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October 14, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 14, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

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

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 1:40 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, AnMarie Rodgers, Sharon Young, Diego Sanchez, Timothy Johnston, Adam Varat, Amnon Ben-Pazi, Ilaria Salvadori, Kearstin Dischinger, Kevin Guy, Tim Frye, Julian Banales, Delvin Washington, Mark Luellen, David Lindsay, Aaron Starr, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

A.           CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

                           

            1.         2010.0788U                                                        (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

Amendments to Administrative Code Concerning a Child Care Feasibility Study  [BOS File No. 10-1094] - Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend the San Francisco Administrative Code by adding Chapter 29B to require a City agency, or a private developer that receives City funds for a development project, as defined, to prepare a feasibility study for providing an on-site child care center whenever it plans to construct or purchase a building, lease more than 50 percent of space in a private building for an initial term of more than one year, or alter more than 50 percent of the space in an existing building; adopting findings, including environmental findings. The Commission will consider an Ordinance introduced by Supervisors Dufty and Alioto-Pier that would amend the Administrative Code as described in the Ordinance with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department and making environmental findings.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

                        (Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

 

 

 

E.         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.

 

2.        2010.0519C                                                      (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

2233 Ingalls Street - east side of Ingalls Street between Wallace and Yosemite Avenues, Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 4832 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 249.15 and 303 to establish a new automobile towing operation within the Production, Distribution and Repair: Core PDR (PDR-2) District, the Restricted Light Industrial Special Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

MOTION:           18195

 

3.        2010.0414C                                                              (S. Young: (415) 558-6346)

4850 GEARY BOULEVARD - northeast corner of Geary Boulevard and Funston Avenue; Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 1444 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 712.57, 303, and 186.1 of the Planning Code to convert an existing automobile service station (dba Park Presidio 76) to an automobile gas station within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal will involve removing the automobile service use by eliminating the existing lube service bays and expanding the existing food mart from approximately 450 square feet of floor area to approximately 1,600 square feet of floor area. 

Preliminary recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

MOTION:           18196

 

B.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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

 

4.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 16, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of September 23, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 30, 2010

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

 

5.         Commission Comments/Questions

        Inquiries/Announcements.  Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).

        Future Meetings/Agendas.  At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

 

Commissioner Moore:

The American Planning Association yesterday nominated the Ferry Building and its open spaces as one of the ten great public spaces of America for 2010.  This goes hand and hand with North Beach having been nominated two years ago as one of the great neighborhoods in the United States.  We have two down and a couple to go and I’m very happy about this.

Commissioner Antonini:

For those of you who are old enough to remember the 1950’s and early ‘60’s in San Francisco; it was a city known for its style, its manners, its class and its cleanliness.  Lately, often in the national press we are pointed out, perhaps unfairly, as being a place that is characterized by rude and inappropriate behavior and sometimes as being un-disciplined.  I’m not sure that is fair, but what I was impressed with was our San Francisco Giants after their win over the Braves when they stayed on the field and were respectful of Bobby Cox, who had been a manager for 33 years and spend his whole life in baseball, and his moment was much more important than their triumph in terms of the scope of baseball.  That really showed a lot of class.  That specific mention, not only for the Giants and for [   ], but he mentioned San Francisco because the team is often representative of the city in which they reside.  I think it was very good for San Francisco – that choice to do the right thing and be respectful.

Commissioner Borden:

Yesterday, I was at the San Francisco Heritage event.  There was a really wonderful young woman who is a graduate student who did a presentation on a plan she did looking at Market Street.  I thought it might be interesting if she did that presentation here at the Commission as an informational item.  I thought it was a great plan and would be of interest to the public.

Commissioner Miguel:

During the past week I have met with representatives of AT&T, and some of the items that are before us today – Elizabeth Street, 1095 Market Street and the [   ] Triangle.

Commissioner Moore:

I heard that yesterday evening, during the Giants game, even the ballpark was able to participate in recycling at a level highest in the country.  So they followed with an incredible performance and I just wanted to mention that because I thought it was a great achievement given the excitement and distraction which occur when you are at a big gathering like that.  It was a really great performance.

Commissioner Miguel:

It’s jarring to me when I travel outside of San Francisco and are given Styrofoam containers and there is no place to dispose of recycling disposal.  We forget what we have here.  California is better than any other state I’ve seen.  San Francisco, by far, is the high point of the state.  If you go to the mid-west or visit family in New York …, its just jarring because we get so accustomed to it here. 

