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Public Hearings 
 

February 22, 2007

February 22, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 22, 2007

2:30 PM

Regular Meeting

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

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: None

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT ALEXANDER AT 2:34P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Dean Macris – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Amit Ghosh – Chief Planner, Alicia John-Baptiste, April Hesik, Mat Snyder, Michael Li, Dan Dibartolo, Kimberly Durandet, Joshua Switzky, John Lau, Craig Nikitas, 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. 2006.0584KXCV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

1407-1435 Market Street - southwest corner, Lot 041 (a portion of the former Lot 039) in Assessor's Block 3507 - The proposed project is (1) the demolition of the existing office buildings and surface parking lot and (2) the construction of two buildings sharing a common base and containing approximately 719 dwelling units, approximately 19,000 square feet of commercial space, and a garage with up to 668 parking spaces. The taller north tower will be 35 stories and approximately 352 feet high, and the shorter south tower will be 19 stories and approximately 220 feet high. The project requires review under Section 309 of the Planning Code for compliance and exceptions, conditional use authorization, and variances from certain requirements of the Planning Code. The project site is within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 200-S and 320-S Height and Bulk Districts.

(proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued to March 22, 2007

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

2. 2006.0616BEKX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

120 HOWARD STREET - northwest corner at Spear Street, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 3717 - Request for review by the Planning Commission under Planning Code ( Code ) Section 309 of a four-story addition to an existing eight-story building (with a partial ninth floor) requiring exceptions. In addition, this project requires the allocation of approximately 67,310 square feet of office space pursuant to the standards of Code Section 321. The site is in C-3-O (Downtown Office) and C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office – Special District) Districts and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 22, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

3. 2006.1374C (A. HESIK: (415) 558-6602)

1441 Stockton Street- west side between Vallejo and Green Streets (a.k.a. 1435-1445 Stockton Street), Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0130 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a small, self-service restaurant. The proposed use is not formula retail as defined in Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. The proposal is to modify the existing retail use (d.b.a.  A. Cavalli & Co. ) by adding a self-service café within the bookstore. There would be no physical expansion of the existing building. The site is within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 25, 2007)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

4. 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

-Requested the City Attorney to produce in writing that all documents in planning rezoning and legislation connected to Market Octavia Plan is not applicable to properties outside those boundaries.

-I want to make sure Staff is enforcing codes on the process for additions to garages.

-Census data from 2000–20005 shows a drop out of people in the city and a noticeable large number of vacant units.

-Market-Octavia Plan zoning changes proposed would give size flexibility versus amount of units.

-I'm concerned regarding existing structures in the neighborhoods for the Market-Octavia Plan; that they be sensitive of what is in existence.

Commissioner W. Lee

-Requested last week the rezoning requirements for the Market-Octavia Plan.

-Make sure your response includes the use of categories. Give the legal and Zoning Administrator interpretation.

-If it is possible, I'd like you to expedite your response in writing by next week.

Commissioner Sugaya

-American Planning Association Conference will be April 14 to 18.

-I understand Staff will attend. How is this expense budgeted?

-Asked staff to respond to the allegation of hearing cases without proper environmental review.

Commissioner Olague

-Members of the public need to know that the Market-Octavia Plan will not be heard next week.

-The full Commission needs to be present and it is being continued to March 8th

-I would like to know if the Eureka project has the Cat Ex ready or not.

Commissioner Alexander

-I would want to hear Market-Octavia Plan on March 8th and if it is needed, follow up on March 15th

Zoning Administrator Badiner

-We are following the codes for additions to garages.

-On the Environmental reviews, we have not had an official response of when we need to have reviews ready for hearing.

-We are drafting code amendments to specify when reviews should be done.

-The Eureka project does not have the Cat Ex yet. We are still working on CEQA findings.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5. Director's Announcements

NONE

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

Zoning Administrator

Board of Supervisors did not meet.

Past week Introduction by Supervisor Peskin:

-Interim/Emergency control to prohibit Micro-cell antennas from being considered accessory use.

