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City and County of San Francisco
August 01, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION
THURSDAY
August 1, 2002

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION FOR AUGUST 1, 2002 IS CANCELED.

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002: WITH THE PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION D IN MARCH 2002, THE CHARTER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO WAS AMENDED TO AFFECT THE APPOINTMENTS AND TERMS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION. NOMINEES MADE BY BOTH THE MAYOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MUST BE CONFIRMED BY THE FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. AT PRESENT, ONLY THREE NOMINEES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED--NOT ENOUGH TO HOLD A LEGAL MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION. UNTIL THE PROCESS IS COMPLETE AND THE NOMINEES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED AND SWORN IN BY THE MAYOR, THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR AND ACT ON LAND USE MATTERS. THEREFORE, THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE CONTINUED AS INDICATED:

1.                                                             (D. ALUMBAUGH: (415) 558-6601)
                    Resolution to enter into contract with Environmental Sciences Associates to perform the environmental analysis for the Central Waterfront Neighborhood Plan, a part of the Better Neighborhoods Program.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 25, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

          2a.          1999.554CD           (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
601 KING STREET - southeast corner at 7th Street, a through lot with frontage on Berry Street; Lots 1 and 2 in Assessor's Block 3800 - Request for Conditional Use approval under Planning Code Sections 215 and 304 to develop a mixed-use PUD (Planned Unit Development), with 250 dwelling units, up to 6,000 gross square feet of commercial space, and a 250-space garage, with exceptions from rear yard requirements of Section 134, and subject to mandatory Discretionary Review, within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Industrial Protection Zone.
          Preliminary Recommendation: No recommendation. See staff report.
NOTE: On June 20, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained a motion to approve. The motion failed to carry by a +2 -3 vote. Commissioners Baltimore, Chinchilla and Theoharis voted no. Commissioners Fay and Salinas were absent. At the call of the Chair, the matter was continued to July 11, 2002.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

          2b.          1999.554CD           (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
601 KING STREET - southeast corner at 7th Street, through lots with frontage on Berry Street; Lots 1 and 2 in Assessor's Block 3800 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under Planning Commission Resolution No. 16202 for the demolition of two industrial buildings within the Industrial Protection Zone and the construction of a mixed-use Planned Unit Development in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District and within the Industrial Protection Zone.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No recommendation. See staff report.
NOTE: On June 20, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained a motion to approve. The motion failed to carry by a +2 –3 vote. Commissioners Baltimore, Chinchilla and Theoharis voted no. Commissioners Fay and Salinas were absent. At the call of the Chair, the matter was continued to July 11, 2002.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

          3a.          2000.1311ECD          (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
                    2690 HARRISON STREET (A.K.A. 3000 - 23RD STREET) - northwest corner of 23rd Street; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 3639 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow [1] the construction of fifty-four (54) dwelling units pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a) and [2] the creation of housing not providing at least 25 percent of the total number of units as affordable units, pursuant to Board of Supervisor’s Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls). The proposal is to demolish an existing industrial building and construct a new four-story residential building with up to 60 off-street parking spaces. The property is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation.
                    NOTE: On June 27, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained two motions: 1) Approve with modifications to require staff to approve design. The motion failed to carry for lack of a second; 2) Approve with modifications to require staff to approve design, bedroom mix and open space. The motion failed to carry by vote of +3 –3. Commissioners Baltimore, Joe and Salinas voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent. At the call the Chair, the matter was continued to July 18, 2002.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

          3b.          2000.1311ECD          (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
                    2690 HARRISON STREET (A.K.A. 3000 - 23RD STREET) - northwest corner of 23rd Street; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 3639 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposal to change the use of the subject property from industrial [pursuant to Planning Code Sections 225 and 226] to residential [pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a)]. 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, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation.
                    NOTE: On June 27, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained two motions: 1) To take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications to require staff to approve design. The motion failed to carry for lack of a second; 2) To take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications to require staff to approve design, bedroom mix and open space. The motion failed to carry by vote of +3 –3. Commissioners Baltimore, Joe and Salinas voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent. At the call the Chair, the matter was continued to July 18, 2002.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)



