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City and County of San Francisco

October 2, 2008

October 2, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 2, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: Sugaya

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 1:38 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Tim Frye,, Michael Smith, Edgar Oropeza, AnMarie Rodgers, Mark Luellen, Bill Wycko, Sue Exline, Paul Lord, Craig Nikitas, Erika Jackson, Dan Sider, Sharon Lai, Kevin Guy, and 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. 2007.1380D (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

3512 CLAY STREET - north side between Locust and Laurel Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0995 - Staff-Initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.05.24.2211 proposing to add a basement garage by removing a portion of the rounded bay on the left side of the front façade and excavating an area of the front setback of the existing three-story, single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Deny the Project.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

2. 2008.0982D (A. Starr: 415-558-6362)

2967 PINE STREET - south side between Lyon and Baker Streets; Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 1047- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.04.11.9498 proposing to add vertical and horizontal additions to this two-story single-family building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, 2-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

3a. 2007.0676D (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

270 GRANADA AVENUE - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues, Lot 046 in Assessor's Block 6942 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.24.9480, proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling, located in a 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 demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

3b. 2008.0752D (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

270 GRANADA AVENUE - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues, Lot 046 in Assessor's Block 6942 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.24.9487, proposing the construction of a new three-story, two-family dwelling, located in a 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 new construction as proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

4a. 2007.0684DV (P. LaVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

260 ripley street - south side between Alabama Street and Peralta Avenue; Lot 053 in Assessor's Block 5550 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.07.09.6311, proposing to construct a two-story over basement horizontal addition at the rear, two-story over basement addition at front, and extend existing dormers of a two-story over basement, single-family dwelling within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

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

(Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

4b. 2007.0684DV (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 558-6348)

260 RIPLEY STREET - south side between Alabama Street and Peralta Avenue; Lot 053 in Assessor's Block 5550 - Request for Variance pursuant to Section 242 of the Planning Code from off-street parking to construct a two-story over basement horizontal addition at the rear, two-story over basement addition at front, and extend existing dormers of a two-story over basement, single-family dwelling within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

5. 2008.0881D (S. PERDUE: (415) 558-6625)

2824 FILBERT STREET - north side between Lyon and Baker Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0941 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.1113.8015, proposing to alter the front façade, to modify a portion of the roof, and to construct a horizontal addition in the rear yard of the two-story, single-family residence within an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height/Bulk District.

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

(Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

6. 2008.0980T (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6396)

Providing for a Five FOOt Special Height Exception for Active Ground Floor Uses in Neighborhood Commercial Districts Board File No. 081100 - This Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Sandoval would Section 263.20 to provide for a special height exception for ground floor uses in the Neighborhood Commercial Districts; amending Sections 703.1, 710.1, 711.1, 712.1, 713.1, 714.1, 715.1, 716.1, 717.1, 718.1, 719.1, 720.1, 721.1, 722.1, 723.1, 724.1, 725.1, 726.1, 727.1, 728.1, 729.1, 731.1, 731.1, 732.1, to refer to this special height exception; adopting findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

7. 2008.1057T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING CODE SECTION 226 TO REQUIRE THAT STEAM OR FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS IN M-1 AND M-2 ZONING DISTRICTS OBTAIN A CONDITIONAL USE AUTHORIZATION [Board File No. 08-0696 - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Maxwell that would amend Planning Code Section 226 to require that steam or fossil-fuel power plans in M-1 and M-2 zoning districts obtain conditional use authorization; adding Section 226.1 requiring additional findings; amending the Administrative Code to add Chapter 29A to require the Board of Supervisors consider the criteria of the Planning Code Section 226.1(c) prior to taking City fossil fuel power plan approval actions; making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

8. 2006.0432E (r. cooper: (415) 575-9027)

