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Public Hearings 
 

February 1, 2007

February 1, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 1, 2007

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: Sugaya

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

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Dean Macris – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Amit Ghosh – Chief Planner, Aaron Starr, Erika Jackson, Mary Woods, Cecilia Jaroslawsky, Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

  • 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. 2003.1210C (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

5600 THIRD STREET - the block bounded by Third Street on its east, Bancroft Avenue on its south, Mendell Street on its west, and Armstrong Avenue on its north, Lots 003, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, and 011 of Assessor's Block 5421 - Informational Presentation on the design refinements for the proposed project approved under Planned Unit Development / Conditional Use Case No. 2003.1210C. The subject property is within an M-1 (Light Industrial) District and a 65-J Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 18, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 8, 2007)

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

2. 2003.0347E (R. AHMADI: (415)-558-5966)

Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. The project area lies to the west of the City's downtown financial district and sits at the junction of several neighborhoods, including, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, Western Addition, South of Market, Inner Mission, the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, and Upper Market. The proposed neighborhood plan would reclassify the existing zoning from Residential Districts (R), Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD's), Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3), and Heavy Commercial (C-M) to Downtown General Commercial Districts (C-3-G), Residential Transit Oriented (RTO), Neighborhood Commercial Transit Districts (NCT), Neighborhood Commercial-Transit, Moderate-Scale Mixed Use Districts (NCT-3). It would also increase height limits in certain areas and reduce height limits in other areas. The proposed zoning and height reclassifications would increase the potential for residential development in the area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Please note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 15, 2007)

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

3. 2003.0347E (R. AHMADI: 414-558-5966)

Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan - Adoption of CEQA Findings Related to EIR and Potential Project Approval Action. The project includes proposed amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map. The project area lies to the west of the City's downtown financial district and sits at the junction of several neighborhoods, including, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, Western Addition, South of Market, Inner Mission, the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, and Upper Market. The proposed neighborhood plan would: (1) amend the General Plan, adding a new Area Plan (the Market and Octavia Area Plan) and make related amendments to the Commerce and Industry, Housing, Recreation and Open Space and Transportation Elements, the Civic Center Area Plan, Downtown Area Plan, South of Market Area Plan and the Land Use Index; and (2) amend the Planning Code and Zoning Map to reclassify the existing zoning from Residential Districts (R), Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD's), Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3), and Heavy Commercial (C-M) to Downtown General Commercial Districts (C-3-G), Residential Transit Oriented (RTO), Neighborhood Commercial Transit Districts (NCT), Neighborhood Commercial-Transit, Moderate-Scale Mixed Use Districts (NCT-3). The project would also increase height limits in certain areas and reduce height limits in other areas, and establish new fees. The proposed zoning and height reclassifications would increase the potential for residential development in the area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt CEQA Findings.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 15, 2007)

SPEAKERS

Marylin Amini

-Requested continuance of 90 to120 days for the Market/Octavia Plan.

-Environmental review does not include reclassification of land.

Hiroshi Fukuda

Requested continuance of 120 days for the Market/Octavia Plan for not including reclassification of land.

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

4. 2006.1203C (K. DURANDET: (415) 575-6816)

219 7TH STREET- northeast side between Howard and Folsom Streets; Lot 41 in Assessors Block 3731 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 816.18, and 890.50, to convert a Residential Hotel to Other Institution, Residential Care Facility, within the SLR (Service/ Light Industrial/ Residential Mixed Use District) and the 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 7, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 22, 2007)

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

5a. 2006.0388D (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)

365 Douglass Street - east side between 19th and 20th Streets. Block 2699, Lot 31 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolitions, under Demolition Permit Application number 2006.02.03.3728. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story single-family dwelling. The subject property is located in a RH-2 (Residential, Two Units) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 30, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to April 5, 2007)

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

5b. 2006.0389D (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)

365 Douglass Street - east side between 19th and 20th Streets, Block 2599, Lot 031 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new construction, under Building Permit Application number 2006.02.033732, in conjunction with the demolition of a single family dwelling under case 2006.0388D with Demolition Permit Application number 2006.02.03.3728. The proposal is to construct a new, three-story single-family dwelling. The subject property is located in a RH-2 (Residential, Two Units) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the new construction.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 30, 2006)

NOTE: On 11/30/06, following public testimony, the public hearing was closed. The Commission continued this matter to 2/1/07 with instructions to the project sponsor to consider a new design and neighborhood character. The public hearing remains open.

