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September 12, 2002

September 12, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


SAN FRANCISCO
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING
And
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, September 12, 2002
1:30 PM

Gerald G. Green
Director of Planning

Lawrence B. Badiner
Zoning Administrator

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery


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 on the internet: http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/
CityWatch Recorded Schedule: (415) 557-4293

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION


Jurisdiction
Under the jurisdiction granted to the Director of Planning of Planning and the Zoning Administrator under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, the Director of Planning and the Zoning Administrator will hold a public hearing to consider the cases on this calendar.

Appeals
Under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, any person may request a hearing by the Board of Supervisors to review the Director of Planning's Discretionary Review recommendation. Such request for review shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors within 15 days of the date the Director of Planning's recommendation was issued. The Board may uphold, modify, or overrule the Director of Planning's recommendation by a vote of six members. If no request for review by the Board is made within the 15-day period, or if the Board does not act on the matter within 45 days from the filing of the request for hearing, the Director of Planning's recommendation shall become the final decision on the Discretionary Review matter. The Director of Planning's final decision on the Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action on the Building Permit Application by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.

Under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, the Director of Planning's decisions on Conditional Uses may be appealed pursuant to Planning Code Section 308.1.

Under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, the Zoning Administrator's decisions may be appealed under the normal procedure as set forth in the Planning Code.

Director of Planning's and Zoning Administrator's Hearing Procedures
Material submitted by the public for the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator to 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 prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Director of Planning Hearing Comments, 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 Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.

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.

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, Director of Planning and Zoning Administrator's 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 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:          Director of Planning:          Gerald G. Green
          Zoning Administrator:          Lawrence B. Badiner

A.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator 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.

B.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          Director's Announcements

C.          REGULAR CALENDAR
          (The following two items are Section 309 exceptions and will be heard by the Zoning Administrator.)

          1.          2002.0279X          (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)
                    1 FRONT STREET (aka 444 MARKET STREET) - north side of Market Street between Battery and Front Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor's Block 266 - Request under Planning Code Section 309(a)(5) (Permit Review in C-3 [Downtown Commercial] Districts) for Determinations of Compliance and Request for Exceptions, specifically an exception to freight loading requirements (Section 161(i)). The project would legalize the replacement of one of two sub-standard, approved freight loading spaces with a trash compactor. The site lies within a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and within a 450-S Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 22, 2002)

          2.          2002.0732X          (P. VOLLMANN (415) 558-6405)
                    855 HOWARD STREET – south side between 4th and 5th Streets. Lot 080 in Assessor's Block 3733 - Proposal is to expand the existing restaurant, known as  Buca Di Beppo , into the top floor of the subject building, which is currently vacant office space. The restaurant would occupy the entire building at the subject property, and exceed a use size of 10,000 square feet. The applicant requests an exception under Section 309 of the Planning Code to eliminate the required off-street freight loading space. The property is located within the C-3-S, Downtown Support District, and a 130-F Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

D.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

Procedures governing Discretionary Review Hearings are as follow: Discretionary Review Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Discretionary Review 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.



          3.          2002.0525D          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    61 COOK STREET - west side between Geary Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 1066. Mandatory Discretionary Review (under the Planning Commission Policy Requiring Review of Housing Demolition) of Building Permit Application No. 2000.11.09.5333 proposing to demolish a single-family dwelling. A new two-unit, two-story over garage building is proposed to be constructed at the subject property under a separate Building Permit Application. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Staff Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 22, 2002)

          4.          2002.0728D          (J. VOLLMANN: (415) 558-6612)
                    289-291 EDGEWOOD AVENUE - west side between Farnsworth Lane and the Sutro Forest, Lot 032A in Assessor’s Block 2641 - Mandatory Discretionary Review (under the Planning Commission Policy Requiring Review of Loss of Housing) of Building Permit Application No. 2002.05.10.6304 to convert an existing 3-unit building into a 2-unit building. The proposal includes an 80 square foot addition and interior and exterior remodeling. The property is located in an RH-1(D) (Residential, Detached House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Staff Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve the Building Permit Application as proposed.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 15, 2002)

          5.          2002.0722D          (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
                    638 24TH AVENUE - east side between Anza and Balboa Streets, Lot 27A in Assessor’s Block 1566 - Mandatory Discretionary Review (under the Planning Commission Policy Requiring Review of Housing Demolition) of Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.05.02.8243 of a two-story, single-family dwelling. A new three-story, two-unit building is proposed to be constructed on the subject property under a separate Building Permit Application. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District
                     Preliminary Staff Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition permit application as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 15, 2002)

          6.          2002.0468D          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
                    407 EUREKA STREET - east side between 21st and 22nd Streets, Lot 036 in Assessor’s Block 2768 – Mandatory Discretionary Review (under the Planning Commission Policy Requiring Review of Housing Demolition) of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.01.17.7235 of an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The demolished structure will be replaced with a new two-family dwelling that is compatible with the prevailing building size and neighborhood character.
                    Preliminary Staff Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition permit application.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 15, 2002)

          7.          2002.0510D          (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
                    869 INNES AVENUE - southwest side between Hunter's Point Boulevard and Earl Street, Lot 14A in Assessor's Block 4654 – Mandatory Discretionary Review (under the Planning Commission Policy Requiring Review of Housing Demolition) of Building Permit Application No. 2002.02.05.9965, for demolition of an existing single-family house and replace it with a new single-family house. The property is within the RH-1(S) (Residential, House, Single-family with Minor Second Unit) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Staff Recommendation: Do Not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 15, 2002)

          8.          2001.0661D          (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
                    1168 FOLSOM STREET - north side between 8th Street and Rausch Street, Lot 123 in Assessor's Block 3730 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.02.21.9626 under Planning Commission Resolution 16202 requiring Discretionary Review for projects proposing housing in an Industrial Protection Zone. The project proposes to construct a new building that would contain 20 dwelling units, two commercial units, and 20 parking spaces were a single-story warehouse currently stands, within an SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone (as designated in Planning Commission Resolution 16202).
                    Preliminary Staff Recommendation: No recommendation
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 22, 2002)

E.          PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator for up to three minutes.

Adjournment:

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