299 Valencia Street - Lot 014 of Assessor's Block 3532, bounded by Valencia, 14th Street, Clinton Park Street (an alley), and Stevenson Street (an alley) - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing paved parking lot which covers the 11,020 square foot site, a 222 square foot office shed, formerly a used car sales office, and a billboard sign extending above the west side of the site and construction of a five-story, mixed use building with 4,917 square feet of ground floor retail and 36 dwelling units. The building would contain 12 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units, of which four (4) are required to be below market rate. The application was filed prior to the March 23, 2006 date within the Planning Code that triggers an increase in the required percentage of below market units from 12 percent to 15 percent. The applicant proposes a total of 36 motorized vehicle parking spaces accessed via Stevenson Street, only thirty of which are permitted with a use permit under recently enacted Market-Octavia Plan and zoning controls. Ground floor retail would be divided into three spaces ranging from 1,479 square feet to 1,958 square feet and would be accessed via Valencia Street, 14th Street and the corner where these two streets intersect. Bicycle parking for 18 bicycles would be provided in the garage and accessible through the lobby. The project sponsor would seek approval from the SFMTA for one on-street loading space to be located adjacent to the elevator along 14th Street which could accommodate a service van or a small truck. No on-site freight or delivery spaces are proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor

ACTION: Continued to November 6, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

9. 2006.0432CV (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

299 VALENCIA STREET - northeast corner of intersection with 14th Street, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 3532 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization and to obtain a Variance pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1, 134, 140, 151.1, and 303 for a large-lot mixed-use development providing the maximum permissible amount of off-street parking in a NCT-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District) and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The site is currently used for surface parking. The proposal is to construct a 5-story, approximately 55 feet tall, mixed-use building with ground floor commercial space, 36 dwelling units, and 30 off-street parking spaces. The project would not meet the minimum requirements for rear yard and exposure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor

ACTION: Continued to November 6, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

B. 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

10a. 2007.1014ACV (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

1011 TENNESSEE STREET - west side of Tennessee street between 20th and 22nd Street, Assessor's Block 4108; Lots 003G - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a new three-unit residential building on a vacant parcel within the Dogpatch Historic District. A contributing building to the Dogpatch Historic District was originally located at the site and was destroyed by fire in January 2007. The site is located within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk limit. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board approved the recommendation to the Planning Commission for the Certificate of Appropriateness at their February 20, 2008 hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions as amended by the LPAB.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17704

10b. 2007.1014ACV (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

1011 TENNESSEE STREET - west side of Tennessee Street between 20th and 22nd Street, Assessor's Block 4108; Lots 003G - Request for a Conditional Use approval pursuant to Section 215 of the Planning Code to construct a new three-unit residential building within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District. The site is a vacant parcel within the Dogpatch Historic District. A contributing building to the Dogpatch Historic District was originally located at the site and was destroyed by fire in January 2007. The site is located within with a 50-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17705

10c. 2007.1334ACV (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

1011 TENNESSEE STREET - west side of Tennessee street south of 22nd Street, Assessor's Block 4172; Lots 053 - Request for Variance pursuant to Sections 134 and 140 of the Planning Code from hear related rear yard and exposure variance requests. The site is located within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk limit

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: The Zoning Administrator closed the public hearing and granted the variance subject to the standard conditions of approval.

11. 2007.1481C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

4035-4037 18TH STREET - south side of 18th Street, between Noe and Hartford Streets, Lot 082 in Assessor's Block 3583 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 161(j) to allow two dwelling units on the property without off-street parking in a Neighborhood Commercial District. The proposal is to remove the one existing off-street parking space and add a dwelling unit by constructing a vertical and rear horizontal addition on a mixed-use building. The resulting building would have three stories of occupancy, full lot coverage at the ground floor, two dwelling units, one ground floor commercial space, and no off-street parking. The property is located within the Castro NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor

ACTION: without hearing, continued to October 23, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

12. 2006.0864C (E. Oropeza: (415) 558-6381)

2245 Geneva Avenue - north side between Santos and Pasadena Streets; Lots 008J, 008I and 008H in Assessor's Block 6322 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 161(j) for the reduction of off-street parking spaces for proposed dwelling units. The project proposes the construction of a 3-story, 3-unit mixed-used building on each lot within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District and a 40 –X height and Bulk District. A total of nine dwelling units are proposed. Nine off-street parking spaces are required. No off-street parking spaces are proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 11, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Bob – Representing the Project Sponsor

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17706

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

13. 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 Lee:

My question to the Planning Department is are there projects that we can move along that has high impact that will provide jobs that will be needed in 2009? I think most will say that in 2009 it does not look good for the San Francisco Bay Area, or for California. I think as planners we have to look at high impact projects that will create jobs. I'm asking the Planning Department to look at what is in the pipeline. What can we move up fast so we can at least approve the project that hopefully can get financing and will actually build? I'd like to hear under the Director's Report your comments.

