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December 6, 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, December 6, 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 Planning 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.         2012.0822C                                                                   (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 October 25, 2012)

            (Proposed for Continuance to January 17, 2013)

 

2.             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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2012)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to January 24, 2013)

 

B.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing

 

3.       2012.0927D                                                                               (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

1144-1146 CASTRO STREET - on the west side of Castro Street between Elizabeth and 23rd streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 2804 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(e), requiring review of Loss of Residential Units Through Merger, of Building Permit Application No. 2012.07.19.5186, to merge two dwelling units into one dwelling unit, changing the existing two-family dwelling to a single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

Adoption of Commission Minutes – Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission.  Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

 

4.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 15, 2012

 

5.         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.

 

      6.        Consideration of Adoption: 2013 Planning Commission Hearing Schedule

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

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 

 

9.         2012.1314T                                                                         (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

AMENDMENTS TO THE PLANNING CODE, AMENDING SECTION 166 TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL CAR SHARE PARKING SPACES [BOARD FILE NO. 12-0900] -  Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section 166 to: 1) authorize owners of projects with residential units to elect to provide additional parking spaces for car-share use which will not count against any parking maximums; 2) allow the car-share spaces to be used for other permitted uses other than parking a motorized vehicle if a car-share organization chooses not to use the space; and 3) making 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

10.        2008.0877E and 2007.1035E                                        (A. CONTRERAS: (415) 575-9044)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN, REZONING OF ADJACENT PARCELS, AND 350 EIGHTH STREET PROJECT - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project consists of three components: 1) The first component is the Draft Western SoMa Community Plan, which covers an irregularly shaped plan area consisting of two connected areas: one roughly bounded by 13th, Bryant, Seventh, and Minna Streets, and the second area roughly bounded by Townsend, Fourth, Harrison, and Seventh Streets. The plan would require amendments to the San Francisco General Plan as well as changes to use and height and bulk controls in the San Francisco Planning Code. The plan also includes policies for transportation improvements. 2) The second component is the rezoning of approximately 46 parcels adjacent to the Plan Area (generally bounded by Seventh, Ninth, Mission, and Minna Streets) in order to reconcile their use districts and height and bulk districts with those of the neighboring properties. 3) The third component is a proposed mixed–use development at 350 Eighth Street (Block 3756, Lots 3 and 15) that would include approximately 444 dwelling units, 33,650 sq. ft. of commercial space, 8,150 sq. ft. of light industrial/artist space, and 1,350 sq. ft. of community space.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on August 6, 2012. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

 

11.        2008.0877EMTUZ                                                               (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

            WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN – ADOPTION ACTIONS – The Planning Department is seeking to adopt the Western SoMa Community Plan. Adoption of the Plan will consist of the following actions below.

 

a.                     2008.0877EMTUZ                                            (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLANN - Adoption of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Findings Consideration of a Motion making CEQA Findings for actions in connection with the Western SoMa Plan. The CEQA Findings include a statement of overriding considerations; reasons for rejection of alternatives to the proposed Plan; and a mitigation monitoring program associated with the approval of the Western SoMa Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

b.         2008.0877EMTUZ                                                 (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL PLAN - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution to Adopt Amendments to the General Plan necessary to adopt the Western SoMa Community Plan, including amendments to the Housing and Commerce & Industry Elements, and Land Use Index, and incorporation of the new Western SoMa Area Plan. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings and environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

c.         2008.0877EMTUZ                                                 (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE PLANNING CODE - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution to Adopt Amendments to the Planning Code necessary to adopt the Western SoMa Community Plan, including adding Sections 261.2, 263.28, 263.29, 703.9, 743 et seq., 744 et seq., 844 et seq., 845 et seq., 846 et seq., 847 et seq., and 890.81, and amending Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, 121.7, 124, 134, 135, 141, 145.1, 151.1, 155, 182, 201, 204.4, 207.4, 207.5, 207.6, 208, 270.2, 316, 329, 401, 423 et seq., 429.2, 607.1, 702.1, 703.2, 802.1, 802.4, 802.5, 803.3, 803.6, 803.7, 803.9, 813, 822, 823, and 890.88. Planning Code text amendments would revise controls including but not limited to those for land use, height and bulk, density, open space, parking, and impact fees; and make related amendments to the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended pursuant to the Western SoMa Plan. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings and environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

