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July 14, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 14, 2011

1:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Fong, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:   Borden

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez – Zoning Administrator, Kimberly Durandet, Andrea Contreras, Sara Vellve, Erika Lovejoy, Teresa Ojeda, Kate Conner, Kimberly Durandet, Andrea Contreras, Sara Vellve, Erika Lovejoy, Teresa Ojeda, Kate Conner, Corey Teague, Anmarie Rodgers, Kevin Guy, Ben Fu, Jonas Ionin – Acting Commission Secretary

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 1:20 PM

 

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.         2011.0165C                                                                            (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 June 2, 2011)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 22, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

 

2a.        2010.0367DDV                                                                 (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, Two-Family House) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.          

Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 17, 2011)

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

                (Proposed for Continuance to September 22, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

 

2b.        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 March 17, 2011)

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

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 22, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

 

            3.                                                                                                     (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,

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 22, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

                                   

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

 

4.         2010.1070C                                                                 (K. Durandet:  (415) 575-6816) 

580 VALENCIA STREET - west side of Valencia Street between 16th and 17th Streets–Lot 011 of Assessor’s Block 3568 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 726.41 to add a bar to a previously existing full-service restaurant (d.b.a. Slanted Door Restaurant) within the Valencia Street NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) District, Mission Alcohol Beverage Special Use Sub-district, and a 55-X Height and Bulk District.  If granted, the Conditional Use Authorization would allow the applicant to seek a Type 47 License from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This license would permit the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for on-site consumption in association with the restaurant. Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved with Conditions

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18402

 

C.         REGULAR CALENDAR             

                                               

5.         2010.0420ECTZ                                                          (A. CONTRERAS: (415) 575-9044)

3151 – 3155 SCOTT STREET - southwest corner at Lombard Street, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0937 - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed conversion of a building formerly used as a 29-room hotel (d.b.a. King Edward II) to a group housing use with up to 24 affordable group housing units for transitional age youth between the ages of 18 and 24, one manager’s unit (25 units in total) and rooms for programmatic needs (1,856 sf), with minor alterations to the building’s façade.  The 3,436 sf project site  is within the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and is proposed for rezoning as the "Lombard and Scott Street Affordable Group Housing Special Use District". Enlargement of the building is not proposed.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

 

SPEAKERS:     Charles Holden, Howard Squires, Brook Simpson, Chernan Ball, David Greenfield, Christina Stout, Michelle Ameni, Lydia Ely, Patricia Vaughey, Mark Solomon, Ariel Underlighter, Gail Coleman, Sarah Jones.

ACTION:           Preliminary Negative Declaration Upheld

            AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

            NAYES:            Antonini

            ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18403

 

6a.        2010.0420CETZ                                                     (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

3151 – 3155 SCOTT STREET – southwest corner at Lombard Street, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0937 – Consideration of a proposed ordinance introduced by Supervisors Chiu, Avalos, Kim, Mar, and Mirkarimi requesting Rezoning and Text Amendments to the Planning Code and Zoning Map to establish the Lombard and Scott Street Affordable Group Housing Special Use District (SUD) in association with the proposed group housing project pursuant to Planning Code Sections 302 and 306. The Planning Code Text Amendment would establish the Lombard and Scott Street Affordable Group Housing SUD by adding Planning code Section 249.55. The SUD would increase the allowed group housing density from 16 group housing units as permitted per Planning Code Sections 208 and 712.92 to 24 group housing units and one manager's unit for a total of 25 units, and exceptions to the rear yard, open space and exposure requirements for a project with an affordable housing component for transitional age youth between the ages of 18 and 24. The Zoning Map Amendment would establish the Lombard and Scott Street Affordable Group Housing SUD at Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0937 on Zoning Map Sheet SU02.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

