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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 

September 2, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 2, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; 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 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; 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.         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

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 12, 2010)

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 16, 2010)

 

2.         2007.1457E                                                                         (J. BATTIS: (415) 575-9022)

1050 Valencia Street -  west side between 21st and 22nd Streets at the southwest corner of Valencia Street and Hill Street; Lot 008 of Assessor’s Block 3617 - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the construction of a mixed-use development with restaurant and residential uses. The proposed project would also include the demolition of an existing 1,670-square foot (sq ft), one-story restaurant building constructed in 1970. The new proposed five-story building would have 16 dwelling units over a 3,500-sq ft ground-floor and basement level full-service restaurant. The existing building has one off-street parking/loading space, which would be eliminated. The 3,315-sq ft project site is within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) zoning district and a 55-X height and bulk district in the Mission District neighborhood.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 8, 2010)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 30, 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.        2010.0521C                                                                           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

4042 24th STREET - on the north side of 24th Street between Castro and Noe streets; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 3656 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 178(c), 728.41, 728.42, and 303 of the Planning Code to allow a full-service restaurant (d.b.a. Patxi’s Chicago Pizza) in conjunction with a bar use within the 24th Street – Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

4.        2010.0459C                                                                  (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

130 TURK STREET - north side between Jones and Taylor Streets Lot 006, of Assessor’s Block 0339 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 224, Animal Clinic (District Serving Canine Day Care Facility).  The project would convert the existing commercial space to a facility providing day care for up to 60 dogs.  This project lies within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined, High Density) District and within the 80-120T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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

 

5.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 13, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 20, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 24, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 1, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 15, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 5, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of August 12, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 12, 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.

 

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 

           

9.                                                                                                   (J. RANGE: (415) 575-9018)

Bay Area Air Quality Management District CEQA Air Quality Guidelines Update - Informational Presentation on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD’s) adopted California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Air Quality Guidelines. BAAQMD adopted new CEQA air quality thresholds of significance on July 2, 2010 and revised their Air Quality Guidelines, replacing their 1999 CEQA Air Quality Guidelines document. The recently adopted CEQA thresholds of significance address greenhouse gas emissions, revise the thresholds for criteria air pollutants and provide thresholds of significance for citing new sources and receptors of a broad category of pollutants, collectively referred to as toxic air contaminates.

The CEQA Air Quality Guidelines and background material are available at: http://www.baaqmd.gov/Divisions/Planning-and-Research/CEQA-GUIDELINES/Updated-CEQA-Guidelines.aspx

Preliminary Recommendation: No action is necessary. This is an informational presentation only.

 

            10.       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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 12, 2010)

           

11.       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, construct a side horizontal addition at the south elevation and make 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 July 8, 2010)

 

12.        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 August 12, 2010)

 

           

13.       2010.0323D                                                                   (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

640-642 SHOTWELL STREET - west side between 20th Street and 21st Street; Lot 039 in Assessor’s Block 3611 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.12.07.2710, proposing to demolish an existing one-story rear addition and construct a three-story, flat-roofed, horizontal and vertical rear addition with roof deck, on an existing two-story, two-family dwelling within anRH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

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

 

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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