-Formal amendment to the Planning Code for the Micro-cell antennas as accessory use.

Board of appeals: NONE.

7. 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 February 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Informational only. No action taken by the Commission

8. (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

400 HOWARD STREET - the entire block bounded by Howard, 1st, Natoma, and Fremont Streets, Assessor's Block 3720, Lot 008 - Informational presentation on the public art proposal for Foundry Square, Building One. The subject property is within the C-3-O (SD) District and 350-S and 400-S Height and Bulk Districts.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Informational only. No action taken by the Commission

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

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

Patricia Vaughey

-Item schedule for March 8th –2007. Pierce Street should be continued to a later date.

-Found out the entire property had been deemed historical.

-I advise you to look at this case extremely thoroughly for significant information -- especially preserving hand-made brick walls.

Espanola Jackson

-There was an article in the newspaper about inclusionary law. Landmark committee is trying to do planning.

-I'm concerned about the proposed redevelopment area for the Bay View Hunters Point.

-The Supervisor is trying to disappear the block where she lives.

-There is an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about global warming. Take your time rezoning in the Bay View.

-WalMart wants to come to San Francisco. Waved them to the Hunter's Point.

Francisco Da Costa

-Global warming in addressing housing, transit, and the need for good transportation:

-Many projects are in the pipeline and we are falling back on environmental impact reports.

-We need to pay attention to the infrastructure, health and safety issues.

-Mechanisms move some part of the process and it goes to various places.

-Outside developers are land banking - trying to come to this city to change quality of life issues and standards.

E. 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.

All items from consent calendar was moved to regular calendar

  • F.REGULAR CALENDAR

9a. 2006.1464CX IA; IB (A. Hesik: (415) 558-6602)

46-54 Geary Street - north side between Kearny Street and Grant Avenue, Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 0310 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 212 to eliminate group housing for six persons, formerly occupied by a convent, in order to convert the second floor of the three-story building to retail use. Minor physical expansion of the building is proposed due to relocation of a glass curtain wall. The site is within the C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS

Patrick Barlet, Project Sponsor

-Project is consistent with the Planning Code

-Existing front door would be replaced and the retrofit system would be consistent with retails on the block.

-Exit stairway would be kept the way it is.

ACTION Approved as amended to require the Project Sponsor to work with Staff on design for approval by Director of Planning in consultation with the Commission at an informational hearing.

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

MOTION 17377

9b. 2006.1464CX (A. Hesik: (415) 558-6602)

46-54 Geary Street - north side between Kearny Street and Grant Avenue, Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 0310 - Request for Section 309 Determination of Compliance for a major exterior alteration to a Category V Building within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. Minor physical expansion of the building is proposed due to relocation of a glass curtain wall. The site is within the C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS Same as those listed on item 9a

ACTION Approved as amended to

Require Project Sponsor to work with Staff for approval by Director of Planning in consultation with the Commission at an informational hearing.

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

MOTION 17378

10. 2006.1510T IB (D. DiBartolo: (415) 558-6291)

[Board File No. 061688 - Use of TDR in Specific Circumstances]- Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Daly amending Planning Code Sections 123, 124, and 128 to address use of Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) under specific circumstances involving non-profit uses; and adopting findings including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1(b).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve resolution with modifications to initiate Planning Code amendments.

SPEAKERS

Tay Via, Representing Project Sponsor

-We worked in close collaboration with San Francisco Heritage to draft this legislation.

-The YMCA is the only building that would be affected.

-It is necessary for the development of affordable housing.

-Encouraged the Commission to support it.

ACTION Approved with Staff recommendations

-Informational status report in April

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

NAYES Moore

RESOLUTION 17379

11. IB; IIA (A. JOHN-BAPTISTE: (415) 558-6547)

PLANNING DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET FOR FY 2007-2008 - Review and approval of the Planning Department's Proposed Work Program and Budget for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS

Francisco Da Costa

-Planning has an important role in the city and we currently have some very diligent commissioners.

