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City and County of San Francisco
June 13, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, June 13, 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.          2002.1051D          (D. SIDER: 415-558- 6697)
                    480 POTRERO AVENUE - northwest corner of Mariposa Street, Lot 002C in Assessor's Block 3973 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001.11.27.3854, proposing to (1) change the use of an existing industrial building to a 55 unit residential care facility, (2) construct a vertical addition, and (3) perform interior and exterior alterations in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, a 65-B Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone as set forth by Planning Commission Policy expressed in Resolution Number 16202. Mandatory Discretionary Review is required by Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for any permit proposing to change the use of a property within the Mission District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Proposed for Continuance to June 20, 2002)

          2a.          2000.0413DD          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    226 – 17TH AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 29A in Assessor’s Block 1417 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 9914684, proposing to demolish a two-story, single-family dwelling. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed replacement building is also the subject of a Request for Discretionary Review.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to September 5, 2002)

          2b.          2000.0413DD          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    226 – 17TH AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 29A in Assessor's Block 1417 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9114683S, proposing to construct a new three-story building containing two dwelling units. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to September 5, 2002)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          3.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of May 23, 2002.

          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

          7.          Informational presentation on building height and the review of code provisions regarding measurements.

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS 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

          8.          2002.0191D          (P. VOLLMANN: 415-558-6405)
292 IVY STREET - at the southeast corner of the intersection at Gough and Grove Streets, Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 0809 - Discretionary review request of Building Permit Application number 2001/12/28/6038, to legalize a seven stall parking garage on Ivy Street, in the Hayes Gough NCD, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve parking with requirement to build dwelling units.
NOTE: On May 16, 2002, following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained two motions: 1) Take Discretionary Review and approve parking with requirement to build dwelling units. The motion failed to carry by a vote +2 -4. Commissioners Lim, Fay, Baltimore, and Chinchilla voted no. Commissioner Theoharis was absent. 2) Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the excess parking element of the project. The motion failed to carry by a vote +3 -3. Commissioners Salinas, Joe, and Baltimore voted no. Commissioner Theoharis was absent. At the call of the Chair, this matter was continued to June 13, 2002, to allow the absent commissioner to participate in the final action.

F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          9.                    (TULLY: 415-558-6372)
                    CENTRAL WATERFRONT CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY - Public hearing and consideration of adoption of a motion to endorse the Central Waterfront Cultural Resource Survey (California Department of Parks and Recreation Survey Form DPR 523B-evaluative) and resources held out from consideration because of owner objection. The Planning Department re-noticed all property owners within the Central Waterfront Survey boundaries on April 12, 2002 through May 13, 2002. As a result, eight (8) objections were received and heard by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board at two meetings – May 15 and June 5, 2002.           The Central Waterfront Cultural Resource Survey documented 140 buildings, structures, sites and objects in Block/Lots: Block 3941; 3942/2, 3; 3943/3; 3944/4; 3992/2; 3994/1B, 1C, 2, 3; 3995/7, 15; 3996/ 4-6, 15, 18; 3997/3; 3998/17-18; 4042/2; 4043/12A, 13, 16; 4044/2A, 2-4; 4045/2; 4046/1; 4052/1; 4058/5, 9-10; 4059/1A, 1B, 1C, 2B, 9; 4105/9; 4108/3, 3A, 3B, 3D, 3F, 3J, 3M, 3N, 3O, 3R; 4109/1; 4111/1; 4172/3-5, 7, 15-16, 18-21; 4173/1; 4227/31; 4228/10; 4229/2-4; 4231/2; 4241/2-4; 4244/3-4; 4245/1-2; 4246/1; 4247/2; 4296/5; 4310/3; 4314/1A; 4316/2; 4352/7; 4353/9; 4355/6; 4357/3; 4358/7, 9; 4377/1; 4378/6; 9900/1, 68, 70, 84. 1155-63 Tennessee, Block 4172/04 was surveyed as part of the Dogpatch Cultural Resource Survey endorsed by the Planning Commission at its December 13, 2001 meeting, but was held out of that endorsement because of owner objection.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a motion to endorse the Central Waterfront Cultural Resource Survey (California Department of Parks and Recreation Survey Form DPR 523B-evaluative) and (California Department of Parks and Recreation Survey Form DPR 523A-descriptive and DPR 523B-evaluative) on the following held out properties: 3201 3rd Street, Bayshore Cutoff Tunnels No. 1 and 2, 1155-1161-1163 Tennessee, 580 and 600 Minnesota Street, 2230 Third Street, 815-825 Tennessee Street, 651 Illinois and Piers 68 and 70 Wharves.
                    Note: On December 13, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing, the Commission passed a motion to endorse the Central Waterfront Cultural Resource Survey (California Department of Parks and Recreation Survey Form DPR 523A-descriptive) and Context Statement for all resources contained within the Central Waterfront survey boundaries with the exception of 3201 3rd Street, 651 Illinois, 590 Minnesota, 690-698 Minnesota, 2085 Third Street, and 1155-1163 Tennessee, which were held out because of owner objection to the survey findings. The motion carried +5 -0. Commissioner Baltimore was absent and Commissioner Salinas as excused. At the call of the chair, the Planning Commission directed the Planning Department to re-notice all property owners within the Central Waterfront Survey boundaries and to return to the Planning Commission for consideration of endorsement of (California Department of Parks and Recreation Survey Form DPR 523B-evaluative) for all resources within the Central Waterfront survey boundaries. Per the Chair's instructions, the public hearing for this matter is open.

