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Public Hearings 
 

September 30, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting & Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 30, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; 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:   HYPERLINK "mailto:linda.avery@sfgov.org" 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; 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.         2010.0556D                                                    (A. Hollister: (415) 575-9078) 

1500 GRANT AVENUE - northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, Lot 024 in Assessor’s Block 0104 – Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.10.15.9053, proposing to add a T-Mobile micro wireless telecommunications service facility consisting of a panel antenna shrouded inside a faux vent pipe structure and equipment cabinets.  The faux vent pipe would be mounted on the rooftop of the subject building, while the equipment cabinets would be mounted to the wall of an existing penthouse stair structure.  The subject property is located in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District, the North Beach Special Use District, the Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Proposed for continuance to October 14, 2010)

 

2.         2010.0557D                                                     (A. Hollister: (415) 575-9078) 

1653 GRANT AVENUE (aka 501 GREENWICH STREET) - southwest corner of Grant Avenue and Greenwich Street, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0088 – Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.06.26.1437, proposing to add a T-Mobile micro wireless telecommunications service facility consisting of an omni antenna shrouded inside a faux vent pipe structure and equipment cabinets.  The faux vent pipe would be mounted on the rooftop of the subject building, while the equipment cabinets would be mounted to the wall of an existing penthouse stair structure.  The subject property is located in the RM-2 (Residential, Mixed Districts, Moderate Density) District, the Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Proposed for continuance to October 14, 2010)

 

3.         2010.0558D                                                     (A. Hollister: (415) 575-9078)  

1763 STOCKTON STREET - southwest corner of Stockton and Greenwich Streets, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0089 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.11.05.0626, proposing to add a T-Mobile micro wireless telecommunications service facility consisting of a panel antenna shrouded inside a faux vent pipe structure and equipment cabinets.  The faux vent pipe and equipment cabinets would be mounted on the rooftop of the subject building.  The subject property is located in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District,  the North Beach Special Use District, the Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Proposed for continuance to October 14, 2010)

 

            4.         2010.0182U                                                        (A. RODGERS: (415) 558- 6395)

STANDARDS FOR BIRD-SAFE BUILDINGS - Informational hearing to announce the public release of a draft document titled "Bird-Safe Building Standards." This document is intended to promote bird-safe design and to reduce bird collisions into buildings.  The draft document would propose the creation of three tiers of review: 1) guidelines providing guidance to project sponsors about the potential bird hazards; 2) requirements for the most hazardous conditions; and 3) voluntary "bird-safe" certification for building owners who choose, on their own accord, to meet the guidelines. The proposal discusses potential negative impacts on resident and migratory birds, comprising suggested remedies to lessen the hazard through treatments for glazing, lighting, and other building design and operations application.

Preliminary Recommendation: Discussion and Deliberation on Potential Future Adoption

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 5, 2010)

(Proposed for continuance to October 14, 2010)

 

5.         2010.0514C                                                    (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

414 COLUMBUS AVENUE - northeast side between Vallejo and Green Streets Lot 015 of Assessor’s Block 0131 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 722.48, Other Entertainment.  The project would amend Planning Commission Motion No. 14666 in Case No. 1998.409C (Other Entertainment) to allow electronically amplified entertainment in the existing restaurant and bar.  The proposed entertainment would include opera singers and a singing waiter. This project lies within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-A Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for continuance to November 18, 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

 

6.         2010.0045C                                                      (S. Hayward:  (415) 558-6372)

380-398 Randolph Street - north side of Randolph Street, between Victoria and Ramsell Streets; Assessor's Block 7088, Lot 051 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization(pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.11 and 121.1) for the construction of a new mixed-use building that contains eight residential units including 7 market-rate units and one BMR unit with eight off-street parking spaces, and one 18-room Residential Care facility that accommodates up to 36 occupants, with commercial space at the ground floor. The subject property is located within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, one-story commercial units) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District within the Ocean View Neighborhood.