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

14. Director's Announcements

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

16. (A. Rodgers: (415) 558.6395)

19th Avenue Cumulative Impact Study [Board File No. 08-1005] - Informational Item - Discussion of the Planning Department and Municipal Transportation Authority response to Supervisor Elsbernd and Supervisor Chu's Resolution urging the Planning Department and Municipal Transportation Authority to conduct, and continually update, a comprehensive cumulative transportation impact study encompassing all the reasonably foreseeable developments along the 19th Avenue corridor from 19th Avenue and Vicente south to the county line, and expressing the Board of Supervisors' intent that individual environmental reviews of any projects along this corridor must incorporate this on-going and comprehensive cumulative impacts analysis to be considered adequate.

SPEAKER(S): Supervisor Elsbernd, Katie Tang – from Supervisor Chu's Office, Michael Yarny – Mayor's Office, Peter Albert – MTA, Don Dutil – West of Twin Peaks Central council, Sue Hestor, Marilyn Amini

ACTION: without hearing, continued to October 23, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

17. (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

PRESIDIO MAIN POST - The Planning Commission will discuss the Presidio Trust's Draft Environmental Impact Statement supplementing the 2002 Presidio Trust Management Plan. The Commission will also consider the adoption of a comment letter to the Presidio Trust regarding the proposed changes.

SPEAKER(S): David Bancroft, Redmond Kernan, Paul Wermer, Donald Green, Boyd de Larios, Neal Desai, Judith

ACTION: following hearing, this item was continued to October 16, 2008; the public hearing remains open

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

  • 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:

  • [Un-named speaker]

Re: She wanted to speak on item 27

  • [Un-named speaker]

Re: Communication with the community on the proposed changes on the NCD activities has been less than might be desired

  • Steve Clark, President of Eureka Valley Association

Re: Explained why item 11 was pulled off calendar

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

18. (B. WYCKO: (415) 575-9048)

COMMUNITY PLAN EXEMPTIONS - Informational item to discuss approach for streamlining of environmental review for proposed projects within adopted plan areas.

SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor

ACTION: None – this was an Information only item.

19. (S. EXLINE: (415) 558-6332)

RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE ELEMENT UPDATE - Informational - The Recreation and Open Space Element was last updated in 1986 and staff has been working closely with the Mayor's Office, and the Recreation and Parks Department as well as many city agencies to update it as a comprehensive city plan for open space. Staff will provide a brief update and progress report on this General Plan Element including timelines, outreach process and how to get involved.

SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor

ACTION: None – this was an information-only item

20. 2008.0877EMTZ (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

PDR LOSS AND REPLACEMENT POLICIES FOR Western SoMa SUD AND 1:1 REPLACEMENT AREAS THROUGHOUT THE EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS Plan AREAS - Consider a Motion modifying PDR loss and replacement policies for the Western SoMa Special Use District and clarification of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area PDR Loss and Replacement policies in 1:1 replacement areas.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Jim Meko – Chair of Western SOMA Task Force

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17707

21. 2008.0850B (C. Nikitas: (415) 558-6306)

Mission Bay Blocks 26, 27, 29-32, 33-34, and 41-43 - Proposed creation of the Alexandria Life Sciences and Technology Mission Bay Development District, for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321, including previously authorized projects and future projects, to limit the total office space and create a pooled allocation within the District. The sites are located in Mission Bay South under a single ownership.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17709

