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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 17, 2011

10:30 AM

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.

 

 

10:30 AM   _________

 

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.         2009.1163E                                                                            (D. LEWIS: (415) 575-9095)

17th and Folsom Park - north side of 17th Street between Folsom and Shotwell Streets; Lot 18 in Assessor’s Block 3571 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would subdivide the 60,925-square-foot parcel, which is currently a 219-space surface parking lot, and construct a 34,300-square-foot neighborhood park that would front on 17th, Folsom, and Shotwell Streets. No structures, including restrooms, are proposed. The remaining 26,625 square feet of the lot would remain in its current use. The project site is located within the Eastern Neighborhoods Rezoning and Area Plans, a Public Use District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold the Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Proposed for Continuance to April 14, 2011)

           

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.

 

2.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of Thursday, February 3, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of Thursday, February 10, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of Thursday, February 10, 2011

 

                                                                                                     (L. AVERY:  (415) 558-6407)

3.         COMMISSION’S RULES & REGULATIONS – The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss and consider amending its Rules and Regulations that could include, but is not limited to, establishing parameters for the length of its public hearings; consider amendments to the public’s requests for blocks of time; consider possible amendments for the submitting of documents; and consider other concerns of Commissioners.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 3, 2011)

 

4.         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.

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

5.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

7.                                                                                             (J. RAHAIM: (415) 558-6411)

Governor Brown’s Proposed Elimination of Redevelopment Agencies

 

D.         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.

 

1:30 PM

 

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

 

8.         2010.1095C                                                                        (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

2323 MARKET STREET - south side between 17th and Noe Streets; Lot 030 of Assessor’s Block 3563 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 721.41, and 790.22, to allow wine and beer service (i.e. the addition of a bar) for customers of the existing retail jewelry store (dba D&H Sustainable Jewelers) within the Upper Market Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

F.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

                       

9.         2006.0422MTUZE                                                            (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

Executive Park Amended Subarea Plan - Informational Hearing on the proposed amendments to the Executive Park Subarea Plan of the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan:  The 71-acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area is a subarea of the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, just east of U.S. Highway 101 and along the San Francisco/San Mateo County boundary.    The amended Subarea Plan (Plan) would establish objectives and policies to create a vibrant, predominately residential neighborhood and would address land use, streets and transportation, urban design, community facilities and services, and recreation and open space issues.  In association with the Plan amendments, proposed design guidelines would be established for buildings, streets, pathways, and parking, as well as “green building” approaches.   These amendments are being proposed in association with two development proposals that would include up to 1,600 dwelling units and other associated uses in approximately thirteen buildings.   

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required.

 

10.        2010.1080C                                                                           (S.Young: (415) 558-6346)

311 DIVISADERO STREET - west side between Oak and Page Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 1218 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 711.24 and 303 of the Planning Code to add an ‘outdoor activity area’ to an existing full-service restaurant (dba Ragazza) located within the rear yard of a three-story hotel (dba The Metro Hotel) within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to add an outdoor dining area with tables and chairs to accommodate up to 20 restaurant patrons on a 240-square foot patio within the rear yard of the hotel. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

           

            11.        2011.0048D                                                                          (S.Young: (415) 558-6346)

82 - 6TH AVENUE - east side between the Presidio and Lake Street; Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 1353 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.05.28.3473, proposing to (1) construct a three-story rear addition and (2) modify the facade and roof form of a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling within the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

 

12.        2009.0229D                                                                        (A. Starr: (415) 558-6362)

2709 LARKIN STREET - west side between Francisco and Chestnut Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0477 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.10.19.3380, proposing to expand an existing roof deck over a non-conforming garage at the rear of a three-story-over-basement, one-unit residential building within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

            13a.      2009.0173DV                                                                  (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

353 SAN JOSE AVENUE - east side of San Jose between 25th Street and 26th Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 6531 - 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. 2007.12.12.0285 to construct a four unit multifamily building as the replacement structure within an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

            NOTE: On December 16, 2010, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to February 10, 2011 by a vote of (+6 -0).  Commissioner Fong was absent. Public hearing remains open.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 10, 2010)

 

            13b.      2009.0173DV                                                                  (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

353 SAN JOSE AVENUE - east side of San Jose between 25th Street and 26th Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 6531 - Request for Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134 and 140, to not provide a code complying rear yard at the ground level or above where a rear yard of 34 feet 8 inches is required and to not provide dwelling unit exposure for two units for construction of a four unit building within an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

            NOTE: ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CONTINUED THE MATTER TO FEBRUARY 10, 2011.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 10 2010)

 

14.        2010.1044X                                                                                  (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

45 LANSING STREET - south side of Lansing Street on a through lot that also fronts Harrison Street, between First and Essex Streets, Lot 059 in Assessor’s Block 3749 -Request under Planning Code Sections 309.1, 352, 825 and 827 to allow modification and re-entitlement of a project approved under Motion No. 17397 within the RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) Zoning District and 65/400-R Height and Bulk District.  The proposal would increase the number of dwellings from 227 to 320 and number of parking spaces from 227 to 265, and require a determination of compliance under Planning Code Section 309.1, including exceptions to allow greater than one parking space for every two dwelling units, provide off-site open space in lieu of on-site, and allow dwelling units without Code-required exposure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

 

15a.      2010.0367DDV                                                                           (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

54-62 Peralta Street - Requests for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application Nos. 2009.1231.4050 and 2009.1231.4052 proposing to construct two new three-story, two-family dwellings on two adjacent down-sloping lots, in a RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family House) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.          

Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Not Take Discretionary Review and approve as proposed.         

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 3, 2011)

 

15b.      2010.0367DDV                                                                          (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

54-62 Peralta Street - Request for off-street parking Variance pursuant to Planning Code Section 242(e)(4) for the proposed construction of two new three-story, two-family dwellings on two adjacent down-sloping lots, in a RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family House) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 3, 2011)

 

            6:00 PM   

 

16.        2007.0903MTZUU                                                          (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815) 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) Community Facilities Plan, (2) Transportation Plan, (3) Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative ("TIHDI") Agreement, (4) Disposition and Development Agreement, (5) Design Review and Document Approval Procedure, (6) Interagency Cooperation Agreement, and (7)  Sustainability Plan.  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 service, civic, and institutional uses.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Presentation-No action requested

 

 

 

 

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:

 

 

*** Notice of PROPOSED Future Agenda Items  ***

 

                                       

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

 

TREASURE ISLAND (Joint Hearing w/the Treasure Island Authority)  April 7, 2011

- Adoption of GP, Zoning Map and Planning Code Amendments

 

EXECUTIVE PARK                                                                                  April 7, 2011               

- Initiation of GP Zoning Map and Planning Code Amendments

 

CPMC                                                                                                   April 21, 2011

- Informational

 

EXECUTIVE PARK                                                                                       May 5, 2011

- Certification of EIR, Adoption of GP, Zoning Map and

   Planning Code Amendments

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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