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December 17, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, December 17, 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 1:35 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Sophie Hayward, AnMarie Rodgers, Rick Crawford, Kevin Guy, Elaine Forbes, Alicia John-Baptiste, Sharon Lai, Mary Woods, Sharon Young, Elizabeth Watty, Craig Nikitas, Tara Sullivan, Cecilia Jaroslawsky, Pilar LaValley, Joy Navarrete, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

A.                 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.         2009.0378C                                                                    (E. Oropeza:  (415) 558-6381)

224 Townsend Street - between Ritch and Clyde Streets; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 3787Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a “Public Automobile Parking Garage” use per Planning Code Sections 817.30 and 890.12 all within the Service Light Industrial Use District, and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Disapprove the project proposal

                        (Proposed for Continuance to January 21, 2010)

           

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Olague and Moore

 

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.

 

2a.        2009.0411D                                                                               (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

40 EDGEHILL WAY - west side between Garcia Avenue and Ulloa Street, Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 2923 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings of Demolition Permit Application No. 2009.0720.3022 proposing to demolish a one-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling located in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, Single-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           The Commission did not take DR and approved the demolition

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

ABSENT:          Moore

DRA:                0130

 

2b.        2009.0912D                                                                               (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

40 EDGEHILL WAY - west side between Garcia Avenue and Ulloa Street; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 2923 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings and their replacement structures of Building Permit Application No. 2009.0720.3020, proposing to construct a new single-family dwelling on the subject lot. The subject lot is located in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, Single-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve the new construction.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           The Commission did not take DR and approved the new construction

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

ABSENT:          Moore

DRA:                0131

 

C.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

Adoption of Commission Minutes – Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission.  Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

 

3.         Consideration of Adoption:

        Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of November 19, 2009.

        Draft Minutes of Special Joint Hearing of November 19, 2009.

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 3, 2009.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

 

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 Olague:

The issue of parking has come up and I would like this added to the Action List.  I think it is a very complicated subject.  I know we try to encourage people to come here to shop attend the arts venues, go to restaurants, etc., but there is also the cost of the parking.  I’m thinking about the mid-Market area.  We see a lot of development being proposed for that area.  Would like a comprehensive status of projects being proposed that includes a parking analysis and what is going in mid-Market (the Mint, Yerba Buena, the mid-Market Redevelopment area).  I want a comprehensive view of what is going on along Market Street.

Commissioner Antonini:

I have no opposition to that.  However, when you look at projects, each has distinct characteristics where parking and other services as part of the project are more critical to some projects than to other projects.  I think that while you can look at something comprehensively in terms of this issue, I think you have to look at the type of service you have.  So you do have to be specific to the project in some instances.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

5.         Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

I attended the District 11 community meeting last Saturday morning on DR Reform.  It was a lively discussion.  Supervisor Avalos attended that meeting as well.

           

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

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Land Use Committeethe Committee heard an ordinance that concerns a 5 foot height bonus for active ground floor uses and eliminates area in District 11.  This Commission recommended approval of that item on 11/12 with two modifications:  1) would apply the bonus to all NC-1 zoned parcels in the area; and 2) the bonus to apply to ground floor uses that are commercial only.  This week, Supervisor Avalos amended the ordinance to include your modifications and the Committee recommended approval to the full Board.

Full BoardThe Board heard the Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments legislation.  You heard this legislation on two different hearings.  At the final hearing on 11/12 you recommended approval with a new definition as to how we would measure these tobacco paraphernalia establishments, projecting the 10 or more liner feet down to the floor level.  At that time you also cautioned the Board that this ordinance would be difficult for the Department to enforce.  This week the Board did pass the ordinance on its final reading with your amendments.

Also, the Board heard a Zoning Map amendment for the Bayview Hunter’s Point Area Plan.  You considered this item on September 24th and unanimously recommended approval.  The item would update the zoning for the area from M-1 and M-2 to the new PDR districts.  At the Committee hearing they did amend two parcels near Phelps and Williams Avenues from PDR buffer zoning to PDR-2 zoning district.  With amendment, this item was passed by the full Board this week.

