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City and County of San Francisco

June 10, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 10, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

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

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:  Borden

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 1:48 A.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, David Lindsay, Jonas Ionin, Debra Dwyer, Jim Miller, Tara Sullivan, AnMarie Rodgers, Devyani Jain, Glenn Cabreros, Mary Woods, Sara Vellve, Elizabeth Watty, Michael Smith, Corey Teague, 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.            2008.0494C                                                                         (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

2115-2117 TARAVAL STREET - south side between 31st and 32nd Avenues; Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 2394 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 161 (j) and 317,711.39, and 790.86 to demolish a mixed-use building, including two dwelling units and construct a new, four-story, mixed-use structure with two commercial spaces and two dwelling units, without on-site parking, within the NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial – Small Scale), Taraval Street Restaurant and Fast-Food Sub-District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 8, 2010)

                        NOTE: On April 8, 2010, following public testimony and some commission deliberation, the item was continued to 6/10/2010 for continued design work by a vote of +7 -0.   The public hearing will remain open.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 17, 2010)                                                  

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

 

           

B.         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.

 

2.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 15, 2010.

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

3.         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 Moore:

On Drum Street at the Embarcadero, there is a tent structure in what I think is a seawall lot displaying a tent for the use of something of what I think is Peter Pan.  What I’m asking is whether or not yourself, planning staff, or anybody else has had input into this.  It is a three dimensional structure and I’m very concerned about the look of the structure as it presents itself to the outside world.  There is a completely substandard fence; activities along the fence, which are causing a blighting affect walking by and I am very unhappy.  And I hear that this thing might be there till December.   It was announced originally as a temporary use which I thought would be a week or two or three.  Now I hear it will be there until December and I don’t believe that proper exterior attention has been given to how this thing looks from the streetscape point of view.  I want to bring that to your attention (Director Rahaim) and ask your advice on it.

Director Rahaim:

Commissioner, as you know that is a city park.  As a park, the Department does not have entitlement review.  But I will look into the details more specifically and get back to you.

Commissioner Moore:

I observed a blighting affect on streetscape including what I think is a wrong use of the back side of the facility.  I believe that Planning, being the steward of our public right-of-way, should have a say on that.

Commissioner Antonini:

I just want to mention that I did have a meeting with some of the DR requestors on a project at 60 Normandie and I believe that I am also scheduled to meet with the project sponsor.  On one other subject:  As most of you know when we take a significant action we have to have four votes to take anything other than a procedural action.  So it is somewhat disturbing when you see low turnouts of voting on significant issues.  I don’t know what we would ever do on election codes to change that type of thing.  Obviously, sometimes we’d have protections on tax measures and on significant expenditures of public funds.  It is one of the weakness sometimes and Tuesday the voter turnout was quite low throughout the state and it is disturbing to see that kind of thing happen.

Commissioner Olague:

This may come up during Secretary Avery’s report on the HPC, but I am going to request that …;  I know that some conversations have been had there regarding Articles 10 & 11.  I was going to ask that we get some briefing on what those conversations are during the Director’s Report in the future so that we can maybe discuss it.  I don’t know if it might be a good thing if at some point – I know that the Board has one piece of legislation.  I think there are about four different versions of Articles 10 & 11 floating around.  At some point I think it would be advisable to have a joint hearing again the HPC when it gets closer to the Board calendaring it so that there can be a more productive discussion with stake holders invited and also members of the public allowed to weigh in.  I’m hoping there can be some kind of possibility to review what’s in front of us an compare it to some of the other things that are being discussed out there and have an open public discussion.

Commissioner Miguel:

I’d like to mention that I’ve had in the last couple of weeks a number of meetings with people on various sides of the Fairmont, Lombard Street, San Marcos, CPMC, the Columbarium, Ord Street, Normandie, UCSF, and last night an excellent session was held on the rebuilt Potrero for the Potrero Housing – a series of meetings they have been having with the public with excellent representation from the residents and from the neighborhood working on various parts of that project.  Last night it was the parks and some of the streetscape.  They have been doing it section by section.  In my opinion they have been doing an excellent job of outreach on a very major project.

