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October 25, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 25, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:   Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore, Sugaya

COMMISSIONER ABSENT:       Borden

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT FONG AT 12:10 PM.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez – Zoning Administrator, David Lindsay, Delvin Washington, Anmarie Rodgers, Rich Crawford, Adrian Putra, Kate Conner, Tara Sullivan, Gretchen Hilyard, Michael E. Smith,  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.

 

1.                                                                                                                              (A. RODGERS (415) 558-6395)

ADOPTION OF PROCEDURES MANUAL UPDATE - Update to the Inclusionary Housing Procedures Manual - The Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program requires residential developments to pay an Affordable Housing Fee.  Project sponsors may apply for an alternative to the fee in the form of providing fifteen percent (15%) of their units on-site or 20% of their units off-site as affordable to low- to moderate-income households. These percentages are higher in certain parts of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area. This program is governed by San Francisco Planning Code Section 415 et seq., and is administered by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing. Planning Code Section 415 requires that the Mayor’s Office of Housing and the Planning Department publish a Procedures Manual containing procedures for monitoring and enforcement of the policies and procedures for implementation of the Program.  This Monitoring and Procedures Manual contains information regarding the Program for potential Buyers and renters of below market rate Units, as well as for information for Projects sponsors, owners and property managers of Units developed under the Program.  Updates to the Manual occur as needed. The last update to the Manual was adopted by the Planning Commission on June 28, 2007. This update is required due to recent changes in Planning Code Section 415.  Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption.

 (Proposed for Continuance to November 1, 2012 November 8, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Continued as indicated

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

2a.        2012.1046BC                                                                       (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

1550 BRYANT STREET - between Division Street and 15th Street; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 3923 - Request for Office Development Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 179.1, 321, and 322 to establish 92,753 gross square feet of legal office use in aPDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, and Repair - General) Zoning District and 68-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to November 1, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Continued as proposed

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

2b.       2012.1046BC                                                                       (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

1550 BRYANT STREET - between Division Street and 15th Street; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 3923 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 181(i) and 303 to enlarge the existing 80,000 gross square feet of legal nonconforming office use in the building by an additional 15,646 gross square feet of office space in a PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution, and Repair - General) Zoning District and 68-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to November 1, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Continued as proposed

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

3.             2012.0764C                                                                          (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

2001 POLK STREETwest 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 along the Pacific Avenue frontage of the existing retail grocery and liquor store (d.b.a Cheese Plus) within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 15, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Continued as proposed

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

4.         2012.0950TZ                                                                       (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

AMENDMENTS TO THE PLANNING CODE TO ESTABLISH THE DIVISADERO NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT [BOARD FILE NO. 12-0796] -  Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code: by 1) adding Section 743.1 to establish the Divisadero Neighborhood Commercial District; 2) repealing the Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use District established in Section 783; 3) amending Section 151.1 and a portion of Table 151.1, Sections 263.20, 607.1(f), and 702.3, the specific provisions of the Section 711 Zoning Control Table, and Section 790.55 to make conforming and other technical changes; 4) amending Sheets ZN02 and ZN07 of the Zoning Map to include the Divisadero Neighborhood Commercial District; 5) amending Sheet SU02 of the Zoning Map to delete the Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use Special Use District; and 6) adopting 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Proposed for Continuance to November 29, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Continued as proposed

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

5.         2012.1183TZ                                                                        (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

AMENDMENTS TO THE PLANNING CODE TO ESTABLISH THE FILLMORE STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT [BOARD FILE NO. 12-0814] -  Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by: 1) adding Section 744.1 to establish the Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District along Fillmore Street between Bush and Fulton Streets; 2) amending Section 151.1, a portion of Table 151.1, Section 263.20, and Section 607.1(f) to make conforming and other technical changes; 3) amending Sheets ZN02 and ZN07 of the Zoning Map to rezone specified properties to the Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District; and 4) adopting 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Proposed for Continuance to November 29, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Continued as proposed

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

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

 

6.         2012.1168C                                                                    (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

793 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - northeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 19th Street; Lot 024 in Assessor’s Block 3591 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section  303 to modify the performance period condition of Motion No. 17554 for Case No. 2004.0914CVEK to extend the approval period for two years of a mixed use building consisting of 3,215 square feet of ground floor retail/commercial space, 1,430 square feet of ground floor PDR space and 29 dwelling units within the NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and the 55-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions 

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Without hearing, continued to 11/29/12

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

7.         2011.0800C                                                                          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

601 VAN NESS AVENUE - west side between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Street; Lot 026 in Assessor’s Block 0762 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.6 and 303, to allow Verizon Wireless to replace three existing antennas with new antennas and add two additional antennas to the site for up to 11  WTS antennas on the roof of the 12-story mixed use building located at the southwest corner of Van Ness Avenue and Turk Street in the Opera Plaza complex within a RC-4 (Residential/Commercial, Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and the Van Ness Automotive Special Use District and 130-V Height and Bulk District.  The site is a Location Preference 5 (mixed-use building in a high density residential district).

