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February 19, 2009

February 19, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 19, 2009

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

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

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 1:36 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Alicia John-Baptiste, Ted Egan – Office of the Controller, Michael Yarnie – Mayor's Office, Joshua Switzky, Elizabeth Watty, Pilar Lavalley, Tara Sullivan-Lenane, Scott Sanchez, Sara Vellve, Moses Corrette, Sharon Lai, Sophie Middlebrook, 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. 2008.1296P (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

JOHN MUIR DRIVE - southwest corner near Lake Merced; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 7283 - Request for Coastal Zone Permit - pursuant to Planning Code Sections 330.1, to repair storm damage to the sidewalk, requiring immediate action to mitigate loss or damage to public safety and services. An Emergency Coastal Zone Permit was issued by the Planning Department on August 13, 2008 to repair the partially collapsing sidewalk. The site is located in a P Zone (Public) and OS (Open Space) District and Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Proposed for Continuance to March 19, 2009)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Lee

2a. 2006.1065DDDD (S.VELLVE (415) 558-6263)

145-149 Buena Vista Avenue East/52 Alpine Terrace - west side between Waller Street and Duboce Avenue; Lot 005 (proposed to be lots 036 and 037) in Assessor's Block 1258 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.20.2886, proposing to demolish an existing garage and to construct a new four-story, three-unit building at 52 Alpine Terrace that, in addition to providing its own required parking, would provide parking for a two-unit building at 145-149 Buena Vista East (requiring a Variance, Item 2b) in an RH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The existing three-car garage structure at 52 Alpine Terrace would be demolished.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

(Proposed for Continuance to March 12, 2009)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Lee

2b. 2006.1065V (S.VELLVE (415) 558-6263)

145-149 Buena Vista Avenue East/52 Alpine Terrace - west side between Waller Street and Duboce Avenue; Lot 005 (proposed to be lots 036 and 037) in Assessor's Block 1258 - Request for a Parking Variance for two required off-street parking spaces that would be provided on a separate lot than the dwelling units in an RH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project proposes to demolish an existing garage and to construct a new four-story, three-unit building that, in addition to providing its own required parking, would provide parking for a two-unit building at 145-149 Buena Vista East. The request will be heard by the Zoning Administrator.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 12, 2009)


SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Lee

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

3. 2007.1250T (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)

Initiate Amendment to Planning Code Section 309.1 - Consideration of a Resolution of Intent to Initiate an Ordinance to amend Section 309.1 of the Planning Code to allow the commission to grant, as exceptions per Section 309.1, minor measurement modifications that would otherwise be permitted under Section 304 for a qualifying Planned Unit Development for projects in Downtown Residential Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: approved initiation

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

ABSENT: Lee

RESOLUTION: 17825

4. 2008.1356C (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

3950 – 24TH STREET / 465 ELIZABETH STREET - north side between Sanchez and Noe Streets; Lots 041 and 028 in Assessor's Block 3654 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c), 303(i), 703.4, 728.40, and 790.102(a), to allow a new formula retail grocery store (d.b.a. Whole Foods) to operate within the 24th Street – Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKERS: Andrew Junius – Representing Project Sponsor, Joe Rogoff – Whole Foods,

(-)Barry Taranto, Mindy Kershner – Friends of Noe Valley, Debra Niemann – Noe Valley Association, Andrew Calabrese – Whole Foods Market Team Member

ACTION: approved

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

ABSENT: Lee

MOTION: 17826

5. 2008.1347C (C. LAMORENA: (415) 575-9085)

404 Balboa Street - north side between 5th and 6th Avenues; Lot 023 of Assessor's Block 1548 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.54 and 303, to convert a vacant retail store into a foot massage establishment (dba Relax Feet), located in an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: approved

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

ABSENT: Lee

RESOLUTION: 17824

6a. 2006.1460D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

268 MADISON STREET- west side between Silliman and Felton Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 5943 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2007.11.07.7568, proposing to demolish a one-story, single-family dwelling on a double width lot 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 demolition permit.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: without hearing, continued to 3/19/09

