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Public Hearings 
 

January 12, 2012

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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, January 12, 2012

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.

 

 

1:30 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.         2004.0976E                                                                                      (D. LEWIS: (415) 575-9095)

376 Castro Street - northwest corner of the intersection of Castro and Market Streets; Lot 6 in Assessor’s Block 2623 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration - The proposed project would involve demolition of an existing automotive gasoline and service station, and construction of a six-story, approximately 65-foot-tall, 43,070-square-foot, mixed-use building with 24 residential units, approximately 2,990 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 14-space underground parking garage with ingress and egress from Castro Street. The project site is located within the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold the Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Proposed for Continuance to February 9, 2012)

 

2.         2011.0207C                                                                    (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

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

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to February 23, 2012)

 

            3.         2011.0101C                                                                   (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

405 VALENCIA STREET - southeast corner of 15th Street, Lot 029 in Assessor’s Block 3554 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 726.83 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of three panel antennas on an existing mixed use building with a preference location number 2 (preferred location) as part of the T-Mobile wireless transmission network within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and a 55-X Height and Bulk District.        

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

 

 

            4.         2011.0673C                                                                  (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

501-503 & 505-511 LAGUNA STREET - southwest corner of Laguna and Linden Streets; Lots 034 and 035 in Assessor’s Block 0819 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, and 720.83 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of three roof-mounted panel antennas and associated equipment located in the basement.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 2 Site (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) within the, Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit Oriented District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

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.         2011.0773C                                                                          (A. Putra:  (415) 575-9079)

1344 OCEAN AVENUE - northeast corner of Ocean and Granada Avenues; Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 3198 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, and 737.83 to establish a wireless telecommunication services facility consisting of six roof-mounted panel antennas and associated equipment located within the garage of a three-story over garage level, nine family building with a Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site), as part of the Verizon Wireless telecommunications network within the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and 45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

6.         2011.0951CV                                                                        (B. BENDIX:  (415) 575-9114)

371-375 11th  Street - east side, between Folsom and Harrison Streets, Lots 021 and 023 in Assessor’s Block 3520 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 181(f), 303, and 803.7 to expand the existing nighttime entertainment use (d.b.a. DNA Lounge). The proposed expansion will create interior connections between two adjacent buildings thereby increasing the size of the DNA Lounge to 11,985 square feet. The project does not include any increase to the existing building envelopes or floor area. The use is not identified as a formula retail use. The project is located within an SLR (Service/Light-Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) Zoning District, the Western SoMa Planning Area Special Use District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

7.         2011.0951CV                                                                     (B. BENDIX:  (415) 575-9114)

371-375 11th  Street - east side, between Folsom and Harrison Streets, Lots 021 and 023 in Assessor’s Block 3520 - Request for Variance from Planning Code Section 152.1 to expand the existing nighttime entertainment use (d.b.a. DNA Lounge) and not provide one off-street loading space, when one is required. The project is located within an SLR (Service/Light-Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) Zoning District, the Western SoMa Planning Area Special Use District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

 

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.

 

8.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 6, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of November 17, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 17, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 1, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of December 8, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 8, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of December 15, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 15, 2011

 

9.         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

 

10         Director’s Announcements

           

11.        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 

 

12.                                                        (T. DISANTO/K. DEMARTINI: (415) 575-9113/575-9118)

FY 2012-2014 DEPARTMENT WORK PROGRAM BUDGET - A presentation of the high-level work program activities for the department in FY 2012-2013 and FY2013-2014 based on the current staffing levels in FY 2011-2012 and proposed dates where budget items will be discussed during the budget process.

 

13.        2011.1423B                                                                    (D. Winslow:  (415) 575-9159)

SALESFORCE MISSION BAY CAMPUS - Informational Presentation on the “Major Phase” of Salesforce.com’s corporate headquarters in the Mission Bay South Plan Area.  The “major phase” is a detailed master plan for the Salesforce campus which was approved by the Redevelopment Commission and provides the context for the review of individual buildings. The Salesforce master plan includes 8 buildings (Blocks 26-34) containing approximately 1.9 million square feet of office space, 65,000 square feet of retail, 4.2 acres of public open space, 2,111 auto parking spaces, and 450 bicycle parking spaces. In addition, the Commission will be provided a preview of the schematic design of four separate buildings on Blocks 29, 30, 31, and 32 that will be brought to the Commission at a later date for approval of Schematic Design and Office Allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321.