The Board also heard an ordinance pertaining to the Mills Act Contracts.  This item was heard by the Historic Preservation Commission.  The ordinance would amend chapter 71 of the Administration Code to expand the definition of a qualified historical property to include those listed on the California Register of Historic Resources.  When the HPC heard it on November 4th they recommended approval with four modifications including extending the number of days the Controller and our Department would have to review applications and including both contributor and individual buildings in the State Registry as part of this definition.  This week the full Board passed the ordinance on its final reading with those amendments incorporated into the final ordinance.

There was also an appeal of a Categorical Exemption for 2750 Vallejo Street.  Commission you heard a DR on a related project on August 31st.  You did not take DR and approved the project.  The project proposed façade alterations and rear and side addition to a three-story, single-family home.  At this week’s CEQA appeal, one of the appellant’s primary arguments was that the building should have been considered as an individually significant resource.  While the Department did not consider the building as individually significant, we did treat the structure as a historic resource under CEQA as a contributor to a potential historic district.  The Board upheld the CatEx by a vote of 6 to 5.

Introductions – Board President Chiu introduced a resolution urging the California Legislator to amend the Costa Hawkins Act to exempt local inclusionary housing ordinances.  Mayor Newsom and Supervisors Carmen Chu and Bevin Dufty introduced a green landscaping ordinance that would amend the Planning Code to address greening street tree and permit ability requirements.  The Mayor introduced some revised ordinances having to do with his earlier fee deferral ordinances which you will be considering in a January hearing.

 

BOARD OF APPEALS:

           

350 & 430California Street – Signs were installed on the top of the buildings that were contrary to the Planning Code.  Those permits were signed off by the Planning Department in error.  The Zoning Administrator revoked those permits.  Ultimately we could not come to an agreement on a time when they would remove those signs and the Board imposed eight years – an amortization period – for them to remove those signs.

2516-2524 Mission Street – An appeal of the Zoning Administrator stating that the roof deck was inappropriate and not approved by the Planning Commission appropriately.  The Board agreed with that.  The appellant has a conditional use on file.  They didn’t agree with that.  They continued it two months to allow the project sponsor to pursue a conditional use before this Planning Commission.

395 Atlas Street You heard this as a DR where the DR applicant did not show up.  It essentially stated that the light well that was being provided was not adequate.  The appellant who is the DR applicant originally owned this property and sold it to the project sponsor and asserts that the project should provide a larger light well but also noted that prior to the light well having been installed in the proposal, the project sponsor had offered him $10,000 to put skylights in.  He was amenable to have the skylights put in that the Commission approved and the $10,000.  The Board fond that the project complied with the Residential Design Guidelines and voted 5 to 0 to uphold the permit.

 

Historic Preservation Commission:

 

Hotdog Stands in the Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park – a couple of members of the public spoke on this under Public Comment.  The HPC has instructed that this item be scheduled for public hearing in January.

Mills Act Contract for 178 Townsend – theCommission approved this 6 to 1 with Commissioner Wolfram voting against.

890 Grove Street c of a – the Commission approved with modifications adding a finding of no adverse impact to the district; that the siding be flush; and that the height be reduced by 6” (six inches).

Candlestick Point deir – the Commission was not entirely pleased with the document as currently proposed; they expressed specific concerns and voted to have Commissioner Jim Buckley come to this hearing and express those concerns to you today when that item is heard.

           

7.         2009.1068I                                                                (R. CRAWFORD:  (415) 558-6358)

1355 Sansome Street - southwest corner of Sansome and Greenwich Streets Lot 048, of Assessor’s Block 0085 Report on Hult International Business School’s Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (IMP), pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5. Hult Business School’s Abbreviated IMP contains information on the nature and history of the institution, the location and use of affiliated buildings, and development plans within the C-2, Community Business and 84-E Height and Bulk Districts. The IMP is available for viewing on the Planning Department’s website (fromwww.sfplanning.org click “Publications & Reports” and then “Institutional Master Plans”).

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational presentation, no action requested.

 

SPEAKERS:     Lee Moulton – Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Informational hearing – no action

 

8.                                                                                             (A. Rodgers: (415) 558-6395)

Discussion of policy for review of new garages in existing buildings - The Commission will consider a proposed policy which would:  1) establish a structure for staff review of new garages in existing building; 2) increase coordination during said review between the department and other agencies, specifically the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) which is charged with managing on-street parking and San Francisco Department of Public Works which is charged with maintaining the public right-of-way and; 3) Consider notification prior to the installation of a new garage in an existing building as part of the Department’s Universal Notification Project.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational presentation, no action requested.