 

 

 

7a.        2008.1405DV                                                    (S. Hayward:  (415) 558-6372)

448 DIAMOND Street - west side of Diamond Street between 21st and 22nd   Street; Assessor's Block 2768, Lot 008 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings of Demolition Permit Application No. 2010.07.13.6495 proposing to demolish a two-story single-family dwelling located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition

 

7b.        2008.1406DV                                                     (S. Hayward:  (415) 558-6372)

448 Diamond Street - west side of Diamond Street between 21st and 22nd Street; Assessor's Block 2768, Lot 008 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings and their replacement structures, of Building Permit Application No. 2010.07.13.6485 proposing to construct a three-story single-family dwelling located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition

 

7c.        2008.1406DV                                                     (S. Hayward:  (415) 558-6372)

448 Diamond Street - west side of Diamond Street between 21st and 22nd Street; Assessor's Block 2768, Lot 008 -  Request for a Variance from Planning Code Section 132 from the Zoning Administrator to construct a new single-family home on the subject lot.  The proposed new structure extends 12' into the required 14’ front setback.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

8.         2010.0676C                                                    (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

445-447 SUTTER STREET - south side between Stockton and Powell Streets Lot 010 of Assessor’s Block 0295 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 218.8 Massage Establishments to include massage services within an existing suite of medical offices on the eighth floor of the subject property.  The project would establish one 229 square foot massage treatment room in the medical office suite.  This project lies within the C-3-R Downtown Retail District and within the 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

9.         2005.0963E                                                          (B. BECKER: (415) 575-9075)

CRYSTAL SPRINGS PIPELINE NO. 2 REPLACEMENT PROJECT - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is proposing the Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 (CSPL2) Replacement Project. The Project proposes to upgrade and replace portions of the CSPL2, which extends (south to north) from the Crystal Springs Pump Station at the base of Lower Crystal Springs Dam in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, through the Town of Hillsborough and the cities of San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Brisbane, Daly City, and into the City and County of San Francisco, terminating at the University Mound Reservoir in southeastern San Francisco. The SFPUC has identified 19 sites along the 19-mile CSPL2 alignment where improvements are proposed to meet seismic reliability level-of-service goals. The improvements include pipeline rehabilitation and seismic retrofit activities at 15 sites and general improvements to protect the pipeline from corrosion and exposure at 4 sites.  In addition to these improvements, the SFPUC proposes to install new cathodic protection equipment at 9 locations and insulated flange joints (referred to as electrical isolation) at 31 locations along the CSPL2 alignment to further protect the pipeline from corrosion.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Environmental Impact Report

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on January 25, 2010. 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.

           

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.

 

10.        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.

 

11.        Discussion with possible action on when to calendar Park Merced

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

12.        Director’s Announcements

           

13.        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 

 

14.       2010.0833T                                                      (A. Rodgers (415) 558-6395)

INTENTION TO INITIATE COMMISSION-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED to the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District.  Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code. The amendments are intended to apply new development impact fees and design controls to the existing neighborhood commercial district.  The draft ordinance would amend the San Francisco Planning Code including amendments to Sections 134, 145.4, 151.1, 155, 207.8, 263.20, 401, 421.1, 421.3, 421.5, 721, and 721.1 as the sections relate to the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District (Upper Market NCD) and to extend the Market and Octavia Community Infrastructure Fee area to include the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District lying outside the Market and Octavia Plan area.  The controls will amend the parking and loading requirements; require ground floor commercial on this portion of Market Street; amend certain design requirements; and make other amendments.