          10.          2002.0408C          (J. IONIN: 415-558-6309)
                    2863 CALIFORNIA STREET - Assessor's Block 1028, Lot 023 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 161(j) for an exemption from the residential parking requirement. The Proposal is to demolish an existing two-story commercial building with approximately 4,450 square feet in total gross floor area and construct a new three-story 40-foot tall building with approximately 8,525 square feet in total gross floor area. There would be approximately 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial and four residential units above. Conditional Use Authorization is sought to construct the Project without the required four off-street parking spaces for the residential units. No parking is required for the commercial space. The project lies within a Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-2) District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          11.          2002.0350C          (K. McGEE: 415-558-6367)
                    915 FOLSOM STREET - east side, between 5th and 6th Streets; Lot 145 in Assessor’s Block 3753 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization per Planning Code Section 815.73 to remove 1 panel antenna and to install 3 new panel antennas and one new equipment cabinet for Cingular Wireless. The subject property is located in an RSD (Residential/Service Mixed Use District) Zoning District, a 40-X, 85-B Height and Bulk District, and is in the South of Market Earthquake Recovery Special Use District. The subject property is a Preference 5 Location (mixed use buildings in high density districts).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions


          12.          2000.1058E          (R. DEAN: 415-558-5980)
                    1598 DOLORES STREET (aka REILLY'S FUNERAL HOME) - located at the northwest corner of Dolores and 29th Streets; Assessor's Block 6618; Lots 7, 9, 38. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed construction consists of two, four-story residential buildings with a total of 13 units and demolition of an existing two-story mortuary building. The project would provide 13 off-street parking spaces. The proposed project site is 10,500 sq. ft. and is located in the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District. The project would require Conditional Use Authorization by the City Planning Commission.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting May 24, 2001.)

          13.          2000.1058CE          (T. TAM: 415-558-6325)
                    1598 DOLORES STREET (aka REILLY'S FUNERAL HOME) - northwest corner of Dolores and 29th Streets; Lots 7, 9, and 38 in Assessor's Block 6618 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 710.11 for development on lot size greater than 5,000 square feet in an NC-1 (Neighborhood, Commercial, Cluster) District. The proposal also requires a modification to the rear yard requirement as allowed under Planning Code Section 134(e).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          14.          2001.1126ECV          (L. KIENKER: 415-558-5970)
                    965-985 GENEVA AVENUE & 852 PARIS STREET (aka APOLLO THEATRE) - north side of Geneva Avenue, between Paris Street and London Street, Lots 5-10 on Assessor's Block 6409. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed construction consists of 28,277 gross-square-feet (gsf) of commercial/office/residential uses within the existing building envelope of a vacant theater, with a total of two ground floor retail, two second floor office, and eight third floor residential units. The project would provide one off-street loading space and no other parking. The project site is 15,044 sq. ft. and is located in the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial Moderate-Scale) District. The project would require Conditional Use Authorization by the San Francisco Planning Commission and a Variance for rear yard requirements.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting May 23, 2002).