 

SPEAKERS:     Tom Radulovich – Livable City and Robin Levitt

ACTION:           Informational hearing – no action

 

E.         GENERALPUBLIC 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:    

Zach Stewart – CANESSA

RE:                   Health safety & late night entertainment

Tom Radulovich

RE:                   Availability of car sharing in neighborhoods

 

F.         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.

 

SPEAKERS:    

Commander Jim Dudley – SF Police Department

RE:                   Spoke in opposition to 565 Green Street

Joan Wood

RE:                   Spoke in opposition to 565 Green Street

 

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

 

9.         2009.0424C                                                                             (K. Guy:  (415) 558-6163)

565 Green Street - between Columbus and Grant Avenues, Lot 020 of Assessor’s Block 0131 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to add live entertainment to an existing restaurant and wine bar (dba "dell'uva") at 565 Green Street, within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District, the 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the North Beach Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

NOTE: On December 3, 2009, following public testimony, the Commission entertained a motion of intent to approve.  The vote was +3 -3.  The motion failed.  Commissioners Moore, Sugaya & Olague voted against.  The item was continued to 12/17/09 to allow the absent commissioner the ability to participate in the final action.  Commissioner Lee was absent

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Disapproved

AYES:              Miguel, Olague, Moore, and Sugaya

NAYES:            Antonini, Borden, and Lee

MOTION:           18000

 

            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

            10.                                                                                               (e. forbes: (415) 558-6417)

                        Budget FY2010-11:  DEPARTMENT’S Financial Condition and Preliminary Balancing Options                                    

This item is for discussion only and does not require Commission action.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Informational hearing only – Although no commission action was taken, commissioners requested specific information at future hearings:  what services would be cut if necessary; what programs would be cut if necessary; what other funding has been identified; they also requested a breakdown of non-fee services; and an estimated cost of non-fee services (BOS, Mayor, Voter initiatives, etc.)

 

11.        2009.1006C                                                                                (S. Lai: (415) 575-9087)

1626 TARAVAL STREET - north side, between 26th and 27th Avenues; Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 2355 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.42, 781.1, 790.92, and 303 for a change of use from an existing retail use to a full-service restaurant (DBA G Cube Café), within the Taraval Street RUSD (Restaurant and fast-food sub-district), NC-2 (Small-Scale, Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Cleo Chong – Representing the project Sponsor and Tony Fong – Project designer spoke in support; Howard Weston spoke in opposition

ACTION:           Approved with additional conditions that there are no gates; signage and color is to fit in with the neighborhood; and staff will continue to work with the project sponsor and designer on design

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

MOTION:           18002

 

 

12.        2009.1007C                                                                       (M. Woods:  (415) 558-6315)

2223 FILLMORE STREET - west side between Clay and Sacramento Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 0630Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a “formula retail use” (dba “Black Fleece”) pursuant to Sections 303(c), 303(i) and 703.4 of the Planning Code, in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is to convert vacant retail space (formerly “Simon Pearce”) to a retail clothing store, which is a “formula retail use” as defined in Planning Code Section 703.3.  Black Fleece is owned by the Brooks Brothers Corporation. Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Kathy Self – Project Sponsor and Robert Oren – Store Manager spoke in support

ACTION:           Approved  

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

MOTION:           18003

 

13.        2009.0945C                                                                         (S. Young:  (415) 558-6346)

4016 GEARY BOULEVARD - north side between 4th and 5th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 1436 -  Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 712.38  303 and 317 of the Planning Code to legalize the conversion of the second floor dwelling unit to non-residential use for future occupancy by a “Medical Service” use, “Personal Service” use, or “Business or Professional Service” use in the three-story over basement commercial building within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The vacant commercial space, with approximately 1,850 square feet of floor area, was converted from residential use at least ten years ago and consists of two separate tenant spaces.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Patrice Fambrini – Representing the Project Sponsor spoke in support

ACTION:           Approved

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

NAYES:            Sugaya

MOTION:           18004

 

14.        2009.1024C                                                                            (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

565 CASTRO STREET - on the east side of Castro Street between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 062 in Assessor’s Block 3583 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 715.54, and 790.60, to allow a massage establishment (dba Hand Job) to operate within the Castro Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Bao Nguyan – Project Sponsor spoke in support

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18005

 

15.        2009.0841T                                                                       (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