Commissioner Sugaya:

I have a procedural issue.  Last week when I was not in attendance, when I was recused from the North Beach Library Environmental Report, apparently Mr. Martinez from the Historic Preservation Commission was giving a report.  And my concern is that he apparently was given only three minutes as a member of the public.

Commission Secretary:

That is not true.  I did not have the clock on him.

Commissioner Sugaya:

Well somebody said he got cut off.

Commission Secretary:

I did not have the clock on any presenter from the city.

Commissioner Miguel:

He finished and I said ‘thank you.’

Commissioner Sugaya:

Al right, so my information was wrong then.

My other issue is that the Historic Preservation Commission consideration of the DEIR was only on the Wednesday before the Thursday meeting.  I hope in the future that if there are DEIR’s with historic resource comments being made by HPC, that those meetings be held at least a week or two head of ours so that we can be the beneficiary of their minutes.

Commissioner Moore:

I think that would be a procedural matter and I have personally talked to Commissioner Martinez, that the Historic Preservation Commission starts to accept rules by which they on their own start to request that, because I would agree sometimes I would like to hear their opinion a little earlier, study it and bring it into the context of all the other things we are looking at. 

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

6.         Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

I would also like to mention the APA Award.  I attended the ceremony and spoke on behalf of the Department and the Commission.  I thanked the APA for that award.  There were 10 awards given this year for great places in America and that ceremony took place in front of the Ferry Building yesterday with the CEO of APA, Paul Farmer, who also happened to be my boss for some years.  It was very nice to receive that award on behalf of the city.  Because there were concerns about early public release, they didn’t let me know until the end of last week that this was even happening.  So I had very little time to let any of you know.  But it was a very nice event.

           

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

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

        The Board did not meet this week – no report  

 

BOARD OF APPEALS

        281 Turk Street – Appeal of over-the-counter building permit for a pharmacy retail use.  The permit was appealed by neighbors concerned about the proliferation of illegal prescription drug sales.  The Board voted 4 -1 to deny the permit because of potential negative impacts on the neighborhood.  (Person, Goh, Hwang and Fung voted in support of denial; Garcia opposed the vote.)  The Board of Appeals suggested that the neighbors request additional land use controls from the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors and request additional police presence from the Police Commission.

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

        The HPC did not meet yesterday – no report

 

D.         GENERALPUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

SPEAKERS:

Kathleen Courtney – re:  1945 Hyde Street

Joe Butler – re:  1945 Hyde Street

Rose Hillson – re:  CPMC Draft EIR

 

E.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

 

            At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

SPEAKERS:

Christine Hanson – re:  Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project/Skyline Stables

Carole Bottarini – re:  Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project/Skyline Stables

 

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

 

8.        2007.1202E                                                        (T. JOHNSTON:  (415) 575-9035)

HARRY TRACY WATER TREATMENT PLANT (HTWTP) TC "Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant (HTWTP)" \f A \l "1"  LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is proposing  TC "San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)" \f A \l "1" to implement the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant (HTWTP) TC "Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant (HTWTP)" \f A \l "1"  Long-Term Improvements Project to meet WSIP levels of service for water quality and delivery reliability, seismic reliability, and other improvements necessary to the enhance the operation of the HTWTP. The treatment process would generally be the same even with the proposed improvements. The primary differences would be to solids handling, whereby solids from the sludge holding tank would be transferred to a solids dewatering facility before being trucked off site, and to the treated water storage, which would occur in a single new tank north of the main plant site instead of two tanks southeast of the main plant. The HTWTP is located on 52.3 acres in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County just east of Interstate 280 (I-280) TC "Interstate 280 (I-280)" \f A \l "1"  near the City of San Bruno and the City of Millbrae. A small portion of the site is within the City of Millbrae.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Environmental Impact Report

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on May 17, 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.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved Certification

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

MOTION:           18197

 

F.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

9.        2010.0878U                                                     (I. SALVADORI:  (415) 575-9086)

Mission District Streetscape Plan - The Mission District Streetscape Plan is a community-based plan that identifies innovative strategies to improve streets, sidewalks and potential for new public spaces at underutilized right-of-way locations in the Mission District.  The project’s boundaries are Division Street on the North, US Highway 101 on the east, Precita Avenue, Mission Street and San Jose Avenue on the south and Dolores Street on the west. The project conducted 5 public workshops between March 2008 and April 2010 and identified 28 specific projects throughout the plan area.  The draft plan will be released on October 7th 2010. A Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration was published on June 10, 2010.