          4a.          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
                    NOTE: On June 13, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to approve the project. The motion failed to carry by a vote of +3 –2. Commissioners Baltimore and Joe voted no. Commissioners Chinchilla and Lim were absent. This matter was continued to June 27, 2002, to allow the absent commissioners to participate in the final action.
NOTE: On June 27, 2002, the Commission entertained the motion to approve with conditions to allow 2 storefronts instead of the proposed 3. Motion failed to carry by a vote +3 –2. Commissioner Chinchilla was excused. Commissioner Fay was absent. At the call of the Chair the matter was continued to August 1, 2002.
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

          4b.          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
                    NOTE: On June 13, 2002, the Acting Zoning Administrator closed public
                    hearing and continued the matter to June 27, 2002.
                    (Continued to August 8, 2002)

          5a.          2002.0613IC (K. SIMONSON: (415) 558-6321)
301 LYON STREET - northwest corner of Lyon and Fell Streets, Assessor's Block 1207, Lot 8 - Report to the Planning Commission on the filing of an Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (AIMP) for Westmont College, San Francisco Urban Program. The AIMP is for the proposed relocation of the post-secondary institution from 3016 Jackson Street to 301 Lyon Street. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5(d), the Planning Commission shall be informed of the filing of the AIMP. The Commission may, at its option, choose to hold or not hold a public hearing on the plan, for the receipt of public testimony only. Such hearing would not be for the purpose of approving or disapproving the AIMP. The project is subject to approval of a Conditional Use authorization to allow the property to be used as a post-secondary institution and group housing for a post-secondary institution (Case No. 2002.0613C, scheduled to be considered as item 16b on this calendar). The property is City Landmark No. 128, and is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not hold public hearing on Abbreviated


Institutional Master Plan and take public testimony as part of the Conditional Use Authorization
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

          5b.          2002.0613IC (K. SIMONSON: (415) 558-6321)
301 LYON STREET - northwest corner of Lyon and Fell Streets, Assessor's Block 1207, Lot 8 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow conversion of a bed and breakfast inn (known as The Victorian Inn on the Park) to a post-secondary educational institution (Westmont College), with group housing for that institution. The proposal is to change the use of a 12-room, 25-guest bed and breakfast inn to a college dormitory for up to 30 students who participate in the Westmont College San Francisco Urban Studies program, pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.2(c), and to also use the property as a post-secondary educational institution, pursuant to Section 209.3(i). The subject property has 18 rooms and approximately 6,300 square feet in floor area on three floors, over a basement. The proposed new use will not require modification of the existing building. The Westmont College program is currently located at 3016 Jackson Street. The Project Site is City Landmark No. 128, and is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Should the Planning Commission hold a hearing on the Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (Item 16a, above), this item will be continued.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

6.          2002.0221C                     (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
372-98 HAYES STREET - northeast corner at Gough Street, with additional frontage on Ivy Street, Lot 021 in Assessor’s Block 809 - Request for authorization of Conditional Use for use size to permit the expansion of a full-service restaurant ("Absinthe" Restaurant and Bar) from approximately 2,975 to approximately 3,760 gross square feet (the Planning Code requires Conditional Use authorization for any use in excess of 3,000 gross square feet). The project would add a banquet room and meeting facility for up to 50 people, and would occupy an existing vacant commercial space, with no enlargement of the existing building. The site is in the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 8, 2002)

7.          2002.0592C                               (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)
45 29TH STREET - south side, between San Jose Avenue and Mission Street; Lot 49 in Assessor's Block 6635 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization to permit a Public use (United States Post Office) in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District, pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.83 and 790.80.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 15, 2002)

8.          2002.0630C (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
1029-1033 JONES STREET - west side between California and Pine Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0252 – Request for conditional use authorization to construct a 244-square-foot rooftop penthouse (12' 6 by 19' 6 ) that is above a height of 40 feet within an RM-4 (Residential, Mixed, High Density) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.
(Continued to August 22, 2002)