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Without hearing, continued to 12/06/12

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

 

8.         2012.0908C                                                                         (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)   

233-261 ELLIS STREET - south side between Taylor and Mason Streets; Lot 016 of Assessor’s Block 0331 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 209.8 (b), 209.8 (c), 712.61, and 790.12  to allow the partial conversion of an existing parking garage and retail space to a car rental office and car rental agency (d.b.a. Enterprise Rent-A-Car) within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial, High Density District), the North of Market Residential 1 Special Use District and 80-T/130-T Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Approve

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

MOTION:           18727

 

9.         2012.0594C                                                                           (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

47 CAMBON DRIVE - east side between Font Boulevard and 19th Avenue; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 7324 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 713.61 to legalize an automobile sales or rental use (d.b.a. U-Haul) providing vehicle rentals within an NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial, Shopping Center) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Approve

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore

ABSENT:          Borden and Sugaya

MOTION:           18728

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

10.        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 Antonini:

A couple of things:  first of the all, and not to throw water on the Giants and I was there for game seven and it was a terrific night, but I took Muni back that night and after riding public transportation in many cities, we need to have clean secure trips for passengers. Some of the tunnels are long and people were in there with their belongings and blocking the area and aggressive panhandling and when you go to the Stockton Street and are by yourself in the narrow tunnel and it is hard to get through, and people are occupying areas, and I hope that we can look into this. Muni I understand got additional funding and one of the first things they should use it for in conjunction with BART is better security in their stations if they want riders to feel safe when they ride it in the evening or any other time but other than that everything has been great.
I do want to mention a couple of other things. First of all the Subcommittee for the Secretary Search, the two Chairs or Presidents of that Subcommittee, myself and Diane Masuda from the Historic Preservation Commission had a meeting with representatives from DHR yesterday to try to work on an issue that we have been grappling with – the classification of the job being offered regrettably to replace Linda Avery as our Commission Secretary - and I am happy to report we are continuing to meet on that subject and hopefully we can work that out to everyone's satisfaction. We have another meeting scheduled for Tuesday, and I also want to say and you all probably know this already, it is Linda's last day, and we're going to be very sad, and it won't seem the same without her, but it's what she has and needs to do and we certainly appreciate all the years of service and particularly me because I served with her over ten years now and it's been wonderful.

President Fong and Commissioners:

The Commission, through President Fong, presented Secretary Avery with a framed picture of a portion of the rotunda of City Hall, a card, and acknowledgements of her years of service to the City and the Commissions.  Each commissioner individually expressed their appreciation and congratulations.

Commissioner Sugaya:

At a later time during the meeting, on behalf of the Historic Preservation Commission, Commissioner Sugaya presented Secretary Avery with a very unique and beautiful floral arrangement – expressing that Commission’s appreciation of her service to them, and forwarded that Commission’s expressions of congratulations.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

11.        Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

I must add my thanks on behalf of the staff for Linda for the 31 years of service to the City and the support for the Commission and the Department as a whole. It has been a great honor to work with Linda over the last five years and I know staff feels the same. For years and Linda has been a guide for me coming to San Francisco and not understanding this place well and a great support for me and has supported me on my personal behalf as well as well as the Department. Thank you Linda.

           

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

 

LAND USE COMMITTEE:

 On Monday, the Land Use Committee heard the POPOS Signage Ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Chiu. This item was heard and approved with modifications by this Commission on June 7th.  Supervisor Chiu adopted all Planning Commission’s modifications. After the Planning Commission hearing, The Mayor’s Office on Disability asked that these signs specifically complied with ADA standards. Supervisor’s Office and Planning Staff worked closely with MOD staff to make sure that the ZA bulletin’s dimension and graphic requirements reflect the ADA standards. The Code was amended so that existing signage that is not compliant with Federal and State requirements would also be subject to the new requirements. This is an addition to the Planning Commission’s recommendation under which existing signage would be subject to the new requirements when they are not compliant with the requirements of the Planning Code at the time of project approval.   The Committee recommended support of this Ordinance to the Full Board.  The Land Use Committee also heard the Housing Trust Fund Monitoring Ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Chiu. This Commission approved this item with modifications last week. This week Supervisor Chiu adopted all of the Commission modifications. Mayor’s Office of Housing proposed another modification asking that the monitoring reports also evaluate programs that provide assistance to household earning 120% or more of AMI. This is because the Housing Trust Fund provides one program that provides assistance to this income category.  The Committee recommended support of the Ordinance with Planning Commission and Mayor’s office of Housing’s modifications to the Full Board. The Land Use Committee heard another piece of Supervisor Chiu’s NE Legislation.  This time the Committee voted to approve the portion of the Ordinance that would expand the allowable floor area for Limited Corner Commercial Uses, or LCCUs, from 1200 sq. ft. to 2500 sq. ft.  and to allow them within 100’ of a corner instead of 50’ from a corner within RTO-M Districts.  The Board already voted to expand this provision in the RM-3 and RM-4 Districts, and that change has been made in the Planning Code, however there was a desire by one of the cosponsor of the legislation, Supervisor Campos,  to expand the provision to include RTO-M Districts.  This Commission voted not to change the LCCU controls because they were adopted as part of the Market and Octavia Plan, and are set to be reviewed under the 5 year review process for that plan. The committee recommended that the Mission District RTO be updated to allow these Corner Commercial uses.              

FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

  • Supervisor Olague’s ordinance requiring Housing Production and Reports Ordinance was continued by one week.  As you may remember last week Supervisor Weiner expressed a desire to produce a complete picture view of housing production: low income; middle income housing, senior housing; and various size of units. He proposed adding these additional categories to the dashboard and a change to when the dashboard would be required.  In response to these requested changes Supervisor Olague asked for more time to work with MOH and the Planning Department.  With that the item was continued one week.
  • Supervisor Olague’s other Ordinance that would amend the Administrative Code to ensure the “Right to Return to Revitalized Public Housing” was also heard on Tuesday.  The Planning Commission heard this item on Sept 27, at that time the Supervisor was still working with MOH and SFHA on changes so this commission recommended approval of the “return policy” but did not take a position on the details which were in flux.  Since your hearing the Supervisor continued to work with both agencies and the Ordinance was amended with their support in early October.  This week the ordinance was unanimously approved on first reading.
  • The Board heard an Ordinance that would strengthen existing laws intended to restrict the conversion of apartment units to tourist or short-term use, a practice commonly known as hotelization.  This Ordinance strengthens the enforcement process by creating an administrative review hearing for the Department of Building Inspection to evaluate complaints and by giving our residents the ability to seek legal recourse through the assistance of non-profit organizations. This week the Board approved the Ordinance on FINAL reading.
  • The board considered an ordinance that would provide a 5’ height bonus for active uses in the Castro NCD and 24th Noe NCD.  This commission  recommended approval on September 27.  This week the the Board approved the Ordinance on FINAL reading.

 

INTRODUCTIONS:

 This week:

 121054 Hearing to consider the initial project design of the proposed Golden State Warriors development on Piers 30-32 and Seawall Lot 330 and update on the Waterfront Transportation Network Assessment. Kim, Chiu.

  • 121056 Hearing - Support and Preserve Independent Neighborhood Theaters. Mar.
  • 121052  Approval of a 45-Day Extension for Planning Commission Review of Establishing the Divisadero Street Neighborhood Commercial District (File No. 120796) Olague.
  • 121051 Approval of a 45-Day Extension for Planning Commission Review of Establishing the Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District (File No. 120814). Olague.

 

 

BOARD OF APPEALS

2101 Washington Street – Lafayette Park.  The subject permit to allow a storage shed in the park was appealed to the Board by a member of the public stating concerns about preservation, archeology and impacts on views of the park.  The Board found that the permit was properly issued and voted unanimously to uphold the permit.