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

ABSENT: Lee

6b. 2008.1203D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

268 MADISON STREET- west side between Silliman and Felton Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 5943 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the replacement building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.11.07.7585 (Northern Building), to construct a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling 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 new building permit.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: without hearing, continued to 3/19/09

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

ABSENT: Lee

6c. 2008.1382D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

268 MADISON STREET- west side between Silliman and Felton Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 5943 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the replacement building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.11.07.7587 (Southern Building), to construct a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling 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 new building permit.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: without hearing, continued to 3/19/09

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

ABSENT: Lee

7a. 2006.1102D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

1409 SANCHEZ STREET- east side between 27th and Duncan Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 6592 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2008.10.20.4543, proposing to demolish a one-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: No DR and approved

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

ABSENT: Lee

DRA#: 0063

7b. 2008.1209D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

1409 SANCHEZ STREET- east side between 27th and Duncan Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 6592 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the replacement building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2008.10.20.4546, to construct a two-story over garage and basement, two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two -Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: No DR and approved

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

ABSENT: Lee

DRA#: 0064

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:

I will be away on Thursday, April 9. My wife and I will be taking a vacation and traveling to the state of Georgia. Second, I did meet with a project sponsor on an upcoming project I believe at 3rd and Market (I don't have the exact address). Also, I visited the Inverness site that is before us today, but I did not meet with project sponsor or DR requestor. Third, I wanted to compliment the Director on the article in the Chronicle and his choices, which I pretty much agree with.

Commissioner Miguel:

I think that was an excellent article. I was very pleased with it. I'd like to thank Steve Moss, the publisher of the Potrero View, a local Potrero Hill neighborhood monthly, who did a article on me as becoming president of the Commission. I have met with people regarding the Metro Theatre and visited a number of sites.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

9. Director's Announcements

Director Rahaim:

There is a memo in your packet from planner Dan Sider regarding the details on properties in the expiring Redevelopment Area. On the second page of that memo there are specifics on projects that are kind of half way through in the approval process. Secondly, as part of the annual American Planning Association conference this year I will be participating in an all day session that is titled  The Quest for Green Communities. I will be on with three other people doing an all day session about how cities across the country are incorporating climate change strategies into their planning and redevelopment policies and practices. Related to that, I would like to reiterate that we are able to provide in the budget this fiscal year for the Commissioners to join APA. If you are interested, please let Linda know and we can make those arrangements. I have asked Tara Sullivan to come today to talk to you about our proposed process for how we are going to address the re-write of Articles 10 & 11.

10. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REVIEW:

None

BOARD OF APPEALS REVIEW;

Last night President Fung announced that Mattie Jackson, a previous commissioner who served with President Fung on the Board 25 years ago, recently passed away. President Fung noted that she was perhaps the longest serving member on the Board of Appeals as she served under four separate Mayoral administrations. The Board of Appeals also held discussion on their budget and voted +5 -0 to adopt their budget. The Board also had two projects before them that might be of note to this commission: 1450 Franklin Street, which is a project that had been approved under the Redevelopment Agency authority. It is a 130 foot-tall building, 69 dwelling units of which 9 are to be affordable. San Francisco Heritage appealed because of concerns about the EIR and treatment about the historic building that is currently on the property. The current zoning would only allow a maximum of 20 dwelling units. Commissioner Garcia proposed to amend the proposal by requiring one affordable unite, which would bring it under compliance with the Planning Code. This proposal would require four votes to pass. They failed to get the four votes. On Delores Street there was a recent review that the Planning Commission had on December 4, 2008 for a dwelling unit merger from three units to two units. The Planning Department recommended disapproval of the project and the Planning Commission upheld the disapproval by a vote of +5 -2. Last night the Board of Appeals overturned the Planning Commission decision. We found that it only met two of the five criteria. The Board felt that it was not affordable and that it would create family housing.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION REVIEW:

The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. They elected interim officers: Charles Chase is the interim President and Courtney Damkroger is the interim Vice President. At the moment they are comprised of only four members: Charles Chase, Courtney Damkroger, Karl Hasz, and Alan Martinez. All but Charles were former members of the Landmarks Board. Last night Tara Sullivan of Department staff gave a report on the proposed changes to Articles 10 & 11. Staff will ask Supervisor Daily for an extension of time to complete drafting proposed changes and allow for public participation. There is a proposal for two joint hearings with the Planning Commission and HPC, the first of which is proposed for April 2nd. The goal is to have review and proposed changes to the Board of Supervisors by early June. The Commission has an informational presentation on the Department budget that will be before you shortly. 2151 Van Ness Avenue – St. Bridget's Church was on calendar for a Certificate of Appropriateness. Commissioner Martinez was concerned and requested that the proposed new lift be approved by DBI. He also encouraged the Project Sponsor to use the State Historic Building Code. The C of A was approved unanimously. The last item on their calendar, the public review of Piers 15 & 17 on the Embarcadero – The Exploratorium Relocation draft EIR. The public expressed concerns about the new bridge building. Commissioner Martinez did not feel that the proposed glass and steel materials are compatible with the existing historic structures. Commissioner Hasz did feel that the transparent quality of the glass was suitable but had concerns about the steel. Ultimately the commission voted to have a letter sent to the Department's ERO, Bill Wycko, expressing their concerns.

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE ON ARTICLES 10 & 11:

There have been several internal meetings to discuss how to move forward the re-writes of Articles 10 & 11. There is legislation that has been proposed by the Board of Supervisors; there is a separate piece of legislation that has been proposed by the Mayor's Office; and the Department has decided that we are going to have a separate third piece of legislation for Articles 10 & 11 taking some of the best practices from other jurisdictions as well as some of the ideas that are currently in some of the proposed legislation. We did take the Historic Preservation Commission suggestion and decided to break up the review of this into five large subject areas: (1) The Purposes of Articles 10 & 11, the Powers and Duties of the Historic Preservation Commission, and the Role of the Planning Department and Staff; (2) Designations under Articles 10 & 11 – Individual landmarks, historic districts, and the reclassification of Article 11 buildings in conservation districts; (3) Permits - Certificates of Appropriateness, Permits to Alter, what kind of work can be approved at staff level, processes, notifications, etc; (4) survey work, enforcement, preservation incentives, appeals, etc; and (5) is not really a topic, but a catch-all. We have formed a working group to meet bi-weekly on each of these topics. We also want to have two joint hearings so that the public can come and comment on the progress that we're making and on the other pieces of legislation. They are tentatively scheduled for the 2nd of April and the 7th of May. Then we are going to take the rest of May and wrap up the legislation and ideally have the action hearing on June 3rd for the Historic Preservation Commission for their recommendations, and on June 4th here at the Planning Commission for your recommendations before it goes back to the Board. Key to that is obtaining an extension on the Board of Supervisor's legislation. That deadline is April 14. Both Commissions have expressed concerned and would like all the legislations reviewed and analyzed all at once. Hopefully we can get the extension from the Board. If not, we will re-adjust our timeframes and I'll be back.

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.

SPEKERS:

Joe Butler

Re: 4024 26th Street is on the Advance Calendar for March 19th, but the staff planner wants it on March 5th when I am in Maine for my daughter's participation in the National United States Figure Skating Synchronized Team Championships. After 20 years of doing this, I have never asked for a personal plea, but I would like to do so today. If it could be continued for two or three weeks, I could go to Maine for my daughter and come back here for my hearing. Thank you.

E. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

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.

NONE

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

11. 2008.0720C (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

988 Valencia Street - west side between Liberty and 21st Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 3608 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 703.3, and 703.4 to establish a formula retail use (dba American Apparel) in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District. The subject property is within a 50-X Height and Bulk District and is a contributing resource to the Liberty-Hill Historic District designated under Article 10 of the Planning Code. No building expansion is proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 5, 2009)

NOTE: On February 5, 2009, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +6 -0. Commissioner Lee was absent. Final Language is scheduled on February 19, 2009.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Disapproved

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

ABSENT: Lee

MOTION: 17827

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

12. (T. EGAN: (415) 554-5268)

REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY Informational Presentation - on the state of the economy by Ted Egan, Chief Economist - Office of the Controller.

