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June 23, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 23, 2011

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:  Miguel and Borden

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT: 12:14 PM

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim -  Director of Planning, Dan Sider – Acting Zoning Administrator, Erika Lovejoy, Corey Teague, Rick Crawford, Adrian Putra, Michael Jacinto, Kevin Guy, Susan Exline, Aaron Hollister, Erika Jackson, Sharon Lai, Kirsten Dischinger, and Linda D. 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.         2011.0399C                                                                             (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

401 GROVE STREET - southwest corner at Gough Street, Lot 036 of Assessor’s Block 0808 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow development on a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet, and to approve a Planned Unit Development, with specific modifications of Planning Code regulations regarding rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, bay window dimensions, and height measurement, within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and the 40-50-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct a new five-story mixed-use building containing approximately 63 dwelling units, 5,000 square feet of ground floor commercial uses, and 37 off-street parking spaces within an underground garage.  In 2008, a Conditional Use Authorization and Planned Unit Development were approved for the property for the construction of a new building containing 61 dwelling units, 10,000 square feet of ground floor commercial uses, and 39 off-street parking spaces. The project to be considered on June 23, 2011 includes a modified program of uses and a revised design.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Modifications

                        (Proposed for Continuance to July 14, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Moore, and Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden, Fong, and Miguel

2.         2011.0238C                                                                               (S. Lai:  (415) 575-9087)

2390 MARKET  STREET – northeast corner of Market and Castro Streets, Lot 015 in Assessor’s Block 3562 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 721.83 to establish a new wireless telecommunication services facility by adding nine antennas and associated equipment within the existing clock tower of a retail building with a maximum height of 38 feet tall, as part of AT&T’s wireless telecommunications network within the Upper Market Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and 65-B Height and Bulk District.  

Preliminary Recommendation:

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden, Fong, and Miguel

 

B.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing

           

3.         2010.0182T                                                                        (E. LOVEJOY: (415) 575-9026)

INTENTION TO INITIATE COMMISSION-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED TO A PROPOSED PLANNING COMMISSION POLICY FOR STANDARDS FOR BIRD-SAFE BUILDINGS  - Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code. The amendments are intended to a) reduce building-related hazards for San Francisco’s resident and migrant bird species; b) establish consistent building standards for creating bird-safe buildings; and c) provide certain exemptions from these requirements. The proposed Ordinance would amend the Planning Code to create a new Section, 139 Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings; and would amend other sections, including Section 145.1; and adopting findings, including environmental findings, Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code and schedule a public hearing on or after July 14, 2011 to consider the amendments.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden, Fong, and Miguel

MOTION:           18383

 

Item 4 FOLLOWED #10 AND 16

4.         2011.0250C                                                                      (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

1453 VALENCIA STREET - east side between 25th and 26th Street, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 6530 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a 1,350 square foot massage establishment (d.b.a. La Nee Thai Massage Therapy) in the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) Zoning District and 55-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

MOTION:           18391

 

5.         2011.0364D                                                                (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1333 JONES STREET - west side between Clay and Washington Streets; Lot 036 in Assessor’s Block 0215C - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(e), of Building Permit Application No. 2011.03.30.3104, proposing to merge two owner occupied dwelling units in a condominium building into one owner occupied unit and reduce the number of units in the building from 129 to 128.  Both units are now and will remain occupied by the owner and their family in the RM-4, Residential Mixed High Density District and 40X Height and Bulk District

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     None

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

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden, Fong, and Miguel

DRA:                0220

 

6.         2011.0212C                                                                         (A. Putra:  (415) 575-9079)

2109 MARKET STREET (aka 210 Church Street) - southwest corner of Market and Church Streets, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 3543 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 703.3, and 303 to allow a formula retail use (d.b.a. Good Feet) selling custom arch support insoles within the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, and a 40-X/50/55-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden, Fong, and Miguel

MOTION:           18384

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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

 

7.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June, 2, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 9, 2011

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden, Fong, and Miguel

 

 

8.         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 Antonini:

Last night I went to the movies on Van Ness at the AMC Theater, and decided to take a walk and have dinner in the neighborhood.  The area along Middlepoint, where we walked was kind of troubling.  Maybe we just hit a bad night.  There was a lot of vacancy, a lot of people with challenges, not in very good condition.  This is just something important that we need to note.  This is an area that needs help, and whatever we can do to increase the revitalization of that area we will be good to find out what is going on in that area.

