To view graphic version of this page, refresh this page (F5)

Skip to page body
  • go to google translator
  • contact us

December 20, 2001

December 20, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, December 20, 2001
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

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

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 1:45 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator; Frank Jones; Rick Crawford; Michael Smith; Vahram Massehian; Mathew Snyder; Rick Cooper; Tina Tam; Geoffrey Nelson, Daniel Sirois; Ben Fu; 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.          2000.1317C                                                             (SIROIS: 5580-6313)
4791 MISSION STREET - south side of Mission Street, between Russia Avenue and Persia Avenue, Lot 20, Block 6084 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization by North Beach Pizza to use commercial space for storage purposes pursuant to Planning Code Sections 712.66 and 790.117.
                    PROJECT WITHDRAWN

2.          2001.0303D                                                                        (NIKITAS: 558-6306)
330 – 2nd AVENUE - east side, between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard, Lot 27 in Assessor’s Block 1433 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2000/0229/2998 and 2000/0229/3001proposing to demolish a three-story, four-unit apartment building and construct a new three-story, three-unit building in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN



B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          3.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of July 12 and December 6, 2001.

          ACTION:           The minutes of July 12, 2001 were approved and the munutes of December 2, 2001 were continued to 1/10/02.
          AYES:                     Theoharis, Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Lim, Salinas

4.          Commission Matters
AVERY: Reported that she represented the Commission at a meeting of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force on Tuesday, 12.18.01. regarding two complaints filed by Mr. Bob Planthold. The first complaint was that the Commission violated the Sunshine Ord., Sec 67.16 of the Administrative Code by failing to take a  roll call vote on item 22 of the Commission's 9/13/01 calendar. Since Sec. 67.16 of the Sunshine Ord. only requires the Commission Secretary to record in the minutes the roll call vote–not that the policy body actually has to take a roll call vote–the Task Force found the Planning Commission to be in violation of the  spirit of the Ordinance. The second complaint–that of a seriatim meeting between members of the Planning Commission during the hearing of item 22 on the Commission's 9/13/01 calendar–was withdrawn by Mr. Planthold for a lack of witnesses willing to come forward.
                              
C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5.          Director's Announcements
BADINER:           - Announced that the Director was on vacation and during this absence, he would be Acting Director.
                    - Wished Happy Holidays to the Commission
          6.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals
-          BOS:          At the Housing, Transportation, and Land Use Committee:
1)           Consideration of the Planning Commission's IPZ use District – Passed unanimously.
2)           Wireless Telecomunication Services – Supervisor Ammiano introduced a resolution this past Monday to the Board of Supervisors to modify the WTS Guidelines.
3)          Saint's Marks Housing Project was approved to amend the height and bulk
          BOA: None

D.          CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION–PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED
          
          7.          2001.0680D          (JONES: 558-6477)
                    3707 – 22ND STREET - south side between Noe and Sanchez Streets, Lot 41 in Assessor’s Block 3626 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application. 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.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 15, 2001)
NOTE: On December 6, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and entertained a motion to not take discretionary review and approve the building permit as submitted. Motion failed to carry by a vote of +3 –3. Commissioners Theoharis, Baltimore and Salinas voted no and Commissioner Fay was absent. A substitute motion to continued the matter to December 20, 2001 to allow the absent Commissioner (Commissioner Fay) to participate passed by a vote + 6 –0. Commissioner Fay was absent.
                    
          SPEAKER(S):          None
          ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project          
          AYES:                    Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim
          NAYES:          Theoharis, Salinas
          
          8.          2001.0957D                                                   (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)
14, 20, 26, 32, 38, 46, 50 & 62 ARCO WAY - northwest side north of Havelock. Assessor’s Block 3154 Lots 32,39,38,37,28,27,26, & 24 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Applications 2000/07/19/5580, 2000/07/19/5577, 2000/07/19/5569, 2000/07/19/5563S, 2000/07/19/5571S, 2000/07/19/5581, 2000/07/19/5584, and 2000/07/19/5573 for construction of 8 new single family dwellings two and three stories tall 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 permits.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 6, 2001)
NOTE: On December 6, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing. A motion to take DR and approve the project with the modification that requires ground floor accessibility (i.e. widen doorways, remove or alter stairs that lead to the doorways, etc.) failed to carry by a vote of +3 –3. Commissioners Chinchilla, Joe and Theoharis voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent. A substitute motion to continue the matter to December 20, 2001 to allow the absent Commissioner to participate passed by a vote of +4 –2. Commissioners Baltimore and Chinchilla voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent.

