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Public Hearings 
 

October 20, 2011 - Special Hearing

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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, October 20, 2011

10:00 AM

Special 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.

10:00 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.         2011.0207C                                                                     (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

112 - 7th STREET - southwest corner of Mission and 7th Streets, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 3727 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 816.73 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of 6 panel antennas and associated equipment on the roof of an existing tourist hotel with a Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location) as part of the T-Mobile wireless transmission network within the Service/Light Industrial / Residential (SLR) Zoning District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:

                        (Proposed for Continuance to January 14, 2012)

 

E.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

2.                                                                                                      (k. guy: (415) 558-6163)

676 Howard Street - north side between New Montgomery and Third Streets, Lot 028 of Assessor's Block 3722; and 935 Folsom Street - south side between Fifth and Sixth Streets, Lot 140 of Assessor's Block 3753 - Consideration of a Resolution of Intent to Initiate an amendment to "Map 2 - Fire Facilities Plan" within the Community Facilities Element of the General Plan to delete the reference to the property at 676 Howard Street as a Fire Facility, and to add a reference to the property at 935 Folsom Street as a Fire Facility.  The requested action is associated with the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which would relocate the existing Fire Station No. 1 from the property at 676 Howard Street to a new facility located at 935 Folsom Street. 

 

3.         2011.0701C                                                                            (S.Young: (415) 558-6346)

545 IRVING STREET (FORMERLY 555 IRVING STREET ‘RETAIL #1’) - southeast corner of Irving Street and 7th Avenue; Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 1761 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 178(e)(2) and 303 to modify the conditions of a prior conditional use authorization under Case No. 2009.1048C (Motion No. 18014) to extend the hours of operation of an existing wine bar (d.b.a. Inner Fog) in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

 

4.         2011.0290C                                                                        (S. Vellve: (415) 558-6263)

180 REDWOOD STREET and 540 VAN NESS AVENUE - southeast corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues and Redwood Street; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 0766 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.6 and 303, to allow AT&T Mobility to locate up to eight (8) WTS panel antennas in faux vents on the roofs of two separate structures and related equipment in a building basement of the two-and-three-story commercial buildings (containing a Chevy's restaurant and US Bank), within a RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and 130-V Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 4 (wholly commercial structure).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5.         Commission Comments/Questions

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

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

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

6.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

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.

 

E.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

                         

8.         2011.0563C                                                                        (S. Vellve: (415) 558-6263)

1625 POST STREET - southwest corner of Post Street and Laguna Street; Lot017 in Assessor’s Block 0700 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 249.31, 712.83 and 303, to allow AT&T Mobility to locate up to twelve (12) WTS panel antennas and related equipment in a new mechanical penthouse the roof of a hotel (Kabuki Hotel, four story portion fronting Laguna Street), within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District, the Japantown Special Use District and 50-X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 4 (wholly commercial structure).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

9.         2011.0406C                                                                        (S. Vellve: (415) 558-6263)

389 - 9th AVENUE - northwest corner of 9th Avenue and Geary Boulevard; Lot035 in Assessor’s Block 1441 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 303, to allow AT&T Mobility to locate up to twelve (12) WTS panel antennas on an existing penthouse and related equipment on the roof of the building (PG&E telephone switching facility), within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District, and 40- X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 1 (publicly-used structure).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

F.         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: 10/14/2011 10:00:50 AM