Secondly, yesterday there was a decision on a item that we had before us in the past:  it was 800 Presidio and it ended up in appeals and did not sustain what the Commission had approved which was a higher structure, and the only comment I have on that is, well I am not a believer that the District’s Supervisor should have ultimate authority in his or her District, as to what is going on there.  But I feel we worked with District Supervisors on planning issue and often we come up with some good suggestions and compromises that address impact and mitigate them for their neighborhood and still get the project approved.  I am hoping that we will be able in the future to have success working with the District Supervisors.  I think that one was a little unfortunate but we will just see what happens in the future.

Commissioner Olague:

We’ve had a lot of success working with the Supervisors and we can name several of them, including our work to some extent with Supervisor Alioto-Pier on this project.  We have been working with her office for a number of years.  We also talked to Supervisor Farrell. I think the three of us had a three way conversation with them.  I hope in the future, we continue to work for the greater good of the City.

I attended a Neighborhood Network meeting last Friday.  It was a good meeting, but I forgot my notes.  I will bring them next week, because there were several issues that came up.  One was they are wondering when the comments and responses for CPMC will be released and if there will be a fair amount of time for the public to review those documents before the hearing.

Director Rahaim:

On that issue I’ve asked staff to allow at least 30 days.  Normally you get two weeks in advance of the hearing to review comments and responses.  We don’t know when exactly the final hearing date will be established, but as soon as we know we will make sure the public knows – at least a month in advance.

Commissioner Moore:

Could I ask a question with respect to the last comment including the Director’s responses:  since some of us will use the August time to be away, I hope that responses are not coming out then and be counted in that time; time when we will not be physically here.  I hope that will be taken into consideration.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

9.         Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

Last week, I believe Commissioner Moore asked about the recent legislations that have been proposed regarding redevelopment law.  I talked to Director Fred Blackwell this week.  There was a report in the Examiner yesterday that was pretty accurate.  The bottom line is that there are two pieces of legislation on the Governor’s desk regarding Redevelopment Agencies.  They are related: 1) would eliminate the agencies as he has proposed several months ago.  The deadlines are not clear a this point; 2) essentially would an exemption to that, that would allow some agencies to maintain their activities, but would require them to pay the State - pay their local school districts back for the funds that are used in redevelopment thru tax increase and financing.  As you recall, under redevelopment law and the State, the State has to fill the gap that the tax increment takes from the school districts, and that is the money that the Governor is interested in, and trying to see it return to the State.  So the second piece of legislation would allow the agencies to continue under that condition that money is returned to the school district. In that case, for the SF Redevelopment Agency that is something like $24 million dollars.  Whether they can come up with those funds is not exactly clear at this point.  And it is also not clear what the Governor is going to do.

The second thing I want to report to you is that I attended last night for the first time in a long time if not ever the Western Soma Task Force Planning Group meeting.  Of course they have been meeting for many years, but as we are getting closer to the completion of the EIR and bringing the plan in front of you, I wanted to have more intense conversation with them about several issues.  The recent stabilization policy was the topic of interest/discussion last night as well as some other issues that have come up in that neighborhood.  I intend to attend more of their meetings in the coming months as the plan gets close to adoption.   We are tentatively scheduled to bring it to you as an informational item in early September.

 

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

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

BUDGET COMMITTEE:

§  On Monday, the Budget and Finance Committee heard the Annual Salary and Appropriation Ordinance for many Departments, including Planning.  Director Rahaim presented a summary of our budget, which included accomplishments from this year, projects for next year, and summary of our $24.5 Million budget request for next year.  On Monday, the department had not reached agreement with the Budget Analyst's recommendations.  Next Monday June 27th, the department will return to the Committee and anticipates reaching agreement with the Budget Analyst in order to finalize the department's FY11-12 budget.           

LAND USE COMMITTEE:

§  BF Various Executive Park.  This week the Land Use Committee considered amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map that would enable mixed-use development in an area that had been zoned for suburban style office and hotel development.  Commissioners, you heard this item on May 5th at which time you recommended approval with modifications to enable the relocation of one tower one block towards the east.  An addendum to the EIR was completed to assure no new impacts were created prior to the hearing.  Last week, the Committee made amendments changing proposed Planning Code text regarding the tower location.  This week the Committee forwarded the Ordinances as amended.