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

No meeting

 

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:     Dino Delfino, Linda Chapman

                        Re: 1601 Larkin Street

                        Cynthia Joe, Sue Hestor

                        Re: Linda Avery

 

F.         REGULAR CALENDAR

 

13.        2012.0609C                                                                    (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

115 WEST PORTAL AVENUE - southerly side between Vicente Street and 14th Avenue, Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 2989B - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 729.50, Limited Financial Service to allow an approximately 199 square foot, bank branch for Sterling Bank, to be developed in the existing building within the West Portal Neighborhood Commercial District, and 26-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Without hearing, continued to 11/29/12

AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis

            ABSENT:         Borden, Moore, Sugaya

 

14.        2011.1339C                                                                  (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1327 POLK STREET - west side between Bush and Pine Streets, Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 0667 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 723.41, to legalize an existing bar (d.b.a. The Pour House in an existing building within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and 65-A Height and Bulk District.  On February 3, 2005, in Case No. 2004.1321, the Planning Commission authorized a Conditional Use to allow a Wine Store with tastings on the property, however the business opened as a Bar.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Marsha Garland, William Bergalow, David Kaplan, Stacey Markowitz, Gladys Black, Sam German, Gary Netherland, Steven Correll, Stephen Castalano,Frank Cannata, Ling Tom, Linda Chapman

ACTION:            Following hearing , continued to 12/13/12. Public hearing remains open

            AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore, Sugaya

            ABSENT:         Borden

 

15.        2012.0370C                                                                      (G. HILYARD:  (415) 575-9109)

1127 MARKET STREET - south side between 7th and 8th Streets; Lot 046 of Assessor’s Block 3702 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303(k) to convert vacant commercial space previously occupied by a movie theater (d.b.a Strand Theater) into a live entertainment theater (d.b.a A.C.T Second Stage) on four floors of a four-story commercial building within the C-3-G Zoning District, Market Street Special Sign District, and 120-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Eunice Nuval, Omoze Idehenre, Tyee Tilghman, Brad Erickson, Joseph Givens II, Ellen Wong, Elvin Padilla, Dale Albright, Rusty Rueff, Giselle Macias, Eddie Raymond

ACTION:            Approved

            AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18729

 

16.        2012.0045C                                                                     (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

5800 – 3RD STREET - consisting of a four development parcels (Buildings #1, #2, #3 & #4) - west side of 3rd Street between Carroll and Paul Avenues, Lots 041, 042 & 043 in Assessor’s Block 5341 and Lots 002 & 005 in Assessor’s Block 5415 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134, 140, 215, 303 and 304, to modify a previously approved Planned Unit Development under Case Number 2003.0672C and Motion No. 17089, to change the project’s site plan, reallocate the dwelling units on the site, establish 121 dwelling units of 100% affordable senior housing with an integrated senior community center and 54 off-street parking spaces in Building #4, parcel 042, establish 150 market-rate dwelling units with 129 off-street parking spaces in Building #3, parcel 041, and to incorporate streetscape and pedestrian improvements on Carroll Avenue.  Modifications to Planning Code requirements will be sought for 1) rear yard (Section 134); 2) dwelling unit exposure (Section 140); and 3) density (Section 215).  The project is located in the M-1 (Light Industrial) District, 65-J Height and Bulk District.  Preliminary Recommendation:   Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Rev. Areloius Walker, Carolyn Blair, Cathy Davis, Linda Richardson, Mrs. Willie B. Kennedy

ACTION:            Approved

            AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden

MOTION:           18730

 

17.        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 September 13, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:            Without hearing, continued to 12/6/12

            AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden

 

18.        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.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

            Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 13, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     Alex Walker

ACTION:            Without hearing, continued to 12/13/12

            AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden

 

            19.        2012.1051DDD                                                                      (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

                        125 CROWN TERRACE -  east side between Pemberton Place and Raccoon Drive, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 2719B - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.10.06.6315 proposing construction of a vertical and horizontal addition that would almost encompass the building and significantly alter its appearance, resulting in a single-family dwelling with four levels of occupancy, located within a 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:     Terry Woods, Brenda Yost, Margaret Verges, David Coyle, Brett Gladstone, James Kammener, Lu Blazej, John Krogan, Drake Gardner, Simon, Frederick T. Seher, Brian McGee, Bevan Dufty, Henry Karnilowicz, Doug AWilkins, John, Warren Sheets, Tim Nelson, Anand Goehel, Luke O’Brien, Mel Murphy, Noe Murphy, John McArdie, Tom Huster, Gail Malone, Patricia Bartal, Carmel Kavanagh, Alex Santos, Dee Cuningham, Ramona Albright, Brenda Yost,

ACTION:            The Commission did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project

            AYES:              Fong, Wu, Antonini, Hillis

            NAYES:          Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT:          Borden

DRA#:              0295

 

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))

 

SPEAKERS:     Alan Gallo

                        Re: Divisadero Street Alcohol Use

                        Luke O’Brien

How process can be improved between DBI and stakeholders; they have invited the Planning Department to be part of the process

 

Adjournment: 6:10 PM  

 

Adopted: November 8, 2012

 
Last updated: 11/13/2012 3:09:23 PM