          9a.          2002.0299CD           (D. JONES: 415-558-6477)
651 & 647 29TH STREET - south side of 29th Street between Castro and Diamond Street, Lots 048 and 049 in Assessor’s Block 7537- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 209.1(f) to develop two dwellings on a lot (proposal includes the lot merger of lots 048 and 049) which would exceed 3,000 square feet in area within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This proposal is also subject to a mandatory Discretionary Review for demolition of a single-family dwelling on lot 049 for Assessor’s Block 7537.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 1st, 2002)
(Continued to September 26, 2002)

          9b.          2002.0299CD           (D. JONES: 415-558-6477)
647 29TH STREET - south side of 29th Street between Castro and Diamond Street, Lots 049 in Assessor’s Block 7537- Mandatory Discretionary Review under Planning Commission for the demolition of an existing, two-story, single-family dwelling within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take DR and disapprove the demolition.
                    Continued from Regular Meeting of August 1st, 2002)
(Continued to September 26, 2002)

          10.          2002.0124ECVR          (L. KIENKER: (415) 558-5970)
                    2815 DIAMOND STREET (AKA GLEN PARK MARKETPLACE) - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The project is located in the Glen Park neighborhood, on the southeast corner of Diamond and Wilder Streets, Lots 25A, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 63, Assessor's Block 6745. The proposed project includes an approximately 9,200 gross-square-foot (gsf) public library, which would replace an existing branch library located at 653 Chenery Street, a 7,037 gsf neighborhood-serving grocery store, and a 19,000 gsf apartment block of 15 two-bedroom units. The proposed project would include 15 off-street residential parking spaces and two loading spaces. An existing sewer line beneath Lot 29 would be redirected or removed and its easement vacated as part of the project. The project site is in the NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) zoning district and a 40-X height and bulk district. The applicant would seek conditional use authorizations for use and lot size and variances to modify parking, rear yard, and open space requirements
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Deny Appeal and Uphold the Preliminary Negative Declaration.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
                               (Continued Indefinitely)

          11a.                    2002.0124ECVR           (R.CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
2815 DIAMOND STREET - east side of Diamond, between Wilder Street and Bosworth Street, Lots 25A, 26-29, 63 Assessor's Block 6745 - Request for conditional use authorization to merge six lots into one lot greater than 10,000 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.11; to allow Other Retail Sales and Services use (Bi-Rite, grocery/liquor store) to occupy commercial space on the ground floor in excess of 4,000 square feet pursuant to Section 711.21; to allow a public branch library and to allow a Public Use to occupy space in excess of 4,000 square feet pursuant to Sections 711.21 and 711.83. The proposal is to construct a new mixed-use building on an approximately 16,000 square foot lot. The building would include an approximately 7,037 gross square foot (gsf) of Other Retail Sales and Services use (Bi-Rite grocery/liquor store) with two off-street loading spaces, an approximately 9,200 gsf public library, and 15 apartments with 15 off-street parking spaces. The residential component of the building would be approximately 40-feet tall, and the library/retail component would be approximately 30-feet tall. The Project Site is located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
                               (Continued Indefinitely)

          11b.                    2002.0124ECRV            (R.CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
2815 DIAMOND STREET – east side of Diamond, between Wilder Street and Bosworth Street, Lots 25A, 26-29, 63 Assessor's Block 6745 - Request by the San Francisco Public Library for a General Plan Referral pursuant to Section 4.105 of the City/County Charter to purchase a condominium in a mixed-use project located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Finding in conformity with the General Plan
                                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
                               (Continued Indefinitely)