§  BF 110268 2451 Sacramento.  The Committee also heard a Ordinance for this address that would change the zoning for this address from (RM-1) to Upper Fillmore Street NCD.  You recommended approval of this action on February 24 of this year.  Without either public comment or Board comment, this item was forwarded with a recommendation for approval.

§  BF 110277 Vintage Signs.  This week the Land Use Committee considered amendments to the Planning Code introduced by Supervisor Campos that would allow for more types of signs to be covered under the historic sign ordinance, you heard this item on June 2 at which time you recommended approval with modifications.   Supervisor Campos incorporated your recommendations into the proposed legislation and chose the word “vintage” to replace the word “historic.”  The item, as amended, was continued until next week’s Committee hearing.

 

FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

§  BF 110482 Misc. Code Amendments.  On August 5, 2010, the Commission recommended approval of the technical modifications to the Planning Code.  As the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission are continuing in their dialog about historic preservation issues, all modifications related to historic preservation have been removed at the request of the Planning Commission President.  This week the Board approved the Ordinance on first reading.

§  Housing Element.  On Tuesday, the Board considered the draft Housing Element.  For this item, the Board has already heard the appeal of the EIR and upheld the CEQA document with a 8-3 vote.  This week, the Housing Element passed on final reading.

§  BF 101350 Parking in SoMa and Mission Bay.  This proposed Ordinance sponsored by Supervisor Kim on April 28 would revise parking, use, and street frontage in the Western SoMa area to conform to more contemporary policies in San Francisco.  The Commission’s April 28 recommendations were incorporated into the Ordinance. This week the Board approved the Ordinance on Final Reading.

§  Two Appeals of 800 Presidio/Booker T Mixed Use Development.  Both appeals were filed by Steve Williams and residents of the area. 

 

On the CEQA appeal the major points argued by the appellant included that: an alleged “preapproval” of the project had occurred; there were issues of land use compatibility; and that the analysis of historical resources, in particular were not sufficient.  The Department clarified that funding from the MOH in no way impedes the City’s discretion to disapprove the project; the neighborhood was transitional as described by the Commission and not as described by the appellant “a small-scale 100% residential community;” and lastly that EIR found that the project would not adversely affect this potential district because the Center itself is not architecturally significant and is outside of any potential historic district. 

 

For the CU appeal, the appellants contended that the project was not consistent with the General Plan and they pointed to select policies from the Urban Design Element. Staff countered that contrary to appellant statements decision-makers must base their findings on consistency with the entire GP.  While individual policies may at time conflict the final decision is whether the project is on balance, consistent with the Plan.  The Commission had considered the plan in relation to not only the Urban Design Element but also the Transportation, Housing, and Community Facilities Elements.  And in this case the Commission found the project consistent with the General Plan and necessary or  desirable and compatible. 

 

After the presentations and public comment the District Supervisor, Supervisor Farrell, made comments that he intends to apply CEQA fairly and that he found the EIR to be adequate and accurate.  With his lead statements, the Board upheld the EIR unanimously.  On the CU appeal, the Board again upheld your CU authorization unanimously.  The vote on the SUD, however, was different.  Supervisor Farrell led with a summary of his efforts to find compromise and concluded that all neighbors had agreed to support a 45’ building.  With this he moved to amend the SUD to allow only 45’ instead of the Commission approved 55’ project.  Supervisors Wiener, Elsbernd, and Carmen Chu joined him in this motion to amend the SUD.  The motion fell short of the 6 votes needed to amend the SUD.  On the final vote of the SUD, only Supervisors Farrell and Carmen Chu voted against the 55’ recommended by the Commission.  So, the project as you approved it remained intact after Tuesday’s hearing.

 

INTRODUCTIONS: 

  • BF 110768 Japantown Special Use District Provisions.  Supervisor Mirkarimi introduced an Ordinance that would amend the Planning Code to Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section 249.31 to: 1) prohibit a Medical Service Use or a Business or Professional Service Use on the Ground Floor in the Area Zoned NC-2 in the Japantown Special Use District.
  • BF 110767 Alcoholic Beverages in Bowling Alleys in the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict.  Supervisors Kim and Wiener introduced an Ordinance that would Ordinance amend the Planning Code to Planning Code Section 781.8 to  permit bowling alleys in the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict to serve alcoholic beverages.
  • BF 110777 Prohibiting Demolition of Residential Buildings.   Supervisors Mar, Avalos, Campos, Mirkarimi and Kim introduced a proposed initiative ordinance to be submitted to the voters at the November 8, 2011, election entitled "Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 317 to prohibit the demolition of residential buildings containing 50 or more housing units."  This has been assigned to a hearing at the Rules Committee.

