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February 2, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 2, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

 

 

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

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 12:08 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez- Zoning Administrator, Tom Disanto, Keith Demartini, Alicia John-Baptiste, Sophie Hayward, K. Haddadan, Glenn Cabreros, Sara Vellve, Kevin Guy, Sharon Young, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

 

A.            CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

           

            None

 

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

 

Item 1 was pulled off Consent and followed item 12

1.         2010.1038C                                                                   (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

1735 POLK STREET (aka 1729-1739 POLK STREET) - west side between Washington and Clay Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0619 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 121.2, 723.21 (Non-Residential Use Size exceeding 2,499 square feet) and 723.42 (Full-Service Restaurant), to develop a 2,900 square foot Full Service Restaurant (d.b.a.The Living Room) with beer and wine service.  The project would convert vacant space behind the existing Quickly Restaurant to a full service restaurant use within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Linda Chapman

ACTION:           Approved as proposed

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

MOTION:           18533

 

2.         2011.1233C                                                                               (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

2255 POLK STREET - west side between Green and Vallejo Streets, Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0550 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a full-service restaurant (d.b.a. to be determined) within an existing commercial tenant space located at 2255 Polk Street, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 723.42, within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and the 65-A Height and Bulk District. Tenant improvements are proposed for the tenant space, however the size of the space will not change.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved as proposed

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

MOTION:           18528

 

3.         2011.0679Q                                                                 (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

1120-1130 KEARNY STREET - east side of Kearny Street between Vallejo Street and Broadway, Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 0144 – Request for Condominium Conversion Subdivision to convert all six dwelling units in a residential building into a condominium form of ownership within the RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved as proposed

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

MOTION:           18529

 

4.         2011.0680Q                                                                 (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

1145 GREEN STREET - south side of Kearny Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 019A in Assessor’s Block 0125 – Request for Condominium Conversion Subdivision to convert all six dwelling units in a residential building into a condominium form of ownership within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved as proposed

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

MOTION:           18530

 

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.

 

5.         Consideration of Adoption:

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 12, 2012

·         Draft Minutes of Closed Session Meeting of January 19, 2012

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 19, 2012

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

 

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.

Commissioner Moore:  

I attended a Land Use and Development Committee meeting yesterday morning.  There was a very interesting summary of 2012 land use and real estate case events that have a bearing on Planning Commission matters; a review of CEQA in 2011; an update on the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agencies; and some different kind of things that happened across the State of California.  My heart went out to our successor agency and members, because when you hear it in more detail by experts that describe the effect in different communities, it is hair rising.  I think it would not only be difficult for Director Rahaim, but I think it will also ripple down into the things that we will be looking at and it will be equally difficult. I hope we will get updates and help from anyone who can prepare us to take on this new task. There were also a couple of interesting reports on wetlands and the Endangered Species Act.  I will be happy to lend the documents that came out of that meeting.  They will be worthwhile taking a glance at.

Commissioner Antonini:

Earlier this week I was part of a presentation with a couple of other commissioners from the project sponsors of 201 Folsom Street, which was approved in an approval process in 2003. This is the completion of the project, which I would be happy to report on. It seems to be moving forward.  We have the design presentation by the Commission that was required before they went forward. But what was interesting about this presentation, and this was a subject that is frequently brought up, everyone wants to know the context of the people who live in these new projects that have just been completed.  The project sponsor volunteered that they have about 1000 residents in the two towers. He said the record shows 75% are full-time residents. The other 25% are split equally with about 12.5% renters and 12.5% low-income. We hear a lot of representation, and this is only one project, but it may be representative of many of the newer projects that have been built, particularly in the South of Market. It would appear that a very high percentage of people do make this their full-time residence. Also, the units are entirely sold, as are many of these. We often hear representations that there are a full flood of unsold condominiums, which is not the case in this area. I thought that was very interesting, and hopefully we can have later presentations from other projects as we go forward to tell us about the characteristics of the people who live there in terms of whether they are full-time residents, whether they have cars or not, how many children?, etc. One other thing that came out of this is that there will be a lot of larger units. In another words, two and three bedroom units as opposed to the earlier iteration, which had more studios and one bedroom units.  They found there are so many families that this has become a popular configuration. That is very encouraging.