          11c.                    2002.0124ECRV           (R.CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
2815 DIAMOND STREET -east side of Diamond, between Wilder Street and Bosworth Street, Lots 25A, 26-29, 63 Assessor's Block 6745 - Request for a parking variance (14 spaces) pursuant to Section 151 to allow the construction of a grocery/liquor store and public library without the required parking; a rear yard variance pursuant to Section 134 to allow a reduction in the rear yard requirements; an open space variance pursuant to Section 135 to allow a reduction in required open space; and an exposure variance pursuant to Section 140 to allow construction of six dwelling units without the required exposure in a mixed-use project located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.east side of Diamond, between Wilder Street and Bosworth Street, Lots 25A, 26-29, 63 Assessor's Block 6745 - Request for conditional use authorization to merge 6 lots into one lot greater than 10,000 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Sections 712.11; to allow other retail sales and services use (grocery/liquor store) to occupy commercial space on the ground floor in excess of 4,000 square feet pursuant to Section 711.21; to allow a public library to occupy a public use space on the second floor in excess of 4,000 square feet pursuant to Sections 711.21 and 711.83. The Zoning Administrator will consider a request for a parking variance (14 spaces) pursuant to Section 151; a rear yard variance pursuant to Section 134; an open space variance pursuant to Section 135; and an exposure variance pursuant to Section 140. A General Plan Referral is required for the City purchase of the Library space in the new building. The Project Site is located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
          (Continued Indefinitely)

12.          2002.0043D                                                   (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
                    16 MONTEZUMA STREET - south side between Coso Avenue and Shotwell Street, Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 5520 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.11.15.3302 proposing to construct a new third story addition and a rear pedestrian bridge that extends from the third floor to grade in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District within the Bernal Heights Special Use District with a 30-X Height and Bulk Designation. The bridge was subject to a Variance, which was approved on September 26, 2001.                     
          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve           Building Permit Application as proposed.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 18, 2002)
(Continued to August 15, 2002)

          13.          2002.0452D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
                    75 MIRALOMA DRIVE - south side, between Juanita Way and Bengal Alley; Lot 34 in Assessor’s Block 2973 - Discretionary Review request for Building Permit No. 2000/02/23/2627 to construct a new three-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling, approximately 4,958 square feet in size (including garage) and 40 feet in height, on a presently vacant parcel. The subject property is currently located in an RH-1-D (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 27, 2002)
(Continued to September 12, 2002)

14.          2001.1152D                     (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
2429 14TH AVENUE - west side between Taraval and Ulloa Streets; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 2411 - Request of Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/09/24/9024 to construct a third story vertical addition to an existing one-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (D)(Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
(Continued to August 15, 2002)

          15.          2002.0474D          (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6679)
                    318 29th AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets; Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 1405 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2000/10/13/2953 proposing to demolish the existing three level single family dwelling (the project also proposes the new construction of a two-unit building under separate permit). The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the demolition application.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 30, 2002)
(Continued to August 15, 2002)

16.          2002.0737D (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
3386 19TH STREET - north side between Mission and Capp Streets, Lot 021 in Assessor’s Block 3590: Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2002.06.28.0252 to add an  other entertainment' use, pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.48, to an existing  full-service restaurant' use (DBA  Keur-Baobab'), pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.41 in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-B Height and Bulk designation. No physical modifications are proposed under this permit application.
NOTE: This hearing was previously required for any change of use within the Mission District pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls). However, pursuant to recent amendments to those controls, such hearing is no longer required. The matter, as currently proposed is no longer before the Planning Commission for consideration.

17.          2002.0638D                                                   (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
3388 19TH STREET (AKA 2299 MISSION STREET) - northeast corner of Mission Street, Lot 021 in Assessor’s Block 3590: Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2002.05.17.6906 to add an  other entertainment' use, pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.48, to an existing  bar' use (DBA  Beauty Bar'), pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.41 in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-B Height and Bulk designation. No physical modifications are proposed under this permit application.
NOTE: This hearing was previously required for any change of use within the Mission District pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls). However, pursuant to recent amendments to those controls, such hearing is no longer required. The matter, as currently proposed is no longer before the Planning Commission for consideration. At the request of the applicant, this project will be re-noticed and removed from the Planning Commission Calendar.

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