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City and County of San Francisco

Septenber 22, 2011

 

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 22, 2011

12:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

 

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

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 12:10

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez – Zoning Administrator, Adrian Putra, Viktoriya Wise, Jon Swae, Sophie Hayward, AnMarie Rodgers, Kim Durandet, Aaron Hollister, Brittany Bendix, Ben Fu, Diego Sanchez, Corey Teague, Sara Vellve, and Linda 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.

           

1a.        2011.0063DV                                                                          (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

135 El Camino del Mar - south side between 25th Avenue and the western most entrance to the Presidio; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 1334 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.01.07.4358 proposing to legalize horizontal additions built without benefit of permit at the southeastern-most rear portion, along the east side and over the garage at the front of the single-family residence within an RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family, Detached), Scenic Special Sign District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from the Regular Meeting on May 19, 2011)

            NOTE: On May 19, 2011, following public testimony, the Commission continued to matter to September 22, 2011.  Public hearing remains open.

            (Proposed for Continuance to October 27, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

 

 

1b.        2011.0063DV                                                                         (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

135 El Camino del Mar - south side between 25th Avenue and the western most entrance to the Presidio; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 1334 - Request for Rear Yard and Non-complying Structure Variances pursuant to Sections 134 and 188 of the Planning Code to legalize additions built without benefit of permit at the southeastern-most rear portion, along the east side and over the garage at the front of the single-family residence.  A portion of the horizontal addition at the rear encroaches into the required rear yard within an RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family, Detached), Scenic Special Sign District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting on May 19, 2011)

FOLLOWING PUBLIC TESTIMONY, THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CONTINUED THE ITEM TO 9/22/2011.  PUBLIC HEARING REMAINS OPEN.

            (Proposed for Continuance to October 27, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

 

2.         2011.0165C                                                                            (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)    

2424 POLK STREET - east side between Filbert and Union Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 0525 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 723.21, 723.41, 723.42, and 303 of the Planning Code to convert a vacant retail space into a full-service restaurant with bar (d.b.a. Revo) and to allow a use size that exceeds 1,999 square feet in a one-story commercial building within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposed full-service restaurant with bar will contain approximately 2,500 square feet of floor area and will accommodate up to 49 patrons.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 14, 2011)

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

 

3.         2011.0812T                                                                  (J. Jaramillo: (415) 575-6818)

Japantown Special Use District Provisions [Board File No. 11-0768] - Japantown Special Use District Provisions [Board File No. 11-0768].  The Planning Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi, 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; and 2) making 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:  Pending

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

 

4.         2010.0367DDV                                                                (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

            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 July 14, 2011)

FOLLOWING PUBLIC TESTIMONY, THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CONTINUED THE ITEM TO 7/14/2011.  PUBLIC HEARING REMAINS OPEN.

NOTE:  Per the Zoning Administrator, the Variance case is no longer necessary due to changes made to the project in response to concerns from the neighbors.

 

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

 

 

5.         2011.0557C                                                                        (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

1300 26th AVENUE, southeast corner of Irving Street and 26th Avenue; Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 1780 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.83 and 303 to allow a wireless telecommunication services facility consisting of six panel antennas which will be façade and rooftop mounted to a six-story mixed-use building as part of AT&T’s wireless telecommunications network within an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-scale) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

NOTE:              Item 5 was pulled off the Consent Calendar and considered as the first item under the Regular Calendar

SPEAKERS:     Tedi Vriheas – AT&T representative, Lucy Kwang

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

MOTION:           18445

 

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.