d.         2008.0877EMTUZ                                                 (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING MAPS  - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution to Adopt Amendments to the Zoning Maps necessary to adopt the Western SoMa Community Plan, including amendments to Maps ZN1, ZN7, ZN8, HT1, HT7, and HT8. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings and environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

e.         2008.0877EMTUZ                                                 (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution to Recommend Amendments to the Administrative Code necessary to adopt the Western SoMa Community Plan. Amendments to the Administrative Code include amendments to Chapter 10E to incorporate the Western SoMa Area Plan into the implementation and monitoring requirements for the Eastern Neighborhoods.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

f.          2008.0877EMTUZ                                                  (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN – PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENT - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution to Recommend Approval of a Program Implementation Document. The Western SoMa Community Plan Program Implementation Document provides an inventory of public improvements and a recommended funding program to implement these improvements. This document will guide the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and Interagency Plan Implementation Committee in expending revenues to implement Plan-related public improvements.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

12.        2007.1035CK                                                                  (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

350 8TH STREET - northwest corner of 8th and Harrison Streets, with frontage on Ringold and Gordon Streets, Lots 003 and 015 in Assessor's Block 3756 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.7, 134, 135, 140, 151.1, 155, 263.29, 270, 271, 270.2, 303 and 823, for new construction of approximately 410 dwelling units, approximately 22,280 square feet of retail/commercial space, approximately 9,400 square feet of office space, approximately 10,600 square feet of arts activity/PDR space and approximately 7,780 square feet of accessory use space for the residential units within 8 new five- and six-story buildings on a site approximately 3.4 acres in size.  Exceptions to Planning Code requirements will be sought for Restriction of Lot Mergers (Section 121.7), Rear Yard (Section 134), Useable Open Space (Section 135), Dwelling Unit Exposure (Section 140), Off-Street Parking (Section 151.1), General Standards as to Location and Arrangement of Loading (Section 155), Special Height Exception (Section 263.29) and Mid-Block Alleys in Large Developments (Section 270.2).  An exception to the Bulk Limits requirement (Section 270, Section 271) is also requested.  The project is located in the SLR (Service / Light Industrial / Residential) Zoning District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Under the Western SoMa Community Plan the project would be located in the WMUG (Western SoMa Mixed Use – General) Zoning District and the 55-X/65-B Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

13a.      2007.0456EBKVX                                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

181 FREMONT STREET - east side between Howard and Mission Streets; Lots 010 and 011 of Assessor’s Block 3719 - Request to Consider whether the net new shadow cast by the project on Union Square (bounded by Post, Stockton, Geary and Powell Streets, Assessor's Block 0308/Lot 001), will be adverse, and to authorize the allocation of the cumulative shadow limit for Union Square to the Project (Section 295), and Adopting Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The proposed project would demolish an existing three-story building and an existing two-story building, and would construct a 52-story building reaching a roof height of approximately 700 feet with a decorative screen reaching a maximum height of approximately 745 feet and a spire reaching a maximum height of approximately 800 feet, containing approximately 404,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 74 dwelling units, approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, and approximately 68,000 square feet of subterranean area with off-street parking, loading, and mechanical space. The Project Site is located within the C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District, the 700-S-2 Height and Bulk District, the Transbay C-3 Special Use District, and the Transit Center C-3-O(SD) Commercial Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt Findings that Shadow is Not Adverse

 

13b.      2007.0456EBKVX                                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

