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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, May 20, 2010

1:30PM

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.

 

 

10:30 AM 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.        SPECIAL ITEM

 

1.        2007.0946BEMTRUZ                                                        (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891) 

CANDLESTICK POINT – HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD PHASE 2 - The Candlestick Point component is generally bounded by Jamestown Avenue north of Hunters Point Expressway and south of Giants Drive to the south and southwest; Bayview Hill Park to the southwest; Gilman Park to the northwest; the southwest, northwest, and northeast outer boundaries of Alice Griffith Housing to the north; the San Francisco Bay shoreline along Candlestick Point State Recreation Area from Arelious Walker Drive to Hunters Point Expressway to the east and south and    includes the following Assessor's Blocks and Lots: Block 4884, all lots; Blocks: 4917, all lots; Blocks: 4918, all lots; Block: 4934, all lots; Block: 4935, all lots; Blocks: 4956, Lots 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014 , Block 4960, Lot 027 , Block 4977, Lot: 006; Block 4983, all lots, Block: 4984, all lots; Block: 4886, all lots; Block 4991, Lot: 276; Block: 5000, Lot: 001; Block 5005, all lots.   The Hunters Point Shipyard Phase 2 component of the project includes almost all of the former Hunters Point Shipyard except for the portion being developed as Phase I and includes the following Assessor’s Blocks and Lots:  Assessor's Block 4591A, Lot 079; Block 4591C, Lots 010, 209, and 210; Block 5491C, Lot 211. Informational Hearing on the Project's Design for Development Documents and other related Project actions including amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code, Zoning Map and adoption of a Cooperation Agreement between the Planning Department and the Redevelopment Agency.

 

 

2:30 5:30 P.M.

 

 

B.                 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.

                                                                                             (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

2.             DISCRETIONARY REVIEW POLICY - Interim policy and procedures for Discretionary         Review Reform.

(Proposed for Continuance toContinued to June 17, 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

C.         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.        2009.0934C                                                                        (A. Putra: (415) 575-9079)

1844 IRVING STREET - northeast corner of Irving Street and 20th Avenue; Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 1731 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.83, and 303 to install a new wireless telecommunication services (WTS) facility consisting of eight panel antennas mounted to the existing mechanical/stair penthouse of a seven-story mixed-use building, as part of the T-Mobile telecommunications network in an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-scale) Zoning District, and a 105-A Height and Bulk District. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

4a.       2007.0689EKX                                                             (B. BOLLINGER: (415) 575-9024)

900 FOLSOM STREET - Assessor’s Block 3732 Lots 009, 018, 048 and 147 – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The project site is a 56,000-square-foot parcel located at the corner of Folsom and Fifth Streets in the South of Market neighborhood. The proposed project would construct a 9-story, 85 feet tall building with up to 269 dwelling units, up to 4,146 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and up to 221 parking spaces on the ground level and a basement level parking garage. The project site is within a Mixed Use - Residential (MUR) District, an 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on September 15, 2009. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

 

4b.       2007.0690EKX                                                               (B. BOLLINGER: (415) 575-9024)

260 5TH Street - Assessor’s Block 3732 Lots 150 and 008 - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - The project site is a 28,641-square-foot parcel located on the block bounded by Fifth, Sixth, Howard and Folsom Streets in the South of Market neighborhood. The proposed project would demolish the existing two-story, 41,250 square feet industrial building and construct a 9-story building with up to 179 dwelling units, up to 5,281 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and up to 102 parking spaces in a basement level parking garage.. The project site is within a Mixed Use - Residential (MUR) District and an 85-X Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on September 15, 2009. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

           

D.        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.

 

5.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 25, 2010.

        Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of May 6, 2010.

 

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.

 

E.         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.

 

            9.                                                       (D. ALUMBAUGH/J. SWITZKY: (415) 558-6601/575-6815)

Market Street Activities - Brief review of planning efforts related to central Market Street and environs, including the Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan, the Better Market Street public space and transportation project, the Central Market Partnership, and the Yerba Buena Redevelopment Area.