 

6.         Consideration of Adoption:

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 8, 2011

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

 

7.         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 Moore:

I wanted to ask the Director, staff and the Mayor's Office to talk with us about the San Francisco foreclosures and how they are affecting the City overall. There was an article in the newspaper, and while we are very aware of how foreclosures are ravaging the rest of the Country, we live in a healthy City where foreclosures are not as noticeable. However, this particular article indicates there is more to be concerned about than what meets the eye. Perhaps the article over stated that, but perhaps there should be a discussion about it because many of the decisions we're making are affecting the City at all levels – support structures, etc.  We need to get a feeling about which neighborhoods are hit and which parts of the population are affected and geographically how it plays itself out would be very important for us to take into consideration. I ask the Commission to support me on this, and ask for such a presentation, or have somebody that can fill us in. The second thing is, on a much brighter note, there was a screening of a movie last night at the Kabuki Theater of a film shown at the Toronto Film Festival. Commissioner Fong was good enough to pass our names around. The name of the movie is "Urbanized." it is a phenomenal movie about cities worldwide talking about urban issues and how people in 40 cities across the world are attacking the broadest range of issues. We talk about it every Thursday, but how the rest of the world addresses these issues is inspiring. I hope the entire Planning Department and anybody interested in City urbanism, I would encourage to see this movie. Its mind blowing, wonderful and I cannot speak more about the experience of having seen it last night.

Commissioner Antonini:

One subject we frequently talk about is transportation, which is where much of what planning revolves around. I came upon a pictorial book with text on the MUNI and there are very many interesting things in that book. It was one of the Nation's first transportation systems. Most of the others were private until 1913. They did some really marvelous things, mostly by building tunnels in places like Stockton Street, and the cut through to allow street cars to move quickly to various neighborhoods.  An interesting statistic is that the daily volume of Muni is greater than BART and Golden Gate Transit.  It is probably a fact that the number of people to take Muni per day is astonishing. We're moving a lot of people on any given day. One interesting statistic is we have a portion of Muni , the metro system, It has six different lines, and two of those lines, I'm not sure which ones, each carry more volume individually than the entire Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority light rail system in the South Bay. There is one down there, but nobody rides it. The point of this exercise is to make the public aware and talk to your representatives at the State and Federal level and let's get funding where people use transit, and that is in San Francisco. Let's try to revive the spirit of what was done many years ago and explore the idea of more transit in its own right of way – the ability to move people quickly other than competing with traffic on the street were possible. That's a really interesting situation. We see on a day like September 11th when we had a game at Candlestick, we had a game that AT&T Park, we had Shakespeare in the park, and we had more than 120,000 people for those events alone. They did not ride Muni, but many of them did use public transport. 

Commissioner Miguel:

There was a noontime forum this week on middle-income housing. Our Director was one of the
presenters as well as Ted Egan, the City's Economist. They did go into what you were discussing. It was well attended, and it was very interesting. Also during the week, I met with people from the Armory. One of the Department noontime forums was on windows. We often get a subject that comes in front of us on replacement windows – which ones not to use, etc., so for me and many in the Department, it was relatively educational. Yesterday, I met with the Executive Medical Committee of St. Luke's.

Commissioner Sugaya:

I don't know if I missed it at the last update, but apparently the Academy of Art University is now in ownership of the former Culinary Institute Building. Are they supposed to be doing that? I guess you are not supposed to answer that. It is our understanding that further purchases -- I don't know what the situation is but it seems this needs to have some vetting somewhere. The other concern is I don't know what its historic status is, I did not look it up to see if it was a landmark or not, but the access to public spaces on the interior is a concern I would like to voice at this point.

Commissioner Borden:

We're always talking economic development opportunities here. There's an organization called the Urban Desolations. They help do workshop improvement programs and write business plans and help them be …  They have an event coming up called Blocks of Art. All of the different galleries and restaurants will be open and there will be art displays and the goal is to get people down to that neighborhood to see what is going on there. All of these new businesses have come in and some of them are struggling. They are struggling because people don' t think to go to Sixth Street where there are stories about crime in that area and this initiative as a way to get people down in the neighborhood and expose them to the vitality that exists and encourage people to come back. It is October 14th and it’s between Market and Howard on Sixth Street. I will make sure there are some e-mails.  But I want the public to know because we spend a lot of time on trying to improve neighborhoods in commercial corridors and there are neighborhoods where wonderful things are happening, but they need support.