-This process should have included commissioners and member of the Board.

-Inquiring how many FTE is included in the budget for the South East neighborhood.

Espanola Jackson

-The process of preparing budget did not include the Commission.

-For the past three years, roles have changed in the city. Supervisors are trying to be planners.

ACTION Approved

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

MOTION 17380

12. 2007.0048D IIA (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1636 Diamond Street - west side between 28th and 29th Streets. Assessor's Block 7520, Lot 006 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006 0814 9384, the proposal is to construct a new 4-story single-family dwelling on the property. The existing dwelling will be demolished on the order of the Department of Building Inspection because of unsafe conditions 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.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of February 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS

Richard Grubstin, Attorney for DR Requestor

-This neighborhood has various property sizes and designs.

-They are proposing to double the house inside and horizontally.

-Requested that DR be granted to set back the double floor by eight feet to gain more contextual consistency within this block.

Joseph Butler, Architect for Project Sponsor

-Design is 3-floors over a garage. It is interesting in that it will match the DR requestor's property.

-We worked closely with staff and voluntarily made adjustments to this project.

-We met several times with the DR requestor during this process and we did not receive any comments or questions.

Michael Rudman, Owner and Project Sponsor

-Our design is responsive to our neighbors with significant setbacks. It meets design guidelines. It is code compliant and we worked in collaboration with staff.

-We have met with DR requestor and staff to settle any dispute with no success.

Doug Cane

-Mr. Rudman has made good efforts to satisfy his neighbors and comply with the codes.

-Requested the commission's support to approve the project.

Patrick Buscovich

-The city requested the property not be demolished. Temporary shoring has been installed to protect the hills behind his house.

-Now he has a permit to demolish his home and the site is safe for rebuilding.

Mark Chavolsky

-I reviewed the drawings and the design is very reasonable.

ACTION Did not take Discretionary Review and Approved

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

13. 2007.0062DD IIA; IIB (R. CRAWFORD; (415) 558-6358)

515 Hill Street - south side between Castro and Noe Streets, Assessor's Block 3622, Lot 052 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006 1106 6940, to construct a three-story addition to the rear of the existing three-story 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.

SPEAKERS

John Fish, DR Requestor

-Concern of the size of this project. It is enormous. The property would double in size.

-Requested the deck be at or near the ground floor.

-Consider this house a vintage house with unique fixtures.

Joe Yoto, Representing Project Sponsor

-House is currently one of the smallest on the block.

-This project is going to accommodate the family.

-We have tried to work with neighbors and many support the project.

Jarold Molton, Architect

-We made adjustments to the original design by lowering the third floor and deck already.

Jody Lewitts, Owner

-We made several changes to come out with the best design and be sensitive to our neighbors.

Jim Barnet, Adjacent neighbor

-Project Sponsors have worked hard to work with neighbors.

Josefina Burgos

-I'm impressed with the enormous effort of the owner of the house to work with the neighbors.

-The proposed deck is lower than the existent one. Urged approval of the project.

Christopher Aims, Neighbor

-The owners have worked really hard to satisfy everybody and this is a good project.

Mark Vander, Co-owner

-We have compromised a lot and made changes already.

ACTION Did not take Discretionary Review and Approved

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

ABSENT W. Lee

14. 2006.1203C IIB (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, 816.21, and 890.50, to convert a 22 unit Residential Hotel to Other Institution, 24 bed Residential Care Facility, (d.b.a.  New Life Center ) which offers a three phase program for people with substance abuse issues. The ground floor commercial space will be used for education, counseling, and community programs. There will be no change to the building envelope. The site is within the SLR (Service/ Light Industrial/ Residential Mixed Use District) and the 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of February 1, 2007)

SPEAKERS

Rich Prescott, Project Sponsor

-We are trying to upgrade services.

-We have leased property for 20 year and have been there for past 3 years.

-There is a good relationship with neighbors.

-We provide service on a sliding scale for people in need.

