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City and County of San Francisco

September 2, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 2, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:  Olague, Antonini, Moore and Sugaya

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:    Miguel

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 1:37 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Kelley Amdur, AnMarie Rodgers, Tom Wang, Jessica Range, Chelsea Fordham, Glenn Cabreros, Aaron Starr, Pilar LaValley, and Jonas Ionin – Acting 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.         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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued as proposed

AYES:              Antonini, Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

ABSENT:          Miguel

 

 

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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued as proposed

AYES:              Antonini, Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

ABSENT:          Miguel

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Antonini, Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

ABSENT:          Miguel

MOTION:           18171

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to October 7, 2010

AYES:              Antonini, Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

ABSENT:          Miguel

 

 

 

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Antonini, Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

ABSENT:          Miguel

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:

Zach Stewart

Javier Solorzano

Re:  1813 Church Street

Manuel Flores

Re:  178 Townsend

 

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Informational presentation only – no action

 

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)

           

SPEAKERS:     Toby Levy, Stuart McFaul, Jay Tobin, Bill Lightner

ACTION:           Public hearing on the Draft EIR – no action

 

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)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           DR withdrawn

 

 

 

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)

           

SPEAKERS:     None

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

AYES:              Antonini, Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

ABSENT:          Miguel

DRA No.:          0166

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:    

ACTION:           Continued to 10/7/10

AYES:              Antonini, Moore, Sugaya, and Olague

ABSENT:          Miguel

 

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))

 

SPEAKERS:     None

 

Adjournment:   3:15 p.m.

 

Adopted:       October 28, 2010

Last updated: 11/2/2010 2:10:41 PM