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Public Hearings 
 

December 1, 2011

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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, December 1, 2011

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice-President:  Ron Miguel

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

Hisashi Sugaya

 

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.

 

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

And

The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

 

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION

 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

 

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing.  Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA  94103-2414.  Comments received by 9:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing.  Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.  For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.  When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at:  linda.avery@sfgov.org

 

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

 

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM.  If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing.  Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings:  There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

 

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

 

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D.  Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

 

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

 

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Requests for American Sign Language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing.  A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings.  Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice).  In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice).  Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats.  If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

12:00 PM   _________

 

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.         2011.0726C                                                                        (S. Vellve:  (415) 558-6263)

1188 FRANKLIN STREET - southeast corner of Geary and Franklin Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0714 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 303, to allow AT&T Mobility to locate up to nine (9) WTS panel antennas flush mounted to the building’s exterior and related equipment on the roof of a four-story office building occupied by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale)  District and 130-E Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 3 (wholly commercial structure).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to December 8, 2011)

 

2.         2010.0791C                                                                        (S. Vellve:  (415) 558-6263)

900 BAKER STREET - northwest corner of Turk Street and Saint Joseph’s Avenue; Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 1118 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 303, to allow T-Mobile to locate up to five (5) WTS panel antennas within three existing church cupolas and related equipment at the St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, within a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 1 (publicly-used structure).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to January 12, 2012)

 

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.         2011.0308D                                                                (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1430 LARKIN STREET - east side between California and Sacramento Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0249 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(f), of Building Permit Application No. 2009.1216.3365, proposing to legalize the conversion of a dwelling unit on the second floor of a residential hotel into two residential hotel units within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

 

 

4.         2011.0966C                                                                          (M. Smith: (415) 558-6322)

1509 SLOAT BOULEVARD (A.K.A LAKESHORE PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER) - south side between Everglade and Clearfield Drives, Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 7255 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 703.4 and 303 to establish a new, formula retail, coffee shop (d.b.a. “Peet’s Coffee & Tea”) in the 900 square-foot tenant space occupied by “Tully’s Coffee” in the Lakeshore Plaza Shopping Center.  The site is located within a NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center) District, the Lakeshore Plaza Special Use District, and a 26-40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:     Approval with Conditions

 

5.         2011.1116C                                                                         (E. Watty:  (415) 558-6620)

700 FILBERT STREET (AKA 1811 POWELL STREET) - at the intersection of Columbus Avenue, Via Bufano, and Powell Street; Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 0090 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c), 722.69A, and 790.93, to allow a “Self-Service Specialty Food” establishment (d.b.a Victoria Pastry) within the North Beach NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District), the North Beach SUD (Special Use District), the Telegraph Hill – North Beach Residential SUD, the North Beach Limited Financial SUD, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

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 November 3, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 10, 2011

 

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.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

8.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

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.

 

F.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

10.        2011.1067C                                                                            (E. Watty:  (415) 558-6620)

1529 POLK STREET (AKA 1630 CALIFORNIA STREET) - west side between California and Sacramento Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 0643 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c), 303(i), 703.4, 723.40, and 790.102, to allow a “formula retail use” (d.b.a Sherwin Williams) within a vacant commercial tenant space. The Subject Property is located within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

11.        2011.0716C                                                                          (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

259 BROAD STREET - south side between Capitol and Orizaba Avenues; Lot 052 of Assessor’s Block 7114 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 303 to modify the conditions of approval placed on the existing residential care facility in Motion No. 14958, Case No. 1999.644C, to allow for the construction of a one-story vertical addition that would add rooms for a caretaker’s unit to the existing facility, located within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

                       

12a.      2010.0860D                                                                      (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

183 BREWSTER STREET - east side between Joy Street and Esmeralda Boulevard; Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 5577 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.25.3191, proposing to construct a new single-family home on a  vacant lot in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review Analysis

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 3, 2011)

 

12b.      2010.0858D                                                                         (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

187 BREWSTER STREET - east side between Joy Street and Esmeralda Boulevard; Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 5577 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.25.3192, proposing to construct a new single-family home on a  vacant lot in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review Analysis

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 3, 2011)

 

12c.      2010.0801D                                                                      (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

191 BREWSTER STREET - east side between Joy Street and Esmeralda Boulevard; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 5577 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.25.3193, proposing to construct a new single-family home on a  vacant lot in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review Analysis

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 3, 2011)

 

13.        2011.0861DD                                                                      (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

2478 43RD AVENUE - east side between Taraval and Ulloa Street; Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 2383 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.09.29.1880, proposing to construct a two-story rear horizontal addition and a one-story vertical addition to an existing two-story single-family dwelling, resulting in a three-story, single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

            14.        2011.0817D                                                                         (A. PUTRA: (415) 575.9079)

4366 26TH STREET - north side between Diamond and Douglass Streets; Lot 016B in Assessor’s Block 6556 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.02.23.0805, proposing to construct a horizontal rear extension at the first floor level and add a new basement level at the rear (below the proposed first floor extension) to an existing two-story, single family building within the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

5:00 PM

 

15.        2010.0016E                                                                           (D. LEWIS: (415) 575-9095)
BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION
- Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is proposing to renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility, an approximately 9.4-acre public sports field facility located at 1500 John F. Kennedy Drive, along the western edge of Golden Gate Park. The Athletic Fields currently include four grass turf athletic fields surrounded by an 8-foot-tall metal chain link fence, an approximately 25,320‑square-foot, 50‑space asphalt parking lot (including one disabled-accessible space), a restroom building, and a cargo container being used as a maintenance shed. The project would include replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of play time available on the athletic fields. With project implementation, the project site would remain in its current use as an athletic field complex within an urban park. The project site is located in a Public Use District, a Coastal Special Use District, and an Open Space Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

 

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:

 

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