Preliminary recommendation: No Action requested - Informational Presentation

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Informational only – no action

 

            10.        2010.0182U                                                        (A. RODGERS: (415) 558- 6395)

STANDARDS FOR BIRD-SAFE BUILDINGS - Informational hearing to announce the public release of a draft document titled "Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings." This document is intended to promote bird-safe design and to reduce bird collisions into buildings.  The draft document proposes a three-pronged approach to the problem: 1) establishment of requirements for the most hazardous conditions; 2) use of an educational checklist to educate project sponsors and their future tenants on potential hazards; and 3) creation and expansion of voluntary programs to encourage more bird-safe practices including acknowledging those who pursue certification through a proposed new program for “bird-safe building” recognition. The draft document discusses potential negative impacts on resident and migratory birds, suggested remedies to lessen the hazard through treatments for glazing, lighting, and other building design elements and building operations.

Preliminary Recommendation: The Department recommends that the Commission instruct the Department to 1) collect public comment through the end of 2010; 2) consider revisions to the document based upon comments received; and 3) prepare a draft Ordinance for the Commission’s consideration in 2011 that would implement proposed controls and adopt a final "Bird-Safe Building Standards" document; and 4) adopt the attached Draft Resolution.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 30, 2010)   

 

SPEAKERS:     In support:  Noreen Wheaton, Christine Sheppard, Rose Hillson, Joan Wood, Judy Irving, and Dave Goggin

ACTION:           Informational only – no action

 

11.       2007.1275M                                                  (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)

SAN FRANCISCO 2009 HOUSING ELEMENT - Information update on the 2009 Housing Element update - The Housing Element is a public policy document that addresses issues relating to housing needs for San Francisco residents. The Housing Element is prepared in response to Government Code section 65580 et seq. California housing element law, which requires local jurisdictions to plan for and address the housing needs of its population for attainment of state housing goals. The City has undergone a community planning process and released a second draft of the element in June. This hearing seeks Commission input and direction on the Draft 2009 Housing Element Update. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Presentation, No Action Required

             

SPEAKERS:     Craig Edleman – Mayor’s Office of Housing; In opposition:  Bernie Choden, Rose Hillson, Hiroshi Fukuda, Sarah Karlinsky – SPUR, Tim Colen – SFHAC, and Cathy Divenchengcy

ACTION:           Informational only – no action

 

12.        2010.0436C                                                                   (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

1685 SACRAMENTO STREET (AKA 1552 POLK STREET) - southeast corner at Polk Street; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0644 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 723.45 to add a liquor store to an existing convenience store (dba "Nob Hill Beverages #2") within the Polk Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District), and the 65-A Height and Bulk District. If granted, the Conditional Use Authorization would allow the applicant to seek a Type 21 License from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This license would permit the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for off-site consumption. The size of the existing store would not change. Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

 

SPEAKERS:     In support:  Robert Pilcher, Daniel Thaxton, Michael Nulty, Tony Galletta, John Nulty, Anthony Cabello, and David Elliot Lewis; In opposition:  Gretchen Larsen, Shaun Supanich, Abel Pan Tosa, Erica Byrne, Paul Wermer, Joyce Louie, Michael Schoolnik, Wylie Adams, Anthony Nguyen, Linda Chapman, Rowena Jen, James Ionnaides, Gerry Crowley, and Chris Schulman

ACTION:           Disapproved

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

MOTION:           18198

 

13.       2009.1100CH                                                                 (T. FRYE 415/575-6822)

1095 MARKET STREET - northeast corner of Market and 7th Streets, Assessor’s Block 3703; Lot 059 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 216(b) of the Planning Code to convert the subject building from office to a hotel/hostel with up to 94 rooms with associated restaurant, bar, and nightclub uses.  The subject building is a Category I (Significant) Building under Article 11 of the Planning Code.  The consideration of a Permit to Alter for exterior alterations pursuant to City Charter Section 4.135 was noticed and heard at the regularly scheduled Historic Preservation Commission hearing on October 6, 2010. The subject property is within the C-3-G Zoning District and a 90-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     In support:  Project Sponsor, Steven Lee – Project Architect, Joel Koppel – SF Electrical Industry, David De La Torre – Laborers #261, Ed Melendez, Byron Yee, Manny Flores – Carpenters Union; In opposition:  Michael Nulty, and John Nulty

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18199

 

14.       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.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 30, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     Representatives from T-Mobile

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to 12/2/10

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

 

15.       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, 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.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 30, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     Representatives from T-Mobile

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to 12/2/10

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

 

16.       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.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 30, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     Representatives from T-Mobile