ACTION Approved

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

ABSENT W. Lee

MOTION 17381

15. 2006.1511C IIB (E. Oropeza: (415) 558-6381)

2788 MISSION STREET- west side between 24th and 23rd Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 3643 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization per Planning Code Sections 712.44 and 781.5, to establish a small self-service restaurant of less than 1,000 gross square feet. The proposed use is not a formula retail use as defined in Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. The proposal is to change the existing ground-floor retail use (d.b.a. Corazon) into an ice cream shop. No physical expansion of the building is proposed. The project site is within the NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, The Mission Fast-Food Sub-district, The Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Sub-district, and a 105-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

SPEAKERS

Alan, Project Sponsor

-Neighbors are in support of my business.

ACTION Approved

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

ABSENT W. Lee

MOTION 17382

16. 2003.1218R IIB (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

Vacation of Ward Street Between Girard Street and San Bruno Avenue - Consideration of a General Plan Referral. The proposal is to vacate the entirety of Ward Street between Girard Street and San Bruno Avenue and sell the land to an adjacent property owner. There are two bus stops at the base of Ward Street along San Bruno Avenue; the public stairway and path on the subject portion of Ward Street, is used by neighborhood residents to access the bus stops. The applicant has no proposal for use or improvement of the subject right-of-way.

Preliminary Recommendation: Find the proposal not in conformity with the General Plan.

SPEAKERS

Zenaida G. Lobo

- The only thing the San Francisco Real Estate Department needs to do is review the utilities for this lot.

-I have approvals from City Planning from the past. There is no need for all these studies.

Francisco Da Costa

-In the past, during heavy rain, soil came to the road and a fence was placed.

-Who is responsible for this lot? There has been a lot of trash dumping and graffiti.

-This lot could be used to build housing -- with the community's input.

ACTION The proposal was found not to be in conformity with the General Plan

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

ABSENT W. Lee

MOTION 17383

17. 2006.1487C IIB (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

100 Clement Street - northwest corner of 2nd Avenue and Clement Street; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1431 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 186.1 and 303 of the Planning Code to legalize the change of use of the second and third floors of the subject building from Financial Services to Business/Professional Offices within the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial District, 40-X Height and Bulk District. Section 186.1 of the Planning Code requires Conditional Use Authorization for a Financial Service to change to a Business/Professional Office.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

SPEAKERS

Tony Kim, Representing Project Sponsor

-Property has been well maintained.

-Informed and met with the neighbors. They support the project.

Kelly Pepper

-Read a letter from Jack Young, Jr. supporting this project for a well maintained commercial space.

ACTION Approved

AYES: Alexander, Antonini, Moore, Olague, and Sugaya

ABSENT S. Lee and W. Lee

MOTION 17384

18. 2006.0074TZ IIB; IIIA; IIIB (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Initiation of Planning Code Amendments Establishing PDR Zoning Districts and Initiation of Zoning Map Amendments Applying these Designations to Certain Industrial Portions of Bayview Hunters Point - The Department is proposing a set of Code amendments to establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer District) and a PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair District) in the Planning Code. These zones will permit a wide variety of non-residential uses and will retain space for current and future light industrial activities. The Department is also proposing Zoning Map amendments that would apply these PDR Districts, and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District, to certain industrial areas in Bayview Hunters Point currently zoned M-1 (Light Industrial) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial). These amendments would implement various objectives from the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, which seeks to retain space for jobs and light industrial activities and to reduce land use conflicts between housing and industry in the Bayview.

A) Informational Item. Staff will respond to Commissioner questions from the informational hearing held on January 18, 2007 and provide clarifying information.

Preliminary Recommendation: Hold hearing on informational item.

B) 2006.0074T – Initiation of a Planning Code Text Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code, including revisions to Sections 121.5, 121.7, 204.3-204.4, 210, 210.6, 210.7, 210.8, 210.9, 213-227, 230, and 249.32. The amendment would establish a PDR-1 Use District (Light Industrial Buffer), a PDR-2 Use District (Production, Distribution, and Repair), and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District (South Basin SUD), and establish regulations on subdivisions, accessory uses, and the demolition of industrial structures in these districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Planning Code amendment.

