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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, August 12, 2010

2:00 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.

Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.

 

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 atwww.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.

 

 

2:00 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.         2006.0848E                                                                   (C. FORDHAM: (415) 575-9071)

23-35 DOLORES STREET - east side of Dolores Street between Clinton Park and 14th Street; Lot 069 in Assessor’s Block 3534 - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project includes demolition of 25-35 Dolores Street and new construction of a four-story, 62,030 square-foot, 47 unit residential building.  The existing two contiguous garage buildings on the site were built in 1917- 1918 and are historic resources. The project site is located in a RTO (Residential, Transit-Oriented) Zoning District and 40-X height and bulk district. The proposed project would require Conditional Use Authorization for density greater than one unit per 600 square feet, off-street parking at greater than 0.75 spaces per unit, and development of a lot greater than 10,000 square feet; and a rear yard variance.  Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on September 7, 2010.

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 2, 2010)

 

2.         2010.0172D                                                                         (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

1027 HAYES STREET - south side between Pierce and Steiner Streets; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 0823 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.04.02.9560 (alteration) under Planning Code Section 317; proposing to demolish a portion of the subject building at the rear, which will remove one dwelling unit from the existing two-story-over-basement, four-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 1, 2010)

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 2, 2010)

 

B.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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.

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

4.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

6.        2010.0554I                                                                   (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)

Heald College Abbreviated Institution Master Plan - Report on Heald College’s Abbreviated Institution Master Plan (IMP), pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5. Heald College is currently located at 350 Mission Street, but is proposing to relocate to 875 Howard Street.  The abbreviated IMP contains information on the nature and history of the institution, the location and use of affiliated buildings, and development plans. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational presentation, no action requested.

     

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.

 

E.                 REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

            7.        2010.0054U                                                                     (j. ionin: (415) 558-6309)

Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permits Ordinance [Board File No. 10-0041] - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Avalos would amend the San Francisco Public Works Code by adding Article 25, Sections 1500 through 1528, to establish new requirements for Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permits and to increase certain fees for obtaining such permits, amending the San Francisco Administrative Code by amending Chapter 11, Article 1, Section 11.9, to eliminate obsolete provisions related to such permits, making the provisions of the ordinance retroactive, and making environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

            8.        2009.0187T                                                                   (A. Rodgers: (415) 558-6395)

DEPARTMENT-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS - The Planning Commission will consider a Resolution to approve a draft Ordinance amending the Planning Code requirements for car-share. The draft Ordinance would 1) expand nonresidential requirements to apply to all zoning districts; 2)  allow car–share parking wherever residential parking is permitted; 3) include car-share programs among the transportation management and transportation brokerage services required for new office buildings; 4) amend car-share requirements to require car-share memberships within new developments that exceed permitted levels of parking;  5) endorse procedures for Commission deliberation of car-share requirements beyond those currently identified for both residential and commercial developments;  6) additional possible amendments associated with the current car share requirements; and 7) adopt findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101. The Planning Code sections proposed for amendment include Sections 151.1, 163, and 166.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of proposed Ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 5, 2010)

 

            9.         2009.0640D                                                                  (S. VELLVE: 9415) 558-6263)

380 – 382 19TH AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street; Lot 019C in Assessor's Block 1450 -Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.04.24.0526 proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition and a three-story horizontal addition at the rear of a two-family dwelling within an RM-1 (Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

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

 

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.

 

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

 

10.       2010.0360C                                                                (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

1423 Polk Street - west side between California and Pine Streets Lot 003, of Assessor’s Block 0646. - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 723.42, Full Service Restaurant.  The project would convert the existing commercial space previously used for an antique store (d.b.a. Curiosity) to a Full Service

Restaurant (business name tbd).  This project lies within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 80-A Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 5, 2010)

NOTE: On August 5, 2010, following public testimony, the Commission passed a motion of intent to disapprove without prejudice by a vote +5 -2, Antonini and Borden voted against.  Final Language: August 12, 2010.