Commissioner Borden:

We talked about having a hearing this month on the African-American out migration.
I want to make sure we get that on the calendar. We're already in February and the time will pass very quickly. Maybe we can look at the last Thursday of the month. The second thing is redistricting. I know it is not our jurisdiction, but it would be interesting to have someone talk about the process. I recognize in a lot of ways from our standpoint it does not matter in the same sort of way, but it is a big issue that will affect land use and decisions in other ways. Maybe someone from the Task Force could come talk about the process and how things can be engaged in, and what implications, if any, it has for us.

Commissioner Miguel:

 I have been meeting with people regarding the project that will probably come to us in a few months and have had the pleasure of attending a forum on Salesforce at Mission Bay. Obviously very interesting questions came up. It was a very interesting presentation and we will see it here shortly.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.             Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

Good afternoon, commissioners. A couple of things I want to briefly tell you about: there is not a whole lot to report on regarding activities this past week on the Redevelopment Agency elimination, except that the Redevelopment Agency no longer exists as of yesterday. We knew that was coming. The Board of Supervisors did approve legislation that the Mayor put forward as well to create the successor agency. As you recall the housing assets will go to the Mayor's Office of Housing and all other assets will go to the City Administrator's Office. The Controller's Office is setting up a trust fund to accept the fund from those areas. Those funds will be used as they are obligated to be used under existing contracts. The remaining funds will be distributed as they would be to the normal taxing entities. San Francisco is both a County and a City and since we are one government, we are in somewhat better shape than some others. Beyond that, the logistics of how we're going to operate as an oversight board and successor agency are still to be determined. You probably know the staff of the agency will continue for at least two months. It buys them some breathing room and the city some breathing room to help work this out to determine what staff the board will need. It is a huge issue that is consuming a lot of time from a lot of people to figure that out. I cannot even tell you at this point when the first meeting will be, because the schedule has not been set yet. But as soon as we know, I will try to get that information to you.  The second issue is that the Mayor has kicked off a meeting of a Housing Trust Fund Committee today an hour and a half ago. This is a large group that was asked to convene from all members of the housing community from activist to developers to finance folks to look at the issue of how to develop alternative funding mechanisms for affordable housing, particularly in light of the lost tax increment from redevelopment, which was the City's largest single source of affordable housing. The goal the Mayor has given us is to look at a range of financing mechanisms. He made it clear that everything was on the table, but if we were to recommend that some of these mechanisms might require a ballot measure, he has that it be done in a timely manner so that we get something on the November ballot. That work will have to proceed very quickly in order to make the November ballot.  Back to the redevelopment for one second, because of the unknowns, we also do not know what the impact on the Department's budget might be. What you will see today in the budget does not reflect yet anything related to redevelopment, so if and when that does happen, we will have to come back to you with additional information, and perhaps a  supplementary budget request at that time, but we just do not know yet. We are hoping we will know something in the next few months.

           

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

 

LAND USE COMMITTEE:

·         Chinatown Transit Station Special Use District.  The Ordinances would allow the demolition of the existing two-story mixed-use building without the prior review and approval of a replacement building. The building contains 18 residential dwelling-units located above 8 ground floor businesses.  This Commission approved the Ordinances on Jan 26.  This week the legislative sponsor stated that there were some unanswered questions about the replacement housing.  The item was continued to 2/13.