C) 2006.0074Z – Initiation of a Zoning Map Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate a Zoning Map amendment consisting of revisions to Sectional Maps 8, 9, 10, and 10 SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. This amendment would: 1) reclassify the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Barneveld Avenue, McKinnon Avenue, Evans Avenue, and Third Street from M-2 to PDR-2; 2) reclassify the area generally bounded by Loomis Street, the I-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue, and the Caltrain right-of-way from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair); 3) reclassify much of the South Basin District, generally bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, Egbert Avenue, Yosemite Slough, the Hunters Point Shipyard, Thomas Avenue, and Williams Avenue from M-1 to PDR-2; 4) establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer) designation over the northern and southern edges of the South Basin District, on the east side of Third Street, roughly along Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Underwood, and Thomas Avenues – on properties currently zoned M-1; and 5) apply the South Basin SUD (South Basin Design and Development Special Use District) to the area generally bounded by Paul Avenue, Bayshore Boulevard, Phelps Street, Williams Avenue, and Third Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Zoning Map amendment.

SPEAKERS

Espanola Jackson

-We do not have a plan area until it is filed approved or disapproved.

-It is inappropriate to have the new stadium on land-field.

-The South Basin District is not being informed of these changes.

Francisco Da Costa

-Eastern neighborhood outreach is necessary for this process. It has not been done yet.

-I encourage the public to participate in these hearings to have meaningful discussions.

-Requested an economic analysis before going forward.

Hiroshi Fukuda

-Trying to prevent the same experience with Japan-town from happening to other neighborhoods. It was developed for market-rate housing.

Benji Robinson

-I support the project proposal to create and design a development special use district. It would allow expand options of uses.

Sue Hestor

-Requested a continuance until after the Eastern Neighborhood presentation on April 12.

-There is a substantial lose of PDR. Suggested that they be kept track of through MEA notices.

-A proposed increase in density should include an analysis of transit line levels.

ACTION Continued to April 12, 2007

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

ABSENT W. Lee

19. 2006.1284ET IIIB (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

CONDITIONAL USE FOR DEMOLITION OF DWELLING UNITS - a proposed ordinance amending the Planning Code, introduced by Supervisor Sophie Maxwell under Board File 061371, adding Section 317, prohibiting the demolition of residential units unless Conditional Use authorization is granted for the replacement building, making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of planning code section 101.1 and the general plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2007)

SPEAKERS

Espanola Jackson

-Encouraged the disapproval of this ordinance.

Judy Berkowitz

-Urged the commission to reject the proposed ordinance.

Francisco Da Costa

-Reject it. It is very clear it does not protect families.

Hiroshi Fukuda

-I'm opposed to this ordinance. It does not protect single-family homes.

Sue Hestor

-This ordinance needs some adjustments.

-I would support six months of Conditional Use.

-There have been many houses demolished without any effective review standards.

ACTION Disapproved

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

NAYES Olague

ABSENT W. Lee

RESOLUTION 17385

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

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

SPEAKERS

Judy Berkowitz, Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods

-Urged the Commission to request that the City Attorney provide by March 1st a written opinion about all documents and legislation considered for the Market-Octavia Plan be applied exclusively to the properties located within the boundaries of this plan.

Cynthia Servetnick

-Asked the commission to set a specific time on the March 8th hearing for the Draft EIR on the UC extension on the Laguna Honda Campus. 6p.m. would be preferable.

-There is a proposal with 500 signatures to have an advisory committee on the process.

Hiroshi Fukuda

-Requested the City Attorney to provide a written statement about proper notification to the city about the Market-Octavia Plan but there has been no response yet.

Marilyn Amini

-Any document for the commission [proper notification on the Market Octavia Plan] should be available to the public.

-It would allow the public to respond to matters.

Adjournment: 9:40p.m.

THESE MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, May 31, 2007.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Alexander

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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