SPEAKERS: Calvin Welch and Sue Hestor

ACTION: Informational only. No Commission action

13. (A. JOHN-BAPTISTE: (415) 558-6547)

BUDGET FY 2009-2010: Review and approval of the San Francisco Planning Department's budget and work program.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Informational only. No Commission action

14. 2008.1326T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code Section 315.6: Affordable Housing In-Lieu Fees - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Daly amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section 315.6 of the Residential Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program to provide that ten percent (10%) of in lieu fees paid under Section 315.6, not to exceed a maximum of $15 million at any one time, be designated exclusively for the acquisition and/or rehabilitation of affordable housing sites consisting of less than 25 units. Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of February 12, 2009)

SPEAKERS: Myrna Merglar, Russel Moriwe, Elli Jones and Alan Martinez

ACTION: Intent to approve with modifications

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

NAYES: Miguel

FL: 2/26/09

15. (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6326)

CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF COMMISSION POLICY ON EXTENSION OF ENTITLEMENT FOR OFFICE DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL LIMIT AND OTHER MAJOR PROJECTS - Informational presentation on impacts associated with current state of the economy on land-use development projects, update on status of the Office Development Annual Limit, including review of entitled projects that have exceeded their statutory eighteen-month approval period, and review of potential policies regarding the extension of entitlements for Office Development Annual Limit (Annual Limit Program) projects and other major projects, including those within the Downtown Residential District (DTR) and projects under the purview of the Planning Commission and/or Zoning Administrator.

SPEAKERS: Joseph Perkins, Bruce Berardi, Benjamin Ortega, Daniel Cressman, Steven Holland, Sue Hestor, David Kriozere, Silvia Johnson, Jim Ruben, Calvin Welch

ACTION: Informational only – No Commission action – item will come back for Commission action on 3/12, 3/26, or later

16a. 2007.1259EKTZC (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1500 PAGE STREET - northwest corner of Page Street and Masonic Avenue; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1223 - Amendment to the Planning Code to add Section 249.37 for the creation of a Special Use District, the 1500 Page Street Residential Care Special Use District and an Amendment of the Planning Code to add Section 263.22 to create a special height control for the 1500 Page Street Residential Care Special Use District of a 55-X Height and Bulk District to allow rehabilitation and expansion of the existing but vacant residential care use. The proposal is to add a fifth floor and a required egress stair within the required rear yard of the existing four-story building used for residential care. The building use would continue as a residential care facility for up to 48 residents and would be upgraded to provide permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless residents. The proposed Special Use District would provide the following exceptions from Planning Code requirements upon approval of Conditional Use: Floor Area Ratio (FAR), required rear yard, expansion of a non-complying structure, front setback, and off-street loading requirements. The proposal is sponsored by a non-profit agency (AgeSong) in conjunction with the Mayor's Office of Housing. The proposal is to The property is located within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution

Note: One resolution has been developed for both the Planning Code and Zoning Map Amendments

SPEAKERS: Nadesh - project sponsor, Ted Lowenberg, Silvia Johnson, Joan McNamann, support project; Shaun Supanich, opposed to project

ACTION: Approved adoption of the draft resolution

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

RESOLUTION: 17829

16b. 2007.1259EKTZC (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1500 PAGE STREET - northwest corner of Page Street and Masonic Avenue; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1223 - Amendment to the Zoning Map, Sheet 6SU – Land Use Districts to create and delineate the 1500 Page Street Residential Care Special Use District and an Amendment to the Zoning Map, Sheet 6H – Height Districts to change the Height and Bulk District classification of the subject property from 40-X to 55-X.for the project and property referenced in item 16a above.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution

Note: One resolution has been developed for both the Planning Code and Zoning Map Amendments.