NOTE: Items 22, 23 & 24 were all called and heard together

22. 2008.0484B (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

600 Terry Francois Boulevard - corner of South Street and Terry Francois Boulevard, aka Mission Bay South Block 30; aka Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 8722 - Application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to construct a new, approximately 332,395 gross square foot laboratory/office building, 6 stories and approximately 90 feet in height, requesting up to 312,932 square feet of office space. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage to be provided on Block 29. The site is located in the Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial-Retail Zoning District with an HZ-5 Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): The Vice President of Development for Alexandria – the Project Sponsor (name was not clear)

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17710

23. 2008.0483B (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

650 Terry Francois Boulevard - southeast corner, aka Mission Bay South Block 32; aka Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 8722 - Application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to construct a new, approximately 305,673 gross square foot laboratory/office building, 6 stories and approximately 90 feet in height, requesting up to 291,367 square feet of office space. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage to be provided on Block 29B. The site is located in the Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial-Retail Zoning District with an HZ-5 Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): same as those listed for item 22

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17711

24. 2008.0690B (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

1450 Owens Street - north of 16th Street, aka Mission Bay South Blocks 41-43, Parcel 7; aka Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 8709 - Application for design review and office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to construct a new, approximately 61,581 gross square foot laboratory/office building, 2 stories and approximately 39 feet in height, requesting up to 61,581 square feet of office space. Off-street parking will be provided off-site, in a parking garage to be provided on Parcel 6. The site is located in the Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial Zoning District with an HZ-7 Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): same as those listed for item 22

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17712

25. 2008.0926T (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

REPEAT VIOLATIONS of General Advertising Sign provisions - Consideration of an ordinance initiated by Supervisor Alioto-Pier under Board File No. 081002 which would amend Planning Code Section 610 by adding Subsection (f) in order to establish provisions to address repeat violations of general advertising sign requirements by a single entity on the same property.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved as amended to shorten the time from 45 days to 30 days

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

RESOLUTION: 17708

26. 2008.0875C (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)

1334 OCEAN AVENUE - northern side between Granada and Plymouth Avenues; Lot 015 of Assessor's Block 3198 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.54 and 303, to legalize a change of use from a salon to a massage establishment (d.b.a.  Health Feet Spa ), located in the NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.

SPEAKER(S): Lee – Project Sponsor; and Dan Weaver,

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17713

27a. 2006.0826CV (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

1946 Polk Street (AKA 1591 Pacific Avenue) - southeast corner at Pacific Avenue, Lot 024 of Assessor's Block 0596 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow development on a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet, to reduce parking requirements, and to grant an exception to bulk requirements. The proposed project is to demolish an existing 1.5-story retail building and surface parking lot and construct a new 6-story mixed-use building containing approximately 39 dwelling units, approximately 38 parking spaces, and approximately 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project site is located within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Tim Colen – San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, Matt Regan – Bay Area council, Garnett Frahis, Willie Adams, James Joannides, Patricia sonnius, Michael Sihoolnik, John Faust, Frank cannata, Gordon Williams, Kimberly Bryant, Kai Morton, Michelle Murray, Diane Carroll, Bill Carroll, Todd Adair, Penelope Clark, Robyn Tucker, Dawn Treniea

ACTION: following hearing, continued to 11/13/08; public hearing remains open

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, and Moore

EXCUSED: Lee

ABSENT: Sugaya

27b. 2006.0826CV (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

1946 Polk Street (AKA 1591 Pacific Avenue) - - southeast corner at Pacific Avenue, Lot 024 of Assessor's Block 0596 - Request for a Modification of Rear Yard Requirements within a Neighborhood Commercial District. The proposed project is to demolish an existing 1.5-story retail building and surface parking lot and construct a new 6-story mixed-use building containing approximately 39 dwelling units, approximately 38 parking spaces, and approximately 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project site is located within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The Zoning Administrator will consider the request for modification of rear yard requirements concurrently with the Planning Commission's consideration of the conditional use authorization at this same hearing.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): same as those listed for item 27a

ACTION: The Zoning Administrator continued this item to 11/13/08; public hearing remains open

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: None

Adjournment: 9:02 p.m.

Adopted: October 8, 2009

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:32 PM