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Public Hearings 
 

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 11, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi Sugaya

 

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

 

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

And

The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

 

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION

 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

 

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing.  Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA  94103-2414.  Comments received by 11:00 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing.  Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.  For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.  When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at: linda.avery@sfgov.org

 

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

 

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM.  If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing.  Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings:  There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

 

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

 

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D.  Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

 

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

 

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing.  A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings.  Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice).  In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice).  Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats.  If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force,  the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine..

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

1:30 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:                                                     

                        President:                                 Ron Miguel

                        Vice-President:                          Christina R. Olague

Commissioners:                        Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

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.         2008.0992CESV                                                            (S. Hayward:  (415) 558-6372)

200 DOLORES STREET - on the southwest corner of Dolores and 15th Streets; Lot 063 in Assessor’s Block 3557 in an RTO (Residential, Transit-Oriented) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 151.1, 157, and 303  for a proposal to construct thirteen dwelling units with thirteen off-street parking spaces, and to replace three parking spaces for the adjacent property (Lot 062, Assessor’s Block 3557) that would be lost as a result of the proposed project.  A Variance is also requested of the Zoning Administrator to construct a new building in the required rear yard and within the required front set back.  A Variance from the Planning Code's open space requirement is requested of the Zoning Administrator by the adjacent parcel as a result of the lot line adjustment associated with the proposed project.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions.                                  

NOTE: On January 28, 2010, following testimony the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove the Conditional Use Authorization for a parking proposal by a vote +4 -3. Commissioners Antonini, Lee and Miguel voted against the motion.  The item was then continued to February 11, 2010 for final action. 

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 11, 2010)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 25, 2010)

 

2.         2010.0050T                                                                   (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments relating to Planning Code Section 315 to amend the Affordable Housing Program and related components [BOS File No. 10-0046] -  Ordinance introduced by Mayor Newsom and Supervisor Chiu that would amend Planning Code Section 315 et seq. to change the name of the Residential Inclusionary Housing Affordable Program to the Affordable Housing Program and to require all project applicants to pay the Affordable Housing fee unless they are eligible for an alternative; making other amendments to the program including expanding the uses of the Citywide Affordable Housing Fund, deleting provisions relating to certain requirements of off-site units, and deleting provisions requiring a refund of fees after issuance of certificate of occupancy; amending Section 827 to delete the requirement that 50% of on – or off- site affordable housing units provided under Section 315 et seq. in the Rincon Hill Area Plan be provided as rental; amending the Administrative Code by amending Chapter 56 related to Development Agreements to create certain exemptions from its requirements for rental housing developments with on-site inclusionary units; and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 25, 2010)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 25, 2010)

 

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

 

            3.        2009.0682C                                                                        (S. Vellve: (415) 558-6263)

1225 STEINER STREET (aka 1150 PIERCE STREET) -  between Eddy and Turk Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0751 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 303 and 304 of the Planning Code for a Planned Unit Development to allow the construction of a new approximately 1,500 square foot laundry and maintenance structure, and trash enclosures, in the central open area of a 3-story 101-unit residential development known as the Martin Luther King Co-operative within an RM-2 (Mixed, Moderate Density) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

4.        2009.0681C                                                                        (S. Vellve:  (415) 558-6263)

1624 – 1654 EDDY STREET (aka 1303 STEINER STREET) - at Pierce and Ellis Streets; Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 0730 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 303 and 304 of the Planning Code for a Planned Unit Development to allow the construction of a new approximately 600 square foot laundry structure, and trash enclosures, in the central open area of a 3-story 101-unit residential development known the Marcus Garvey Square Cooperative in the RM-2 (Mixed, Moderate Density) and NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning Districts and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            5.         2009.0552C                                                                           (S. Young:  (415) 558-6346)

1501 LINCOLN WAY - southwest corner of Lincoln Way and 16th Avenue; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1734 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 303 for T-Mobile to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of eight panel antennas on the rooftop elevator and equipment penthouses of an existing 7-story residential building located within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Pursuant to the City and County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) as it is a site on which a legal wireless telecommunications facility (three panel antennas installed by Sprint Nextel) is currently located.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

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.

 

F.                 REGULAR CALENDAR 

                                                                                                           

9a.       2009.0412CV                                                            (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

1338 Filbert Street - north side between Larkin and Polk Streets; Lots 031, 032, 033 and 034 in Assessor's Block 0524 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 157, 204.5, 303 and 317 of the Planning Code proposing to merge ten dwelling units to four dwelling units and to allow two accessory parking spaces above the amount allowed as-of-right by the Planning Code for a total of eight parking spaces within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two- Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            9b.       2009.0412CV                                                         (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

1338 FILBERT STREET - north side of the street between Larkin and Polk Streets; Lots 031, 032, 033 and 034 in Assessor's Block 0524 - Request for Rear Yard, Open Space and Noncomplying Structure Variances to alter the four existing structures and to construct a three-story horizontal addition to the four structures along the east side property line and to construct an underground parking garage in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The four existing structures are also known as the Filbert Street Cottages, City Landmark No. 232. 

 

10a.     2009.0927DV                                                                       (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)    

1345 MASONIC AVENUE  - west side between Waller and Frederick Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 1255 - Request for Discretionary Review of  Building Permit Application No. 2009.09.29.7896, proposing to replace and expand a three-story sunroom at the rear of the four-story, single-family dwelling.  The proposal will involve removing the existing sunroom and constructing a new sunroom with roof deck above (approximately 17’6” wide by 10’ deep by 34’6” above grade) in its place, so that the new extension will have equal side setbacks (3’6” to 4’) with the existing one-story deck to the rear of the addition.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with modifications.

 

10b.     2009.0927DV                                                                      (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)    

1345 MASONIC AVENUE  - west side between Waller and Frederick Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 1255 -Request for Variances pursuant to Sections 134 and 188 of the Planning Code to replace and expand a three-story sunroom at the rear of the four-story, single-family dwelling. The proposal will involve removing the existing sunroom and constructing a new sunroom with roof deck above (approximately 17’6” wide by 10’ deep by addition.  This proposal requires Rear Yard and Noncomplying Structure Variances because a portion of the proposed sunroom will extend into the required rear yard and expand an existing building that is a legal noncomplying structure.  The public hearing for the Variance (Case No. 2009.0927V) was on November 18, 2009 and was separately noticed on November 6, 2009. The public hearing on the Variances remains open.  The Variance decision will be issued following the Commission’s consideration of the Discretionary Review request.

           

            11.       2009.1067D                                                                        (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2006-08 Pierce Street - east side between California Street and Perine Place; Lot 015A in Assessor’s Block 0634 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.10.04.4615S, proposing to merge four dwelling units into two dwelling units within a two-story over basement building, 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 application

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 11, 2010)

 

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

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

 

Adjournment:

 

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