Preliminary Recommendation: Initiate Proposed Amendments

 

15.       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 September 2, 2010)

 

16.        2010.0605C                                                           (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

3131 FILLMORE STREET - southwest corner of Fillmore and Pixley Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block0515 -Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 725.42 and 303 of the Planning Code to convert a vacant retail commercial tenant space (last occupied by a tattoo studio and art gallery, dba The Armada Tattoo & Art Gallery) to a full-service restaurant (tenant identified, but business name to be determined) on the ground floor of a two-story residential and commercial building within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal will involve tenant improvements to the approximately 1,160 square-foot ground floor commercial tenant space, with no expansion of the existing building envelope. The proposed restaurant will seat approximately 44 people.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

17.        2010.0223C                                                           (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

444 PRESIDIO AVENUE - northeast corner of Presidio Avenue and California Streets; Lot 026 in Assessor’s Block 1022 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 711.83 and 303 of the Planning Code to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of three panel antennas, one GPS antenna, and associated equipment as part of Clearwire’s wireless telecommunications network on the rooftop and penthouse of an existing four-story hotel building (dba Laurel Inn) within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Pursuant to the City and County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) as it is a site on which a legal wireless telecommunications facility (three panel antennas installed by Sprint) is currently located. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            18.        2010.0669D                                                (S. CALTAGIRONE: (415) 558-6625)

1269 LOMBARD STREET - south side between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0501 -Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317 of Demolition Permit Application No. 2010.05.20.2877 proposing to demolish the two-story single-family building located at the rear of the lot on a property located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve

Note:  On April 8, 2010, the Planning Commission considered Case Nos. 2009.0443DD and 2010.0165DD, proposing to demolish the existing building and construct two new single-family buildings at the subject property, and took the following actions:  On April 8, 2010, the Commission took Discretionary Review for Case No. 2009.0443DD and denied the demolition of the building, finding that they did not have adequate information about the historic resource issues related to the subject project or adequate information about past project approvals for the subject property. On June 24, 2010, the Commission took Discretionary Review for Case No. 2009.0165DD and approved the new construction with the requirement that the Project Sponsor seek and obtain a permit to demolish the existing building.

 

19a.     2009.0765DDV                                                                (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

374 – 5th STREET - west side between Folsom and Clara Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 3753 -Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.02.23.6954, proposing to convert the existing 47-room tourist hotel into a 46-room residential hotel, with Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) group housing rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, a lobby on the ground floor, and new stair penthouse and roof deck. As provided under the Residential Hotel Conversion and Demolition Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 41), 23 of the 46 residential hotel rooms are replacement rooms required by the removal of 23 residential hotel rooms from 235 O’Farrell Street (Case No. 2009.0288C). The new residential hotel at 374 5th Street is within an MUR (Mixed Use Residential) District and an 85-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Take DR and Approve with Conditions

 

19b.     2009.0765DDV                                                                (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

374 – 5th STREET - west side between Folsom and Clara Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 3753 -Request for Rear Yard Variance to convert the existing 47-room tourist hotel into a 46-room residential hotel, with Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) group housing rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, a lobby on the ground floor, and new stair penthouse and roof deck. As provided under the Residential Hotel Conversion and Demolition Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 41), 23 of the 46 residential hotel rooms are replacement rooms required by the removal of 23 residential hotel rooms from 235 O’Farrell Street (Case No. 2009.0288C). The new residential hotel at 374 5th Street is within an MUR (Mixed Use Residential) District and an 85-X Height and Bulk District.

 

19c.     2009.0288C                                                                      (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)

235 O’Farrell Street - south side between Powell and Mason Streets, Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 0326 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to convert an existing tourist/residential hotel containing 68 tourist hotel rooms and 23 hotel residential rooms to a full tourist hotel containing approximately 59 tourist hotel rooms within the subject building.  No physical expansion of the existing building is proposed.  As provided under the Residential Hotel Conversion and Demolition Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 41), the 23 residential rooms currently found at the project site must be replaced, and would be replaced at 374 5th Street.  This site is within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.   

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of September 16, 2010)

 

20a.       2009.0368D                                                       (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

673 BRUSSELS STREET – between Dwight and Woolsey Streets; Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 6120 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.0308.7713, proposing the demolition of the existing one-story single family dwelling, within the RH-1 (Residential House, One-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the proposal.

 

20b.      2010.0851D                                                       (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

673 BRUSSELS STREET - between Dwight and Woolsey Streets; Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 6120 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.0308.7714, proposing the new construction of a two-story single family dwelling, within the RH-1 (Residential House, One-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the proposal.

 

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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