestor
-          Has so far agreed to reduce the height by 24 inches
-          Architectural design of this house is totally out of character with the neighborhood
-          Will block the air, light and view of about 8 neighbors. Also, they will lose property value
-          Penthouse would represent an unappealing focal point for the neighborhood. Is also disrupting because it will provide an outdoor deck area
          (+) Steven Wilkerson          
          - Not in favor of this project
          (+) Jim Lesser
          - Does not support the project
          (-) William Walters, Architect for the project          
          - Gave a description of the project          
          (-) Richard Ramorino
          - Supports project
(-) Karen Ramorino
          - Supports project
          (-) Stan Kauffman
          - Supports project
          ACTION:                    Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project as submitted
          AYES:                              Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:                    Joe

          25.          2001.0761D          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
                    60 AGUA WAY - north side of Agua Way, between Chaves Avenue and Terresita Boulevard, Lot 020, Assessor’s Block 2959 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/05/21/9693, proposing to construct a two-story horizontal addition, a new deck and stairs at the rear of the existing single-family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, One-Family, Detached House) District and a 40-X height and Bulk District located in the Miraloma Park neighborhood.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with modifications.

          SPEAKER(S):
          (+) Jean Elliot, DR Requestor
-          Gave a background report on the project
-          Proposed project would significantly alter their living space
          (-) William Passelum, Architect
          - Gave a description of the project
          (+) Mark (unclear last name)
-          Proposed construction would obstruct and create a dramatic change in the way the openness of the block feels.
          ACTION:          Took Discretionary Review and approved the project with modifications:
          - Reduce the height of the proposed project by one story.
          AYES:                    Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Salinas
          ABSENT:          Joe

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 with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

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))

Anastasia Yovanopoulos
Re: 4040 24th Street – Conditional Use Application
Abdulah Megahed
Re: Invitation to the Commission to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving

Adjournment: 9:16 p.m.

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2001.

          SPEAKERS:          None
          ACTION:          Approved with the correction of spelling to varrious names.
          AYES:          Chinchilla, Joe, Salinas, Theoharis
          ABSENT:          Baltimore, Fay, Lim





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