 

 

Board of Appeals:

Last night, the Board of Appeals heard one case of interest to the Commission - 1787 Union Street (dba The Brickhouse).  The subject project (outdoor patio at front of a restaurant) was before the Planning Commission as a DR on January 20, 2011.  At this hearing the Commission unanimously approved the project with conditions, including limitations on seating, hours of operation and the number of doors that could remain open to the outdoor seating area. The Board of Supervisors did hear and rejected a CEQA appeal on the project earlier this spring.  Yesterday, the Board of Appeals heard the matter and believed that additional measures could be adopted to address neighbor concerns regarding noise.  The Board voted to continue the item to August 10, 2011, with direction to the Permit Holder to investigate alternative methods for addressing the noise issues including, but not limited to, changing the operation of the doors to the patio.

 

HISTORIC PRESERATION COMMISSION:

No meeting this week

 

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.

 

            SPEAKERS: Sue Hestor

                                  Re: Paperless record retention policy

 

F.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

11.          2009.0291EKMRSXZ & 2010.0275EKMRSZ     (M. JACINTO/ K. GUY: (415) 575-9033/ 558-6163)

151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS -
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Expansion and Fire Station No. 1 Relocation and Housing Project – Informational Hearing. The project sponsor, SFMOMA, proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78) and relocate Fire Station No. 1 from its existing 676 Howard Street location (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 28) to
935 Folsom Street (Assessor Block 3753, Lot 140). The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 35,000-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street (Block 3753, Lot 27), demolition of the existing 12,000-square-foot, 2-story-with-mezannine Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street, and vacation of a 115-by-30-foot land-locked portion of Hunt Street located between 151 Third and 670 and 676 Howard Street to accommodate the museum expansion. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third site, on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way to house the museum’s expanding art collections, and to create galleries to display the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection. The proposed expansion would connect to the existing museum and accommodate expanded gallery, public and support spaces, a publicly-accessible renovated ground-floor, expanded restaurant, a new Howard Street entrance, and a relocated ticketing area on the second floor with galleries and support spaces on the floors above. The existing building at 935 Folsom Street (formerly used for apparel manufacturing and commercial laundry, currently vacant) would be demolished, the site subdivided, and a new 15,000-square-foot, 2-story plus mezzanine replacement fire station would be constructed on the northern portion of the parcel fronting Folsom Street. At-grade parking would be provided for 15 vehicles on the site. On the southern portion of 935 Folsom Street, a 4-story, approximately 43-foot-tall residential building would be constructed comprising up to 13 residential units and 10 off-street parking spaces in the building’s basement level. The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. 670 Howard Street is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I/500-I Height and Bulk District. 676 Howard Street is located in a P (Public) and a 320-I/500-I Height and Bulk District. The 935 Folsom Street parcel is located in a MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) Use District and an 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District, and the SOMA Youth and Family Special Use District. The projects are subject to the California Environmental Quality Act and would require a determination of compliance with the Downtown Plan; vacation of Hunt Street and conveyance to SFMOMA; rezoning of 676 Howard Street from P to
C-3-S; amendment of the Disposition and Development Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency; lot merger; rezoning of 935 Folsom Street from MUR to P; lot subdivision; design approval for a new public building (Arts Commission); and demolition and building permits.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only; no Commission action.

 

SPEAKERS:     Sue Hestor

ACTION:           Informational presentation – no action

                                                                       

12.        2010.0641M                                                                       (S. EXLINE; (415) 558-6332)

2011 RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE ELEMENT UPDATE - Consideration of a Resolution of intention to initiate amendments to the San Francisco General Plan. Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3, consideration of a Resolution of intention to initiate an amendment to the San Francisco General Plan, a proposed revision of the Recreation and Open Space Element. At the hearing, the Planning Commission may consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan, and schedule a public hearing to consider adopting the proposed General Plan amendment.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Arthur Feinstein, Sue Hestor

ACTION:           Initiated with informational hearing schedule

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden, Fong, and Miguel

RESOLUTION:  18385

 