Commissioner Sugaya:

In the paper about two or three weeks ago there was photograph of the Pavement-to-Parks.  It was an interesting photo because there was a couple eating and obviously enjoying themselves.  But in the foreground of the photo there was a parking meter.  So I was wondering if MTA is going to start enforcing their parking rules against people who are camped out at these places.  They should plug the meter right?  [Laughter in the background]

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

4.         Director’s Announcements

           

Director Rahaim:

Last night we held a public workshop in Fisherman’s Wharf on the design of Jefferson Street.  There was a positive meeting with strong support for that design.  We are moving ahead with environmental review on that design as well with some funding from local merchants as well as the Port.  That project should hopefully be able to proceed in the coming months.  With respect to Articles 10 & 11 – it was on my list to talk to you about it – the Historic Preservation Commission had a discussion about this when I was there last month as well as other interested parties.  My thought at this point is that I believe that there are steps that we can take as a Department to move forward with some elements of Articles 10 & 11.  So I was going to prepare in the next couple of weeks a memo for both commissions outlining my suggested approach for how to proceed.  It might involve a hearing somewhat later in the process because I think there are some smaller steps we can take before then as well as an idea I presented to the Historic Preservation Commission, which is to have a kind of workshop on preservation issues.  I think it’s time we got a group of interested parties and commissioners around the table, perhaps for a day-long session on this.  I’m suggesting that we do that in the fall.  It will take some funding to facilitate this, but I think it’s time we do this.  I think there are some interesting discussions that are happening and for lack of a better term I’m calling it a Preservation Summit that we would have in the fall.  It would involve members of the public, the Commissions, staff and other experts. The last thing I want to do is introduce our three summer interns that in the audience today.  First is Loretta Ann Subaruski who is a Masters student in Historic Preservation at the University of Southern California.  She is also working on a certificate in Building Sciences.  She is originally from Los Angeles, but has spent some time in San Francisco as well.  She will be working with the Preservation staff on a number of issues.  Next we have Alexandra Sweet who is getting a Masters degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.  She will be working with the City Design Public Realm project in North Beach working with the Urban Design Public Realm team.  And we have Christopher Loaman who is from Palo Alto, graduating from Stanford – actually this Sunday as I understand.  He was a double major in History and Archeology.  He is working for Randall Dean, our staff archeologist researching Chinese immigrant archeology in San Francisco.  I’m very pleased to have them and I look forward to working with them all summer.

 

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

 

Board of Supervisors:

 

Land Use:

100648:  Resolution authorizing the Planning Department to accept and expend a grant from Caltrans for a Community Design Process for Cesar Chavez Street in the amount of $250,000.  This was forwarded and approved by the full Board on Tuesday

Full Board:

Double Density Bonus – An ordinance would amend the Planning Code to provide double density bonus if projects include senior housing or housing for people with physical disabilities.  The Land Use Committee made one amendment for on-site affordable housing provisions to the pending section 315 legislation for the inclusionary affordable housing. As amended, the Board passed this on its first reading.

Prohibition on Sitting or Lying on Public Sidewalks – This commission heard this in April of this year and did not recommend approval or disapproval.  Instead you recommended that the city maintain streets and sidewalks as a vital component of the city’s open space system; and further urged that the Board take extra consideration for those who live in SRO Hotels or areas where the Planning Code requires less open space; and as well for day laborers who may sit on the sidewalks while looking for employment.  This week the Board disapproved the ordinance on a 3 to 8 vote.

New Legislation:

100755 – A resolution introduced by four Supervisors that would support our existing Area Plan Housing policies.

100765 – A resolution introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi that would support the enforcement of the preservation and restoration of Sacred Heart Church.

 

Board of Appeals:

 

2462 27th Avenue – The project application was for a one story vertical addition with an 11 foot set back and rear horizontal expansion filled in 2005.  A DR request was submitted in January 2006.  The Commission heard it in October 2006 and did not take DR.  The permit was issued in 2007 and appealed to the Board of Appeals.  A CEQA appeal was filed prior to the Board of Appeals hearing and the Board of Supervisors overturned the CatEx determination and required additional review, including an HRER.  A revised CatEx was issued in November 2009 and the case was rescheduled at the Board of Appeals.  A second appeal was filed on the CatEx prior to the Board of Appeals hearing and the Board of Supervisors upheld the CatEx in May 2010.  The Board of Appeals voted unanimously 4-0 (Vice President Goh was absent) to uphold the building permit application.

