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April 11, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, April 11, 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.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, 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.          2001.1098H                                                             (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)
216 STOCKTON STREET - east side between Geary and Posts Streets, in Assessor’s Block 309, Lot 13 - Request for a Permit to Alter under Article 11 of the Planning Code to permit an alteration to the front facade of a three-story limestone and black granite-clad Category IV retail building in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District, the C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) Zoning District, and a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 4, 2002)
(Proposed for Continuance to April 18, 2002)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          2.           Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

3.          Director's Announcements

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

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED
At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on agenda items that have 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. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E.          REGULAR CALENDAR
          
5a.          2001.1027CR                                                   (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
3224-3252 PIERCE STREET - east side between Chestnut and Lombard Streets; Lots 009,010,011,012 and 013 in Assessor’s Block 0490 - Request for a finding of Conformity with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter, and Sections 2A.52 and 2A.53 of the Administrative Code, to mount a total of six panel antennas on an existing light pole and related equipment cabinets on an interior wall of the City-owned Marina District Off-Street Parking Facility as part of a wireless telecommunication network, in general conformity with the plans filed with the Application, within an NC-2 (small scale neighborhood commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A General Plan Referral is required for any ordinances or resolutions concerning a change of use of any public property, building, or structure. Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1 as it is a public facility.
Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of Conformity with the General Plan
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 4, 2002)
          
5b.                    2001.1027CR                                                             (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
3224-3252 PIERCE STREET - east side between Chestnut and Lombard Streets; Lots 009,010,011,012 and 013 in Assessor’s Block 0490 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to mount a total of six panel antennas on an existing light pole and related equipment cabinets on an interior wall of the Marina District Off-Street Parking Facility as part of a wireless telecommunication network, in general conformity with the plans filed with the Application, within an NC-2 (small scale neighborhood commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Because the parking facility is the property of the City and County of San Francisco, the application also requires a finding of conformity with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter, and Sections 2A.52 and 2A.53 of the Administrative Code. Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1 as it is a public facility.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 4, 2002)
                    
6.          2001.0847C                                         (M.SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
755 OCEAN AVENUE - bounded by Howth Street, Geneva Avenue, Ocean Avenue, and Highway 280, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 6948 - Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for a PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT pursuant to Section 209.3 of the Planning Code to permit the reconfiguration and expansion of the existing private secondary school (Lick-Wilmerding High School) by constructing two below grade buildings in the center of the campus adding approximately 17,000 square feet and a total of three classrooms to the existing facility, requiring exceptions from otherwise applicable Planning Code requirements for rear yard, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

7.          2002.0105C                     (D. DiBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)
          232 JOICE STREET - east side, bounded by Sacramento, Clay, Stockton and Powell Streets; Lot 030 in Assessor’s Block 0224 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 209.7 and 812.56 of the Planning Code to convert a vacant paved lot approximately 3,000 square-foot in area to a non-commercial Surface Parking Lot for the use of adjacent buildings within an RM-4 (Residential, Mixed, High-Density) District and a CR-NC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) District and 65-A and 65-85-N Height and Bulk Districts.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

8a.          2001.1061CD                                                   (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
1077 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side, between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 050 in Assessor’s Block 4224 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 215 and pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to demolish an existing industrial building and allow the construction of three (3) dwelling units within a M-1 (Light Industrial) District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

8b.          2001.1061CD                                                             (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
1077 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side, between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 050 in Assessor’s Block 4224 - Mandatory Discretionary Review per Planning Commission IPZ Policy, Resolution Number 16202), to demolish an existing industrial building and allow the construction of three (3) dwelling units within a M-1 (Light Industrial) District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

9a.          2001.1088CD                                                   (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
1087 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side, between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 049 in Assessor’s Block 4224 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 215 and pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to demolish an existing industrial building and allow the construction of one (1) additional dwelling unit for a total of three (3) units within a M-1 (Light Industrial) District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. The project was previously approved for two (2) dwelling units on April 19, 2001.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

9b.          2001.1088CD                                                   (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
1087 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side, between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 049 in Assessor’s Block 4224 - Mandatory Discretionary Review per Planning Commission IPZ Policy, Resolution Number 16202), to demolish an existing industrial building and allow the construction of one (1) additional dwelling unit for a total of three (3) units within a M-1 (Light Industrial) District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. The project was previously approved for two (2) dwelling units on April 19, 2001.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

10a.          2001.0864CV                                         (V. RYAN: (415) 575-6812)
900 BALBOA STREET - north side between 10th and 11th Avenues; Assessor's Block 1553, Lot 018 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to modify the conditions of approval on a Conditional Use Authorization approved under case number 1994.343C on September 14, 1995. The current proposal is to legalize a handicap lift located in the rear yard of the Chinese Grace Baptist Church, in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project will also require a variance from the rear yard requirements of the Planning Code.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

10b.          2001.0864CV                               (V. RYAN: (415) 575-6812)
900 BALBOA STREET          - north side between 10th and 11th Avenues; Assessor's Block 1553, Lot 018 - Request for a Variance from the rear yard requirements of Planning Code Section 134 to allow the legalization of a handicap lift within the required rear yard of the Chinese Grace Baptist Church, in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The required minimum rear yard for the subject property is 15 feet. The handicap lift is completely within the required year yard.

          11.          1999.818C          (M.WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
                    2455 BUSH STREET (a.k.a. 1770 SCOTT STREET) - southeast corner of Bush and Scott Streets, between Scott and Pierce Streets, Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 680 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, 303, 711.11, 711.21 and 711.81 for the alteration of an existing building (the California Tennis Club), including an addition which will increase the overall gross square footage of the building by approximately 5,800 square feet, for a total of approximately 21,000 gross square feet in an NC-2 District (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 7, 2002)



F.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 4:00 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 4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

12.          2001.0982D                                                    (V. RYAN: (415) 575-6812)
2887 WASHINGTON STREET - 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. 2001/0705/2976S, proposing to legalize a 2 foot by 4 foot horizontal addition constructed 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: Take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with modifications.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 7, 2002)

          13.          2002.0190D                                                    (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)
73/75 MIRABEL STREET - north side between Shotwell and Coso Streets, Lot 97 in Assessor’s Block 5517 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.01.28.7857 to convert an existing 2-unit building into 1 dwelling unit. The proposal aims to provide structural upgrades to the rear exterior and to the interior of the building, including the removal of one kitchen and the construction of an internal staircase. The property is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project as proposed.

14.          2001.0114DD                                                             (G.NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
293 DOWNEY STREET - west side of Downey Street, between Ashbury and Frederick Streets, Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 1269 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit           Application No. 2001/1121/3668, proposing to add a three-story 11’ X 25’ X 30’ high addition to the rear of the basement, first, and second stories of an existing single-family dwelling, as well as cosmetic alterations, within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the building                               permit application with modifications.

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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