(Proposed for Continuance to April 5, 2007)

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

6. 2004.0603E (M. JACINTO: (415) 558-5988)

601 DUBOCE AVENUE- Lot 3539, Lot 001 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed construction of a four-story medical office building ( MOB ) on a 52,000 square foot portion of two surface parking lots on the northeast corner of the California Pacific Medical Center Davies campus in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood. The 50,100 (46,000 as measured by the Planning Code) gross-square-foot MOB would contain offices, a Neuromuscular and Electroencephalogram Clinic, a pharmacy and admitting station for the existing ambulatory surgery department in the CPMC Hospital North Tower. Patient drop-off would be located adjacent the MOB's third floor, accessible via the existing Duboce Avenue service drive. The MOB would include two pedestrian entries: a southern entrance along Noe Street and a northern entrance located along Duboce Avenue across from the N-Judah MUNI stop. The project would result in removal of 75 onsite surface parking spaces; no new off-street parking spaces would be constructed as part of the project. Pedestrian and streetscape improvements, including a public plaza, landscaping and sidewalk widening along Noe Street would be undertaken as part of the project. The project site is in the RH-3 (Residential House, Three Family) Zoning District and the 65-D Height and Bulk District, and would require Conditional Use authorization for expansion of an institutional use in an RH-3 Zoning District, an amendment CPMC's Planned Unit Development, permits from the Department of Public Works for tree removal and new landscaping, as well as building permits from the Department of Building Inspection.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to April 12, 2007)

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

7. 2004.0603C (T. Tam (415) 558-6325)

601 DUBOCE AVENUE - southwest corner of Duboce Avenue and Noe Street; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3539 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c) and 304 to amend a previously approved CU/PUD authorization (Case No. 1987.847C, Motion No. M13255) and develop a new four-story, 46,000 gross-square-foot (gsf) clinic / medical office building (as measured by the Planning Code; 50,100 gsf without area reductions allowed by Sec. 102.9). The new building would contain a Neuromuscular and Electroencephalogram Clinic, offices, a pharmacy and an admitting station for the existing ambulatory surgery department in the CPMC Hospital North Tower. As a Planned Unit Development, the project is seeking modifications to Planning Code requirements for rear yard and independently accessible parking. The property is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 65-D Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to April 12, 2007)

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

8. Commission Comments/Questions

  • Inquiries/Announcements. Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  • Future Meetings/Agendas. At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Antonini:

-At the Armory informational hearing I would like to know more about possible usage for condominiums or housing.

-It would be good to have a progress report on approved projects. For example: 15th and Mission, and 340-399 Fremont Street.

-I would also like to know what happened with 555 Haight – a communal residential in a 4-unit facility.

-I would like to have details on what happened with the Oakland Medical Dispensary.

-Section 315 – the below market/provision on affordable housing passed and I would like a detailed report.

Commissioner Olague:

-Regarding the Armory, I would like to hear how this industry conducts itself in terms of its hiring process.

Commissioner Moore:

-I would like the Armory presentation to include projects dealing with all aspects of housing.

-I received a letter from Kevin Reed about how the Green Cross in District 6 is having issues about edibles. I am providing a copy to Mr. Badiner and the City Attorney to talk about it in the future.

-We are still pending a meeting with DBI and I would like to see that scheduled.

