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September 17, 2002

September 17, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



SAN FRANCISCO
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING
and
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 408
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
11:30 AM
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 when it is carried on CityWatch Channel 26: 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 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 Monday 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.
11:30 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The following item has appeared on calendar in error. The legal notice and/or posting requirements have not been met. This matter will be adequately noticed and/or posted for hearing on October 24, 2002.

          1.          2002.0671D          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    135 SEACLIFF DRIVE - south side between 26th and 27th Avenues, Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 1305 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.12.14.5291 proposing to construct a roof deck and stair penthouse over an existing two-story single-family residence in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)
                    
B.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          Director of Planning's Announcements

C.          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.
          
          2.          2002.0932D          (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)
                    114 CAYUGA AVENUE - north side of Cayuga Avenue, between Rottick and Lyell, Lot 62 in Assessor’s Block 6753 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission Resolution No. 16053 for projects that would result in the removal of a legal dwelling unit,           of Permit Application No. 2001.09.18.8614 to demolish a single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential House, Single Family) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition application.

          3.          2002.0674D          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    2750 LAKE STREET - north side between 28th and 29th Avenues, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 1330 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.02.27.0160 proposing to construct habitable rooms over an existing one-story garage of a single-family residence in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)

          4.          2002.0474D (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6679)
                    318 29th AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets; Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 1405 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, 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 September 12, 2002)

          5.          2002.0702DDD          (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
185-189 BROAD STREET - south side between Capitol and Plymouth Streets. Assessor’s Block 7113 Lot 023 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, for Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.10.20.1299 to demolish the existing single family house and request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2001.10.20.1300 and 2001.10.20.1301, to divide the subject property, and construct a new two-family residential building on each of the two new lots, in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Modify Project
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)

          6.          2002.0706DD          (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
                    950 CORBETT AVENUE - West side between Hopkins Avenue and Market Street. Assessor’s Block 2799 Lot 013 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.01.10.6628 to demolish the existing two story one family dwelling and request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.01.10.6632, to construct a new 5 story structure containing 3 dwelling units and 4 parking spaces, in an RM-1 (Residential Mixed, Low Density) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve Permits as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)

          7.          2002.0689D          (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
                    2270 9TH AVENUE - south side between 12th Avenue and Mesa Street. Assessor’s Block 2861 Lot 025 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.11.1023, to construct rear extensions of the second and third stories, in an RH-1(D) (Residential House, One Family, Detached) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve Permits as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 22, 2002)


          8.          2002.0947D          (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
                    74 VIENNA STREET - West side between Peru and Silver Avenues. Assessor’s Block 5948 Lot 038. Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.06.17.9160, to demolish the existing one family house, divide the subject property and, construct a new one family residential building on each of the new lots, in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve
          the Demolition Permit
          
          9.          2000.0413DD & 2002.0874DD          (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
226 17th AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 29A
in Assessor’s Block 1417 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 9914684 of a two-story, single-family dwelling and Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9914683S, requested by the public, proposing to construct a three-story, two-unit building. The subject property is located within 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
                    both applications as proposed.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)

          10.          2002.0831DD          (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
946-948 ELIZABETH STREET - north side of the street between Hoffman and Grand View Avenues; Lot 015 in Assessor’s Block 2807 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, for Demolition Permit Application 2001.03.09.3940 proposing to demolish an existing, two-unit residential building. The proposal also includes Discretionary Review filed for Building Permit Application 2001.03.09.3950 for construction of a two-story over garage two-family dwelling. The property is located within a 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 submitted.

D.          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:



NOTICE: HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN The Department has released the draft Housing Element of the General Plan for public review. In addition to the Data and Needs Analysis which was presented before the Commission last year, the draft Housing Element contains the proposed set of General Plan housing objectives and policies that provide the framework for addressing the City's need to house current and future residents. Implementation programs to be carried out by City agencies accompany each policy. Copies of the draft Housing Element are available at the Department's office, and on its web site http://www.sfgov.org/planning/houseup.htm ).

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