350 Divisadero Street – An appeal of a Letter of Determination which stated that MCD use previously operated as San Francisco Patient’s Cooperative, could not be “RESTORED” by a new operator at the subject property.  The Board of Appeals voted 3-1 (Commissioner Hwang opposed and Vice President Goh absent) to uphold the Letter of Determination.

 

Historic Preservation Commission:

             No report – they did not meet this week

 

            6.                                                                                                   (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

Wireless Telecommunication Services - An informational presentation by the Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section regarding radiofrequency emissions and safety of telecommunication base stations (or antenna sites).

 

SPEAKERS:     Dr. Rajiv Bhatia – SF Health Department, Jocelyn Colopy, Patricia Vaughey, and Dr. Patrick Fosdahl – SF Health Department

ACTION:           Informational only – No action taken  

 

D.         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:

Tom Radulovich

Re:       Large project review

Eric Honoa

Re:       Upper Market (Noe to Castro) adopt the orphan block in the Upper Market

Judith Hoyem

Re:       Upper Market community Plan (the orphan block)

Joe Curtain

Re:       The orphan block of the Upper Market Corridor

Peter Cohen

Re:       The orphan block of the Upper Market Corridor

Patricia Vaughey

Re:       The Marina Cow Hollow Assoc. represents all people

 

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.

 

7.        2005.1074E                                                                            (D. DWYER: (415) 575-9031)

935-965 Market Street, CityPlace - mid-block south side of Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets; Lots 071, 072, and 073 in Assessor’s Block 3704 - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would demolish the three two- to five-story buildings on the 1.06-acre project site and redevelop the site with one five-story, 90-foot-tall retail building, with associated building services and subsurface parking.  The building would contain approximately 375,700 gsf, with about 264,010 gsf of retail uses; about 4,830 gsf of common areas; about 10,900 gsf of mechanical and storage space; and about 95,960 gsf of parking, loading, and circulation space with approximately 188 parking spaces.   SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1The project site is in the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Zoning Districts, and the 120-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposed project would have a floor area ratio of about 8:1, and would include the use of transferable development rights (TDRs) subject to applicable height and bulk limitations.  The project would require Conditional Use authorization for parking in excess of the accessory amount of parking and for demolition of a movie theater use; variances for the width of the loading and parking access on Stevenson Street; and an exception to freight loading requirements under Planning Code Section 309. 

(continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2010)

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 21, 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

           

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to July 8, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

           

 

 

 

F.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

           8a.       2008.0217CVX                                                                     (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)  

935 – 965 MARKET STREET - south side between  5th and 6th Streets, a through-lot to Stevenson Street - Adoption of California Environmental Quality Act (hereinafter “CEQA”) Findings. The project would construct a new-retail shopping center building (“CityPlace”), approximately 90 feet in height and containing approximately 375,700 gross square feet of floor area and approximately 188 off-street parking spaces, after demolition of three buildings including a vacant former movie theater.  This project is on Assessor's Block 3704, Lots 071, 072 and 073, in C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Districts and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to July 8, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

8b.       2008.0217CVX                                                                    (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)                     

935-965 MARKET STREET - south side between 5th and 6th Streets, a through-lot to Stevenson Street - Request for review pursuant to Section 309 of the Planning Code (hereinafter “Code”) of a new-retail shopping center building  (“CityPlace”), approximately 90 feet in height and containing approximately 375,700 gross square feet of floor area and approximately 188 off-street parking spaces, requiring an exception (Code Section 309(a)(8)) of Code standards for off-street loading, a Variance of Code standards for gross floor area calculation for floors over 15 feet average height (Section 102.11) and to allow two oversized openings per Section 155(s)(5)(A), and Conditional Uses for off-street parking in excess of accessory amounts (Code Section 157) and the demolition of a movie theater use (Code Section 221.1), Assessor's Block 3704, Lots 071, 072 and 073, in C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Districts and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to July 8, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

8c.       2008.0217CVX                                                                     (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)      

935 – 965 MARKET STREET - south side between  5th and 6th Streets, a through-lot to Stevenson Street - Request for authorization of Conditional Uses for off-street parking exceeding accessory amounts (Code Section 157) and the demolition of a movie theater use (Code Section 221.1), in conjunction with the construction of a retail shopping center (“CityPlace”), Assessor's Block 3704, Lots 071, 072 and 073, in C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Districts and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to July 8, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