Commissioner Bill Lee:

-Public has brought to my attention that the new business in the Armory does not fit the character of the neighborhood. I would like some guidance on the legal definition about that.

-I spoke with Mr. Reed and suggested that the first step is working with staff.

-Food is under the jurisdiction of the Health Department.

Mr. Badiner, Zoning Administrator:

-The major request for hearing the Armory has been scheduled.

-I will collect information from planners and include follow up reports on projects approved and include this in your packets.

-There will be a fair amount of information at the Armory meeting. The Project Sponsor would be able to respond in terms how they would operate.

-We are waiting for DBI to schedule the meeting. It should happen sometime in April.

Armory Informational hearing is scheduled for April 5th, 2007.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

  1. Director's Announcements

Zoning Administrator:

Director Macris went back to the office after the Transbay presentation.

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

Zoning Administrator

1. - Board of Supervisor's Committee: Nothing to report related to Planning Commission

2. - Full Board:

A)-Conditional Use for conversion of schools - Ordinance by Supervisor Pierce – Continued.

School District was present and questioned whether the ordinance is practical. Everybody agreed on a continuance.

B)-Lower Height Street – A proposed amendment that would require three year monitoring only on off-sale of alcohol. Substitute ordinance monitoring off and on sale of alcohol - Approved and passed out

C)-Housing amendment - Sec 315. It was a long hearing and I do not have the information right now on what the action was.

3. - Board of appeals

A)-1801-1803 Folsom St.- DR on a microcell antenna – Commission action was upheld.

B)-869 North Point –2 family dwelling units to convert to 3-family units – Continued.

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES (Tape IA)

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.

SPEAKERS

Peter Alexander

-Yesterday was homeless count day. He submitted copy of letter sent to Supervisors.

-Hotels should provide rooms for homeless at 50% off, especially in cold season.

-All wars should cease. Let's take our role as the number one state to stop it.

E. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED (Tapes IA and IB)

At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

SPEAKERS for Item #11

Darren Press

Is opposed to a third facility. There are two present in the area.

Joel Yodowitz – Representing the Project Sponsor

-Every facility serves different neighborhood needs with minimal conflict.

-It benefits local business. He submitted a petition from hundreds of neighbors supporting the project.

Michael Williams

-I did a survey in the neighborhood and found out that there is both residential and business support for this project.

Andy

- Crunch will benefit the neighborhood and most of the businesses support it.

Melissa

-Believes it will benefit everybody in the neighborhood. It would bring new clientele to the area.

-This building has been empty for a long time. It is a good idea to give it usage.

Mandy Scott

-The building has been vacant for a long time. It would be something new in the block

Skip

-Architecturally, it would be hard to have any other kind of business because of its size and structure.

-The building is not on the historic register but it is eligible to be. Crunch would not alter the building but would keep the unique quality of it.

Jim Somoza

-Appreciates the outgoing support from neighbors.

  1. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

11. 2006.0798C (Tape IB) (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

1723 UNION STREET - south side between Octavia and Gough Streets; Lot 001B, in Assessor's Block 0544 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1, 303, 725.21 and 725.27 to allow a personal service use with a use size greater than 2,499 sq. ft., and to allow the proposed use to operate before 6:00 a.m. in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project consists of establishing an approximately 11,300 sq. ft. gym (d.b.a. Crunch) in a space that was previously occupied by a retail-clothing store (d.b.a. Georgiou). No expansion in the building envelope is proposed, although the proposal will increase the existing floor area from 10,157 sq. ft. to approximately 11,300 sq. ft. through interior alterations. No onsite parking is proposed or required. The proposed business hours are Monday thru Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2006)

NOTE: On October 5, 2006, following public testimony the Commission closed public hearing and entertained a motion to approve. The motion failed by a vote of +3 –2. Commissioners Moore and Sugaya voted no and Commissioner Alexander was absent. The item was continued to November 16, 2006 by a vote +4 –1. Commissioner Sugaya voted no. Commissioner Alexander was absent.