          SPEAKER(S):          None
          ACTION:          Took Discretionary Review and approved the project as modified to make the units adaptable to accessability          
          AYES:                    Theoharis, Fay, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          NAYES:          Chinchilla

E.          REGULAR CALENDAR

Item 9 was taken out of order and heard after item 11.
                    
          9.          2000.1204Q                                                             (SMITH: 558-6322)
4094-98 – 25TH STREET AND 1191-1193 NOE STREET - northeast corner of 25th and Noe Street, Lot 026 and Assessor's Block 6537 – Request approval of a 5-unit residential condominium conversion subdivision of two separate multi-unit buildings on one lot located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to change the existing dwelling units to a condominium form of ownership and does not involve expansion, alteration, or demolition of the existing building.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
          
          SPEAKER(S):          None
          ACTION:          Approved          
          AYES:                    Theoharis, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          MOTION NO.          16309

10.                    2000.0672Q                                                   (SMITH: 558-6322)
223-231 DOLORES STREET - east side between 15th and 16th Streets, Lot 237 in Assessor’s Block 3556 - Request approval of a six-unit residential condominium conversion subdivision of an apartment building located in a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to change the existing six dwelling units to a condominium form of ownership and does not involve expansion, alteration, or demolition of the existing building.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) David Gillman, attorney representing project sponsor
-          There were no evictions notices that have been served to any of the tenants
-          Tenants would be given the right to purchase
          ACTION:          Approved          
          AYES:                    Theoharis, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim
          NAYES:          Salinas
          MOTION NO.          16310

ITEM 11 WAS TAKEN OUT OF ODER AND HEARD AFTER ITEM 8.

11.          2001.0985Q          (MASSEHIAN: 558-6363)
                    731- 47th AVENUE - west side between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor’s Block 1597 - Request approval of a six-unit residential condominium conversion subdivision in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to change the existing six-unit building to a condominium form of ownership and does not involve expansion, alteration, or demolition of the existing building.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 13, 2001)

          SPEAKER(S):          
John Malamag, City Attorney's Office – answered questions regarding condominium conversion and the selling price of the proposed condominiums
          ((+) David Gillman, Attorney for Project Sponsor
          - Responded to various questions regarding the project.
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          MOTION NO.          16308

12a.          2001.0974CV                                                               (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
950 GILMAN AVENUE - north corner of Gilman Avenue and Arelious Walker Drive, Lot 17 in Assessor’s Block 4936, a property currently used for parking for the True Hope Church of God in Christ, Inc. - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1, 710.11, and 790.56 to develop a site that is larger than 4,999 square feet in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Candlestick Special Use District. The project involves the construction of 22 below market-rate units on a site currently used for parking. . The site is a Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co- Location Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) Rev. Arnold Thownsend
-          Introduced the project to the Commission
-          Concerned about keeping working people in the City that we do not need to loose
-          This project is being done without the use of tax payer's money
(+) Rev. A. Walker
-          A lot of people have moved out of the City because of high housing prices
-          Encouraged the Commission to approve this project
(+) Marty Dalton, partner of Unit Property Capitol Holdings
-          Gave a description of the project
(+) Kelly Dearman
-          Urged the Commission to support this project
(+) Tim Tosta, Steefel, Levett & Weiss
-          This is a pilot project that brings an extraordinary promise–that of bringing affordable housing to the market sooner than it would come ordinarily
(+) Tracy Dearman
-          Read a statement from one of the applicants
(+) Linda Richardson
-          We have a great opportunity to increase the affordable housing in San Francisco
-          Encouraged the Commission to approve the project
(+) Robert Hector, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
-          Supports the project
-          Our youth do not need to move out of this wonderful City
(+) Rev. H. L. Davis
- Asked and encouraged the Commission to approve this project
(+) Dr. Amos C. Brown
-          Supports this project
(+) Pastor Joesiah Bell
-          Supports the project
(+) Pastor George Lee
-          Supports this project
(+) Tyrone Netters, Bay View Hope
-          Read a letter from one of their key supporters
-          Encouraged the Commission to approve this project
(+) Carl Alexander, True Hope Church
-          This project would give us an opportunity to make history
(+) Royal Scott, Jr.
-          Supports this project
(+) Rev. Victor L. Medearis
-          Urged the Commission to approve this project
          (+) Rabbi Douglas Kahn, Jewish Community Relations Council
-          Supports this project
          (+) Alex Jacobson, True Hope Care and Restoration
          - This project would give me the opportunity to set myself up for ownership          
          (+) Chaplan Earl Rogers,
          -           If the City does not provide affordable housing, we would have an enormous exodus of people
          (+) Gregory Richardson
          - This project will boost the moral in our City
          - This particular community needs a lot of support from you
          (+) Rev. Ted Frazier
          - Supports the project
          (+) John Kevin Jefferson, III
          - In support of the project           
          (+) George Wesolek
          - Supports the project
          (+) Al Williams
          - Encouraged the Commission to act favorably
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theoharis, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          MOTION NO. 16311          



