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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 

September 13, 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, September 13, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

                                                                       

                                 President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rich Hillis,

                                                                        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; Rich Hillis;

                                                                        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.             2012.0371B                                                                    (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

100 POTRERO AVENUE - southwest corner of Alameda Street and Potrero Avenue, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3920 - Request for Office Development Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 179.1 and 321 to establish 70,070 gross square feet of office use under the Eastern Neighborhoods Legitimization Program in the PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, Repair - General) District and 58-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 20, 2012)

 

2.             2011.0277C                                                                      (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2750 JACKSON STREET - northwest corner at Scott Street; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 0978 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3(g), 209.9(b), 303 and 304 to authorize a Planned Unit Development to allow the expansion of a private elementary and middle school (Town School for Boys), consisting of excavation for a new multi-purpose room and the renovation of existing facilities, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project requires modifications to the rear yard and parking requirements of the Planning Code

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 20, 2012)

 

3.             2012.0822C                                                                   (C. Lamorena: (415) 575-9085)

1865 POST STREET - south side between Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0701 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 249.31, 303, and 712.48, to add a new use size in excess of 4,000 square feet as an “Other Entertainment” use to an existing restaurant (d.b.a. Pa’ina Lounge and Restaurant) within the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) Zoning District, Japantown Special Use District, and 50-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal would add live and amplified music during the restaurant’s evening operating hours.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions 

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 16, 2012)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to September 20, 2012)

 

4.             2012.0082DD                                                              (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1856 PACIFIC AVENUE - north side between Franklin and Gough Streets; Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 0576 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.03.29.9153 proposing to redesign the existing front façade and to construct one additional floor onto the existing four-story, 11-unit building within the RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Proposed for Continuance to October 25, 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

 

5.             2011.1049B                                                                    (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

1098 HARRISON STREET - north side of Harrison Street between 7th and Sherman Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 3754 - Request for Office Development Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 179.1 and 321 to establish 42,039 gross square feet of office use under the Eastern Neighborhoods Legitimization Program in the MUG (Mixed Use General) District and 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

6.             2012.0953C                                                                    (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

1195 EVANS AVENUE - southeast corner of Evans Avenue and Keith Street; Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 4602A - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 226(h) and 303 to expand an existing brewery (d.b.a. Speakeasy Ales and Lagers) 4,635 square feet into an adjacent warehouse space within the PDR-2 (Core Production Distribution and Repair) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

7a.        2012.0358CV                                                                (P. LaValley: (415) 575-9084)

180 JONES STREET/181 TURK STREET - southeast corner of Jones and Turk Streets, Assessor's Block 0343, Lot 014 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously approved Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 161(h), 253, and 303.   The proposal would amend the conditions of approval to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project (Case No. 2005.0267CV, Motion No. 17838) to demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct an 8-story, mixed-use development containing up to 37 residential units, approximately 2,700 square feet of ground floor retail space, and a reduction in required off-street parking for a total of 8 off-street parking spaces.  The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved.  The Zoning Administrator will hear a related request for extension of a previously approved exposure variance and rear yard modification.  The subject property is within the Uptown Tenderloin National Register District, the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, the North of Market Special Use District, Subarea #1, and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

 

7b.       2012.0358CV                                                                 (P. LAVALLEY:  (415) 575-9084)

180 JONES STREET/181 TURK STREET - southeast corner of Jones and Turk Streets, Assessor's Block 0343, Lot 014 - Request for three year time extension of Variances for previously approved project from dwelling-unit exposure requirements of Planning Code Section 140 and for a rear yard modification pursuant to Planning Code Section 134(f)(1). The previously approved project is to demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct an 8-story, mixed-use development containing up to 37 residential units, approximately 2,700 square feet of ground floor retail space, and up to 8 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved.  The subject property is within the Uptown Tenderloin National Register District, the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, the North of Market Special Use District, Subarea #1, and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

8.         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

 

9.         Director’s Announcements

           

10.        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 

 

11.                                                                                         (N. HRUSHOWY: (415) 558-6471)

            BETTER MARKET STREET - Informational presentation - The Better Market Street (BMS) Project is a multiagency effort that will redesign Market Street from The Embarcadero to Octavia Boulevard.  Led by the Department of Public Works (DPW), the team includes the Planning Department as the urban design lead and the Municipal Transportation Agency as the transportation lead.  The Transportation Authority administers the consultant contract and advises on transportation.  The Office of Economic and Workforce Development coordinates parallel efforts to revitalize Central Market Street. DPW will provide an informational presentation on the project, including its goals, early concepts and next steps.

Preliminary Recommendation: None required; informational presentation only.

 

12.        2012.0561C                                                                        (B. BENDIX: (415) 575-9114)

901 VALENCIA STREET - northeast corner of the intersection of Valencia and 20th Streets, Lot 042 in Assessor’s Block 3609 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 726.48 to establish an entertainment use as part of the existing restaurant use (d.b.a. La Rondalla). The proposal does not include any increase to the existing building envelope or changes to the façade. The project is within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

 

13.        2011.1050DD                                                                      (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

2807 CLAY STREET - south side between Divisadero and Scott Streets; Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 1003 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.02.04.9665 proposing to extend the existing first and second floors approximately 29 feet to the rear and construct a one-story vertical addition that will be set back approximately 23.5 feet from the front bay window and extend to the new rear wall of the first and second floors of the two-story, two-unit building within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 16, 2012)

 

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: 9/10/2012 1:35:36 PM