SPEAKERS:     Gail Gillman, Molly Wam Brown, Rob Gitten, Ed Melendez, John J. Chatman, Felicia Fugate, Taylor Brown, Thomas Starkweether, Vanessa Warri, Konstantin Chuykov, James Banks, Jose Luis Mejia, Ukoma E. Pitts, Sarah Karlinsky, Rev. Norman Fong, Virginia Freeman, Mark Salomon, Patricia Vaughey, Maria Gonzalez, Marc Slutzkin, Masha Chryank, Gabriel Haaland, Dr. Amy Bacharach, Gabriella Bruce, Ann Cochrane, Steve Itammond, Lori Brooke, Alan Silverman, Frank Hung, Jennifer Tate, Charles Bibbalaman, Anita Feiger, Jennifer Hailer, Brad Paul, Kathie Lowry, Charlie Dicky, Michael Strunsky, John Millar, Ariel Ungerleider, C harna Beiell, Howard Squires, Pamela Squires, Greg Daniels, Carletta Jackson, Rob Gifin, Anthony Galleta, Lydia Ely, David Elliott-Lewis, Wendy Langley, William Campbell, Manuel Flores, Jonathan Kitchen, C.E. Stout, Lara Tannenbaun, Tracy Walder, Michelle Mammini, Michael Hindus, C.S. Holden, Jennifer Harrigton, Miles Winder, Kathleen Casela, Ann Kieve, David P. Bancroft, George Merijohn, Michael Williams, Steven Shum, Charlie Castro, Brooke Sampson, Kat Anderson, Adam Palahoff, Jacob Moody, Geoof Wood, Tim Colen, Dr. Karen Jones-Mason, Ramie Dare, David Greenthal, Evelyn Stivers, Jennifer Smith, Kim Regan, Serena Schiller, Alex Cotton, Nancy Leavens, Sherilyn Adams, Jaimie Cruz, Joseph Figone, Robert Barcelli

ACTION:           Adopted

            AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

            NAYES:            Antonini

            ABSENT:          Borden

RESOLUTION:   18404

 

 

6b.        2010.0420CETZ                                                                 (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

3151 – 3155 SCOTT STREET – southwest corner at Lombard Street, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0937 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 303 to convert a building formerly used as a 29-room tourist hotel (d.b.a. King Edward II) to a group housing use with up to 24 affordable group housing units for transitional age youth between the ages of 18 and 24, one manager’s unit (25 units in total) and rooms for programmatic needs, with minor alterations to the building’s façade, within the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District, the proposed Lombard and Scott Street Affordable Group Housing Special Use District (SUD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Enlargement of the building is not proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 6a.

ACTION:           Approved with Conditions

            AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

            NAYES:            Antonini

            ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18405

 

4:00 PM

 

7.         2010.0182TU                                                                   (E. Lovejoy: (415) 575-9026)

Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings - The Planning Commission will consider two items: 1) a draft policy document titled "Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings" and 2) a proposed Ordinance that would amend the Planning Code to implement the proposed policy document. The actions 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 Bird-Safe Building Standards; 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: Approval with modifications of a draft Resolution recommending approval of amendments to the Planning Code and adopting a Commission policy document titled "Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings".

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 26, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     David Anderson, Lynne Stein, Lisa Welch, Jennifer Scarlett, Eddie Bartly, Norrie Lieden, Nancy Smith, Anne Lowe

ACTION:           Approved with modifications

            AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

            NAYES:            Antonini

            ABSENT:          Borden

RESOLUTION:   18406

 

8.                                                                                                       (T. OJEDA: (415) 558-6251)        

            SAN FRANCISCO SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE AND CHANGE SINCE 2000 - Staff will report on data from the Census Bureau, focusing on the 2005-2009 American Community Survey (ACS).  The annual ACS replaced the decennial Census “long form” and includes detailed socio-economic statistics such as household composition, income, poverty, educational attainment, occupation, and commute to work.  Annual ACS data is aggregated into five-year estimates to replicate Census sampling.  The 2005-2009 ACS is the first five-year estimate released and provides the most current socio-economic profile of the country.  Changes since the 2000 Census for select demographic and housing characteristics will be presented for San Francisco overall and by supervisorial districts; employment and commute to work will also be discussed.  Census 2010 data will be used when available.  Preliminary Recommendation: Informational presentation only. No action required

 

ACTION: Informational. No action required

 

9.                                                                                                (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)                                       

Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program - Consideration of Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program policy to authorize the Zoning Administrator to administratively allow entitled projects with an affordable housing requirement to modify the method of compliance from on- or off-site rental units to payment of the http://commissions.sfplanning.org/cpcpackets/file.pdf fee and from the Affordable Housing fee to an on-site alternative.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt policy

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Adopted

            AYES:              Miguel, Antonini, Fong, Sugaya

            ABSENT:          Olague, Borden, Moore,

MOTION:           18407

 

 

10.        2011.0296C                                                                       (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