SPEAKERS: [Same as those listed for item 16a]

ACTION: Approved adoption of the draft resolution

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

RESOLUTION: 17829

16c. 2007.1259EKCTZ (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1500 PAGE STREET - northwest corner of Page Street and Masonic Avenue; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1223 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow rehabilitation and expansion of the existing but vacant residential care use by (1) modifying the FAR requirement; (2) modifying the required rear yard, (3) expansion of a non-complying structure; (4) modifying the front setback; (5) modifying the off-street loading requirements for the property and proposal described in Item 16a.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKERS: [Same as those listed for item 16a]

ACTION: Approved adoption of the draft resolution

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

MOTION: 17830

17. (M. CORRETTE: (415) 558-6295)

ADOPTION OF THE FINDINGS OF THE MARKET AND OCTAVIA AREA PLAN HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY (SURVEY) - Presentation and Survey adoption. – This hearing will consist of both (1) a presentation by Planning Staff, and the consultant team of Page & Turnbull on the Market and Octavia Area Plan Historic Resource Survey, and (2) proposed Commission action adopting the Survey. The Survey consists of buildings within the Area Plan boundaries, built in or before 1961, and not previously surveyed. Survey products generated by the consultant include: Market and Octavia Area Plan Context Statement; Survey Report; 1563 DPR 523A forms; 155 DPR 523D forms and 9 DPR 523D records. The Planning Department has drafted 2 DPR 523D records as a substitute for one of the 9 consultant-prepared DPR 523D records. On December 17, 2008, the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (Landmarks Board) endorsed Survey findings, and recommended the Planning Commission to adopt with conditions. The Market and Octavia Area Plan Context Statement was prepared in conjunction with the Survey and was reviewed and endorsed by the Landmarks Board on December 19, 2007.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt staff's recommendation.

Please note: This single action item is the consolidation of two previously calendared hearing items on the Survey originally scheduled as Item 17 on the Planning Commission's February 5th calendar, and as Item 15 on the Planning Commission's February 12th Calendar and Addendum.

SPEAKERS: Alan Martinez, Peter Lewis, Mary Miles, Silvia Johnson

ACTION: Approved as modified per staff recommendation; encouraged the Department to find funding through the approval process; districts are to be identified to their natural boundaries (Mission Dolores and Duboce Triangle); include Landmarks Board findings.

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

MOTION: 17831

6:00 p.m. -- [Although the following items may be called after the listed time, they will not be called before.]

18. 2008.0971D (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)

177 Inverness Drive - west side between Ocean Avenue and Eucalyptus Drive; Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 7245 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.05.27.2882 proposing to construct a two-story horizontal rear addition to an existing single-family dwelling. The property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

SPEAKERS: Richard Campo Nuevo - representing project sponsor, Silvia Johnson, in favor of project.

ACTION: Following testimony, the hearing was closed and the item was continued indefinitely.

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

19. 2008.1287D (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)

1381 Sanchez Street - east side between Cesar Chavez and 27th Streets; Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 6579 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.09.23.2413 proposing to enclose the existing rear stairs along the south property line in order to accommodate a reconfigured interior at the first floor and the ground level at the rear. The subject building is a single-family home located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Project with Modifications

SPEAKERS: Cliff Servetty - DR requestor, Judy Servetty, Shelley Amoroso, opposed to project, Elan Hahn, neutral,

ACTION: Took DR and approved per plans submitted at tonight's hearing (2/19/09); remove wide landing at top of first floor; roof approved as shown on plans.

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

DRA#: 0065

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: Emil Lawrence, Silvia Johnson

Sylvia Johnson

Re: Lower heights

Emil Lawrence

Re: case 2008.0081E for the reconstruction and rebuilding of 950 Mason Hill project – which is the knock down of the Fairmont Hotel and rebuilding of the Fairmont Hotel. I am totally opposed to this project. This project is totally un-needed in this day and age. [He submitted a letter for the ERO]

Paul Wermer

Re: DR Reform process - [Submitted a letter from the Neighborhood Network]. We all agree that reducing the number of DRs that come before the Commission is critical. We firmly believe that the reform process needs to review the entire process from the start of the pre-application all the way through rather than just focus on the DR hearing. We are asking that the Commission clarify the scope and clarify to include the full process from the pre-application all the way to the end.

Adjournment: 8:56 P.M. in recognition that today, 67 years ago, [President] Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which interned the Japanese Americans in concentration camps.

Adopted: July 9, 2009

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:38 PM