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September 23, 2008 - Special Hearing

September 23, 2008 - Special Hearing





Special Hearing

Please note meeting location

1650 Mission Street– Room 431

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008

Session Begins at 9:00 A.M.

Public Hearing

Lawrence Badiner, Zoning Administrator

Lisa Chau, Recording Secretary

Notice is hereby given to the general public and to owners of the subject property and other property within 300 feet that an application for variance under the Planning Code as described below has been filed with the Zoning Administrator.

Any remaining questions concerning this application review process may be answered by the Planning Information Center at (415) 558-6377.

Variance Calendars are available on the Internet at

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Notice is hereby given to the general public and to owners of the subject property and other property within 300 feet that an application for variance under the Planning Code as

described below has been filed with the Zoning Administrator and will be considered at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 1650 Mission Street – Room 431, San Francisco, CA 94103.

9:00 A.M.

1. 2008.1037V: 2301 Mission Street, the southeast corner of 19th and Mission Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 3595 in the NC-3 (Moderate Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, The Mission Alcohol Beverage Restricted Use Subdistrict, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Parking Variance: The project proposes to convert the existing furniture retail store and office use into Profession and Financial Services uses offering neighborhood serving community based asset development, financial education and family support services. Façade and interior alterations are proposed. No expansion to the building's existing foot print is proposed.

Section 150 of the Planning Code states that for any structure or use lawfully existing on such effective date, off-street parking and loading spaces need be provided only in the case of a major addition to such structure or use, and only in the quantity required for the major addition itself. Any lawful deficiency in off-street parking or loading spaces existing on such effective date may be carried forward for the structure or use, apart from such major addition.

Section 151 of the Planning Code states that the number of required off-street parking spaces for an  Other business office uses shall be 1 for every 500 square feet where the total occupied floor area exceeds 5, 000 square feet.

In this case the subject property, which has retail, and office floor spaces, has a legal parking deficiency of 20 off-street parking spaces. The proposed change in use will require a total of 32 off-street parking spaces. Therefore, the off-street parking required for the subject building is 12 off-street spaces. None are proposed.

Public Comment:

At this time, members of the public may address the Zoning Administrator on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Zoning Administrator except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Zoning Administrator will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Zoning Administrator for up to three minutes.

The Zoning Administrator will not take action on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the Zoning Administrator may:

  1. respond to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or
  2. request staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or
  3. direct staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))


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