2196 3RD STREET (aka 638 19TH STREET) - west side at the northern corner of 19th Street, Lots 031-051 in Assessor's Block 4044 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to modify the existing project's original motion of approval (No. 16400) to allow the two existing on-site affordable units to convert from rental to ownership units in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District, 68-X Height and Bulk District, and the Life Science and Medical Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 9, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Tui Catalano

ACTION:           Approved with Conditions

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18408

 

11.        2011.0639T                                                                    (A. Rodgers:  (415) 558-6395)

Clement and Geary NCD Controls - The Planning Commission an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code Sections 263.20, 712.1, 716.1, and 781.4 to: 1) allow eating and drinking uses as principally permitted uses in the Inner Clement and Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial Districts if the total street frontage dedicated to such uses does not exceed 30% and as conditionally permitted uses if the total street frontage dedicated to such uses exceeds 30%; 2) remove the prohibition on large fast-food restaurants and prohibit formula retail pet supply stores and formula retail eating and drinking establishments in the Geary Boulevard Fast-Food Subdistrict; 3) make video stores a principally permitted use on the ground floor in the NC-3 and the Inner Clement and Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial Districts; 4) permit a height increase of five feet to permit tall ground-floor ceiling heights in the 40-X and 50-X Height and Bulk Districts in the NC-3 Zoning District along Geary Boulevard from Scott Street to 28th Avenue; and 5) 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

 

SPEAKERS:     Supervisor Mar, Elizabeth McKinnley, Andrew Junius, John Toja, Susan Leary, Debbie Lerman, Anna Teal, Debra Lowe

ACTION:           Approved with modifications

            AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Fong

            NAYES:            Moore, Sugaya

            ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18409

 

12.        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 Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 23, 2011)

 

 

SPEAKERS:     Peter Patel, Architect, Arbin Dire, Andy Thornton, Mark McDonald, Rick Walton, Raul Ramendez, Andy Flores

ACTION:           Approved with Conditions

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18410

 

13.        2011.0298X                                                                               (B. Fu:  (415) 558-6613)

399 Fremont Street - northeast corner of Harrison and Fremont Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 3747 - Request under Planning Code Sections 309.1, 825 and 827 to allow a time extension for a previously approved project within the RH DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) District with a 85/400-R Height and Bulk Designation. The approved proposal was to construct a new residential project in a 400-foot building that would consist of approximately 452 dwelling units, up to 238 off-street parking spaces, and for the granting of exceptions to allow greater than one parking space for every two dwelling units under Planning Code Sections 151.1(d) and 309.1(b)(1)(b), for reduction of the dwelling unit exposure requirements under Planning Code Sections 140 and 309.1(b)(1)(d), and to provide exceptions to the separation of towers requirement under Planning Code Sections 270(e) and 309.1(b)(1)(a). 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Andrew Junius, Sue Hestor

ACTION:           Approved with Conditions

            AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Moore, Sugaya

            RECUSED:       Fong

            ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18411

 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without a hearing, continued to 9/22/11

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

            ABSENT:          Borden

 

                                               

D.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

15.        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.

 

None

 

E.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

16.        Director’s Announcements

 

I just want to let you know, about couple things related to the Duboce Park Historic District, there is a walking tour on the Saturday, July 16th, from 10:00 -11:30 am at the park, there is also a kick up meeting of the historic district proposal on the 18th at Harvey Milk School, in the park at 6:30 pm.  Also related to Rincon Hill, there is a Rincon Hill Streetscape Master Plan meeting in the neighborhood on the 19th at 6:00 pm at Eurcarist Church.

           

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

 

None

 

F.         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. Massive EIR documents

 

G.         PUBLIC COMMENT

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception.  When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment.  In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

 

(1)  responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2)  requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3)     directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.  (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

 

Adjournment: 9:50 PM

 

Adopted: October 6, 2011

 

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

 

                                       

 

CPC RULES AND REGULATIONS                                                          July 28, 2011

- Proposed Adoption of Amendments (proposed by the Commission)

 

NOTE: Hearing dates listed above may be tentative. This notice is not final public notification, but is intended to inform interested parties about up-coming items.

ALWAYS VERIFY THAT ANY ITEM OF INTEREST IS SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING ON THE FINAL PUBLISHED CALENDAR FOR THAT DATE.

 

 

 

 

 

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