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May 02, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, May 2, 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.          2000.0015C          (D. SIROIS: 415-558-6313)
1005-1007 GENEVA AVENUE - north side of Geneva Avenue, between Paris and Lisbon Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 6408 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to demolish a residential unit at the second story pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.39 and to construct a four-story mixed use building with 3 residential units and a ground floor commercial space for the existing business-Apollo Heating in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
                    (Proposed for Continuance to June 6, 2002)

          2.          2002.0089D          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
607 BELVEDERE STREET - west side between 17th and Carmel Streets, Lot 2 in Assessor’s Block 1291 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/1031/2222, proposing to convert a portion of the existing garage and attic into habitable spaces; construct a two-story side addition, three new dormer windows at the attic level, and a three-story deck and stairs at the rear of the single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: pending
          (Proposed for Continuance to June 27, 2002)

          3.          2001.1202C          (M. SMITH: 415-558-6322)
5200 DIAMOND HEIGHTS BOULEVARD - southwest corner of Diamond Heights Boulevard and Duncan Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 7521- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 209.4 to use the existing banquet room on the property as a community facility for a limited number of non-church related events, located in a RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, (Detached)) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    NOTE: THIS PROJECT IS BEING RE-NOTICED AND WILL APPEAR IN A FUTURE CALENDAR ONCE THAT PROCESS IS COMPLETE.

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          5.          Director's Announcements

          6.          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 who wish to 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 must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

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

          7.          2002.0090C          (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)
                    1525 OCEAN AVENUE – between Capitol and Miramar, Assessor’s Block 6936 Lot 014. Request under Planning Code Section 161(j) for Conditional Use approval for a reduction of 3 off street parking spaces required for dwellings for a project with ground floor commercial and 3 dwelling units. This project lies within an NC-2 Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
                    NOTE: On April 18, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +6-0 with Commissioner Fay absent. The matter was continued to May 2, 2002, for final action.

          8.          2001.0244CV          (G. NELSON: 415-558-6257)
                    321 JUDAH STREET - south side between 8th and 9th Avenues; Lot 051 in Assessor’s Block 1845 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 161(j) and 730.39 of the Planning Code to demolish an existing two-story building containing a commercial space on the ground floor and a dwelling unit on the second floor and construct a new four-story building to contain a commercial space on the ground floor with two dwelling units above. The project seeks a reduction in the off-street parking requirement from two (2) spaces to none (0). The proposed project is within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This project also seeks a rear yard variance to allow for a fire escape stair.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    NOTE: On April 18, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5-1, Commission Lim voted No; Commissioner Fay was absent. The matter was continued to May 2, 2002, for final action.

F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          9.          2002.0078Q          (V. MASSEHIAN: 415-558-6363)
                    135 CARL STREET - south side between Shrader and Cole Streets, Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 1272 - Request for approval of a six-unit residential conversion subdivision in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to change the existing six-unit building to a condominium form of ownership and does not involve expansion, alteration, or demolition of the existing building.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

          10.          2002.300B          (P. ARCE: 415-558-5986)
MISSION BAY SOUTH BLOCK 41, PARCEL 1 - Request under Planning Code Section 321 (Office Development: Annual Limit) for a determination of the design quality and Project Authorization of the proposed office development for a five story building including 160,100 square feet of office space, pursuant to Planning Commission Resolution No. 14702. The Project site lies within the Mission Bay South Redevelopment Area and is classified as a Commercial Industrial District, as defined in Section 302.3 of the Mission Bay Redevelopment Plan, and is within the Height Zone 7 (HZ-7). This proposal consists of 160,100 square feet of office space, and a temporary surface parking area in Block 40, located south of the Site. Pursuant to Code Section 314, the project, which the Department has determined would result in the addition of 160,100 square feet of office use gross floor area, would require the provision of Child Care facilities. Any person may appeal this initial determination by delivering an appeal in writing to the Department within 15 days of this notice.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
                    
          11.          2002.301B          (P. ARCE: 415-558-5986)
MISSION BAY SOUTH BLOCK 42, PARCEL 4 - Request under Planning Code Section 321 (Office Development: Annual Limit) for a determination of the design quality of the proposed office development for a two-story building including 80,922 square feet of office space, pursuant to Planning Commission Resolution No. 14702. The Project Site lies within the Mission Bay South Redevelopment Area and is classified as a Commercial Industrial District, as defined in Section 302.3 of the Mission Bay Redevelopment Plan, and is within the Height Zone 7 (HZ-7). This proposal consists of 80,922 square feet of office space. The proposal includes the completion of the adjacent sidewalks, (paving, planting of trees and installation of public lighting) and a temporary surface parking area in Parcel 6, located north of the Site. Pursuant to Code Section 314, the project would require the provision of Child Care facilities for an 80,922 square foot office. Any person may appeal this initial determination by delivering an appeal in writing to the Department within 15 days of this notice.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

