To view graphic version of this page, refresh this page (F5)

Skip to page body
  • go to google translator
  • contact us
Public Hearings 
 

February 17, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 17, 2011

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; 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:                                 Christina R. Olague

                        Vice-President:                          Ron Miguel

Commissioners:                        Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; 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.         2010.0628C                                                                   (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

2740 Mission Street - west side between 23rd and 24th Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 3643 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 703.4, 736.24 and 303 to establish a full service restaurant (dba Pollo Campero) identified as a formula retail use with an outdoor activity area not contiguous to the front property line within the Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District with a 80-B Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2011)

 

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

 

2.         2010.1035C                                                                       (M. Woods:  (415) 558-6315)

3157 - 3161 FILLMORE STREET - west side between Greenwich and Pixley Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0515 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c) and 725.42, to expand the existing small self-service restaurant (dba Pizza Orgasmica) into an adjacent vacant retail space and convert the operation to a full-service restaurant within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

3.         Commission Comments/Questions

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

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

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

4.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

E.         GENERAL PUBLIC 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.         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.

 

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

 

6.         2010.0003CV                                                                                          (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

519 ELLIS STREET/430 EDDY STREET - 519 ELLIS STREET - south side between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 0334; and, 430 EDDY STREET -` north side  between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 0334 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for two previously approved Conditional Use authorizations, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to extend the performance period for an additional three years for two previously approved companion projects that would demolish two existing surface parking lots and construct two five-story buildings containing a total of 46 affordable dwelling units for senior citizens. The subject properties are within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) Zoning District, the 80-T Height and Bulk District, and the North of Market Residential Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 13, 2011)

NOTE: On January 13, 2011, following public testimony, the Commission passed a motion of intent to disapprove the request by a vote of (+6 -1) Antonini voted against.

 

H.      REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

            7.         2010.0571T                                                                        (D. Sánchez:  415.575.9082)

Amending Planning Code Controls for Urban Agriculture  [BOS FILE NO. 10-1537] - Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 102.34 to define urban agriculture, including neighborhood agriculture and urban industrial agriculture, and amending Sections 204.1, 209.5, 227, 234.1, 234.2, and Articles 7 and 8 to regulate such uses in various zoning districts; and making various findings including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 101 and 302 findings, and General Plan consistency findings.  The Commission will consider the proposed Ordinance, introduced by Mayor Gavin Newsom and now sponsored by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu, which would amend the Planning Code as described with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 10, 2011)

 

 

8.         2010.0831C                                                                        (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

255 12TH STREET - northwest corner of 12th Street and Kissling Street, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 3516 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 816.73 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of twelve panel antennas on an existing parking structure. The antennas are proposed in Location Preference 4 (Preferred Location - Industrial/Commercial Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services Siting Guidelines, as part of the AT&T telecommunications network within the Service/Light Industrial Residential District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

9.         2010.0894C                                                                          (S. Young: (415).558-6346)

4308 GEARY BOULEVARD - north side between 7th and 8th Avenues; Lot 057 in Assessor’s Block 1439 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 712.54 and 303 of the Planning Code to convert vacant commercial tenant space (formerly occupied by a beauty salon) with approximately 720 square feet of floor area into a massage establishment (dba Geary Health Center) on the second floor of the three-story, commercial building within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

10.        2011.0032D                                                                    (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

235 FRANCISCO STREET -  south side between Stockton Street and Grant Avenue; Lot 065 in Assessor’s Block 0054 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010 1109 4560, proposing to convert 47 square feet of the existing third floor balcony to an enclosed sunroom and replace the existing spiral stairs with a new spiral stair at the rear of a three-story, one-unit residential building within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

11.        2010.0556D                                                                  (A. Hollister: (415) 575-9078)

1500 GRANT AVENUE - northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Union 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 December 2, 2010)

 

12.        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 December 2, 2010)

 

13.        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 December 2, 2010)

 

            14.        2009.1029C                                                                  (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1268 LOMBARD STREET - north side between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 015 of Assessor’s Block 0500 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.1 and 303, to allow the construction of four dwelling units on the subject lot at a dwelling unit density ratio of to one unit per each 1,000 square feet of lot area within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project includes new construction of a four-story, four-unit building on a vacant lot approximately 4,700 square feet in area.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Condition

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

15a.      2010.0001D                                                                  (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

45 GRATTAN STREET - south side between Cole and Belvedere Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor’s Block 1280 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Demolition Permit Application No. 2010.01.08.4446, proposing to demolish a two-story, single-family residence within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

15b.      2010.1152DDDD                                                          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

45 GRATTAN STREET - south side between Cole and Belvedere Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor’s Block 1280 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Building Permit Application No. 2010.01.08.4443, proposing to construct a new four-story, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Three separate requests for Discretionary Review have also been filed by members of the public against the replacement project.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2011)

 

6:00 PM    Although the following case might be heard after 6:00 p.m., it will not be heard       prior to 6:00 p.m.

 

16.        2007.0903                                                                 (D. Alumbaugh: (415) 558-6601)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - INFORMATIONAL ONLY - Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 1939 - Informational  presentation to provide an overview regarding the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment Project and associated components including: (1) Redevelopment Plan and Land Use Plan, (2) Design for Development document, (3) Phasing Plan, and (4) Housing Plan and associated Transition Housing Rules and Regulations. The project proposes approximately 8,000 dwelling units, 140,000 square feet of retail uses, 100,000 square feet of commercial office space, 500 hotel rooms, 300 acres of open space, and various public services, civic, and institutional uses.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Presentation Only

 

I.          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:

 

*** Notice of proposed Future Agenda Items ***

 

 

TREASURE ISLAND

- Informational                                                                                     February 17, 2011

                                                                                                               & March 3, 2011

 

2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                             

- Informational                                                                              February 24, 2011

- Consideration of a Resolution of Intent to Initiate

  General Plan Amendment

 

2004 & 2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                         March 24, 2011

- Certification of the Final EIR 

 

2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                                   March 24, 2011

- Consideration of a Resolution amending

   the San Francisco General Plan

 

Planning Commission Rules & Regulations                                      March 3, 2011

-          Consider establishing parameters for length of hearings

-          Review rules for blocks of time & consider amendments

 

CPMC                                                                                                March 10, 2011

- Informational            

                                      

NOTE: Hearing dates listed above may be tentative. This notice is not final public notification, but is intended to inform interested parties about up-coming items.

ALWAYS VERIFY THAT ANY ITEM OF INTEREST IS SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING ON THE FINAL PUBLISHED CALENDAR FOR THAT DATE.

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 4/15/2011 1:54:42 PM