12b.          2001.0974CV            (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
900-950 GILMAN AVENUE - north side between Griffith and Arelious Walker Drive, Lots 15,16 17 in Assessor’s Block 4936, the True Hope Church of God in Christ, - Request for a variance from the parking requirement as regulated by Planning Code Section 151, in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Candlestick Special Use District. The church currently requires as many as 27 parking spaces for its facility. The area of the lot that is used for parking is proposed to be developed with affordable housing.
          SPEAKERS:          Same as those listed in item 12a.
          ACTION:          THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CLOSED PUBLIC HEARING AND HAS TAKEN THE MATTER UNDER ADVISEMENT INDICATING HIS INTENT TO GRANT THE VARIANCE.

13a.          2001.0938ACD (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
3615 20TH STREET, south side between Guerrero Street and Valencia Street, Lot 74 in Assessor’s Block 3608 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness pursuant to Planning Code Section 1006.2(b) to allow new construction on a vacant lot within a Historic District in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Mission District, and the Liberty Hill Historic District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          
          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) Brett Gladstone, Attorney for the project sponsor          
          - Asked Commission approve this project
          (+) Ed Davis
-          Supports THIS project
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          MOTION NO.          16312

13b.          2001.0938ACD (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
3615 20TH STREET - south side between Guerrero Street and Valencia Street, Lot 74 in Assessor’s Block 3608 - Request for Conditional Use authorization per Board of Supervisor’s Resolution No. 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) to develop six market-rate residential units in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Mission District, and the Liberty Hill Historic District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          
          SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 13a.
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          MOTION NO.          16313

13c.          2001.0938ACD (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
3615 20TH STREET - south side between Guerrero Street and Valencia Street, Lot 74 in Assessor’s Block 3608 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for a change the use from being a vacant lot to one containing a new building with six residential units and one commercial unit in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Mission District, and the Liberty Hill Historic District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

          SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 13a.
          ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project as proposed
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
                    
14.          2000.1229E                                                   (COOPER: 558-5974)
SAN FRANCISCO CRUISE TERMINAL MIXED-USE PROJECT AND BRANNAN STREET WHARF PROJECT - Public Hearing on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR). The proposed project would involve two components: 1) the construction of two berths (including necessary dredging) and a new terminal for cruise ships that call at the Port of San Francisco, as well as ancillary commercial development, all on Pier 30-32 (Block 9900, Lots 30 and 32); and 2) the construction of a residential project on Seawall Lot 330 (Block 3770, Lots 1 and 2, Block 3771, Lot 1), across the Embarcadero from Pier 30-32. The cruise terminal would contain about 100,000 gross square feet (gsf) of floor area, while the commercial element would include about 370,000 gsf of office space and about 220,000 gsf of retail/entertainment space. About 450 parking spaces would be provided on the pier. The residential component, on the block bounded by the Embarcadero and Beale and Bryant Streets, would include about 350 dwelling units and 350 parking spaces. The SEIR also analyzes a separate but related project involving the design and construction of the Brannan Street Wharf (Block 9900, Lots 34 and 36), a new, approximately 57,000-square-foot waterfront park along the Embarcadero just south of Pier 30-32.
Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required
NOTE: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on January 16, 2002. This date represents a two week extension of the written comment period beyond the date first advertised and printed on the cover of the Draft EIR.
          