          12.          1999.457L          (J. TULLY: 415-558-6372)
390 LAGUNA HONDA BOULEVARD - Laguna Honda (Forest Hill) Muni Station. Assessor’s Block 2864, Lot 50. The one-story, concrete and stucco, Mission and Neoclassical Revival-styled street railway station was constructed in 1917. The proposed landmark site is the station’s original 1917 building and does not include a 1985 addition or any other aspect of Block 2864, Lot 50. The subject property is zoned P (Public) and is in an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. Request for Commission approval of the proposed landmark designation, which was initiated by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board on January 23, 2002.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

          13.          2001.0789C          (M. SMITH: 415-558-6322)
597-599 MONTEREY BOULEVARD - southeast corner of Monterey Boulevard and Foerster Street, Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 3116 - Request by Sprint PCS for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 710.83 to install a wireless telecommunication facility consisting of two antennas mounted near the northwest corner of the rooftop, one GPS antenna mounted to the southeast corner of the rooftop, and five associated equipment cabinets installed within the detached garage of a two-story mixed use building located in a NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 32-X Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a Limited Preference 6 site according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, as it is a mixed-use building in a NC-1 District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          14a.          2002.0184CV           (M. SNYDER: 415-575-6891)
2196 3RD STREET - northwest corner of 3rd Street and 19th Street, Lot 30 (Previously Lots 15 and 17) of Assessor’s Block 4044 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 215 to allow the construction of 18 dwelling units within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The project would entail the demolition of the existing one-story auto repair business, and the construction of a new building that would contain 18-dwelling units, approximately 5,750 gross square feet of ground floor commercial space, and 23 parking spaces. The building would be approximately 50-feet or five-stories tall measured from grade level at 3rd Street.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

14b.          2002.0184CV           (M. SNYDER 415-575-6891)
          2196 3RD STREET - northwest corner of 3rd and 19th Street, Lot 30 (Previously Lots 15           and 17) of Assessor’s Block 4044 - Request for a Rear Yard Variance under Planning
          Code Section 134(a)(1)(C) and 305, to allow the proposed building to be constructed in an "L"-shaped configuration with building having frontages on both 3rd Street and 19th Street, in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. With this "L"-shaped configuration, a portion of the building along the 19th Street frontage would technically be within the required rear yard.

15.          2002.0165C          (T. TAM: 415-558-6325)
2362 MARKET STREET north side of Market Street between Castro Street and 16th Street; Lot 11 in Assessor’s Block 3562 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 721.41, 720.42, and 721.21 to allow the establishment of a full-service restaurant and bar, approximately 4,000 square feet in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and 65-B Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
                    
          16.          2002.264C          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
2548 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side, between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor's Block 634 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 303, 352 and 718.39 to amend and reauthorize a previously approved Conditional Use authorization (Case No. 96.319C, Motion No. 14442) for the partial demolition of an existing residential use on the second floor of the building fronting on California Street located in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

G.          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.

          17a.          2001.0190D          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    2548 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 634 - Request for Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002/0214/9237, which supersedes withdrawn Demolition Permit Application No. 2001/0103/9061, proposing to demolish the existing one-story garage at the rear of the lot, facing Perine Place, in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A Variance to modify rear yard requirements was granted for the rebuilding of the garage and the construction of the new dwelling unit under Case No. 96.319V.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 21, 2002)

          17b.          2001.0191D          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    2548 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 634 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/0408/6762S proposing to (a) demolish and rebuild the rear portion (approximately two-thirds) of the existing two-story building, containing two dwelling units, at the front of the lot, facing California Street; (b) add a newly excavated ground level; (c) move the existing building forward by approximately 8 feet, and raise the building approximately 2 feet in order to establish a ground floor at grade level; and (d) add a partial fourth floor, in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed alterations were previously approved by the City Planning Commission under Motion No. 14442 for Case No. 96.319C.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 21, 2002)

          18.          2002.0142D          (T. TAM: 415- 558-6325)
                    14 VENTURA AVENUE - west side, between Linares and Castenada Avenues (Lot 3 in Block 2817) - Discretionary Review request for Building Permit No. 2001/10/26/1774 to allow demolition of an existing 9-foot, one-story rear extension and construction of a 25-foot, two-story rear horizontal extension. The property presently contains a single-family dwelling located in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, (Detached)) District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

          19.          2001.0645D          (D. JONES: 415-558-6477)
839 DOLORES STREET - east side between 21st and 22nd Streets, Lot 076 in Assessor’s Block 3618 - Pursuant to Resolution 16078 a Request for Discretionary Review is required for Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/21/2117, for the proposed dwelling unit merger of two existing units into one single-family dwelling located in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the merger.

          20.          2001.0879D          (S. VELLVE: 415- 558-6263)
                    425 COLLINGWOOD STREET - east side between 21st and 22nd Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 2770 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/18/1777, proposing to reconstruct two sets of stairs providing access from the two upper floors to the rear yard of a single-family home within a RH-2 (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.

H.          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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