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Public Hearings 
 

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 14, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

                                                                       

                                 President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel;

                                                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:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel;

                                                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.         2011.1344C                                                                       (B. BENDIX:  (415) 575-9114)

101 6th Street - southeast corner of the intersection of 6th and Mission Streets, Lot 081 in Assessor’s Block 3725 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 186.1 and 303 to intensify a non-conforming entertainment use (d.b.a. Monarch). The proposal will expand the entertainment use to the basement of the approximately 3,111 square-foot bar and extend hours of operation for both the bar and entertainment use from 2AM to 4AM daily. The proposal does not include any increase to the existing building envelope or changes to the façade. The use is not identified as a formula retail use. The project is located within the SoMa NCT (South of Market Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and an 85-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to June 28, 2012)

 

            2.         2012.0527D                                                                        (B. BENDIX: (415) 575-9114)

1340 Natoma Street - west side between 14th and 15th Streets, Lot 065 in Assessor’s Block 3548 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.12.17.0620, proposing the demolition of a two-story, single-family dwelling, located in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

                        (Proposed for Continuance to June 28, 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.         2011.1285C                                                                                 (D. VU: (415) 575-9120)

                        2641- 2645 LINCOLN WAY - south side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 048 in Assessor’s Block 1723 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3(j) and 303 to allow the use of a religious facility (San Fran Dhammaram) within an existing two-family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House – One-Family Detached Dwelling) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

 

               

4.         2012.0205C                                                                           (A. Putra: (415) 575-9079)

4149 18th STREET - southeast corner of 18th and Collingwood Streets, Lot 041 in Assessor's Block 2695 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 715.48 and 303 to allow an “other entertainment” use within an existing bar (d.b.a. The Edge) located in the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.   

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

5.         2011.0939D                                                                      (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1450 POST STREET - north side between Octavia and Gough Streets; Lots 053, 055 and 057 in Assessor’s Block 0688 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application Nos. 2011.08.10.2189 and 2011.08.10.2191, proposing to convert the building’s authorized use from 93 units to 92 units by merging two adjacent residential units into a single unit within the RM-4 (Residential, Mixed, High Density) District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.  The subject building is known as “The Carlisle.”

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2012)

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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.

 

D.         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.

 

9.                                                                                             (S. DENNIS PHILLIPS: (415) 558-6314)

Residential Pipeline - Informational Item - Updating the Commission on the Residential Pipeline Form - A new attachment will be included in all residential cases submitted to the Planning Commission on or after June 14th. This attachment will summarize the City's achievements in meeting housing needs during the present current Housing Element reporting period.

 

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.        2011.1401M                                                                   (L. Langlois: (415) 575-9083)

2012 Community Safety Element – Consideration of Adopting a Resolution Amending the General Plan - Pursuant to Planning Code Section 340, the Planning Commission will consider adopting amendments to the General Plan, including adopting the 2012 Community Safety Element, making Planning Code Section 101.1 findings, and recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt an Ordinance approving the amendments. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

11.        2012.0522TZ                                                                       (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

CREATE THREE NEW NAMED NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS IN THE CITY’S SUNSET NEIGHBORHOOD AND AMEND THE TRADE DEFINITION IN THE PLANNING CODE – The Commission will consider Amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code and Zoning Map to create three new named Neighborhood Commercial Districts in the City’s Sunset Neighborhood and to amend the Trade Shop definition in the Planning Code [Board File No. 12-0241]  Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Chu amending the San Francisco Planning Code by: 1) adding Section 739.1 to establish the Outer Sunset Commercial Cluster 1 Neighborhood Commercial District that includes currently zoned NC-2 Noriega Street from 19th through 27th and 30th through 33rd Avenues; 2) adding Section 740.1 to establish the Outer Sunset Commercial Cluster 2 Neighborhood Commercial District that includes currently zoned NC-1 Taraval Street from 40th through 41st Avenues and from 45th through 47th Avenues, Noriega Street from 38th through 39th and 44th through 47th Avenues, Judah Street from 27th through 29th, 38th through 40th, and 44th through 47th Avenues, and Irving Street from 40th through 41st and 45th through 46th Avenues; 3) adding Section 741.1 to establish the Outer Sunset Linear Streets Neighborhood Commercial District that includes currently zoned NC-2 Taraval Street from 19th through 36th Avenues, Judah Street from 29th through 33rd Avenues, and Irving Street from 19th through 27th Avenues; 4) amending Section 790.124 (trade shops) to allow catering, remove horsepower limitations, and allow wholesaling, manufacturing and processing as an accessory use for up to two-thirds of the gross floor area; 5) amending Zoning Map Sheet ZN05 to include the new Neighborhood Commercial Districts; and 6) making environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 7, 2012)

