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February 07, 2002

February 07, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION




Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, February 7, 2002
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Hector Chinchilla
Vice President: William W. Fay
Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Cynthia Joe;
Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr., Anita Theoharis

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.

To view the hearing in progress on the Internet: http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH 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 1660 Mission Street, 5th 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, 1660 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 11:00 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.

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.

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.

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 72 hours prior to a hearing. 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 Donna Hall, 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 Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.

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.ci.sf.ca.us/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, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL:          Commission President:          Hector Chinchilla
          Commission Vice-President:          William W. Fay
Commissioners:          Roslyn Baltimore; Cynthia Joe;
                    Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr., Anita Theoharis

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.          1999.598D                                                                       (CHIN: 575-6897)
135 JORDAN AVENUE - west side of the street between Geary Blvd. and Euclid Street, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 1062 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9905431, proposing to add a new story and approximately 75 square feet to the basement and second floor at the rear side of the building on a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (D) (Residential, Detached, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
          (Proposed for Continuance to February 21, 2002)

2.          2001.0982D                                                                         (RYAN: 575-6812)
2887 WASHINGTON STREET, #9 - south side of Washington Street, between Scott and Divisadero Streets, Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 1002 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/07/05/2976S, proposing to legalize a 2 foot by 4 foot kitchen counter-top extension into an existing light well at the third floor of a three-story over basement nine-family apartment building in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve building permit application as submitted.
(Proposed for continuance to April 11, 2002)

3.          2000.585E                                                             (TURRELL: 558-5994)
438-8th STREET - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The property is on Lot 002 of Assessor's Block 3757, located on the west side of 8th Street. The proposal includes the demolition of five existing structures on the project site and the construction of a three-story, 105,500 square foot structure to contain business service uses, which is a permitted use within the district. The project site is on 8th Street with frontage on both 8th and Converse Streets. The subject site is within an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District within the South of Market District of the City of San Francisco. Two of the existing structures on the site are utilized as storage sheds and the remaining three structures are vacant. The proposed new structure would entirely encompass the subject site, be a maximum of 40 feet in height, and contain three stories. The project would include an open courtyard and 100 belowground parking spaces.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
(Proposed for continuance to May 2, 2002)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of January 17 and 24, 2002.

          5.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

6.          Director's Announcements

          7.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

          8.          Consideration of amending the existing Planning Commission Inclusionary Housing Policies

D.          CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION -- PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

9.          2001.0765D          (TAM: 558-6325)
                    377 & 381 LIBERTY STREET - south side, between Sanchez and Church Streets; Lots 28 and 85 in Assessor’s Block 3605 - Discretionary Review request of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/21/2122. 2001/06/21/2118, and 2001/06/21/2125s to demolish two single-family dwellings (377 and 381 Liberty Street) and construct one new single-family dwelling on one merged lot. The properties are within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The properties are also within the Dolores Height Special Use District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 10, 2002)
                    NOTE: On January 10, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing. The Commission entertained a motion to take Discretionary Review and approve with the request that we accept the sponsor's voluntary $110,000 contribution to the Mayor's Office of Housing. The vote was +3 –3. Commissioners Theoharis, Chinchilla and Fay voted no. Commissioner Salinas was absent. The item was continued to 2/7/02 by the Chair.

E.          REGULAR CALENDAR
          
10.          2000.749T                                                    (LORD: 558-6311)
Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code to add Section 315 to 315.9 to establish requirements for all residential developments of 10 units or more to provide inclusionary affordable housing units.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          11.          2001.1026C          (RYAN: 558-6812)
                    1239 9TH AVENUE - west side between Lincoln Way and Irving Street; Assessor’s Block 1714, Lot 6 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 730.44 to convert a vacant video store on the ground floor of a two-story building with a dwelling unit above, to a small self-service restaurant (Gordo’s Taqueria) in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The restaurant, which is relocating from 1233 9th Avenue, will occupy approximately 990 square feet at the ground level only.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 24, 2002)

          12.          2000.1141C          (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
                    2346 - 2348 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 24th and 25th Avenues, Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 1409 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 717.39 to allow the demolition of an existing mixed-use building with a residential unit at the second floor and under Planning Code Section 161(j) to allow the construction of a four-story mixed-use building (four residential units and one commercial unit) without the four required residential parking spaces, within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 24, 2002)