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to 12/2/10

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

ABSENT:          Olague

 

17.        2010.0482D                                                             (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322) 

940 ELIZABETH STREET - north side between Hoffman and Grand View Avenues; Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 2807 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.12.24.3858 proposing to construct a vertical addition, add a garage, and alter the front façade of a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of DR/oppose the project:  Don Watson – DR Requestor, David Burness, Kathy Willllems, Carol Robinson, Doug Wilkins, Jeff Bingham, Heather Hong, Susie Quarter man, Chris Romalias, Andrea Fong, John Bird, Rita Bingham, Peter Remedian, Tom Sheets, Eric Maltman, Lynn Watson, Bruce Smith; In support of the project/ oppose DR:  David Silverman – representing the Project Sponsor

ACTION:           The Commission took DR and approved with modifications to bring the light well to be level with the lower window sill of the neighbor’s property and remove the 4th floor.

AYES:              Borden, Moore, Sugaya, Olague and Miguel

NAYES:            Antonini

DRA No.:          0178

 

18.       2010.0507C                                                              (S.Young: (415) 558-6346)

2443 LOMBARD STREETsouth side between Divisadero and Scott Streets; Lot 026 in Assessor’s Block 0937 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 712.54 and 303 of the Planning Code to modify the conditions of approval under Motion No. 17955 (Case No. 2009.0580C) to convert 2/3 of the foot massage treatment room into three treatment rooms for shoulder, neck, and back massage within an existing massage establishment dba Perfect Health Center within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale) Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Condition No. 3 attached to Planning Commission Motion No. 17955 allowed extended hours of operation for the massage establishment from 10 a.m. to  10 p.m. seven days a week  for a one-year period, after which hours of operation were required to be reduced to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday unless the Zoning Administrator determines that the extended hours of operation may continue following an informational presentation to the Commission regarding the massage establishment's operation during the one-year period following the effective date of Motion No. 17955.  The hearing on Case No. 2010.0507C will also include an informational presentation to the Commission regarding the operation of the massage establishment during the past year.

Preliminary recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     Mr. Hu – representing the Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18200

 

19.       2009.0909D                                                             (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

253 PARKER AVENUE - west side between Geary Blvd. and Anza Street, Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 1086 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.01.22.0624 proposing to add one residential unit, construct a rear horizontal addition and construct a one-story vertical addition onto an existing two-story-over-basement, two-family house in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis: Abbreviated Discretionary Review

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

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of DR/oppose project:  Craig Jang – representing the DR Requestor and Greg Rice; In support of the project/oppose DR:  Representative of the Project Sponsor, John Berry – Project Sponsor, and Ruise Berry; Neutral:  Rose Hillson

ACTION:           The Commission did not take DR and approved the project

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

DRA No.:          0179

 

20a.     2009.1170DDD                                                              (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

35 LLOYD STREET (AKA 37-39 LLOYD STREET)- south side between Castro and Scott Streets, Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 1260 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.05.12.2282 proposing to construct a new four-story, two-unit building on a vacant lot in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

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

 (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of DR/oppose project:  Joe butler – representing DR requestors, Robert DeNunzio – DR Requestor, David Hale – DR Requestor, (Unclear name), Ann Telthorst, Elizabeth Rummer, Lenore Chinn, Michael Goglia, Sami Giddigui, Janis Mitchell, Susan Miller, Kenneth Catterlia, Malcolm Walker, and Sue Hestor – Representing the DR requestors; In support of the project/oppose DR:  Todd Mavis – representing the Project Sponsor, Harriett, Ian O’Banlon – Project Architect, Xavier Barrera, Harry Clark, Ted Loewenberg, Daniel Hernandez, Will Ajoy, Kevin Cheng, David Keck

ACTION:           Following hearing, the Commission continued this item to 12/2/10.  The public hearing will remain open.

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

 

20b.     2009.1170DDDV                                                        (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

                        35 LLOYD STREET (AKA 37-39 LLOYD STREET) - south side between Castro and Scott Streets, Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 1260 - Request for a rear yard variance pursuant to Section 134 of the Planning Code to construct a new four-story, two-unit building on a vacant lot with a non-complying 20’ wide, 2-story portion at the rear of the building that would extend 12’ into the required rear yard in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 20a

ACTION:           Following hearing, the Zoning Administrator continued this item to 12/2/10.  The public hearing will remain open.

 

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:

            Kenneth Ghaderi – re:  The DR process

 

Adjournment:   11:41 p.m.

 

Adopted:       October 28, 2010

 

 

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