 

 

 FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

·         Glen Park Community Plan Ordinances Amending the General Plan, Planning Code & Zoning Map. The culminating approvals of a 10 year community planning effort were heard by the LU committee this week.  The Commission considered these Ordinances and recommended approval on November 10, 2012.  At that time, the Commission approved the documents as drafted.  This week Supervisor Wiener officially sponsored the legislation and recommended approval to the Committee.  Department staff provided an overview of the Plan and the proposed Ordinances. The Supervisors’ comments included a strong interest in seeing transportation projects implementation by the SFMTA.  Public comment was provided in support of the Plan by a local neighborhood group, the Glen Park Association.  The full Board approved the Ordinances on first reading.

·         Appeal of CU Authorization for Wireless Antennas at 601 14th Ave.  This WTS facility was proposed for the Jewish Bureau of Education. This Commission approved the CU on Dec 6th.  The appellant was the First Slavic Baptist Church of San Francisco.  The appellants had concerns about radiofrequency radiation, the siting on an educational facility, and the lack of independent analysis of “capacity & coverage”.  Staff explained that this case, the CU was approved prior to the Commission’s most recent revision of the Siting Guidelines, which now require this independent analysis as part of the submittal documents.  While we had asked AT&T to voluntarily pursue such analysis, they were unable to do so prior to the hearing.  The Department explained that this location, as a preference one location, is exactly where the City has requested that cell providers locate their antennas.  Finally, we were joined at the hearing by DPH staff. Together, we described the site would be safe according to science developed over 3 decades of study and more than 25,000 studies. Two supervisors (Olague and Mar) requested that the Siting process be updated.  With a 9-1 vote, the CU was upheld.  Supervisor Mar cast the dissenting vote and in the meeting minutes he requested that DPH provide pre-installation and post-installation readings of cumulative RF at the site to better inform the public about the levels of RF in the area.

INTRODUCTIONS:

·         111163 Resolution establishing a Balboa Park Station Area Plan Community Advisory Committee to provide input and community oversight relating to area transportation and other public improvements. Avalos

·         120125 Ordinance:  amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section 205.4 to allow mobile food facilities at certain types of institutions in RH, RM, RED, and RTO Districts subject to specified conditions. Wiener

·         120133 Hearing. Hearing for city agencies and community stakeholders to make a presentation on the action steps identified to pursue transit-oriented development at the upper yard site for Balboa Park. Avalos.

BOARD OF APPEALS:

Board of Appeals they did not meet last night, but the Board President has nominated
Mr. Zaoto.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

There are really only two items I would like to report. The HPC considered the Transit Center District Survey update, and they adopted the staff recommendation. They also heard Article 10 and 11. They continued discussing their concerns about Article 10 and they had a chance to discuss Article 11. We will have a full report on their actions when the same item comes before you later today. The Commission might be interested in another project that the HPC approved yesterday. They approved the restoration and reuse of a South of Market church as an office building. You will see that as well. They will insert a mezzanine floor and converted it to offices. This is a very interesting project that you will be seeing in a few weeks I think.

 

E.         GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

SPEAKERS:     Shawna McGrew

                        Re: Beach Chalet Soccer Field (for new Commissioner)

                        Katherine Howard

                        Re: Beach Chalet Soccer Field

                        Tom Rodulovich

                        Re: 5-foot height limit

                        Linda Chapman

                        Re: CU on Alcohol Use and CALA Foods on California Street

                        Brad Paul

                        Re: 8 Washington Street

                        Erica Carlinsky, SPUR

                       

F.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

           

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

FY 2012-2014 PROPOSED DEPARTMENT BUDGET – an informational presentation of the Department's revenue and expenditure budget in FY 2012-2013 and FY 2013-2014 - including grants, technology and capital budget requests, proposed staffing changes, and revised performance measures.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Information Only – No action required

 

FOLLOWED ITEM # 1_

10.                                                                                  (A. JOHN-BAPTISTE: (415) 558-6547)

Informational presentation on the status of the Permit & Project Tracking System (PPTS) - This project replaces Planning's legacy system, and provides for enhanced system functionality, improved citizen access, and more transparent data. 