13.          2002.0051I                                                   (YOUNG: 558-6346)
REVISION TO THE INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO LOCATED AT 2130 FULTON STREET - Consideration of revisions amending the Institutional Master Plan for the University of San Francisco. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5(d), a public hearing will be held to solicit public comment on any proposed revision to an Institutional Master Plan. The University of San Francisco is proposing revisions to its existing Institutional Master Plan dated July 1993, including to incorporate plans to (1) convert the former Lincoln University Building at 281 Masonic Street to the University of San Francisco College of Professional Studies (This renovation has been completed.); (2) convert and expand the McLaren School of Business, including an addition of approximately 20,000 square feet and conversion of existing dormitory space to new offices and classrooms, and (3) locate childcare facilities within its existing buildings. The purpose of this public hearing is to solicit public comments on the proposed revisions to this Institutional Master Plan only. The Planning Commission will not approve or disapprove any individual construction projects related to these revisions to the Institutional Master Plan at this public hearing.

          14a.          2001.1136CD          (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
221 SAN CARLOS STREET - east side between 19th and 20th Street, Lot 34 in Assessor’s Block 3596 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Board of Supervisor’s Resolution 518-01 (the Mission District Interim Controls) to construct a new building containing two market-rate dwelling units on a vacant lot in an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed building would be four stories tall and approximately 40-feet tall and 48.5-feet deep. The proposed units would each have two bedrooms and one parking space.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

14b.          2001.1136CD                                                             (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
221 SAN CARLOS STREET - east side between 19th and 20th Street, Lot 34 in Assessor’s Block 3596 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under Board of Supervisor’s Resolution 518-01 (the Mission District Interim Controls) of Building Permit Application No. 2000/08/07/7166, which proposes to change the use of the site from being vacant to having two market-rate units. The property is within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

          15a.          2001.0671ECDK                                                             (CHAN: 558-5982)
222 VALENCIA STREET - Block 3533, Lot 4. Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project includes the construction of nine residential units, approximately 800 square feet (sq.ft.) of ground floor commercial space, and nine off-street parking spaces within a new five-story structure. The site is a fenced private parking lot for approximately 13 cars. A 780-square-foot warehouse is on this 4,590-square-foot site. The new building would be approximately 50 feet in height. Vehicular access to the site would be from Valencia Street. The project site is located within the C-M (Heavy Commercial) zoning district and within a 50-X Height and Bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Negative Declaration.

          15b.          2001.0671ECDK                                                     (SIDER: 558-6697)
222 VALENCIA STREET - west side between Duboce Avenue and Clinton Park; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 3533 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow [1] the construction of nine dwelling units pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a) and [2] the creation of market-rate housing in the Mission District pursuant to Board of Supervisor's Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls). The proposal is to demolish an existing storage structure and construct a five-story building with ground level commercial space, 9 units of housing, and 9 parking spaces in a ground level garage. The property is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, the area subject to the Mission District Interim Controls, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

          15c.          2000.0671ECDK                                                    (SIDER: 558-6697)
222 VALENCIA STREET - west side between Duboce Avenue and Clinton Park; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 3533 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposal to change the use of the subject property from that of parking and storage [pursuant to Planning Code Sections 223(l) and 225(a)] to residential and retail uses [pursuant to Planning Code Sections 215(a) and 218(b)]. Discretionary Review is required by Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for any change of use within the Mission District. The property is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, the area subject to the Mission District Interim Controls, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take D.R. and approve the project as proposed.

E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 5:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 5:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 5:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

16.          2001.0695D                                                                       (SMITH: 558-6322)
4706 – 25TH STREET -north side of the street between Fountain Street and Grand View Avenue, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 6501 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/11/0170, proposing to construct a two-story rear horizontal addition and a one-story vertical addition to a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

17.          2001.1053D                                                                       (JONES: 558-6477)
780-27TH STREET -north side of 27th Street between Douglass and Diamond Streets, Lot 014A in Assessor’s Block 6583 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/11/1266, proposing to construct a third story vertical addition to the existing two story, single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit as submitted.

F.          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:

          The Planning Department
          City and County of
          San Francisco
          1660 Mission Street, Suite 500
          San Francisco, CA 94103-2414




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