8d.       2008.0217CVX                                                         (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)      

935 – 965 MARKET STREET - south side between 5th and 6th Streets, a through-lot to Stevenson Street - Request for granting of Variances of Code standards for gross floor area calculation for floors over 15 feet average height (Section 102.11) and to allow two oversized openings per Section 155(s)(5)(A) in conjunction with the construction of a retail shopping center (“CityPlace”), Assessor's Block 3704, Lots 071, 072 and 073, in C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Districts and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to July 8, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

9.        2009.1180TZM                                                                 (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to Planning Code Section 128 (Transfer of Development Rights), San Francisco Zoning Map ZN01, and the Chinatown and Downtown Elements of the 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: Approval of Proposed Ordinance to Board of Supervisors.

 

SPEAKERS:     In Support:  Clint Callan – representing the Project Sponsor, Rev. James DeLange – SF Interfaith Council, April Chan – Self Help for the Elderly, Father Charles Kullman – Old St. Mary’s Church

ACTION:           Approved   

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

ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18105

 

10.                                                                                                                    (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

Car-share requirements and guidelines -  The Commission will review a draft Zoning Administrator Bulletin; consider adoption of a proposed Commission policy statement on car-share; and consider Initiation of Amendments to the Planning Code.  The Commission will also hear a summary of existing car-share controls.   The draft Zoning Administrator Bulletin would establish protocols for the Department’s administration of car-sharing requirements, distinguish between different types of car-share spaces, and provide guidelines for the physical configuration of car-share spaces. The Commission will also consider adopting policies on car-share and development through the proposed Planning Commission Policy Resolution. The draft Commission resolution, if adopted, would establish city policy concerning new developments and car-share, specifically it would establish guidelines for the displacement of car-share spaces by new development, offer guidance to the public on situations where the Commission may establish requirements that are beyond those identified in Section 166 and announce the Commission’s interest in exploring a citywide system for on-street car-share parking network. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code that would establish new controls for car-share in Section 166. Note: the Commission will not make recommendations on the draft Ordinance at this hearing.  Instead, the Commission may set a future hearing date to consider the draft Ordinance.  For more information, please visit:  http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2347

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of draft Commission Resolution to                                      establish a Commission Policy on car-share and to initiate amendments to the                                                Planning Code at a later hearing.

 

SPEAKERS:     General Support with concerns/amendments:  Tom Radulovich, Rick Hutchinson, Sue Hestor, and Chris Schulman

ACTION:           Approved as amended:  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

RESOLUTION:   18106

 

11.        2008.0081E                                                                             (D. JAIN: (415) 575-9051)      

950 Mason Street – Fairmont Hotel Project - Draft Environmental Impact Report - The project site is located at 950 Mason Street (Assessor’s Block 0244, Lot 001). The proposed project includes: 1) renovation of portions of the landmark 1906 Fairmont Hotel building (City Landmark # 185), including consolidation of up to 60 hotel rooms; 2) reconfiguration of some existing hotel uses; 3) demolition of the 1961 23-story Fairmont Hotel tower above the five-story podium; and 4) construction of a new 160–unit, 26-story residential tower and five-story midrise residential component, both above a five-story podium, on the site of the existing hotel tower and podium (proposed to be demolished). The proposed project would include below-grade parking for about 350 vehicles.  The 113,400-square-foot project site is located in an RM-4 (Residential Mixed-High Density) Use District and the Nob Hill Special Use District (SUD), and in 200-E, 300-E and 320-E Height and Bulk Districts.  The proposed project would require Conditional Use (CU) authorization for height and bulk and for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) including exceptions to the 25 percent rear yard requirement, as well as require Planning Commission approval under the “Large Tourist Hotel Conversion Ordinance,” Administrative Code 41F.3(f), among other approvals. The proposed exterior changes to the historic 1906 Fairmont Hotel building would also require a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission. The Draft EIR found that implementation of the proposed project would result in a significant unavoidable environmental impact on cultural resources, related to demolition of the Tonga Room, which has been identified as a historic resource under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

 