13a.      2011.0089CVX                                                                         (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH  STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously approved Conditional Use authorization. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Tay Via and Sue Hestor

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

MOTION:           18386

 

 

 

13b.      2011.0089CVX                                                                        (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously granted Variance. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 13a

ACTION:           Acting Zoning Administrator Sider closed the public hearing and approved the extension of the performance period for an additional three years requiring the project sponsor to draft a maintenance plan

 

13c.      2011.0089CVX                                                                        (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previous Determination of Compliance with Planning Code Section 309. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District. Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Arthur Feinstein and Sue Hestor

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

MOTION:           18387

 

14.        2011.0293C                                                                    (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

430 Bush Street - north side between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 0270 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 227(i) and 303 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of 11 antennas and associated equipment mounted on the rooftop of the subject building.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 2 Site (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) within the C-3-R (Downtown, Retail, Commercial) Use District and an 80-A130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     AT&T Representative

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, and Moore

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

REDDDDDDDD                                                RECUSED:       Sugaya

MOTION:           18389

 

 

15.        2011.0008C                                                                       (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

450 HARRISON STREET - corner of 1st Street, Lot 031 of Assessor’s Block 3748 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 827.31, 303, and 890.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 9 new “dual band” antennas and 5 new equipment cabinets on the rooftop of the existing 3 story “Sailor’s Union” building which is approximately 75 feet tall.  The project site is within a RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) Zoning District and a 85/400-R Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is part of a wireless transmission network operated by AT&T on a Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     AT&T Representative

ACTION:           Approved

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

MOTION:           18388

 

16.        2008.1218C                                                                               (S. LAI:  (415) 575-9087) 

70 Gold Mine Drive - north side, cross street Diamond Heights Boulevard, Lots 033 and 034 in Assessor’s Block 7520 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 157, 204.5, 209.1, 303 and 317, to demolish a single-family house and a detached garage, to merge lots 033 and 034, to construct three new dwelling units, and to allow one parking space above the amount allowed as –of-right, within the RH-1 Zoning – Residential House, One Unit per Lot and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Cindy Reutter, George Tsang, Scott Davis, and Patrick Carroll

ACTION:            Approved as amended to address paving material and a foliage barrier on 28th Street

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

MOTION:           18390

 

5:00 PM

 

            17.        2011.0559TZ                                                                         (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

INTENTION TO INITIATE DEPARTMENT-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE, ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, AND ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS RELATED TO EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS - Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Administrative Code, and Zoning Map. The amendments are intended to a) improve the City’s ability to implement the goals, objectives, and policies of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, b) make technical corrections to the Code, c) update land use tables in the Eastern Neighborhoods, d) clarify language for affordable housing tiers and the use of historic buildings in the UMU District, e) clarify permitted modifications for Large Project Authorizations in the Eastern Neighborhoods. Planning Code sections proposed for amendment include Sections 102.5, 121.8, 134, 135, 140, 145.1, 145.5, 151.1, 157.1, 207.1, 218, 227, 231A, 249.36, 249.37, 249.38, 329, 352, 411.3, 419.2, 419.5, 423.5, 607.2, 726, 734, 734.69, 734.69A, 734.69B, 735.1, 735.69, 735.69A, 735.69B, 736.69, 736.69A, 736.69B, 781.5, 803.3, 803.8, 803.9, 814.31, 814.49, 840, 841, 842, 843, 890.49, 890.54.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Administrative Code, and Zoning Map, and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved initiation

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

RESOLUTION:   18392

 

            18.        2011.0105T                                                                 (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)           

Amending Planning Code Inclusionary Housing controls to Add New Alternative in Market and Octavia Plan Area  [BOS FILE NO. 11-0085] - Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 415.5 to provide for a new land dedication alternative in the Market and Octavia Plan Area in lieu of payment of the Affordable Housing Fee; and adding Section 415.10 to provide for the requirements of such land dedication; 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 Supervisor Dufty, 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 June 9, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Peter Cohen

ACTION:           Approved with suggestions to the Board that they look at the 40%

                                                                        AYES:              Olague, Antonini, Fong, Moore, and Sugaya

                                                                        ABSENT:          Borden and Miguel

RESOLUTION:   18393

 

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))

 

None

 

Adjournment: 5:36 P.M.

 

Adopted:          August 11, 2011

 

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