Planning Code Amendment - Demolition and Replacement of Sound Housing. [Board File No. 09-1038] - Ordinance amending the Planning Code by amending Section 317 to require the Planning Commission make certain findings when approving demolition of Residential Buildings that require Mandatory Discretionary Review and to require replacement of sound housing with units of like affordability; and making 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 with Modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 2009)

 

SPEAKERS:     Supervisor Mirkarimi; William Ho – Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center; Malcolm – Chinatown Community Development Center; Joe Butler; and Francisco Da Costa spoke in support

ACTION:           Approved with amendments offered by the Supervisor and modifications submitted by staff

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

MOTION:           18001

 

16.        2009.0840T                                                                   (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to Planning Code Section 303(i) to require applicants for new formula retail uses to appoint a community liaison to respond to community concerns during construction and store operation [Board File No. 09-1030].Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Alioto-Pier amending Planning Code Section 303(i) to require applicants for new formula retail uses to appoint community liaisons to respond to community concerns during construction and store operation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 2009)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued indefinitely

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

ABSENT:          Olague and Moore

 

17a.      2009.0102DPV                                                      (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

1966 GREAT HIGHWAY- east side between Ortega and Pacheco Streets, Lot 007A in Assessor’s Block 2086 – Request for staff initiated Discretionary Review before the Planning Commission for non-compliance with the Residential Design Guidelines; and a Coastal Zone Permit, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 330.1, to construct a new, two-family, four-story structure.  A variance is also requested by the Zoning Administrator to construct within the required front and rear yards.  The site is located in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) and 40-X Height and Bulk District and Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with recommendations.

 

SPEAKERS:     Carmen & Ed Murray – Project Sponsors and Mr. Rodgers – Project Architect spoke in support; Theresa Allen spoke in opposition

ACTION:           The Commission took DR and approved per staff recommendations

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

DRA:                0131

 

17b.      2009.0102DPV                                                     (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

1966 GREAT HIGHWAY - east side between Ortega and Pacheco Streets, Lot 007A in Assessor’s Block 2086 - Request for Coastal Zone Permit, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 330.1, to construct a new, two-family, four-story structure.  The project requires the approval of a variance by the Zoning Administrator to construct within the required front and rear yards, and there is a staff initiated Discretionary Review before the Planning Commission for non-compliance with the Residential Design Guidelines.  The site is located in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) and 40-X Height and Bulk District and Local Coastal Zone Permit Area. Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 17a

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18006

 

17c.      2009.0102DPV                                                     (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

1966 GREAT HIGHWAY - east side between Ortega and Pacheco Streets, Lot 007A in Assessor’s Block 2086 - Request for a Variance by the Zoning Administrator to construct within the required front and rear yards.  A Coastal Zone Permit, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 330.1, to construct a new, two-family, four-story structure and a staff initiated Discretionary Review are before the Planning Commission for non-compliance with the Residential Design Guidelines.  The site is located in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) and 40-X Height and Bulk District and Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 17a

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

 

18.        2009.0904D                                                           (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

1701 9th AVENUE- west side between Moraga and Noriega Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 2040 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2009.04.06.5665, 2009.04.06.5667, 2009.04.06.5669 and 2009.04.06.5670 to demolish a vacant commercial structure and construct three, two-unit residential structures.  This property will be subdivided into three separate parcels, with one structure per lot, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

 

SPEAKERS:     Maxine Powell – Sunset Heights Improvement & Preservation – DR Requestor; Elisa Bass – SHIP; James & Sharon Hendley – SHIP; Jeheaz Granieri – SHIP; and Lea Park – SHIP spoke in support of the DR.  David Silverman – Representing the Project Sponsor; Christine Jensen, Mike Hom, Maria, Laura Lambert, Ann Popalli – Project Sponsor, and Ann Popalli – Project Sponsor spoke in support of the project

ACTION:           The Commission did not take DR and approved the project as submitted

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

DRA:                0132

 

19a.      2009.0124DV                                                                 (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

1376 FLORIDA STREET - west side between 25th Street and 26th Street; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 4272 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.03.27.4981, proposing to construct horizontal and vertical additions and add a garage on an existing single-family dwelling resulting in two dwelling units on the site within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to January 21, 2010

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

ABSENT:          Olague and Moore

 

19b.      2009.0124DV                                                                 (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

1376 FLORIDA STREET - west side between 25th Street and 26th Street; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 4272 - Request for Variance pursuant to Section 134 of the Planning Code from rear yard requirements to construct horizontal and vertical additions and add a garage on an existing single-family dwelling resulting in two dwelling units on the site within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

 

NOTE:              The DR Requestor, Ann Kirshner, requested continuance due to illness

SPEAKERS:     Project Sponsor opposes the continuance and wants the item heard at this hearing; Joram Altman – Project Architect supports hearing the item today; Gillian Earnest supports the continuance

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to January 21, 2010

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

ABSENT:          Olague and Moore

 

            6:30 p.m.