SPEAKERS:     In support:  Christopher Ver Planck, Robert Varni, Dana Barbien, Enrique Landa, Bill Jovick;In Opposition:  Maria Ocon – Local 2, Kip Potter – Historic Nob Hill, Joyce Reitman – Historic Nob Hill, Keith Whiteman – Historic Nob Hill, Laura Potter – Historic Nob Hill, Mary Ann Collier, Paul Fisher, Herb Yanowitz, Sue Hestor – Local 2,  Michael Freeman, Justin Austin Livingston

ACTION:           This was a public hearing on the draft EIR.  There was no Commission action  

 

12.       2010.0126D                                                                (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

60 NORMANDIE TERRACE- east side between Vallejo Street and Broadway; Lot 001H in Assessor's Block 0960 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.05.8176 proposing to reclad all exterior facades, a side horizontal addition at the south elevation and interior alterations including excavation for additional basement space at the existing four-story-over-basement, single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 8, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to July 8, 2010  

AYES:              Antonini, Lee, Moore, Olague and Miguel

RECUSED:       Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden

 

13.       2010.0210D                                                                       (M. WOODS; (415) 558-6315)

2037-39 JEFFERSON STREET -south side between Baker and Broderick Streets; Lot 012C in Assessor’s Block 0915 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2009.11.25.2147S, proposing to merge two dwelling units into a single-family residence within a two-story over garage building, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove

 

SPEAKERS:     Steve Swanson – Project Architect

ACTION:           The Commission did take discretionary review and disapproved the project  

AYES:              Lee, Moore, Sugaya, Olague and Miguel

NAYES:            Antonini

ABSENT:          Borden

DRA No:           0152

 

14.        2010.0134D                                                                        (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

2016 CHESTNUT STREET- northwest corner of Chestnut and Fillmore Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0467A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.07.30.3759, proposing to locate two T-Mobile omni-directional antennas of approximately 1.5” in diameter and 24” in height on architectural columns on the north and west sides of the subject building at approximately 63’ above grade within an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial – Small Scale District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

                       

SPEAKERS:     Supporting DR:  Evan – DR Requestor, Wendy Robinson, Robert Feldman, Sarah Lewin, Joan Kelley, Pam Hubble, Rob Gillart, Henry Kane, Chris Huston, Patricia Vaughey; Supporting the project:  Lisa – representing T-Mobile

ACTION:           Following some public testimony, the item was continued to July 15, 2010.  The public hearing will remain open.  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

15a.     2006.0674D                                                                        (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

                        634-636 PLYMOUTH AVENUE  - at the southeast corner of Montana Street; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 7067- Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.10.18.5819, proposing the demolition of a single-family dwelling within the RH-1 (Residential House; One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: D o not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition as proposed

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to June 17, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

15b.     2008.0624D                                                                        (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

                        634-636 PLYMOUTH AVENUE - at the southeast corner of Montana Street; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 7067- Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No.'s 2007.10.18.5832, 2007.10.18.5830, 2007.10.18.5828, 2007.10.18.5826, 2007.10.18.5823, and 2007.10.18.5820, for the new construction of six (6) single-family dwellings (one on Montana Street and five fronting Plymouth Avenue) in the RH-1 (Residential House; One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.   

Preliminary Recommendation: D o not take Discretionary Review and approve the new construction as proposed

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to June 17, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

16.       2009.0085D                                                                          (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

                        160 SAN MARCOS AVENUE- north side at Santa Rite Avenue; Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 2861 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.10.31.5629 proposing to construct a three-story over garage single-family dwelling on a vacant lot. Located in a RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family (Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     Supporting DR:  Tom Grasshoff – DR Requestor, Rike Grasshoff, Andy Forest, Anna Bolechowsky; Supporting the Project:  Craig Steely – Project Architect, Kelton Finney – Project Engineer, Luigi Silverman – Project Architect team, Elya and Hanley

ACTION:           The Commission did not take discretionary review and approved the project  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

DRA No:           0153

 

17.       2010.0236DDD                                                                 (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

71 Cuvier Street - east side between Bosworth Street and San Jose Avenue, Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 6722 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.10.15.9021, proposing to construct a new three-story single-family home on the currently vacant lot in a RH-1(Residential, House-Districts, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve as Proposed.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to July 15, 2010  

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

ABSENT:          Borden

 

F.        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:     7:40 P.M.

 

Adopted:           June 24, 2010

Last updated: 9/3/2010 3:10:09 PM