 

SPEAKERS:     Sue Hestor

ACTION:           Information Only – No action required

 

11.        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 December 8, 2011)

            NOTE: On December 8, 2011, following public hearing the Commission continued this item to 2/2/12 by a vote of (+5 -0). Commissioners Olague and Borden were absent. Public hearing remains open

 

SPEAKERS:     Paul Wermer, Suzanne Ruecker, Sara Karlinsky, James Haas, Inge Horton, Daniela Kirshenbaum, Jim Siegel, Jim Warshell, Katerine Petrin, Mike Buhler, Debra Niehmann, Cynthia Servetnick, Gloria Diana Ramos, Charles Blutzies, Joan Wood, Lincha Chapman, Stewart Morton, F. Joseph Butler, Courtney Clarkson, Clemetina Garcia, Tony Kelly, Katherine Howard, Mike Boyd, Judith Hoyem, Tim Colen, Kathy Looper, Anni Chou, Joshua Arce, Peter Cohen, Rose Hillson, Mark Ryser

ACTION:           Approved as modified

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

RESOLUTION:   18531

 

FOLLOWED ITEM #11 

12.        2011.1382T                                                                (K. Haddadan: (415) 575-9068)

AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING CODE SECTIONS 263.20 and 710.1 to permit a maximum five foot ground floor height increase in the 40-X and 50-X Height and Bulk Districts in the NC-3 Zoning District along Geary Blvd, from Scott Street to 28th Ave and portions of Clement and Balboa Streets. The Commission will consider an Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Mar amending the San Francisco Planning Code including 1) Amending Section 263.20 to permit a maximum of a five foot ground floor height increase when active ground floor uses are provided in the 40-X and 50-X height and bulk districts in the NC-3 zoning district along Geary Blvd, from Scott St. to 28th Ave; and 2) amending Section 710.1 to refer to this special height exception; adopting findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.  In addition, the Commission will consider a Planning Department proposal to extend the legislation to permit a five foot ground floor height increase to parcels in the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial District (Clement Street between Arguello Boulevard and Funston Avenue); the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District (Clement Street between 18th and 28th Avenues); and NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District parcels on Balboa Street between 2nd Avenue and 8th Avenue, and between 32nd Avenue and 39th Avenue. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications.

 

SPEAKERS:     Rose Hillson

ACTION:           Approved per staff modifications

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

RESOLUTION:   18532

 

                        FOLLOWED ITEM #10

13a.      2008.1162K                                                                  (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1251 TURK STREET - south side between Webster and Laguna Streets (bordering Buchanan Mall, a public park under the jurisdiction of the Department of Recreation and Parks); Lots 027 and 028 (formerly Lot 025) in Assessor’s Block 757 - Request to consider whether or not the net new shadow cast by the project on Buchanan Mall will be adverse, pursuant to Planning Code Section 295, to allow construction of a five-story building containing up to 97 affordable senior housing units and one manager's unit within the RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Motion that net new shadow is not adverse

 

SPEAKERS:     Jeriad Sadlykhoug., Emily Linn, Rev. Boyd, Michael Wilts, project architect

ACTION:           Approved as proposed

AYES:              Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:           18537

 

13b.      2011.0176C                                                                         (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1251 TURK STREET - south side between Webster and Laguna Streets (bordering Buchanan Mall, which is under the purview of the Recreation and Parks Department); Lots 027 and 028 (formerly Lot 025) in Assessor’s Block 757 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 295, 253, 303 and 304, to construct a five-story building containing up to 97 affordable senior housing units and one manager's unit, and to reconfigure existing off-street parking within the RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

SPEAKERS:     Jeriad Sadlykhoug., Emily Linn, Rev. Boyd, Michael Wilts, project architect

ACTION:           Approved as proposed

AYES:              Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:           18535

 