 

12.        2004.0093E                                                                    (I. NISHIMURA: (415) 575-9041)

SAN FRANCISCO OVERLOOK DEVELOPMENT RESIDENTIAL PROJECT - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Assessor’s Block 2636, Lots 025 and 028; near the north end of Crestmont Drive, in the Forest Knolls neighborhood. The proposed project would involve new construction of 12 two-unit buildings and a 10-unit townhouse building, for a total of 34 dwelling units, and 68 parking spaces within the 13 buildings on an undeveloped, approximately 63,890-square-foot, steeply-sloped site.  An approximately 700-foot long, 20-foot-wide private, paved, east-west-aligned street would be constructed from Crestmont Drive in order to provide access to the dwelling units.  The heights of the proposed buildings would range from 16 feet to 40 feet high.  The project site is within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed project would require Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development.

NOTE: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5 p.m. on June 19, 2012

Preliminary Recommendation:  No action required.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 7, 2012)

13.        2011.1372C                                                                           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

3901 24TH STREET - on the southwest corner of 24th and Sanchez Streets, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 6508 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 728.49, to convert a vacant ground floor commercial space into a financial service (d.b.a. First Republic Bank) within the 24th Street - Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 17, 2012)

 

            14.        2012.0206C                                                                         (M. Smith: (415) 558-6322)

2299 MARKET STREET - south side of the intersection of Market, Noe, and 16th Streets, Lot 091 in Assessor's Block 3564 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization -pursuant to Planning Code Sections 721.21, 721.49 and 303 to establish a 3,314 square-foot bank (d.b.a. “Bank of the West”) in the ground floor commercial space of a newly constructed mixed-use building that is currently under construction.  The bank would offer ATM service in an area that is recessed from the sidewalk.  The subject property is located within the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

                15.        2012.0084DD                                                                    (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2735 - 2737 Baker  Street - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.10.27.7765S, proposing to construct a one-story horizontal addition at the rear of the two-story over garage two-unit building.  The proposed project also includes reconfiguring the existing two-unit layout while maintaining the same number of units, within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve as revised

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2012)

Note: On May 10, 2012, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to June 14, 2012 by a vote of (+6 -0).  Commissioner Sugaya was absent.  The Public Hearing remains open.

 

            16a.      2012.0039D                                                                                (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

318 ARLETA Avenue - north side between Elliot and Delta Streets, Lot 058 in Assessor’s Block 6233 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2012.0411.8068, proposing the demolition of a two-story, two-family dwelling, located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

 

16b.      2012.0157D                                                                               (B. FU:  (415) 558-6613)

318 Arleta Avenue - north side between Elliot and Delta Streets, Lot 058 in Assessor’s Block 6233 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2012.0411.8076, proposing the construction of a new two-story, single-family dwelling, located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

 

17.        2012.0577D                                                                      (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

264 DORE STREET - west side between Harrison and Bryant Streets; Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 3525 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2012.01.27.3062, proposing to construct a two-story automobile repair garage on the existing vacant property within the SLI (Service/Light Industrial) Zoning District, the Western SoMa Special Use District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

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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