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December 8, 2011 - Regular Meeting

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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 8, 2011

1:00 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 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.

 

 

1:00 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.         2011.0304DV                                                                            (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

147 ANDOVER STREET - east side between Powhattan and Eugenia Avenues; Lots 024 in Assessor’s Block 5647 - Requested Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.10.21.3547, proposing to change the roofline at the rear of the subject building and construct a new rear deck and stair on the existing single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (Residential, House – One-Family) Zoning District and the Bernal Heights Special Use District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to January 26, 2012)

 

2.         2011.1064C                                                                   (S. Hayward: (415) 558-6372)

2800 SLOAT BOULEVARD - north side of Sloat Boulevard, between 46th and 47th Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 2515 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303(e), to add two years to the validity of the previously approved Conditional Use Authorization for the proposed project originally approved November 13, 2008 under Case No. 2005.1066C. The project includes the demolition of three existing commercial buildings and a 34-space parking lot, and the construction of three new mixed-use, five-story, 60-foot-tall buildings totaling approximately 120,000 gross square feet (gsf) over a 112-space subterranean parking structure and a one-story approximately 1,000 gsf commercial building. The project would include 56 dwelling units, approximately 23,000 gsf of ground-floor commercial uses including an open-air market. The three existing commercial buildings on the project site proposed for demolition include a retail shop (Aqua Surf Shop), restaurant/café (John's Ocean Beach Café), and a motel (Robert's Motel). The project site is within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district, 100-A Height and Bulk district, and the Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 10, 2011)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 26, 2012)

 

3.         2007.0310C                                                                         (B. BENDIX: (415) 575-9114)

1340 NATOMA STREET - west side between 14th and 15th Streets; Lot 065 of Assessor’s Block 3548 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 175.6(e), 215, 303, and 317 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and to construct a 40-foot tall three-family dwelling within a UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District; and utilizing the Project’s Eastern Neighborhoods Pipeline status per Planning Code Section 175.6(e) to elect to conform to the controls under the former C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

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

 

           

4.         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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 1, 2011)

 

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5.         Consideration of Adoption: 2012 Planning Commission hearing schedule

 

6.         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

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

           

8.         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 

 

9.         2011.0167T                                                                    (S. Hayward: (415) 558-6372)

Amendments to the Planning Code including but not limited to Articles 10 and 11 - Ordinance sponsored by the Planning Department that would amend the Planning Code including but not limited to Articles 10 and 11.  The Planning Commission reviewed proposed amendments on August 5, 2010 and recommended approval with minor modifications of various Code Sections to the Board of Supervisors.  The Historic Preservation Commission began a parallel review of the proposed amendments in 2010 on the following dates: July 21st, August 4th, 18th, September 1st, 15th, and 29th, October 6th 15th, and 21st, November 3rd and 17th

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

                                (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 10, 2011)

 

10.        2011.0198C                                                                        (S. Vellve: (415) 558-6263)

601 - 14th AVENUE - southwest corner of Balboa Street and 14th Avenue; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1630 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.6 and 303, to allow AT&T Mobility to locate up to six (6) WTS panel antennas in three separate faux chimney elements on the roof and related equipment in the building’s basement of the three-story institutional (Jewish Educational Society of San Francisco) building, within a RM-1 (Mixed, Low Density) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 1 (school/institutional structure).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 3, 2011)

 

11.        2011.0949D                                                                            (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

1737 POST STREET SUITE 300 (AKA 11 PEACE PLAZA) - south side between Webster and Buchanan Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 0700 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.06.01.7183, proposing the change of use of an approximately 490 square-foot vacant ground floor commercial space (previously occupied by a retail store) into a small self-service restaurant (d.b.a. KB Café) within the interior of Japantown Center Kintetsu Mall in the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale) Neighborhood Commercial District, Japantown Special Use District, and 50-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal will involve interior tenant improvements to the commercial space.

Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 10, 2011)

 

                12a.      2008.0224D                                                                              (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

42 MIRAMAR AVENUE - east side between Grafton and Lake View avenues; Lot 033 in Assessor’s Block 7016 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Demolition Permit Application No. 2005.05.16.2509, proposing to demolish an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

12b.      2005.0844DD                                                                           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

42 MIRAMAR AVENUE east side between Grafton and Lake View avenues; Lot 033 in Assessor’s Block 7016 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d) and one public request for Discretionary Review, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.05.16.2506, proposing to construct a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

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:

 

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