14.        2009.0291X                                                                              (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD STREETS - Lots 027, 028, and 078 of Assessor's Block 3722- Request for a Determination of Compliance pursuant to Planning Code Section 309, with exceptions to the requirements for "Bulk Limits”, “Loading" and "Reduction of Ground-Level Wind Currents in C-3 Districts". The project sponsor (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, "SFMOMA") proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78). The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 7,620-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3722, Lot 027), and demolition of the existing 4,400-square-foot, 2-story Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third Street building, on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way, extending from Minna Street to Howard Street in order to display the museum’s existing and future art collections and to consolidate its support functions on site. The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. The 670 Howard Street site is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 676 Howard Street site is located in a P (Public) District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The property at 676 Howard Street has been previously proposed to be rezoned from the P (Public) District to the C-3-S (Downtown, Support) District, however, this action will not be considered by the Planning Commission at this hearing. Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

SPEAKERS:     David Mekell, Tim Kolbahouse, Lisa Hazenbach

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:           18536

 

15a.      2011.0756C                                                                               (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

1836 POWELL STREET - east side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets; Lots 018 and 030 in Assessor’s Block 0089 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 178.1, 209.4, 303, and to expand an existing community facility (Salesian Boys and Girls Club) by adding a third story measuring approximately 7,300 square feet and reaching a roof height of approximately 40 feet, within the RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District, the 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District. The project also includes interior and exterior modifications to the existing facility.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Gary Ittig, Michael Marsh, Jana Anderson, Liz Diaz, Madison Schwartz, Bill Lazzaretti, Mike Jones, John Colla, Judy Najarra, Stephano Castalano

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

MOTION:           18534

 

15b.      2011.0756V                                                                               (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

1836 POWELL STREET - east side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets; Lots 018 and 030 in Assessor’s Block 0089 - Request for a Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134, 151, and 188, to 1) Allow a rear yard of approximately 15 feet, where a rear yard of approximately 37 is required; 2) To allow the expansion of an existing use while providing no additional parking spaces, where four are required; and 3) To allow the expansion of an existing non-complying structure, in association with a project that would expand an existing community facility (Salesian Boys and Girls Club) by adding a third story measuring approximately 7,300 square feet and reaching a roof height of approximately 40 feet, within the RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District, the 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District. The project also includes interior and exterior modifications to the existing facility.

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 15a

ACTION:           Acting Zoning Administrator, Dan Sider, closed the public hearing and stated his inclination to grant the variance

 

16.        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 December 8, 2011)

NOTE: On December 8, 2011, following a failed motion to take DR & approve w/ modifications per staff recommendation (+3 -3 w/ Moore, Sugaya, & Miguel voting against), the item was continued to 2/2/12 (+5 -1) Antonini voted against and Olague was absent; the public hearing remains open

 

SPEAKERS:     Peter Lee, Project Sponsor, David Rusky, DR requestor, Karen Kai, Hiroshi Fukuda, Peter Lee, Rose Hillson, Robert Rusky, Ryan Kimura, Peter Choy, Gioman, Joanne, Crystal Lu, Mary

ACTION:           The Commission took DR and disapproved the project with findings

AYES:              Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

DRA #:             0256

 

17.        2011.0091D                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

60 RICO WAY - north side between Avila Street and Retiro Way; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 0418A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.12.23.7320 proposing to construct a new partial third floor and side horizontal additions to the existing two-story, single family residence 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

 

SPEAKERS:     Bob Noelke, DR representative, Mary Sanders, Project Sponsor, Bruce Colman, Margaret Sheehan, Monica Streacker, Mike Acherman, Art Busse, Thomas Mazzola, Rebecca Schumacher

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

AYES:              Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore

RECUSED:       Sugaya

ABSENT:          Fong

DRA #:             0257

 

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))

 

None

 

Adjournment: 10:04 PM

 

ADOPTED:  March 8, 2012

 
Last updated: 3/9/2012 12:00:49 PM