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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, June 21, 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.

               

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

 

1.         2011.1232C                                                                   (A. Hollister: (415) 575-9078)

1401 Polk Street - intersection of Polk and Pine Streets; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 0646 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 723.44 and 303, to establish a Restaurant Use (D.B.A. Fresh Spin by Lefty O'Doul's) within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and an 80-A Height and Bulk District

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

2.         2011.1182C                                                                     (M. Stahlhut: (415) 575-9116)

1745 Market Street - bounded by Market, Valencia, McCoppin, and Hwy 101, Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 3503 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 731.83 and 303 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of up to nine antennas located on the face of an existing commercial and residential building with equipment located inside the building.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 5 (Preferred Location Site) within the NCT-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and an 85-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

3.         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

 

4.         Director’s Announcements

 

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

 

6.         2012.0453I                                                                          (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

1414 VAN NESS AVENUE - southeast corner of Van Ness Avenue and Austin Street; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 0667 - Report on Miami Ad School San Francisco's Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (IMP), pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5.  Miami Ad School's Abbreviated IMP (San Francisco location) contains information on the nature and history of the institution, the location and development plans within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) Zoning District, the Van Ness Special Use District, Van Ness Automotive Special Use District, and 130-V Height and Bulk District. This is Miami Ad School's second Abbreviated IMP and it provides information for the proposed relocation of the school's San Francisco campus from its current location at 415 Jackson Street to 1414 Van Ness Avenue.  The Abbreviated IMP is available for viewing on the Planning Department’s website (from www.sfplanning.org click “Publications & Reports” and then “Institutional Master Plans”).  The establishment of the Miami Ad School at 1414 Van Ness Avenue will require Conditional Use authorization, which will be considered at a future Planning Commission hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational presentation, no action required.

           

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 

                                                                                                                                                                        7.            2011.1056C                                                                         (S. Young: (415) 558-6346)

22 PEACE PLAZA SUITES 400 - 410 (LOCATED WITHIN THE INTERIOR OF JAPAN CENTER EAST MALL) -  north side of Geary Boulevard between Laguna and Webster Streets; Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 0700 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 249.31, 303, and 712.21 of the Planning Code to legalize a use size that exceeds 6,000 square feet of floor area with the merger of ground floor commercial tenant space Suite 400 (a 2775 square-foot retail variety store d.b.a. Daiso Japan established at the current location since July 2009) with Suite 410 (once vacant 5,606 square-foot commercial tenant space previously occupied by Genji Antiques until March 2010) within the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) Zoning District, Japantown Special Use District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.  The expanded space currently contains 8,381 square feet of floor area. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

8.         2011.0419C                                                                           (A. Putra: (415) 575-9079)

2543 NORIEGA STREET - southeast corner of Noriega Street and 33rd Avenue; Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 2069 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section Sections 711.83 and 303 to establish a wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of 11 roof-mounted panel antennas and associated equipment cabinets located within a two-story commercial building.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference Two Site (Preferred Location – Co-location Site) within an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-scale) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

 

9.                                                                                             (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

Central Market Economic Strategy - Informational Presentation - An informational update to the Planning Commission regarding various aspects of the recently completed action plan. The Strategy's purpose is to prioritize the economic development activities to be carried out in the district by public sector agencies, private sector and philanthropic investors, and nonprofit organizations.

Preliminary Recommendation: Information Only - No Action

 

10.                                                                                              (J. SWITZKY: (415) (575-6815)

CENTRAL CORRIDOR PLAN - Informational update - on the planning process to create an integrated community vision for the Central Subway corridor in the South of Market area - The Plan area is generally bounded by Market, Townsend, 2nd and 6th Streets. This update will discuss the draft preferred land use and height scenarios, historic preservation strategy, public realm improvement concepts, sustainability planning, and financial analysis, as well as project timing and next steps. Additional information is available at http://centralcorridor.sfplanning.org.

Preliminary Recommendation: Information Only - No Action

 

11.        2011.0206T                                                                       (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE CREATION OF A DEFINITION OF STUDENT HOUSING - Amendments to the Planning Code Sections 102.36, 135(d)(2), 207.6(B)(3), 307(j), 317(b)(1), 317(f)(1), and 401 - Establishing a definition of Student Housing, modifying open space requirements for dwellings less than 350 square feet plus bathroom, modifying unit mix requirements for Student Housing, monitoring conversion of Student Housing to housing, and prohibiting the conversion of housing to Student Housing; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.  This item was heard by the Board of Supervisors' Land Use Committee on March 27, 2012, and based on amendments introduced by Supervisor Wiener, was referred to the Planning Commission for further review.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 17, 2012)

 

12.        2012.0737U                                                                                (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

AMENDMENTS RELATED TO MILLS ACT PROCEDURES & FEES - Review and Comment on the proposed amendments to Chapter 71 of the Administrative Code introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener on May 15, 2012 to add limitations on properties that are eligible; to add application deadlines; to add a time limit for receipt of the Assessor-Recorder’s Report; to require a standard form contract; to require monitoring reports from the Planning Department and the Assessor-Recorder’s Office; and to reduce the application fees associated with Mills Act Contracts.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

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

 

 
Last updated: 6/15/2012 11:28:03 AM