 

F.         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.

 

G.                REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

10a.     2007.0689EKX                                                                   (C. Teague: (415) 575-9081)

900 Folsom Street - north side, bounded by Folsom, 5th and Clementina Streets, Lots 009, 018, 048 and 147 in Assessor's Block 3732 - Request for Large Project Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 329 to  construct a 9-story, 85 feet tall building with up to 269 dwelling units, up to 4,146 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and up to 221 parking spaces on the ground level and a basement level parking garage on a corner vacant lot, with exceptions for (1) rear yard, (2) obstructions over a sidewalk, (3) ground floor parking setback, (4) off-street parking spaces, (5) vertical non-habitable architectural element, and (6) horizontal mass reduction, in the MUR (Mixed Use Residential) District, SoMa Youth and Family Special Use District, and 85/45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

 

 

 

10b.     2007.0690EKX                                                                 (C. Teague: (415) 575-9081)

260 5th Street- west side between Clementina and Tehama Streets, Lots 008 and 150 in Assessor's Block 3732 - Request for Large Project Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 329 to demolish the existing two-story,  41,250 square feet industrial building and construct a 9-story building with up to 179 dwelling units, up to 5,281 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and up to 102 parking spaces in a basement level parking garage on a corner lot, with  exceptions for (1) rear yard, (2) obstructions over a sidewalk, (3) dwelling unit exposure, (4) off-street parking spaces, and (5) horizontal mass reduction.  The subject property is in the MUR (Mixed Use Residential) District, SoMa Youth and Family Special Use District, and 85-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

11a.     2010.0033CV                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1530-1538 HAIGHT STREET - north side between Ashbury and Clayton Streets; Lots 011 and 012 in Assessor’s Block 1231 -Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant Sections 303, 719.21 and 719.40 of the Planning Code to expand an existing grocery store use (dba “Haight Street Market”) into the existing ground floor commercial space (dba “Massawa Restaurant”) in the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

11b.     2010.0033CV                                                              (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1530-1538 HAIGHT STREET - north side between Ashbury and Clayton Streets; Lots 011 and 012 in Assessor’s Block 1231 -  Request for a rear yard variance pursuant to Sections 134 and 305 of the Planning Code to construct a 48-foot deep, one-story addition to the rear lot line at the existing one-story commercial space (dba “Massawa Restaurant”).  The project also proposes expansion of the existing grocery store (dba “Haight Street Market) into the adjacent existing commercial space (dba “Massawa Restaurant”) in the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

 

12.       2010.0161C                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1722-1724 DIVISADERO STREET - east side between Sutter and Bush Streets, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 1051 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Sections 303, 712.54 and 790.60 of the Planning Code to allow a massage establishment in conjunction with a nail salon (dba “Utoepia Spa”) within the existing ground floor commercial space within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Prelim Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

13.       2009.1180TZM                                                              (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

Intention to Initiate Project-Sponsored Amendments to Planning Code Section 128 (Transfer of Development Rights), San Francisco Zoning Map ZN01, and the Chinatown and Downtown Elements of the General PlanPursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Zoning Map, and General Plan.  The proposed amendments will change the zoning of Block 0241, Lots 011 & 012 – 680 California Street, aka Old St. Mary’s Church – from Chinatown Mixed Use District to C-3-O; amending the Chinatown and Downtown Elements of the General Plan to reflect this rezoning; and amendments relating to Planning Code Section 128 to allow the transfer of TDR from any Individual Landmark located within a C-3 Zoning District to another lot within a C-3 Zoning District, and to require that proceeds from the sale of transferable development rights from certain Transfer Lots be spent on the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Transfer Lot property. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Cod, Zoning Map, and General Plan, and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2010)

 

14.       2010.0018D                                                          (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

2139 TARAVAL STREET - south side between 31st and 32nd Avenues; Lot 042 in Assessor’s Block 2394 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.12.03.2572 for a change of use of the vacant ground floor space, previously a chiropractors’ office to a medical cannabis dispensary (d.b.a. “Bay Area Compassion Health Centers, Inc.”) per Planning Code Section 790.141 in an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) District and RUSD (Taraval Restaurant and Fast Food Sub-District) and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take DR and approve the project with modifications.

 

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))

 

Adjournment:

 

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