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Public Hearings 
 

November 15, 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, November 15, 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

 

Acting Commission Secretary: Jonas P. Ionin

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:  commissions.secretary@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 the 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.             2012.1095C                                                                      (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-5353)

281 HARVARD STREET - east side between Felton and Silliman Streets; Lot 029 in Assessor’s Block 5940 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.3(f), 317 and 303 to allow the operation of a child-care facility for 13 or more children within a RH-1 (Single-Family Residential) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.  This project is a CU proposal to convert a one-unit two-story residential building into a full-time child-care facility for a maximum of 25 children. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Proposed for Continuance to December 13, 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

 

2.         2012.1266Q                                                                          (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

3559 – 3561 17th STREET/ 28 DOLORES TERRACE - south side of 17th Street between Dolores and Guerrero Streets; Lot 069 in Assessor’s Block 3578 - Request for Condominium Conversion to convert five dwellings located within two separate buildings on the same lot into residential condominiums within a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

                                                  

3.         2012.1256Q                                                                         (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

343 FREDERICK STREET - south side between Clayton and Cole Streets, Lot 045 in Assessor's Block 1268 - Request for Condominium Conversion to convert a three-story, five-unit residential building into residential condominiums within a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

4.         2012.0926C                                                                            (J. LOOK: (415) 575-6812)

1030 TARAVAL STREET - north side between 20th and 21st Ave; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 2349 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 178, 303 and 781.1, to convert a vacant storefront into a Limited-Restaurant (d.b.a. Smile House). The restaurant is proposed in the Taraval Street RUSD (Restaurant and Fast-Food Sub-District) which is located in the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) with a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

 

5.         2012.0764C                                                                           (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

2001 POLK STREET - west side at the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 0574 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 145.2, 303(c), 723.26 and 790.140 to allow the addition of a walk-up facility (a take-out food window) along the Pacific Avenue frontage of the existing “Limited Restaurant and Liquor Store” (d.b.a Cheese Plus) within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2012)

 

6.         2010.0627C                                                                                 (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2895 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - northeast corner of the intersection of San Bruno Ave. and Woolsey Street, Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 5457 - Request for Conditional Use  Authorization under Planning Code Sections 228.3 and 711.11 to allow the demolition of an existing service station and the construction of a new development consisting approximately 14,500-square-foot, 40-foot tall, five four-story residential/mixed use buildings containing a total of ten dwelling units, ten off-street parking spaces, ground-floor retail spaces, and second floor business or professional service uses in the Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-2) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project also requires a parking reduction request per Planning Code Sections 161(j) and 307(i). 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

7.         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

 

8.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

                                                                                                                 10.                                                                                                                (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

340 FREMONT STREET - Informational item to present the current design pursuant to the original approval Motion No. 17267 - The project includes one residential tower of 400 feet, up to 348 dwelling units, and up to 269 off-street parking spaces, in a RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential) and a 400-R Height and Bulk District.

 

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.        2012.1329U                                                                      (A. RODGERS (415) 558-6395)

The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance amending the San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 31 to update and clarify certain procedures provided for in Chapter 31 [Board File No. 121019] introduced by Supervisor Wiener.  The Commission may take action to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.  Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications.

                                                                                               

12.                                                                                                    (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN  - INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION – No. 2 - Detailed information about the proposed Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments. Discussion will focus on the impacts of these proposals on future development in the plan area.

 

13.        2012.1249X                                                                        (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

340 FREMONT STREET - south side between Harrison and Folsom Streets, Lots 006 through 009 in Assessor’s Block 3748 - Request under Planning Code Sections 309.1, 825 and 827 for the authorization of a change in conditions of approval to extend the performance period for a previously approved project within the RH DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential, Mixed Use) District with a 85/400-R Height and Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

14.        2012.0719C                                                                   (M. STAHLHUT: (415) 575-9116)

2001 THIRD STREET - southeast corner of Mariposa and Third Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 3994 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 843.93 and 303 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of up to nine antennas and associated equipment on the rooftop of an existing commercial building.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 4 Site (Preferred Location Site) within the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District and a 68-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

15a.      2012.0853CV                                                                        (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

1984 GREAT HIGHWAY - east side between Ortega and Pacheco Streets; Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 2086 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3(f) and 303, to allow a change of use from a church to a child-care facility with 15 or more  children (d.b.a. Growing Tree Childcare). The subject property is within a Local Coastal Zone Permit Area and located in an RH-2 (Residential, Two-family) District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

15b.      2012.0853CV                                                                        (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

1984 GREAT HIGHWAY - east side between Ortega and Pacheco Streets; Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 2086 - Request for a Parking Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 151 and 305, to allow a change of use from a church to a child-care facility with 15 or more children (d.b.a. Growing Tree Childcare) without providing off-street parking where two off-street parking spaces are required. The subject property is within a Local Coastal Zone Permit Area and located in an RH-2 (Residential, Two-family) District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                       

16.        2012.1322T                                                                     (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

Amendments to the Planning Code, adding a new Section 318 to put a cap on the number of Efficiency Dwelling Units that can be constructed with reduced square footage, and 2) amending Section 135(d) and adding Section 135.4 to impose open space and common space requirements on Efficiency Dwelling Units with reduced square footage [Board File No. 12-0996].  Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Wiener adding Planning Code Section 318 that would define a cap on the number of Efficiency Dwelling Units, as defined in the Building Code, that can be constructed with reduced square footage unless the units are group housing, affordable housing, or student housing; and 2) amending Planning Code Section 135 and adding Section 135.4 to impose open space and common space requirements  on Efficiency Dwelling Units with reduced square footage; and 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

 

17.        2009.0035DD                                                                       (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

481 JERSEY STREET - south side between Diamond and Castro Streets, Lot 029 in Assessor's Block 6539 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.03.18.7426 proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition, a rear horizontal addition, infill the setbacks at the east side of the building, and alter the front façade of a single-family dwelling,  resulting in a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling, located within a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning 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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