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Public Hearings 
 

April 21, 2011 - Regular Meeting

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 21, 2011

3:00 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 9:30 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.

 

 

 

3:00 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:                                                     

                        President:                                 Christina R. Olague

                        Vice-President:                          Ron Miguel

Commissioners:                        Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

NOTE:  The Commission’s Order of Business has been altered to accommodate its unusual hearing schedule today.  

 

A.         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

 

1.         2010.1040D                                                                        (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 Demolition Permit Application No. 2007.12.12.0282 to demolish an existing single family dwelling 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: This Case 2010.1040D and Case No. 2009.0173DV were originally heard on December 16, 2010 and continued to March 17, 2011.  On March 17, 2011 the Zoning Administrator granted Variance Case No 2009.0173V, the Planning Commission approved Case 2009.0173D and the Planning Commission intended to act on Case 2010.1040D.

 

B.         REGULAR CALENDAR

 

2.         Consideration of Adoption:

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 13, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 3, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 7, 2011

 

3.         2006.0428C                                                                   (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

                        2401 16TH STREET - south side between Bryant and Florida Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3965 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134, 175.6(e)(1), 215(a) and 303 to allow new construction of a 4 story 40 foot tall building containing 12 dwelling units and 12 off-street parking spaces utilizing its Eastern Neighborhoods Pipeline Status to elect to conform to the controls under the M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the 50-X Height and Bulk District, while conforming to Articles 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2.5, as amended by the Eastern Neighborhoods Controls, or requesting Conditional Use authorization to seek relief from those amended Articles.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of April 14, 2011)

           

 

 

 

 

C.         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.

 

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

 

4.         2008.0968E                                                                     (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and the block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075 - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Review. The North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project would involve vacation (closure) of a 195-linear-foot portion of Mason Street to vehicular traffic, landscaping improvements in the Mason Street right-of-way, construction of an 8,500-square-foot branch library on the 701 Lombard Street parcel and a portion of the right-of-way, demolition of the existing library at 2000 Mason Street, excavation, renovation and reorganization of the playground features, and rezoning of the 701 Lombard Property from North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial), Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, and North Beach Special Use District to P (Public) and from 40-X to an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.  The project would result in a total net increase of approximately 3,200 sf of library floor area and about 12,010 sf of new open space.  The 701 Lombard Street property (0074/001) is located within the North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, North Beach Special Use District, and the 40-XHeight and Bulk District.  The 2000 Mason Street property (0075/001) is located within the P (Public) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and the OS Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR.

            NOTE: the public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. 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.

 

E.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

5a.        2008.0968ERZ                                                                (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075 - Consideration of Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project would involve vacation (closure) of a 195-linear-foot portion of Mason Street to vehicular traffic, landscaping improvements in the Mason Street right-of-way, construction of an 8,500-square-foot branch library on the 701 Lombard Street parcel and a portion of the right-of-way, demolition of the existing library at 2000 Mason Street, excavation, renovation and reorganization of the playground features, and rezoning of the 701 Lombard Property from North Beach NC Neighborhood Commercial), Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, and North Beach Special Use District to P (Public) and from 40-X to an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. The project would result in a total net increase of approximately 3,200 sf of library floor area and about 12,010 sf of new open space.  The 701 Lombard Street property (0074/001) is located within the North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, North Beach Special Use District, and the 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The 2000 Mason Street property (0075/001) is located within the P (Public) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and the OS Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings

 

5b.        2008.0968ERZ                                                                (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075 - Consideration of a Motion making General Plan consistency findings pursuant to San Francisco Charter § 4.105 and  San Francisco Administrative Code § 2A.53 and making a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding the consistency of the Zoning Map Amendments and Street Vacation and related actions for the North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project with the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The Resolution of Intent for Street Vacation and Order of Street Vacation were co-introduced by Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor David Chiu and are identified as Board of Supervisors File No. 11-0314 and 11-0316.  The Ordinance for Zoning Map Amendments was co-introduced by Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor David Chiu and is identified as Board of Supervisors File No. 11-0312. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings

 

5c.        2008.0968ERZ                                                                (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075  - Request for a Zoning Map Amendment pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 for the property at 701 Lombard Street (0074/001) to amend Sheet ZN01 of the Zoning Map to change the Zoning District from North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial) to P (Public) and remove the subject property  from the Telegraph Hill - North Beach Residential Special Use District and the North Beach Special Use District and to amend Sheet HT01 of the Zoning Map to change the Height and Bulk District from 40-X to OS (Open Space) for the North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project or other public use and for purposes of consistency with the adjacent Public and Open Space zoning designation of the Joe DiMaggio Playground.  The Ordinance was co-introduced by Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor David Chiu and is identified as Board of Supervisors File No. 11-0312.  The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending these Zoning Map Amendments to the Board of Supervisors; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend approval with modifications to the Board of Supervisors

 

F.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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.

 

G.         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.

 

H.         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:

 

 

Last updated: 4/15/2011 12:58:54 PM