NOTE: On November 30, 2006, the Commission passed a motion ofintent to disapprove (+4 –2) Antonini and S. Lee voted against and W. Lee absent. Final language on 2/1/07.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 30, 2006)

ACTION Approved with conditions as amended.

-Put mural on back wall facing the park.

-Retain/restore historical structure.

-Made a finding to have classes that are symbiotic to other uses in the area.

AYES Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT Sugaya

Motion # 17368

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

12. 2006.1090C (Tape IB) (E. JACKSON: (415) 558- 6363)

120 Lathrop Avenue - south side, between Tunnel and Wheeler Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 5090 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) pursuant to Planning Code Section 304 to amend a previously approved CU/PUD authorization (Case No. 1995.183C, Motion No. 13951) to demolish an existing 1,815 square foot classroom building and construct a new 4,300 square foot multi-purpose building at the rear of the lot within an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. The site is currently occupied by the Korean First Presbyterian Church. Exceptions are requested from rear yard and off-street parking as mandated by the Planning Code.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 18, 2007)

SPEAKERS None

ACTION Approved

AYES: Alexander, Olague, S. Lee, W. Lee, Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya and Antonini

Motion # 17369

  • H.REGULAR CALENDAR

13. 2006.0897D IB (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

3300 CLAY STREET - at the southeast corner of Clay Street and Presidio Avenue, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0997- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.02.27.5519proposing to remove the ground floor storage area of a six-unit residential building, excavate a portion of the ground floor, and install a 6-car garage with a 10' wide garage door on Presidio Avenue. The existing building is a four-story, six-unit building 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 project as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2006)

SPEAKERS

Doug Keim, DR Requestor

-Trellis had being removed. The project sponsor is not intending to reinstall it.

-It is a historic preservation building. If you approve this, wording should be included to protect it.

Scott, Project Sponsor

-The trellis is still in the yard. My intent is to re-store the building back to its beauty.

-I am willing to make agreement to restore the trellis

ACTION: Took DR and approved as amended:

-Require staff review of new garage door; muntins and mullions should be sympathetic to but not in duplication of the existing window patterns on the building; and the project sponsor is to file for a separate permit and pursue diligently within 30-day for the trellis replacement.

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT Sugaya

14. 2006.1418D (Tapes IB and IIA) (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

75 PIERCE STREET - west side between Waller Street and Duboce Park; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0864 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.08.31.1141 proposing to add two dormers- 10' wide, 12' deep, and 8' tall- on each side of the roof set back 21' from the front façade, demolish the last 10' of the second floor and replace it with an addition that extends 15.5' into the rear yard and is 13.5' wide on a four-story, two-unit building 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.

SPEAKERS

Peter Strauss, DR Requestor

-Requested some changes to address privacy concerns.

-Requested a measurement reduction to preserve his existing view.

Mark Gonzalez, Project Sponsor

-We contacted neighbors and have already made some reductions.

-Light/air will not be significantly obstructed.

ACTION: Did not take DR and approved as proposed

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, and W. Lee

NAYES Moore

ABSENT Sugaya

15. 2006.1415D (Tape IA) (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2721 PIERCE STREET - west side between Green and Vallejo Streets, Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0560 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.07.03.5586 proposing to remove an existing sun porch at the rear of the building and to construct a two-story rear addition with basement measuring approximately 19 feet deep by 12 feet wide. The existing building is a single-familiy residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

Zoning Administrator request that the Commission consider a continuance until March to address Historic Preservation concerns.

SPEAKERS

Cornelia Griffin, Architect

Requesting project to be heard today. We have material and are prepared to go forward today. It is a simple case.

Beverly Cannon, Home Owner

I reside in Singapore and would like to be heard today. A continuance would be an economic hardship.

Lois Bea

-Please consider a continuance until after March 8th

-I need more time to get professional representation.