The Project site is located in the Mission Bay Commercial-Industrial-Retail Zoning District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational Presentation, no action requested. 

 

14.                                                                                            (L. LANGLOIS: (415) 575-9083)

WalkFirst - Informational update on the WalkFirst project, a collaborative effort between the San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and San Francisco County Transportation Authority - The goal of the project is to identify key walking streets in San Francisco and establish a criteria to prioritize pedestrian improvements. This project builds on the Better Streets Plan and coordinates with other efforts to improve the City’s streets and transportation system. The project was funded for one year beginning October 1, 2010 through a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety and this presentation update will include highlights of the project. Additional information is available at http://walkfirst.sfplanning.org

 

15.        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: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 1, 2011)

 

16.        2011.0566C                                                                    (M. Stahlhut: (415) 575-9116)

1408 California Street - northwest corner of California Street and Hyde Street, Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 0249 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303(c) and 723.83 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of up to 9 panel antennas on the roof and equipment located in the basement of an existing 5-story residential building with ground-floor retail..  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 6 (Limited Preference Site) within the NCD (Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

17.        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

This case was previously advertised for a hearing on December 1 and/or December 8, 2011. At the December 1, 2011 hearing, the case was continued to January 12, 2012.

 

 

 

18.        2011.1327C                                                                                (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 amend the conditions of approval for a previously-approved project in order to allow seven additional parking spaces in a tandem configuration, exceeding the number of spaces principally permitted by the Planning Code. The associated project was approved on July 14, 2011, and proposes 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 (Case No. 2011.0399C). The requested amendment would increase the total number of off-street parking spaces to 44.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Disapproval.

 

19.        2011.1249C                                                                           (B. BENDIX:  (415) 575-9114)

2500 Bryant Street - southwest corner of the intersection of Bryant Street and 23rd Street; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 4208 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 186, 303, and 727.42 to convert a retail grocery store to a full-service restaurant (d.b.a. Local’s Corner) within an RM-1 (Low Density, Residential, Mixed) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal also includes an outdoor seating area on the sidewalk for the restaurant. The use is not identified as a formula retail use.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                         

            20a.      2011.0379DV                                                                 (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

1 MASSASOIT STREETsouthwest corner of Franconia Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 5554 – Staff Initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.08.20.9282 for an expansion at the rear of an existing single family dwelling. The project site is located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District, the Bernal Heights Special Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 15, 2011)

 

20b.      2011.0379DV                                                                     (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

1 MASSASOIT STREET - southwest corner of Franconia Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 5554 – Request for Variances to Planning Code Section 242 to construct a stair and deck in the required rear yard and to provide one off-street parking space where two are required. The project site is located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District, the Bernal Heights Special Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 15, 2011)

 

21.        2011.0945DD                                                                     (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

                        1948 OCEAN AVENUE - northeast corner of Ocean Avenue and Fairfield Way; Lot 020C in Assessor’s Block 3281 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.05.02.5120 proposing a change of use to establish a new "Other Entertainment" use to operate as a billiard hall (d.b.a. Legend Billiard Hall) with an accessory beverage store selling only non-alcoholic beverages and will involve interior tenant improvements.  The project site is a vacant commercial space that was previously a senior center and is located within the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and 45-X Height and Bulk Districts.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

                       

            22.        2011.0625D                                                                          (A. Putra: (415) 575-9079)

                        100 EDNA STREET - northeast corner of Edna Street and Marston Avenue; Lot 021 in Assessor’s Block 3182 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.02.23.0811 to demolish an existing rear deck and construct a two-story horizontal addition at the rear of a two-story, single-family building.  The proposed horizontal addition is approximately 24 feet deep, with a setback of at least 5 feet from the northern side property line and will not increase the height of the building.  The proposed addition will extend approximately 8 feet further than the rear wall of the adjacent building to the north.  The project site is located within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

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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