                       

20.        2007.0946E                                                                (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 575-9040)

Candlestick Point–Hunters Point Shipyard Phase II Development Plan (Project)- Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report:  The Project site is located on approximately 702 acres in the southeastern portion of San Francisco and includes both Candlestick Point and HPS Phase II. The Project proposed includes a mixed-use community with a wide range of residential, retail, office, research and development, civic and community uses, and parks and recreational open space. A major component would be a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers National Football League team. Additionally, new transportation and utility infrastructure would serve the Project including a bridge across Yosemite Slough. The Project proposes development of 10,500 residential units; 885,000  gross square feet (gsf) of retail; 150,000 gsf of office; 2.5 million gsf of Research & Development uses; a 220-room, 150,000-gsf hotel; 255,000 gsf of artist studio space and arts center; 100,000 gsf of community services; approximately 240 acres of new parks, sports fields, and waterfront recreation areas, as well as approximately 97 acres of new and improved State parkland; a 69,000-seat 49ers stadium; and a 10,000-seat performance arena. In addition, a 300-slip marina would be provided. Shoreline improvements would also be implemented to stabilize the shoreline. The Project would include structured and on-street parking and various infrastructure improvements to support the development.

Note: written comments will be accepted at the Redevelopment Agency or Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on December 28, 2009.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required.

 

SPEAKERS:     James Buckley – Representing the Historic Preservation Commission, Theatha Stoughter, William Jones, Lonell Howard, Lance Molina, Pasto Alex, Mr. Andrews, Brother Suluman, Loti Titus, Larry Baranthichik, Vicky Bamba, Espanola Jackson, Jose Ortiz, Kevin Wade, Dan Angel, Rev. Alexande, Conny Foro, Michael Lewis, Dan Frederick, Arando Baros, Jose Lopez, Adrian Simi, Rene Costa, Gary Banks, Cedric Jackson, Derek Green, Chris Jackson, Linda Plack, Matt, Regan, Christine Heil, Tera Grey,Shelia Taylor, Kenya Ellison, Christina Sandoval, Ronae Kent, Faia Satie, Cetrell Colman, Lottie Titus, Vendora Sione Stormy Henry, Lashawnda Collins, Corrinda Gold, Willie Andrews, Lavell Shaw, Starr Miles, Bernadette Sambrano, Oscar James, Arelious Walker, Veronica Hunnicutt, Alonzo Norman, Arnold Townsend, Angelo King, John Rocha, Manny Flores, Shawn Kinney, Tim Isley, Lucio Sanchez, Joel Koppel, Marvin Bryan, Tony Rodriguez, Danny Torres, Karen Slater, Ace Washington, Dr. Amos Brown, Eric Brooks, Niel McLean, Eileen Martinez, Tony Rodriguez, Lucio Sanchez, Rev. Brown, James Walton, Brandon Dunningan, Shawn Kinney, Rudy Asereion, Randall Evans, Saul Bloom, Sam Lao, Mike Theriault, Gabe Metcalf, Linda Richardson, Ford, Alonzo Walker, Richard McRee, Jim Lazarus, Karissa Cove, Matthew Silva, Ron Lewis, Tim Colen, Essence Stacil, Christopher Muhammad, Michael Byrd, Crancisco Da Costa, Dr. Ahimsa Porter, Joshua Nyese, Rev. Trotter, Archbishop John King, Theresa Coleman, Pat Unacke, Leo Cassady, Jesse Tello, Daniel Lanory, Jaron Brown, Laborea Smoore, Misha Lee, Albert Symon, Leon Mohammad, Marisol Oritz, Marisa Dale-Lewiston

ACTION:           Public hearing on the DEIR – no action

 

 

H.        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

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

 

Adjournment:    11:25 p.m.

 

Adopted:      January 21, 2010

 

 

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