          SPEAKER(S):
          (-) Schyleen Qualls Brown
-          Does not support this project
-          Concerned about air and traffic congestion
-          Will loose the wonderful view of the bay          
          (-) Cathy Bennett
          - Does not support this project                     
-          This project would destroy the historical waterfront of San Francisco
- This is not a place for a dressed up strip-mall
(-) John Cornwell
          - Concerned about traffic
          (-) Ernestine Weiss
          - This is a horrendously big project
          - Concerned about the air quality and traffic congestion          
          (-) Eleanor Linquist (aka El St. John)
          - Concerned about parking, traffic, open space and air quality
          (-) Matt Neadham
- This project would cause significant environmental impacts to the community, city and the region
          (-) Earl Gee
- This project would have a negative impact upon their neighborhood in three ways: 1) It will totally block off the public main street view corridor looking toward the bay; 2) It will severally obstruct the water view from our complex; 3) It will be out of scale with surrounding developments and inappropriate for the waterfront.
          (-) Kira Schmidt
          - Concerned about the air quality and water pollution
          (-) Michael Sweet
          - Concerned about the traffic
          (-) Bill Barnes
          - Concerned about traffic and air quality
          (+) Gwyneth Borden, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
          - Urged the Commission to certify the EIR
          (+) Mr. Erickson, Emerald Fund, Real Estate Developer
          - Firmly supports this project
ACTION:          Public hearing to gather public and Commission comments only. No Action Required at this time.

15.          2000.1191C                                                                       (TAM: 558-6325)
1828 GENEVA AVENUE - southwest corner of Geneva Avenue and Carter Street, Lots 6 and 7 in Assessor’s Block 6423 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 304 for a Planned Unit Development to permit construction of 48 dwelling units, requiring modification of Code standards for dwelling-unit density (Section 209), usable open space (Section 135), rear yard (Section 134), and unit exposure (Section 140) in the RH-2 District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

          SPEAKER(S):          None
          ACTION:          Without hearing, continued to 1/10/02
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas

          16.          2001.0605C           (NELSON:558-6257)
                    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 November 15, 2001)
                              NOTE: On November 15, 2001, the Commission continued this matter to 12/20/01 for staff to consult with the Department of Building Inspection to determine the condition and structural safety of this vacant/burned-out building and what it would required to put it back in use. The vote was +5 –1. Commissioner Salinas voted no. Commissioner Joe was absent. Public hearing remains open.

          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) Barbara Stein – Representing Metro PCS
          - Gave a report on the conditions and structural safety of the building
          (+) (Name unclear) – One of the owners of 510-520 Frederick Street
          - All repairs on the building have been done
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          NAYES:          Chinchilla
          MOTION NO.          16314

          17a.          2001.0762CV          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
                    590 BOSWORTH STREET - north side of Bosworth Street, between Arlington Street and Diamond Street, Lot 044 Assessor’s Block 6745 - Request for conditional use authorization by Glen Park Dental to demolish a residential unit at the second story pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.39 and to construct a three-story mixed-use building without providing the required parking for the residential unit pursuant to Planning Code Section 161 (j). The project site is located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) Dan Gustason, Project Sponsor
-          Had run out of space and needs to expand his dental office
(-) Martin Leung, MD
          - Opposes the project and has concernes about parking
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
MOTION NO.          16315

          17b.          2001.0762CV          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
590 BOSWORTH STREET - north side of Bosworth Street, between Arlington Street and Diamond Street, Lot 044 Assessor’s Block 6745 - Request for a rear yard variance to construct a three-story mixed-use building that encroaches 11.5 feet into the required rear yard at the second story. Adequate rear yard is provided at the bottom and top levels. The project site is located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
SPEAKERS:          Same as those listed in item 17a.
ACTION:          THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CLOSED PUBLIC HEARING AND GRANTED THE VARIANCE.