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to March 8, 2007

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

16. 2006.1489D (Tape IIA) (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

104-106 9TH AVENUE - east side between Lake and California Streets; Lot 044 in Assessor's Block 1368 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.26.6075S, proposing to reconfigure the existing two-unit building to a single-family configuration with a new small auxiliary unit at the garage level in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the proposed reconfiguration of units.

SPEAKERS

Sherice Raphley, Project Sponsor

-Our goal is to provide housing for our 4 kids and my mother

-We would rent one of the extensions.

-Neighbors support our proposal. Letters are included in the package.

Mr. Raphley

-The proposal would allow us to accommodate our family and rent the extension to help out financially.

ACTION: Did not take DR and approved as proposed

AYES: Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

NAYES Alexander and Olague

ABSENT Sugaya

17. 2006.1147D (Tape IIA and IIB) (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

67 MADRONE AVENUE - east side between Taraval and Ulloa Streets; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 2919A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.06.4439, to extend the rear two levels, approximately 15 feet into the rear yard and add a partial third level onto a single-family dwelling, one story over garage structure in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

SPEAKERS

Kathleen Walsh, DR Requestor

-Light, air and view in the kitchen would be obstructed.

-It will create disturbances for my disabled husband.

Mary Volkon

-The vertical edition will alter the neighborhood character.

Terry Gaynor

-It will impact my light and the value of my property. It will interrupt the life of [my] disabled grandfather.

-There is no need to add a third floor. The addition could be made in the yard.

Antoinette Farmer

-The house would be out of harmony and out of balance in that particular block.

John Singleton

-They can use the basement or yard for expansion. It is not necessarily to have a vertical addition.

Tony Panteleoni, Representing the Project Sponsor

-This is the smallest property on the block and is deeper than the adjacent building.

-Requested that the Commission not take discretionary review. We have followed Residential Guidelines.

Virginia, Owner of the House

-Windows from the adjacent neighbor's house faces the wall of my house already, so therefore there is no obstruction of view.

-Construction noise would be the same whether we add on to the yard or vertically.

-The house would not be out of character after the addition.

Mary Kate

-The house is the smallest in the area. After the remodeling, it will still be small.

-I support not taking discretionary review

ACTION: Continued to March 15th, 2007 with instructions to consider possible options:

-Majority opinion is to eliminate the 3rd floor and consider the option to build further back in the yard.

-Minority opinion is to modify 3rd floor.

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT Sugaya and W. Lee

18. 2006.0665DDDDDDDDDD (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

652 DUNCAN STREET - north side between Diamond and Newburg Streets, Lot 002J in Assessor's Block 6589 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.12.23.0995, proposing to construct a partial one-story vertical addition and a rear horizontal addition on a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

Project sponsor requested continuance. DR Requestor asked for March 1st or later

SPEAKERS

Brett Gladstone, Representing the Project Sponsor

Requested continuance to March 29th

Steve Williams, DR Requestor Representative

I would like to confirm agreement for continuance to March 29th.

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to April 5th 2007

AYES: Alexander, Olague, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

I. 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

  1. directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

SPEAKERS: None

Adjournment: 5:22pm

THESE MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, April 12, 2007.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Alexander, Antonini, S. Lee, W. Lee, Moore, Olague, and Sugaya

NOTE: Per Section 67.18 of the Administrative Code for the City and County of San Francisco, Commission minutes contain a description of the item before the Commission for discussion/consideration; a list of the public speakers with names if given, and a summary of their comments including an indication of whether they are in favor of or against the matter; and any action the Commission takes. The minutes are not the official record of a Commission hearing. The audiotape is the official record. Copies of the audiotape may be obtained by calling the Commission office at (415) 558-6415. For those with access to a computer and/or the Internet, Commission hearings are available at www.sfgov.org. Under the heading Explore, the category Government, and the City Resources section, click on SFGTV, then Video on Demand. You may select the hearing date you want and the item of your choice for a replay of the hearing.

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