President Olague:

A lot of them hire locally. A lot of them are really great places. I do want to share my
enthusiasm for the film "Urbanized."  We stuck around and answered questions after the second showing. There was a lot of enthusiasm from the audience. It was a really good crowd. I agree it should be mandatory. I was getting jealous when I was watching scenes from Bogota, Colombia and what they have done with bicycle lanes and sidewalks and roadways. I was looking at other cities and thinking why can't we do that here? Maybe we will hear from that -- maybe we will hear about that later on today.

Commissioner Moore:

I lost my train of thought. The Rapid Transit -- it was one of the things we were saying ourselves, it would be really fresh to grab onto projects that have proven to work across the world. That's what the movie is about and it is really inspiring.

Commissioner Antonini:

 I was able to tour an area of a future project that won't come before us until next year.
It is the San Francisco Overlook. It's a very interesting area in the Western part of San Francisco and I think everybody was able to see some of the beautiful things that have been done. There are trails up there that connect over there on a nice day, it's a great walk.

Commissioner Moore:

 I received calls regarding the Armory and people suggesting that we ask the Historic Preservation Commission to weigh in. It's a very difficult situation, particularly when preservation is normally not asked on this project, but I think we could ask for them to look at it and give us their thoughts.

President Olague:

I also received those e-mail from the owner of the Armory and from Commissioner Martinez, -- requesting our review.  I gave that request to the Department so that we have asked HPC to review that. We have already made that request.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

8.         Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

We are tentatively scheduling an informational hearing on November 17th with regard to their [Academy of Art University] purchase of the property. We have said repeatedly they are able to buy properties, but it is how we it is used and controlled through the permitting process. That is the situation we're in with the Academy at this time.

Just some scheduling announcements:  tomorrow I will be speaking at the Annual San Francisco Business Times Structures Breakfast at 8:00 A.M. along with the Mayor and several other speakers. I will be covering some Long-Range Planning projects along with the Central Core Plan we're getting underway. The Commission is off next week due to the Jewish Holiday and I will be taking a few days off at that time.  Bill Wycko will be in charge during that time.

 

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

 

 LAND USE COMMITTEE:

 

  • City Center Special Sign District.  This commission recommended approval of this SUD associated with a proposed Target store on Geary at its August 11, 2011 hearing.  At that time, you  recommended adoption of Supervisor Farrell’s Ordinance, with two modifications:
    • That the large freestanding sign on Masonic Avenue near O’Farrell be reduced in height from the proposed maximum of 35 feet in height to a maximum of 20 feet, and that the sign’s maximum width not exceed its current width.
    • That the four new projecting blade signs proposed for the Geary Street elevation be visually distinct from and subordinate to the existing blade sign on the structure.

At Monday’s Committee, Supervisor Farrell amended the Ordinance to include the second recommendation, but did not include the first recommendation pertaining to the max height of the free standing sign.  With the amendment, the Land Use Committee forwarded the Ordinance to the full Board for this Tuesday’s hearing. At the Tuesday meeting, the Board approved the Ordinance on first reading.

FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

  • Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings.  Commissioners, on July 14, you approved a policy document.  Since this action, staff has began using this to review projects, giving it the weight of design guidelines.  At your hearing you also recommended approval of an Ordinance that would implement the policy document.  Last week the Committee made two modifications:  First, they amended it to apply to city owned properties.  Second, they amended the controls on wind generation: removing a prohibition on vertical wind-generators in urban habitat zones and instead requiring review and monitoring of all wind-generators. Also, last week Supervisor Mar signed on as a sponsor.  This week Board President David Chiu asked to be added as a co-sponsor and the Ordinance was unanimously approved on first reading.
  • EN Code Revisions.  Commissioner’s you heard these Ordinances on June 23.  The Ordinances would amend the Zoning Map, the Planning Code and the Administrative Code.  Generally the Ordinances seek to correct errors and improve Code readability.  This week the Board approved this Ordinance on First reading, also unanimously.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTIONS:  NONE

 

 

Board of Appeals:

 

The Board considered one item that may be of interest to the Commission:

 

1727 Union Street (Brickyard)

The Board held their third hearing on an appeal of the building permit application for 1727 Union Street (dba Brickyard).  The Board previously heard the appeal on June 22, 2011 and August 10, 2011, and continued the item to allow the Permit Holder one final opportunity to meet with neighbors and submit modifications to the proposal to address neighbor concerns related to noise issues.  The Permit Holder submitted two alternatives. 