 

11.       2006.1106E                                                                     (M. JACINTO:  (415) 575-9033)

222 2ND STREET - southwest corner of Second and Howard Streets (Assessor’s Block 3735, Lots 05, 63) - Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report - The proposed project would involve removal of an existing surface parking lot and construction of a 26-story, approximately 350-foot-tall office tower containing about 430,650 square feet of office space in San Francisco’s southern Financial District. The project would have about 4,800 square feet of retail space and approximately 8,750 square feet of enclosed publicly accessible "indoor park" on the ground floor. The proposed project would also provide 54 parking spaces on two basement levels; about 46 bicycle parking spaces; and two off-street truck loading spaces plus three additional service van spaces in the basement. The proposed project includes acquisition of a portion of adjacent Lot 5 and demolition of an existing loading dock at the

631 Howard Street (William Volker) building, the project site is within the C 3-O (SD) Downtown Office (Special Development) District. Most of the site is within the 350-S height and bulk district, while the northwest corner of the site is within a 150-S height and bulk district. The project sponsor is seeking an amendment of the height and bulk map (rezoning) and a General Plan map amendment to increase the height and bulk limit to 350-S on the entire site.

NOTE: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. 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 Environmental Impact Report.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2010)

 

 

 

 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

12a.        2006.1106BMXZ                                                            (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

222 2ND STREET - southwest corner at Howard Street, Lot 063 of Assessor’s Block 3735 - Request for Addition and Allocation under the Annual Office Development Limitation Program (Planning Code Sections 321, 322). The proposed project would demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct a new 26-story, 350-foot tall building containing approximately 430,650 square feet of office space, approximately 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, approximately 28,000 square feet of subterranean parking area, and approximately 8,600 square feet of publicly-accessible interior open space at the ground floor. The subject property is located within the C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District and the 150-S and 350-S Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2010)

 

12b.     2006.1106BMXZ                                                                       (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

222 2ND STREET - southwest corner at Howard Street, Lot 063 of Assessor’s Block 3735 - Request for a General Plan Amendment (Planning Code Section 340) to amend certain exhibits of the General Plan to reclassify a portion of the subject property from the 150-S to the 350-S Height and Bulk District. The proposed project would demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct a new 26-story, 350-foot tall building containing approximately 430,650 square feet of office space, approximately 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, approximately 28,000 square feet of subterranean parking area, and approximately 8,600 square feet of publicly-accessible interior open space at the ground floor. The subject property is located within the C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District and the 150-S and 350-S Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2010)

 

            12c.     2006.1106BMXZ                                                                       (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

222 2ND STREET - southwest corner at Howard Street, Lot 063 of Assessor’s Block 3735 - Request for a Determination of Compliance under Planning Code Section 309 (Permit Review in C-3 Districts), with exceptions to the requirements for Sunlight Access to Public Sidewalks in C-3 Districts (Planning Code Section 146), Reduction of Ground-Level Wind Currents in C-3 Districts (Section 148), and Bulk Limits (Sections 270, 272). The proposed project would demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct a new 26-story, 350-foot tall building containing approximately 430,650 square feet of office space, approximately 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, approximately 28,000 square feet of subterranean parking area, and approximately 8,600 square feet of publicly-accessible interior open space at the ground floor. The subject property is located within the C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District and the 150-S and 350-S Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2010)

 

12d.     2006.1106BMXZ                                                           (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

222 2ND STREET - southwest corner at Howard Street, Lot 063 of Assessor’s Block 3735 - Request to Reclassify (Planning Code Section 302) a portion of the subject property from the 150-S to the 350-S Height and Bulk District. The proposed project would demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct a new 26-story, 350-foot tall building containing approximately 430,650 square feet of office space, approximately 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, approximately 28,000 square feet of subterranean parking area, and approximately 8,600 square feet of publicly-accessible interior open space at the ground floor. The subject property is located within the C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District and the 150-S and 350-S Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2010)

 

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))

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: 

 

13.        PLANNING DIRECTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION - The Planning Commission will meet in closed session pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Government Code Section 54957(b)(1) to consider Director Rahaim’s peformance.

 

At the conclusion of the closed session, and pursuant to Section 67.10(b) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, the Commission will reconvene in open session and shall by motion and vote elect to:

 

a)      Disclose no information, or

 

b)      Disclose information that a majority deems to be in the public interest.

 

Adjournment:

 

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