181 FREMONT STREET - east side between Howard and Mission Streets; Lots 010 and 011 of Assessor’s Block 3719 - Request for Allocation of Square Footage pursuant to Planning Code Sections 321 and 322 (the Annual Office Development Limitation Program). The proposed project would demolish an existing three-story building and an existing two-story building, and would construct a 52-story building reaching a roof height of approximately 700 feet with a decorative screen reaching a maximum height of approximately 745 feet and a spire reaching a maximum height of approximately 800 feet, containing approximately 404,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 74 dwelling units, approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, and approximately 68,000 square feet of subterranean area with off-street parking, loading, and mechanical space. The Project Site is located within the C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District, the 700-S-2 Height and Bulk District, the Transbay C-3 Special Use District, and the Transit Center C-3-O(SD) Commercial Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

13c.      2007.0456EBKVX                                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

181 FREMONT STREET - east side between Howard and Mission Streets; Lots 010 and 011 of Assessor’s Block 3719 - Request for a Determination of Compliance pursuant to Planning Code Section 309, with exceptions to Planning Code requirements including "Separation of Towers", “Streetwall Base”, “Rear Yard”, "Reduction of Ground-Level Wind Currents in C-3 Districts", “Limitations on Residential Accessory Parking”, "General Standards for Off-Street Parking and Loading" to create a curb cut on Fremont Street, and “Unoccupied Building Height”. The proposed project would demolish an existing three-story building and an existing two-story building, and would construct a 52-story building reaching a roof height of approximately 700 feet with a decorative screen reaching a maximum height of approximately 745 feet and a spire reaching a maximum height of approximately 800 feet, containing approximately 404,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 74 dwelling units, approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, and approximately 68,000 square feet of subterranean area with off-street parking, loading, and mechanical space. The Project Site is located within the C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District, the 700-S-2 Height and Bulk District, the Transbay C-3 Special Use District, and the Transit Center C-3-O(SD) Commercial Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

13d.      2007.0456EBKVX                                                                     (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

181 FREMONT STREET - east side between Howard and Mission Streets; Lots 010 and 011 of Assessor’s Block 3719 - Request for a Variance from the requirements of Planning Code Section 140 (Dwelling Unit Exposure). The proposed project would demolish an existing three-story building and an existing two-story building, and would construct a 52-story building reaching a roof height of approximately 700 feet with a decorative screen reaching a maximum height of approximately 745 feet and a spire reaching a maximum height of approximately 800 feet, containing approximately 404,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 74 dwelling units, approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, and approximately 68,000 square feet of subterranean area with off-street parking, loading, and mechanical space. The Project Site is located within the C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District, the 700-S-2 Height and Bulk District, the Transbay C-3 Special Use District, and the Transit Center C-3-O(SD) Commercial Special Use District.

 

14.        2011.0953C                                                                     (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

300 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - southwest corner of 14th Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3548 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a use over 4,000 square feet in size, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 843.45, 843.76 and 303, for new construction of a 50-foot tall building containing a 20,040 square foot automotive sales dealership (d.b.a. “Audi”), located in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District and 58-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

15.        2010.0627C                                                                                 (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2895 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - northeast corner of the intersection of San Bruno Avenue 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 15, 2012)

 

16a.      2007.0036D                                                                           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

422 VICENTE STREET - on the north side of Vicente Street between 15th and 16th avenues; Lot 002H in Assessor’s Block 2416 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Demolition Permit Application No. 2006.09.13.2173, proposing to demolish a two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2012)

 

16b.      2007.0036D                                                                           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

422 VICENTE STREET - on the north side of Vicente Street between 15th and 16th avenues; Lot 002H in Assessor’s Block 2416 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.13.2176, to construct a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2012)

 

17.        2012.0847D                                                                (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6159) 

28-30 TOLEDO WAY - north side between Pierce Street and Mallorca Way, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0466A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.07.26.1070 proposing to enlarge the partial fourth floor of the existing four-story, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District. New rear balconies and front facade alterations are also proposed including window replacements and construction of a tiled parapet.

Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 15, 2012)

NOTE: On September 6, 2012, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to October 4, 2012 by a vote of (+7 -0).  Public hearing remains open.

NOTE: On November 8, 2012, without hearing, the Commission continued the matter to December 6, 2012, by a vote of (+5 -0). Commissioners Borden and Hillis were absent.  Public hearing remains open

           

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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