 

The first option involved permanently closing all but one of the five doors that provide access to the patio (the Commission's approval required two doors to be permanently closed and allowed two to be opened as weather permits).  The second option involved replacement of the doors with a wall and single door providing access to the patio.  The neighbors did not support either alternative. 

 

Inspector Granelli from the Entertainment Commission attended the hearing and discussed the sound readings that he took at the subject location and provided an informative overview of the noise ordinance.

 

The Board expressed their dissatisfaction with the Permit Holder and their efforts (or lack thereof) of working with the neighbors.  The Board also expressed concerns about the adequacy of the conditions imposed by the Commission and discussed (at length) possible alternatives.  The Board initially voted 3-2 to uphold the appeal and deny the permit; however, the motion failed because four votes are required to overturn a departmental action.  The Board ultimately voted unanimously to approve the permit with the condition that all but one of the doors be permanently closed and required the open door to be self-closing.

1731 15th Street (Group Housing)

As noted at previous meetings, last night the Board was to hear an appeal of a building permit application for a group housing use at 1731-15th Street.  Earlier this week, both parties (Permit Holder and Appellant) agreed to continue this item to December 14, 2011 (the last Board hearing of the year) in order to allow additional time for settlement discussions so the Board did not consider this item last night)

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

The Historic Preservation did meet yesterday. They had a couple of items before them for Review and Comment: Pier 36 – after discussion, they felt their prior letter containing their comments were not sufficiently responded to. This time, they suggested altering the MOA with language that the interpretive program should be created by a historian that meets the qualifications of the Secretary of Interior Standards; HPCs prior letter should also be re-sent; and it should be pointed out that the prior comments previously forwarded were not adequately addressed.  On the Natural Resources Area Management Plan: they approved sending a letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report to the Department’s Environmental Review Officer that highlights four points:  1) the mitigation measure under MCP7 is to involve a historical landscape architect; 2) ICP8 is a significant adverse impact; 3) when the programmatic aspects of the development occur, the historic resources should be evaluated by a landscape architect and historian that meet the qualifications of the Secretary of Interior Standards; and 4) that as these projects move forward it is anticipated that they will undergo the Section 106 (NEPRA) process for federal permits.  The letter should also point out that the commission could not agree on the integrity of Sharp Park. The commission also continued with its discussions of Articles 10 and 11. They discussed part of Article 11 at this meeting until time ran out.  They continued further discussion until their October 5th meeting.

 

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:     Tony Trieu, Dr. John D. Konse, Dr. Michael Harnett, Joyce Kamps, Francisco Oropeza

                        Re: CPMC

                        Sue Hestor

                        Re: CPMC and conditions of Mission Street buses

                        D.J. Brown

                        Re: 311 and 312 notifications

 

F.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

Item 10 followed item number 5.

10.                                                                                                        (V. WISE: (4150 575-9049)

                        MTA’s SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY STRATEGY - Informational Presentation -      This presentation will provide an overview of MTA’s work on sustainable mobility and climate action strategy.  The presentation will include information on MTA’s sustainability goals, mobility strategies for various modes, and examples of current projects,

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 14, 2011)

Preliminary Recommendation: None Requested

 

SPEAKERS:     Timothy Papandreou – MTA

ACTION:           Informational only. No action required

 

11.        2005.1004MTZR                                                         (J. Swae: (415) 575-9069)

Glen Park Community Plan Informational Presentation - Staff briefing on Glen Park Community Plan including overview of Plan recommendations in areas of land use, transportation and open space.  This informational presentation is preparation for a public hearing to consider initiating actions required to approve the Glen Park Community Plan, including initiating amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Maps, tentatively scheduled on October 6th, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: None Requested

 

SPEAKERS:     David Lokeef, Nicolas Dewar, and Carolyn Deacy

ACTION:           Informational only. No action required

 

12.        2011.0710T                                                                    (S. Hayward:  (415) 558-6372)

Amendments to the Planning Code to Regulate Alcoholic Beverages in Bowling Alleys in the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict [Board File No. 11-0767] -  The Planning Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Kim, amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section 249.60 to: 1) permit bowling alleys in the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict to serve alcoholic beverages; and 2) making 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:  Approval with modifications.