18a.                    2001.0718CR                                                                                  (FU: 558-6613)
1701 JERROLD AVENUE - south side of Jerrold Avenue, between Phelps Street and Quint Street, Lot 001, Assessor’s Block 5280 - Request for the approval of General Plan Referral pursuant to Section 4.105 of the City Charter to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of nine (9) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing four-story publicly-used structure as a part of Metro PCS’ wireless telecommunications network in a P (Public) Zoning District with a 65-J Height and Bulk Designation.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) Debra Stein – Representing Metro PCS
          - Urged the Commission to approve this application
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
MOTION NO. 16316          

18b.                    2001.0718CR                                                                                  (FU: 558-6613)
1701 JERROLD AVENUE - south side of Jerrold Street, between Phelps Street and Quint Street, Lot 001, Assessor's Block 5280 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 234.2 of the Planning Code to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of nine (9) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing four-story publicly-used structure (a sewage treatment plant) as a part of Metro PCS' wireless telecommunications network within a P (Public) Zoning District and a 65-J Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          
          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) Debra Stein – Representing Metro PCS
          - Urged the Commission to approve this application
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
MOTION NO. 16317          

          19.          2001.0721C            (JONES: 558- 6477)
2645 OCEAN AVENUE - south side of Ocean Avenue, between Buckingham Way and 19th Avenue, Lot 23, Assessor’s Block 7226 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 710.83 of the Planning Code to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of five (5) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing three-story medical office building. The proposed site is part of Metro PCS’ wireless telecommunications network and lies within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District and a 26-X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co- Location Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

          SPEAKER(S):          
          (+) Debra Stein – Representing Metro PCS
          - Urged the Commission to approve this application
          (+) Dana Francisco
          - Answered several questions from Commissioner Salinas regarding health issues
          ACTION:           Approved
          AYES:                     Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          MOTION NO. 16318

20.          2001.0962C                                                                        (JONES: 558-6477)
2400 – 2418 14TH AVENUE - ALSO KNOWN AS 345 – 355 TARAVAL STREET - at the southeast corner of 14th Avenue and Taraval Street, Lot 034, Assessor’s Block 2412 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of three (3) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing 35-foot tall building occupied by retail and public assembly uses. The proposed site is part of Metro PCS’ wireless telecommunications network and lies within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 1 (Preferred Location – Publicly-Used Structure) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

          SPEAKER(S):          
(+) Debra Stein – Representing Metro PCS
          - Urged the Commission to approve this application
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Theohairs, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          MOTION NO. 16319

At Approximately 4:20 PM the Planning Commission convened into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.
          21.          2001.0710DDDDD           (JONES: 558-6477)
                    8 MIGUEL STREET - south side of Miguel Street, Lot 50 in Assessor’s Block 7542 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/03/09/3915 proposing new construction of a four-story, single-family dwelling on a newly subdivided lot in an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve the building permit as submitted.
          ALL DISCRETIONARY REVIEWS FILED ON THIS MATTER HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN

          22.          2001.1097D          (JONES: 558-6477)
148 BEACON STREET - north side of Beacon Street, Lot 50 in Assessor’s Block 7542 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/03/09/3927 proposing new construction of a three-story, single-family dwelling on a newly subdivided lot in an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. (Proposed new lot number pending at the Assessor’s Office)
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve the building permit as submitted.
          ACTION:          Without hearing, continued to 1/10/02
          AYES:                    Theoharis, Fay, Chinchilla, Baltimore, Joe, Lim, Salinas
          
F.          PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting 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))

          NONE

Adjournment: 5:54 p.m.

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2002.

SPEAKERS:          None
          ACTION:          Approved
          AYES:                    Baltimore, Fay, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
          ABSENT:          Chinchilla, Salinas

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:13 PM