          15a.          2001.1126CV          (D. SIROIS: 415-558-6313)
                    965-985 GENEVA AVENUE & 852 PARIS STREET (aka APOLLO THEATRE) - north side of Geneva Avenue, between Paris Street and London Street, Lots 5-10 on Assessor's Block 6409 - Request for conditional use authorization to merge 6 lots into one lot greater than 9,999 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.11; to allow Walgreen's Pharmacy to occupy commercial space on the ground floor and in a new mezzanine in excess of 5,999 square feet pursuant to Section 712.21; and to allow the construction of 8 residential units without the required off-street parking pursuant to Section 161(j). There is also a request for a rear yard variance pursuant to Section 134. The Project Site is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 65-X Height and Bulk District, and in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions


          15b.          2001.1125CV          (D. SIROIS: 415-558-6313)
                    965-985 GENEVA AVENUE & 852 PARIS STREET (aka APOLLO THEATER) - north side of Geneva Avenue, between Paris and London Street, Lots 5-10 on Assessor's Block 6409 - Request for rear yard variance pursuant to Planning Code Section 134 to allow the new third floor to be occupied by residential units without providing the required rear yard at the residential level. The Project Site is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 65-X Height and Bulk District, and in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District
                    
          16.          2002.0157C          (M. SNYDER: 415-575-6891)
                    20 HERON STREET - northwest corner of Heron Street and Berwick Street, Lot 44 in Assessor's Block 3755 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to install a total of 12 panel antennas, and associated equipment cabinets, as part of a wireless transmission network operated by Verizon Wireless, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 816.73 and 227(h). The site is within an SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Pursuant to the WTS Facilities Guidelines, the project is a Preference 4 Location Site, a wholly commercial building within a South of Market District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 6, 2002)

E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 3:30 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 3:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          17.          2002.0072D          (D. SIROIS: 415-558-6313)
                    1512 LA PLAYA - 1512 La Playa- east side of La Playa, between Kirkham and Lawton, Lot 039A, Assessor’s Block 1894 – Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/1128/4105 to construct vertical (1-story) and horizontal (17-feet, 6-inches) extensions, and the addition of a 3rd dwelling unit to the existing 2-unit building. The project site is located in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District within the Coastal Zone Permit Area.
                    Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

          18.          2002.0556DD          (T. WANG: 415-558-6335)
                    2670 47TH AVENUE - eastside between Vicente and Wawona Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 2450 ﷓ Request of Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002/01/09/6578 to construct a two﷓story addition at rear of the existing one﷓story over garage, single﷓family dwelling in an RH﷓1 (Residential, House, One﷓Family) District and a 40﷓X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications


          19.          2002.0495D          (G. CABREROS: 415-558-6169)
                    2606 and 2610 JACKSON STREET - north side of the street between Scott and Pierce Streets, Lots 021 & 022 in Assessor’s Block 0585 - A staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/1224/5878 proposing to merge two single-family residences into one single-family home in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The two lots are proposed to be merged under a separate subdivision application.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve merger.

          20a.          2002.0259DDDDD          (K. SIMONSON: 415-558-6321)
                    536 PRESIDIO AVENUE - east side between California and Pine Streets, Lot 22 in Assessor's Block 1031 - Staff-initiated Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/1114/3104, proposing to demolish a one-story over garage building containing one dwelling unit. The subject property is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition as submitted.

          20b.          2002.0259DDDDD          (K. SIMONSON: 415-558-6321)
                    536 PRESIDIO AVENUE - east side between California and Pine Streets, Lot 22 in Assessor's Block 1031 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/1114/3108S, to construct a new three-story over garage building containing two dwelling units. The subject property is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

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. 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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