 

SPEAKERS:     Simmons Peterson, Allan Holt, Molly Bradshaw, and George Rush

ACTION:           Approved as amended to include single screen theaters

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

RESOLUTION:   18446

 

13.        2011.0707T                                                                    (A. Rodgers:  (415) 558-6395)

Reconstruction of Buildings Damaged or Destroyed by Fire or Acts of God [Board File No. 11-0590] - The Planning Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance sponsored by Supervisor Cohen that would amend the San Francisco Planning Code. This Ordinance would amend Section 181(d) to: 1) provide a process for the reconstruction of buildings damaged or destroyed by fire or acts of God; 2) provide a retroactive operative date of August 1, 2009; and 3) making 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: Approval.

 

SPEAKERS:     Jim Reuben

ACTION:           Approved per staff recommendation

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

RESOLUTION:   18447

 

14.        2008.1395X                                                                  (K. Durandet:  (415) 575-6816)

1501 15TH STREET - southwest corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street, Lot 054 of Assessor’s Block 3553 - Request for Large Project Authorization and exceptions pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134 and 329.  The subject property is in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District, and a 58-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposed project would replace a vacant lot (formerly a gas station) with a 58 foot high, five-story, 66,043 square foot, mixed-use building consisting of 40 residential units (16 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom) and approximately 9,681 square feet of ground-floor commercial use.  The building would provide 39 off-street parking spaces at the basement level with access to the underground parking garage on 15th Street.  The project would provide approximately 3,187 square feet of common outdoor space and 2,917 square feet of private open space with an exception for rear yard requirement pursuant to Planning Code Section 134.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 14, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without a hearing, continued to 10/6/11

AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

 

15.        2010.1083C                                                                    (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

2041 LARKIN STREET - west side of Larkin Street between Vallejo Street and Broadway, Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 0572 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 303 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of up to six antennas located inside an existing church steeple along with equipment located in an internal room.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 1 Site (Preferred Location – Public Structure Site) within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Tedi Vriheas , AT&T representative, Albert Yates, Bryan Caston, Rev. Dorsey O. Blake, Jason Pulido, Martha Soultier, Felix Litman, Lilly Lee, Jasmin Lim, Renee Haley, Laura Albert, Hanna Jewett, Donald David, Caroline Palla, Julie Wong, Marta Silvia Solotar, Evelyn Fung Carlon, Trevor Kroop, Lesliede Taillandier, Uwe Gabel, Azikiwe Aboogye, Ekeoma Igboegwu

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, and Sugaya

ABSENT:          Moore

MOTION:           18448

 

16.        2010.0681C                                                                        (B. BENDIX:  (415) 575-9114)

275 VALENCIA STREET - east side between 14th Street and Clinton Park; Lot 091 of Assessor’s Block 3532 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, and 303, for an expansion of an existing Religious Institution (Annunciation Cathedral) to replace the existing surface parking lot with a new 50-foot tall and 31,218 square-foot cathedral building with a dome extending to a height of 68-feet and containing 12,718 square-feet of assembly space and 18,530 square feet of underground parking with 58 off-street parking spaces within an NCT-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District, 50-X Height and Bulk District, and the Market & Octavia Area Plan.  

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     John Goldman, project Architect

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18449

 

17a.      2011.0079CV                                                                              (B. Fu:  (415) 558-6613)

2495 HARRISON STREET - northeast corner of Harrison and 21st Streets, Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 4084 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.4(a) and 303 to allow the establishment of a community facility located in the front building with no exterior alterations and d.b.a. “The Seed Fund for the Studio for Urban Projects”  within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project also includes rear yard and off-street parking Variance requests to be reviewed and determined by the Zoning Administrator. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Richard Johnson – Project Sponsor and Architect, Brett Gladstone – Attorney for project sponsor

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18450

 

17b.      2011.0079CV                                                                             (B. Fu:  (415) 558-6613)

2495 HARRISON STREET - northeast corner of Harrison and 21st Streets, Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 4084 - Request for Rear yard and Off-Street Parking Variance under Planning Code Sections 134 and 151 to allow the construction of a new single-family dwelling in the required rear yard and without the required off-street parking space within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project also includes a Conditional Use to allow the establishment of a community facility located in the front building with no exterior alterations and d.b.a. “The Seed Fund for the Studio for Urban Projects”.

 

 SPEAKERS:    Same as those listed for item 17a

ACTION:           ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CLOSED PUBLIC HEARING AND GRANTED THE VARIANCE

 

18.        2011.0382C                                                                      (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

1575 South Van Ness Avenue - northeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street, Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 6571 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 703.4 and 303 to establish a 4,725 square foot retail use (d.b.a. AutoZone) identified as a Formula Retail use within the Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Ken Allen, Ted Groger, Paul R. Johnson, John Arts

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18451

 

19.        2011.0270C                                                                        (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

539 BRYANT STREET - southwest corner of Bryant and Zoe Streets; Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 3776 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 817.73 and 303, to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of 12 panel antennas and associated equipment on the roof of an existing 4 story office building with a Location Preference 4 (Preferred Location – Industrial or Commercial Structures) as part of the AT&T wireless transmission network within the Service/Light Industrial (SLI) District and 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Tedi Vriheas – AT&T representative

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18452

 

20.        2011.0464C                                                                       (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

2904 24TH STREET - north side between Alabama and Florida Streets, Lot 014B in Assessor's Block 4207 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 727.42, to allow an approximately 1,440 square foot “Full Service Restaurant” (d.b.a. El Tomate) in the 24th Street – Mission NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District, 45-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Martin Kirkwood – representative of Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18453

 

21.        2010.0367DD                                                                    (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

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, House, Two-Family) 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 July 14, 2011)

Note: On March 17, 2011, following testimony, the Commission continued this item to 7/14/2011.  Public hearing remains open.

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of DR (oppose the project):  DR Requestor, Michael McCabe, Carl Passero, Joan Varney, Gabriel Prod, Lucy Gomez, Rob Besso, Rochelle Kimball, Marsha Kimball, Terry Milne, Joe Buttler; In support of the project:  Greg – representing the Project Sponsor, and Mr. Aqualino – property owner

ACTION:           The Commission did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project as proposed

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

DRA:                0227

 

22.        2010.1104D                                                                        (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

124 - 128 Fillmore STREET  - southeast corner of Germania and Fillmore Streets; Lot 021 in Assessor’s Block  0868 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.06.22.0907, proposing to construct separate stair and mechanical penthouses on the roof of the three-story building and change the building's use from three residential units to group housing pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.2, within the RTO (Residential, Transit Oriented) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     In support of the project:  David Neil – Project Sponsor, Brett Gladstone – representative of Project Sponsor, Jack Su, David Ochroch, Dean Preston, Dr. Thomas Conroy, Jason Feinberg, Lawrence Skaggs, Josh Lundell, and William Lindsa; In support of DR (oppose the project): Deborah Stott, Steve Holt, Philip Serras, Kathleen Strauner

ACTION:           Motion to not take Discretionary Review and approve as proposed

AYES:              Olague, Antonini, and Fong

NAYES:            Miguel, Moore, and Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden

RESULT:           Motion failed

FINAL ACTION: In the absence of a successful substitute motion, the project is approved as proposed

DRA:                0228

 

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))

 

SPEAKERS: Joyce Kamps

                     Re: CPMC

 

Adjournment:     8:24 PM

                        In Memory of Leroy Looper

 

Adopted: October 6, 2011

Last updated: 10/18/2011 2:26:18 PM